Thursday, June 24, 2010

No matter what...

Smile everyday, laugh everyday.
Give a little and then give a little more.
Ask yourself what you can do to make yourself better.
Choose your own path.
Let your voice be heard.
Push yourself to your limits.
Stand up for yourself and the people you love.
Love unconditionally.
Set jealousy aside and be happy for those surrounding you.
Believe in yourself.
Eat dessert.
Have some self respect.
Have some confidence.
Have some integrity.
Always remember where you came from.
Stay strong.
Never quit.
Be yourself and only yourself.
Sing in the shower.
Stop and breathe in the breeze of the summertime.
Listen to what others have to say.
Choose to be happy.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder...

Sometimes those who have been damaged are the most beautiful because they have experienced, they have lived, they have grown...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fashion...Filling you in

1. One fashion trend I really regret is Sesame Street characters on t-shirts. For some reason when I was in middle school this was "cute" for some reason beyond my comprehension. I used to own this t-shirt with Mr. Snuffleupagus on it and I got a stain on it. I loved it so much that I bought another one. Haha middle school is such and awkward stage and Mr. Snuffleupagus didn't help one bit. Never agian!!

2. The one thing that always completes any outfit is a pair of earings. Even if they are just studs they pull everything together. I have six holes punched in my ears so I'm never lacking ;)

3. I would describe my personal style as eclectic. That's the only way to put it because it's true. Fashion is way too much fun to set your mind on one specific style alone. I can't make up my mind so I don't. I wear it all.

4. If I could own one designer piece of clothing it would be? Well first of all it could never be just one so I'll name a few.
>>> Marc Jacobs classic black quilted bag with the signature chain hanging from the handle. Mmmm I want that bag!

>>> Christian Louboutin's Marie Antoinette...Looks like I missed my chance, only 36 pair actually exist in this world. (They also cost $6,295...BAM!! thats alot of cash)

>>> ANYTHING Chanel

5. I would love to raid the closet of Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York, and Miranda Hobbes. Obviously these four ladies are fictional charecters but come on their wardrobes are what every woman dreams of.
exhibit a

exhibit b

exhibit c

Ahhh....if only.

I Want a Love Like...

Johnny and JuneJack and RoseTristan and Isolde Carrie and Big Annie and Sam


From my own experience I believe a heartbreak is more like a feeling that we give ourselves, an excuse to soak ourselves in our self pity. We waste our time mourning over someone who was never meant to be our lover in the first place. Think about it this way. If something isn't meant to be then it just isn't meant to be. You cannot hold on to someone that isn't yours. So if you are going through a breakup choose to be happy because life is not over, I promise. In fact you are one step closer to the one who's kiss will make your head spin so fast you will lose your sense of direction, and they will be there for the rest of your life. It's cheesy but who doesn't want that perfect "They lived happily ever after" cheesy ending? Well it's all yours if you wait for it and as you kiss one defective frog after the other you will realize that for you they will forever and always only be frogs. And the day the effective transforming frog shows up on your balcony you will then know why it never worked out with anyone else.

So don't let heartbreak creep in, it's worthless and a waste of your time. Smile every day of your life and keep your eyes on the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Sometimes we spend so much of our time searching. We long to be loved, we search for it. We long for riches, we search for them. We long for freedom, we search for it.

If I could just have that man in my life, the one. I would be happy.
If I could just have money to satisfy my wants. I would be happy.
If I could just be free from responsibilities. I would be happy.
I want, I want, I want. I search, I search, I search.

How often to we walk along the beach searching for seashells? Perfect whole seashells are hard to come by aren't they? Yet we still walk with our heads down searching for them. Well it's time to look up, lift your head and look out towards the ocean. Look at how the water glistens in the sun. Look at how the waves roll to shore. Beautiful isn't it? As you are constantly searching you miss out on what is really beautiful. You miss out on the happiness that currently exists in your life. In fact the best place to find a perfect whole seashell is not the beach. The best way is to wade ankle deep in the water and wait for the tide to roll in and out, this way they simply just appear. So stop searching. You are tired and distraught. Stop searching. Live your life and let the tide roll in and out around your ankles, let the good things come to you through Christ, a love that never fails.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mark Salling

Three words. MMM, MMM....MMM!

Gotta love Mark Salling!! Ladies am I right or am I right?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree

One year later my brother Andrew is finally coming home from Afghanistan!
Welcome Home Soldiers, now go rest your feet for awhile.

{May God Bless the families and friends of those who were lost}

Caught Somewhere Between a Woman and a Child

Back when I was a young girl I used to think I would never grow up. It just seemed impossible, I thought I would forever be the same little shy girl with dirt on her shirt and scrapes on her knees from climbing trees all day. I never thought I would ever sneak out of the house or take a sip of alcohol, drive a car, play varsity ball, design my own prom dress, or graduate high school. It just always seemed like a lifetime away. I graduate high school next week, the 11th. And I'm scared because I just want to hold on to those care free days, the days when I ran through the sprinklers on a hot sunny day or the days when I helped my mom bake cookies. Unfortunately life doesn't allow us to hold on like that we have to move on....or do we? I have found the loop hole. Keep yourself childlike. Hold on to your faith as a child would. Keep your mind full of wonder as a child would. Keep your soul full of thirst for knowledge as a child would. Discover, explore, love unconditionally, sing, dance, scream, laugh........hold on to those qualities in which a child holds. After all they know less of evil and believe in more good. Everyone has to grow up physically but one can always choose to stay young in their heart.

It is the childlike mind that finds the kingdom.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hi, It's a little late but let me introduce myself...!

I just thought I would introduce myself with a few random facts...
I was born in Oregon but I am convinced that I belong in New York City..
..Or I might belong in Paris I'm not sure, but I sure do {love} Paris. I spent eight days there last summer.
When I was younger I carved my name into my moms antique piano...sorry mom.
I joined the Army about a year ago and I leave for Basic Training July 12, 2010.
I also have this secret aspiration of becoming a drill Sergeant...but I am too obsessed with the fashion industry so that probably wont happen.
I absolutely {HATE} scary movies and every time someone tries to get me to watch one with them it makes me want to shove their face into the nearest wall.
I still don't know how to tie my shoes the right way.
I love getting assigned papers in English class because I love to write, which is why I started blogging because {high school} is coming to and end for me.
I paint my fingernails a different color almost everyday.
But my toenails always stay the same
I love to read but I don't do it very often, if that makes sense. And I usually end up reading more than one book at a time.
I am scared to death of snakes. Small snakes and huge snakes....medium snakes scare me less.
I will watch the same movie {everyday} for weeks...I don't know what it is.
I love the South.
My family is frickin crazy but I would never choose a different one...ever.
I usually smell like vanilla. It's my favorite scent.
I'm a sapppp. I cried during Mrs. Doubtfire...sheessh.
My favorite flower is an orchid because in the light they shimmer and it's beautiful.
I believe prayer is vital.
I am a crazy, outgoing, loud, {obnoxious} girl who never takes herself too seriously.
I have high hopes and dreams for myself and I plan to get to those places.
I love life.

In and Out of Time

This is quite possibly the most beautiful poem ever written. I can only hope to one day have a love as strong as this.

The sun has come.The mist has gone.We see in the distance...our long way home.I was always yours to have.You were always mine.We have loved each other in and out of time.When the first stone looked up at the blazing sunand the first tree struggled up from the forest floorI had always loved you more.You freed your braids...gave your hair to the breeze.It hummed like a hive of honey bees.I reached in the mass for the sweet honey comb there....Mmmm...God how I love your hair.You saw me bludgeoned by circumstance.Lost, injured, hurt by chance.I screamed to the heavens....loudly screamed....Trying to change our nightmares into dreams...The sun has come.The mist has gone.We see in the distance our long way home.I was always yours to have.You were always mine.We have loved each other in and out in and out in and out of time...

I Am a Designer

When I was in the 6th grade I decided that I wanted to be a fashion designer. I love everything about clothing and I love them beyond the shopping aspect. I love the process in which clothes are created. Take Vera Wang's Diana gown from her 2010 spring collection. It all started off as a simple thought which turned into a simple sketch which then turned into a beautiful complex couture wedding which will then be put on a lovely blushing bride to make her day all the more special. So to start off my "career" I designed and created my senior prom dress. My pet peeve is a cliche prom dress. You know what I'm talking about? The long silk halter with rhinestones just under the bust and all along the straps. They usually come in a solid color. Girls stay as far away from these dresses as possible, because I can almost guarantee you that your boyfriends ex girlfriend will show up wearing the same dress.
So in creating my own prom dress I went for a softer look. I went for a long flowy dress with a sweetheart top. I chose light soft shades of pink and gold. I started about three months before prom and it took me all the way to the day before prom to get it finished. I'm a procrastinator....shhh don't tell anyone ;)
I have never been so proud of myself because this is really what I want to do with my life and I had finally accomplished the task of making a one of a kind custom look for myself, I now know that I can design and I can do it well. I wore my dress with a multilayered pearl necklace and heels I purchased at an old vintage shop. I felt very 40's which is one of my favorite eras of time for fashion. Overall I had great senior prom and I got by without anyone wearing the same dress as me.


I'm going to share with you a little secret.

I'm a...

  1. Dreamer

  2. Hopeless romantic

  3. Dreamer

I want to catch fireflies in a jar...

I imagine myself in an open field where the grass is half past my ankles, and I'm walking hand in hand with the person I love. The field is lit by moon light and fireflies. There is something about this thought that intrigues me, being out in the open fresh air with my best friend where everything is peaceful and our path is being lit by the purest light that brings a perfect feeling of romance. At the end of the night is when I bring out my jar with holes in the lid, where I catch a few fireflies to make the moment last a little longer.

Haha told you I was a dreamer......

New Beginnings and Rain

My name is Gabrielle Schaffner and I am starting over. I am finally dumping out my bucket of dirty water and letting God refill it with new refreshing water. The rain can be a beautiful thing when it comes from the Lord you just have to be willing to go out and dance in it. See this has been my problem for so many years. I am such a control freak that I can't even let the one who knows and loves me best to come into my life and take my burdens because I don't know how. I don't know how to just let go of my anger, my fears, my heartache. But today I am choosing to give them all up. I am running to the land where there is rain and letting the Lord pour out his plan for my life. I plan to get soaked in a love that never ends.

In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7