March 27, 2014

3 Things

  • YNAB: You Need A Budget. I know, I know, BORING! But you're so wrong. I love this program.  Especially for those paying off debt it is a fantastic resource. On top of the software, there are tons of awesome webinars and videos online about finances. Seriously.  Invest the money.  And, for college students, it is now FREE!  I wish I'd known before I bought it, but it's still worth it. :-) If you're a college student, check this out.  If you're not, use my referral link: and we both get $6 off. :-) That's 10% folks! Do it.  Make your life more orderly.
  • These videos of adults acting out their kids'  scripts are so funny. The first one I saw (Salesman) is still my favorite, but there are so many more. Kids are geniuses. Check it out.
  • This passage of scripture. NO, DON'T SKIP IT. Read it.  I've saved the best for last. Read it slowly and let it sink in. Psalm 127:1-2
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.
Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
 The last couple days have left me emotionally and physically exhausted.  Sometimes God needs to give you way more than you can handle to teach you to give it all back to him.  You don't need to worry, you need to give it to your Savior.  Only then can he put you back together in way that is more like Jesus Christ.  I feel like the Grinch when his heart grew to three times it's size.  Blessed freedom. Thank you Jesus!  Can I get an amen?  You know it.

                    March 17, 2014


                    Did you know that a billion means a thousand million in the U.S., but a million million in most countries?  So, unless you're communicating to a strictly American audience you'll be writing out those zeros.

                    Why, yes!  I am study for my Technical Writing DSST at the moment.  How did you guess? ;-)

                    And in other news, I shot a wedding last weekend and am making a friend's prom dress!  Life is crazy busy.  I'm so glad that the sun is still shining at 18:30.  Spring is coming!

                    Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

                    March 12, 2014

                    3 Things

                    • A new look at fashion.  My favorite line?  The last one: don't get jealous - get dressed!
                    • This speech by Lupita N'yongo brings tears of joy to my eyes.  
                    • All of Me - John Legend and Lindsey Sterling

                    March 10, 2014

                    Dear world,

                    Today is a big day.  Today is the day I launch my website/blog for Joanna Kay Photography!  It has been in the works for quite some time now and it is officially up!  Go leave some love and enter the giveaway!  I've managed to work my three top hobbies into the giveaway.  That takes talent y'all. :-)
                    That's all for now.
                    Joanna Kay