I’ve always been intrigued by collections. When someone tells me they have some sort of collection, I just have to see it. Whether it’s coins, dolls, stamps, or mugs, it’s usually pretty interesting.

Jimmy and I were watching American Pickers the other night, and there was a former race car driver who collected Nascar memorabilia and old race cars. It got me thinking about what I collect.

I used to collect postcards and quarters when I was younger, but I fell off the wagon with those😉 These days I have a few things I like to collect, but they aren’t actually material items. I collect names I like, favorite scriptures, and affirmations or quotes that really speak to me.


I’m pretty sure I drive Jimmy absolutely nuts with questions about whether or not he likes a name. He usually doesn’t because I have quite the propensity to be attracted to unique names. He actually (jokingly) told me he wants me to sign a contract that I will give him a “name-asking break” while we’re on vacation, haha.

A few of my favorite guy names are Arslan, Miles, and Ryder. For girls, I love the names Blythe, Katya, and Natalia.

When I see or hear a name I like, I’ll write it down and say it over and over just to hear the sound of it. I also love to look up the meaning of a name. It’s fun when I hear a name I like and like the meaning of it.

Collecting my favorite Bible verses and affirmations in one place is pretty easy because Pinterest is full of awesomeness.

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I have a whole board dedicated to scripture and inspiring messages that makes me so incredibly happy and encouraged every time I look at it.

A few of of my favorite scriptures:

  • Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Luke 18:1
  • I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
  • Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

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As for affirmations and quotes, I love these:

  • Don’t let your struggle become your identity.
  • Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn.
  • It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you don’t stop.
  • Be the person you needed when you were younger.

Be who you needed when you were younger

Do you collect anything?

What are your favorite scriptures/quotes/affirmations/names?

Things I want to remember

Garden Card

Receiving the cutest card via snail mail from Amy. Love her.


Falling asleep (while reading, ha) next to one of my favorite dogs (Haley–a pup I pet sit) and waking up to realize she was still there. This dog has pretty much stolen my heart over the past year.

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How much fun it is to watercolor scripture.

Cat on dryer

Finding a client’s cat on top of their dryer. If I had to guess, the top of the dryer is probably 10 feet off the ground!

Jimmy Before A HaircutJimmy after haircut

My husband before and after I cut his hair. He’s adorable in a barber cape. My prayer is that if we ever have a son, I hope he’s just like Jimmy. Kind and smart and cute and funny. I love him so much.

What do you want to remember?