one second everyday: january #OSE

a few weeks ago, I wrote about how I downloaded the app “one second everyday.” it helps you chronicle your year and helps you make a cute video. I hope this is the first of 12 little collections of a snapshots for 2013.

I picked the song because its a fav of my tiny roommates. When their mom & dad leave, we secretly turn it on really loud and dance and sing with pretend microphones. 🙂

enjoy!

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being a 20 something.

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I recently downloaded “How to Be a 20 Something” on to my ereader. It’s a collection of essays complied by Thought Catalog about the experiences of today’s Millennial Generation. It’s the generation that I happen to be a part of. In some ways, am the exact Millennial profile: lover of technology, less financially successful and over all less stable than my parents were at my age, taking a “nontraditional” route post college. In other ways, I couldn’t be more different- like I’m not into sex & drugs. I especially liked this excerpt that seems to hit the nail on the head:

“We’re not stuck. Even if it feels like we are, it’s not true. We’re the opposite of stuck. As 20-somethings, we’re constantly moving — apartments, relationships, cities, jobs. Anything is possible. People are ready for you. They want to hear what you have to say. They look at you and are curious about the words that are going to come out of your mouth. You’re the new generation. What do you have to say? Don’t bite your tongue. One day you’ll be pushed aside for a younger, “fresher” perspective, so you better get it out now. Make a mark. Make a stain. Make something.”

Excerpt From: Brandon Scott Gorrell & Stephanie Georgopulos. “How To Be A 20-Something.” Thought Catalog, 2012-06-12. iBooks.

Does the quote sound a little self important and a little entitled? Totally. Wouldn’t be a Millennial quote with out those qualities. I think what I like about it, is that it speaks to the gusto our generation has to (cheesy phrase alert!) dare to make a lasting difference. This quote, from a secular book, touches on something the Church ought to take notice of: the world is looking at what the most equipped, the best and brightest, the most privileged generation that has ever walked the earth will do and say.

I have to believe there is a movement within this generation that will not stand for a bitten tongue. Anything really is possible- the completion of the Great Commission in our life time is possible. I have to tell you- I’m seeing it happen. I talk to someone every day who is giving up life long plans for long plane rides and Christmas’s away from home. Members of the most entitled generation are choosing to die to themselves for the cause of Christ.

If you’re a millennial, I believe in you. I really think you can change the world.
If you’re not, we desperately need you to pray for us, teach us, and lead us.

He is worthy to receive the reward of His sufferings.

lately.

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//An attempt at a hair tutorial
//An adorable kitten
//Eating anti sore throat food
//He is hilarious
//Sweet stuff from a sweet sister
//Rummage Saleing- resulting in a new purse & new (to me!) shoes
//Bustin out the Cow Costume
//Oh, Campus
//<3 Selfies

That's what's been going on in my life. Mostly it can be summed up by this video:

My Free Haircut Experience! Before & After Pics!

I’ve been pretending to grow out my hair forever, but recently I got semi serious about it. (I mean as serious as you can be about growing out your hair.) I started using sulfate free shampoo & I think it has made all the difference.

Anyways, it was getting REALLLY long and the ends were getting break-y so I started cruising Craigslist for free cuts. (Read all about my tips for getting a FREE haircut from high end salons.) I came across one that was looking for a long layered cut as part of an apprenticeship program at Etch Salon. I got my hair cut for free there this summer and had a great experience. They charge $65 for a hair cut… and all I paid was a semi lame tip!

It was a little bit intimidating at first- serval students and instructors gathered around as she did the initial consultation. Oh and they’re all like super edgy dressers. I tend to use words like “floofy” or “swoopy” to describe how I want my hair…so it took a few tries to express what I was thinking, but she got it! She noticed my hair was dry (ugh! Winter!), and she added a moisturizer while she was shampooing my hair. Oh and the scalp massage! She even teased my hair- bless her heart! Well worth the price tag of free!

So here are the results: (Excuse the selfies…)

Before:
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After:
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I’m especially happy with the way she managed my bangs! The combo of my cowlick and curly hair usually throws stylists for a loop- she didn’t bat an eye! She will be in the program for a while longer- she said she’d color my hair for $10-$20 AND do free trims! Let me know if you want her number! I’ll hook you up!

HIGH FIVE FOR FRIDAY #H54F

I feel like this week flew by…but it was so FULL! It’s always hard for me to get in a groove Spring semester, but I feel like I’m ACTUALLY grooving & getting things done that I want to do! Could it have something to do with being a little more disciplined & getting into a Bible reading plan? Perhaps!
Here are my highlights from the week:

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1. Shared Sabbath!

The Council of Religious Advisors at ASU hosted an event called “Shared Sabbath”- it was an event to learn more about how other faiths celebrate their sabbath. It was held at the LDS institute on campus- it was really cool to have several Christian ministries worshiping inside! Plus there was Challah AND samosas…so that was awesome.

2. ASU Gymnastics

On Saturday, a bunch of us headed to the ASU Gymnastics Home Opener! It was fun to cheer in the Sun Devils in something that wasn’t football. Obvs, I love football, but this was just a little different. Afterwards we enjoyed shakes & burgers at Smashburger- yum!

3. Start of a Scarf!

I started to make an infinity scarf. I had a 50% off coup at Jo Ann’s and I found this pattern. I can’t wait until it’s done. I’ve already taken it apart like 5 times.

4. Brunch @ Pita J. With Emily

I’ve been dying to try Pita Jungles’s brunch. Unfortunately…it was just ok. The luke warm coffee was pretty much the deal breaker. The company, however, was splendid. That’s why it’s making the top 5! It’s so inspiring to be around people who really want to “go for it” for Jesus. I love that.

5. Breakfast with Jen

Jen has the cutest apartment and invited me over for a breakfast. It was so great to be able to chat! Even though Jen is a new(er) friend, we weirdly click! I love it! I am so thankful for her friendship.

Heading into the weekend where I’ll be doing a service project on Saturday and teaching Sunday School. Hope I can find some time to finish my scarf!

Cheers to a great weekend!!

Katie Cannon

As always, linking up with Lauren @ From My Grey Desk!
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Links on Links.

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I’ve been using this app called “Flipboard” to browse through my social media. It combines ALL of my sites & profiles into a magazine looking thing. I really like it, but I end up emailing myself things and then forgetting I did that. Subject lines pop up in my inbox like, “Katherine recommends you read ‘The Subculture of Butchers.'” My email is very formal and calls me by my full name. Ha! So, what I’m trying to say is that I have a good handful of links (and some videos & apps) that I’ve been into and that I would like to share!

Speaking of butchers, I really did email myself a video about butchers. I love stuff like this- a niche group of people who are passionate about what they do. Oddly enough, Ashton Kutcher produced this documentary about the rise of local butchers. Watch here. (But only if you have a strong stomach…lots of dead animals.)

I love the prayer she add at the end of this beautiful post.

This app seems really interesting! You load one photo/short video per day and then at the end of the year (or when ever you want!) it makes it into a video! I started doing it…I’m thinking about doing month recaps or something!

Maybe you’ve seen the Make It Count video by Nike by now…but I still think it’s awesome. Watch it here. What can I say, I’m a sucker for quotes!

Speaking of the Nike Vid..I saw it on this blog. I appreciated her thoughts about the new year. (Plus the blog title is hilar.)

I thought this was a great post, not only for entrepreneurs, but for leaders in general.

I’ve been loving following The Paris Review on the ‘gram.

Are you a Bravo fan? I am & the Real Housewives of Atlanta is my fav. Phaedra has branched out and now has a show about her high end funeral business. This makes for ridiculous television. I lost in when the family started dipping ribs in a BBQ fountain as remembrance. Watch a clip here.

Loving this song.

This is a cute graphic and a cute little quote.

**This post is based on Sometimes Sweet‘s “Weekend Links.” You can read her latest links here.