chateaualamode Lissa @inallthesethings who forever inspires me here on IG was roasting tomatoes the other night and today while perusing Whole Foods I bought some Halibut and decided to put roasted tomatoes on top. I added salt and pepper, garlic and red onion and drizzled with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil. I'll roast them till they get ready to pop and pan seat the Halibut. I'll top with a bit of fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime. The house is quiet tonight with just me and my sweet doggie. So a yummy dinner and an episode of Dinner at Tiffani's will round off my evening. Make it a great week all 5d

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chateaualamode SHE WHO IS BRAVE IS FREE!!! ------ To every young lady...know God wants you to be brave. When you are brave you are made free...Free to live the life God intends for you, Free to believe in yourself, Free to follow the dreams God gives you, and never underestimate what God has for you. You don't want to stand before Him one day and He says, "all these gifts here we for you and you never received them. You weren't brave enough. I had these for you and you didn't trust Me!" We need to be brave enough to receive everything He has for us. Everything he trusts us to do. Go and be brave today! 6d

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chateaualamode I was just tagged by the beautiful Megan @walker_residence_ for #WIDN and I'm eating Chick-Fil-A for dinner while we are learning the details of a shooting that happened a few doors down from where my daughter works at Free People in Studio City. Thankful she wasn't there and that her co-workers are safe. They were all sent home as the street was closed down. Thankful to God that all my years of praying for my children's protection are heard. Photo cred to Free People Studio City of my sweet girl. 7d
  •   shancarbajal Life is too darn scary!! 😟 7d
  •   lm_4_bn Yes scary, happy she's safe. 7d
  •   jen1418 I am so sorry about this... thankful your girl is ok7d
  •   tamigrossenbacher It's so darn scary these days. Thank God they were all safe. I worry every time one of my kiddos walk out the door, and I too am so grateful that God watches over and protects them 😇. 7d
  •   giosmama2626 This world is going nuts. What is going on lately? I'm so glad she is safe and home. My heart breaks for this world. 6d
  •   lisa_duncan_interiors Such a cute picture of Ashleigh! 6d
  •   shannonshoppe Beautiful pic of your daughter! So thankful she and her coworkers are safe... Scary when things like this hit close to home! 6d
  •   walker_residence_ Wow, such a crazy thing!! I am glad shes ok! 😕 6d

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chateaualamode Want to share my new love...Joan's on Third. I walked in and I swear a little gasp came out as I was in my element... Beauty everywhere, from the decor, the table settings, the beautiful food displays, baskets of fresh bread, delectable pastries and cookbooks to inspire. Not only was there eye candy everywhere, but the food....seriously the best! Oh, and just a side note, the service was awesome. Thanks @joansonthird your Studio City location was absolutely incredible and I will come back over and over again. xo #joansonthird 7d

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chateaualamode Why is it that right now so many people I know are hurting? And I mean big hurts like cancer and bodies failing and sweet babies that deserve a chance? I don't know if my heart can carry any more bad news! ..................What do we do when life feels heavy?
I love what God showed me today from Hebrews 10
He reminded me that without hesitation I can walk right up to God in His Holy Place because Jesus made a way by His blood into God's presence. So I'm going to do it --- full of belief, confident that I'm presentable inside and out keeping a firm grip on the promises that keep me going. He always keeps His word. Keep encouraging in love and helping out, not avoiding but spurring each other on!
So that's what I'm doing...spurring and motivating and encouraging because I know God is good and He is good all the time
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chateaualamode My sweet friend, Danielle @daniellelita11 tagged me, oh about a week ago, when I was in the boonies with spotty internet, #WIDN, and because I'm old I just remembered sooooo, here's what I'm doing....ready! It's very exciting! I'm cleaning house and waiting for the garage door repairman to install a new garage door. I mean doesn't everyone love spending money on the garage door! When I clean I love to light a yummy smelling candle to make the house smell amazing and to help inspire me, cuz truth be told, not exactly loving to clean! Happy Wednesday all! @daniellelita11 1w

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chateaualamode I would have spent more time "styling" my pic but I was soooo hungry ;) On the menu...Spicy Tilapia with a white wine reduction sauce with garlic, yellow onion, tomatoes, jalapenos, olives and lime. Made a side of green beans. I'm interested in trying a Paleo diet but when I eat this way, I'm still hungry...why???!!! Anyone?? 1w

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chateaualamode Find Joy in the Ordinary ........ As I get older I realize how important it is to find the joy in the everyday, in the ordinary. I remember my mom telling me to take time to smell the roses and I never really got that until now. Enjoy the small things throughout the day because sometimes they are the best part of the day. The beautiful flowers you see, your doggie's happy face when you get home, sweet, fresh pineapple that's in season or that cute grandma I saw today with her red, rhinestoned cowboy hat walking along. She made me smile. Take the time to notice all of it for those are what can make the difference in your day. Go out and find some joy today...it's all around you 1w

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chateaualamode For even if the mountains walk away and the hills fall to pieces, My love won't walk away from you, My covenant commitment of peace won't fall apart. The God who has compassion on you says so. Isaiah 54:10 How amazing is God? The same God that created this beauty. Those mountains can tumble and fall but God never will. He will always be and He will always love you...and I mean YOU!!! Never think he couldn't love you or that you aren't good enough for God to love. He created the mountains and the sea and yet He calls YOU by name. He knows just how many hairs are on your head. He wants so much for you to trust Him. That He has a hope and a purpose for YOU! Let Him show you how much He loves you, I promise this life will be so much better if you do 2w

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chateaualamode Why yes, Hummus with Flatbread sounds just lovely for Sunday breakfast while getting caught up on loads of Food Network. Dinner at Tiffani's is on now...my new fave! #thisishowidolazysunday @tiffanithiessen @foodnetwork 2w

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chateaualamode Just got back from a quick trip up to the Sierras to drop my son and hubby off at a trailhead for some backpacking...not my thing ;) My baby girl came with me to keep me company. We stayed in the sleepy town of Lone Pine where hotels don't exist so we stayed in a cute, old fashioned motor lodge. We brought back the world's best cheesy bread and Caesar salad to our room in the evening and watched reality TV and in the morning we gassed up and loaded up with M&Ms and were on the way home when we spotted this super touristy, sorta hokey Film History Museum. Apparently lots of movies have been filmed in the Sierras, who knew! I'm sharing this because my message for you today is take the time...take the time to do the touristy, smell the roses, check out something new. Thats what makes the memories. This is what makes life fun! Here I am chatting it up with an old cowboy! How many of you did that yesterday? So go out and take the time today. You will never regret it. Happy Friday! 2w
  •   artandsand We drive that rode many times in the winter for skiing - when there's snow. 2w
  •   lm_4_bn oh fun! 2w
  •   tim.fate1 So was this a pick up and drop off to a new trail head? 2w
  •   tim.fate1 Looks like a fun trip! 2w
  •   chateaualamode They just got started on Thursday...only 19 days to go 2w
  •   iamfreetorun Fun! I love your advice. Never be in too big of a hurry for adventure! 1w

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chateaualamode Reason #52 of why I love living in SoCal...I can drive for 4 hours and be in the middle of the High Sierras, looking up at Mt. Whitney and admiring a beautiful waterfall. 2w

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chateaualamode Summer nights are the best! 2w

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chateaualamode Ok, so I'm telling you all right now...one day I am going to grab my hammer, some wood and some stucco stuff and create an extension of my home and make it a garden room just like this. When I complete it you are all invited for dinner and cocktails ;) 3w

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chateaualamode One of the 101 reasons I love living in SoCal...beautiful sunsets in "The Valley". Be deliberate to make a sweet memory today. Even if it's just sharing a sunset with someone you love 3w

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chateaualamode Have you ever had someone cut in front of you in line or steal that coveted parking space? Someone who was just plain old grouchy to you where you're supposed to receive customer service? Next time stop, take a deep breath, and remember everyone is fighting some sort of battle. Everyone goes through stuff and we never really understand certain situations unless we walk in another's shoes.. I believe God puts people in our lives, sometimes just for that reason. Because they need a blessing, they need to be prayed over. Maybe they don't know how to pray and no one ever prays for them. The next time this happens to you, stop and say "go ahead" or just smile anyway, and then say a prayer. Just a small way I think we might be able to make the world a better place. 3w

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chateaualamode I hate when life is hard. When decisions have to be made and both my head and my heart hurt. Life can be hard and messy and sometimes I just need to rest in the safe place of my heavenly father's arms. 3w

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chateaualamode My mama always said, "never go empty handed", so I'm not and thank you to @traderjoes I don't have to. Such fun items and I doctored them up with some fresh Lavender and a Rose from my garden. Gifts with a little love are the best 3w

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chateaualamode In our mission statement at church it says, we are a church that loves God and loves one another. I think that should be everyone's mission statement for life. Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone took that on? Go and spread some love today 3w

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chateaualamode Give me faith to trust what You say//That you're good, and your love is great//I'm broken inside, I give you my life//
I love when worship songs just fill my heart so much that they play in my head like my IPod ;) Such a good reminder that what we listen to does matter. These words just fill my heart with trust that God is good, His ways are perfect, His love is greater than I'll really ever know, I need to be broken before Him and truly surrender my life to Him, and that means all of it. I can't be holding on to some things that I think I need control over. Complete surrender, and when I'm completely surrendered, then I have the faith to trust what He says. And what He says is good, trust Him on that. Make it a good day #elevationworship @elevationworship
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