Monday June 29th, 2015: Making A Statement

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Happy Monday! I am so excited to share todays outfit with you. I found this necklace when I was in NYC a few months back at Forever 21. I love me some Forever 21. I especially love their statement jewelry because it’s inexpensive and I don’t like to invest too much money in trendy pieces. Pom poms are on major trend right now and I was looking for a fun necklace for the summer. I am so glad I got this one (no matter how much my sister and cousin tried to convince me it was not cute). And here’s the best news… It’s now on sale! Here’s to an awesome week, y’all! 🙂

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Photos: Abbey Burge Photography

Tank: Old Navy // Shorts: Treasure & Bond // Shoes: Tory Burch ‘Miller’ in Black // Necklace: Forever 21 (On Sale!) // Clutch: Old, Similar // Watch: Michele, Similar , Similar // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators // Lipstick: Tom Ford in ‘Violet Fatale’

Thank you for reading!

Hannah

 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NLT

Saturday June 27th, 2015: Easy Summer Outfit

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Happy Saturday! I had the most amazing time at camp this week! I am still overwhelmed with so many different emotions so I’ll be talking about camp in a few days. 🙂

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite summer outfits. Who doesn’t love a good jean short / floral top combo?! I unfortunately got this top a few summers ago from Kohl’s (LOVE me some Kohl’s #noshame) so I’ll link some similar tops. Just add some accessories like this Kendra Scott Necklace and these adorable wedges and BAM a easy summer outfit! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend. 🙂

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Photos: Abbey Burge Photography

Top: Old, Similar, Similar // Shorts: Treasure & Bond // Shoes: Steve Madden (and currently 40% off!) // Purse: Rebecca Minkoff // Necklace: Kendra Scott / Earrings: Kendra Scott // Lipstick: Tom Ford in Violet Fatale

Blessings,

Hannah

 “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 NLT

Sunday June 21st, 2015: Babydoll Top

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Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope everyone is enjoying their Father’s Day. We celebrated my step dad last night because I leave for camp today. I am so so so excited for this camp. Each year my church takes a group of abused and neglected foster kids for a week of non-stop fun. I have the privilege of being a counselor this year! So it may be a little quiet on here for a few days but don’t worry, I’ll be back on Friday. So if you could keep me and our whole team in your prayers we would so appreciate it. 🙂

But on to the post! I was in Downtown Dallas a few weeks ago and I found this super cute boutique called Kettledrum Allie! They have the cutest tops and jewelry. I picked up the adorable top I’m wearing. Like I said in this post a few days ago, I’m loving the summer whites trend. Make sure to stop by Kettledrum Allie if you’re in Downtown and give them a follow on Instagram!

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Photos: Abbey Burge Photography

Top: Kettledrum Allie, Similar, Similar (I want this top SO bad!) // Jeans: Topshop x Nordstorm // Shoes: Steve Madden (some of my current favs & on super sale at Nordstorm) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators in Mirrored Fuchsia (I can’t find them ANYWHERE online 😦 ) // Necklaces: Kendra Scott & Dogeared // Watch: Michele, Similar, Similar // Earrings: Kendra Scott // Fitbit // Purse: Louis Vuttion // Lipstick: Tom Ford (Color: Violet Fatale)

Blessings,

Hannah

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Friday June 19th, 2015: Small Changes

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Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing a few things I’ve learned about making healthier decisions. By no means am I a fit person. I don’t work out enough, and sometimes don’t make the healthiest food choices. But over the past few months I’ve been making better choices for my future health. So in those efforts, I’ve learned a few things! 

1. Drink more water (out of a cute cup too!). I’ve learned that I honestly feel better when I drink more water. I have more energy and less tired throughout the day.

2. Get some cute clothes/ shoes. When you dress cute, you feel cute. Can I get an amen?

3. Get some sort of fitness tracker! I used an app called Argus for my iPhone for the longest time but recently upgraded to the Fitbit! I’m so glad. I’m excited to get some different colored bands to change it up, too!

4. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Have fun. Don’t be legalistic with it! Drink a Dr. Pepper every once in a while (but don’t get too crazy now 😉 .) Try a nature trail at your local park, too. A change of scenery is always good!

Again I’m no health nut, just wanted to share some things I’ve learned! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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Photos: Abbey Burge Photography

Shirt: Old, Similar // Shorts: Lululemon (my fav) // Shoes: Asics // Water Bottle: Tervis (love this water bottle so much!) // Fitbit Flex

Also, when I shoot pictures for my blog I take multiple outfits at one time. I forget to take off my lipstick and jewelry. So don’t think this girl be lookin cute when she works out. LOL.

Blessings, Hannah

Thursday June 18th, 2015: Kindness Is Not Love

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Hey friends! I hope everyone is having a good week. These past few weeks have been awesome. I had the opportunity to serve in Los Angeles with the amazing LA Dream Center. If you haven’t heard of this ministry, you NEED to check it out! I could talk for hours (maybe days) about all the amazing things that they are able to do in LA. I’m just so thankful that I got to spend the week working alongside them with some of my favorite people, Northplace Students. While I could also talk about them for hours (and, yes, days) I won’t bore you, but instead share something I learned during my time in Los Angeles.

I think that our society confuses kindness with love. I believe you can be a kind person, but not love others. You can smile at a stranger in Costco, but not genuinely love others. This idea of kindness vs. love was introduced to me while I was in Skid Row. If you’re not familiar with Skid Row, it’s one of the largest populations of homeless people in the United States. It’s blocks upon blocks of people living in “homes” made of cardboard and plastic tarps. While I’ve read many articles on this infamous place, nothing could’ve prepared me for what I was going to see. The amount of hurting, hopeless people was overwhelming.

“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Corinthians 13:1 NLT

I could speak with perfect grammar (LOL- dat ain’t me) but if I didn’t love, it’s worthless. If I always say the right thing, but don’t love others, it’s worthless. If I live a perfect life with the perfect family and the perfect smile with the perfect car and the perfect eyebrows (I wish) and the perfect shoes, but didn’t love others, it would be worthless. When we love others, like God loves us, our lives finally mean something.

“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:3 NLT

So if I gave away all my money, but didn’t genuinely love others, it was all for nothing. Love is so important. We can give money or time but that’s not enough. We have to love. I’m not talking about telling someone you love them, but showing them you love them. Showing someone you love them can we shown in all types of ways. Love can be shown by a giving someone a hug, or praying with them, or being there for them when their parents are getting a divorce. Love is more than just a four letter word. It does!

The next few verses of 1 Corinthians 13 are some of the most well known in the Bible. These verses define God’s love, a love that I hope and pray each of us can show to those around us.

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

I would consider myself a kind person. I smile at strangers. I ask people how their day is. I talk to strangers (I can make friends with a wall.) I’m a pretty friendly person. But here’s the thing… Kindness only goes so far. If I was simply a kind person, as soon as I smelt the urine and sight of human feces lining the sidewalks of Skid Row, I would’ve ran back to my car, and pretended like I’d never set foot in the 10 block radius of Skid Row. Kindness draws lines, but love knows no bounds.

So friends let’s show our friends, family, and strangers we meet at Costco this kind of relentless, boundless, patient, hopeful love. This is what our world needs. Not some kindness… because that’s not good enough.

Blessings,

Hannah

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

If you have any questions or prayer requests of both you can email me at thatotherhannahblog@gmail.com.

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @thatotherhannah and Snapchat @hannahhmooree.

If you want more info on the LA Dream Center check them out here!

Wednesday June 17th, 2015: She Wears A White Dress

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Happy Wednesday! When I tried on this dress I couldn’t stop singing White Dress by Parachute (my favorite band). So that may or may not have been the reason I bought this dress, LOL. Well I’m kinda obsessed with this dress! It’s full of details and so girly. I posted about it here a few weeks ago and I wore it to a graduation as seen on my Insta here. FYI, I bought these shoes a few months back at Nordstorm Rack and can’t find them online so I’m linking a few similar pairs. 🙂

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Photos: Abbey Burge Photography

Dress: Topshop x Nordstorm // Shoes: Old, Similar, Similar // Necklace: Tiffany’s // Earrings: Nordstorm // Lipstick: Tom Ford color Violet Fatale //

Sorry for the inconsistency of my blog posts… I was in Los Angeles last week on a missions trip with my youth group. We had the opportunity to serve with the LA Dream Center. It was, by far, one of the best weeks of my life. I’ll be sharing more about that in the next few days, don’t worry! 🙂

Blessings,

Hannah

Wednesday May 27th, 2015: Shine Bright

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When my sister said it was hot I believed her, but this is a total different hot than Texas. I can handle 105-degree heat because I know that I’ll have air conditioner. Mexico doesn’t have air conditioner. ANYWHERE. So basically I feel like Ross, on Friends, with his leather pants every time I use the restroom #fail. It’s bad y’all.

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But don’t worry, the beauty and simplicity of the town make up for the horrendous heat. These photos were taken in the area of town called El Adoquin. This is the place to grab some souvenirs and just be a tourist… #unashamed. PS I hope y’all enjoy the sweat in some of these pictures!

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Photos by: Rachel Gracy

Shirt: walk in love -love love love this company! (This shirt is fitted so I’m wearing a large. Always check the description of the product, it’s usually pretty accurate) / Shorts: Treasure & Bond (My current favs!) / Shoes: Salt Water Sandals / Purse: DVF- old (similar) / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Color- Fuchsia Mirror) / Bracelets: FitBit, Lokai, Rose Gold & Silver Hook Bracelets / Earrings: Kendra Scott (Color- Magenta)

Also, I found this AWESOME article on Pinterest about Puerto Escondido and it’s super accurate!

Tuesday May 26th, 2015: Intently

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Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a good weekend and enjoyed their memorial day. 🙂 I went to Playa Carrizalillo on Sunday with my sister (insert heart-eyes emoji.) It was so beautiful. The crystal clear water, breeze, perfect sand, and blazing sun were a perfect combo. The only negative part of this little adventure was since I’m terrible at putting on sunscreen and I have THE WORST splotchy sunburn. I look so goofy. 😦 BUT here’s a few pictures from our weekend adventures. 🙂

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Fruit smoothies before the Rock Walk

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Beautiful views from the Rock Walk

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Playa Carrizalillo

So I can add sunscreen fail to the long list of things I’ve leaned in Mexico. Since I’ve been in Mexico, and I don’t have a international cell phone plan, I’ve had to learn how to not rely on my phone so much. I only have Internet when I’m on wifi (which isn’t very often). So there is a lot of time during the day that I’m without my phone. Because of this I’ve noticed just how much time I’ve had to have meaningful conversations. I’ve noticed how much I truly listen to what people are saying to me. So it’s got me thinking about how good of a listener I think I am (key word think.)

I would consider myself a good listener; I mean most of us would. But as I began to think about past conversations I’ve had they usually include many, “What,” “Say that again,” “What did you say.”

When you read about Jesus’ life one of the most noticeable things about Him, was his ability to be engaged with people. I mean He knew everything that people were thinking but it never stopped Him from slowing down to listen to their needs.

“Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.” Mark 10: 27 NLT

Focus on “Jesus looked at them intently and said.”

How often do we complain that we don’t have enough time to spend extra time with that girl God has put on your heart to mentor? How often do we say, “I’m so busy,” “I’ve just been so busy,” “No one understands how busy I’ve been.” And y’all, I’m right there with you! I’m in the busiest season of my life. I get it! Heck, I’ve said all those phrases at least three times a day for like 6 months. But it’s not okay.

The next statement I’m about to make may offend some, it offends me, but it’s true. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, but how well do we steward that time? Do we spend countless hours watching YouTube videos, trolling Facebook, liking endless photos on Instagram, or watching mindless TV? I know for a fact that 100% of the time, I do not steward my time well. This causes me to try to do multiple things at once. I rarely turn off my phone and unplug to simply lend an ear to someone.

Intently means: with earnest and eager attention.

Jesus was a very busy guy. His time was short. He knew it, but he always made time for people. He always made time to stop to listen, heal, weep, and have community. Just because we are busy people who are addicted to our cell phones, does not mean we can neglect this vital aspect of the Christian life. We just can’t.

So to close this I want to challenge you to unplug. Please intently listen to people. Jesus never let a “lack of time” get in the way of this. You may miss a few pictures but I promise those deep conversations will have more of an impact on your life than thousands of mindless hours on the Internet.

In Christ,

Hannah

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

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 Also, here is an interesting BuzzFeed Video about a few people who give up their phone for a week.

Friday May 22nd, 2014: Psalm 20:4

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Happy Friday! I’m really excited to explore more of Puerto Escondido this weekend! Rachel said we are going to do some rock walk… I’m not sure all she said is it is really pretty and we’re going to want to take a lot of pictures. Lol that’s all the info I needed! 🙂 Today is a really beautiful day. The weather is actually manageable… Aka I’m not sweating a gallon of sweat, yet.

 So on to today’s post! I’m sharing one of my favorite verses. Since I’m transitioning into a new season of my life I feel like this verse is so encouraging. I pray that everyone has a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!

“May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.” Psalm 20:4 NIV

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image via Pinterest

Always, Hannah

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 NIV

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Thursday May 21st, 2015: Mexico Adventures & Lessons Part I

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I’m so excited to be in Mexico! My sister, Rachel, has lived in Puerto Escondido since August and I’m so glad I finally get to meet all the people she has met here, see the beautiful town, and see what God is doing in the ministry she is working with!

 We left Dallas Monday morning and when we got to Mexico City we learned our flight had been delayed (even though the board read on time). In case anyone was wondering, the Mexico City Airport isn’t very functional and the communication isn’t the greatest. Then when we finally got to our destination, I learned that they lost my bag… I was super bummed. I’ve never had issues while flying. Ever. I guess my luck just ran out. But don’t worry, the airline people were really nice and knew pretty good English so it all got worked out. I was supposed to get my bag on Tuesday but then it got pushed back to Wednesday (in typical Mexico fashion.)

I am so used to America that this situation made no sense to me. In America, when you lose your bag you file a report and there’s a procedure to be followed. In Mexico when you loose your bag you get the airline attendants number and work it out (literally.)

The common idea that’s been popping up is this: This place is so much different than what I’m used to.

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1: 2-4 NLT

I’m kinda a diva (I’ve just come to accept this) and Mexico does not accept Divas. Okay well maybe they do, just not this diva. I’ve been trying VERY hard to adjust my attitude since I’ve been here. I’m trying to put away all my expectations of how I live back home. I’m trying to remind myself that roaches aren’t that gross (this ones hard). I’m trying to remind myself that I don’t NEED air condition. I’m trying to remind myself that I don’t need to fix my hair and do my makeup every morning. It’s hard, but when you’re forced to just accept all these things, ya kinda have to, or else you won’t have fun and embrace all that God has to offer for you.

I am a very type A person. I love organization, order, and schedule. Dirty, messy, and chaos are not adjectives that describe me. I realize that while those traits can be great, they often hinder me from not only having more fun but more importantly, following God’s will for my life.

As a Christian, God wants us to have fun! His will comes first, but who says following God can’t be fun? So today remember to HAVE FUN! Go with the flow! Following God is the furthest thing from boring.

My challenge for you today is to take what you would normally consider “troubles” and turn them into joy. Turn your test of faith, into a chance to grow. But most importantly just have fun! Live in the moment. Trust God. 

Have some fun!

“So I recommend having fun, because there is nothing better for people to do in this world than to eat, drink, and enjoy life. That way they will experience some happiness along with all the hard work God gives them.” Ecclesiastes 8:15 NLT

I’ll be sharing more about my experiences in Mexico so stay tuned!

To see behind the scenes of my Mexico adventures, follow me on Snapchat at hannahhmooree 🙂

Always, Hannah

 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV