Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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Playing the Piano for Modest Monday pictures!

Oh how I miss this piano! We went to my mother in law’s house to set up her Christmas tree, which is a yearly tradition now. My grand piano has been at her house for the last 3 years while we have lived in our rental house. We just don’t have room for it in our small living room, and I can’t wait for the day when we get it back!

Speaking of houses, we went to an auction this week to bid on a house. We didn’t win the bid, but we are actively house hunting. It’s an emotional roller coaster ride, trying to wait on the Lord for the perfect house. We moved Sophia into the girls room, so we have a bunkbed, a toddler bed and now a pack and play in one small room. You can’t do much in the room besides sleeping and getting dressed in there now. It could be so much worse, but we have definitely outgrown the house we are at.

I love these Jamberry Nail Wraps! So easy to use and will last for 2 weeks with one quick application!

I’m wearing Jamberry nails called Apple Cider! They have more gold sparkles on them than what shows up in the picture. I recently had a friend give me some tips on applying them (I needed more heat than what my hair dryer was giving me) and I’ve fallen in love with wearing them! I put them on and they last for 2 weeks on my nails.

We have already had 2 Thanksgiving dinners and are looking forward to our smaller Thanksgiving gathering on the actual day with just close family members. It’s such a fun and encouraging time of year as we reflect on all our blessings!

What I Wore

Skirt ~ Dress Barn

Shirt ~ ThredUP

Sweater ~ ThredUP

Headband ~ Pearl headband from Lilla Rose

Makeup ~ L’BRI Pure and Natural

Nails ~ Jamberry Apple Cider Wraps

Earrings ~ Meadowlands Design Etsy Store

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.

Please grab the button below and share on your blog post so others can come and join in the link up as well!


Feminine Friday and Black Friday Deals Starting!

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Polka Dot Fun

Polka Dot Fun

Skirt ~ Sweater ~ Cami ~ Boots ~ Earrings ~ Nail Polish ~ Flexi Clip

I love this sweater. I found a really good coupon for Kohls and ordered it. 😉 The collar is detachable and it will be a lovely versatile sweater!

Adventures in Patterns

Adventures In Patterns

Skirt ~ Shirt ~ Boots ~ Belt ~ Nail Polish ~ Flexi Clip

This would be a great outfit to wear for Thanksgiving! I’m not very good when it comes to pattern mixing like this. So far I haven’t been bold enough to mix stripes and florals together. One day I’m going to do it though.

Pops of Coral

Pops Of Coral

Skirt ~ Shirt ~ Cami ~ Shoes ~ Watch ~ Purse ~ Necklace ~ Bracelet ~ Headband

A black skirt is always slimming! This plus size outfit has so many cute touches, I love the pops of coral in it! The pearl headband from Lilla Rose is the headband I use the most often. It just goes with everything!

Black Friday Specials 

I have so many awesome finds to share with you all in the coming week! Whether you shop only online or in stores you can get some amazing deals! I personally prefer to shop online. I’ve done both but found the deals online to be very good and it beats the crowd!

I like being prepared and planning what I want to purchase ahead of time. Here are just a few deals to be aware of, many more are coming!

Black Friday Special at Usborne!

Save up to 60% off at Usborne! My children are getting quite a few new items from Usborne this year for Christmas!

New flexi clip coming from Lilla Rose!

Here is a sneak peak at just one of the TWENTY SIX new Flexi Clips being released on Black Friday with Lilla Rose!! I am SOOO excited about this. I love this clip and it’s going to be sold out probably instantly. :) We will be doing a mega mystery hostess party here on the blog, so don’t miss out!

I’ll be sharing deals with Jamberry, homeschool curriculum deals, and of course Deborah & Co. deals!! If you want to follow along, please join our Facebook event where all of these deals will be posted.

Finally, today only our Daily Deal at Deborah & Co. is our Denim Sailor Skirt!

Sailor Denim Skirt found at Deborah & Co.

Using a Beauty Blender For Perfect Foundation!

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The secret to perfect foundation! The Beauty Blender creates a perfect, smooth makeup experience!

After wanting a Beauty Blender for awhile now, I recently ordered one to finally try and fell in love with it!

If you haven’t heard of the Beauty Blender, it’s basically a sponge. But it’s a special sponge that applies liquid foundation to be smooth and natural looking. No streaking or splotchy makeup when you use the Beauty Blender!

I read many different reviews on these makeup sponges. You can get cheaper sponges at places like Ross or Marshalls, but every single review I’ve read say they don’t work as well. If you want to try one, get the real deal and stick to the name brand sponge!

So how does it work?

First you wet the sponge and squeeze it. I like to dry it on a towel as well. It needs to be damp, but not very wet at all.

Then I put some foundation on my hand, and dab the Beauty Blender into the foundation.

Next I dab the Beauty Blender onto my face. Do not apply it like a brush with strokes! You just do little dabs.

The Beauty Blender is shaped like an egg. You use the larger round part to apply the foundation over the main parts of your face, and use the smaller part to apply foundation under your eyes.

Beauty Blender Sponge applies perfect, streak free makeup!

Here are some before and after pictures!

A before picture with no makeup on.

Before Makeup

And an after picture with makeup! I used L’BRI foundation (the lightest color they have, a #1) and then used the wet/dry foundation over that.

After I applied makeup using the Beauty Blender Sponge!

Ta-da! :) I like a natural look and the Beauty Blender helps achieve that!

You can see a video I did on Periscope (Yes! I’m on Periscope as Caroline Allen) showing an actual tutorial on using the Beauty Blender.

Here are some links of the products I mention in this post!

The Beauty Blender can be found on Amazon.

The foundation I use and love is from L’BRI Pure and Natural. This foundation is vitamin enriched Aloe-based foundation, which leaves the skin with a soft, creamy finish.

L'BRI Pure and Natural Foundation. Vitamin enriched Aloe-based foundation leaves skin with a soft, creamy finish.








Finally, I use the Wet/Dry foundation from L’BRI.

wet dry foundation








Have you ever used a Beauty Blender? Leave me a comment and let me know!

*This is not a sponsored post, I purchased the Beauty Blender myself! Affiliate links are used in this post however, which helps support our family.

You are invited to join a special Facebook event I have set up to share all sorts of Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals that I find! There will even be a mystery Lilla Rose hostess, and maybe a fun giveaway! Join now so you don’t miss out, as I’ll start posting stuff soon! Join the Big Shopping Event For Black Friday here.





Modest Monday And A Link Up!

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I was inspired by the last Feminine Friday outfit that featured a denim skirt and this cardigan. I decided to wear this chambray skirt as it fits better than my other denim skirts right now.

Chambray skirt with brown boots, mustard cardigan and a scarf!

I’ve been thinking a lot about loveliness lately. The world around us sends a message that we should look sexy, or try to keep up with the Jones next door.

I long for loveliness, whether it is my house being neat and tidy (not necessarily expensive furniture, neat and tidy looks lovely to me!), my homeschool days flowing smoothly, my relationships with my husband and children flourishing and growing, and yes – lovely outfits that reflect the feminine woman I hope to be.

Earrings from Deborah & Co.

I don’t feel like it’s wrong to pursue loveliness, as the Bible talks about thinking on things that are lovely!

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things arehonest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8.

We just have to balance wanting to pursue loveliness with knowing that the Christian should not be surprised if trials and persecutions come.

 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worth patience.”  James 1:2-3

XL Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose

The Lord made so many lovely things. Think of the flowers, the beautiful sky, newborn babies…there are so many gorgeous things straight from creation!

Headband from Lilla Rose

I want to pass on the gift of loveliness to my children. One way is to teach them to be content in the little things. We are going to start this brand new study together called “A Content Heart, Finding Godly Contentment in a Me-First World.” It was just released and is almost 50% off, only through today!

A Content Heart

This study comes at the perfect time, so many children struggle being content as they walk through the stores this time of year! I’m really looking forward to doing this with my children!

A content heart study for children

What I Wore

Skirt ~ eShakti

Cami – Halftee Full Length Tank

Cardigan – Deborah & Co.

Boots – Zulily

Scarf – Marshalls

Earrings – Deborah & Co. 

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

Headband and Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Link Up Time!

Please feel free to share posts about anything concerning being a godly, feminine woman. Topics include: modesty, being a wife, mother, homeschooler, homemaker, cooking, sewing, etc.

Please grab the button below and share on your blog post so others can come and join in the link up as well!