Dressing Your Truth Type 1 Stores!

Last year I learned about the Dressing Your Truth program, and I’m still so glad I went through the course and figured out what type I am!

I am a Type 1, which means I love fun, bright and cheerful clothes! I’m not as Type 1 as some, meaning I’m not interested in wearing flamingos on my clothes, but I really do like the Type 1 colors and can relate to the personality.

Dressing Your Truth Type One Stores

You can visit the Dressing your Truth online store to get an idea of what Type 1 clothes and colors might look like. I enjoy doing this when I need a visual refresher. It is really nice to go to stores with the exact colors and patterns that you know fit you, but there are so many stores out there and it can get overwhelming!

Here is a list of stores that might have some Type One clothes there. Remember that styles change each season, so I can’t promise that every store listed will always have Type 1 clothes but they are definitely stores to check out first!

Charming Charlie’s – this store is full of Type one accessories! Such cute colors with purses and scarves, and adorable jewelry! A definite must go to store for Type One people!

I took this picture on a date night with Sean. He was so sweet and came in with me to Charming Charlie’s. For some reason I loved these pom pom key chains and took a picture! Oh wait, I love them because I’m a Type one! These are so adorable!

New York and Company – This store reminds me of Type 4, more bold and sharp lines. They have a lot of black, professional type clothes, but I’ve heard other Type 1’s say they have found some great clothes here! As always, bring your color card with you when you go shop!

Gap – It depends on the season, but you can find some good Type 1 clothes here!

Old Navy I think you can generally find something Type 1 here.

Lilly Pulitzer

Downeast Basics




LulaRoe – You can find some super cute patterns and colors with LulaRoe! Of course you just have to watch for it, which if you like LulaRoe you know that is part of the whole attraction with it, the hunt of finding the perfect print!

LulaRoe Pink Nicole Dress. It's super bright and cheerful, and is a great knee length dress that is comfortable for everyday wear.

Matilda Jane – I love this brand of clothes and just wish I could afford more!

JCPenny – Liz Claiborne line

Kohls – Lauren Conrad and Elle Brand


Cato Fashions

Pink Blush

Deborah & Co. – Yes, I put my own business down! A type 1 can wear denim skirts and floral dresses!

Shabby Apple – I haven’t purchased from this company but I see a lot of beautiful dresses there!


You can find my Pinterest Board for Dressing Your Truth Type One here!



Modest Monday and a Link Up!

We just got home late Sunday night from Nashville, so this is a quick post to just share the link up for bloggers. Being at Teach Them Diligently was wonderful and it was great to meet so many new people, and visit with people we have met in the previous years. It was hard for me to not have a Deborah & Co. booth there, but it was a good decision. I went out to our van and took a long nap on Friday afternoon, and was able to sit down as much as I could.

We are headed to Texas for the Greater Homeschool Convention this week, but we are going to Magnolia in Waco, Texas first! I’m beyond exited to go as I’m huge fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines!

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.


Modest Monday and a Link Up!

Happy Monday! We leave this week to head to our first homeschool convention of the year with our Character Badges company and life feels crazy busy! We have to assemble all of the boxes with the Character Badge sets today and tomorrow, pack, get all the food ready and make sure I have all the extra items ready that I bring along to AirBNB homes. Simple things like a can opener (one house we stayed at didn’t have one!), and of course our Instant Pot. I’m planning on having meals cooking all day so we can come home to dinner!

When I see this outfit in a picture I realize I really don’t like those blue TOMS shoes with it at all! Oh well. I thought I could pull the denim jacket together with blue shoes. I really need to go shoe shopping soon for some comfortable shoes for spring and summer!

In other news I pulled out all of my maternity clothes and got them washed up. It feels so comfortable to be wearing maternity dresses, even though they always make me look huge. Seriously. We have a picture when I was expecting our first and I literally look like I was carrying twins, and it was just because of the dress! The dress I have on in this picture is probably the most slimming one I have because of the cut.

These pictures were taken at the end of the day, after I had taken a late nap. 🙂 I take a nap almost every day still, and I’m so thankful for educational DVD’s, quiet time for the little ones, and a husband that works from home. 🙂

I sent out an email with pictures of my hair curled with a curling wand. This is day three of those curls, I wanted to see how it would look after several days and I like how it softened! I’m definitely going to save up and get a curling wand, I just need to decide on which one to get.

What I Wore

Dress – ThredUP

Jean Jacket – My Mother In Law gave it to me

Shoes – TOMS brand from Zulily

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose (you don’t want to miss the March clip this month!)

Earrings – Meadowland Designs Etsy Store (I love her work!)

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.


How To Cook Brown Rice In The Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot! The more I use it, the more I fall in love with it! A few months ago I started searching for how to cook brown rice in the Instant Pot and I finally have a method that we all like!

If you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot crazy fan club yet, I’ll try to convince you. I use my Instant Pot as the pressure cooker and as a crock pot. Recently I used it both ways for a recipe and it was so wonderful! You can use it as a yogurt maker and so many other ways!

I’ve honestly just touched the surface with what I can use this amazing kitchen tool for. I haven’t begun to do anything fancy with it, like make cheesecake. I want to get some more accessories to use, but for now I love it for cooking chicken, potatoes, soups, and making brown rice!

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Making brown rice in the instant pot is so easy! I love that you can put it in, walk away and not even think about coming back to check on it!

I use four ingredients, brown rice, chicken broth or chicken bouillon that I get from Costco, parsley and water. I really don’t know why I always put parsley in, I just like parsley so I always sprinkle some in. 🙂 If I am out of chicken broth I add salt, but if I’m using chicken broth I don’t see the need to add extra salt.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Recipe for Brown Rice

1 cup brown rice (can be short or long grain)

1 ½ cup water or chicken broth (most people say to do a 1.1 ratio of water and rice. You can do this as well, I just found we prefer the rice to be softer so I add extra liquid).

A dash of dried parsley (anywhere from ½ tsp to 1 tsp)

If using water, add some chicken bouillon to flavor the rice. I love the natural bouillon that Costco sells!

Add all of these ingredients together in the instant pot, close the lid and turn the Instant Pot on manual.

Adjust the + button to 22 minutes.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

Make sure you turn the vent lock to closed.

It takes several minutes for the Instant Pot to heat up, and once it reaches the heat needed it will start counting down from 22 minutes.

You can walk away and leave it. Once the time is over it will automatically shut off and can naturally release the pressure around 20 minutes afterward.

If you need the rice right away, you can manually release it. I just use a butter knife and lift the vent up and over to let the pressure release, then you can open the lid. Make sure you know that a lot of steam will come out! Don’t do this where the steam will go directly in someone’s face (I never let a child near me when I vent my Instant Pot), and don’t have it pointing directly to a cabinet.

Making brown rice in the instant pot

This is how it looks when you open it up!

Making brown rice in the instant pot

And this is all fluffed up. You can see it is a little more sticky since I add more water, so feel free to do the 1.1 ratio (1 cup water to 1 cup brown rice) if your family prefers that.

It’s really easy to do, so give it a try if you haven’t yet!