Modest Monday and A Link Up!

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Summer is so much fun! My boys have been in swim lessons all week, and my wonderful sister is taking them along with her boys. It’s been a quieter week at home with them gone everyday for a few hours. I blew up a little swimming pool I had gotten from Zulily and all the children had a blast one evening. Popsicles outside, baseball on Saturday mornings, legos scattered all over the living room floor for hours…I love it all! This has been the best summer break that I can remember. It’s been so good for the children and I.

We start school back up again in two weeks. Yikes! I’m not ready, and honestly I’m not super excited at this point. We took May and June off though, and I need plenty of time during the school year with a new baby and running a business.

Planning a new school year!

Getting the books out to start planning the new school year!

Make Over Your Mornings Course will transform your whole life!

Today the Make Over Your Mornings Facebook group I created is starting the course all over again. You still have time to join! Just grab the course here, and ask to join the Facebook group here. We have over 1,000 members now! I’ve been through it once, but I’m going through it all over again. Creating a good evening and morning routine does not happen overnight.

Our oldest son took pictures for me on my phone, and he didn’t realize that he was filming a video for awhile. I wasn’t even ready to take pictures yet, you can see the short film on my Instagram account if you want!

Polka Dot Skirt

What I Wore

Skirt – Polka Dot Skirt (we have one size XXL left in stock at Deborah & Co.)

Top – ThredUP

Cami- Halftee from Deborah & Co. plus an Undercover Mama tank

(I combine both of them when I need layering for nursing and up top for lower cut top)

Sandals – Wedge Flower Sandals from Kohls

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

Link Up Time!

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Feminine Friday Modest Outfits!

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Feminine Fridays at The Modest Mom

Last week I was in the middle of a garage sale and I just couldn’t stay up any later to do Feminine Friday. Sophia is about ready to turn 3 months (where has the time gone!) and life is so busy. I know we are not alone in being busy though, almost every family we talk to sounds overwhelmed with the business.

Fireworks - The Modest Mom

Fireworks

Dress (Available at Deborah & Co.)~ Shrug ~ Sandals ~ Necklace ~ Purse ~ Flexi Clip

I actually still have no idea what I’m going to wear for the 4th of July. It’s always a really big event that we are in charge of (along with some other family members), all of our church comes to my mother in law’s house for a day of skits, a historical speech, music, and of course lots of food and fun!

If I wasn’t nursing I would wear the outfit above!

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Classic Green

Skirt ~ White Top ~ Modest Layering Tank ~ Sandals ~ Necklace ~ Flexi Clip

I really like the style of the lace top in this outfit. It’s a popular style right now, but I have yet to try one on. Has anyone had success with layering a tank under one so your bra straps don’t show through?

Summer Blues - The Modest Mom

Summer Blues

Skirt ~ Layering Tee (Deborah & Co.) ~ Cardigan (Deborah & Co.) ~ Earrings ~ Sandals ~ Flexi Clip

I wore this cardigan Sunday and loved it! It is really soft and comfortable, and I wasn’t even hot in the midwest heat!  Those earrings look adorable, I recently found a pair of Navy blue earrings from JCPenny that are a new favorite for me.

This Friday and Saturday only you can save $5 off any $30 order! Use the code: 5OFF30 to save at Deborah & Co. 

Save $5 off your $30 order Friday and Saturday only!

We also just added new Halftee colors!

Modest Halftee Tanks!

These are available in the Tanks and Short sleeve halftees. The Halftees have reversible necklines, the lower neckline is shown in the picture, you can see a picture of me wearing a halftee with a higher neckline here.

Have a lovely weekend!

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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What a busy week! Between a garage sale I had with my sister, and selling at a used homeschool book sale on Saturday I could barely think straight!
Pink summer cardigan and striped skirt

I went shopping at Kohls to get Sean some new shirts for Father’s Day. While I was there I found this striped maxi skirt and knew it was just what I had been looking for. Thankful for a sale and Kohls Cash. :)

I wore the new summer cardigan that is for sale at Deborah & Co. and really liked it. Very soft and comfortable and it wasn’t hot!

Striped maxi skirt with a summer cardigan

We took pictures at Sean’s grandpa’s house and it’s always windy there!

I’ve been thinking about cutting my hair to my shoulder. Sean told me I can do what I want but that he loves it long. So…I’m going to leave it long for now. :) I slept in late Sunday morning and didn’t have much time to get ready for church, so I just wore it down.

That’s it for this week! I’m looking forward to seeing all the links left. I don’t always comment but I try to visit many of the blogs that link up.

What I Wore

Skirt – Striped maxi from Kohls

Cardigan – Short Sleeve Crewneck Cardigan from Deborah & Co.

Tank – Similiar to this layering tee

Necklace and Earrings – Mialisia

Makeup – L’BRI and Smashbox

Link Up Time!

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How to Style A Side Braid And Make It Look Amazing!

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A tutorial for a side braid? I’m pretty sure we all know how to pull our hair over to the side and braid it. I’ve actually been doing that a lot lately since I have a little baby who loves to pull on my hair! However, I’ve been playing around with ways to make a side braid look a little nicer and I wanted to share with you all.

Side Braid with a twist in the back, held secure with LIlla Rose flexi clip!

How about a side braid with a twist? Literally!

First you want to start with clean hair. That always makes things better. 😉 I’ve been using the Suave Professionals® Sea Mineral Infusion Moisturizing Buoyant Body Shampoo and Conditioner. I washed my hair the day I did this hairstyle, but using two day old washed hair works great as well. :) A little bit of oil in your hair helps hold hairstyles.

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Next you need to brush your hair really good (no tangles!) and get a headband and a way to secure your braid. I’m using a Lilla Rose headband and Flexi clip to secure it. I also parted my hair to the side.

Lilla Rose Headband and Flexi Clip Next you put the headband in on top of your hair.

Pink headband to use for a side braid hairstyle!

Don’t pull your hair under it in the back!

Start twisting your hair around the headband in the back!

You’re going to start taking sections of hair and twisting it around the back of the headband.

Twist your hair around the headband

Pull each section around the headband and then under it. If you have long hair like I do there might be some tangles as you do this. :) Just go slow and you will get it!

Twist your hair to the side

Twist your hair all the way to the side and stop. Switch sides that you are twisting and twist the other side until you cover the headband.

Twisted Hair

Now you are ready to braid the side!

Side braid

Continue braiding until you reach the length you want, and secure with your choice of flexi clip or elastic.

That’s it! An easy, everyday hairstyle that looks pretty! With the heat of summer coming on I’m trying to get my hair up and off my neck, so this works perfect.

A twisted side braid tutorial. Add a little extra touch to a regular braid and make an amazing everyday hairstyle!

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