Feminine Friday and My Favorite Things!

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It’s getting closer to Valentine’s Day! People seem to have some strong opinions about this holiday. I personally like it, but we don’t go crazy overboard on it. It’s fun to treat my husband and children to something special, and this year I’m taking our girls to a special homeschool Valentine’s Day party. They are excited about that!

Ready for Valentines

Ready For Valentine’s Day

Skirt ~ Shirt ~ Boots ~ Necklace ~ Jamberry Wraps ~ Flexi Clip

I love the Jamberry nail wraps for Valentine’s Day! Our budget is tight right now (saving for a house!) or else I would have gotten some! Black and red are classic colors that always go together.

Mustard Blues

Mustard Blues

Skirt ~ Top ~ Cardigan ~ Boots ~ Lilla Rose hair sticks

Those boots!!! I think they were in an outfit last week as well. I was just as Target and should have looked at them.

Bring a Little Sunshine

 

Bring A Little Sunshine

Skirt ~ Shirt ~ Boots ~ Earrings ~ Belt ~ Jamberry Wraps ~ Flexi Clip

I have a pair of boots like these and wear them often. I think I wear my brown boots even more than my black ones.

My Favorite Things 

This dress is just beautiful! I love the skirt I have from eShakti and hope to get a few more things from them.

A brand new book by Sally Clarkson was just released this week. It’s called The Life Giving Home, and I just got it in my mailbox! I have a feeling it’s going to be life changing, and I’m excited to dig in and start reading it!

Create a beautiful home for our children, a life giving home.

My absolute favorite thing this week have been the 30 Days To Loving Your Man challenge cards that my husband designed for me! The love notes are also a favorite of mine, and I can’t wait to use them next week when we start the 30 Days to Strengthen Your Marriage challenge! You have you seen the details on that? I don’t want you to miss out, so make sure you check it out, as the challenge starts this Monday.

These love notes are perfect for Valentine's Day, surprise your man with these in his lunch box all month long!

Finally, I’ve been having fun watching Fixer Upper while I work online, It’s probably not the best thing to watch because I’m seeing all this potential in houses as I look online. My husband is not interested in doing a massive house project! :)

 

 

 

Join Our 30 Day Marriage Challenge!

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If you were to ask Sean and I how we would describe our marriage in the last year, we would say it’s been stressful, yet wonderful. Amazing, yet bumpy. We are both tired. The demands placed on us this past year have felt greater than ever.

A fussy baby, six children, Sean launching Character Badges, working from home plus homeschooling, and Sean being the pastor at our church have placed a strain on our marriage. The good thing is we both recognize it, and totally know it’s just the stress of life we are under.

It’s been on my heart to really focus on my marriage, which is why I’m so excited to tell you about a project we have been working on!
Join our 30 Day Marriage Challenge, where we activity work on showing our husband just how much we care for him, and create some sparks again!

You are invited to join our 30 Day Marriage Challenge! It’s time to love on our man, and show him just how much we appreciate him!

How Does the Challenge Work?

The 30 Day Marriage Challenge starts this Monday, February 8th. To participate, you just need to get the Strengthen Your Marriage bundle here, which is a bundle full of resources to put that spark back into your marriage!

Strengthen Your Marriage With this Bundle set of resources!

When you purchase the bundle, you will also receive a link to join a private Facebook group where we will be working through the 30 day challenge together! If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can totally still do this, the group is just for extra accountability!

What is Included?

I joined up with two other blogging friends to offer this 30 Day Marriage Challenge together! You will receive the 30 Days of Loving Your Man collection, which includes 30 days of challenges to do. We kept most of these challenges easy to accomplish, because we understand it’s hard to juggle motherhood while putting together elaborate surprises!

30 Days of Loving Your Man Challenge Cards

There are 30 cards to download and cut out, and simple challenges to do each day for your husband. They won’t seem so simple to your husband though, he will wonder why he is getting all this extra attention!

Also included in the 30 Day Challenge are love notes! There are some pre-written love notes, plus blank cards for you to write your own note on.

These love notes are perfect for Valentine's Day, surprise your man with these in his lunch box all month long!

Your husband will appreciate receiving little notes of adoration!

There are some other great resources included to help this 30 Day Challenge. Enjoy all the ideas found in the Rekindle Your Romance kit, or use the 90 Date Night Questions on those dates you might go on (snuggling at home by the fire after the children go to bed works also!). You can also plan a marriage retreat and receive some helpful planning tools on how to do that!

I hope you can join us for this challenge. It’s a much needed adventure for my marriage, and I know I’m not alone! As busy mothers we can so often put our husband last, even though we don’t mean to do that. Let’s reclaim the romance together as we commit to loving our husbands and putting them first.

Are you ready to join me? Click on the button below!
30 Days of Loving Your Man

Don’t forget to invite your friends to join you in this challenge! Use the buttons at the top of this post to share it!

One last thing…if you don’t want to purchase the whole bundle set, but you still wanted the 30 Days of Loving Your Man, you can grab that by itself here.

 

Love Never Fails – Blog Hop

Such a beautiful truth! Love these posts about different aspects of love. Practical and inspiring too!

I have joined with some lovely friends to bring you a Love Never Fails blog hop! We’re celebrating this beautiful truth with inspiration, encouragement, and practical helps for you this Valentine’s Day. We hope you are blessed by it!

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Stitch Fix Review : Box 1

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Sean really surprised me with my Christmas gift this year! I received a gift certificate to Stitch Fix, which was the last thing I was expecting to get. He totally spoils me when he can, and he knew I had really been wanting to try this.

If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, it’s a really neat service for women! You sign up on the website and fill out a special profile, letting them know your size and what kind of clothes interest you. Here is one of the style cards I picked out (obviously knowing I would modify things to be modest, or want them longer!).

My style card I selected for Stitch Fix.

A stylist picks out 5 different items, and you receive a special box in the mail. You have a few days to try the clothes on, decide if you like any of them, and you can return the clothes you don’t want in the bag that is included.

It’s a super nice way to try new clothes on without getting out to shop, plus knowing that a stylist hand picked out these clothes for you makes it extra special!

You can set your stitch to be delivered every month, or you can just choose when you would like to receive one.

A few reasons why I love this service:

I don’t have a lot of time to get out and shop! It’s an easy way to receive some brand new clothing in the colors and styles I like.

The clothing is high quality, so hopefully it will last for quite awhile.

It feels like a huge mommy treat, and it’s so much fun to look forward to the box coming and trying the clothes on!

Once I fill out the profile, I don’t have to think about colors and styles. I can request certain things to come each month, or I can be surprised with what my stylist picks out!

Even though there is a $20 styling fee for each box, that is credited towards whatever item(s) of clothing you pick out. If something arrives that you love for $50, you only end up paying $30 because the styling fee is credited toward it.

I also love the easy referral program that anyone and everyone can use to share the fun clothes they receive with their friends and earn credit to use on their next stitch!

I’ve received my first box, and I’m excited to show you what came! 

My very first Stitch Fix arrived! I'm super excited to be trying this new service out!

When I filled out my profile, I said I wouldn’t mind receiving a pair of jeans to try along with a tunic shirt to wear with it. I don’t normally show jeans on the blog, but I wanted to share with you all exactly what I got, so here goes.

I love this sweater that came in my Stitch Fix Box! Very soft and comfortable!

If I wore jeans all the time, I would have seriously considered keeping these jeans. They were SO comfortable! They fit perfectly, and the fabric was amazing. However, I just don’t wear jeans that often right now, and the price was $98 for these. They were the first thing I put in the bag to go back.

The sweater also came from Stitch Fix, and I LOVED it! I’ve never worn a sweater so soft, and it felt like a cuddly blanket. I was very undecided on this one. Keep it…or send it back? I planned on wearing this one with a skirt, and I just wasn’t as thrilled with how it looked with my Rainbow Denim Skirt on, so sadly I sent it back. Now I kind of regret it. :)

A feminine floral lace shirt from Stitch Fix. It clearly doesn't fit.

Ok this one didn’t work out! I said I would like a feminine top, and the stylist sent this one along to see what I thought. It obviously doesn’t fit right though! Back in the bag it went.

You might be wondering if I kept anything at all. Here it is!

Here is what I loved from my Stitch Fix Box! This navy blue cardigan is ultra soft and will go with a lot of different outfits!

I fell in love with this navy blue cardigan. It’s a basic but very versatile wardrobe piece. I knew I could wear it with maxi dresses and skirts, and it’s one of those soft cardigans that make you snuggle up in it!

So what are my opinions after my first box? 

I definitely plan on doing more boxes. I didn’t leave a terribly good review of this box (one item not shown totally didn’t fit at all), and they wrote me back right away saying they would be picking me out a new stylist for the next box. I’ve heard that it sometimes takes a few tries before you get the perfect stylist. The prices are higher than just going to JCPenny and looking on the clearance rack, but I like the idea of getting a few quality pieces of clothing every few months.

I’d love to hear if you have tried Stitch Fix! I’ll let you know when my next box comes, and what I get!

 

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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It’s not often that I’m actually excited to share these Modest Monday pictures with you these days…I’m still in the postpartum blues of feeling like nothing fits right, and desperately wishing my baby weight could just fall off. And yes, Sophia just turned 10 months old so that makes it more depressing. :)

However, I’ve been looking forward to this Modest Monday, because I love the skirt I’m wearing!
Lace Blue Skirt from LulaRoe. This is such a lovely skirt that will be perfect for all seasons!

You might have heard of the brand…it’s a Lularoe skirt! I’ve been looking at the maxi skirts and these Lola Skirts, and when I saw this lace skirt I just had to get it!

This Lace Lola skirt from Lularoe is just beautiful! I love styling it with a cardigan, and fleece tights to stay warm in the winter time!

It has a comfortable elastic waist band, and this Lola skirt is lined with the lace overlay. Some of the Lola skirts are just a knit skirt instead of the lace.

I’ve fallen in love with the Lularoe clothing that I offered to host an online party for the consultant I purchased this skirt from! I’d love to invite you to join the Facebook group that Chelsea has set up. It’s very informal, and a lot of fun!

The party will start this Thursday, February 4th at 10am PST, and will go through February 6th, 10am PST.  At 10am on Thursday, Chelsea will start posting clothing items for sale to the albums at that time. She will post post various styles of clothing through the day, so you don’t have to show up at a certain time! In order to purchase an item comment below the photo with SOLD and your email address. All invoices will go out on Feb 6th at the close of the party.

I’m really looking forward to it! Just click here and request to be added to the group! The skirts always look different, because the fabrics are limited quantities, so if you see something you like, you have to grab it right away!

I braided my bangs and pulled the braid back into low ponytail, using a medium size flexi clip. It’s one of my favorites!

Yellow sweater with my Lularoe skirt

What I Wore

Skirt – Lularoe

Top – Gap

Cardigan – Deborah & Co.

Tights – Marshalls

Shoes – Thrift store

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Earrings – Deborah & Co. 

Flower Pin – Paparazzi Accessories 

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

(all the makeup at L’BRI is 25% off ALL month long!)

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!

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