Baby Sophia is here!!

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We are so thrilled to be able to finally announce that Sophia Diane is here! She was born Friday morning at 5:45 AM.

Introducing Sophia Diane!

She was 10 lbs, 1 oz and 22″ long. Born 10 days after her due date, we were more than ready for her to arrive! Her birth was the hardest I have ever experienced, with lots of strange twists and turns to the story. I’m still processing it all, but am so thankful I was still able to have a home birth.

My midwife was amazing and helped me through and knew just what needed to be done to help her arrive.

I have never come close to having a 10 pound baby, so this was an all new experience for me, one I hope to not repeat. ;)

Caroline and Sophia

We are snuggling and resting a lot. So thankful for all the prayers from friends and family for her save arrival! She is so precious, and well worth all the nine months of hardship to get her here!

Feminine Friday – Style a Denim Skirt for Spring!

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Feminine Fridays at The Modest Mom

Spring is here, and with it comes cool rainy days, and warm days of sunshine and daffodils! A denim skirt is a good choice of skirts to wear in the spring season. Today I’m sharing with you five different ways to style a denim skirt for spring!

The Heather Denim Skirt from Deborah & Co. is used in all these outfits.

Don’t forget to pin your favorite outfits below to your Pinterest board! I love adding new outfits to my Feminine Fashion board.

To The Park - The Modest Mom

To The Park

SkirtTopEarringsBobby PinsToteSandalsWater Bottle

I’m loving that top from Maurices! I just might have to go visit my local store and try it on, after the baby comes of course. ;)

Cheery & Turquoise- The Modest Mom

Cheery & Turquoise

SkirtTopCardiganSandalsPurseEarringsFlexi Clip

The lace cardigan from Maurices is my favorite item in this outfit! Outside of the skirt of course. ;)

Rose Petals & Patterns - The Modest Mom

Rose Petals & Patterns

SkirtCropped CamiTop – Scarf (sold out, here is a scarf that would look cute!) – SandalsEarringsLip Balm – Flexi Clip
Those sandals are adorable, I wish they were not already sold out at Kohls!
Sunshine & Denim - The Modest Mom

Sunshine & Denim

SkirtLace TopSandalsEarringsPurseNecklaceFlexi Clip

This outfit makes me smile, as I think of spring flowers and warm days when I see it. :)

Spring Errands - The Modest Mom

Spring Errands

SkirtTop - CamiScarf (similiar) – SandalsEarringsPurseFlexi Clip

The floral purse is feminine and lovely. Seeing all these adorable purses is making me be inspired to look at thrift stores for some different color purses!

Have a lovely Friday!




Seven Ways to Style Your Annoying Bangs!

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Growing out your bangs? I am also. It’s not the funnest time in the hair world, as there are many awkward stages to it.

What to do with this little section of hair? It can’t tuck behind your ears yet. It might not part evenly on your head. Or it might be in your eyes all the time (SO annoying!).

Seven Easy Ways to Style Your Annoying Bangs!

Here are seven easy hair styling ideas for growing out your bangs in this awkward time in life. Yes, even as an adult there are still awkward times. :)

Twisted Rope Braid

1. Twisted Rope Braid – this one is super, super easy! Take two strands of hair and twist together! The most important thing to remember is to take tiny sections of hair to twist. If you have trouble grabbing small sections, use the pointed end of a styling comb.

All of the pretty bobby pins shown in this post are from Lilla Rose. I have really slippery hair but these are very strong and they hold my hair in place all day.

Dutch Braid Hairstyle

2. Dutch Hair Braid – To get the evenly parted look, part your hair all the way down to your ear and pull it back. That way you are not grabbing a bunch of unwanted hair while braiding. Again, you need small sections of hair to create this look.

Crown of Braids Hairstyle - an easy way to fix your hair while growing out your bangs!

3. Crown Braid – only add hair to the front section instead of front and back like a traditional french braid.

Crown of Braids - an elegant way to pull back bangs that are growing out!

Hold hair tightly as you braid, to keep it from twisting.

Add a mini or x-small flexi clip to secure the back of your crown braid!

Add a mini or x-small flexi clip to secure your braids together! There are lots of different styles of flexi clips available in various colors. The clip shown above is a mini.

Pull your bangs straight back, with a little volume.

4. Straight Back – add some teasing/backcombing to the bangs to keep them from parting or going flat.

Straight Back Bangs

Secure your bangs with a few bobby pins, criss crossing them to stay in place better.

5. To the side – I twisted the bangs under, just slightly to keep the ends from poking out all together under the pin.

To The Side Bangs!

6. Rope Twist Headband – Part hair from the top of the ears on both sides and secure the back of the hair out of the way.

Rope Twist Headband, a cute way to style your hair as you grow your bangs out!

Starting above one ear, take a small section and divide into two parts. Twist the lower section behind the higher section and add a small piece of hair. continue to wrap under, adding small sections each time.

Twisted Rope Headband

 If you choose to wrap over,  the “twist” will face forward. I wrapped behind so that the twist was hidden. Once you have reached the other ear, continue to twist the hair and secure it under the hair, at the back of the neck.

Twisted Rope Braid Hairstyle

7. Headband – This is a super easy way to pull your hair back! Use a Lilla Rose headband for a lovely, feminine look. I love using these headbands as they have stretchy elastic that goes under your hair, and I never get headaches while wearing these!

Lilla Rose Headband!

If you are looking for some other basic ways to fix your hair, you can watch this short video made by my Lilla Rose upline. It shows how easy it is to use a flexi clip for a ponytail!

Seven Ways To Style Your Annoying Bangs as you grow them out! Don't let them stay in your eyes all day, here are some super cute but simple ways to style them!

I hope these ideas have been helpful. Let me know which one is your favorite!

Modest Monday and a Link Up

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Mom and daughters for modest monday link up!

I said I wasn’t going to post for Modest Monday again until after the baby was born, but I decided to grab my girls and let them take pictures with me. :) We quickly took these before leaving for church. I was so happy to see spring colors on my girls and to have a beautiful day of sunshine and warmth!

Sean said I am in mourning because the baby has not come, which is why I’m in black. He was totally teasing, I got a good laugh out of it! Actually it’s because I knew I wasn’t going to be pregnant long for spring. I just grabbed the only maxi dress in my closet that didn’t need ironed to wear, and didn’t  worry about trying to look like spring had come. :)

Nine months pregnant for Modest Monday

I’m tired but it’s ok. We went for a walk Sunday evening at a local park and it was nice to get out of the house.

X-Large Flexi Clip

I quickly braided my hair and put it up in an x-large flexi clip. Now that the weather is getting a little bit warmer I’ve been putting my hair up so much more. I found a new organizer for my clips that I’ll have to share about soon. It has been so wonderful to easily find what clip I want in each size, versus having them all thrown in a basket together!

Before I end this post I have to wish my oldest daughter a Happy Birthday!! Her birth was such a blessing, she was born on Easter Sunday seven years ago, which was also her due date and happens to be my birthday as well! We have fun sharing birthdays, this picture was taken from her birthday party last year. :) I am so blessed to have her as my daughter and she has helped me grow in my mothering experience a lot.

Enjoying a Princess party with my daughter

I’m going to beg for grace and skip the What I Wore links part of this post…I’m off to bed. :) I will tell you the oldest two girls dresses came from children’s consignment sales, and my youngest daughter’s dress is a Gap dress that I found on ThredUP. It is not stained, the spot on her dress is water from breakfast. ;)

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