Wearing Skirts in the Summer – Seasonal Blog Hop

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I missed out on the seasonal blog hop for Spring, but I’m delighted to join a group of bloggers for the Summer blog hop! It is hard finding bloggers who have a niche in modest dress, so you will definitely want to look around at all the different posts and see the cute outfits that have been put together! The focus on this Blog Hop is wearing skirts in the summer months.

I don’t consider my outfits to be super stylish. I try to look on the more modern side, but my first focus is if the outfit is modest. Being a mom of five children I have to keep things practical as well. Skirts are the easiest for me to wear, and I layer with cami’s a lot.

I love this easy outfit of a polka dot skirt and blue top! I like outfits that are easy to put together. I don’t spend a lot of time in the morning on doing fancy hairstyles, it’s either down, or pulled back in a flexi clip. A few times a month I’ll take a couple of extra minutes and braid it before I start my day.

It's easy to braid your hair with a flexi clip! I braided my hair in two braids here, and twisted them together with Mega Tree of Life flexi clip.

 If I’m going out I normally put on some foundation, blush, eye shadow and sometimes mascara (I like the L’BRI makeup), but around the house I normally don’t wear makeup. I’m not the type of person that can’t ever be seen without makeup on, and I don’t have a problem going out without it on either.

Using a simple bobby pin is an easy way to add a cute extra touch to your outfit! Using a bobby pin to pull your hair back can add a simple, easy cute look to your outfit.

I keep my makeup simple! I keep my makeup simple. I don’t want people to look at me, and the first thought they have is “wow, that girl is wearing a lot of makeup!” I use makeup as a tool, not to totally change how I look.

A striped maxi skirt is a modern modest look!A striped maxi skirt is very comfortable to wear and it is a modern modest look. I’m so grateful that maxi skirts and dresses are still in style, because you can actually find a long skirt or dress in stores still!

A tiered skirt and blue top is an easy outfit to put together If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been wearing this blue top a lot this summer! I sold it last year at Deborah & Co. and it sold out pretty fast!

I wear this rainbow denim skirt several times a week. I wear this denim skirt about 3 times a week. Sometimes more. I have 2 of them hanging up in my closet! This skirt is my favorite denim skirt. It is versatile, comfortable, it goes with everything, and it’s easy to move around in it and be an active mom.

I wear a lot of clothes that I sell at Deborah & Co. but I also find clothes at Zulily and ThredUP online. Very occasionally I will find something at Target, Kohls, or Marshalls that I buy, but a lot of my tops come from either ThredUP or the thrift store. Lately almost everything has come from ThredUP since I’ve been blessed with a lot of credit to the store. I love getting to share special links like this one, where new customers get $20 in free credit to ThredUP and can get something free!

Seasonal Skirts

I’ve joined up with these bloggers for this Seasonal Skirt Wearing Blog Hop

Dusty at To the Moon and Back
Erin at For Him and My Family
Laura at Raising Soldiers 4 Christ
Kyndra at Sticks, Stones, and Chicken Bones
Selena at Look! We’re Learning!
Mrs. Warde at Sceleratus Classical Academy
Melissa at Life Off the Paved Road
Dawnita at Fogleman Forerunner
Hilary at Our Homeschool Studio
Annette at In All You Do
You can follow my Modest Pinterest Board here:
Modest Pinterest Board
If you have a post to share on dressing modestly in the summer months, please share it below! 



My Six Week Journey to Better Health {Week 2}

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My Six Week Journey To Better Health, Week 2!

This week has had it’s ups and downs. I keep reminding myself that poor health and 10 extra pounds didn’t happen overnight! I’ve had some successes that I’m excited about, but also some real struggles.

The Highlights of My Week

By the end of week 1 I had last five pounds! I was super duper excited and so motived to keep going. This was going to be a breeze!

I faithfully did my workouts except for over the weekend. I’ve been going to the track and doing walk/run intervals. I’ve been eating a lot of salad, chicken and steamed veggies.

My husband got the girls a donut yesterday morning for a special treat, but I told him to not get me any! I’m trying to be very careful about what planned indulgences I do. I knew at some point I would make my family brownies (they had been asking for them!), so I made those last night and that was my planned treat.

Thyromin From Young Living has really been helping my adrenal and thyroid problems!

I am so thankful I started taking Thyromin, a thyroid and adrenal supplement from Young Living. My Dr. approved me taking it on top of my Armour Thyroid medicine, and I can tell a big difference when I take it! I had started having days where I just felt blue, I was fighting back tears and couldn’t figure out why! There was absolutely no reason to feel that way. This supplement really helped that, along with helping my fatigue. I also sleep better at night when I take it right before bed.

 

The Low Parts of my Week

Pride goeth before the fall. :)

I woke up on Tuesday and didn’t eat until 11:00 AM. Totally my own fault and I paid for it dearly. My blood sugar crashed hard, and I kept eating all day long to try to feel better. Most of what I ate was ok, but I ate a of it (nut mix, cheese sticks, apple gouda sausage, etc). I woke up the next morning and had gained back 2 pounds. Yesterday was kind of the same day, I just felt super dizzy and shaky and was still trying to get my blood sugar back to where it should be (I have low blood sugar). I haven’t weighed myself to see where I’m at, because I’m just going to keep pressing forward.

My Workouts

I’m still really enjoying the Fit Yummy Mummy workouts. When you join her forum you get two videos you alternate through each month. About when you are ready to move on to a new workout, the new month comes along and you get two new videos to learn!

Her advertising shows a lot of bikinis and bare skin. This is what her workouts are really like. She does them all on her back porch, and wears tanks and shorts or workout pants.

I love that the workouts include kettle bells, and dumbbells. You work on strength training three days and then cardio on the off days. It’s working for me so I’m going to keep at it!

Last Day of Lilla Rose Sale and Party!

Don’t forget that today is the last day of the 10% off Lilla Rose sale and mystery hostess party!

Lilla Rose Summer Sale! Save 10% off your entire order and receive free shipping on orders over $40.

When you order through the party link you are being entered to be randomly chosen to be the hostess of the entire party! Right now the party has over $700 in sales, so the hostess will receive $105 in free products, 4 half price items, plus a free hostess only flexi clip! If the party goes higher then the hostess rewards will just keep going up!

If you order $60 or more through the party link, I will send you a free flexi clip of my choosing! This is for my new and current customers only, I encourage you to stay loyal to your current consultant if you have one!

Patriotic Summer Fun

Here is a super cute summer outfit we put together using clothing that is for sale at Deborah & Co. and the Liberty Bow flexi clip! You can find links to all of these items here. 

 

 

 

Lilla Rose Summer Sale, Free Shipping, and Mystery Hostess Party!

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Lilla Rose Summer Sale! Save 10% off your entire order and receive free shipping on orders over $40.

The hot summer months are here, and if you don’t have a flexi clip you don’t know what you are missing out on!

I wear my flexi clip to keep my long, thick hair up and off my neck a lot during the summer months.

Mega Flexi Clip works great for long and thick hair! This was an easy braided hairstyle I did using a Mega tree of life flexi clip.

The pin is attached to every flexi clip so you don't lose it! The pin is attached to every flexi clip so you never lose it! See how it is tucked behind my braid? That keeps it secure and in place all day long!

A dangle flexi clip works on women and little girls! Flexi clips work for little girls, and those with thin hair! This picture shows my six year old daughter wearing an open heart dangle flexi clip in an x-small size.

Crown of Hearts Mini Clip If you don’t want your hair all the way up, you can just pull a little bit back with a smaller size clip!

Lilla Rose is offering a two day summer sale, Wednesday and Thursday only! You can save 10% off your entire order, and receive free shipping on orders of $40!

When you order through this party link and have an order of $60 or more, I’ll send you a free flexi clip of my choosing! *This offer is for my new and current customers. If you already have a Lilla Rose consultant, please order through her!*

I’m also having a Mystery Hostess Party! Order today or tomorrow through the party link and you might be chosen to be the hostess of the entire party! You can earn free products and half off products! I’ll draw a winner to be the hostess through random.org.

Lilla Rose released the July Flexi of the Month early so you can get this adorable clip in time for the 4th of July!!! I’m so in love with these clips and the bobby pins! I can’t remember the last time I was this excited over one of the monthly clips!

Liberty Bow is the July Flexi of the Month! The bobby pins are super secure, and hold so much better than any other bobby pin I’ve worn.

Do you need help figuring out what size flexi clip you need? You can watch this video to help you decide on your sizing.

Don’t worry about ordering the wrong size flexi clip! Exchanges are super simple with the Lilla Rose policy.

Did you order the wrong size of flexi clip? Returns and exchanges are simple to do!

Throw Away Your Chemicals and Get Beautiful Hair The Natural Way!

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Throw Away Your Chemicals and Get Beautiful Hair the Natural Way!

I’m not a purist, but I try very hard to watch what I put on my skin. From avoiding parabens with my L’BRI pure and natural skincare, to using shampoo and conditioner from Costco that does not have sulfates in it, I read my labels and educate myself!

One thing I like to treat my hair to once in awhile is the Beautiful Hair treatment from The Bulk Herb Store. Made from nettle, horsetail, shave grass, oatstraw and henna, it is a nourishing formula that can revive tired looking hair.

They have three different color choices, dark, strawberry red and blonde. The herbal properties of this treatment penetrate only the broken parts of the hair shafts, leaving damaged hair looking healthy and full. The clear silicon creates a brilliant shine and nettle nourishes your scalp. This treatment brings out lovely highlights but does not cover gray hair. The Dark and Red mixtures contain nettle, oatstraw, henna, and horsetail/shavegrass. Strawberry Blonde contains henna, chamomile, nettle, oatstraw, and horsetail/shavegrass. Blonde contains chamomile, nettle, oatstraw, and horsetail/shavegrass.
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It’s a messy treatment, and it smells, both of those things result in a lot of laughs from the children. :) Who wouldn’t laugh when you look like this?

Using the Beautiful Hair Treatment from The Bulk Herb Store

Recipe

  • 3/4 cup of lemon or vinegar (use lemon for lighter highlights, or vinegar for red/darker highlights)
  • 1/2 cup of Beautiful Hair Treatment – Dark
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil or mayonnaise (optional)

You mix the herbs together on the stove, along with either lemon juice or vinegar. I prefer the lemon juice for lighter highlights. Heat it for 5 minutes, but don’t let it boil!

After you let the mixture cool, you add in 2 beaten eggs. Then you stand over the sink, and carefully apply it to your hair, giving special attention to your dry or damaged areas. Wrap your head in a plastic sack, then put a warm towel over your head. Leave it on for at least 45 minutes.

Wash your hair out with water only that night, and then the following night you can actually take a shower and use shampoo.

The end result?

The end result of using Beautiful Hair Treatment from The Bulk Herb Store!

 Healthy, nourished, full hair that glistens in the sun! You can get beautiful hair naturally! 

Thick, Full Hair after using the Beautiful Hair Treatment.

After you have healthy glowing hair, you need a flexi clip! The June flexi clip is a lovely calla lilly! Only available while supplies last (usually just a week or two!).

June Flexi Clip!