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Black maternity Skirt with a blue pink blush maternity top.

This outfit would probably look more flattering with a belt, but I just felt like wearing a scarf today so did that instead. :) All my girls wore their red Christmas dresses to church Sunday, but instead of matching them I just added some red accents. I don’t wear lots of reds, so I decided not to buy a red top that I would be wearing mainly for christmas time while I’m pregnant.

December Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose!

I wore my mini December Crimson Joy flexi clip today! These are sold out online, but I do have a couple in stock myself if you really wanted one and missed out. :)

Almost third trimester, and I'm picking out outfits that are comfortable!

I love my scarf because my son gave it to me for Mother’s Day.  My shoes are so comfortable, and I got them for a really good deal on Zulily!

I’m excited that this is Christmas week!! I am baking cut out cookies with the children today. Last night we went to a live nativity and drove around looking at Christmas lights. Christmas break from school started Friday, so I’m just mom to my children for a week, instead of mom and teacher. ;)

What are you looking forward to the most this week?

What I Wore

Skirt – We used to sell it at Deborah & Co.

Top – Pink Blush Maternity top that I found gently used from ThredUP.

(I have had really good success getting a lot of maternity clothes, and almost all my children’s clothes from ThredUP! If you are a new customer, you can get a free $10 credit when you sign up through this link!)

Scarf- Cejon brand, from Marshalls.

Shoes – Zulily

Flexi Clip -Mini Crimson Joy from Lilla Rose 

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Makeup and Heart Issues {Part 2}

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Makeup and Heart Issues

In my last post I talked about how important it is that we, as mothers, make an honest effort at avoiding the worn out mom look when we’re out and about. Not only do I feel better about myself when I tidy up my appearance I feel like I’m doing a little something towards putting the haggard homeschool mom persona to rest.

That said, I also tried to make it clear that I in no way believe that makeup is the magic bullet for feeling spent. No doubt, the pendulum can just as easily swing too far the other way to the point that makeup becomes a necessity that you can’t allow yourself to be seen without. Though I do wear makeup, here are a few things I keep in mind that help me balance it’s use.

My Heart Issue Check List

1. Do I feel so dependent on makeup that I can’t leave my house without it on? This is the biggest thing on my checklist. I don’t want to become so dependent on makeup that I can’t face someone without it. I want to be secure with my makeup on or off. The most important thing I want on my face is the countenance of the Lord, not the best, most natural makeup I can find.

The highest compliment I’ve ever been paid was by an older minister in our church who, when I was 13, told me that he could see the light of the Lord shining through my face. I’ve never forgotten that, and the feeling it gave me was far greater than a passing compliment on how pretty my makeup is. True beauty comes from within, and if I have to choose I want lasting beauty over external. However, I don’t feel like you have to pick one or the other. If your heart is in the right place I feel you can balance both properly.

Makeup and Heart Issues - A checklist of how I make sure wearing makeup is not becoming the most important thing to me.

2. Do I feel secure around my husband without makeup on? A few months ago I realized that I didn’t. My face was broke out, I was pregnant and hormonal and of course convinced myself that he didn’t like me as well when I didn’t have makeup on. I talked to him about it, and he assured me that was not the case. I purposefully cut back on how often I wore makeup until I felt myself secure again around my husband, no matter how I looked.

While I feel it is important to look nice for our husbands, they do see us in our best and worst times. We need to know they will be there for us no matter how we look, and just do our best to put on a good appearance when we can, and know that the love between us will carry us through the messy moments. :)

3. When people look at me, do they instantly think of how much makeup I have on? I don’t want the barbie doll, plastered on makeup look. Everyone has personal standards of what they feel is appropriate, but fake eyelashes and the dark makeup look is not for me. I want to compliment what God has given me, not put on a whole new face. I try to keep things as natural as I can, and carefully choose my colors.

Makeup and Heart Issues - A checklist of how I make sure wearing makeup is not becoming the most important thing to me.

4. Am I being a good example to my daughters? I have three young girls watching my every move. They ask me questions, and watch as I put makeup on. I always talk to them about how makeup is for mama’s, and how little girls don’t need it. They play with my makeup brushes, giggle about it, and run on their merry way. So far it has not been a huge issue in our house. They’re just delighted to use the EOS Chapstick I keep in my purse for them! :)

Tomorrow I’m going to share some practical tips on how I put makeup upon, and keep it super simple for a busy mom’s life! Bonus – I made a video for you all!

Two days only of free shipping on orders of $25 or more! Get Christmas delivery if you order by the 19th!

Today and tomorrow only, we are offering free shipping on all US orders of $25 or more at Deborah & Co! Plus, these orders will ship priority mail, and the post office is saying all orders shipped by the 20th will arrive for Christmas!

Use the code: LASTDAY at the checkout to receive the free shipping.

We have two new items at Deborah & Co. 

Tiered Ruffle Maxi Skirts in 3 different colors!

Tiered Ruffle Maxi skirts in 3 different colors! The black and ivory has a lace look, but is actual fabric. These are available in limited quantity, so don’t delay if you want one!

Just released! Homemaking 201 DVD for encouragement to the wife, mother and homemaker!

Homemaking 201 is now available! I’m so excited to have a fantastic sequel to Homemaking 101. I’ve received so much encouragement from watching 101, and my six year old daughter just adores these DVD’s!

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You can still look feminine while you are pregnant! I found this dress in my bedroom Saturday night, and realized it had finally gotten washed and dried, and the children left it in my room for me. :) I had purchased this dress from Zulily during my last pregnancy, and I’m not sure why it took me so long to wear it this time around!

This is the ultimate in comfort as far as maxi dresses go. It never wrinkles, even after I found it wadded up on my floor. :) Since it is black, and how it is designed it seems to be more flattering than the last maternity maxi dress I wore.

A maternity maxi dress from Zulily, and a gap shirt and shoes from ThredUP! I love finding good deals for maternity clothes online!

The shoes and shirt came from ThredUP, a favorite place of mine to shop for gently used clothing. I was so excited to discover that they just added newborn-12 month size clothing! Perfect for shopping for the new baby! When you join as a new customer through this link you get a $10 credit, so you can get something almost free after shipping!

I curled my hair using Wrap Snap N Go rollers. They are so comfortable to sleep in, and take me about 5-10 minutes to put some mousse in my hair, and wrap my hair in them the night before I want curly hair. I’m not sure why I don’t take the time to do it more, I just need to get into the habit of it!

What I Wore

Maxi Dress – Zulily

(Greek Goddess Maternity Brand, I can’t seem to find it online anywhere now)

Shirt – Gap Maternity Long Sleeve Tee – ThredUP

Shoes – ThredUP

Headband – Pearl hair band from Lilla Rose

Earrings – Mialisa

Makeup – I was really tired, so the only thing I have on is some lip gloss from Cowgirl Dirt.

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Six months pregnancy with baby number six!

I’m just laughing whenever I see these pictures. I really don’t look this big all the time – I don’t think this was the best outfit combination! I picked the most flattering picture out of the bunch. All the others make me look like I’m having twins that are due any day! Lol! It is hard to be pregnant in the wintertime. You have to bundle up and be warm and yet try not to look like a huge snowman! :)

Blue Mini Dangle Flexi

I curled my hair using my hot rollers and pulled back just a little bit of it in a mini flexi clip before church.

Modest Maternity Maxi Dress

I’m laughing ya’ll! It’s ok, you can laugh with me. The scary thing is, maybe I really do look like this all the time? No way, surely not at six months. lol

Undercover Mama

If you are a breastfeeding mom, or know of one, for today only you can get our Undercover Mama Tanks with free shipping in the USA! Choose from the regular, lace, or slimming. I’m looking forward to wearing these tanks again in a few months when I’m breastfeeding again!

Deck the Halls with Usborne Books!

My Usborne Facebook Party is tonight! I’d love to have you come chat with us, it will be fun and fast paced! I’m giving away extra rewards (Stackapals and Character Badges) for those who come to the party and order!

What I Wore

Dress – Liz Lange Maternity Dress (Found on ThredUP)

Cardigan – From Kohls (I bought it several years ago)

Scarf – Zulily

Shoes – Zulily

Flexi Clip –  Mini Clip from Lilla Rose

Makeup - L’BRI Pure and Natural

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