Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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The closer we get to my husband’s graduation, the busier the days are getting! He has portfolio reviews, a speech to give with slideshow presentation, Senior night, touring graphic design companies, applying at jobs, graduation, and a graduation party. This past week has been a blur, and the week ahead of us is very busy as well.

I’m putting up just some random pictures for Modest Monday today. We went to a living history event Saturday, and the first two pictures are from that day.

Denim skirt with cheery yellow blouse | themodestmomblog.comWe took a quick picture before we left. I’m wearing a denim skirt (the rainbow denim skirt is coming back again in May!). It’s my favorite skirt and I wear it several times a week. The yellow blouse is from ThredUP (New York & Company Brand), and reminded me of spring daffodils. :)

Making rope in a ruffle skirt! | themodestmomblog.com

My oldest daughter is making rope at the living history event! I love her new skirt (I’ll let you in on the details of how to get this skirt later this week!).

Family Easter Picture! | themodestmomblog.com

This is our very windy family Easter picture. :) We went to the farm (my husband’s grandpa’s farm) for Easter lunch. It is always so windy there!

I have two huge projects I’ve been working on, and they both are coming this week! Check back here tomorrow for a very special Deborah & Co. announcement. If you have girl’s, you don’t want to miss it!

Then on Wednesday, this amazing, simply unreal, once a year sale is back.

 

I can’t wait to share the details with you!

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.

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How to stay warm and modest in a skirt

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How to stay warm and modest in a skirt | themodestmomblog.com

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It truly is possible to stay warm in a skirt in the winter months – and be modest while you do so! This is a topic I receive a lot of emails about, and since it is freezing cold outside right now there is no better time to talk about it!

I’ve worn skirts through the winter since I was a little girl. Remember the stirrup pants that used to be so popular? Yes, I used to wear those, except they were under my skirts! If you get creative, you can stay just as warm in a skirt, if not warmer then if you were wearing jeans!

How to Stay Warm In A skirt:

1. Wear heaver skirts in the wintertime. Now is not the time for the lightweight cotton and chambray skirts. Pack those up during the wintertime or put them in the back of your closet! Heavier fabrics like denim, twill, corduroy, or wool work best. These will keep the heat in better instead of letting the cold air flow right through your skirt!

Khaki Skirt with Black Shirt

2. Layer, layer, layer! I know some ladies don’t like to layer, but I’ve always found it necessary during the really cold days. Yesterday the temperature was below zero, and I had on a camisole plus a very warm hoodie (does anyone else think that word sounds silly?!).

For layering underneath a skirt or dress, thankfully there are better options then the stirrup pants now! I wear fleece lined leggings all winter long. Yesterday both pairs of mine were in the wash, so I wore solid black pajama pants under my skirt since we were going to be home all day!

Fleece Lined Leggings and Brown Boots kept me warm! | themodestmomblog.com

Other options for layering under your skirts are microfiber tights, or cotton tights. I’ve never been as warm with these on, but some ladies prefer them. Try and pick darker color tights or leggings to wear under your darker colored skirts. White leggings with a black skirt will not look right, and possibly will even look like long johns showing underneath.

3. Wear a warm slip under your skirt. I’ve never done this, but have heard of ladies who love to wear a warm slip, such as wool or flannel under their skirts in the wintertime. It would definitely help keep the cold air out!

Warm flannel slip will help keep you warm in skirts through the winter months! Source

4. Wear warm socks. You can layer everywhere else, but end up with cold feet and still be miserable all day long! While some people buy UGGS slippers and wear those all winter, they are a little out of my budget! Warm wool socks work great, and you can wear a pair of slippers over them in the house, or boots if you are going out. If you have a membership to Costco, they have a fantastic 3-pack of wool socks right now that are very affordable.

What about going out and playing in the snow? I’ve done all these tips and been warm while I play in the snow, but since I don’t wear skirts out of a biblical conviction (meaning that I feel like I’m required to wear them), I don’t have a problem bundling up in jeans or snow pants to go outside.

snowmobiling in the winter months

 

It’s been quite awhile since I did this, but one year we had so much fun going snowmobiling at my husband’s grandparents farm. I was all bundled up in snow pants and and a coat, and felt like a giant snowman! The only reason I prefer wearing snow pants of some sort while I’m out in the snow is I really don’t like the bottom of my skirts getting soaking wet from the snow.

That is how I’ve always stayed warm in the winter months with a skirt on! It’s not impossible so don’t let the cold stop you from putting a skirt on!

*If you are wanting more modesty tips I wrote a whole chapter on Modesty in The Pursuit of Motherhood eBook! This 153 page eBook is written by 17 mothers, and has both practical and spiritual encouragement! It is on sale during January for just $3.99, to help you start the New Year with a great attitude towards mothering! Looking for Inspiration for the New Year as a Mom? This ebook will help! | themodestmomblog.com

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Top Ten Blog Posts from 2013!

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Here are the top ten blog posts from 2013!

The Not So Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bombshell

 

1. The (Not So) Itsy Bitsy Bikini Bombshell 

A Thanksgiving Unit Study For Little Ones!

2. A Thanksgiving Unit Study For Little Ones (Free!)

Homemade Dry Shampoo recipe! themodestmomblog.com

3. Dry Shampoo Recipe (And a Confession)

Fitting a larger family into a smaller house | themodestmomblog.com

4. Fitting a larger family into a small house.  

Are you needing to improve your marriage? Click here to read 7 great ideas on how to improve your marriage for the homeschooling couple! | themodestmomblog.com

5. 7 Ways to Have a Great Marriage For The Homeschooling Couple 

Christians and Halloween, should we observe it? | themodestmomblog.com

6. Christians and Halloween – Should We Observe It? 

Bikinis and Bras, is there a difference between what you wear to the beach? | themodestmomblog.com

7. Bikinis and Bras – What’s the Difference? 

Encouragement for the weary mom | themodestmomblog.com

8. Encouragement For The Weary Mom

How to make homemade play dough . Plus cute printable labels! | themodestmomblog.com

9. How to Make Homemade Play Dough {Plus Free Printable Labels!}

Fall Scarf Ideas!

10. An Easy Accessory for Fall!

Are you looking for fresh inspiration as a mom? The Pursuit of Motherhood eBook can help! Start the new year with a new attitude as a mom.

On sale for $3.99! 

Looking for Inspiration for the New Year as a Mom? This ebook will help! | themodestmomblog.com

Christmas in July Sale at Deborah & Co.

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Christmas In July Sale at Deborah and Co!

Through the end of July (which is Wednesday) we are having a Christmas in July special on select items! Clearance items have been discounted further, and select items have been put on sale!

Don’t miss your opportunity to grab a skirt, layering cami, or earrings at huge sale prices!

Shop our Sale page here.