Black Friday Deals From Deborah & Co, Lilla Rose and more!

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Black Friday is here, and our businesses are offering some amazing deals! I’ve stocked up on inventory over at Deborah & Co. and I hope we have what you are looking for! We truly do offer our best deals this one weekend a year, and I’m looking forward to seeing what good deals you all are able to get!

Black Friday sale at Deborah & Co.

Deborah & Co. – 20% off the entire store. Yes, on Halftees, Rainbow Denim Skirts, Princess Dresses and more! We are rarely able to offer a sale on our Princess Dresses, so this is a great time to snatch them up for Christmas gifts!

Some other special things include:

Every order of $125 in the US will receive free shipping!! Plus, every order of $125 or more will receive a mystery gift. This gift could possibly even include a free skirt, or free velvet leggings. Yes, I’m serious. So awesome! *Your order must be $125 or more before shipping and tax.

Use the code: GIVETHANKS16 to receive the 20% off on Friday morning!

Lilla Rose Black Friday Deals!

Lilla Rose – Oh My Lands (does anyone else say this quirky phase? I grew up with it!).

The sales this year are so amazing.

The new products added are beautiful. Stunning. Gorgeous. I could go on and on!

Save 20-60% off everything on the entire website, plus get free shipping on orders of $75 or more! This free shipping deal normally always includes international shipping!

The sale starts bright and early Friday morning!

Black Friday at Character Badges

Character Badges – We just graduated our oldest son out of this program. We still have four using it, and Sophia will start it in another year or so. Some months we get lax with being 100% consistent with this system, but we always come back to it, because it just works! Looking back, it was a good thing for Mosiah. It was more than good, it provided us with the balance we were desperately needing to our parenting.

You can save 20% off everything, plus receive free shipping on orders of $75 and more starting Black Friday! 

Oh, and you don’t want to miss Sean’s latest blog post. I love this quote from the post.

Broken a child's will, you need to point them to God.

 

Younique – I’m hosting a party for a friend! My favorite lip gloss I have is from Younique, and let me tell you, the concealer they have is amazing. I’ve never tried anything that works so well. I actually have never tried their famous mascara, but love all the samples of the foundation and concealer. All my friends seem to love the lip stain, it actually does leave color on your lips all day! They have some great deals starting Thursday.

Younique Concealer

Here are some more details. Starting on Thursday, the threshold for free shipping requirement is $50 (instead of $100)!
*Bundles will go live at noon Pacific every day and be available for 24 hours. They are beautifully wrapped and ready to gift!
*Any customer who buys a bundle every day will receive a free brush roll, $45 value.

Feel free to contact Sarah (the consultant on the website) if you have any questions, or leave them here and she can come here and answer them!

Some other good deals around the web

Ultimate Homeschool Organization ecourse Sale

More details on this course will come later, but I’ve been watching this Ultimate Homeschool Organization eCourse and highly recommend it. I met Kristy when we went to a blogging conference in CA, and we became friends right away. She drove Sean and I around for lunch and dinner, and I had a blast getting to know her! She has a large family, and I wish I had her organizational skills, and her homeschool room! If you need a warm dose of encouragement and new ideas for organizing your homeschool for the new year, grab this course! It’s $20 off the normal price!

DaySpring – If you need some Christian home decor or gift items, DaySpring always has really pretty items! Everything is 30% off, storewide.
Gymboree Sale On Now!

Gymboree is my favorite brand of shirts for my girls. They hold up better than any other brand I’ve tried. Everything is 50% off, plus free shipping for Black Friday, starting today!

 

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Fall Stitch Fix Review – November 2016

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It’s time for another Stitch Fix review, this time with Fall clothes! I was pretty picky over what I kept this time, making sure it went with the Dressing Your Truth colors that work for me. I’m not passionate about making every single item in my wardrobe match my color code, but when the items are good quality and cost more, I want them to be something I adore!

If you would love to get started with Stitch Fix, they offer gift certificates, which is how I got started! Last Christmas Sean gave me a gift certificate, and I was so shocked! He totally knew I had been wanting to try this service out, but I never dreamed he would get me a gift card! It’s a nice way for a husband to buy his wife some clothes, without doing the actual shopping. 🙂

If you are not familiar with Stitch Fix, here is how it works! 

First thing you do is fill out your style profile. This gives your stylist ideas on how tight or loose you want your clothes, want pricing, sizing, and color preference you have. This is also the place you link to your fashion board on Pinterest, so your stylist gets an idea of what you like! I have a board just devoted to pinning Stitch Fix items.

Now you just order your fix! You have to pay a $20 styling fee, but that fee is refunded if you end up keeping any item in your box. I always keep at least one thing, so I don’t blow through $20. Every box comes with 5 items. Stitch Fix offers clothes, shoes, accessories, jewelry, but you can specify what you want. I don’t have anything checked on my profile beside clothing, but I might try the shoes and jewelry section next time.

The box will show up in a few weeks (you can schedule when you want it to arrive, but it normally takes around 2-3 weeks for the stylist to put together you box, and it to arrive). You have 3 days to try everything on, and decide what you want to keep. A postage paid envelope is included, so it’s super easy to send back! If you keep all 5 items, you get 25% off your order!

Let’s start with what I did love first!

Yellow skirt with blue sweater from Stitch Fix.

Blue Sweater – Somehow I lost the sheet that showed the names of everything I received. So you get the basic names. 😉 This sweater is super soft and comfortable. I just couldn’t get over how soft it was, and I love the color!

Blue sweater from Stitch Fix

It’s so wonderful to wear something that feels like pajamas. 🙂 I saved this, and already wore it to an orchestra concert that my children played in.

Martina Cardigan from Stitch Fix

Martina Cardigan – This burgundy cardigan was something I really debated about keeping. It was incredibly comfortable. I ended up sending it back because I didn’t think I had enough in my closet that it would go with. I’m kind of regretting it though. I need to find some more cardigans this year!

Cardigan from Stitch Fix

You can always request certain items if you see something you like that Stitch Fix sells. I know they have this cardigan in different colors, so I thought about requesting it in a different color.

Shiela A-Line skirt from Stitch Fix

Shiela A-Line skirt – Ok this is a totally new look for me! I liked how the outfit all pulled together, but the skirt is not long enough for me to wear in everyday life. If I stand perfectly still or pose for a picture, I might be able to pull this length off, but even then…nope. LOL I want skirts to cover my knees. 🙂 The whole outfit is darker in colors than I prefer now. Back it went!

Tulen Pleated Top from Stitch Fix

Tulen Pleated Top – When I pulled this top out of the box I was in love with the color. My love for it ended there. You have to wear a cami under this top because you can see through it. It’s baggy, long, and barely tucked into this skirt for a picture. I adore this color, but it definitely went back!

Green shirt from Stitch Fix

I wish this shirt would have worked because the color is just what I’ve been looking for!

Overall I wasn’t out of this world excited about this box, but I’m glad I found the sweater. I wrote some honest feedback when I checked out, and Stitch Fix has waived my next $20 styling fee for me to try again. I always appreciate how often Stitch Fix will do this (definitely don’t abuse this, you want to give honest feedback each time so Stitch Fix knows what type of clothes to send!).

I’m going to schedule a box for December, and I’m really hoping to find 2 things in the box I want to keep, instead of just 1. 🙂 I added some more items to my Stitch Fix Pinterest board to give my stylist some ideas.

What would you love to receive from Stitch Fix? 

 

 

 

 

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Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but I’ve had two Thanksgiving meals already! They were both super yummy.  My only complaint around Thanksgiving is the lack of chocolate. Can you tell I prefer chocolate dessert over anything else? I had my pumpkin pie, but honestly I would rather have had chocolate pie.

Ok, moving on because that’s not even worth complaining about!

I’ve been excited to share the Modest Monday pictures with you this week. You will probably never guess why!

Yellow skirt with blue sweater from Stitch Fix.

The blue sweater is brand new, and I love it! It’s from my latest Stitch Fix box (full review coming this week). You wouldn’t believe how soft and snuggly it is.

The yellow skirt is from ThredUP, and it’s actually a terry cloth fabric. Think bathrobe. 🙂 It was comfortable, but the sweater really helps to dress it up.

Blue sweater from Stitch Fix

Ok, look at this photo! This is what I’ve been excited to show you. The soft fading in the background, the excellent lighting…this was taken on my new iPhone 7 Plus phone! Yes, we are huge Apple people around here, and when Sean told me how good the new camera was on the 7 Plus I quickly decided to get it. I was worried that I wouldn’t like how big it is, but I quickly adjusted to holding a larger phone and absolutely love it now!

I know this isn’t a techy blog, I just had to share my excitement with you all. 🙂

Side braid, pulled back into a Flexi Clip

I was ready to do something a little different with my hair, so I did a french braid about halfway down, then just kept braiding it normal and tucked it under a ponytail, which I used a medium size Flexi Clip to pull it back in. Most people don’t use a medium for a ponytail, I just have thicker hair.

Medium Flexi Clip for a ponytail with thick hair!

This clip goes with so many different outfits!

Since we are chatting about Flexi Clips, I’m beyond excited to tell you that a super duper good Black Friday sale will be happening at Lilla Rose!! Stay tuned for all the details, but you can go ahead and register on the website as a new customer, so you will make sure to get all the details emailed to you. It’s going to be great!

What I Wore

Skirt – ThredUP

Sweater – from my latest Stitch Fix box

Boots – Zulily (you can wear ankle boots with maxi skirts!)

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural and Younique lip gloss

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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Raising Children Who Truly Follow God (It’s Not All About You)

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I had a wake up call a few weeks ago as a parent.

I can’t create a relationship with God for my child.

It sounds so basic, right? Actually, at times I tend to think we ignore this one simple concept.

As a parent who feels like they have a serious responsibility to raise up children that love God with all of their heart, I tend to feel like it’s all on me.

I have to say all the right things, do all the right things, create the perfect environment for my child to do the right things. Do you ever feel that pressure as a mom?

Raising Children Who Truly Follow God (It's Not All About You)

A few weeks ago we had a guest minister come and preach at our church. My 11 year old son came home and quietly followed me into my bedroom. He sat down on my bed and said he wanted to talk. Some things that were said in the sermon really stood out to him, and he felt like parts of the sermon were life changing to him.

You know what?

They were.

I spent 11 years, pouring myself into this child, trying to train him up in the way he should go, and it took 45 minutes of hearing someone expound the word of God to really change him. 

The following week Israel was practically perfect. He worked so hard on getting along with his siblings, he was respectful to Sean and me, and he was reading his scriptures without being told. He received so many good checks on his obedience chart from Character Badges!

It helped me to understand -you can’t force these things to happen. You can encourage them, pray for them, spend hours talking to them about the right and wrong way, but ultimately God has to reach down and touch their hearts.

I find it interesting that all of my children heard the same sermon, but only one was really touched by it. The rest left and it was just, well, it was just another sermon. You never know what will touch your child, but we have to keep providing opportunities for these life changing experiences to take place, don’t we?

I’m not writing this to encourage moms to sit back and do nothing now. You can’t count on these experiences to happen despite yourself; but be open to letting your children be instructed and changed by people other than yourself, and by situations your not responsible for.

This being said, I’m still grateful for the resources I have used thus far. This isn’t an all or nothing post. It’s mainly a post to encourage you mothers to keep praying for your children, recognizing that sometimes God is bigger than you think, and He will touch your child in a way outside of your plan.

With six children we have spent hours talking about getting along together. It is so exhausting to have children that fight and quarrel all day long. Some of my favorite studies we have done (and will do over again!) are My Brother’s Keeper, and Because I Said So. These teach obedience to parents, and a love for your siblings.

Learning to love your siblings God's way

These studies are great to do together before a school day starts, or in the evening as a family!

A Biblical study of obedience

While these studies are great, it can be easy to do one study and not have your child truly retain what they learn. This is where Character Badges comes in. It’s designed to help you daily build good habits in your children. I find this supports any studies out there you do, because it’s helping train your children in good habits such as respectfulness, diligence, helpfulness, obedience, kindness, etc.

https://characterbadges.com/shop/character-badges-complete-set

Take heart dear mother. You have a huge responsibility to raise your children in the Lord, but God is so merciful to send those who can come alongside us, and reinforce these things to our children, and even present them in a different way. Embrace this. Take courage that you are not alone. Teach your children to respect their pastor, teacher, or mentor over them. A change in your child’s heart might be right around the corner!

 

 

 

 

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