Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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It is cold here!! From what I have seen a lot of the USA is having a cold spell right now, except Florida of course. :) I’ve had to work harder on staying bundled up this week. Our house just doesn’t ever feel really warm so I add layers!

It is possible to stay warm in a skirt during the winter months!  A maternity skirt and a warm maternity sweater, along with leggings and knee high socks keeps me warm! I’m wearing knee high black socks, with maternity leggings under the knee high socks. It keeps me pretty warm, though I miss my fleece lined leggings. I need to pull out my pair and see if I can still wear them with my pregnant tummy. :) None of the other leggings I’ve tried have been as warm as those.

If you are having trouble staying warm while wearing a skirt, you might read through a post I wrote last year about how to stay warm and modest in a skirt.

Dangle Flexi Clip for an elegant, easy way to pull your hair back! Dangle flexi clips are so pretty! I love all my flexi clips though…I’m not sure I’m brave enough to post a current picture of my basket holding all my clips. ;)

What I Wore

Skirt – Ruffle skirt we used to sell at Deborah & Co.

Sweater – Maternity Motherhood sweater from ThredUP

(you can get $10 in free credit if you are a new customer using that link!)

Knee High Socks – Marshalls

Leggings – Maternity leggings from ThredUP – Motherhood brand

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Makeup – L’BRI Pure and Natural

Link Up Time!

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DIY Gift Ideas for Children!

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DIY Gift Ideas for Children

 

While I don’t have time to do a lot of DIY projects, I have a few planned to do this year and need to get busy working on them! I’m being very thoughtful as to what I purchase for our children this year, and making sure it is items they will actually play with or need.

You can click here to read my guest post which is full of DIY gift ideas for children!

Gift Guide for Girls Ages 2-10!

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A gift guide for girls ages 2-10!

I don’t know about you but I’m thinking about gifts right now. Whether it’s gifts I’m planning on making or gifts I’m going to buy, my goal is to get my shopping done this month so December is free for fun family time.

Here are some gift ideas I like for girls ages 2 to 10. Some are appropriate for a little older, and some are too young for 10 years old, but that is a general age guide.

 

Paper Dolls

 

Paper Dolls – My girls are 6 and under, but they love playing with the paper dolls I had as a child! My oldest has been longingly looking at these beautiful historical paper dolls, so this Christmas she will be getting some! I’m thinking about turning them into magnetic paper dolls for her since she is still younger. I know even my boys would like playing with the Titanic paper dolls! (shhh – don’t tell). :)

Goldie Doll, a great gift for your daughter that will give you quality time with her!

 

Goldie Doll – This gift is meaningful for so many different reasons! The Goldie Doll Kit is a doll-and-Bible-study kit that teaches young ladies about true, godly beauty. In the style of the traditional “topsy-turvy” doll, 12-inch-tall Goldie has two personalities! Turn her one way and she’s a pretty young lady. Flip her over and she becomes a pig with a gold ring in her nose. You can spend some excellent mother/daughter time as you sew this doll together and go through the study!

Modest, Beautiful Princess Dresses!

 

Princess Play Dresses - These are beautiful play dresses that will hold up for hours of play! My girls have some of them and love them. Actually, they are each getting a new play dress for Christmas! All the princess play dresses and accessories are on sale today through Saturday! These dresses rarely, if ever go on sale, so now is the time to grab them for gifts!! The matching doll dresses are also on sale! 

Housecleaning Set

 

Dust, Sweep and Mop Set – My girls love to help dust or mop. This set will give your younger girls the housecleaning tools they need to start learning alongside mom!

Ice Cream Set!

 

Ice Cream Set – My girls love playing with their ice cream set! The scoops really pick up the ice cream and you can create all sorts of cones. We get to eat their creation. ;)

For Such A Time As This - A beautiful hardback Bible Story book for girls!

For Such A Time As This – A lot of families do the 3 gift idea – a want, a need and a book. This new Bible story book just came out for girls and it is beautiful! I have it tucked away as a gift for my oldest and I can’t wait to start reading it with her!

ABC Say It With Me DVD

 

ABC Say It With Me – I love giving my children DVD’s that are educational and encourage good character. They are so hard to find though! This is a rare DVD that every family should own! Even my 10 year old will watch this with his sisters. So sweet and wholesome.

 

Loving Family

Loving Family – My girls have a Loving Family dollhouse, a family, and furniture thanks to their grandparents. :) They love playing with it, and I want to get the above set as a gift since we only have one family and 3 girls. I’ve tried finding these used at children’s consignment sales and it is really hard to find just the family without a dollhouse!

The one doll stroller I can't recommend enough! It has held up for several years with 3 girls using it!

 

Chicco Doll Stroller – I can’t recommend this doll stroller highly enough! We have had it for several years now, and it has received much (tough) love from three girls. Often, they have the youngest sit in it and push her around and it is still in excellent condition! Before we got this stroller we went through several of the cheaper umbrella type strollers that kept breaking. I’m so thankful this one has lasted!

Lego friendsLego Friends – I was happy when Lego came out with girl sets! My 6 year old is starting to show interest in these sets. I don’t like all the girl characters, but some of them are really nice. Legos are expensive but my boys have played with them for years now, so it’s one thing I will invest in and know it will get used!

These are just some ideas of gifts for girls! I’d love to hear what you are planning on getting your girls for Christmas! We also have 2 December birthdays for our two youngest girls! I have to be creative when it comes to purchasing wisely, as I want to give them things they need and toys that will be a blessing to them, and not just sit around the house.

 

 

 

25 Frugal Days of Christmas

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Join Frugal Homeschool Family for the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas

Are you seeking a meaningful Christmas season that doesn’t break the bank?

If so, look no further!

The 25 Frugal Days of Christmas are here!

Join us as 25 top bloggers bring you ideas, tips, and resources to help you make this Christmas full of BIG memories on a tiny budget.

Check back each day through Christmas and you’ll find fun, and frugal traditions, free printables, frugal decorating ideas, yummy recipes, simple DIY craft projects, and more!


Meet the bloggers joining us in the 25 Frugal Days of Christmas:

Heather from Frugal Homeschool Family. ~ Alecia from Learning 2 Walk.~ Carlie from Today’s Frugal Mom.~ Julie from Logger’s Wife. ~ Suzette from The Joy of Homemaking. ~ Meeghan from Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. ~ Annette from In All You Do. ~ Bonnie Rose from Write Bonnie Rose. ~ Caroline from The Modest Mom. ~ Sherryl from Simply Sherryl. ~ Tabitha from Meet Penny.~ Monique from Living Life and Learning. ~ Honey from Honey’s Life. ~ Felice from Home for Learning. ~ Sarah from Early Bird Mom. ~ Yvie from Gypsy Road. ~ Davonne from Davonne Parks. ~ Crystal from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures. ~ Tonia from The Sunny Patch. ~ Monica from Happy and Blessed Home. ~ Stephanie from The Multi’ Taskin’ Mom. ~ Janell from Saving You Dinero. ~ Kim from Not Consumed. ~ Kelli from Adventures in Child Rearing. ~ Pam from Keeping Life Creative. ~ Sharla from The Chaos and the Clutter. ~ Alicia from Extreme Christmas Savings. ~ Laurie from Inspiring NH Kids.

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