My Book Reading List For Fall!

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Come see what I'm reading for my fall list! Homeschooling, Motherhood, and Marriage books are all here!

I’ve been trying to get some reading time in lately and I’ve really enjoyed it! There is nothing like being encouraged by a good book, and feeling refreshed in that area you need a boost in!

You might notice a lot of these are from the library. I tend to only buy books for myself that I know I will read over and over again. Since we are blessed with a really good library system I can find a lot of books there!


Sparkly Green Earrings - A great book on mothering if you are in the young baby stage!

Sparkly Green Earrings – I found this book in the Christian book store and requested it because the Pioneer Woman endorsed it. I almost didn’t start reading it, but I’m so glad I did! If you are in the heart and soul moment of mothering a baby, this is a book for you. I literally laughed and cried for 2 hours while I read this book on a trip. My children kept asking what was wrong with me. :)

The book is a little more sarcastic and up to date on modern life (like tv shows that I don’t know about), but I could so relate to her story of pregnancy and birth, and tending to her little baby. As a mother of a fussy baby I appreciated the first half of the book. She puts her daughter in preschool at 2, and is not a homeschooling mother, so while I am close to finishing the book it was really the first half that spoke to me.

Mama Needs A Do-Over, Simple Steps to Turning  A Hard Day Around I have enjoyed reading Lisa Pennington’s blog, so I’m looking forward to this book! It looks like an easy yet really encouraging book from a mom who understands hard days.

Self Help

Nourished, A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night's Sleep

Nourished, A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night’s Sleep – I might be crazy to read this right now. A full night’s sleep is high on my list of what I really need, but low on the list of what I’ll actually get. I’ve got a cute baby who loves to be up at night to eat, multiple times a night! However there is a lot more than just getting a good night sleep in this book.

It tackles the “Top 10 Stressors” such as cluttered surroundings, crowded schedules, negative body images, etc. Crystal from Money Saving Mom recommended it, so I added it to my book list.


Teaching From Rest, a MUST HAVE book for Homeschooling Moms!

Teaching From Rest – This is high on my “every homeschooling mama must own” list. It’s the only one in this stack that I actually own. If you need hot chocolate for your weary soul, this is the book. :) Reading her book and blog has helped me relax and fall back on all the principles I’m very familiar with. Having been homeschooled K-12th grade I know all about days that fall apart, but I remember how well my mom would pull those crumbing days together.

Homeschool Made Simple – This is not a book, rather a DVD set that Carole Joy Seid made. She is a veteran homeschooling mom, and it was like sitting there listening to my mom. Once again, this is an absolute must have if you want to homeschool with a literature approach. I’ve really enjoyed watching this while I fold laundry, or late at night while I’m up with Sophia (I’ve discovered that she enjoys watching videos, the little stinker! She can be screaming and instantly stop if I turn something on).

Deconstructing Penguins – I’m probably going to just skim through this book and get the main points. :) I’ve heard the author of Teaching From Rest recommend it. It’s supposed to help a parent create a bond of reading with their child, and learn how to ask the proper questions about a book. While I have a good bond with my boys already when it comes to reading, this book is written in a totally new approach to me.


The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages

The Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriages – I’ve read a few of Shaunti Feldhahn books before. Out of all the marriage books out there, I think I appreciate her books the most. A well balanced approach to marriage.

I’ve found marriage books are very healthy for me to read. They keep you focused on what is important and help keep the spark there!


Love The Home You Have

Love The Home You Have – Love, love love! This book was one I read on a trip alone with Sean and it was so refreshing! I don’t love the house we live in (small for our large family), but this book helps you focus on how important it is to truly take care of your home, and all the little things you can do. Very good read!

The Perfectly Imperfect Home, How to Decorate & Live Well – This is a coffee table type book, I want to get some ideas from the pictures.


Money Making Mom – This book is only available for pre-order right now, but it’s a new book written by Crystal Paine on moms working (I assume from home since she does). I can’t wait to read it!

Fall Book List for Mom! Good suggestions for books on homeschooling, motherhood, marriage, homemaking and more!








Huge Sale and New Flexi Clips For Fall!

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It’s fall (excuse me while I throw confetti and go light my fall candle!), and with that comes new flexi clips from Lilla Rose, plus an awesome sale!

Fall Sale at Lilla Rose! Save 10%-40% off, plus get all the new flexi clips for fall!

Tuesday and Wednesday only, you can save:

10% off everything store wide! 

10% off the newly released October Flexi Clip! 

15% off the new clips just released! 

20-40% off select styles! 

New customers to Lilla Rose can purchase three items, and email me for a FREE 4th item, up to $16 in value! This offer is good for only brand new customers, in the USA. Please stay loyal to your current consultant if you have one! Email me at after you place your first order!

New October Flexi Clip! This Hoot Owl is adorable and is only available in October or while supplies last!

New October Flexi Clip! This Hoot Owl is adorable and is only available in October or while supplies last! They also released matching hair sticks!

A complete look at all the new flexi clips that were just released!

Which clip do you like best? I like D, the Hoot owl best!

If you need sizing help, this chart should help! Gather your hair together like you are going to do a ponytail, and put your hand around it. Does it feel the size of a dime? A quarter? If you want to put all your hair up, use the guide for finding the correct size.

Need help finding what size flexi clip you should purchase? No problem! Use this handy guide!


You can shop the sale here! Leave a comment if you have a question!

Modest Monday and a Link Up!

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I’m always hearing mothers say how hard it is to dress their daughters in modest clothes. When you walk in the little girl section, it feels like you should be in the teenager section. :/ The world wants innocent girls to wear clothes with words on their bottoms, ripped and tattered looking clothing, or dresses that are short, tight, flashy, and downright provocative.

With that being said, it’s not impossible! I do very little sewing for my girls. I find most of their clothes on ThredUP (get a $20 credit for new customers through that link, plus use the code: SEPT40 to save 40% off your first order! That code expires September 30th so don’t wait!). Other places I’ve found good clothes for them are children’s consignment sales, Target and Kohls. If I’m buying brand new clothes, I really like finding a good sale at Kohls as I find their clothes seem to hold up well.

It's possible to dress little girls in modest, sweet clothes!

Sometimes the outfits are simple. This skirt and top for my 7 year old was both from Target. I’ve found Target has been carrying little girl’s maxi skirts for awhile now. I’ve had mixed success with the quality of them, but this black skirt has held up well.

Dangle Flexi Clip from Lilla Rose works great for our little girl's hair! They have seven different sizes, so even super thick hair can use one of these!

I used an x-small dangle flexi clip from Lilla Rose  to pull her hair back. She loves wearing flexi clips, I think besides how pretty they are, it makes her feel grown up. :)

What She Wore

Skirt – Target

Top – Target

Sandals – Children’s Consignment Sale

Flexi Clip – Lilla Rose

Don’t forget about the modesty unit study that was just released for girls!

Modesty Unit Study

It’s The Heart, Not The Hemline is a brand new fantastic 5 week unit study to use with girls ages 8-14! Save $7 with the code modestmom7 at the checkout!

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.

Please grab the button below and share on your blog post so others can come and join in the link up as well!


Feminine Friday – Denim Jacket Version!

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Fall is officially here, and one of the staples in your fall wardrobe is a denim jacket! I love layering my denim jacket over maxi dresses, and wearing it over a top with a skirt. A scarf goes well with a denim jacket!

Here are some ideas!


Plaid by oxigenio featuring a jean jacket
This is a really nice classic outfit. The skirt looks warm for fall, so it would have to be a cooler day.
 Fall Floral Scarf
I love this outfit! The purse is a really cute accessory. I could do without the rips on the jacket :) but I love colors in the tank and scarf. This would be really easy to do in your own wardrobe, as most people have a striped maxi skirt these days!
tribal maxi skirt
Aztec maxi skirts are popular. I have yet to buy one, but I don’t mind them in outfit images. 😉
We just added a new denim skirt to Deborah & Co. This denim sailor skirt will be cute with so many different tops for fall and winter!
Sailor Denim Skirt found at Deborah & Co.