March Favorites

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Target dollar section never fails to let me down. I have been obsessed with cute stationary lately! 

Two books that I have really been loving this month are "Live Love Lead" by Brian Houston and "Permission to Speak Freely" by Anne Jackson. Permission to speak freely is actually not a very well known book, I came across it in a used book store and decided to pick it up, and I'm so glad I did. This book pieces together Anne's story along with poems, stories, and personal insights from people around the world related to the topic of living life with no secrets and speaking freely in the church.  Anne shares her own struggles and writes about the tension between brokenness and holiness, cutting through Christian's polite mask's of "everything's fine" and into the secret shames we hide. She explores if faith and real life can coexist, whether any secret is too shameful to confess, and most of all, if it's really possible (and okay) to be a human in church today. I highly recommend the book to any Christian that has ever struggled within the church. 

Two of my favorite make-up products this month are the Baby Skin Primer  and the Maybelline loose setting powder , they help keep my makeup matte and in place all day! 

Wispy eyelashes have been my go to this month! 

I have been loving these fake clear nails from Kiss. They are really inexpensive and look great! I just paint them with one of my favorite nail polishes and I'm good to go.  

I started taking L-Lysine for my acne last month and it has worked wonders for my skin. I take one tablet in the morning and one at night. I highly recommend for anyone wanting to improve hormonal acne!

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
-John 13:34-35

Making A Vision Board

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
 I have been so inspired by vision boards lately. I have a lot of goals and things I want to do with the remainder of 2017, and I love the idea of making a board to help me visualize those goals and remind me to work toward them everyday. There are so many ways to make a vision board! You could make one on a poster board to hang in your room, in a journal for only you to see, or you can make an online version like me. I chose to do the online version so I could set it as my laptop and phone background because I look at those two way more often than I should!

 1. The first step of creating an online vision board is finding a template. I made mine on BeFunky and it was totally free! They have tons of cute templates to choose from.

 2. The second step is to make a list of all of the goals and plans you have for the year. Some of my goals were to learn how to play the piano again, eat healthier, grow sunflowers, go to Cosmetology school, spend more time outdoors, and grow in my walk with the Lord. Don't be afraid to be specific!

 3. The last step is to choose pictures that inspire you or reflect your goals. I got mine off of Pinterest, and I love how everything turned out!

 Considering I am such a visual person, having a vision board has helped me tremendously! It inspires me, keeps me motivated, and reminds me exactly what I'm working toward.
 Let me know if you have made a vision board of your own, I would love to see it or hear some of your ideas!

 "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his son cleanses us from all sin."
-1 John 1:7

Faith Like This

Thursday, March 23, 2017
 I love these tees for their cute design and ridiculous softness, but I love them even more for the meaning behind each one. At the bottom of this one you find the words Sinapsis Alba, which means mustard seed. In Luke 17, Jesus' disciples asked him to increase their faith, and he responded with:
"If you had faith like a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you."

  This passage of scripture never fails to amaze me. I don't know about you, but keeping faith though-out life and through-out difficulties in life is something I struggle with. Sometimes my faith seems to literally be the size of a mustard seed on some of my weakest days, but I love how Jesus reassures us  that even faith so small can do amazing things. It can do the unthinkable, the impossible. The smallest amount of true faith in the one true object of faith - Jesus Christ - is all we need.

You can find this tee along with some other cute positive Christian tees on Sol Harvest Co's Website !

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20 Random Facts About Me

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Hey there! I thought I would write a little Get To Know Me post to help you, well, get to know me better. A lot of my posts are fashion and lifestyle related and I wanted ya'll to know a little bit more about me personally. I came up with 20 random little facts about myself to share, and I would love to know some facts about you! Feel free to leave them in the comments!  

1. My first wreck was on my 18th birthday and I hit the mail man. (His car, not the actual mail man)
2. Mini powdered donuts are my weakness.
3. I was homeschooled and went to a private Christian school my whole life.
4. The first time I ever stepped foot into a public school was this year, because of my part time job as a substitute teacher. 
5. I'm a BIG fan of the man upstairs. 
6. I eat Taco Bell more than I like to admit. 
7. My dancing style is comparable to the ending scene of Napoleon Dynamite.
8. I'm an extroverted introvert. (It's a thing!) 
9. I only wear makeup once a week, don't be fooled.
10. I dream of being a business owner.
11. I don't watch much TV, but I am obsessed with Youtube. 
12. Cute stationary makes me happy. 
13. I've seen every episode of Full House and Boy Meets World three times over. 
14. Speaking of Full House, 'Uncle Jesse' was my first childhood crush.
15. If floral was a color, it would be my favorite. 
16. I once broke my pinky during a volleyball game but didn't tell my coach because I wanted to keep playing. lol! 
17. I love everything vintage. 
18. I used to dye my own hair in high school. Big mistake. 
19.Non-fiction books are my favorite because I love to learn.
20.  I love using fashion and photography as a way of expression, and I love blogging because it's a place to share those things! 

"Commit your work to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established."
-Proverbs 16:3

Spring OOTD

Monday, March 20, 2017
 Happy first day of Spring! Spring is definitely my favorite season when it comes to fashion, and I thought this outfit transitioned perfectly into my Spring wardrobe. This off the shoulder top is from Shop Buddy Love  & these are my favorite high-waisted jeans from American Eagle. I will have my outfit and Shop Buddy Love's website/instagram linked down below!

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine, but a broken spirit drieth the bones."
-Proverbs 17:22

The HER Collective

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
 I'm so excited to announce the launch of The HER Collective! Myself along with four other lovely Christian bloggers have come together to create a space for "her" to be healed, encouraged, and redeemed. 
 Women of every age, color, and walk of life are welcome here. This community seeks to foster genuine connections with each other, pray for one another, and grow in each of our walks with God. We desire to provide a safe place for you to learn, ask questions, be prayed for, and be inspired! 

 I'm so excited to see where God takes this ministry, and would absolutely love for you to join! Click the link below to request to join, & I look forward to seeing you there! 

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Spring Dress & New Hair Extensions

Saturday, March 4, 2017

 Hey ya'll! Today's outfit post is simple but it has become one of my favorite dresses. I have been loving the off-the-shoulder trend, and when I saw this one in Marshalls, I couldn't pass it up. It was super affordable too! It was around $20.00.
 I decided to style it with some of my old favorite sandals and these new hair extensions. As some of you may have noticed, I chopped my hair off about two weeks ago. I do love my shorter hair, but sometimes I just miss my long curls. Barely Extensions was kind enough to send me these extensions and I honestly love them! They are definitely the softest extensions I have ever owned and the color blends perfectly with my hair. You can pick these extensions up on Barely Extensions website or at Sally's beauty supply!

"The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing."
-Zephaniah 3:17 

Floral Baby Doll Dress from PB&J Boutique

Thursday, March 2, 2017
 Hello Everybody! I hope you're doing well. Today I wanted to share with ya'll this dress from PB&J Boutique!  I think this dress is absolutely stunning and would be a perfect piece to transition into your Spring and Summer wardrobe. I'm loving the vintage vibes. I decided to style it with my new short haircut, hoop earrings, and my favorite wedges.  PB&J have tons of cute clothes that I know you will love. I will link my dress along with a few of my other favorites down below!

"Let no man despise thy youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." 
- 1 Timothy 4:16