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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Seven Basic Needs of A Husband



I stumbled across this very old piece of paper while going through a box of old keepsakes from Jordan's parents. Written on this piece paper was "Seven Basic Needs of A Husband". After reading them I couldn't help but think how each one was on point. I have mentioned it before how a women's role is so vital in her husband’s life, you can make or break him not only with your words but also with your actions. I googled it to see who had written this, and it was Cliff Palmer who was a Pastor at South Heights Baptist Church. I hope this challenges and inspires you like it did me. So here it is ..





1. A Husband needs a wife who respects him as a man. 
2. A husband needs a wife who accepts him as her leader and believes in his God-given responsibilities.
3. A husband needs a wife who will continue to develop inward and outward beauty.
4. A husband needs a wife who can lovingly appeal to him when he is going beyond his limitations and wisely respond to those who question his ideas, goals, or motives.
5. A husband needs quality time to be alone with himself and with the Lord.
6. A husband needs a wife who is grateful for all he has done and is doing for her.
7. A husband needs a wife who will be praised by other people for her character and her good works. 






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Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. - Proverbs 31:11

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ILY steals

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A girl can never have too many shoes, purses, and of course jewelry! I love ILY and they always have sweet sales. Everything above is under $25, and wait for it ... some are even under $10! If you sign up to receive emails you can get 15% your first order. Happy shopping!!





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Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty. -Proverbs 21:5

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The more you read, the more you know.




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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  Dr. Seuss




Ever since I got engaged I made a promise to God and to myself that I would be the best wife that I could be and to serve my husband in every way possible. I have learned so much from reading these books, and I always go back and re-read my notes from each one of them. The world has a very distorted view on marriages, but I am not called to be of this world and neither are you. I could list 100 reasons why you should invest (yes you are investing in your marriage) and buy each of these books, but I’m not going to do that because by the time I get to reason 50 the kids will wake up. Seriously though, get these books and make a commitment to God, your hubby, and yourself that will be the wife God has called you to be. You can never know too much or know it all. Happy reading!




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 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. -Ephesians 5:22-24



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

H&M NEW SEASON 2014

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13. Loafers
14. Wide cut wool sweater


 I cannot wait to get my hands on these items.  I'm slightly torn because I am not ready to give up summer just yet, even though every magazine is screaming fall/winter fashion. Thankfully Houston doesn't really get cold until November. Happy Shopping!





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Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control then to conquer a city. - Proverbs 16:32

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Family vacation

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So we finally got to go see the family up north in June, and it was pretty awesome! Cousins finally got to meet each other and all the kids had so much fun. It was the first time for a plane ride, to go to the beach, and to visit NYC where the kids got to meet Big Bird and Cookie Monster. Jadyn also got to eat his first hot dog.

I never thought we would have so many luggages. We brought two car seats, a stroller (which I was finally able to convince Jordan to get a new one, Praise Jesus!) a bag for Jordan, one for me, and one for the boys. Having to deal with those bags is probably the worst part of traveling. The boys did so well on the plane, there was no crying or screaming. (YAY!) It was really nice to get away and see family, only bad part about the trip is both Jadyn and Colin got sick, so their sleeping and schedules went right out the window. Eventually everyone got sick in the Muller house, and by the time they were feeling and sleeping better it was time for us to come back.

I will list the things we did to make flying better but the thing is if your a mom and your reading this, you know your child better then anyone else and you know what works with them and what doesn't. What I will say to you is this; I was scared of flying with both the kids and what if my kids become those kids that are screaming up a storm the ENTIRE flight- my answer to that is who gives a flying toot. Just remember to be gracious, that doesn't only apply to the kids, but to you. Flying with kids is not like flying on your own, so give yourself time, be patient with your kids, and BREATH. This also goes for those of you who don't have any kids, if you see someone traveling with kids ask if you can help, be nice! I won't ever forget I was blessed to have people who loved kids and offered plenty of times to help throughout the flight. Don't be that person who shakes their head in disapproval because the parent can't keep their kid quiet! I mean it’s hard enough for me to sit still for three hours. Jordan had told me that when we were all boarding people walked by saying "lets sit far away, they have kids" (insert me giving them the stink eye here). DO NOT be one of those people.


Here are a few things we did to help flying easier:
1. Keep things organized, it will save you time when you know where things are.
2. If the kids are under two you will need a copy of the birth certificate to prove their age.
3. We flew Southwest so we paid for early bird check-in which gave us priority boarding.
4. Give your self plenty of time and get there a little early, so you’re not rushing.
5. Keep all the baby liquids and food together and easy to get so security check is easier.
6. Sit in front of the plane, there is only one bathroom with a SUPER SMALL changing table, which is by the front cabin. You will also get out faster. Funny story- on the way up to CT Jordan boarded first while I was dealing with the stroller, and he decides to choose THE VERY LAST seat, when I got in I was like what the ?!?! I called his name out load and he looked up (so did everyone else) and I just shook my head and pointed to the seats in the front and everyone just chuckled.
7. Snacks, and plenty of them.
8. Some new toys, we brought play-doh.
9. Something to snuggle with and comfort them.
10. Try to hold off naptime, and let them run wild at the gate to burn off all that energy.
11. Suck on a pacifier or bottle when ascending or descending (it helps with the pressure in those little ears).
12. Again I wont stress enough is to BREATH, be patient. Have fun and enjoy the journey, you will look back and regret that you were to wound up and not enjoying the moment.






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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit - Romans 15:13


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NSALE

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Ahhh, who doesn't love a sale? I have rounded a few of my top picks from Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, everything except the sandals are under $50. Even better right? 






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Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrong. - Proverbs 10:12


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Living Honest

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Hey Guys! I am sure you're thinking that it's about time I post something! So here it is a review on the Honest Company and products I have bought and tried so far. Jessica Alba founded the company to be able to "help moms and to give all children a better, safer start." What can you expect from them? Honest, Social goodness, Support, Peace of Mind, and Delightful Design. For more information on Honest check them out here.

1. Scrubber sponge- at first I was excited about this, its been a month of using the sponge and it does get the job done BUT, the scrubbing fiber layer is separating from the sponge. I am hoping this is just a defective sponge and not all of them are like this.
2. Multi-surface cleaner- two thumbs up! I have stainless steel appliances and Jadyn is constintly putting his little hands all over them (hello handprints).  This cleaner cleans them up and leaves no streaks.
3. Bubble bath- kids love this, bath time is very sudsy and smells AMAZING, also doesn't burn their eyes!
4. Bathroom cleaner- okay so I am used to cleaning with bleach and clorox, so this is very different for me and I am still adjusting. What I do love about this is the smell and it doesn't leave a residue on our glass shower. I really enjoy not having the harsh chemical smell, and this does clean well. However, our shower is made of travertine so water just sits in the tiny little holes (if you don't know what I am talking about look here) and it turns pink, and I feel like nothing better to kill all that with some bleach! 
5.  Healing balm- best thing ever, Jadyn has had a few rashes with his swim diaper and all I do is apply this balm before bed time and the next morning it's all gone! I am not too fond of the smell on this one.
6. Breath Easy rub- I have had to use this only two times on the kids, I guess that means it worked? What I really liked about this was unlike vapor rub the smell wasn't over powering, but it still helped the breathing when they were stuffy.
7. Toilet cleaner- another great smelling product and cleans well.
8. Shampoo and body wash- boys also love this one, and best of all it's tear free!! Jadyn is always rubbing his eyes and we no longer have a problem with his little eyes burning. This smells AMAZING also.
9. Dish towels- I was expecting the towel to be a bit bigger, I don't know why but I was. Cute towels and dries the dishes well.


Overall I love everything. They now have items for sale at Target (a lot of the items are sold online only) and Buy Buy Baby. I would recommend going to Honest and choose your bundle because you get to save more money, and we all want that right? You can choose different products every month or you can opt out if you would like. So there you have it I hope this helps and let me know what you think when you try the products! Enjoy living Honest!





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Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. -Romans 13:13