Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Mad about Plaid

Plaid is everywhere, and as it should be! Who doesn't love plaid for fall/winter? I don't know if it's just me but, every time I see plaid I think about warming up in front of a fireplace with some hot cocoa. I've rounded up a few items that are at a great price, so now you have no excuses for not owning something plaid! 

... God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. - 1 John 4:16

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sweater weather

I found these sweaters at the Gap store and they fit perfect! They are having a sale that ends TODAY. Most of these are already on sale and with the promo code NEWOUTFIT you get an extra 40% off, meaning you can get them for under $20. Perfect time to stock up and get cozy! Enjoy!!

For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. - Luke 14:11

Saturday, October 11, 2014

September favorites

 1. Collagen eye patch- I love the cooling effect of these eye patches (I also put mine in the fridge for a little extra cooling). Results were great for brighting not so much for firming. You can't beat the price for this though.
2. Speedy solution anti trouble patch- This stuff is amazing! All you do is wash your face and simply put the patch over your blemish and avoid the area with any lotions or creams and then go to bed. When you wake up in the morning it's gone!
3. Revlon color stay- I hate and I mean HATE having to reapply lipstick, especially when your wearing a dark color. It's like every thirty minutes you have to reapply, and it's annoying.  Revlon's color stay line is amazing, the stuff stays on ALL day. I did find that it does dry out a little so I mix it with a little bit of gloss and I'm good to go.
4. Bobbi brown corrector- Best corrector out there, miracle worker for under the eyes!
5. Naked2 basics- A little bit more cooler in tone then the original Naked pallet, but it gives you a perfect matte finish to a basic or bold look. This is my go to pallet.

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and defense; he has become my salvation. -Isaiah 12:2

Friday, October 10, 2014

National handbag day

In honor of National Handbag Day I decided to round up some handbags that I love and really want! Which one do you like the most? P.S. Gigi New York is having a friends and family event and you can receive 25% your purchase, just use code: wearefamily at checkout. Happy National bag day!

As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart. -Proverbs 27:19

Thursday, October 2, 2014

As for me and my house ...

(photocred: Pinterest)

A few weeks back I was up early in the morning making the bed with worship music on while I was doing my morning routine. Hubby had already left for work and the kiddos were still asleep. This is my favorite part of the day, nothing like getting things done and being able to have some quiet time before the chaos.

Suddenly I felt God speak to me and honestly I didn’t like what he had to say. You see the past few months have been hard, really hard. There was this mean person living inside of me. I was sick of doing the same thing over and over again. I have had enough of being home alone with the kids, and I was taking it all out on Jordan. I had resentment towards him because I didn’t think it was fair that I was the one who had to stay home with the kids all day. While hubby goes on business trips or has his business dinners, I’m the one at home with the kids.

For a while when Jordan would come home I would just complain on how hard my day was, how the kids did this or that, and how I was at my wits end with everything. Never did I stop to think how hard his day is, or how stressful his job is. Worst of all is I wasn’t making it any easier, not for him or myself and in the end we would just both be worn out from all my griping. Ouch!

As a wife I can set the tone in my house, I can make it a place of rest and peace, or I can make it living hell. I want my hubby to be able to enjoy coming home and know that he can rest and be at ease. I want him to know that despite how hard my day has been that I will greet him with a warm hug and smile, and not a bunch of rocks.

I’ve made a promise to myself and to God that morning that no matter how hard my day has been, that our house will be a place of peace, love and joy. I don’t always get it right, but its been a whole lot better.

“Better to live on a corner of the roof than to share a house with a quarrelsome wife.” Proverbs 21:9

Thursday, September 25, 2014

fall colors pt. 1

 I am loving the fall colors this year and boy do I need some color in my closet. I always end up buying black, white, or blue. I feel like these pieces would be the perfect without going overboard. Best part is some of them are on sale, YAY! Which one is your favorite?


Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed - John 20:29