Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Made with Love

By Roodlyne aka Anointed Heels reads the label in this skirt she handmade for me. I'm sure she was wondering when I'd  wear it. Hey,  blogger pal here it is. #hopeyoulikemystylingofit 

She's such an amazing woman, friend, mother,  daughter and creative seamstress. I've decided that she'll take order. Lolol!!  Tell her I sent you. Lolol!




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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blushing

 

blush: noun rosy or pinkish tinge.



 
Blouse// Very Old
Skirt// Nordstrom Rack
Shoes// Aldo (old)
Clutch// gifted
 

I've been wanting to add this color to my closet for a while. I finally found the perfect skirt (pleated & blush colored) last year and I'm not sure why I didn't wear it. Initially, I had planned to wear it for Easter but went with the tulle skirt here. I knew I wanted to wear nude but didn't want to hide my new DIY pedicure shared on Instagram. My pumps are closed toe but fabulous. Lol! 

I was tempted to buy shoes until I recalled that I had these oldie but goodies still in the box. They are actually back in the store in spring colors. I have a weakness for Aldo! #shoeaddict

After seeing these photos, I started to regret that I didn't wear this look on Resurrection Sunday. Guess that's what happens when you have too many options. Although I don't believe my closet is overstocked..com

Can we say denial kinda sorta?  Blushing... 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

We Believe.

How was your Easter? If you follow my Instagram {{link below}}, you know I ended up on the beach after attending 8 AM. Service was good. Bishop said something on Good Friday that has resonated with me. He said, without the cross we wouldn't have Christmas, one of our most celebrated holidays. The truth is Christ wasn't born so we could celebrate His birthday but he came to die. That was his misson and it was completed! Amen.

Michael W. Smith has a song titled "Above All" that is so moving and humbling. The chorus:
Crucified
Laid behind the stone
You lived to die
Rejected and alone
Like a rose trampled on the ground
You took the fall
And thought of me
Above all


When I consider the meaning behind these words, I can't help but feel so blessed to have accepted the gift of salvation. I believe that Christ died on a cross and arose three days later. No man will ever display that kind of love for me and my son.


Our choir sings a celebratory song  by Eddie James titled "He's Alive". When they get to the chorus, the congregation turns up because we do believe He's alive. 

He rose 
In Glory 
With all power 
And authority 
He conquered 
My enemies
And He put them 
Under my feet 


If you haven't accepted this free gift TODAY is a good day. He will change your entire life. #guaranteed

Shades//Versona
Blouse// Jcpenny
Clutch//Aldo
Skirt//Windsor Store online
pumps//Marshalls

As for me and my house, we believe in God the Father. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in the Holy Spirit. He has given us new life.  WE BELIEVE! And for that we rejoice on Easter Sunday and all the days in between. 

1 Corinthians 1:18New International Version (NIV)

Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gardenia

This is one of my favorite midi dresses and I've probably worn it twice. It still serves as a best tend of the season item so I pulled it out today with my Michael Kors strappy sandals. Different accessories equates to a different look. #remix

I miss being here with you all but I'm working so hard at school to ensure the kids are getting the support they need to be successful on state mandated assessments and for college readiness. I work six days a week compared to my old job where I worked 5 and left 2 minutes after the students. That's probably the only thing I msix about my old school but I do miss it and being home early. But I won't complain because I'm in a school using my gifts. 

Tomorrow I'm off and hoping for my first beach day of the year. Can you say floral print swimsuit?!?!  It's Good Friday so I'll be attending church.  On Sunday, I'm planning to attend early morning service and be back home asleep by 10. What are your plans? 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

First Day

Hope everyone had a terrific Tuesday. Today was my first day back after a week off for springbreak. The struggle! C'mon summer break. #letthecountdownbegin I can't wait to become a sun bather beachside. Until then I'll make the most of my wardrobe by dressing like this:



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Sunday, March 22, 2015

I'm Being Watched

Matthew 5:14-16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.


This week during the break I received a phone call from a young lady who reached out to me according because my Facebook posts were always encouraging and she knew that I would join her in prayer regarding something God has placed upon her heart. She went on to ask for my advice. One thing I'm careful about doing when I'm asked for advice is advising someone of what they should specifically do. That isn't my role. No one can know the plans God has for them better than He does. So I always encourage people to go before the Lord in prayer and hear His voice. The plans He has shouldn't be revealed though someone else but confirmed. After I gave my 2 cents we shared a bit more with each other and then we prayed. 

Now this is important to me for 2 reasons. 1. I was feeling a tad bit down this particular day. Yes I was spring breaking it but I also had plans to do all these things to further my goals and dreams that I've created a vision board for.Truthfully none of that happened. All I did was rest and accept that it was needed. Amen. 2. It confirmed that even when you think no one is paying attention or watching someone is. The scripture above reminds me to always or at least strive to be my best Christ like self. There are a few things I'm still working on like wearing crop tops #butIlookgoodinthem #alilmidriff. No really! I'm so not modest when it comes to fashion and style but I'm off topic. Giggles...

To hear this young lady say she visits my Facebook page on the regular to be encouraged was uplifting. Saturday was spent with my Dad. We took a few pictures to post in my trip album. He jokingly, asked me to post his dogs (pit bulls) so he could get them sold (sorry Dad, I didn't). During the convo he went on to say the hometown folks keep him updated with my happenings by what I post on my page and that I'm always sharing positive posts. 

This report is 6 hours away from where I live. Over 1000+ miles. I'm humbled that my small reach has found the folks I grew up with and that my writing brings light rather than darkness. I had to snap out of my funk and discard the thoughts of being insignificant and doing anything important. Sharing God's truth is important even if no one stops by the blog and reads it or I receive any likes on social media. Often when I post something it is because God has taught me a valuable life lesson that I believe someone else can benefit from. There are so many dangerous, wicked and hurtful things being spread in the news and on social media, I am blessed to be seen as light in an evil and dark world. 

To the world I may be one person, but to one person I may be a star girl. #shiningbrigther 

PRAYER
Dear Lord, help me to shine your
love and light so bright to drive out darkness, 
hopelessness and insecurity in others. Help them to see
the truth of Your word active in my daily living and be 
inspired to ask you to become their
Lord and leader. Make my life a 
shining example of what it means 
to live fully for you. Amen.


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Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Break 2015

It was just last Friday, a week ago I was jumping for joy that I'd have a whole week to accomplish a while lotta things that I've been unable to complete due to my 6 days per week work schedule with 1 planning period per day compared to others with 2. 

I was excited because the kid and I would be visiting my mom and family in MCLo after being away for almost 2 years. I had plans to grade student projects, start my online course for certification and write for the blog.

None of that happened!  #letthstsinkin Well I did complete 2 modules of my online course. Everything else was a no go. Lolol!

I came here initially to apologize. To say how sorry I am that I've started 3 posts and haven't finished one. Truth is I'm ok with that. Some items on the Springbreak To Do List have been marked off.

We did come home. We rode the greyhound bus for the first time. And can I tell you that was an adventure before the adventure. I'm not quite sure I'll do it again EVER!! My legs. Ears. Eyes. Mindset CAN NOT handle it. What I won't do is be ungrateful that we had a safe trip that took forever. #Jesusbeajet

Rest. Have I rested?  Yes indeed. Of  course. Not enough. I'm a country girl. From a town so small there's no Walmart,  Target  or mall. It affords me the chance to plug into nature and chill alllllll the way out.

If you follow my Instagram account you were able to experience the peace for 17 seconds. Mom and I took walks that included looking at homes built in the 1900s that have been restored and passed down to children.  Some are even historic sites. We collected ideas to screen in her porch in the future and finish off some small home improvement projects she's working on. I was finally able to see Selma the Movie. Whew y'all that was intense!!!  We have plans to see Anne and celebrate my cousins 40th birthday. #moregoodeats Yep, the fun hasn't fully come to a halt.

My sister made Sunday dinner and we caught up. I visited other family members. Ate homemade cornbread and cheesecake. I sleep past 9 'o clock and went to bed after 3 am. I did exactly what I came to do. NOTHING and I've loved every minute of it.

So much that it is hard to think about Monday (inserts sad face). Technically,  I still have the weekend but I have a lot of work to catch up on when I return to school AND testing season is upon us. That's approximately  2 months of a modified schedule as well as planning for graduation (I'm on the committee ). If you know anything about how standardized testing affects schools,  you'll reach out and virtual hug me.

But until my final day of springbreak  concludes, I'll be content in the blessing of having had a getaway that including spending time with my mom,  extended family,  good eats,  exercise and the promise that summer break is next.

Hope your springbreak was adventurous or will be, muah! If you bask in the sun beachside and forget to return calls, do know that it is perfectly ok. Be guilt free!! Allow yourself the time to be renewed.  I did but it sure is gonna be hard to say......


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