Friday, October 21, 2011

Frumpy this morning

Well friends so far I have gotten up and dressed 6 straight days! But today I opted for the frumpy look so I could bake cupcakes, clean my house and decorate for my daughters birthday get together. I will of course shower and dress before running the necessary errands this afternoon. But my challenge to get dressed everyday has gotten harder! It has turned off cold here and I am in have very little in the wardrobe department. It seems that I have some sort of basic uniform I was unaware of...I tend to purchase these basics to supply my closet v-neck t-shirt I own one in most every color both long and short sleeves, then I have basic bottoms mostly jeans or jean short or khaki and thanks to my sewing abilities I now have a khaki skirt. So yesterday I got to thinking I can spice up even my simple things so that I am not so frumpy looking! I ventured out and paired my black t-shirt with a cute scarf and earrings. I still felt just as nice as any other day and didn't have to buy a thing. So now I am trying to think outside the box so I don't wear the same things over and over again. Also, I have learned I can make even my cute summer tops work in the winter by pairing them with another basic I have which is a black sweater.

This past week has been wonderful I am so much more on top of things by starting my day off dressed. My husband has really enjoyed it and so have kids. I have been so amazed at how this one little thing can change how I look at my day. So anyone have any tips on working with the wardrobe you already have?!?!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Music Therapy Thursday

I just had to share this song today. It is soul shaking and spirit moving. Whenever I am down and Satan is trying to fill my head with his lies and I need to remind myself of Gods truth I listen to this song. I found this quote via a friends facebook page and think it sums up how this song makes me feel. "I CAN'T BRAG ABOUT MY LOVE FOR GOD BECAUSE I FAIL HIM DAILY. BUT I CAN BRAG ABOUT HIS LOVE FOR ME BECAUSE IT NEVER FAILS!"

I know Daddy loves me and I don't have to be afraid. My debt is paid and I am confident and covered by HIS GREAT LOVE...Listen and enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Today I was so excited we had company. Our good friends the Dobberman's who live in Minnesota had fall break and where here visiting family. So of course we had to have a visit. We invited them to our house for lunch and play time. Michael was sad to have to miss due to work so just Andrea and the kiddos came. I wanted a special treat for dessert to share with our friends. I thought I might have all the ingredients for peanut butter cookies and after fb friend answered my plea for the exact recipe I was in business. Most everyone will have these 3 ingredients on hand at their house and they make a quick and easy tasty treat.

3 Ingredient Cup-a Peanut butter Cookies
1 Cup Peanut butter
1 lg egg
1 Cup Sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all 3 ingredients together in a mixing bowl until blended well. (I used a spoon.) Then roll into walnut sized ball or use a cookie scoop. Then using a sugared fork press each cookie with a cross hatch pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes and ENJOY. I got around 23-25 cookies out of this mix but some of mine were large.

Monday, October 17, 2011


As all of you know I have joined a very exciting challenge over at Like a Warm Cup of Coffee. Today Sarah Mae is doing a Get Dressed Giveway featuring Down East Basics. They have some really adorable basic pieces any girl would love to add to her collection...I know I personally love the Frazzle Flowe Tee I think it would be cute in the summer with some white capris or a skirt or in the winter with jeans and a cardy. Hurry on over to check out the details of the giveaway!

Frumps to Pumps...Why?

Let me please start by giving an update so far I have gotten dressed 5 straight days. I can't believe how much better I feel about myself. This challenge is hard for me because I don't have alot of clothes but I am enjoying making new combinations out of what I do have. And today I am wearing a cute outfit linen shorts and a cute flowy tank top with flower detail. See I am not getting dressed to the nines everyday I am just dressing in more appropriate clothes for the wife, mother and daughter of a King I am suppose to be.

Now to the WHY???? I thought I was doing this for one set of reasons but like everything in life God is showing me reasons I hadn't even considered. I am doing this for myself I have been in a real low lately and had been dressing that way. But I have to say that the last 5 days getting dressed and fixing my hair are helping me to feel so much better. I entered into this doing it for my husband also...All I can say about that is he noticed and he really does appreciates me looking nice. On Friday night as we started to lay down in our bed that was made (I added that to the challenge for myself) he said "I really like coming home to less chaos and things more pulled together. And a made bed sleeps better!"

No matter how hard I try to teach my children to not judge by outward appearances the sad truth is people are going to judge you. I have experienced it first hand! As a very young mother I happen to experience this ALL THE TIME! I like to say you can never really know a persons heart if you don't take the time to get to know them. But not everyone is that way. I need to put my best foot forward so others will take me seriously as I proclaim Gods word and works in my life and lets be honest here are you going to take me serious if I am standing before you in a a stained t-shirt and lounge pants?!? Of course I would hope the words out of my mouth would be what you hear but sometimes it is hard to hear if you don't take the person seriously!

Sarah Mae's motivational this morning was great. I want to do this in freedom I am not tied to the "list" I made in my original post on this topic. It is just things I am trying to get better at. I am not disappointed if they don't happen I am realistic I have 3 small children and things don't always go as planned. But I am putting my very best foot forward on this one. I know God wants me to be dressed my productiveness when I do so I believe is evidence that I need to do this for myself and my family.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


On Thursday night I was blessed with the opportunity to go out with some of my wonderful girl friends from church and CWJC to see the newly released movie Courageous. It is a wonderful movie about fathers who are working hard to become the Godly Father's all men are called and created to be. I was doubly blessed when gifted 2 tickets to take my family to see it. So after church last night Michael and I took the kids to the late showing of the movie (so our toddler would go to sleep). My whole entire family enjoyed the movie my toddler even sat quietly! Michael said it was the best movie yet by Sherwood Productions (someone correct me if that is not the name of the church that did it). If you liked Facing the Giants and Fireproof this is a must see and if you haven't seen either of those and are looking for a good wholesome family movie this one has our recommendation.

The movie is very thought provoking about the job you are doing to be the Godly parent God calls us to be. All I know is I don't want to be a "good enough parent" I want to be the one I know God created me to be!

Thankful Thursday

I haven't posted a Thankful Thursday the last 2 weeks so I think I need to catch up! LOL

I have to admit I have so much to be thankful for right now. God has been blessing us in ways that only HE can ordain. And most days all I can say in response is "He is on the throne and in control!" He has even been working out the most intimate of details as only He can. So today I just say God is good and worthy of all my praise!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I got dressed!

I really love this post for Sarah Mae about the "Frumps to Pumps" Challenge. She really does a wonderful job capturing why she and most of us have joined in.

I have to admit I did it yesterday. I got up I didn't get dressed right way because I was crazy and was making a skirt to wear (yes I know I am nuts). But once the skirt was done I donned it with an adorable top and lovely earrings. My biggest challenge is my new loooooonger hair that I normally fashion into a ponytail but yesterday I took the time to blow it dry and I actually wore it most down. I felt fabulous and not just at that moment but all day. Thursdays are insane at my house but I felt on top of things by being dressed. And it was nice that when I needed to leave I didn't have to rush looking for something nice to wear the my class I teach or the movie I saw with the Girls last night. I did it this morning. I got up and got dressed first thing. And today has been amazingly productive. I think the bonus was my hubby who said he thought I looked great and that he really appreciated my trying to be a little more pulled together when he came home.

I started this morning taking pictures to document each day and normally will only join in on Monday's for the updates but I had to share.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Frumps to Pumps

I mentioned a couple weeks back that I was challenging myself to get up and get dressed every single day.Well...I have to admit that I am not doing so great in that challenge. I might be dressed every day but I promise it is frumpy to say the least most of the time. So I am joining some of my bloggy friends for a "Frumps to Pumps" challenge. I am excited. I know I need to do this for my husband and myself. Right now I am beyond frustrated that I can't seem to get the linky to post so here is a blog link to follow along. I hope to grab the linky soon! OK so my goals are as follows.

1.) Get up when the alarm goes off not lay there and watch the morning news!
2.) Make my be as soon as my feet hit the floor.
3.) Be completely dressed before I leave my bedroom in the morning. I mean dressed not my normal cotton shorts or pants and a tshirt I am also going to try to wear more then tshirts more often.
4.) Fix my hair. Recently I have grown my hair out rather long it is almost to the middle of my back and I normally fashion it into some sort of ponytail. So now I would like to do more with it.
5.) Get rid of clothes that don't flatter me. Saving those tshirts and cotton shorts for workouts only...which I need to bring back!
6.) Try some new make up since I don't normally wear make up.
7.) Of course I will wear earrings! That is the only jewelry I ever wear!
8.) Last but not least I want my children to do the same actually get dressed not in lounge clothes and like another blogger share I would like to help my daughter start taming her unruly long hair.

So who wants to joining in visit "Like a warm up of coffee" and grab the linky and link up it will be fun! Updates should be on Mondays so check back...I might actually post some pics!