Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!

Dress: Matilda Jane 
Leggings: LOFT
Scarf and posies: The Pleated Poppy



Tank: Target
Shirt: Thrifted
Pants: LOFT (my new faves--the style--I will take them in any color!)
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips


Tank: Anthropologie
Sweater: LOFT
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips


Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Naturalizer


Tank: Old Navy
Shirt: LOFT
Jeans: Buckle



Tank: Target
Sweater: Anthropolgie
Pants: boutique at the beach
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips


Tee: Target
Shirt: Belk
Pants: Matilda Jane (check out the detail on the bottom of the pant leg below)




Link up with us...it's fun.
Happy Wednesday!






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Monday, August 20, 2012

Lean on Me

Lessons. Sometimes I like to learn lessons. If the topic interests me, I am usually hooked into the lesson. If it hurts or is hard to learn, I usually don’t engage myself. If it is boring, I usually tune out. Always though, I have a running commentary going in my head---things I think of when a presenter is talking, or things I think they should say. <----That is not a good thing-especially with someone like me who enjoys talking so much. For instance, this Sunday, my pastor introduced himself to the congregation before he started his sermon…he has never done that before…he actually said, “Good Morning, I am (insert his name) and I am the pastor of this church.” My first thought was, “And I wrote this message…” haha

 Anyway…lessons for me are constant. They are for all of us. We can embrace them or we can run from them. But not taking the time to learn the lesson does not mean we escape from consequences of not heeding the information found in the lesson. And not every lesson comes with a set of condemning consequences…but the ones that impact us certainly change us or transform us. 

Life changes and it changes us. Like it or not, we do not stay the same. We get older. We get wiser (hopefully). We get more set in our ways. I could list a thousand things that change about us as we go through life, but that is not really the point. 

Some of us are OK with change. For instance, I grew up as an Army Brat, moving every 3 years. I am OK with change (I don’t want it to be constant, but I can embrace it rather easily). My husband, though, grew up in the same place all of his life. Stayed in that town to go to college and then almost died when he moved 3 hours away after graduation. He does NOT like change. Cannot embrace it---fights against it at every turn. 

The fact remains though that there is only one thing that never changes…His name is Jesus. And while He is constantly trying to change us into the person He wants us to be, He, Himself, never changes. He doesn’t have a blurry line when it comes to his expectations. When everything else in our life seems out of focus, He is the clear constant. He is “the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:7) 

Sometimes, a lot lately,  when life's lessons feel slightly overwhelming and a little heavy to hold up under, I lean a little harder into that truth up there--He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Amen.






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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!

I went back to work in the last week, and whew.  It has kicked my tail.  BUT the good news is that I have gotten up and dressed each day so I have pictures!  Yeah!  I know you are so excited.  HA!

This was Meet the Teacher Day...
Top: Belk
Pants: NY&Co
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips

Tank: Old Navy
Shirt: LOFT
Pants: LOFT (I LOVE these pants...so comfy)
Shoes: Naturalizer
Jewelry: Silpada and Stella & Dot

Tank: Gap
Tunic: Chicos
Jeans: Buckle
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips

Tank: Target
Black Shirt: LOFT
Pants: Chicos
Shoes: Lindsay Phillips
Jewelry: Silpada

It was POURING down rain on this morning and I had car duty...so a side ponytail it was!
Shirt: Anthropologie
Pants: Matilda Jane
Shoes: Naturalizer
Jewelry: Silpada


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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!




Tank: Target
Tunic: Anthropologie
Shorts: Old Navy
Jewelry: Silpada

Tee: Ann Taylor
Shorts: LOFT
Shoes: Old Navy


This was a sad day (despite my smile)--I had to go back to work!!!
Shirt: Belk
Jeans: LOFT
Shoes: flip flops-Clarks
Jewelry: Silpada

Today is Meet the Teacher Day at school.  I get to meet my whole new crop of kiddos---always nerve-wracking for me!  Thursday is our first day of school...can't even believe it!


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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

WIWW

It is Wednesday!!!! Yeah! That means that, yes, I am putting pictures of myself online. I promise it is not because I am conceited...it is for accountability and great advice. We are a group of bloggers who post pictures of outfits in order to keep us out of our pjs and yoga pants! We link up with Lindsey and get GREAT ideas from each other. Join us!



Shirt: Belk
Shorts: LOFT
no shoes!  Yeah summer!

Date Night!  Sorry for the blurry picture...Mark's fault!
Shirt and pants: LOFT
Shoes: Rack Room
Mess on the floor behind me-Mark's

Shirt: Chicos
Shorts: NYandCo
Shoes:????

Shirt: Thrifted!  Yeah me!
Shorts: LOFT
Shoes: Old Navy

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