Monday, October 16, 2017

SHE'S STILL THERE: RESCUING THE GIRL IN YOU

I have talked previously about how 2017 has been a rebuilding year for me. I have been recreating the person I used to be and striving towards my dreams. A lot of this has been done through prayer, wisdom from family and friends, and journaling. I recently read She's Still There by Chrystal Evans Hurst and it made me realize I am not alone in trying to find the little girl inside of me in my adult life.

This book has been a great reminder that it's okay to need to rewrite your story. It's okay when things do not go according to plan. Because God has it all figured out already. And even when we lose sight of this, He never loses sight of us. She's Still There reminded me that my expectations are not always going to pan out and that's just part of life. It also reminded me that in order to move forward with our lives, we need to forgive the transgressions of our past, just as God has. 

I highly recommend this book to any women who need a reminder that God is in control, to any women who need to press restart, to any women who need peace. She's Still There can be purchased on Amazon, P31 Bookstore, or Audible.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

DIY ARTHUR COSTUME

Sometimes I hit a creative block. Coming up with DIY Halloween costumes that are easy to make that I have not done in the past four years of blogging has been a struggle this year. I have to admit I had to turn to Dr. Google this week to help me get the creative juices flowing. However, after searching "DIY Halloween Costumes" I could not help but recreate this look that brought me back to childhood.


Remember this guy!? Arthur!!!!
Recreate his swag for Halloween from things that are very likely in your own closet.

What you need:
White collared top
Yellow sweater
Jeans
Sneakers
Glasses
Bear Ear Headband (Can be found at Claire's, Icing, or Etsy)

HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES

Decorating my home for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do, especially for fall! While it sometimes is not cheap, there are many affordable or free options out there! Custom Labels created these spooky Halloween labels, which are perfect for decorating goodie bags, for a party, or the classroom. The best part is they are FREE! To get your own Halloween printables, visit Custom Labels!


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

CHELSEA HOUSKA LOOK FOR LESS

I have no shame in my love for the Teen Mom franchise. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. And whether it's because of her relationship with Cole or the hilarious words out of Aubree's mouth, Chelsea Houska is my favorite of the moms. Not only is she the realest and classiest of all the moms, her hair, makeup, and outfit choices are always on point. I recreated this fun fall look from a recent photo shoot of Chelsea's for under $100.

 
Total: $93.97

COMMENT BELOW WITH A CELEBRITY LOOK YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE RECREATED NEXT MONTH!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

THAT BROKE BLONDE

I stumbled across That Broke Blonde on a recent trip to Denver. I was looking for something new to do and while searching through Pinterest, I found her Colorado Bucket List. After talking to Jenny, it turns out this is one of her favorite blog posts! The list includes activities at Red Rocks, hiking, and sporting events.



Jenny began blogging because she loves fashion at fair price. She wanted to share her budget-friendly finds with other fashion lovers, so That Broke Blonde was created! Prior to blogging, Jenny was a flight attendant. In her spare time she enjoys being a dog mom, running, hiking, and watching Netflix.

Her encouragement to new bloggers is to realize right away how much time it takes. “It truly is like a job and isn’t all fun and posting pics. You have to take time to take photos, write posts, and engage with your followers,” says Jenny.

As far as fashion, Jenny loves Kittsona, a high-end boutique she often frequented while living in Minnesota. Her fall fashion staple is boots, and frankly I think we all agree.

For more on Jenny, find her on social media @thatbrokeblonde and visit her site.

Monday, October 9, 2017

FALL 2017 PLAYLIST

Something about fall makes me want to spend my afternoon lounging around with candles burning and music playing. Whether I am working on homework or on my commute to work, here are ten songs I can't stop listening to lately:

Praying by Kesha
Legends by Kelsea Ballerini
Red Eyes by The War on Drugs
Written In the Sand by Old Dominion
Redbone by Childish Gambino
Slow Hands by Niall Horan
Gravity by John Mayer
Flashlight by Jessie J
Boy by Lee Brice
Speakers, Bleachers, & Preachers by Brandon Lay

Saturday, October 7, 2017

DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUME : INDIANA JONES

Week 2 of DIY Halloween costumes is here and this is a fun one that can probably be made from stuff you already have in your closet. I got this idea on a recent Disneyland trip...Indiana Jones!

What do you need?
Felt hat
Leather jacket
White button up
Khaki pants
Brown cross body
Brown "whip"
Brown boots

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MORNINGS WITH JESUS

It's October! Wow! I can't believe 2017 is nearly over. I have some fun stuff on the agenda this month and I don't see a slow down anytime soon. I am praying peace and joy for the month and I am looking forward to seeing what it brings.

My goal this month is to have quality time every morning with the Lord. On days I wake up earlier and read my Bible or a devotional and spend time journaling and praying, it sets up my day for success. It frees any anxieties and gives me a clear head for the rest of the day.

Comment below with your goal for October!