Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fashion Inspiration - A Week of Sweet Looks

Welcome to My Crazy Life. Literally. I hope the outfits I share in this post will inspire you to embrace modest fashion or or encourage you to keep going on your journey. If you would like to share outfits you love with me leave a comment below and I will give you my email address! Have a blessed week!


Monday, I am wearing a knee length brown skirt, Corduroy leggings, Brown Shirt with a ruffle down the front, Gray boots and a pink flower. It has gotten cold here so I finally got to wear my new leggings. Yey!!  added my much loved boots. I ended up adding a sweater later on in the afternoon when I went shopping with my mom. By the time I got home I wished I had worn a coat. Brrrrrr. Ok so there may or may not have been a box of organic ice-cream in one of the bags I grabbed on the freezing dash to the front door which none the less was locked. Thanks sis.

Skirt: Thrift Store
Shirt: Thrift Store 
Leggings: Sams Club
Boots: Ross
Accessories: Scrunchy/Pin
Jewelry: Earrings: Walmart

Verse For The Day
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength, my song, and my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him. He is my father’s God—I will exalt him.


Tuesday, I am wearing a long brown skirt, Brown long sleeve skirt, Black boots, Brown comb, and a friendship necklace. I side braided my hair in a simple braid. I spent the day cleaning our house and re-color coding the closets (sorry bit of an organisation freak). 

Shirt: T Vintage Store
Skirt:T Vintage Store
Boots: Ross
Jewelry: Necklace: I made (My sister and my two best friends in Africa have the other pieces. Together they make a heart) 
Accessories: Hair Comb: My aunts 

Verse Of The Day:
Numbers 6:24-26 May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.


Wednesday, I am wearing a floral patterned skirt, cream sweater with mid length sleeves, a green tank, tan high-heels. I used a clip to pull a bit of hair from each side of my face. 

Shirt: Vintage Store
Tank: Vintage Store 
Skirt: Walmart 
Shoes: DSW
Accessories: Clip: Walmart 

Verse Of The Day:

Joshua 10:14 There had never been such a day before, and there has never been another since, when the Lord stopped the sun and moon—all because of the prayer of one man. But the Lord was fighting for Israel.


Thursday, I am wearing a jean skirt re-do (I made it out of a dress), a black long sleeve shirt with lace at the wrist, a black hairnet and black high-heels (in the last shot of this outfit I am actually wearing gray boots). This Skirt is supper fun and great for work or more classy stuff. I really like how this outfit paired with the hair net came out. 

Skirt: I made 
Shirt: Ross 
shoes: DSW
Accessories: Hairnet: A Civil War Reenactment 
Jewelry: Earrings: A gift Necklace: a gift

Verse Of The Day:
    Philippians 4:8  And now, brothers, as I close this letter, let me say this one more thing: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. 


Friday, I am wearing a rust/orange silk skirt, tan long-sleeve shirt, corset style tank, lace flat shoes and a feather headband. I love the skirt! It is so much fun to spin in (sorry I know weird). My sister and I were cleaning out the garage today. Note to self next time wait for dad to help you move the heavy table so it doesn't land on your toes. Ouch!! After my sister (with out a heavy object in her hands) shot these photo I quickly lost the shoes. 

Shirt: Vintage Store
Corset Top: Vintage Store
Skirt: Vintage Store
Shoes: Walmart
Accessories: Headband: Target -
 (Sadly this was probably the most expensive thing I am wearing...-whistling-)

Verse Of The Day:

Psalms 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.


Saturday, I am wearing a plaid green and brown skirt, brown long sleeve top, brown tank, brown leggings, black boots, and I used a clip in my hair. At first I had my hair down and just the front clipped back like on Wednesday but after playing with Faith (our two year old Border Collie) I was very hot so I clipped it all up into a bun.  Did I mention that Border Collies were really really fast? Well if I didn't they are!  

Skirt: Ross Store
Shirt: Ross Store
Tank: Ross
Leggings: Sam's Club
Shoes: Walmart
Jewelry: Earrings: World Market
Accessories: Clip: Walmart

Verse Of The Day:
Job 39:19-25 Do you give the horse its strength or clothe its neck with a flowing mane? Do you make it leap like a locust, striking terror with its proud snorting? It paws fiercely, rejoicing in its strength, and charges into the fray. It laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; it does not shy away from the sword. The quiver rattles against its side, along with the flashing spear and lance. In frenzied excitement it eats up the ground; it cannot stand still when the trumpet sounds. At the blast of the trumpet it snorts, ‘Aha!’ It catches the scent of battle from afar, the shout of commanders and the battle cry.


 Sunday, I am wearing a black long sleeve shirt with lace at the wrist, a tie dyed green skirt, black high-heels and a black sequined headband. It was warmer today so I didn't have to wear leggings under my skirt (Woohooo!!! Sorry I really don't like to be cold). Today was my first time wearing high-heels to church. The sermon today was about leaving a legacy. Abraham left a legacy of faith for his children to follow. It is not how you begin but how you finish your legacy. "Your reputation is what is on your tomb stone, your legacy is what your family will remember" What will your Legacy be?

Shirt: Ross
Skirt: Ross
Jewelry: Necklace: A Gift
Accessories: Head Band: Ross
Shoes: DSW

Verse Of The Day:
    Hebrews 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. ...
    See you next week! If you have any suggestions on a verse for the day leave it in a comment on our Facebook Page!

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Stitches & Thimbles #1

This seam is a little harder but it is much stronger and gives you a cleaner finish. To start off after you cut out your garment you want to pin the wrong sides or your fabric (soon to be garment) together. In other words, you want the side of your fabric  you want to show is on the outside. With your needle in the center position stitch your fabric with the fabric running along the right-hand side of your presser foot.  Stitch.

Sew with the fabric against the edge or the foot on your sewing --

Trim your fabric so that it is a little less than half of what it is now. (Get as close as you can to the seam without cutting it)

Flip it so the seam is on the inside and the edge looks like this. Pin if necessary to hold it in place.

Iron Seam.

Sew the seam again with the edge again on the right side of the presser foot like this.

It should look something like this.

And you're done!

See Stitches and Thimbles #2 by clicking photo below

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Man Called Peter Movie Review

Hello! Brianna here again with the DVD in hand to bring you the my next amazing movie. This is one movie that if you have never seen it, you are missing out.  A Man Called Peter, made in 1955. Its based on a true story written by Catherine Marshall (Peter's wife) in 1951. (Click on the photo of the book below for a link to the book)

This is an amazing movie and one of our family favorites.  It is about a young Scotsman with not only a dream, but a calling.  He leaves his native lands, says goodbye to family and friend alike to embark on the future that God called him to.  It is not an easy road, but it is a road that changes not only him, but his new country and for the better.  We need more men like Peter Marshall today.  Please join me.  Turn down the lights, grab your drink and buttered popcorn and let the movie roll.  I hope you like it.

Here is a link to the movie (click on the photo)

Staring: Richard Todd as Peter Marshall, Jean Peters as Catherine Marshall, Marjorie Rambeau as Miss Laura Fowler, Jill Esmond as Mrs. Findlay, Les Tremayne as Senator Harvey, Robert Burton as Mr. Peyton, Gladys Hurlbut as Mrs. Peyton, Richard Garrick as Colonel Evanston Whiting, Gloria Gordon as Barbara, and Billy Chapin as Peter John Marshall. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sprigged Floral Skirt and Knit Top

Good morning! Cheyenne here, hope you all had a great weekend. We spent ours rearranging the furniture in the house and fall cleaning. Man am I exhausted and sore! Queen size beds weigh way more then they look. Well it is official, fall has touched Tennessee. Hot Cider and Hot Chocolate are on the menu! Yay!!!!! 
 We got some good news last week that I hope to share with you soon (fingers crossed) The skirt I am wearing today is the same style as the one last week (circle skirt) and actually I made this one. I adore this skirt! It is very comfortable yet a nice full skirt and still at a modest length. 

This week I am wearing: a cream skirt with tiny pink rosebuds on it, a green short sleeve shirt, black hie-heels, a pearl necklace and a green satin flower in my hair (its actually a scrunchy / pin that I bobby pinned into my hair).

Skirt: I Made It
Shirt: Thrift Store
Shoes: My Moms
Accessories: Hair piece: Ross
Jewelry: Necklace: A Gift

See you next week! 

Verse Of The Week:

Psalm 21:2 You have granted him his hearts’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Robin Hood Movie Review

A Look At Entertainment From The Daughter Of A Hollywood Actress. 

Hollywood has not had a reputation for promoting morality in a long time. Movies, video games, and TV shows, even shows that are for the family are filled with sex, violence, and swearing and it is harder and harder to find good quality entertainment.   It is easy to dismiss and make excuses to ourselves... after all, it is "Just" a movie, or just a video game, etc.  But guys, God really does care about what we see and hear.  And that is what made me think to do this blog post.  First, I want to talk about what the bible says about the things that we watch and then, let's talk about some great movies, TV shows, etc that we love to watch.

First, what God says...

He says that; 

"The eye is the light of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness."
Mathew 6:22-23

In other words, Jesus is saying that you are watch.  

"Do not be deceived: bad company corrupts good morals." 

1 Corinthians 15:33

In other words, you are who you hang out with. When you hang out with people who are "bad company" or even spend hours a day with actors that are "bad company" on your TV set or on your IPad...watching and playing games and movies that are vile, sexual, or very violent the bible says it corrupts good morals.

The typical American teen spends more than 5 hours watching TV, DVDs, playing a video game, or surfing the net. -Nielsen

King David in the Bible had it right when he promised that:

"I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar."

Psalm 101:3 A 

Maybe we should put this on our TVs to remind us all before we turn on Netflix or our favorite Cable show or even our favorite weekly show.  I think that this is a commitment we should all make as believers and is so easy for us to forget, yes... even me.  

Or how about: 

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."  Philippians 4:8

What if we used this verse to filter our TV shows, movies, and video games?  How many would we omit?

What about shows with cursing (cursing, foul language, swearing).

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Ephesians 4: 29

"For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech." 1 Peter 3:10

"With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it, we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water." James 3:9-12

See, God really does care what we see and hear.  So let's talk movies... 

One of my favorites is an old movie called The Adventures of Robin Hood.  This movie was made back in 1938 and stars Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone and Claude Rains.  

Get your popped corn with melted butter and get ready for an adventure.  Watch as Robin Hood a Saxon lord who, in King Richard's absence, fights back as an outlaw rebel leader against Prince John and the Norman Lords who are terrorizing the Saxon people. 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Gingham Skirt and Beautiful Sweater

Hey there! Welcome back to Modest Monday. Hope you ladies had a nice weekend. I spent mine sewing. I finished three skirts one of which I am wearing in today's post. Hopefully, I will be able to share how I made them with you this week. I really love this style of skirt and it is easy to make. I decided to use the burgundy gingham that was laying around in our fabric stores. I absolutely love the way this skirt came out. The shirt we bought a few years ago but I could never figure out what to wear with it  so until now I have never worn it. I am glad I can now.
I have taken a square of the fabric left over from my skirt and used it to make a scarf wear with it.  I just thought it would look cute.  

This week I am wearing a burgundy gingham circle skirt, a cream shirt with a lace collar, a pearl necklace, a bandanna I made to match my skirt and a pair of black high-heels. Oh, and a white cardigan sweater to finish it off but it is WAY to hot to wear.  It is quite hot today.

Shirt: Vintage Store
Skirt: I made
Shoes: Borrowed from my mom (that is the great thing about wearing the same size shoes as my mom)
Sweater: Borrowed from Grand's closet
Scarf /Bandanna: I made from a scrap of fabric from the skirt.
Jewelry: Necklace: My moms
Sunglasses: Ross (Those were mine -wink-)

Verse Of The Week: 
Psalm 27:1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Heart 2 Heart - I See You...

Three simple words none of them exceeding four letters but they mean so much. I see you. No I don't mean as in "Peek-a-boo-I-see-you" I mean "I see you", I see your worth, your meaning, your tears, and struggles. I see you for you, and I care.

Sometimes I get caught up in my own crazy life and I forget to look around and tell the people that are hurting because they feel alone or because they just had a fight with their mom or someone they had grown up with hurt them, or they just need someone to talk or pray with late at night -when I am exhausted and just want to crawl into bed and sleep- that I see them, I hear them. I feel their pain, and so does He.

Recently I picked up a new devotional 'You Were Made To Make A Difference' (By the way really great devotional) this morning the chapter was talking about seeing with His eyes. Even when things are prettier when you don't notice the ugliness that surrounds us, even when it's easier to ignore. To close your eyes and ears and keep walking.

A few weeks ago I felt that I was supposed to go with my dad to meet my baby cousin who wasn't expected to live (If you would like to read his story read The Other Side Of The Waiting Room and Long Road Home...) No one was forcing me to go, if anything it worried my parents that I was going. But in the end, I found myself walking through the door into the delivery room three hours from home with my dad and aunt.

For the first time, I realized what I was about to face, and, to be honest, I was scared as I stepped through a camera in hand (I was there to help take photos of my cousin's short 90 minute life) That day changed me. But for the first time in a really long time I was able to see. I was able to feel. As horribly painful as that day was it was also healing.

It opened my eyes again it pulled the stoppers out of my ears and it found parts of my heart I haven't felt in years. It ripped away the rough scars that covered my heart and left me changed. It allowed me to see the pain in others lives. To see the outcasts and in a small way step back and say I see you. I hear you. I care about you. I feel your pain. I love you and so does He.

How much do we miss with headphones jammed into our ears listening to our favorite songs (nothing against good music) or entranced in our phones texting our friends? How much do we miss? I get it, it is easier -no safer to stay plugged up in our own little worlds unconscious to the struggles and tears of those around us. It is safer not to feel.

It is safer to bury ourselves in our school work and sports and after school activities because the world is a scary place. But we miss so much beauty when we are hiding... we miss out on the great adventure of life and the plans he has for us.

Father, please give me your eyes to see those who need a friend or a shoulder to lean on or an ear to hear their story. Give me your ears to hear. Your hands to help. Your heart to love the broken. Your feet to go where I am scared to go. Help me to see those that need you.

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