Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Color block skirt and top

Hey guys! Welcome back, hope you all had a great weekend. We spent the weekend getting the dining room painted a light gray color, it looks great! I love the way it came out. Mom and I washed the vinyl siding on the back of the house, then I cleaned out the chicken's runs, feeders and waters while Brianna cut out a bunch of thorny weeds around the chicken coops. And we cleaned out a few flower beds, replaced the light on the back deck, and put the last coat on a desk we have been re-doing. Then we cleaned out the attic and organised it.  Oh, and I bread baked for my dad's co-workers and a friend. LOL! Busy weekend huh? I love working especially with my family and the weather was so beautiful! 

Today I am wearing a orange, black, white and green skirt, green top, black high-heels, and a green and yellow scarf. Here is the tutorial for my curls, I just slipped a scarf under my hair and and tied it in a knot on the top of my head.  

Shirt: Vintage Store
Skirt: Vintage Store
Scarf: My Grandma's 
Shoes: DSW 
Earrings: Burkes 

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pretty Banded Waist Sweater Dress

Good morning! Hope you all had a great week. This week we are doing things a little different.

How can I pray for you? You can put your prayer requests in the comments.

 Last Thursday my dad drove us up to this town in Northern Kentucky where he grew up. We drove up at night, most of the trip was through the country, it was really neat! Without all of the city lights you could see so many stars. It was so beautiful! The next morning he took us by the place he use to live with his dad. Then we visited a cousin's shop. It was the first time I had ever met her, then we went down to the Ohio River, it was murkier than I expected. It was pretty windy down by the water. It was all full of white caps. Then we decided to walk around the town square. I LOVED all of the old buildings. The air was cool and the sun shining it was such a beautiful day with all of the gold and scarlet leaves. Then we drove into Indiana because only my dad has been there. It was a great time. But I have to say that I was really happy to get home and hug my family & pets (Ok so not really hug the chickens, but I did miss them. I love there cute little faces!)

So today I'm wearing a gray sweater dress and black pants and black boots. Click here for the tutorial on how to do the curls.

Sweater dress: Ross Store
Pants: Walmart
Boots:  Gift

Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DIY Straw Curls | In Three Easy Steps

Hi, guys so I decided to try out a new curling technique on my hair. I love how it came out and how long it lasted! Above are pictures of day 1 & 2 of the curls it actually was still curly into day 3 but I was out of town and forgot to take a picture. By day 4 it was still really pretty but most of the curls and slipped into waves. It's super easy and really cheap (which is always great). My Aunt thought that I had gotten a perm when I posted pictures to my Facebook. Ready to try?

You will need: 
Spray bottle with water in it
Towel (to keep water off of the floor)
Flexible straws (Yes you read that right. We got ours at Dollar Tree for a $1) 

Step 1: Dampen hair (you don't want it soaked like you just stepped out of the shower just damp)

 Step 2: Take a straw and begin wrapping a piece of hair around it (for thinner hair you may want to take thicker pieces. If you have pretty thick hair you probably want to take thinner pieces so you can get it all on one straw).   

Continue wrapping until you reach the end of the piece of hair.

It should look something like this.

Step 3: Tie the ends of the straw together in the beginning of a knot (DO NOT FINISH THE KNOT) and move on to the next repeating steps 1 - 3 

Continue until all of your hair is wrapped around straws. You can either leave them in for several hours while allowing the curls to air dry, or you can use a hair drier. Or you can sleep in them and take them out in the morning. Whatever you have time for. And that's it! You use a headband to pull it out of your face like I did or a clip would work too!

We took larger pieces this time and the curls came out looser and not as tight. (Thanks, Mom and Sis for helping me out!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

African Print Wrap Skirt and Shirt

 Hey guys! Welcome back to My Crazy Life, hope you all had a great week. We have gotten so much rain I'm starting to wonder if we need to build an ark. LOL! We got over an inch just last night when a severe weather system went through, Plus it rained all last week so the yard and chicken runs are a muddy mess. We're all trying to wait patiently to find out what my cousins newest addition will be, a boy or girl. Oh bother time zone differences! :) .  Mom and I have been doing some fall cleaning (You know spring cleaning fall cleaning). We just finished going through my Grandma's extensive Christmas Village collection and reorganizing it. The closet looks so much better now! It's getting chilly here and the leaves are beginning to change colors. Its so pretty. My dad and I went to a friends farm Sunday afternoon. She just brought home three donkeys, They were so cute!!!!! I just wanted to kiss there little noses. And of course her goats were adorable as ever (sorry crazy animal lover with a camera). So many things are up in the air that I can't quite share yet, hopefully soon.. but not yet. So for now if you would keep us in your prayers that we make the right decisions. We want to be in His will more than anything.
 Today I am wearing a long black and white skirt (the print is sort of African at least that's what it looks like to me) a black capped sleeve shirt under a black velvet tank top with black pants and black boots. I know its kind of hard to see my jewelry because I'm so far from the camera (I would have gotten a closer shot but it started to rain) but in the first shot you can sort of see that I'm wearing two necklaces, One is an African mask necklace the second one is a multiple colored beaded necklace and feather earrings.

Shirt: Vintage Store
Tank: Ross Store
Skirt: Ross Store
Pants: Walmart
Jewelry: Necklace 1 (African Mask): I made Necklace 2: Burkes Earrings: Burkes 
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalms 27:14

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Vintage Look Linen Skirt and Top

Good morning! It's cloudy and rainy today, Luna is curled in my lap asleep. We cleaned the garage out this weekend. It looks a lot better but it was sure a lot of work. We were able to pull one of the pieces of furniture that I am re-doing to the front of the garage so I can get it painted and ready for a new home :). We're also fixing up an old tandem bike. We're thinking about painting it red or robins egg blue. What color do you think we should paint it? I think after school I may work on some more pine cone garland it's so fun to make. If you would please keep my cousin Gerald and his family in your prayers, he lost his wife of 56 years Saturday.

Ok, so today I'm wearing a brown skirt, green blouse, green & yellow scarf, pearl earrings I got for Christmas last year and saddle shoes (I LOVE these shoes as much as I love my boots! They are so comfortable!). I put my hair up in a bun to keep it up and out of the way as you can sort of see in the picture below on the right. I should have a tutorial up soon on how to make a bun holder and how to wrap your hair around it just for you who don't know how. 


Skirt: Ross Store
Shirt: Ross Store
Shoes: Vintage Store 
Scarf: My Grandma's
Earrings: Burkes 
Bike: Christmas Gift

Have a great week and I will see you next Tuesday! 

...I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands... Isaiah 49:15-16

Saturday, October 4, 2014


You were made to be brave

-Ok, not that Brave. 

To take chances and raise the bar. You weren't made to put your light under a bushel. You were made to shine! You were made to be a reflection of Him. A few weeks ago I was looking at my Facebook and a news story came up in my feed about a local high school's cheerleading squad. They were told that instead of saying a prayer before the game as was the tradition at the school they were going to do a moment of silence. The cheerleading squad disagreed and decided to pray aloud anyway. By the end of the prayer, it was reported that everyone had joined in.

Life isn't about fitting in. 

As a Christian, you were made to stand out. 

Trust me I know it’s not always easy. It takes a lot of courage. We have to wake up every morning and choose to be brave. We have to wake up and choose that we are going to be different. A patch of color in a world of black and white. We are supposed to be in the world not of it. Which means we can’t dress or act like the world. We are supposed to be different.

We are called to be brave. 

To stand up and live our faith… Don’t be afraid to make a ripple. You never know who is watching, or whose life you will change. Live everyday bravely. Over the years as my sister and I were about to walk out the door my mom would always stop us and say "Remember who you are and who you belong to". 

In other words, don't let the world sway you from doing what you know is right. You are a child of the King! Be brave.