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mommy to two amazing little boys and a precious baby girl on the way, wife & Jesus lover and my thoughts on life.
Again for Fashion Friday, I decided I had to post some of my newest favorite Shabby Apple dresses (and skirts)…
You may have heard the story of the daffodils in one form or another, and how the beauty of the garden holds a lesson to be learned. It’s definitely worth repeating–let me tell it to you my way…
In 1958, (Alma) Gene and Dale Bauer started planting a garden of daffodils, planting them one by one by one… throughout the years. Today the daffodil garden in Running Springs, California is said to be the largest daffodil garden in the world. One look at the magnificent hillside immediately draws you in.
This mountain hillside, which was once a wilderness of poor rocky soil is now drenched with daffodils. A breath-taking experience to the tourists it draws.
The countless daffodils reflect care, as stewards of God’s creation, labor in the land they’ve been given. Man and woman, side by side. But the unmistakable miracle we see—made by the hands of only two—is that perseverance yields fruit to those who are trained by it.
Gene Bauer planted the first 48 bulbs in 1958, describing her persistence by saying, “One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet and a body minus a brain.” In forty years she’s planted close to a million bulbs!
The daffodil garden illustrates the God given potential that each one of us holds when we plant seeds one by one. Seeds of discipline, love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control—seeds that will blossom in our garden one day, a breath-taking garden that draws others to Christ.
In 1988, my husband and I planted a garden when we stood at the alter, saying, “I do.”
It’s been 24 years of planting one bulb at a time. Nothing too big, just one bloom here and there among countless flowers.
One prayer at a time, one day at a time, one understanding and patient moment at a time… precious blooms in the garden of marriage.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. ~ Galatians 6:9
Text taken from Time Warp Wife Blog
With all the changes in my life,
I ask you Lord, for peace.
Keep me steady on the path
And sure upon my feet,
Let me learn from my mistakes
And grow beneath your wings.
Prepare me for the days ahead
And all that life will bring.
For in the darkness, You are light,
In weakness you are strong.
I am nothing without you -
I know where I belong.
Recently I’ve gotten some questions on my skincare routine
(thank you for all of the sweet compliments on my skin) and to answer the questions…
First off I use all Origins Skincare. It’s amazing and I’ve used it since I was 15 years old & swear by it.
Second, I wash and moisturize my face and neck twice daily
(never missing a night… I NEVER leave ANY makeup on when I go to bed no matter how tired I am)
Third, I wash with cleanser, then use A Perfect World toner,
followed by the serum and then my daily moisturizer or night moisturizer.
(I also use an eye cream at night as well as the GinZing eye cream in the am)
I LOVE the entire line of skincare products and I recommend them all highly!
For the Ask Anything post I did back on July 22nd I answered 10 Questions from y’all and the answers are below…
1. What is your biggest prayer in life?
My biggest prayer in life is that my children will continue to grow in their walk with the Lord and grow up knowing the truth, and daily walking with the Lord. I want them to serve Christ and others as Jesus did. I want to die knowing that I will one day see my kids in heaven someday!
2. Cake or ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake from Baskins! LOL
3. What is your favorite food blog?
Gosh this is tough because I have so many I adore but here is a list of a few I visit daily…
Mix & Match Mama
Comfy In The Kitchen
Six Sisters Stuff
Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
4. What mascara do you use?
For everyday use I use Loreal Voluminous mascara in Blackest Black… It really lengthens my lashes!
5. What does Jesus Mean to you in one word?
6. What is your signature recipe?
My Nonna’s homemade bolognese spaghetti sauce… It’s a delicious secret recipe. :)
7. Do you have any pets?
Yes, we have two chihuahuas named Cocoa & Chloe.
8. What inspires you?
Jesus, my family and friends. Songs inspire me as well as children and their genuine hearts… Lots of things, my list could go on…
9. What bible do you read?
I read the Women of Faith Study Bible as well as one that my husband gave me on our wedding day… Both are NIV.
10. Do you have any summer plans?
Yes! Spending time with my family and friends and a few trips! ;)
Since the weather has been so incredibly amazing here and we’ve been spending so much time in the sun, and water, I figured I would post some of my favorite bathing suits I’ve found this summer! Modest is hottest and I feel that you don’t have to flaunt a rockin bikini to look good this summer. :) And I also feel that some things should be left to the imagination (and for our husbands eyes only) and we as ladies need to be careful about how much we show and how it affects our brothers in Christ… Or any man out there for that matter. It’s a huge struggle for a lot of men and I think it’s best not to make the problem/temptation worse for them… Beauty is so much more than the way we dress and we don’t need any negative attention… We ladies need to find that attention from our husbands and our Heavenly Father above all. He is our true source of light, of abundant life, and joy~ The Author and Finisher of our faith. :) I know that is a whole other blog post but I wanted to explain why I’m only posting one-piece suits.
Which is your favorite bathing suit… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8? :)
The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Saturday night I made another yummy roasted pasta dish and attempted to make my first homemade loaf of French Bread. I make bread all the time but was worried about this one for some reason… After I searched for recipes and saw the simple list of ingredients I decided to give it a go! :) [...]
The other night I was CRAVING fresh veggies but I knew my kiddos and hubby needed something more than just a small plate of raw veggies so I decided to come up with a recipe that would suit their taste, and mine! :) My husband loves when I make anything that has to do with [...]
Another full weekend of baseball and family time… :) Friday night I made a yummy pasta dish (recipe coming tomorrow) and we got to have a family night which was much needed! Saturday the boys had baseball and hubby worked since we are about to go on vacation. I made another yummy pasta dinner and [...]
My baby shower is less than 3 weeks away… Oh my goodness I can’t believe how time flies! Our every week is filled between now and when baby is due so I’m praying the time continues to pass quickly. Here are my ‘Must-Haves’ on my list… along with a link to the other things I’d [...]