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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Marriage Series: Is marriage a bad thing?

Welcome to the first week of the "How to make your marriage work," series.

I'm so happy you've taken the time to educate yourself on how to have a strong marriage. Like I said previously, this series isn't just for those who are married or are currently engaged. It's truly for everyone. 

Do I need to define everyone?

The single lady 
(All the single ladies! All the single ladies!)
The dating hopeful
The "He mentioned the idea" 
The I'm not sure I ever want to take that step
The engaged
The newlywed
The long married
The separated
The divorced

And so on.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Quote of the Week

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  Welcome to a new glorious week. 
It's such a blessing to be able to wake up on a Monday morning and have purpose. 
This week's quote of the day is courtesy of a woman whose words command life change. She is all around inspiring and challenges each and every one of us to do and be better.
Here's the quote of week from the lovely
Christine Caine.  
 "Don't chase what is not yours. 
Save your strength for your purpose."
This week, I challenge you to stop looking at those around you and wanting what they have. You've been made for a special purpose. Only you can do what God has created you to do. 
Fulfill your purpose. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

A Little Domesticity . . .

This year, I'm determined to be a lot more domestic. 

For the past few years, I've been living in La La land, not wanting to do the whole housewife thing. 

I mean seriously?

  Fortunately for my husband, over the past few months, a group of my girlfriends and I have been studying Proverbs 31:10 and what it means to be a 

Virtuous woman. 

As we dived into each verse, we were challenged to live above the bar that society has set for women. 

To be more, do more, and exude more. 

At first I was truly overwhelmed by the call. To go from doing regular things to so much more seemed unrealistic, unattainable and mostly undesirable.

I mean if my husband didn't expect all those things from me, why on Earth would I commit to doing them?

Slowly as I resolved to be a women of Virtue, my desire to be  more domestic erupted. So much, that I began baking and purchased the ultimate project creator . . .

A sewing machine. Gasp!

I got it while thrifting for twenty-two bucks! I figured if I spent the money, maybe I would be committed. So my goal is to sew clothes, throw pillows, and so much more. 

I have to admit I'm truly excited!

Wish me luck.

Domesticity here I come.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Jar for Every Season!

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 One thing I find great joy in is planning, decorating, and then 

redecorating my home. 

It truly is my favorite place on Earth. 

As I sat and pondered one of my most versatile pieces, not to mention favorite, I realized that there was one piece that has transcended time. Originally purchased for the candy bar at my wedding reception (pictured above), it has become the centerpiece for many decor ideas and holiday treats. 

It truly is the jar for every season.

So what is this lovely piece I'm rambling on and on about? My apothecary jars of course. 

They come in so many fun shapes and sizes that they can fit into any decor scheme. While they retail for around $30 plus, you can snag one at Michael's for almost half that by using their weekly 40% off one item coupon. Find a great coupon here.

Here's one way I'm using mine as our home transitions from Christmas to a total revamp.

What are some of your favorite decor elements? Share them below!

                                                           Happy designing!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fab Sweat Gear!

If there's anything I hate to do, it's to work out. 

Of course that's one of the most common New Year's resolutions so what's a girl to do?

As I browsed some of my favorite stores, I came across some fab workout gear. For some reason, I truly believe that if I found some uber cute things to work out in, I'd actually be motivated to do so. 

Wishful thinking?

I agree but fun sweat gear is so irresistible. Here are some great options; budget friendly, modest, and splurge worthy!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Quote of the Week!

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 I absolutely love quotes and tidbits of inspiration.
As I come across new ones, I'm always so tempted to share them with others.

So it was only fitting for me to start sharing 
my favorites with you, 

my wonderful readers!

Without further ado,
here's a bit of inspiration for the week 
courtesy of 
Curtis Jackson (50 cent).

"Either pray or worry, 
You can't do both."

An unlikely source yes, but a powerful message.
Have a great week! 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Life is not a Competition

Happy Saturday Virtue readers!

I'm excited to share a new online magazine with you called  

I've had the priviledge of becoming a contributing writer for them and am so excited for what they'll provide for the women of our generation. 

Check out their great site here, and my first article 

Happy reading!