Sunday, April 29, 2012

One Skirt, Three Days - Day 3

Day 3!

Well, today is the last day of the one skirt/three days challenge. It was a lot of fun! I am a little late getting this one up, but today was busy for me :) I wore black with my skirt again. I am running low on clean clothing :D

I'm wearing:
Grey stripe cardigan - Kohls
Black tank - Thrift store
Khaki skirt - thrift store
Black heels/sandals - Kmart

I used to be a "high heel hater", I would only wear flats. One reason being that I feel like I'm already tall enough (5'8"). With these heels I am 5'11", and I like it. Since I started trying to be a little more feminine, I have discovered just how cute heels are. Now I love them!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Set Apart Girl Magazine!

There is a new issue of setapartgirl up on their website. I enjoy reading this magazine. It's a really lovely magazine and it has great articles on living set apart, dressing modestly, book recommendations, and more. The best part about it is that it's free! If you've never read this before, I encourage you to do so.

One Skirt, Three Days - Day 2

It's day 2!

I picked out the black shirt today, but it seemed too plain on its own. So I put this scarf on.

But I wasn't crazy about it, plus it might have been a little too warm for it today. So I added this necklace.

It's hard to see it in this picture. Here's a more detailed picture.

I really like this top! Ruffled and gathered :) It makes this plain black top more feminine and elegant.

I'm wearing: Black top - Target, Khaki skirt - Thrift store, Key necklace - Made by me from an old necklace from Kohls. I think keys are so cute :) 

Friday, April 27, 2012

One Skirt, Three Days - Day 1

Here is my outfit for day 1 of the One Skirt | Three Days challenge.

Sorry about the headless photos, I am trying to conceal my identity, for privacy purposes. :) Also, I apologize that the quality isn't great, I took the pictures with my iPod.

My [wrinkly] khaki skirt I found at a thrift store. I love it!
Purple and grey plaid top - another thrift store find :)
Black fleece hoodie - Kmart
White tank (you probably can't see it) - Walmart
Shoes - Walmart

Altogether it is a fairly inexpensive outfit. Though most of my clothes are from Walmart and thrift stores, I still try to find cute, quality, and modest clothes. This is my first time wearing this skirt.

Here's a better photo of the top, a little more detail:

I love the ruffle detail!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'm a Stay-At-Home Daughter

I wasn't familiar with the term "stay-at-home daughter" up until about a year ago when I started reading Jasmine Baucham's blog, Joyfully at Home. Since then I have come to form my own ideals about what kind of daughter I want to be. As a young teen, I entertained the idea of going away to college. I thought about how much fun it would be to get away from home and be on my own. When I started reading Jasmine's blog and others like hers, I realized that the best place for me to be was home. This doesn't mean that I'm not going to get any education beyond high school. For me it means making home my priority and other things secondary.

A few months ago, as I was trying to decide what to do after high school, I decided that since I should be a stay-at-home daughter, I shouldn't pursue any form of college whatsoever. Really, that was just an excuse, because at the time I just wanted to be done with school and never have to do it again. There was a problem though. I thought I should just stay at home and help my mom around the house. I do help her around the house, but there simply isn't enough work to keep me from being idle.

Now I am planning on going to college next fall. Not to worry! It is a community college so I will be living at home. I will still help around the house as much as possible. I'll still take time to develop my homemaking skills. At the same time I will be learning at college. I don't think education is a waste for a young woman who hopes to be a homemaker someday. Any knowledge and wisdom you can get will serve you now and in the future.

Other ways for stay-at-home daughters to be productive are serving in your church, volunteering for good causes, getting a job and saving the money for your future expenses (wedding, house, car, etc.). This summer I hope to work at a Christian camp. Though I won't be at home then, I think it will be a good and profitable way to spend my time. Some of you may be planning on going to college or you already are. There is nothing wrong with that! I just feel like home is where God wants me to be at this time in my life.

Don't spend your days just living, going from one day to the next without any real purpose. Do something! Be productive and work hard for God's glory.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

One Skirt. Three Days. Three Bloggers.

I'm really excited for this challenge! I'll be posting my outfit photos here. Click on the button to learn more and join if you like!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Goal Update

I am behind on most of my goals.

I feel like a miserable failure. I am. But because of Christ I am holy. I don't understand it, but I trust God. I am justified in His eyes, though I continue to fail and sin. I am thankful for His grace! I want to obey God to show my gratitude for His grace.

Anyway, I'm behind on my goals.

I haven't cut my hair! That's one of my easier goals. And I am doing well with my goal of 30 books, I am almost done with three different books.

As for the Bible reading, I did well for the first few days. I started reading Daniel and got halfway through, but then I took a trip this week and didn't read my Bible at all. It's not an excuse, just an explanation. I should have read my Bible while I was gone. I had plenty of time.

My trip is also the reason I haven't been walking everyday. I hope to start doing that again tomorrow, though I actually did go on a little hike with my family today. I guess that counts :)

The one I am most behind on is my skirts-only goal. I haven't worn a skirt since I made that goal (except on Sunday). I had been wearing them more often recently, but I just haven't worn them lately. I was reminded of how immodest my jeans were when my brother told me they looked tight. It's nice to have brothers to help me make decisions about what is modest and what isn't.

So there is my goal update. What do you do when you get behind on your goals?