Hey everyone! Oh my word, what a crazy time it is to be alive. I have had an interesting two weeks. Between teaching full time online while taking care of my two kiddos, Lilli & Jonah full-time, I have had my hands full. I have wanted to blog so much…but with my lack of time, I haven’t been able to.
So without further ado, I want to present to you this weeks This or That: Style and Comfort at Home.
I have had to figure out some structure the past couple of weeks, as I am sure you have as well, with being home full-time. For a little while, I was finding that being in my PJ’s was so comforting, and now, I find that not getting ready in the morning puts me in some sort of funk (so to speak).
I have found that waking up, making my bed, washing my face, and getting dressed allows the opportunity to present myself to my day–“hello day, let’s get it done today.”
Let me know which outfit is your favorite. Both of these outfits scream Angie Wilson. I hope some of you guys like them too!
I had the absolute best time looking up the sales this week on DSW. I took a mix of this seasons top sellers as well as some of my favorite looks and put it together for y’all. I think when you get a chance and look at the shoes, you can easily tell I LOVE the color brown/tan. Brown, in my opinion goes with everything and is staple to have in your closet. Don’t get me wrong, I do own some shoes with a ton of color–but those shoes can only go with so much. I will save that for another blog 🙂
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I thought I would chose two green dresses for you guys to choose from. Both are on sale and at a great price, however, both dresses look extremely different. One dress is a baby doll ruffle wrap dress from Abercrombie and the other is a long sleeve button down dress from American Eagle. Both dresses are green and semi-causal–something you can wear to work or a causal night out for dinner . The button down dress comes in two separate colors–one green and one is a blue stripe. I will make sure to tag both options for you on the sale link 🙂
Let me know what dress is your favorite in a comment down below.
How many of ya’ll love Anthropolgy but have a tough time finding clothes that fit your budget?!
I don’t know about ya’ll but every time I walk into an Anthropology I go completely googlely eyed over all the trendy but very highly priced clothing–I walk straight to the back, after looking around at all the stuff I can’t afford 😉
Anthropology has a sale going on (insert praise Jesus hands) and its an extra 25% off sale items.
I spent some time going through the website, trying to find the best deals for you guys!!!
Let me know what you think and as always, HAPPY SHOPPING!
Which outfit below would be your go to outfit for traveling?
This mama is a planner and I am thinking ahead–trying to figure out which outfit would be the best to travel in for our trip to Jamaica.
The kids, David, and I will be driving to Atlanta the night before our flight–since we leave early in the morning the next day. In my mind, I would bring both of these outfits, Outfit A for the car ride to Atlanta, and Outfit B for our flight to Jamaica BUT which outfit do you gravitate to more?
Outfit A, is an American Eagle gray waffle top. Its longer in the back and shorter in the front which is perfect to wear with leggings. The leggings are my go to–Lululemon Align leggings (28″) which are an investment–but TOTALLY worth it. I wear these leggings every chance I get. They are extremely comfortable and they are not see through–especially when you bend over for any reason. They are also high rise so they tend to hold everything in while being comfortable all at the same time. I paired the outfit with a pair of slip on Birkenstock sandals. I am not lying when I tell you how comfortable all Birkenstocks are. Again, I do feel like they are an investment, however, they last forever!!!
Outfit B, is another American Eagle inspired outfit. It is typically cold in most airports so since I chose shorts for this outfit, I knew I wanted to go with something warm to wear for my top. The top is from Aerie and the color matches perfectly with jeans shorts. The vans add a little flare to the outfit–which I love. I have this pair of Vans in gray but will be ordering these ASAP. They are so comfortable and a cute addition to any outfit.
I have traveled a bit in my day and I find it extremely important to travel in comfort.
Let me know which outfit if your favorite! I will link all items for you next to the picture below 🙂
It is officially 41 days until my family and I leave for Jamaica and I could not be MORE EXCITED! Every Tuesday, I am going to post a series of This or That’s to get your help on what I should pack for my trip!
Comment below and tell me what your preferences are! I linked all items in case you want to shop right along side me.
For those of you that do not know, my family and I are going to spend our spring break together in Jamaica!!! We couldn’t be more excited. As we are about 40 days away, I wanted to do some swim suit shopping and surprisingly there have been really good sales now that winter is coming to an end. Target has a swimsuit sale (where I got most of the kids suits) BOGO right now–by one get one 50% off. There are so many awesome options to choose from and if you are going on vacation soon, it might be worth it to take a look!
Let me know what you think and as always, HAPPY SHOPPING!
Teach us to number our days and we’ll become aware of our mortality and our finiteness and we’ll thank God that we have been loved with the love that is stronger than death.
Wednesday February 26th-April 19th
A Time of Solemn Contemplation
Growing up in a Christian household, we always held Christ in high regard–living our lives according to the gospel. We went to church every Sunday and my parents did everything they could to raise their two daughters in the ways of the Lord.
When I accepted Jesus in my heart, I quickly began to understand the importance of repentance–going to Christ in humility asking him for forgiveness of my sins. I remember crying hysterically once I fully comprehended the love of Christ and the sacrifices he made for me. Even at such a young age, the idea of sacrifice was a concept I understood and I truly wanted to do everything in my power to live a life Christ would be proud of.
As I got older, and started to understand more about the complexities of religion–I began asking questions that challenged my faith, deepening my understanding of Christ so I had less room for doubt. Knowledge is power and I wanted to learn as much as possible so I could unapologetically believe and lead others to believe as well.
In my early stages of seeking this knowledge, I remember seeing my Catholic friends at school with ash on their foreheads and asked with curiosity what it meant and symbolized. The idea of confessing your sins and expressing and professing devotion to God was something we did at church during communion, yes, but to have a specific tradition–which led to Easter (one of the most significant holidays in Christian religion–besides Christmas) I found fascinating. I never really understood why Evangelicals did not really celebrate Lent.
What is Ash Wednesday and Lent?
Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lenten, a period leading up to Easter, a day where Christians recognize and celebrate the resurrection. Ash Wednesday–being 6 1/2 weeks before Easter, starts the 40 day fast (Sundays are excluded) in imitation of Jesus fasting in the wilderness before he stated His public ministry.
During this period, Christians show repentance and mourning for their sins, because they truly believe in what Christ has done for them. The true idea is to turn away from sin and believe in the gospel.
My Reason’s for Celebrating Lent
Even though it is not customary for an evangelical to participate in Lent, I want to formally participate this year. I may not go to Catholic Mass to get the traditional ash on my forehead, but I will pray and make a commitment to God to give something to Him for 40 days. I feel compelled to show a little sacrifice and to show intentionality in preparing my heart for Easter–a day that means so much to me and my family. Christ suffered and sacrificed so much for me, and Lent is a beautiful tradition that I believe allows people to show their love and devotion to the God who saves, forgives, and shows grace to His children everyday.
“A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.”
Oh my word, Lilli and David had the absolute best time at the Daddy Daughter Dance at her school.
Growing up, I didn’t have this opportunity but I would have loved to. Knowing how special a day like today is, we let Lilli have complete control over what she wanted to wear and how she wanted her hair. We shopped at Target, and my in-laws bought her the outfit to make her feel extra special for their date night.
My 6 year old is such a girly girl and to be honest, so opposite of her mommy, so we truly let her take the reigns as this was such a special day–as I would have picked out something she probably would not have liked.
There is something so special between the bond of daddy and daughter. With David, my husband, working a lot more recently, we wanted to document the occasion so Lilli could always remember her first date was with her daddy–a day when his undivided attention is on his baby girl!
Thanks for reading along!! I pray for all the daddy’s in the world always make sure they make their little girls feel loved, special, and wanted!