Monthly Archives: February 2012

Trendy Tuesday – Booties


Time to talk about a trend!  If you know me, you know I absolutely LOVE shoes.  More than likely this won’t even be close to the last time that will be mentioned here.  My best friend even got me the perfect card for my birthday last month.  On the cover was a woman shoe shopping and surrounded by all of the shoe boxes with the inside reading: “it’s your birthday – surround yourself with the ones you love”.  I’m telling you, the woman KNOWS me.

Even with all that shoe love going on there are definitely some trendy styles of shoes that I just do NOT get.  That’s what this weeks trend is about.  Booties.  I just do not understand this shoe.

I can’t say that they’re inherently ugly.  I have seen some with great colors and cute embellishments but I’m short and these do absolutely nothing for my body.  I don’t wear pants, only skirts, and these completely cut me off and make me look like I have stumps for legs.  I already have short legs, I do not need my shoes to shorten them even more.  I’m sure there are some long-legged ladies, and some super skinny chicks, that can pull this look off but for the most part, I just do not see the appeal.

Do you wear the booties?  Can you convince me that they’re fabulous and I’m just not seeing it?


Best Laid Plans…


Things this weekend didn’t really go as planned.  We had some good times, like the surprise party for one of my awesome sister-in-law’s 40th birthday (love you Rachel!), and not so good times, like a friend having a heart attack and the death of another friend, our pastor’s mother.  Laundry was not done, the house was left unclean, and homework was pushed off.  I like to schedule things as much as I can but there’s an adage that just rings too true sometimes “we plan and God laughs”.  It’s great to have plans but often times life gets in the way and you do what you need to do because really, the rest will figure itself out in the end. 

Simply Thankful Saturday


Sometimes it’s nice to sit and reflect on what you have been blessed with.  I was driving a few days ago and a song came on the radio that I hadn’t heard before.  It was by Martina McBride and the verses talked about a woman diagnosed with cancer.  It caught my attention and was emotional but it was the chorus that touched my heart.

When you’re weak, I’ll be strong
When you let go, I’ll hold on
When you need to cry, I swear that I’ll be there to dry your eyes
When you feel lost and scared to death,
Like you can’t take one more step
Just take my hand, together we can do it
I’m gonna love you through it.

The only person that came to mind was Gabe.  He’s been the one that’s held me when I’m weak, who’s told me everything would be alright when my world was falling apart, who encourages me when I don’t believe in myself half as much as he believes in me, and who I take every step through this life with.  I am thankful for a man, a partner, that is everything for me and I hope I am at least a fraction of that for him.

What are you thankful for today?

My First Deal!


And by mine I mean Gabe’s.  But I’m taking the credit.  That’s just how I roll.  As I’ve said before, I want this blog to represent who I am and all things modest.  One of the ways we’ve been doing our best to live modestly is to really watch our budget (it’s pretty much a requirement when one of the two people supporting the household is an unemployed college student!). We love to read but that’s not always cheap when looking for new books and fun reads.

That’s where Gabe’s deal comes in.  Not only do we love to read but Gabe is a fabulous writer who wants to share his work as much as possible with the world.  Starting tomorrow (Friday February 3rd) at 3:00 a.m. (12:00 PST) his collection of short stories, Contemplations of Dinner, will be FREE at in the Kindle store for 48 hours.  If you don’t have a Kindle don’t let that scare you off.  I have an iPod and love the Kindle app.  You can also download the Kindle app for your PC!  And do you know how much the app costs?  It’s completely free too!  How awesome is that?  Oh and there is no limit to who can get the deal.  You are welcome to share this deal with the world too. 

If you love a deal as much as I do, and want to read a good collection of stories, swing by and grab Contemplations of Dinner for free.  Your weekend reading is just a click away and won’t cost you a thing!