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Fall Capsule Wardrobe

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I decided to build my Fall wardrobe around these 6 articles. They're comfortable, different, and in my favorite color shades for this time of year. All 6 look great with brown boots and booties--my preferred shoe wear for Autumn. I limit myself to one pair of jeans because I love variety and it helps me avoid a rut.

As usual, my fashion disclaimer: I don't idolize clothes, nor do I idolize what people think of me wearing them, but I do enjoy fashion as an outlet of artistic expression. I like playing around with colors and fabrics. I enjoy finding a bargain, and even more so reinventing old items. I have found that limiting my clothing actually makes it easier to get dressed. It's also more enjoyable for me because it allows freedom in other areas--more time in the mornings, creativity, and peace of mind.  Excess = stress. Next I chose 9 neutral shirts that could be worn as underneath layers, or could stand alone. One non-negotiable in a wardrobe is what I call my "Sa…

Back to the Future Day

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It's finally here! The day of imaginary future since 1985!

And so I thought I'd reflect on how I imagined 2015 for myself along the way:

1985 (age 6): In 2015, I would be a ballerina. Soft pink leotard, satin ribbon shoes.
Goal: to do something that I love.
1995 (age 16): In 2015, I would be living in NYC, Manhattan specifically. A wall of my townhome would display the progression of dinner-theater productions that led to my first Broadway chorus role. In the center of the mantle sits another picture--evening gown, red carpet, pedestaled medallion, next to the Tony itself. Either that or I'd be a middle school choir director in the suburbs. It was a coin toss really.
Goal: to do something that I love and do it well enough to get paid for it.
2005 (age 26): In 2015, Karl and I would be living in Texas, ministering to college students. 3 of our 4 kids would be thriving in public schools while I organized PTA events and preschooled our littlest, giving me plenty of time to pursue…

Style Saturday--Bella Verita

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My friend Isabella not only has great style, she is also beautiful inside and out! I wanted to feature her in Style Saturday, and since her name means beauty, I thought I'd have her share what she thinks of true beauty.
Isabella eloquently and confidently poised these thoughts:


True beauty can't be about your face; it has to be something that can last.


Isabella affirmed that beauty is not limited to women. A man or woman can be equally beautiful in their personality. 
She said ultimately that beauty is associated with love --that God's love for us is beautiful.  And that while He is complex, His love for us is not.  It is simple,  we just merely accept it from Him. "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:22-23