Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday #24

Welcome to What You Wish Wednesday!
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So… no features this week BUT we do have an exciting announcement!  

We have a $50 Target Giveaway starting next week… a Target gift card is clutch because you can use it to buy groceries, something fun or even Christmas gifts. Make sure to come back by, link up and enter to win!

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Time to link up! :)

Link-up details. It's too easy not to join in:
*share a recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
*it would be great if you would include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
*check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: StasiaLeslieNikkiMelissa and Amanda 
*check out a few posts and share the love (pinning your favorite post is a great way)
*check out our bran new WYWW Pinterest board!
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Follow Your Hosts….
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday...

Now I do not claim to be a major fashion expert… so when I attempted to try the whole
White After Labor Day 
thing… I needed some advice.


What do you think?  Are these acceptable outfits?  Which is better?  What would you change?

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Friday, October 24, 2014

5 on Friday

Another weekend :)

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I get to see my best friends this weekend! :)
Oh, the college days :)

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Fall Football Outfits…



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I told y'all I would plug this series every week and I am staying true to that…

Will you join The Christmas Challenge?

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On that note… 9 weeks until Christmas :)
Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.  Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,  so that at the name of Jesusevery knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:5-11

five

As many of my readers know we are currently living out of boxes:(.  We did not realize we would live out of boxes this long… so I packed all my fall clothes away.  I have looked and looked and I have found everything except my leggings and tights.  So the way I see it I a three options…
*not wear skirts or dresses all fall or winter
*just freeze when I wear skirts or dresses
*buy a few things
Which should I do?


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What You Wish Wednesday #23

Welcome to What you Wish Wednesday!
Come link up and read some great posts :)

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Now for this week's features….
Please check out Serving from Home: Purchases that Make a Difference ! this is so much of my heart in my The Christmas Challenge Series
Moms Teaching Olives wrote about this breastfeeding subscription box.  The nursing mama in me fell in love… this would be a great gift for a new mom!
ANd last… Little goodies wrote ablaut some fall favorites.  I am always up for fall inspiration! 

If you were featured this week, or have been featured before, be sure to grab a button below! :)

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Time to link up! :)

Link-up details. It's too easy not to join in:

*share a recent post of your choosing (link-up at very bottom of this post)
*it would be great if you would include the WYWW button and/or a visible link-back to this post
*check out the hostesses' blogs and follow along: StasiaLeslieNikkiMelissa and Amanda 
*check out a few posts and share the love (pinning your favorite post is a great way)
*check out our bran new WYWW Pinterest board!
ourlifeonabudget

Follow Your Hosts….
Stasia:    BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN'
Leslie:    BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'
Melissa:  BLOG | FACEBOOK TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN'
Nikki:    BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM PINTEREST BLOGLOVIN'
Amanda:    BLOG | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST | BLOGLOVIN'

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What We Wore Wednesday

Stopping in to share what we wore this past saturday.  We like to support UGA even from afar.  

So here are our fall game day outfits!


The Little One's Outfit

*Black Chevron Dress Picked up at the local farmer's market.
*Black shoes picked up at a local consignment sale


 The Big One's Outfit

*Black Scarf that I got from Kenya almost 10 years ago
*White shirt I got for my birthday from the hubs
*Red pants from Ann Taylor Loft that I found New with Tags at Goodwill
*Short black boots



What about y'all… do you have any fall weather football outfits???


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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Christmas Challenge: Give as much as you spend


When God first started tugging my heart about our Christmas habits, one of the first things I was convicted about was how much we give during the Christmas season.  To be honest, our family does not go crazy during Christmas with our spending.  We have never spent thousands of dollars or wracked up credit card debt, but we have never really given much either.

As I have been processing all of this, God has been tugging at my heart.  

Stasia, you should be giving at least as much as you are spending.


For me (and others I suspect), I get caught up in a string of excuses with this…
"I give my 10%."
"We don't have that much to give."
"I will give when we have more."
"But we are still living with my in-laws." (okay… this one probably only pertains to us)
etc etc etc

As these excuses have run through my mind, this scripture hit me 

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6-7~ (read in context here)

It is not about giving 10% and it is not about giving comfortably.  It is about giving cheerfully and sacrifically.  Tweet this!

So, where does that leave us?

We have a budget for Christmas… and for every dollar we spend we are going to give away at least a dollar.  To church, to missions, to charity.  

So where, where does that leave you?

Won't you join our family in the joy of giving this year (and maybe, just maybe it will run into other times in our lives:))?  Pray about it and join the challenge… 
Give as much as you spend this year! Tweet this!

Week 2: Shop stores that give back!
Week 3: Shop Local/WAHMs!
Week 4: Make gifts!
Week 5: Serve!

Want to see the whole series???
Follow along….
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Friday, October 17, 2014

5 on Friday…

Wait… how is it already Friday?  I had Monday and Tuesday off this week.  Such a blessing, but that made this this the quickest week ever! :)

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If you follow me on Instagram, you saw how our little BD was just the cutest flower girl this weekend.

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Everyone loves fall. And I like it… but I am REALLY looking forward to Christmas:) My coffee always tastes better in a Christmas mug!  

Three

Have you read my introduction to 
The Christmas Challenge Series?
I don't think I have ever been so excited about a series of blog posts.  Please check it out :)
Can't stop, won't stop.  I will plug this series every week!

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This…

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:5-8

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There is an awesome giveaway going on that ends on Wednesday!  These Lilla Rose hair clips are awesome.  If you have not had a chance, hop over here and enter.  Plus you will get to see some cute pics of the little one and I.  ]
Always a plus right :)?



What is going on for you this Friday?


Side-note… have you linked up with What You Wish Wednesday yet?  If not… you should.  It is a fun and encouraging link up that goes live very Wednesday morning.
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