Showing posts from July, 2010

On my reading list...

So, I have a rather extensive reading list, but these are a few I most want to read...

Seeds of Summer (Seasons of Tallgrass #2) by Deborah Vogts
I read the first one in this series (Snow Melts In Spring) a while back after winning it from an online contest. And I'll say simply...I LOVED it. I would really, REALLY love to read this one! ON BACK COVER: When opposites attract, sparks fly--like an electrical malfunction. That's what happens when former rodeo queen Natalie Adams meets the new pastor in Diamond Falls. A heart-warming contemporary romance set in the Flint Hills of Kansas where a former rodeo queen abandons her dreams in order to care for her deceased father’s ranch and her two half-siblings, only to realize with the help of a young new pastor that God can turn even the most dire circumstances into seeds of hope. Spanning the Seasons of the Tallgrass, each story in this series reveals the struggle of the people who live there and the dreams they have for the land until …

The Smaller Things

While I was in Canada (I talked about getting ready to go in this post), I brought my new copy of Guys Are Waffles, Girls Are Spaghetti by Chad Eastham (which is an awesome book I highly recommend for all teens. Check it out.) and read it when I had free time (mostly on the bus on the way down and back). In one of the chapters, Chad says the only way to conquer a fear is to do the very thing that scares you. This is not a pleasant thought for me. I’d say my number one fear is public speaking. It terrifies me.

My church does a special sermon in each service after we come back from our youth trips where several youth tell a little bit about the trip. I received a copy of the sermon outline and saw I was not speaking. Relief flooded through me. A good way to end my last trip with the youth group, I thought. Sitting in the pews listening to the others talk.

But a few days before the sharing Sunday, my youth pastor contacted me and told me that a girl who was speaking was unable to come. …

Vote for me!

Here is reminder of my outfits for the week:

Vote for me! Go to Natasha's blog and leave a comment that I was your favorite! {That is, if I was. Don't lie for me. hahaha}
NEW! Now select "Miss Sarah" on the poll, along with two other ladies if you wish!

UPDATE: Voting is now closed.

Shout It! Day 7 Entry

It's the last day of the online modest fashion show. Boohoo!!! :'( It's been a lot of fun!

For my last entry...I call this my free-spirted look ;D

I envy those of you who have wavy hair that actually looks good naturally. My bottom layer is wavy and my top layer is straight. So it looks kinda weird. I either have to straighten underneath, or curl the top layer. But since mechanical heat curls don't stay in my hair, I had to find another option. I found the Newave Curl Easy Pro Brush. It's easy and stays all day! {end infomercial} LOL

It looks a little funny in this one because the wind is blowing it forward, but oh well. haha =]
Back to my outfit... Top: JCPenny Boyfriend jeans rolled up: Old Navy Shoes: Walmart (wore these earlier this week)

Shout It! Day 6 Entry

Two more days of Natasha's Online Modest Fashion Show! There's still time to enter twice to win!

This is my outfit for today...

I don't think I'll be wearing the sweater though, since it's sweltering in the 90's. Even the breeze feels hot!

Top: Forever 21 Jacket: Maurice's Necklace: My other grandma's =] Shorts: Kohls Flip flops: Target

Shout It! Day 5 Entry

It's so hot out today!!! I'm sweating just standing outside! I definitely won't be wearing these boots for the rest of the day. I'm thinking barefoot. =]

MY OUTFIT: Top: Forever 21 Necklace: my grandma's Bracelet: I made it =] Skirt: Kohls Boots: Walmart

Shout It! Day 4 Entry

It's not too late to enter Natasha's Online Modest Fashion Show! To qualify for the prizes, you need at least two outfit entries, and there are 4 days left!

My Sunday outfit:

Top: Target Skirt: Old Navy Shoes: Journeys
Happy 4th! "God bless the WHOLE WORLD. No exceptions." =]

Shout It! Day 3 Entry

This is what I'm wearing today:

I ♥ my shortsleeve with a hood. It's kind useless, though, because if you're wearing a shortsleeve, you don't really need a hood. Oh, well. It's just fun for pictures like this. =]
MY OUTFIT Top: Kohls Bottoms: Kohls Shoes: Payless
I don't know about you, but I personally dislike it how modesty and fashion are so often separated. You can either be modest, or be in fashion. The media likes to glamorize fashion as showing off your body. But I believe you can be modest and fashionable at the same time! In fact, I think being modest is a fashion statement in itself. When you choose to be modest, it's like breaking away from the pack and setting the standard for the people around you. When you dress modest, you show respect to yourself, others, and God and the body he gave you for only one man (your husband/future husband) to see. 
Here are some of my favorite fashion bloggers who make modesty look fashionable!

I adore Elaine at Clothed…

Shout It! Day 2 Entry

Today's look is a little more casual...

I'm starting to think my cat just loves the camera!

But I love him anyway. =]
MY OUTFIT Top - Target Bottoms - Walmart (yes, THE walmart. You can find SOME cute stuff there!) Shoes: Walmart (again!) Sunglasses: Dollar General (SCORE!)

Shout It! Day 1 Entry

I'm participating in Natasha Atkerson's Online Modest Fashion Show, and you can too! Head over to her blog for details. Here is my entry for today:

My cat likes my skirt. More for the shade than anything. But hey, at least he hides from the sun in style!

My shoes, since you couldn't see them well in the first picture.
MY OUTFIT Top: Target Skirt: Charlotte Russe Shoes: Target (love that store!)