Saturday, July 30, 2011

WIFD day 7

Today's the last day of WIFD. It was very hot here...for North Idaho. It's in the 90's, and since I'm pregnant, I was wilting. So, most of the day was spent inside...doing a bit of laundry, cleaning a cupboard that I 'inherited' from our church ~ which will be home to my fabric stash, and playing with the baby...hate that! ;-)

Today I wore a Style and Co. skirt. It's not maternity, but it has an elastic smocked waist, so it works! I had thought maybe I would wear one of my other skirts that is similar this week, but I haven't. However, I will share that one of my newest, easiest maternity skirt modifications is to take a sundress, that has the empire waist that is elastic smocked, and cut the top off.  They make a nice, modest skirt, and the elastic smocking is perfect for a maternity waist band...and I'll be able to wear them when I'm not pregnant too!

I also wore a brown crinkle camisole that I bought at WalMart, and a white gauze Motherhood top that was thrifted. Just some flip flops on my feet...and no jewelry today.

Not a great picture of my outfit, but you can see the skirt pretty well. I just had my hair twisted and in a claw so it was up off my neck. :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

WIFD day 6

Today was a laid back day at home. I worked on laundry a bit...I'm getting to the point in this pregnancy where I can't do a lot at once. Sore hips and pelvis and a good sized baby equaling a sore back...I do a bit and I sit. I do a bit and I sit. Very frustrating. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband, and he encourages me to do what I can, and he helps with the rest.

My outfit today was a beautiful brown and turquoise Liz Lange Maternity top that I just bought off eBay. It's not particularly modest, so I wore a brown Old Navy tank top under it. My denim skirt is a Faded Glory skirt that I modified for maternity wear. Just as a side note, I've had a terrible time finding denim skirts this pregnancy! Of course, I lost almost all my maternity clothes in the fire. Most of the new denim maternity skirts I find are mini skirts...and I'm just not interested in those. Even on eBay most used denim maternity skirts that are long enough to be modest go for $30 or more by the time you pay shipping. And on principle, I'm just not going to pay that much for a used skirt. You would think though, that clothing manufacturers would pay attention to the used clothing market, and pay attention to what is selling well there.

The length of the skirt is shorter, although below knee length. It's just a nice, summer length denim skirt.
Just for fun, here is a picture of our calf, Eliza. She is fascinated by fire!

Here's a better shot of the front of my top. It's very flowy and feminine looking. The neclace is thrifted, and although you can't really see my cute teapot earrings, they are from an etsy shop.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

WIFD days 4 and 5

I missed posting yesterday! Mike was gone most of the day, and by the time he got home and took my picture, I was too tired to mess with posting. :-)

Yesterday was an at-home day ~ Yay!! Wednesday afternoons Jethro's physical therapist comes to the house, so usually the morning is spent getting things tidy and ready for his PT.

I wore a brown and white floral motherhood shirt ~ thrifted, a navy Down East Basics skirt (not maternity, but it's a nice stretchy knit!) ~ thrifted, flip flops from Fred Meyer, and my necklace is from WalMart.
Ezra decided to pose with me. :-) He was just in from playing in the hot tub (which is basically a small swimming pool at this point ~ no heat!)

Today, I wore the blue skirt again, but with a yellow plaid Old Navy top ~ thrifted. Just another day at home, trying to get some laundry done.

Sorry for the quality of the picture. I decided to do a self-portrait instead of asking someone to take my picture.

It's hard to see in this photo, but the top has a button placket, and pin tucks on either side, down to the empire waist. And, just little flutter sleeves.

A Child's Bible Study Review

There will be a post later today for WIFD. :-) This is a long-overdue post...a quick review of a children's Bible study on the armor of God. It is produced by Quiet Times for Kids. I will post a more thorough review of this Bible study after we have completed it.

One of the things that drew me to this Bible study is that it encorporates Lego dioramas. In fact, if you order this Bible study from them now, your child can get in on a photo contest of the dioramas for a chance to win a building block set from Vision Forum. The photos must be submitted by August 31, 2011, so if you or your child is interested, go get this study!

This is a 6 week study on the armor of God. I spent some time this morning working through week 1 ~ even as an adult, I found some of the questions to be challenging to my thinking. The study is designed for individual study, helping young people develop a habit of daily time in the Word. There are projects for some of the days. Each week a cube is built for the piece of armor being studied and a Lego diorama is worked on. It's designed to be done 5 days a week, so it would fit in well with a school schedule. We will be starting it on Monday, when we start our new school year.

So far, the only "complaint" I would have, and it's not a big deal is that they have Ephesians 6:10-18 printed out on Scripture cards, designed for your child to cut out and put on their wall. They have used 4 different versions for this. KJV, NASB, NKJV, and NIV. At our house, we use the ESV. Not a problem, I'll just print it out on our computer in our version. :-) And, they can't really cover every version of the Scriptures.

So, while we have not gone through it yet, I believe it looks like it will be a good study, generating conversations with the children, providing fun with the projects, growth in the walk with the Lord...and I would encourage you to click on the link above and check it out!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WIFD day 3

So, today is just a day at home. I need to get some laundry done, organize the school room (or at least start!), and get working on supper. I have a webinar this evening, so I need to have supper stuff ready to go before the webinar starts.

It's a little cooler here today, and the house tends to stay nice and cool ~ almost chilly if we have left the windows open over night. So I have on long sleeves.

I am wearing a grey Motherhood hoodie with a deep v-neck ~ thrifted, a lapis blue tank...I think it's Old Navy ~ thrifted, and a denim and floral Motherhood skirt ~ also thrifted. Just flip flops for shoes. For jewelry, I am wearing a lapis blue pendant that belonged to my great aunt Olga. One of the few pieces of jewelry left that I inherited from her. It's a favorite, so I had it at the hospital with me when the house burned. I am also wearing heart shaped earrings with blue handpainted roses on them ~ yep, you guessed it, they are thrifted as well. :-)

The skirt is a bit longer than knee length and it's tiered.

Here is a closeup of the pendant.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Week in Feminine Dress

So, I have at least one more post rattlin' around in my head on suffering, but this week, I'm going to be posting what I am wearing. :-) I have been a member of the forum over at Sense and Sensibility Patterns for several years. At least a couple times a year, we do a week in feminine dress or a WIFD. The point of it is to encourage the ladies to dress in a feminine manner no matter what we are doing, and to give new ideas and inspiration to those of us who regularly dress this way. I have done this a couple times before here on the blog, but it's been a while, so I thought it would be fun to do once again. Today is actually Day 2 of WIFD, but in normal fashion, I completely forgot about it yesterday, until after I was changed out of my church clothes...and I really wan't dressed very femininely after that. :-)

So, here is todays outfit:

I am wearing a thrifted Motherwear sundress. I don't normally wear dresses that are only knee length, but I have been having a terrible time finding maternity sundresses this year, let alone ones that are a length that I would normally wear. I love it though because of all the bright colors. The necklace came from Burlington Coat Factory, and the earrings are from WalMart. I'm just wearing flip flops on my feet.

Isn't he just the cutest? I couldn't resist having my picture taken with him...he's such a HAM! LOL Tomorrow he will be 17 mo. old. The Lord has truly been good to us. :-)

Today's plans involve going to town and picking up a few groceries. I'm also going to be getting some rock and hopefully a few plants to put down at Tucker's grave. I'll also pick up balloons for the children to release this evening, in memory of our dear Tucker. He would have been 7 today.

Happy birthday, dear Tucker!
Enjoy your birthday in Heaven ~
Play in peace my sweet boy.
Mama loves and misses you.