Happy Sunday everyone! How has the weekend treated you? Mine was a busy and active one, yet just as blessed as usual. Care to know where I spent my time this weekend?
(*Disclaimer: You may jump ahead if you don’t care to read about cleaning*)
None other than at home and at church. Cleaning, scrubbing, more scrubbing, huffing and puffing, and did I mention scrubbing? Why yes, I guess I did. Yesterday was our church cleaning day, so naturally I headed over to the parsonage that we use every week to do some service for God and the congregation. The little girls that were “helping” me scrub the oven (more like entertaining me with their cuteness) with headache inducing chemicals kept mentioning the fact that my arm muscles were getting uneven. Hey, it’s not my fault that I’m as right handed as can be.
After that I spent the rest of the day in our home’s kitchen and bathtub scrubbing away, except this time I was tired of smelling Borax and decided to make my own eco-friendly cleaner. So much better! But yea, enough of this dreadful talk! I’m sure you have better things to do and read about than me cleaning a house.
At least I got to do one fun and relaxing thing! Greg and I had a $25 Sears gift card that was collecting dust in our office room—all neglected and poor. He suggested that I go to Sears to use it up since no one was touching the card. I tried on about eight outfits and most of them looked alright and felt pretty comfortable. However, I wanted something versatile, something that I’ve been wanting for a long time, and something that I knew I would wear this coming Fall.
The skirt, shoes, and shirt are all mine. The red blazer is not. As soon as I walked in the store I noticed it from afar and realized that it’s exactly what I was hoping to get someday. Due to a great sale event it only cost me $13.99. Such a steal, don’t you think so?!
I also really liked this tank top with lacey roses embroidered down the middle. It is versatile, refreshing, and somewhat neutral in color. I didn’t end up purchasing this one because I initially thought that the card contained $50. Hah! I was at the register and when I was informed that the card was worth $25, I immediately asked the kind lady to take it out. It must have been wishful thinking and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who makes that mistake.
Then there was this cute top. It has pastel colored block patterns and a slightly frilly sleeve on the shoulder area. This one was a win in my eyes, so I got it for a mere $11.89. In the end I only had to cough up $3.88, and I’m squealing over here from the rush I feel after getting a good bargain. To be brutally honest, I didn’t know that Sears had such great and versatile clothes since my past experience tells me otherwise. I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend anyone looking for a good sale to hit up Sears NOW. It’s a command strong suggestion.
I’ve been meaning to purchase some outfits lately because I’m one of those people who wear the same thing over and over, especially if I like the outfit. However, with the job application process going on and interviews that keep being on hold, I’m doing my best to be wise with our finances. I have to admit that it’s not always easy to be on a tight budget, but I know that God has blessed me so much already and that we can always trust Him no matter what the future may look like.
Faith is seriously a beautifully mysterious thing because it really isn’t defined by what we see, but what is unseen.
This is the awesome view that God greeted me with today. It is just mind boggling that He lets His love become evident to us through nature—it’s almost as if He leaves His fingerprints all around for us to see and enjoy. The older I get the more I am convinced that it’s the small things that make me smile because they are gifts from a great God!
And I just devoured this super moist protein carob cake. I mixed some tofu, millet flour, brown sugar, Stevia, carob powder, and milk. I baked it for about 13 minutes and it was the perfect healthy decadence after dinner. Mmmm.
Do you tend to wear the same outfits a lot?
-I rotate them and if no one saw me in a particular outfit, then I’ll wear it the next day. And the next, and the next…just kidding, not that bad.
In your opinion, which stores have really good bargains?
Which photography theme is your favorite?
-I love scenic photos and food photography the best. I guess people are good too, but I don’t have as much experience in photographing people.