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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday Sermons

I love God! I mean I truly love God! He is the guiding force of my life, my protector, my hope. Although this may not always be apparent in every aspect of my life, especially when I break down and freak out at my husband or kiddos in that oh so human way, it is what I want the world to know.
Dress: vintage/thrifted ($7), shoes: Bakers (free/gift from mom), belt: Target, gloves:vintage (From yesterday's post), necklace: vintage, bracelet:Christmas gift from Cuban Cowboy, Jacket: Via Spiga (gift), clutch: Coach (I hear it's the Pantone color of 2014). PS: Don't hate on my MJ one glove. I had to take the pic, and I couldn't wear both.

One small, and seemingly frivolous, way that I demonstrate this love for God is dressing up for my weekly date with Him. Yep! I have an extra special date with him each Sunday. Just like the Cuban Cowboy, I hang out with God everyday, but Sundays are a bit extra special. 

For this week, I also included a special piece of Jewelery as the foundation of my ensemble. It is a super cool, vintage cross that I inherited from my Grandma Blanche. What makes this necklace so cool is that there is a teeny, tiny magnifying glass at its center. When one looks inside she sees a scroll with the Lord's Prayer. Super cool! However, I rarely wear it because it is gold, and I am not; nor have I ever been; a fan of gold.

It is perfect with this vintage dress though.

Making this Sunday extra special was another phenomenal sermon. This week talked about keeping ourselves focused on God so as to not drift away. I love the nautical theme, and it reminded me of the Plumb song Drifting.
 If you are not familiar with Plumb, I promise you will love her lyrics (even if you aren't Christian). She sings about life, and she is truly authentic. 

To wrap up the days thoughts: is God your anchor? Is he the shoreline you are aiming for? I pray, in earnest, that he blesses you this week.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Quality Time With my Boys

Friday I had the joyous pleasure of a date with The Cuban Cowboy (that stud). We finally saw The Desolation of Smaug. Although it is disappointing that Jackson shifted the plot line so dramatically, it is a good film. 
Date Night Shoes-Nine West (thrifted this week for $2.50)
Saturday we had some business to attend to with our truck (The Green Machine). We have been battling with it's issues since the fall, but there may be a light in sight. 

Since we were out and about, we first stopped by my parents. The boys hung out with my brother: playing with RC cars, fixing dirt bikes, and playing in the dirt. 

Too much craziness for this chic chick. 
Blouse-Juicy Couture, skirt-Target, bag -Kate Spade
Saturday shoes-Cole Haan Strappy 40s style 
After, we ran by the in-laws to wash up for dinner. Then we went to Cheesecske Factory: nom nom nom. The boys were great. The food was Delish, with plenty to spare for Sunday lunch. 

Oh, yes, and I almost forgot. While at my parents house, my mom unloaded a hoard of my old school work. A family history of our Minnesotan/ Finnish ancestry. And, most importantly, some vintage goodies that belonged to get and my grandma Kumpula. 

It was a wonderful past two days. Praise be to God, oh and the babysitters he places in our lives!

Welcoming In a New Year

We are here to welcome in a new year and a new way of Rockin'

With the new year, I would like to make a shift in this oh so neglected blog. The first aspect of this shift is to actually write (fingers crossed). The second aspect is to focus more on style. 

Bible study outfit (Thursday) scarf-thrifted, shirt-Kate Spade, skirt-Target, necklace-Express, heels-Franco Sarto

This shift toward style is an aim at achieving the first goal. I believe that it is simpler to move through the posts if I have a backbone that drives them, much like the spine of a book holds together such varying details that combine to tell the entire story. 

Awesome thrifted books from this week. 

I have always adored fashion; and it has always been a facet of my blog; but instead of crafting being the center and style periphery, I am going to switch the roles. 
Wednesday Wear (TKD/AWANA)- cardigan-Target, blouse-thrifted, jeans-gift/Ross, tights-Target, necklace-Nordstrom

Since we wear clothing everyday, it is central to our lifestyles. It is the means by which, or rather in which (literally), our lives progress from one moment to the next. It's what we wear to the market, church, Tae kwon do, etc. 

I joined a co-op this week. This is my first haul. Roly Poly ate the apple before we were out; the door of the community center.

This doesn't mean that other areas of my life will not appear. Of course they will; they are the story. The clothes are merely the thread. I hope this changes motivates me. May God bless our lives as we live virtual life together.

Monster did so well his first week back to school, with a new teacher, that he received this awesome shuttle as a reward.

May you have a Rockin' weekend!!!!!