Saturday, August 31, 2013
Friday, August 30, 2013
One of my favorite shirts to wear with it as you can see has horses on it. I'm not big on mixing patterns, but the colors and hues go too well not to pair them. The sandals add to the western feel of the shirt with their faux turquoise accents, which are rather hard to see because of the skirt. -sigh-
Okay so awkward shoe picture, but at least you can see them. The bows are so sweet and the heel is perfect size for me because I'm a bit accident prone.
Ah, the shoes! They're what makes the whole outfit, right? These would have to be my favorite shoes in my closet though. The kitten heels are darling and they're just perfected with the lace and bows.
Here's a close up of the pattern since it's too small to see in the other pictures.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
But truly this perspective began with one completely different than the one I now hold.
Yes, I'm ashamed to say that once, my view of women was so tarnished by mass media and the incredible ease of access to sexually explicit content our modern world now provides, that by age 11, I probably thought of girls more as sex objects than human beings.
I took (and still do take) responsibility for my thoughts and actions, laying them at the foot of the cross when I was 13 and turning away from who I was. As a new Christian trying to obey what Jesus said in Matthew 5:28 about not looking at women with lust while fighting the influx of testosterone slowly making me a man, I often felt disgruntled by how most women (both Christian and non-Christian alike unfortunately) seemed not to care or even notice how they dressed and what it might be doing to the males around them.
Now let me make this point clear: I do believe it is a guy’s responsibility to guard his eyes, heart, and mind, if he sins by looking lustfully at a girl (no matter how skimpily clad) it’s his problem and he needs to repent and ask forgiveness for himself.
Being that I did believe this, I had to learn to bounce my eyes away every low-cut shirt, every high cut skirt, and every girl that seemed to say with her clothing “Look at me! I’m developing physically!”
Safe to say my eyes often feel like pinballs.
The funny thing was that as I was learning to discipline myself when it came to girl’s clothes, I started to notice that the girls I hung out with could be affected very similarly by what boys were wearing.
This was a wake up call.
Suddenly, I started noticing how frequently we men expose our bodies. Whether it’s a 20 foot sign of a shirtless model sporting a six-pack in the mall or guys posting selfies of their bodies on Facebook with the caption “Just back from the gym”, it's like an epidemic. At least with girls, older women and men as well as many Christian leaders made mention of modesty, yet for guys the idea of being modest seems laughable.
I don’t believe this should be. I think modesty can and should apply to all. I know the feeling of relief and gratitude I experience when a girl at church comes in dressed beautifully yet modestly.
You can only imagine my joy at learning there are entire blogs like APOC teaching and exhorting girls to modesty.
In response to the conviction of the Holy Spirit and love for God and my sisters in Christ, I have decided to start dressing more modestly myself.
To all the girls out there wondering if you won’t look pretty to that special guy wearing a floor length skirt instead of jeans that look like you just painted over your skin, let me assure you, if he’s quality, he will notice you.
Chard Phebe is a nearly eighteen year old author, writer, photographer, and Bible student, as well as the second oldest of six children. He goes by his pen-name C.H. Phebe often online. Starting fall 2013 he will be studying at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida as a Business Management major. In Chard's free time he likes to read, write, blog, and attend home groups/serve in his church. He prays that his writings bless the hearts, minds, and souls of every reader and that each may be an act of worship to our Lord, Savior, Creator, and First Love, Jesus Christ. You can read his personal blog at www.theovp.blogspot.com
Saturday, August 24, 2013
So, Ruthanna sent me a Concealed Carry Lace Thigh Holster For Women.
This is everything that came in the package.
She even sent me a note.
(I'm just going to say it. She probably has the best handwriting I've ever seen. Really.)
But this isn't only about concealed carry. Hold on. Let me get you a picture.
There's the pocket. You can hold more than just a gun. You can hold different things, if they're light enough, and can hide them from everyone.
Now, about this item.
I looked around, but couldn't figure out what these were for. So I looked it up in her shop, and apparently they come with the holster for if you want to buy the Lace Garter Belt for extra support (if you want to carry heavier guns.)
I put this on, and it felt kind of strange. I tried walking, and it started sliding down. So I pulled it up and found out I hadn't had it high enough. I would show you a picture, but I felt it wasn't appropriate to show a picture of that part of my leg.
I wore it for a day, walking around in it. It didn't take long for me to get used to wearing it, until I almost forgot it was on me. It started to feel like it was coming down a couple times, but I pulled it up every couple hours and it was fine.
Altogether, I really like this item. It's very hard to find good concealed carry holsters, especially for women. ShootingTulips sells several different types of holsters. The one I got is good for wearing under dresses and skirts, but if you'd rather have one under your shirt you can get a Concealed Carry Corset. They also have one you can clip onto your bra.
They focus mostly on the concealed carry holsters, but they also sell lip balms and paintings. ShootingTulips is an amazing store, and if you want to get something from them you can find them here.
Thanks for reading! I hope you liked it, and God bless your day!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
|silly me got working on the pencil and then realized I had forgotten to take pictures, so here's an "in progress" picture!|
The Verdict: The easiest style, displays the print very well, and uses as little tape as possible - perfect! This is definitely my favorite style and the one I'll personally use the most.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
As you can see, it came in pretty pink tissue paper.
It's makeup. MADMineralsMakeup sells eighteen different colors. This is the color I got.
And these are samples she gave me.
You can put MADMineralsMakeup on your eyes, cheeks, body, nails . . . pretty much anywhere! All of their products are FDA approved for cosmetic use, but some are not for lip use. Look at the description below to find out if the item you want to buy is okay for using on lips.
I'm just going to copy the description of their store, just because they explain everything:
M*A*D Minerals is an internet-based, family owned company providing affordable, high quality, pure loose bare earth mineral makeup, cosmetic, & beauty supplies. Our mission is to combine high quality cosmetic products with excellent customer service! Our skin is the largest organ on our body. Many people do not consider that what is applied to the skin can be absorbed into the blood stream and then into other organs of the body. Many products on the market are mainly water (aqua) and chemicals with a few 'natural' or 'beneficial' ingredients thrown in so they can be promoted as ‘natural’ or 'beneficial' to your skin. Read any ingredient label & look at the first 3 to 4 ingredients listed in a product. Those first few ingredients listed make up approximately 90% to 95% of the entire product. The so-called ‘natural’ 'healthy' or 'beneficial' cosmetic ingredients are usually in the middle, if not the end of the ingredient list. Therefore, with such a small content, they will be of little benefit to the consumer. It is Not illegal (worldwide) to advertise cosmetic products as ‘natural’ even if they contain nasty chemicals. M*A*D Minerals is a chemical-free alternative makeup. By choosing M*A*D Minerals loose mineral makeup, you are assured the entire product is made of chemical-free ingredients.
As you can see, MADMineralsMakeup offers completely natural mineral makeup. I tried this on as blush, and it made my cheeks sparkly. The blue color made it very sparkly and didn't really show the color, whereas it was easier to see the other colors. That may be because I applied more for the other ones than for the blue, but I can't be sure. Just make sure to pick the color that's right for you.
I, personally, think MADMineralsMakeup is a reliable store with natural products you can trust. If you would like to buy one of their products you can find it here.
Thanks for reading! I hope you guys liked the post!
Friday, August 16, 2013
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Well, I hope you enjoyed my ramblings and I hope that sometime today you take the time to look at God through His creation. You never know what you might find.