What To Wear On New Year’s Day

Well, don’t faint but we’re finally finishing up the 12 Days of Holiday Outfits!!

What To Wear On New Year's Day
I know it’s taken us a little while to get through this but we thought it work better if we spread it out. Today it’s What To Wear On New Year’s Day.

Here’s what I want to be wearing on New Year’s Day! The last few weeks have been hectic and my exercise has been hit or miss. Starting January 1, I want to get back to a more regular schedule.

What To Wear On New Year's Day

Jacket-Target//V-neck performance top-Target//Pant-Target//

New Year’s Day is pretty relaxed around here. Sometimes we go see a movie or we might get together with our kids and grab a bite to eat.

If we go see a movie I dress warm because it’s usually cold in the theatre.

What To Wear On New Year's Day

Military jacket-Stitch Fix//Black scarf-Walmart//Skinny jeans-Macy’s//Boots-Rack Room Shoes

There’s still time to sign up for our Cabi giveaway. I love the leather link bracelet they asked me to style (on my right hand).

cabi bracelet

Do you do anything special on New Year’s Day?

Make sure to visit Jo-Lynne and Kristin to see what they’re styling for What To Wear On New Year’s Day.

I’d love for you to connect with me on your favorite social media platform. I’m on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest!

Beauty For the Heart~~A great verse to begin the New Year, Romans 12:1-2 from The Message….

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

Have a blessed day!

 

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Christmas At Shaker Village

I haven’t shared many posts about Kentucky (I’ve lived in Kentucky my whole life) so today I thought I’d share about Shaker Village.

Shaker Village is nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass Region and is the site of a Shaker religious community that was active from 1805 to 1910.

Christmas At Shaker Village

Wayne and I live close and we often go to Shaker Village and eat dinner. Sometimes we go and walk their trails in the summer time.

We had never been to Shaker Village at Christmas and so this year I was determined to get there. I drive by all the time and at night the thousands of white lights are breath-taking. They also have fresh greenery everywhere with red bows.

I took this picture during the day.

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This picture was taken at night. There are thousands of white lights.

Christmas At Shaker Village

Shakers were a religious sect. They were founded in the 18th century in England, having branched off from a Quaker community. They were known as “Shaking Quakers” because of their ecstatic behavior during worship services.

Shakers eventually died out mainly because they were celibate. Procreation was forbidden after they joined the society (except for women who were already pregnant at admission). Children were added to their communities through indenture, adoption, or conversion.

Occasionally a foundling was anonymously left on a Shaker doorstep. They welcomed all, often taking in orphans and the homeless. For children, Shaker life was structured, safe, and predictable.

When Shaker youngsters, girls and boys, reached the age of 21, they were free to leave or to remain with the Shakers. Unwilling to remain celibate, many chose to leave; today there are thousands of descendants of Shaker-raised seceders.

I’m not sure how they thought they could survive without procreating??

Anyway, we had a wonderful evening. They had a bonfire with hot chocolate. Mrs. Santa Claus lit the Christmas tree and they sang Happy Birthday to Jesus. We also did a candlelight tour of one of the buildings.

Christmas At Shaker Village

This is the entrance to the Trustee’s Office Dining Room where we ate dinner. The food is delicious!

Christmas At Shaker Village

This is a better view of the Trustee’s Office.

Christmas At Shaker Village

Another building with a bright star!

Christmas At Shaker Village

I took a picture of this if you want to read about the Shakers. There are miles of the rock fence that’s mentioned.

Christmas At Shaker Village

Wayne and I’ve decided that we’re going to stay in one of the rooms some time soon, even though we live close, we think it would be fun! If you’re ever in the area, I would highly recommend you stopping by.

Have you ever been to Shaker Village? 

Beauty For the Heart~~I think you can pretty much find a scripture to prove anything you want and many times scripture is taken out of context.

But it’s hard to argue with Genesis 1:28, God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

Marriage and procreation are tightly linked. :-)

Have a blessed day!

 

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