March Style Tips!

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March came in like a lion for us with a winter storm. But in just a few short weeks the official start to spring will be here so it’s time to take a look at our spring wardrobe.

I have some March style tips to help you get ready for the change of seasons.

March Style Tips!

1. Clean out your closet and see what you have-I know, I dislike this step but this can actually save you money. You don’t want to purchase things you already have. Make a list of the basic pieces you need for your spring wardrobe (I talk about the basic pieces below).

2. Start packing away your heavy winter sweaters-Although I still wear sweaters in March and even April I don’t wear my heaviest ones. So go ahead and pack those away if your weather permits.

I’m also trying to pack my sweaters better so they last longer. I ordered two of these Clear Zippered Sweater Storage Bags from Amazon.

March Style Tips!

3. Make sure you have some transitional pieces for spring-This time of the year the weather can be up and down so I wear my transitional pieces a lot.

Here are some transitional pieces I like to have:

(If you want to purchase any of these items, click on the picture and it will take you directly to the item.)

Spring will be here before we know it! Are you ready? What are your “must have” transitional pieces?

Beauty For the Heart~~I’ve been thing about John 15:5 lately, I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Apart from him I will never be the best wife, mother, teacher, blogger etc. It’s futile without him.

Praying today we will bear much fruit!

Have a blessed day!

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Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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It’s 4 degrees here this morning but for some reason, I have spring fashion trends on my mind. I love to look ahead and see what we’ll be wearing in a few short months!

They say that fashion is cyclical and everything eventually comes back in fashion. It looks like the nineties are back in full swing this runway season.

Here’s a preview of the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014.  It’s a pairing of soft pastels with vivid brights to create a colorful equilibrium.

Fashion Color Report 2014

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Remember, just because something is on trend, it doesn’t mean we have to wear it. It’s important to know what looks best on you and then add a few of those trends to your wardrobe.

One of the trends coming back this spring is the crop top. Ugh! This is one of those trends that  a lot of people seem to wear even when they don’t have a flat stomach. This is not a trend that I’m going to be wearing. Imagine that!

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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Pleated skirts are coming back and they’re wearing them below the knee. I know a lot of women will like this longer length. Maxi skirts will still be stylish this spring.

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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The shirt dress is a cute trend. It’s comfortable and will be perfect for warmer weather.

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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A lot of you have asked about floral. It’s going to be popular this spring. I think it’s one of those patterns you have to be careful wearing. It can make you look older.

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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Collared shirts are popular for spring and of course I love this trend.

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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Pastels will be everywhere. Although I like a more vivid color, I’m sure I’ll add some pastels to my wardrobe.

Spring Fashion Trends You Can Wear

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So what do you think of the spring fashion trends? Are you a fan of any of them? 

I’ll be adding spring clothes to my Spring/Summer Pinterest board if you want to follow along!

Beauty For the Heart~~“God never hurries. He has no deadlines against which He must work. So you can quiet your spirit & relax your nerves.”  -AW Tozer 

Have a blessed day!

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5 Beauty Tips To Get Us Ready For Spring!

Although the weather has not started showing signs of spring here, I know warmer weather is right around the corner. So today I’m sharing 5 Beauty Tips To Get Us Ready For Spring.

5 Beauty Tips To Get Us Ready For Spring

1. Exfoliate-After a long, cold winter my body needs lots of exfoliating. I have a wonderful homemade exfoliant I’ve been using that a friend gave me. I’ll share the recipe with you soon.

2. Moisturize and hydrate-Do you suffer from dry skin? My hands, elbows, knees etc. need extra moisturizing this time of the year. I’m also trying to drink lots of water to help my skin look it’s best.

I’ve been using St. Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin as a body lotion and I really like it.

5 Beauty Tips To Get us ready for Spring!

3. Get a pedicure-Sandal weather will be here soon and nothing looks worse than putting them on with cracked heels and chipped polish. Now is the time to get those toes and feet looking good whether you have a pedicure or do your own.

4. Use a self-tanner-I’m not a fan of tanning beds and although I do love to get out in the sun, I limit my sun exposure. Self tanners are perfect for sundresses and shorts weather.

I’m using SUN LABORATORIES Self Tanning Lotion Tan Overnight – Medium

5 Beauty Tips To Get Us Ready For Spring!

5. Lighten up your makeup-One of the trends this spring is a more natural look so put away heavy foundations, dark lipsticks (women over 40 shouldn’t be wearing dark lipsticks anyway) and opt for lighter look. BB creams are still popular and I’m on the hunt for a  good one.

These are my 5 beauty tips to get us ready for spring, what do you do to prepare for spring weather? 

Beauty For the Heart~~I read this last week and thought it was true, “Christians need to guard constantly against the tendancy toward complacency and indifference about our relationship with God.” We always need to strive to be more like Christ!

Have a blessed day!

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Spring Cleaning Your Heart

 

One of things I love about living in Kentucky is that we have all four seasons.

Just when I’ve had enough of one season, a new season begins.

Although we’ve had a fairly mild winter this year, I’m still ready for spring.

As the weather begins to change and the sun begins to shine, it sparkles through my windows.

I start to notice my windows look dirty from the winter months and I need to start my spring cleaning.

I heard a recent poll that said 58% of women spring clean which includes window washing, cleaning blinds, cleaning the refrigerator, microwave, walls and baseboards, etc.

Something about spring makes us want to clean.

Would you join me at Sisters in Bloom today as I share about Spring cleaning your heart! You can go here.

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Have a blessed day!!

High Five For Friday

It’s Friday! Do you love Friday’s as much as I do?

Today, I’m linking up with Lauren, From My Grey Desk, and sharing my top 5 things of the week.

1. This tree in my front yard. It shouts Spring! I have loved the gorgeous weather.

 

2. Waking up in the morning and reading God’s word with my coffee in hand.

3. I started reading this book. Amazing!

4. I spent yesterday doing some spring cleaning. I love a clean house!

5. I think Colt Allen could be on my top 5 every week. Hehe!


So what about you? Can you list your top 5? I’d love to hear them!

Have a great weekend!

Simply Sunday~A Promise of New Life

Yesterday my husband and I stopped by my Mom’s grave. I miss my Mom terribly but I know without a doubt, Mom is in heaven.

That doesn’t make me miss her any less, and for some reason I have a need to go and visit her grave regularly.

I can’t explain it except that that is the last place I saw her earthly body and sometimes I just need to go and spend time there.

Many times I go by myself but yesterday Wayne went with me.

We stopped and got flowers and as we were driving to the cemetery, Wayne said, “Cyndi, you know those flowers are going to die in this cold weather, right?”

Yep, I do, but I still want to take flowers for Valentine’s Day. He smiles at me and says, “Okay.”

When we got there, there was snow on the ground and it was really, really cold.

I put my flowers in front of Mom’s grave and as I was walking around I saw the buttercups we had planted starting to pop up out of the ground.

Buttercups were my Mom’s favorite flower. She loved Spring and the promise of new life.

Those buttercups were a sweet reminder to me that Mom has that new life too!

In something as simple as buttercups starting to sprout out of the ground I’m reminded that we have a heavenly home.

For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies.While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5

Today, no matter what you’re going through I want you to know that it’s temporary.

You may not understand it right now but it’s all in God’s plan. Remember, we’re not home yet!

Have a blessed Sunday!