Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pretty Thrifty and God's Amazing Blessings

Hi everybody! Here's a new outfit. I just went to Kansas City with my grandparents this week and acquired a few new pieces for my wardrobe. Can't wait to utilize them. What do you think of this outfit? I found the skirt a garage sale and hadn't used it yet. It's just really different and I felt a little awkward in it. But I think it worked out for a fairly nice outfit.
Scarf (thrift store): $0.50
T-shirt : $3.00
Skirt (garage sale): $1.00
Boots (garage sale): $1.00
Total: $5.50

Also I made a mint chocolate chip Oreo ice cream cake for Michael's birthday awhile back. I used an angel food cake pan so that it would be thicker. That worked out, but I forgot to put wax paper under the Oreo crust so it didn't flip out of the pan like it was supposed to. I cut and served it. It turned out wonderful! I was so excited that Michael said, "I think you're more excited than I am!" He was right. I was very pleased with the results. And everyone liked it. Chock one up for DIYs!
  Penny, our half Dachshund puppy, is learning and growing rapidly. She is beautiful and sweet... when she's asleep.

  As some of you know, my family has been going through a challenging time. Certain events have been very unfavorable, and being completely human, I have been searching for someone to blame. The only answer seems like God. I realize my anger is wrong. If I don't trust God, who can I trust, you know? But I really needed something from God. Honestly, I don't even remember what I had been asking Him for, but it was nothing like what I received.
  For quite some time I have seen a comforter at the store that I really liked and wanted. I couldn't afford it and put it in the back of my mind. Well, yesterday I found a beautiful comforter at a garage sale. They wanted at the lowest $15 for it. They said it was pretty much brand new. I didn't have the money with me and we went home where I found enough for it. I got a little excited and Mom took me back later in the afternoon. I was able to get the comforter and the sheets to go with it for $17 dollars! Saving me $8 from the written price on it. I was very happy with it! We went to the store this morning, and I happened to see the exact same set. Originally $45. Blessing of the Lord.
   Also this morning, a friend of ours called us up and asked if I would like a refurbished electric acoustic guitar. Of course!
   So, the moral is that God's love doesn't run out on us even when we feel like running out on Him. Praise God!
   May God bless you all and guide you on your path.
   Emily
   Teen for the Lord
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Today... A Post from Emily's Mom

She's seventeen.
She's beautiful.
She's mine.
At least for now.
Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Love,
Mom

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pretty Thrifty: My Brand New Flexi Clip

Hi Everybody!
I got a new Flexi clip! 
My mom won it from one of her blog friends, Judith at Whole Hearted Home, as a birthday present for me.
She was about a month early! : ) 
She let me choose which one I wanted and what size. The affiliate links are for Judith's Lilla Rose business.   I considered which size  I needed. The Medium often is too small to hold twisted hairstyles, and the Large is frequently challenged by the thickness of the many different styles of bun that I use. So I went for an Extra Large.
 When I received the Flexi, it was beautiful!! I love the colors. It matches my hair so well, my sister had a hard time getting a good picture of it. 
 But do you want to know what I found out?
Either I have some big hair, or my hair is a different texture than that of the girls in the sizing video. Probably a little bit of both. Still, I can't get even the X large to go over my full bun. What do you know!
I don't show this hairstyle with much pride. I simply wanted to show how much of my hair is contained in the XL. Granted, I was simply trying to get my hair up and not too worried about getting it to look pretty, secure, or neat. In any case, I think I could probably use the Mega Flexi
My goal is to give you an idea of how Flexis fit in my hair. Everyone's hair is a different, texture, and style. 
I hope this has been helpful to anyone considering purchasing a new Flexi. I love mine and I hope you will love yours, too. Click any of the links to visit their website. Have a great week and God bless you all!
Teen for the Lord
Earrings: $0.00
T-shirt (clearance Wal-Mart):$3.00
Necklace:$0.00
Skirt (made by me): $1.00
Flexi clip: $0.00
Total: $4.00