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!
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  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.
   Teen for the Lord
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  1. Thanks for linking up! I will have to show my daughter your blog.
    God bless.

  2. Great idea to use the pan for the ice cream cake. I'll have to keep that in mind for future celebrations (or 'just because' times).

  3. I really liked the outfit. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the budget friendly outfit! :) Thanks for linking up at WYWW!

  5. His love never runs out! I know you were excited to find such a great deal. I love stories like this.

  6. Congratulations! This post was the #2 most read on last week's link up, and was featured this week at! Come link up again!
    God bless.

  7. This is a lovely post. I really like the skirt, but wouldn't be able to wear it after eating that cake! Isn't God interesting? Sometimes we receive the oddest gifts, or so they seem at the time, and later see their true value.

  8. Hello Emily, I am so very delighted that you shared your post with A Return to Loveliness. You reminded me of myself when I was your age. I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was fourteen and fell in love with Him from the beginning. Life will have its difficulties - that you can count on. Through all of the good and bad in my life, my love for God and Jesus Christ has grown deeper, and deeper as well as my trust in Him. I've gone through A LOT in my years (now 50). This morning I rejoiced while reading my Bible in the constancy of God - knowing He never changes and we can always, always count on Him. Plant your spiritual feet firmly in your faith, dig deep in His word, and you will grow to love Him more and love others through Him. You and your family are in my prayers - beautiful post - I will be featuring you today in A Return to Loveliness,



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