Thrifted Thursday: 5 Looks for 15.01


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Lately, I’ve been thrifting like crazy. I guess it doesn’t help I accepted the thrifty threads 365 Challenge.  My favorite thrift shop here in Huntsville is called Neighborhood Thrift Store, and I can’t stay away.  It doesn’t help that they’re on Facebook and post their daily specials.   I usually secretly stop by about three times a week when I’m off work.  Don’t even judge because I know you are.  I love the cleanliness and quality pieces they provide as well as how small the size of the store. If you are new to thrifting I think it’s important to start in a smaller store so you won’t feel overwhelmed. Today, I thought I’d share some of my recent finds.

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I spent $15.01 for the following:  2 pairs of pants, 3 sweaters, 2 purses, 2 button down shirts (white&maroon), 2 necklaces. I decided to showcase 5 different ways to wear the clothing.  As you can see it doesn’t cost a lot of money to be stylish!  I will be posting different thrifted looks every Thursday so tune back in……






I’m on a mission to eliminate some things in order to produce more. You know, eliminate the stuff you do everyday that seems just like routine. The things that you do in your sleep. That stuff.


Rushing out the house ten minutes late at least. Always.

Watching way too much reality television.

Scrolling down Instagram/Facebook for hours.

Allowing profanity to be used from time to time.

Spending money on unnecessary things.

Not spending enough time with God…..and the list goes on.

This life. It is amazing, but it is God-given.

I don’t want to live another 30 years and see nothing has changed in my life.  Life is too short to not be growing, conquering new territory, winning victories, sharing Christ with other’s, or becoming closer to God.

I am committed to evolving. Won’t you join me?


Church is not just about Sunday morning; you need to get this. This confessing, this joining together, can’t all happen on Sunday morning. It can start there, but we have to determine that we are going to give ourselves to God, not just on Sunday morning, but in our daily lives.

So if you’re are engaging in bedside Baptist this morning take a little time out to worship God for all he has done. I hope you enjoy the video below….😄

Do the best you can with what you have…..

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Just about every woman wants to feel that she’s beautiful.I have been around numerous women who are beautiful but don’t believe they are. I am personally very familiar with the struggle (we all go through on some level) to believe that we are beautiful just as we are. No ifs, no buts. Not in comparison, not in spite of.

When I say “feeling beautiful,” I mean inside and out. When I say “beautiful,” I mean knowing and accepting the instrinsic beauty of your soul, feeling worthy without “a reason.” Not needing someone to validate it by how many likes/comments you receive on Facebook, or racing out to buy the newest beauty item because everyone is raving about it. It’s not making your husband take 50 pictures until you find one with the right angle that makes you look slim enough (sorry Myles!) I say this because this week I needed to take professional pictures for an upcoming project. However, I am on a strict financial budget for 2015 (I’ll post about that one later.) Once I calculated the cost of all the things I would need (a new outfit, hiring a photographer, makeup, hair, and not being slim enough) I rationalized pictures were not for me this week! Ha!

I had a light bulb moment! Groupon is offering a photo package for 19.99 and I thought I should give it a try! I must say my expectations for these photos were not aimed high! Being I only used Lifeprint for those dreadful high school photos. Yep, you know the ones where you are put in put you in an uncomfortable and unnatural position so it always looks phony and painful. But, this fit my price point so it would have to work! I decided to wear my hair (eek), do my own makeup (drugstore products), wear my old clothes with pride, and voilà!

You see, we live in a very narcissistic and materialistic era. If we are not careful, we will find our eyes fixated society’s unrealistic standards of beauty/acquiring more things, and we’re suffocating to find our place in that picture. Stop complaining about what you don’t have and make the best of what you do have. Turn what you have into something great.

I know this post was a little lengthy, but if you would like to see more beauty posts comment below!! And remember, “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. God has given you enough now use it and watch him turn something practical into something extraordinary.



Hey loves! I’m so thrilled to be back with you here on You can expect lots of fitness, travel, and money saving tips this New Year right here on the site. Let’s just say it’s one of my biggest resolutions for 2015! I have missed all of you and I’m excited to reconnect.

2015 is going to be a fantastic year! So, make sure to check back in right here on in a few weeks for a big announcement and many more posts
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John 15:19


“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”-John 15:19

Hey guys! I discovered a few of my journals from Afghanistan and I have no idea if these were my thoughts or copied off the internet. Nonetheless, it touched my spirit and I felt compelled to share. It is titled, “Recognize the Change.”

When you’re getting more excited about falling in love and not with God, you’re living of this world. When you are more concerned with going out with friends rather than going to a small group of
fellowship; you’re living of this world. When you decide you base your morals and decisions on other people, things, Facebook likes, or things that look appealing to your eye rather than letting the Bible be the basis for everything you stand on in this world…you’re living of this world. The world will leave you feeling empty and incomplete. After many of countless nights of disappointment and frustration I realized something needed to change.
The world isn’t your friend. There is nothing in the world that can save us. Everytime you try to fit in the world it draws you further and further from God.