When I started a life and style blog, I hadn’t thought about the implications it would have on my real life. Cause, let’s face it – whether or not it’s just an “outfit” post, you are putting a piece of your real life up on the internet for whoever to see. I’ve been thinking about the environment I foster on this blog… Which makes me think about the environment I foster in real life. I never meant for this blog to develop envy, greed, or superficial and materialistic desires for anyone. I just thought about it as a fun way to express my personal and colorful, kinda quirky, style. Unfortunately, when you mainly end up blogging about outfits, that’s the only side of you that anyone knows about through your blog. In real life, I try to foster an environment of beauty and celebration of love. That spills over into my wardrobe, yes, but it’s not derived from it. (In fact, I rarely get to wear most of my wardrobe, being a personal trainer.) The view that I have on my life and the world comes from God’s word. Creating beauty, celebrating love, a life full of happiness and the expression of joy – these are what we strive for – being made in the image of God. Even though this is a fallen world, we strive to make it better – more lovely, more pure, more honest. That’s where my happiness comes from. That’s where my love comes from. As I’ve been thinking about what this means for my blog – I’ve been seeking what God wants from me, even with blogging. And I keep hearing “Do everything to glorify Me”. I don’t know what a life and style blog that glorifies God looks like – I may never know. If I can figure that out, I will be back. But if I can’t, I must say “goodbye” to blogging.
P.S. The picture is of bluebird in our back yard. We have bluebirds, cardinals, robins, doves and finches that regularly use our bird bath and eat out of our feeders. :)
On Saturday, we celebrated Easter with Ross’ family, and we had wonderful food, and a beautiful day. Then, on Sunday, we visited with my family for a little while, ate lunch, and enjoyed the new blooms on our favorite tree (behind us in the above picture). All weekend I just kept thinking how grateful and happy I was. Spring makes me feel that way – new life, everything is blooming, everything is starting to look beautiful, warmer weather, happier people. :)
Skirt: c/0 Eshakti, Top: T.J. Maxx (old), Necklace: c/0 Fancy Details
This Eshakti skirt is absolutely the perfect spring staple. Since all of the clothes from Eshakti are customizable, I was able to choose my perfect length and waist size. I am loving the colors, the striped pattern, the super feminine cut, and the pockets on this piece. Check out Eshakti for some great new spring pieces to add to your wardrobe!
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Lately, blogging has taken a huge back seat to life. I’d like to try and change that… start blogging more about real life. Which, I promise I intend to do. For now, you get to see ‘here or there’ pictures of the outfits that I absolutely love. Otherwise, I don’t document it with the nice camera. ;) But, I loved this mint, leopard, and stripe combination… So here we are! Pictures smack dab in the middle of the day when the lighting is terr-i-ble. That’s what happens.
Ross has been a wonderful companion, the reason I laugh, the one I love, my Valentine, for over eight years now. He is beyond the love of my life… I am incomplete without this man. We started dating when we were only 17. You become a part of a person when you grow up with them. There’s no aspect of my life that he hasn’t permeated. He knows all my thoughts and dreams and secrets. He’s seen me cry, he’s made me laugh until I can’t breathe. He’s let me talk through my frustrations, and comforted me when I was inconsolable. I’ve never felt so happy, or safe, or alive with another human being. Thanks for sharing your love with me, Ross! I love you.
♥ Happy Valentines Day! ♥