Hey y'all! Yes this is not me in the pictures actually it's my older sister Zoe. I asked her if I could take some pics of her outfit for my blog...and not to my surprise she said yes! :) To tell ya the truth even though she looks quite older, her and I are only 15 months apart! And before she colored her hair we were almost ALWAYS mistaken for twins! I mean always. I know, kinda hard to believe. But we seriously did look a lot alike.
I love her outfit. It's so Fall-ish...and like I explained before anything that is Fall related I Fall-in-love-with! It was cold enough out to wear a long sleeve fleece shirt and warm enough to wear a skirt without leggings. That's my kinda weather!
I love my sisters! If you have one then I'm sure you know how blessed you are to have someone close to you that you can share your closets secrets with or someone to laugh with at things that happened yesterday. Someone who is always there for you. My dad always says; "friends will come and go, but family always stays." I love that saying because it is so true. You can always be sure that you have a family no matter what. Even though you have your ups and downs they're always there for you.
Well I'll see y'all later...have a wonderful Fall filled day! :)
Peach Cobbler, peach cobbler, peach cobbler! Can you tell I LOVE it? Well, if ya can't then let me be the first to tell you I love it! It's so sweet, fresh, warm...and Fall-ish! Anything that is even related to Fall I absolutely love! And...tonight's Sabbath. The sun is setting. The trees are turning colors. We're listening to David Osborn (soft, slow piano music). And the smell of home-made, from the farm, peach cobbler (mmmm) mashed potatoes (do they even have a smell?) BBQ and breaded chicken, cabbage soup, challah bread covered in a little cheese...all of these smells are lingering through the air tickling my nose. I wish there were 3 fridays in the whole week...ahhh...so peaceful...and mouthwatering.
Looking at life through a Fall perspective.
I love Fall colors for clothes. They are just...well, just Fall-ish. With all the natural colors, the boots and the long socks for cool nights there is so much to choose from.
I chose my olive green shirt and brown skirt. We worked all day getting ready for Sabbath so this outfit was just right for that. I spend most of my time barefooted...hence, no shoes in the pic.
The air was fairly warm today so going out in my piggies was just fine with me. Won't get that luxury much longer!
Life really is beautiful. And life with family and Fall clothes....well that's just beautifallish!
Hey everyone this is Brooklyn Joy! Well, I have been working on a small article about modesty for y'all. Prim and I hope you find this helpful and encouraging! :) Before I start I would like to say; I'm not trying to sound preachy or tell you 'This is how you should dress' I'm just throwing out questions and getting other peoples views on this, and sharing with you my personal views on this subject...I hope that you truly enjoy reading this and are touched or encouraged by it. :)
What is modesty and why do we bother with it? It's a fairly common question asked by many women and young girls. But before I start talking about all that I would like to show you The dictionary definition (yup I'm going there) of modesty is something like this:
Modesty, is the state of being modest. Propriety in speech, actions a dress, not looking for unnecessary attention and absence of self assumption, self control and reserve.
So, in context, what the definition of modest means is acting and dressing suitably and not putting yourself forward in a worldly way. And that modesty doesn't only mean 'dressing modestly' but it also has to do with...well, everything that was just said: The way you talk, act, walk...and yes the way you dress.
Now that we know what the definition of it is, and somewhat of what it means the next question is "Why is it important"? I think we have all asked ourselves this question from time to time (well, I have at least) For this question I asked several of my loyal readers to share their thoughts and views. So without further ado, ladies and gentleman...my Mom:
"Why is it important? It is important to me to show that Godly young women don't want to draw attention to themselves in a worldly or sensual way (at least not the wrong attention). She wants to draw attention to God. Also as young women, we don't want to be means of temptation or stumbling blocks for men. We're looking out for our brothers in Christ and we are setting an example for other women and girls, particularly the young ones."
On another day I decided to bug (okay not really "bug") my cousin Katie with a different question. :)
Question: If girls love God with all there heart should it matter if they dress modestly?
Answer: I think it's important because Christians we're supposed to be deferent from the rest of the world, and in a part of that is acting differently, Talking differently and dressing differently. One of the things I often asks my self when I'm shopping or getting dressed Is 'If Yeshua (Jesus) Was to come to my house today would I be ashamed of what I was wearing in front of Him? Or would this be a stumbling block for a man?
That is a very good question to ask ourselves when we are dressings or shopping. Speaking of clothes, does being modest mean we have to put away all your cute clothes, put on burlap sacks that cover every inch of us, or to wear shapeless and colorless outfits...etc.? Yes. It does. Just kidding :P No! It sooooo does not mean that you can't look stylish or wear cute clothes. We just want to make sure that it is pleasing in the site of God. I mean look at Prim's outfits. Some are so cute I would love to permanently "borrow" them. But, don't worry Prim your clothes are safe... I do know the 8th Commandment.
Anyway... The most important part of modest is God does call us to dress modestly.
After all if we have decided to follow Yeshua, and the we aren't control of our lives anymore, God is.
1 Corinthians 10:31 says "So wether you eat of drink or whatever you do, do it all of the glory of God. Thta's what I try to do every day when I'm doing anything... absolutely anything that I do not even just in what I wear but through everything I do I'm always trying to please God or give the glory to him...
The Bible also talks about inward beauty in 1 Peter 3:3-2 "And let your adornment be merely external, braiding of the hair and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses. But let it be the hidden person in the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quite spirit, which is precious in the site of God.
Hey y'all! You're probably wondering where I've been for what has it been a week and a...half...? Well, we have some very very very verryyyy (did I mention very) close friends in IN, actually there more like family to us. We spend most of our summer either at their house or their lake house. They host huge camps every year that we are apart of. They live on a 40 acres with horses, chickens, lambs, goats, barn cats...you name it they got it. So this past week we have been at there lake house with another family having soooooo much fun! We played our own way of monopoly at 2:30 in the morning, played pranks, jet skied, swam, watched movies, and one of my most favorites... tubed! The tubing was awesome! We had 2 tubes going at one time so all of us would jump from tube to tube, throw each other off, hold on for dear life...ohhh, and when you fell off it felt like you were a rock skidding across pavement... but the pain of falling of was oh so worth it! That whole week none of us got any sleep we were up basically the whole night...so our family is kind of recovering from sleep loss syndrome. I hope I gave you a good picture of what our fun filled week looked like. :) What was the BEST part of our week?
Brooklyn has just finished the Modesty article. So, I'm really excited to get that posted up here! I hope y'all enjoy it!
This shirt is now one of my favorites! It goes with almost anything, it's comfy, loose fitting and so cute! And I also love this skirt, it's not to short, goes with everything (well almost) and is soooo...ummm...something... something...well, there is just something I absolutely LOVE about it!
Fall is defiantly in the air! I'm sooo excited it! All of the trees are already turning colors, the air is getting colder...and that wonderful...wonderful..fall smell is just lingering everywhere...ahhh... who else is totally looking forward to it?
I love it. I love being barefoot in the garden! Who else besides me likes the feeling of fresh country dirt between your toes? Shoes are nice... but barefoot... ahhh... you just can't beat that feeling. Or running through fresh green grass in the summer heat.... life is good that way... :)
Ohh... fall is on the way! I'm soooo excited. The definition of fall for me: Beautiful colors, fresh warm apple cider, carmel apples, jackets (oh, how I love jackets) Pumpkins, candles, leaves, hay rides, donuts, dancing, brown boots, Sukkot... etc. So, yes I LOVE Fall! What is your top fav things about Fall?
Have you ever made apple cider? It's the best (of course everything homemade is the best) But... I'm telling ya there is nothing else like it.
So, in this outfit I just went really easy and comfy. We are doing lots of canning, freezing and cutting the grass...etc. I didn't really do anything fancy...I also did my hair in a pretty simple way. I'm more of a person who likes her hair down and free. How about you? Do you like it down or up off your neck?
I'll see ya later! Dirt's calling my name... or no I think that might be my mom... wait...uh.. yup it's dirt, gotta run! Bye. :)