Thursday, February 19, 2015

VERY Affordable Finds at Target: Shoes & Faux Leather Pieces {Consider Me...Your Personal Shopper :-)}

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I'm a great "online window shopper". I enjoy finding great deals even though I don't shop often. Today, I had the bright idea to share what I found and like on Target's clearance. Just so you know, I refuse to pay full price for anything. I cringe at high, overpriced items, no matter how cute it is. Although I'm picky about quality, I refuse to pay more than what I believe a piece of fabric or fake leather boots are worth. I find reviews to be very helpful in deciding whether I purchase certain items.

Just so you know, I'm a Target Debit REDcard holder and I like it :-) I save 5% on all my purchases in addition to sales, coupons, and cartwheel deals. Also, online shipping is always free. It's not a credit card, purchases are debited directly from my bank account. If you're interested, click HERE to apply. :-)

The links are below each item so get to shopping before they're gone! :-)  I hope you like! Tomorrow, I will make another post featuring tops and bottoms for all sizes.

Faux Leather
High Low Shirt Dress

Plus Size Faux Leather Layering Top
Non-Plus Size Fauc Leather Layering Top

Faux Leather Tuxedo Jacket - $20.98

Mossimo Faux Leather Trim Dress - $11.98

Faux Leather Sleeve Denim Jacket - $12.24

Faux Leather Skater Skirt - $11.98
I bought a similar skirt at JC Penney for the same price after coupons :-)

Quilted Faux Leather Trim Ponte Pant - $13.98
I found a similar pair in-store for $10, the front is faux leather, the back ponte.

Faux Leather Trim Cropped Jacket - $13.98

Boots & Pumps
(There are boots with more detail and high, stiletto heels on the site as well, however, 
although I own a few, I prefer a thick, low heel.)

Caralynn Leather Boots  - $20.98
This is a great deal for real leather boots!
Annora Riding Boot - $13.98

Hailey Open-Heel Shootie - $13.98
I own the Hailey's and even bought some for my mom. They're so comfy. They'll be nice in spring.
Harper High Heel Booties - $17.48

Kaylor Slouchy Boot - $13.98
Liana Heeled Ankle Boots - $17.48
Sam & Libby Ricki Strappy Pump - $13.98

Sam & Libby Dory Two-Piece Pump - $12.24

Mossimo Gail Ankle Strap Open Pump - $10.48

Thanks for reading!
Let me know what you think :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

One of My Favorite Thrift Store Hauls {Gorgeous Outerwear & Boots}

A few Wednesdays ago my best friend and I went thrifting at one of her favorite spots and I LOVED it. Wednesdays were half off all women's wear (they stopped it the following week) so we took advantage and went on a thrifty shopping spree. We had such a fun time together (as usual) and she has such a good taste in fashion, I was glad to have her there helping me make decisions on what to buy. Everything we bought was in close to perfect condition.

Not pictured,  I bought some cute little jean jackets for my kids for $3 & $4 and decor for my daughter's room, books for my sons. I also bought about 5 gorgeous sweaters and shirts for $3 & $4. I bought a hat and plaid scarf (brand new with price tags). I'll share them all in individual fashion posts as I wear them.

I took these photos while my kids ate breakfast and I look a hot mess :-)

Here we go, yo!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

{Part 3} "Bad Kids" Do Not Need More Spankings

If you haven't, read parts 1 & 2:
{Part 2} The Old Testament "Rod of Discipline": Parents, Put Down the Belt (or Whatever You Use)

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 
–Galatians 5:22-23 NLT

"Bad kids" do not need more spankings, they need to be shown and taught the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). They need parents who display God's characteristics- He listens to us, He understands us, He connects with us, He's patient with us, He guides us, and He lovingly disciplines and chastises us, He doesn't seek to harm us or cause us pain. He sent us Jesus to show us how we are to conduct ourselves in every aspect of our lives and I cannot imagine Jesus hitting a child.

“And, you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4 Commentary)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

{Part 2} The Old Testament "Rod of Discipline": Parents, Put Down the Belt (or Whatever You Use)

If you haven't, read PSA: Spankings and Whippings Do Not Guarantee Better Children {Part 1}

  • Corporal punishment is a form of physical punishment that involves the deliberate infliction of pain as retribution for an offence, or for the purpose of disciplining or reforming a wrongdoer, or to deter attitudes or behavior deemed unacceptable.

{Part 1} PSA: Spankings and Whippings Do Not Guarantee Better Children

spanking photo: SparingRod sparingrod.jpg

I am in no way trying to force my opinions on anyone, tell anyone how to parent, or insinuate that people who spank their children are bad parents. I am simply sharing my views and findings and hopefully opening your mind to understand another point of view on the topic.

Because this post was originally super long, I decided to break it up into three separate posts. Please read this in it's entirety before commenting. Thanks :-)

I have debated on whether to post this for over a year! So be patient with me :-) Also, if you do not have Christian beliefs, this will all seem foreign to you.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

16 Ways To Spend Your Income Tax Refund Money Responsibly

As we are all aware, it's about that time where many of us are blessed to receive a little (or a lot) of money back from the government after {legally, I hope} filing our taxes.

Although, I know you probably want to so bad, I highly suggest you halt on the shopping spree and frivolous spending (that includes those $1000 Louboutins and/or $500 MK bag you've been eyeing, or that $300 Remy weave). Take care of business first. Sacrifice  material desires for the greater good of your credit and finances :-).

Friday, January 30, 2015

She in 3D: Meet Brittany!

Shop For Cute Dresses At LuLu*s

Hey Ladies!

I told you all I have some great features planned for 2015 and I will not disappoint! :-) 

Today's featured guest  is a gorgeous fashionista and successful businesswoman who shows us that with prayer, self-confidence, dignity, and determination we can push through personal barriers and accomplish anything we put our efforts to!

Everyone, meet the fabulous Brittany!