"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

God is taking care of "why".




I have blogged over the years about my health issues, my tummy troubles and chronic pain. Looking back at my previous posts I was trusting God and He was giving me strength. But lately I have become callus, bitter and resentful. Those worlds are even hard for me to type because that is not the person, mother, or wife I want to be. I am totally ashamed.

A few months ago I was feeling much better. I gained weight, I felt more energy. I was able to reduce my medications. I was really happy. But after a couple months the pain started to appear and exhaustion set in again. After just a few days of mommy work I have to rest even more days. My digestion is suffering and I just feel sick. I started to feel angry, angry at God. Where was He? Why am I going through this? Why cant I find any answers? He could surely help me, even heal me! Why wont He? I kept my bitterness and questions to myself. I didn't even want to talk to God anymore. But of course He could hear me He knows my heart.    

After some time past. I finally cried out to God. I spilled my bleeding heart. I repented for my ugly selfishness, bitterness and resentment. I asked if He was there and could if He hear me. I clearly heard in the back of my mind, "I have things to tell you, read my word, read Job."  

Reading the book Job God showed me that I have no authority to ask "why?" I don't even need to know why. God knows why.

 Job was a Godly man. But Job suffered greatly, he lost most his family, wealth, and his health. But he never turned away from God. God gave Job no explanation of the sufferings he endured but in the end Job was blessed more than he could have ever imagined.

There is suffering and pain in this world. I cant understand or comprehend why. But God knows why and he is the King. I must trust this.  He see's the whole entire picture, while I can only see an outline. He loves me. I know this is part of His greater purpose for my life. Someday I will be blessed more than I could possibly imagine.

 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 
Romans 8:8

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 
1 Peter 5:10

Lord, I pray for you to work on my heart. Thank you for revealing my bitterness. Help me humble and gracious to your will for my life. Help me to trust in you. Give me strength when I am weak spiritually, mentally, and physically. I am comforted in the fact you are taking care of the "why" so I don't have too. Thank you Lord for loving and taking care of me.

Amen.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What I wore..... Actually, what should I wear? Thirfted sparkly tops.


Two thrifted outfits for upcoming Chirstmas festivities.

Which one should I wear?



Outfit A
Micheal Korrs sparkly top $3.99, Jeans Hudsons thrifted and professionally altered $20, red flower heals BP $4.99.
I will add some gold earrings and bangles to top it off.

Outfit B
Sparkly top Mi Chica $3.99, same jeans, grey heals with bows Nordstroms $4.99
A big statement necklace and studs will complete the look.
Does this look maternity'ish?

What do you think A or B?

pleated poppy

Dollar Store Peppermint Wreath



I love dollar store crafts!

I made this sweet wreath for less than $5!

All I used is my hot glue gun and some spray paint.





I love Christmas crafting too!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Faded Sparkle Tip Nails

Saw this on Pinterest and I had to try (since it looked relatively uncomplicated).
I used Orly sparkles, Essie No Chips Ahead and Essie Mink Muffs.

First I painted two coats of Mink Muffs and let dry completely. Next I painted the tips with sparkles.
No need to be perfect but make it a little thicker than you normally would.

With clear coat stroke downward from tips to create a faded look.
I used a paper towel to wipe off the excess sparkles.

Let dry and Wa La! Super cute for the holidays, right?



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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Framed Christmas Ornament DIY



Holiday weekends mean holiday crafting and decorating. 
Yes, my tree is already up and here is what else I made this weekend.


I modpodged some glass ornaments with torn pieces of scrapbook paper.


After they dried I used twine, ribbon and metallic string to hang them up.

I made a bundle placing the ornaments at my desired hight.

Then I tightly duck taped around the bundle.

Then I duck taped them to the center back of the frame. Using duck tape will make my frame reusable for future holiday crafting.

Lastly I embellished it with a bow, tulle, pieces from a wreath and a cute little birdie which I hot glued in place.
Happy holidays!
Have a blessed weekend.



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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fabulous Thrifted Finds



Here are a few of my recent thrifted goodies.




Blowfish flats and Aerosoles snake skin heals

Aerosoles $2. I love the retro 50's look of these.
How fab would they be with some colored tights?

Blowfish ballet flats $2. I love the weaved straps!

Odille top (a brand sold at Anthro). $2.75.
Too cute with a cardi, skinny jeans and boots, right?

Free People sweater $2 with embroidery and bling.
Free People! Retail $100! 

It sparkles!

Forever 21 stripped basic top $1.
Super soft. I will wear this allot!

Forever 21 coat with faux fur trim $3.
I love the bright yellow lining.

Fossil cross body bag $2. Super high quality leather and lots of pockets.
I am obsessed with cross body bags right now.

Faux fur scarf? Stole? I dont know what you would call it, lol. $1.
I see many looks on various blogs with these 'thingys' not sure I can pull it off.

Have a blessed weekend!