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Monthly Archives: March 2013

By Your Wounds We Are Healed

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Today we are celebrating Christ’s sacrifice for us and rejoicing that He raised from the dead.

Listen and read the words of this song by Nichole Nordeman.

I am so thankful for His love for me.

“By your wounds we are healed.”

Ladylike Or Leisure?

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This is a modest version of “Sexy or Safe”. 😉 Hope you’re all enjoying your week! I’ve gotten lots of things on my “Spring Break To-Do List” done and will be posting pictures soon!

What If… AKA Deep Thoughts With Rena

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(Necklace: Cookie Lee  Sweater: GAP  Dress: Old Navy  Shoes: Amazon)

Here are some deep thoughts for you on this fine day:

-What if you became a narcoleptic just by staying up late too many times?

-What if in stressful situations, you could only sing opera?

-What if everyone had their own theme song that played whenever they walked into a room or their name was said?

-What if mold grew in your ear instead of ear wax?

-What if your muscles popped out if you swallowed big gulps of air?

-What if there was a certain kind of cannibal that only ate boobs?

Got any more deep thoughts to share or am I the only crazy around these parts? 😉


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(Sweater: Goodwill-F21  Dress: Target  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

When I was younger, people would ask me if I hated my freckles. I was blown away by this question because I felt completely the opposite. I LOVED my freckles because they made me stand out (which is something I sorta kinda love to do…guilty) and it made me closer to my make-believe BFF Anne Shirley. I always used to joke about my freckles molding together and then I would actually be tan. Well friends, the day has finally come. I noticed today that about five of my freckles have decided to start a gang and have clumped together into a giant (or maybe about half an inch) spot on my cheek and it’s not pretty. I am now afraid that I will start to resemble a dalmation. This summer I’ll be completely covered from head to toe as not to acquire any more skin damage. Anyone have a burka I can borrow? 😉

Spring Break Spazziness

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(Earrings: HandMeDown  Shirt: Old Navy  Skirt: Wearing It On My Sleeves  Shoes: HandMeDown)

My Spring Break started today and I’m going a little crazy. I’ve made a “to-do” list of things that I want to get done this week.

-organize cabinets in garage

-have garage sale

-clean refrigerator

-hang pictures in hallway (reason numero uno for the giant mess in the garage, so I should probably do this first)

-organize spices

-go to Hobby Lobby (never been before…who’s with me?!)

-take shoes to cobbler

-mend clothes (finished half of this task already…boom)

-go to Dunkin Donuts (I know this might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but we don’t have any here in CA and the only one we DO have is on the military base, so I’m scheming up a reason that they would let me in so that I can get my precious Munchkins.)

Every time I go on break, I try to be the most productive person I can be and make it the most exciting vacation I could have. All this to say, I become sort of a freak and have a panic attack with each passing day that my blessed vacation is almost over. So if I look a little crazed in this week’s posts, you know what’s up. 😉

For The Love Of A Skirt

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I don’t always follow trends, but when it comes to the craze about midi/maxi skirts, I’ve fallen in love.

And I fell hard.

They are so absolutely flowy and feminine.

And they cover all the spots we want covered making them ultra flattering.

Here are some photos for inspiration…or just to make you drool.


Ridiculously pretty.


I LOVE this color and all the pleats.


So perfectly classic.


T-shirts & belted?! So easy and so pretty.


If it wasn’t weird, I would say gray is my favorite color.




Yes, please. 🙂


The always amazing Lauren Conrad. Will someone convince her to be my friend?

So, now that I have passed the obsession on to you, go buy one.

And tell me where you found yours because these skirts are crazy elusive in stores.

Go figure.

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Growing Up And The Importance Of Helmets

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Growing up astounds me. It seems as if you reach a point where you plateau. Where you mentally stay a certain age.

I am 31, but I still feel like I am 26. I look at my life and am completely floored that I have been married for almost 6 years and have 2 kids?! What the WHAT?! When did that happen? Why is life going so fast?!

And also, to confirm my adultness, I feel this great need to yell at kids, who are riding bikes, to wear a helmet. Don’t they know how important their little brains are?!

Yep, I’m a full-blown, rule-screaming grown up.



And please excuse the wrinkled skirt. I guess I’m not a full-blown ironing grown-up. 😉

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(Shirt: Old Navy  Skirt: Old Navy  Belt: Ann Taylor Loft  Shoes: Goodwill-Jessica Simpson)