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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I may be a day late, but the sentiment is still the same. I pray you all enjoyed your day yesterday with family and don’t have too much of a mess to clean up today!

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Frey Christmas Card 2013

How To Look Fabulous In Your Holiday Photos


Tis the season for holiday parties, work parties and family gatherings and along with that comes lots of pictures. Here are some tips for your looking your very best for those captured memories!…

To read the rest of the post, view my post at Life As Mom here.

Happy Wednesday!

Costumes Out The Wazoo

We enjoyed our Halloween week immensely.

On Friday night, we went to a Halloween party and I was able to dress like Rapunzel. My husband willingly dressed like Flynn Rider and I think he totally pulled it off, although there were complaints about carrying my purse (aka his satchel). Ha! The best part about being Rapunzel was getting to go barefoot.



Then on Saturday, we attended a “Hooverville Hobo-themed” birthday party, so we dressed up like hobos. Mad props again to my husband for agreeing to this and drawing on his own beard.


If you’re counting correctly…yes, I wore three different costumes this week. I like livin’ a wild life. Ha!

Hope you enjoyed yourself last week!

Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

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I love thrifting. No, more than love…I’m a little obsessed. I could go every day and never get tired of it. I don’t buy something every time I go, but it is über therapeutic to skim over clothes and look at so many different styles/eras of fashion in one place.

The best is when you find something “ugly” and give it new life.

I found this dress that I felt like had good bones, although I think my sister threw up in her mouth when she had to look at it while taking my picture. She really didn’t like it.

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I had originally planned on shortening the sleeves and the hem of the skirt and modernizing the look.

Then I woke up and remembered that I have 2% skills in the DIY/sewing category and decided to just turn it into a midi skirt. Fortunately the waist line is elasticized, so all I had to do was cut above it to make a skirt.

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It is pretty sheer, so I have to wear it with a slip. The top also has a frayed finish to it, so I can’t tuck in a shirt. I someday hope to nice-ify it, but remember my DIY-lacking skills.

Despite that, I turned this dated, slightly funky dress into a trendy midi-skirt.

So, when you’re thrifting, make sure to #1-call me first so I can join you and #2-don’t quickly pass on something that might be “ugly”.

Happy Fashion Friday!

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.”

Will You Be My Valentine?

I love Valentine’s Day. It might possibly be because it’s a holiday with two of my favorite colors, pink and red.

We, rather I, made these Valentine’s Day cards to pass out to family and friends.

I figure I’ll do things my way before my boys start insisting on buying Spiderman or Lightning McQueen ones. Ugh.

We went outside and took some pictures really quickly. I didn’t even bother brushing their hair or wiping off their messy faces, although I did have them put on some cute sweaters. Then I edited them with Rad Lab and Picmonkey.

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I purchased some red chocolate lips from Oriental Trading and plan on attaching them over the boys’ mouths before we pass them out.

Nothing says love like chocolate. 😉

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