Modesty in Jeans

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yesterday we went traveling a little with some friends and spent a day getting apples, we had a beautiful picnic, we walked a long ways in some beautiful fall colors and woods. Leah, my sister, had a wonderful time taking pictures of everything around her. When I got back home yesterday, I was looking through the pictures, and decided that I could put out a post of some of the pictures she took and on how I wear jeans modestly. I hope you enjoy it :)

LOVE LOVE LOVE the fall!!!!!

I've been waiting a while to wear this tunic, I think it's so pretty... and since it was a little loose and it looked a little bland, I simply put a belt on, and I love how it turned out! Also I had straightened my hair a little on Sunday, so I decided to not put it up or braid it yesterday.

Seriously, aren't those colors just simply STUNNING?! 

I knew that I'd be walking a lot and probably through a lot of dirty and slightly muddy ground, so I just put some dirty 'sneakers' on. They worked great :) 

Gotta love apples! 

Tunic: TJmaxx
Jeans: Kohls
Shoes: A store in Italy
Belt: TJmaxx (?)

Do you wear more jeans or skirts? How do you wear jeans modestly? 
I hope you have a wonderful week!!! 

Blog Awards

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

So, when I went on a little 'blogging break' a couple months ago I got tagged several times, actually it was more like a lot of times. And I'm sorry for not doing those tags, I simply had no time. But since then I've got tagged several times as well.. and I decided to pick 2 of them and do them. So thank you so much Whimsical Youngster and Miss Eliot!!!

Ok.. here it goes :)

So here are the rules:

(1). State 5 facts about yourself.
(2). Answer the 5 questions.
(3). Create 5 new questions and nominate some more bloggers for the award.

Fact One: I like raw carrots 
Fact Two: I have a huge dislike for cooked carrots, one of my worst foods 
Fact Three: I dislike when people look over to see what I'm texting my friend
Fact Four: I love milk chocolate
Fact Five: I am very unathletic.. 

Favorite song and why? This is too hard... wayy to hard!! I really love the words to the song 'Forgiveness' by Matthew West. I also am loving the hymn 'Sacrifice of Praise' 

Name one character trait you wish to eliminate/improve. Wow, just one trait?? I'd like to improve my politeness towards people older than me. And sometimes I wish I wasn't as curious as I am about certain topics

Are you a rain or sunshine kind of person? Sunshine all the way :) 

Name one hobby of yours. I love to travel. Is that even considered a hobby?

What superpower do you want to have? It can be ANYTHING :D. OHHHH, this is awesome, thank you for this question :) Sometimes I'd like to become invisible, that would be beyond cool. Agility would also be very useful at times!! 

Ok here are my questions for those I nominate:

Do you like horseback riding?
If you could have any gadget (real or fictional) what would you buy?
What's the top quality you look for in a friend?
Do you speak any other languages besides English? If so, What? 
What's your favorite season? 

I nominate :     Natalie         The Keller Girls       Micaela 

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you… Thank you Puritan Observer!! 
List 11 facts about yourself…
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you…
Nominate 11 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers (you can’t nominate the blogger who nominated you)…
Ask them 11 questions…
Let them know about the nomination.
Eleven facts about myself.. 
1. I had an imaginary friend when I was young. (like age 0-11) Her name was Laura.
2. The only bone I've ever broken was my nose
3. Ice skating is one of the few athletic things I love to do 
4. I've gone white-water-rafting.. Yeah, guys.. I actually did!!! That was like 1 month ago.
5. One of my greatest fears is being alone in a dessert or forest or being lost 
6. Another of my big, big fears is heights
7. I'm also slightly claustrophobic
8. I've driven a horse and buggy multiple times
9. I can't sit cross legged, and that fact irritates me 

10. I love deep conversations 

11. I've been dubbed by my friends as the most random person :) 

1. Do you like chocolate? What kind? 
Milk chocolate
2. Who is your favorite actress and why?
Hah... I have no idea. I guess Anne Hathaway
3. What is your favorite movie seen in July?
I'm not sure which movie I most enjoyed in July. But in September my favorite movie has been City of Embers
4. Have you ever been to Scotland?
No I haven't. My mom has been tho, and she says it's the most beautiful place she's visited.. so that has me intrigued since she's visited many places, Scotland must indeed be lovely! 
5. Roses or orchids?
Roses :)
6. What are two things on your wish list? (I mean things to buy)
An iPhone and a ticket to Montana to visit my cousin! 
7. Are you writing any stories currently? If so, what are they about?
I am not. 
8. How long have you been blogging?
About 10ish months
9. Do you like broccoli?
Depends on how its made.
10. What is your favorite book you’re currently reading?
Books by Jennifer Nicholson. (False Prince trilogy) Those books are absolutely AMAZING. Let me know in the comments if you'd like a review on them. 
11. Are you glad this list is done? :-)
Yes, thank you very much :) 
Have you ever broken a bone?
If you could eliminate any quality of yours which would you eliminate?
What's your favorite sport?
In your opinion, can anyone have too many friends?
Your top 3 favorite movies?
What's your favorite dessert?
When you read do you imagine yourself as the main character? 
Do you read the last chapter of a book before starting the book? 
Are you a bookworm?
If you could live anywhere in the world besides where you are right now, where would you move to?
What is your favorite earthly possession besides any book?

If you could see Jesus in person right now and say one thing, what would you say? 

Do you believe that God is good? 

NOW I NOMINATE: sorry I won't be doing 11. 
Whimsical Youngster            Maiya                  Natasha           Tashia              The Keller Girls 

Bucket List Post

Monday, September 8, 2014

Here are some things I'd like to see or do or accomplish before I die :) Let me know if any of mine are the same as yours!!

Please don't tell me that you don't think they're absolutely stunning!! 
Seriously, wouldn't this be the funnest?! I wouldn't do it standing up tho :) 

It's past my mid-back right now.. Maybe I'll let it get a little longer before I cut it. 

YES!!! I want my wedding to be gorgeous, but it's the marriage that really counts! 

haha :) 

Big dream of mine! 

I've wanted this ever since I was little. And hopefully someday I will be a bridesmaid :) 

Hey, wouldn't this be totally AWESOME!? 



I'd love to visit the Niagara falls someday! 

 Yep :) 


A Day in Italy

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 Every time I go to Italy I am greeted by this site: International Airport of Catania. From the airport you can see a gorgeous active volcano, the Etna. You can see a lot of people scurrying around trying to get to places quickly. You hear the lovely language of Italian. You smell the fresh warm air of the Mediterranean.. Now you know, you are in Italy. Don't you just wish you could be there?!

Follow me around for a day as I try to recount in pictures and in words my experiences so you can experience them too
Rubbing my eyes I stretch, yawn, and sit up in bed. Sunlight is streaming from the window, and I jump out of bed so happy that it's going to be a gorgeous day! I have a lot planned for today.. and I won't bore you with the details, but go with me as I go downstairs, eat a wonderful nutella and bread breakfast. There's a lot of talking among my Grandma and extended family about what's planned for the day Finally, we get up from the table, do dishes, have our devotions, and the work of the day officially starts. 
We all cram into a car and drive to my aunt's 'campagna' (translated it means 'country') she has a small house there and that's where they spend their days during pistachio harvesting season. I've never been pisttachio harvesting before.. so this is new for me, but hopefully I'll find it enjoyable :) 
 Getting to the my aunt's little house on the countryside.. there are pistachios everywhere... it smells like pistachios, it looks like pistachios.. and there are pistachios strewn all over the ground. Okay, I don't really care for pistachios, so the scene isn't very appealing.. but whatever. I go up to my aunt and ask if there's something I can do "Si, Si, Si... vieni qui" which means 'Yes, Yes, Yes.. come here'. So I go to where she's beckoning me, and I'm put to sorting through thousands of pistachios. It actually was quite fun :)
Yes, that's me in the picture above... and all the bags behind me are filled with pistachios. So I'm pretty much surrounded by them!  I sorted and sorted and sorted, finally the call for 'mangiare' came. Everyone perks up and goes inside to eat. The house is small.. no light.. no air conditioning.. not the cleanest, but who cares.. there's FOOD!!

Sausage, all types of olives and the best thing ever... FRESH BREAD!!!!! IT'S TO DIE FOR!!!! OK, not literally, but it's one of the best things on the planet.. that's not exaggerating ;) 
After eating we spend a lot of time talking and arguing about a ton of different things. WE go outside, work a little more before heading outside again to work. 
Finally after a couple hours we leave and go back home to get ready for the big dinner our cousins are preparing as a 'we're-glad-you're-in-Italy' party :) 
We get to the party and are swarmed by Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, and friends. Listening to an argument about fish, tasting the wonderful homemade macaroni, playing a hilariously fun game of 'table pool', getting corrected when you totally butchered up an italian sentence... imagine yourself where I was. It's awesome!! 
Playing dressup with friends, and yes, that's me.. looking quite horrible lol :) 
After a long day, it's grown quite dark, we again pile back into the car and drive home. Sleepy, we get into our Pj's.. thank God for the amazing day He's given us.. and fall into a deep, peaceful, sweet-dream filled sleep :) 
*** All pictures are taken either by me or my family so please do not borrow or steal without permission!! 

Please let me know if you enjoyed this! Have you ever been to Italy? Did you enjoy it?