Monday, September 1, 2014

Isabella and Moving Update!

I have so been enjoying my time with my precious Bella Rose. There is something about having a child when you are older that really makes motherhood even more special. You are a little wiser, a little more experienced, and you can appreciate it all the more.

I also love taking in the scent of babyhood, and the joy of all things new to her. Lately she has discovered her little fists (we call them her little"circles") and it is so adorable to sit there and watch her just sitting there holding them up and staring at them in wonder! I can't think of being any richer than I am right now. Children are truly a treasure and really-- how on earth did I ever live without this sweet little daughter in the first place?

Little Isabella is turning 4 months in a few days and I am already sad that the first three months flew by so quickly. We are trying to relish every minute of it because we know that it will go by in a blink of an eye.

And since every little girl should have a pair -  here are some cute little sparkly red shoes I had bought her:

I just love baby shoes and how small they are, what a joy to be able to purchase them again. I got them  at our local consignment shop, Once Upon a Child. Do you have one in your area? We absolutely love ours, there are so many great deals to be had:

I also got these cute boots:

And these cuties that Isa is modeling:

I bought several pairs of shoes there for only about 2 dollars each and they were practically new! I love saving money, especially when you have a large family, every penny counts.

On another note, we have been busy packing and getting ready for the big move. All of our things are packed up in boxes everywhere and we are in limbo mode waiting for the house to close very, very soon. I am looking forward to moving and getting settled and make our new house a warm "home" again for our family.

The interesting thing about this house is that when I got a chance to walk through the entire house I remember that I mentioned to my husband that it felt like a "home".  We had visited several (and I mean several) homes and most of them just felt like  "space". I am so grateful the Lord brought this home in our path and can't wait to move in!

So it might get a little quiet around here for a while we are in the moving process, but we will be back very soon and I am looking forward to all the future holds. We will still be posting on our Facebook page though so follow us if you'd like to get the updates of what we are doing and our move or subscribe to the blog so you don't miss any posts when we get back!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Coming Soon: The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle! {& How to Get a One Free!}

It's THAT time again-- The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle will be here very soon and we just wanted to give everyone a head's up to prepare to get this awesome bundle of wonderful books to bless your home and families!

Trust me, I got a sneak peek at them and they are *amazing*. This bundle will include more than 70 eResources from top healthy living bloggers as well as great, tangible bonus offers. This year's bundle is valued at over $1,000!

This year it is even more exciting because they are offering a special--

 - anyone who refers 1 friend will receive $5 off their bundle! 

-  if you refer 5 friends you’ll receive a 12-session audio conference,

- refer 10 and you will get  a healthy living bundle for absolutely free!

 All you need to do is sign up to get your Refer-a-Friend promotion link/code and when you do that you will get notified by email when The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle goes on sale to share with your friends. Remember that if you refer 10 you will get one for FREE!

Don't pass up this great opportunity--click here to sign up!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wise Woman Linkup!


A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Now if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

How to Have a Biblical Response When Christian Leaders Fall

Lately it seems that many Christian leaders and their failures have been in the limelight recently and many have fallen due to unfortunate sin in their lives.

We need to remember that when this happens that it not only hurts those around them but it also hurts the church in general--the church that God said He would build, filled with people who want to give Him glory and see His name and gospel proclaimed throughout the world, so we need to pray for all those involved.

I wanted to share this article on giving grace to Christian leaders who fail, to help those who are struggling emotionally and how to handle their thoughts and actions biblically.

"When a Christian leader you’d looked up to and learned from messes up royally (and unfortunately it’s not a matter of if but when you’ll experience this), I know what you’ll want to do. You’ll want to block them on Facebook and delete their pictures on your Instagram account and burn their books and reject every truth they ever taught you but apparently didn’t live themselves.

A flood of emotions will bombard you from all sides—anger, disbelief, revulsion, guilt for not having seen through their hypocrisy. Your stomach will hurt, your head will ache, you’ll feel like throwing up. You won’t be able to understand how they could’ve preached against the very thing they were doing in secret."

Read the rest HERE.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Honoring Christ & Our Husbands

Today Jennifer of Blessed Femina is sharing with us:

If we aren't in the Word or loving Christ with our whole heart then we truly can't love our husbands like we should. I love that incredible quote by CS Lewis~ 
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.  ― C.S. Lewis, Letters

This is SO true!

Do you continually seek to set aside time with the Lord in prayer & His Word? 

I know we all can struggle with this one at times (including myself!) but pray to the Lord to give you strength and determination to continually seek Him.

This will help in all aspects of your marriage and your relationship with others.                         

For busy wives and moms this might mean not being able to read an entire chapter or book but rather reading, meditating and memorizing a short verse for that week. Post it in your kitchen, decorate it, put in the car, laundry room, or your bedroom... wherever you spend the most time so it's visible... Involve the little ones and have them be your Bible memory partners! 

Don't be afraid to mark your Bible! I know some aren't comfortable with this and that's totally fine... I just happen to be a very visual person so marking my favorite Bible verses and adding symbols helps me to implant the Word in my heart & mind.
I love to mark all of the verses that relate to being a wife/mother in pink....
then when I'm flipping through my Bible I can easily see the ways a godly woman should honor her family and husband. 

Listening to Bible audio, sermons, spiritual songs and hymns... whilst cleaning the house is a great way to do this as well. Some of my greatest theological lessons have been learned through listening to RC Sproul whilst scrubbing the bathroom floor.  

Oh and have I mentioned....folding laundry is the perfect time to pray for your husband & children too.

One of my favorite verses since I got married has been from Proverbs 31:23:
"Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land."

Are you a wife who makes her husband known in the gates?
That verse IS so special and so significant.
We as wives have the great power and influence to make our husbands known in the beautiful!
You might be thinking what does that look like?

It means honoring him, encouraging him, building him up, being more concerned about HIS needs than your OWN needs. (Mark 12:31) It means refusing to speak ill of him to others and instead speaking well of his good qualities and letting him and others know them. Being thankful for him. Looking at your own sin more than his and seeking to improve yourself. It means being aware of the ways you can be a better helpmeet to him... for each husband that looks different. Get to know your beloved and friend... discover the ways that make him feel more loved! That may simply mean having soothing music and candles going when he gets home, making his favorite dinner or leaving love notes in his briefcase. 

Sure there are times when we must gently say something to our husbands or make an appeal to them when we see a sin issue in their lives but our focus should not be expecting immediate action. We should not finger point or belittle them with our words. No! We are called to be patient! There is plenty of sin in our own hearts that we need to be focused on. Our goal should always be restoration and realizing that we are not their conscience -- God is. And even if we bring something to them that they might not see... we are called to pray, forgive and move on... knowing that God is working in ways that might not yet be known or understood. Keeping the focus on our own sin and continuing in the path of grace is our ultimate goal.

Being a wife that honors her husband brings glory to God. When children see this in a marriage there is so much comfort, joy, sweetness and security that springs forth in their little hearts. You have a great opportunity to show your little ones what a godly marriage looks like..., exalting Christ and putting your spouse's needs before your own. This is what the Christian life is about... serving others first before ourselves. Dying to our wants, our desires, our needs... and seeking to love another more than oneself.....that is true JOY!

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." -I Peter 4:8 


Living her dream of being a wife and homemaker. Jen happily resides in sweet home Alabama. She firmly believes that the home is a beautiful canvas for biblical hospitality, servant hood and discipleship. All aspects of homemaking are on her list of interests including gourmet cooking, baking, calligraphy, sewing and embroidery. She is also inspired by photography, music, theology and biblical womanhood. 

Jen blogs at Blessed Femina, which she founded in the fall of 2008 to encourage other women in Biblical femininity. It is her greatest desire to live a life depicted in I Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beautiful New Lilla Rose Clips, Special Sale, & Buy Three Get One Free!

I was so excited when I got an email from Lilla Rose announcing several new flexiclips that I knew I needed to share the news with you! I almost *always* wear my flexicip throughout the day and can't imagine not having one near by. It is an essential for me and I actually get kind of panicky when I can't find it.
This time around they have 4 new styles (including a ballet slipper flexi) and returning a pretty one from the past. If you look at the image above you will see all the new goodness!


Lilla Rose is having a 10% off sale on all NEW styles


20% off discontinued styles.

Sale ends Sunday at 12am. 


Lilla Rose is now accepting PayPal AND international orders!!!


If you buy three you can get a fourth item for FREE if you are a new customer! Just make your purchase of three items (must be made through my Lilla Rose website--look for my name and picture and limit one per household) and email me at and I will confirm your order and send out your coupon.. Easy as pie!

You can visit our Lilla Rose website HERE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jill Duggar Dillard Expecting New Blessing!

We are so happy to hear that Jill (Duggar) Dillard of the hit reality TV show, 19 Kids and Counting, is pregnant with her first child and we wanted to warmly congratulate the new couple on their blessed new journey! Here is the exciting new baby announcement video:

(NOTE: Due to heavy traffic, video make take a few seconds to load
--thank you for your patience!)

If you are new to the blog, my daughter and Jill were penpals for quite some time when they were younger so I can't wait to share the news with her when she wakes up this morning! And just a heads up--- the show's new season will air on September 2nd so be ready!

 Here is a quick preview of it:

If you don't have cable you can find it on Amazon Instant Video once it comes out or past episodes here. Our prayers go out to the new couple!

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