Monday, June 22, 2015

Cute and Covered Swim Dresses

 I was so excited when my boys brought a priority mail bag into the house today! I looked at the return address and sure enough it was from Cute and Covered!

I was so surprised because I just ordered Saturday afternoon and they were shipping all the way from Arizona! (Today is Monday and we live in Virginia)

Rachel and I immediately tried them on and they fit perfectly.  I ordered a large since the baby weight is very slowly coming off this time around...lol. Rachel is 4 and a half but I ordered her a size 6 and am hoping to get 3 seasons out of these dresses =). Can't wait to go swimming! The material is very soft and I love that there are shorts underneath that go to the knee to cover our nakedness =) Yes your thighs are nakedness even in 2015, modesty is not a part of the ordinances like different foods Gods people  can and cannot eat so we still need to obey this command =).

Exodus 28:42
And thou shalt make them linen breeches to cover their nakedness; from the loins even unto the thighs they shall reach:

You can order your own fabric, sew patterns,  or proffesional ready made swim dresses at cuteandcovered.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tula Baby Carrier Review

After over 6 years of being a faithful Moby wrap momma..... .I stepped outside my baby wearing comfort zone and got a soft structured carrier! I wanted something to do a back carry so I could continue baby wearing while chopping vegetables and such since my almost 9 month old is just so curious and busy that a front carry is now dangerous around the kitchen work!  I have heard from different sources a back carry in a stretchy fabric like the Moby can be dangerous. I researched online and almost got an ergo on craigslist until I read scores of articles about counterfeit Ergos getting harder and harder to spot! So I Stumbled Upon another carrier called A Tula. I looked at the retail price of $149 and went on craigslist thinking I could get one for half price or so like other baby items. To my shock and dismay people were selling their used Tula wraps for upwards of $220 on our local Craigslist. ..was everyone making a typo on their prices??? Nope! Tula carriers are found above retail on used carriers because the fabric prints retire and become hard to find so people then sell their used ones for more!! So I waited and saved and finally found a lady selling for $135.....but I just couldn't justify spending that much on something used and driving back and forth to get it for just $14 less than a brand new one shipped to my door! I finally had enough money to buy one mostly from babysitting and selling things on Craigslist =). I ordered last Thursday and had it in the mail the following Monday! I tried it on right away it took me about 5 minutes to figure out how to back carry by myself.
Moses seemed to like it very much. I am still getting used to getting the carrier on and tightening it appropriate ly to get the most comfortable fit! 
Chris tried it out too! 
I also tried the front carry.......I do prefer my Moby wrap for the front carry though! That may be due to the fact that I have perfected how I wrap it and spread the fabric and I haven't yet gotten used to adjusting the straps on the Tula ...only time will tell.  And if I am not in love with this carrier as much as I thought I could make some money selling it....lol.  Until next time Happy Baby Wearing! 

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rachel's Scrapbook

Sooooo.......It has been 4 years since I started working on Rachel's scrapbook!  This morning my poor babies have a terrible cough and I Had To Stay HOME from Church with a few of them.





 I didn't know what to do with myself.......but then I remembered I planned on finishing this scrapbook before the next school year started...lol. So while listening to preaching online I cut, glued and scrapped away! 4 hours later I am finally done!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

It is Finished!!

We have come to the end of another school year already!!! We are still using the Abeka curriculum and are planning to use it again next year! I have not tried the videos yet because they are pricey.....but praying I can get videos for at least one grade next year....lol. My kids are growing way too fast and I am so thankful that we live in a country where home school is legal and I can teach my children the way I believe God wants me to =). Over the summer we will be doing book reports, and some supplemental language and math worksheets to keep our minds sharp =). Let summer break begin!!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day 2015

 Our church hosted a wonderful Mother Daughter banquet and I praise the Lord that out of 6 children He gave me my little girl!
 Isn't she lovely???
 My sweet husband picked out these cream colored roses for me!

Then to end the night my sweet baby Moses fell asleep on me and I just watched him sleep for a while instead of doing some late night chores!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

In the Woods and Rustic Photo Window frame

There is a beautiful park near our home that has an awesome playground and walking path. I took some pics of the kids on the path so I could have them to hang in our kitchen on the old windows my husband got for $5 each on Craigslist. I love the end result!


                               Chris and I
                               Christian, 9 years
                                Noah, 7 years
                                Joshua, 6 years
                                      Rachel, 4 years

Gideon, 2 years
Moses, 6 months
 To go along with the rustic look I also got this super cute rustic table on craigslist. I love how the rental home decor is coming together!




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter Everyone! The resurrection is truly to a wonderful event worthy of celebrating! If Jesus did not rise again we are yet in our sins!
 Hope you had a blessed day in the Lord's house!