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Should you wear make up?

How old were you when you started to wear make up?

Why did you want to wear it?

Was it because your peers did?

Because of the magazines you saw?


I can’t exactly remember when I started to wear make up… but I do remember feeling the need to at one point, because I felt unattractive… or less than if I didn’t. I remember shying away from things that required me to be “bare” and “make up-less” in front of others as a teen. I remember even into my young adult years, youth trips or singles trips that involved a sleeping over and “showering” – reveal “real bare skin” was always just so uncomfortable for me.

I didn’t want them to see me without make up.

I remember wanting to be perfect… even though I never felt it.

Living up to todays beauty standards is pretty fleeting. No one can measure up to the magazine covers and perfection that our media portrays. Perfectly poreless skin, dimple free thighs and board flat stomachs. Celebs with the thickest most perfected hair… the pouted perfect lips and most amazing eyes.

Learning to find beauty in being you. A natural make up tutorial by a mom of fourWhile I always prided myself in having a thick skin… in being unique and artsy… I always doubted my beauty and even to this day I will find ways to talk down on how I look.

God has been doing a work in me though… through books, scripture and others… and just really beginning to show me that beauty is so much more than a perfected face or rock hard body. No amount of perfection will ever make us happy if we never come to realize how amazing our God is and how He made us each the way He wanted… and there is beauty in His creation.

I am reading a book right now called “Calm my Anxious Heart” by Linda Dillow. I’ve been struggling with anxiety for years and as of late its been pretty high up there… so a friend suggested this book to me and I am so glad she did. It has been wonderful and the Lord is using it to refine me in ways I truly needed.

In Chapter 3 the author talks about Beauty… with a chapter entitled “Content to Be Me.” – The main piece of scripture she talks about in this chapter is Psalm 139. Those familiar with scripture will know what this talks about :) – but to those not familiar with it, I want to paraphrase it as the author did at the beginning of the chapter. She wanted to write out Psalm 139 as if she was speaking to her “precious-yet to be born granddaughter”….

“O God, I praise You that You are intimately
acquainted with all her ways. I thank you that
You have gone before her and followed her and
that You placed Your hand of blessing on her
head. This knowledge overwhelms me with grati-
tude. I thank You.

Right now, You, the Master Weaver, are
forming her personality and emotional makeup,
weaving them together in my daughter’s womb.
Wonderful are Your works!

You know all about my granddaughter. You are
knitting together her body, soul, and spirit. As a
crafter creates intricate embroidery stitches, You
are superintending every detail of her beautiful

I don’t have a daughter… The Lord has chosen not to give me one “yet” :) – but I know if we are ever blessed with a baby girl… I would want her to realize how amazing our God is and how He knit together her body… her soul and her spirit with such detail and care.

We live in a broken world and with it comes our brokeness and doubt.

Know today that you are beautiful and loved by Christ.

With your blemishes.

Your dark circles.

The chapped lips.

Or slightly crooked nose.

He loves us and every imperfection and flaw we come up with.

To end, I thought for fun… really to humor myself… that I would make up a video showing how I apply my make up.

I really gained confidence in my own skin years back… learning that it didn’t matter if I wore make up daily or didn’t… that make up was fun… and could be used to enhance who we were… but that I didn’t need to rely on it to make me who I was.

I watch lost of make up tutorials online… for the heck of it. Because it truly fascinates me to watch people transform themselves with layer after layer… I know very little about make up… but what I do know is when I apply make up. I want people to see me.

A post on beauty... and a simple and quick make up tutorial by a mom of 4. Using all Natural Vegan make up

Make up being used is described over on my youtube, under this video in description.


Our poor cat toby has been coned.


He has 2 ruptured abscess. Don’t google that btw, unless you want to be grossed out. More than likely these were caused prior to us even getting him from the animal shelter. The typically show in cats bit by other cats… since Toby is indoors and never around other cats… we just are assuming this was something he came with already on him. That being said, yall, pets are expensive. Do keep that in mind before purchasing them. We do however really love our cat, he is such a chill and laid back cat. To put up with our kids, you have to be :) – my husband who hates cats, really loves him. Otherwise, he would have never taken him to the vet to be treated for this.

So yay, to healing and hopefully cone free life by the weekend. It has been a learning experience.

To keep the conversation going.

What is your largest vet bill and for what?
Where do you draw the line? :-) Im truly curious.

Lightweight Camera Bag

ED9A8113Its been a while since I wrote a post for She {hearts} It – busy times affect my ability to do showcases over there… but I do enjoy it when I can.

I am showcasing a very fun and lightweight camera bag.

Best part, I get to giveaway a winners choice bag and matching strap.

Soooo, if you got some gear and want a tendy bag that will work not only as a camera bag but a great diaper bag or messanger bag… check out my post over on She {hearts} It.

2013 Homeschool Curriculum


I wrote a post about “a day in the life” home schooling our boys for Boba. It also explains what curriculum we are using :) – so for those curious about that head over to BOBA’s Blog to read my post.

7-1 – Switch

If any of you are frequent blog readers, you know that today Google Reader retired :) – aka closed shop … no longer works. I know many of you all used that to read my blog and others…

So if you were curious what you should use now. I highly recommend Freedly! Ive tried bloglovin? something like that and honestly did not like its format. Freedly is much better.

If you used google reader you can easily transfer those feeds over to freedly right here.

Don’t forget to add my blog to the feed if it wasnt before :)
Also follow me on facebook to keep up with post there too.

With Google Reader retiring, Ive decided its time to update my blog some… hope to get that done some time during the month of July before schooling starts in August. :)