Manicure Monday

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Manicure Monday

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I know there are some of you out there that just prefer nail polish.  So, for all you polish fans…did you know that Jamberry Nails has high-end nail lacquer?  They’ve been awarded and featured for its healthy, toxin free, formula in major publications such as these:

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Here is more information regarding the toxins that are NOT in Jamberry Lacquer!  Are these toxins in your current nail polish?  My daughters love to polish their own nails.  Now that I’m informed…we only use Jamberry Lacquer!

Are these toxins in your current nail polish?

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She Reads Truth App

SheReadsTruthAs of July 17th, She Reads Truth has its own app.  Unable to attend a women’s bible study?  Can’t find child care for a small group meeting?  Don’t know where to begin in studying the Bible?  Enter the convenience of having God’s Word and a women’s study at your fingertips!  Choose one of the various plans (devotionals), ranging from 8 days to 20 days.  The average cost per study is $0.99.  While we can also receive these wonderful studies via She Reads Truth website for free, this new app allows us to download the entire devotional without worrying about data usage while reading at our convenience on our phone.  Each study has beautiful imagery that is inspiring and encouraging.  The Bible is also included in three versions: NIV, KJV, and NASB.  I’ve downloaded mine!  Join me as we read His truth together.

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17: 17

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What to Wear and Tips on Shopping with Kids

MichaelKorsSince last Fashion Friday was a holiday and a manicure post, today’s will be a fashion post!  I love the feel and femininity of this Michael Kors tunic.  On a typical trip to Marshalls to find a gift, this top caught my eye.  Because I am a fool for tunics…I thought I would try it on for size.

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It immediately got a permanent spot in the cart next to my son who was shopping with me.  On the occasions that I do go shopping, I take all 3 kids with me.  What?!  Am I crazy?  While I do like to shop without my sidekicks, it’s a rarity.  These kiddos keep me accountable (just ask my oldest daughter) and help me to make thoughtful choices with my purchases.  I feel that they too are learning how to shop and spend wisely.

Tips for shopping with kids:

  1. Have a purpose in mind when shopping.  You want to be wise with your time and be sensitive to the children’s attention span and their patience.
  2.  It doesn’t hurt to have healthy snacks on hand.  From when I only had one child to now with three, I’ve carried Cheerios to trail mix in my purse.  Sometimes you just need the extra few minutes to make a purchasing decision.
  3. Give yourself and your kids a timeframe and store limit.  And stick to it.  It can be easy to get caught up spending the day shopping, but not so fun for the kids.  Give yourself a time limit on your shopping…say only an hour or two.  Even if you are doing fun shopping that the kids typically enjoy (for example: Michael’s, my kids love this place!) limit the number of stores you visit during this timeframe.
  4. Set an expectation.  I remember when my daughter got into the talking age and she started expressing what she would like.  Some families allow their kids to pick out something when they shop, but I make this a rare occurrence.  I do remind my kiddos when we start our shopping time that they should not expect something to be bought for them, and remind them of the purpose of our shopping excursion.  If we do leave the store with an item for them, it is because it was purchased with money they earned, they received a gift certificate, it was one of the reasons we were shopping, or that rare occurrence to bless them.    

These pictures were actually taken while we were enjoying an outdoor mall visiting with my mom, uncle, sister & her kiddos.  Do you shop with your kids?

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Appropriate: for an afternoon of shopping

Affordable & Accessible:
Top: Michael Kors via Marshalls (similar)
Jeans: Ross (similar)
Purse: Coach (gift from my husband)
Shoes: Target (similar)
Watch: Movado
Sunglasses: Dolce & Gabbana via LensCrafters (gift from my husband)

 

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Stylebox by Jamberry

Move over Birchbox and Julep…make room for Stylebox!! If you love Fashion, Nail Style, and surprises…this is the subscription for you! Want to know how to rework your wardrobe? Want to learn how to coordinate and mix & match your collection of nail wraps?  Looking to start a collection of nail wraps?!! Jamberry is going BIG!!! Check out this video for more info:

 

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Me?  My style is:

styleTrendy“Bright colors, bold designs, and out of the box ideas are right up your alley! Whatever trend is considered ‘the latest and greatest’ in fashion, it can probably be found in your closet. Your fashion philosophy is ‘I’ll try anything at least once!’ Sometimes taking those risks pay off, other times you shake it off and try again tomorrow, either way it keeps your life and your wardrobe exciting!”

 

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