Confession time

August 24, 2015

IMG_2459Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend! Ready for some confessions!?! You cannot tell this by looking at the picture above, but once I tell you I know you will be looking and searching but when my hubby took these photos, my bra was peeping through in the front which I did not appreciate. To take care of this I used my trusty photo editor to create a “faux romper” front over the bra peeping through, but you can’t tell unless you zoom the image up more that I edited this. I loved these images (and this romper) too much to pass on these photos.

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Confession again, I did not edit the above photo as I also want to be real with you and show you that life isn’t perfect and there are things we can and can’t cover up so easily in life and with a romper.

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Below are 4 confessions that I have felt convicted of as of late and am working on in my personal and online life, along with some scripture that is relevant to the convictions:

1). Working on loving my children, with how I use my voice, actions, spending more time with them, etc. I have come to realize that my words, actions and attitude bounce off on them and I hate to see mini me’s in a temper running around so instead I am praying and trying to be more loving in my discipline, time with them and when speaking directions to them.

1 Corinthias 13:4-8Β 

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

 

2). While I love blogging (and don’t intend to stop anytime soon) there come times where I treat it like a god, business or even priority and so I may need to cut back sometimes if it so requires.

Jonah 2:8 “Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.”Β 

3). I don’t post pictures of my family on Instagram much anymore because of all the things I read online (especially Instagram) of child predators and such and I just don’t need that, so sorry that all you get is pictures of me. #sorrynotsorry

4).I have been for months, even years now been lacking in my “making time for God” in daily life, which is sad and something that needed to change so here is what I have been doing. I started creating a time in my mornings and evenings that I can just sit and pray or spend time with God, versus reading blogs or doing other things but giving my morning time to wake up in His word with coffee in hand or prayer in the evening as kids go to sleep and before I do my nightly chores or blogging.

There are many more things I could indulge you with but I feel that would be WAY to personal. Nothing major, just personal and no ones business but I know God is in control and provides.

Proverbs 28:13- “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

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Now on to this romper, you have seen it styled here and actually these photos were taken the same day as the last photo shoot, I just switched out the shoes (confession again) but I couldn’t pass up not showing this romper one more time on the blog before fall clothes come out (yikes!). I love this day look and have worn this romper just like this several days since getting it. I love it and wear this romper so often that I actually found the trick to using the bathroom while wearing it without much hassell (SCORE)!

I love the bold print and the play on this romper looking like a dress, I think that is why I got it other than it being customized to my liking and size (thanks eShakti) but again I love it need I say more.

Tell me about your styling or photo confessions…ready set GO!!

Rachel xo

Outfit details: Romper: c/o eShakti (sold out, similar here)//Sandals: Mossimo via Target (same here on sale for 50% now $9.98)//Bracelet: My Arm Charms “Wood Nymph” (same here, use code GARAY to get 20% off your subtotal of $15 or more).//Necklace: Shop Pumps and Pushups (sold out, similar options here and here)//Earrings: Target (similar here).

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  • Jaymie Ashcraft August 24, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Lovely romper! You look great in it. Thanks for linking up. πŸ™‚
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com

  • amy August 24, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Photo apps are great! My husband recently took my picture on our porch. After the session was finished and I was looking at the photos, I saw a jug of floor cleaner sitting on the floor of the porch behind me in every picture. At first I was upset. I asked ‘How could you not see this was behind me the whole time?’ I did not want to shoot the photos all over again. Then because the pictures were taken with my IPhone, and not my DSLR, I used an app that removed the item perfectly! Problem solved!

  • Amy Ann August 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

    It’s hard to not make blogging a god at times. I definitely struggle with that too. I also don’t post pictures of my niece and nephew for the same reasons. It’s hard sometimes because they are so important to me and it feels like they are never shared, but I also don’t want to put them at risk. Love your outfit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Darcy August 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I would have never noticed if you didn’t point it out! I hate when you see things in pictures while editing them.. like why weren’t they caught sooner?!
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

  • Kishina August 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    I love all of your honesty. And these confessions hit right at home for myself as well. May I confess that sometimes my tone isn’t the best when I speak to my children either? I also sometimes get caught up with the fact of posting to my blog on a tight schedule, even when there are no photos, or words I feel led to write? And I truly, truly, truly need to reconnect more often to my life source, provider, healer, confidant which is God. I have been lacking in that area as well. Life can be so hard to balance. Especially with 4 children, a husband, a job as a school nurse for me, sisters, friends…ugh the list goes on. But I have made a promise to remind myself that right now, blogging is a hobby for me. And if it is God’s will for blogging to be more than that, then he will give me direction in doing so. Thanks for sharing your confessions! You are not alone my friend and sister in Christ. Sending love and hugs you way! Oh!! And the romper is uber cute on you! Love it πŸ™‚

  • Rachel August 24, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    What a beautiful dress, you look beautiful in these colors. I have the same struggle sometimes with blogging, my biggest fear when starting was that I would turn it into an idol. i have to catch myself sometimes, but it get better when you focus on other things in your life.

    Have a great week pretty lady.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • Sarah @ Bows and Clothes August 24, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for confessing. I really admire your honesty and transparency. I, too, struggle with making time for God. I think that it is something that a lot of people struggle with. You are not alone.

    Totally unrelated: I noticed your Influenster thing on your sidebar. I have heard of it, but I have a lot of questions. Does it take up a lot of time? Do you ever receive Vox Boxes? Would you recommend Influenster?

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom August 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I would have never noticed you edited the photo, Rachel! That romper is beautiful and altho it is for the summer, it has such beautiful fall colors in it! It is SO scary to think about what type of people are out there and every time I post a picture of my kids, I worry. It is so hard not to, though!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Susie August 24, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I never would have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out, but that’s the worst when you finish taking photos only to notice something you aren’t happy about.

    xx,
    Susie

    http://www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

  • Abby August 24, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I love the honesty! But really who cares? I did not notice it because you look fab!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  • Shauna August 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I would never have known your secret with this romper! Great editing πŸ™‚ I’m with you, I don’t post any of my personal life on Instagram either. No pictures of the Hubbs, just fashion and puppy related stuff πŸ™‚ Love your posts lately, keep up the great work! -xx

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Jacqueline August 24, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Lovely romper! Love the print!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

  • Megan Zietz (@MeganFrugalista) August 25, 2015 at 10:46 am

    loving your romper, such a great color and print.

    Xo, Megan, http://www.TfDiaries.com

  • Michelle August 25, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This romper is stunning. I love how you kept it simple

    michellespaige.com

  • Amanda C August 30, 2015 at 12:30 am

    I absolutely LOVE you in that romper, so gorgeous! Also, I never thought of child predators using adult blogs to find children, that is sooo creepy and strange and makes me worried for when I have kids. Smart move though because you never know who is at the other end of the screen. So glad you shared these confessions with us, and I loved the Bible quotes you used as well πŸ™‚
    XO Amanda | Sans Scrubs