Today I am thrilled to introduce to you one of my blogging/e-mailing buddies Amber. I admire this woman’s faith, fashion, love for family and job, but also because she represents how women should feel about themselves. I could tell you more but I will let her fill you in on more about herself below. She was kind enough to send me her favorite photos, answers to my questions and links to follow her if you choose to. Without further adieu meet Amber, you won’t be disappointed:
Why did you start blogging?
I have always loved girly things, namely fashion, hair and makeup. After my daughter was born, I didn’t want to lose that part of myself – but I wanted to find a way to transition into motherhood stylishly. I felt blogging would be a wonderful outlet for me but was extremely nervous to go for it. After the encouragement of my husband and family I decided to start up my blog to document my style and at the same time, I hoped to inspire other women (especially mommies) to put the best versions of themselves out there!
What has been a challenge so far as a working mom & wife?
Balance! I’m currently inspired by the acronym “JOY” which stands for Jesus, Others, You – meaning prioritizing in this order. I don’t know of any other way that works!
Describe your fashion style?
Wow, that’s a tough question! I’m very feminine and tend to love classic pieces with a few current fun trends. I prefer not to show too much skin at one time. Also, my style seems to be ever evolving so who knows how I would answer this question in the future?
To sum it up, I would probably say a combination of girly + preppy + modern retro + classy chic. (Hope that’s not too much!)
What are your passions in life currently?
Aside from spending quality time with my family, I’m really into my job as a Registered Dental Hygienist. I’m always passionate about helping people to improve their oral health. I pride myself in educating people in how to properly care for their mouth as an individual based on their needs.
In one word describe your personality?
What do you hope other girls get from life?
What a great question! I hope that girls can first and foremost know that God created all of us as individuals. In our society we are not celebrated as individuals, but are pressured to conform into perfect women. I am guilty of feeling the pressure too. We need to know that because God accepts us for who we are (hello, He made us!), we should do the same.
I want girls to respect themselves, love themselves, take pride in themselves. It may be a life-long process for many of us – but it first starts within our hearts. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior is the only way to true peace and happiness, even in the most difficult of times, and the only way to eternal life.
It is absolutely true that beauty is only skin deep, but it is definitely OK to put your best version of yourself out for the world to see – shining and sharing Christ’s love with the world!
Thanks Amber for being real and such a lovely light for God. Thank you also for your time and friendship. One day I hope we meet face to face. You can visit Ambers blog here and/or follow Amber three ways:
Thanks for reading! Rachel xo