Hello and happy Monday! I hope many of you had a great weekend celebrating your moms or being a mom. I was blessed to find out Saturday afternoon (after the Birthday party of my three toddlers) that my hubby had arranged a night of allowing me to do what I wanted as well as plan for my sister to babysit well in advanced. I not only got to choose where I wanted to go but I got to shop as well. I choose to go to Target (where I ended up buying a LOVELY dress for my Birthday) and Old Navy (where I bought another eyelet navy blue dress for mothers day) and of all the other places I choose I suggested Starbucks and Chic-fil-a. Yep! chic-fil-a for dinner as a mothers day date. I guess I wanted the bulk of the night to be centered around shopping with my hubby instead of waiting for dinner at a fancy restaurant.
I wore the outfit pictured in this post out with my hubby on date night. We took the photos outside of our local Macy’s and while starting the photo shoot my pastor and his wife/my blogging buddy Susan came out and commented ” Guess I will be seeing this on the blog right?” I was laughing but also embarrassed. Ah the life of a fashion blogger! Which brings me to my next topic or conviction so to speak.
I love blogging and having a “fashion” niche but lately I have been reading my Bible at night and finding verses on topics such as righteousness and not living as the world does and then I came upon this verse “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21.
I know sometimes I can be worried about how do I look? Will “this item” make me feel happy or complete? when really my conviction is more than that. As a blogger I have done less to promote what God has been showing me or revealing to me. What God has lately been showing me is that I spend more time storing up treasures on the next big collaboration or outfit post, pleasing other bloggers or companies, promoting a brand or blogger across social media, but where is a mention of God and His works in all of this- almost no where. This is where I feel like I need improvement or to reflect on bettering my promotion of Him and his blessings.
I talked with my husband about my feelings and he had a brilliant idea. As I mentioned in this post here I am a firm believer in tithing our first fruits from whatever money we make, whether from gifts, income, blogging income, etc. Tithing is giving to God 10% or more of earned income. My husband and I give immediately when he gets paid or we get paid a gift, etc. My husband suggested that I start the week off each week blogging about what God has been doing or showing me and sharing scripture, etc so as to begin the habit of sharing and promoting God through the first post of the week or first fruits until I can come to a place of sharing about God almost daily.
Let me know what you think and how you spent your mothers day? My hubby allowed me to sleep in today as he took care of the children and put Nevaeh on the bus.
Also the winner to my Mint Julep $25 gift card giveaway was Sarah S. Congratulations!
Outfit details:Shirt: Old Navy (gift, similar here)//Pants: via Marshalls (similar here)//Wedges: thrifted (similar here)//Purse: Michael Kors (same here in different color)//Bracelet: c/o My Arm Charms (same here for only $10)//Earrings: Kendra Scott (same here).
Linking up with: Charnelle, Lisa, Melissa, Rhea, Lauren, Tuesday Talk, Thursday Fashion Files, Turning Heads Tuesday, What I wore Wednesday, Pumps and pushups, Cherie, Whitney, Bless Her Heart Ya’ll, Trendy Wednesday, What I Wore Wednesday, Because Shanna Said So