The day we got what we wanted

October 12, 2015


Happy Monday! This week may be one of transition as my hubby started his new job, so there will be new hours for him and a whole lot of other changes for sure…like more income and plans with what to do with that income (pay off our house in a shorter amount of time, wish us luck). But on to today’s post.


Last week my little family and I made Wednesday a “What do you want day?” To play this we all asked each other the morning of or night before what we wanted to accomplish or do that Wednesday and here were the responses and what got done and how that was accomplished:

Me- do something with my hair, something different (so as you see in this post, first attempt at french braid in forever), take blog photos wearing monochromatic pastel colors and blog.

Hubby- update and get a new iPhone, he ended up with a iPhone 6 something (pardon me as I know nothing about updated Apple products)

Nevaeh- just to go to church (which we did, as a family)

Alexander- Ice cream with chocolate- well he ended up wanting a bag of chips instead but got a little ice cream.

Elizabeth- fries, so we got frozen fries from the store and put these in the oven for lunch with pizza.

Max- eat, so we ate pizza and fries and later that night sandwiches. The boy sure loves eating but he is as skinny and as little as any little thing so we joke and say he must have a tapeworm or something haha!




I rather liked the results of these photos as my hubby has become quite the photographer. I read on A Beautiful Mess blog some tips on Fashion Blogging photography and told the tips to my husband and so he is eager to take what he is learning, for example photos in front of an interesting colorful wall or dual colored walls. Here this blue wall brings out the pastels and whites and creates a more natural bright lighting effect.


I also like how my french braid and little side pony tail looked together.

There is more though to “What we want day,” there has been some “God provides what we wanted or he wants” day. This means that there were little things I had wanted to happen or wished for and these look like a possibility or are happening. My hubby got a better job (what he prayed for), and I actually wanted something new done with my hair and some monetary opportunities for the blog and both of these are happening real soon which is awesome. God is awesome!

Have you ever had a “What I would like day?” What would you do? Has God provided for you something you asked or wanted recently?

Outfit details: Shirt: Target (same here)//Pants: (similar here)//Shoes: Michael Michael Kors, old (similar here)//Purse: Michael Michael Kors (same here)//Cardigan: c/o Cushie b (same here)//Scarf: My Sisters Closet Boutique (similar here).

Linking up with: Linking up with: Turning Heads Tuesday Lisa, Melissa, Style Me Wednesday, Trendy Wednesday, Sandyalamode, Confident Twosday, Pumps and Push-ups, Thursday Fashion Files, Whitney, Grace, Trend-Spin,Leelo, Michelle, The Mummy Chronicles, Alice, Spotlight Weekly, Top of the World Style, Two Peas in a Blog (Tuesdays), Style Elixir (Tuesdays), The Style Files (Fridays), Elegantly Fashionable, Jaymie, Lauren, Carylee, Rachelle, Cappaccino and Fashion, Book of Leisure, Monica, Carrie, Style Me Weekly, Forage Fashion, Myriad Musings, Jennie, Molly

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  • Amy Ann October 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Fun idea for the day! I like what you did with your hair. Congrats on your husband’s new job. Hope his first day goes well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Rachel October 12, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What a cute scarf and TOP! I love the pink and blue together!

  • Darcy October 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

    That is a fun idea for the day to challenge yourself to do something new. Good luck paying off the house quickly!!

  • Brooke October 12, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Congrats to your hubby, what great news for your family. I love this little exercise you did, I’ll have to try the same thing with my family. Your hubby is becoming quite the photographer, love the pastels!


    Pumps and Push-Ups

  • Rachel October 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Cute look! Good Luck to your hubby and his first day at the new job

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom October 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Your braid looks really pretty and I love this idea of everyone gets to pick one thing they want to do that day. Your kids choices are hilarious and do mostly revolve around food! ha!


  • Jen @ Skirt The Rules October 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I love that idea – sounds like a great way to motivate yourself to get what you want done.

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  • Becky @ bybmg October 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Hooray for new opportunities! Having a what I want day would be fun! Love your outfit!

  • Shannon October 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    So cute! Love the light purple and that scarf is so fun!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Megan October 12, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats to your husband and that sounds like such a fun idea for a day! I love all of the colors in your outfit!

  • aditi oberoi malhotra October 12, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    -Adi xxo

  • Johanna October 12, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    Periwinkle is your color. So pretty with your coloring!

  • Shauna October 12, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    What a fun game. I love that you are a close family. You are very blessed!


  • kelsey bang October 12, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    you look so cute in blue! great fall outfit!

  • Anna D Kart October 12, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Cute little braid and love neutrals for fall!

    Happy Medley

  • Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life October 12, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    Those gelato/pastel colours look so pretty on you and your hubby’s photography skills are excellent!

    I end up having to delete every photo my hubby takes of me as they all look bad!!!! When I need photos taken I ask my kids!

  • Kathleen October 13, 2015 at 12:01 am

    You look so chic and stylish. I adore this combo and you did a fantastic job styling. I especially love your blue sweater!

  • Ana Luiza October 13, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love the soft colors and soft layers of this look. They are perfect compliments to each other. Thanks for linking up with us on Start the Week Stylish!
    -Ana Luiza
    The Northwest Blonde

  • Christie October 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    What a cute idea for a family fun day! That sounds so nice! Cute look, too. Love this waterfall cardigan on you, Rachel!

    The Closet by Christie

  • Katey October 13, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    I love this idea!! The “what do you want day” gives the kids a chance to voice their wants/ideas. I also love the idea of teaching that God provides what we need and sometimes want. Great teaching lessons with all this fun!
    I really enjoyed reading this post!

  • Amy @Amy's Fashion Blog October 14, 2015 at 5:31 am

    Thanks for linking up to BBCA

  • Jess October 14, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    What a fun look and the periwinkle blue cardigan is a great color on you!

    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  • Michelle October 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I absolutely love this color palette on you. The bright blue with the soft pastels is so complimentary!

  • Happiness at Mid Life October 20, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Love all the pretty colors together in this outfit and how awesome to be able to pay off your mortgage earlier. We have been making extra payments to hope to finish pay off before we are 65 🙂

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  • Jennie October 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

    What a great idea and sounds like so much fun! Your french braid looks so pretty and I like your sweet pastels. Congrats on your husband’s new job; I hope he is enjoying it. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Rachel!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots