(My) Fashion Over 40 ~ A Bit From The Heart

August 18, 2014

Life has been a busier than usual around here. It was wonderful being on vacation and visiting with our two grown children. I miss them unbelieveably! So, today you are getting a 2 for 1.

I can't believe I've been doing (My) Fashion Over for 40 for 7 months now.  I started in February. When I started this I didn't think I would be able to find something different to wear every Sunday. Am I getting to the end of putting together anything "new"? No, I don't think so. We all pick things up now and then to revive our wardrobe and that's where mixing and matching also comes into play.  In fact, I just picked up a few items off the clearance rack at JCP with coupons! Oh! Yeah!

(My) Fashion Over 40 ~ Have You Lost Your First Love?

August 5, 2014

I realize that I'm a day late... Well, that's because Hubby and I are enjoying ourselves on vacation.  Plus the fact that it took me a bit to figure out the WiFi at our resort... But I did it and just wanted to take a second to get this post up.  
This outfit is casual/dressy... That's what I love about jeans.  I can wear them with a tank top or t-shirt or a dressy top.  This top, I bought way back when Hubby and I went on our cruise to the Bahamas.  So, it's a few years old. If you've been following (My) Fashion Over 40, then you can easily see how much I love bright colors.  They just make me happy! This is an easy, comfy outfit and I usually add a cardigan because I'm always a bit chilly... :)

Sunday's sermon really hit me and made me think.... Losing my first love....

Pastor Todd spoke from,

Revelations 2:2-4(NLT)
“I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don’t tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting.
“But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!
The Ephesian church new Christ well, they had good morals, they were rooted in their faith, and were grounded in the truth.  They were good Christians, but Christ still found something against them.  They lost their first love.

King David was known to be a man after God's heart. So, how did David keep his first love? David wrote in
Psalms 42:1
As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God.

Why a deer?  A deer will go past the point of exhaustion to get to water.  No matter what it takes. So, I asked myself, what would I do to get into Christ's presence? To what lengths do I go to?

Here are 3 measuring sticks to see if you've lost your first love.

1. You spend more time on the things of this world instead of spending it with Jesus.  This isn't talking about spending every moment, we all have work and things to do to keep our lives in order.  I'm talking about when those "things" take priority over The Lord.  When you don't "have" time to spend with The Lord.

2. How deeply are you affected by anything that robs you of quality time with Christ? If it doesn't bother you, then you are losing your first love.

Remember when you first met your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? You wanted to spend all your time with them.  If anyone intruded on that time you kinda resented it.  How often do we put things before Him?

3.Giving into an annoying harassing sin that is a thorn in your flesh. When you stop fighting it, and habitually give in to that sin.

Christ is always waiting, wanting to spend time with us.  How much does it hurt Him when we spend so much time on other things besides Him. We let all kinds of things get in the way... Personally, I know myself, if I don't spend time with Him first thing in the morning... it's most likely not going to happen. So, I try to start my devotions right when I wake up with my first cup of coffee.

I like what Pastor Todd said at the end.  That we need to guard our affection to the Lord. I need to protect that time and make it a priority in my life.  To keep Christ first in my life.

Blessings,
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More Progress In The Garage ~ Cabinets Are Up!

July 30, 2014

If you caught my last post on staining the cabinets (Best Gel Stain Ever!), you saw that our cabinets are up and on the wall.  Happy Dance! Yay! Finally, there is a light at the end of this!
Cabinets After General Finishes Gel Stain

(My) Fashion Over 40 ~ Intentional Living

July 28, 2014

This week has been busy and beautiful!  The weather here in Pennsylvania has been exceptional.  It definitely doesn't seem like we are at the end of July.  Usually, it would be a hot sticky mess....But it has been 70-80s and dry and gorgeous! And I am enjoying it thoroughly!! :) Anyway... Here's what I wore to church yesterday.
My Fashion Over 40

Staining Cabinets ~ This Is The Best Stain EVER!

July 25, 2014

Yes, I know that's a huge claim, but I really think it's true! And... no one is paying me to say that!  Of course, you know that my 'go to' to find information or ideas is PINTEREST.  No surprise there, right?! So, hubby wanted the cabinets we got (FOR FREE! Thank you, Butch & Kim!) to be stained a nice dark coffee color. Have you ever heard of General Finishes Gel Stain? This pic is from my INSTAGRAM, it is part of the photo a day series, I LOVE doing! It was the "first" time I've ever used this.
General Finishes Gel Stain

(My) Fashion Over 40 ~ Curve Balls of Life

July 22, 2014

Well, we had a bit of a curve ball this weekend....  But I'll share more of that in a minute.
And that's why I'm a day late with (My) Fashion Over 40, but here it is!! :)
(My) Fashion Over 40

Skinny Iced Coffee {My Newest Coffee Addiction!}

July 16, 2014

I've never really liked Iced Coffee before.  Now the frozen ones... totally different story.  But the calories have always kept me away from them.  I have this thing... I don't like to drink my calories.  I mean unless I'm having a smoothie for breakfast or lunch, that's different.  But to gulp down 200-600 calories on a drink... No. Not going to happen.

But I don't have to worry about this baby.... No Sirrreeee!!!  Only 30 simple calories.... Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!  I can handle that!
Skinny Iced Coffee