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Friday, March 29, 2013

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Happy Good Friday!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I have been fighting a nasty cold and haven't felt like doing much of anything. Although, a little warmer weather is coming in this weekend and I plan to enjoy it so this cold better clear up soon!

Today's Friday's Fancies with Long Distance Loving: Pretty in Pastel!

Easter is full of pastel colors so it is only natural to incorporate pastels into your wardrobe. I saw this dress from Vestique and knew it had to be the center of my Friday's Fancies outfit.

Pretty in Pastel

I hope y'all have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter. He is Risen!!
LOVE, sje

Monday, March 25, 2013

I LOVE my iPhone

I didn't realize how much I LOVE my iPhone until I cracked the screen and it was sent away. Yes, I was one of those people using my phone even though I could barely read anything on the screen due to a large, spider-web looking crack. Little chard's of glass would fall off every time I swiped the screen. Luckily, I have insurance on the phone so I had it sent away and the lovely people at Best Buy Mobile say they will send me a new one by Wednesday. In the meantime, they gave me a BlackBerry as a loaner phone. Yes, I am grateful to still have a phone but, my goodness, this phone is terrible. I used to have one and I never disliked it as much as I do now. I really want my iPhone back.

A new phone calls for a new case, right?! Clearly, my cute, pink, sparkled case didn't protect my phone very well. Although, I still find myself leaning towards fun cases rather than the safe ones. Here are some of my recent faves:
iPhone cases

Friday, March 22, 2013

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Friday's Fancies with Long Distance LovingSpring Wish List!

Wednesday was the first day of spring but I kind of feel lied to. This cold weather needs to go! As I sit and dream of warmer weather, I've put together a spring wish list. A few of these items may already be in my shopping cart online...

Friday's Fancies - Spring wish list

Old Navy striped dress

Forever 21 dress

Lucky Brand espadrille shoes

Michael michael kor

Straw hat

What's on your spring wish list?
LOVE, sje

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I LOVE Phil Robertson

Take a moment to listen to this video. It may change your life. It may give you the hope you need. 

LOVE, sje

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I LOVE St. Patrick's Day

We celebrated St. Patrick's day on Saturday at Folly Beach with some great friends. Remember the outfit I put together for last Friday's Fanices? I remembered that I had some very similar pieces in my own closet and recreated my Friday Fancies outfit. Oh, and I bought those Tom's and I LOVE them. Although, I didn't wear them with my outfit because I didn't want them to get dirty the day I bought them.

Michael and I started our day at Starbucks and, of course, I got the Green Tea Frap. 

Next, we headed to the beach for a fun day with friends. 

On Sunday, I discovered another fabulous drink...
I don't particularly LOVE coconut water but this one mixed with espresso was delicious! 

Thanks for your prayers yesterday. They sure were needed! 
LOVE, sje

Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18, 2012

I don't normally write posts without LOVE in the title, although, if I did that today I'd be lying. On this day last year my good friend, Joshua, went home to be with the Lord. It was the hardest, most painful day of my life. The Lord used Joshua to further his kingdom and there has been a lot of good throughout this past year, although, it doesn't make today any easier. His wife (Liz) and 2 children (Hannah & George) are like family to me and I know today will be tougher than the rest. Please say an extra prayer for his entire family as they are reminded of that terrible day.

Liz started a blog in December so she could write down the events of that day and future days to come. If you want to read about it, click here. There are 3 posts so start from the beginning. 

Two of the worship leaders at our church, Martin Chalk and Brandon Lake, wrote a song inspired by this tragedy. In this video they discuss their inspiration: 

This song means so much to me. Not only because I know the people who inspired the song but also because the words are 100% true. No matter what mountain we're facing, God is with us. They played this song for the first time at one of the first Wednesday services. The lyrics are shown on the video. Click here for the full version of the song. I pray that it encourages you, as well. 

Michael and I got married in front of the Morris Island Lighthouse. As our wedding gift, Joshua painted that special spot. This painting is an absolute treasure. 

Miss you everyday, friend!

1 John 2:25 "And this is the promise that He has promised us - eternal life." 

LOVE, sje

Friday, March 15, 2013

I LOVE advice

I saw this on my sister-in-law's Facebook page and had to re-share it!

Did you know?

1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition yourhair
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peeloff and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bathwater
8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stingstoo
11 Bee stings - meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is usedinstead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet - Jello !
16. Athletes feet - cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in thedetergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and wedrink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid inDannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurtthem if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe offwith a coffee filter paper
21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands!Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle withcorn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar !
26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat theCrisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with thefood color of your choice!
27 Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in acontainer, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of clubsoda and cup of milk of magnesia , soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last formany years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat withColgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorbinto the salt.
32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over thewax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bouncepaper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will cause the baked onfood to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets ,soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36.. Dirty grout - Listerine
37. Stains on clothes - Colgate toothpaste
38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola , it will also remove greasestains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from carbatteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle andlet stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox , or 2Bayer aspirin , or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have youever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness orsoftness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days aweek? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a differentcolor twist tie.
They are:

Monday = Blue,
Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.

Man...So many home remedies!
Have you tried any of these before? 
LOVE, sje


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LOVE, sje

I LOVE Friday's Fancies

Today's Friday's Fancies with Long Distance Loving is: Lucky Ladies!

Sunday is St. Patrick's Day and I am sure most every person will be wearing green in one way or another. We were told to put together a St. Patrick's Day outfit filled with green!

The weather in Charleston this weekend is supposed to be beautiful. We will spend it outside with lots of friends so I see myself wearing a comfortable outfit that I can easily walk around in, similar to the one below. Oh, and those Tom's will be mine soon! 

Friday's Fancies - Lucky Ladies

Forever 21 knit top

Blank denim

River Island leather crossbody handbag
$27 - riverisland.com

La Mer gold jewelry


Nail care

Have a great holiday weekend - be safe!
LOVE, sje

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I LOVE hair

It's March which means warm weather is coming soon. Warm weather means lots of time spent outdoors. Time outdoors means tan skin. Tan skin calls for lighter hair. For most, lightening their hair is "no big deal" but for me is a huge deal. I've only highlighted my hair twice. Once at the beginning of the summer for the past two years. I make sure the highlights are very subtle and can grow out without showing roots. Although, this small change is still a huge deal to me. I search the internet for inspiration pictures and below are some of my favorites:





or should I go for the ombre look?


Help me decide!
LOVE, sje