Friday, September 19, 2014

Fashion Friday | Corinn L.

Thank you, Eden for giving me the opportunity to do this...ok so my name is Corinn.  I am 14 and the second oldest of soon to be 9 in December :D ! 

  I love the Lord and I am a Bible-believing Christian.  I also loooooveee singing, as you can see by the music paper and the mic.  (Sorry about the lighting you cant really see the notes) 

So this dress I got from JCPenny and the jacket thingy was given to me by a cousin, I don't know where she got it from.  The necklace is from Hawaii somewhere.  I love long dresses because they are beautiful and modest and also not borderline.  

I also have a hair tip:  I did beachy waves to go along with my beach theme.  (By the way I also love the ocean (:) So when your hair is about 75 percent dry, all you have to do is put it in 2 french braids and wait for your hair to dry.  Normally I just do it overnight, but if you have somewhere to go in the evening, you can always just wake up, slightly spritz your hair, and throw it in 2 french braids and your ready to go.  After I take them out, I just put my head upside down and spray my hair with hairspray to hold it together and give it more volume and body.  


Well, I guess thats all so hope you guys like it and thanks again Eden! :) 



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Recipe | Lemon Raspberry Muffins


Hey Everyone! :) 

Some of you requested that I post some recipes, so here's the first of many! :)
I recently found this recipe, changed it to make it my own, and my family absolutely LOVES it! If you make it, come back and let me know what you think! :)


Ingredients ~ 
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter AT room tempature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, PLUS 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat yogurt (I use the brand, Nancy's)
  • 3/4 cup frozen or fresh raspberries (you may need more if you are a raspberry freak!)  
Directions ~ 
  1.  Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, beat butter, sugar, and lemon zest on medium speed until well combined, about 3 minutes.  Beat in lemon juice, vanilla, and egg. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with 2 additions of yogurt, beating until just combined, don't overmix.  Stir in raspberries.
  2. Divide batter evenly among paper-lined muffin standard muffin tins, filling each cup three-quarters full. Bake until golden, about 18-20 minutes.  
  3. Enjoy!  
Notes ~ 
This only makes about 1 1/2 dozen muffins... you'll have to double and triple for a large family! :)  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Hey Everyone! 

I have the winner for the Treasure Hunt giveaway! 

But first, I'd like to wish the following young ladies a VERY Happy Birthday! 

Happy Birthday to....
Esther O. ~ September 16 (that's my little brother's birthday!)
Maria B. ~ October 1
Katie H. ~ October 26
Jessica L. ~ October 30
Raechel ~ October
Annalysa ~ November 17
and finally,
Rachel M. ~ November 30

Hope you all have a great day!!!

And now, for the giveaway winner! 
::DRUM ROLL::

Miss Katie H! 

Congrats, Katie! I will be in touch with you! 

For the rest of you, I have a huge giveaway and some reviews coming up, stay tuned! :) 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Blog Changes | Please Read!

Hey Everyone! 

Thank you all so much for completely the Eden's Evaluations Blog survey!  I loved reading all of your opinions, and I'm getting ready to make some very exciting changes and additions! 

Looking at my survey stats, I've found that you all want occasional/more posts on recipes, hair and craft tutorials, detailed fashion, music, random fun-ness, guest posts, and last but not least, a more colorful blog look! You know what? I completely agree!

So hey! What do you think of the new look? <Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!>
I'm loving it, stripes and mint green... what more do you need? ;)

Stay tuned for all those requested posts and subjects! If any of you would like to help out, leave me a comment and I will get back to you! :)

May the Lord, Yeshua bless you all! :)
In Christ,
Eden




Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Friday | Abbie S.

Hello! It's Abbie from The Blue Tree House. I did a Fashion Friday for Eden last winter and was more than willing to do another post. This time, I'm pleased to feature my sister Bethany. Bethany is 13 years old and is the third of four sisters, seventh of eleven children. She enjoys being in the kitchen, playing the piano or violin, learning Spanish, blogging, playing soccer and writing friends (but not necessarily in that order). :)



Bethany is tall for her age so finding a maxi dress that was actually long was wonderful! 

Polka Dot Dress: Stein Mart
Black t-shirt: borrowed
White Sweater: Old Navy
Black Coral Necklace: borrowed
Black Shoes: Payless Shoes


So what do you think? What would you wear with a polka dot dress? 
Leave your thoughts in the comment box! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Treasure Hunt | Review & Giveaway

Hey Everyone! :) 

Today, I have the great pleasure of reviewing, "The Treasure Hunt" by Miss Kate Willis. 
This book was just recently published, and even though it is a book geared towards children, I am so excited to share it with you all!

So without further adieu, allow me to introduce to....
The Treasure Hunt by Kate Willis
About the Author: "Kate Willis, a home educated young lady who loves the Lord, enjoys the Great Northwest with her family of ten. She loves to read, write stories and letters, garden, cook, and knit. It is her desire to serve God in the home ultimately having a family of her own in the future. "The Treasure Hunt" is her first book, and she hopes to publish many more."


About the Book: "When they reached the gnarled, old apple tree something white lying in the compost pile caught David's eye. He came to a sudden stop and jumped off his bike. Picking up the small package, he dusted off the grass mulch and carefully unwrapped a wooden block with strange carvings on one side. The paper, however, was more than just wrapping. "Your father's favorite pastime and your favorite foods are the keys to this mystery. Signed, Das Alte und Langweilig," read David as he studied the paper. They were silent a moment each thinking of the strange clue and even stranger signature. Anna was first to speak. "It seems like some sort of treasure hunt.""

My Thoughts ~ 
Thank you for signing it Kate! :)
I was very thrilled to receive this book, and even though it is written for young children, I found it to be quite interesting!  It would definitely be an excellent read-aloud for your younger siblings!  Not only is this story very intriguing, but also delightful humor and life lessons!
The easy print makes this book easy to read for eager new readers! :)  They will totally get caught up in the adventure and liveliness of this book!

Overall, I found this book to be extremely well written, easy and fun to read, enthralling tale, an encouragement for strong sibling relationships, and more!  I would highly recommend this book for younger children, new readers, and also older siblings!  (Hey, young children love to be read to.... which brings up the fact that I really should read "The Treasure Hunt" to my younger siblings!)

Please check out Kate's website, and click HERE now to purchase a book!

Before you enter the giveaway, I'd like to give Kate a big Thank You and Congratulations for her book! :) Keep up the amazing work, Kate! :)


Stay tuned! I have more reviews and giveaways coming up soon!  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Anabelle E.

Hi Everyone! 
Thanks Eden, for letting me do this! :D
My name is Anabelle, and I'm a 13 year old homeschooler living in The Lone Star State... and lovin' it! :)
I'm a daughter of the King, and currently attempting to memorize the book of Jonah. :)
I love everything 1950's and 1960's (fashion, music, hairstyles, culture, TV shows, movies, etc.), my dog and cats, Square Dancing, listening to records, and hanging out with friends. (Who doesn't?) ;)

This is actually one of my only non-vintage outfits that I really love. :)




Headband: Modcloth. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/hairaccessories/through-the-wire-headband-in-spots. Modcloth has tons of cute stuff! :D

Earrings: (Sorry you can't really see them, they look like little treble clefs.) Kohls.

Blouse: Kohls.

Bracelet/decorative hair tie: Walmart; Ring: Kohls; Watch: Walmart.

Skirt: Bealls.

Shoes:
Payless ShoeSource.

Couldn't resist adding that last picture of me and my Casey. :)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ModestPop | Review & Exclusive Surpise!

Hey Everyone! :)

Today, I am very excited to introduce you to...

About (from Facebook): "Are you tired of having to look for an undershirt everyday so you can be modest? Look no further for stylish, affordable, high-quality modest clothes that, for the most part, don't require layering! We are proud to offer the best prices in the modest fashion world."

Some of my favorite items from Modestpop would include.... 

 ... the "Kelsy" dress ... 
$57.00

... the "Isabel" dress...
$61.00
... the "Anna Striped Skirt"...
$34.00

The list goes on and on, so I'd better stop! ;) 
For this review, Modestpop graciously sent me... 
 ... the Layering Cap Sleeve in white! :) 

What I Thought ~ I've only worn my layering tee once since receiving it, and being that I was assisting in food serving at a wedding, I didn't have time to get a good picture of it. :( Oh well, I'll have to feature it in an upcoming Fashion Friday! (It's about time I do one of those again! Haha!) 

Anyway, back to my review! ;)  This shirt is awesome! It fits perfectly, is extremely comfortable, and is so fun to experiment with! :) So far, I've tried it with a blazer and a vest.  Because it is so tight fitting, it doesn't bunch up and create a "frumpy" look. 
 
This layering tee comes in many different colors, so it is very versatile!  One thing I love about my tee is the fact that I can wear long necklaces with it! I've never been able to do that with collared shirts, but with my new layering tee...! ;)

Overall,
Anyway, I love my layering tee, and can't wait to experiment with it under dresses, with sweaters, vests, etc! :) If YOU have any ideas on how to wear one of these, leave me a comment, I'd love your input!
Lastly, I'd really encourage you all to visit Modestpop and share it with all your friends! :) They have high quality clothing, affordable prices, and even better sale prices! Check it out and tell me what you think! :) 


Oh, and for the exclusive surprise, Modestpop has decided to provide my readers with a 15% off coupon that lasts until 9/30.  The coupon code is: Eden15 

That's all for today, I hope you enjoyed that! :) I have some really neat giveaways coming up, so stay tuned! : D


Friday, August 29, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Color Combinations

So instead of a normal Fashion Friday post, I decided to post a PolyVore set displaying one of my favorite color combinations.   Don't forget to leave a comment with your thoughts! Let us know your favorite color combinations and why! :)


This first outfit is made up of one of my favorite colors, teal! :) I made this set awhile ago, so looking at it now, I think I would make a few changes to the choice of necklace and camisole. : )
Teal....
My favorite colors to combine with teal would be golds, aquas, and certain light greens.

So leave your thoughts below! :)



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Style J Skirt for Sale! :)

Hey Everyone! :) 

I'm selling Style J's "Chic in White" denim skirt for a discounted price on eBay.  I love it, and wish I could keep it, but it isn't quite my style... :( 

Item details: 
~ Brand new! Never worn! 
~ Size Small, Women's 6
~ Calf Length 25"
~ A-Line, 4 pockets
~ 98% cotton, 2% spandex
~ Huge discount!
 

Pictures below, but click HERE to check out the listing on eBay. :) 

If you know someone who needs/wants a skirt like this, please share this post with them! :)



Friday, August 22, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Moriah P.

At the beginning of spring, while doing laundry, I noticed that I was in need of some nice looking shirts for warmer weather. Sighing inwardly, I told myself I'd just have to wait till I had money to get some. Ignoring the need for more shirts, I figured I could make-do like I've done for the past year or 2. God would provide. Then one day, Dad came into the house with 5 HUGE bags of clothes from his coworker's wife's relative. When I started to go through the bags, I realized God had provided! I now have nice spring and summer shirts! This has to be my favorite out of all of them! As you can see, I wear it a lot ;~)



Shirt: Hand-me-down :~D
Skirt: My Mom's from college! (I love this skirt!!!!!!!)
Shoes: Payless




Moriah loves to read, write, dance, sing, teach, serve, hike, bike, and more! With 4 sisters, 3 cats, 2 loving parents, and an awesome God, she loves to brighten peoples day with her blog. She blogs at homeontheeriecanal.blogspot.com where she has fun with posts about fashion, homeschooling, and other random things!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MudLOVE Giveaway Winner! :D

I'm SOOO excited to announce the winner of the MudLOVE giveaway!  

How many of you are now fans of MudLOVE? I know I am! :) 

So, our winner is.... 


::DRUM ROLL::

Miss Jamie P.

Congratulations, Jamie!!! You will receive your prize soon! For the rest of you, stay tuned, you all submitted great review/giveaway ideas, so I have plenty of things coming up! : )

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It's Still Running! :)

Hello People! :) 

The MudLOVE giveaway is STILL going on, and I'm getting some pretty awesome feedback!

So click HERE now to enter!  And share for more entries!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Rose W.

Hey everyone! My name is Rose and I'm am so excited and grateful to Eden for allowing me to do Fashion Friday this week! I blog over at The Orange Purse with my sister and I love being able to share modest, stylish outfits to help inspire other girls that want to dress modestly. I know sometimes it is SO hard to find cute clothes that are also modest.

Dresses are my absolute favorite thing! They are so easy and you can have a really cute outfit with basically no effort. You don't have to match anything and everything is all one piece. This dress is from Eshakt.com; one of the places I get most of my dresses. The cool thing about it is that you can customize everything; the sleeves, the neckline, the length. So everything can be modest. And they have super cute prints. You should check it out. I especially love the little bikes all over it this dress! So 50s and vintage! I actually wore it to a vintage themed party and everyone loved it.







Since the dress doesn't have a lot of color, I decided to wear my coral, jewel sandals. I think it adds a nice pop of color to the bottom outfit. Otherwise the outfit would be a bit boring. I love colorful outfits!

I hope you all enjoyed this and check out my blog for other similar outfits. Thanks again so much to Eden! Have a fun weekend!"