Friday, April 11, 2014

Fashion Friday - Hannah McIntosh

Hey everyone!  I'm Hannah, Grace's younger (but taller!) sister.  She did a Fashion Friday here last week, so if you haven't seen it, check it out!  I'm lovin' this beautiful spring weather--I heard it was going to get up to 72 degrees here on Saturday!!!  How fun is that...

Now about my outfit...I bought the shirts on sale at Kohls a few weeks ago with the intention of wearing them together.  I couldn't think of a skirt that would match, so they hung in my closet until the day I was desperate for a new outfit.  Okay, maybe not desperate...  But when I finally found the perfect match, I was so happy that I wore it for a week!  :)

I'm a Christian, homeschooled girl, the third of eleven children, and a forever servant of my best friend and Lord, Jesus Christ.
I enjoy (aka absolutely love!) baking, reading, photography, sign language, learning new things, children, a quiet, scenic prayer spot, frosting, blueberries, lasagna, playing the guitar, writing and receiving letters, crocheting, and being useful in any way.

Outfit details:
Denim shirt: Kohl's - $3.60
Wine-colored shirt: Kohl's - $1.20
Skirt: Christopher & Banks (love that store!) - on the clearance rack for around $7
Shoes: Elder Beerman? - $35

Thanks so much for inviting me, Eden--it was fun!
Happy Friday, y'all!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Advanced Mineral Makeup ~ Review

Hello Ladies! 
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you all to....

About (from website): 

"Originally a native of Brooklyn New York, Annie moved to Arizona in the late 70’s and entered into the field of beauty and cosmetics. As a former salon owner and aesthetician, she spent many years honing her skills in all aspects of hair, skin, and makeup. Eventually she made the progression to Television, film and print add makeup artist..."

"Advanced Mineral Makeup" carries a large assortment of different products... some of my favorites would include... 

Luxury Lip Gloss ~ $18.00

Day/Night Color Palettes ~ $72.00

For this review, the company graciously sent me a bottle of their, Liquid Mineral Foundation.  

What I thought: I absolutely l.o.v.e it!!! Everything from the consistency to the accuracy of the color shade. Oh, and while I'm on the shade subject... check out the picture below: 
This is the color chart that "Advanced Mineral Makeup" provides you with. And let me tell you... the accuracy of it is 100%! I picked "Creme Brûlée" and was just a bit nervous about it... but once I received and tried it out, I found the shade to be perfect! 

This foundation does it's job extremely well, it covers skin blemishes, as well as smooths and evens out your skin tone. Another nice thing about this foundation is that a little bit goes a long way! 

Oh... and ... I also really liked the feel of it on my skin... very light and weightless. With a little powder on top, it lasts the entire day, which means you don't have to touch it up constantly. 

Upon doing some research on this product, I found that...
- It is All Natural - 100% Vegan, Gluten and Paraben free, and no fillers or fragrance
- It is Great for sensitive skiing as well as acne, rosacea, broken capillaries and hyper-pigmented skin
- Color Corrects skin-tones
- It cannot grow bacteria and it is anti-inflammatory
- It boosts natural function of skin by stimulating cell growth to rejuvenate tired skin
- It has Titanium Dioxide, Antioxidants, Vitamin A and E with Rosemary in it
and... the list goes on! 

Overall, I thought this product was incredible and like I said before, I love it! I highly recommend it... you can order it off the website at, and while your there, check out the other amazing products as well as the Anne Mayo Makeup Blog.  "Advanced Mineral Makeup" may also be at a retailer near you! So click HERE now to see if it is available in your area. Don't forget to check out the amazing video tutorials they provide, (click HERE now!) and just have fun looking at the website! And you know, it may seem like "Advanced Mineral Makeup" is a bit pricy, but hey... you get what you pay for, and you're skin will thank you! 

Rating: 5 Gold Stars! 
Probability of Recommending: 10

In closing, I'd like to give a huge THANK YOU to Advanced Mineral Makeup for donating the product, and be sure to stay tuned... I have one great giveaway coming up soon! 

God Bless!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Huckleberry Lane ~ Shop Feature

Hello Ladies! 

I wanted to introduce you all to an Etsy shop that a friend of mine recently started:

Two of my favorite items from this shop would include... 

Ivory lace pearl hair clip ~ $19.95
Vintage ivory lace and pearl earrings ~ $11.95

So check out this lovely shop, then come back and comment with your thoughts! :)

Stay tuned, review and giveaway coming soon! :D 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fashion Friday - Grace McIntosh

Hey everyone!!  I'm Grace from over in northwestern Ohio, where spring has just arrived, birds are singing, and April showers are promising some pretty majestic May flowers!

My sister had intended to take fresh, outdoor pictures, but time and weather left no opening this week, so here are a couple of pictures from our family's quinquennial picture sitting. . . or standing, in this case.  ;)

Shirt:  Christopher & Banks clearance rack; $12
Skirt:  Style J (; gift, $52
Shoes:  Beall's clearance shelf, Clarks; $22

Shirt:  JC Penney clearance rack, St. John's Bay; ~$8
Skirt:  Thrift store, Christopher & Banks; ~$2.50
Scarf:  Borrowed from Hannah McIntosh - ask her!  :)

I actually had this light coral skirt in my closet for a couple of years before finding I already a had a shirt to match it!  My sister, Hannah, had just bought a scarf that went so perfectly she had to let me borrow it!  ;)

I'm a Christian, Pianist, Piano Teacher, Student, Accountant-in-Training, Runner, Socializer, and the second oldest of eleven children.  I've been saved by a merciful Savior and my mission is to encourage and strengthen you all in your walk with Christ!

Serving Jesus,
Grace McIntosh

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


The winner of the EcoGlo Mineral Makeup giveaway is....... 

Miss Jessica!!! 


Saturday, March 29, 2014

EcoGlow Makeup ~ Giveaway

The deadline to the BIG birthday giveaway has been extended ONLY TWO MORE days! 

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Maria B

Hi all,

When Eden asked me to participate in a Fashion Friday, I was so excited.  Thank you, Eden!!!!
First, I thought I would tell you a bit about myself, then about the outfit below.

I'm a 16 year old Christian Homeschooler. I live with my parents and three other siblings in Washington. I love to write and have completed a number of books, even though none have been published yet. I have played piano for 5 years and switched teachers this past January. My current piano teacher has designed two programs that I can participate in the future. These programs are called the Master's Program and Teacher Mentor Program. I love listening and playing music especially coordinating opportunities for other musicians to join me in presenting music at the nearby retirement centers. I love the Lord with all my heart and strive to be a godly wife and mother someday.
Now about the outfit below.

Skirt = Friend 
Jacket = Friend
Flip Flops = Friend
Top = Kohls

I was most excited when I put this outfit together past Sunday. I had received the skirt, jacket and sandals from different friends over the past two years. I opened my closet door and found these colors had complemented one another so well. A fun outfit to wear on a sunny day.

Eden, I love how you are asking other young ladies to share their creative outfits. Great idea!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Hey Everyone! 

Please hurry and go enter the giveaway! Click HERE now! There aren't very many entries, so you have a bigger chance of winning! :D 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Fashion Friday ~ Sarah S

Hey Everyone,
Don't forget to enter the giveaway! NO purchase is needed to enter! Check back, I made some changes! 


I'm Sarah and I was asked to do a Fashion Friday post by Eden! Thank you so much Eden for asking me to do one! I really enjoyed putting this together for you. :) 

Bit about me: 

Sarah Stroink is a 14 yr old who has a huge passion for clean eating, fitness, photography, and cooking foods for vegans (herself). She hopes to be a swimming lifeguard and a nutritionist in 5 years . She lives with her parents and two sisters in the west part of Canada, and loves to be outdoors finding some adventure to embark on. She met Eden through a Economics Conference last October in WA and is very happy to be helping her out with fashion. :) 

Dress: Ross 

Black Tights: Thrift Store

Grey Boots: Payless Shoe Source

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Hey Everyone!
The Eden's Evaluations BLOG BIRTHDAY BASH is still going on, and not that many people are entering... :(  So......... here's your chance! :D 

This is a giveaway/party.... although you get A LOT more entries if you purchase something via my EcoGlow business, there is no purchase necessary to enter! 
So please! Click on the picture below (or HERE) to enter NOW! 
Hurry! The giveaway ends in NINE DAYS!!!!!!!! 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthday Bash! (Prize Included!)

Today, March 15th, is Eden's Evaluations 2nd Birthday!!! 

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I am so excited!!! Eden's Evaluations has come a long way complete with 107 Google Followers, 27 Email Followers, and 15 Bloglovin' Followers! Oh... and not to mention the many giveaways, reviews, and fashion posts! Overall, I pray that God has used my blog to bless each and everyone of you!

So what are you waiting for?! Let's celebrate! 

For this great occasion, ;), I have prepared a EcoGlow Mineral Makeup Party complete with a prize from EcoGlo for the winner! (I'm keeping that a secret right now!)

Details: PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!
- No purchase is necessary, but the point of the party is to purchase. :)
- If you do purchase, you will get 100 entries per purchase.
- If you do purchase, you have to go through my link HERE
- Overall, have fun!

PLEASE NOTE: The highest Rafflecopter entry is 10, so therefore, you will find on the Rafflecopter widget to be 10 tabs under "Purchase". If you purchase something, be sure to click each one of those purchase tabs so you will get your 100 entries! 

God Bless You All!!!!
"Praise the LORD with harp; sing unto Him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings."
~Psalm 33:2

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fashion Friday-Jessica Lambert

Hey Everyone!!!

Today I am doing a Spring/Summer outfit that I put together about three years ago.  My little sister wears it now! =D
Here is the overall look:

My camera is still not working. :( But if it had been, I would have posted pictures of my little sister wearing it. ;)

                   White Shirt:I don't remember......;)
                   Blue jean shirt:Thrift Store
                   Skirt:Thrift store
                   Hair bow: Hobby Lobby
Also, please be praying for some friends of mine. They are still a little under the weather. Thank you! =)

I hope that you all have a blessed week!

In Christ,
Jessica Lambert
Jessica is the fourth oldest of twelve, going on thirteen children.
She was born in AL, and loves the Lord.
She enjoys: Writing, Art, Bible memory, and taking care of children.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

ProLife Essay

Hey Everyone! 

I wanted to share the essay I wrote for a recent ProLife Competition... please comment and let me know your thoughts, opinions, dislikes, likes, etc. 

Oh... and by the way... the topic is Value Life: Beginning to End. ;)

Valuing Life: Beginning to End

Life... the very word brings so many pictures, thoughts, and ideas into my mind.  One of these thoughts would, of course, be my life. I have one amazing family consisting of seven awesome brothers and sisters and two incredible parents.  I also have lots of fun cousins, aunts and uncles, and dear grandparents.
As I look over my family tree, I see a picture of a generational, pro-life family, who has always valued life, from conception to life’s completion.

All of this reminded me of the quippy Dr. Seuss quote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”* But to me, it seems like something is missing from that quote... something that we are going to discover in just a moment.

Life is defined by the one who created it... God.  Life begins at conception and continues until God decides that time is up.

Sadly, many people today do not believe that life is a precious gift; they don’t seem to understand that life is a blessing from the Lord. Unfortunately, from times past until now, we have seen the destruction and devaluing of human life through abortion, extermination, and euthanasia.

All around us, innocent lives are being purposefully killed and eradicated.
People are deceived and tricked... they do not see that every stage of life, from the womb to the end, is absolutely priceless.  Lisa Wingate quotes, “...Every child, no matter how tiny in the womb, must be welcomed into the world, for each child is a gift of love from God. Therefore, abortion is never the answer, for abortion kills.”* Nobel prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck says, “Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do but the danger is there, nevertheless.”* Just like abortion and extermination, euthanasia is murder as well.

Now, looking back at Dr. Seuss’s quote, I would add, “A person’s a person, no matter how small... or big.”  Life is a miracle and a tremendous gift from God.

We have, are, and will always be in a battle for life.  So in closing, I urge you to continue the fight for the gift of life... to publicize to the world that life is incomparable, and therefore, we must always value it; from beginning to end.

*“Horton Hears a Who!” By, Dr. Seuss