Friday, 22 June 2018

Purposeful Motherhood



I have been learning what the Bible says about being a woman, wife and mother and I think it is beautiful and empowering. I love Proverbs 31, The Wife Of Noble Character, I read it all the time. Right now this portion below is speaking to me.

Verse 13:22 NIV

13 
She selects wool and flax

    and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

Knowing that there is purpose in all I do brings joy and passion to my everyday work. I know I was designed to care for my family as only I could.

The cleaning has purpose.

The cooking has purpose.

The watching kids do tricks and jumps has purpose.

The folding and putting away of laundry has purpose.

The encouraging words,

Application of bandaids,

Endless hugs,

Approving or not approving of television shows,

Sleepless nights,

Picking up of the same toys everyday,

Singing of songs,

Just being there, waiting, watching and ready for what work is needed next, has purpose.

In the mundane routine or chaos of wife life and motherhood, I can lose sight of the big picture or maybe I don't even know what the big picture is yet. But slowly I am understanding that the small pieces that are my responsibility everyday, are my great purpose. 

We have a great purpose in all we do as women, the helpers of this earth.


Genesis 2:18
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

And we are the answer!

Who is pumped?!
I love you!
Audrey

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Caryl Baker Visage Vitamin Enriched Defence Cream | Product Review



I get a lot of questions about what skincare I use. I change my skincare routine all the time because I love trying new products. One product that I used for years and I have been using again recently is the Vitamin Enriched Defence Cream from Caryl Baker Visage. I have combination skin and as I get older, despite my oiliness, I need increased moisture throughout the day under my makeup and at night. I love the creamy texture of this moisturizer and how well it absorbs into my skin because of it's water based formula. I also love that it includes an SPF 15. This level of SPF is great for my everyday wear. If I am going to be in the sun for an extended period of time I will layer on an SPF 60 but I like that this moisturizer has me covered for a baseline protection.

As you know, I also love to wear makeup most days and in my experience this moisturizer works excellent for a base. This moisturizer is just hands down a great every day cream at an affordable price. If you are unsure if this is the right hydration product for you, just pop in to your local Caryl Baker Visage and their Face Experts would be happy to help you find the perfect skincare for your unique needs.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

High Neck Tank Top | American Eagle Basics









Basics with some extra special, I just love them. This high neck tank top is one of those everyday items that has a little something special about it. The cut shows off arms and shoulders in the best way and its cropped so you can show a little belly or pair it with a high waist bottom and keep it more modest. I picked these up at Lambton Mall. You can shop your local American Eagle store or the links below. 

I have also been having fun mixing patterns (as you can see in the images above). I think the stripes and flower pattern work great together because the colours match perfectly. They are both small prints but because they are completely different, I think it works. When wearing two different floral patterns, I think you would want them to have different scales. 

Happy weekend!
Happy dressing!
Audrey




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Obedience To God Through Faith | A Lesson I Learned Last Week | HAL

I have been learning about faith and last week God revealed to me how my strong faith can help me improve my obedience to the will of God. I hope you will check it out and also join the conversation.