Haha! Two weeks later, here we go! Celebrating and having WordPress issues has made my Irish Day posts take longer, sadly. I like to share photos and the photos weren’t loading any way that I tried! But here we go finally! So, For Modest Monday, here’s what I wore the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a good thing we enjoy the Irish culture year round! :)
I made this little jacket several years ago and I still love it. :)
I absolutely LOVE these new shoes! They are a Mary Jane style with wee heels and would be great for swing dancing or a more comfortable version of character shoes…says the dancer. :)
See what I mean?
And this pretty, elegant jewelry was a gift from my in-laws.
I’ve had this barrette since college…so just a little while…ahem. Haha!
It was yet another hot day, so my hair was up in a messy bun with the barrette around the hair bands.
Now, how about these brand new rings? The shamrock one is from Avon and the flower is from Kohl’s. I LOVE them!!!
I’ve been needing a temporary wedding ring as I’ve gained weight and live with hot, swollen fingers a lot in our summery climate. So, I wore this one while I waited for another one to arrive.
I find it fun to dress in festive clothing, do you?
I’ve written a bunch of posts about the ways we celebrate Ireland. Our anniversary is just a few days earlier, and we both have Irish roots. I also lived there for two years as a missionary, so we like to celebrate the friendliness, beauty, food, music and dance of Ireland’s emerald shores. We sometimes do something more Americanized like lime and 7up punch, but we mostly do things the Irish way. So I’m including the links to all of my previous posts right here, nice and handy!
Irish Soda Bread
Mince and Potatoes
Our Irish Anniversary
Lily’s Brown Bread
St. Patrick’s Day outfits, accessories, Irish Stew and Barry’s Tea
So, take a peek and see if there’s something here to help you celebrate Irish culture and all things shamrock!
It’s difficult to remember sometimes, but God does make beauty out of ugliness, He does give beauty for ashes and He does bring healing from pain. I need this reminder daily! I want to know why now. I want to see healing now, I want to move on to the beauty now. But calls me to hope and believe and be patient and TRUST Him and His promises.
The wonderful thing? He gives us so much beauty all around us in His creation…and even in some of His people. I think He does this to help us see Him and to help encourage us to persevere, while we enjoy these little respites! :)
Thank you Lord!
“He has made everything beautiful in His time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11a
(Daisies are my favorite flower and green is one of my favorite colors! :) )
*I found this image on Facebook with no original location.*