Pretty, Feminine and Modest Fashion Inspiration

Pretty dress and straw hat.
Image from Pinterest


I’ve been a slacker when it comes to Modest Monday posts the past few months, due to health issues where I don’t get gussied up on Sundays, or we’re too busy to take photos. The only days my Sweetie can take them is on the weekends, as it’s usually dark when he gets home from work.


So…I’m going to try to make sure I post SOMETHING outfit or hair related every week, even if there aren’t any photos of what I’ve been wearing lately. :>


This week I’m sharing some inspiration from Pinterest I’ve found and love. I prefer clothes that are pretty, feminine and modest, so that’s what you’ll see. Of course, you probably know that already if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile. :>


I love this sweet, classic look.


Love this dress!






















Modest and great color.



Cute Plaid Dress.




Pretty retro dress.




Pink Dress in Hearts








I love Pinterest and all of the pretty fashion inspiration!!


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Healthy Energy Cookie


This recipe is one I found during my juicing searches and I thought it could be a healthy snack that would give me energy and help me deal with hunger.  Especially once I added the pulp, more substantial food. I think I originally found it on Pinterest, found it again, but can’t really remember for sure how it popped up onto my radar.

Anyway, the first time I made them, I only had quick cook steel oats because we don’t really keep regular oats around anymore. I  recently decided to give the quick ones a try, thinking my Sweetie might be willing to make them for himself if they were faster. I usually just end up making extra and he heats the leftovers up in the morning. I am addicted to regular Steel Cut Oats, and these just don’t have the nutty crunch! I was hoping I could could use them up in these cookies, but they were not good at all! So I finally made them the right way and they were better, a bit rubbery, but something I could get used to for a healthier cookie. Something I think I can get used to, but they NEED the chocolate chips!!! If you love banana, you will probably love them!

Super easy, using only 3 ingredients, you can whip these up in no time! And the kids can help!!


Healthy Energy Cookie

2 Large bananas, mashed

1 cup quick cook oats

1/4 cup chocolate chips

**Mix the bananas and oats together until combined, add the chips and spoon onto cookie sheet with a teaspoon. I flatten them a bit, so the middle cooks better. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 9 small cookies. They’re tastiest still while warm. Enjoy! :>

Do you have an easy,  healthy recipe to share?

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Inspiration with LBD Project for Uganda


Source: LBD Project

It all started with browsing Pinterest. I kept seeing this girl with these outfits, pretty typical for Pinterest, right? But I never clicked on one or repinned any…then one day, I DID! I know that many people NEVER click all the way through to the original website that posted the photo, but I often do. Yes, I love this pink top, and this wasn’t even the original outfit that led me here. But what a surprise…and blessing to discover that this about SO MUCH more than fashion!

The LBD Project.

This sweet girl, Tatiana,  is doing something unique and valuable. Something Christ might even do. She’s wearing the same dress for 365 days. Why? For the people of Uganda. Many of them have only one set of clothing…just ONE. So she’s (sort of) pretending she’s in the same boat. Of course, she gets to spruce hers up with different accessories, but still, every day as she puts on the same dress again, she’s reminded of the people of Uganda. She prays for them, she’s saving money to send to them and encouraging us to do the same. And another girl began her own LBD journey through May.

So what is LBD? Little Black Dress, because her ONE dress is black.

One girl.

One dress.

One year.

I just love her sweet heart for the Lord and His will!

“The ‘giving’ love. The ‘it’s not about me’ sort of love. That’s the kind of love I want to show you, and the world, and these children.”

Source: LBD Project

You know what else? I saw that she was from Prinville, Oregon and thought that was interesting, since I’m from Oregon and know people from Prineville. I shared about her on Facebook, and it turns out she’s a friend of the Sweet Flower Girl from our wedding almost 14 years ago! She’s now about to turn 17!! It just keeps getting better!!

So visit her LBD Project blog and read about her journey. It’s just begun! And maybe you’d like to GIVE and help her reach or surpass her goals.

And I love that she posted this video on my birthday!

If this story doesn’t make you smile today, you have a heart of stone! I mean, I don’t see how anyone can read her blog without smiling! Happy Tuesday!  :>

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Donut Hole Acorns and Pizzelle Cookies


Are you ready for the Old Fashioned Recipe Exchange with Little House on the Prairie Living today? Sunday we had our church potluck Christmas party and I wanted to take something festive and Christmas-y, but I also had a busy weekend leading up to it. So, I needed something that wouldn’t be very time consuming that I could squeeze into an hour or so between 2 events on Saturday.


I browsed my Pinterest boards and saw the idea for acorns made out of donut holes by Gracious Rain, and decided I would make those along with Pizzelle cookies. Both whimsical and different from the normal desserts you usually see or bring, which is absolutely what I wanted! And my sweetie was happy to see both, especially since I haven’t made the Pizzelles in a loooong time!


Both are oh so easy!

Acorn Donut Holes:

Glazed donut holes, of course (I wanted yummy fresh ones from our local bakery, but alas, they ran out :/  )

Nutella or chocolate icing

Pretzel sticks

Chocolate sprinkles

**Just cover one end of the donut with the chocolate, dip in the sprinkles and poke 2/3 of a pretzel stick into the other end. Voila!


Pizzelle Cookies:

A Pizzelle iron (like a waffle iron, but with pretty designs)

6 eggs

1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

1⁄4 cup butter, softened

11⁄2 cups sugar

1⁄4 cup shortening
2 tsp baking powder

1⁄4 tsp salt

11⁄2 tsp flavoring (anise,lemon,vanilla or almond extract, almond is most common)

2-21⁄2 cups flour
**Blend ingredients together, adding one at a time. Drop approximately a heaping teaspoon of batter onto center of each cookie section. Close lid and allow to cook 45-60 seconds or until lightly brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack or towels. Dust with powdered sugar. You can serve the cookies flat or rolled tightly into a cylinder or cone. Cookies must be hot during rolling and held in shape until cool.
Makes 6 dozen.

(You could also cheat and make them with Waffle cone batter or mix)



Here’s a better view of the designs the iron makes. I purposely left the flash off to shoe them better. I didn’t think of photos during my quick preparation, so the have the sugar on them one is partially eaten. :>







And here’s the iron:











They were both a big hit at the party! What is your favorite dish to bring to a Christmas party?



A Fun Thanksgiving Idea!

Today my sweetie’s work had a Thanksgiving themed potluck. He told me about it at the beginning of the week, and then last night at 11:30pm, he reminded me…yikes, now what? So I went through my Pinterest boards looking for something fast, easy and Thanksgiving related that I could pull together with ingredients already in our pantry! I found one thing that fit that description…apples with caramel dip decorated as a turkey! I also really love finding opportunities to use fun ideas like this!

Apple slices, caramel sauce, chocolate chips and a candy corn…that’s it! Try it!

I really love Autumn, at least in places that have seasons. So here are some of my favorite photos…I don’t know where they came from though, sorry.




Here’s the original pin from Pinterest!



Source: via Tiffanie on Pinterest






Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving party recipe?