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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cowgirl Dirt Giveaway Winner!!

 Congratulations to Alyssa Walker, your name was chosen as the winner!! Please send me ( your mailing address so I can get your Bodacious Botanical Lip Goss in the mail.

Alyssa has 48 hrs to claim her prize before another winner is selected. Thank you to everyone who entered and look forward to more reviews and giveaways in the near future!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Modest Monday and a Birthday!

     This Monday isn't just any Modest Monday, today happens to be a very special hubby's birthday!!!

     We have been busy this weekend visiting out of town family and celebrating the day my love was born. I know that it's his birthday, but I absolutely look forward to this day! I love spending the day making sure he knows how special he is to me and taking time to praise God for creating the perfect mate for me. I can't imagine my life without him!
 **I love you babe, Happy Birthday!!!**

   As I said, this weekend we visited some out of town family (my brother and his wonderful family!) We had a great visit and I always leave wishing we could stay longer. my beautiful and very fashionable niece gave me a bag full of clothes from her closet (can I get a whoop for free clothes?)
      So this week's outfit is what I wore to church on Sunday. And the best part about this outfit is that every bit of it was FREE! Every piece was given to me as a gift or "hand me down". The beautiful maxi dress is from my niece :) Thanks Kasey!

Also, the Cowgirl Dirt Bodacious Botanical Lip gloss Giveaway end tonight at midnight (CST) so don't forget to enter!
 And once again I am linking up at Deborah & Co for Modest Monday!



Monday, March 4, 2013

Modest Monday and Cowgirl Dirt Review and Giveaway!!

I find myself guilty of the ultimate blogger's no-no: I took a hiatus. Why? Because I let my critics get to me. I was verbally attacked on more than one account and my blogger account was hacked and all of my most controversial posts (including drafts) were deleted. So you may see me rewriting new posts on subjects I have already covered.

The purpose of this blog is to encourage other Christian stay at home moms who have higher or different standards for themselves and their families. What I write may not always be popular, but trust me when I say it comes from a place of encouragement, not judgement or criticism.

Now on to the fun stuff....

First, I am starting a new series! Every Monday, I will be linking up with fellow bloggers on what is affectionately called "Modest Mondays". It will feature one or two outfits I have wore during the week that fall into the guidelines we have set for our family of what is modest in dress.

This weeks outfit, I wore to a First Birthday party! Some dear friends of ours were celebrating their daughter's first birthday and we had the honor of attending. This particular day was uncharacteristically chilly. We live in the deep South, and the weather has been VERY unpredictable lately. So when I planned this outfit, I had planned to wear sandals with it, but changed last minute to boots.

You will learn very quickly that most of my wardrobe is thrifted (i.e. goodwill, second hand sites, gifts etc) and that I don't like to spend over $15 on an outfit.

Jacket: secondhand site $5
Shirt: gift $0
Skirt: gift (Originally from Cato's) $0
Boots: secondhand site $10
Makeup: Cowgirl Dirt
And yes to the keen observer, I am sporting a 18 week baby bump! Baby boy #4 is on the way!! Due July 29, 2013
I have also linked-up at Deborah & Co for Modest Monday. So if you need more encouragement click the button below!

I have also had the privilege this week of reviewing products from the makeup company Cowgirl Dirt. According to their website,
"Cowgirl Dirt products are made with the purest organic ingredients. Our collection of mineral-based products not only enhances your natural beauty, but also contains vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants that nourish your skin. You can be confident that you will not only look your best, but feel your best when wearing Cowgirl Dirt!"

The products I tried were:
Mineral Powder Foundation in "Cremello 3"
Concealer in "Light"
The first night I tried the "Deep Sea Masque", and was amazed! It was easy to use and made my skin super soft. It comes in a powder and all you do is wet your hands and face, apply liberally, allow to dry and rinse off. And the best part was the smell! It left a faint smell of peppermint behind, yum!
For the rest of the week I tried the makeup and fell in love!! I was skeptical of the coverage of an organic powder foundation but I was proven wrong. My favorite product is the Silverado Cream Eye Shadow. It goes on silky smooth and doesn't crease!!
I will definitely be placing an order soon!
And this gracious company has allowed me to giveaway a Bodacious Botanical Lip Gloss to one of my readers!!
**You can earn two entries! **
1.All you have to do is leave a comment here saying which product you would like to try.
2. Go like my facebook page Boys & Butterflies, then come back and comment that you did.
Good Luck!!
This giveaway end at midnight CST 3/11/13