7 quick takes friday (vol. 9)...

OK. In case you don't know...God is good. Really good. All the time. I finally found a song that says it and I have been singing it ever since. No matter what is going on in my life, bad thing, sad things, it always makes life better instantly to sing "God is Good". Love that Kari Jobe!
Love her!

Let's talk laundry.
Yep, I know...you hate it, I hate it and yet it has to be done. There are so many methods and tools to help us accomplish this very necessary yet mundane task. So, do you think about what your laundry room looks like? I have to be completely honest and say...ummm...not so much.

Then I saw this blog post from one of my favorite sites The Farm Chicks and it made me so very, very happy! I WANT to do laundry in that room. It is bright, clean organized. I had visions of me folding socks and underwear with...what's that on my face? Gasp! A SMILE? I looked at those pictures and I was singing Doris Day "It's Magic...that I want to do laundry..." So now I have a new mission...the laundry room makeover.

YIKES! Be afraid...

Next up...Fashion!
It's been awhile since I have posted anything about it but today I am inspired. Mary Anne Wahle of Your Best Style is a color and wardrobe consultant that lives locally. She assists woman in helping figure out what looks best on them as far as style and color. She will go through your closet and edit what you currently have. It's an investment that is well worth it if this is something you struggle with.
After all, half the battle is figuring out what works before you make a purchase.

As a former personal shopper, I can tell you there is nothing more satisfying than seeing a smile on your clients face when everything clicks. No matter what the size or shape, when a woman feels good about how she looks, she radiates joy!

So how can someone who doesn't have access to a personal shopper or wardrobe consultant get the same information and start the process of figuring out what will work for them. One, go to Mary Anne's website. It has some wonderful tips on it. Two there are several books on the market to help. Here are a few that I love:

All are available at your local library or online. If this is something that's bugging you check them out and feel better about the fashion choices your making.
Let's radiate a little JOY shall we!

This weekend the wait is over...the dread shall be conquered and the GARAGE shall be cleaned out and organized. Did I say there was an 80% chance of rain? We shall not be put off. So let it be written...so let it be done!
(Prayers are appreciated)


Take It to the Queen: A Tale of Hope
by Josephine Nobisso (Author), Katalin Szegedi (Illustrator)

If your looking for a wonderful Christmas gift for a child ages 5-8 this book would be a fabulous choice. Surpassing her first book "The Weight of the Mass" Ms. Nobisso spins a tale about the Virgin Mother. 

Here is the product description from Amazon:
With exquisite artwork and evocative text, this original fable explores the events of Jesus' life, and demonstrates the role of the Virgin Mary as the benevolent agent of God's people. Reduced to desolation by a king and prince who feel they have been wronged, the residents of a once-favored village must seek help from the queen, a native of their devastated town. Religious subjects are presented clearly in an allegorical style that proves entertaining, and also serves to provide children with examples of virtue and good behavior.

It is stunningly beautiful story. Well done ladies! I highly recommend this book.


I am going to make this Pumpkin Roll this weekend. It's a Paula Deen recipe found here. It looks so good! I can't wait.
photo from foodnetwork.com

Check out these books for Tweens all about positive body image, modesty, social manner and how to deal with boys. These are not your mothers modesty books. They are based on JPII's Theology of the Body as well as His Letter to Woman. A wonderful resource for Christians to help combat the culture and it's stranglehold on our girls. Leave a comment on the post to register to win a book fro the series. The deadline is Oct. 27. Go now...ENTER!

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Happy Friday everyone!
Blessings and Grace,


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