I Hate Wearing Jeans, & That’s Okay

Let’s time travel to the early 2000’s when I was a young girl, the days where I only went by Sam – notice the Orlando Bloom posted on my wall, the Barbies with red hair, and my wardrobe….

Jeans, graphic tees, my dad’s size 12 combat boots, black chain pants from Hot Topic, fake hoop earrings….

There was clearly a fashion crisis at hand. I hated floral print, hated “dressing up”, and was torn between how different cliques dressed. I never fit in with the cool kids & never had the funds to buy the wardrobe that came with that social status. I felt emotionally attached to the goth/emo, had grades like the nerds, & no hand-eye coordination for the athletes. Middle and high school was a crisis for searching for my identity.

I felt like I had to change who I was to fit in and I think today, most adults my age still feel that way. I formed my likes based off of what I thought would please others – like my dad, my peers, etc.

Today, I only dress for myself.

My first rule is that I am comfortable. I haven’t found a pair of jeans that are as comfy as leggings, so I don’t bother groaning over them cutting into my stomach or waist.

My second rule is that I wear what I think is cute. Skirts and dresses are my favorite – floral prints are my jam. I love sporting my comfy & worn brown leather boots but pick from an array of shoes – sandals & even high heels (though I try to stick with wedges because they are comfier and easier for my tall body to walk in).

I hate wearing bras, I hate jeans, I find it annoying to always have to use one hand to hold a purse (helloooo crossbody), bracelets always get in the way, & I get too distracted when wearing statement necklaces. I don’t feel me when I wear a face full of makeup and I absolutely hate doing my hair. I like a minimalist, natural look that won’t take me more than a few minutes to get ready for my day.

I’m happy to have embraced my personal style & though I don’t really keep up with trends, I’m happy and feel beautiful in what I wear. And that is the most important part – your confidence is what makes an outfit.

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Why I Deleted Facebook (and Why You Should Too)

I’ve been a Facebook addict ever since 2009, when my mom made an account and & I had to make one as well, because as a teenager, I couldn’t possibly have my mother be cooler than me.

Fast-forward to 2018 and Facebook is the sole contributor to my raising blood pressure.

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Our Milwaukee Stay-Cation

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law called me and asked if my husband and I wanted to spend a free night downtown Milwaukee. She would babysit our 15 month old son. Whhhaattt? I jumped on that opportunity and am forever grateful for being blessed with such a wonderful sister.

Where did we stay?

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10 Blogs I’m Following This Fall

Keeping up with blogging is hard. Seriously guys. It’s nothing like it used to be just a few years ago, especially since all social media has changed their algorithms so you don’t see the things I post. That doesn’t even include how hard it is to make connections with other bloggers – the first connection I ever made was with an amazing woman with the same name as mine (which is why we became friends). Since we sort of part ways, I miss working with her.

So I found ten blogs that I’ve started reading lately & shared them with you, in the hopes that maybe one day we can connect!

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22 Things I Learned During 6 Years of Blogging

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I have been blogging for at least six years now & I feel like I’ve encountered a lot. I’ve made great posts. I’ve made horribly embarrassing posts. I’ve made blogging friends. I’ve started over dozens of times. I’ve created one very successful blog. I’ve created multiple low-quality blogs. I’ve learned a lot & today, I’d like to share these lessons with you:

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How To Start a Christian Blog

Originally Published on http://www.HisEndlessLove.com

Starting a blog is simultaneously the most exciting and scariest thing you can possibly attempt online – well, at least I think so. From the stress of picking the perfect name, finding a open domain, writing posts that don’t sound like diary entries, and getting more people than your mother to read said posts….it’s a lot to take in.

I’ve created this resource for those who have decided to pursue blogging as either a hobby or full-time job. While this IS aimed at beginners, I’ll try to add some content that can help even the most seasoned blogger.

So, you want to start a blog?

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