SEPTEMBER FAVORITES

Hey Friends, how are you today? How was your week? We’ve officially completed our very first week of fall.  Hooray for fall!  Now that summer has left, fall simply has to be the best season, right!  I absolutely love fall, I love the colors of the leaves on the trees as they hibernate for the winter.   I especially love the cool, chilly, refreshing temperatures. The beauty of the seasonal birds stopping along the way, as they travel south before the winter sets, are amazing! Piping, hot pumpkin, cinnamon coffees, clam chowder, apple pickings, fall decorations and cinnamon scented candles are a few of my favorite things.

GROWING FAVORITES  Lauren Daigle You sayI know I have said it before, but I love the new Lauren Daigle CD.  A few of my favorite songs that have literally been on repeat, I think even the neighbors know the words from memory, (did I say, I listen to music on a more than moderate volume?) are ‘Look Up Child’ and ‘You say’. I absolutely love these songs. They are so relatable.  ‘Look Up Child’ talks about us murmuring under our breath about the severity and difficulty of our storms.  We wonder at the seemingly absence of the Lord during this time.  We are sinking under the weight of the burdens and yet God’s love and His goodness are nowhere to be found.  Ps. 73 2Have you ever felt abandon by the Lord? I must admit a few years ago, I did.  “Where are You, Lord,” I wondered. ‘Why are you not answering my prayers? I can’t do this anymore.’  I realized, I expected the Lord to answer my prayers, my way.  He was not allowed to be God and do what’s best for me.  I become disappointed and discouraged because it seemed as if He had forsaken me. In reality I was the one who stopped believing that my God is always good, I forgot about His goodness and His faithfulness. Thank the Lord for grace! Can I get an ‘amen’. ‘Look Up Child’ is a great reminder that God is not a puppet nor a genie. He is GOD! He is good, He does good.  Get the entire album, I promise you will not regret it.  Is 46 6

BEAUTY FAVORITES  CC0765C9-6F85-4616-A743-6B256AD218AAThe month of September was a rather makeup free month. I think I was just lazy and didn’t feel like dealing with the time it took to remove the makeup (yes, that’s a thing).  After washing my face, just the thought of going through the more the five steps of removing, cleaning and moisturizing my face, it just wasn’t fun anymore.  But don’t worry; I am very sure that phrase will not last.  I do enjoy makeup. Well I guess you could say, I decided to make my nails pretty. A6500CC8-8539-410C-8362-0554C990EE1A I bought these two Louboutin nail polishes on eBay, at a fraction of the price and I absolutely love it, first, because the presentation was gorgeous and colors are perfect for the fall.  ‘Lady Peep’ is the name of the more red color and ‘Sweet Charity’ is the name of the other.  ‘Sweet Charity’ consists of a milky off white color.  One coat of this polish leaves a beautiful, light, barely there color, while two coats bring out the vibrancy.  These nail polishes will usually last about seven to ten days.  ‘Lady Peep’ is great for the fall. This is a burgundy, red color. I wear this color on my toes and I love it.  One coat is bold and vibrant, two coats just perfects the boldness and vibrancy.  Looking to add a few new colors to your nail polish selections? Check out Louboutin collection on eBay.  The tallest of the three, I already owned.

FASHION FAVORITES A73BD2FF-F1C1-4884-B327-D322242DB1F7I have always had a fondness for flowers but now that fall has officially arrived, I have found it more imperative that my house has flowers.  It brightens up any room and the colors are perfect for this time of year.  I know you may find this an oddity as the flowers are more summery.  But that’s actually the reason they make great fall colors.  They remind me to smile more, to laugh harder and love longer. I know, flowers do speak to me. This brings me to this beautiful Ted Baker watch that I again bought from eBay. 8EEB49D8-9478-4B9A-8496-FB7EE8A33CA7The flowers made me do it.  I love the colors of the face of the watch and the straps are this adorable blue that just says, ‘wear me, you’ll be glad you did’. And I wore it and I was glad I did.  It’s really beautiful and classy and perfect for this time of year.

Have you listened to the Lauren Daigle CD? What are your favorite songs? Have you ever felt abandon by the Lord? Did you know Elijah did too? Read I Kings 19 to know his story. It’s a good one.  closing1brenda

 

 

 

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51 comments

  1. Hello,
    I love the Lauren Daigle CD and she is on tour as well. I will attend a show if I can! Also, my favorite song is This Girl. I am going to miss the summer but I can’t complain with y’all temperatures being inn the 70s/80s so far where I am!

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  2. Yes ma’am. I’ve felt like God was not with me cause I would pray and felt like my prayers were not being answered. But I know God answers prayers in time and when he don’t answer them he is working on better for me. Thank you for your post they make me think about the things in my life.

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  3. I just recently started painting my nails again. Mine are burgundy right now but they are Louboutin, they’re ZOYA brand. To be honest I’ve never heard of the brand until my friend gifted me some of her nail polish when she moved away. It’s pretty regardless.

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  4. Hi Brenda! I love the fall season too! The light crisp in the air and the idea of walking out of the house with just a jacket and colorful scarf to keep my neck warm makes me happy. It’s nothing like fall and fashion! Thanks for reminding me about Ebay…I think I’m going to have to follow in your footstep and find some Louboutin nail polish. Blessings.

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  5. God Bless you Brenda Thank you for sharing. I truly love the Fall and Winter as well. I’m not too into the Hot weathers. I love all the beautiful colors of the Fall Seasons. I went out this week and brought me in some leaves from a tree for them to dry, and added them on one of my tables. Yes, Our Heavenly Father I Thank Him for His Mercy and Grace. I’m glad that He knows what’s best for me when I thought I did. I have learned so much from Him and still learning. 🙂 You and your family have a peaceful and wonderful weekend. Shalom!! ((Hugs)) 🙂

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  6. I’m so in love with the new Lauren Daigle CD! I love the entire album, but for now I’m stuck on “You Say.” Loving that fall has finally come to TX in a flirty sort of way. 70’s one day, 90’s the next. Hoping we see more of this season soon, however, it didn’t stop me from putting out fall decorations on the porch several weeks ago in the mid 90’s. My way of begging Fall to come on in and stay awhile!

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  7. God is faithful 🙂 No matter how hard it gets, He is right there with us…if only we would remember that and let go! (That’s the hard part) Beautiful nail polishes. I always like the idea of nail polish, but by the time I get around to actually applying it, and then waiting for it to dry (if I can, and yes I have even smudged up the quick dry ones, lol), and then watching it start to chip in the next day or so just makes me throw up my hands in defeat, lol. I haven’t listened to Lauren Daigle before. I will have to check her out, thanks for the recommendation. I LOVE fall, so glad it is here….I bought a mulled cider candle and am so glad I did! God Bless!

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    1. A mulled cider candle 🕯 I will have to try that! Is that what it’s called, I’ve never heard of it before, but I love candles. Lauren Daigle is a must listen. It definitely isn’t easy giving up that control especially when we are not sure whether the outcome will be what we envision. But if we remember that God is always good and always love, perhaps we would surrender at tad faster each time

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      1. Honestly, I just bought the scent (mulled cider) at Walmart, lol. I have found their brand (mainstay) to actually smell very nice. And I can’t beat their prices…I had stopped buying candles because let’s be honest, sometimes they are just not in the budget, but I can usually find the $3-4 for one of theirs 😉

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  8. Thanks for your thoughts! Your posts are always refreshing. Love how you put beauty in the context of Christianity. Christian women can make ourselves look nice responsibly, without letting it become an obsession, and that’s so awesome.

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  9. Oh, I’m a watch kind of girl! I used to have a collection of over 30 watches, and I wore them all, depending on my mood and what I wore that day.
    September is my birth month, so I do have a special love for it. ❤

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  10. Ok, so, cute watch!! And yes, bring on fall! Though if I’m honest, Christmas is my most favorite season! 😉 I haven’t heard that new album, but I’m curious! I’ve recently become more aware of her music, so maybe I’ll have to check it out! I actually think shes performing live right near me soon! Doubtful I’ll be at that, but still 😊 Happy Fall Brenda! ☕🍁😍

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  11. Hey sister, blessings to you! My Mom did nails for a living for many years when I was growing up. She actually had her own business in the basement called “The Back Gate.” The ladies would come through the back gate and enter the house through the back door and go straight downstairs. She also worked at nail shops before that.

    I also felt abandoned by the Lord a few years ago when I was really struggling hard with Celiac. I can testify that the Lord is faithful and He never left me not even once. I agree with you, it is our perspective that changes when we don’t understand, but God remains the same steadfast in His love and forgiveness. Amen! God bless you!

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