Friday, June 23, 2017

Feminine Favorites - Floral Tops & Accessories

About every once a month or so we like to share some pretty inspiration from around the web, we hope it encourages you and gives you some fun & feminine ideas for your wardrobe!





This Summer Knot Tunic is perfect for summer--light and airy and comfortable for all the traveling and visits to the beach and pool!



These Printed Fitbit bands grabbed our attention right away---sometimes you just want a little more color and pizzazz when you go out. These are very feminine and oh so cute!





This Loose Peplum Top seems soft and pretty, yet roomy enough to be comfortable for those relaxing summer days.





I also love that you can find many these Ella Floral Watercolor Tops in so many patterns--this one comes in white, pink, and black. 





If you are a fan of essential oils, you probably know about these diffuser necklaces, now they come in a pretty heart shape too. 





This Leaf Cuff Pony Tail Holder is pretty and gives a clean look in the summer--I think this is only about $3 right now so don't miss it, it even comes in silver!






Jane has a ton of pretty maxi skirts that you can find HERE if you are looking for some on sale!


I haven't posted much about Lilla Rose lately so I will quickly let you know that they have a ton of Patriotic Flexiclips in stock and you can learn how to earn a free Flexi for the month of June here.




The Flexi of the Month is Takara as seen below!




Just a quick note to let you know that ALL of these items are on sale for a limited time--we hope you don't miss it! 



Which one is your favorite?

Please share them in the comments below!









Note: This post contains affiliate links--thanks for your support!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!



Now back to the linkup-- if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









If you are reading by email, visit our blog to see the whole post. 

You can link up below: 

 
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF 346,000+  HOMEBUILDERS!


GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconFacebook GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconTwitter GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconPinterest GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconRSS




(Note: This post might contain affiliate links--thanks for your support!)








Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Reading: 7 Books to Build a Strong Christian Home




Just recently a sweet lady in our Titus 2 Group recently asked for some recommendation on books on how to build a strong Christian home as she felt that God wanted her to work on this area in her life and now was the time to do it.

I am so grateful for this gal for wanting to obey God's heart for her home. It is so easy to become busy and consumed with life that we don't make the time to prioritize and take time for the important things. There are so many distractions nowadays too that can take us away from doing what we need to do!

And sometimes it is so easy to let our lives run on auto-pilot. Yes, and how do I know? Because I have done it! Sometimes you are in a season where you might need to do it (and that's okay) but there are always ways to build and it is important to learn them.

We always want to recommend the Bible first (if you don't have one you can find a good one here), that is always our starting point for all of life. It is our compass and without it, we would be lost. This is the first place we always need to defer to.

Here are some important books we recommend that have encouraged us as well:


THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE ON EARTH:WHAT A CHRISTIAN HOME LOOKS LIKE AND HOW TO BUILD ONE


We just recently covered this book in the past year as a study (it has questions at the end of each chapter) on the blog and had a lot of fun doing so. If you'd like to see our posts just search this title in our search bar in the top right-hand corner of this blog! You can find this book HERE. 




THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY: HOMEMAKING


This one is a timeless classic written by an 18-century preacher. The wisdom here is priceless and this is one that my children will all get when they get married! I love the vision that is cast and how it paints a beautiful picture of what home life can be. 

You can this book HERE.




 THE EXCELLENT WIFE




I can't recommend this book enough---this book is full of scripture and how-to obey God and give Him glory in your marriage.

You can find this book HERE.




THE LIFE-GIVING HOME




Sally shares a lovely vision of how she purposefully makes her home a loving haven for her family and nurtures her relationships with them.

You can find this book HERE.





 HOW TO BUILD A STRONG CHRISTIAN HOME: ONE STEP AT A TIME




I wrote this book not too long ago and if you haven't read it--you should! It is a shorter read if you don't want to get involved in anything too long and as always --straight to the point!

You can find this book HERE.


BUILDING HER HOUSE




Nancy, a pastor's wife,  always has a way of speaking boldly while getting to the truth--I think you will enjoy her.

You can find this book HERE.




THE POWER OF MOTHERHOOD




This book is on motherhood and helps you to look at motherhood as a blessing and not as a burden as the world tries to convince us.

You can find this book HERE. 


I hope these books are a blessing to you!



What other books would you recommend? 



Are you encouraged here? If so, please subscribe---it's easy just sign up below:


JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF 346,000+  HOMEBUILDERS!

GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconFacebook GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconTwitter GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconPinterest GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconRSS





And don't forget to join our Wise Woman Builds Titus 2 Facebook Group for more encouragement in building up your home! We'd love for you to join us!





Note: This post contains affiliate links, thanks for your support!









Thursday, June 15, 2017

5 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day (& Quotes to Inspire Him)




Father's Day will be here in a blink of an eye and around the Fuentes household, we are busily preparing to have everyone over. I am really excited about what I got my husband--it is something he has been wanting since his childhood. He has no idea he is getting it and I can't wait to surprise him!

I thought I would share some inspirational quotes that you could share with your husband or father to encourage them on their special day. Dad's do so many great things that go missed day to day so it is nice when we get a chance to honor them and thank them for all they do. 

Here they are:

None of the things I remember about my father had anything at all to do with his lifestyle of whom he knew or the places he had been or the style of the clothes he wore. I just knew that he was always there. -Cal Thomas

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. -Author Unknown

There is no more vital calling or vocation for men than fathering. -John Throop

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him Father! -Lydia M. Child

Children's children are the crown of old men and the glory of children are their fathers. -Proverbs 17:6

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person--he believed in me. -Jim Valvano

One night a father overheard his son pray, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is."---Later that night, the father prayed, "Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. -Anonymous

F...You are my friend.
A...You are my ally.
T...You are my teacher.
H...You are my hero.
E...You are my example.
R...You are my rock.

-K. Williams








HERE ARE A FEW FUN WAYS TO CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY


1. TAKE HIM TO A DINNER AND A MOVIE

Or any other thing he loves to do going out, or if he likes staying home make him his favorite meal and cuddle up under a blanket and watch some Netflix.

2. TAKE HIM TO THE GREAT OUTDOORS

If you man is an outdoorsman go hiking, camping, boating, sports game, or whatever his favorite thing might be!

3. HONOR HIM WITH A PARTY/GET-TOGETHER

Make it as simple as a cookout or fancier. If you invite several people you can even honor more dads at once. One year we did this and had a cake that said "HONORING FATHERHOOD" on it and took a group picture with all the dads. The kids read short poems about fatherhood and make a collage of pictures with dad and even grandpa. Grandpa gave a teary eyed, heart-felt speech afterwards and there wasn't a dry eye in the house when he was done.

4. GIVE HIM TIME TO HIMSELF TO REST

Sometimes Dads work themselves to the bone and don't really get time to rest. Give him some time to read, kick up his feet, watch his favorite movie/show, or take a long needed nap. When he wakes up pour him a nice big glass of iced tea and give him a back rub!

5. HAVE HIS FAMILY OVER

 If he is a family man be sure to invite his family over so they can share in the fun. Have some games and dessert and enjoy the day.


Feel free to also print the quotes out and stick them into your Father's Day card!

If you haven't gotten him a gift yet check out Amazon , they have a Father's Day Gift Store that is helpful!

*Get FREE two-day shipping with Amazon Prime--sign up for a free trial. 






Have a Happy Father's Day and don't forget to honor the special men in your life!




Note: This post contains affiliate links--thanks for your support!


Art credit.




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wise Woman Linkup!




A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. " 

1 Thessalonians 5:11

We would love for you to link up with us! Come and share your posts on building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!



Now back to the linkup-- if you do join our link up we only require one thing-- PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:









If you are reading by email, visit our blog to see the whole post. 

You can link up below:
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF 346,000+  HOMEBUILDERS!


GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconFacebook GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconTwitter GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconPinterest GrayPinkGrayFlowerIconRSS
(Note: This post might contain affiliate links--thanks for your support!)








Monday, June 12, 2017

Are You a Woman Who Builds Up Her Home or Tears it Down?





"Are you building up your marriage and home, or destroying them with your words and actions?

 What kind of a home are you building?

 An angry home or an anointed home?

 A boring home or a bountiful home?

 A cynical home or a celebrating home?

 A depressing home or a delightful home?

 An empty home or an encouraging home?

A fretful home or a flourishing home?

 A grumbling home or a gladsome home?

 A harassed home or a happy home?

 An impoverished home or an interesting home? 

 A jaded home or a jubilant home?

 A kill-joy home or a kind-hearted home?

 A legalistic home or a loving home?"


Read the rest HERE. 


(We were so encouraged by it and wanted to share it with you!)


If you need encouragement on this important topic of building up strong homes, we highly recommend this, this, and this. 




We hope it is a blessing to you!








Note: This post contains affiliate links---thanks for your support!








Friday, June 9, 2017

Summer Reading: 5 Books by Jane Austen



Today we are sharing our second post from our Summer Reading Series that I mentioned last week. Summer is the time to slow down, grab a good book, savor good words, drink something yummy, linger, and just be. I love the time we get to refresh our souls a bit!

I wanted to share something fun so I thought I would share a list for you vintage lovers on Jane Austen! Maybe you have read one and wanted to read another but just haven't had time. Summer is the time to do those things you've always wanted to do!



(scene from Sense and Sensibility)


If you enjoy fine literature these classics are ! (If you aren't able to read the book you can also watch the movie--I will put a link next to it in the description below!)


5 BOOKS FROM JANE AUSTEN



1. EMMA





You can get the movie HERE. 


2. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY 




You can get the movie HERE. 




4. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE  



You can get the movie HERE. 



4. MANSFIELD PARK




You can get the movie HERE. 



5. A JANE AUSTEN DEVOTIONAL - 






This daily devotional includes short excerpts from the Austen classics, and a devotional thought and Scripture that meaningfully translates to women’s daily lives. Offering temporary transport to a simple and peaceful place, women will love taking a moment to revel in the beauty and truth of a Scripture paired with excerpts from Northanger AbbeyPride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, PersuasionMansfield Park, and Emma.


EXTRA NOTABLE BOOKS:

JANE AUSTEN AT HOME - 






Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses--both grand and small--of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'.





If you'd prefer to watch the entire collection this boxed set might be a good choice:








What are your favorite Jane Austen Books?


Leave them in the comments below!














Note: This post contains affiliate links---thanks for your support!