Well I’m definitely getting a taste of winter. It started snowing here while we were listening to our church choir’s Christmas performance Sunday evening, and there’s been snow on the ground ever since. And baby, it’s cold outside! I finally understand the value of a good sweater! That’s why I’m sharing this pretty striped mock neck pullover with you today. It’s keeping me warm and happy!
This soft mock neck sweater comes in a variety of colors and stripe combinations. Of course, you know me. I tend to go with Georgia Bulldog red and black when it’s available. And I love that this combination includes wide stripes of ivory and soft grey, too.
I’ve been so excited to share with you my new sneakers. These black suede sneakers are completely lined with faux fur, keeping my feet toasty warm and cushioned. They’re also available in a medium brown and a dark green, but I like how these black ones pair so easily with my black jeans. Best of all, these sneakers are 60% off right now. Wowsa! Plus, shipping and returns are always free with Nordstrom, so that’s a great deal.
I picked up my pom pom hat on the way out the door, realizing how cold it was outside. (Taking photos has become quite challenging!) Isn’t this beanie a cute addition to this outfit? And you know what they say about keeping your head warm…
As this year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking a lot about whether or not I accomplished my goals. One of my goals was to create a wardrobe that works for me, using trimmed down neutrals and signature colors. While I haven’t been completely true to my own guidelines, I’ve pretty much narrowed down the colors in my closet. And I’m enjoying how easy it is to mix and coordinate things like this pretty sweater because I have the right essentials in my closet.
If you’ve been with me all year, how have you done with narrowing down the colors in your closet? Has that made it easier to create pretty outfits? Are you enjoying your wardrobe? Is it working for you? I’d love to hear from you today!
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Blessed for My Day
As my daughter gathered her ingredients for a hashbrown casserole to take to her small group Christmas party, she realized she hadn’t gotten any sour cream. She had to return to the store for the carton before she could cook her casserole. Needless to say, she was a little frustrated. I guess that’s the common reaction to coming up short. Wouldn’t you say?
Truth is, I come up short at least a few times daily. I was missing a sock as I folded laundry this morning. My numbers were down in my pageviews last week. I don’t have quite all the ingredients to any one thing I’d like to prepare for dinner. And I’m missing a few pictures I need for tomorrow’s blog post. I’m coming up short.
Mary came up short when she gave birth to the Christ child. And yet she held in her arms everything she needed for life. Maybe she knew that as she made do with the hay in a feeding trough. Maybe we could remember that today as we come up short on the little things in life, too. In our hearts, we have everything – every One – we need for life. Instead of focusing on how we’re short, let’s focus on all we have in Christ.
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. ~ Luke 2:6-7