Jan 15, 2018

Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

This category is also a must.  If you live somewhere cold you NEED a nice coat.  Not a skiing coat, but a nice one.  One that you can wear causally as well as dressed up.  

A women's pea coat or fur coat can do just those things.  I tell people to pick which one fits your style the most.  I tend to be more of a pea coat person.  So that is what I have.  I have a black and white one that goes with anything and everything.

Ways to a pea coat or a fur coat
Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
There are so many ways to wear these coats, like I mentioned above.  Just like the skinny jeans, it would be easier to name ways NOT to wear one of these coats.  I wouldn't suggest working out in them.  That might get disgusting fast.  These are not coats you want to throw in the washing machine often.  MOST of the time there are special care instructions on them.  

You also wouldn't want to wear these skiing or snowmobiling or snow shoeing...really any outdoor activities other then MAYBE ice skating outside.  There are much warmer options for extreme outdoor activities.  

Places to purchase pea coats or fur coats

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Venus
Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
I was actually surprised with how many fur coats I liked on here.  If you are wanting to try one then this might be a great place to look.  They are faux fur though.  Macy's has some that are really pricey if you want that. 

Kohl's 
Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
This is actually where I got my pea coat.  They had so many options.  I had been looking everywhere for a pea coat I liked and in this one store I had to pick between 3-4 that I loved.  

Macy's
Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
They have many fur and pea coat options!  I think it would be hard to not find something you love here. 


Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
If you are looking for a good deal then this is a great place to start and search for "skinny jeans" in the search bar to see if anything comes up.  Also, there are a ton of outfit ideas when you search this way! 

Women's Pea Coat or Fur Coat (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
I check out Jane and Groopdealz at the same time.  I love both of them!

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Jan 8, 2018

Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
Skinny jeans are a must in every wardrobe.  There are so many skinny jeans outfit ideas!  There are so many ways to wear them and they go with nearly anything.  I have one pair of skinny jeans.  One...I know, crazy right?

I do have other pants in my closet though.  So don't stress out too bad.  However, I bought a quality pair of skinny jeans and I wear them often and they are holding up beautifully.

I want to add that I think black skinny jeans are the way to go if you are only going to have one pair in your closet.  They seem more dressy and they still go with everything.

Ways to skinny jeans
Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

We should just name the ways not to wear skinny jeans.  I really can't think of any way other than maybe wearing them under a dress to a super formal event.  Maybe?  Even then I'm sure someone could pull it off.  In all seriousness though I wear mine with sneakers, booties, flats, heels, riding boots, sandals, and flip flops.  I dress them up with blouses and also wear them with a graphic tee.  This is why everyone needs skinny jeans. 

Places to purchase skinny jeans
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Buckle
Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

I am not a regular Buckle shopper.  Honestly I used to shop there all the time in high school and college, but never went back for years.  However, they have great quality jeans.  I don't like all the bling that some of their pants have, but these ones I love.  They have the right amount of stretch, but not so much that they are falling off by the end of the day.  

Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Although my skinny jeans aren't from Old Navy I did score my cuffed pants from Old Navy and they have been wonderful.  Unfortunately, they haven't lasted as long as the Buckle ones, but that is to be expected.  This is a great place to look as well.  


Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
If you are looking for a good deal then this is a great place to start and search for "skinny jeans" in the search bar to see if anything comes up.  Also, there are a ton of outfit ideas when you search this way! 

Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
I check out Jane and Groopdealz at the same time.  I love both of them!

Skinny Jeans Outfit Ideas (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

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Jan 1, 2018

Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)
Riding boots or cowgirl boots can be pricey.  Believe me...I know!  It was 7 or 8 years ago that I invested in my dream riding boots.  I saw them in a Victoria Secret catalog and had to have them.  Then I saw the price and I didn't get them.  They were over $200 and I couldn't justify spending that as a newly wed.

Even though I didn't buy them I still kept my eye on them.  Hoping they would drop 75% or something (wishful thinking).  No such luck.  The sold out of them on the Victoria Secret website, but they were still full price on the Steve Madden website.  Again I kept my eye on them.

Then Steve Madden announced they were discontinuing them!  I seriously about had a heart attack.  Sadly they barely dropped their price.  But I had to have them so I bought them!  Let's just say they are well worth the investment.

I get compliments ALL THE TIME on them.  They are so durable and timeless.  They have lasted me all these years...although I have had to resole them twice.  Seriously, I mean this when I say this.  If you find a pair of shoes that you LOVE and are timeless and durable then they are worth it.  I promise.  My confidence alone goes up when I wear them!

Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Ways to wear riding/cowgirl boots


Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)


There are so many ways to wear these boots.  Since they are higher than a bootie I do like to make sure that if wearing a skirt or dress that the hem of the dress/skirt is above the top of the boot.  Other than that "rule" I will wear them with skirts or dresses.  I love wearing them with skinny jeans as well.  

Places to purchase riding/cowgirl boots


Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)


I know the boots here are not the least expensive, but you will get quality like I mentioned above.  This is only one picture of many boots you could choose from.  

Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)

Once again I am not picking inexpensive boots.  Your feet will thank you for this.  There are SO MANY options on this site.  They aren't all cowgirl boots...they have riding boots too. 

Riding Boots or Cowgirl Boots (Minimalist Wardrobe List: A 36 Piece Wardrobe)


The great thing about Amazon is you can see all kinds of brands all together.  There is a VERY large variety.  Another plus is that many of them ship Prime.  Free shipping is always wonderful! 


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Dec 21, 2017

Picture Books About Justice and Mercy

Picture Books About Justice and Mercy
Justice and mercy are two values that are quite hard to teach kids.  Try finding picture books that teaching justice and mercy in a straightforward way.  I couldn't find any.  Now I'm not saying they aren't there, but I couldn't find any.  So if you have any please let me know.  

However, I found some books about things that relate to justice and mercy.  I am calling this list "Picture Books About Justice and Mercy".  However, you have to think outside of the box.  I have listed these books into different subcategories that I think fit well under justice and mercy.
Picture Books About Justice and Mercy
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Forgiveness


This is a book that I don't recommend for little kids.  It can be quite boring (and deep).  However, it shows forgiveness in a perfect way.  I love how it is from kids' perspective as well. 

Obedience


I love this book.  It is so cute.  My daughter said this one was her favorite of the list and I would have to agree.  It shows obedience, but it also shows that sometimes rules need to be broken...gasp! 

Fairness

This book made me feel awkward on a couple occasions, but I liked that it showed fairness and how being fair can look different in different scenarios.  

More posts about the values justice and mercy:

Check out other posts about books that teach kids different values:
Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.

Dec 19, 2017

Great Movie for Kids that Teaches Justice/Mercy

Great Movie for Kids that Teaches Justice/Mercy
Seriously!  Finding a movie FOR KIDS that teaches justice or mercy was next to impossible.  However, I asked some friends and thankfully I found one that is perfect.  An added bonus is that it is a Christmas movie too. Perfect timing for a Christmas movie! 

This movie is a great movie for kids that teaches justice/mercy.  Seriously, I can't wait to share it with you.  It is a great movie to show that although some kids might be hard to get along with it is not always a great idea to seek revenge.  Now that is hard for adults to understand and grasp so for kids to understand it I would say it is quite a task.  

However, this movie shows this from kids' perspectives and I am grateful that it does!  The Christmas Project is a great movie to help teach kids while watching a Christmas movie!

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Great Movie for Kids that Teaches Justice/Mercy

So...do you have any movies you would add?  I would love more suggestions.  This is the last movie list for this year.  It has been fun finding movies that teach lost values.  Okay, maybe they aren't all "lost" but they are fading a bit.  I hope you have enjoyed all of the posts and your kids have learned something along the way as well! 
Great Movie for Kids that Teaches Justice/Mercy

More posts about the values justice and mercy:
-Justice and Mercy Quotes
-Picture Books on Justice and Mercy

Other posts about movies that teach different values:

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  

Dec 14, 2017

Family Home Evening Lessons on Justice and Mercy

Family Home Evening Lessons on Justice and Mercy
I won't lie.  I have been dreading this topic all year.  I think justice and mercy are quite deep values for young kids to understand.  So I have been dreading trying to find ways to teach my girls about these two very valuable values.  

I thought out of the box and came up with some great ideas for Family Home Evening Lessons on Justice and Mercy.  Some of these are quite literal.  However, some of them, like I said, I had to think of different words you could use to describe justice and mercy.  

The first lesson is about obedience.  When I think of justice another phrase that comes to my mind is obeying the laws.  So that is why I choose obedience.  Then the next two lessons have justice and/or mercy in the title.  Lastly, when I think of mercy I always think of forgiveness.  So I found 3 great lessons on forgiveness.  

Family Home Evening Lessons on Justice and Mercy







Forgiveness 3


After looking into ways to teach young kids about justice and mercy I am actually excited to teach my girls.  I shouldn't have had just a bad attitude about it in the first place.  I'm looking forward to teaching a lot about mercy this month because December is a great month to teach that value. 

More posts about the values justice and mercy:
-Justice and Mercy Quotes
-Picture Books on Justice and Mercy
-Movies about Justice and Mercy

Check out more ideas for Family Home Evening:
This post contains affiliate links.  This means that if a purchase is made after you click on some of the links below then I get a very small commission.  Please know that I would NEVER recommend anything that I don't entirely love. 

Once again, my basis for choosing values each month comes from the book, Teaching Your Children Values.  (This link is an affiliate link which means that if you purchase something after clicking on this link I will be paid a very small commission.  However, my love for this book started way before this post was written.) 

Dec 8, 2017

Quotes About Kindness and Friendliness and Love

Quotes About Kindness and Friendliness and Love
These two quotes are some of my absolute favorite.  Maybe it is because quotes that have love in them just naturally make sense to have the words kindness and friendliness in them as well.  Needless to say it was easy for me to find quotes about kindness and friendliness.  However, it wasn't easy to cut it down to only two!  

Dec 7, 2017

Picture Books About Kindness & Friendliness

Picture Books About Kindness & Friendliness
This month came at such a great time.  My girls have been at odds lately.  It seems there is always something to fight about.  I read over 40 books in search of the best picture books about kindness and friendliness.  

Dec 1, 2017

2 Gift Ideas That Can Be For a Man or Woman (Plus a bonus one that is geared towards mainly women)

2 Gift Ideas That Can Be For a Man or Woman (Plus a bonus one that is geared towards mainly women)
Do you draw names for family members?  Do you play a game where everyone will walk away with a gift, but there are both women and men playing?  These can be tricky things to buy gifts for because you want everyone to be glad they got YOUR gift.

Nov 28, 2017

Christmas Countdown Idea that is Simple & Fun

Christmas Countdown Idea that is Simple & Fun
Christmas is going to be here before we know it.  And what comes before Christmas is the first of December!?  We are so close to the full blown Christmas season.  I like to do Christmas countdowns.  I love the fun and excitement of them.  However, I am also more busy than I have ever been in my life.  So I have been struggling with what I wanted to do.  I knew I needed a Christmas countdown idea that is simple and fun. 

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