Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Outfit Post // Navy Blue Nautical Midi Skirt & Cream "Creating a 'home' not just a 'clean house'"

  Hey y'all!  My life as of late has been fairly simple and repetitive (except for caring for a rescued newborn kitten that the dog dragged up :/ ).  Mostly consisting of never-ending housework and the raising of our little boy.

  Cleaning house is not always the most exciting job around and we can sometimes get stuck in the feeling that we as wives and mothers have a boring, ongoing task that never seems to get done.  Life continues and your house may seem to never be all the way clean, but our roles as wife and mom is about sooooo much more than just creating 'a clean house', but creating a 'home', a safe haven for the family, a happy, pleasant atmosphere.

  Yes cleaning is a major part, but our job is so much more than just having 'clean house'.  We should be diligent in our work, willingly serving others, and also joyfully and cheerfully caring for the needs of our family. We should strive to put a smile on our face first thing in the morning and happily greet our households with joy throughout each day!

In Proverbs 31:27 it says,"She looketh well to the ways of her household."

  We don't all have to be naturally good at everything like decorating, cooking (definitely doesn't just come natural to me), hospitality, or cleaning, but we can learn most of these with a little effort.  You are generally responsible though, as the wife and/or mother, for your home's atmosphere.  My desire is to make my home's atmosphere one filled with love, joy, peace, kindness, and a safe haven for my family to come home to; a place full of laughter and encouragement.  So don't get caught up in the feeling that your's is a job of worthless housekeeping, but rather a great ministry of homemaking.  Creating a "home" which is a work of great worth!!!

I love this midi skirt because it is so comfortable, really cute, and very easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.  This is what I wore to church yesterday and it worked quite well since it is still warm outside, but the longer sleeves were nice for the chilly breezes in the shade.

Heart Blossom Jewelry
This BEAUTIFUL pair of earrings was made by my amazing, best friend, and sister-in-law Gina Wright.  She has just started a handmade jewelry business called Heart Blossom Jewelry which I will be doing a review on very soon.  I don't have pierced ears so hardly ever wear earrings, but she also makes them with the option of screw-on (like the ones pictured that I'm wearing) or clip-on's.  Aren't they completely gorgeous?  I certainly think so. :-)


// outfit details \\
Shirt: Walmart
Tank: Sears
Skirt: Walmart
Flip-flops: (I can't remember)
Screw-on Earrings: Heart Blossom Jewelry

Remember, our job as homemakers is so worth it!

What are some of the ways that y'all stay motivated?
How do you find joy in housework?

4 comments:

  1. Husband
    I have an amazing wife !!!
    (Just saying ) lol

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    1. Aww, thank you Jesse! I have a super amazing husband too! I love you! <3

      -Alice

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  2. First, that outfit is super cute and I love, love, love the lace on the shirt!
    Second, I absolutely adore your blog because it helps prepare singles like me for managing a home. I really admire you and the enthusiasm you never fail to display. Thank you for posting!

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    1. Thank you so much, Madyson! You're comment blessed me so very much this morning! :-)

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