Category Archives: Style

Thred Up {Review} what I bought, what I paid, why I love it

A few weeks ago, my friend told me about a company named Thred UP, where you can order gently used clothing online.

I did a short little review video below where you can see what I bought, what I paid and my overall impression of Thred Up.

Also, they have a really cool referral system for everyone who buys from them!

For $10 off your first order, just sign up using my referral code -and I get $10 to use too, yay, thank you!>>>


Wilder wearing some of the clothes I got – I think he likes them!


Ever since I watched the The True Cost documentary, and started researching where most clothing comes from, I’ve tried to make different choices and shop more according to my conscience by supporting ethical shops, local shops, or buying used clothing so I’m not directly contributing to the clothing crisis.


For the most part, I don’t like shopping! So when I found a company where I could buy gently used clothing online without leaving my house, I was excited to give it a try!


I really like this company and plan to use them again! Have any of you used them? What did you think?


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Persimmon Prints: Shop with a Message, Shop with a Cause

When I come across a small business who is doing amazing and BIG things in the world, it gets me so excited.



I posted one of these photos on social media last week and had tons of people asking me where I got this shirt.

So today I wanted to share the shirt, as well as this awesome shop, Persimmon Prints with you!

I met Kacie Feeny at the Pursuit Conference last Fall, and when I heard her story, and learned about her shop, I became an instant fan.



Kacie has clothing not only designed to encourage and point people to the Lord, but she also gives back to other organizations making a difference in the world.

She also is dedicated to ethical sourcing and business practices which makes me love her company even more.


This shirt has a special place in my heart because of this encouraging story of how I got it.

And when people ask me about the words on the front, “Love God, Love Others”, I love being able to share the amazing story of how God loves me and saved me.


I’m also working on an exciting new project with Kacie, so stay tuned!!





Easy Winter Side Dutch Braid with a Twist

Wintertime is for cozying up by the fire, long days in PJs, and hot chocolate in hand. Good books and candles flickering and lots of snuggles on the couch.

Ok, for me, snuggles are for every season 😉

Here is my FAVORITE  hairstyle for December! Just check out the video above for a step by step tutorial.

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It’s quick and simple so anyone can do it!

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The “twist” on this style is my favorite part – instead of braiding all the way down, you stop a few inches before the end of your hair, right where your layers separate, and put a band in. Then you simply split your hair in two pieces, twist each one, then put another band in.

This is great for layers  because it keeps them from poking out of your braid. Another close up of “the twist” – easy-winter-dutch-side-braid-with-a-twist-005