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Top 20 Spring Fashion Trends 2012

New York Fashion Week is the mother of all weeks in the fashion world; at least to this fashion lover.  It's the highlight for every fashionista as we sit on the edge of our seat waiting to see what walks down the runway and who made the cut.  Last month, the world descended on NYC to look at what's to come for fall 2012. But with the sun coming out for spring, it's so hard to think of fall when the new spring looks are in every store window right now!   With so many great spring fashions, we've narrowed down our favorite top 20  to help you out.   We love it all! Let's Spring into Fashion!

Looks

 

#1 The Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby Movie inspired the look this year.

 

 Tory Burch Collection

 

#2 The Mad Men of the 60's

 Banana Republic's Pink Betty Dress

#3 The Peplum

 

 Oscars' 2012 Peplum Dresses

#4 The Pajama Pants

 

 

#5 Casual Chic with Color

The Gap

#6 Floral Fantasy

 

 

Trends

#7 Colored Jeans

 

#8 Pleats

 

#9 Bold Stripes

 

 

#10 Color Blocking

 

#11 Polka Dots

 

Color

This season, colors range from vivid brights to saturated pastels.

#12 Tangerine

 #13 Metallics

 

 #14 Saturated Sorbets

Ralph Lauren Collections

#15 Bold Colors

 

Accessories

#16 #17 Sunglasses & Leopard

 

#18 Bangle Bunches

#19 Color Blocking Shoe

#20 Doctors Bag

Spring has definitely arrived and it's time to re-do our closets with all of the amazing spring fashions.

Giveaway

This month's giveaway will help you transform your closet, so stay tuned for the big reveal on Fashion Friday 3/9.  It's just 1 of 2 fashion giveaways this month!  The 2nd will be revealed on 3/23.

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In The Know

Isaiah 44:24

The Message (MSG)

 24God, your Redeemer,    who shaped your life in your mother's womb, says: "I am God. I made all that is.    With no help from you I spread out the skies    and laid out the earth."

Knowledge to Build On

Our lives are an open book to God. He is all knowing. He is the beginning and the end. Its hard to imagine there is anything He has not seen. Anything we could do or say or go through that He has not seen before. The funny thing is that even the people in the bible try to hide who they are or what they have done and eventually come to the conclusion that He has been witness to all of it. Even from the start of our lives. When we were hidden in the darkness of our mothers womb he knew even that part of us.

Life in the Now

Today we live in a age where social media can take the happenings of our life and share it with the world. Our lives good bad and ugly can be out there for all to see. We can share our thoughts our photos even our gossip via our phone to a network of people we love, like or are just facebook friends with. Some things we are happy to share or even brag about. Other things we would rather others not post or tag us in. Knowing we have a loving God who sees it all we can sometimes write off the details of our lives as things he just knows because he is God. He has been there from the start. We don't need to tag Him in our facebook pics because He already knows. Or maybe we have things we would rather Him not know or not be tagged in.

In the process of living out my own life in a social media setting it occurred to me that God would love for me to make the effort to share my experiences my joys and my struggles with Him too. That yes He already knows all my business because He is God and omnipotent. However He would rather know because I told Him because He is my friend.

Think about it Are there times you are more excited to share good news with friends rather than God?

What would it look like for you to tell Him first?

 

Prayer

God, Thank you for your love and grace. For longing to be our friend.

Remind us this week that you are ready to hear whats going on in our lives

the good the bad and the ugly

amen

"You Have Cancer"

  "I can't believe it". "This is not happening to me". These are the words that were swimming through my head several years ago as my doctor delivered that dreaded phrase! I remember asking the doctor to bring my sister, Cissy, in the room and after sitting there for a few minutes we just agreed that we would face this head on. Full of fear and uncertainty, we began to make decisions and change our plans.

I am not very demonstrative with my emotions, therefore, no tears were shed when my doctor told me I had cancer. As I sat back in my seat, it felt like my blood became cold and was slowly and painfully draining from my body.  I was stunned.  And, I was angry.  My mother had just transitioned to heaven a few years earlier,  my family was still working through the devastation of our loss and now this! The prevailing thought racing through my mind, like a freight train that slipped off the tracks, was the notion that I would miss the opportunity to have children. "I am not going to have kids." Isn't this every girls dream? I was not married and would not have the chance to bear children.  I was overwhelmed and disheartened.

As I write this post, I am met with the same emotion I experienced when I first heard the news. I am, however, still alive and while I will never have the opportunity to 'have' children, I 'have' children.  I call them my God-kids.  My life has been enriched by several individuals that think of me as another mother.

Through my experience I have learned a few things:

  1. You only live once. Life is a gift, a free gift that will cost you everything you have. :)  My challenge to you: Live with audacious tenacity.  Enjoy those around you. Live with passion and purpose. Love without reserve. Forgive as you have been forgiven.
  2. We are not alone. We are designed to exist within the realm of relationship with others.  I found that I had (and still have) a number of friends and family members who were willing to stand with me in prayer, cook meals, sit and talk, or remain quiet or drive me to doctor's appointments if i needed or wanted them to.
  3. Life is not easy.  There is no way to know what one will face in life.  This is why I choose to stay connected to a Source that is much bigger that I.  Being a Christian, I trust God will give me grace to endure the challenges and victories that come my way.  I choose to believe He will take care of me through the storm. Even when it doesn't seem like it (there are times).
  4. Whether I live or die, I win.  This was a tough one for me.  I had to personally work through this reality on my own.  You see, I believe that the life I live, right now, is temporary. Death is a transition from this 'life' to eternity. I will see my mother and others who have passed on.  I will live forever.

If you, or a loved, have been diagnosed with cancer or any other disease, my sincere hope is that you have a community of people to surround you with loving care and commitment, as I have.