Modest Church Outfit! How to Style a Tulle Skirt!

Happy Sunday To you all!!!

Boy it was a HOT day here in Utah! I mean wearing a tulle skirt in 90 degree weather was probably not the best idea but I was feeling in high spirits today and wearing bright colors was a must!

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You might recognize this skirt from one of my previous lookbooks, the ”Modest Disney Princess” LookBook !

I only wore it once for the photo shoot but I finally found it again just casually hanging in my closet begging for me to wear it again!

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You might recognize this ”shirt” from one of my previous outfits!

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Lol I wanted to wear a crop striped shirt from Forever 21 that is EXACTLY like this one but it was a long sleeve top and it was much too hot for that!

Here’s a little fashion hack that I always use! Wear your dresses as tops for your high waisted skirts!

Sometimes the perfect top isn’t really a top!

So instead I wore this She Inside pencil dress as my top today since it was short sleeve!

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For my necklace I wanted a chic and polished look so I opted for a gold necklace I purchased from Claire’s!

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Truth be told I woke up this morning with second day Flinstone hair; so up it went! (Gotta love 2 minute hairstyles on a Sunday morning!)

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Fashion Inspiration for today’s outfit goes to the fabulous bumble bees!

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Well that wraps up today’s church #ootd ! I hope you all have a short Monday tomorrow!

Til Next Time

XOXO,

Ashley

Outfit Details:

Yellow Tulle Skirt: Windsorstore

Striped Pencil dress (Used for today’s shirt): She Inside

Black Bow Heels: GoJane

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Easy Fruit of the Spirit Kids Craft! Sunday School Crafts!

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Even though this is being put together Sunday night with my mint julep face mask on (which is ahhmazing btw!) as I’m catching up on some 19 Kids and Counting episodes!

My face mask has hardened and I don’t dare to even smile! lol

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I thought I would share with you all the craft me and the kiddos did today in Sunday School!

I love doing crafts and having so much fun with the kids, yes we’re probably the loudest class (Sorry church members!) but I think that’s a good sign of how much of a good time we’re having while learning the Word of God!

So today’s lesson was about oranges!!

Jk! Well kinda! lol

We learned about the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

This lesson was awesome because it covers so many great character building traits all in one lesson!

We learned about how God creates these qualities in us through his Spirit.

Each kid had a fruit assigned to them with a quality and they had to explain in their own words how they would exercise that specific quality!

(Everyone wanted to be the watermelon for some strange reason lol)

I always try to accompany a lesson with a relating craft because I remember how much fun I had doing craft time in my Sunday School!
So as I was looking for cute ideas on Pinterest I stumbled across the most awesome website; Bible Story Printables! They had all the resources and images ready to print and for free!

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I mean how cute are these?!

It then hit me to make a ”Fruit Bowl of the Spirit Craft” for the kiddos!

(Thanks Zak for the clever name lol)

All you need is:

~Paper

~Printer and Ink

~Scissors

~Hot Glue Gun

~Disposable Bowl

~Markers and Crayons

~Candy Grapes (Optional)

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Print these adorable fruit shapes here.

Click on that link for the free printable!

Next, you want to have a couple of little helpers color and cut the fruits! (So adorable seeing them try their hardest to color within the lines!)

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It might be a good idea to help the younger kids with the hot glue! (Trust me I, to this day still end up burning myself! )

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Glue all your little fruits on the edge of the bowl and add some candy sour grapes to make it look like a legit fruit bowl!

I mean how cute and easy right?!!

I love this craft because its adorable and very affordable! Believe me it can get pretty expensive really fast making crafts for 20 kids!

I have a funny and crazy story to tell, some may say it is somewhat of a testimony.

Now, I love doing all these fun projects for the kids and just going to Michael’s and getting excited for all the fun crafting possibilities! But recently every time I purchase things for my Sunday School class , my bank automatically deposits the EXACT amount that I spent for the craft/lesson!!!! The same EXACT amount down to the pennies and all!

We have to agree that is no coincidence!

No doubt about it that we serve a Great and Mighty God!

I hope you all have happiness and exciting adventures this week!

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Til Next Time!!

XOXO,

Ashley!

Jonah and the Big Whale Bible Lesson +Easy Craft!

Happy Thursday!!
Can you believe I’m actually blogging twice in less than 24 hrs?! I thought yesterday’s craft was so cute that it must be shared immediately!
Yesterday we learned about Jonah! I love the story of Jonah and it was personally one of my favorites growing up!
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We learned how Jonah was playing “hide and seek” with God but the only difference was that Jonah was not having fun at all!
We cannot hide anything from God and when He tells us to go do something we’d better listen.
I told the kids that we are much like Jonah in the way that we tend to hide things from God. And that no matter how many sins we’ve committed we can always come to God and confess it to Him, and he is faithful and just to forgive us of ALL our sins.
I could see their shocked faces when I told them that God is always willing to start on a clean slate with you.
They very much enjoyed the story of Jonah and were eager to start the craft.
This week’s craft was so fun and interactive!
All you need is: Paper to print out Jonah and the whale, Clothespins and Glue!

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I went on Google Images and found a perfect whale and Jonah for my craft and printed it on blue paper.

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After you’ve printed the whale out you’re going to cut the lower part of his mouth. This piece will go on the bottom like so using white glue and holding it for 30 seconds.

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Then you want to attach the top part and Jonah on the back!

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And that’s it! Super easy and fun! The kids loved playing with it !

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Til next Time!
Xoxo
Ashley

Fishers Of Men (Kids Bible Lesson+ Easy Craft!)

Happy Wednesday!!

So I really need to get a blogging schedule done ASAP! I find myself wanting to blog at least three times a week but then life just gets in the way! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE blogging and sharing things with you all. Blogging is like my spa, it relaxes me and de-stresses me out for the week.

I was thinking of having two blog posts per week . blogging every Sunday and either Wednesday or Friday! I will try my hardest to get it done!

 

Anyways back to this week’s post. Last week our lesson was about how we can be ”fishers of men and chose to always follow Jesus.

Our memory verse was so easy for this week since it was fairly short and easy to say! (No fancy schamcy Biblical terms) Matthew 4:19 “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

The craft for this week was so simple but soo cute! We made fishing poles with some kabob sticks and we decorated our fish with crayons, markers and googly eyes. They had a blast! All you need is:

Skewers, Paper, and Yarn, I used a rainbow yarn that I found at Walmart. Super EASY and cheap too!

Til Next Time
Xoxo
Ashley

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Joseph and the Coat of Many Colors/Kids Bible Lesson

Happy Sunday everyone!

I realize I am a couple of days late in posting my Bible School lesson for Wednesday but everything just seems to pile up on that day!
Last week we learned about Joseph and his coat of many colors. Now I know a lot of my kids know this story but sometimes it’s good to have a refresher on it. When it comes to teaching I like to get the kids involved as much as possible, whether it be an interactive craft, role play or a game in between the lesson. Kids have a short attention span and by short I mean like 3 minutes (lol) so it’s hard to tell a 20 minute story without them going completely crazy!
I absolutely knew for this lesson I wanted the kids to participate in the lesson as characters from the story!
A couple of kids were Joseph’s brothers, Jacob, the merchants, Potiphar, and Joseph of course!
They had a blast acting out the entire story as I narrated it.
I knew I wanted a tunic for The lesson but I could not find the right fabric at all! A day before the class I was at Walmart and decided to look at the fabrics I had found the perfect one and also picked up more fabric for skirts. It was kinda pricey at almost $8 a yard but at that point I just wanted to make it already and I knew I wasn’t going to find another fabric that would be just right!
The kids absolutely LOVED the tunic everyone after class wanted to try it on and take a picture with it!

Til next Time
Xoxo
Ashley

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