Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vintage Gwen Chapel-Spankins' And Prayers


Have you ever got a spankin' from the Lord?
And by spankin' I mean a gentle nudge with the words "Now daughter".

Well I sure have. And recently.  
I play bunco once a month with an awesome group of ladies. Some of us attend church regularly some of us don't but are believers. We always pray over our meal and evening.  Well there started being a pattern of who they asked to pray and even the jokingly, lovingly term "Bunco Chaplin" thrown out. 
Guess who? Yep, yours truly.
And guess what I have done?
Squirmed and joked along and squirmed some more. 
And then I got a spankin!
God was saying "Now daughter there's a reason they ask you."
And I was saying "but God I can get carried away sometimes and these ladies don't see the Holy Ghost filled Jennifer."
And God said "they know you know Me."
And then I thought "I should be honored they want me to do it on a regular basis."
And I am, truly I am.
And so no more squirming. 

No more squirming praying for anyone.  Yes it's uncomfortable when you don't know the person or are in mixed company.  And with God's help I haven't been getting carried away (I get nervous so the Spirit takes over and I can be pretty powerful! God has been showing me I can be both powerful and steady and pray His Word!), I've been steady.  And with the help of the book Prayers That Avail Much. It has some great, great prayers! And not just any prayers but ones that pray the Word.  And there's 2 other volumes! 
I used it last week to pray for some ladies and I can already tell a difference in how I pray. 

How are you at praying in front of others? I know it's not easy! So I encourage you to check out the Prayers That Avail Much books and seek the Lord. Now more than ever we need each other.  And nothing, nothing is too small to be prayed over. God cares about it all! And He doesn't expect elaborate prayers either. Just ones from the heart. I know this from experience. 

Praying for you.
For strength, peace, comfort, guidance, boldness.
In Jesus' Name, amen!

Be blessed lovelies!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Chic Couture-June & July Beauty Boxes

Since I skipped Julep in June I decided to do a June & July Beauty Box post all together. 
Julep recently added some more options on how you can choose your monthly box. I won't got into great detail because the information is on their site but in order to pick and choose your products, instead of one of the profiles, you have to pay an extra $5 a month.  So instead of $19.99 it's $24.99 a month and so I wasn't willing to up my price.  I have been a Maven for over a year and now have so much polish!! So I've been trying to be good, after all I can't wear all that I have at once! One of the things I like about Julep is that they offer other products like care products and some beauty products and so I've often changed to the Modern Beauty box which is a product box.  Others don't care for their beauty products but I like playing so I don't mind!
Here's my July Julep....
Yep the Modern Beauty box with their new Bare Body Milk lotion. Love the smell and feels great on! I have yet to try the pedi creme but I've heard good things!

And here are my Ipsy Bags....

Fun stuff! I love getting liners! I don't hardly ever have to buy them! The Be A Bombshell mascara I don't care for....I can hardly tell I have mascara on and it does smell.  I tried the Beach Spray and whoa! I tried 'scrunching' my hair to get some waves and it did pretty good! I was surprised at how nice the Realtree Perfume was and the Nyx butter gloss was OK, kinda wished I'd gotten a different color but I will layer it with something else.  Good bag!

This bag was OK. Love the pink scalloped edge bag of course! I haven't tried the moisturizer or the tanning oil. They may be used as gifts.  I liked the polish by Whet and was impressed with the Bare Minerals eyeshadow since I was a bit skeptical.  I did use my eye primer before it and found it to be a great base for natural or neutral looks. The Pixi balm is not what I expected. I was expecting color, well I swatched it on my hand and there was no color.  So then I put it on and after about the 2nd time of wearing it noticed my lips turned a pretty rosy pink after a couple of minutes. Aha! Now I get it!
I may still use the other products.  Ipsy, overall,  is always fun even if some of the products aren't. 


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Happy Friday lovelies!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Show & Share #154

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Home} Updated Coffee Station



It has been a year since I made myself a little coffee station in my kitchen.  Gosh how time has whizzed by! I don't know about you but I have to rearrange my counter clutter.... I mean decor....ever now and then.  Well I just wasn't happy with what I had done a year ago and I added some tea mixes and needed to reorganize a bit. 

BEFORE

AFTER

 I put the cute creamer up since I wasn't using it. The new basket provides a space for filters and then enough room to hold my coffee canister, Orange Spiced Tea and Chai Tea mixes and my sugar.  Found the new basket at Ross for about $14!



Sooo much better I think!!
Now if I cave and get a Keurig then that'll be more arranging to have fun with! Ha!!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Show & Share #153

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Show & Share #152

Well July is just truckin' right along! Hope your 4th festivities were a blast! (Pun intended! Ha!)
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

{Freebie} Summer Time Lockscreens





Summer is well under way!
 Wanted to have a little fun and make some Summer Time locksreens to share!

Take me to the Ocean!


I heart Summer Time!


Just call me Sun Kissed!

If you are on your smartphone then just long press on lockscreen and save.  Or from a computer right click and save and then email to yourself and download.

Fun stuff!
Here's to Summer Time!

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