Archives - 20 January 2017, Friday

  • 2016 and the Risk of Birth

    rachelheldevans.com 20 Jan '17, 5pm

    My son entered the world to the sound of laughter. February, 2016. When you’ve been married for thirteen years, you know exactly what kind of humor your partner will appreciate when she’s actively pushing a baby out of her body, and Dan, sensing it would make me feel confident and saf...

  • Letters to Myla Rae - Your Momma Was a Shortie

    hollyjean.sg 20 Jan '17, 8am

    I've always carried this sense of guilt, like it's my fault you were born tinier than you should have. And with that came a whole host of worries as well. But you turned 1 not long ago, and you caught up! You caught up!!!! The doctors at your birth said it would take about 1 year to c...

  • what’s in your bag? |

    proudduck.com 20 Jan '17, 3am

    “Never look into a woman’s handbag.” That is because you can tell a lot about a girl based on what she carries around with her. If her bag is almost empty, that shows she’s either carefree and easy-going, or she’s super forgetful. If her bag is always heavy and full, that shows that s...

  • Called Home

    Called Home

    crystalstine.me 18 Jan '17, 12pm

    For a season of my life, God gave me the opportunity to travel for work. I have to admit, I loved it. The introvert in me is perfectly content to sit by herself in a busy airport, people watching and drinking a latte from Starbucks while I wait for my plane to board. I loved the adven...

  • eating in

    proudduck.com 18 Jan '17, 5am

    One thing you might not know about the New 2017 Vivy? She cooks. Everyday. I know, right. I keep surprising you with my domestic goddess-ness. Hahahahaha. Ok but seriously, I found a love for cooking in 2016 and ever since we moved into our new home, I’ve been feeling all domestic-y. ...

  • ultimate love story

    proudduck.com 18 Jan '17, 1am

    When your mother’s cuticles look better than yours, you know you need to get yourself groomed. So off I went to the salon for a mani pedi session. I was looking forward to some me time and wanting to get my feet soaked in warm soapy water. I was thinking of getting some shut eye while...

  • My January WANT LIST!

    January 2017 Want List | S T Y L E S U Z I

    stylesuzi.com 17 Jan '17, 4pm

    It seems like forever since I've last posted a 'want' list. I love doing these little posts because it gives me motivation and reminds me what my next purchase should be. Here are 7 things I REALLY want right now. It doesn't help that four of these items have been out of stock since w...

  • hair tips for hijabis

    proudduck.com 17 Jan '17, 12pm

    My hair has been falling off like rain lately because it’s getting too long. And I almost gasped when I tried to think when was the last time I went to a salon. Oh wow I’m gross. I really haven’t been paying any attention to my hair these past few months and wearing the headscarf, it’...

  • winter light - fashiontoast

    fashiontoast.com 17 Jan '17, 5am

    Wan sunlight and Tiiu’s frills making me feel more me than makes any sense. I love little moments like these. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Op...

  • lucky girl

    proudduck.com 14 Jan '17, 4am

    Dean is the type that wouldn’t invest in a girl that isn’t his girlfriend. When we first dated, he wasn’t overly sweet or charming. No flowers, no paying for dinner, no sweet texts (OK, this sounded a lot better in my head) In some ways, I think that made me fall for him. I think that...

  • 2016 and the Risk of Birth

    rachelheldevans.com 13 Jan '17, 9pm

    My son entered the world to the sound of laughter. February, 2016. When you’ve been married for thirteen years, you know exactly what kind of humor your partner will appreciate when she’s actively pushing a baby out of her body, and Dan, sensing it would make me feel confident and saf...

  • See you in Gainesville, GA; Leawood, KS; the mountains of North Carolina; and your living room!

    See you in Gainesville, GA; Leawood, KS; the mountains of North Carolina; and your living room!

    rachelheldevans.com 13 Jan '17, 3pm

    This winter’s speaking schedule will take me as far as Leawood, Kansas for a women’s conference with my friend Sarah Bessey, and as close as my home office for a writing workshop on engaging social media . It will also take me to the mountains of North Carolina—Hendersonville and Bann...

  • the national gift

    proudduck.com 12 Jan '17, 7am

    Remember when I blogged about the KL dUCk and how excited I was about it? Obviously I thought the world of it, but little did I know it was going to be one of dUCk’s signature scarves. We became known for it and so many inspired versions are out in the market now, but we couldn’t be p...

  • Perfecting the Girl's Night Out Look

    frmheadtotoe.com 11 Jan '17, 9pm

    Ever since having my baby girl 5 months ago, there have been many days where I admittedly didn't put myself first. Okay, so maybe that is basically everyday with a newborn, but I digress. As a new mom you just don't get the luxuries of going out wherever you want at any time of night ...

  • See you in Gainesville, GA; Leawood, KS; the mountains of North Carolina; and your living room!

    rachelheldevans.com 11 Jan '17, 4pm

    This winter’s speaking schedule will take me as far as Leawood, Kansas for a women’s conference with my friend Sarah Bessey, and as close as my home office for a writing workshop on engaging social media . It will also take me to the mountains of North Carolina—Hendersonville and Bann...

  • sauteed mushrooms

    proudduck.com 11 Jan '17, 9am

    The nearest I’d go for vegetables is mushrooms . I don’t care what ppl say about them being funghi and not vege. It is a vegetable. I eat vegetables. I love mushrooms. Wild mushroom soup, fried button mushroom with breadcrumbs…yummm. I always buy a lot at once, because I know it’ll di...

  • ACTIVE8ME Is Launching Soon | Fay Fitness Coach

    withlovefay.com 11 Jan '17, 6am

    is coming soon in Asia. I’m excited to share with you this behind-the-scenes video from our filming last December in Bali. Not only will it give you a sneak peek of what is to come but it also captures the spirit behind part of the journey – inspiration, passion, purpose, fun, joy, co...

  • Community Means Giving Credit #holyhustle

    Community Means Giving Credit

    crystalstine.me 10 Jan '17, 3pm

    There is a section of Romans 12:10 (the ESV translation) that talks about outdoing one another in showing honor. When it comes to the work that we do and the world that we live in, more often than not we find ourselves experiencing the opposite of this Scripture. Someone else takes cr...

  • Cheeserland | Tokyolife Winter 2016

    cheeserland.com 10 Jan '17, 1pm

    Omg I can’t believe I digressed so far, when this was supposed to be a quick, half-arsed photo post. Like, BAM BAM BAM paste the photos and throw myself on bed and just pass out blissfully. Nope I guess not? I think I’m too good at blogging for my own good. Or I really, really need so...

  • N.T. Wright: 5 Minutes on Women in the Church

    rachelheldevans.com 09 Jan '17, 8pm

    For those of you feeling a bit bombarded by all my 3,000-word blog posts for Mutuality Week, check out this fantastic, 5-minute video of N.T. Wright talking about women in ministry. (Thanks, Mike and Chase , for reminding me of it.) I'm pretty sure his accent will convince those of yo...

  • Be The Change You Want To See This 2017

    Be The Change You Want To See This 2017 | Fay Fitness Coach

    withlovefay.com 09 Jan '17, 8am

    Originality is the key to being memorable. HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017! I posted this photo on Instagram and the caption was so long that I decided it’s better off as a blog post. For New Year’s I took a roadtrip to Calaguas, a remote island in the Philippines, where I went on a complete digi...

  • #girlbossturns29

    proudduck.com 07 Jan '17, 6pm

    I am the clingiest person ever so it was very hard for my assistant Iman to plan my party in the office. I told her many times not to throw anything big and I hate surprises etc etc, so I thought she had it clear that I didn’t want any celebration. But she secretly planned it with Dea...

  • We're in Phuket

    hollyjean.sg 07 Jan '17, 4am

    We are having a holiday in Phuket... until the 14th. It's day 3 today and it's been raining since last night.... Kwa Kwa Kwa... previous days were spectacular (weather wise). Tomorrow we head off from Rawai and will go to Kata where there's a bit more buzz. Am looking forward to it be...

  • @rachelheldevans Interesting reflections on what sounds like a helpful & interesting book. The problem of biblicism

    The problem of biblicism

    rachelheldevans.com 06 Jan '17, 7pm

    So I’ve added another six or seven books to my “biblical” reading list, thanks to your suggestions for best books about the Bible . (Good thing I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas!) But before we get into those, I want to spend a few weeks with Christian Smith’s excellent book The...

  • Life After Evangelicalism

    rachelheldevans.com 06 Jan '17, 3pm

    This is for everyone who stayed home from church yesterday —for every mom of a special needs kid, every survivor of sexual assault, every black or brown body in a predominantly white community, every son or daughter of an immigrant, every defender of the marginalized who just couldn’t...

  • Bargain Marble Shoes | S T Y L E S U Z I

    stylesuzi.com 06 Jan '17, 1pm

    Oh January Sales... how you spoil me. Last week I had a spare 30 minutes to ponder around the shops. Walking past River Island, a shop I don't often take notice of - I saw these babies on the sale rack, by the door, staring straight at me. Upon trying them on, I knew straight away I h...

  • choose to be happy

    proudduck.com 06 Jan '17, 12pm

    But really, guys, I’ve learned that life is what you make of it. If you’re a grateful person, the biggest or the smallest things in life will make you feel content. Don’t wait for others to love you, instead love them first without expecting anything back. Don’t compare yourself to ot...

  • sylph - fashiontoast

    fashiontoast.com 05 Jan '17, 9pm

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  • Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn

    Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn | Fay Fitness Coach

    withlovefay.com 05 Jan '17, 7am

    What if I fall? The problem with thinking you are the absolute best is that it leaves no room for you to become any better, and while you live life thinking that you’re the best, truth is people around you are already better and becoming even more better.

  • @CrystalStine

    What I'm Refusing to Carry Into the New Year

    crystalstine.me 04 Jan '17, 1pm

    I love New Years resolutions. Not because I’ve found it particularly effective to set a major life change goal in January, but because I love goals. Whether it’s updating a vision board (I have one beside my desk), making a to-do list to plan my day, or having coffee with my husband t...