Shabby Sheek

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quotes and a $2.00 dress

The Christian life can be explained only in terms of Jesus, and if your life as a Christian can still be explained in terms of you - your personality, your willpower, your gift, your talent, your money, your courage, your scholarship, your dedication, your sacrifice, or your anything - then although you may have the Christian life, you are not yet living it! ... True Godliness leaves the world convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only explanation for you, is Jesus Christ. ~Ian Thomas

So we cannot look around at others for examples. We must have a conscience toward God ourselves, and answer these questions before Him in our own hearts.  As for myself I cannot wear what I know is not becomingly modest for a Christian to wear."  ~ by Mabel Hale, Excerpt from Beautiful Girlhood, Revised by Karen Andreola



"Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price."
~ 1 Peter 3:3-4

"In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array…"
~ 1 Timothy 2:9
The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.~Psalms 45:13

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

~ Romans 12:1-2


"Every young woman should dress well, that is, neatly, tastefully, modestly, whether she be rich or poor. Conspicuous dressing is vulgar. True refinement avoids anything showy and flashy: it never dresses better than it can afford, and yet it is always well dressed, even in simple muslin or plain calico."
~ J.R. Miller



“One of the first evidences of a real lady, is that she should be modest. By modesty we mean that she shall not say, do, nor wear anything that would cause her to appear gaudy, ill-bred, or unchaste. There should be nothing about her to attract unfavorable attention, nothing in her dress or manner that would give a man an excuse for vulgar comment. When we dress contrary to the rule of modesty we give excuse for unwholesome thoughts in the mind of those who look upon us, and every girl who oversteps these bounds makes herself liable to misunderstanding and insult, though she may be innocent of any such intention.”
~ Margaret Hale, Excerpt from North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

“Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor.”
~ Noah Webster
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I was so happy to find this dress at the thrift store Monday for $2.00! It fits a little snug though : P 

Dress-Thrift store
Headband-Hobby Lobby

How was your weekend? Happy New Year!
~Ellie

Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry CHRISTmas! :D

Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a great weekend! 
This week we tried out another church down the rd! To our surprise, there were lots of homeschoolers there! 
Their sermon was about the shame of our Lord's birth. And how if we are to give God all the glory, we, in our lives, will have shame(Luke 9:23). But a little shame now, means great glory in heaven! 
   Shirt-Eddie Bauer
Skirt-Christoper and Banks
Sorry 'bout my face in this one, The ice sickle made my nose cold! These photos are from last week, I wore a outfit like this one to church.  We have almost no snow now!

How was your week? 
Have a great CHRISTmas!
~Ellie

Monday, December 16, 2013

Concert night with dad/weekend

Friday night my Dad and I went to dinner and to an Irish Christmas concert! :D


~Friday Night Outfit~
Shirt-Justice
Skirt-Thrift Store
(And I did my hair with hot rollers!)
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Sunday's sermon was about David, and how Samuel had to anoint the future king because Saul left the Lord.
All of his brothers looked like they would be leaders, just like Saul(1 Samuel 9:2), but “ But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. Then Jesse called Abinadab and had him pass in front of Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.” Jesse then had Shammah pass by, but Samuel said, “Nor has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse had seven of his sons pass before Samuel, but Samuel said to him, “The Lord has not chosen these.” 11 So he asked Jesse, “Are these all the sons you have?”“There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered. “He is tending the sheep.”
Samuel said, “Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives.”
12 So he sent for him and had him brought in. He was glowing with health and had a fine appearance and handsome features.
Then the Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; this is the one.”
(1 Samuel 16:7-11)

Also David was the one who tended the sheep, the job that nobody wanted to do. After the anointing, he went back to what he use to do, singing, playing the harp, and doing target practice with his sling. Not taking "How to Be a King" classes. The Lord used him as he was!  

(P.S. The Bible passage is KJV and NIV)

I hope you have a great week! 
What was your sermon about?
~Ellie

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Church outfit

Howdy! I hope your week was great! Our's was pretty good, but were gutting our kitchen and our washing machine broke! Oh well! :)

Gladly, we got to go to church! We had just moved to the home that we are in, so we are still looking for a home church. :) The sermon was good, he talked about Saul and how he declined God, and how that lead him to decline. And how when we decline God in our lives it leads to our downfall!


Dress-Christopher & Banks
Jean shirt-thift store (the brand is Chistopher and Banks)
Headband-Hobby Lobby
Belt-Thift Store
Boots-Thift Store

And a lesson learned, This dress is COLD!!! :P

My dad and me working on the kitchen.

Blessings!
~Ellie

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Nutcracker


Saturday we(My Dad , Mom, Niece, and I) went to see The Nutcracker Ballet!
Here is the outfit that I wore! :D

Sweater-thrift store
Skirt-thrift store


The place where they had it at was amazing!
They had a organ that a lady played before the show, and  when she started playing it it went up, and when she stoped playing, it went down!

I hope everone had a great Thanksgiving!
~Ellie