This Year. . .

 

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As I sit back and reflect while doing the dishes of all things, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and tears fill my eyes so I can hardly see. I have seen and felt so much. So much of it I am not sure I ever want to experience again, but all I can say while tightening my jaw to keep the sobs away is, “Thank you Lord.”

I have witnessed such pain and loss on such a close level that at times, I felt like there was a hurricane of chaos and darkness swirling all around, and all I could do was watch with a breaking heart.Read More »

Minimal Holiday Glam Makeup Tutorial

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Welcome to a tutorial on my favorite way to do my makeup for he holidays! I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup. I like my own skin, so I don’t need to put a ton of foundation or anything on top. My main focus is my eyes and I do a soft, red lipgloss for some extra glamour. I also want to keep it subtle with my eyes, so I don’t go crazy on the shadow. Just enough to feel glittery for the holidays! Lets get into it!Read More »

Christmas Spirit. . .

I wanted to give you a little taste of what I have been working on lately. To be honest, I am actually not feeling my usually SUPER CHRISTMASY self. For some reason I haven’t been jamming to the usual amount of Christmas music, or been wrapped up in super fun Christmas stuff all that much. That is, until this week. I know, a little late. Most people are like, “psh, I got my Christmas shopping done weeks ago!” *flips hair* I am one of those people who waits till literally the last minute. *shrugs* Yeah, not super convenient. LOL! Our family celebrates Christmas a little different than the average person, but we do have our fun traditions that we do! I am looking forward to the next few days of fun and then the parties! I am also excited to put together some outfits and makeup!

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Ruffles and Grace Last Minute Gifts!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to let you know that I am running a last minute Christmas sale right now!

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20% off everything with the coupon code HOLIDAYS. Everything except made to order items guaranteed by Christmas if ordered by midnight December 22nd. Custom made gift certificate also available! Just comment or shoot me an email. If you leave me a message along with your purchase, I will even wrap it for you! Even if you don’t purchase from me, I would strongly encourage you to support any handmade business this holiday season!

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Why I Write About Modesty

My friend Melani from the blog Reflections of the Heart shared this very awesome post on her blog and I just wanted to share it with you! It is so well written and some of my same thoughts exactly! She totally captured what my heart is as well. By God’s Grace, Victoria

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I know, I just know, that a blog about clothes seems a little pointless to some people. I’ve had subtle hints, advice, and suggestions to change my blog up a little and post about something different.

Why do I write about modesty?
I was a competitive dancer and gymnast. My friends did not dress modestly, and honestly, I didn’t either. I didn’t give a second thought to what I wore. But through sports I have met plenty of preteen and teenage girls that didn’t think about it either. Very sweet girls, by the way. They just never learned that they are worth more than that. After all, that’s what stores sell. That’s what everyone else around them wears.

I write for the group of girls who ran around the hotel in a bikini. I write for the girl who showed up at the sleepover in booty shorts. I write for…

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Feeling Blue Outfit and Reminisces

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I have been meaning to do this post for a while, but it has been incredibly difficult forming what I want to say into words. I have even had a hard time letting myself feel the emotions because this ridiculously sentimental girl would dissolve into tears. Don’t freak out too much, it really isn’t that big of a deal. Or, at least, that is what everyone tells me.Read More »

What I Made: Formal Party Dresses

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Finally! I am able to share with you all the culmination of a nearly a weeks work! Last week I hinted at the dresses I was preparing for myself and my sisters for a wedding that we were going to attend. They turned out better than I had hoped, and though, I had my share of problems and frustrations along the way, I am really pleased with them.Read More »