Fashion Friday – Spring 2023 Trends

Happy Friday! Today is a fun day to talk about the upcoming Spring Fashion Trends! Where I live, we are all over the place as far as weather is concerned. Today we had a dirt storm and this weekend, snow is predicted. Last week we had some 80 degree weather. I’ve already switched me closet over to Spring/Summer. I put my boots away and I have all my sandals and open toe shoes ready to go. I might be digging some boots back out tomorrow. But, let’s forget about all of that and talk abut a few of the fashion trends that we will be seeing this Spring and Summer. You might be in the mood to do a little shopping and pick something out or shop in your own closet.

Speaking of closets, this is the perfect time to get your closet organized and cleaned out. It’s always a good thing when everything in your closet is exactly what you love and can wear and looks good on you.

You know me, I always have to ask you if you have found out your color code yet. At the bottom of this email I will leave a link for you that will take you to a free color analysis test to determine what your color code is. If you are like me, you love all colors and all styles, but, there are some colors that don’t really look good on us due to our hair color, eye color and skin tone. Have you ever been wearing something you love and felt really good about yourself and someone asked if you were tired or sick and you thought, “What?” It could possibly be because the color you are wearing makes you look older than you are or flushes your coloring out.

Okay, let’s talk Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2023. There are so many, but, I will share a few that you just might want to try.

Style Trends: Sheer Sleeves, Lace, Utilitarian Details (cargo pants, pockets, etc.), Blazers, Sport Luxe, Collared Knits, 2-piece Suiting, Patterned Pants, Asymmetrical Hems.

Pattern and Color Trends: greens of all shades, Viva Magenta shades (pinks), Orange of all shades, Loud Prints, Wide Stripes, Digital Touches, Wildflower, Gradient Color, Dots, Artisan.

Jewelry Trends: Blooms (Floral), Big Bangles, Pearls, Shoulder Grazing Earrings, Clean Metals (Simplicity).

Handbag Trends: Big Bags, Minimalist Silhouettes, Crystals-Rhinestones-Sparkly, Structured Boxy Styles, Fuzzy Textures, Citrus Shades, Shoulder Bags (short to medium handles).

Shoe Trends: Chunky Loafers, Ballet Flats, Metallics, Espadrilles, Crochet Sneakers, Sling Back, Naked Shoe (clear), Lace Up Tied Florals, Twinkle Toes (crystals), Bright Colors.

Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? We are probably all ready for some bright fun colors in our wardrobe. You might want to go on a search for a blazer and pant suit in a fun color; it can be as bright or soft as you like in your color code of course.

Let me know what trend caught your eye that you think you want to try this spring and summer.

Do you know your fashion style? I will share more on that next week. We will talk about what style you are comfortable in and how to make sure you are dressing the way that shows who you are with confidence.

Here is the link to the free color analysis.

If you are curious about the Spring/Summer 2023 Closet Outfit Planner, click here. This is a great tool to help you put your outfits together by following a capsule type wardrobe system developed by my mentor, Shari Braendel.

I hope you love getting dressed each day and you know that your style represents exactly who you are. If you need some help in this area or just some reassurance, let me know!

Until next time,

A Woman of Worth – Jo

Welcome to my series, “A Woman of Worth.” I’m excited to introduce you to the many women who have impacted my life and inspired me throughout the different seasons of my life. I have a feeling they will inspire many of you as well. We never know the path that others have walked when we first meet them. Whatever we are going through, we can usually find someone that will inspire us in the very thing that we need encouragement in. Through this series, I hope you will enjoy meeting the women that I have had the blessing of having in my life either for a short time or a very long time.

I met Jo Fite many years ago when I became a Mary Kay Cosmetic Consultant about 25 years ago. When I first met Jo, she was always so kind and was interested in me and my family. She always asked about my kiddos. She was and is an encourager. I admired how she always had a smile on her face and she was easy to talk to. She was also one that I knew was praying for me and I prayed for her as well.

Jo and her husband will celebrate their 43rd anniversary this year. When they married… Lyn who was 14 years older than she, had 2 children. Jo had given a baby girl up for adoption on one very early Easter morning when she was 16. Jo never stopped praying for her daughter over the next 25 years. After 25 years of praying for her, Jo was contacted by her daughter. She had just had her first child and wanted to find her birth mother. This was such an amazing time in all of their lives as Jo had her daughter back and a new grand baby. They are now all very close and are enjoying being a family again. Jo and Lyn now have 3 grandchildren. I love this story, don’t you?

Jo and Lynn lived in west Texas for a very long time and decided to retire to a small town in New Mexico. This was a big change for Jo as her mother was beginning to have dementia and so they moved her with them and shortly after the love of her life, Lyn, developed Macular Degeneration. This season of Jo’s life involves spending time servicing her Mary Kay customers of 30 years and taking good care of her mom and husband. She is the chief driver of the family. I love what she shared with me:

Mom & Lyn always took great care of me over the years, so I consider this a blessing that I can now take care of them!” 

Jo became a Christian shortly after she married. She and Lyn were doing a Bible study together and she realized that she needed to make Jesus her Lord and Savior. When she was around 10 years old she was introduced to Christ and made a profession, but didn’t remember much about it. So she settled it in her 20’s.

Jo’s biggest challenge in life right now is doing her best to take care of her husband and mom. Jo is also struggling with arthritis, She has had several surgeries and needs a couple more but is putting it off as she doesn’t want to be down and not able to care for her husband and mother. Now if you were to meet Jo, you would probably never know this as she doesn’t talk about herself very much. She’s always caring for others and loves doing so.

Jo’s favorite scripture that brings her comfort at this time in her life is:

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4:6-7

Jo told me that she wanted to be remembered as someone who cares for those that she loves and meets each day. That is Jo! When you meet her, you know that she truly cares for everyone in her life.

I hope you are encouraged by Jo’s life. What a beautiful picture of grace and beauty she is. I’m thankful to call her my friend! I love seeing her faithfulness to her husband, her children and her mom. She loves each of her Mary Kay customers and you know she’s doing something right when her customers call her and ask if they can go to church with her. That’s my friend, Jo! Alamogordo, New Mexico is lucky to have you!

Jo’s Mary Kay Website

Jo’s Mary Kay Facebook

Until next time,


Is Homeschooling For You?

Are you thinking about homeschooling your kiddos? Maybe the thought has crossed your mind and you think to yourself that there is no way you would even attempt it. It’s possible you have a desire to give it a try but you are fearful to begin. The thoughts of ruining your kids of any chances of being successful in life haunt you or you think that you barely made it through school yourself so how could you possibly educate your own children. If you are having these thoughts and other fearful thinking…you are at the right place! Don’t worry, I had those very same thoughts plus some. I probably had every emotion and fear when we made the decision to homeschool. I also had so much joy in being with my kids each day and instilling in them not only their lessons for the day, but strong values that would carry them through life.

*Be sure to click on the link under blog topics titled, Homeschooling and you will find all the other posts on this subject. Or click here to find the other posts on this topic.

I like to say that I homeschooled my two children when homeschooling wasn’t cool! I had a desire to home educate when my first child was barely to the toddler stage. When she was ready for Kindergarten I desperately wanted to but I didn’t have a clue how to go about it. During the middle of the year a friend that I knew when I was a teen introduced me to her homeschooling world. Long story short, this lady mentored me and I was on my way to begin our first grade year at home. I loved every second of it. I took each year as it came as I was always wanting to make sure I was doing the right thing for my kids as well as me.

Fifteen years later both of my kids graduated from Dillow Christian Academy. It was cool to give a name to your homeschool and that was the name we gave ourself. Was I a perfect homeschool mom? No, I wasn’t! If I could go back, I would be much better at it than I was knowing what I know now. My kids gave me much grace as this was a new thing for me and I was like a kid in a candy store. I wanted to read everything possible about homeschooling. When I would hear about something that was working great for someone else, I wanted to try it. We didn’t have the internet like we do now and when I would get the homeschool catalog in the mail with so many resources available, I would drool over that catalog. I wanted everything and I wanted to do everything. The main thing holding me back was the monetary resources.

My husband and I made the decision that I would stay home and raise our kiddos even if it meant we drove one car and lived on a very limited budget before we even started our family. So, when we began to homeschool, the cost of educational supplies was very costly. The Lord provided so amazingly all that we needed each year.

So many moms would say to me, “There is no way I can teach my children. They don’t mind me and I can’t teach them how to do anything!” That is a scary statement to make I would think. If you have children that don’t mind you or you can’t teach them anything….that might be a clue that some serious changes need to be made and homeschooling could be part of that answer. I always asked, “Did you potty train them?” Did you teach them their ABC’s? That’s called teaching. If you can potty train, you can teach! Isn’t potty training so time consuming and hard? Yes, but oh, so worth it.

I’ve heard every possible excuse and even accusatory statements on the subject of educating our own children. One was, “Well, I went to public school and nothings wrong with me!” First of all, I never said anything was wrong with you and guess what? I went to public school myself. I have good memories and I have some bad memories. Which in homeschooling you will have both as well. While educating my children I never made any remarks to anyone about their kids being in public school but boy, did I get remarks made to me. It’s amazing how when someone doesn’t understand what you are doing, instead of talking to you about it, they will make fun of or try really hard to make you feel like you don’t know what you are doing. They will do the same to your kids. Trust me, I’ve seen it all, heard it all and had a few that even tried to ridicule what I was doing. Remember, I was homeschooling before it was cool. These days it is so much easier and accepted, but, I have a feeling there is still some struggle in acceptance for some.

Today, when I hear stories of what all is going on in our world, our country and in our own cities, there would be nothing stopping me from having my kids at home learning how to read, write and arithmetic-ing, as they say. What a privilege it is to converse, teach, play and discuss everything about life with your kids each and every day.

If you love and enjoy being around your kids and you want your values passed on to your kids as well as making sure they learn things that will help them make it in this world, then homeschooling is a great way to do that. Sure, there are naysayers who had a bad experience, saw or heard something bad about a homeschool child or family, but guess what….those are few and far between. Unlike the horror stories we hear each and every day that is happening in our pubic education system. Those are not few and far between. I always say, grab a couple of dice and give them a roll……that is the chance you will take with your children by putting them in the care of a system that doesn’t have your values. To me……it wasn’t worth the risk.

I will be sharing more on the topic of homeschooling. I have a feeling that many are looking into the possibilities and doing some research just as I did all those years ago. How thankful I am that I took the plunge and gave it my best and not because of me, but, I believe because of God’s amazing grace my two kids are amazing adults. Our daughter is now a wife and mom of 6. When she was young, she loved learning. She was always reading and learning something new. She had thought at one time of going into politics of some sort but at 18 she knew that her calling was to be a wife and mom and design a home that honored God. Our days were full of choir practice, piano lessons, ice skating lessons, church youth groups, cooking/baking, friends and family. Today, she now home educates her children and runs a beautiful home as well as inspires her husband in their family business. Our son is married and has a new baby boy and what fun to watch him as a dad! He is also an animator for a major animation studio. He has animated many movies with top studios all the while having his own studio and animating for many clients of his own. When he was young and in the midst of homeschooling, our days were full of piano lessons, school work, basketball, building forts with his dad, church, art, guitar lessons, worship band, self learning animation, family and friends. Oh, how I’d love to go back to those days, but, I will settle for the sweet memories and sit back and watch both of our kiddos soar.

If you know someone who is thinking of Homeschooling, encourage them to do some research and talk to people who have been there and done that! It’s worth checking out. Your kids are worth checking into it and seeing if it’s a good fit for you and your family. We will talk more on this subject coming soon!

Until next time,

Happy March 2023!

March 2023! How’s your March going so far? We had another huge dirt storm yesterday. I had just cleaned up from the last one. I was so proud of myself, the day after our last one, I cleaned all our windows and dusted the shutters, furniture and mopped the kitchen floor AGAIN!. When we have dust storms our kitchen counters will have a layer of dirt and you know me, I can’t rest until I get them cleaned. I always wonder how much dirt we breathe in and get in our lungs. Oh, well, that’s something to think about later. All I know, my house is now clean again…except for the front porch…that’s for another day, too!

I wanted to touch base with you and tell you that I’m working on some fun ideas for my blog. I have all kinds of things I want to share with you. Things that the Lord has shown me BIG TIME the last couple of years. I’ve changed a lot in how I look at things and accept things. Our world has gone insane and it’s a real struggle to keep a positive attitude and continue to live life to the fullest. Living life to the fullest has always been my motto and I have learned that it is almost a fight to do so sometimes. So, I will be sharing some thoughts on that as well as I am finally getting back to my continuing series called “Women of Worth!” I know so many amazing ladies and there are so many stories, testimonies that make them who they are and I want to share them with you! Why? To encourage you. Iron sharpens iron and we all walk in different shoes, but, one thing we have in common, we need to be encouraged and know that we aren’t alone in our walk through this life on earth. So, stay tuned and I can’t wait to share some amazing ladies that I know. and meet regularly. I’ve always been one to think we should have friends and those that inspire us of all ages. This is a picture of a mom and daughter and I and these two have inspired me greatly. I hope to share more about them along with so many others in the future.

This photo was taken last summer…..and my hair has changed….was trying to grow out and I gave up….who knows if I will try again….when your hair is thick and likes to do it’s own thing…just take too long and too much work! Yes, we will be talking hair… coming up soon!

Do you enjoy reading magazines like I do? I read decorating, fashion, health and inspirational magazines. Well, that is how I hope my blog is for you. My dream is for it to be like a beautiful magazine filled with inspiration, encouragement and tips on how Beverly has made it to 63! Which brings me to another topic I’m working on and that is…aging! 61 hit me hard and I’ve learned many lessons to get my thinking back in check. I have so much to be thankful for and I’ll continue to share the things that I wish I would have known before the 60’s popped up so quickly!

I hope your weather is beautiful and calm as we welcome spring very soon. I have begun to get my closet switched over to spring/summer. I love fall winter clothes, so, spring takes me awhile to get going, but, I’m ready, I’m ready for beautiful weather (without the dirt) and green grass and flowers. Did you know that green is a huge color for the spring in our fashion choices… all shades….I love green!

I have shared with you something that my friend Shari Braendel and her team have designed and that is the Closet Outfit Planner. I purchase mine each season and they recently began a subscription plan which I have subscribed to. If you are interested, I’m going to share a link for you to go to so you can check it out and see if you would like to try it out. I just got mine today since it’s a subscription. (Subscribers get them early) When you click on the link you can read more about it.

Spring/Summer Closet Outfit Planner (subscription)

Color Analysis (If you don’t know your color code, you will want to take a quick quiz to find out)

I will be back very soon and if you know anyone that you think needs some encouragement in being a woman of worth, a woman of faith or how about just a woman trying to stay positive and excited about life; share this blog with her and encourage her to subscribe so she won’t miss a thing.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wondering What To Wear?

The new Closet Outfit Planner is about to be released for the 2023 Spring season. I just ordered mine and I can’t wait to see all the outfits that are demonstrated by using 27 pieces to create 30 + different outfits. I love fashion and one of my favorites are separates. The Closet Outfit Planner is a guide that shows you specifically how to put separates together to create different looks.

How do you get the planner? You go to this link and it will take you straight to the Style By Color website. You can read all about the details. If you decide this is for you, you will choose which planner you would like as in which color code you would like. Each color code has it’s own planner with those specific colors that are best for your own beautiful you. If you aren’t sure of your color code you will see a link to take a quick quiz that will let you know your color code so you can choose which planner you need. I’m a soft, so I will be receiving the Soft Closet Outfit Planner. If you need any help in determining your color code, let me know. I’ve been trained and certified by Shari Braendel on how to determine your color code, body style and fashion style… plus so many other fun things that have to do with fashion and helping you feel the best you! FYI, there are 6 color codes and you will be one of these; Clear, Deep, Cool, Warm, Soft and Light. (No, this isn’t the color coding from the 80’s, this is something entirely different.)

Okay, I’ve talked long enough, you will want to click on over to check out the planner. The benefit of getting it early before February 18th is you will receive a free ticket to the Style Palooza, which is a 2 day online workshop. Last year it was packed full of so much informative information. I can’t wait for this years workshops.

By the way, did you know this years color of the year is Viva Magenta. Each year Pantone releases the color of the year and so you will be seeing this color a lot in the next few months.

In your planner you will find other beautiful colors that are perfect for your skin, hair and eye color!

Have fun and until next time,

When I Grow Up…

We just got home from a trip to Florida. We flew from Texas to Florida on Southwest Airlines. The plane was packed going and returning home. On both flights we had a flight attendant crew that seemed like they enjoyed their job. The flight home was especially fun to watch the main flight attendant. She was on top of her game and she had a dry sense of humor. Every time she made an announcement, it made me giggle just a bit. As I watched, I had so many flashbacks of when I was little and dreamed of becoming an airline stewardess. When I was young they were called stewardesses. I still struggle to call them flight attendants. It might have been just to wear the fashions they wore back then.

Flight Attendant uniform from 60’s-70’s

I was always attracted to airplanes. When I was a sophmore in high school I found out that there was a flying club at my high school. I signed up and went to several meetings after school. The man in charge was an older man and he was so nice and kind. I was the only girl and I felt a bit out of place but, I loved each meeting. The plan was that we were going to get to fly an actual plane. It was going to cost quiet a bit to be that involved. Money for such a thing was not in my moms budget at all, so I eventually stopped attending the meeting. I explained to the director and he understood. He gave me a Piper jacket. I loved that jacket and wore it for several years.

I took french in high school simply because I envisioned myself flying to Paris regularly as a stewardess. I figured knowing french would be a plus when I would apply someday. Parlez-vous Francais?

The only thought about how I learned what a stewardess was is that I had a set of paper dolls that were stewardesses when I was young. The clothes were all so classy and pretty. I’m thinking I saw some movies that had airline stewardesses. I was six or seven when I announced to my parents that my dream was to be an airline stewardess. I later found out I had to be 21 to do my dream job. I patiently waited for 21 to arrive. When I was 17, I found out that Braniff Airlines accepted applicants at the age of 18. I was so excited when I read this. So, as soon as I turned 18, I applied. In those days (1977) they mailed an application and you fill it out and send it back. One day, I had a letter arrive from Braniff Airlines. I opened it and inside was an airline ticket and instructions of when to be in Dallas at their headquarters for a preliminary interview. I couldn’t believe it.

I called my uncle that lived in Dallas and asked if he would be able to pick me up at the airport and drive me to the interview. He was excited to do so. I was all set. The day came. I didn’t have a clue what to wear, so, I just wore what I normally wore to church. At this time I loved a certain style of dress by Gunne Sax. They had ruffles and some tied in the back with a bow and was usually made of a small floral print. So, I chose my favorite Gunne Sax dress which was blue with tiny flowers, a bow in the back and puffy sleeves with ruffles. It had a full skirt that was below my knees. I wore mary jane shoes with a heel. This was very 70’s. My mom took me to the airport that morning and I boarded the plane.

I fond this photo online of a typical Gunne Sax dress

A middle aged man was sitting next to me and began asking me questions about myself. He asked me where I was going and I explained that I was going for an interview with Braniff Airlines to be a stewardess. He told me that sounded very impressive and then asked if I liked to fly. I then told him, I had never flown before. He started laughing and I think he laughed most of the way to Dallas. He did wish me luck when we got off the plane.

Since I hadn’t flown before I didn’t know what to think when my ears clogged up. I didn’t know the trick to yawn or hold your nose and blow to pop your ears. My ears hurt and I couldn’t hear hardly anything. When I arrived in Dallas, my Uncle was waiting for me. He drove me straight to the Braniff offices. As I talked with my Uncle, I could hardly hear anything he said. He dropped me off at the office where the interview was to take place. I went in and was told to wait in the waiting room. Several girls were waiting as well. They looked much older than me. I also noticed they were dressed much different than me. I remember seeing they were mostly in straight short dresses with heels. I was beginning to feel very much out of place. I sat there for probably about 30-45 minutes waiting for my name to be called. I was so nervous and I was praying for courage and strength to not be shy or nervous during the interview. After about 15 minutes, I felt in my heart that the Lord was speaking to me, “Beverly, this is not what I have for you.” It was as if all the sudden I knew I wasn’t supposed to be there and I for sure wasn’t supposed to be an airline stewardess. Then my name was called. I went in and the first thing they did was weigh me. I weighed 125. The lady weighing me said that I needed to lose some weight as the chart says I should weigh 123 or less. I all at the sudden felt like a fat country bumpkin from the sticks! Then I was directed into a room with a group of 6 other people. A man at a desk began asking questions and we had to answer when he called on us. I was struggling so bad to hear. I can’t remember the exact questions that were asked except the last one and he asked what my plans would be if I wasn’t chosen to work for Braniff. I said I would be a church secretary or a teacher in a Christian school. I have no idea where that came from, but, evidently I had been thinking about it. I felt everyone turn and look at me with puzzled looks. The funny thing is, I didn’t care as I knew that this was not what I was to be doing anyway. I knew in my heart that the Lord had allowed me to experience all of this so I could see first hand how the process worked. If I wouldn’t have been able to experience that, I probably would have regrets to this day of not going for my dream. I left the interview and got in my uncles car and we headed back to the airport. On the way, my ears popped. My uncle then told me what I was supposed to do when your ears clog on an airplane. A bit late, but I sure was glad they popped. All the way home I kept working on my ears so that would never happen again!

I received a letter from Braniff a couple weeks later that said I was not chosen (shock) and I could apply again at a later date. It didn’t bother me in the least as I knew that I was fortunate enough to get the experience of the interview and I also knew I heard the Lord tell me that this was not what He had for me. I never looked back with any regrets. Although, I did get my weight to 123 and kept that as my goal for a few years.

Now when I fly and watch the flight attendants, I always think how fun it looks from a distance, but I’m thankful for the life that the Lord had for me instead. My mind always goes back to that interview and how out of place I must have looked to everyone in that room and also how out of place I felt.

Since that time I have lived my life to where I seek God’s direction in everything I do. Sometimes I know right away when something isn’t right and sometimes I go through things to learn some important lessons. I always try to share the lessons I’ve learned to possibly help someone else.

Pray about everything and listen… will know. Wisdom and discernment are wonderful gifts. Ask the Lord for wisdom each and every day.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Until next time,

Weight Loss Plan for 2023

Happy Weight Loss Year!

My dream is to come to a New Year and weight loss is not on my goal list for the year. To be the person that doesn’t have this issue would be so nice. I’ve shared my weight loss goals a couple of times before. I got tickled when reading over my last one which was 2020. Okay, maybe I wasn’t tickled….I was amazed at what happened after I got all set up to lose my extra fluff. 2020 was a crazy year as you know. I will share the links at the bottom of this email to those stories of weight loss attempts in case you are interested.

As one of my favorite sayings goes….That’s so yesterday! Only the Lord knows what this year holds for each one of us. I believe that we are to live for today and not worry about tomorrow. It is a blessing if we have one more day and as a Believer it is a blessing to step into the presence of our Savior when our time is done on this earth. Let’s live each day to the fullest and as if it’s our last. That’s so easy to say and sometimes hard to do when we get tired and overwhelmed. You get the point, I’m sure.

This is the time of year with all the commercials about weight loss programs. Yes, I actually thought about trying some of them. I made a list of things that I have tried and failed. I would share that with you but we need to get straight to my plan. When I say tried……that means I ordered it, paid for it, got set up and even went to a couple of meetings etc., but…..I didn’t DO them. I went back to my ways after maybe 2 days. See, my problem is, I enjoy life and I love just living life like I don’t have any issues with fluff. Oh wait, I remember when I go clothes shopping or when I’m uncomfortable in my clothes or I want to do something that would require being on the slim side. Then I want to do something about it….then I get comfortable and forget about it all again. Oh, there is the dreaded pictures. That will make me say, I really do need to get busy…but, then you can hide from the camera for awhile and not think about it. The list goes on and on.

Instead of ordering another program, I said, “Beverly, you have read every book, every plan and every motivational program there is, you know what to do. The key is to DO SOMETHING!” So here I am. I’m ready to do something. 2023 has to be the year to get this done and over with. (those words sound so familiar) I thought at one time, why do I care? Just live and not worry about it all. The deal is, I do worry about it. First of all for my health and then I also know how much better I feel physically and mentally when I’m not carrying around extra fluff.

So, are you with me? If you are, great! I’m going to share my plan here today and then if you are interested send me an email that you are in with me and I will send out a regular email to our group with a devotional and tips to keep on keeping on. See, you are helping me to stay with it and hopefully, I am helping you. We got this. On my actual blog I will share updates here and there, but, to stay motivated and to get this done you need to be on the email list. I have some BIG plans for those of us participating. You don’t want to miss out if you are serious about getting to your goal!

Beverly’s TRANSFORMATION Weight Loss Plan

Commit to 6 weeks (6 weeks goes by so fast, doesn’t it? Think what can be accomplished in 6 weeks! 42 Days! A month and a 1/2. Piece of cake. I mean… piece of a carrot! 😉

Weigh on first day you begin, then put the scale away. We won’t weigh again until 6 weeks is up, then on to phase 2.

Take your measurements.

This is a good time to organize and clean out your pantry. All those candy stashes should be taken out. Anything that tempts you, get rid of.

Eliminate all sugar and flour products (for 6 weeks) It can be done. Just about everything has sugar in it. When purchasing items make sure sugar is listed as the 5th or more ingredient. If it’s in the first 5 ingredients, don’t use it.

Keep track of every solid thing you eat and record it.

Keep your calories to 1,200-1,500 calories/day. This will be fairly easy when you aren’t loading up on carbs. *I’m doing 1,200/day.

Drink 10 glasses of water/day.

Exercise. Find something that you can do and enjoy. I personally can’t think of one exercise I enjoy, but I will be doing walking as my main form of exercise. I am in serious need of building muscles. I lost a lot of muscle in 2020 and that’s not a good thing! So, I’m working on that area. I’ll share more as we go.

I love the idea of intermittent fasting. It’s really good for your body and I will be doing” IF.” 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. are my eating times. I realize some aren’t able to do that, so that choice is yours on that one. I will share more about it over the next 6 weeks.

How does that sound? Are you with me? If you want to be on my motivational email list, let me know. The first email is on setting your goal weight and setting up your journal for your new 6 week journey. I’m excited…..Let’s Do This!

Always remember, we are daughters of the King! He loves us just as we are. We are just trying to be healthy and fit in order to accomplish more for Him! (and our families)

Here are some links related to this topic:

Now Is The Time To Get Fit

The Time Has Come

Until next time,

Winter Closet Outfit Planner -2022

If you have followed me for long you know about the Closet Outfit Planners that come out each season. Well, the new Winter planner is out now and it’s really nice! I have mine and its been fun to put outfits together by following the planner suggestions.

If you want to read more about it or even want to go ahead and order your planner, just click on this link here. The cost of $37.00 is great, too. I print mine off and put each page in a clear sleeve and put in a binder. I keep it in my closet to go through when I’m needing some inspiration. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or leave a comment.

Tomorrow, I will be sharing my weight loss plan that I’m beginning for the new year! I was going to keep it to myself but a friend encouraged me to share so she and maybe others could join in. I will be forming a special email group for encouragement and hopefully inspiration. So watch for my next post! This is the year, ladies! Oh please let this be the year! 🙂

Christmas Home Tour 2022

What a wonderful Christmas we had this year! I’m sitting here looking at the tree thinking how peaceful it all is still. I decorated the house the first part of November. I tend to decorate every nook and cranny, so I like to get started early, so I can enjoy it. The only draw back is celebrating Thanksgiving with Christmas decorations all around. I’ve just made up my mind that Thanksgiving and Christmas are so close together that I can celebrate both without feeling guilty. I decorate for fall at the beginning of September, so I have plenty of time to enjoy all the fall decor. On Thanksgiving Day, I did redecorate the dining table with all fall for our Thanksgiving meal. Then as I cleaned up, I replaced it with the Christmas decor. Usually right after Christmas I like to begin the take down. My Jim likes to keep it up until the first. He doesn’t know this but I begin taking things down in the guests rooms etc but leave the main trees up to enjoy until the first of the year. Which at this moment, I’m glad the tree is still up. I love the twinkle lights on the mantle garland and tree and all the quiet and peacefulness. I will say as soon as the first comes it is “Mission Christmas Put Away” in full speed. Here are just a few pics of a few of my favorite spots around the house this year. I have 6 trees up this year and various vignettes around the house of Christmas fun!

I’ve loved Christmas since I was a young girl! I love the twinkling lights, beautiful vibrant colors of red and green, people seem happier than usual, the music, the smells, I could go on and on….

I will stop now. I could go on and on with all the things that make me smile around the house. I hope you got a little bit of a smile. We will talk more tomorrow! After my blogging break, I have so much to share with you; I can’t wait!

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

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Until then, have a wonderful day!

Fall 2022 Closet Outfit Planner

Fall is my favorite season for fashion! I love the colors, boots, cozy fashion and the list goes on and on. Don’t even get me started on fall decorating. Well, I will be sharing that soon, so be prepared. A girl just has to share don’t you think? Okay, back to the main point of this post….The Fall Closet Outfit Planner!

The Closet Outfit Planner is a PDF download that helps you build a capsule wardrobe with only 27 pieces. You will be given the keys to have 150 different outfits with those 27 pieces. If that isn’t enough, there are links to the actual articles that are shown in case you don’t have that item or a similar item already in your closet. Also, included in the planner is a section on body shape and how to dress for your particular body shape.

I’ve purchased mine for the past couple of years and it’s always so much fun to see the colors chosen for my color code and the items that are on trend for this season. I love putting outfits together and I’ll admit that a capsule wardrobe is a challenge for me, but, I always get my planner and see what I have in my closet that I hadn’t thought to put together and make a whole new outfit.

Here is your link for the new Fall 2022 Closet Outfit Planner. Feel free to browse around and read more about it on the link I just shared. If you decide to purchase, it is $37.00.

If you are not sure of your personal color code, I will share the link to take the free color analysis quiz to help you out. If you have any problems, let me know and I can help you. Free Color Analysis Quiz.

Trusting you are having a fabulous beginning of the fall season. I’m really rushing it, aren’t I?

Until next time,