What Fashion Is

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The fashion industry today is a conglomerate of boyish clothing with a feminine feel and feminine clothing that is merely more revealing menswear. We have “sexy” designs in drab colors that celebrate only one type of the female form to the exclusion of all others.

Fashion is more than just art. It is all art forms coming together into what ought to be a celebration of the image of God and His Creation. What we put on in the morning should inspire is, it should make us feel strong and capable and beautiful. It should be an extension of who we are, a message to the world without saying a single word.

We need to stop thinking of fashion in the Christian realm as being modest, last decade and unattractive and start thinking of fashion as something in which to take joy and to achieve excellence.

We need to start being artists.

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Dinner and Blogging

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I did not buy ice cream at the grocery store.

I decided not to buy ice cream at the grocery store the moment I walked in. Then I opened my Shopkick app and noticed I could 25 kicks for scanning Talenti gelato. I love gelato and this particular brand only puts basic ingredients in theirs…I decided to go ahead and get a container of it.

Food 4 Less was completely out of gelato. I could not find it anywhere in the frozen food aisle. So I decided to get Bunny Tracks instead.

See what happened there?

Luckily, I couldn’t decide which Bunny Tracks so I once again decided NOT to buy ice cream at all. I did however console myself with a bottle of Blackberry Arbor Mist. I’m still not sure if it’s actually healthier but surely it has less sugar in it…

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(Sorry about the grainy pic. Cameras just don’t like me.)

I also splurged on a beautiful Dahlinova Carolina Burgundy. (I say spurged because I already spent all my gardening money and then some, but it WAS only $4…)

A friend called while on my way home to discuss plans for a dinner party and the use of my oven Saturday morning. Naturally, since I am a terrible housekeeper, some actual cleaning is in order. Cleaning put me in the mood to cook and cooking resulted in this lovely, healthy meal of hamburger, potatoes and fresh broccoli. Recipes below:

Hamburger patty-

1/2 lb each of ground beef and turkey
1-2 tbs. coconut oil, melted
1-2 drops each Young Living Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Basil and Marjoram essential oils.
(Mix the essential oils into the coconut oil.)
1 tsp. or so of Penzey’s smoked paprika
I added some Italian seasoning mostly just for fun and color.
I was out of eggs, but an egg or two will help keep the patties from falling apart. One of mine did.

Mix. Form into patties and freeze.

When ready for use, thaw the patties and cook on medium heat.

Potato fries-

3 small potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges

Place on a greased cookie sheet or glass pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, Penzey’s smoked paprika or spices of your choice. Spray with cooking spray. Roast at 400 for 20-30 minutes.

Broccoli-

Cut broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces. Saute with a tbs. of coconut oil on medium-high heat just until cooked through and slightly crunchy. Season with salt.

Feel free to cover the potatoes and meat with ketchup. I did.

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