Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Crazy March Days

Hey y'all! I hope you're having a great week! I'm unpacking from returning from Georgia on Monday and preparing for a trip to Ohio on Friday, with a jaunt to Nashville Thursday evening for the Teach Them Diligently Convention. Needless to say, dressing up has been the last thing on my mind as I clean the house, work on getting skirt orders out, briefly help my sister sew bridesmaid dresses, and prepare for company. My first priority? Drinking coffee.


I wasn't intending to do a full "review" of this coffee when Gypsy Coffee Co. sent it to me, but I love it so much I wanted to mention it. My goal for 2016 is to only work with ethically-minded companies, so when they contacted me asking about sponsorship I couldn't say no. 

From their about page: 

"Gypsy Coffee- a place where creativity is encouraged, Christ is honored, fair-trade coffee and other drinks are made, sold, and enjoyed, and money is raised to end human trafficking. Sounds cool, huh? That's the dream.

So far we have our own variety of fair trade Honduran coffee, a great coffee recipe, and a good bit of energy, but we hope to eventually become a real coffee shop selling our very own coffee."

Their Full City Roast is awesome. It's exactly the flavor I like for my afternoon ah-the-kitchen's-a-mess-I-need-to-make-dinner pick-me-up. ;) I love it in the french press, 2-3 T for 24oz of water. 

My wet hair in a weird bun is a good indication of just how real this outfit is. My shirt I pulled out of the "donate" bin we had in our room because I just wasn't ready to say goodbye... and I'm glad I did! I didn't realize how few spring shirts I have until the weather warmed up these last 10 days or so. My earrings are from my sister's Etsy shop, Droplette Jewelry

My skirt I made from FreshApparel.us scraps, just piecing it together carefully and paying attention to the grain of the denim so it would lay right. :) 

My mug says "Actually, I Can" from Jo-Ann's. 

Y'all try out Gypsy Coffee Co. if you can. They have a sale going on through March: GCSPRING30 for 30% off! Have a great day! What's your weekend look like?




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  1. Coffee is such an important priority!!! And that is so awesome that the company fights human trafficking! (a huge problem in our country of which many people are unaware) Thanks for this review and sharing about the company!

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  2. I love that shirt!! It was the first thing I noticed.... I can't believe that you almost donated it! What is the brand, may I ask!? Thanks!

    -Rebecca

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  3. My weekend is basically filled with work, school, and writing stuff. :D I love your assemble there, regardless if it isn't a dressed up outfit. :D

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  4. Aww man! I was going to teach them diligently but plans changed last minute. Would have loved to meet you!
    Madisyn

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  5. I've followed your blog for upwards of a year now--love your fashion sense! I'll be at TTD on Saturday (I'll be helping out with the Bible Bee booth) and would love to meet you.

    Joy

    P.S. The coffee sounds great :)

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    1. Aw, I would have loved to meet you! I'll only be there tonight, though. :(

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  6. I can't believe you said something about your "weird bun", because right before I saw that, I thought to myself, "Ahhh, that is gorgeous!", haha!

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  7. That is so neat you could do a review on Gypsy Coffee!! I am friends with Heidi and recently did an interview of her + Gypsy Coffee on my blog.

    Cute outfit as well. I love your skirt!

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  8. I love the colors of your shirt! This weekend I'm going bridesmaid dress shopping for my best friend's wedding coming up this summer. :) Random question, where do you find your knee length/capri length leggings? I have such a hard time finding them!

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  9. I love that outfit Olivia! that goes to show that functional outfits can be modest and cute too :)
    I would love to see a tutorial for that skirt! it's beautiful, it's like nothing I've ever seen before!

    Blessings!
    Tiffany from PrimProverbsPrincess

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  10. Love your skirt!!!!

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  11. What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?I just started an Etsy account and am wondering what good shops there are.By the way,I love this outfit!

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  12. Love your shirt, Olivia! Where did you find it?!

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  13. You look adorable!! It is SO refreshing to see a young lady wearing clothes that look good and still keep all the essentials covered! :)

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  14. I think I really need to try that coffee sometime! Thanks for doing a review. I love your outfit as well :) I need more spring tops too, I am hoping to get out to some of the local thrift stores soon. Summer is fast approaching and I need some more modest tops for camp!
    I hope the rest of your month is awesome... I know things can be crazy!
    Rebekah Joy
    www.moreradiance.com

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  15. Hello! I have been thinking of wearing more to only skirts but I haven't always liked them, and I ride horses english style (with breeches l) and have been trying to think of a way that I could make my current riding clothes more modest. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Love in Christ,
    Sarah

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  16. Hey there Olivia, I love you outfits you put on your blog... I this one is prob. my best. Anyways keep posting please :)

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  17. This is kind random, but what is your workout routine?
    ~lu

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  18. Yeah March was pretty crazy at my house too!! In a diffrent way. Let me make the point that we are NEVEREVEVEVEVEVEVEVEVEVEVER sick EVER. Someone gets a runny nose a few times thats it. Starting literally March 1st we had Inluenza for a week. We got better and my mom had phenmonia for a week. The next week my little sister started with Strep Throat. So everyone but one person got strep. Than I had Appendicitis and had to go through surgery and such.

    And I am in love with that shirt.....<3

    ~ Rebekah ~

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  19. I am a male and I'm honestly not sure how I came across your site. However, I just wanted to thank you for what you are doing for your sisters in Christ. I am actively seeking a wife, and it is oftentimes heartbreaking due to the lack femininity of females within our present-day church. It is SO refreshing to see this. I know it may sound odd to you, but actually conducting yourself in such a biblical, respectable manner elicits hope for me (and other men out there) that there are good and Godly women still there! Keep on being a role model in your uniquely talented manner.

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    1. I know you are probably not out there anymore, but just in case you see this, thanks for that lovely remark! A lot of women want to be feminine inside, but the pressures of our messed up world bring out the worst in people sometimes.....This stuff is refreshing for a girl, so I can't imagine how you must have felt..... :)

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  20. hey, just signed up to follow your blog a few minutes ago...but i've been looking at for awhile. i enjoy it!
    oh, btw-coffee is is BIG in my family!
    God Bless!!!!
    Clo, Is. 53:5, #UNASHAMED, heresclo.blogspot.com, YouTube channel-Clo Hale

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  21. Hi Olivia. I've been checking out your blog for a while now and I really love the message you communicate! Thanks for encouraging us young women and standing for what you believe in. It's truly an inspiration!

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  22. What sewing machine do you have?
    P.s. I love your blog! !

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  23. I think Jean skirts are in style don't ya think I like all her clothes!

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  24. So I guess we know now what you were doing down in Georgia. ;)

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