Friday, May 26, 2017

4 Best Places to Shop for Modest Swimwear

Finding affordable, classy swimsuits is hard, especially when you want to be a little bit more modest. Today I have compiled a list of my favorite online (or in store) places to shop for modest swimsuits.

ann in garden party

(Shown above: "Anne in Garden Party")
I discovered Rey Swimwear a few months ago, and I still can't believe how pretty these swimsuits are! They are ethically made, modest, and cute. The suits are a bit pricey, some can be over $100. Because of that, I have not ordered a swimsuit from here (yet) but hope to in the future!

Modest Swimwear, Swim Top for Women - Style "Rebekah" - SwimTop, Tee, Shirt

I ordered a swimsuit from Cover Up For Christ last year for my trip to the Outer Banks. Bree is so sweet and an incredibly talented seamstress. My swimsuit (same as pictured above) came quickly, and was very well made. I definitely recommend this shop!

(Shown above: "Lemon Rose Double-Cinch Tankini Top")
My mom and I both ordered swimsuits from here a few months ago, and they are super cute! Limericki suits are reasonably priced and they always seem to have great sales and deals going on!

Women's Striped High Neck One Piece Swimsuit Blue - Clean Water. Image 1 of 3.
4. Target
(Shown above: Women's Stripped High Neck One Piece Swimsuit Blue - Clean Water)
Target has a wide variety of one piece swimsuits (631 online to be exact) and it is very easy to find cute, modest, affordable swimsuits. I ordered the swimsuit shown above last night on sale for $35.

I hope this post helped you find some cute new suits!
Happy Summer, everyone!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

LUOA & Wipeouts

On Thursday last week, I finished 8th grade! It was a struggle for me, because I was doing 4-6 math lessons some days! Teaching Textbooks thought it would be fun to sneak in 30 extra review lessons. Thanks a lot. Anyway, I'm glad I'm done and look forward to starting my freshman year of high school!
For high school next year, I am going to mix it up a little and start taking online classes with Liberty University Online Academy. I got enrolled two days ago, and already have received my course schedule & school email address. I am a bit nervous to try something new, but so far so good! :)
For Mothers' Day this past Sunday, my family went to church, then came home, hung out a bit, and went to the Bellows. The waves were really big, and I wiped out, like, a lot. I was bodysurfing for a little while (and getting better!! Score!) when I got a bit overly confident and brought my boogie board out with me. The hard thing about a boogie board is that when a big wave comes, you can't duck dive under it (or at least I can't), so it sends you tumbling back to the beach. Time after time I would get up, adjust my bathing suit, and look back at the water where all the other boogie boarders were, riding waves and doing amazing. It is very frustrating. Hopefully I with get the hang of it soon. Hopefully.
Woah, I really flip-flopped subjects.
What are you doing for school next year?
What are you doing this summer?

Monday, May 8, 2017

I don't have my life together--Honest Words from Yours Truly

It's been awhile, hasn't it? I unexpectedly took a three-month blogging break, and I actually don't have a single good excuse. I just really didn't feel like writing a blog post. To be honest with you guys, sometimes I feel like I have to fit some "homeschooled Christian teen girl 'blogger mold,' " and live an absolutely perfect life. Great relationships with siblings and parents, perfect friends, incredible writing and photography skills, and a motivation to do lots of schoolwork, bake, write, sew, and kick that TBR list in the butt that I just don't possess. Throughout the past few months, whenever I thought about doing a blog post, I immediately thought: " 'I can't do a blog post, I just fought with my brother,' or, 'I totally handled that situation wrong,' or, 'I'm just in a bad mood today.' "

Recently, I have been learning the value of complete honesty and authenticity. I have always appreciated people who say it how it is, and refuse to sugar-coat the truth. So, that is what I am striving for on this blog. I must admit, in the past, I have made things happening in my life out to seem better on the blog. I can be a pretty self-conscious person, and I oftentimes have little fears that creep in that say "you can't say your day was bad, that makes you look like a bad Christian!" and things like that.

In all honesty, I don't have my life together. I struggle to find the motivation to do school/workout/read/do chores/be productive sometimes. I don't have a perfect family. Sometimes I feel like I'm not good enough, or smart enough, or thin enough. But you know what? That's okay. It's how we respond to these doubts and fears that really matters.

In my life (and blog) I am going to strive for complete authenticity. Care to join me?  :)