A Prayer For Our Husbands 2016


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Tomorrow marks two years of marriage for the cowboy and I. Within these past two years one of the most important lessons I am learning is to pray for my sweet husband. Our husbands go through so much and they rarely ask for help. As wives I believe it is our job to pray for our husbands daily. Prayer is a powerful tool we as women of Christ need to be using proactively to support our man! Last year I wrote A Prayer For Our Husbands and felt prompted to rewrite one for 2016. Each year my heart break a little more for our world, and each day our husbands are sent out into the world. Join me in praying for our husbands daily, because prayer works!

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for brining me the perfect teammate. You knew exactly what we both would need to compliment each other and work together. You are so good God! Thank you for our marriage, and all that you have done and will do within our lives. There is no greater God than you, for you have created the perfect will for our marriage.  

Today as I pray over my husband I ask that you protect him from harms way on his way to and from work. Give him favor with his bosses and colleagues, and let him be a positive light in his work space. I ask that you sharpen his discernment today, and give him clarity like never before. As he tackles the tasks laid out before him at work I pray you give him the focus he needs to complete them with excellence.

I pray you give him boldness to speak your name so that all who know my husband knows he serves a might God. In today’s world where hate and arguments rage I ask that you give him a wise tongue to know when to speak and when to listen. I ask for an abundance amount of energy over him, and a positive word for all those he interact with.   

Amen!

Prayer is a beautiful thing, isn’t it?

xoxo stephanie


Married & Bright


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Happy February y’all!

Ladies, I don’t know about you but I’m extremely picky about my lingerie. And by lingerie I simply mean my bra and panties. Ever since I was in high school I saw the value in these items. Not only does a good brand last longer they also feel better on your skin. And a matching set of bra and panties can give a girl a whole new level of confidence. Go a head laugh if you don’t believe me. But trust me I know what I’m talking about, and so does Annika the creator, owner, and designer for Married & Bright.

“Married & Bright is made for the girl who is strong, powerful, and full of life. She loves dinner parties, movie dates, and being the first one on the dance floor. She believes in Netflix, mimosas, donuts, and sleeping in.  She’ll never pick a fight, but will always get the last word. She bakes her own birthday cake, gets lost in books, takes hours-long bubble baths, and will eat chocolate anything. She is confident in her own skin, and not afraid to show it.”

I talk a lot about self confidence around here because it breaks my heart to see a girl lacking in self acceptance. We’re all beautiful inside and out! That’s what I love so much about Married & Bright, it encourages women to feel comfortable, and confident in their own skin no matter their size. Not to mention the fact that their products are to die for. During my weekly scroll on Instagram I came across Annika’s profile and immediately I fell in love. Creativity just oozes from this girl, it’s inspiring and contagious. Not to mention her feed is full of girlyness! But can we talk about the product, like seriously. I didn’t even want to take this set off to take pictures of it, that’s how comfortable and amazing it is! And would I ever lie to you?! The answer to that is NO! One thing I hate when it comes to clothing, of any type, is when the material is scratchy. There’s nothing worse then sitting in a meeting or the middle of church and you can’t stop fidgeting because the bra you have on is rubbing your sweater which is causing everything to itch. This Earn Your Stripes set in pink was the exact opposite of itchy. I squealed when the cowboy brought in the gold package and I couldn’t wait to try everything on. To put this set to the test I wore it all day while running around doing errands and attending meetings, then I rocked this pretty pink set around the house in true lazy form. I was in heaven! Nothing poked me, nothing itched, nothing was too tight, it was perfect. Another noteworthy plus to Married & Bright’s bralettes is there’s no underwires wires. This is a make or break it for me personally. Underwires in bras aggravate your breasts and have been  known to add to the risk of breast cancer. So no underwires is a must for me, and it’s so nice to find bras that offer this option without taking away the sexiness, or cute factor. Another bonus is you get to choose when ordering if you want to add a clasp or not. They’re so soft and comfy you could even wear them to bed if you get one without the clasp! Now comes the questions I know some of you are wanting to ask, and yes you can custom order your size! Hooray!

It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching us and every wife wants to surprise her husband with something cute and sexy. And I truly believe a new bra and pantie set will give her that extra boost of confidence to see herself as beautiful. But even if you’re not married and you just want to treat yo’ self this Valentine’s Day then Married & Bright is perfect for you! Order before February 8th if you’re wanting something specific for Valentine’s Day! Oh and not to mention the wedding sets, and bridesmaid sets are both stinking cute!

I’m also in love with this bralette, and this one, oh and this one, and we can’t forget this one! Can you tell I have an addiction? Which ones are your favorites?

XOXO,

Stephanie


Coffee Date


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This holiday season seems to be flying by. I feel as though I will blink and 2016 will be here. With all the craziness of shopping, wrapping, and gift giving it’s easy to forget to slow down. It’s even easier to get so caught up in the “Christmas spirit” we forget to love on our husbands. Sometimes we get wrapped up in giving gifts and loving on others we overlook the needs of those close to us. It’s important to remember to slow down and and let your husband know you appreciate him. Letting your husband know your appreciate him and all the work he does to support you is giving one of the best gifts of all! This gift looks different for each couple, for us it meant getting coffee together just the two of us. I loved this day we spent together, yes it involved Christmas shopping but it also had quality time written all over. I was able to focus and listen to the current needs of my husband, and that is so important to me. Slowing down and taking a step back from our crazy life is something we need to do more often. Today I encourage you to step back, revisit the needs of your husband and spend some quality time together. This could be a simple coffee date, a movie night at home, or a 5 star dinner. Whatever you choose to do don’t forget the reason you’re doing it, to let your husband know you appreciate him. Plus you may get some really good gift ideas while on your date together!

ps. my shoes are on sale here!

XOXO,

Stephanie


 

 

Anniversary Weekend


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For our one year anniversary the cowboy and I decided to spend the weekend away from home, and it was such a nice getaway. It was actually our first vacation together alone since our honeymoon! We had an absolute blast, I’m talking mini golf, movies, theme parks, salt water pools, delicious food, and shopping. I didn’t want to comeback to reality, but alas we had to.

But as we drove home early Monday morning we took with us some splendid memories. Here’s a photo recap of our weekend together.

Day 1 

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(killing time before we watch Inside Out, he won this game)

Day 2 

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(woke up early to hit the theme park rides before all the families arrived!)

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(this pool was adult only salt water, and it was amazing!)

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Day 3

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(of course we had to get us some Starbucks)

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(this restaurant was amazing, the theme of it was too fun)

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(although we opted out of the wine tasting, I’m pretty proud of this picture. I snapped this shot while the camera was around the cowboy’s neck)

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(we had to have a rematch because I lost the first night. He won again..)

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(a weekend getaway wouldn’t be the same without a milkshake to top it all off)

I know this is picture overload but I love reliving our trips through pictures!

 

XOXO,

Stephanie


 

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