Lace n Long Legged Shorts

Good morning!!!!!!!!

So its hot outside….really hot….and humid. There have been a couple of thunderstorms lately but….the air is still tight. I walk outside the house in the morning and it feels like afternoon heat at 7am! I don’t work at a local summer camp where I can wear short shorts and the summer camp tee with flip flops!

I work in an office setting within and early childhood school….so I have to keep it professional and classy! Some days are more bearable in this heat than others!

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Here we goooo!!! I purchased a pair of long legged black denim, light weight shorts from the thrift store for $2, and paired it with my tan lace top from Ross, put a light weight tank top underneath to cover my bra, and my teal bracelet from Burlington coat factory.

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….and of course you know me for my fave new work shoes! These babies go along way with the die cut/ eyelet designs in them! My feet get a breeze all day in this closed to environment!!!! Lol!!!!

So here’s how I’m staying cool while working all day in this crazy heat! Thanks for stopping by and drop a line below 😉

Thanks for visiting,

JanetsJournee

How I made my way to THRIFTING!

What is this new trend called “thrifting” that’s so popular??? First of all, its not new, people have been buying used clothes for decades….mainly because they couldn’t afford to purchase clothes brand new. When I was growing up, we didn’t go to the thrift shop at all. My parents made enough to purchase our clothes brand new. The one time my mom did try out the thrift shop with a friend and purchase me clothes….I never wore them lol.

During my senior year of college….something happened…..I gained weight! Eek! I didn’t have enough money to purchase brand new clothes!!!!! So I began thrifting at the local Salvation Army and another church thrift shop in West Chester. I was working 25 hours a week, helping to pay for my education, books, supplies, groceries, and traveling expenses. I didn’t have much money then.

I found something beautiful at those thrift stores! Cute tops, jeans, and more!!! It got to a point that I loved going to the thrift store and I was always complimented on my looks! During my college graduation weekend….I put together some of the cutest outfits from the thrift shop!

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In the picture above I’m wearing a thrifted vest and blouse, and I believe I thrifted the skirt too. All in all….although I looked down on the thrift shop as a teen….I love going there now although I can afford to and do purchase some of my clothes new. I’ve never purchased my daughters clothing from a thrift shop because I find them super cheap and cute in the stores! I just look extra hard lol.

I love to thrift now because I like to look different and I don’t want someone to have on my exact same outfit!

As always….thanks for stopping by and reading about my thrifting story!

Thanks for visiting,

JanetsJournee

Why Worry When the Water is Running

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If I only had the space to tell you what I’ve recently been through….but I won’t go into detail here. All I can say is that we’ve all been through something in life. Life isn’t always peaches and cream, but we can make it through certain situations and be stronger than ever in them!

I’ve been through some of the toughest times lately. Being a mother and full time employee, I’ve had to walk around with a smile on my face like everything was absolutely fine. However, on the inside I’m torn up. Some days I feel like I’m falling apart and I don’t know how the next day will go. I’ve had to make some of the toughest decisions ever. Some things you’ll never want to face.

No matter how much I want to scream and shout to the world what I’ve faced recently….the truth is, I can’t. At work, I have to maintain professionalism, after hours I’m mom, and I thank God for my family and friends….but I can’t always tell them everything…..because truth is….they’ve heard enough at some point!

Some people don’t know all the details….but I’m sure their suspicions are flying….and they can ask me the truth and I’ll tell them everything….I have no reason not to. Someday on this platform when all things are done….I’ll share my story with you.

I say all this to say that I finally realized in my own life that God truly is in control! As long as I’ve been praying….there’s no way I could’ve made it without Him! He has supplied my every need everyday! I also thank God for my family for being so supportive of me during this time! But you know….what I’ve lost….God is going to give me greater than I’ve ever imagined and I’m not going to settle for less. Thank You God for bringing me this far and I know that greater works are ahead! Its not over yet!!!!!!

As always….thanks for stopping by and drop a line below 😉

Thanks for visiting,

JanetsJournee