(unsolicited) suggestion friday #4: get dressed! (and other useful advice)

Looking for the list of recommended books from (unsolicited) suggestion friday #3 and #2?  Here you go: Recommended Christian books: Contemporary and Classics.


Today I thought I’d share with you some of the awesome stuff I’ve run across as I’ve gotten acclimated to the blogging world.

I was super excited to see how many women are sharing their faith online – many of them very articulately and very lovingly.  And these are some fantastically creative women!  So, below you’ll find some links to blogs that I’ve been checking out lately.  (Please note that I haven’t read everything on all of these blogs.  Therefore, this is not a blanket endorsement of the content.)  Also: for more blogs I like, check out my “blogroll” on the sidebar!

One thing I’m looking forward to is a challenge (Frumps to Pumps) that starts Monday at www.likeawarmcupofcoffee.com.  See, I usually work at home 1 or 2 days a week.  Long hours to be sure, but in the comfort of our home – which is nice.  On days when I teach or do observations of future teachers, I dress up.  On days when I stay home to grade, work on lesson plans, write……not so much.  Now, I’m very fortunate because the husband works exclusively from home — this means we often get to have lunch together, bounce ideas off each other – it’s a huge blessing, and I’m very grateful for it.  I’ve realized, however, that I tend to “dress down” on these work-at-home days.  Like way down.  Like not just to the ground, but through the ground into some deep cave.

When it’s summer and dressing down means little shorts and tank tops (we don’t have kids, so the dress code is pretty loose around here), I don’t think he minds one bit.  In the winter, though, I tend towards pajama pants and long-sleeved t-shirts or sweatshirts.  (I have told him that if he’d turn up the heat, I’d gladly wear shorts all year.  I don’t think the thermostat is going to change, though….)

So, this challenge to actually get dressed “up,” even if you’re staying home, is perfect for me.  Actually, I started today.  (And by started I mean I put on jeans and a shirt, a little make-up, and let my hair down.)  After the husband saw I got dressed, here’s how the conversation went:

“Are you going somewhere?” the husband asked.

“No,” I answered.

“You just decided to put on your big girl clothes?” he questioned, looking a little confused.  (I call them my big girl clothes; he’s not being condescending here.)

So, yeah, I could probably stand to make this dressing “up” thing more of a habit!  If you’re interested in joining me (and lots of other women), check it out:

Also, if you’re looking for other Christian blogs, Faithful Bloggers (www.faithfulbloggers.com) is a great place to start:

And, finally, Time-Warp Wife (http://time-warp-wife.blogspot.com/) is in the middle of a 31 Days of Love challenge where guest writers challenge us with different ways to show love to our husbands.  Awesome!

What sites or challenges would you recommend?  Tell us (and please leave links!) in the comment section below!

Want to read more?  Check out the start of the (becoming) fully submitted series.  With the final, and somewhat controversial (?), post here: (becoming) fully submitted, part 5.

Have a prayer request?  Check out the latest (prayer) warrior wednesday.

And coming up on Monday: (becoming) a godly wife, part one.  Ever wonder why he won’t <insert thing you’ve asked him to do 1000 times here>?  Check back Monday for a discussion of potential answers – and for advice on how to respond to the situation.


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4 responses

  1. I definitely need this challenge!! I work from home and I have a bad habit of wearing sweat pants and t-shirts all day. I guess it’s more comfortable but there is no excuse for me looking like a hag all the time!! I will be signing on with this challenge!! 🙂 P.S. I love your blog!! 🙂

    1. I’m so glad you like the blog! And I’m excited that you’re up for the “getting dressed” challenge. I’d love to hear how it goes for you!

  2. Big-girl clothes….nice 🙂

    1. I’ve got big girl shoes, too! 😉

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