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Great Websites for Gorgeous Spring Dresses

Great Websites for Gorgeous Spring Dresses

We’re kinda all about dresses at This Blue Dress. No, we don’t sell them, but we love any excuse to get a new one. Our excuses for a new spring dress? We want to feel beautiful on Easter, Mother’s Day, and every day in between. There are great seasonal deals on dresses. Who can resist […]

Fashion is You

Fashion is You

I have a birthday tradition. It’s a weird, personal one that I haven’t shared with most people. I’m not sure when it started, but I vividly remember it on my twelfth birthday. My family was taking me out to dinner, Olive Garden that year, and my mom had gotten me this beautiful black and gold […]

Love Yourself

Love Yourself

Anyone who has ever taken an introductory psychology class has probably studied Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. As a psych student, I studied it many times. The basic principle is certain needs have to be met before other aspects of life can be focused on. Someone who is physically starving will need to focus on finding […]

Song of the Week 2018

Song of the Week 2018

To learn more about the benefits of using music like a Song of the Week in your home, please see my original post introducing this fun and simple routine. It has lots of great tips for choosing a “song method” and the inspiration behind this program, as well as other song lists. This is my […]

A New You for the New Year

A New You for the New Year

How to diet successfully as a Foodie While I have been unable to pinpoint the average weight gain for Americans through the holiday season, I think we can agree that the average American gains at least a little weight between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and the cold weather conditions winter brings. I’m proud to announce […]

My Postpartum Rollercoaster

My Postpartum Rollercoaster

I really don’t like rollercoasters. The amusement park kind or the hypothetical kind. I am so fine, happier even, being the “stuff holder” and waiting for everyone to enjoy their ride. That is my happy place. But you can’t be your own “stuff holder”. When your emotions are going nutso, who holds your stuff while […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 10: Keep a Gratitude Log

Refresh Your Fall Day 10: Keep a Gratitude Log

Gratitude Logs. You’ve probably seen the beautiful Thanksgiving prompts floating around Facebook and Pinterest. Are you already participating in one? We’d love to hear about your experiences! I haven’t done one this year, so this challenge was perfect for today! It’s been a busy week, and this is an ideal time to reflect on the many […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 8: Donate Books You Don’t Read

Refresh Your Fall Day 8: Donate Books You Don’t Read

We’re going to focus on the Book Lovers here. If you’re not a book lover, you can do a simple purge of books that you don’t want or read anymore and donate them to your favorite charity. Easy Peasy! This post contains affiliate links so we get small commissions on purchases you make at no […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 6: Clean Out Your Car

Refresh Your Fall Day 6: Clean Out Your Car

I love the feeling of a clean car! It makes me feel ready to tackle the errands I have for the day. In contrast to when my van is covered in snack crumbs and random children’s shoes. That’s just not a good feeling. So for today’s task, we’re sharing how to minimize your car stuff, […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 5: Journal for 20 Minutes

Day 5’s Refresh Your Fall Challenge is to journal for 20 minutes today! We want you to be able to get to the journaling part and enjoying your Sabbath Day, so we’re jumping in with 5 quick tips and our favorite journaling resources. This post contains affiliate links which means we’ll get a small commission […]

Dieting as a Foodie

Dieting as a Foodie

Over the years, I have seen the quote “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels” in many different places. Refrigerator magnets, t-shirts, quote boards: all have held some variation of this quote. The thing is, it’s simply not true! I have been skinny with a low body fat percentage at points in my life. […]

Refresh Your Fall Day 4: Write Your Best Qualities

Refresh Your Fall Day 4: Write Your Best Qualities

Yesterday we focused on listing a friend’s best qualities–now it’s time to think about YOUR best qualities! Understanding your talents, strengths, and best qualities can give you clarity about the good you can bring to the world! When you really know yourself, it can help guide your career, life’s mission, and day to day to-do’s. […]