Hey you all! I am doing a post today on a new favorite outfit! My goal for my outfit is to combine it with modesty, fashion sense, and color coordination. Lately I have been noticing how most of the world is expressing themselves. This is what I’m picking up:

No. 1- Everyone wants to be noticed no matter their background, life, or experience.
No. 2- People equate dressing immodestly with being pretty.
No. 3- The girl with the biggest purse wins.
No. 4- People will change their thoughts and personality based on the people they’re with.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so, then I will let you know that I am struggling with this. I am challenging myself right now to be an example, “…in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.”
– 1 Timothy 4:12

With all that being said, let me show you what my outfit was today!

This is what inspired me: (the retail version)

What I wanted...with a follow up on my Blog!

This is what I was looking for:
– a color coordinated cardigan
– a sequined shirt
– a pair of flats from Old Navy
– a pair of gray skinny jeans

This was the Thrifteen result:


I got this:
– the cardigan was $4 (thrifted)
– a sequined Christmas gift, $30
– the pair of flats turned out to be the scrunchy kind. I thought it still looked cool. They were also $4 (thrifted)
– the one-buck-wonder gray skinny-jeans ($1)
the Totally Thrifty Total: $39

Soooo? What are your thoughts?

Have a good day!
Thrifteen 🌻


Game Page Update/Back to School:

Hello there! Things have been soooooo busy lately! I can’t believe that my little brother Levi is a year old, and my older brother, Luke, is going into middle school!
This is making me feel old. : )
I have been so sidetracked lately, I haven’t been keeping up with my blog posts. Getting ready for school, watching Levi, keeping up with the times with the summer reading program at our library; it’s all flown by! What I have done though, is  added a couple more things to my Game Page. Careful, there might be a spider lurking in the corners of your screen when you play! : ) Just to let you gamers know what Luke’s high score is on the Ball-Drop game, it’s 210!
So, tell me how you all have been doing? I am going to put up a poll about how everyone is feeling about starting school. I am nervous/excited because of starting highschool, but I enjoy school itself. Leave a comment if you want to tell me how you are feeling about starting school. Good luck to all!

It’s Back to School!

Warm Eggs and Roller Coasters:

This is not a formula for instant nausea. There is no need to panic. I would just like to tell you about two different things I have been doing lately. Let me first tell you about the “ Warm Eggs” part. This a tip for when you are making cookies: When I make my chocolate chip cookies, I always leave the eggs that I will be using in the recipe out so that they become  room temperature. For some reason, this makes the cookies you are making to be light and fluffy. Before I learned the egg trick, my cookies were as hard as a rock and as flat as a pancake, until now! Now my horror cooling in the oven has turned into light fluffy cloud cookies, which equals to “brownie points” for me, coming from my family. Thumbs up

Original NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other thing I would like to tell you about would be the “roller coaster” part of my title. Where I have to build one. For school. Whoa.

I have an assignment for school to build my own “roller coaster.” We have been studying how roller coasters work in science. The roller coaster I am building will be done in a very tiny fashion. As in a marble will barely fit to roll down the track. I am going to have some assistants help me, though. There is nothin’ like a helping hand! As I rolled on down to Office Max to make some copies of the blueprint to build the coaster, I couldn’t help but think, “ How in the whole wide world am I going to do this???” I had glanced at the directions a couple of times, but never read through them completely. Let me describe how, even in the short glances I had, how I could sum up the blueprint. CONFUSING!


image < just to let you know, that is NOT the roller coaster I am building, this is just and example of a roller coaster.


Anyway, I will most likely take a picture of the hopefully on-time and finished assignment. Oh, and Novacom still hasn’t come yet. It was supposed to come yesterday. I wish could make a magic button to speed up FedEx deliveries. There is always a first time for everything. Sarcastic smile

Your Author,


AIO Get In The Show!!!

Adventures in Odyssey is now holding a contest for a spot as an actor or actress for AIO! They just released the script, and I think I was one of the first to read the script. At 6:30 am. AIO is going to hold auditions at every Family Christian Bookstore on July 1st through 14th, I think. They will have the top 12 actors and actresses narrowed down by October 1st, and from October 1st to 9th, all AIO fans will vote for who they think is the best. From the top twelve, the fans will narrow the contestants down to the top three. Then, AIO will fly the finalists to Colorado Springs. There will be a global web audience watching as the finalists perform for the producers, and the winner will be in the Odyssey album #58. And guess what? I am auditioning!! Most likely with thousands of others, but it is worth a shot!!! I will check back with further information. See ya!

Your Author,
; ) P.S. We just bought the new AIO album, the Deep End!!!

Handy Tip #3

Another tip that my Home-Ec teacher taught me was how to get wax out of cloth!

Simply place your wax-blotted cloth on an ironing board, with a paper bag over top. Iron over the paper bag, and you shall begin to see wet wax coming through. Once all the wax you can iron out has come through, wash your cloth, and the cloth will come out clean and new again!


Handy Tip #2

Ok, this is a trick I learned from my Home-Ec teacher:

When you find an ink mark on your clothing, spray it with hair-spray. It doesn’t have to be a specific type of hair-spray, either. Once you have sprayed you clothing with with hair-spray, your clothing should show the ink bleeding through. After you spray your clothing, rinse it with water; and the ink shall be gone!


Handy Tip

Well, my home-ec teacher just taught on Friday that if you use hairspray on bugs that are “bugging” you, then it will stiffen its wings, so, it is better than actual bug spray because, if you don’t spray bug spray directly on to the pesky bug, then it just annoys him.

Hannah : D