Tuesday, November 21, 2017


As a homemaker and stay at home mom, I spend most of my time at home. I teach my teenagers, I chase toddlers, I clean house, I keep up with laundry, I cook meals, I do ministry work, and I take care of it all from home.

After 20 years of being a homemaker, I think the hardest part is taking care of myself. It is so easy to wake up, shower, put on the comfiest of clothes, throw the hair back in a pony tail or messy bun, and be done. But let's be real, that isn't the most flattering way to go about it. Even though I am home all day, I want to look nice for my husband. Truthfully, I want to look nice for myself too. Like many women, I feel frumpy or self-conscious when I don't intentionally take care of myself.

Another thing I've learned in the more recent years of being a homemaker is when I intentionally take care of myself, I am better able to take care of my family. When I am feeling frumpy, I quickly begin to feel grumpy. But when I take time to take care of myself, I feel better about me which helps me to take better care of my people. I've had to learn to take care of myself by getting the sleep I need; taking the vitamins, drinking the water and getting the exercise my body needs; and not allowing myself to be frumpy.

In her new book, Staying Stylish, Candace Cameron Bure says, "So I've had points in my life when I put myself and my needs last. It wasn't until I realized that taking care of myself would make me better at taking care of other people that I was really able to shift my priorities and put my health and wellness at the top of my priority list."

Candace has learned that taking care of herself must be a priority. She also knows that not only does it help us take better care of our people, but it honors God when we take care of our self.

In Staying Stylish Candace gives tips and tricks to staying stylish with:
• Fashion is all about balance
• Skin care, makeup and hair
• Health, fitness and nourishing your spirit

She shares great tips for style and fashion, skin care, make up, and hair, including her signature Fuller House ponytail. She reminds us that, "Fashion isn't about anyone else. It's about yourself -what you feel beautiful wearing and what makes you feel most comfortable, which leads to confidence."

Over the summer my husband and I decided to take control over our health. We are trying to eat healthier and exercise regularly. Let me tell you, it is not easy! But like Candace says, "If I want to live a long and fulfilling life with my husband and kids, then I have to focus on my health and make it a priority." After visiting our doctor for a physical, we found that had we stayed on the path we were on, we just might not be here to have a long and fulfilling life with one another.

Candace also teaches us about Spiritual nutrition. She tells us that, "Nourishing your spirit is easy to do, but just like eating well and exercising, it requires intention." She talks about the importance of prayer and Bible reading.

Staying Stylish is so much fun. It feels like you are personally sitting down with Candace for a girl to girl chat about fashion and health. You will love all of her tips and encouragement. And you'll likely find yourself referring back to the book often.

Staying Stylish is out today! Pick up your copy HERE.

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