Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"True Love ... Waits?" - By Guest Writer, Leah B.

Introducing our FIRST guest writer on Pure Femininity - Leah B!

          'True Love Waits'. It graces our jewelry, clothes, books, and hearts. When we hear it, we are reminded of commitments we have made to staying pure.
And for the record, I agree with it. I have made a commitment to purity, and to wait for my future husband. But the more I think on it, the more I have a problem with the word "wait". The word "wait" usually brings into our mind daydreaming, or perhaps not doing anything. And that is what I disagree with.
Picture this: A Princess has been waiting for her Prince Charming for years. Finally, one day he comes. 
"Princess! I am here!" he joyfully tells her.
"I'm so glad. I've been waiting for you." 
"I know." The Prince said. "Now tell me, what have you been doing while I have been gone?" 
"Waiting." The princess replied.
"Yes, but what else?" The Prince questioned.
"Well, I was waiting so hard that I did not do much else. I was to serve some elderly ladies in the village, but I told them I did not  have time because I was waiting. Oh! And I entered a college, but because I was daydreaming I failed all my courses. I haven't read my Bible much, I've just been so busy. Mother has been asking me to help her in the kitchen, so of course I said no, and..."
I hope I speak for all of us that we never ever want THAT conversation to take place. 
Waiting is not waiting. Waiting is preparing. 
We need to grow, or when our "Prince" comes we simply will not be ready. Grow as a person, learn new things, serve others, study hard. I don't mean prepare ONLY for our Prince... don't go to your local library and check out all the books "How to have a romantic dinner", "romantic sayings", and so on. 
Prepare for life. Live life. Don't just wait. Grow. 

~  Leah B.

(Saddle leather of course ;)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway!

Giveaway rules:

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The deadline for entry is May 9th!

Item 3

Item 3:  

Elegant, wire heart ring.  Hand crafted by Chip. 

(Can be made in any size requested)

To enter to win this item:   View Contest Rules>>

Giveaway Item 2

Item 2:  Two cotton, crochet dish clothes.  Hand crafted by Missy.

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Giveaway Item 1

Item 1:  Simply Whispers bracelet and earring with gift box.

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Spring Sensations!

Spring Sensations! 

Spring is here and we are looking for several girls who would be willing to submit modest, feminine, fashions for the season!  Outfits with both skirts and pants are welcome!  

Submissions can be sent to:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Purity, Modesty, & Femininity

Purity, Modesty, & Femininity
Posted by Lisa
April 20, 2011

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8

Almost all Christian girls claim “purity” and say that they should act in a “modest & pure way.”  Interestingly enough, very few really act purely. Most girls walk around and talk about the new cute guy on the block, or talk about another girl’s boyfriend and the drama surrounding the relationship.  This is blatantly against

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 1)

“You Wear a……. Skirt?”
“The story behind why I wear a skirt
And what brought me to making that choice”

Posted by Missy on April 19th, 2011

“Before I begin this article, I would like to state that the issue I am writing about is first of all a matter of the heart. I hope you will keep that in focus as you continue to read.  
Thank you”  ~ Missy

Part 1:  “Tomboy vs. Princess”
If you have ever seen me casually walking down the street, you may have stared for a moment or at least noticed that I did not dress like the typical American 21 year old girl of today.  And why do I look different then most girls now?  Well, I chose to wear a skirt.  To many of you, this may be normal and not something you would think twice about, but to the main population of America, this is strange behavior!   
     Now for the big question - why? 

     Most people tend to assume that I wear skirts because that’s the way I was

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 2)

“There is Something Different…”
Posted by Missy on April 19th, 2011

Part 2 of : “You Wear a….. Skirt?”

In 1999, when I was about ten, we were forced to leave the mountainside and the house that my dad had built and move two hours north.  After we had been there for a couple of years, we joined a home schooling group and started taking a few classes there once a week.  
It was about that time that mom started making me wear a skirt to school.  I hated it, but she wanted me to look nice and there were several other families there who also wore skirts so that made it a bit easier.  After awhile, I not only got used to wearing a skirt to school, but I actually started to like it.  Though, I would have never admitted such a thing!  At this point in time, I was still so shy that I wouldn’t talk to anyone, but, I was a good observer and I liked to watch people.  I especially paid close attention to the other families in which the girls wore skirts.   There was something… different about them.  They were unlike any other families I had ever known and I wanted to be like them, though, I didn’t know why.

By the time I was fifteen, I was wearing skirts all the time.  I never did have a

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 3)

“A Foot In Each World”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 3 of:  “You Wear a….. Skirt?”

Shortly after the drastic change in our school happened, I began attending a youth group.  This youth group was good for me in many ways and I’ll never regret going there, but at the same time, it put me under peer pressure that I had never really experienced much of before.  For the first time, I was just beginning to come out of being really shy and oh how I wanted to fit in!  I had closed myself off because of hurtful friendships in the past and not let anyone near my age around me for several years, so, suddenly being in a youth group was a huge change for me.  It didn’t take long before I almost completely abandoned skirts in my attempt to fit in.  After that, for some reason, I couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that I had just let go of something very good.  Even though I stopped wearing skirts most of the time, I could never seem to stop doing so on Sundays because my parents had always taught me to joyfully dress nice, out of respect for God and others around me.  And also, mama said, because daddy liked to see his girls all dressed up.  

The idea of wearing a skirt had sunk in much deeper in my sister then it did in me and she never seemed to be as easily influenced or want to fit in as badly as I did.  
I never did manage to “fit in” as I wanted to.   I always tried to keep a

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 4)

“Discovering the Difference”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 4 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

Throughout my 18th and 19th years, I started to really try to wear skirts again.  I just could not fight the feeling that it was something that shouldn’t be lost, even though I didn‘t yet know why.  My attempt to start wearing skirts again did not help my popularity levels to rise.  I started being picked on, and though I didn’t get teased very badly, it was enough, and it still hurt.  It caused me to go back and forth even more, still trying to keep a foot in each world.  Sometimes, I thought I would break.  
During my 19th year, I moved to North Carolina for just under six months.  That season of my life was a very lonely one, but it gave me a chance to step back from friends, and take a look at my life and where it was going.  While I was there, I thought a lot about

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 5)

“Weak and Wimpy? Or Femininity?”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 5 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

When the time had come for me to move back home, I also knew it was time for me to leave my old church.  There were many reasons that I won’t go into, but I knew it was time for me to leave.  I started to wear skirts more often and also began to study femininity and more about what a Godly woman should look like.  Modesty, was a subject that I had studied, and even spoken on at a girl’s conference, but femininity?   Modesty is greatly important for many reasons, mainly respecting the men around us and not causing them to stumble.  However, most of the girls that I had been around that cared anything for modesty, displayed it in a very boyish fashion. 

Just like a little sister, I was still very influenced by my big sister who had been studying femininity a lot.  I began to see a change in her from a boyishly modest girl to a very beautiful, feminine woman.  She inspired me to find out more about this topic for myself.

I have learned so much since then.  It’s as I always knew - femininity has nothing to do with wearing a skirt, but yes, that can be a major part of it.  True femininity, modesty, purity, all of those things come from within, inside the heart.  Then, it is the overflow of what’s

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 6)

“Weak and Wimpy, or Precious Treasure?”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 6 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

So, what does the Bible mean when it refers to the woman as the weaker vessel?  It’s simple.  He created you to be precious.  God created women to be precious jewels, unlike anything else ever found in creation.  A married woman is to be “her husband’s crown”.  Now that doesn’t sound like a unequal or unimportant position to me!  

I once heard someone give an example of the kind of “weak” the Bible is talking about in reference to women.  The speaker picked up a large vase of flowers and said, “Imagine if this vase were something rare, something expensive.  It’s made out of precious stones and is

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 7)

“A Very Special Role”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 7 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

When women fight for the position of leadership, often times men will back down and let them lead.  But this throws everything off balance.  Marriages fail, homes fall apart, and people lead scared and damaged lives. Many even start to question if they are a man or a woman.  

When a woman steps into the special position that God created just for her, and encourages the men around her to take the lead, she is taking the

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 8)

“The Effect”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 8 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

In my studies on femininity, I have discovered one thing that always has amazed me.  Because I have switched back and forth between wearing skirts and not, I have seen an amazing change in men’s behavior that I would not have noticed otherwise.  When a women chooses to dress and act in a feminine manner, men turn into gentlemen.  The effect is amazing!  Men who normally would not stop to open a door or carry something for a lady, suddenly think twice about doing so.  Even if they don’t actually act it out, there is a change that often comes over them.  It makes them feel like a man.  After observing this for awhile, I asked several male friends and they confirmed the effect that a woman who dresses feminine has on them.  When a woman accentuates her femininity, this places an emphasis on a man’s masculinity and can bring about an incredible change!  What’s more amazing is that it can have the same effect on men who call themselves gay!  Despite what these men have come to believe, they are still men and oftentimes are effected by femininity just as any other man.    

(Continued in Part 9)

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 9)

“The Reason Behind the Skirt”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 9 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

Recently, my sister and I were spending time with someone who is near and dear to my family’s heart.  Sadly, circumstances have made it so we have not been able to be a part of his life until this past year.  During the years that separated us, he declared himself to be gay.  This grieved my family deeply when we learned of it, but we chose to love him in spite of his choices.  The contrast between two girls who had chosen to take a stand for femininity and this man was great, and it had, what I believe was, a positive effect on him.  Of course, at this point in time, I can only guess, but from his response it appeared that we made him feel like a man.  

The mixture of pure femininity, modesty, and unconditional love is, I believe, one of the best ways to reach out to the gay culture that is

You Wear a ...... Skirt? (Part 10)

“Rejoice in Your Femininity”
Posted by Missy in April 2011

Part 10 of:  “You Wear a ….. Skirt?”

Dressing feminine should never feel like a burden or another “I have to.”  Rejoice in your femininity!  Learn to take pleasure in it!  Now this doesn’t mean spending hours in front of the mirror to look cute but it does mean putting a purpose behind the way you present yourself to others.  I dress with a purpose and yet I spend less time getting ready to go somewhere then a lot of guys I have known!

I have found a goal, a purpose, something I have chosen to stand for, despite the negative connotations of others around me.  How about you?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway - Update

Grand Opening Giveaway - Update

          Hello Ladies!  We are still planning on having a giveaway to celebrate the grand opening of Pure Femininity.  Rules and pictures of the items to be given away will be posted as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Paper Bag Stairs and Floor!

Chip found this on a blog recently and when she showed me, I fell in love with this idea!!! Ever thought about making a paper bag floor?!? If done right, it can look like really fancy, expensive wood! I MUST try this sometime! To find out more, visit this blog by Tatertots and Jello.

Tatertots and Jello

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway!

To celebrate the official opening of "Pure Femininity," we will be holding a special give away!  Details coming soon!

Thank you for visiting Pure Femininity!