Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Week Before the Wedding

The Week Before the Wedding
By Lisa, May 23, 2011

So, it is the week before my wedding and you can imagine the craziness ensuing before this big event! Something I have to keep reminding myself to stop and breathe…that everything is going to be okay…that this is for the biggest event in my life; that it’s fun…and worth every single moment.

A while ago I wrote about enjoying everything you do.  Sure – there have been

Attention Miss Grace

Attention Miss Grace,

You have won a prize in our Grand Opening Giveaway.  To claim it, please send us your mailing information so we can send it to you.  This must be done by Monday, May 30th, or another winner will be selected.

Please email us at:  purefemininity@gmail.com

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

True Friendship

True Friendship
by Lisa

A thought recently on my mind has been what is true friendship?  The Bible tells us that “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17)  A friend loves all times…  Thinking about most of today’s friendships in this day and age, I can’t think of many friendships where a friend loves at all times.  Oftentimes we make friends and call them our best friends for about

Friday, May 13, 2011

Checker Magnets

Checker Magnets
Posted by Missy on May 13, 2011

A few months ago, we were going through our house getting rid of a bunch of stuff when I found these old wooden checker pieces that used to belong to my dad.  I didn't want to throw them away but I also don't like to keep anything unless I can turn it into something useful.  After thinking it over awhile I decided to make refrigerator magnets out of them!  I simply picked up some magnets and stuck them to the back! It was easy and now I have unique and special magnets!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Announcing the Winners!

Thank you all for entering our Grand Opening Givaways!

The winners were all selected using Random.org - the pick a number, any number system. Once the number is generated, I just count down the comments until I reach that number and . . . voila! a winner!

Drum roll, if you please. . .

Our first winner - the new owner of this lovely bracelet and earring set is. . .

Miss Grace

The winner of our second givaway - the hand crocheted, cotton dishcloths . . .and the wire wrapped ring is. . .
(by the way, if you've never tried using handcrafted dishcloths, you don't know what you're missing!) 


And. . . last but not least. . . the winner of the wire wrapped ring is. . . 


Congrats to all of you and thanks to everyone who entered!

A Note to the winners:  Please contact me at cowgirl_creations (at) hotmail (dot) com.  I will need your mailing addresses - and the ring size for you, DenimCowgirl.  If I don't hear from you by May 24, we will choose another winner for that item.

Once again. . . thanks to everyone!

Submission, Respect, and Obedience

Submission, Respect, and Obedience
by Lisa
Originally Posted May 10, 2011

In this day and age, women work for a living, gain money, and are more or less financially independent.  While there is nothing wrong with a woman working in and of itself, it is important that these newly found financial independence does not lead to a rebellion. 

The Bible clearly says “Wives, submit to your husbands, as to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:22) and “Nevertheless, let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband” (Ephesians 5:33).  Similarly, as daughters, we must be sure to respect, honor, and obey our parents, and in particular our fathers who are the head of the households.  This is found in Ephesians 6:1-3 which states “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’”  While gaining independence and helping with the bills is fine, it is important that “financial independence” does not carry further.

Some women these days even make more than their husbands.  Again, there is nothing inherently wrong with this; but it is still important that a woman respect her husband (or if she is unmarried, her father) and not let financial independence take over in a woman and make her become less submissive and respectful of her husband or obedient to her father. 

How can a woman make sure she is within the bounds of a submissive and respectful wife or a submissive and obedient daughter?  While it is hard to practice because of sinful nature at times, there are ways to make sure that even if you are financially or otherwise independent, that you still fulfill your Biblical roles as a woman.  Asking questions and following in their guidance is mainly the important part.  A woman can ask her husband or father if they mind her working and follow their lead and guidance by what they say.  If they agree that a woman should work, it is still important that a father’s or husband’s opinion and guidance is respected and honored, such as how they use and invest the money.  

Respect of the husband’s or father’s lead and guidance should also be shown given how a family is run and what decisions are made.  While a woman can lend her opinion, the ultimate decisions should be left to the man.  And the woman must not cross the God-made boundaries for herself. 

However, even though a woman must follow the lead, this does not mean she should also forsake the God-made position of a helpmate to her husband or a helpful daughter to her father.  A woman must take into balance the two different aspects of a submissive, respectful, obedient wife or daughter, as well as model after the Proverbs 31 woman who “seeks wool and flax, and willingly works with her hands.  She is like the merchant ships, she brings her food from afar.  She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants.  She considers a field and buys it; from her profits she plants a vineyard.  She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms.  She perceives that her merchandise is good, and her lamp does not go out by night.  She stretches out her hands to the distaff, and her hand holds the spindle.  She extends her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy.  She is not afraid of snow for her household for all her household is clothed with scarlet” (13-21).  It is important that a woman find the proper balance between submission and wisdom, honor and respect, and obedience and independence.  It is a hard balance, but in the end it yields large rewards.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Today is the deadline for our Grand Opening Giveaway!  If you would like to enter, please view our contest rules.  http://pure-femininity.blogspot.com/2011/04/grand-opening-giveaway_23.html#comments   Hope you win!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway Announcement

Hello PF Fans! The deadline to our Grand Opening Giveaway is this Monday! I noticed that a few of you have posted about us on your blogs or joined our Facebook page but have not commented under any of our prizes.  If you would like to enter to win, please 
comment under the item(s) that you would like to win!  Have fun!

A Coffee Can Surprise!

A Coffee Can Surprise!

Posted by Missy on May 6th

Recently, my mom was taking the label off a coffee can in preparation to recycle it when she had an interesting discovery!  Beneath the label was this old label printed right on the can that they had tried to brush off giving it a rather antique look!  The label looked nothing like the printed can underneath! I thought the can look so neat that I decided to keep it and use it to keep my wooden spoons in on top of the kitchen counter.