Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stepping in to FALL


FALL has come and as its no surprise to most that
well this means a NEW season is upon us
Colors have changed I smell campfires and harvest I also
want to pull out my apple cinnamon and pumkin spice candles
 I want to visit orchards stock up on apples for future
pies we love to bake. I'm planning pumpking crafts and
Fall color designs for my Etsy shop. Planning out a small group
and praying for direction. 

My absence from the blog has had a lot to do with enjoying fall and loving
on my familia that came a long way to be with us. Its these things that matter most to 
me. 

In many ways Fall feels like more of a beginning for my year then when the big New Year arrives.
It's all this beauty surrounding me the yellows, reds, leaves falling
that make it so final. The end of HOT lazy summer days now will turn
into cooler days were hot cocoa and tea will be much
wanted by me and the family. Nights will include a fire in the fireplace
on as many nights as I can beg the hubby to do;)




Along with that I'm brining out my FALL wear out
like a long lost friend that I've missed so much!!
Hello Lover! I say to just about every oh so cute boot
I see these days. The warm soft sweater dresses
I haven't seen in months are embraced with loving arms and
oh let's not forget about leggings!!! Yep I pretty much
love the idea of wearing them and hey no more
Shorts. Swimsuits.BE GONE..oh and the having to shave everyday day! Hahhahaha!!
 yeah this is me stepping into FALL 

P.S This week i have a special post coming from Style pilot!
 Sounds cool yes i know and it is!
 Stay tuned for it next week because I'm pretty excited about it!!!

Have a lovely rest of the weekend and many blessings to you!! xoxo-aligna

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tuesday's Beauty Files on SALES!

Today I thought it be fun to share about
What's in season for SALE! 
Because if your anything like me you love
when you find a great deal on a budget😊 
So it's Semptember and most of us have kiddos that 
need a Winter coat or maybe you do too!
Well your in luck because the month of 
September is the month to buy your
Raincoats, fall suits, and winter coats. Buy 
on a weekend you find even better deals for 
New coats..but if you can hold off on a new cute 
coat for yourself or kids wait till
November "black Friday sale is the best time for finding
the  greatest deals I've learned😊

P.s If your looking for some great sales
Check out IG "Instagram" for it's many Closet sales
Under the hash tag #shopmycloset or #igyardsales
I just happened to join the network
of cool closets full of great deals. You can find my closet
under @shopgirlzcloset. I'd be happy to find you a great deal!!


Happy Tuesday and many blessings to you!

Xoxo-aligna aka/shopgirl

Monday, September 24, 2012

The boys. My beginning.

How to begin to express my heart on how
 my boys have turned the big 11!!

They were in fact the very beginning of many things for me. Motherhood for starters. 
Learning to be more selfless. Sleep went out the door so did spontaneous trips to the store:)
At 19 years old I became a Mom to the most beautiful twin boys and you both have forever 
changed me. 

Elijah our "Old soul" conversations about life and things that you find interesting fills my heart with joy! You have changed so much in the last year its so sweet to see how you and violet have bonded. Its
like she captured your heart and brought you down to her level to be a little kid again.
Never a dull conversation with you for sure!! I can always count on you to be looking for me 
"just so we can talk" and i really do love it! 


Jonah our "TeddyBear" love and sweetness radiates of you like no other kid i know! 
You are so insightful to others feelings. A wise and sweet young many you are.
 Always helping and loving on your family:)

My prayer and hope is that I will always be a good steward of the blessing that 
our Elijah & Jonah are to us.




Happy Birthday my little MEN! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you.

xoxo-aligna

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today

Today called for dancing in my pj's for exercise the weather looked to cold and daunting for anything else. Lack of sleep (baby teething and little girl nightmares) has this momma walking around dead tired
and wishing she'd take up coffee!

So Today taking it slow has a whole new meaning because even if i had ambitions earlier of a list being conquered i have relinquished any rights to it..My hands eld high praying "lord help me through this season of being a momma, where my every moment and decisions really surrounds how will this work with the kids..baby schedules and so on. Don't get me wrong I LOVE THIS season so much more then i ever did earlier on in my motherhood pioneer days when i had twin baby boys. I'm a little bit more seasoned in knowing "this to shall pass" and the sleepless night will come to an end. And now.. now i have twin boys who will be eleven in a few weeks and that just blows my mind. So TODAY i choose joy because i really believe its a choice. I believe we don't have to pretend the sun is always shinning and every day is one happy parade. No but we can choose Joy through this season whatever season we are in and know that really this day we have is precious. Our life is a gift and today I be rocking out to some Norah jones, Michael Buble, Bruno Mars and whole other awesomeness on Pandora because thats what I do when i need to feel alive. I dance i make look crazy doing it but i laugh and have a whole lot of fun shaking it:) 

Pintrest is full of some funnies&encouragement about motherhood..so have a laugh on me! And dance:)


via Michelle








Are you in a tough season in your life? What to you do to bring joy back into your day?

Happy Thursday & many blessings to you!
xoxo-aligna

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hello world I'm Awesome!



The other night i had a conversation with the hubby about a little pig..Yep you heard me. 
We have a little pig doll that belongs to our girls 
that says the cutest things when you press his little nose. 
And the one special phrase that got this conversation going went like this 
"hi, my name is spike and I'm an All star!" 
Its so darling and cute really. Which got us thinking. We teach kids(ours) from the time there little to love themselves to embrace how unique and wonderful they are. We tell them they are the best that they can excel at what ever they put their mind too.

Then along the way i know we grow up and the world around them can start to chip away at their confidence and armor of greatness. I wonder as parents if we miss these signs of insecurities that a seed starts within them and they begin to wonder if they really are great at all. Something i daily have to pray over my kids (guard their heart Lord) 
Even as adults all kinds of messages come at us that can chip away at our worth 
IF WE LET IT! But not to go all Tony Robbins, Zig Ziegler and Jim Rohn on yah..
but wait yes i mean too!!!
 "EMBRACE YOUR GREATNESS!!" 
Its in there!! 
You are the only YOU! You are lovely and wonderfully uniquely made. The imprint you make in the world around you is yours only to make. 
Wake up this week and go brush your teeth, wash your face and then look in the mirror and repeat after me "Hi I'm ______ and I'm an ALL STAR! I'm a wonderful creation of God and today is a new day a fresh start to love my life and live it GREATLY".

I dare you to embrace your greatness!
Hey I'm daring myself even to thank god for all his blessings everyday and repeating affirmations of truths is a great way to start my day.

Do you find it hard to love yourself just as you are? Can you see your greatness?

Happy Wednesday and many blessings to you!
xoxo-aligna 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

**Summer dress Transition into Fall*


Saying goodbye to your summer dresses doesn't have to be so hard because you can still wear them 
for awhile longer!


 This is where a great pair of leggings, tights or skinny jeans come to your rescue on those cool
fall days. I went with my favorite skinny jeans to wear with this pretty summer dress. 

You can dress this down and wear some pretty flats 

or go with some fun boots
Another thing when you have a dress it definitely slims you down when you wear a belt a little above the belly button and it just cinches the waist. At least for me it gives me the feeling of being pulled in..put together. I stand up straighter even...:)


Dress: Rue 21 $10
Belt:sale??
Jeans second hand store:)
Boots:Target $15 sale
Necklace:$3 sale Rue 21
Hat:Target $12 sale 


Have a lovely Tuesday friends and be blessed!

"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it."
— Diana Vreeland

"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years."
— Audrey Hepburn

xoxo-aligna

Monday, September 10, 2012

Name change..


What will shopgirl1982 NY152 say i wonder?…
hehehe YES i totally stole this line from "You got Mail'
and If you so asked, i would tell you a a little secret i've been keeping..................................


…my blogs name is about to change. Or has if you can tell!!
 The look, the whole thing is having a serious facelift and its been fun planning for this new direction..  

I've been wanting to change it for sometime and wanting it to go a different direction for a different purpose. Also i wanted it to all come together with my other cyber names,shop and ideas.. but hey i will explain more later so keep on coming back for more hints:)
and pleazzeee be patient i know i'll have to be because this blog will look different from day to day till i get it RIGHT:)

If you asked me i would say that hurray!!! i finally finished 4weeks of backed up unfolded laundry..please don't judge. Its been hiding in my bedroom and i had finally had enough over the weekend and went gorilla CRAZY on it. Yep so moving on..

To our weekend snapshots!! YEAH it was one busy weekend but it was FUN!
Kids sang at our schools Gospel Sing. Aren't they cute with their uniforms! One of my favorite things about them going to a private school.




We ended our long weekend with a bonfire on a beautiful star filled sky kind of night. The kind i dream about enjoying, yeah thats what we had.


 And the hubby of course goes all out to make it beautiful and fun for our family and friends. He's great like that!



How was your weekend?
 Are you enjoying this cool down into the fall? Or are you already missing the HOT summer?!
I'm a little of both just can't help it:}
Happy Monday and many blessings to YOU!!
xoxo-aligna

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A late/"Beauty Files" Treat😊

Today it's all about the "HAIR"!!
On account that a few weeks ago I had my hair "Ombre" 
I'm not so sure if I spelled that correctly?... Anywho i love
it but it's been dry and giving
me fits when I want it curly so of course I went back
to one of my favorite hair mask that I use in times like
these😁And besides with this weather changing and
all this dry air our hair starts to feel different. Hair products
all of a sudden stop working its magic😒... So this Hair Mask may
be just the thing your pretty little head needs!

Dry hair be gone Mask!
Mix1 egg 1tsp honey, 2tsp of olive oil.
Apply to wet hair. Cover with shower cap.
Leave on for at least 30min before shampooing out.

Oh and here's another just because I love them both!

Hair repair
Mash a ripe banana and mix with a few drops of
Almond oil. Massage entire
Leave on 15 minutes then rinse
thoroughly.

Enjoy! Xoxo-aligna

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Change is good. Celebrate it


Weekend Snapshots looked something like this..

In the blink of an eye our kids grow up and so many things 
 can change..


but change is good right.?:)


I've learned(Em still learning) how to embrace change





A beautiful TRUTH


Learning that any fear or anxiety i have about the coming changes in our lives has no place in my thoughts and heart.


I have only to come back to Gods truths and promises for me and my family. 


Meditating on these things, "whatever is true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, what is pure, what things are lovely, whatever things are of good to report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, in which you have both learned, received, and heard and seen me do: and the God of peace shall be with YOU!" -Phill.4:8,9 

Finding joy in every moment of our life/journey.

Are you finding joy in your season? 
Can you find or think of one thing you can do today that will bring you or someone you know joy? :))

Happy Monday TUESDAY friends & God bless
xoxo-aligna