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Easter and what it means to me

Easter.......Thoughts?

This past week was one of those weeks that caffeine should have been put into an I.V. and just pumped into my system every couple hours. I had 10 soccer games, 3 bantam basketball games, two birthdays, a couple graveyard shifts to make sure our QVCGermany had the info they needed for their order, a funeral of one of my most favorite women, church activities, and I am pretty sure I forgot something.  As I rushed around and prayed really hard that everyone was where they needed to be, I found myself in the chapel sitting at a funeral, preparing to sing one of my favorite songs, "Oh Lord, My Redeemer." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDjjxJDc0Xs If you have heard this song you know why it is one of my favorite songs, and if not, it is a story of a person that found his Savior as he watched his Savior Crucified. I have sung this song many times, and two weeks ago I sat at the bedside of my sweet friend and sang it to her, it happens to be one her favorites as well. This was the last time I saw my friend. In the early morning the following Sunday she passed away.

As I sat in the funeral listening to her children tell about her, everyone in the room was saying to themselves, I hope that I can be just like her! She had a light about her that touched all those around her. She loved to tell stories, send notes, read, music, she complimented you with complete sincerity, but most importantly she loved her Savior. Her ability to love people was because she loved her Savior and chose to try to live each day as He would have her live. Her sweet daughter said something that I loved, "As we all try to live more like my mom, the great thing is, we will be living more like our Savior." 

What a wonderful time spent, thinking of this sweet women and simultaneously thinking about my Savior, especially so close to Easter Weekend. I hope to stand with my friend, in knowing that He lives! He died and atoned for our sins so that we can be forgiven for our sins, he was resurrected from the grave and so will we, to return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven. Let us remember to celebrate with our families this great news and let us remember what Easter is all about. I am grateful to have known my sweet friend and as she did while she was alive, she did at her death and helped me remember what this life is all about. To become more like our Savior each day, and to love all those around us, to serve them and lift them up and to help them know more about their Savior because they know me!

Love this picture of the Resurrected Christ.

Nice article about Easter, not specific to my faith, but a nice Christian article......

What is Easter?

The Easter festival, the oldest and most important festival in the Christian calendar, culminates in the celebration that is Easter Sunday, which today is a time when most of us get together with our families, share a meal and - of course - eat lots of chocolate! Most people know that it was on this day that Jesus was said to come to life after being crucified, visiting his friends and followers once more, but aside from that our knowledge of Easter can be patchy. Even if you're not a Christian you may be interested to know a little bit more about the Easter story, and the timeline of events that are described in the Christian gospels. Whether you believe in God or not, the Easter story does provide an interesting historical insight into what life was like some 2000 years ago.

At Easter time Christians remember the last week of Jesus' life, or 'Holy Week'. It signals the end of Lent, the traditional time of fasting in the Christian calendar, and starts with:

 




Top way to make your girls Easter Dresses Modest.....



 

How do you make your girls Easter Dresses modest?

I have four little girls, Charlee 13, Codee 8 (almost), Cooper 4 and Clancy 2. Each of them with their style. With the first two little girls, I was a Nazi, on hair and clothes. Neither of them left the house without meticulous hair and outfits.  As the kidlet count has increased, I have become a little more lax in this area. In fact, Cooper the four-year-old dresses herself each day, and she certainly has a bit more say in what her hair looks like. I chalk it up to parental maturing :) But, one thing that has stayed the same with each of my girls is my opinion on girls and modesty.

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One of the Top Fashion Trends....Sheer Tops are They Worth the Extra Layer?



When I walk into a store and see sheer tops, I ask myself, "are they worth it?" To put on a full length layer makes me feel like a big cheater, completely going against all that I have stood for for the last 5+ years. I am sorry Mr. Halftee for my wondering eyes, but I really like that beautiful sheer top. The good news, Halftee makes a full length Layering shirt. It is made out of our AWESOME cotton/modal fabric and fits wonderfully, but I have to say, I do what ever it takes not to have to put them on and to keep Mr. Halftee, happy.

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HALFTEE is going VOGUE



HALFTEE is going VOGUE!  A couple months ago we hired a business consultant to come into Halftee and help us, "find ourselves." In this process, he asked us to write down our vision of what Halftee looks like in 5 years. I try to read this everyday to help me remember what I want Half-tee to become. I want to share it with you all....It is a big dream, but I believe in dreams especially when they include making others super happy! I wrote it as if it were a magazine article about "the success" of Halftee and my vision includes which magazine....VOGUE. :)

Starting out in the basement of a stay at home mom of 5 children, Halftee Layering Fashions is now what women refer to as their go to staple piece in their closet. Halftee for the last ten years has been making its way into women's closets helping them wear the clothes they want to wear when they want to wear to them.

So many women walk into a store and see the many racks of clothes, which they "can't" or "won't" wear. That top is too low, this style is sleeveless, I am too old to wear that, too fat to wear that, I hate my arms so on and so on.....NO! NO! NO! to so many things. Say "NO" no more. Halftees has brought "YES" back into the women's shopping experience. Halftee has brought the solution every woman needs and wants and is doing it with practicality, class, and fashion forward style. Say "no" to the extra bulky layers and heat and say "Yes" to simplicity and comfort.

Halftee offers a large variety of styles, sleeve lengths, and colors. With variety and quality as their main objectives, Halftee is revolutionizing the way women layer, shop and ultimately the confidence of a woman in her clothes. When a woman feels comfortably confident in her appearance, it changes that women for the better! Thank you Halftee Layering Fashions for bringing confidence, comfort and versatility back into the world of fashion. Thank you for providing the solution to women's everyday struggle, "I don't have anything to wear," or " I hate my clothes."

What Hanes is to underwear, Halftee is to layering solutions. Unprecedented in quality and variety. Practical in every way. Thank you Halftee for bringing "yes" back into a women's shopping experience and confidence into getting dressed each morning.

 




Stores and Boutiques That Carry HALFTEES



So all of you lovely ladies that need to have more ideas on how the heck to wear a Halftee, Noelle and I are going to start shooting little videos of how "we" would wear a halftee, but we want to also support other businesses that are currently carrying Halftees. So we are going to shoot our little videos in local stores and boutiques that carry Halftee. We want to show you how to walk into a store and shop with a halftee in mind. We are going to use the Halftees they currently carry in their store and then pick different outfits to go with those styles of halftees. Given that Noelle and I have totally different styles I believe you all will get a ton of ideas on "how to wear a Halftee."

Our first stop was last week at "The Emporium" at Thanksgiving Point. DeDe is the store manager and has been carrying Halftees for a couple years. A shout out to her and the Emporium.....it was at this beautiful boutique that introduced our top customer online from 2014 to her first Halftee, and she fell in love.

Noelle and I showed up unannounced because Noelle didn't feel it was necessary to reach out to DeDe before showing up with a video camera and a "lighting ring" (which Noelle promised was this little tiny thing and once it got on the tripod it looked like we were a bunch of amateur morans trying to look professional, kind of a little funny), and her red stilettos. So we asked the cute little gal if we could shoot a video for Hafltee, and of course she asks "have you talked to DeDe?" Enough said on that, right. We finally got permission, and we were off to the races. Make sure to tune into our Hafltee YouTube channel, to watch as Noelle, and I shop our way and our styles. It is pretty funny, and I think that you will enjoy it.




Sleeveless Turtleneck Half Tees Rocks the House!



I love coming to work at HALFTEE!! I really do. I love that it helps motivate me out of my sweaty work out clothes and gets me into of course a Half Tee and then a "cute" outfit. Have any of you tried out the new sleeveless turtleneck HALFTEES???  Holy buckets it is my new favorite. It has become what the Basic is to me in the summer, during the winter months. I love to layer in the winter, quite a bit more than I like to layer in the summer. Only because summer is so hot and if I can I try to stick to t-shirts and shorts. But in the winter I want the layers without the bulk. My favorite top choice in the winter is a cute sweater, but when I wear a sweater the thought of even a long sleeve turtleneck Halftee is too much. The Sleeveless Turtleneck gives me "that look" without all the heat. Then I can wear a cute sweater, sleeveless turtle, and a cardigan to finish it off. So cute, so put together, so simple. Another favorite sleeveless turtleneck Halftee look would be a flannel shirt and the sleeveless turtle. Then with a pair of boyfriend jeans, cute little belt, nice tuck of the flannel into the jeans and again I am dressed ready for the office, without again the bulk and extra heat.

On a side note, I drove to work today in my convertible with the top down!! So awesome February 5th and I am driving with the wind blowing through my hair. I need a scarf like the olden days, like olden days. The beautiful ladies with their scarves over their heads to keep their locks in place. Anyone know where I could find one of those dandies?? I think I would wear it.

Alright that had nothing to do with what I am trying to accomplish and that is to sell you on the awesomeness of the sleeveless turtlenecks. Try them out, they are the new and improved dickies. And yet again they will change the way you get dressed in the morning. You will want one in every color because they are that universal and great!                    

Be Confident! Be Beautiful! Be YOU!!

Alright here it is top down and me sporting a cream turtleneck with my cute little sweater. I am telling you these things ROCK!

 




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