Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A long overdue rant + Pinteresting Wednesday!

Okay before I dive into my Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday post- I'm going to rant for a bit. I never rant on my blog so sit back and enjoy the ride. 

I have been "pinning" for awhile now and every once and a while come across images of women who are RIPPED. I mean like hard core "I live in the gym and I eat 2 cubes of cheese and 4 almonds a day" ripped. Now, hear me out. I am not cutting down the women who work VERY hard in gym and eat right to maintain a healthy weight/lifestyle. I actually commend you for that because you have more discipline then me. What makes me sick to my stomach is seeing HOW much pressure we women put on ourselves to look P-E-R-F-E-C-T. We let the world tell us what beautiful is. We let the world dictate what is acceptable. So when I see girls, who are beautiful on the inside and out, re-pin pictures that have captions that say "Skinny feels better than food taste", it honestly makes me want to pull my hair out. And I'm not sitting here typing all this to prove to you that I have it all together. Because Lord knows, I don't. I have felt the pressure of the world first hand and even let it control me and how I viewed myself physically for a long time. But one morning I felt the Lord reminding me of a something that I have always known, but so many times forget....

Don't you know that you are beautiful in my eyes? You are my workmanship. This world has nothing to offer you but empty promises and hopes. I have made EVERYTHING (including YOU) beautiful in my time.

One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 31:30 "Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised." 

Did you catch that one part? The part about how "beauty is vain"? Chew on that today. 

I hope this blog post encourages you to look in the mirror and be satisfied. Its a daily battle, I know-but thankfully we serve a God who never stops fighting for us. 

Whew okay, now that I have that off my chest- Lets look at some fun Pintrest finds shall we???

{Fall is just around the corner so its time to bust out those cardigans and leather boots. I love this mustard yellow and navy color combo with the punch of brown. Great date night outfit!}

{This is such a fun idea for fall decorating this year A coffee can, a vase, and twigs! Click the image to check out how to make your own!}

{When I saw this, I instantly agreed! For me, some of my hardest laughs have been while somebody is praying out loud and I'm trying with everything in me to hold it in until I explode with laugher and embarrass myself.}

{Another fall outfit combo that I am loving! This is a good outfit for all my teacher friends out there who want to stay comfy but still look professional!}

{This is such a different yet eye catching idea for a headboard! One day when I have a lake house (dream on right??) I'm going to do this for me and Tyler's bed!}


  1. i totally agree. anytime i see something like that one Pinerest I UNFOLLOW immediately. It sickens me.

    In other news, I LOVE that first outfit. Like GET IT ON MY BODY NOW!

    Love ya Bethany!!!

  2. Amen! I love your rant, it's a great reminder! I get so discouraged when I see the pins "Skinny tastes better than that cookie" etc. No, I want that cookie and no one is going to make me feel bad for eating it! haha :) Proverbs 31:30 is so lovely! I'm so thankful that God loves us just the way we are! Happy Wednesday!

  3. A.... MEN. So sad that so many of us place priority on looks when God clearly isn't concerned about whether our thighs touch at all!

  4. WOW. you hit the nail on the head. & rant was a perfect one at that. sometimes we all just NEED to hear it even if we don't want too. this world puts so much pressure on women especially to look like the world. but you are so right, in God's eyes we ARE perfect! so thank you.

    & i am loving your pins! that first outfit is super cute!

    your newest follower -- ashlyn!

  5. I love the striped dress and boots outfit!! It is perfect for fall!

  6. I am so glad that this blessed y'all! It was just something that was tender on my heart yesterday and I felt the need to write about it (I mean- thats why we blog right?? :D) Be encouraged and remember that YOU are beautiful in His site. Have a wonderful day!