What I'm loving Wednesday at this kind of love
this one on amazon). So of course, I had to try it out! So I decided to give myself polka dot nails. I think it came out pretty good. There are so many fun nail art designs that I'll be able to do with this set. Here's a blog listing of some things to do. I'm excited to do some!
I received my second graze box this week. I'm seriously loving this weekly subscription box service, but every time it comes, I want to eat the whole box right away! I received fruit & seed flapjack (the best thing ever!), banoffee pie, salt & vinegar nut selection, and "bounty hunter" (chocolate is involved, so you know that it is good). I don't have any invites left, but if I get any in the future, I'll be sure to link it up.
Speaking of subscription boxes, I also received my first birchbox yesterday (and then yesterday afternoon, received my tracking information; super helpful, guys!). Am I loving it?
I'm loving this article on modesty, especially this part:
When it comes to Catholic modesty, especially when the Blessed Mother is pulled forward for her opinion and example, there often is a conflation of two different concepts: imitation and mimicry. Imitation is using someone or something as a model for one's own actions; mimicry is to attempt to create an external, superficial resemblance to something or someone else.
Too often in discussions of modesty, it seems that those advocating for using the Blessed Mother as a role model confuse mimicry with imitation. Perhaps that is why you sometimes hear of Catholic women who don't cover their heads in church or elsewhere, or who choose to wear pants, or who do not cover every square inch from neck to toes, denounced as "immodest" for not following some perceived "Marian code of dress for Catholic women."
We are not called to be mimics of the Blessed Mother, dressing as would be appropriate for a first-century Palestinian peasant woman (e.g., long veils, skirts to the floor, sandals). We are called to imitate the Blessed Mother in her virtues. In terms of modesty, that might mean dressing in a way that is appropriate to one's culture and circumstances, not drawing undue attention to oneself either in one's dress or undress, remaining circumspect about one's own choices, and not denouncing the reasonable choices of others.Okay, that's all I have time for this morning! Have a wonderful Wednesday out there, everyone!