Friday, December 31, 2010

John Paul 2 High Book Series

I got a book for Christmas that is soooo good its called Catholic Reluctantly. It's the first in the John Paul 2 High series. The second book is called Trespasses Against Us. They are so amazing!! It about 7 teens whose parents are trying to start a Catholic school in an old building. They can be bought here.
I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
xoxo,
Kayleigh

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Hey Everyone!

Have a great Christmas and remember to keep Christ in CHRISTmas!!

Anna

Have a Merry Christmas!

To all our readers and followers: Merry Christmas! I'm not going to be able to post tomorrow, so I hope you all have Happy Holidays in advance.

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a merry Christmas!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cute, Modest, and Cheap Skirts at Forever21




Hey girls. I was browsing around the Forever21 skirts section and came upon a bunch of modest skirts. It appears as if they are adding more longer skirts, to the knee or longer. Here they are:














The Sheer Pleated Skirt is $17.80.






This is definitely my favorite. I love the print. Printed Maxi Skirt is $19.80.


























Ruffle Mock Wrap Skirt is $22.80.












This Paisley Woven skirt retails for $24.80.

















Only 3 days 'till Christmas! I can't wait!

The cherry on top

Perfect Party Outfit: 3

Perfect Party Outfit: 2

Perfect Party Outfit: 1

Take a bow

Take a bow
Take a bow by AudreyElizabeth featuring 3 4 sleeve dresses

Bows, bows, bows


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An apple a day

All things that glitter

Great Sale finds for Christmas Presents

A lot of people are rushing to find the perfect gift at the last minute. Here are some ideas for quick and cheap Christmas gifts that every girl on your list will love!


This sweater makes me want to just crawl inside, make a tent, and never come out just because it's so cozy looking.
Marble Knit Cover Up - $10 over at Wet Seal


This fleece jacket is similar to the Maurice's one I posted about before, but at a cheaper price of $12.40. 8 button Fleece Jacket at Wet Seal.







Every girl needs a wide belt, and this one is perfect for adding the right amount of feminitity to any outfit. Mesh Rose Stretch Belt, $5.25 at Wet Seal




Houndstooth is always classy, but in a cowl-neck poncho, there's no word to justly describe it's fabulousness. Houndstooth Button Poncho, $11.40 at Wet Seal.





Monday, December 20, 2010

Me and Tan

Me and Tan
Me and Tan by AudreyElizabeth featuring enamel jewelry

What is with my obsession with taking tan dresses and adding colorful accessories?!?


Flower Power

Prayers needed

I want to ask everyone to pray for my mother. The past week or so, she has been extremely dizzy and has had low blood pressure. She went to the doctor's today and it seems as if she has either something wrong with her heart, or something else that is triggering problems in her heart. She needs many, many prayers. She is going to the doctor's on Wednesday, and after that we will find out how bad it is. Please pray that is not serious, and, since she does have a chance of having a heart attack, that she may not have one. Thank you all and God Bless!

feeling blue

feeling blue
feeling blue by AudreyElizabeth featuring bow dresses

I recently joined Polyvore, and decided to create my first outfit! At first, I was completely and totally overwhelmed by all of the products they have on the site, but I managed to pick out a few items I loved. I really love this dress and these booties, but a wholly tan outfit is kind of boring. Thus, the blue pops of color. (love, love, love) Also, just for a fair warning, I'm going to be doing a lot of these in the next couple of weeks!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Really sweet song

I think you're beautiful,
I treasure you deeply.
You're lovely my child.
I think you're beautiful,
you're hair and your braces,
your glasses and clothes
and cumbersome graces....
and many more traits which I could speak of.
There's nothing about you I don't truly love.
You're kind and you're honest,
you're funny and smart.
You're really quite charming
you have a good heart.
~"Your Majesty, I'd like to believe you--is that really true?"~
Of course it is true,
every word that I say.
Daughter, I am the King
and I made you that way.
I delight in your beauty.
You are wonderfully made.
I knew you before the foundations were laid.
You're precious to me
every hair on your head.
Daughter, hear and believe.


Isn't this just the sweetest song?? It's from the veggie tales movie, Snooderella. It's a great reminder to us that no matter what someone will always love us. No matter what.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chistmas Classics

I absolutely LOVE Christmas movies, especially the classics like,

Charlie Brown's Christmas
If you haven't watched this movie before you HAVE to its really cute and also manages to tie in the true meaning of Christmas!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
*Rudolf the red nosed reindeer, had a very shiny nose...*
I think that every body has seen this movie before but I couldn't resist posting it because its so fun. this movie is always played at our house during Christmas time! I remember being sooo scared when the abominable snowman started chasing Rudolf and Cornelius!
What are your favorite Christmas Classics? Leave a comment and tell us!

Down East Basics

Take a look at this super cute flattering sweater from down east basics!

I fell in love with this cascading skirt the moment I saw it!


I just love love love acssesories!!! this is the most amazing necklace perfect for any Christmas party or just for around!!

xoxo,
Kayleigh

Blog Interviews

Would you like us to interview your blog? If so leave a comment or email us at, Simply.Catholic.Ezine@gmail.com

We'd love to hear from you!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

An effect on our culture: Celebrity fashion

A while before, Anna posted about how music affects our culture, now I am going to post on how celebrity fashion affects our culture. For most people, celebrities play a huge role in their lives. Celebrities, because they are famous, are looked upon by many, many people, and that is why they should be role models in the way they dress. Huge amounts of teenagers and young women are following the example of their favorite celebrity, leading towards immodest dress. With examples like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna, many young ladies are following suit.
I don't think it's bad to like celebrities or to take cues from their fashion. People just need to make sure that they don't start to worship their favorite celebrities and that they watch who they take their fashion ideas from. For that reason, I like celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow. I read a book once in which she was quoted, "My mother told me 'Always dress like a lady, and you'll never regret it.'" These are the type of celebrities that should be role models for all young women, in both fashion and attitude.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Blogger Interview: Abbi

I mentioned in one of my posts that I was going to do blogger interviews, so as my first interview, it is my sincere pleasure to present: Abbi from True-Blue Abbi!
When and why did you start your blog?
Abbi: I started my blog the beginning of July this year. My dad showed me this teenage girl who had a youtube channel and it was all about patriotism. My intent was to start a youtube channel at first, which I did, but I liked the idea of a blog better. I wanted mine to be more about my religion instead of patriotism. I love fashion, so I thought I'd make modest fashion posts. That's where the idea came from.
What's one word that describes you best?
Abbi: Unique. As you can tell, I'm not your average girl...haha :]
What's one thing you love about yourself?
Abbi: I don't think I'll choose a feature, I'll choose a talent. People have told me ever since I was very young that I've had an amazing aptitude for writing. I love writing and the ability that it brings: you can go so many different ways with it. You can create your own world in a story that you write or have an ability to lure someone into reading something and seeing more what it's about with the ways you twist your words. Writing is an outlet for me, my favorite one. That's why I love my blog so much: it gives me the ability to set free my creative mind and build something extraordinary for others to see.
What's something that troubles you about the world?
Many things trouble me about the world. I'm not sure which one I'd like to express my feeling on today. I believe there's many evil things in the world that you have to be careful not to walk into their trap.....once you're there it's hard to retrace your steps and find your way out.
How would you describe your fashion and where do you get your inspiration from?
Abbi: My style is more put together than most. My friends always comment on how fancy I look compared to them in their graphic tees, ripped jeans, and flip-flops. I'm not sure what my style is. A little bit of everything I suppose. Inspiration is everything around me. Art is everywhere, you just have to look. I get my inspiration from a mom wearing a cute necklace while pushing her baby in a stroller, from the checkout lady at the grocery store, magazines, and drawings. I get it from everywhere!
Thanks so much for letting me interview you Abbi! You should really check out her absolutely wonderful blog, True-Blue Abbi.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Movie Review

Today I watched The Adventures of Food Boy. It is about a boy who has a super power and at first uses it to make him popular. He later realized his mistake after his true friends start to hate him. This movie is family friendly, funny, and I have watched it 3 times within the last 2 months.

Christmas and Advent Traditions

Hey Girls-

We here at SC want to know your Christmas and Advent traditions! Email us at simply.catholic.ezine.@gmail.com.

What my family does is on Christmas morning we sing Happy birthday to Jesus and got to my grandma's for breakfast and presents.

Anna

Friday, December 10, 2010

SUPER SATURDAY SALES

Hi girls!
Hope y'all got to sleep in today! I was gonna do this on Friday and i had a awesome title but the day kinda slipped away so now its Saturday! All of these are from Forever 21
$9.99 nautical stripe tunic.
$11.04-lucky hearts top
$11.99-ribbed stripe dress with a little more length and a sweater this would be so cute!!

Love,
Kayleigh

Thank you to Tilly!

A special shout-out to Tilly, our new follower! Thanks so much for following Simply Catholic. If you have a chance, you should check out her new and fabulous blog Peek-A-Boo.
Thanks again Tilly!

Veggie Tales St. Nicholas

Hey there everyone! To celebrate the feast of Saint Nicholas on December 6th, my family and I watched a new movie that we had gotten called St. Nicholas by Veggie Tales. It was very enjoyable and filled with puns for all ages. I'd have to say that even I enjoyed it. You can purchase it here. For only $12, it sure was worth it!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A couple of questions for the readers

1: Do you like this new layout? Please tell me your honest opinion, this is one circumstance where negative comments are allowed :D Just try to be nice!
2: If you have a blog, would you like me to interview you via email so I can post an interview and feature your blog?
3: Would you be interested in seeing blogger interviews on Simply Catholic.
4: Also, if you are a blogger, could you please tell me through comments how you get them. I'm kinda lost as far as that goes.

Thanks for answering these questions!

xoxo,
Audrey

The 12 Days of Christmas

In England from 1558 to 1829, Catholics were not permitted to practice their faith openly. The message of the song's gifts were to help children remember lessons of their faith. The true love mentioned in the song is God Himself, the 'me' is every baptised person. The partridge is one of those birds who feigns injury to decoy predators away from her helpless nestlings - this symbolises Christ.
  • Two turtledoves - the Old and New Testaments
  • Three french hens - Faith Hope and Charity
  • Four calling birds - the four Gospels
  • Five golden rings - the first five books of the Old Testament containing the history of man's fall from grace
  • Six geese a-laying - the six days of Creation
  • Seven swans a-swimming - seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Eight maids a-milking - the eight Beatitudes
  • Nine ladies dancing - nine choirs of Angels
  • Ten lords a-leaping - the ten Commandments
  • Eleven piper's piping - the eleven faithful Apostles
  • Twelve drummers drumming - the twelve points of belief in the Apostle's Creed.
ARen't these cool? i'd never heard of them before until now. Tell me what you think!
Love,
Kayleigh

Christmas Traditions

What are you Christmas traditions? One of my favorite Christmas tradtions that my family does is keep the baby Jesus and angel out of our nativity until Christmas day when we all gather round to see him arrive. Another tradition, although it doesn't have alot to do with Jesus, Is that The weekend after my birthday, which is on the 8th, we go and get our Christmas tree. On Chritmas Eve we all go to Mass, and are allowed to chose one preasant to open that night. Please share all of your familys traditions to!!

Maurices Love


Earlier this fall, since I grew out of all of my fall clothes, my mom and I went into our local Maurices for the first time. I instantly fell in love. These were only about a half of what I got, but these were the only ones I could find online.
This coat is super soft, and really fleece-y inside! I love it for chilly days and even really cold days. It adds a touch of class to any outfit.
I can't say how much I love this hoodie. It's super flattering and I love the contrast stitching!


I got a couple of these tanks, for layering. Although they come down pretty low, if you add another cami underneath them, not only does it keep you warm, but it adds a little of color to your plain white v-neck or any other solid color shirt.



I got this top, and I love it! It's a little tight, so I'd get a size up, but the arms are slimming and the ruching at the neck is so cute! It's also a little low, so you might want to put a cami underneath.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fun Family Friendly Show

I've been watching Sonny with a Chance lately. It is great and from what I've seen, totally G-rated. It's funny, goofy, and is a great choice to watch on your own or with younger siblings. Enjoy!

Anna

Check these out!

Plastic, and pretty, these bow clips take your casual outfits to the next level. $2.24 at Forever 21
You'll rock the holidays with this oversized bow headbead. So Alice-in-Wonderland-esque, and so cute with your fave party frock. Gotta heart the sequins. Retails at $3.04 from Forever 21.

I know from my personal experience that it's helpful to carry around a nail clipping set in your purse. I have so many broken fingernails when we go places that I can't live without mine. It's 99 cents over at Forever 21.


Buy it for yourself or snag another one for your mom or bestie!


I love this sweater! It retails for $18.24 on sale at Forever 21.

Also, gotta love Abbi's post about Christmas ideas for all the special people on your list! Later girlies!

Countdown to Christmas Outfits

Hey everyone! Over at the Saint Maria's Messenger blog I've been doing some posts called Countdown to Christmas Outfits. I'm making an outfit for every day in December until Christmas to countdown to that very special day. Check 'em out!
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