Showing posts with label Dressing Your Truth. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dressing Your Truth. Show all posts

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Best of 2016

This year there were 48 blog posts at SRKindredSpirits....  There were a lot of different topics.... Things to say on a job interview, Recipes, Visiting Louisville KY, Getting rid of cookbook clutter, Book reviews, Bookcase redo, Why I don't sell, Making an orb, Crochet Christmas tree skirt, Understanding a INTJ, Adoption, DYT experiment, My first speeding ticket, What Instagram really tells you, How to review a product company, Family quality time, A free health quiz, and much more.

Here's the top 10 posts of 2016:

We had our first giveaway here on SRKindredSpirits and it was a success! The Happiness Dare is a highly recommended book!


Once you try these, you'll be hooked! Easy and yummy... you can't go wrong with these cream cheese roll ups!


I wrote this post after reading the definition of the word 'family', it will give you a little insight to my life.


Getting rid of the swimming pool was personal favorite and the relief we felt after the pool was gone was major! You have to click through and read the attached article.... it makes for a great laugh!


I think everyone could use a bit of a slow down in this thing we call life. Have you ever stopped and thought about all the errands you run or the many places you go?


Something so simple, but yet, so often, people don't take the time to do these ten simple things. It does make a difference!


Isn't it funny how most people always want more? From those of us who have been blessed with more.... all it takes to make you happy is enough!


What things are you great at? I really lay my heart out there on this post....


A fan favorite. This post has gotten the most talked about over on Facebook!


And lastly.... this post was the most popular all the way around. How qualified am I really?



What are some things you'd like to see on this blog in the next year? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Happy New Year! 
Here's to a great 2017!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Understanding Architect (INTJ, -A/-T) Personality

Ever wonder how to understand yourself? What is your personality? Why is it that you do the things you do?

The last few years I have studied different types of people. It's easier to read others than myself, but I have gradually come to terms with who I am.


According to 16 personalities, I am an Architect (INTJ, -A/-T) which means that I am an:
 Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging and I am both Assertive (-A) and Turbulent (-T) at the same time.

 I am self-assured, even-tempered, refuse to worry too much and do not push myself too hard when it comes to achieving goals.
 But am also self-conscious and sensitive to stress. I experience a wide range of emotions and tend to be perfectionistic and eager to improve. I spend time thinking about the direction in which my life is going. Life is very stressful for me.

 It is very rare to be me.... only .8% of people who are woman are (INTJ, -A/-T)! This test explains so many things about me.... how I can be a starry-eyed idealist and the bitterest of cynics, a seemingly impossible conflict all at the same time!

Architects are defined by their tendency to move through life as though it were a giant chess board, pieces constantly shifting with consideration and intelligence, always assessing new tactics, strategies and contingency plans, constantly outmaneuvering their peers in order to maintain control of a situation while maximizing their freedom to move about.

Architects do what they think is right, and sometimes that comes across as cold – it’s important to know that Architects don’t make these decisions lightly. They spend a tremendous amount of time and energy trying to understand why and how things go wrong.

We can be ArrogantJudgmentalOverly analyticalWe loathe highly structured environments – Blindly following precedents and rules without understanding them is distasteful to Architects, and they disdain even more authority figures who blindly uphold those laws and rules without understanding their intent. We can be Clueless in romance

Politeness Is Artificial Good Humor. Architects may go so far as to see many social conventions as downright stupid. Architects do not want to bother reading anyone they think isn’t on their level. Architects tend to have set opinions about what works, what doesn’t, what they’re looking for, and what they’re not. These discriminating tastes can come across as arrogant, but Architects would simply argue that it’s a basic filtering mechanism that allows them to direct their attentions where they will do the most good.

Architects tend to prefer to work alone, or at most in small groups, where they can maximize their creativity and focus without repeated interruptions and questions.

So, what's your personality? 
Take the quiz and leave a comment telling us your type!

Some of my favorite quizes are:

-here's a fun little experiment my oldest daughter and I tried!
- you can find the book review here!
 - get recommendations and health tips that fits your health goals, needs and budget.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Curated Closet Book Review


The Curated Closet
By: Anuschka Rees
3 Stars

I am a visual person when it comes to learning! So, while reading 'the curated closet', I loved the suggestion on creating a 'My Style' Pinterest Board. After looking at my style board, it helped me see a pattern.

I like above the knee length denim straight skirts, bodycon skirts, denim and leather jackets, brown boots, strappy sandals, cardigans, and chunky jewelry, to name a few. I am a Type 3/secondary Type 2 in Dressing Your Truth - so you'll find lots of Type 3 colors in my style board.

I think the most important thing to remember when building your curated closet is that you personalize it to you. Don't try to be someone else's style look alike!

Overall, I thought this book had a lot of good useful ideas, the only downside is that the photos were not vivid or engaging, and overall dull and boring - but that may just be my Type 3 personality showing!

I am not doing a closet overhaul right now as I am losing weight, so I will be keeping this book on my bookshelf to use in curating my own closet at a later date, as I get closer to my weight goal....

If you are interested in putting together your own perfect personal style - you would find this book to be a very useful tool. You can purchase the book here.

Visit my style board on Pinterest and let me know what pattern or trends stand out to you. I'd love your feedback!



To comply with regulations by the FTC, Blogging For Books Network has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Happiness Dare Giveaway


I love this book and want you to love it too, so.... 
I'm giving away a copy - right here on my blog... keep reading to enter!

The last couple years, I have been choosing to have more joy in my life. We have gotten rid of clutter, figured out priorities, cut back on stress in our life, and paid off our home. Life is good, but you know what??? Joy and happiness are two different things -and my life could use a lot more holy happiness in it!

Get this.... God is a Happy God - and He wants us to be Happy!

A. W. Tozer said that the people of God "ought to be the happiest people in all the wide world!" I think too often as Christians, we put a limit on our happiness in God.
 In The Happiness Dare, Jennifer says "God gave us the created world - with sugar, bluebirds, audio books, words with friends, art museums, and sex. You have permission to enjoy food, friendships, and a cool swim on a hot summer day. the devil didn't make art, laughter, music, or Sunday afternoon naps. God did!"

I read lots of self-help books and I enjoy the challenge of "trying to figure me and other people out." I have learned a lot and am fond of the 4 Types in Dressing Your Truth (I'm a Type 3 by the way) and the personality profile in Personality Plus. So, finding my happiness style makes me happy! You see, I'm an Experiencer 1st and a Thinker 2nd. I love adventures and alone time!

For years, I have tired to fit in at extended family get-togethers. Social gatherings leave me exhausted. I have never liked getting or giving gifts for holidays. (I like the music, lights, hot chocolate and the smell of cinnamon!) I don't like making big deals out of birthdays..... In my business - I don't push sales, I let people come to me! The more I try to fit in and do those type of things, the worse I feel....! Turns out, that kind of stuff doesn't make me happy - it stresses me out! My happiness style is not a relater or giver.... (don't get me wrong, everyone can be a friend to someone and help someone out) but, to try to be somebody that you aren't is NOT going to make you happy! I think, I've always known this, but reading The Happiness Dare was so affirming for me.

 I love the happiness style quiz... I've taken it 3 times in one month (yes, I have a tendency to over think things)! My hubby and kids have also taken it.... my books pages are already wrinkled, words are underlined and have been read and reread!

 "The art of being happy lives in the power of extracting happiness from common things." -Henry Ward Beecher  - Flowers, sunsets, music, bubble baths, and alone time make me happy! I am actively finding my sweet spot - the place where earthly pleasures, heavenly joy, and my unique wiring all come together - that is my Happy Kingdom Come!

If you are in a hole of unhappiness, Jennifer teaches you that it only takes 5 min. a day to build a ladder, one rung at a time, to get out of the hole and become a happier you! If you are out of the hole of unhappiness, and your life is happy - maybe you need to jump in, and help someone climb out... Understanding someones happiness style can help you understand them better.

We become happier by changing the way we think- by finding happiness in our own life - by being "good enough' - by using our happiness (no matter how small amount it may be) as a powerful weapon - by being grateful!

"Gratitude is Happiness doubled by wonder." - G. K. Chesterton 

Enter this Giveaway and share it with your friends.... Take the happiness dare, find your happiness style, - then change the world!

You can buy a copy of The Happiness Dare here.

                                                          a Rafflecopter giveaway

*Only in USA. Giveaway ends 08-30-2016 at midnight EST. Healthprint challenge must be complete to count as points. Anyone who completes the Healthprint quiz will be added to a email list.

To comply with regulations by the FTC, Tyndale Blog Network has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Dressing Your Truth Experiment Fun With The Four Types




I sometimes talk with people who claim that anybody can wear anything and look good. I disagree.

Faith, my daughter and I decided to test that theory, by each dressing in all four types of the Dressing Your Truth Program. We used clothes, makeup, and accessories that we already had and really did try to dress as much as we could in each of the four type styles, even if we didn't like it. 
We both wore the same color of makeup for each of the types.

We started with Type 1:


Faith had a light aqua t-shirt, white shorts, a multi colored striped belt, a bright orange zipper bracelet and gold circle earrings.
(It was harder for me to find a Type 1 outfit, as I have been trying to clean out my closet since I started DYT and living with less). My shirt had multi color circles, which I pared with a white sweater and gold circle earrings.
We puffed our hair on top to give it an upward motion and we completed the look with blue eye shadow, light pink lip stain and a bright pink blush (which we hated so much, we tossed afterward!)

Faith said she felt most silly in the Type 1 outfit. I felt very fat! I think it shows our facial blemishes as being more red/pink and spotty.

Next was Type 2:

  

Faith wore dark grey leggins, an aqua striped shirt, and a grey scarf tied as a belt. She left her hair hang natural. 
I wore a grey shirt with a light grey wrap. I used the curling iron on my hair (something I used to do every day). Makeup was very minimal - grey eye shadow, and pink lip stain.

Faith wears outfits like this almost everyday, so is quite comfortable as a Type 2. I felt old, tired, and fat..... not really anything good at all in it for me.

Welcome to Type 3:


Faith wore a deep red shirt, an animal print cardigan, a gold necklace and big earrings. She pulled her hair into an edgy pony tail. (note: She had on a necklace the matched her earrings, but it was just too big and over powering her - she didn't like it and took it off before the picture.)
I wore an aqua/teal and brown animal print shirt with an aqua layering tee under it. I wore a wooden necklace and earrings (purchased at the DYT online Type 3 store). I scrunched up my hair like I usually do. Makeup was deep rose blush, chestnut lip stain, and plum and bronze eye shadow.

Faith really liked the way she looked as a type 3. But, although I think she can pull it off, I think it's a bit too much on her. I have come to love myself as a type 3. I feel comfortable, and put together. 

Last, but not least, we were ready for Type 4:

  

Faith wore black slacks with a black shirt and a black and silver shrug she got in Nashville IN. She pulled her hair straight back into a pony tail and wore sliver earrings.
I wore a black, white, and red zebra stripped shirt with a black shrug and black shorts. I combed my hair down (a very type 4 straight hairstyle). I wore a silver chain necklace, and bracelet and silver leaf dangle earrings (the only other ones I could find that was silver).

Faith still loves black (I think it might be a 'cool' teenager thing), but her make up looks like she's a performer - ready to go on stage. I hated everything about the type 4 style. The makeup felt extremely heavy. The hair was awful. I felt depressed. I think I now know what Gothic feels like! It just didn't work at all for me! It felt like I was trying too hard to be someone I'm not.

Overall, it was a really fun experiment that I got to share with my daughter - we had some good laughs! Follow this link to browse the DYT online store!


I really think Faith looks good in most of the styles (maybe that's because she's 15 and beautiful), but I think she's most living true to her nature as a Type 2!!!


For myself, I was raised dressing and told to act as a T2, spent my early 20's dressing as a T1, my late 20's - early 30's as a T4 with a T2 hairstyle...., have found myself the last few years in my mid 30's as a T3 .... and I think I've finally found my true nature! 

"Life's a trip - but it's better when you know your truth!" 
-Rhoda Kindred




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