The Summer Pieces I’m Wearing Now |The Honey Bulb

Summer is always a great time for Style and Beauty and this Summer I have definitely been enjoying dressing up my favorite outfits with these summer pieces!

With the Fall season near, these are the pieces I’m wearing now!
fullsizeoutput_771Eyelet Pieces

Eyelet Pieces, such as this top, are timeless and classic and help dress up any Summer outfit. When I look through my wardrobe for Summer, Eyelet Pieces are a definite must-have and great for wearing now!

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Gold Accessories

Gold Accessories are one of those pieces that can be worn all year round. What I like about these earrings for the Summer is that they work perfectly in dressing up my outfits in the daytime.

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Beaded Sandals

Beaded Sandals like these are great for wearing now if you want to dress up your Summer outfits before the Fall Season! These work great for dressing up linen pieces, denim, chambray pieces, and dresses.

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Straw Bags

Straw bags are the Summer trend to wear now! I have worn this bag out all Summer and am definitely wearing it up until Fall!

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Whether back in school, back to work, or still on vacation these Summer pieces are great to wear now!

 

What I’ve Found this Summer|The Honey Bulb

Summer is and can be a wonderful moment, a wonderful season, a time of reflection, a time of goodness, a time of joy.

Spending much time in the outdoors this Summer I have seen the goodness of God in this season. Sitting under a shaded tree, listening to the birds sing their songs as they enjoy the peaceful moments of life God is blessing them with.

“Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant and everything in them. Let all the trees of the forest sing for joy.” Psalm 96:11-12

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This summer, this month I have found myself captivated by wonder and beauty.

Seeing how nature praises God, my heart fills with a desire to worship Him as well. To join in on the beauty of the moment. To fully understand what God has done, who He has been, who He is, and who He continues to be.

Fully embracing my life, fully embracing the truth of God’s goodness. Continually filling my Spirit with the fire of His presence.

The secret of truly living in any season really, but this Summer this reflection has really been impressed on my heart.

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It’s in the way that I dress, it’s in the way that I speak.

This is a time where I get a chance to reflect. Reflect about the season and who I am in this moment of time.

I reflect on my age and who I’m meant to be.

I reflect on God’s Word. Who is He shaping me to be?

This is what I’ve found this Summer. Reflecting on my life and reflecting God’s goodness. Watching and taking in all His blessings, all His words, and all His kindness. Finding myself in God’s Word and in His purpose for my life.

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Here’s a Homemade Sugar Scrub That’s Great For Your Summer Beauty Routine |The Honey Bulb

When it comes to keeping up with your beauty routine over the Summer, using a sugar scrub at least once a week is great!

And the best part of all is that you can essentially make one at home with a few ingredients from your kitchen!

What I love about making my own sugar scrub, besides how easy they are to make, is the fact that the natural ingredients like olive oil and honey are great and healthy for my skin!

Below is my Homemade Sugar Scrub recipe, check it out!fullsizeoutput_660Homemade Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

-150 mL of Sugar

-3 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil

-2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

-1/2 Tablespoon of Honey

-Gel Food Coloring (Optional)

Directions

-In a small mixing bowl add the Sugar, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Honey.

-Mix these ingredients together until fully combined.

-If adding food coloring, add your desired amount into the mixture and combine thoroughly.

-When finished, Store in an airtight jar or container!

fullsizeoutput_662I recommend using this sugar scrub once or twice a week and using your favorite lotion after you rinse off the scrub maintains your hands soft all day!

 

 

The Recipe You Should Serve at Your Next Summer Party|The Honey Bulb

When it comes to an absolutely delicious plate that’s super simple to make, this is always my go-to recipe.

Whether you’re looking for a great side to serve your guests at your next Summer Party, or a simple snack or lunch idea to make, I definitely recommend trying this dish!

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The Goodness Spirit |The Honey Bulb

Those who know me know that I am completely captivated by goodness. As a Christian, God’s goodness and Spirit sustain me. Psalm 23:6 describes God’s infinite goodness towards us:

Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

It’s amazing to me that God is always watching over me, guiding and sustaining me with His goodness, while I reflect His character with my life.

While as a man here on the Earth, Jesus perfectly taught us about God’s goodness for us. And with His Holy Spirit, my eyes are opened to His continuous, infinite goodness.

fullsizeoutput_65cOne of my favorite Bible Verses is on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galations 5:22-23). I am continually going back to the Fruit of the Spirit over and over again because they fill my heart with such joy and peace.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.

These are amazing character traits that I admire in others and reflect in my life.

Goodness springs me to be the very best that I can be in my Christian walk, to walk and talk and do everything Christ calls me to do and see God’s goodness in everything.fullsizeoutput_64cHow about you? How can you reflect God’s infinite goodness in your life and love for others? How can you recognize God’s goodness in your life?

One way you can recognize God’s goodness and also reflect on His goodness is through prayer. Prayer opens up our Spiritual eyes to see God’s work and hand in our lives.

Through prayer, you can also share God’s goodness with others!

Walking through life with a Goodness Spirit is one of the most important parts of the Christian walk, always reflecting the light of Christ to others.

 

 

How to Maintain Great Style When Traveling|The Honey Bulb

One thing I love about traveling is getting to wear my favorite outfits in a new surrounding! Having the perfect dress to wear for an evening out or the perfect pair of jeans and a t-shirt for sight-seeing!

But we all know that we only have a limited amount of space in our suitcase so making the right decision when it comes to what to bring along the way is crucial!

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Why This is One of The Best Pasta Recipes |The Honey Bulb

When it comes to a perfect recipe, you can’t go wrong with this one, especially for the Summer!

Here’s why: You can serve this as a warm pasta dish or chilled pasta salad!

Because of the white sauce and Rotini Pasta used, as well as fresh tomatoes and green peppers, this recipe works perfectly served as a warm or chilled dish!

For a refreshing summer meal, serving this dish as a pasta salad is great, but what really makes this a great dish is that it can also be served as the perfect recipe to transition from Summer to Fall!

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Rotini Pasta Dish with Bacon, Fresh Tomatoes and Green Peppers

Ingredients:

-1 Package of your choice Rotini Pasta (For this recipe I used Whole Grain Rotini Pasta)

-White Sauce of your choice

-Fresh Chopped Tomatoes

-Fresh Chopped Green Peppers

-Bacon

-Fresh Cilantro for added taste and garnish

-Olive Oil

-Salt

Directions:

-Begin by adding your desired amount of water, a few drops of olive oil, and salt together into a pan, bring the water to a boil.

-Add the Rotini Pasta of your choice into the boiling water and cook pasta (For this recipe I cooked the pasta al dente).

-While you are cooking your pasta, prepare your Bacon so that it is crispy. Once your bacon cut the bacon up into small pieces to be mixed in with your sauce and pasta.

-After your pasta is ready, combine the pasta with your sauce and bacon pieces and transfer the combination into your serving dish.

-Add your fresh chopped tomatoes, green peppers, and cilantro to your dish.

-Serve right away as a warm pasta dish or chill in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to serve as a pasta salad!

-This recipe works great served with grilled chicken or shrimp!

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Here’s One of My Favorite Summer Outfits |The Honey Bulb

Today is a great day for great food and Summer style as we celebrate the Fourth of July!

So here is one of my favorite summer outfits plus a few tips for styling the perfect outfit for a day like today, filled with outdoor activities!

fullsizeoutput_5e4Straw Hats

Straw hats are absolutely perfect for the outdoors. They are very stylish and timeless and absolutely perfect for summer!

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Chambray Tops

Chambray tops are definitely one of those pieces you want to always keep in your wardrobe! These tops are definitely classic and what I love about this particular top is how pretty it fits!

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White Denim

When it comes to Summer style you can’t go wrong with white denim, especially for a bright and sunny day outdoors! I really love how these jeans really make my outfits stand out!

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Rosy Toned Makeup

Rosy toned makeup is definitely a must to pull together my outfits this summer! It definitely softens up the look and perfectly balances the outfit as well as giving my skin a healthy complexion for the outdoors!

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Silver Accessories

I thought this necklace worked perfectly together with the elements of this outfit!

Happy Fourth of July!

Setting the Perfect Fourth of July Table |The Honey Bulb

To create the perfect Fourth of July table setting this year I decided to use timeless patriotic elements, such as solid colored blue and white plates, silver touches, and clear glass elements, tying it all together with the American Flag!

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The Surprising Accessories That Work With Any Spring Outfit |The Honey Bulb

This Spring I have decided that I am going to be Strong and Daring when it comes to my style choices (These Are My Style Rules for Spring). So as I incorporate this into my style this year, these are the surprising Spring Style Accessories I found that work with my wardrobe.The-Honey-Bulb-Spring-EaringsSurprisingly, the accessory trend I found to be the most daring yet timeless were actually these strong Hoop Earrings. These earrings are great year round because of their timeless quality which works well with any wardrobe. I found that they really make my outfits stand out!The-Honey-Bulb-Spring-BraceletAnother surprising accessory to pair with my Spring Outfits this year is this simple yet elegant round bracelet. I love how although it appears to be simple at first glance, this bracelet adds strength to the outfit and pulls it all together in a way that brings balance and purity.fullsizeoutput_573With my Spring Color Palette this year, I really am going for strong colors like this one pictured above which surprisingly work well with my outfit choices like this one pictured below and my overall wardrobe! The-Honey-Bulb-Spring-Dress.jpeg

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