Sunday, May 11, 2008


I have to say first of all, that femininity is a very difficult word to repeatedly spell. The n s and i s get all jumbled and I usually end up omitting or adding an n or i! Thank you red dotted underline!

I heard this song from the movie Summer Magic (I have never seen the movie, but heard the song on a Disney compilation album)


I think the song is cute, but I added it here mostly in jest. I've said previously that there's more to being a lady than the outward appearances I've been showcasing all week.

I tried to think of the quality of a lady that I prize the most and I think that the most meaningful to me was quiet strength.
I appreciate those women who command honor, respect and attention because of their intelligence, graciousness, and interpersonal skills, rather than overbearing attitudes, flashy dressing, or excessive talking. People will eventually tire of those who require attention and cleave to those who merit attention.

"A beautiful woman is a practical poet, taming her savage mate, planting tenderness, hope and eloquence in all whom she approaches."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Other ways to describe a lady:
  • Gracious (thankful and accommodating in all situations)
  • Kind
  • Contemplative (thinking before you speak ill of someone or say something unkind)
  • Courteous (thinking of others' comfort before your own)
  • Friendly
  • Interested (truly interested in what others know and say)
  • Polite
  • Confident (knowing that you are a creation of almighty God!)
  • Intelligent and well-versed in many areas

1 Timothy 3:11 (talking of the wives of church leaders) says:

In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

A great goal!

More thoughts in the future, but at the moment, this lady-in-training needs her beauty sleep (and I mean inner beauty sleep - I get very grumpy when I'm tired!)

Last one!
Dress: Navy blue dotted swiss from J. Crew (husband picked it out!)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft - with my Vera laptop bag in the background!


  1. Your husband has excellent taste :)

    Yours in Christ,

  2. Oops! I forgot to mention that I appreciated your thoughts on femininity (you're right, that is hard to spell!). I think I may print out that list and put it somewhere so that I will be reminded of it.

    My sister and I used to watch Summer Magic all the time when we were younger!

    Yours in Christ,

  3. I like that quote by Emerson, its perfect. I also like that video! I have never heard/seen it before but I love Haley Mills. Maybe we should watch this one at our video night?:)

  4. What a lovely dress! You can never go wrong with red shoes, at least I don't think so. :)

  5. What a sweet dress! :D

    I noticed 'Quaint and Quirky' on Shannon's blogroll and have enjoyed visiting your blog. It's lovely!

  6. Your husband has good taste. And I love the bag!

  7. I came a visiting by way of Shannon's blog too:-)

    What great thoughts on femininity(too many i's?)! I think I want to keep that list too for my girls(and myself really).

    Love Summer Magic! Haven't seen it in ages!

    I'm sure I'll be back by to visit soon:-)

    Sommer(from S&S board)



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