Five Favorites (vol. 60)

by Hallie @ Moxie Wife on June 10, 2014

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Rosary Bracelet

Organic Mama's Shop Rosary Bracelet

Shannon of Organic Mama’s Shop sent me this rosary bracelet recently and I could not possibly love it more. Aren’t the colors beautiful? Though it looks like a stack of bangles (love!), it’s actually one long piece that wraps around your wrist! Possibly the best thing of all is that the bracelet comes complete with a moveable charm in case you get interrupted mid-rosary. Brilliant.

Or maybe that’s not the best thing of all. Maybe the best thing is that Shannon has kindly set up a 25% off discount code for all of you for the next 10 days! Isn’t that sweet of her? Just enter MOXIEWIFE at checkout.

You should also know that Shannon donates 10% of every sale to a local crisis pregnancy center, offers free shipping on orders over $50, and provides a lifetime repair guarantee for each piece. She’s such a peach.

If you treat yourself to a bracelet do let me know which one you pick! They’re all so gorgeous that I had trouble choosing.


Humans of New York

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There is a reason this Facebook page has over six million “likes.” I check it almost every day and rarely come away not feeling inspired. There’s just something about hearing other people’s stories and learning about their struggles that makes me want to stand on a sidewalk and hand out hugs.


On Money and Vacations and Marriage

“One afternoon Jacob was on the phone with a sibling talking about the trip. He glanced at me tentatively, and I retreated to the bedroom in angry tears. It was so absurd. How could he even consider this?! I was struggling as a new mother. I had a high needs baby. We’d been living on the hope of one interview to the next for months. I was stretched so thin by work and mothering, and we still weren’t making ends meet. I was the numbers person. I knew this was a stupid stupid financial choice. Why couldn’t he see that? Just because we could pay for it didn’t mean we could afford it. Not only was he going to Hawaii, he was leaving me alone with our five month old for a week, and it was on my plate to find extra babysitting help, and I didn’t know how how I would pay for this extra babysitting because he was taking all our money and flying to Hawaii with it! Oh was I mad and, oh, was I justified. Jacob was so so gloriously in the wrong and I was so perfectly in the right that I marched over to the computer and chose the only option I had left…”

I think you should read every single thing Kate writes but if I had to pick just one thing, this might be it.


L’Oreal Cinnamon Toast Lipstick

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Best red lipstick EVER.


1 proposal, 26 countries, 4 years in the making

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Elise @ in endless song June 10, 2014 at 10:28 pm

Goodness, you are GORGEOUS, Miss Hallie! What a great picture of you.
I follow Humans of NY on instagram, and as a current NYC gal it’s especially moving.
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Laura the Ringmistress June 11, 2014 at 12:11 am

Love that lipstick color. That is going on the shopping list.
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Julia June 11, 2014 at 8:42 am

I agree — just gorgeous. I’m always afraid of bright colored lipstick smearing everywhere and giving me a clown mouth, so I end up choosing something much more neutral color most of the time. Do you use a lip pencil first when you use a beautiful shade such as that?
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Debbie Gaudino June 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

Am going to buy that lipstick right NOW!!!!!! Love it!

Kate @ The Rhodes Log June 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

Hallie! I’m totally blushing :) Thanks so much!

P.S. That lipstick is awesome.
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Laruen @ The Loveliest Hour June 11, 2014 at 11:39 am

I totally covet your eyebrows!!!

and lovely lipstick. I can go out and buy the lipstick, but not the eyebrows. :)

Kat Crow June 11, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Those rosary bracelets are gorgeous! Maybe I’ll ask my hubby to make it a 30th bday gift for me :) You are beautiful Hallie, that lipstick looks amazing on you!
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Laura June 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

You in that lipstick = hot hot hot. I’m only the 10th person to say this but it’s worth repeating. :-)

I’m gonna get me some and I’ll be happy if it looks just a fraction as good on me.
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Jenna@CallHerHappy June 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

You need to add that lipstick to your spicy book! va-va-voom!

And, heading over to check out those bracelets right now!
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Jenna@CallHerHappy June 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Ok, I just went and ordered this one:

I want it, like, yesterday!
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Rita @ Open Window June 11, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Oh, I’ve been wanting a rosary bracelet, and with a discount…well…it’s not a trip to Maui, but it’s the next best thing.

Martha@RomancingReilly June 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Girl, that lipstick is da bomb.
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Martha@RomancingReilly June 12, 2014 at 12:04 am

and P.S. I have recently fallen in love with Humans of New York. So great.
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