Dinner · Family life · refreshment at home

“Dressing” the Dinner Table

I recently posted about dressing ourselves, but you know, we should also be dressing our dinner table. Simply put, we should make the dinner table attractive. I post lots of ideas for recipes here on RefreshHer, but it’s only a means to get you to gather around your table. That’s where the connections happen. That’s where communication, love, relationships and nurturing thrive. There’s just so much to say about the gathering around the table. Since it’s so important, we should put some thought into making it welcoming. It isn’t stuffy or pretentious, but simple and inviting. How can we do that?

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Dressing with Grace · outfits

Keep Your Outfit Balanced

Have you ever gotten dressed in an outfit that you thought would be “comfy and easy to wear” and then said something like this –

This doesn’t look right! This makes me look like a big blob!

I sure have! The problem is those enticing/comfy loose clothes need to be accompanied with another garment that is more fitted, rather than flowing. Let me show an example using our dress form I’ve named Grace.

The peplum top in the picture above is full and loose below the waist, and also the sleeves, so styling it with a pair of straight legged white jeans keeps it looking balanced. However, if i styled this top with loose pants the result is quite different.

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Biblical Womanhood · spiritual growth · Spiritual Refreshment

Four Tips for Growth

This post is part of the continuing series as we review A Woman After God’s Own Heart, by Elizabeth George.

I heard about a woman who was having a dinner party and fixed an elaborate meal.  Everything was cooking, chilling and baked, ready for her guests that would arrive a couple hours later, but she found herself hungry.  She sat down and ate a couple of large candy bars “just to tide herself over.” When it came time to serve her guests, she had no appetite for the lavish meal! 

We are guilty of doing the same thing when we foolishly binge on things that have no value to our spiritual life.   Let’s glean some great practical advice that Elizabeth George was given by a friend that will help us to grow spiritually because we’re feasting on God’s Wisdom.

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Dinner · Fast meal · Make-Ahead · Seafood · summertime

Roasted Shrimp with Orzo

I’m so happy to share another Ina Garten recipe with you. We’ve had more hot days, so I searched for more shrimp recipes! Even if it’s not a summer day, this recipe is a perfect quick meal that can even be made ahead of time. It’s one of those dishes that is so savory it tastes like it came from a fancy restaurant

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Biblical Womanhood · Home making

The “I Will’s” of Homemaking

I’m the kind of person who needs a picture drawn in order to understand things better. Anyone else like that? Being a homemaker is drawn out so well in God’s Word, and it reveals that it’s more about who we are than what we do. It can seem overwhelming, but it’s really not as hard as we make it.

As a follow-up on my post on Wednesday about weaving a tapestry of beauty in our home, I”d like to offer two suggestions that will help us know how to implement those truths in God’s Word. My suggestions are regarding the list of “I will’s” that Elizabeth wrote in her book (A Woman After God’s Own Heart). My suggestions are given with a desire for all of us to implement these disciplines into our daily lives. How can we do that?

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