San Francisco Hayes Valley
Sunshine in San Francisco
Yesterday I went and got my Senegalese twists redone (video on SnapChat; find me as mrsleo), so I spent some time in San Francisco. I’ve had a few people question if I live in San Francisco proper since I mention it so much, but nope! I live 30 minutes south of San Francisco, but my husband’s startup is in San Francisco, so we visit often.

I’ve had several people email me asking for things to do in San Francisco, and I’m always excited to share my tips and San Francisco goodies via email, but I’ve never written a blog post about things to do. I’ll have to write one at some point.

After my hair appointment, I trotted around Hayes Valley, got some yogurt from Loving Cup, and went to Cary Lane’s basement sample sale. Hayes Valley is one of my favorite San Francisco neighborhoods!

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Modest Workout Clothes
 

A few times a month I check in on my blog stats and look at the search terms people use to arrive at my site. Aside from curvy Pentecostal girl (join me in laughter), most people land here by searching for modest skirts, dresses, and…modest workout clothes. Sometimes I feel a little silly writing about modest workout clothes because I’m not sure how many ways I can say I-wear-jersey-knit-skirts-and-leggings, but in the words of Harry Cohn, “Give the public what they want.”

I think most people who don’t wear shorts, pants, and leggings as pants (UGH) know they’ll have to wear skirts to workout, so I don’t think I’m givin’ ya’ll brand new information here. Most ladies I’ve talked to on Instagram and Facebook admit the hardest part about modest workout clothes is—finding modest workout clothes!

For the most part, tops are easy to find. You can virtually wear any sweatshirt, hoodie, or top. I suggest Athleta, and I’ve had good luck Old Navy’s activewear tops (this top and this tank).  As far as modest workout skirts go, simply searching for exercise skirts will give you a variety of mini skirts to choose from, but not too many skirts that fall past the knees. I’ve used my Kosher Casual skirt and my HydroChic skirt for running, walking, hiking, and a variety of other exercises. I don’t know how many times I’ve said this, but when these Old Navy skirts go on sale, I stock up (currently: $10 and an extra 30% with code SWEETDEAL).

From the image above: Old Navy skirt, Arcteryx A2B Tank , The North Face hoodie, Nike Free 5.0 running shoes, VANS backpack

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Polka Dot Maxi Skirt
As I was getting dressed for our Sunday evening church service a few days ago, I was rooting around my closet for a crisp, white long sleeve shirt to wear with this polka dot maxi skirt. To my amazement, I do not own one (anymore…I know I had one)! I had plenty of denim and chambray shirts, and I know I typically don’t like to wear denim or chambray to church, but I did on Sunday!

I found this polka dot maxi skirt in San Francisco several weeks ago, and it reminded me of this skirt I wore last year. I didn’t get to wear a white shirt (obviously), but that got me thinking. Continue reading →

Floral Maxi Dress
After my planner/agenda blog post a few weeks ago, I was set on finding one I liked. I went to Nordstrom and thumbed through this polka dot planner and this striped one, but I ended up not pulling the plug because several dozen reviews said the polka dots rubbed off during the first month and the stripes got dirty pretty quickly.

I ended up buying the smaller version of this Ban.do planner, and I shared it on Instagram and Facebook. Well, guess what? I ended up not keeping it! 😱 I KNOW! I really, REALLY wanted a spot with times for me to write what I wanted to accomplish during that time frame.

While I was at Target, I found these 5.5 x 8.5 Mara-Mi binders. Right next to the planners were these Avery agenda inserts, so I bought those and some note pages. The daily planner starts at 8 and ends at 5, and I figured that’s okay for now, though I usually start my day around 5:00 A.M. I kept toying around with all of this, and I realized what I really wanted to keep track of are my health and fitness goals and my prayer and Bible reading. I’m not ready to hold on to two different planners, but I figured the Avery inserts would be good for daily and weekly Bible reading and praying, and these printable food and wellness pages would help me stay focused on my health and fitness goals.

I purchased the downloadable file because I want to be able to print them out whenever I want to. Plus, I have access to a printers, copy machines, paper cutters, and hole punchers. Be sure to  take a look at this Etsy find; if you don’t want to print yours, the Etsy seller also offers a notepad version. Read more: Continue reading →


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