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51 Years, 1 month, and 1 day

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The first questionnaire for people married over 50 years has come back, and fittingly, it was from my own mother! During the latter part of the video I share what I read at their 50th Wedding Anniversary party. I hope you enjoy this video and that it encourages you. May God bless you in your marriage, or in your search for a spouse. Janine

FW5.6 What to Look For When New Clothes Shopping

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 Hello, Beautiful Homemakers!  In the video I begin by answering the question, "What if my best color is BROWN?" and I end with a comment from listener Marianne. I also mention what will help keep your clothes and shoes smelling fresh after you've worn them, when they aren't dirty enough yet to be washed, by spritzing them with the cheapest ________ that you put into a spray bottle. HUES are main colors, such as primary colors (Red, Blue, Yellow) that you get without mixing in any white or black. TINTS have white added to the hue color. TONES have gray added to the hue color. SHADES have black added to the hue color. I discuss how grouping your clothes by color on your bed makes it easier to see the different tints, tones, and shades of your clothing colors.  Does one stand out as not matching the rest? When I did this, I immediately noticed that the shirt second from the left on the first row did not match with all of my other purples.  It was the only shirt that had

Rainy Day Homemaking Storytime

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  Sometimes it's fun to have stories to inspire us in our homemaking. I've found that when I read old children's books I can always apply something I've learned from them. Sometimes I use them for lunch or dinner suggestions!  These 5 short stories are from The Golden Book of 365 Stories, A Story for Every Day of the Year by Kathryn Jackson, with pictures by Richard Scarry. They teach us about:  Taking time to PLAY cards or board games with your children  Working side by side with your children around the home, and in the kitchen  Baking cookies for (or with) your family  Doing kind things for others, especially for your family members  Looking on the bright side of life, and  Smiling!  Your good attitude is one of the most important things in life! Enjoy listening while you: Make your bed Make lunch or dinner Wash dishes, and then  GO PLAY WITH YOUR CHILDREN! If you don't have children, then do something really nice for someone else, or take some time for

FW5.5 How the Clever Girl Selects Her Clothes

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  https://youtube.com/@beautifulhomemaking Opening picture of man carrying a woman over the stream is by Francis Marshall. First we discuss, from Pamphlet 5, How the Clever Girl Selects Her Clothes :  "...what you must have is apparel that will never let people forget that you are a woman, that is as unlike what the men themselves wear as it can be..."  and then we discuss How to Select Your Colors and Styles .  What was true 100 years ago is still true today!  NOTE that the pictures I have chosen do not "perfectly" illustrate what we are discussing.  Finding pictures is the hardest part of doing these videos.  I think in future I will just let you use your imagination!  :) Next, we move onto the section entitled Clothes that Win the Admiration of Men. Why is it impossible to keep up with the latest fashions and trends?     What should you be focused on?   Fast fashion is on a _____ week cycle.   Focus on the ___________ and _____________ that ________

FW5.4 Dress Better for your "Right Now" Body

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  We also discuss Pamphlet 5, of the original 1922 Fascinating Womanhood pamphlets: Putting Dainty Girlishness into Apparel    https://youtube.com/@beautifulhomemaking   If you are struggling with a negative body image, may I suggest listening to Laura Acuna over at Still Becoming. She doesn't have a large following on YT, but she does on other venues. I'm linking to her first video podcast on YT which explains her journey .    (I don't mention her on my video, because I just now remembered her.)     "Laura Acuña began life as a ‘skinny girl’ but gained 100 pounds in one year at the young age of 11. From that time on, she lived on the diet and body image roller coaster, which never led to permanent weight loss or freedom from the pain she was numbing with food. Instead, she picked up a lifetime of broken thinking about herself, her God, and what His definition of freedom truly means. Thankfully, over the past few years, Laura has been on the healing path. S

The Appearance that Fascinates, and the "Huggable" Dress (FW 5.3)

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    youtube.com/@beautifulhomemaking We also go over "The Test for Clothes"  The impression you make in an outfit is more important than the apparel itself. Too many women attach too much importance to the piece of clothing (how cute it is, the color, the material, or the label ) than to how they themselves look in it.  You must put aside the beauty of the apparel itself, and see if it fulfills the requirements of Angela-Human in you. Does the garment help you in this quest, or hinder you? Does it help you act the part, or does it repel men?  Clothes that look darling on your best friend (or aunt) may look sickly on you!  Be sure to visit StylebyColor.com and take the color quiz to find out what looks best on you!   Also watch The Art of Color @AlexandrasGirlyTalk She begins discussing color theory about 2 minutes in, and it is the best video I have seen so far on the subject (and I watched too many!).    If you haven't yet watched it, watch The Enchanted C

Why Won't He Marry You? (FW 5.2)

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  Harry Anderson, Illustrator Trigger warning :   Total honesty can be brutal to sensitive people.   This commentary is not meant to hurt your feelings.   It is meant to open the eyes of women truly wondering why they aren’t yet married.   This may help some women.   I have been “stowing away” tidbits of information about what the majority of men think about women, but won't tell them to their faces, for about 6 years now. It fits in amazingly with the 100 year old book (the original 8 pamphlets of Fascinating Womanhood ) that I am reading to my listeners. If you want to print out this worksheet, hit the 'share' icon and e-mail the page to yourself. Then print out the e-mail.     youtube.com/@beautifulhomemaking At the beginning of my video, I mention that I saw a short video of a woman slowly comprehending why men won’t marry her.   (Note that the pictures used in the video are NOT of the actual women mentioned in the stories.) What reasons did she giv

Mrs. Muir - An Ideal, Fascinating Woman

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There is A LOT happening in this video! I cover many topics of FW in a short span of 36 minutes. Traits of an Ideal Woman are discussed using pictures from the 1947 movie “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir” during the first half of the video.    Lucy Muir: Was Feminine, Elegant, and dressed well She has a Worthy Character She was a Domestic Queen She was a good mother She is child-like (but not childish) She understands men She was quiet and trusting She had inner happiness She is adored She shows her man admiration She states her beliefs, that align with her worthy character She allows men to help her, lead, and guide She is considerate and unselfish And yet she pleases herself by taking care of her own physical and psychological needs She is not a martyr She is gracious She is joyful and displays radiant happiness   - she laughs, smiles, and is carefree She has radiant health She is thankful and grateful  The Superior Wife Syndrome book is by Carin R