Monday, August 31, 2015

The Training of Children

"He that has trained

 his children for heaven,

rather than for earth-

for God

 rather than for man-

he is the parent who will be called

 wise at the last." 

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Lilla Rose Three Day Sale–Up to 30% Off, Free Shipping and 11 New Styles!


So many of you have told us how much you love Lilla Rose and so we try to share with you when there is a big sale for you! I hate when you write me and tell me you missed it so we try to make sure we get the word out on time since it is only for THREE days!

 This sale includes:

 -15% off NEW STYLES


You can get a buy three-get one FREE coupon if you are a new customer and buy from our website (June Fuentes) and there is a limit of one per household. Just email me at after ordering three and I will send out your free coupon to you---easy peasy!

I shared the new styles yesterday in this post in case you missed it!

You can view a sizing video here if you need help find what size you are.

Just a quick tip--
these new clips sell out pretty quickly,
 sometimes they even sell out the first day,
so be sure not to miss it!

You can find it now at Lilla Rose!

 This sale ends Sunday night at midnight!

 Enjoy and have a blessed weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Feminine Favorites and Lilla Rose Three Day Sale!

At least once a month we have been sharing some of our favorite feminine finds around the web to inspire ladies to and give them new ideas on how be feminine using different styles.

Just as a note--we don't always wear skirts around here, but I enjoy seeing new ways to share with my daughters and with you!

Today we are sharing from Modli--a clothing site I recently stumbled across:

I  like this combination because it is youthful and fun--something my daughters would like and probably wear. Yes, I say my daughters because right now I am still trying to lose all the baby weight I gained from my pregnancy last year with little Isabella!

I love the polka dots--they just make me happy looking at them!

This classic black and white striped skirt is definitely cute and great for an outing. 

This outfit makes me think of fall and pumpkins and cocoa and hayrides and apple orchards and Thanksgiving...(can you tell I am mentally getting ready for fall?).

It's nice that Modli has a "Under $35"  page full of accessories and even jean skirts! Yes, many of their jean skirts are priced nicely and I actually like them. I am so picky about jean skirts--sometimes it is hard to find one that is just right. Wouldn't you agree?

Claire Calvi - Sofia - All lace ballgown with elbow length sleeves

I also really like their modest bride styles. It is so hard to find modest bride dresses so it was encouraging to see that there. I know a lot of brides have to go through a lot of trouble sewing extra fabric onto their dresses or making one from a pattern just to get a more modest look.

What would go perfectly with these outfits is some Lilla Rose hair accessories! We wanted to let everyone know that Lilla Rose is having a THREE day sale with some pretty new styles:

The September flexi was released early!

 Right now you can get 

-10% off everything, 
-15% off the new styles
-30% off select styles 
-FREE shipping on purchases over $40!


Here are the NEW extra styles that were just released below:

**Wise Woman Special**


You must be a first time customer and order through our website (it will say June Fuentes on it) and limit one coupon per household. Just place your order and email me at and I will send it out to you!  Easy peasy!

Have a blessed week!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wise Woman Linkup!

A Wise Woman Builds Her Home is a place to be encouraged in your high and noble calling of role of wife and mother and daughter to the King and we want to encourage each and every single reader out there to build up strong Christian homes to the glory of God.

We would love for you to link up with us---share your posts on  building up your home, homemaking, character, hospitality, femininity, family, tea, recipes, parenting, marriage, homeschooling, and whatever else you'd like to share that would encourage our community. Feel free to also share more than one post!

Now back to our Linkup--if you do join us we only require one thing, PLEASE share the image below on your blog and link back so that others can find us and join in the fun or just simply paste and copy the code into your blog sidebar or at the bottom of the post that you shared here:

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How I Started Using Essential Oils in My Home

I know that we are all on this journey to live better and eat healthier for our families. We want to create a healthier environment and for the overall well-being of those we dearly love.

I am one of those who are learning right beside you.

I have mentioned in the past few months our changes such as going gluten free this past year and how much better we feel. We are not sick any longer and it feels amazing!

I just had my 44th birthday this past July and I am totally aware that I need to take care of this body that God has entrusted to me. I am making every effort to transfer that into healthier living for my family as well.

So you can imagine how excited I was when this box arrived:

I had recently ordered the Young Living Premium Starter Kit and it arrived here quite quickly.

There were so many goodies inside!

For a long time I was pretty skeptical about using oils---you see, I just don't jump on the bandwagon for anything until I see results.

Then one day two of my children had occasional allergy-like symptoms and someone mentioned the Peppermint Oil and from that day I was sold. So I took the time to do some research---actually A LOT of research and felt encouraged to move forward using them. 

But back to the box---I ordered the kit so I could get to try several oils at once and start building my supply. I was so pleased to see how many different varieties there were:

The bottles are so pretty and they have also been updated since I received this shipments so that you can actually see how much oil is on the inside (you can see a picture below of the new bottle).

There were lots of extras:

(I wish I had my camera when I took these pictures but my daughter, the budding photographer, had it at the time I took these. My phone doesn't do these justice!)

This is a Young Living Oil diffuser:

I love mine! I especially like using it at night when I am nursing the baby, since it also has a low light like a nightlight when it is on so I can see her  and she can see me. Little Isabella loves that and falls right to sleep.

Don't tell anyone... but I am actually using it while I am typing this out. Yes, I actually like to use it while I am blogging.

They also just came out with a few different kind of diffusers, even one just for kids! I wish I had know that before I bought a second one just for them (they were always coming into my room and borrowing mine). But I really like how the one below looks like a budding rose.

Right now my favorite oil to diffuse is Stress Away---especially after a long day! Do you have a favorite or one that you have been wanting to try?

I am excited about sharing more about our families journey towards wellness and health and more about how we are doing that through easy lifestyle changes that include these oils and can't wait to share more with you!

How to Buy Essential Oils

If you are interested in buying essential oils here are some easy steps I've included to show you how:

1. Visit the website HERE.

2. Select "Member" for membership type.

3. Enter my number 2893773 --it should just pop up for you automatically.

4. Fill in your country & language.

5. Click next.

6. Fill out the shipping information then agree to the terms and the click continue.

7. Place your order (I strongly recommend the Premium Starter Kit--it has the greatest value for your purchase) and you will get free bonus materials sent to you! And right now, for a limited time,  they are having a sale to get them for $10 off the regular price!

8. If you purchase a starter kit please contact me at so that I can send you your freebies!

Easy peasy!

And if you have any questions just email me at and I would be more than happy to answer your questions!


Member #2893773

Monday, August 24, 2015

Home is Where the Weary Spirit Finds Refuge

"A child speaking to a friend of his home, was asked; "Where is your home?" Looking up with loving eyes at his mother, he replied, "Where mother is."

Home! What a hallowed name! How full of enchantment and how dear to the heart!

Home is the magic circle within which the weary spirit find refuge. It is the sacred asylum to which the care-worn heart retreats to find rest from the toils and cares of life.

Home! That name touches every fiber of our soul. Nothing but death can break its spell. And, as dear as home can be, is the mother that presided over it, and that we loved.

Long years may have flown since we saw that home, and since the dearest of all earthly friends has slept the long and silent sleep of death, but that home and that mother will never cease to awaken the sweetest collections of our lives.

Home Sweet Home!"

-John Mccoy

Dear Mothers, home is such a special place to grow and nurture your children and create a godly culture for the them that brings glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. Use your time well and wisely manage it for little eyes are always watching and learning. They are soaking in the environment and being taught of it's ways. You will do much to not let your hands be idle and live years of a wasted life--  but instead prayerfully build your home and faithfully devote yourself to raising His arrows to serve Him one day. 

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Art by D. Gerhart

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Homeschool Room Video Tours: Taking a Peek Inside

One of our most popular posts on this blog that we had done in the past was a post we had on homeschooling rooms to inspire moms who needed ideas on what a homeschooling room might look like--it definitely told me one thing--homeschooling moms wanted inspiration for their homeschooling rooms!

So today we are going to share a few videos and links that we have found of some lovely homeschooling rooms to get you ready for the year or to add to what you already have.

And let me just from the beginning that you absolutely don't need to have a homeschool room if that doesn't fit your needs. We use our kitchen table all the time! We also use our living room, bedrooms, family room, and deck when we want to for reading alone or to get some sunshine. We do have a homeschool room for the kids which helps to store extra things like crafts, supplies, books, games, tables, and more. And we use it when it fits us but most of the time we are in the main room.

Sometimes it helps us if we get to take a peek inside and get an idea of how others do things to make it simpler for us and hopefully there is an idea or two you will learn from the moms below! Just remember NOT to become overwhelmed. Don't compare yourself to them and do what you can with what you have! The Lord is good and provides us with all that we need. 

With that said--let's begin!

Below is Jolanthe from Homeschool Creations and she uses Ikea furniture and accessories for a space above her garage and has some other cute ideas:

You can find her Part Two here. 

Here are more homeschool videos room tours to check out:

Ericka from Confessions of a Homeschooler has a nice wall board for special words to help her children learn them.

Mama Needs Chocolate share her homeschool room when it is not perfectly clean to encourage you and keep it real.

A Place to Rest shows how she organizes everything and where she gets some of her supplies.

Homegrown Adventures is super organized too, especially with her book boxes.

Homeschool Blessings has a Montessori inspired space for her children.

Joyfilled Journey shares her schoolroom that is set up in her basement.

Elaine shares how much of her room was put together on Craigslist and the AS-IS section from Ikea.

You can find many more tours at this link here.

If you are looking to get some supplies on a budget for your school room these might help you:

Whatever you decide to do, whether you have a homeschool room or not, make sure it works for you and choose what is best for your family.

Hope you were blessed by these tours today!

Do you have a homeschool room?

Share about in the comments below!

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