Sunday mornings at home

Sunday mornings at home

Good Sunday morning, ladies.  Welcome to my weekly lifestyle post called Sunday Mornings at Home.  I so appreciate you joining me.

Sunday mornings at home is a lifestyle round-up of the past week, the future week, and can really cover just about anything on my plate.

I have a gift for you later in the post, and I hope fun information.

So, please join me with your morning cup of JOY, in a cozy spot and let’s get going with today’s…

Sunday Mornings at Home.

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: ANOTHER STYLE TIP

Sunday Mornings at Home

Yesterday, I shared with you that bow blouses are a fashion trend for 2024.

I thought I would show you in today’s post how I am actually styling bow blouses right now…and I really enjoy the looks.

Recently, I picked up this simple little topper at my favorite local boutique…Elizabeth’s Boutique (on 1604 for San Antonio readers).

One way I am wearing this topper is with my Quince Washable Stretch Silk Tie Neck Blouse In navy blue and with the bow to the side.

The navy ponte pants are from Talbots a couple of years ago.  The blouse is not tucked in, but is showing from under the topper.

I like this look and will wear it often.

Also, my little slip-on shoes are new and from Easy Spirit….these are the EASY SPIRIT RIPTIDE CLOGS in gold for me to wear just around the house.

However, below are the shoes I am suppose to wear the majority of time…..

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FOOT UPDATE

Sunday Mornings at Home

These Brooks shoes were recommended to me by my Physical Therapy Doctor.

I have never worn Brooks before, but now that I am wearing them, I understand why.  The construction and padding is different from any of my other shoes.

I bought these at Macy’s after she recommended them…here is the BROOKS ADRENALINE GTS 23 RUNNING SNEAKERS.

Physical Therapy is grueling in the beginning…I have been sore and tired after my first two sessions.

But, I am not complaining…just happy to be going forward….hopefully toward different shoes from sneakers.

Sunday Mornings at Home

I did get another therapeutic massage right before I began PT, and it helped so much with flexibility and movement.

I am glad that I purchased an annual membership at Oak Haven Massage…I am going to need this and it really helps to have such an experienced technician who worked in PT.

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: NEXT WEEK

Sunday Mornings at Home

Of course, next week is Valentine’s week, and I am super excited to have a gift just for you.

Tomorrow, I will update you on my skincare journey with Brian of BY BRIAN. 

His skincare products have been amazing and everything to me to help build my confidence later in life.

This is the first January I did not feel like I wanted to begin the year with a spa facial.  I feel as though I get one every morning.  I am so pleased with my complexion at age 70!

Beginning tomorrow, Brian is going to offer this audience 35% off of purchases through Thursday.

The rest of the world will be offered 25%…you will need my code for the special offer….and I will share that with you tomorrow.  

He rarely does this, but would like to help us to glow and be our confident best.

Brian has been so helpful with Zoom meetings and he makes himself available to do this for others.

You can see here he selected makeup colors just for me as an autumn.

I hope you will join me tomorrow for more.

Sunday mornings at Home

I am also attending a special event this week and my outfit is not what I am wearing here…but….

Is inspired by this CHICO’S BALLOON SLEEVE FAUX LEATHER JACKET.

Sunday Mornings at Home

Once I saw this jacket on the display, my mind began to race at how I could make it work for the event.  I also have another option in mind, but need to try them both on.

If all goes well, I will show you on Thursday how I styled the jacket or the other option, and how Brian taught me to do my makeup for this event.

The jacket is lightweight and easy to wear…so I wore it this weekend again with the Quince washable silk bow blouse.

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: PEACE

Sunday Mornings at Home

Sunday Mornings at Home is when I take time to also acknowledge the well I go to in order to draw out strength.

Though I recognize this time of year often comes with weather challenges, it is the time of year I love the most to light candles, or just use lamplight and sit in the mornings and evenings in peace.

At that time, I will put on my Bose headset and listen to instrumental praise and worship music…composed with mostly piano.  (Mr. B prefers acoustic guitar)

Through this quiet time alone with God, often in prayer, I find my strength for the day.

Where do you like to find “down time” or quiet time?  Where is that special place for you?

I have a friend who has actually created that space inside of a large closet.  But, I prefer to be where I can see the dimly lit lamps or candles and just breathe in the peace.

Thank you for joining me today in Sunday mornings at home…of course I love to hear from you…and I think I have a fun week planned…so make sure that you…

STAY STRONG & KEEP SMILING!

By Pamela Lutrell

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Sunday Mornings at Home

20 Comments

  1. Love your look today- bow tied blouse and matching sneakers. Hopefully you’ve been through the most challenging part of PT- the first few sessions, and its easy sailing ahead!
    Love that Chicos jacket too!
    Meditating in a quiet place near a window ( lots of soft light and tree lined view) is my choice. Dusk and/ or dawn.

  2. I lived in northern Michigan, close to Lake Michigan and our winters were very gray. We could go weeks without a sunny day. I suffered from seasonal affective disorder. I tried all kinds of therapies to curb it and finally wound up spending an hour with a special light box every morning. It helped a lot but eventually I moved to an area with a lot more sunlight and I haven’t needed the therapy in 8 years. Now my quiet time is my prayer hour, usually in the morning, a walking mediation. We live out in the country so its very peaceful. My dog accompanies me. Because its sunny most days I receive the benefit of the sunlight as well as the peace that comes from prayer. I know PT can be a challenge and I’m glad you can get a massage after your session. My husband’s therapist is a DPT, yoga & pilates instructor and a gifted massage therapist. She has done wonders for him. His progress is slow but he is able to walk short distances in the house without his cane. Happy Sunday.

  3. My PT recommended Brooks Ghost after a knee replacement; I bought an all black pair that I wear for all-day walking, Christmas decorating, shopping with black jeans-white button up-denim jacket, etc. I plan to always have a pair; however it did take me some wearing to get used to them. Happy healing to you!

  4. That first outfit is especially cute. Also, I LOVE Brooks running shoes. They’re the best brand I’ve found for my finicky feet and I’m on my third or fourth pair. Worth every penny. So happy that you’re healing well and moving forward. It’s very hard to be out of commission physically when you’re generally an active and involved person.

  5. Thanks for more affirmation about Brooks. I am learning perseverance, but know I will eventually get there.

  6. My podiatrist recommended Brooks following my foot surgery, and they are my go-to shoe for anything not fashion-related. I too like the Ghost style. My sister in law, in her sixties, runs half marathons, and this is her choice too. My happy place is a park near me, which is beautiful in all seasons. Right now the grasses in the meadows are the most beautiful stark, warm browns. God makes so many wonderful things, if we only choose to look.

  7. Amen to that Linda. God is a masterful painter and creator painting beauty all around us. Every season is vibrant with joy.

  8. Add me to the Brooks aficionados! I had my feet evaluated at a running store, and the salesman recommended Brooks for walking for exercise. I also keep a clean pair to wear indoors in lieu of slippers for cleaning and everyday chores. I appreciate the extra room in the toe box and the fact that they don’t slip on my heels.

    Good luck with your PT. My husband has had physical therapy after both knee replacements, for vertigo, etc. and speaks very highly of the process in spite of the hard work involved.

  9. The toe box was immediately my favorite! You are right. I suspected that PT would be tough out of the gate but I can tell my mobility is slowly improving!

  10. Pam, you look lovely in both bow blouse outfits. You are stylin’ big time!! Have a beautiful week.

  11. My favorite way to quietly contemplate life is alone at the piano, playing from a Chris Rice or Lloyd Larson book of praise. The beauty of the arrangements together with the familiarity of the melodies creates a rather transcendent feeling. It allows me to both praise and be lifted up, restored, but in a most intimate way.

  12. Pam, you look wonderful in your two outfits today! Everyone seems to like Brooks sneakers for walking. I know I need a more structured sneaker than my Skechers for walks but just had not found one with a wide toe boot. I have pretty bad arthritis in my feet and need a soft walking surface as well. Are Brooks soft to walk in? I’m over 50 miles from Colorado Springs where I would be able to try a pair on. They look oddly sized as well.

  13. As I do so often, I headed straight to my laptop after church to see what you had for us this morning. It’s so exciting to see you wearing these fantastic outfits you’ve put together, and I continue to admire your resilience in the face of this long season of limited activity. Your joy permeates each post, even when I’m guessing you have to work twice as hard to get half as much done. Love the bow blouse with both the toppers you’ve put together. Isn’t it amazing how versatile something that “dressy” can be?
    I’m another Brooks fan, and found their “Ghost” style when I trained for a half marathon the year I turned 50. A;though my feet are on the narrrow side of medium, to get the best fit I ended up wearing a men’s size, so that may work for some of your readers who struggle with foot issues, especially bunions. They were the first shoes I was able to wear after surgery, and I still wear them for walking and doing household chores.
    The verse “Be still and know that I am God” is one I wrestle with, and often repeat like a mantra. I have always tried to have a designated “quiet time,” but I don’t sit still well. What works best for me is to have mine in the mornings when I first wake up but am still in bed. I spend the first 30 minutes of my on a heating pad running through a routine of stretches that my PT created, so I use that time to pray for my entire prayer list (including you!) and seek guidance for any situations I anticipate that day. I also ask God to show me whatever I need to do for anyone else that day. I love the prayer of St. Francis that begins “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace….” and try to meditate on those words every morning, especially the second half (…may I not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand, etc.) I also like to pause for more prayer and reflection at the end of the day, to acknowledge what I’m grateful for and also the things were hard. Somehow I feel closest to God in the dark, in the safety and comfort of my bed, which probably comes from the habit of saying bedtime prayers in my childhood. Thank you for sharing your faith so openly, along with all the other valuable information on fashion. The two really can co-exist, and I’m grateful to be a part of this community of grace you’ve built here.
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  14. Thank you so much, Lorri…you are so kind. And thank you for sharing your quiet time…it doesn’t matter when, but so helps us when we do take some time daily for God.

  15. Sydney, if you read the comments today, several like the Brooks Ghost. They are soft for walking. The shoe feels very different at first but after 24 hours I get why it is recommended.

  16. Pam, I really like the bow blouse. You have styled it just right with the different tops.
    My quite space is in the sitting area in our master bedroom. I can look out the windows to view our patio so flowers, birds, etc. all make a perfect place to read my scriptures for the day, pray, and then plan for the day. A cup of coffee is with me.

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