Tips for Finding Your Dream Dress without the Compromise

Written by: Shanna As most girls imagine, shopping for the perfect wedding dress was the most surreal moment. As we were driving to a bridal boutique, one of my friends asked what my dream dress would look like. As I sifted through all of the wedding dresses I’ve ever seen, I meekly said, “I don’t…

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A Vocation of Love

Today is my girl Saint Therese’s feast day and I figured I’d talk about her a little bit today because her life and her story is such a gift to us. She’s an interesting saint because some people hate on her for, ‘not having done enough’ to be a saint, while other people say she…

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Learning to Mix + Match

Being abroad has forced me to significantly reduce the size of my wardrobe and for those who know me know – I love clothing. I’ve never really been into the minimalist style of clothing and even when I decided to shop more ethically it just meant a lot of thrift shops and the finding many…

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Living out Femininity

Writer: Shanna We don’t have to look far to see that men and women are inherently different. The culture tells women that we need to change to be like men. What the culture doesn’t know is that if there weren’t any women, especially women of faith, living out of their feminine genius, the world would…

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A Walking Witness: Shanna, Just a Handmaiden’s new Co-Writer

Hi! My name is Shanna and I am officially a co-writer for Just a Handmaiden! I haven’t always been drawn to modesty, in fact, I’ve lived on the opposite side of faith, opposed to modesty (is this an okay switch) for large portion of my life. When I had my reversion to the Catholic faith,…

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Back to School Fashion Tips

It’s time to get back to school and we all know what that means – back to school fashion is a go. Who isn’t excited to wear all the fun pieces they found this summer to their first week of school? In high school I was always that person who rocked her first week of…

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Why We Honor Mary

This Wednesday is the Feast of the Assumption of Mary where we honor our Mother being brought up into heaven. It’s a Holy Day of Obligation where just like Sunday we are required to go to mass. This post is serving as two things: 1) a reminder to go to mass sometime this Wednesday and…

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Tips to Easy Modest Summer Packing

With the last month of summer quickly coming upon us many of you may be taking some last-minute trips before the school year begins – hopefully to somewhere warm and sunny. Packing can be an overwhelming process, especially when it’s a shorter trip or you don’t want to pay for a checked luggage

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Learning to Live My Life Fully

So, I saw Momma Mia this weekend and as I expected it was absolutely phenomenal… Sadly, this is not a post about Momma Mia. This is about how I felt after watching it. After finishing that movie, I wanted to drop everything and go travel around the world. All of these characters are filled with…

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