Blogroll Note

My daughter-in-law Laura now has her own blog where she writes about love, faith and homemaking. I added it to my blogroll on the sidebar here at the Hope Blog. It has been a joy to get to know Laura and to see qualities very rare in a young woman today. (Sam is very blessed man.) God’s blessings on her blog effort. It’s a good way to express yourself and share your thoughts and interests.

9 thoughts on “Blogroll Note

  1. Lisa K says:

    Ingrid – I just checked out Laura’s blog and to my delight I saw the most lovely wedding dress – with beautiful long lace sleeves! I have a niece getting married next year and I was talking to her mom (my sister in law) who was hoping her daughter won’t fall prey to the crazy strapless dress addiction that has taken over brides of all sizes in the past ten years!

    I also enjoyed her cooking comments (I too love baking the best!)
    Lisa K

  2. Lori says:

    That is so wonderful to hear!! I love hearing about other godly young women and making a difference out there. I was wondering where you or her would recommend getting modest clothes. I was out shopping today and found it incredibly difficult to find anything that wasnt a v-neck, sheer or short. It was so sad. I’ve heard you shop online for your clothes, what would be your recommendation?

  3. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Hi Lori,
    I don’t really dress “fashionably,” I wear classic styles that sort of reflect my personality. I have bought clothes for a long time from places online like Christopher and Banks, Appleseeds, The Tog Shop, and a few others. When it’s a special occasion, I try some department stores and just look until I find something that looks like me, which sometimes isn’t easy! Christopher and Banks also has mall stores, and trying things on sure saves on paying for returns if they don’t fit. They have lots of pretty spring skirts out that are great. I am 5’4” so need petite sizes and they have that online now as well as at the mall stores.

  4. Lorrie says:

    I like Laura’s blog! She is blessed to have you for a mother-in-law, and you are blessed to have her for a daughter-in-law!

  5. Laura says:

    Thank you Ingrid for promoting my blog. Lori asked about shopping for modest clothes. I don’t shop much online because I’m so small that it’s hard for me to find sizes that fit. Sizes vary so much that I usually have to try clothes on just to be sure. I too shop at Christopher and banks. I also shop at LL Bean (which is online), Bass, Izod, and Van Heusen for modest clothes. I usually shop at the outlet mall for the last three brands. If I can’t find anything then I buy camisoles and wear them under v neck or scoop neck shirts. I don’t have to do that too often though and lately even those are low cut. Every once in a while I will find a shirt somewhere at the mall that isn’t low cut, but it’s getting harder these days.

  6. Lori says:

    Thank you so much Ingrid and Laura. Appreciate the info! We were out yesterday and it was shocking how the trend in stores is literally scoop necks, v necks and you basically alway have to layer stuff. And the sizes in tops in dresses are so large, I think they think every woman has had thier sizes “altered” if you know what I mean, so nothing fits just the average every day woman. Let alone the modest Christian woman. I appreciate you fellow ladies in Christ.

  7. Paula says:

    That’s funny Ingrid, I have always been under the impression you were taller than me! 🙂

    Thanks for linking to your daughter in law’s blog. I’ll add you both to my blogroll. I used to have crosstalk blog, but had kept forgetting to add this one.

  8. carolynb says:

    Ingrid- I also want to thank you for the clothing store recommendations, to help me find modest clothes. I added Christopher & Banks and Appleseeds to my online bookmarks. I went to a C&B in the mall and found some lovely shirts – and they were having a sale – so that was even better. I also shop at LL Bean and Lands’ End, as many of their clothes are still very modest.

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