Thursday, July 2, 2015

5 Money Saving Fashion Tips!

For a while I have been watching thrifting fashionistas do video hauls showing how they have saved money on clothing by thrift shopping! Getting clothes for low prices! Being a mom, I am always looking for a good deal whether it is thrifting or getting deals on clearance lol! We moms need to save where we can! A few weeks ago I bought four pair of jeans, 3 pair of shorts, and 1 skirt for my daughter for $2.00 at a garage sale! I was like thank ya Jesus! lol

Since I make inspirational jewelry, I am always on the look out for faith based fashion and I love butterflies because they are beautiful and remind me of Romans 12:2. When I was leaving Target a few days ago, I saw that Dotz was having a store closing sale. When I went in it was the last day so of course they didn't have much left. Then I saw these butterfly heels...OMGoodness! I had to get them!

Here are 5 ways to save when shopping for fashion!

1. Shop at your neighborhood garage sales! Many neighborhoods have seasonal garage sales or moving sales! 

2. Sign up for newsletters to receive coupons and deals from your favorite stores! Many times if the store is having a sale, you can use your coupon too! Double savings! Some stores even have text alerts!

3. Shop at local resale shops in your area. Check out their deals as well! Savings on top of savings!

4. Be on the lookout for store closing sales, local and online! These are the best!

5. Google coupons before you make an online purchase. Retail Me Not and Groupon are some great sites to check out!

For more fashion ideas follow my pinterest board HERE.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Story of How I became an Inspirational Jewelry Designer!

In my last post Why I Love Working with Women of God, I wrote about how as a Christian Jewelry Designer I love connecting with fellow women of faith! Today is my second post for Alex Beadon's 7 Day Blogging Challenge and I would like to show you a bit more behind the scenes of what it has been like to be an entrepreneur. You can find a video intro that I did several years ago Here. I definitely need to do an updated one!

About 5 years ago after the birth of my twin babies, I was in what I call the mommy zombie mode. Nursing, changing diapers, feeding, sleeping and repeat. I had recently lost my job and started to feel a void in my life. So I asked God, please show me what you want me to do with my life. I needed a purpose for ME. So one day I was browsing on etsy and say some beautiful gifts. I thought to myself, I love jewelry! Why don't I make some that is unique...not just unique, but inspirational! So I started making a few pieces and my friends told me that they liked my jewelry and I should sell it. From there ChariT's Inspirational Creations was born! 

It has been a challenge now having 4 children, being a wife, and working at home. I think things will get a bit easier since the twins are 5 years old now and starting school in the fall. But I am still working on my time management skills. Knowledge does not equal success, action does. A lot of things that I have heard through trainings I am just now starting to put into practice and it has helped so much! Things like creating a process for everything I do like writing a blog and promoting it, launching new jewelry pieces ect. 

Some of the lessons that I have learned is that if God puts the vision in you, He will provide a way! Worrying isn't anything but a waste of energy! God has your back and front! {TWEET this}

Don't compare yourself to others. Well, not to a point where you start to feel bad about where you are in your process. You don't know their story or how hard it has been for them. So focus on your business and keep it moving!

And....learn to delegate! 
I, like many entrepreneurs wanted to do everything myself. I am still having a problem with this. Lol! I am a bit of a control freak at times. But I have learned that there are things that I love to do and things I don't. The things that I don't love to do, I need to delegate to someone who loves to do those things. I am blocking my blessing and their blessing by trying to do it myself. Plus, they would do a much better job! I am praying for financial growth and trust in others so that I can hire a team for my business soon!

How did you become an entrepreneur?  
What lessons have you learned along the way?

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why I Love Working with Women of God!

Have you ever just been in someone's presence and thought, man she has such an uplifting spirit!? I have and it is such a wonderful experience! Being a Christian jewelry and accessories designer, I love connecting with fellow women of faith and have encountered this feeling often. 

Below is a picture of Keesha of His Girls Rock and I at her Shine Like a Diamond Conference for girls! I had such a great time selling inspiration and fellowshipping with the girls and mothers! I received motivation from a fellow lady there when Keesha asked us to couple up and pray for one another. What an unexpected experience! I was just there to sell inspirational jewelry, or so I thought! God has a greater plan for that day.

For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. -Matt:18:20 

My heart longs to connect with and learn from you!

I love working with fellow women of faith who love inspiring others because I love to do the same and also need some inspiration myself! I feel such a sense of joy and purpose when I connect with other passionate women of God! Don't you!? We aren't in this alone and God created people who have gone through or are going through similar trials and successes as we are! 

Why I do what I do.

I believe God has a great plan for all of our lives but many of us aren't living it. Or if we are, we aren't experiencing full joy in our lives. We are neglecting ourselves while taking care of others, not eating healthy, engaging in negative self speak ect. I love inspiring others and creating inspirational jewelry because we all need inspiration in some way. Some days I may not feel like being all that God has for me to be. But just taking a look at, picking up, and putting on a piece of beautiful jewelry with a scripture or inspirational saying is a great pick me up and reminder of my purpose here on earth!

I have been told by inspired customers that inspirational jewelry does the same for them as well!

I sell my creations online but I also love doing local Houston events to meet other likeminded people and hear their testimonies. It is priceless! 

A photo posted by Chari Twitty-Hawkins (@cicinspireme) on

Before you go...

Are you a woman of God who loves fashion and sharing your faith through word and deed with those around you? Are you striving to live the BEST life that God has for you? I am blessed to be connected with you! Stop by anytime when you need a dose of inspiration to live your God given purpose or jewelry/fashion tips to keep you in style! {TWEET this}

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Celebrating Our Freedom in Christ!

When the 4th of July comes to mind, we think about celebrating our freedom as a nation. Today I would like to talk about our freedom in Christ! Many things that we as Christians can be held captive of are our perceptions, our unwillingness to forgive, sadness, anger, and anxiety. But we have the ability to become free of all of these things as children of God! God wants us to live His purpose joyfully!

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. -Gal. 5:1

Self Perception/Peer Pressure
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 
-Romans 12:2 

Our perceptions of ourselves and the world can become dark and ugly.  However, the scripture states that we are fearfully & wonderfully made!
Whether it is what someone has told you about yourself or something else, always refer back to what God says. Does He think you are ugly? No. Unworthy? No. Does He want you gossiping or stealing? No!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

We can become slaves to anxiety. Worrying about things that we have no control over. I myself have a problem with this but I am learning to let go and let God.

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31

Sometimes I want a certain outcome and I want it now! But God works in His time and He knows best. This is something I have learned time and time again!

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. -Ephesians 4:31-32

When we don't forgive, we are held captive in our own anger. We miss blessings and view life from a limited mindset. God wants us to be set free!

For more inspiration check out these products from Family Christian! Freedom

30 Days to Victory Through Forgiveness

Hope: Inspirational HeartLifter

How do you live out your freedom in Christ each day?

For more scripture inspiration, follow my pinterest board HERE.

Linked up at: Titus 2 Tuesday, Tell it to my Tuesday, and Titus 2sDay.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Faith & Fashion: Be Transformed!

Today's fashion pick for women of faith is based on the scripture Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. {TWEET This}

This is a great reminder to not let the ways of this world get our mind on the wrong track and to keep our minds on things of God! Visual reminders help me a lot and others too! Check it out! I REALLY love the shoes!!

Be Transformed!

The Pretty Dress Company red dress
$105 -

Heeled sandals
$20 -

Stella Dot green purse
$63 -

Gold jewelry

Fantasy Jewelry Box silver ring

Would you rock this outfit?

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Monday, June 22, 2015

100 Prayers for Your Marriage Giveaway!

My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year marriage anniversary. One of the things that has gotten me by and helped me be the best wife that I can be is prayer! My marriage has been such a blessing and my husband and I have had to put in work! 

I recently read Messy Beautiful Love by Darlene Schacht and it was such an awesome book about marriage! You can read my review HereDarlene has just released another book which is a great companion to Messy Beautiful Love entitled 100 Prayers for Your Marriage

It includes prayers ranging from self control, growth, compassion, health, employment, inlaws and more! Each prayer is followed by a scripture to meditate on. We all need prayer at one time or another and this a great book to read. I am enjoying this book as you can see!

I am also giving away a digital copy to 5 blessed winners! Enter below!

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Must complete all mandatory entries to be entered to win!

I will contact the winners by email and send your digital copy to you!

Linked up at Woman to Woman Ministries and Titus 2sdays

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Faith & Fashion: Summer Edition!

The first day of summer is near! With that in mind, today's OOTD is focused on summer fashion with a dose of faith for Christian women! This is a great outfit to wear to church or a social gathering with friends! For the fashion forward women of faith! Outfit details are below!

Faith & Fashion Summer edition!

Would you rock this outfit? If so, tell us where!

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