Don’t you just love majestic trees? A Davidson House update

Don’t you just love big majestic trees? it’s our only one !

This view of our yard (see house on the left) will soon be overtaken by every machine possible..

We signed the paperwork to begin the LAST of our repairs and renovations - AND finally a proper living room for our family!

As you know we have been living in an 8 foot wide living room since we moved here. With 7 of us and my mom in a wheelchair and three special needs let’s just say it was a HIGH cause of our stress most days. (Aka meltdowns !)

"No I was sitting there" "no that's MY seat" "get off my seat" yes just some of the things I would hear daily in a room without enough seats to sit us all! In fact I'm sitting in my kitchen writing this, cause there are no room for me in there now. Lol

I can’t tell you how excited I am (and SCARED !) to see this done (we've only waited three full YEARS, only to get sidetracked with our mold remediation!) and we need your help!

First Pray please!!!! Your prayers alone has got us so far... this is the last stretch and don't fail us now.

2019 Repairs and renovations needed include:

  • 4 more windows to be removed under mold remediation started Friday.
  • Basement vacuum and clean for mold remediation.
  • Hall closet to be torn out to clean all the mold there under containment

Then Monday begins;

  • New furnace - ours is not compatuble with the new duct work needed for removing the moisture out of our home and ensuring no more mold regrowth.
  • New hot water tank- when the furnace is changed the venting is no longer compatible. Plus when we had our gas scare (for my Facebook followers who prayed for us we thank you!) we discovered the top of our tank was melted (YIKES!) so we feel this is about time!
  • Re-grading around the house - this means tearing up our laneway and patio stones around the house and reforming the land so water is directed away from the house and prevent moisture build up in the house again.
  • New HRV Heat Exchange recovery system and new duct work to ensure proper air flow in the house and again no moisture for mold regrowth.
  • Lastly, our New living room - finally a home large enough with NO MOLD!
  • Total cost $74,685.50
  • Please pray for us (while I go faint haha ) somebody wake me up when it’s all over

Donate to our house repair fund here: www.gofundme.com/Davidsonfamilytrust

and share this page!!! I can't wait to show you our progress!!

Thank you and God LOVE you 😍

Rita and family

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Remember Eggs for supper ?

Happy Saturday my friends... it’s eggs for lunch here... I remember growing up having eggs for Friday supper do you?

But dipping sunny side up eggs it hit me today... reminding me of a precious memory of my mom making me my favorite eggs.

She used to tease me anytime she made some perfect sunny side up eggs because she knew I would be the first to dip and steal her yolks.

She never complained noooo she would just laugh as I ate most of her plate and left her some mangled whites. Even as I got older she would entice me (now and again) and I would indulge. I think deep down she just loved me so much, there was no greediness in her, just a heart full of love for me.

Fast forward to how I am now her caretaker this is something I miss, those precious moments....something that makes the transition so bittersweet.

The path is always the same, your born, your a teen, you get married have a family then watch your children grow and leave (sometimes forever !) and eventually take care of your own parents. You're just switching places. The circle of life they call it. I call it a mother's martyrdom.

Some days are awfully hard... so it’s good to keep looking up and not getting stuck in the day to day details...

The world keeps moving and time stands still for no one. We are but players on a stage waiting our turn and then the end of the play arrives. Will we succeed in making our final hurrah in our play? Our final entrance into heaven ? It’s a beautiful, bittersweet story this thing called LIFE. Let’s not waste a moment.

It's been a unbelievable lent for us... just one cross after another... how is your lent going?

With love

Rita Xxo

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Outfit Ideas – Anatomy of an outfit

Ive been thinking about you... yes you, all you readers of my book, Immodesty, Satan's Virtue.

I've really been wondering Did I write the RIGHT book? I mean so many have twisted modesty today that you may as well just forget about trying to add it to your life right?

I've been posting my daily outfits on social media for the last 2 or three years.. if you don't follow me on Facebook you can always follow me on Instagram and see my TWO YEARS+ of outfit ideas. I thought it makes sense to become the example I was trying to show you, when you begin your modest journey. I mean if I couldn't pull it off, well I sure shouldn't be out here trying to convince you to try it? eh?!

I began doing this strangely because I was SO TIRED of seeing wrong interpretations of Catholic modesty guidelines. Did I say TIRED?

"Two fingers breadth of the throat and scarcely reaches beyond the knees"

It's THAT SIMPLE!

It's SO FRUSTRATING to see "modest" posts that include leggings as pants, and sleeveless shirts! When and where did anyone hear the Church gave us the OKAY for these? These are not part of a modest wardrobe!

Others see these guidelines as oppressive, I see them as FREEDOM!

These rules guide us to find clothing that is appropriate (the whole world needs to understand what is appropriate today eh?) but they DON'T teach us HOW to put together an outfit.

It is SO EASY to put on leggings with a tunic, or jeans and a tshirt ... sure it's all the rage but takes NO THOUGHT.

Dressing beautiful and modest takes thought to make it work. Women who are committed to modesty have outfits FAIL because they just don't know how to put an outfit together. Sadly our mothers never taught us the basics of color or style.

I am writing more on this, but for now here is a look at one day as I create my outfit. I thought you might want to see how I put myself together most days.

Rita reading bible

I start the day reading my bible (well, I TRY most days...) while blow drying my hair. I love the noise of the dryer and how it silences all the noise in the house. ahhhh silence 🙂

Rita Davidson

Here I am hair done and ready for makeup and outfit. Sure I have great skin and I wouldn't be afraid to go out without makeup but charity says I can do more. This look is "okay" and I'm not satisfied with just okay.  I'm a represent of the faith I love and I look more tired don't I? As we age, make-up is important (NEEDED) to help us look fresh and awake. (just cause we are getting older doesn't mean we are stopping the fight!) I wouldn't dare let anyone assume I'm a "tired, homeschooling mom" wouldn't society just love to see that! So on goes the makeup, my battle tools, which I love!

glowing foundation

Make up tip: Use a brush to apply foundation. Especially for mature skin (ahem I'm 50 now didn't you know?)  it helps to really give you a glowing finish. My Makeup takes me all but 10 minutes out of my day. And it will really make you feel energized to get through your day. Try it!

Rita with make up on

There now that's better - ready for whatever comes! If your not sure what make up to use, how to apply it on your mature skin, just HIT REPLY. I'll be opening up Custom Make up Consults and demos soon. Post below or contact me if your interested. Now for outfit.

outfit ideas

My basic outfit here is:

But this is only the START. Many of you stop here when you actually need to go further with accessories to make it complete.

outfit idea

It's like a painting... if all you do is put on the background you have not completed your picture. (can you tell I've been painting more? heehee 🙂

Here I have added:

  • earrings,
  • Leather Bracelet
  • a complimentary scarf and
  • long navy Duster from Walmart

Did you know most modest outfits are "dowdy" because they are not styled properly? That's all!

Rita Davidson outfit

Here's a closer look at my makeup with lipstick and complimentary scarf. When you get the RIGHT colors just "right" they just make you GLOW! I'm NOT kidding!

Rita Davidson outfit

Later that day I had to run out to an appointment. So I've added winter warmth here and I'm ready to go.

Rita Davidson praying

I pray for all your intentions on my travels!!! Always 🙂

Rita Davidson updo

Later in the day my hair was floppy, so I put my hair up..

and that's my day at putting together a modest wintertime outfit looking modern and not dated, following those simple guidelines of "Two fingers breadth of the throat and scarcely reaches beyond the knees".

Looking attractive without being immodest.

Do you have questions about how to put together an outfit?

How about how to shop in your own closet ?

I'll be covering all these topics for you in upcoming posts, so send me your questions!

I can't wait to see you LOVING modesty for how great it makes you look and feel!

 

Rita Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

With MUCH love,

Rita xxo 🙂

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Happy St Valentine’s Day

 

Happy St Valentines Day

Happy St Valentines day!!!!

 

Its a gorgeous sunny day after two days of heavy snow. Mark got it carved out just perfectly all 16inches of it. See,

Valentines Day

we had a simple Valentines day here with some treats for boys and Mark and I.

I tried to get outfit photos taken today but.. well it didn't go quite as planned as you can see. I've been taking outfit photo's for so long sometimes I just run out of ideas or time!

 

Hope you all had a lovely day?

Will write soon.

With much love,

Rita xxo 🙂

 

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Covington Boys Update in 15 minutes

WOW I was so thankful for all your replies to my "one question" email and I AM reading them all.  One thing I wanted to do was answer a few older questions.  So today was a great way to do that. Just who is this Covington Catholic boy. Let's get started..

Many of you wrote me with questions about the Covington boys fiasco. Asking me what do I make of the Covington bishop denouncing the boys? and was it school spirit when they painted their faces and upper torso black?

These days there is a overwhelming media frenzy of cover ups and lies. And that is an understatement. It is increasingly hard to dig through the MUD to find the TRUTH. And sometimes is frankly, just exhausting isn't it?

Can I get an AMEN?!

But I didn’t want to leave you all wondering, so when this video came out from the lawyers of Nick Sandmann I wanted to get it right to you to answer your questions better than I can. It is really well done. Knowing we have a few powerful people willing to fight for the truth and get it out gives me hope.  So give it a listen...

 

 

So who is this Covington Catholic boy? After you watch this let me know what you think below? (I SOOO enjoy hearing from you all, crickets are lonely you know. 🙂 )

You can go HERE to read more of the story about the Covington Catholic boys too.

Does this answer your questions about Nick Sandmann? Does it give you some peace about the Covington boys ? If so SHARE it so the lies can stop and truth can be told.

"The truth is the truth even if no one believes it,

and a lie is a lie even if everyone believes it."
                  Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

Rita Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

With much love,

Rita xxo 🙂

 

 

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