World Water Day 2018


I have a good friend who works for Lifewater, a Christian nonprofit dedicated to bringing clean water, improved health, and the hope of the Gospel to unreached places.  When we get together and talk about work, I’m talking about designing window displays and she’s talking about traveling to remote regions of the world, dealing with spiders the size of her hand, and providing lifesaving water programs for villages.  Both are important jobs (ha!), but… you guys, she is impacting the WORLD!

Did you know that 800+ million people don’t have access to safe water?  That’s about 1 in 10 people on earth, or twice the population of the United States! You can help change that!


10 Facts About the Water Crisis

Download the fact sheet to view sources for statistics.

  1. 100 million families are stuck in a cycle of poverty and disease because they don’t have access to safe water.
  2. More people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war.
  3. 2.4 billion people, 1 in 3, lack access to a toilet.
  4. Water-borne diseases kill more children under the age of five than malaria, measles, and HIV/AIDS – combined.
  5. In developing countries, as much as 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.
  6. Women and girls spend up to 6 hours every day walking to get water for their families.
  7. The average distance that women in Africa and Asia walk to collect water is 3.7 miles. That is 19,500 steps, every day, just to get water that is making them sick.
  8. 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.
  9. Time spent gathering water around the world translates to $24 billion in lost economic benefits each year, furthering the cycle of poverty.
  10. Every dollar invested in safe water and improved hygiene and sanitation results in eight dollars of increased economic activity.

World Water Day is Thursday, March 22nd.  For just $40, you can change a child’s life forever with clean water.  Plus, on World Water Day, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your impact!  Will you join Lifewater in being the hands and feet of Jesus to the world?

What I Wore

Happy Wednesday!  You did it!  You’ve made it halfway through the week – yay you!

Don’t you feel like you need just a little encouragement sometimes, to do the normal, everyday things (like make it through the whole week!)?

I started these posts originally to get myself out of a rut – when I was younger I loved trying all sorts of styles out, but after having kids I lost my motivation and relied all too heavily on pajamas and sweats – ugh.  I finally started getting dressed (almost) every day and then eventually started figuring out what worked and didn’t work on my post-babies body, and what I felt best in.

I post these pictures here not because I think I have it all figured out, but because I love having ideas from other normal people on what I could wear, too.  Look, I do love to shop, but most of what I share on here are clothes that I have had for a long time.  I do my best to share links to the same items if they are still available, but I will also do a bunch of searching to find really similar items if you happen to want to buy them.  Full disclosure, I do get a tiny kickback on some of the links I post here.  Any time you purchase something from those links, it goes to continue the support of this blog – thanks!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

jeans {similar} // top {similar} // t-strap heeled clogs {similar & similar} // cuff // earrings

Here’s a perfect example of older clothing – I got this top and jeans from Golden Tote over 3 years ago, and I still love them!  Golden Tote is service that sends you a tote filled with items – you chose some, they choose some.  They also have a boutique section that you can shop directly from if you don’t love the element of surprise.

what i wore at the pleated poppy

A few weekends ago, Sean & I got away for a quick overnight trip to San Diego to celebrate a friend’s birthday.  On our way, he treated me to a stop at Anthropologie.  I really hardly ever buy anything there, but am so incredibly inspired inside any of their stores, so I stop in whenever I am near one.  If I have time, I make a quick stop in the sale room, and this time I found this cute romper!  It was on additional sale AND I had a gift card – woohoo!

what i wore at the pleated poppy

romper // shirt // clogs {similar & similar}

what i wore at the pleated poppy

shirt // leggings // sweatshirt // shoes

When I was shopping recently at Target with my girls, I spotted these leggings in the girls’ section and grabbed a pair for Lily.  But then I remembered that I used to find great pieces in the girls section for me, if they had a big enough size.  I snagged these cute leggings for $6 in a girls xl!  I’ll admit the elastic waist is a little snug but I’m thinking of replacing it – totally worth it for the price.

Also these shoes… all the heart eyes for these!  I needed to replace my black Nikes because they are getting a bit worn out, and I found these cute New Balance shoes on a huge sale (limited sizes available)!

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2. Please only link outfit related posts. Your craft project may be adorable, or that may be a great giveaway, but this linky is for outfit related posts only – thank you!  ps – I WILL delete the super random posts that have nothing to do with outfits

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