Praise Break | Gratititude 

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Sometimes you need to stop and have a “Praise Break.”  Stop and find reasons to be grateful and thankful in spite of situations and circumstances that may not be going your way.  Today, I am stopping to thank God for all He has done and for all He is about to do.  I try to do this everyday, but sometimes you need to sit down and intentionally think about all the things you are grateful for.  I am listing 5 things today, but I could truly go on and on.

  • My health-  We often take for granted how healthy we are until we get sick, and sometimes it could be a simple cold.  But thank God for my health and my family’s health.  It is a gift.
  • My husband and kids- I feel like God hand-picked these people from heaven and plopped them into my life.  I am overwhelmed with love for and by them.  They are pieces of heaven that I cannot thank God enough for.  I am SO rich because of their beautiful lives.
  • God’s Provision- Guys, we are not rich… probably the furthest thing from it at this moment in time, but God has always provided for every single one of our needs.  We have always had a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs and food on the table.  Sometimes you have to break it down like this, because there are SO many individuals around us that go with out and it is very easy for us to take these things for granted
  • Friends that will fight for you, celebrate you and love you- These people are few and far between but when you find them, you never let them go.
  • My Salvation- I do not get over-spiritual on this blog very often, but some days just call for it.  If it wasn’t for the goodness of Jesus, the cross and most evidently his love, I would not be here writing this post, sitting here alive.  God is the reason for it all and I am grateful that He found me and that I  responded.


Now on to this look!!! This dress is from   I absolutely LOVE the print and how fun the shape of the dress is! I put it on and immediately started to dance!! The fabric is so soft and just moves with you!! I love any piece that makes a statement and this dress just does that! From the print to the little details in the buttons and the pockets on the sides, this dress is not like any other.  Check out more amazing pieces from this timeless line of clothing here. Use code Ruthie361 for 5.00 off any purchase over 50.00!! Also, can we talk about my fun shoes!?!!? ASOS… yep.  I am addicted to that site. Lord help me!! lol  This crazy fun bag is from Target a few weeks ago and of course it is sold out! 🙁  So, tell me, are you ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow?!  What are a few things that you are thankful for?! As always, thank you so much for stopping by the blog!!


Much love,

Ruthie XO



  • Comments ( 51 )

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    Such a gorgeous dress on you!

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    Oh my gosh Ruthie, this dress is too darn cute! Just like you!! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

    xo Kelsey |

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    Jessica Weinberg (@whatsfordinesq)

    Love that dress on you and those shoes are so different and cool! It is so important to take time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. This year (and always) I am thankful for my husband, family and my health! Hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving!
    xo Jessica

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    That dress is so cute on you! Love that fun clutch too!! Have a great week!

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    You always have the funnest prints and dresses!

    Jenna from

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    Your shoe game is FIERCE! And I’m pretty sure I am going to have to steal that clutch. Loving the print on the dress and especially your reasons for being thankful 🙂 Have a fabulous Thanksgiving babe!


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    Nicole Leffew

    You always look so good in prints!! I loved this post. I am thankful for my family, my faith, that I found something I truly love to do, style collective!, your friendship! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving beautiful! Xo

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    Ruthie…you are a beautiful person both inside and out. You are so right to stop and remember what we are thankful for. Love VIPme too!

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    Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary

    This post in AMAZING. You are amazing. I love seeing posts like this showing who you are and I loved reading about who you’re thankful for! BTW, you ROCK prints like it’s no ones business! Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

    xo, Amanda |

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    Megan Tang

    I LOVE this dress and the clutch is perfect for the winter season. Thanks for sharing this brand, I will definitely be checking them out.

    xo Meg

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    Such a beautiful dress and heartwarming post! There are so many things to be thankful for. For sure thankful for God’s comfort in my life right now when I need it most!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly |

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    Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin)

    This is such a great post, love this! And your dress is so amazing, lovely! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    Lee Anne

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    Jill @ RunEatSnap

    Happy thanksgiving! Sounds like you have lots of love in your life!

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    Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Such great reminders. We are all so blessed! Love that adorable dress!

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    You are everything! We all need to be thankful for the little things. I am going on two weeks with the same cold, and I am just so grateful to have my health 99.9% of the time!!

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    adore this post…aren’t friends that will fight for you the best?!?! That dress is gorgeous and the fact that I can see you dancing in a still shot…means it is totally worth getting!! Happy Thanksgiving!!


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    Mindy Thompson

    What a gorg print! Love this color on you!


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    Never heard it called a praise break. I like that idea and will be doing it more often.

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    Styled Blonde

    Such a great reminder that we all have so much to be thankful for! & Girl.. this dress is SO GOOD on you! LOVE it! xo

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    Such a good post. I definitely look at you and think her life is perfect. Thank you for sharing the ups and downs with us, it is wonderful to get a peak into your life. No matter what we all have so much to be grateful for 🙂

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    Oh my gosh, that clutch is the cutest thing!!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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    Oh, Vipme! Love this website! That dress is great on you!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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    cristin cooper

    Yes sister! Love your look, this post & your heart for Jesus!

    cristin |

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    First, that dress! Second, those shoes!!!!! Love, love, love!!

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    You’re always the most adorable gal around!! Love your thankful heart and your outlook on life. I’ll have to check this site out because it’s a new like to me! Hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving with your fam! Xx

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    Tiffany Brown

    Love everything about this dress and I’m obsessing over those shoes! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! 🙂

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    Jessica Sheppard

    I love this rich inspo on gratitude! Super encouraging and refreshing to be intentional about having a heart of gratitude! I’m thankful too for everything you mentioned, especially the difference Jesus makes in my life. And you better count me for those friends that’ll fight, celebrate and love you!

    Oh did I mention how stunning you are in this fun dress and cutie shoes?! Love you and these fab shots! ?

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    These shoes are so interesting! Haven’t seen these before but love the way you styled it. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

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    Ruthie you look so stunning! I love that dress its so cute.


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    What a sweet post! So many wonderful things to be thankful for! Also, I adore this outfit!!

    xo Ashley

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    omg i love your shoes, so cute!

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    Ruth, thank you sooo much for sharing this:

    “God’s Provision- Guys, we are not rich… probably the furthest thing from it at this moment in time, but God has always provided for every single one of our needs.”

    Totally needed to hear that! Currently going through a stormy season in a variety of areas and needed to be reminded that our Father always provides! Again, thank you.



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    Jamie Raelyns

    Girl! I ADORE following along with you! You are too much fun!

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    Shelby Back

    I love this post and the idea of taking a praise break! 🙂


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    Kait Elizabeth

    This dress is soooo cute and I’m dying over the red shoes! Fantastic post love. Hugs, Kait

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    Yes! I am so in need of a praise break daily! It’s too easy to get caught up in the minutiae of daily life without it! You look gorgeous in this dress!

    By Lauren M

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    Miss Melissa (@Melissamchee)

    So pretty!!! Nice dress.

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    That shirt dress is absolutely adorable and you wear it so well! You look like you’re having a briliant time in your blog photos too, so that praise break must have worked!

    Lottie xx

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    That dress is perfect for you. Looks like you’re having fun in it! Yes, we all need to take some time out and be thankful for what we do have.

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    omg that dress looks so good on you! LOVE IT

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    Claudia H. Blanton

    what an uplifting post for this day, thank you – oh, and I am in love with your shoes, they are so awesome! What a great color to match the dress. I love your style!

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    Such a gorgeous dress on you! Love how you styled it!

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    Life With Emily

    This is such a fun printed dress!!

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    A Praise Break is the best thing I’ve ever heard of! Such a neat reminder to pause and praise and that dress is fabulous on you!

    xo, Sara

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    You are simply gorgeous my friend!! I love every word that you wrote!!! So thankful to the Father for every blessing and you that includes you!! Thankful for you!!


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    Jaime Cittadino

    So important to take a moment and count your blessings!! I can’t get over these pics girlfriend! Looking FIERCE!

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    I always love your looks Ruthie–you are so unique! Love this dress and the wacky shoes!

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    That dress is so beautiful, I love the details!


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    What a fab dress and great post!

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