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Cook, Read, & Sew

It's a holiday weekend! I hope my "Fashioned Fam," are enjoying this extended weekend. On this beautiful afternoon, I will be sharing with you some of my favorite things to do to relax. I tend to stay busy during the week with work, church, the gym, and other endeavors. So I don't really have time to relax during the week. Unless I consider me falling asleep on the couch after a long day of work, relaxing. But I call that sleepy mode, not relaxing.

Here I am going to share with you some of my "Relaxing Favs,"

1. Cook


Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Bacon

I cooked this meal for brunch and I loved it! I love to cook, but I have a gluten sensitivity. I try my best to keep gluten out of my diet and to prepare my own meals. I don't cook as much as I would like during the week because of my schedule. But when I do I enjoy it and it is very relaxing for me. Bob's Red Mill has a really good gluten free pancake mix. Normally, I purchase it at Big Lot's but you maybe able to find it at your local grocer (check in the organic section). Who doesn't love Bacon? I could eat bacon with everything.

2. Read


"Jesus Calling & Not Even a Hint"

I am a daily reader of devotionals. One of the devotionals that I am reading now is "Jesus Calling," by Sarah Young. I purchased this at LifeWay, but you can also find it here. Every day I read this devotional it seems to be in sync with what I need to hear for the day. Reading takes my mind off of anything that I maybe dwelling on and pulls my focus into the words on the page. That is why I find it relaxing and a vital part of my day.

Also, I am reading a book I thrifted for .10 cents!! It's titled "Not Even a Hint," by Joshua Harris. It's focus is on guarding your heart against lust and any temptation. It is such a good read that I have highlighted through out the book. I would definitely reccommend this read, you can find it here.

3. Sew


Brother Sewing Machine & Patterns

Sewing is relaxing because I get that quiet time (besides the sound of the sewing machine). Sometimes I watch YouTube videos of Joyce Meyer or listen to the latest worship music. It has become my peaceful time. I haven't had time to sew lately, yet I am finding myself yearning to sew. I miss it.

I am happy I could share with you all today, "Cook, Read, & Sew," some of my relaxing favorites. I encourage you all to find a hobby, task, or something that you love doing to help with relaxing. It is good for the soul and sometimes it's needed.

Have a safe & blessed Memorial day weeked. Rememeber Memorial day should be celebrated by paying tribute to the men and women who lost their lives for our country.

Show Respect, Honor, & Love! Fashioned For Hem.


Shishandra Devlin is the writer, poet, fashionista, and creative mind behind this avenue.  She loves to create budget friendly fits through shopping, sewing,  or thrifiting that are thought provokingly cute, yet economically savvy. 

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