November 22

An Outfit I’ve Worn Recently Post #2

Hey everyone,

I’m going to keep on sharing outfits I’ve not worn on Sundays at Church (to give you all ideas on what to wear).

The outfit I’m sharing with you all today I wore at church Wednesday night.

I decided to go with a Ralph Lauren theme.

Here are the pieces I wore:

-Ralph Lauren Sweater (I bought for $5 at a thrift store 5 years ago)

-Ralph Lauren Shirt (I bought it for $4 at a thrift store)

-Haggar Dress Pants (I wore these in a previous post. Scroll down to bottom of post for link.)

-Izod penny loafers (I bought for $15 on Ebay)

Here is how I look in the clothing:

Here are all the pieces:

It cost me $44. It seems high again but I’ve worn the pants in a previous post.

Check the link out for that post: https://www.millennialbuddy.com/2017/11/16/what-i-wore-to-church-on-sunday-11-12-17/

Please let me know what you think.

Thank You and Have A Nice Weekend,

Millennial Buddy

November 22

What I Wore To Church On Sunday 11/19/17

Hey everyone,

This Sunday was a working Sunday at church.

I volunteered to help fill boxes of food up for needy families in the community.

So, I didn’t want to get my nice clothes dirty and nasty.

I went to a more casual approach than normal.

Here is everything I wore:

-Jeffrey Banks Sportcoat (I bought it for $4 at a thrift store)

-Ivy Crew Sweater (I bought it for $3 at a thrift store)

-Ralph Lauren Jeans (I bought them for $12 on Mercari. I wore them in a previous post- see link on bottom of post)

-Reverse Penny Loafers (I paid $30 for them on Ebay)

Here’s how I looked in the outfit:

 

Here’s all of the pieces together:

It cost me $49. It’s moore than normal. However, I’ve worn the jeans before.

Here’s the link to that post:¬†https://www.millennialbuddy.com/2017/11/08/what-i-wore-to-church-on-sunday-11517

Please let me know any ideas I can do for casual days at church.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 22

What I’m Thankful For

Hey everyone,

Thanksgiving is this week.

It’s not about the food that I will be eating this week.

It’s about remembering what I’m thankful for.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post (https://www.millennialbuddy.com/2017/10/27/appreciate-what-you-have-in-life/), God can give and take away blessings in our lives (read the book of Job).

Today, I want to share 10 things I’m thankful for.

Here we go:

  • My family- They’re loving and helpful to me.
  • My church- It’s a blessing to be able to be at church where everyone serves the Lord and wants to grow in the Lord.
  • My house- It’s nice to have a place that protects me from the elements of the outdoors.
  • My car- I like being able to drive to the places I need to go.
  • My cat- He’s a great companion and protects me from the rodents that can come in my house.
  • My clothes- It’s nice to have clothes to wear all year round. Some people don’t get this luxury.
  • The area I live in- The cost of living is low and everyone is mostly friendly and helpful.
  • Thrift stores in my area- They’re a great place to find bargains on nice clothing and the money helps out needy people in the community.
  • My friends- They inspire me to do better each and everyday.
  • My job- Working at this job pays the bills I need to pay each month.

Please share with me what you’re thankful for.

Thank You and Happy Thanksgiving To You,

Millennial Buddy

November 21

My definition of family

Hey everyone,

Most of us will be seeing and spending time with our family this week and next month.

It’s important that I see my family because last week, my brother told me that I won’t be around my family for forever (on Earth).

It made me think of something.

What does family mean to me?

The way I see family isn’t same as someone else.

To me, the definition determines who I need to be spending time with (and communicating with) over the Holidays.

Here’s my definition of family:

  • People who care about you and want to be in your life.
  • People who make an effort to stay in touch with you and want to see you.
  • It’s not always people related to you by blood (I have some blood relatives who could care less if I lived or died. I have people who are not related to me by blood who care more about me than they do.).
  • It does not include people who want to be in your life just to use you for their own benefit.

This definition makes me want to show appreciation to everyone I consider “family” over the Holiday season.

Please share with me what “family” means to you.

Thank You and Have A Great Day

Millennial Buddy

 

 

 

November 20

My Thanksgiving Traditions

Hey everyone,

Thanksgiving is this week.

Because of that, I will be doing 3 posts on Wednesday (I will not be posting on Thursday and Friday. Be on the lookout for that).

Today, I wanted to do something different.

I’m going to share with you all my favorite Thanksgiving traditions (some are the weekend of it).

Here are five of them:

  • Watching the parade on TV- It’s great seeing all of the cartoon character floats and the celebrities singing and dancing.
  • Watching college football games all weekend- It’s great seeing some of the rivalry games and end of season upsets.
  • Decorating my parents house for Christmas- Last year, I got to help my dad, stepmom, and sister decorate their house for Christmas. When we were decorating the tree, we had to unwrap each ornament (so everyone can share memories of that ornament).
  • Eating a lot of good food- I like eating the turkey my parents make each year; my mom’s stuffing; and my aunt’s sausage balls.
  • Helping feed needy families- For the past couple of years, I’ve helped my church create meals and meal boxes to give to needy families in the community. I like being able to give food to others who need it.

Please share with me your thanksgiving traditions.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

November 17

An Outfit I Have Worn Recently Post #1

Hey everyone,

I know some of you enjoy looking at what I’ve worn to church recently.

I have decided to try a new segment to this blog (similar to the church wear posts).

It’s called “An Outfit I Have Worn Recently”

I will be sharing outfits that I wore outside of Sundays at church.

I hope you all enjoy.

This is an outfit I wore at to a church breakfast last Saturday morning.

Here’s everything I wore:

-Stafford Mens Blazer (It cost me $3 at a thrift store)

-Chaps Ralph Lauren Shirt (It cost me $3 at a thrift store)

-Merona sweater (My mom gave it to me for Christmas a couple of years ago)

-Stafford Dress Slacks (I bought them for $2 at a thrift store)

-Phat Classic Loafers (I bought them for $15 at Roses- a discount store)

 

Here is how I look in the outfit:

Here are all of the pieces:

The outfit cost me $23.

Please let me know what you think of this segment.

Thank You and Have A Great Day,

Millennial Buddy

November 16

What I Wore To Church On Sunday 11/12/17

Hey everyone,

I hope you all are having a great week.

I wanted to share what I wore to church this past Sunday.

Here is what I wore:

-Alfani Sportcoat (I paid $3 for it at a thrift store)

-Michael Austin Button Up Shirt (I paid $3 for it at a thrift store)

-Sweater Vest by Devon & Jones (I paid $2 for it at a thrift store)

-Haggar Dress Pants (I bought them at JCPenney a few years ago… I bought them for $20)

-Tassel loafers (Don’t know the brand. I paid $3 for them)

 

Here is how I looked in the outfit:

Here is everything I wore:

The outfit overall cost me $31 (It would have been cheaper than that if I would have bought the pants at a thrift store).

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 15

How I Plan on Saving Money on Christmas This Year

Hey everyone,

As we all know, it’s time to start to shopping for Christmas stuff (if you celebrate that holiday).

However, Christmas presents can put a dent in anyone’s bank account (if they are not careful).

This leads to the next question.

How will I save money on Christmas without going broke or in credit card debt?

  • Using money out of a sinking fund I set up a few months ago for Christmas gifts.
  • Giving major gifts only to very important people in my life (e.g. family members).
  • Making bags of treats for other important people in my life (e.g. church family members).
  • Setting a limit on how much I can spend on gifts for each person.
  • Using money I have saved up in my automobile sinking fund for gas needed to travel.
  • Using money I have budgeted in my giving category to buy food for needy families this Christmas.
  • Using cards and decorations I bought over the past several years.
  • Creating food that isn’t expensive for get togethers.

After Christmas, I will share with you all how I did for Christmas this year.

Please share with me any ideas you have on how I can save money for Christmas.

Thank You and Have A Great Week,

Millennial Buddy

November 14

There Are More Important Things To Life Than Football

Hey everyone,

I listened to and watch a lot of college football over the weekend.

My favorite team, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, had a major game this weekend.

They had to play on the road against the Miami Hurricanes.

The Irish got grilled 41 to 8.

It was not a pretty game.

Every time Notre Dame loses I get aggravated.

It made me realize something.

No matter if Notre Dame won or lost, life will go on.

Colossians 3:2 (KJV) says to focus on what comes from God and not worldly things.

To me, this means that God cares more about what we do with our lives on Earth than whether my favorite team won or lost.

I need to be focused more what I can be doing for God.

God needs to be the number one priority in my life.

How can I accomplish this?

  • Reading the Bible more thoroughly (and paying better attention to it).
  • Having a conversation with God through prayer (and not using memorized words).
  • Listening to sermons to learn more about God.
  • Showing the love of Christ to others (no matter where I’m at) by being kind to them and serving them.

Please let me know if you have any other ideas or suggestions.

Thank You and God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy

November 13

A Thank You Note To The Veterans and Soldiers

Hey everyone,

This post is late.

Veteran’s Day was this past weekend.

I’m writing this post as a note of appreciation to all of the veterans and anyone serving in the United States military (all branches).

Here it goes:

Dear Veterans and everyone currently serving in the United States military:

Thank you for everything you all do.

You all have done a wonderful job protecting the rights and freedoms I have in the United States of America.

You all have sacrificed your lives and bodies for my life and body.

You all have gone through a lot that I would have struggled going through.

You are all heroes to me.

You all inspire me to go on in life.

I give high honor and respect to you all.

You all are a blessing from God.

Hugs and salutes to each one of you.

If you ever need someone to talk to (or a friend), I’m here (and at your service).

I love you all from the bottom of my heart.

May God Bless You,

Millennial Buddy