Have you met “Grace”?

Grace is favor, forgiveness, and compassion, building and restoring relationships, humility, healing, empowering growth, empathy, and strengthening community. Everything that God felt toward us when he sent his only Son to die on a sinner’s cross for our salvation. All of the things that we don’t deserve, yet are given to us in our deepest, darkest, most vulnerable moments. God’s grace will change the direction of someone’s life.  

I don’t even have to ask if there’s ever been a time in your life when you’ve needed grace. But I wonder if someone was there, ready to catch your fall? Ready to show you how to get back up? And encourage you to keep going? Giving you a space free of judgment? I was speaking with a sweet friend today and she mentioned that she needed a “Grace” in her 20’s, but don’t we all need grace every single day?

Let me tell you how “Grace”, met grace.

“Grace” is a young lady, coming into womanhood, who hasn’t had a real fighting chance at life. She’s maybe been pushed out of her home, left her home on her own, or never really had a place to call home. Maybe she hadn’t experienced or knew what love was, or maybe the love she’d known was broken home. Abandonment, trauma, and loneliness are all too well a part of her story. But let me tell you how “Grace” met grace.

In 2010 a calling came full circle for a woman by the name of Becky Shaffer who had experienced abuse in her home which ultimately led to her being placed in foster care at the age of 12. At a crossroads in their adult lives, Becky shared with her husband, Kent, about a ministry that the Lord had laid on her heart. After Becky shared this with her husband, she returned to work and had the opportunity to share with a lady she was serving. This lady felt strongly that she needed to do this and even gave her contacts to pursue. She came back to Becky with a sign (literally) that said “Amazing Grace.” The instant Kent saw this sign, he and Becky knew that it was no mistake that God had led them to fulfill this ministry called “Saving Grace.”

You have to see this play out in real-time! “Grace” needs us, would you be a woman to support these young ladies?

Visit to learn how young women get a second chance to live and love, grow and change, recover and heal. We’re giving “Grace” a second chance at life because we’re Better Together!  

From the Heart: The Power of Serving and Giving Back

In a world that often emphasizes personal achievement and success, there’s a remarkable source of fulfillment and joy that arises from serving and giving back to others. From a woman’s perspective, the act of giving not only nurtures the soul but also has profound benefits for the heart. This three part blog will explore the reasons why serving and giving back are so crucial for the restoration of a woman’s heart, highlighting the emotional, psychological, and physical rewards that come with acts of kindness and generosity. Being true to how we were created by our heavenly Father. We should unapologetically embrace this and encourage it in one another!

 Cultivating Empathy and Compassion:

We should share personal stories or anecdotes with one another that reflect how acts of service have helped us connect with others on a deeper level. I can’t wait to start relaying to all of you, my stories and all of you relaying to me and the rest of the Fallow ladies, your stories! To what great blessings and grace have come to you through service and loving each other!

We need to be talking to each other on how practicing empathy and compassion through serving each other, our family’s and our communities can lead to more meaningful relationships. How, by doing this, we get a greater sense of community.

Boosting Mental and Emotional Well-being:

Now ladies, there is some actual science behind it, it’s called the “helper’s high” – the rush of endorphins and positive emotions experienced when doing good for others.

In the late 1980s reports of the “helpers high” started circulating. People were reporting feelings of elation, exhilaration, and increased energy after they did a selfless act or service.

Steve Culbertson, president of Youth Service America, a volunteer resource center in Washington D.C. said, “It gets under your skin.The real big secret to service to others is the majority of the benefits accrued to you. It just becomes who you are. It’s not something you pick or choose, it’s just part of your nature and makeup.” 

I agree! God made us this way and I believe as ladies that we feel it the deepest! 

There was another study done by a researcher named Allen Luke. He studied over 3,000 Americans involved in volunteer services and found that the feelings lasted several weeks. Interestingly, the euphoric sensation returned when individuals simply remembered the action.

Researchers discovered that helpers high is more than just a feeling. Biochemical analysis revealed that the high is accompanied by pausing changes in the body’s immune function and the lower level of stress hormones.

This is God’s perfect design for us. When we walk through life together we lead healthier, happier, more stress free lives. (1 Peter 3:9, Romans Chapter 12 ) 

A quote that I recently read that I love by Sir Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get but we make a Life by what we give”

 Creating a Sense of Purpose:

I read that when people serve one another it gives them a sense of purpose beyond personal accomplishments. I personally know this to be true. I see that everyday in my life and the lies of those around me that serve daily. I see joy in their eyes and peace on their face.   

There are many studies out there that show that having purpose in your life will help you live longer, sleep better, and have a more robust immune system, lower stress levels and better cognitive function. It has also been linked to increased life satisfaction and a reduced risk of mental health issues.

It’s no accident that you see headlines that are generated by the subject, literally hundreds of podcasts, it’s a theme of sermons and the subject of self-help books by the thousands and for good reason. We are created to serve! Serve our lord and Savior Jesus Christ, serve our families, and serve each other. Fallow Ladies are so amazing when we’re walking through life together!

Remember, You’re our Heroes!! 

What does it mean?

Fallow in the dictionary definition means that there has been ground left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility. Long fallow periods when nothing seems to happen. This is sometimes what our spirit, our heart feels like. Dormant, left unattended, untapped, lacking connection, void, closed off. Sometimes we’re waiting for our time for our Spirits/hearts to be reignited ( cultivated ) so we can grow into our full selves that God intended! I believe the time is now. Now is the time to start celebrating and utilizing, as women our God given super powers to initiate the positive change in our world, that I believe only we are uniquely gifted to do! This is my passion, my calling. That is why I stepped outside of my comfort zone and started Fallow! Fallow is a starting point. A time and place, a beginning. It’s not just a shop, it’s a state of mind. I can say I’m beyond excited to get to know you and grow this community of Fallow Ladies together! 

Over the next week or so I’ll be giving you a 10,000 foot view of my heart and the purpose I feel so strongly about. Soon we’ll go deeper into what that looks like!

Advantages for Busy Moms Shopping Online

The internet has revolutionized how many of us live our daily lives. But for many busy moms with full-time careers, too, shopping online has almost become a necessity.

Online shopping is so common that statistics reveal that 75% of people are now shopping online for all their needs. Everything from food, clothes, shoes, and even school supplies. But shopping online for working moms comes with specific advantages.

  • Fast and Easy
  • Avoid Crowds
  • Reduced Stress

These are the top reasons why most moms shop online today. And when it comes to shopping from home, there is no time-saving task better than shopping from an online device, a phone, or a laptop.

Top Advantages For Moms Shopping Online

If you’re a full-time mom that works a 40-hour week, you know that shopping online has many perks. But some additional details make those top advantages worthy of shopping online.

Fast and Easy

Moms need every convenience to manage their busy schedules. And what more innovative way to shop and save time from the comfort of your living room.

Shopping for yourself should be fun. It can allow you to decompress after a long busy day, especially since you can shop 24/7.

Product selection is also readily available, saving you the time it takes to weed through racks of clothing to determine if a store has it in your size.

Avoid Crowds

Another thing that makes online shopping so convenient is getting to avoid crowds. You can better manage your stress levels by shopping from your phone in the comfort of your kitchen while enjoying a cup of coffee on a Saturday morning.

You can scroll through product pages and save items to a favorites list or add those items to an online shopping cart without all the pressures of in-store shopping. In addition, the simple act of waiting on the delivery of an online purchase can increase dopamine levels.

Reduced Stress

When you don’t contend with crowds, you can focus more on what you are searching for while reducing stress. But in addition, you can price compare without having to drive across town. You can also return to your shopping cart to complete online orders when ready.

There is simply no sales pressure to buy immediately. Instead, it puts convenience, ease, and control in one basket to avoid splurge purchases and better manage your budget.

If something doesn’t fit or you’re not happy with your purchase, most online storefronts have a return or exchange policy for online purchases. Fortunately, that’s a massive time-saver for moms who don’t have the time to return to the store, which can lead to wasteful spending if never worn. So, don’t forget to review an online store’s return and exchange policy.

Where Busy Moms Shop Online

If you’re a mom looking for a one-stop-shop for all your professional and everyday clothing styles and needs, look no further than Fallow Boutique in Lowell, Arkansas. The store offers moms a way to unplug in a low-stress online atmosphere.

You can register online at Fallow Boutique’s website and shop to your heart’s content. However, if you are looking for the physical activity that comes from shopping, you can also visit Fallow Boutique for some in-store shopping.

Accessorizing in Denim for the Full-time Working Career Mom

What woman doesn’t love her denim and accessories? The fact is that a woman and her jeans say a lot about her day. The pants are often comfortable as they are versatile. In addition, the durability of jeans makes them an excellent choice for almost any activity.

Although, it’s easy to pair your favorite jeans with your favorite accessories. It’s not always easy to decide which favorite accessory to pair with our favorite pair of jeans. Luckily there are a host of denim jean styles to choose from too.

From slim fit to flared jeans, the options are nearly endless for denim pants these days. After all, no two women are alike in shape or size. Even one woman’s personal preferences in style are uniquely different from another woman’s taste in denim. 

That makes accessorizing in denim in basics you can choose from at one online boutique in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In addition, you can select from a wide range of styles to match whatever your “mom bod” shape.

  • Skinny Jeans
  • Clasic High Rise Jean
  • Ankle Denim
  • Ripper Jeans
  • Boyfriend Denim Jean

Skinny Jeans

Whether you’re looking for cute high-rise or mid-rise skinny jeans, the options come in various styles for plus-sized women. But if challenged by how to accessorize your slim-fit jeans or look for a simple jewel to dazzle with your skinny jeans, try a pair of gold earrings or a deer print weekend bag.

Classic High-rise Jean

For moms looking for a high-rise ankle skinny to stay cool during those blistering summer days, look for denim with added ventilation. These adorably charming pants can easily dress down with a cute fashion-statement sneaker.

Accessorizing denim outfits is simple if you shop at online fashion boutiques that offer shoes, purses, jewelry, and hats. That means dressing up in ankle jeans is quick and straightforward with a clip and lock necklace.

Ankle Denim

If the high-rise ankle skinny is too over the top, you can always order a pair of simple mid-rise ankle denim pants with a slim fit. Then match that with a flashy sneaker and bodacious pink camo Apple Watch wristband.

Ripped Jeans

Even if you’re still searching for the perfect pair of denim bottoms, you can always try for a ripped jean look. They can be fun, playful, and sexy without showing too much leg.

The perfect breathable jean is a lightly distressed ripped jean with a skinny fit to make any mom look fashion-forward and playful at any summer neighborhood barbeque while still appearing to have been working in the yard all morning. In addition, these denim jeans are perfect to wear to the lake for a picnic.

You can buy a charming cow print weekender bag that can tote around a blanket, water, sunscreen, and snacks for all to enjoy.

Boyfriend Denim Jean

If none of these jeans are playful enough, you can always go for the boyfriend denim. These jeans are slim-fitting straight leg that is subtly distressed and casual. As a bonus, this pant has a sassy anklet height that keeps you cool and comfy for all the kid ball games.

Again, accessorizing in denim is never hard when you can quickly throw on a pair of ankle-wrap flats balanced with an oversized leather bag for a girl’s night out. Perhaps you are looking for some walking shoes, like the Yoki lace-up boot. Those are great for a short walk through the park wearing a wide brim fedora to protect you from the sun.

Shop in Store, if Not Online

Now, if you like the thousands of other moms out there that have no time to go shopping, you can always hop online to do your shopping. But, of course, it helps if your favorite online boutique store is also a local.

One such company is Fallow Boutique. Headquartered in northwestern Arkansas, nestled between Bentonville and Springdale, in Lowell. You can even register online to establish your account to conveniently and securely shop online.

Trendy Women’s Clothing Brands at Fallow Boutique

Fashion trends come and go like seasons, so when it comes to trendy women’s clothing brands, where else would a lady go to find the latest trends in Northwest Arkansas? Fallow Boutique, of course!

As women, we know that life comes with many turns and changes. We wear many proverbial hats of all shapes, sizes, and colors. One year we’re traversing high school prom; the next, we’re graduating college and off to the life of a single career woman.

Some of us are full-time moms, while others are domestic goddesses. But one thing is absolute, no matter where you are in your life, being a woman means many things to each of us individually.

So wherever life has taken you, Fallow Boutique is ready to meet you at each stage, from school to graduation, throughout your career, your life as a newlywed, or the wife of a 20-year marriage. If you’re an expecting mother, or already a mother of three, or perhaps life has slowed down, and you’re not as active as you once were.

Either way, Fallow Boutique is ready no matter where you are in life. It is simply the season of your life where Fallow Boutique comes in with the perfect selection of trendy women’s clothing brands that perfectly complement each woman’s “re-imagined and whole … self-image.”

Women’s Clothing and Accessory Brands

When you arrive at Fallow Boutique, you can expect a plethora of not just clothes but shoes, accessories, handbags, and more. You’ll have everything you need for a unique head-to-toe fashion look for every occasion when you leave.

What makes Fallow Boutique so extraordinary is the number of mix and match outfits you can create with just two or three pairs of pants, blouses, and shoes. A combination of trendy women’s clothing brands to suit your style; that you can dress up or down with a pair of shoes or accessories. 

Trendy Clothing Brands

If you’re a woman in search of trendy boho and contemporary chic styles with authentic quality, or perhaps you’re looking for a modern, sophisticated style with an edgy quality, which is what you’ll find at Fallow Boutique. Whether you’re looking for plus-sized boyfriend jeans or flared blouse, Fallow Boutique can help shape your wardrobe into a unique self-image for the “mom-bod.”

Even women who have traded in their busy schedules for an easy-going, laid-back lifestyle should check out great fashion-forward designs Fallow Boutique carries in women’s skinny jeans. Fallow Boutique has the brands, the styles, and the value to meet any woman at any stage in her life, from affordability to high quality. 

Swanky Shoes

If there is one thing most women can agree on, it’s the shoes that make the outfit. So, before you head to check out, don’t forget to look through Fallow Boutique’s swanky shoe collection. From a casual comfy sneaker comes a casual creative style in women’s footwear; you can also peruse Fallow Boutique’s trendy collection of shoes.

Many brands that Fallow Boutique carries are fantastic finds for those wide-legged boho fashion trends.

In Vogue Accessories

While not all women accessorize the same way, it never hurts to figure out if there is a pretty piece of fashion-forward earrings or a handbag to round out your everyday look. So, go ahead and take a gander at Fallow Boutique’s collection of women’s Fame Accessories—the brand’s “handcrafted Must Have Collection” is just one.

They also carry jewelry from Modern Opus to wristbands for Smartwatches and handbags offered by Prissy Plates Gifts and More

The Clothes

At Fallow Boutique, you get so much more than just a “one-stop shop.” You get to invest in clothes you love, shoes you’ll wear, and accessorize at an affordable price. It’s precisely where Fallow Boutique wants to “meet you” in your life and your season. Not tomorrow. Not yesterday. But today, in the here and now, with trendy women’s clothing brands.

Whether you are re-inventing yourself or just starting your career, Fallow Boutique is your source for fashionable women’s clothing now and in the future. So call them today to find out if they carry the brand you seek or visit their online store now.