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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Photos: Duggars at #VVS14

Last week, the Duggars took their annual trip to the Values Voter Summit in Washington D.C. to speak and share music with conference attendees. (Click here to watch the video.) One of our loyal readers who attended graciously sent us these pictures to share with you all.

 The Duggar Family sings "It's Through the Blood" at #VVS14

Jinger Duggar and Joy-Anna Duggar

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar share 

 Michelle Duggar

 Jim Bob Duggar

John-David, Jill and Derick, Joseph, and Josiah were 
the only family member who were unable to attend the D.C. conference

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

1 Month Until Duggar Wedding #3

In just over four weeks, Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald will be united in marriage. Take a look at the couple's wedding invitation:

Mr. & Mrs. Jim Bob Duggar
Request the honor of your presence 
At the marriage if their daughter
Jessa Lauren Duggar
Benjamin Michael Seewald
Son of Michael & Guinn Seewald
November 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photos: Duggar Girls Go Glam

Tonight on 19 Kids and Counting, the five oldest Duggar girls experimented with hair and makeup styles for Jill's wedding. Take a look at these before-and-after shots, courtesy of Freshair Salon & Boutique, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 Jana Duggar

 Jill (Dillard) Duggar

 Jessa Duggar

 Jinger Duggar

Joy-Anna Duggar

Recap: Girls Go Glam & Duggar To-Dos

Tonight on TLC...

19 Kids and Counting "Duggar Girls Go Glam"
  • Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna visit Freshair Salon to experiment with hair and makeup styles for Jill's wedding. "We never really go to salons," says Jessa. "We have friends who can cut hair, and they will do that for us."
  • At the salon, the four oldest girls have their hair curled and pulled partway back, while Joy requests a full up-do. On the day of the wedding, they decide to wear their hair curly and mostly down, which is Derick's favorite style.
  • When asked about her relationship status, Jana replies that she is "good with just waiting right now."
  • Joy-Anna says she does not plan on entering into a relationship any time soon.  "It's just a lot of work," shares the almost-17-year-old.
  • After hair and makeup, the girls browse for bridesmaids dresses. They are looking for a dress that provides covering from the "neck to knee" and is practical enough to be worn for future events.
  • The girls fall in love with a lacy, mint green dress. To make it fit Duggar modesty standards, Jana purchases an additional dress for extra material so she can add sleeves, raise the neckline, extend the length, and create a more vintage look. The dresses cost less than $30 each.
  • Jana is the family's primary seamstress, although Jessa, Jill and Michelle are also proficient at sewing. Jana says Jinger and Joy are "working" on their sewing skills.
  • In Washington D.C., Anna and the kiddos learn how to prepare healthy foods from Heather, a friend they met at the farmer's market. For a snack, they prepare meatball-grape-pineapple kabobs, which Mackynzie and Michael love. For dinner, Heather introduces fingerling potatoes cooked with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper; green beans and squash; and salmon with peaches.
  • Josh approves: "Anna and Heather did a great job with the meal." The kids don't care for the squash, but they enjoy the rest of it.
 19 Kids and Counting "Duggar To-Dos"
  • The Duggars usually purchase shoes from thrift stores, but they decide to splurge for Jill's wedding. Michelle, Grandma Duggar, and the girls head to Famous Footwear to pick out tan heels for the bridesmaids and white sandals for the flower girls. Jill plans to go barefoot.
  • "I think that every girl likes a new pair of shoes," says Jinger.
  • When asked if any of her daughters have a shoe obsession, Michelle responds that a number, and perhaps all, of her girls could fit that bill.
  • After their honeymoon, Jill and Derick will temporarily live in a large house that Jim Bob owns and plans to sell soon. While the ladies shop, the guys meet a flooring specialist at the house to lay carpeting. The Duggar dad's goal is for his sons to learn a new skill they can use throughout their lives.
  • Some guys would find it inconvenient to constantly have their younger siblings around, especially while doing jobs that could potentially go much quicker without having to supervise little ones, but John-David says he sees it as "planning for the future."
  • In D.C., Josh and Anna and the kids decide to make a (slightly unconventional) wedding gift for Jill and Derick...a Nepal-themed baby mobile.
  • "For anyone else, I wouldn't get them a baby gift as a wedding gift, but for a Duggar, it's just kind of appropriate," says Anna. The reasoning behind the theme is that Nepal is where Jill and Derick's love story began.
  • Does Anna hope to be pregnant again soon? "I would love to have more children, but it's just that balance of welcoming more and enjoying the three children that God has for me," says the young mom. 
  • As the show wraps up, the Duggar ladies keep Jana company while she alters the bridesmaids dresses.
  • "We have a lot of work to do on these dresses to make them fit right and work right, but we also have a short period of time to do it," says Jana. Just a few weeks until the wedding!

Duggar Boys Get to Work

Here's a preview of what's in store for the Duggars tonight on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting. Tune in at 9PM ET PT/8PM CT to catch up with your favorite TV family. Click here for episode summaries.