Sep 28, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

This week I have been having a bit of fun with my outfits. Now that I have a nice walk-in closet IN my big double vanity bathroom...I am in HEAVEN. I'm not even exaggerating; before we got TV & internet, I would spend time in my closet when I was bored. I began putting together outfits...matching shirts with pants, then jewelry, shoes & purses. Now I think I'm hooked! This is great because when you get dressed in the morning, you already have an entire outfit put together! I don't know how many times I have tossed clothes around like a tornado in a rush to get out of the door just trying to find an outfit that doesn't look horrible...then I settle for something that just looks OKAY.

I challenge you all to try doing the same. Take a few minutes each night...put on your favorite tunes...get comfortable with your wardrobe & have some fun! Get out all of your clothes, jewelry & hair accessories...even those pieces you haven't worn in years. So, this is what my closet began to look like....

And here is what I did end up wearing (which ironically doesn't include either of these outfits)

Dress: Macy's
Cardigan: New York & Co.
Leggings: Target

Top: Kohl's
Capri's: Kohl's
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrifted)
Earrings: Forever 21
Bandana: Made by me

Top: Gap (thrifted)
Cardigan: Mossimo (thrifted)
Jeans: Marshall's
Broach: Forever 21 (it's really a hair clip)

Sunday is our OUTDOORS day. This Sunday was Geocaching in the Jeep.
No reason to get dressed up for that.

See Heidi-girl hanging her head out? She's too cute.

Monday & Tuesday were moving/packing days.

(my boy's 6th birthday!)
Dress: Marshall's
Leggings: Target

Can you tell I am trying to WILL it to be fall by incorporating cardigans & sweaters with every outfit. Most days I took them off shortly after walking out the door. :)

Play along!
Linking up at The Pleated Poppy
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Sep 18, 2011

Photo challenge: Red

It's been a busy couple of days. We are partially moved and as of tomorrow, our Savannah house will be empty. We are loving the new house in Alabama & I'm getting very anxious about our new life & what lies ahead. However, I am not anxious about the lack of internet and cable at the Alabama house.

But while I'm on for's an entry for the photo challenge over at Paper Mama.

Love the tongue.

Have a great week!

The Paper Mama

Sep 14, 2011


This old tire has been abandoned in the field across the street for a few days now. It has been getting on my nerves...but then this morning it caught my eye & this is what I saw...

From Drop Box
Sometimes, it all depends on how we choose to look at things.

Linking up at The Paper Mama

Sep 11, 2011


Today is a day to remember.

And while I take a moment to reflect on all of the goodbyes we have endured these last ten years, I find myself being thankful for all of the hello-agains.

In this family, we have been blessed to have the reunions that so many families go without.
For them, we remember.

Sep 7, 2011

Autumn Lovely

Today is the first day I can feel Autumn's near arrival in the air. For some reason, it gives me peace. Perhaps because it signifies that time is relentlessly moving forward, even if it does feel as if it's standing still for me. As sad as I will be packing up my flip flops & swim suits, I look forward to the fresh start that a new season brings.

Yesterday I made a few great scores at the thrift store and the book store...allow me to share...

These cute little retro-vintagey dishes are my new collection obsession. I think I enjoy them because they remind me a bit of my childhood. The strawberry plate beckons the memory of a needlepoint strawberry hanging in my mother's kitchen. Now, I want to fill my cabinets with a menagerie of mismatching dishes that were once someone else's mother's.

Then last night, while my husband did some studying for school, I left him with a quiet house to escape to the bookstore for some celebrated "me" time. To my dismay/excitement...the Books-a-Million here is closing. I'm sad for them, but at the same time, this means store-closing-discounts! I scored FIVE books for $25. My Kindle couldn't even beat those prices. So after guiltily ransacking the fiction, romance, and teen sections, I walked away with these winners.

Funny side note: While chatting with my husband about his school work, he mentioned that he has to write a 500 word autobiography, to which I replied, "Oh cool, about who?".
When did I become such a ditz...I need to go exercise my brain now.

So, I'm soaking in this new found peacefulness with my breakfast, a cup of coffee and some light reading while being serenaded by the new Bon Iver album. It's shaping up to be an Autumn Lovely week.

Linking up :)