Jan 31, 2012

"Up To" Tuesday...been a while

Hey it's been a while since I've done my "Up To" Tuesdays so I thought I'd share a bit before heading to the gym and commissary.  It's an exciting life I live, folks.  Don't be too jealous. 

So, this is what I'm up to today.

Jude's Quilt.  Finally.  I will put it off no more.

It's getting a bit boring.  Has anyone read it?  Will it pick up?
Listening to:
The Head and the Heart
Anxiously awating:
The Bonnaroo line-up!  Hopefully, this week.
Anyone else planning on going?

A guest post for this little lady.
It's coming Melissa, I promise!

 A selfie for The Paper Mama's photo challenge.
(I'm not submitting that photo.  Hello GIANT HAND)
Well that's about it for today, but let me leave you with this...


You're welcome.
Have a good day, friends.


Jan 29, 2012

Chop Chop

Getting my hair did this week.  Can't decide on if I want to cut it or color it.  What's a girl to do?
Pinterest of course!

Love the ombre.  But is it on it's way out?

Bangs are a must with me. But maybe I'll go back to cropped bangs & have them thickened up a bit.

This is just precious!  But would it look that cute on me? 

Perhaps I'll just keep it long & wavy. 

I could keep it long & get some highlights.  Up-do's are my favorite and are so in right now...always better with highlights.

But again...how cute is this short wavy look?!

Ah, decisions, decisions.


Jan 26, 2012

Friday Fancies Blog Swap with {Scarves & Styles}

Hey guys...this week for Friday Fancies, we're doing a little blog swap.  Today you can find me dreaming about live music & sunshine over at Scarves & Styles.  But over here, you can enjoy my friends Stephanie's Spring inspired ensemble...

Happy Friday Sweet Green Tangerine readers! I'm Steph from Scarves & Styles.


I am guest posting for Jessica today as part of the Friday's Fancies. I'm really happy I was paired with Jessica and I really love the craft inspiration on her blog. 
Over the week, we discussed about a theme for our swap posts and we got caught into the spring fever. Bright colours and fun prints start popping out everywhere in magazines and on the blogosphere and I was in real need of a lighter theme after the -35° temps of last week. (I am actually whining with a full belly as we hardly had any cold spells until late January and even had positives temperatures most of the time.) Anyhow, we decided to dream about spring outfits for this week. 

Longing the warmer and sunnier days I started browsing around Polyvore to come up with this spring feel ensemble. 
Skirt: Antonio Marras, Jacket: Jades24, Top: FatFace, Ring: Europa Star, Bag: Calypso, Sunnies: Gucci, Shoes: Lorris Shoes
When I thought spring, I craved nature. So when I saw this beautiful skirt full of greens and leafy print, I knew it had to be the central point of my outfit. I decided to keep the rest simple but stylish. A plain white T with a cropped jean jacket with hem details. We often get excited by warmer weather but it can still be a little chilly at the beginning of the season so I went for long sleeves. 
There's nothing like nude pumps to complete any outfit, so I chose these beauties. A statement ring, sunglasses and this big straw bag for all your spring induced shopping.

Ahh! Just creating this outfit gave me a glimpse of spring a perfect dose of vitamins! Hehe. This ought to help us make it through the last months of winter. Can't wait to see more of what the next season's styles are going to be. 

Thank you to Jessica for inviting me on her blog and to AV for hosting Friday's Fancies. 
See you around bloggers!


Jan 25, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - January Spring.

I've noticed as I go through the blog roll that many of you, like me, are experiencing a bit of post-holiday funk.  I'm so glad I'm not alone here.  I'm convinced that January was made for hibernating.  We shouldn't make big plans or start major projects.  It's best to just spend the whole month curled up with a cup of tea and fuzzy socks.  Wait for the snow to melt, the clouds to part, and Spring to wash away the stress.  There's nothing like a fresh start and blank white drawing board. 

Well, there be no snow here.  In fact, you may be fooled to think Spring has already sprung here.  Alabama has the most bizarre weather.  A week ago it was freezing and today was tank top weather.  I'm not buying it.  It will be frigid by next week for sure.

Anyway, on to the pictures.  A friend and I took the kiddos to a great local park.  We fed geese, went for a walk and played on the big playground.  It was exactly what I needed.

{Linking up}
The Paper Mama
And then, she Snapped


Jan 22, 2012

Week 3 Instagram style {15:21}

Ok first, check out my pics and if you're still around after that, I'll talk type your ear off about my blah-mood-writers block this week...

Sunday...the husband and kids chose to be lazy at home...I took that as an opportunity to hit up the Antique mall solo-style.   it was fun.

Monday...they changed their lazy ways and we took a road trip to Destin..aka beautiful beach getaway, Florida.  Sand in my Chucks, fresh seafood, and an outdoor shopping extravaganza.  Need I say more. 

Tuesday...back to snores'ville. 


Wednesday...Took Jude to the mall for fun...which it was for the first hour until he expressed his hatred for the stroller and I was sure he was in need of an exorcism.  Those toddler tantrums are a bitch.

Thursday...More Alabama boredom.  Snap funny pics of the baby for entertainment.

Friday...Book club in the morning

Saturday...Went shopping around town with the boys.  Then met up with some girlfriends to see Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  Which was Extremely sad and Incredibly awesome.  Go see it..  

So, anywho...as you can see, we had a perfectly fine week.  But man.  I'm just not feelin it lately.  Whatever IT is.  I know I have things to blog, things to sew, things to clean, people to talk to.  So, I don't want to whine too much about being bored because I have plenty to do...what I lack is the motivation.  Blech.  I promise I'll get out of this funk soon.
What do you guys do to get out of your FUNK?


Jan 19, 2012

Looking for sponsor swappers for February!

I'm looking for some more bloggers to swap sponsor spots for February!

If interested...be a dear & click on the pic above for more info.
Can't wait to get to know you all.


Jan 17, 2012

Travel Tuesday - Destin(ation)

Yesterday we wandered over to Destin, Florida to see what there was to see.  I love exploring new cities.  Destin was a very interesting, quaint little beach town.  Not too touristy, but still had a lot to offer.
We started off the day by walking on this tiny little peninsula. 

Where we got these shots.  The water so crystal blue it was amazing.  

Heidi enjoyed some sand sliding

Lunch. yum...

After lunch, we just did some shopping and exploring.  I can't wait to return to Destin when it's actually beach weather. 

Did anyone else do traveling over the long weekend?


Jan 15, 2012

Week 2 in iPhone pics {8:14}

I am still doing the JanPhoto-a-day challenge on Instagram, but I'm sharing some other pics here.  Something a little more interesting than my bed and inside my purse.

{8}Wagon ride to the playground. 
{9}Finishing up the quilt. 
{10}Finished quilt, snack time watching Blue's Clues.

{11} Mr. Cheesy turns 17 months old
{12} Playing at a friend's house
{13} Field trip with Dinoboy at Mellow Mushroom
{14} Mommy's night out - BUNKO!

If you would like to follow me on Instagram, my name is sweetgreent


Jan 14, 2012

Saturday Sweet Links

Hello darlings. Hope you had a good week.  I'm battling a stupid little cold with an army of Echinacea, Elderberry and Ester-C.  Back down cold, back down.  So, if you happen to curled up on the couch with your laptop, much like myself, here are a few fun links to entertain you. 

Haven't tried this yet, but I hope it is as good as it sounds. Fancy fonts for your blog

Getting started on Jude's quilt soon...thinking this for the pattern?  Any ideas?  I want a vintage design but I know squat about quilting at this point.

Did you see my Road Trip Tips guest post?

Have you seen this Bloggers for Babies?  I desperately want to be a part of this...maybe Southern Bloggers?  If you know of such a group already in the works, please let me know.  If not, and you are a southern gal and want to join me, let's do it!  The march in Savannah is April 28, 2012.

Now prepare yourself to get the catchiest tune in your head.  I love this song right now, (by Gotye) but this is an incredible cover...played on ONE guitar.  mindblowing.

And how great is this quote...

Have a lovely weekend.
And thank you for stopping by.


Jan 13, 2012

Friday Fancies - Mustard color crush

Let me just start by saying, I'm no fashion guru, (we know this) but I do love shopping & putting looks together.  And I have to say I like MY style (that's the idea right?).
So, I figure these are the main criteria for playing along with this sweet gal's Friday's Fancies.  I stalk the fashion entries each week, so I've decided to finally play along.  A little. 

This week had a theme: color crush.  I almost went with gray and purple, but I've been wearing those colors out lately, so I stepped out of my usual and went with mustard. I adore mustard.

mustard color crush

You know me.  My style is based on comfort, and seriously, nothing looks comfier than those boots with those legwarmers.  I'm in. 
Throw in a slouchy sweater and I'm smitten.

I like that everything is relatively affordable & I could easily put this look together with even my budget.  Oh except for that $1400 bag.  Pshh!  They have one just like it at Target.

I'm quite happy with my little creation because I feel it would be something I'd actually wear.  Seriously, those boots.  I need those boots.