Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spring Fashion Favorites

With Spring like temperatures teasing us on a weekly basis, it seems appropriate
to go ahead and talk about some fashion looks I always find myself gravitating
toward during the Spring season.

One of my favorite looks for Spring is white jeans. I love it here paired with this
light chambray top and tan accessories. And IF I was a person that could pull off a
fedora, my life would be complete!


I also find myself wanting to buy things with stripes during the Spring. I have
a couple of striped knit dresses in my closet, and I can not tell you how many 
times I reach for one of them when I need to look put together, but still want to 
be comfortable. Add a denim jacket and you are ready even if the temperatures
dip a bit lower during the evening time.


I love the unexpected look of this next outfit. I have never thought about pairing
my beloved stripes with a fun Spring floral, but I think it works. Jeggings and
brown sandals complete the look. So unexpected, but totally put together.


In keeping with the floral theme for Spring, simply add a cardigan and you are
prepared no matter what the temperature decides to do. I bought a cardigan during
the fall months, and I have more than gotten my money's worth from it. As a matter
of fact, this cute outfit for Spring has me on the lookout for another one to add to my


For me, Spring also means a white blouse. So many times I see people pair the
white blouse with denim, or even black denim for a polished look, but this blouse
paired with olive skinnies is super cute. Such an easy outfit, for a totally put 
together look.


I also love this look with the striped tee and olive military jacket. Again, I am jealous
that she looks fantastic in a hat, and are you seeing those Chanel espadrilles? 

If you don't have $1000 for this pair of shoes, Tory Burch makes a similar pair that sells
for $195. You can see them here.


What styles do you like to wear during the Spring?

Are you lucky enough to look good in a fedora?

Monday, February 27, 2017

Ski Masks and My New Do

Happy Monday everyone!

We had a pretty good weekend over here. Miss S went with a friend to the
Twenty One Pilots concert Friday night. I'm old, and couldn't tell you one single
song that they sing. As a matter of fact, when the guys came out on stage with these
black ski masks on, I would have most likely been frantically looking for an exit!


Miss S is young, fun, and cool, so she was fully expecting the ski masks.

She chose an all black ensemble and was apparently right on point with her decision.
The colors of the concert were black, red, and white, so she would totally have been
able to hang with the band if she wanted to.

She went with her friend Dalton, and they had a blast!

Me on the other hand...This was my Friday night motto.

Hubby and I are totally content spending time at home with the fur babies and
some Netflix.  We are three episodes away from finishing White Collar on Netflix.
I am kind of dragging my feet with watching now because I am not ready for it to end. 
I have read enough spoilers to know the jist of how it ends, and I am not ready to face 
it just yet. 

I think I will probably feel a little like this when we reach the end of the finale...

Saturday morning, I had a hair appointment. After my cut, she blew my hair out
straight and smooth. Since I usually wear my hair wavy, I looked like a new woman!

Hubby liked my new look so much that he took me out for a date night Saturday night.

Miss S was out having dinner and coffee with her almost college roomie. They
are so excited to be moving into their dorm room in a little over 5 months.

Coffee with "H.Lo"  (That is what Miss S has her bestie's name as in her phone contacts, lol.)

Sunday at church, I got SO MANY complements on my smooth, straight hair. Since
multiple complements are fairly rare in my world, once we got home, I asked Miss S to 
snap a couple of pics so I could remember how my hair CAN look when styled by 
a professional. I thought I would share a few just to document the special occasion.

That about wraps up this weekend recap. Today I'm linking up here and here.

How was your weekend?

Do you prefer to stay in or go out during the weekend?

Do you listen to Twenty One Pilots?

Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for reading!

Friday, February 24, 2017

High Five For Friday

Happy Friday everyone!


I promise I will try to make this the last boring, uneventful blog post that you have to
endure. I guess some weeks just happen that way, combined with a dip in creativity
and three straight rainy, dreary days, and boring is what happens sometimes.

This morning, I'm doing a quickie cleaning spree. The bug man is due here any
minute and it never fails that the day he is scheduled to come for our monthly
preventative treatment, well, that is the day that the house seems to look the

After pest control leaves, I get to go to the grocery store! I know you can sense 
my excitement over that "to do," haha.

At least once all the groceries are put away, my weekend can begin. My mantel is 
currently bare. I have taken all the Valentine decor down, but don't want to put out
Easter decor just yet, so I've got to figure out what direction to go in there. I will
probably spend some time today playing around with decor.

Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say...


I'll see you on Monday!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Bit Blah

After three straight days of rain and clouds, my mood is a little like the weather....
b l a h .

I think I am ready for Spring Break!

Around here it's all ....








and did I mention laundry and dishes?

Warning, sarcasm ahead...

I was also super thrilled to spend my Tuesday evening renewing my CPR/First Aid/AED
certification. At least now I am good for another two years, and also praying daily that
it is something I never, ever have to use!

This morning, I'm going for a short walk, the first one since my back went kaput again
a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully I am heading directly toward a healthy comeback. I
am ready to see back pain as a very distant memory.

Positive thought for the day:

Anyone else feeling blah today?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life Lately

Happy Tuesday!

When we left off last Friday, I told you we were planning to go out Friday night
as a family for sushi.

While we were waiting on our food, Hubby took a minute to check a few emails and I
caught him in action.

So, Miss S and I decided to take a mother/daughter selfie!

I love this girl and can't believe she will be turning 18 soon. Not sure where the years went!

Saturday morning, Hunter was entertaining himself with a new toy. At first he kept getting 
his nose caught in the middle.

Look at those scary teeth! Is this a labrador or a wolf?!

Hunter is the silliest puppy. It's rare for a day to go by that he doesn't have us laughing
at his latest shenanigan.

On Sunday morning, Rusty and I took a minute for some sweet snuggle time.

He is not a big fan of pictures, but I sure love this little dachshund!

And as for the rest of my life lately, this pretty much sums it up...

Okay, so maybe I haven't watched 17 episodes in a row, but I am definitely 
completely invested in White Collar. We finished Season 5 last night and I am
so upset. Season 6 only has 6 episodes and then it's done.  

I am SO not ready to let the cast of this amazing show go. I have loved spending time with 
them each day. I just don't think life without Neal, Mozzie, Peter, Elizabeth and June will 
be the same. The show had the perfect blend of comedy, drama, crime, and romance.

I think this will probably be me...

So that's what's going on here lately.

What are you up to lately?

Are you currently wrapped up in a T.V series? 

What show were you sad to say goodbye to?

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Madness

Happy Monday everyone!

The good news is that it is President's Day today, so Miss S is out of school.
That also means that I was able to sleep until 8:00 this morning! Woo Hoo for
sleeping in.

The bad news is that the batteries in my mouse are dead this morning, and we don't
have any AAA sizes to rectify that situation. I am a mouse user and lover, so using
my laptop without a mouse stresses me out.

Also, Miss S has a dermatologist appointment in an hour, so we should really start
getting ready to leave for it.

So.... I will buy batteries while we are out, and will be back tomorrow with a proper
blog post!

If you have the day off today, I hope you enjoy it and get to spend time doing things
you love.

I will see you tomorrow!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nothing Much

I don't have too much to share with you today, but I did want to pop in and 

We are supposed to be going to dinner tonight as a family since our time all 
together is going by so fast.

I can't believe our girl graduates from high school in only 96 more days. She will be
moving into her college dorm room with her bestie in 171 days.

WHY is the time going by so fast???

Also prom season is quickly approaching again. (In keeping with the 'counting the
days' theme, prom is 50 days away.) I suspect that prom dress shopping is going to
be happening in the near future. Not particularly my cup of tea, but I guess we do
some things we aren't particularly crazy about, just to spend time with the ones 
we love.

What are your weekend plans? Whatever you do this weekend, I hope it bring
you joy and happiness!

I'll see you Monday!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

It Went A Little Like This

As many of you know, I celebrated a birthday on Tuesday. Yes. this girl is another
year older. (and thanks to this darn recurring back issue, I am feeling a year older
right now. Boo.)

The introvert in me happily spent much of my birthday peacefully at home. Don't worry
though. I was not lonely. I had Neal Caffrey to keep me company, haha! You know I
had to watch a couple of episodes of White Collar on my special day. This was my 
view for Episode 1 of Season 5.

Hunter was not particularly into this one. We don't like it when Neal does those risky
heists. It makes us nervous!

Eventually Hunter made his way to the couch for a little snuggle time. Rusty makes sure
to keep me closest to him though. He lets Hunter know I belong to him.

Around lunch time, these beautiful roses and adorable (and yummy) box of chocolates
was delivered to my door thanks to my sweet and wonderful parents.

I think the roses look absolutley beautiful as a centerpiece on the kitchen table.

Miss S surprised me with a birthday cake when she came home from work. Double
chocolate! The girl knows me well, haha.

Poor Hubby had to work late on Tuesday evening, but still brought home these lovely
little coral roses. He also cooked dinner for me, which included my favorite appetizer,
seared ahi tuna.

It was a perfectly perfect birthday! Definitely a day I wouldn't mind repeating.

How was your Valentine's Day?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

All Kinds of Love

If you accomplish all of this.... eat chocolate! :)

And remember, there will be a special new movie on Hallmark Channel tonight...


Happy Valentine's Day!

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