Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year Eve

Today is the last day of 2012... and I must say good riddance. I had some blessings this year but it really did end on a sour note for me. I am confident that 2013 will be MUCH better. Have you seen the Spring colors for 2013? Bright and more bright :) We are invited to go to a friends house but I am not really feeling like being around people this year. I am thinking trying to find the money for an intimate dinner and movie.What are your plans for New Years Eve?

2013 is going to be a year of purging negative things and I WILL lose this last 30 lbs. I have decided that I need to work on my self discipline for 2013 and that is the best place to start (so I think) :) May you have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. See ya next year :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

Color Combo

I really like pairing pink and red together. Of course, I absolutely loves those little red shoes :) I have been trying to research the color trends for 2013 and it looks like bright colors are in for the next year. I love bright colors except I am not a  huge fan of the color of blue. I do wear it occasionally but nothing I gravitate towards, like yellow and oranges. What color combos are you looking forward to wearing in 2013?

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Back in the Routines

I so needed a break from school and now we are back in the swing of working. I have one more week of not going to school and you wanna hear something funny....I am bored. I do not know what to do with myself - I do know that I do NOT want to do anything productive. :) So how is that wishy washy - I guess for 2013 I am aspiring to be a wasteland :) I sure hope I can make to March when I will be officially finished and the proud owner of a MBA. I don't know why with all the blesses that have been bestowed on me that I continually wallow in my misery....

<shaking it off> Trying to get back in the swing of things of working out too - in between the doses of desserts that I keep finding in my hand-to-mouth spring action.  2013 purging negative.....

I totally love this blouse that I found a few years ago at Ross and these slacks make me feel hip and cool - almost like those cool 70's chics...Do you have clothes that make you feel that way?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Aftermath

Whew, we made it through another holiday. Today we are getting our first snow in Tennessee, I have the great fortune of not having to drive in it today because I'm working from home for PT later this afternoon. I must admit I never did get the holiday spirit but we had dinner at my g-ma and was supposed to have breakfast at my mothers but she cancelled. Both of my brothers were in town and it was nice to see both of them, I wish I had been in better spirits. I did however wanted to share with you couple of couple of things that did brighten my spirits and was touched by the thoughtfulness:

I first saw these on The Pioneer Woman  and showed them to my daughter. She surprised me with them and I was thrilled. I love them so much that I it took me a few times of baking before I actually used them.

My friend Kristine surprised me with these goodies. I love chai tea latte and this was absolutely delicious. The perfect way to spend my days off for the holiday. Oh and she also let me borrow Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz - thumbs up - I must get the other books to finish up

He wasn't exactly a Christmas present but he makes me smile nonetheless - our newest member - Gizmo - I must tell you that I do no think Heathen is impressed by him.

I also did some baking for gifts - forgot to take pictures but I did find this recipe and the taste was great Coffee Swirl Cake I don't like coffee but it was pretty good. Mine did not turn out that pretty as my bundt pan is flat - I must get me a prettier one. I also made a Foolproof fudge and it turned out really well and of course my banana bread and the chocolate peanut butter bars I made a few weeks back. How was your Christmas? What are your plans for New Years?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Friday

Today is my Friday - I cannot tell you how much this time off is values. I also have break from school for two weeks - I don't return to work until next Wednesday - YAHHHHH I plan to veg out on the couch as much as possible and watch HGTV and cooking shows. I have just discovered Chop - I love it!! My daughter found out she is having a baby boy :) She is so excited and I am so happy for her and must admit I am starting to get excited as well. Her theme for the nursery today, after changing a couple of times, Lion King. I never got to have a nursery so I am excited to watch her decorate.

I am still fighting the blues but in a better place - I think my 40's suck - at least I'm blaming my age on my blues at the moment. One more week until Christmas, bah on a positive note I love the way this outfit turned out. I have always been a suit kinda girl - I think they look neat and polished but I like to mix and match and add something not polished. The scarf gives it the unique flare I desire and the peep of red made me feel good in this outfit. Hope your week is going well.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Daughter's Wedding

My daughter's elopement with a wedding feel was beautiful - she was beautiful

 This was right after hair and make-up

 Borrowed the jewelry from Kristine - went perfectly!!

 We found this jacket at Marshall's for $30 - it went PERFECTLY with the dress - we got the dress and hair accessories at David's Bridal for $172 -

He arranged for a limo to pick them up - they honeymooned in Key West

I'm also going to be a grandmother in May

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Short Timers

eh, this one is least I got to wear my boots :) We are half way there too. This Saturday I go with my daughter to watch her try on wedding dresses. She is having an elopement ceremony on Dec 12. I am sooo ready for Christmas vacation that I don't know what to do. Short timers.......What are you plans for the month of December?

Please buy from JcPenney's, I do not want them to go out of business, I really like them :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

This Week....

Hoping JCPenney pulls out of the slump and does not go out of business. I really like shopping there.

JCP homepage

Kristine had on some tights like this and I really really like them

Apt. 9 Sheer Polka-Dot Control-Top Tights

Hated to hear that JR (Larry Hagman) passed away

Jamie Latham

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

One Hit Wonder :)

I was very pleased with the way this outfit turned out. I was worried the brooch and the scarf were too much together but turned out very well. The scarf is on Kristine found at Ross's and the colors are perfect for me but I haven't been able to incorporate it into any of my outfits. The blouse came from a yardsale - the duster from Dillards and I can't remember where the pants were given to by someone that got smaller than then pants. I have had them for a couple of years - I am finally small enough to get into them :) I love it when I put together an outfit that makes me feel FAB! Too bad I haven't been able to create this in EVERY outfit. :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Looks Like One

Everyone thought this was a dress at work and I got so many compliments. This is actually two pieces - blouse is Cato and the pleated skirt from Target. I absolutely adore these colors on this blouse. Vacation time is over - back to the grind stone. Looking forward to more of a break in December - I even get two weeks off from school (very much needed). Thanksgiving dinner was a small crowd but the food turned out pretty good, if I don't say so myself :) I did not participate in Black Friday. How was your holiday? Did you go shopping? Hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

This Week.........

This week let the baking begin - chocolate meringue pie I hope I didn't make this too early - trying to be organized this year....

Good ole pumpkin pie - have cool whip ready to thaw

My Favorite pin this week

Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars - My favorite Pinterest recipe this week

My partner in crime at work Jamie - he accepted another job within the company - I  will surely miss him

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Funny Fit

This blouse fits funny - I think the next time I wear this I will put a little tank and wear with only one button fastened. This weekend was not the best - I slept ALL day on Saturday so left me scrambling Sunday to fit everything in. Laundry, Thanksgiving dinner shopping (miserable), Greenway, schoolwork (not started). Deppression is hanging on tightly to me GRRRRR go away!! :)

I dropped my eggs coming in the house, so Mr Man made omelets for dinner and they were yummy!! I am glad this is only a 3 day week. May it go quickly cuz I can't stand being out of bed :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Stuff

This is a new blouse that my grandma brought me and I really really like it. I put a belt I had with it and voila.... Me likey :) Extremely glad it's Friday, gonna be working on my shopping and menu for Thanksgiving. The weather is in the low 60's - maybe I can sneak the Greenway in..... Hope you have fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Jeans & Flowers

I love these shoes and I'm even getting to where I can walk in them - (that's always a good thing, uh?) This blouse has the neatest buttons that you can't see but they look like those glass door knobs you see in the older historic homes. You know me, I'm impressed with novelty and unique :) So this week is almost over - I cannot believe that next week is Thanksgiving  - I'm excited about the approaching  holidays. Are you cooking?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This Week

Honoring my late father who died when I was 10 (not in service) but I miss him today and often wonder what if........

Enjoyed the Greenway over the weekend - think my days are over getting to go because I think Old Man Winter is here

Enjoyed having bacon to go on my english muffin with egg and cheese - bacon makes ALL okay

Found a Greek Yogurt I like - I love, love the texture

Gonna keep this in mind in light of the my ghosts of mean girls past....