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....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lazy Clothes

This is a lazy clothes outfit - not really fashion worthy but comfy nonetheless. Cold weather has approached and this is a great outfit to remember the good ole warmer days :) I'm really feeling under weather, I hope I'm not getting that flu that everyone has been talking about. I usually am very healthy and immune to most bugs - let's just hope I remain true to form. I am thinking that my depression and shoulder/neck pain are contributing to how I feel <fingers crossed> Mr Man has been after me on insisting with my doctor to get an MRI as I believe these pains are a result of the accident but.....

I really hate going to the doctor and I know this is gonna sound lame - I don't have time. How is your week going so far?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mean Girl Ghosts

I keep running into my old classmates and to hear them describe me I must have been a ruthless, bully, and a little snot. I don't quite remember it that way but it really takes me aback to hear those things about myself. Which then brings me to Facebook which was a wonderful invention when I first learned of it's existence. I was able to reconnect with old classmates and have long-distance friendships. Lately, it has been a source of pain for me.  I keep finding "friends" that who have not blocked me but have made it to where I cannot see any of their posts, which is basically the same thing to me only more polite. I learned two people last week that I had no idea and then over the weekend I ran into an old classmate and she sat down at my table, hugged me, told me how people just didn't understand what all I had going on and would push my buttons to make me lose my temper (I really don't know what she was referring to about the things I had going on that no one knew about) and then goes on to say we need to get together (polite I thought at the time) and I make the comment to her, you know I never see you on Facebook anymore to which she replied, "Oh, I don't post anything I just watch," and then added, "you'll just have to call me out and say hi."
I get home and decide I think I'll do a shout out while I'm thinking about because with work and school and trying to maintain the house, I sometimes forget to cultivate my relationships. Well, guess what, she has me set up to not see any of her post or pictures. Why? I have no idea. As a matter of fact, the other 2 that came to my attention, I do not have a clue why either.

Now, I know not everyone is going to like me (it devastates me when I don't know what I did) but why not just unfriend me or why did you friend request me to begin with? I don't usually send friend requests because of the monster that everyone paints me out to have been in school. I guess I was a "mean girl".  What is my lesson to learn? What is God trying to tell me?

How do you handle old perceptions of yourself?

Friday, November 9, 2012


This is a fun blouse and I love these pants - again they are a little snugger than I like but I can still get away with wearing them until I can lose more pounds. I am really happy this is Friday and the weather is nice again for the weekend. Who knows maybe I can sneak in the Greenway. It really is difficult with only one vehicle but we have to do what we have to do. We are surviving and that is all that matters. What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Where I Came From

This is an oldie but a goodie. I really like the way this material feels against my skin. It makes me feel pampered to have wear thing like this, kinda like sleeping on a high thread count of sheets. Funny, I never knew about those things until I traveled for work - but I must say the highest count that I own is 600 from Jc Penney. I absolutely LOVE those but my second favorite are 350 Egyptian cotton from Walmart. Yeah Walmart :) Isn't funny how you learn about things and get pretentious? Even with vehicles - I turn my nose up to cars that you would never believe the jalopies I drove in my youth and being embarassed never crossed my mind. I was just thankful to have something to drive....

Do you think when you get a little more, you become less thankful? I believe that I have lost sight of some of blessings along the way. Don't get me wrong - you have seen both my old car and my house and I"m not rich but I've come a loooonnnnggg way. I was very blessed to land the job that I did and to be given the opportunities that have come my way. I think I am going to work on recognizing my blesses and remembering where I came from...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

This Week....

I am thankful for....

My freedom of religion....

My home....

My job and family and friends
I am blessed in many many ways, even if I forget it sometimes....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Yard Sale Beauty

This blouse was a yard sale beauty a few years ago. I used to go every other weekend to yard sales but haven't been in awhile - I replaced yard sales with Ross, Salvation Army, and Goodwill. I sure do miss them though - this summer since I will not be in school - man, that sounds wonderful - I may try to go at least once a month. Which medium do you prefer?

Happy Voting - I will be glad when it's over :)

Monday, November 5, 2012


This weekend was completely uneventful and was a breath of fresh air for me. I never left the house on Saturday and attended church on Sunday. I watched TV, I discovered the Iron Chef and Chopped and half way did homework. I do have huge paper due that I haven't begun but there is always tonight :)

I am so pleased with the outfit below. I took the pic at night, no make-up and hair and of course did not have time to take one the next morning before work but I really love the way this turned out. I was worried that the belt did not match the boots (this is the only brownish belt I own) but I think that it all tied together perfectly. I received many compliments at work and of course, that makes a day most wonderful :)

I enjoyed the time change this morning that I got "early" but was like sleeping in but I really dislike getting dark at 5ish, GRRR. Hoping for an uneventful week. How was your weekend?

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hello New Month

 Today is the funeral for the young man, the visitation was truly unbearable. <sigh> This is a new month and hopefully new beginnings. Hard to believe only 2 more month of 2012. The cliche "Time Flies" is absolutely true. I truly love the blouse pictured below and those pants - well....... I wish they are a little looser on me but......perhaps if I can get my depression eating under control I will see some movement once again - going to the left that is :)

Hello November and I welcome a new month hopefully filled more blessings for all as the season of giving is approaching......