Friday, June 21, 2013

Almost Over

I have had to work from home the past couple days because of financial issues, but after a lot of praying, I believe God has given me some answers and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. This is my last working day and then I will be on
Stay-cation. Hoping to get plenty of sun and rest and relaxation :) Ain't got no money but I have what I need :) I love this outfit below - all from JCP except the sweater - from California Vacation. Do you have any vacation plans for this summer? Still no word yet back on the insurance from my car wreck - I don't think I will EVER get a car.....Oh well, at least the sun is shining and I hear the birds a chirping. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cool and Summery

Two more days and I will be on Stacey-cation. Nothing really fun planned, Mr. Man has to have knee surgery and I just needed a break. I am hoping to be able to go to the pool a few day while I'm off and that will be vacation this year :(  My grandson has contracted his first virus and onset ear infection - this was his second week in daycare. His father stayed home with him today because my daughter just got back to work. She is not very happy about this and really wants to stay home with him. I think she is very blessed to have a husband that is supportive of her and helps the way he does with the baby. I was never so lucky. I love the below outfit - blouse and shoes came from Kohl's and the capris from JCP. I love how cool and summery white looks.  What colors do you like to wear in the summer?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Busy Busy

Busy Busy - got off work last night and went to visit my little Jaxen -he is soo adorable. Was busy at work and  then got home late. I really do enjoy my daughter sharing her life and child with me. How is your week coming out?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Oil and Water

The theme for my weekend was oil and water...
Saturday I went to the pool and I had the best day ever. The day was almost perfect - then the truck started acting up. I wasn't able to go Sunday to visit my father's grave, below are the only two pictures that I have my father. I am baffled why there are no pictures of me and my father together, he died when I was 10 and just don't understand why there are not any pictures of us... Good news is that Mr. Man did change bad spark plugs (there was oil getting to them, not good) but the check engine light was staying on. Then my grandmother told me a trick to reset the computers and it worked so gonna make the trip to work and hope everything works out well. How was your weekend?


Thursday, June 13, 2013

With Orange

I love pairing orange with this skirt. Navy and orange look really good together and this skirt is a major player in my wardrobe these days. They are the color of the trouser pants that I have been looking for. I also like the way those orange mules look with the skirt as well. I haven't made it to the gym not once so far this week, I am hoping to get there today and tomorrow. I want to at least get two days in - I am still walking for 30 minutes in the mornings and still doing my desk elliptical - I did 23 miles the day before yesterday but I keep forgetting to pedal :) How has your week been so far?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This Week's Smiles

Of course Gremlin gets an appearance - he stared daycare this week and my daughter is doing a good job trying to keep it together - she didn't cry yesterday
My daughter (in yellow) and her cousin Kay Kay -

This is so true...


Why do these simple steps seem so hard to do?

I really love this one..

Hummer before I went to work - haven't seen many of them was getting worried they didn't love me anymore ...

My welcome home in the evenings :)

This was so strange - the rose bush grew one long stem with a bouquet at the end :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Not Bad..

Yesterday I got my 15 year plaque at work, I feel blessed to have been there for the past 15 years. I also love that we are fashion forward. I was talking to a new comer to the team and she said they were very strict about clothing and new trends were not usually permitted. I feel blessed that I am able to dress in my own personal style and not a "uniform" The below outfit is not bad at all, I like the way it turned out. That shrug I bought on a California vacation that I had reserved for one outfit really does accentuate other things :) How is your week going so far?

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Showers bring.....

June is turning into a wet month - yesterday's weather was strange - one minute raining cats and dogs and the next minute sun shining beautifully. Saturday was absolutely gorgeous - I haven't been able to go the Greenway so I have been trying to brave walking on my road - where the speed limit 30 signs are ignored and pedestrians do not have the right of way. It used to be such a pleasant walk but at the dead end the built a huge subdivision with houses that have .10 acre lots, I have an acre but an older home and not as big and fancy as those. The more people that buy the less safe walking has become since it is a one way in, one way out road and a little curvy. To my horror, they are also putting in another subdivision about two doors down from me :( Isn't growth wonderful? Not so much for my place of dwelling. How was your weekend?
I'm excited and both nervous, my daughter returns to work today and this will be gremlin's first day of daycare. I hope it goes well...

Friday, June 7, 2013

Reason and Season

Today we are having our company picnic at work which is much like field day. They feed us and we have activities and prizes. I am truly blessed to have a job and work for the company that I do. I applied for a Management position internally, I am having a hard time getting back into management and sometimes regret the decision to move latterly from manager to learn another facet of the company. Sometimes I feel like those "friends" really did me in but I have to have faith and know that if it's right for me it will happen. Everything has a reason and a season, right? Plus, it's not like I don't have a job that I do well and enjoy so nothing lost but I feel like I should do something with my degree and I miss management. I miss leading a team. Still no word from the attorney - I really would like to get a car of my own so I don't have share with Mr. Man...Patience..Geez...I do not possess this quality. I love this red, white, and blue ensemble below. This is casual Friday attire. Do you have big plans this weekend? It's supposed to be pretty, the second book of Left Behind came in yesterday so I will spend some time in my swing reading this. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 6, 2013


These are the pants that I settled on. I really wanted a pair of the indigo trouser pants but haven't been able to find them so to satisfy my "want" I bought the below substitute but I am still not quite satisfied. I really do not like the way they look on me but I keep them around and wear them occasionally to measure my progress or set backs. Do you have an outfit like that? I will still be on the hunt for those coveted indigo trouser slacks/pants......

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This Week Smiles

My daughter sends me a picture every day - and the little gremlin is source of huge smiles for me. I can't help myself but grin when I look at him.

This made me smile because it is so true.....

I am getting excited about the prospect of getting a new car - now I prefer a SUV but I am thinking that I won't be getting that much money from the wreck so I have changed  research to more affordable but I haven't been excited about anything except these two - the Spark and the Sonic - I think they are so unique with the how the back door handles are at the top - I absolutely love this lemonade color with the yellow interior - although not sure I will like going from a big truck something this tiny - but appeals to my novel side..

I envision this brightening my morning...

I like the Sonic too and they have this orange color and I just learned they also have a mocha chocolate - which I prefer...

Hope you have plenty to smile about this week :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Playing Off

This picture does not capture how cute I thought this outfit was in person. The pink shrug from my Easter outfit has proved to another invaluable find. I really like pairing with orange - the picture does not show but the color of the shrug was in the blouse and they really played off another. The Target necklace also goes very well with the rope accent at the top of the blouse. Tis the season to be able to wear the white pants. Do you were white all year round? What colors do you like play off? Have a great day today :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wind Therapy

One of the things that I love the most is the wind in my hair - that is one thing I loved about being on the back of Mr. Man's bike....He just got the news that he will need knee surgery - so no summer for him and no wind therapy for me. I did get the feel the wind in my hair last night when I went for a walk after I got the supper dishes cleaned up. The wind was blowing perfectly so I got a little wind therapy last night. I was sooo bored yesterday before my walk - I finished reading the 1st part of Left Behind  - I don't know how I missed this as everyone seems to know about it and apparently it's old news. Bible Study ended last Thursday and I miss it already so I got the Upper Room to try to compensate for that Bible time. I have been thinking I should try to get to church earlier on Sunday's and go to Sunday School - I just have my routines....
I liked the way the outfit below turned out - wore my Prada shoes :) I am not liking that eyeshadow and have since stopped wearing it but it was fun to try to something different but think I will stick to my browns. How was your weekend? Hope you have a great weekend!!