Thursday, July 25, 2013

Forever Summer

I have put different colors with this and I must say that the purple below is one of the better colors with this. That purple tee was bought was Targets and I have incorporated it into a lot of different outfits. I love the way it looks and feels on me, it is extremely comfortable. Today is my last full day of work before my vacation, I only work 1/2 day tomorrow. I am looking forward to some more time off then it will be awhile before any more time off :( This year is going by quickly, summer is coming to an end and I really dislike that thought. I wish summer could last forever. What is your favorite season? Do you live somewhere that only has one season?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

This Week....

I really enjoyed this recipe using tomatoes from my garden

Gremlin pictures always make me smile

Not so much something that makes me smile but the 32 anniversary of my father's passing was July 20 and this is my brother at his grave site - I smile thinking of drinking "beer" with him (I had root beer but I didn't know the difference)

My friend Paula let me listen to this, never really listened to Christian Rock so I am taking the 30 Day Challenge to listen to Christian music for 30 Days - on the way to work I listen to 97.1 K-Love I have really enjoyed it

I also enjoyed this recipe but I need to work on this one again but I show a picture of what mine looked like :)

Hope you are having a great week so far!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


This outfit is soft looking to me. Mr. Man bought this for me a few years ago for my birthday at Cato's. Yesterday was a terrible ride in it was coming down a gully washer - I hate to drive in the rain. I only have 4, well actually 3 1/2 more days and I will be on vacation again. I am hoping my burn that I got from leaning into a motorcycle to look in the mirror is healed enough so that I can spend it at the swimming pool again. Mr. Man informed me that half of the week they are calling for rain. Well, I just might have to go the movies and see the Conjuring. I am a HUGE horror movie fan. What kind of movies do you like to watch?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Domestic Weekend

This weekend went by very quickly - slept in Saturday and cleaned and made a homemade spaghetti sauce using the tomatoes from the garden which I made stuffed shells that turned out wonderful. I also made my first batch of refrigerator pickles - they turned out pretty good but mine doesn't look as pretty as the picture as some of the ingredients I could not find - coriander seeds and I used dill but it seemed an awful lot floating around and I guess I used too much red onions because it looks pinkish.  I will have plenty more cucumbers to try again :) How as your weekend? Hope you have a great week!!
I love pairing navy and orange!! The vest I purchased at a yard sale and the blouse came from JCP. The skirt was a Ross find and the shoes are Monroe & Main.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Possible Purge

This is an okay outfit and I am thinking about purging. The pants do not get much wear - they are green with yellow and purple pinstripe. The green sweater and blouse underneath I got at Dillard's many, many year. I am not so sure this is flattering enough to keep around. I will have to ponder on that. Do you have trouble purging things and letting them go? What is the criteria you use when getting rid of clothes?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This Week's Smiles

This week smiles - how the bedrooms look when I switch them to the summer curtains/comforters

My recent visit with Jaxen aka Gremlin :)

This is what a chose for my 15 year gift from my employer :) pretty snazzy uh? I don't drink coffee but most of my family and friend do and I had this little one but this one I can do coffee for them and hot tea for me :)

I smile because I found another recipe for ripe banana - very tasty Banana cake with cream cheese frosting Hope you are finding many things to smile about this week :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

3 on my chest

This is my 3 Doors Down t-shirt and I love the color and how it almost looks like Super girl :) I am not really liking the pose below not sure what I was doing but I was very comfy in that Friday attire. I'm a little behind on my posts so you guys are seeing older outfits but  adds a little spice, no? I am saddened by the recent events of one of the band members and I hope he is able to beat the demons that pursuing him, I have watched pills destroy many lives and wish that narcotics did not exist in this world.
 I am hoping today is going to be a better day than yesterday. How is your week going so far?

Monday, July 15, 2013


This outfit looks sunny to me - I purchased this at Ross's for last year's Easter outfit. Easter seems to be the time I like to buy myself a new outfit. The skirt is a little too sheer from my liking but as you can see I wore it anyway :) The weekend was a really nice - got my gray covered up and then did some grocery shopping. Sunday went to church and read in my swing. I have a nasty pipe burn on my leg from me trying to look at myself in the mirror and leaning into it. I felt so stupid when I did that, I am hoping it's all healed up by the last week of this month - I'm taking another vacation and I'm hoping to spend it at the pool again. That was a wonderfully relaxing vacation. The new pastor at our church is really making think hard about my relationship with God and inspiring me to learn more. I am hosting this weeks bible study at my house - really nervous about having my church friends over.... Wednesday night I will probably be cleaning like a mad woman :) How was your weekend? Do you have a holiday that you always buy a new outfit?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Not Feeling It

This is what I was going to wear to work but even though the jacket has some hot pink in it, I just wasn't feeling it...

This is what I ended up wearing...

As time goes on I am becoming more finicky and no longer just wear what is in line in the closet - I attribute this my blogging and reading other blogs and that I am getting more aware of my appearance. I do not want to become too vain though - but I really do want my clothes to reflect who I am. I want to dress well because it makes me feel well because a cute outfit can make you exude confidence and just feel good. Do you know what I mean? The week has really flown by - only one more day :)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This Week's Smiles

This is Lucky - He brings a smile because we almost lost him - Mr. Man took the trash off and in his rear view and  he saw Lucky running haphazardly behind him down the road, but when he turned around to go find him - Lucky was no where to be found. We spent two days going back to the spot and we found him much to Mr. Man's determination because he was just beside himself. Lucky was so grateful to be home that he even comes to us - and you should have seen the way he dove under the fence making a beeline to the garage to his momma, brother, and sister...

This is Lucky's sister, Sassy, in the front, and  his twin brother...I adore Sassy...

I smile at the first sunflower - and it's red

I love the way the blooms on the Calla Lilies are fluted - hiding the beauty until it's ready

I smile because all that dreadful rain made my backyard flower bed bloom - this view is from the fence - you can see my swing, which I haven't spent much time back there this summer - there are some biting gnats back there and they can't find me on the patio :)

I smile at the first harvest from the garden - which is my lunch today at work

During the holidays we girls got together - we all went to high school together -starting on the bottom, Amy, me, and Susie has her hand on my shoulder (she was the hostess FAB~!!) top row is Gina, and Kim (she was the one I visited in Virginia last year)

Here is the flower bed up close :)

Gremlin, of course, brings many smiles :)

What has made you smile this week?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Mrs. Roper

The below blouse was an Easter outfit from years past and the day I wore it to work there was a guy who said it reminded him of Mrs. Roper from that show Three's Company pictured below. I can see a tiny resemblance :) but I don't care I really love it!! Do you have any outfits that people say remind them of characters on a show?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Early Bird

So yesterday was my first day back to work and apparently I was excited - I got up early and was even at work 20 minutes early. It was good to be back - I love the people that I work with, did my morning work and pedaled when I remembered. I am out of the habit so I have to get back in it. Gremlin has a little cough so my daughter had to use the humidifier last night - hope it breaks it up. I'm going tonight to visit with him - I haven't seen him in over a week - his looks seem to change daily. The below outfit is a JCP - I love the colors and sheer material. Today we are getting ice cream at work - so we got to dress casual all week and getting a cool treat :) Even though I am completely broke - I feel so much peace - I'm not sure why but  I hope it never goes away. How is your week going so far?

Monday, July 1, 2013

While I Was Out...

Well, I have been off a week and have really enjoyed my time off. I would get up and be at the pool at 10 am  and stayed until 2 pm on both Saturdays, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday just in time for Mr. Man to get out of bed :). The weather was cloudy the mornings of Tuesday and Friday but cleared up the last two hours. The water felt like silk against my skin. I even wore a bathing suit I haven't worn in years - it wasn't pretty but I wasn't vulgar :) I probably shouldn't have shared with you but well, let's just say the back is full :) But back to the wonderful week - so my action plan was to have fun during the day, except Wednesday and Thursday Mr. Man had knee surgery, and clean a different room each night. I started with the blinds and windows - I cannot believe how dirty they were and how amazing they look afterwards. I wasn't able to get two of the windows because they are too high for my ladder, while doing the windows, I changed the house over to summer and de-cluttered, dusted, and mopped my bedroom and the spare bedroom, and scrubbed the bathroom. Next day I dusted, de-cluttered, and mopped the office (including ceiling fans) Then, the next day, I got on top of the kitchen cabinets and hutch and dusted them (man, they were gross) and washed the knick-knacks on top, cleaned the refrigerator inside and out. There was a lot of dust on top of my fridge -ewww. The last night I de-cluttered, dusted (including the ceiling fan) and mopped the living room. Man, what a great feeling to have accomplished so much but yet I feel well rested and peaceful. How was your week?
This is said bathing suit - I have seen worse :) I hope next year's picture I see all the gym time in the picture...

Baby got back? :)

This is the recipe that I tried Herb crusted pot roast - I deviated a little from the recipe I seared it first - I got the idea from this version of the recipe I overcooked mine just a little - I should have taken it out after an hour but continued to cook it another 30 minutes even though my thermometer said 130 - was a little tough on the ends - lesson learned. The creamy horseradish was absolutely delicious.. Mr. Man approved...

See how the meat is brown - that should have been pink :( but the next time I will remember to not overcook

The reason I did another 30 minutes as I was trying to the "crust" harder - it still was not crusted on there even after 30 minutes - not sure how to fix that

This was my heaven on Earth while I was on vacation...

We get to dress casual all this week but this is an older picture - I do so LOVE orange