Monday, September 30, 2013

Pearls and Pink

In my opinion, pearls and pinks go hand-in-hand, I love the way they look together. This will look FAB with those new capris my gma got me (those chocolate with pink/red pinstripe). I have sooo many things I can put with them. I also love how this shrug is matching a more than just one piece in my closet.
My newest wants are a red skirt and some colored pants - REALLY stepping out of my comfort zone. I usually shy away from colored pants because of the humps, I mean hips that I inherited in my gene pool. I can honestly say I haven't actually tried a pair on since I lost some of the will be on my agenda of buys should any extra money come my way. I didn't feel that great all weekend so it is almost like it never happened. Hope the week goes by quickly and painlessly.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Entertainment Ideas

TGIF....Nothing big planned for the weekend but go glad it is here. Hoping for another window's open kinda of weekend - need to get some dusting down and refrigerator clean. Making some pie for the church barbeque - gonna do my buttermilk pie and fudge pie again. Mr. Man has requested that I make one of each for the house as well :) I invited my friend Susie and her husband Richard over next Saturday night for a Sushi night. She has the kit and she taught me to make sushi a few New Years Eve ago - I just need to think about entertainment - we never entertain outside of family - I know she doesn't like to play anything with dice and not sure they really like games but I will think about it. Any suggestions?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Better in Person

The below ensemble looked better in person. Those are one my favorite pants that feels so good on. The sweater was a yard sale find and I'm not sure I shouldn't purge it - it's a tad large on me and seems to have lost it's shape. While I do love the colors.....maybe I'll try not buttoning the one button and see if that makes it look better. To be honest, I ended up hanging the sweater on my chair as I warmed up during the day. The mornings are cool but heating up in the afternoon, perfect for my morning walks. Last night I went to see Jaxen, he is cutting two teeth, you can feel them on his bottom gum. SMH, time is flying...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Week's Smiles

Girl's Night Out

Changing the House Over to Fall

Spare bedroom - I love this orange comforter and it will be on my bed this winter but per Mr Man "too hot"

I love the way sunshine was coming in over the weekend - especially having the windows open

My room :)

Same curtain for office - but I love my new chair that my aunt gave me - I wish I would have had extra money to get new curtains and rugs - I would have put my living curtains in here and got new ones for the living room :)

Darker colors for fall in the bathroom :)

These are the curtains that would have looked FAB in my office - they match the chair -one day I will have new furniture in this room too

Quiet weekend of FAB weather and good food - Mr. Man below :)

This Fudge Pie was easy to make and delicious


1 stick butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 c. Cocoa, 1/4 c. Flour dash salt 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs 1 9 0z pie shell.

Preheat oven to 350. In 2 quart saucepan, melt butter and remove from heat. Add other filling ingredients, stirring well after each. Pour into pie shell and back 20 - 25 minutes

This is what I found later in the kitchen. I got a HUGE chuckle on this one

Hope you have plenty to smile about this week :)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flattering One Piece

I love, love this dress I scored at Kohl's - looks like a 2fer but it's a one piece. I find the fit very flattering. It does help to have a nice tan on my legs - sure hate to see summer go... Was a busy day today again at work - playing catch up. Have really been bad too for my diet - made a fudge pie and it was FAB and easy to make - I'll share the recipe with you tomorrow on my Weekly Smile :) Well, no time to spare - gotta get back to it...

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Favorite Capris

The below are new favorite capris. My grandmother got them for me and the funny thing is that I would not have bought them for myself. I absolutely LOVE them - they are Lees and they have the comfort waist - I also love the color on. Definitely a feel good pair of capris. The weather this weekend was amazing...Switched the house over to fall and got to have the windows open all weekend. I wish I would have had some extra money for new rugs and curtains - but the change makes me feel like I have new stuff. Changing my surroundings also helps my mood and lifts my spirits. Gremlin is adapting well to his new daycare and is learning to sit by himself. How was your weekend? Hope you have a great week!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Melting Pot

While I might not pair these together again - I really loved the pink sparkling blouse. A girl at work said it made her itchy and I told her I loved it and she gave it to me. I was like COOL and my shrug matched it perfectly. I think this would go perfectly with some new chocolate with red and pink pinstripe gauchos my grandmother just got me...I wear the below capris quite a bit but the cut it so strange around my hips. I had the best work out yesterday at the gym, I wish my neck and shoulders did not hurt all the time - but I try to baby them since the doctors could not find any substantial damage, oh well.  Tonight I am going to dinner with the girls at work to the Melting Pot - a fondue meal!! I told one of the girls I couldn't go due to an unexpected expense and she said she really wanted me to go and offered to pay for my dinner and when I told her it might take me awhile to pay her back she told me not to worry about it. I thought was soooo sweet of her and I decided to take her up on it. Would you have taken her up on it?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


This is another outfit that my grandmother got for me. I love the detail on the pant legs - this lets me put all kinds of colors. I also love this romantic blouse -paired with the pearl necklace gives it a romantic/sweet look. Of course, it helps I'm fresh from my swimming pool vacation sun kissed skin :) Gremlin started his new day care yesterday and they said he had a really good day, that he loves story and singing time. The other day care didn't mention activities like that - I think this day care is a good one - please pray nothing else bad happens. How is your week going so far? I'm still very grumpy :(

Monday, September 16, 2013


The below blouse is a new one gifted to me from my grandmother. I love the 2fer look and I think it looked pretty good paired my oh so much worn Ross skirt :) This is the skirt that is dry clean only and I washed it and then hung to dry - it turned out pretty good - not something I would do ALL the time but to freshen it up when I can't afford to clean it, which seems like all the time now. I did manage to hit the Greenway Sunday morning and made it home in time to shower and go to church. Gremlin starts his new day care today, praying all goes well. How was your weekend? Hope you have  great week!!

Friday, September 13, 2013


My daughter learned more details of the things those two ladies were doing to the babies - tying a burping cloth around their heads and mouth in order to keep the pacifiers in the mouth, smacking the babies hands, picking them up by their arms, roughly dropping them in the cribs. I am so shocked that anyone could do this to a baby. My daughter found a day care yesterday that she fell in love with but Gremlin cannot get in until November so my son-in-law is filling out the application and for a the church that was a second runner up initially when my daughter was interviewing and researching day care. I am excited; however, that I have been asked to keep him a couple of hours today - all by myself - my son-in-law has a meeting at 10 and my daughter cannot get off until 12 - soooo, I get to go keep him from 10 - 12. I'm a little nervous, haven't really been around little ones but he is sooo sweet that I cannot wait to see him. Wish me luck. No big plans for the weekend - Hope you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013


I really like the below outfit with a belt but the belt kept coming up and revealing the elastic waist :( I am slightly upset right now, Gremlin's daycare has been temporarily closed due to a complaint of swaddling/entrapment. I am unsure why they swaddled the babies and my daughter is extremely upset. I never swaddled my babies - I really didn't know what it was when my daughter first told me about it. I googled it and found some horrifying stories <GASP>  I do know that some women lost their jobs over the incident but there are many unanswered questions.  Please pray that my daughter makes the right informed decisions regarding this matter and that Gremlin was not harmed :( What were these women thinking? Were they just uninformed on the dangers of swaddling? I am really baffled why they did this - it had to be a new practice because my daughter popped in periodically and did not see any signs of any such practice.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This Weeks Smiles

I smile because even though we will never forget - America prevailed and we came together - praying for those that lost loved ones

I laugh at the below picture - his bottle was not getting made quickly enough. My daughter did not want it published so I didn't put it on FB :)

Gremlin after said bottle delivered...

Looking at his daddy...

My favorite out of this bunch!!

Sunday stress relief - the leaves are starting to fall but it still feels like summer -HOOTTT

My lunch entertainment - he had to stay home from daycare - stomach virus and that spot on his face is a "drool rash" never heard of it but the doctor have her some ointment for both his booty and face

Almost caught his shy adorable smile...

Hope you have many things to smile about this week!