May 17

Inspiration Monday – Drew Barrymore

Better a day late…

This week’s Inspiration Monday, put on by the TwoBirds blog, provided us with the wonderful drew Barrymore as our muse.

Here is the inspiration photo.

I adore Drew, and this look.  This one was very easy for me, because I have lots of similar items in my closet.

Here is my look.

I did change up the colors a bit, and my jacket has longer sleeves, but, I really enjoyed how it came together this week.

I wore the outfit to my son’s 14th birthday party, and a good time was had by all. 🙂

May 11

Shoe Challenge #38 Charles David Ankle Tie

This is one more shoe challenge from Shoeperwoman‘s blog.  Visit her site if you have an interest in fabulous shoes.

This was my outfit on Tuesday, when I had lunch with The Husband.  I love having to try to wear my shoes more now because of this challenge.  These have been lying dormant in the closet for some time now.  They do have a slight flaw in that they pinch around the big toe slightly.  Not enough to be retired yet, but I will say I was glad to get them off at the end of the day.  The heel height is nice, and I do enjoy an ankle strap.

The shoe: Charles David

May 10

Shoesday Tuesday – May 10th

Just a quick post here in order to link up with Shoeperwoman‘s Shoesday Tuesday post.  Visit her site in order to get a quick look at what us shoe gals are wearing today.

I will also be using these shoes in a post soon for the Shoeper Shoe Challenge.

These are oldies, but goodies.  Does anyone even say that any more?  I think I don’t really want the answer. 😉

Anyhoo… they are Charles David from about 5 years ago.

May 2

5 Things That Make Me Happy – Disney Version

Here is one of my posts about focusing on the things in my life that make me happy.   I want these posts to be brief, and positive.  I am attempting to do this at least once a week.  If you do a post that is similar to this style, let me know.  I love to read what things people like, that make them feel happy.

Last week we were at Disneyland (obviously.) 🙂  Thus, my post for this week’s list of 5 things has a distinct theme.

1.  Staying up late to watch the World of Color water show.

2.  Space Mountain!

3.  My boys are still willing to get their pictures taken with the characters.

4.  Wearing 3D glasses at the Toy Story ride.

5.  Gorgeous weather and the Matterhorn.

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April 19

Shoesday Tuesday #1

Shoeperwoman started doing Shoeper Tuesdays where we post a quick picture of our shoes on Tuesdays.  Another fun activity to join.

Well, let’s just say I am going to be totally honest with you all today…

This is what I wore today.  All day.  I had all the best intentions of getting dressed into something cute, but I just didn’t.  I stayed in to do laundry all day, which doesn’t usually stop me from getting dressed, but today just wasn’t meant to be.  Sweats and slippers on the way to drop kids off and on the way to pick kids up, and now for when The Husband comes home for dinner.  (Sorry Honey.) 😉  Well, we can’t be fabulous every day, now can we.

April 13

I am Excited To Try Something New- Inspiration Mondays

I am going to try to do the “Inspiration Monday” challenge with the Two Birds Blog.  I am excited because this will be my first fashion challenge.  They will post a picture as an inspiration, and we can use that to create our own version of that outfit.  I will be blogging about my attempt at the look on Mondays. 

Here is this week’s picture:

So, I am excited to try an outfit like this.  Since I adore Gwen Steffani, I am glad she will be the first one I do.  Also, this outfit doesn’t seem impossible to emulate.  I think I wont show my knickers though. 😉

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March 29

A Day Working in the Garden

This is how the garden looked before we started working.

One of the three artichokes we planted.  Yummy!

These are blooms on my nectarine tree.  I love this time of year!

Tomatoes in the garden now.

My grapefruit look ready to eat.

More tomatoes. 🙂

My great helpers taking a break after all their hard work.

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March 29

I’m Back After a Short Break

I am finally back to my blog.  I have been away from here for almost two weeks.  I am glad to discover, that I do not enjoy being away from my little journal.  I have, however been taking many shoe photos, and I hope to have some of them written up by later today.  🙂

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March 11

FBFF Question

This is my first reply to the Fashion Beauty Friends Friday Question

Here is the link to the ModlyChic wesite:

March 11:

 Finding the balance – I think this is one of the hardest
things for us as bloggers to deal with. How do you do it all and still
live, work and play as you should?

1. When it comes to prioritizing your life, in what place does
blogging fall?

Because I am new to blogging, it is getting a good amount of my time and attention at this point.  Actually, I think I am much more concerned about the laundry falling behind and the dishes piling up around me.  Writing is much more appealing to me than folding clothes!

2. We all wish we had more free time to dedicate to blogging and all
it entails. What are your tricks for taking advantage of the time you
do have to be as productive as possible?

I wish I had more to offer here.  I will be looking forward to reading what others have to say.  I would, however like to try to find ways to blog when I am out and about.  As a mom, I have lots of time that I spend waiting.  At some point, I would like to be able to use that time to work on the blog, so my at home time could be more focused on the jobs that I do there.

3. Have you discovered any short-cuts that makes blogging easier or
more time efficient?

Not yet. Sorry.

4. Do you have an editorial calendar or something similar that helps
you plan ahead?

No, but I do have a small folder that I carry with me to catch ideas.  I often tear pages out of magazines to keep and write about later.  I also keep a list of topic ideas in that folder to look back on when I am ready to write.

5. If time wasn’t an issue what you would be doing on your blog/for
your blog that you aren’t doing now?

I want to make the appearance of my blog more attractive.  I am not sure how to go about that just yet.  I am sure I need to spend some more time learning about new skills in that area.  I also need to learn more skill with my photography.  I would definitely like to take a class or two.

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