So Much for That!

So…I was growing out my hair. The last time I’d had it cut was early December. I kept trying to remind myself that the growing-out stage is the worst part, that once it got long enough, it would look better. Ha ha ha! Not MY hair! It just looks like an old string mop. This morning I called my hairdresser and she squeezed me into her schedule. And so I waited until after I got home to take pics of today’s outfit. This is my new ‘do, all spiffed by Ms LL. It won’t look like this again folks; I do not have the ability to duplicate this.

Blue tee – Target
Yellow skirt – thrifted
Bracelet – gift from sister L
Scarf – hmmm…no idea
Sandals – thrifted (paid 25¢!)

Happy Birthday

Sunday was my birthday. I am now 42 years old. No, it does not bother me that you know my age – it’s just a fact, and I’m fine with it. I don’t feel old…nor do I feel young…I just feel like me! My dearest husband, Some Postman, treated me to a wonderful day. After listening to a wonderful special guest speaker at church, we went out for lunch at one of my most favorite restaurants, HuHot. This is one of the few places I can eat and not feel sick afterward. Love Mongolian barbecue! Then we went to see the movie Hunger Games. I’ve read the book series and loved it, so was anxiously awaiting this movie – it did not disappoint! Even tho SP didn’t read the books, he enjoyed the movie as well. While we were in town, we used some of my birthday “freebie” coupons – TCBY, Baskin Robbins, Caribou Coffee. Then, after we got home, we had birthday cake and a glass of wine. It was a FABULOUS day!

This is the outfit I wore to church; I was going to take pics of the outfit I changed into for the rest of the day, but it was just jeans and a t-shirt – and we didn’t have time for pictures if we planned to make it to the movie at the time we wanted.

 Top – thrifted
Skirt – Walmart
Necklace – JCP
Shoes – Dillard’s
(Are these shoes not the most awesome pumps ever? I can still wear heels if the shoes are of good quality!)

Saturday Casual

It’s almost yard sale season! There was one sale in town this morning (I didn’t buy anything, tho). Hopefully it won’t be too long before there are a bunch every Saturday! In the meantime, I am thankful to have thrift stores at which to shop. Today’s haul was full of winners – books, shoes, jeans, shirts, skirts and a dress that didn’t end up fitting (no dressing room at that particular shop – but I’m only out 75¢).

Please overlook the doofy look on my face – I had a tough time finding a pic that showed the outfit, my entire head, my feet, and a semi-intelligent facial expression all at once.

 Cardigan – gift from sister B
Coral tee – Walmart
Jeans – thrifted
(Later, I switched to one of the jeans purchased today, since they are kind of a dark gray wash.)
 Necklace – fashioned by me
Shoes – Payless (ages ago)
Socks – Target

The Floral Skirt

The outfit I originally put on Sunday morning did NOT work well, so I shucked it and used the floral skirt from my March “Use It or Lose It” challenge items instead. Honestly, I’m not sure that this skirt is the best shape or print for me. The outfit is OK, just not overly flattering. On the other hand, I really like how the rust top coordinates with the skirt and how the turquoise necklace pops. One comment: “Wow! That is a BLUE necklace!” (Said by a guy who thinks turquoise is blue, LOL!)

Rust top – JCP
Floral skirt – JCP
Shoes – Payless
 Wood earrings – JCP
Turquoise necklace – from MIL’s collection
♥ Love these shoes!!! ♥

A Flock of Little Women

Every year for the past…oh, I don’t know…at least 15 years, I have hosted a get-together with my mom and sisters. As the years have progressed, we’ve added daughters, nieces and sisters-in-law. Originally, this all-girl party was a time to watch the movie “Little Women” (the more recent version) and celebrate sisterhood. For the past few years, we’ve forgone the viewing of the movie; we’d rather use the precious time we have together catching up on each others’ lives.

It goes without saying that food is a big part of our party!

I try to have a theme of some sort for the party; this year, it was “tropical”. Since we are still deep in the destructive stages of our home remodel, the theme did not extend to decor. The menu was tropical: Hawaiian Chicken Salad, Tropical Banana Bread, Caribbean Potato Salad (which turned out to be too weird for us), White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Ono Butter Mochi (a gluten-free Hawaiian dessert bar), and of course, chocolate!! I used some of my Federal Glass collection ServaSets – the Button and Daisy set and the Apple Blossom set. (If I’d been quicker on the draw last year at that antique store and bought the two sets of Hazel Ware Capri Blue Seashell, it would have been perfect!)

The weather was even somewhat tropical, with temps around 80° and a strong south wind, so we dressed cool and breezy.

Mom
Me
B
L
A
K

Sadly, I didn’t get a picture of L’s two little girls, and my own daughter didn’t show up to the party. We all had a wonderful time – eating, talking, laughing, sharing gifts, drinking, laughing some more… B’s boys came along, so B and I led them out to the treeline so they could hike around the ravines. The trek through the cornfield was a good workout for us old girls…so when we got back, we felt we deserved more cookies and chocolate! We partied so much, we wore out poor little old lady dog, Abby…

“I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!”  ♥

Date Night with Some Postman

Friday evening, my handsome husband took me on a date to the theater. We saw “Don’t Dress for Dinner”, a comedy. It was well-played, funny (if a bit confusing! – but it was meant to be) and we had a nice evening together.

 Cape top – JCP
Black pencil skirt – Walmart
Black sandals – Target
Black and tan Dachshund inspecting my pedicure – ad in newspaper
I must have been wearing a cami when I tried on this top at Penny’s a week ago…I didn’t remember it being so LOW in the neckline! It won’t be worn to church, I can tell you that! Or else I’ll definitely need to add a cami beneath it. The bat-wing style sleeves aren’t a style I usually gravitate towards, but this top was only $3 so I thought I’d give it a try. Not sure it’s the best look on me, but it was fun for the evening.
I completely forgot to put on earrings, but the necklace is one I got from JCP just before they stopped issuing coupons. This necklace was almost free after that coupon. I’m SO sad there won’t be any more $10 off $10 purchase coupons anymore!

Mid-week

Our church has a supper before the mid-week services during the seasons of Advent and Lent. The suppers are sponsored by various groups within the church. This week’s supper was sponsored by the Church Council, of which I am a committee chairperson. We served pancakes, sausage and eggs. Here is what I wore beneath my apron while mixing up pancake batter as fast as my wimpy arms could twirl that whisk…

 Black shirt – JCP
Red/black animal print skirt – thrifted
(That’s Abby, my little old lady dog, curled up on her freshly laundered blankie.)

I should have had Some Postman take a pic of me after the supper…my black shirt had pancake mix on it wherever the apron wasn’t, and there was pancake batter splatter all the way up on the back of my right arm! Perhaps I need a full-body apron…I am a very messy cook!
Black peep-toe wedges – thrifted
(They were comfy for about the first hour, and then not so much. I really need to remember to wear socks and tennies when working in the church kitchen. Function over fashion at times like that!)
Oh, sorry…I should have warned you to put on sunglasses before looking at my lily white legs. We had a scant couple of weeks of spring weather and have gone straight to summer, so no more tights! Of course, I don’t dare put the tights away…it might very well snow on us before April concludes. You know what they say about Kansas weather…if you don’t like the weather right now, wait a few minutes…it’ll change!