Outfit Diary - A Taste of Summer

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

This is how I feel I look like in pictures! lol
Outfit details:
Flower Hair Clip - by me
Glasses - c/o Firmoo
Necklace - Hot Topic
Dress - Target
Imitation Toms - 5 Below

It was so hot today! Plus I don't know if you noticed but I'm not wearing a little sweater or cardigan with my dress!! I have never taken a picture without my arms covered, so I'm really proud of myself. I'm so self-conscious, but it was way too hot to be shy! This dress is my absolute favorite right now. I love bright colors and its so flowy and comfortable. Perfect for summer weather. Do you have a favorite summer dress? 

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The Jersey Shore

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Growing up I was a beach baby, and when I had my kids we spent as much time at the beach as we could. I need to be near the water, and when we lived in Vermont it killed me to be away from the ocean. I was hoping to find some sea glass or strange things, but there was nothing. The beach was so clean! The dunes are super high now, and it was very quiet. I've always loved going to the beach before the tourist rush. This was Petunia's first visit to the beach and she loved it! Well, except for the waves, she wasn't sure what to think of them, and when they would crash down it kind of scared her. That last picture of her is just priceless!

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Cupcake Sunday

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!!
Via: momtastic
Via: Edible Moments
Via: Cupcakes Take the Cake
Via: Elenis.com
Via: Delectable

I can't believe it's Mother's day already! I hope all of you out there are having a fantastic weekend. I have no idea whats in store for today, because my wife and kids always surprise me! Every year I get showered with homemade gifts and cards, breakfast in bed, and then a day of relaxation. I hope I get some relaxation at the least! Speaking of Mother's day, aren't these themed cupcakes super cute! I know I would be thrilled if anyone got me any of these adorable cupcakes :)
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Words of Wisdom - On a Personal Note

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

So here I am. This Spring semester has come to a close and yet I feel like I have so much more to accomplish. I feel like my "to-do" list is forever growing. I'm glad that I can take some time to myself even though I would rather push through school and get it finished. Oh well! I'm such a busy person and I really want to slow down for a while...maybe smell some pretty flowers and take a lot of pictures. I also feel like a lot of people around me, who I care about, have a lot going on in their personal lives. I feel so sad when I watch family members and close friends go through their own personal battles, and I feel like their isn't much I can say or do. I try hard to be supportive in hopes that things will get better for them......

On another note - I decided a while ago that I would change how I express myself on Facebook. Instead of ranting or putting negative status updates on my timeline, I'm just going to post funny pictures or uplifting quotes. There's so much negativity out there in cyberland that I just want to be one less Negative Nancy. I know it may seem strange, like why wouldn't I just post how I feel? Well I will, things that I am passionate it about. Not things like "my sandwich really sucked" or "Getting in the shower" I feel like that's just an open invitation to come and kill me, or maybe I've just watched too many horror films. I feel like all these social medias have left us so translucent.

Anyway, what are your thoughts on Facebook? I actually went through mine (my personal FB) just to see what was on there, from a lurkers point of view. I found that it would take someone a few hours just to see all my pictures. I'm glad I at least keep it interesting. I guess things start to accumulate after 6 years.

Just for fun I thought I would add this too.... be careful what you post! We're all watching!

Have a great day!
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Hidden Treasures

Monday, May 6, 2013

I love Yard Sales!

Last weekend there was a town wide yard sale event! I was so excited about it! I missed most of it because I had to work, but I was able to hit a few sales that were left on Sunday, before I had to go to work. My haul was kind of small, but that's okay! I only spent $6. I think a lot of the good stuff was bought on Saturday, but I still think I got a lot of little cute things. I also bought a cute little vintage butterfly magnet, that I forgot to take a picture of.

The one prized possession of my lot is that cute 5x7 needlepoint! I'm starting to collect them. I know how to do needlepoint myself, but it's really fun to find them at estate/yard sales and vintage shops. I have a big needlepoint of wildflowers hanging over my bed. I really want to start doing my own, and I think I will add that to my list of crafts I want to do.

I hope you are all having a great day!
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Outfit Diary - The Pink Dress

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Outfit Details
Glasses - c/o Firmoo
Dress - Modcloth
Cardigan - Thrifted
Kitty Tote - Thrifted
Sneakers - Converse

A while back, like sometime last year, I wore this dress. I bought it from Modcloth.com and it didn't quite fit right, plus I didn't like the way it came out in pictures, so I felt it needed a do-over. Now that I've lost some weight it actually fits perfect! Plus I love the pockets. I don't know about you, but I'm the type of girl that wears converse with dresses. I don't know if it's an L.A. thing, but it's what I do. A cardigan, cute dress and some Chucks, and I'm ready to go! I also want to mention how much in love I am with this cat tote! I bought it for $.50 at the local thrift store. It has enough room for all my goodies :) Plus it totally looks like it must have belonged to some cute little old lady. Anyway, I need to keep this short and sweet! I hope you all are having a great week!

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