Dec 31, 2011

Plaid Girl

Plaid Shirt: Woolrich (gift), Sweater, Skirt & Belt: Thrifted, Boots: Ebay, Reindeer Necklace: Modcloth

This post is a little ADD because we took some photos in front of this tile wall and then over by the trees. I was torn as to which one to use and then I was like...WAIT...use them both! HA! My momma always said I was special...


After "Photo Session 2011" was over we took off to run errands and grab some lunch. We love Hannah Flannigan's Pub downtown so we decided to stop by there. Oh! Here's my new (old) Buffalo tote bag! Look! Excitement!

After lunch we took off to Big Lots for browsing but ended up with tons of crap in our buggy. But we did find a awesome mirror for the bathroom. We weren't really planning on it but we didn't want to put the old mirror back up (ugly thing it was) and the one at Big Lots was only $25! After that we stopped by Tyson's furniture so Brian could daydream about a recliner. We got lost browsing all around and got lost in our wishing and hoping. But we snapped pictures of what we eventually want....whenever we win the lottery.
To top it all of we stopped at a little German restaurant for pastry and coffee.

Then home!

Photos by me and Brian

Dec 29, 2011

Dropping In

Hi all! I am still alive.....just digging out from Christmas-o-rama. I can't lie and say I'm sad it's over. I am glad I survived another year! Brian and I already have some plans for next year and how we can try to save some money instead of ending up with pockets turned out after Santa hits the road. We've got some good ideas and I think we can do it. It would be so awesome to put some money back so we can all take a really nice summer vacation instead of more tangible gifts to unwrap just to turn around and have to find a place to stuff it in the closet. Speaking of intangible gifts, my mom got me one of the best ones ever. A free extreme house cleaning!!! And my future mother-in-law and stepson got started on a bathroom makeover which included stripping wallpaper that was basically crazy glued on. Brian just finished putting a second coat of paint on today so I will have some pictures soon! Me, being the ditz I am, forgot to take before pictures. Meh. Bottom line? It's DONE! Those are really the best kind of gifts ya know? So, yeah, got some notes for next year.
Sorry for the lack of outfit posts. I have been super lazy this week and it doesn't help that the dress code at work is jeans. Almost every day has been tshirt and jeans for me. Which is fine and dandy but I've also been cramming my hair into a twisty bun and minimal makeup.

Minimal makeup + bad hair + sloppy clothes = One Bad Photo

But I will be back on track - maybe even tomorrow! I found some great stuff at the Salvation Army and they will be fresh out of the dryer tonight so I can throw them on tomorrow and over the weekend. Yippie. That will give this ol' stale blog some fresh blood.

Anyway, have a great rest of the week and get ready for the new year! It's going to be a good one for me. I am going to make it a good one by golly!

Dec 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Mischief

Handmade Christmas gifts with a side of holy cow

Dec 21, 2011


This was the first year I successfully made gingerbread cookies. That actually tasted good!!! I wish I had a bit more time this year to make a gingerbread house but I just don't think I'm going to be able to get to it. And I would want to do it with my son but we have some other little projects we need to do first. I have about 5 crafts I need to make before Saturday! Eeep! Gotta get started/finished.

Anyway, in a dream world I could make one of these:

Dec 18, 2011

A Frivolous Fashion Wish List

Modcloth Wish List

Tulle Clothing vintage dress
$65 -

Vintage dress
$53 -

Shawl collar cardigan
$70 -

Vintage skirt
$104 -

Red pleated skirt
$60 -

Pouch bag
$70 -

Dec 17, 2011

Cognac Slacks Girl

Top & Pants: Thrifted, Booties: Forever 21, Necklace: ?, Glasses: Dollar Store

Just working the word Cognac into a title. These pants are thrifted Pendleton so they are all wool. Whew! They are heavy pants and majorly scratchy. Thank the Lord there is lining on the inside.

Dec 16, 2011

Cabin Dweller

Have I mentioned how I really really want to live (or have a long vacay) in a cabin? I also want to incorporate more "cabin wear" into my wardrobe (see below). I am in loves with reds, cardigans, furry waterproof boots and warm, cozy fires. I could see Brian and I on the back deck overlooking the lake wrapped in warm quilts while sipping on hot steaming coffee out of cups as big as buckets. Ok. Maybe not as big as buckets because I would have to get out of my quilt to go pee. Just like a really big coffee house mug.
Cabin Girl

Dec 15, 2011

Garden Granny Girl

 Sweater: Old Navy, Skirt: Eddie Bauer, Hat: Vintage, Blouse: Gap (thrifted), Sandals: Target

I feel like a granny in her garden, cleaning out the dead plants. Hey, what can I say? A fluffy sweater, long skirt and socks with sandals. Granny chic!


Dec 14, 2011

Chocolate Covered Cherry Girl

 Cardigan & Leggings: NY&Co, Scarf: Thrifted, Top: Old Navy (clearance rack), Boots: Kmart (online they have great priced shoes FYI)

Extra layers because I've been grazing on holiday treats. Can you blame a gal? Come on!

 Gourmet chocolate covered cherry - Delicious! What's a grazer to do?

Dec 12, 2011

The Nice List

The Nice List

Oasis gold jewelry
$12 -

Bangle bracelet
$16 -

San Diego Hat Co fedora hat
$34 -

Kangol cable knit beanie
£26 -

Pieces green scarve
€14 -

Psyberia Men Hiker Boot - Shoes
$168 -

Fossil Blackhawk Wallet
$25 -