Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday

With some coaxing from a friend I decided to add a What I Wore Wednesday series to the blog.  Seeing as though I don't have to get dressed up regularly over the summer this might prove to be quite a challenge...or maybe it will motivate me to look beyond the leggings and tanks section of my wardrobe in the summer.

What I Wore...

To the beach.  (we enjoy a little family fun at Patoka Beach from time to time)
Chocolate Brown Jersey Cotton Dress (I bought mine last year):  Similar

Bible School-Lunch with the Kiddos-Running Errands.

Shorts    Chambray Top (Mine is from last season) Similar   Sandals

Happy Humpday Folks-

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Palazzo Pants Please

I dig 'em...Do you?  
Thinking about adding some patterned palazzos to my closet.  
Easy to style with a plain top-Check. 
 I'm sold!

1 (uh, only $22!!!)  2   3    4


Friday, June 13, 2014

Normal Schnormal

Do you know the name of the 2014 Miss USA pageant winner?  No, me either!   But I can tell you the name of the contestant from Indiana because she is what the buzz is all about. 
Believe it or not Miss Indiana's, Mekayla Diehl is all over the web with praise for having what some call a "normal" body.  Some have even gone as far as to praise her for
bringing a "thicker" figure to the competition. 
 I don't usually get all opinionated or at least share my opinion too loudly,
but this is really rubbing me the wrong way.
Let me start by saying that I think she looks amazing.  She's beautiful and has a nice athletic build. She may be a little bit bigger than her Miss USA peers but I think it's a little unfair to call her body type "normal".   
How about smokin' hot?  Beautiful?  Confident?  
The average woman wears a size 14.  Miss Indiana rocks a size 4!  I'd say her body is definitely not normal and rather above average!  Now, I'm sure no one is calling her thick as an insult, but let's be real...why do we have to categorize every body.
"She's skinny so she must have an eating disorder."   Is it fair to say that all of the other "super skinny" contestants starved themselves or are unhealthy?  Are we going to hate on all of the other ladies that you say are "skin hanging on bones"?  I  don't know about you, but I have some very thin friends who eat  chow down and don't have to worry about working it off.  (I know, it's not fair)
"Geez, she's pretty big.  I can't imagine allowing myself to be so unhealthy."  On the opposite spectrum I have some friends who eat healthy foods and exercise regularly
but don't have the perfect body to show for it.  
It is what it is.  
All I have to say is if I looked like Miss Indiana and any of you critics called my body "normal" I'd be throwing some punches!
OK, probably not... I've never been a fighter!  


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Father's Day Gift Giving Guide

How are you going to celebrate the special father's in your life?  
What will you be giving those special fathers?
Are you a sentimental homemade gift giver? Or more of a practical give him what he needs gift giver?  Or more of a go all out gift giver? Or are you drawing a complete blank and have not a clue what to give him this year...lucky for you I'm here to help. Go here to see last year's ideas.

 Here's my Father's Day 2014 Gift Guide:

Beer Brewing Kit 1  2   3

Men's Skin Care Set

Fishing Rod Rack

Happy Gifting!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Second Hand Find

Check out the chairs I found at a local flea market/antique store.  
I bought two of them for under $20.00  

The bare bones of what's soon to be pretty awesome chairs.

What to do? What to do?
I've got a couple ideas...can't narrow it down.
Antique white arms and legs or grey?
Solid upholstery or patterned?
Solid throws or patterned?

Here's a few of my patterned fabric likes. 

I think I'll spend some time tomorrow getting paint samples so I can make my final decision.  
Any suggestions?