Monday, December 16, 2013

Frog Legs.....

In spite of having "chicken legs" I love to dress myself from the feet up.  I always start my outfit with the shoes then the tights (if appropriate).  These wild and crazy tights reminded me of the term frog legs.  Why, well I don't know.  What I do know is, They sure are purdy!  What do you think?

Outfit Ideas:
Hair Candy - Hot Topic
Earrings - Dress Barn
Dress - Modcloth
Tights - Modcloth
Shoes - Thrifted (Vintage)
Purse - Thrifted (Vintage)
Lipstick - Revlon Colorstay 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Diamonds, Gold or Silver... Give A Girl All Three!

I'm back y'all.  Sorry for the long hiatus.  I had (and still have a taste of) a nasty sinus infection.  Went through two rounds of antibiotics and steroids.  Therefore, Thanksgiving was a complete blur.  But I was graced with the presence of my grandmother and mother for a short visit.  It was awesome.  This was the outfit of choice for the day...  Sorry it took so long to post.

Outfit Ideas:
Dress - Thrifted
Earrings & Necklace Set - From Trinidad Street Vendor
Tights - Zulily Capelli New York
Shoes - Miz Mooz
Lipstick - Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Wine Lipstick

The best part of the day was spending time with my grandmother!
She is 84 years old and still runs her own business, work out 3 times a week, and takes care of herself.  When I grow up I want to be just like her!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Frosty The Gnome-Man

Monday 11-1802-13

Yesterday for church the kiddos and I wore black and white.  It was nice to finally see the kids in sweaters.  And I was so happy to finally wear my vintage 50's double knit dress.  And to put the icing on the cake I was able to take Bashful Brenda out of her box.  I like these shoes but Irregular Choice let me down on this pair.  Instead of putting real bows on the shoes for a 3-D effect the bows are stamped on.  But the gnomes are fab!  Creepy but I love them.  Fellowship was wonderful as ever and I was in the nursery with the two year old's and had a blast.  God is good.

Outfit Ideas
Dress & Belt:  Vintage 1950's Bonwitt Teller (Ebay)
(click here for vintage items from the seller of my dress)
Scarf:  Vintage (Ebay for Free!)
Earring:  Modcloth
Tights:  Modcloth (Sale)
Shoes:  Irregular Choice

Kids Outfit Ideas:

Sweaters and Sweater Dress:  Gymboree
Boys Shirts:  Sears
Boys Pants:  Lands End
Tights:  Gymboree
Hair Candy:  Gymboree
Boys Shoes:  Stacy Adams
Girls Boots:  Beeko

Feline after Line Earrings by Louche - Multi, Print with Animals, Cats, Gold, Quirky, Gold

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thin Mint Hot Chocolate...


1/2 Cup Whole Milk
1/2 Cup Nestle Coffee Mate Girls Scout Thin Mint Coffee Creamer
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
1 tablespoon sugar
dash salt
2 tablespoons Ghirardelli or Hershey's Unsweetened Cocoa


In heavy sauce pan add in all ingredients except cocoa and let slowly heat until just under a boil.

When wet ingredients is under a boil turn off heat and whisk in cocoa.

Pour in cup and enjoy.

For a festive treat top with cream or marshmallows and add candy cane.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pretty Little Peacock...

My family was invited to a masquerade party this weekend (thanks Darcie and Sandra) and I had a blast.  We enjoyed good food, conversation, and some of the most creative Halloween decorations ever!  It was fun getting dressed up and putting on my mask.  Fun! Fun! Fun!

Outfit Ideas:
Hat:  Target
Mask:  Target
Earrings:  Modcloth
Dress:  Modcloth
Tights:  Zulily
Shoes:  Irregular Choice

I can see this little hat getting a lot of use!

My husband! 

It was just something I had to do (Daddy's Mask  - Party City)!

Kids Costume Ideas:
Boys Mask:  Party City
Girls Mask:  Party City
Girls Dress & Hat:  TJ Maxx
Capes:  TJ Maxx

The Colors of Sunrise.....

Today was beautiful.  The sunrise was glorious!  So, when I picked out outfits for church I was reminded of that beautiful sunrise.  Here are the colors of the California sunrise....

Outfit Ideas

Earrings - Modcloth
Dress - Anthropologie (Sale)
Stockings - Calvin Klein
Shoes - J.Renee
Lipstick - Walmart Revlon Colorstay Non Stop Cherry
Eyeshadow:  Mary Kay (Thanks Bridgette)

Twins Outfit Ideas:

Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Tie - Zulily (Trendy Ties)
Pants - Land's End
Belt - Ralph Lauren
Brown Shoes - Tommy Hilfiger
Black Shoes - Stacy Adams

Daughters Outfit Ideas:

Hair Candy:  Gymboree Outlet
Dress:  Kmart (Clearance)
Purse:  Gymboree Outlet
Stockings:  Gymboree
Shoes:  Amazon (Kenneth Cole)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Victoria Rose....

She walks into a thrift store and it catches her eye... the lace, ruffles, and high neckline.  "They will think I'm crazy!"  she thinks... "Who cares, they already think that way of you, get it! GET IT!  This has your name on it!"  The owner creeps up behind her and say,   "That dress has special meaning to me, my daughter use to wear it.  I think it just might fit you.  Her name was Victoria Rose.  Go ahead try it on."  She tells the owner,  "No need it will fit perfectly, Victoria Rose beckoned me in here."  The rest of the story is in these pictures........

Outfit Ideas:

Hair Candy:  Modcloth (Free gift with purchase)
Dress:  Thrifted (Special - see story)
Earrings:  Modcloth
Pettiskirt - Pin Up Bootique
Tights:  Zulily (Capelli New York)
Boot:  Irregular Choice
Lipstick:  Walmart Revlon Colorstay Non Stop Cherry