Friday, September 20, 2013

Talk Like a Pirate??

Is it just me or is every day a national celebration for something? Has it always been this way? Yesterday was national cheeseburger day and today we celebrate pirates? For the love of marketing!!!

Well as you can see I chose to go without my bandana and eye patch today. I am such a rebel.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Country With a Side of Bling Please

There is something to be said for southern charm. Especially when you are wearing it as an outfit.

This entire ensemble was put together from items hidden in the great depths of my closet. Once again, this shop fast has forced me to dig deep. These are a few pieces that have made the stay list time and time again. The top, because of my previous days as a Circle M Clogger. Yes, I clogged. The belt, because I live in Polk County and my daughter is a member of our local FFA so a cowgirl belt comes in real handy. The skirt, well it has sequins....and they are just fun. Bonus: it makes a fun noise when I walk. :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Not Your Grandma's Skirt

Well, actually......this IS my Grandmother's skirt. Even better, she made it herself. I wonder where she wore it, and what she paired it with. I love that she chose this fun print, and wearing it really makes me wish I knew how to sew. Maybe one day....sigh.

This is the last month of the shop fast. We have been reflecting on all of the great things that we have accomplished during this year during The 12X12 Project. Our local magazine, The Lakelander is going to do a recap for us in December that is sure to be awesome. I am so excited for everyone to hear the details and special stories. 

It has been a year of change for me. There have been so many ups and downs, but it has been one of the best years of my life. I have learned to be satisfied with less, and that has allowed me to adapt to the roller coaster we have been on this year. I have learned to sit back and enjoy the sweet spots, and to trust God when times were uncertain. He has great plans for us all, I just know it! 

Monday, September 09, 2013

My Mini Concert Tour

After much dancing with Bruno.
The fabulous Bruno Mars

#paradisevalley #mayerisback
John Mayer

I loved his cheesy changing backdrops.

This was a favorite of ours from the night! My new friend Jesse in his super fun DIY shirt.
Over the past two weeks I have had the privilege of seeing two of my favorite performers live in concert. We really don't go to a lot of concerts, so it was pretty cool to go to two back to back. Even better were the two date nights back to back with my husband! That's something else that doesn't happen as often as it should because of the craziness that is our schedule. We ate, laughed, sang, and danced. My kind of date night!