Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday Find

Last Tuesday was my turn to help with the pick-up and sorting for my Fresh Basket Fruit and Vegetable Co-op. Each member pays $15 every 2 weeks and we then reap the benefit of buying in bulk from a grocery Supply company at the Birmingham Farmer's Market. As a member, you have input into what is bought and our shoppers choose the best available produce! Let me know if you want info on joining our group. We are based in Alabaster. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday's Wisdom

Humanity - we are all here together. We all have unique stories to tell. Our past makes us who we are today. We never really know everyone's story. Be Kind to everyone, Rejoice in who you are, seek out new experiences, learn from those you meet. 

I found a Remarkable Facebook Page Today. It's Brillianr! Check out Humans of New York!

Today's Human is this Adorable little girl. I Love her - She is Me! Her caption is "She was Collecting Rocks." I'm a rock Collector too from way back. There are rocks in my garage that have been moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina to Birmingham. No joke! I bet you didn't know that about me! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

Guess what????? This is my 100th Post!!!! Can't believe it! Thanks so much for all your Encouragment along the Way!!

Feb. 16 - Perfect Sunday!! Banana Bread!!! 

Feb. 17 - It's almost Spring? 

Feb. 18 - Got carrots? Make Carrot Cake! Been really enjoying my Stand Mixer!

Feb. 19 - Urban Cookhouse's Half-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie. On the List of 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die - from Alabama! 

Feb. 20 - First Daffodils of 2014! They make me so Happy! 

Feb. 21 - Yes, that would be Pizza - this has been a foodie week! 

Feb. 22 - I saw a Lamborghini - sort of! 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday find

Shop in your own house - this cute dish was back in a cabinet for years - I needed a butter dish - perfect!!
So start looking through your own things and repurpose!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday's Wisdom - squeaky floors

I love squeaky wood floors - like the train whistle I posted about a few weeks ago - something about squeaky floors is comforting - my first house was over 100 yrs. old and this house is only 17 yrs. and the wood floors squeak - character, timelessness, things change but stay the same. That's been a recurring theme. Looking for constancy when things are in limbo. The squeaks make me smile amidst the chaos! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

Feb. 9 - Birthday Flowers Blooming! Thank you Kimra!!

Feb. 10 - Fruits and Veggies from the co -op! Awesome! 

Feb. 12 - went out very late to photograph the Snow - peaceful, quiet, beautiful! 

Feb. 13 - you have to make this soup!!!!!  Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup from Plain Chicken. Perfect with garlic bread or grilled cheese! This was sooooooo good! 

Feb. 14 - Happy Valentine's Day to my Single Friends plus Tina!

Feb. 15 - went to Dinner with a Bestie to watch her son play in Coyote Jack Band! Had a Great time! Can't wait to see them again. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Simple Saturday

Found a Perfect Post for Simple Saturday! My amazing friend Lisa Phillips is a professional Organizer - not just for your things but for your Life. Her company, Simple Works, is your answer for leading a more productive and fulfilling life. Check out her website and click here to see an Interview she did on Talk of Alabama on how to stay focused if you work from home.

Photo from Simple Works

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Find

Happy Valentine's Day!!! One day I will spend this day in Paris. In the meantime, look what I found!!!!!!

 In case you are in Paris and "lightning strikes" 1500 roses are hidden around the city. Free for the taking!! I love this!!!!!  Watch the video!! 

If you find today difficult, do what I'm doing and gather up your single friends and go somewhere fun tonight!!!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Style Tip

I'm giving you permission to throw out or donate all the clothes you have that don't fit right. You know the tank that rides up above your stomach under your blouse that you keep pulling down. And those jeans that keep falling down and you have to pull them up. Or the button down shirt that looks like the buttons are going to pop any minute. You know every time you wear them you are constantly adjusting and not able to enjoy or focus on what you are doing. Go do it now - get rid of those things and invest in better fitting clothes!
You will feel more confident and look amazing!

Photo credit - Lindy Shopper
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

#ootd Outfit of the Day - Birthday

My Birthday Dinner was last week and I decided to wear an outfit my Stylist Tracy put together during my closet make-over. I wore black pants and black boots but for spring and summer, wear white Pants. I think this will look great with white pants. Tracy chose a chunky black chain and paired it with the delicate onyx and brass long necklace. Mix your chains - adds so much interest. For my bracelets, she chose the really cool onyx wrap bracelet and lots of brass Bangles! For earrings, I wore brass with onyx drops!

Monday, February 10, 2014

#mynewlife Monday

Feb. 2 - snowdrop popping up in the Yard! 76 degrees today!

Feb. 3 - so excited to step out of my world and attend a Blogger Meet Up in Huntsville. Met some wonderful women! Lunch was awesome too!! 

Feb. 4 - watching the Creationist vs Evolution debate with Lucas. So glad he's interested! 

Feb. 5 - chillin' out - decided to do a still life of my dresser because it's so weird! But that's my life right now! Light candles and embrace it! My new philosophy!!

Feb. 6 - Birthday Dinner with my Best Friends at Birmingham's finest - Gianmarco's! A huge Thank you to my friends for Celebrating with me!!!!

Feb. 7 - lunch with a Bestie!! Life is good and so is Pizza!!! 

Feb. 8 - still enjoying Birthday Cake - sooooooo good!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Simple Saturday

I learned so many great Decor Tips and tricks from my days as a Rep for Southern Living at Home/Willow House - here's a favorite. Who says you have to put candles on candlesticks? Add a little vase with flowers! Think outside the box and impress your Friends!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday Finds - Blogs you will Love

On Monday, Stephanie of Plain Chicken, invited me to a monthly meeting of Bloggers. What a treat!! I met several incredibly Talented and super Nice Bloggers. I am thrilled to share their Blogs with you. 

Amanda of Kevin and Amanda started the group. 
Check out her Blog here -

Stephanie the amazing Artist blogs here -

Isn't this painting Incredible?

Loving this idea from Lynda of Southern Kissed. 

Jennifer of Sweet T Makes Three has lots of great things to discover here -

Myra of My Blessed Life has fabulous Decorating ideas and then some. I love her mission statement "Inspiring you to Thrive creatively at Home!! Find great things here  -

Crystal has wonderful recipes here
Find her YouTube Channel with Make-up tutorials here -


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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Style Tip - Column of Color

Did you know you can appear to lose weight by changing the color of your shirt? This is probably THE BEST tip I have ever learned. Stylist Tracy James taught me about column dressing. WOW!!!! The difference in the look is amazing and the difference in how I feel is amazing. Create a column of one color from top to bottom and then add jackets, vests, etc. The first picture with the white shirt cuts me in half at the widest part of my body. The second picture creates a solid line of color that makes me look taller and thinner! Do your own before and after - you will be amazed!! 


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