Sunday, February 18, 2018

Boho Blossoms

I'm not waiting in anymore.  I'm breaking out the floral prints now and wearing this Ruby Dress in Boho Blossom from Karinadresses.com while walking  a winter wonderland.  Check out their new Resort Collection for more lovely dresses.
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The Ruby Dress in Boho Blossoms from KarinaDresses.com

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Nautical Twofer

I think the ocean will always be close to my heart, even if I never see it again....but I think I will.
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Twofer Long Sleeve Dress in Nautical Knee Length by ModCloth in XXS, XS, Small, Medium, Large, and XL

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bake Shop Sweetie

This fabric wasn't my first pick when I was planning how to spend my crafting budget in January.  It was however, my youngest child's first pick and she loved it so much that I promised to buy it when February rolled around and make a skirt for each of us.  I'm glad I did get it, because it is very sweet and so bright and cheerful.  Since the world has recently been frosted with this lovely layer of ice, I thought it was the perfect day to don my new skirt.  I made it yesterday and I've found that if I start a sewing project and don't finish it by bedtime, I'll dream about it all night.  So, I determined not to quit until I finished this skirt and I did indeed complete it in one day.  Next I'll finish my little girl's skirt and one day soon we'll wear them together.  I didn't use a pattern for this skirt.  I simply cut two 27" long pieces of fabric, sewed them together at one side, ran a gathering stitch along the top, adjusted it to my waist, put on a waist band at the top and a zipper at the side.  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy.
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Michael Miller Bake Shop Sweet Cakes Confection

$10.45 per yard at fabric.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Cardinal in the Snow

It's nice when things work out and this little beauty showed up just in time for Valentine's Day.  In fact, if you';re still looking for that special dress, you could probably have this dress in time with Amazon's 2-day shipping.  Pay close attention to sizing when ordering.  I normally wear an XXS or XS, but I always go with a small or medium when buying from an Asian clothing company like this one because the sizes can vary quite a bit from US and European sizing.  Another thing to keep in mind with this dress is that I'm 5'6" and the side slit is quite high.  I may pin mine closed an inch or two before I wear it out and about.  Other than that, this is a really lovely and well made dress, especially for only $20.  Plus it comes in several more colors!
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hodoyi Women's Sexy Off-Shoulder Straps Long Chiffon Split Beach Prom Party Dress

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Pink Drink

Valentine's Day is on the way and if you happen to still be in need of a thoughtful gesture, here's one that's proven to be a hit at my house this year.  Also, it's been a long time since I've done a recipe post, so here's a quick and cute little thing I whipped up for my Valentines.  

You'll need:

  • 1 C. Milk or Coconut milk if you're dairy free per person
  • 1 TBS Strawberry Syrup per cup
  • Colored Marshmallows
  1. Put milk in a saucepan with strawberry syrup.  
  2. Heat over medium heat until bubbles form.  
  3. Once bubble form, remove from heat to prevent scalding.  
  4. Pour into a cup and garnish with marshmallows.
  5. Serve and share with someone you love.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Give Me An "A!" "A"

Yes, it's true, last year I went on a hunt for one of those monogram sweaters from Old Navy and found the perfect one in the form of a red and cream letter "S" sweater.  This year, I just stumbled onto some at ThredUp, so I brought home this "A" in gray and blue and an "L"  in bright pink and cream.  Unlike the "S" sweater, both of these initials happen to be part of names I go by, so it requires less explanation....not that anyone ever questioned me with the "S" sweater, but the mind tends to go to weird scenarios in an attempt to head off odd situations....or something...

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Old Navy Sweater from ThredUp
Forever 21 Flats and Peter Pan Collar top

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ruffles to a Tee

I'm always up for something with ruffles, so a comfy t shirt feeling top with some cascading ruffles down the arms is just my style.  Add a wool plaid skirt and some pointy toed flats and Voila!  An outfit that looks rather dressy but feels rather warm and comfy.
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Ruffle Tee from Hodoyi
Plaid Skirt from RoseGal
Black Flats from Forever21

Friday, February 9, 2018

Buttoned Up Bliss

I've been doing a lot of orange and yellow combos lately.  I guess it's just the season.  I've been saving all my bright colors for springtime so I can wear them places that have flowers blooming, but those days are starting to seem so far away, I don't want to wait anymore.  I had my eye on this Retrolicious Buttoned-Up Bliss dress from ModCloth that went they ran their sale on sale, I knew it had to come home with me.  Now it's brightening up my dreary winter days.
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Buttoned up Bliss Dress by Retrolicous from ModCloth
Layer it On Tights in Graphite from ModCloth
Charter School Cardigan from ModCloth in Orchid
Hot Air Balloon Purse from Amazon.com