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Conversation #63: Outfits of the Day

So I have started reading so many fashion blogs that I have been inspired to branch out in my clothing and try some new styles and pictures.  Below are a few of my recent tries, and I’m still working on the picture taking part of this with my point and shoot and timer.  I’ll get there.I also got two new pairs of glasses.  I haven’t gotten a good picture of one pair yet, but the other is below.  I’ll point it out for you.Without further adieu…I had wanted a pair of winter shorts and finally found some I liked from The Limited.  Here is that outfit:Cardigan: New York and Company, price:?Shirt: Lands’ End, price: $2 on clearance at SearsShorts:  The Limited, price: $15 on saleHere was my first attempt of an exciting OOTD shot.  I’m still working on it:Here are the new glasses, too!Cardigan: The Gap, price: $17, on sale and used a GrouponT-Shirt: J. Crew, price: $10, on saleSkirt: Lands’ End Canvas, $20 on saleBoots: Sonoma, Kohls, a gift from 4 or 5 years agoThis was yesterday’s outfit:J…

Conversation #62: When did I forget to number my convos...

I guess I just got distracted, but I sort of liked doing it to mark my time.

So this is a quick post right now, but I have some treats coming up.  I have started reading a lot of fashion blogs, and they have inspired me.  I'm not fashionista yet, but I'm trying to be more daring and having fun with outfits.  It does make me feel better during the day when I feel I look cute.  I'm also tempted to try the 30 for 30, but I think I need a little more practice first.

So onto the real meat of this quick post: I started the 30 Day Shred.  Honestly, I started it back in November, and was super dedicated until we got back from the Dominican Republic.  We got back on Tuesday night at 10 PM.  I had a hair appoint on Wednesday, my sister and brother-in-law came in on Friday, and then next Thursday was Thanksgiving.  After I hit holiday mode, exercising went by the wayside.  I started doing sporadically after the first of the year, but I just decided to hit it hard starting on February…

On the way... hopefully a headache free life.  I have suffered from migraines for a large portion of my life now, and I finally realized I had to do something about it.  I was having to take 3 ibuprofen and go to sleep to get rid of them, and even that didn't always work.  Things sort of came to a head when I had to miss my own birthday dinner with the hubby because I was in bed suffering.  I'm not even sure if I can explain what it is like if you don't get them.

Sometimes I think my hubby has a hard time understanding how painful and debilitating they can be.  He doesn't get migraines and his pain tolerance is something to be admired (I wish he could have a baby).  Actually, I have fought through many, too, because I if I stopped every time I got one, I would be in bed half of the time.  I started keeping a log of my headaches over the last couple of weeks and realized I was getting one every other day so I called my doctor. 

I just love my doc - she is great and spends as m…


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Happy Valentine's Day, BF's!

Hubby and I did a Groupon Valentine's this year.  Call it cheap if you want, but we are frugal people so it works for us.  We had a Groupon for a local pizza place and movie theatre so we made a night of it.  We were planning to see The King's Speech, but that didn't work out so we saw Just Go With It.  I think it ended up being a happy surprise.  It was a fun romantic comedy with lots of laughs - hubby and I laughed the whole time.  In fact, we were both kind of tense at each other when the movie started because we were pressed for time, and this movie had us holding hands and laughing before it was over so it is a winner in my book!

Honestly, the hubby and I don't really do too much for Valentine's.  Most years we just cook dinner at home together, but we had these Groupons to use so it worked out.  Our first Valentine's together was special, but after that it seems like we sh…

A recess negotiation

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I have zero idea what made me think of tetherball the other day while driving to a meeting.  I make quick connections in my head from one topic to another, and they can be pretty weird sometimes.  I think I drove by kids on a playing on a playground at school and it made me think back to what I used to do.  I guess that wasn't really as big of a stretch as I thought.

Anyway, I wasn't really the girl who just sat on the bench with my friends talking, but I really wasn't the star athlete with the guys either.  I sort of always had a lot of different groups of friends so I floated between them and their activities.  Sometimes it was swinging, sometimes soccer until a ball hit perfectly off the goal post and right into my stomach - I caught it, but it really knocked the wind out of me.

Fifth grade was a banner year for me.  I loved my teacher, I had a lot of friends that I enjoyed, and I even "…

The Post Office Blonde Moment

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So I found a new satchel purse that I'm very excited about.  I got a better deal on this one than the other, and it is from one of my favorite purse companies, The Sak.  Here is a picture of it:
I decided that I needed to return a purse I bought from them a couple of weeks ago though to feel good about this purchase.  I bought it thinking I would love it, but I just couldn't make the shape fit for me.  I let it sit for a week or so, but it wasn't happening.  I was just going to keep it because the thought of returning it sounded like a hassle until this bag was revealed on their website, and it was waaaaay marked down for a week!  I decided I would just send the other one back, and so began the post office debacle.

I lost a little faith in the USPS this week - at least the local one near me.  I went on Monday night to pick up a priority mail box, and they were all out.  Plus, there were like 20+ people in line.  I de…

"Oh the weather outside is frightful..."

And I'm sitting at my desk working...oh wait, that doesn't rhyme.  Yep, I may be one of the few who has gone into work EVERYDAY this week.  After the 6"+ of snow we got over night, I was hesistant to drive my rear-wheel drive car this morning.  However, I decided I wanted to go in just to stick it to everyone and say that I did.  (I don't really know who the everyone is to be honest).

Since I grew up driving on snow and ice, it really doesn't bother me.  I haven't slid once this week (knock on wood), but I am always leery of those driving around me.  Today may have been the only day all week I would have gotten a snow day growing up.

This is what it looked like this morning when I left for work (and we have had more snowfall since):
Of course, Jane the Basset decided that she needed to do number "two" this morning so it took a bit longer than normal for her potty break before work.  It wasn't quite as deep as last year so her belly wasn't quit…


First, I would like to thank what few readers I have left for the wonderful birthday wishes!  It was a great time with family and friends, and it is good for me to realize how many people I do have that love me.  Sometimes I get sad because I feel like I struggle with finding good female friendships here.  I have a few, but they are all so much busier than I am so seeing them or talking on a regular basis just seems so challenging.   I'm sure that is part of adult life, and I still love them tons.  Birthdays also make me miss my family, but luckily my parents were able to make it down between snow storms to visit!

Well, most of you are probably in a lot worse shape than we are down here in TX, but man is it cold!  I should be more used to it having grown up in KS, but I have acclimated to down here and these constant below freezing temperatures are brutal.  In the picture above, that looks like snow, but it is actually all ice pellets frozen into one big sheet of ice over everyth…