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Conversation #126: Read this

I love the Dension Forum on Truth and Culture and read it daily.  I happen to think everyone should.  However, after reading a book entitled God's War on Terror by Walid Shoebat a couple of years ago, topics regarding radical Islam really interest me.  I recommend reading that book as well as this article.  Then I urge you to pray as well.

Conversation #125: Some news stories on my mind

Long time readers know that I like politics and I used to post about them often back in the day (especially preceeding the last presidential election).  I haven't posted much lately because I have pretty much just been so saddened by the current state of politics that I was trying to go by the motto, "Ignorance is Bliss."  Well, I think that will probably change over the next months as we get closer to the next Presidential Election. 

Anyway, this article is indirectly political.  Full disclosure, a close relative works for this company so I'm sure that I'm a little biased, but I think I am more biased in knowing about it versus my feelings about it.  For example, if my relative didn't work here than I probably wouldn't pay attention to the story, but I would still feel the same way about it even if it were about a different company in the same position.

A couple of weeks ago I spent a couple of days at our local state transportation office learning how …

Conversation #124: Merry Christmas, uh, a little late

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I do hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  I have been out of blogging for a couple of weeks because I had just been so busy with work, nightly activities, and spending much needed rest time with family.  In fact, the hubby and I are heading out tomorrow for more family fun, and I can't wait.  I am so thankful that God blessed me with my amazing family (immediate and in-law), and I'm glad I was able to celebrate Christ's birth with them.

I'm actually typing this while trying to ward off a migraine.  I have learned now that they only come generally at one time of the month (I'm sure you ladies know what I mean).  Trust me, this is better than almost daily before I started treatment, but now I REALLY dread this week.  It doesn't matter how much water I drink, caffeine I take, or sleep I get.  It just seems to happen.  I got over 8 hours of sleep last night and woke up with this darn headache.  Anyway, how do you explain to…

Conversation #123: Open to Interpretation

First, I apologize for two posts today.  The other one was supposed to post yesterday.  I wrote it during lunch, but it didn't post properly.  Oh well.




So I started reading Kayla's blog during her last wardrobe challenge, and I loved it.  I also loved when she and Amy and Erica started doing this series called Open to Interpretation.  I have no idea why, but I never thought of taking an outfit I saw in a catalog or a magazine and then recreating it or something like it with what I already own.  This has really helped me not only stretch my closet but also push me to try some new fashiony things (without going out to spend a ton of money).

Here is the photo inspiration (I just copied it from Kayla's blog):
And here is my interpretation:

Outfit breakdown: Sweater - Old Navy, $8 Striped Shirt - LOFT (from the event last week), $20 Pink pants - JCPenney, Juniors section (don't tell Stacey and Clinton), $10 Leather Oxfords - J.Jill, $30
Mine is pretty close to just being a copy,…

Conversation #122: I want to be content

I think I have fallen back down into the depths of "want."  All of the sale emails and such have just consumed my mind with "wants" that I don't need.  I haven't bought a ton lately, but I have spent too much time pouring over sale websites and such.  I'm kind of glad I'm feeling this way and sick of myself becasue that is usually when I decide to change!  I also let myself be a little bad this week with holiday goodies and exercising, and that is going to change too!

So in the meantime while I'm trying to better my mind, here are a few simple OOTD for you:
I love this vest!  Outfit breakdown: Vest: H&M, $20 (more than I would normally spend, but I love it and I'm cheap) Tee: Lands' End Canvas, $10 Cords: Lands' End Canvas, $17 Leather Shooties/Booties (not sure the difference): JCPenney, $25
I have no idea why, but I got this idea for a sweater paired with a short, floaty skirt and my leather shootie/booties, and then I found this a…

Conversation #121: A new method

So this will be short and sweet because I'm posting on my new android phone (Christmas and bday gift from the hubby). I'm very excited to try out the app, and even though I'm used to a keyboard, the touch one is working pretty well.So I'm attending a local LOFT event tonight so i may post that outfit later, but here is my work appropriate look for the day:I'm not sure how this will work with the picture when I actually post, but here is the outfit breakdown:
Cardigan: Coldwater Creek, $15
Blouse: Lands' End Canvas, $12
Pants: Lands' End, $10
Boots: Target, giftHopefully this post sort of makes sense.  I can't wait to share about the fun evening event so check back tomorrow! Oh, and the other nice thing about my phone, a better camera so at least my uninspiring outfit photos are slightly better quality. Have a happy day!