Thursday, January 30, 2014

Snow Daze

Have you heard? It snowed in Wilmington. It's a big deal. School has been closed for 3 days. The first day it was fun. I took Clay to the store and we bought a fire pit, marshmallows and hot dogs. Three days cooped up in the house,  lots of toasted food and 2 inches of snow later, not so fun. 

To cheer myself up I did a little Internet browsing, no buying...

Pom Slippers

Found these..
Don't they make you happy? Here

Shiva Tote - GB
And this bag would get anybody out of a snow funk. 

Saw this work out on A Creative Day and had to try it...

I can't really go out in the world right now, it's cold, really cold and icy...scary!!
So this looked like the perfect solution.
No special equipment, just a wall, easy right?
Well, no, it was tough, really tough.
But I loved it, try it and let me know what you think.

I have also been organizing my refrigerator and's time to go back to school.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Girl Crush

While visiting Chic Geek I was reminded that one of my style idols, Sarah Jessica Parker, has a new line of shoes coming out. Shoes!! Isn't that so appropriate? 

And then there was this....hurry! It's a link to a video of Sarah Jessica Parker and her new shoes. SJP and pretty shoes...and a pretty dress in a cool New York apartment - does it get any better? I think not. Unless I was included in the shoot...or at least asked to lunch or...OK now I am just rambling...

Hope your Monday is off to a good start!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Eyebobs & The Coop

I met some friends for dinner last night and when the waitress passed out the menus everyone whipped out the latest over 40 accessory...reading glasses. And there the similarities ended. 

I whipped out my latest pair I got in my stocking. Santa said he got them at the Dollar Store and oh, I thought they were so fab. Neon yellow? How stylish, I could barely stand myself. I was very happy with my new pair until dinner last night when everyone pulled out their Eyebobs...

How cute are they? They come in a million styles and colors...check them out here.

In other exciting news the Coop is open again tonight!!

1930B Oleander Drive 
More info here
Tell the birds I sent you!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

J Crew

I had several e-mails about the shirt I was wearing in my last post...

Embroidered peasant top in stripe

It is from J Crew and it is 40% off. But be careful, it is final sale so you can't return it. 

I have been watching it online for a while and wanted to get it when I was in Atlanta but they only had one left and it was in the window and they would not take it our for me to try it isn't that crazy!!??? So I ordered my normal size and it is BIG. Still, it is so cute I am going to live with it's over sized self and be happy about it...sort of. My sister got the same top (she lives in Charlotte and I didn't know she had it until she saw my post) and when she comes to visit the next time we may swap. 

Embroidered peasant top in green plaid

It also comes in this color ...J Crew

Embroidered peasant top in block print

And this which looks nice and springy..don't you think? J Crew Top

That J Crew Final Sale gets me every time. I swear I am not going to buy anything and then the deals are just too good to pass up. then I have to sweat it out until the item shows up, sometimes they work and sometimes not. Thanks goodness for Ebay! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Year - New Word

Have you heard? You are supposed to pick at word to guide you and inspire you in 2014. It will help you stay focused and they say. I've been working on mine...Relax or maybe Simplifiy.

I started with relax. Have you ever said to yourself "Relax"? It doesn't really work It starts like this..relax...just relax..Then it ends with RELAX dammit!! Where's my doll??

I switched to Simplify. I have been trying to simplify my life and now I am exhausted....

So I am back to square one and can't decide on my word. Maybe my word should be a phrase...Like "make a decision, who cares what your word is just decide on one and stick with it".

So we have a winner...Relax, simplify and make a decision!! There 2014, I am ready for you!
What about you? Got a word? Ready for the New Year?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Necklace Remodel

I got this great necklace for my birthday from my sisters. It is from Furbish and although I couldn't find this exact one they still have others that are almost identical here.

I loved it but something about the red, white and blue chain it was hanging from seemed more cruise shop bingo than tribal chic.

So, since Bill was bored and tired of playing golf I found a fun DIY for him.

He got out his handy dandy drill, chipped off the big yellow bead and drilled away...

I cut off the red, white and blue chain, found a silver bead and a leather cord in an old jewelry box and bam!! Back to tribal chic.

Now isn't that so much better??!!

Everyone is happy, especially mama!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Dammit Doll

One of my favorite stocking stuffers this year was my Dammit Doll from my sister Betsy.

This little fellow comes with a tag that reads...

Whenever things don't go so well, 

And you want to hit the wall and yell, 
Here's a little Dammit Doll, 
That you can't do without. 
Just grasp it firmly by the legs 
And find a place to slam it. 
And as you whack the stuffing out 
Yell "Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

I predict a busy year for my doll....

Dammit Doll
They come in a wide range of colors and designs and can be ordered here or here.

Original Dammit Doll
You can even get a key chain...gotta love that!

And to follow up....I put on my big girl pants and finished The Book Thief and I LOVED it!! Yes, it was sad, very sad, but I could handle it, barely. There is even a little feel good moment in the end with death...who knew?

Saturday, January 4, 2014

The Book Thief

I am reading it right now and I am a nervous wreck. 
Nazi Germany, Jewish man hidden in the basement, this is not going to end well is it???

Have you read it? Thoughts? Will it make me cry?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!! Hope your 2014 is off to a good start.
We ended 2013 with a trip to Atlanta to  visit friends and family. Lot of fun was had by all, shopping, eating and seeing Saving Mr. Banks.

Saving Mr Banks

Really good movie but sad. Have you seen it?

The drive home? Not so fun.

The trip takes 6 1/2 hours and we had to stop 8 times. Poor Butterball. And the other two needed stops as well. Not a fun day. 
I swear we gave them their Dramamine but I guess we didn't wait long enough for it to kick in - lesson learned. We are just not good travelers, it will take a miracle to get us to leave home again any time soon!!

And finally!! A new season of Downton Abbey!! Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to, no good I am sure. Are you going to watch?

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