Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Review in a few...

Hello! In the spirit of it being the last day of 2013, I wanted to do a recap of m first months of blogging. I have had the most wonderful time with my little ole blog. I have learned a lot about blogging and myself since May.  The best part of the this has been being part of blogging. When I visit you all's blogs and look at your gorgeous pictures and read your content I appreciate every bit of it even more, because I know how much work you ladies put into making your corner of the Internet special. I get excited when I see one of my  favorite bloggers being featured on someone else blog for their wonderful look.  I even got featured myself by Agi at Vodka Infused Lemonade on her fun Tres Chic Link up!! ( I got teary-eyed, noted the date, told my family and everything!:)
Speaking of Agi, ladies like her and a few other bloggers I blog stalk, have been such a motivation in my short journey.  I have been inspired by their creativity to dish out great looks every post and have been motivated by their discipline to keep up with life, family, blog, and jobs as difficult as this is. I myself have fallen short a few times and things have just been to much. However, the positivity and encouragement that I have seen and felt myself when a comment shows up is like no other. I look forward to more blogging, more link ups, more photos, and more learning!
Take a look back with me...
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 Thanks for joining me! See you in 2014!!
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Casual Brown

For the second or third weekend in a row my area has had rain. After the rain my nine your old and I ventured into the woods behind our house for photos. He volunteered as my bodyguard (he was armed to defend me with a Nerf axe and a watchful eye) however, he ended up being my assistant. He would tell me I was out of frame, (Mom!, your heads cut off!), fix my poses, (Mom, you look like your about to fall over.), instruct me where to look (Mom if you are taking pictures of yourself, why don't you look at the camera??)  He just could not wrap his head around the fact that the outfit and the background was to be the focus of the pictures. All in all, we had an amazing time. He even told me to let him know next time I went out to shoot...but, to bring snacks...
I should bring him along more often.
Thanks for joining me today.

Everything Except the Belt from Ross
Belt: American Eagle
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Sunday, December 22, 2013


I highly enjoy admiring the pictures of you ladies. Strolling in the park, cute poses in your front yard, and applaud those braver than me that make the bold statement of their awesomeness right in the middle of the street. (I'm not quite there yet). However, if you look back throughout the photos in this little ole blog of mine you will see that most of my photos are taken in the country.  I don't offer you a stroll down a sidewalk with nice shrubs and flowers in the background because I simply don't have that. I live in the country. My own home and my parents are a mile from each other and the photos I take are taken from the views of my two homes. Our homes are surrounded with dense woods, clear creeks, rolling hills, and most importantly peacefulness.
Today I thought I would share with you a small part of my beloved woods. Although during this time the trees are bare and it seems I live in a sea of leaves, there is something special about them. I love that you can wake up, peer out the window and see deer right outside. You see birds making their homes and starting their little families right beside yours. During the spring and summer the trees talk to you. They sway back and forth enjoying with you a cool day and they warn you immediately of windy storm. When fall comes the leaves come down to your level, playing with the wind for a little while before they say goodbye. Icicles take their place on the limbs they left behind.

I look forward to the ever changing scenery and I hope that you will visit often to enjoy it with me. Thanks for joining me today.

Jacket: Tjmaxx
Olive pants: Jcpenney
Boots: American Eagle
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Happy Thursday! A beautiful day for stripes! Speaking of stripes, I have never worn a striped blazer. Ever. Before all of you ladies (fashion bloggers) introduced me to stripes I wouldn't ever turn and look at them. Anyways, I cannot believe that Friday is almost here.
Blazer- similar
Button up- express
Boots- Kohls

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Tres Chic
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Sunday, December 15, 2013


I love the weekends.  I prefer warm, sunny weekends, however I will also take cold and rainy if I can lounge around streaming Netflix with my kids for half a day. However, we still find time in our busy lounging schedule to venture out into the world. (Usually for some fast food, and "window" shop for Skylanders. :) (Bonus points and a high five for other moms that are all for Skylanders over millions of tiny Lego pieces!)


Jean Jacket- JCP
Button up Shirt: JCP
Jegging Jeans: American Eagle warm alternative
Boots: American Eagle (similar
Watch - Walmart

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Cortney's Corner #6- Ramblings

Oh the powers of the black leggings,... Cortney wears this outfit to lounge around the house. If she needs to go out for any reason, she replaces slippers with boots and adds a scarf, BAM,...  Then she has her husband take outfit photos. :) I bet you miss kitty, yeah she does that to you.
In that same post you can see how Cortney styled the same scarf. This post entry went from leggings, to dynamite, to kitties, to scarfs... I should go...
See you soon!
Sweater: Ruby Moon
Scarf: Walmart
Leggings: Lauren Conrad

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Hi there! Happy Thursday.  I like Thursdays. There are less hours in my workday on Thursdays, a new episode of Scandal, fun link ups (see below), and then there is that wonderful feeling that the next day will be Friday!!! In honor of it being wonderful Thursday, I gave myself permission to wear sequins and just sparkle today.  Maybe it will make those around me happy for Thursdays too! Tell me is it working???
See you soon!
By the way Cortney's Corner is tomorrow, make sure to come back and check out her look. I will be back on Sunday.
Leather Jacket: tjmaxx
"sparkle" shirt: tjmaxx
Pants: TJmaxx
Shoes: probably Tjmaxx  :)
Bracelet: Juicy Couture!...at tjmaxx...
(For a Crazy reason, my cursor wouldn't scroll all the way down!)
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013


I will try not to wear all black, for a while at least....(here, and here ) So for starters, how about some green and brown?  I have had this dress for at least 2 years and I have never worn it! Why you ask? Why would I not wear a lovely Max Studio dress that I got for an even lovelier $7.00?? Because I am a chicken. It was always too dressy, didn't fit right, didn't go with anything, too hot, too cold, etc.. I would use every excuse not to put it on.  Let me just say those days will be over! I will be fearless! Ok, maybe not fearless, after all it is just clothing, but you get the point. I will slowly come out of my closet shell.  Want to come along? I need someone to hold my hand... :)
Do you have pieces in your closet that you have been avoiding?  C'mon, let's give them some love!
Send me your links I would love to see.
Have a great one!

Dress: Max Studio Similar
Vest: No label cute option
Leggings: Tjmaxx
Fab Shoes: Tjmaxx
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