August 31, 2011

Stone Wall


I remember when I first started taking photos...they were against this wall, or in front of it.
All of the time. It was like this wall was the only background I loved. Then my friends
started telling me that I needed a new background. ha!



Not sure why the pics are so dark...daughter must have changed the settings on the cam or
something...oh well.

August 30, 2011

Femininity

New favorite Essie nail polishes (Sew Psyched; Turquoise & Caicos; Case Study)

Love my scents...but my ultimate favorite is the Philosophy Apricots and Cream body spritz. Not sure if they sell it anymore.

Brushes...for the times when I do feel like wearing makeup.




femininity

August 28, 2011

Coffee Talk: Balance


Balancing my home & work life is no easy task. I have, like we all do,
many roles. I'm a mother, daughter, friend, employee, grandchild, mentor, and
a spiritual being. All which are extremely important, but the most important role to me is
being a mom.

It's difficult trying to balance everything. I know, at times, I've felt as though there
just wasn't enough time in the day to complete it all. So what I've been doing is writing
down all that I need to do in a day; as well as figuring out the amount of time I spend
on each task.

By completing this assignment, I've noticed that much of my time is spent at work--of
course--and the rest is scheduled around me working.

To take it further...I'd written down a little Time Managment contract for myself.
It states that:
  • I will need to organize my life
    • Write 'to do' lists
    • Set goals
    • Set priorities
    • Use a calendar more often (sync w/phone)
  • Anything on my mind, write it down (assess it afterwards or at a later time)
  • Take time for me (at least an hour/day; more on the weekends)
  • Don't bring my work home on weekends
  • Schedule exercise time
  • Make sure to not skip any meals, especially breakfast...And
  • Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night
I've learned that it is difficult trying to maintain balance in my life. I just have to
remain realistic, focused, and proactive. The outcome beats out being stressed,
ill, depressed, or unmotivated.

Balance can be achieved. It's always good to ask for help & not take on everything
which is thrown at you. Make sure to set goals & say the word 'NO' often...and,
always expect and plan for the unexpected.

tdress

How do you all balance your time?
If you have the time, please take the poll which is located on the left hand sidebar. Thanks!

Pretty Basic


basic
Today was more like a jeans & T kind of day. I really wasn't in the mood to dress up, and I had tons to do today.

Now I'm exhausted & will be soon off to bed.

Be safe everyone! Have a great weekend!

August 26, 2011

Feature Friday

I know that I'm always changing the content of my blog. One week I'm letting you all know
that I will have a 'special' feature day & a week later it no longer exist.

Well, I'm sticking with this one...

Starting now and every Friday thereafter, I will post my favorite blogs that I follow which
give me so much inspiration. I love reading blogs which either challenge my creativity, or
those that post outfits I would actually wear.

So my first post is of Nicole, from Frankieheartsfashion. She has, what I call, a very sophisticated/casual
look. She's also a bit of a shoe fanatic. I heart all of her shoes!!

August 25, 2011

Thursday's Blues

Thursday Blues
I know...another Thursday's Blues post. Again, I'm not really feeling inspired.
With all that's going on with work & home...I'm seeing that I don't have the time.
The time for what? Much of anything. The plus here? No ironing needed.

H&M Top and Bag ৷ Forever21 Jean Skirt ৷ Shoes? ৷ Necklace My Creation ৷ Fossil Watch

August 24, 2011

Green with Envy

I'm usually the person who doesn't really care what someone else has or does, however,
something has totally changed my mindset.

A friend of mine is going off to Prague for a month! And the greatest thing about it, she
didn't have to pay a dime. That's some boyfriend....

See ya when you get back!

Old Navy Top ৷ Forever21 Skirt  ৷ Charlotte Russe Shoes  ৷ Necklace my creation  ৷ H&M Small Pocket Purse 















August 23, 2011

Just wanted to say...




The comments from the previous post were awesome. You all rock!
And...
Welcome to my new followers. I appreciate you and everyone else for
taking the time to visit.

August 22, 2011

Magenta


So, again, I'm trying to add a little color to my wardrobe. I found this top at dELiAs for $9.
It was a steal & went perfectly with this thrifted skirt. The kicker? The shoes I got from
Charlotte Russe for $6.99!

magenta



August 21, 2011

The Weekend

Skin of a Cicada...maybe

And--maybe this is it? No...I don't know

An outfit
jersey

Dinner at Benihana's
Benihana

Another outfit
olivegrn

A pool at the Marriott Marquis

Another outfit
pumpkin

A trip to Lenox Mall for some light shopping.

The movies
Fright Night Poster

Home to make a quick dinner...no elaborate meal tonight.

That's all...

Now getting myself ready for True Blood.

Night!

August 19, 2011

Mustard


Clever title huh?

It's Friday, and, even though my week was short of fabulous, I made it through. One can only hope that my
weekend will make up for this long, chaotic week.

Let's not discuss the wrinkles. Remember yesterday's post? I was not feeling motivated to iron.



mustard
**daughter was taking pics...so I've added some of my candid moments...lol**

August 18, 2011

She Made Teen Vogue Best Dressed Reader of the Day!

My daughter was the Best Dressed Reader of the Day for Teen Vogue. How awesome!


Thursday's Blues




It has been an extremely long week. I was [am] feeling unmotivated, and uninterested in
just about everything. (I guess including ironing)


On another note, my Levi seems to be having an awesome day! That plush, worn out thing
in front of him, on the floor, is his favorite toy in the whole wide world! It makes noise
(lots of noise) & he always wants you to play with it with him. Thanks mom...

August 17, 2011

Go to...



I'm sure you all have that 'go to' dress or outfit when you honestly don't feel like putting the time
and effort in searching for something to wear.

I have many 'go to' dresses & outfits. They're all simple, easy & may not require ironing.
I've said it before, I love casual .... but I also love simple and easy.


**I know -- I know....cheezy** lol Went to the dentist today...felt the urge to say 'cheese'

August 16, 2011

Saucy!




Yep, that was one of the descriptions I received, for my outfit, at work.
The person who said it is a true southerner with a serious southern twang.
So just picture someone saying 'saucy' with a deep southern twang. lol


August 15, 2011

Truths I've Learned About Life

Monday Blues


1. Children are the most honest beings until we teach them not to be.

2. Anything cheap & most expensive are usually both bad deals.

3. When you worry about what others will think of you, it's really you worrying
     about what you think of yourself.

4. Whenever you hate something, it will hate you back; people, situations & inanimate
     objects alike.

5. Cynicism is far too easy to be useful.

6. Those who complain the most will definitely accomplish the least.

7. What makes a human being different from animals is that animals can be
     themselves with ease.

8. Addiction is a much greater problem in society than it's made out to be.

9. Posture & dress change how you feel about yourself & how others will feel
    about you.

10. If you kill time, it becomes an atrocity. Time is priceless & it never
      grows back.

11. You can't change other people.

12. Yelling can only make things worse.

13. No one has it all figured out.

14. Anger reveals weakness of character.

15. Violence reveals weakness of character.

16. Everyone you meet is better than you at something.

17. Blame is a favorite pastime of those who do not like responsibility.

18. Quality over quantity.

19. Kids usually understand exactly what you mean if you keep it short [one or two sentences].

20. Nothing--ever--happens exactly like you pictured it.

21. There's nothing worse than having no friends.

22. Words are immensely powerful.

23. There will be a time when you have to remove certain people from your life; including family.

24. If you aren't happy single, you won't be happy in a relationship.

25. Life is a solo trip; but you will have lots of visitors.