Thursday, March 15, 2018

A Bicycle Built for Bleu

Here she is, my new baby.  This is my dream bicycle and after years of wishing and waiting it's finally mine.  I bought the bike because with the new house and the new schedule finding time to exercise regularly has been a real challenge.  I also love and dearly miss my daily walk to get the mail.  I don't make that walk here because it's about 3 miles long with some very steep hills.  I was hoping that with a bike I'd get my time of quiet reflection, plus a good workout and get my mail all in one.  I have to start slow because my quads are no where near ready to handle a three mile ride with hills, but I'm determined to ride a little each day until I can do the whole loop.
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LC Lauren Conrad Dress and Old Navy Sweater from ThredUpUse my link to sign up for ThredUp and Save $10 off your first purchase
Flats from ModCloth
Huffy Ladies Cruiser from

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Best Little Red Dress

Crochet Heart, Heart Print, Heart Painting from
You know I love red dresses.  It was a color I didn't think I could wear and when I realized I could, I fell in love with red.  Now I own several red dresses, so I don't often look for more, but this one jumped out at me and begged me to take it home, so I did.  It's a simple classic style with a flattering full skirt, but the little extra pizzazz comes from those cold shoulders with bows running down the length of them.  I have to admit that while I really like the dress, I mainly bought it for the bows.

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Unique Vintage 1950s Red Cotton Bow Sleeve Selma Swing Dress in Regular and Plus sizes

Sunday, March 11, 2018

I Love Paris in the Springtime

Finally!!!  I have finally finished my Michael Miller Paris print dress that I started dreaming of and bought fabric for in 2016.  It's done and I heart it so much!  Of course, anytime you're doing something that Bernie Dexter's already done, it's going to be fabulous.  I'm also sporting one of those monogram sweaters from Old Navy that I picked up at thredUp.  This one actually has my initial on it, so that's even better.
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Michael Miller Essentials Paris Ville Multi

Friday, March 9, 2018

Succulents Out of Season

The other day I wore my cactus dress to work.  Most people either said nothing or said, "pretty dress."  But one dear sour patch remarked that she just didn't agree with my choice of dress.  That print is totally out of season.  To which I my heart warmed and I smiled deeply as I replied, "sometime you can wait on better days, you have to reach out and grab the best of summer and bring it to you."  This dear little woman has never been friendly with me, but the way she smiled and laughed and then spent ten minutes talking home decorating with me brightened my day more than a summery print ever could.  Not only that, but she's had a big smile and some friendly conversation for me every time I see her now.
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Dream of the Crop Cardigan in Sunset from ModCloth
Dashing Darling A-Line dress in Succulents from ModCloth