Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday & Scenes from Thanksgiving in Arizona

Not really a What I Wore Wednesday post this week. I didn't really have any pictures taken of me while we were away and I haven't had the time at home. Baking has been tying up my days and I haven't had the time to worry with wardrobe, aside from my very cute Anthropologie aprons. I am going to try to get back on track next week, I've missed it. Here is a picture, however, that my MIL took while we were there. This is my dessert look, a simple tee, skinny jeans, and Toms tennies.

I am linking up with Lindsay at The Pleated Poppy.

While we were visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday we took a trip to the Phoenix Botanical Gardens. It's such a beautiful place. The view of the mountains, the cactus, the butterfly garden. It was a wonderful afternoon. At first I thought, well, If I have seen one cactus I have seen them all, and I have seen a lot since we have been traveling to Arizona, but I have to admit this was different. The entire park was just beautiful and I had a wonderful time. Here are a few pictures we took while we were there.

I am so excited for the holiday festivities to begin. We have a busy weekend, which is how it will be for the rest of the month.
This weekend we have breakfast with Santa, our annual Christmas Parade, and a trip to the Christmas Tree Farm. Very excited to begin.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This and That.....

I love Oh Joy's blog post This and That and I have wondered how she is able to find two things that are so much a like and yet completely different products. Really fun. Well, I had a little inspiration of my own for this type of post.

This pillow... found on Pinterest via Potterybarn

And this cake....that I made for a birthday

by the way I love that pillow and thinking it would go really nicely in my little lady's room re-do.

Have a great day.


Monday, November 28, 2011


Hi there. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend. I have a long day of travel today.. I had a great visit but can't wait to get home to my house, my bed, and my dog. I missed her terribly. We did some really gun things and I have some great pictures to share later in the week.

It was a bit cooler than at home which had me thinking about this post. I could have used a few warmer sweaters. Here are a few to think about.

I love cardigans and I can't get enough. I think I have about 14 different ones for all seasons. I wear mostly about 8 and the others are there when I feel inspired to do something different.

Here are some really cute choices to add to my collection.



Banana Republic

Forever 21



I think I really love the last one. Which one is your favorite?

Have a great day.


Friday, November 25, 2011

Modern Frills - Etsy

Hi there. I hope you had a great Turkey Day. Here are a few Holiday inspired items to get you in to the holiday spirit. I love these little appliqu├ęd items from Modern Frills. Very sweet. It's not too late to order. Add this to your list and get your little one dressed for the season.

Happy Black Friday. Are you going out?

Have a great day. See ya next week.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Turkey Day

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for my family; my husband and little girl are my world and my life would not be complete with out them in it.

images via pinterest

Have a wonderful day.


Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Great Casual Fall Look

I am heading out to Arizona for the Thanksgiving holiday and this look would be perfect. It's perfectly comfortable, casual, has the right "flare" for Arizona, and it just looks great. I could do it all but the cardigan, which is way too pricey for me, but the rest is very reasonable.

This is what I wish I were wearing this Wednesday.

Vince cocoon cardigan
$505 -

Longsleeve shirt
$7.97 -

Hollister Co. embroidered jeans
$39 -

Yellow gold watch
£12 -

Vanilla Ink sterling silver jewelry
£12 -

Cable hat
€30 -

Have a great Wednesday.


Simply Livly Necklace

I am so excited about this post. I was thrilled when i was asked by Pam at Simply Livly to review one of her necklaces on my blog. She sent me this necklace as a lovely gift and I love it. it is so versatile and goes with so many different things. I am a casual person and this necklace takes a casual look to the next level. I think it would look lovely with a white collared shirt, a simple knit dress, it would look great with a top, really anything.

This day I wore it with a tee and tied it a little shorter so that it was more like a bib necklace. I can't tell you how many compliments I receive when I wear it. The jersey knit of the necklace is so comfortable it was really easy to wear. The beads are beautiful and the construction is really top notch.

I totally recommend this necklace to all of you lovely ladies. Be sure to add it to your Christmas list.
You won't be disappointed. Take a look here for all the different styles available.

Thank you so much Pam. This is my new favorite jewelry piece!

Have a great day.


Monday, November 21, 2011

Scenes from the weekend

The weekend was a busy one.

On Saturday I took a photography workshop. The workshop was True Emotion Photography Workshop and if you are interested in taking better pictures this is one to look for. I learned some new skills, I have to definitely practice, but I think in time I will be able to take some great pictures. I love pictures, love to take them and love to look at them so this was right up my alley. I learned to use my camera in "manual" mode. I have always used mine in "auto" mode and have gotten some great pictures and a LOT of bad ones. Now I am able to take pictures the way that I want and have learned what all of those buttons mean on my camera. I also learned that I have a really great lens with great zoom. Who knew. We don't have an elaborate camera but not a point and click so I was happy with the quality of the zoom for the level of camera that I have

We also went to a local art fair. The Fall Festival of DeLand. We had a great time and I got to do some practice. We spent a lot of time outside on Sunday as it was beautiful. Fun playing in the yard, bike riding, and putting up a few Christmas decorations. Yes, Christmas. We travel for Thanksgiving and I just want a bit of Christmas when I get home.

Here are a few shots that I took at the work shop. I love the one where the subject is in focus and everything is blurry. Cool Stuff!

Art Fair Fun!

Have a great Monday.


Friday, November 18, 2011

A Giving Tree via The Handmade Home

I came across this on The Handmade Home
as I was reading some blogs and thought it was a fantastic idea.

We will be traveling for Thanksgiving and will be leaving next Wednesday so I am hopeful that we will have time to get to this before we leave. I think it is a great way for little ones to really appreciate the meaning of Thanksgiving and to recognize what things they are truly grateful for.

I'll start here, I am grateful for all of my readers and followers. This little blog has given me countless hours of enjoyment and I am thankful that I started it, that I have readers who also enjoy it, and that I am still blogging.

This is a Free Downloadable. Get it today and start your giving tree. Just follow the link above for how to's.

Isn't it pretty?

Have a great weekend. I am off to a photography workshop. I am hoping to enhance my photography skills and post some better pictures. Wish me luck. I am also hoping to be able to put together my Giving Tree with my daughter before we head off for our Holiday to Arizona. Then we will be going to a local art fair. Lots to do this weekend.

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