Saturday, May 28, 2011

Is it the coffee or the guy?

I'm noticing two things... I need to change it up for my pictures and that I'm always smiling in the morning as I head to work. Has not the coffee kicked? Do I not realize where I'm going? OR am I just smiling at my guy who makes me so happy?

and TARGET flip flops 
Yeah... It's the guy.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Change Is Coming!

My guy and I will be starting a new chapter of our lives soon and I'm gearing up for the change by making some changes in/to me.

I have changed the color of my hair for a new look and a new attitude and I think I like it.

L'Oreal Paris Couleur Experte
6.1 French Éclair (light ash brown)

Not so sure that it is even close to the color but...

L'Oreal Paris Couleur Experte Express

I did get some positive feed back - "It softens your looks." and "It seems to add color to your face." 


Happy Thursday and here's to Friday and a long weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's a jungle out there!

Once again I have a bounce in my step as I head off to the urban jungle.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sunshine in My Hair!

Today is Friday and I left the house this morning with a spring in my step and sunshine in my hair.

I'm wearing my favorite skinny jeans TOMMY HILFIGER and the bag is a thrifted TOMMY HILFIGER. My top is from Marshalls CYNTHIA ROWLEY and the shoes are TARGET.

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Keeping It Real

This me rushing out the door on a rainy morning.

THE LIMITED blouse & thrifted skirt $4.99
I bought this skirt at one of the Goodwills in Richmond a couple of weekends ago. Note the travel mug - I never leave home without it. And, the wedged shoes in hand... I didn't want to wear my heels because the streets by my office are always underwater when we have heavy rains.

Do you see the boat at the end of the road? There isn't a ramp there... it is the river bank.
That is my parking lot that I park in every workday.


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Credit Where Credit is Due

This was the first post that I saw when I opened my Facebook this morning and agree wholeheartedly. Ruche  had posted this on their wall... "You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing." ~Marie Stopes

Googled Stock Photo from Beauty Mark Production Inc.

The website has great tips for woman over 40 to continue looking beautiful. Tip Number One - Tell yourself you're beautiful. I actually think these tips should be applied to any woman regardless of her age.

To read more tips please visit their website at Beauty Mark Production Inc.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Much Needed R&R

My guy and I just got back from a very much needed long weekend at our property. I have been stressing a lot lately at work. We have some decisions that we need to make and thought that our property would be the best place to put things into prospective.

Manual labor always seems to be a good head clearer and there is plenty to be had at the property. We demolished a shed that was an eyesore and that we have for years been threatening to tear down.

What little was left of the shed.

I wore this outfit while helping take down the shed. I know that the average woman would not wear a skirt while doing dirty manual labor... LOL I never said I was average. :-)

OLD NAVY t-shirt and STEVE & BERRY skirt and Wellies
 When we went to the dump to dispose of the contents of the shed the lady who works there told me I had great taste and admired my Wellies. On the way back to the property we stopped at the corner store to pickup some items and once again my Wellies were the topic of conversation. Who knew that they would make such a fashion impact in the country???

Purchased at the Farm & Tractor store last fall.
Hope everyone had a restful weekend.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Old Route 123

I'm wearing a tie-dyed dress that I picked up last summer at the Virginia Wine Festival. The dress had braided spaghetti straps that seemed to be way too long. I chopped the straps off in the back, knotted the ends and now tie it like a halter… I'm loving the dress way more this way.

H&M straw fedora hat from the guy's department

We have an old abandon road in my neighborhood and my guy and I decided to take a Sunday walk down it. To get to it from this end of town we have to cross the river on a foot bridge.

At the end of the foot bridge there is a little waterfalls on the left side.

This is actually a photo of the falls from last winter. Today the
area around the falls was packed with families trying to get photos with moms and kids.

  On the river side of the road there is a long stone wall that is starting to fall into disrepair.

Funny how out of 100 pictures I will have my eyes closed in 90% of them.

And, on the opposite side of the road are cliffs of rocks.

The road is short but a very beautiful walk year round.

Hope all moms had a special day today with their family.
Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Today my guy and I celebrated our wedding anniversary! It is so hard to believe that we have been married so long... It only seems like five or six years.

H&M fedora - ANN TAYLOR LOFT anorak


CACHE dress (summer 2010)


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Playing at the Workhouse

They closed a local prison down and reopened it as a Workhouse Art Center for visual and performing arts. Unfortunately it was closed tonight and we were only able to roam the exterior. We bring to you our interpretation of art… visual and performing.


Playing to the camera and working my inner fashion model

Working it Vogue style.

Showering under a lamp post... I left my clothes on because it isn' t that type of artwork.

Taking my bow. Probably my last time on a stage.

I titled this "Working My Way To The Top"

My guy and I had a great time with this photo shoot. Thank you for taking the time to look at our attempt at being "Artsy-Fartsy" as my friend Carole would say.

Speaking of my friend Carole... I really need to introduce everyone to her one day. She is the one who inspired me to start this blog.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finding New Places

Tonight we scouted for a new place for our photo shoot and stumbled onto this cute little Belgian Bistro called Cock & Bowl. It was closed however; I do believe I have found the restaurant for our anniversary dinner in a couple of days.

This little dress was another great thrifting find that I got in Richmond this past weekend.

At the raised side garden of the Cock & Bowl

H&M dress thrifted for $5.99


H&M belt

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hazy Shade of Lavender

On Saturday my guy and I went on a thrifting trip to Richmond Virginia. I like thrifting in Richmond because the prices seem to be better than in Northern Virginia (Washington DC area). I found some fantastic things and will blog about them at another time.

Today wasn’t very warm, or sunny for that matter, but I just love my lavender flowered dress and couldn’t wait to wear it. The whole time it was in the washer I had an urge to yank it out. It is made of silk and I was positive, as it was washing, I was ruining it. I washed it on delicate and hung it to dry overnight… and, thankfully it turned out just fine.

BREAK'N LOOSE dress from Goodwill for $5.99


A new dress always makes me happy!

I love hats and always have. They just
add an extra pop to an outfit.
H&M hat from the men's department $7.99

I bought this and another hat from the men's department for only $7.99 each. In the women's department the hats in similar styles average $14.99 and up. They were embellished with flowers and feminine ribbons but I can easily change that out on my hats. However, I do like the masculine look of the hat with the very feminine dress.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!