Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Maxin' Out

I have been trying to wear what I have in my closet lately and stretch myself beyond the comfort zone.  I have good days and not so good days with this.  It's been so hot in my neck of the woods and most days I just want to hang out in my work out gear even if I am not working out.  This brings me to this skirt I have had for a few months now.  I think I have worn it 3 times?  I kept things really simple by wearing a basic v-neck t' shirt and flat sandals.  I know, so predictable right?  Well, it's a start.....

White t'shirt, black maxi skirt, wooden bangle, favorite "new" clutch and flat sandals

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Have You Heard the One About.......?

I love a great joke or one liner.  Have you heard the one about the Texas lady never leaving home without a particular item?  No, it's not the credit card with the famed tagline either.  It's her lipstick or lip gloss.  A respectable Texas lady never leaves home without her lipstick or lip gloss on.  Well, at least that is how I was raised!!  I stepped out today for a brief moment and decided to wear my new t'shirt and did not have time to complete my beauty routine, so sans makeup it is!!  I could not, I repeat, will not ever leave home without wearing lip gloss.  The only exception is when I run, because well, it gets real out there clocking miles!! 

My lip gloss and Sun kissed skin is all a girl needs!

In other news, I also cut my hair in my efforts to grow it out.   I am sure it seems counterproductive, but trust me on this.  I threw in a little haircolor and BOOM!! I am loving it!!

The color is more vivid in person...a sea of curls...imagine the possibilities!!

 Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Few Things....Lately

Hellooooooooooooooooo!  I finally found my voice again after so many months absent.  I hope each and every one of you are doing well and enjoying Summer?  It's been a whirlwind here and no need to bore you with a recap.  Let's just assume life here around my neck of the woods is fun and hectic at the same time.  I find myself these days waking later than school days, working out, spending time with family, driving kiddoes to practice, tournaments, camps, friends', etc., etc.  I have enjoyed a collection of things over the last couple of weeks and thought I would share them with you, a sort of visual recap if you will.  I in no way received any financial compensation for the following.  My opinion reigns supreme here, yet I wanted to share with you as I think you might like a few of these.  I read a very cool post yesterday that speaks to linking back to brands....hereSuzanne is spot on here!

Hydrangeas on their last, petals!

New favorite tinted moisturizer, 2 great oil fragrances and the companies give back too(win, win), long lasting eyeshadow for those steamy, Southern days and nights.

New favorite t'shirt from my Sissy, thrift store clutch, new rainboots(would Mary Poppins wear these?), handmade earrings.

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Summer and I hope to join you here again soon! 

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends and Happy Fourth of July!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


The love I have for my husband, my children, family and dear friends, all stem from a matchless, perfect love.  This love is so profound, so rare, so pure.  It's the love Jesus has for me and all who would believe.  He is perfect love, that bore the weight of a shameful, fallen world and died a criminal's death though he was completely innocent!!  As we embrace the Easter weekend, I reflect on my Rescuer, Jesus and His love for me and for you.

Happy Easter to you and your families!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

It's So Me.......

It's So Me

Pocket shirt

Blue denim jeans

ALPHABET BAGS cotton tote
$22 -

Lucky Brand rock crystal earrings

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and support.  It means a ton to know that you are here for me when a feel a bit overwhelmed.  I guess I really don't need to offer an explanation for why I have not blogged in a while, yet I feel so responsible for sharing that with you.  It is also something to see you all continuously post and want to be a part of the action.  It's like looking out the window as a sick kid home from school.  All the children are out a sunny day playing and you are stuck in the house watching the world go by!!  That is what it feels like at times when blogging escapes me and the rest of you press onward and upward with out me.  So, that's today's heartfelt moment, now on to other programming!! 

 I decided to link up via Polyvore and join Long Distance LovingMica from Away From the Blue  and  Renae from Simple Sequins for some Friday fun in hopes of shaking off this hectic pace I am keeping.  Please join me if you can.

I put a little collage together of things that are really me at the core and add a little fun with the graphic tote!! Don't we all have days that scream, "Drama Queen"!!??  Well, maybe I am the only one?? LOL

I love a boyfriend jean, flowy tops, the color coral is always in my closet and now on my lips no matter what Pantone says, stud earrings are timeless and booties are a fixation of mine lately.  I am not sure why since I have a pair I never wear(sorry to my sister who gifted me a pair).  All in all this set screams......SO ME!!!!  I hope you have items and looks that you go to often that do the same for you?

  Have a lovely weekend and thanks so much for hugs across the miles!!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Truth Is.....

It's the hardest thing for me lately...getting dressed, connecting with my busy pre-teen photographer to take photos, making old looks fresh and new again(remixing my closet) and just plain sharing with you all here.  I have been running from here to there and back again and I am breathless!!  There are so many wonderful events going on right now in our household and some sad events happening in my own family as well.  Life has been a myriad of emotions around here lately.  Oh, don't go there, as I count it all joy as the bible instructs me to according to James 1: 1-5, yet, real life still happens.  It's been a whirlwind of comings and goings.  From band concerts and clinics, to soccer tournaments, lacrosse games, band trips to Disney World, Florida, to practice here and there and everywhere.  12th birthday celebrations and fun, sleep overs, play dates, big tests and projects due, and report cards too!! I'm in 8th grade for the second time, 6th for the 3rd and 2nd for the 4th!! It's funny to think about it like that, but that's how it feels.  I have managed to crawl back to bed a time or two giving in to my body before it shuts down on me.  You know all those nasty bugs going around have a way of attacking you when you are weak.  Have you all been experiencing the "bugs" in your communities and schools?  

I hope to return with the regular scheduled programming at some point, but for now I will carry on and continue reading your blogs.  You all have some wonderful ideas and things happening and I am so glad for you!  Enjoy and Happy Spring (I think it's here to stay)??!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunny Side Up with Warby Parker's Spectrum Sun Collection

There are so many great companies out there that get IT!  What I mean by that is the companies actually think outside the box and about the greater good! People matter to them, not just the bottom line.  There are a few companies that I really love and feel are doing their share.  One in particular is Warby Parker!  They have such a wonderful concept going on.  I love to shop for items and products I need and give back at the same time.  This is what Warby Parker does with their Do Good Campaign.  For every pair of glasses purchased, they give a pair to someone in need.  They have given away over 500,000 pairs of glasses!! Now is such a great time to check them out as the sun peeks out just in time for our much needed Spring!   Pop on over and check out my favorites, the Piper and the Minnie! I mean, what's not to love about these stylish sunglasses and a company that gives back in a big way.

Piper Revolver Black
The Piper

Minnie Eucalyptus
The Minnie

The Sunflower Mama Chronicles received no compensation from Warby Parker for this post.