Friday, July 24, 2015

(#OurProject52) Favorite

Winter Sunset in the South


These 3 are wild and dangerous....called and set apart 

4 years old here and thought Old Navy needed help with the displays



Just stopping by on a break from summer fun and mischief to say hello and share a few "favorite" photos with you.
I hope that you are having a gloriously relaxing fun filled summer?

Happy Fri~YAY!!
Lipgloss and Binky

PS The Noonday Collection Sale is Underway!! Hurry, hurry!!












Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Few Pretty Things



These pretty items are now on sale!


www.mashondolavaldry.noondaycollection.com/



Update, CURL-aversary and a HUGE announcement!!



So you remember how I was growing my hair from relaxed, chemically straightened to my natural God given curl?  Well, it has been a year, a glorious year with ups, downs, doubts, setbacks, highs, lows and most certainly triumph!  I am celebrating 1 year of cutting my hair super short to now realizing some major growth.  You really can't tell but if I stretched my hair out you would see bangs to the tip of my nose and almost chin length!  The process has been anything but easy and I am so thankful for the supportive listening ears of dear family and friends!  I am not sure how long I will grow my hair out?  I have a few ideas, but don't want to get to far ahead of myself.  I guess you will have to stay tuned to see.  There are days though when I feel like short is so me and why am I growing it anyway?  Then there are days when I feel that if I don't grow it then I will never know what I am missing.  Am I missing anything long hair ladies?  I mean a topknot although many months or a year away is intriguing but is it worth the wait?


June 2014
June 2015



In other news, the children are now on Summer Break as of yesterday!! The oldest has completed her Freshman year of High School!! Where did Freshman year go??  The time really flew by, for reals!!  Our youngest daughter is going to 8th grade and our son is going to 4th grade!!  I am in awe of how quickly this is all happening right before our eyes!!  It's fun to experience and of course bittersweet as well.


I am starting a new adventure that I have been praying about, dreaming of for a while now and I am thrilled to announce that I am a Noonday Ambassador!  I am really excited about this and can not wait to get started.  It came with a little nudge by my kids to finally sign up and so, here goes.  I am starting small with hopes of growing and developing a great partnership with the company, ambassadors and artisans over time.  I have so much on my plate, but knew it would never be the "right" time to sign up if I did not now!  So, with this said, please take a look at Noonday Collection and partner with me on this exciting journey!!

This just in....a serious Sale going on now!! Hurry before items are gone!



My kids also encouraged me to join the Instagram Community! What? Who? Me?  I know, I am the last woman on the planet to join, but since I am starting my Noonday journey it is a great time to take part!  So, if you feel so inclined, please follow me @SValdry and I will follow you back!!

Whew, I think that is all for now!  Thank you all so much for sharing with me here during all the ups, downs and inconsistent posting!  I really appreciate the you all! 

 Happy, safe Summer to you and your loved ones.






























Friday, May 8, 2015

B&W(Our Project 52, #18)

I know it has been a minute since we last chatted and so much has happened.  I hope this post finds you all well and looking forward to celebrating the Moms in your life or being celebrated yourself??  I am just popping by to share a little Black and White photo as part of the Photography challenge I am participating in.   Do you remember that one? LOL.  I have many things I would love to chat about and have missed you all terribly.  I look forward to being here soon.  Have a wonderful weekend and please enjoy the photo!



The beach at Hunting Island, SC

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Break/Holy Week




It is Spring Break and of course Holy Week as we draw closer to Easter Sunday.
I know that it is a weighty concept to think that a man just like you and me chose to lay his life down for us, those that acknowledge him and those that don't. 
 I'm just glad the story does not end there.

  We have enjoyed a few days of camping with friends, s'mores, laughing, a birthday, chores ( I finally tackled that fridge) track practice, and of course sleeping in and not hitting a snooze button.  This break is exactly what we all needed to chill and regroup from our big, full lives!!  I am so grateful to all of you that take time to read, comment, follow, etc. my little blog here. 

 I certainly hope that you enjoy a beautiful weekend with your family and loved ones.
  
Luke 23: 44-46 
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining.  And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last.


Campsite just off the beach

In the hammock under a canopy of Pines and Palms


Hard to imagine that soon the water would cover these trees at high tide





A beautiful sunrise on the majestic Atlantic

#spring
Lipgloss and Binky
Everyday Eyecandy

Friday, March 6, 2015

#Our Project 52/ #9 In My Cup






**Disclaimer** photography is not only a skill, but an artform.  Hat tip to LaShawn and many other photographers for making it "look" easy!

Taken by pointing Canon Rebel EOS T3 pointing directly in to cup
Creative Setting





It was difficult holding the camera steady and pouring the creamer.  





Ah, Cheers!



What's in my cup is usually water, after I have my morning coffee.  I really like coffee, ok maybe I love coffee, but not on the expert level, but more of a taste, comfort level.  I remember my first time drinking coffee as a means to bond with fellow early birds at work, it sort of became a "thing" before the day's madness commenced.  From what I remembered the coffee we drank at work was not really that great!!  This was long before I was introduced to that famous chain's coffee.  Even now it's not the actual coffee taste per se, but the coffee mixed with cream as I mentioned a few posts ago.  I'm not even too picky about the coffee I drink.  I have had some wonderful gas station...gasp...coffee and the coffee I favor now I buy at the grocer or mass retailers.  The bottom line is that hot, creamy, coffee in a pretty mug is just a little treat that I start the day with.  
What's in your cup?
Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

WIWW-Take 2














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