Friday, April 18, 2014

Love




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
tomtop.com


Blue denim jeans
etsy.com



ALPHABET BAGS cotton tote
$22 - allsole.com


Lucky Brand rock crystal earrings
luckybrand.com





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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sweet Treats-Tasty Tuesday



My lovely neighbor who lives across the street shared some delectable treats with us from her work travels.  She often goes to Europe for work and brings us goodies back.  I am like a little kid as I anxiously await her return.  This past trip she shared chocolates and fruit treats with me, the kids and Hubby!  I tend to hoard  hide the chocolates for me and only me.  Does that sound selfish?  No, I didn't think so either! Ha ha.  These chocolates are simply delicious and melt in your mouth.  I usually will have just one because they are that good.  You can savor one and look forward to the next one on another occasion.  I tend to freeze them or stash them in the back, way back of the fridge for safe keeping.  You know, me time, that time of the month and so on.












  The children and my Hubby were excited to have the Gummi's and noted that they tasted a bit different from the ones we buy here at our local retailers.  They were delicious and not so sugary as the ones we purchase at our discount stores, etc.  My Hubby is a Gummi connoisseur and was so excited to try the original recipe from Germany!  He already has his order ready for the next trip and of course my order is ready to!  Yummo!  What's your favorite treat, goody or "stash" item???

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Fruit Stripe Redux


I maybe dating myself by admitting that my favorite gum as a kid was Fruit Stripe Gum.  It was all pow at the front end and fizz at the back end.  I fell for the let down every.single.time!! It was still such a yummy treat though, so much so that I could devour a pack in a day if left to my own devices.  So, when I ran across this striped top at my local second hand retailer, I had to snatch it up.  It instantaneously reminded me of my beloved childhood treat.

The weather was very warm today so, I decided to try out the top with boyfriend shorts, cargo jacket, wooden beads, flat sandals and my trusty tote.  This look was comfy and I felt very pulled together as I ran about town with soccer teams in tow, etc. Hence, another pose without all of me in it








Bag-Zara, Jacket-old, Striped top-Thrifted, Necklace-Thrifted/gifted, Shorts/old-Kohl's LC Lauren Conrad, Sandals-Thrifted


There you have it a smashed up thrifted, gifted and discounted outfit.  For those keeping track, that is 3 items thrifted/gifted and 3 items purchased at discounted prices= a totally on point outfit that can be worn multiple ways.  

P.S. I must say the photos don't do this top justice since you can't see the detail on the sleeve or the zipper in back!  I guess I'll have to restyle it and get photographed at a later date.


Happy HUMP Day!!



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Would You Rather?


Fave Boyfriend jeans(always in rotation), White t-old, Thrifted jkt.-Talbot's, Clutch-Clearance
Shoes-Ross, Bangles-Old











Do you ever play that game with your friends or kids....Would you rather?  My kids get me all the time and of course I go along with it not liking either choice.  Ew, like would you rather wade through a pit of month old garbage or tip toe through Poison Ivy?  Uh, neither is my reply, but I usually weigh out the consequences of the reality of my choices.  This never gets old as my kids continue to press me for my answers to questions that continue to hinge on the absurd.  So much fun!!!

This brings me to my post today as I would rather share an outfit that I would love to wear soon, than not share at all.  

How about you?

  What would you rather do?

  Happy Hump Day!


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