25 Days of Winter Fashion Day #3: Loft Sweater

Loft Sweater

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It was only a matter of time until the kids came back to school and I would have to start dressing like a grown up again.  #nomorepajamas  Yesterday was the coldest day of the season so far and my classroom tends to be chilly so I needed to bundle up.  The knit of the sweater is a bit loose so I added a turtleneck for extra warmth.  The turtleneck is from Nordstrom but it is no longer available…sorry!!  These pics were taken after a full day at school followed by 2 basketball games….let’s just say I am not at my best.  #reallife  The tree is coming down this weekend….I promise!!! (more…)

25 Days of Winter Fashion Day#2: Casual and Comfy

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Winter Break is over and yesterday I had to go back to work…..insert pouty face!  Luckily though, since the semester ended the last day before the break, the teachers had a work day yesterday without students.  Knowing that comfy casual clothes were waiting for me when the alarm went off at 5:30 AM made it a little easier to bare….but only a little!!  I picked up these shoes and this sweatshirt at the recommendation of another blogger and  they are both such great finds.  Anyway….so here is what I wore on my first day back yesterday… (more…)

25 Days of Winter Fashion Day #1: Poncho

25 Days of Winter Fashion

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We are coming off of the warmest December in history for our area….but winter has certainly arrived now that January is here!  Time to bring on the layers!!  I love a poncho for layering.  The biggest differences between my Fall and Winter layering is the weight of the fabrics, the neckline and the length of the sleeves. I wore this poncho during my 30 Days of Fall Fashion… (more…)

2016 Resolutions…..No Thank You!!

Blessings Jar

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Happy New Year all!  I hope you are reflecting on a great 2015 and looking forward to an even better 2016.  I have been one to make resolutions every year only to see them fall by the wayside leaving me feeling bad about myself.  If I want to feel bad about myself I can just go to the mall and stand in the 3-way mirror in any of the dressing rooms under that universally awful lighting…that usually does the trick!!   LOL  I feel like we almost set ourselves up for failure by making resolutions.  I mean, I know there are plenty of you that are probably New Years Resolutions Success Stories….People Magazine highlights several this time each year, and I congratulate each and every one of you for that.  Needless to say though, People Magazine is not likely to be calling me anytime soon for a Resolution Success Story interview!! (more…)

Top 10 Posts of 2015

30 Days of Fall Fashion Leopard Print Loafers

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My little blog is 6 months old now…..just a baby in terms of most blogs but I have had some great feedback from many of you already.  Here are the 10 posts that received the most views this year… (more…)

Blue Apron

Blue Apron Review

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For Christmas the Hubs and I received a box from Blue Apron from my Sister-In-Law and her family….what a fun idea!  She figured that since I am such of fan of the clothing subscription plans that I would probably like this too…she was so right!!!

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The box arrived with literally everything I need to prepare 3 delicious meals.  In this case it was Salmon & Lemon Bucatini, Spiced Roast Chicken & Collard Greens, and Italian Meatball Soup.  It included all of the meat, dry ingredients, spices, produce and dairy.  In addition to all of the ingredients there is also a very details set on instructions….with pictures!!!  (more…)

Dia & Co. Review #1

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You already know I am a fan of Stitch Fix but at times I have had trouble with fit.  I found Dia & Co. on Pinterest and it is the same idea as Stitch Fix but they specialize in larger sizes so I thought I would give them a try.  Most everything I wear is in standard sizes, but on occasion I can also wear smaller sizes in some plus size fits.  When I first signed up the initial process was much shorter than Stitch Fix.  That might seem like a good thing, but Stitch Fix was really thorough so they get a clear picture of what your style is.  I was a little nervous about my Dia & Co box because they didn’t ask very many questions about my style.  They did include a place for me to add my website though so my stylist was able to go see what I wear and I think that helped a lot.  She even mentioned a couple of things that she saw me wearing that would be good with some of the things she sent.  So….here is what she sent…. (more…)

Stitch Fix #7 Review

Stitch Fix Review

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My latest Fix arrived almost 2 weeks ago but since I was in the middle of my 12 days of Christmas Decorations I held off on sharing it with you.  I loved almost everything in this Fix as much as the last one but fit was an issue for a couple of things…darn!  So here is what I received…… (more…)

Merry Christmas

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I just wanted to take a moment to wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas. I hope you are all surrounded by the love of friends and family today and everyday.  This marks the 6 month anniversary of my little blog and it has been such fun so far.  I am so very blessed to be able to do it and I count all of you among my blessings for letting me share my world with you.

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Patty  🙂