Tuesday, February 21, 2012

pink-y swear

wearing:dress-anthropologie/cardigan-the gap/tights+belt-target/boots-delia's

Drab and dreary day meet neon pink tights:) I wish I could have gotten a more detailed shot of these tights. They are a slightly lace/fishnet pattern with cute little bow details. Every time I looked down at my legs today, they made me smile!    


Monday, February 20, 2012

hot pants

wearing:skinnies+denim shirt-target/jaket-f21/booties-delia's

Happy Monday! After a few days off and a fairly relaxing weekend I feel almost like myself.

 I'm having one of those periods where I'm not loving how I look.
 I guess I'm feeling a little bit...blah! I think these bright a** pants are an attempt to bust out of my rut. This outfit felt like me but a little different from what I normally wear. Does that make sense?   

I think it's time for a glass of wine and a little bit television before I wake up and do the same thing all over again. Here's to having a fantastic week!#i'lldrinktothat   

Friday, February 17, 2012

floret friday

I'm so over it! Or so I thought;) I brought home some Valentine's Day scraps and couldn't resist putting together this sweet little arrangement. Everyone should celebrate with flowers...even the florist!

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Thursday, February 16, 2012

love is a battlefield


She's alive!!!I survived my second Valentine's Day as a florist and I gotta tell you, that sh**t ain't for the faint of heart! Monday and Tuesday I worked about 25 hours and if I never see a freakin' red rose again it will be too soon!

I learned a lot of valuable lessons and, of course, the mind is spinning with things I want to do next year when I'm doing my own thang;) The exciting news on that front...I have my business name and license! I'm taking baby steps but I'm happy with the way everything is coming together!

After a full day of rest, I decided to pull myself together and spend the afternoon with my honey(since we didn't get to really celebrate V Day). A few weeks ago I finally made time to stop in Anthropologie and spend my Christmas gift card. I found this little dress on the sale rack and was smitten. It has a swing shape but I decided to belt it. I've searched the entire internet looking for a pair of affordable clog-like boots with no luck. Last week I found these on Delia's website for something ridiculous..$30 I think? I wasn't sure if they would be comfortable but I wore these through Valentine Hell week without any problems! Best $30 bucks I've ever spent.    

Monday, February 6, 2012

the long and short of it

details:dress-tj maxx/tights+cardigan+vest-target/booties-aldo

Hey there! How was your weekend? I hear there was some big game last night;)
I'm not a football fan and not even a performance by her royal Madge-esty couldd turn me into one!I did manage to muster up some good big game eats(buffalo chicken dip, anyone!) and watch about eight hours of Law & Order. So, it was a typical Sunday for me! 
I try to keep it easy breezy here because...well nobody wants to hear you complain endlessly about the problems you're having. And a lot of my worries these days center around my kids. But, they are at an age where they might not want their mom telling all kinds of folks on the interwebz their business, ya know. But, lately one of my daughters has really been struggling. Part of me wants to fix everything for her because she seems so lost and part of me wants to shake her and tell her to snap out of it. I think as a mom I deal better with fixing the physical wounds of life. Cuts, bruises, stitches, broken arms...no problem! But, the emotional pain is tougher for me to handle. We'll figure out as a family, we always do. But, man, when your kid is hurt it kind of rips your guts out.          
Now that we're all depressed, it's time for dinner, a beer and an hour of Alcatraz.

Friday, February 3, 2012

floret friday

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. 
~Walt Whitman

Happy Friday, Friends!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

don't get fancy

wearing:beaded top-f21/jeans+cardigan-target/boots-tjmaxx

Happy Hump Day!
Two more days and then I finally have a break from work. For those that are keeping track I will have worked 10 days straight without a break-not cool!
I have high hopes for the weekend-a visit to the antiques mall, some reading and a movie or two. But, I have a feeling that I will simply collapse on the sofa and sleep for 2 or 3 or 18 hours;)   
Can I tell you how much I love this top? It looks vintage but I found it at Forever21! I'm a little bit in love with embroidery and beading and please don't get me started on the nudey-peachy color. I felt fancy but not:)
In other news, I spent last night trying to console my inconsolable daughter who suffered her first major heartbreak. The lousy kid broke up with her via text message! What a winner...not! I hate being reduced to cliches...he doesn't deserve you...it will hurt until one day it doesn't...he's a ass! If I ever run into that kid on the street I may give him a swift kick to the junk!