Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
So, when I put on this outfit this morning, I knew I was going to get some form of comment from my husband. I was pleasantly surprised when I got a "wow" and then he help up the peace sign to me with his fingers. I am channeling a bit of a '70's fondue party with this, but it turned out pretty good. I specifically bought the belt at Talbots yesterday for the waist of this blouse. Kira liked all the colors in it except the gold. For some reason, the gold annoyed her! I changed out of this after church because I had to become gym mom and take Kira to a back handspring clinic in Cincinnati this afteroon. My gym mom clothes are more tame (baby blue oxford shirt, white sweater vest, jeans and penny loafers).
We were at the gym for a chunk of the afternoon, but I'm pleased to say that Kira can now do a back handspring. She's in the second row next to the red bunting on the trampoline (she's looking at the camera).
Saturday, April 28, 2012
This is downtown Dayton in the early 1900's. It was a thriving downtown at that point in time. You can still see the trolley lines in places on the roads in the city.
This was some form of circus. In the caged car, it says "Don't get too close!", but there's really no animal in there. It's a person dressed up as a tiger.
This is a general store in Dayton in the early 1900's.
My outfit was thrown together at the last minute and I swear the pants fit me when I bought them. I guess I've lost more weight. I'm going to attempt to shrink them in the wash and with my fantastic laundry skills, I'm sure that won't be a problem.
Happy Saturday everyone!
Friday, April 27, 2012
Today, my outfit represented preppy gone wild. It incorporate my love of the stripe and my love of loud colors. Green is also my favorite color, so all in all, it was a great day outfit wise!
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tonight, we rushed over to church so Kira could get her First Communion pictures taken with her class. Her actual First Communion is next weekend, but they took the photos tonight. After the photo shoot, I snapped a few pictures in the back of the church. When we got home, I was feeling a bit weepy, so I pulled out her Baptism picture. She has grown into a beautiful young lady in the time it took me to blink my eyes. I cannot believe how much she has grown! By the way, veils are a giant pain in the bottom to keep straight on a wiggly girl's head and Kira kept complaining about how difficult poofy dresses are to sit in. I told her to wait until she gets married because those dresses are poofier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
It's quarter close at work (again), so we've been really busy and tomorrow's going to be worse. I enjoy the pressure and the deadlines, but I'm really looking forward to taking a day or so off next month.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
The bracelet was a gift from Christina M. Boutique, Etsy. It came as a surprise with the necklace I ordered from her shop.
Happy Monday everyone!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Our weekends anymore are always rushed. On Saturday, we had to pick my husband up at the tire place, go to Kira's soccer (where I worked in the car during her practice since it's quarter close), return my husband to the tire plance, and then we rushed home, ate lunch, returned some things at Dicks and then rushed over to Kira's gymnastics exhibition. Then it was off to Target. We finally settled down and watched a documentary on how Pluto was declassified as a planet. Yeah, Kira will have some interesting things to tell her friends later in life as to what her parents made her do!
Today, we went to church, then the post office, then to Chinese school, stopped and got gas, ironed clothes, hemmed two pairs of uniform pants for Kira, and in a few minutes I have to help Kira practice spelling and finish painting a shelf and then clean out the fish tank before the fish die of oxygen depravation.
I remember the days when we lounged around on the weekends. I miss that sometimes, but I wouldn't change a thing about our life right now!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I love this outfit. I've had it a while, but haven't worn it yet and I received numerous compliments today.
Yesterday, a woman at work commented on how she liked my style. She said most people just wear clothes and I dress for my personality. It honestly made my day!
It's been a busy evening. My husband's car battery died in the parking lot of a local sporting goods store tonight and Kira and I had to go rescue him, wait for his car to be jumped and then we followed him to the battery place to make sure he got there ok and got a battery. It took a chunk of our evening, but all is well now!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I adore my polka dot skirt. I bought it at Black and White House Market a couple of months ago and this is the first opportunity I had to wear it. My bracelet is very very very old and was a high school graduation gift. I'm not going to say how long ago that was because it's kind of scary for me to say out loud!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
My outfit is almost entirely from the Limited, except the blouse is from Talbots. I originally had this paired with a scarf, but I looked like a dork, so I changed it to a necklace. Then, the necklace looked ridiculous, so I paired it back to my omega necklace. I think if I wear this combination again, I won't tuck it in, because I look like I have a muffin belly. I really don't, but you can't tell from the outfit. I'm back to wearing flats this week because my back is sore again. I don't like flats with most dressy combinations, but I'm opting for not being in intense pain over wearing pretty shoes this week. I definitely don't think I'll wear these shoes with a skirt again, but oh my, they were comfortable today. I tell Kira that "pretty hurts", so let's keep the reason for my comfortable shoes our little secret.
I also snapped a pix of my funky yellow nails. I'll be sporting these until tomorrow and then I'll change colors. I was in a meeting this afternoon and I had to highlight one part of my notes and the nail color matched the highlighter perfectly!
Well, it's off to go watch the last hour of Kira's gymnastics practice! Have a nice evening everyone!