Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Today’s outfit post is a 2fer, the first one was worn last Thursday the day of the torrential downpour and the second I wore yesterday.
What is your take on the Denim Skirt which was very popular in the ’90′s.
Check out this Blog Post on Denim Skirts, I will never be able to wear a mini again!
Denim Skirt and Polka Dot Top were thrifted from GW Boutique
Sandals from Rainbow Shops
2-Chain necklace from my grandmother
Monday’s outfit was a bit more colorful
Colorful Maxi Skirt – Rugged Wearhouse
Orange Tank – GW Boutique
Sandals (old) – DSW
Necklace and Bracelets – Rugged Wearhouse
Which outfit did you like better?
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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday…Monday…Monday, I hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be and then some!
One of my weekend missions is to have all of the closets cleaned out by the end of the summer…or at least all of the bedroom closets cleaned out! Last Saturday after working with my son in his, we decided to store the sweaters and sweatshirts in Original Space Bags which were purchased from Ross
The Space Bags are sealed tight when the air is removed using a vacuum
I’ll get plastic shoe boxes from Dollar Tree for these summer shoes/sandals
Also purchased a Mainstays 2-Tier Garment Rack for skirts
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends, I hope everyone had a nice Father’s Day weekend!
Hubby had a nice one even with a change in dinner plans, but I was able to pull off what I think was a better meal than what we would have had at a restaurant. Yesterday he played a little one-on-one with Malik and fortunately, no injuries were sustained!
Father’s Day Dinner was baked Salmon, Spinach Shrimp Salad and Dill Potato Salad. Daddy’s (not mine) dessert was Lemon Meringue Pie and Talenti Gelato Mediterranean Mint.
Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!
Hello Friends, I hope you are having a nice weekend!
Saturday after donating a few bags of clothes to Goodwill, I took advantage of their Father’s Day Discount Sale.
Estee Lauder Off White Tote – $2.00
No Name Faux Leather Green Purse – $4.00
Apt 9 Black and White Dress – $5.00 (actually FREE)
Talbots Shorts – $3.75
New with Tags Merona ($14.99 @ Target) Tank – $3.75
Gray Old Navy T-Shirt – $3.75
Blue & White GEORGE Top – $3.75
White Axcess (Liz Claiborne Co) Tank – $3.75
Motherhood Nursing Maternity Top (NO I AM NOT PREGNANT but it fit) – $3.75
Black & White Floral Capri Pants from Dressbarn – $3.75
Goldtone Chain Belt and White “Ellie Mae” Rope Belt – $1.00 each
I wish I wore a size 5 – check out these Polka Dot Dr. Martens Loafers for $10.00!
Oops…didn’t get anything for daddy!
Happy Father’s Day – Smooches!
“You Are My Sunshine…my only sunshine…you make me happy when skies are grey…”
Thank You The ObamaCrat.Com for nominating me for
I am not exactly sure when I first started following The ObamaCrat.Com, but do remember that it took several times of reading the blog before I hit the “FOLLOW” button. You know me, I like to keep things light and fun and politics can be heavy and depressing. However, since there are other topics of interest sprinkled in, it made for a well rounded read.
Thank you my dear Bloggy Friend for this award…the other award…and still yet another award that I have to accept – you are definitely keeping me true to my game!!!
The rules of acceptance are as follows:
- Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog – CHECK
- Link to the person who nominated you – CHECK
- Answer 10 questions about yourself – THANKS FOR NOT ASKING ANY, SO I AM NOT ASKING EITHER!
- Nominate 10 bloggers – CHECK
- Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated – CHECK
My 10 Nominees are (in no particular order):
- Cindy Knoke
- Coily Locks
- Talking Experience
- Tough Cookie Mommy
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy FRI-YAY!
Sunday is Father’s Day, a day to honor and celebrate our dad; daddy; pops; pop-pop; grandfather; brother; uncle or significant other. Sunday is also the 14th anniversary of my father’s death. Talvage Cross, Jr., my father, didn’t raise me nor were we close I did however, love him very much.
He died on June 16, 1999, at the age of 61, a heart attack in a library in Cincinnati, Ohio. A man of meager means who loved to read, so for him to die in a Public Library was profound.
Talvage Cross, was a hard working and decent man; the man that married my mother in 1960; the man that assisted in my creation in 1961; the man that walked me down the aisle in 1990; and the man that consoled me when my sister, his daughter died in 1992. My sister, Gloria Cross, Jr., was named after his own sister Gloria who also died at an early age.
He was also the man that died before my sons had a chance to meet him, the first time they saw him he was laid in a coffin. They like me do not have a grandfather, they will never call another man granddaddy or pops, because hubby’s dad is also deceased.
On Sunday, my sons will be celebrating and honoring their father, another great man, or as Malik likes to call him “the old man” and for that I am blessed.
I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Hello Friends, I hope you had a good day.
I didn’t make it into work this morning because of a quick moving, yet severe rainstorm that caused me to turn around and head home. Fortunately the weather improved and it turned into a wonderful sunny afternoon.
I’m still on the Nutrisystem program and eating their meals but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped cooking dinner for my men. Last night’s easy breezy meal contained only 4 ingredients that took 40 minutes to prepare.
They really liked this dish and there was enough leftover for them to have for lunch today. If you try this recipe let me know, and if you put your own little twist on it, tell me what you used.
Boil pasta according to box instructions
Cut Turkey Sausage into bit size pieces
Cover sausage with 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup salad dressing
Cook 10 minutes
Add broccoli, cover and cook add’l 15 mins or until desired texture
Add to drained pasta
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese if desired
Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!
Today, my youngest begins volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware. It’s so very hard to find summer employment for teenagers these days, and he needs gas money, so I made him a deal. He will volunteer 3 hours a day, 3 times a week helping to prepare free summer meals for kids, and I will pay him $50.00 a week for gas and savings.
As a 17 year old male, it’s important for him to build a good work ethic, but to have an opportunity to work in a field that gives back builds character. I want him to understand that not everyone lives a privileged life and that we all have an obligation to help others. Whether it’s in donating money, clothing, food or time, we should all reach out into our communities to lend a helping hand.
Growing up in a housing project in New Rochelle, NY, my sister and I attended summer programs that provided free lunches. Even back then, I knew this not only helped us but our grandmother as well, and that it was important to be grateful. It would upset me when other kids would smash the milk cartons or throw away the fruit, I knew there were others even less fortunate who would have loved to have had that milk or piece of fruit.
If your High School student is also having a hard time finding employment for the summer, consider a volunteer opportunity in your area, it can also be a good topic for their Senior Project.
Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
Today’s WOW outfit is neon yellow and black – hope I don’t look like a BumbleBee!
Neon Tank – JCPenney ($4.99) // Capri Pants – GW Boutique ($4.00)
Leather wedges (old) – Kohl’s
Added a pop of turquoise with watch from Avon and stone in bracelet from Mizoutlet.com
Necklace – Jewelrymax.net