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Weekend Wind-Down Party # 14 |Bloggers Networking

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-YaY

Welcome to Week 14 of the #WWDParty!

It’s official Spring has finally sprung, look who I caught poking around outside!

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

 

With my son’s graduation right around the corner on the 22nd of May it’s time to get some yard and house work done which will begin in earnest tomorrow.  

Tonight I begin the income taxes and no, I didn’t start them last Friday but now I have hit the deadline wall!

However, before I begin, let’s get this party started by introducing the Featured Bloggers

The Sunny Patch

The Sunny Patch

Dumpster Diving Darling

Dumpster Diving Darling

Bakewell Junction

Bakewell Junction

Happy House and Home

Happy House and Home

Yesterfood

Yesterfood

The Inspired Wren

The Inspired Wren

Thank you all and please feel free to add this button to your blog and check our Pinterest Page as you are also featured there.

I WAS FEATURED #WWDPARTY

Please follow these rules in order to be considered as a Featured Blogger

WWDParty Rules

 

 

As one of your hosts, I would like to welcome you all and ask that you not just “link and leave” but to stick around, read a few other blogs and follow one or all of us.

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

 

This Simple Home

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De Divah Deals

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Instagram

Snippets of Inspiration

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A Living Sacrifice

Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Etsy/LinkedIn

Mustard Seed Mommy

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Moms Who Save

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Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing you at the #WWDParty!

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Weekend Wind-Down Party

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party (#WWDParty)

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I am definitely glad to see this week end because between hubby’s hospitalization and my stomach virus this has definitely been a heck of a week. I am glad for the weekend even though I need to start working on my 2013 income taxes, yes, I said, “start”.  I don’t know where the time went but it snuck up on me too quickly this year.  turbo tax

I finally got a chance to check out everyone’s posts Tuesday night and needless to say, if my stomach wasn’t messed up, I would have been drooling over some of those decadent desserts!  

Congratulations to this week’s Featured Bloggers

Reviews, Chews and How-To's

Reviews, Chews and How-To’s

Purple Hues and Me

Purple Hues and Me

The Casual Craftlete

The Casual Craftlete

the colored door

the colored door

Bakewell Junction

Bakewell Junction

View from the Fridge

View from the Fridge

Please feel free to post this button on your blog and check our Pinterest page as you are also being featured there.

I WAS FEATURED #WWDPARTY

The rules remain the same and it would be nice to see more link backs to the party, as this is the only way to be selected as a Featured Blogger as well as it being a courteous guest.

WWDParty Rules

 

We hope that you won’t just post and run but will take time to visit at least 3 other blogs then follow your hosts on at least one Social Media platform.

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

This Simple Home

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+

De Divah Deals

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/LinkedIn/

Instagram

Snippets of Inspiration

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+

A Living Sacrifice

Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Etsy/LinkedIn

Mustard Seed Mommy

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/Instagram

Moms Who Save

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Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the party!



Texting Tuesday in the Cold

Hello Friends and Happy Texting Tuesday

I recently read an article about touch screen gloves by The North Face company that allows users to use their Smartphones to text in the cold weather without having to remove them.  Being the frugal fashionista that I am, I doubt if I’ll ever purchase a pair considering the $45 cost and the fact that I really do not need them.  I don’t live in New York City or Philadelphia, my commute is in the car which of course is a no texting while driving zone, so for the short amount of time I do spend outdoors, I think my fingers can handle it.

Texting in the cold

Today’s dress for less outfit is accented by a pink suede jacket from GW Boutique (Goodwill) and faux suede loafers from Wally World (Walmart) that I DIY studded.

DIY Studded Loafers

Pink is obviously one of my favorite colors as evidenced by my OtterBox cell phone shell.

Thrifted Suede Jacket from Goodwill

Slacks and scarf are closet staples and polka dot top is also thrifted from GW Boutique.

Slacks and Scarf - closet staples

Cell Phone Shell from OtterBox

What do you think, would you purchase a pair of the touchscreen gloves or do you already have a pair?

Today I am linking up with Thrifters Anonymous.

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!

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Throwback Thursday DIY

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Can you believe that next week it will be Labor Day, the unofficial end of Summer – where did August go? I don’t know about you but I don’t rush to put away my summer clothes and break out the Autumn gear.  I like to leisurely linger into Indian Summer by continuing to wear white jeans and sundresses.

Last year I did a few Labor Day DIY’s one of which was upcycling a Sundress into a Maxi Skirt, you can read that post HERE.  Today I am wearing that Maxi Skirt with a mustard-color blouse thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) and Wedge Sandals from Target.

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TLP Handbag – TJ Maxx

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When the weather cools, I will wear an oversized sweater with the skirt

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Gold tone accessories including watch from Avon and ring from Burlington Coat Factory

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Are you ready for the cooler weather of Autumn or are you like me and love the heat of the Summer?

Today I am linking up with Katherines Corner, come on over and congratulate her on reaching 10,000 followers – woohoo!

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Dollar Tree Dome

Woohoo the weekend is here….well almost…in a few hours…really really soon!

Check out the Dollar Tree Dome that I bought yesterday, and with all the rolls of ribbon I have in stock I can make this puppy match almost every outfit in my wardrobe!

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Sundress – $7.99 from Rugged Wearhouse

Bamboo Bow Tie Wedges – Ross

LOOK AT WHAT SOME ‘RASCALLY RABBIT’ DID TO MY GARDEN!

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AND LOOK WHAT I FOUND ON MY DESK THIS MORNING!

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A perfect way to end the work week, it’s nice when peers take the time to say they appreciate you and the work that you do.

Do you take time to show or tell co-workers that you appreciate them?

Around the water cooler this afternoon with 3lilapples – come on over and met a new blogger.

I appreciate you and hope you have a fantabulous weekend – Smooches!

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OOTD – Brass with Black & White

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

The weather is warming up nicely despite yesterday’s hail storm, yes, it hailed in Middletown, Delaware. I hadn’t reached town yet therefore, I missed it but my girlfriend posted a pic on Facebook (LIKE me) and it was awesome, actual golf ball size hail in May – this global warming ain’t no joke!

I am getting a little impatient with the weather and am no longer waiting to go sleeveless or wear sandals as evidenced by today’s outfit. I added a little pop of color to the black and white with a coral watch and ring. The brass statement necklace with matching earrings I’ve had for over 25 years and paired them with a hammered brass bangle bracelet.

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Striped Skirt (old) – Marshalls // Top – GW Boutique // FUBU purse – Burlington Coat Factory

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Sunnies – Rugged Wearhouse

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I am so ready to wear white jeans.

What are you most looking forward to wearing this summer?

Linking up with Katherine’s Corner and Thoughtful Thursday

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Brass with Black & White

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

The weather is warming up nicely despite yesterday’s hail storm, yes, it hailed in Middletown, Delaware. I hadn’t reached town yet therefore, I missed it but my girlfriend posted a pic on Facebook (LIKE me) and it was awesome, actual golf ball size hail in May – this global warming ain’t no joke!

I am getting a little impatient with the weather and am no longer waiting to go sleeveless or wear sandals as evidenced by today’s outfit. I added a little pop of color to the black and white with a coral watch and ring. The brass statement necklace with matching earrings I’ve had for over 25 years and paired them with a hammered brass bangle bracelet.

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Striped Skirt (old) – Marshalls // Top – GW Boutique // FUBU purse – Burlington Coat Factory

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ootd 5 9 13 016 Brass Necklace & Earring Set and Bracelet – jewelry box // watch – Avon // Ring – DIY Ombre with nail polish

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Sunnies – Rugged Wearhouse

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I am so ready to wear white jeans.

What are you most looking forward to wearing this summer?

Linking up with Katherine’s Corner and Thoughtful Thursday

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Penney's Peplum

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

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ootd 5 8 13 013 Linking up with The Pleated Poppy – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

sverve

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OOTD – Penney’s Peplum

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Hubby’s day was nice and I want to thank you for all the birthday well wishes.  I didn’t get the Walgreen’s Gift Card but did cook a wonderful meal, we had baked salmon, stuffed clams, steamed potatoes and coleslaw, dessert was a Lemon Meringue Pie which is his favorite.

I had hoped for warmer weather to wear this sleeveless BisouBisou Peplum top, but it’s a rainy drab day so I added a lightweight cardigan.

ootd 5 8 13 017 Peplum Top – JCPenney // Skirt – CitiTrends // Peep Toe Pumps – Payless

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Bubble Necklace – Rainbow Shops

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Watch – Traci Lynn Jewelry

ootd 5 8 13 002 Clutch – DIY ~ DeDivahDesigns

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ootd 5 8 13 013 Linking up with The Pleated Poppy – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

sverve

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OOTD – Avon and Animal Print

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

Today’s outfit is the Avon color block dress which was first featured in this May 2012 post, wow, time sure does fly by!  This time I decided to pair it with a little animal print from the matching earring & necklace set to the shoes and small pouch which was a DIY project.

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ootd 5 6 13 017 This small canvas pouch was covered with surplus fabric using a hot glue gun.  It’s a perfect size to carry a wallet, cell phone and keys.

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The lucite earrings and necklace set was purchased at Jewelrymax.com and the lucite rings from Burlington Coat Factory

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy’s Monday Mingle – hop on over and meet a new blogger

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches

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