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Casual Friday – Autumn Attire

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In Delaware it is officially Autumn, the temps have dropped considerably (in the 50’s) and hubby even turned on the heat which I am definitely not happy about!

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This sleeveless top was thrifted from GW Boutique (Goodwill) and the slacks were purchase a few seasons ago at Boscov’s.  Asymmetrical sweater was purchased either at TJMaxx or Marshall’s also a few seasons ago.

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Put on a sweater if you are cold – “don’t turn on the ding dang dong heat – man!”  Can you tell that I am a miser – heck you can even call me Scrooge!

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Pumps // Avon

I love the fact that Avon has really “stepped up” their shoe game because not only are they cute but they are also extremely comfortable!

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Have you started wearing your Autumn Attire?

It snowed in upstate New York and Ohio so soon I will be wearing sweaters, hats, scarves and gloves – I am so not ready but maybe this year, hubby will be able to use his snow blower!

Have a fantabulous afternoon/evening – Smooches!

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Father's Day Friday

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.

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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.

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I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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Father’s Day Friday

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.

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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.

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I am wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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OOTD – Finally Friday

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Well we made it through another week and for that I am thankful.  It was a roller coaster of events with all the strange things happening in the world.  I continue to pray for the 3 kidnapped victims in Cleveland and no matter what he did in his past, Charles Ramsey, you are definitely to be commended for being at the right place at the right time – thank you bro!

The heat is on so I chose to wear a skirt instead of jeans as I normally do on casual Fridays.

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Gladiator Sandals – DSW

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I hope the temps remain high as the pool is scheduled to be opened next week!

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Watch – Avon // Ring & Bracelets – jewelry box // nails be be done this afternoon!

Linking up with The Friday Chaos Blog Hop – come on over and join in on the fun!

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Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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OOTD – Foggy Monday

Hello Friends and Happy DST Monday!

Woke up thinking it would be a bright and sunny Pre-Spring day, instead it was a dark and damp foggy morning, oh well at least I woke up a lot of people didn’t! (Blessed). The day started out much like most people’s heads…a little foggy, why don’t we abolish Daylight Savings Time, it’s original purpose is no longer valid, what do you think?

Driving in fog is dangerous yet some people feel the need to speed which makes it even worse, unfortunately 6 teenagers lost their lives in Ohio due excessive speeding – God rest their souls! (News Report)

Which brings me to another reason why I don’t like car shopping for my son’s, too many young people die in car crashes. As most of you know my lil sis, Gloria was killed in a car crash in 1992, she was only 29, and not a day goes by that I don’t think of her!

Shake it off … shake it off… sorry, didn’t mean to bring you down!

Let’s clear the way for the outfit of the day.

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Black Pencil Skirt – Boscov’s // Colorful Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Animal Print Pumps – DSW // Dooney & Burke Purse – closet staple // Ring and Bracelet – Mizoutlet.com

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What do you think about these pumps with this outfit – should I have worn the green cap-toe pumps from Target?

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One good thing about Daylight Savings Time it will be a sunshine filled commute home!

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Linking up today with #YOLOMondays – join in to meet a new blogger.
Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

A few weeks ago I was nominated for another Very Inspiring Blogger Award by The Big Forest, a blogger from the UK whose pictures always delight me.  If in the real world we could present these types of awards to people who we’ve never met but simply enjoy what they represent I think the world would be a better place.  I am always honored and humbled to receive recognition from a fellow blogger and take great pride in nominating others.

The rules of acceptance are:

Display the award logo on your blog

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Link back to the person who nominated you

http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/

State 7 things about yourself

1. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio;

2. Raised in New Rochelle, NY;

3. In my next life I want to be a beach bum;

4. It takes a lot to make me angry and I can’t remember the last time I was;

5. I am 3.5 years nicotine free and being a quitter was the best decision of my life;

6. I look for the good in everyone, however, some people make it very difficult;

7. I hate to sweat, therefore, I hate to exercise, but have to in order to balance out my love of carbs

Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them

In no particular order I am nominating the following bloggers whose posts I enjoy reading:

1. http://www.coffeeandcardigans.com/

2. http://livingoutsidethestacks.com/

3. http://pslovecharli.com/

4. http://fashionforlunch.wordpress.com/

5. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/

6. http://faddrops.wordpress.com/

7. http://www.mail4rosey.com/

8. http://sugarandswag.com/

9. http://thereversecommuter.wordpress.com/

10. http://myfashionforwardblog.wordpress.com/

11. http://lezoemusings.wordpress.com/

12. http://katherinescorner.com/

13. http://www.quitetheblog.com/

14. http://www.ohsoamelia.com/

15. http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/

Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements

Have a wonderful night – Smooches!

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