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Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I trust you all had a nice weekend and are now having a productive and stress-free day. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know we have a large Magnolia tree in the side yard that only produces one or two blossoms each year – this is what it looked like last year ( post )
This Magnolia tree was planted over 11 years ago, yet it has only produced 1 or 2 blooms but this year we got 4 – can you find them? The blossoms are so very fragrant but the leaves are a mess.
Worthington Top – JC Penney // Talbots Pants – GW Boutique
If it produced more blossoms the air would be filled with a beautiful southern scent.
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Hello Friends and Happy Monday!
There definitely should be an extra day between Saturday and Sunday because trying to squeeze in chores and relaxation into two can be exhausting! I trust you all had an enjoyable weekend and hopefully are half way through a stress free Monday.
Today’s outfit is a simple two piece skirt and sleeveless tank that I must have bought about 10 years ago and thanks to the elastic waistband, I will probably have it another 10 years!
Too much of this makes for a very mellow Monday!
How are you feeling today?
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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!
Today is going to be another hot and steamy day, and this is actually Heatwave #4. If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the 5-day forecast for the Delaware Valley – HOT HOT and HOTTER. The Meteorologist stated he preferred the cold and snow of winter but I love the heat of the summer. Deciding what to wear isn’t a challenge since I’m in an air conditioned car or office most of the day and I was going to wear all black but decided to throw in a little pink.
7:00 am and the sun is shining brightly
Which do you prefer, the cold of Winter or the heat of Summer?
Love my Pink & White pumps from Rugged Wearhouse
Tank – GW Boutique // Pencil Skirt – Walmart
Enjoy your day and stay cool – Smooches!
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Hello Friends, we have a new addition to the family!
On Wednesday, we welcomed a new little bundle to the family, it’s name is Spark, Chevy Spark. When Tayair pulled up the driveway I almost cried, it was the cutest little car I’ve ever seen. Not quite as small as a “Smart Car” but just as cute and compact as the Volkswagen Beetle was back in the ’30’s.
The 2002 Hyundai Elantra that Malik was driving began acting up, even after a replaced engine, the brakes and rods began to go and it just nickeled and dimed us so it was time to get rid of it, we will donate it to Goodwill. We decided to hand down the 2005 Honda that was purchased in April and then get Tayair a new vehicle. My husband had visited Diver Chevrolet last week and thought the Spark would be the perfect car for him, one that would get him from Point A to Point B and would last for many, many, many years!
Not having purchased a new vehicle since 2005, it was amazing to see all the bells and whistles in this basic car. I thought my friend’s Mercedes was loaded with amazing features but this little Spark was also equipped with some awesome controls, including Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth, 9 airbags, USB outlet, touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and an emergency communication system (OnStar 6-month free trial).
I didn’t realize it was a 4-door, and squealed with delight when he opened the back doors, so cute and surprisingly comfortable with ample leg and head room.
The trunk was a bit too small for me and there isn’t a spare tire, instead an air compressor and a can of “fix it flat”, but with OnStar just a push of a button will get you emergency service.
This vehicle will be in the family for a long time to come and I can honestly say that it’s a welcomed addition even with the car payments!
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What is your favorite grilled food? Mine are kabobs, whether made with chicken, beef, seafood or lamb, I like putting together ingredients for kabobs.
My BFF from New Rochelle was visiting this weekend, so in addition to some “girl talk” and a few cold Peach Bellinis, we dined on crabs, shrimp and chicken kabobs.
Girlfriends for Life!
Chicken breasts, mushrooms, Mango, grape tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, Adobe Seasoning, pepper, Lawry Hawaiian Marinade
Soak wood skewers in cool water
Thoroughly wash mushrooms, rinse tomatoes and peppers
Dice red onion, if cut under stove’s exhaust fan there are no tears
Cut mango, mushrooms, sweet peppers and chicken into bite size pieces
Season with Adobe and pepper
Skewer alternating veggies, mango and chicken. I usually start and end with a grape tomato, they seem to hold everything in place.
Pour on marinade, cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
Fire up the grill and place on non-stick foil, depending on your grill’s temp, cook thoroughly until chicken is done.
Remove from grill and let sit for a few minutes before serving.
Crabs and Shrimp purchased from Lewes Fishhouse.
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Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I hope your day is going well and that it is productive and stress-free. I overdid it with the outdoor activities and today I am paying the price, both my mind and body are tired! Maintaining a pool is hard work and the older I get the less enjoyable it is. Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy lounging poolside but the Spring setup takes a lot of time, just vacuuming takes over an hour. I also have to do some comparison shopping for a new solar cover, think I’ll start with Daily Deal Superstore.
Today’s outfit is a mix of heavy and light because the temps were not expected to rise until later in the day.
Denim Maxi Skirt – EastEssence.com // Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse // Top – Target
Belt – Rainbow Shops // Earring & Necklace Set – Jewelrymax.net // Ring – Avon
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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday
After a wonderfully warm weekend the temperatures have reversed course and fallen back into Autumn, dropping down into the 30’s and 40’s! Yesterday I was in shorts preparing for the pool opening and today I am wearing fall clothing – this is crazy. The forecast calls for 80 degrees by Thursday so we will be going from sweaters to sleeveless tanks in less than a week, I don’t remember Spring temps being up and down like this – do you?
Skirt – Boscov’s // Tank – JCPenney // Leopard Print Cardigan – Ross
Leopard Print Pumps – DSW
Belt – Avon (Mark)
I ordered my NutriSystem foods today to get “Summer Time Ready” – wish me luck!
Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!
Beyonce is Lending Her Voice for GOOD – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.
If you haven’t heard the news – “Lady B” aka Beyonce Knowles-Carter aka “Blue Ivy’s mommy” is lending her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work. “Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” said Beyonce.
Beyonce is encouraging fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in LA. There will be a mobile donation centers onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The monies received from the the sales will benefit Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.
As you know, my sister before her untimely death was employed by Goodwill which is why I am such a big supporter of them. I must admit that I am not a fan of Beyonce’s music but am definitely a fan of this endeavor.
What are your thoughts?
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Hello friends and Happy Monday before Thanksgiving 2012!
Weekends seem to fly by and this one was no exception especially since I spent most of yesterday washing and pressing all of my thrifted Goodwill goodies. Sometimes I wonder how a silk blouse or cute skirt could have been donated but then I think about all the items I’ve donated over the years and say, “yep, it was too small, too big or my closet is just too full!”
I simply adore these shoes and am amazed that I found them in blue as well – jackpot!
Black skirt was previously thrifted from Goodwill in Exton, PA and the belt was purchased back in the ’80’s
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HAVE A FANTABULOUS AFTERNOON – SMOOCHES!
Let the countdown begin!
Hello Friends and Happy Monday. I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend with a chance to relax. If you follow me on Instagram or Foursquare you know that I spent mine cleaning out desk drawers, shopping at Costco, Walmart and upgrading my Blackberry to a Smartphone at Radio Shack. This morning I spent way too much time trying to decide on a belt and eventually settled on one that I’ve had since college, sometimes it pays to keep things.
Remember when I purchased the the pencil skirt and top from Target (here). The shoes and cami were purchased at Ross.
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