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Saturday's 60th Birthday Bash

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, the weather was simply gorgeous in Delaware despite a few intermittent rain drops.  Saturday I spent most of the morning in my son’s closet gathering clothes to be donated to the Cancer Federation. He doesn’t outgrow his clothes as quickly as his younger brother, but I was able to find enough to fill two large bags.

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Saturday evening hubby and I attended a celebration in honor of his friend’s 60th birthday. Hollywood is a long time friend and is the lead singer of Hollywood And The Final Kutt Band.  They have played all over Delaware and can be seen next at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington on September 5th.

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He and his wife live in a lovely row home in Wilmington where they have created a mini outdoor sanctuary filled with plants, a fish pond, cats, dogs and birds.

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For several hours we talked, laughed, shared stories and simply enjoyed ourselves in blessings and celebration of this milestone birthday.

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Did you have an opportunity to spend time with your family or friends this weekend?

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Saturday’s 60th Birthday Bash

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, the weather was simply gorgeous in Delaware despite a few intermittent rain drops.  Saturday I spent most of the morning in my son’s closet gathering clothes to be donated to the Cancer Federation. He doesn’t outgrow his clothes as quickly as his younger brother, but I was able to find enough to fill two large bags.

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Saturday evening hubby and I attended a celebration in honor of his friend’s 60th birthday. Hollywood is a long time friend and is the lead singer of Hollywood And The Final Kutt Band.  They have played all over Delaware and can be seen next at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington on September 5th.

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He and his wife live in a lovely row home in Wilmington where they have created a mini outdoor sanctuary filled with plants, a fish pond, cats, dogs and birds.

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For several hours we talked, laughed, shared stories and simply enjoyed ourselves in blessings and celebration of this milestone birthday.

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Did you have an opportunity to spend time with your family or friends this weekend?

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$avings At The Salvation Army

I was in Wilmington on Thursday for a doc appointment and afterwards I drove over to The Salvation Army which is located by the train station. As a child I remember my grandmother taking us shopping at a Salvation Army on North Avenue in New Rochelle and it was never fun or exciting. However, when I walked into this Salvation Army my heart started palpatating and my mind filled with excitement! It had been over 16 years since the last time I was here and things had really changed, the lighting was bright, the merchandise was neat and the space was huge. It was here back in the early ’90’s that we bought our first dining room set, a Butler’s Pantry and a crib. The pieces were nice but I had to strip and re-stain the table, re-upholster the chair pads and disinfect the crib. Although we no longer have the dining room set or crib I did keep the Butler’s Pantry and it is currently in our living room storing the “good China” and wedding photo albums.

According to the history of The Salvation Army it was founded based on the gospel of Jesus Christ helping the poor, the homeless, the hungry, and the destitute and what William Booth started in 1865, is just as relevant today. Donating and shopping at The Salvation Army helps so many people and great causes that it makes you feel good about spending money in their stores.

Upon entering this location what struck me was the department store atmosphere, the bright lighting, the open landscape, overly organized and color coordinated merchandise. I spent the first few minutes just walking around checking out the signage, tags and watching and listening to the associates interact with customers. The associates were busy on the floor yet, when they passed, they acknowledged you with a smile and a few kind words, this really made me feel welcomed, wanting to linger longer and spend more. I was so impressed that I sought out an employee who turned out to be the store manager, Don Walker. I expressed my delight explaining that I was a Blogger and would be writing about my positive experience. He thanked me, provided an update on the changes at the Salvation Army and then took the time to explain and write down the sales policies.

  • Monday and Tuesday – 1 color tag in every department is 50% off

  • Wednesday is Family Day and 3 colors in clothing, shoes and books are 50% off

  • Thursday/Friday/Saturday – 1 color tag in clothing and shoes is 50% off (yesterday it was Blue)

I love the fact that they are closed on Sundays, and sometimes I wish Delaware would return to the days of the “Blue Laws”. Stores were closed and people went to church, rested and/or spent time with family and friends. I think we all need a day to shut down and just take time to relax especially during these crazy times of discord. Don also told me that they get new furniture from a local store and it’s sold at extremely reduced prices, so if you are in the market for a leather Lazy Boy Chair, come here first. I took a lot of pictures so you can see just how organized, and spacious this location is and I vowed to return to do more shopping and less documenting.

Please note, because I took so many pics inside the store, I need to write another post detailing just my purchases. Look closely at the pictures to see how neat and clean the floors are, the hangers are all set straight, no dust on the furniture and the mirrors sparkle…I need this at my house!


OOTD – Happy Monday

Happy Monday, I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend. Hubby and I went to dinner at the Chesapeake Inn in Maryland to celebrate our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. The meal was delicious and the atmosphere was pleasant so we had a  nice evening as an old married couple sans our sons.

Today’s outfit is autumn-like in it’s coloring yet summer-like in it’s fabric and comfortable enough for today’s 87 degree weather.  The Octavia Thai Silk open-toe-pumps were on clearance for $12.97, and on the RocketDog website, they are listed for $59.95!

Top – Marshalls// Skirt – Goodwill// Pumps  – The Shoe Dept// Necklace/Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net//Ring – Mizoutlet.com// Watch – Avon// Bracelet – Flea Market Vendor


OOTD – Baby Boy Blues

On Saturday after the power was restored the men and I jumped into the car and drove to New Rochelle, NY for a cousin’s Baby Shower.  Nothing makes you more aware of your own aging until your “baby” cousins start having babies, in this case having her 2nd – a boy!  My cousin was just a toddler when she danced at our wedding and now she has her own dancing toddler.  Traffic on the Jersey Turnpike and GW Bridge was terrible and we got a little lost but once we arrived it was  a fun, fun family affair.  I was also able to see my “friend-for-life” and hopefully this weekend she and her friend will be stopping in Delaware so we can do some more catching up.

I love my family and had a great time – Congratulations and God Bless India and Mike!

Do you hear the theme song from “Taxi”?

India and Mike and their “dancing toddler”

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Mommy-To-Be is glowing in her maxi dress and skinny belt

My men with Mommy-to-be

Me with “grandma”

Sherrie, “a friend for life”

Maxi Dress – Ross// Scarf – Burlington Coat Factory// Sandals – Bare Feet Shoes// Bracelet – Flea Mkt Vendor// Ring – Avon

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Nail Art – Everything Old is New Again!

It seems like nail art is once again very popular – as the saying goes, “Everything Old Is New Again”.  

This is a picture of my nail art from my wedding day 22 years ago!   I requested my manicurist to add the pearls which he did by gluing and placing each one individually.   It was done a few days before the wedding and lasted well past our week long honeymoon in Cancun.

You’ll notice that hubby also had a manicure (pedicure and facial) which was my gift to him and his groomsmen.


Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop – 30% Off Everything Sale!

My favorite consignment shop is Charmingly Linda’s and she is having a big Memorial Day Sale, 3 days Everything is 30% off !  Earlier in the week I had stopped in and made a small purchase, and while there saw a pair of espadrilles that I liked but didn’t buy.  The next day I read about the sale on her Facebook post and made plans to go back on Thursday.

Linda has racks and racks of awesome designer women’s and men’s clothing, her boutique is warm and inviting and the customers are friendly.  After I completed my purchase I stayed a little longer assisting a few others with their selections.  For a short time I was a thrift fashion consultant, which was fun and just might become my second career.

I purchased the pink Joseph A Silk tank – $8.00

H&M Pencil Skirt – $8.00

Splendor! Skirt – new with tags ($58.00) – purchased for $12.00

Bakers – $19.00 – I love the beaded straps!

Purse (no tags) – $9.00

rock flower paper espadrilles – $9.00

Jewelry and accessories are included in the 30% off sale

Scarves and belts

Assisting a customer with evening wear

Accessorizing the dress


Charmingly Linda's Consignment Shop – 30% Off Everything Sale!

My favorite consignment shop is Charmingly Linda’s and she is having a big Memorial Day Sale, 3 days Everything is 30% off !  Earlier in the week I had stopped in and made a small purchase, and while there saw a pair of espadrilles that I liked but didn’t buy.  The next day I read about the sale on her Facebook post and made plans to go back on Thursday.

Linda has racks and racks of awesome designer women’s and men’s clothing, her boutique is warm and inviting and the customers are friendly.  After I completed my purchase I stayed a little longer assisting a few others with their selections.  For a short time I was a thrift fashion consultant, which was fun and just might become my second career.

I purchased the pink Joseph A Silk tank – $8.00

H&M Pencil Skirt – $8.00

Splendor! Skirt – new with tags ($58.00) – purchased for $12.00

Bakers – $19.00 – I love the beaded straps!

Purse (no tags) – $9.00

rock flower paper espadrilles – $9.00

Jewelry and accessories are included in the 30% off sale

Scarves and belts

Assisting a customer with evening wear

Accessorizing the dress


OOTD – BoHo Blue

Yea, today is my “FRI-YAY” because tomorrow I am off from work for my monthly staycation day.  Tayair and I will hit up the DMV early to renew his license and then have his car inspected.  I would love to go to the movies but  with schools being closed the last thing I want to do is stand in a long line for  MIB3, even though I want to see it – I love me some “Big Willy from Philly”!

I spent my lunch hour at Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop for her Memorial Days Blowout Sale and got some great buys that I will post later.  While there I assisted  a customer in selecting a dress and accessories for a wedding, it was a blast acting as a “fashion consultant”, it just might be my retirement career!

The official start of summer and yet it was another rainy overcast day, but we are blessed to have lived to see another one so the complaining stops here.  Have a fan-tab-u-lous day!

Top – Goodwill// Tie Dye Skirt – Marshalls// Wedge Shoes – Rugged Warehouse// Necklace & Earring Set – Jewelrymax.net// Ring – Flea Market Vendor