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One Day at a Time

Hello friends, I trust you all had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was busy as usual, starting with another Yard Sale Saturday morning where I also recorded a brief video on Periscope, “Toni’s Tips for a Successful Yard Sale” check it out here.  This month I scheduled the Yard Sale to begin an hour later at 8:00 am and then it rained so I didn’t make as much money as I normally do.  I did however, make enough extra pocket change for a few trips to the grocery store including getting ingredients for yesterday’s Slow Cooked Lamb Riblets.  It also gave me yet another opportunity to clear out more clothes, shoes and accessories from my closet. 

wearing a maxi skirt to work

 Speaking of clearing out closets, today’s featured outfit is a closet staple which won’t be going anywhere anytime soon because  it’s comfy, fits well and it’s is a maxi skirt, what more can I say.

wearing a mxi skirt to work

This maxi skirt was purchased from Marshall’s and it part of the Valerie Bertinelli  collection, and for you old heads, you may remember when she play Barbara Cooper on the 70’s sitcom “One Day at a Time” which is actually still being shown every night on Antenna TV.  For you youngsters, she was also married to rocker Eddie Van Halen and now has a cooking show on the Food Network, oh and she was born in Wilmington, Delaware which I never knew. 

maxi skirt from Marshall's

 Anywho, I haven’t shopped Marshall’s in a long time so I am not sure what other items are in her collection, but I do love this multi-patterned skirt.  I believe this top was also purchased at Marshall’s, however, it could be from Ross. 

Valerie Bertinelli maxi skirt Taking it one day at a time is also today’s theme as you may have gathered if you read my earlier post.  This is the anniversary of the death of my sister, Gloria.  One Day at a Time is the only way to keep a positive outlook on life when tragedy strikes at an early age; so as I close out another day without my lil sis, I want thank you all for helping to heal a whole in my heart with your love and support. 

Enjoy the rest of your day and we’ll chat soon!

Thankful and Throwback Thursday OOTD

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Hello friends and Happy Thankful Thursday.


I don’t know about you, but with each new day I feel as though I can be a blessing to someone else. It can be as simple as retweeting an inspirational message or leaving a thoughtful comment.  Stopping to have a conversation with a co-worker or even a stranger, a smile or just saying, “hello”, because you never know what may be going on in their world.


Life is so precious and I think it’s in the best interest of us all to treat our fellow human beings with kindness and dignity because you never know when you may be looking for someone to do the same for you.  

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This Thursday, I am thankful for everyone who is reading this post and would be even more thankful if you shared it! Hey, a blogger can ask can’t she.  

I am desperately trying to wear all of my summer clothes before the end of September so this is going to be a 2 fer, maxi skirts that I wore in July and August and also in 2013.

purple maxi skirt - old navy

Purple maxi skirt is from Old Navy and the Merona top is from Target which I also wore on June 26th, 2013 (see here)

fashion after fifty outfit of the day

As you can see “Ms Elle” made an appearance twice this week.

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I love having hubby as my photographer, but he doesn’t tell me when something is out of place.  He said, “I thought your shirt was supposed to be this way!” Men!  Good thing he is not being paid!

maxi skirt outfit of the day


The watch is Avon and bracelet from Rugged Wearhouse.

maxi skirt outfit of the day

This floral cowl neck tank is one of my favorites which was on clearance at JCPenney last summer.  The black skirt is thrifted from Goodwill.

tote from Avon

This perfectly sized tote if from Avon as is the wrap around bracelet and watch.  I believe the other bracelets and rings were purchased at Rugged Wearhouse and the sandals are from Payless.

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I am thankful that I enjoy dressing for less, otherwise I would be broke!  I am also thankful for my family, friends and of course my faith.  

How about you, what makes you thankful this Thursday?  

Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!



PS Here is the same purple maxi and top on 6/27/13