Posts Tagged ‘staycation’
HELLO FRIENDS & HAPPY SUMMER 2014!!!
Are you ready to get this summer started?
If so, grab a cold drink, kick off your shoes, sit back and chillax!
It doesn’t matter whether you are going on vacation or having a staycation, as long as there is music everything will be alright!
Here is a list of my 6 favorite Summer Songs
Let’s Chat: What are your favorite summer songs?
Yesterday’s staycation day was planned for dental, orthodontic and doctor appointments but I did manage to get in a little thrifting. I had wanted to go to the Christiana Mall for the Fashion Night Out (FNO) events but it didn’t start until 6:00. Wanting to be home before six I instead stopped at the Salvation Army. Not having been to the Salvation Army since 1996, I noticed a drastic change for the better and will post pics, my thoughts and of course my finds this weekend.
Top – Goodwill// Capris – Marshalls// Shoes – Ross// Necklace – Jewelrymax.net
I am on staycation today but it’s not being spent lying poolside, instead it’s in and out of doctor offices. Tayair had dental appointment for two cavities on his front teeth and then an orthodontist appointment to put the wires back onto his braces. He usually goes solo to his appointments but I needed to go for a consult with the orthodontist. Now that Tayair is 20, he will be undergoing facial surgery to correct his elongated jaw bone. Age 20/21 is the normal time that a person face has reached it’s lifetime size.
Tayair was born 3 months prematurely with a myriad of medical issues so he is used to surgery, but it has been 15 years since his last procedure and I am a little nervous. The surgery is considered routine by the surgeon but cosmetic so the cost will be out of pocket. We have to do what we have to do, and it will be an improvement for him so it’s worth it (hello more debt).
Heading out shortly for my annual GYN appointment in Wilmington. Depending on what time I get done I may stop at the Christiana Mall for tonight’s FNO activities.
Hope you are having a fantabulous day!
Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a great day and are looking forward to the Labor Day holiday. I was on staycation yesterday so I didn’t get a chance to post Vlogger of The Week, but today’s video is right on time if you are hosting a holiday party.
Cooking with Carolyn is one of my favorite vlogs and this particular video features preparations and tips for throwing a large family party /barbecue. Carolyn is the creator of Grand Diamond Seasonings (FB page) and is a cook extraordinaire who in my opinion should have her own television show on the Food Network.
Check out the videos and I hope it inspires you to try some of her fantastic recipes. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!!!
Today is my “YAY-DAY” because tomorrow I’m off for a stay-ca-day to start the long Labor Day holiday weekend. Today’s outfit is layered like the leaves on the lawn …. don’t go summer…please stay a wee bit longer (wiping away tears). Not ready to put away the summer wear so I covered this spaghetti strap maxi with a front zip vest thrifted from Goodwill, accented with a red belt from Ross. Popping more of the red with earrings inherited from my lil sis who passed away in 1992, a bracelet from MizOutlet.com and covered one stone in my ring with red nail polish. The polish is easily removed for a change of color to accent another outfit. I thought about wearing red shoes but decided on these black and white stripped wedges from Marshalls.
Avon super Shock liquid lip shine in Red
No makeup, heels or jewelry, only shorts/tanks, sandals and a bathing suit for 5 wonderful, sun-filled days. Whether it’s called a VACATION or STAYCATION, living “the Life of Riley” is a beautiful thing. Sleeping in late; eating breakfast on the back deck; poolside lounging; laughing with and loving family and friends was the perfect way to spend the long July 4th Holiday. It was also the first time that we did not go out to watch fireworks, I did however, watch Wawa Welcome America and loved Lauryn Hill’s surprise performance. I was also able to watch more of the Twilight Zone Marathon, “Time Enough At Last” with Burgess Meredith is my favorite episode! I did do a little yard work and paid the price with my annual case of poison ivy – oh how I hate the itch!!!
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and now it’s back to reality!
Peasant top – Walmart// Bleached Denim Skirt – Goodwill (here)// Sandals – Urbanog.com// Bracelet – Rainbow Shops// Ring – Payless// Earrings – Jewelry Box
Thank Goodness It’s Tuesday – which is officially my Friday at least as far as work is concerned. After today I will have the next 3 days off from work, no 3 hour daily commuting in rush hour traffic until Monday the 9th – oh happy day!
I plan on spending most of my staycation lounging poolside eating, drinking, and reading. I’ll throw in a little housework, movie watching and napping to round things out – lol.
I hope you and yours have a fun-filled and safe 4th.
Embellished top – Ross// Capris – Marshalls or TJ Maxx// Shoes – Boscov’s// Bracelets – Flea Market Vendor
I am counting down my 2-day work week, I so love when a holiday falls in the middle of the week. Today I threw on something cool, comfortable and wrinkle-free, a spaghetti strap maxi covered with a tank top. Can you tell I am ready for my 5-day staycation!!
Maxi Dress – Walmart (last season)// Tank – Avon// Sandals – Charlotte Russe// Ring and Bracelet – Jewelry Box// Earrings – Burlington Coat Factory
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