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Hello Friends, I hope all is well in your world.
I bet if you asked the question “where is the “Happiest Place on Earth”, most people would respond Florida, right? But how about if you asked this question, “where is the germiest place on Earth”
I don’t know about you, but for me it’s at the gas station, but it’s not the gas station’s bathrooms, it’s the gas station’s gas pumps! With a 100 mile daily commute I am at a gas station at least twice a week filling up, just follow me on Swarm/Foursquare to get an idea. And it’s because I’m there so often I sometimes wonder about the person who used the tank handle before me and if the gas station attendants regularly clean the handles.
Just the thought of touching all those germs from the millions of hands grosses me out to the max! That is why I keep plastic gloves in my glove box, after all, that’s where gloves are supposed to be kept – right? I also have a box of gloves hanging by the back door at home so I can grab a few if I run out of the ones in the car.
I know people have stared at me at the pumps, but I don’t care and I feel better knowing that I am not getting or spreading germs at these pumps. Afterall, with all these viruses and diseases being spread around it’s better to be safe than sorry.
What say you, do you have a germ phobia?
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Thankful Thursday
This week there are several things for which I am thankful and of course it begins with my family, friends and faith. I am also thankful that my youngest son is learning a few hard lessons while still at home. Ever since we gave him a car he has tried to add options to jazz it up, some good…others not so much. The latest was a set of rims that he received from a friend that I told him not to put on, did he listen? Nope. Unfortunately, they were too large for his vehicle so he had to pay our mechanic to remove them! #hardhead
Early Monday morning, he slowly followed me to Middletown Car Care to drop it off and then I had to drive him to school. Needless to say, it was early morning and you know I am NOT a morning person!
Skirt and Top | JCPenney // Shoes |The Shoe Dept // Necklace | TraciLynn Jewelry
I was not happy nor was he because he had to take my pictures! Oh well, a small price to pay for the cost of having to have those dang tires taken off his car! #teenagers
I am also thankful that my son understands that even though I nag him, I do it only because I have his best interests at heart. Does your children appreciate your nagging, nope, but are you thankful for the nagging your parents did with you?
Okay, it’s your turn, what are you thankful for this week?
Stay Blessed – No Stress in the New Year!
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday
My youngest will be entering High School as a Senior which means no more standing at the bus stop in the rain…he drives, and no more back to school shopping…he wouldn’t be caught dead shopping with his mother…besides he has his own Debit Card.
His last year in High School is bittersweet but it doesn’t mean I can’t go “Back to School Shopping” and take advantage of the end of the season sales.
I may not be doing this…
But I can do this…
Which is what I did at TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory!
Jessica Simpson Wedge Shoes @ TJ Maxx
Floral Dress – $15.00
Black & White Stripped Maxi – $19.99
Unlisted loafers – $19.99
Bandolino Blue Patent Leather Wedges – $19.99
I didn’t purchase, but these Bandolino pumps were so comfy @ $24.99
Leaving TJ Maxx I saw Barbie, a true fashionista, whose skirt and top were purchased at Nzinga’s Boutique. A perfect outfit to wear out and about running errands or shopping (s/o to Steve aka Ken – lol)
Next I drove down Naamans Road to Burlington Coat Factory at the Tri State Mall
Maxi Dress – $14.98
Floral hi-low dress – $6.98
Infinity Scarf $5.98
Infinity Scarf – $4.98
I also purchased a pair of CitiClassifed Pumps ($9.98) and Yellow Evening Bag ($7.98) – I love clearance racks just as much as thrifting!
Next year we will be paying College tuition so there will be no more Back to School Shopping for me, also bittersweet!
Have you done any Back to School shopping or taken advantage of the end of season sales?
Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
In my current job I no longer have much of an opportunity to travel and my daily commute from Middletown, DE to West Chester, PA can be quite boring. Yesterday I had the chance to make a site visit to Marlton, NJ, or as I like to call it, “Exit 4 on the Jersey Turnpike”. Not to say that driving straight away on the turnpike wasn’t boring because it was, what made it all worthwhile was the location itself.
The building is surrounded with a man made pond that has ducks, a fountain and beautiful flora. The Atrium is also serene and peaceful with tall palm trees, plants and flowers. I think coming into this building on a daily would put anyone in the right frame of mind no matter what the traffic was like in getting there. Here are just a few pictures of the outside, I will post the interior shots tomorrow.
Quasi Botanical Gardens
Blouse – Walmart // Capris – GW Boutique // Sandals -Rainbow Shop
There are tables and chairs if you want to sit outside to have lunch or just enjoy the view
Have a fantastical day – 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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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!
This morning I woke up blessed but stressed which is not the norm for me. Before driving into work I stopped at Middletown Car Care to check on the status of “Miranda”, Tayair’s old car. We took it in last week for a diagnosis to determine if is was worth having it serviced and then given to Malik or not serviced and left on the lot to be sold. I don’t like being stressed or carrying a burden so I am going to relax, take a deep breath, exhale and then release it into the atmosphere.
Friday Eve and it’s not very Springy, it’s overcast and cloudy, a “jeans and t-shirt” type of day, but since I can’t wear that to work it’s a “two-tone dress” type of day.
How do you release stress?
Dress – Ross// Animal Print Peep Toe Shoes – Charmingly Linda’s Consignment Shop
I am stronger than my stress!
These legs really need some sun!
Earrings were a gift from an IBM manager that I supported in 1983!
Necklace was purchased from Flea Market vendor and then I used nail polish to add color to the stones
Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!
Hello Friends and Happy Saturday
The car search for #1 son is over, and not a moment too soon, “Miranda” his 2002 Elantra was taken in for service Monday and unfortunately won’t be coming back – so sad too bad! Her replacement is a Silver 2005 Honda Civic from Wolf’s Elite Autos in Stanton. I pulled a CarFax report and it had a high rating, 2 previous owners, and the outside is nice with only 1 small ding. The inside is clean but the locks and windows are manual! Can you believe they were making vehicles in the 2000’s with manual windows and locks, it was hilarious, but the price was excellent and Honda has a good reputation.
Hubby and #1 Son
Proud new owner
Now on to search for a car for son #2