Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lest you forget...

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Present Fascination: Legwear.




































Legwear! Yes, I love it. Soft, semi-sheer patterned tights, cozy leg warmers, playful knee socks...

Merely More...

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And it's something quite peculiar...



Under the Milky Way, by Sia
Most beautiful song I've ever heard from a car commercial!
The commercial itself is visually nice to look at, but the song put a big fancy red bow on top.
I had to hear (and buy) the full length version.

Merely More...

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Rain & Snow...Winter Boots.




















These shearling snow boots are on their way to my doorstep. I'm hoping they will keep my (forever cold) feet warm this winter. Though I'd like to think completely practical about winter boots, I can't help but to think aesthetics as well;) These also caught my eye...

Merely More...

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Before Sunrise.































Before Sunrise, Movie
So Romantic & Charming! Sigh.
Directly after watching this, I picked up Ethan Hawke's novel,  
The Hottest State.

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Royal Empire Apple Fritters.



















Craving some yeast dough apple fritters, I made these. 
The family loved them. Warm, slightly crunchy on the outside, soft & moist on the inside, big apple flavor, hint of cinnamon, deep-fried, real deal "bready goodness"!

Merely More...

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Being who you are, while becoming the person you want to be.

"Just Be Who You Are."
It sounds like such a "natural" thing. It is said like it's a "simple" thing to do. But, when you don't know who you are, it just isn't natural or simple.

You try to look like this person or act like the next person, and all of a sudden you're living your life as a pretender.

It really is a lot of work. The daily maintenance of a facade.

Merely More...

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Love Her Look.









































Gorgeous! Wish I could see the shoes.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Building Confidence & Getting Started.




Two books I am purchasing. Both are of the "work book" sort. I believe they will help me begin the road toward realizing my goals. I borrowed the second book from the library to discover that someone wrote all in it with their own:(

1st Photo source. 2nd Photo source.

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I Love Arthur.






















That Aardvark is just so amusing to me!
...And I sayyy...Hey!!! Hey! What a wonderful kind of day... LOL


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Don't Explain Yourself!



What I've Learned...Don't Explain Yourself! By Glamazini

When I happened upon this several months ago, I had to subscribe to her channel. Her advice was timely, hilarious and true words that I needed to hear. That, and I really love her intro/outro song:)

Merely More...

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The late 20-Something longing for 30.






















Outfit
Scarf: Portolano • Cardigan: Smitten • Bag: Abro
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft • Boots: Diesel

Merely More...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Present Fascination: "Nude" Nails.


What's your favorite nude nail color? This is my 2 day old Mani, using Orly Sheer Nude nail polish.

Merely More...

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What up with that?!

Hey Baby!!! Ay Girl!!! Sweetheart...sweetheart...sweetheaarrt!!!

What is the deal with guys yelling this, halfway down the street, in your direction. What's worse, they expect you to stop & acknowledge this sort of ...I'll call it, ill-mannered/rudeness, for lack of a more fitting word(s)! I am not your Baby, Girl, nor Sweetheaarrt; we are complete strangers, so stop it! Please.

I keep on walking, ignoring them, but inside I feel bad.
Why do I feel bad?

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As I Was Walking Down the Street One Day...



Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, by Chicago
The horns. The piano. The drums. The horns, man...the horns!!!
The voice.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chic. Timeless. Insanely Expensive.




















...Dear Santa...

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Majesty.



The Tudors (Season 2), TV
Great Escapism! LOL at 0:53.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries & the Turkey Burger.





















Craving a tasty flavorful turkey burger, I found this recipe. Very flavorful indeed...and juicy! Husband, who swears that turkey could never be a "burger" even enjoyed this one.

The fries were simple, sweet, and crisp. Very nice contrast to the savory burger:)

Merely More...

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If you're stuck, Move!

This line I read in a book called IdeaSpotting: How to Find Your Next Great Idea, by Sam Harrison. It was one of the few things that really jumped out at me.
At the time, I did feel kinda stuck. Life had become somewhat routine. Wake up.Go to work.Go home.Make dinner.Eat.Watch tv.Go to sleep.Wake up...and repeat. Over & over & over & over, until the weekend. None of this was really a bad thing, but I just wanted to be excited by something.

I had goals/small & big things that I wanted to do, but would not take any steps towards getting started. Why is getting started the hardest thing?

Merely More...

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Monday, November 15, 2010

IP Man.































IP Man, Movie
When Husband suggested this to me the other night, I emphatically said, "No thanks!" (I was not in the mood for a Kung Fu film). After several minutes of browsing through the Netflix selections, I gave in.

I was shocked at how entertaining this was! Fantastic fight scenes. Nice cinematography. Good story...I cared for certain characters & felt strong dislike for others. Main theme music is still in my head. LOL Only minus...some of the text messages flashed across the screen were not translated.

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Shopping Habits.

I almost never pay full price. I value quality. I will "window-shop" an item for days, weeks even, until the price becomes what I feel comfortable paying.

I greatly enjoy the search.
Searching through 10 disorganized racks to find that one hidden steal of a deal. Searching different retailers online for the best price. Searching through catalogs for styling ideas. Searching for coupons and promo codes for an extra percent off. Searching discount stores (Nordstrom Rack • TJMaxx • Filenes Basement • Loehmanns) and finding my favorite brand names marked down, severely. I love shopping!

Shopping Habits. Have any?

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Fantastic Fiction.




















The Time Traveler's Wife, By Audrey Niffenegger
This book affected me both times I've read it.
Beautifully written, great story. Love, love, LOVE & a few tears.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Thesaurus-Lover.


































Outfit
Blouse: Target • Cardigan: Old Navy • Skirt: American Apparel
Legwear: Berkshire • Ankle Boots: Gee Wawa

Merely More...

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"Facing" my fears. Literally.

I once had a fear about posting my mug on the internet. It is no longer a fear, as I just did it. LOL How does it feel? Pretty good, but also pretty nerve-wracking.
Hey, feel free to message me below & introduce yourself (or just say hey), as this is kinda my way of introducing myself to you! Thanks:)

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Girly Things I love.

Hair pins, delicate fragrances, nail polish, kitten heels "tappers", & lingerie.

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Microwave Popcorn on the Cobb.




















Yes! Last day of the Farmers Market, I picked this up for a dollar. With serious doubts about this working, I placed it into a brown paper bag, rolled the end 3 times, and microwaved on high for about 2 mins.

Merely More...

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Monday, November 1, 2010

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