Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Finish This! 15th edition


Another Finish This!  If you do not already join in, you really should.  It's fun to answer and to see how others answer too.  I find that a lot of us have the same answers sometimes!  As always, I am linking up through:

Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/

Here we go!

I like wearing.......Jeans.  Oh yea....I love it.  I have to dress up for my full time job; which annoys me.  So anytime I can dress "down" I'm all about it.


My most memorable style was......... I have no idea.  Seriously!  Probably the things I wore in the 80's.  At the time I thought this was a normal style.  Till I look back at it now.  HA!


I dress to impress when........ I really don't dress to impress that I know of.  Although I suppose if I had a job interview I might think differently.


The best style tip I ever received....... Is to wear clothes that actually fit me.  I know that sounds strange! But after losing 75 pounds a few years ago I still gravitated toward clothes that are big on me.


Three wardrobe staples in my closet.......  Black dress pants, Black cami's and Black jacket or sweater. Notice they're all black.  LOL  But they go with everything!


Three words to describe my style..... Hmmm... comfortable, affordable, business-like (for my job)



And there you have it!  How would YOU answer these?
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Prompts for WEEK 31 (August 6) are:
If I went back to school, I would study
My favorite subject in school
I wish I had paid more attention
The dumbest thing I did in high school was
In high school, I thought I knew












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Monday, July 28, 2014

Ashley Bridget - bracelet love!





Aren't they pretty?  I saw these advertised on Facebook and fell in love with the white one (Escapes).  When I went to order it I also saw the the black "Capricorn" sign bracelet.  I had to get both and it came with a sweet discount off so I couldn't resist.

I have very small wrists.  In fact so small that most watches and bracelets are so big that they fall off when I put my arm down.  So when I find a bracelet that actually fits me, I get very excited!!  There are adjustable lengths.

The only thing about these is they are hard to put on by yourself.  I have a "bracelet buddy" and it's even hard to put on with that.  I had to have my husband help me clasp it.  LOL!  But other than that I love them!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Fab Friday!! 7/25/14

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Truth!

Have a groovy weekend!


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Finish This! 14th edition

It's already time for another Finish This!!  Check out the blogs of the lovely ladies I link up through every Wednesday!

Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/


Let's go!

I add spice to my life by.......  Going to concerts.  Yep.  At 44 years old I am still going to concerts.  I am a music freak and there is nothing better than going to see your favorite band play LIVE!  wheeeeeee!


Bacon is......  OH SO YUMMY!  I love bacon!  And if left alone with a crispy pound, I'm not afraid to admit I would eat it all.  :)  But I save it for an every once and awhile treat.  It does not love me as much as I love it.  


The perfect meal......  is Thanksgiving Dinner.  OH BABY!  My family has wonderful tradition-like foods that we love.  And we cook them every year!  I let myself enjoy that meal with no restriction.  HA!


My favorite food to grill is.......  A juicy burger.  mmmm nothing like it.  


I beat the heat by........ well my first choice would be to jump in the ocean, but since there isn't one in my back yard, I'd have to say by drinking plenty of fluids and visiting our local pool.  (or stay inside with the air conditioning LOL!)



It's your turn!  How would you answer these?
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Prompts for WEEK 30 (July 30) are:
I like wearing
My most memorable style was
I dress to impress when
The best style tip I ever received
Three wardrobe staples in my closet
Three words that describe my style











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Monday, July 21, 2014

Reflections




This is Shane and his wife, Melissa.  Shane and I went to high school together.  And like most people, we drifted apart for most of our adult lives.  But then thanks to Facebook, it reconnected all our classmates.

One year ago today (July 21), Shane died due to an accident in the home.  It was a tragic loss to many.  His wife was left with 2 boys.  I'd like to honor his memory by sharing some of my memories of Shane.  Quite a few of us had a great ride of reconnecting and sharing our lives with each other and our families.


This is what he did.  He LOVED to grill.  He would grill just about anything!  From pizza, to veggies, chicken, burgers...you name it.  And it was very yummy.


This was his humor.  One of many funny things that he did.  Makes me laugh to see this picture again.


This is the crew that went to Outer Banks, NC in July, 2010.  We had a wonderful time eating, drinking beer, campfires, body surfing the waves and so much more.


This picture was taken during that same vacation.  Love this picture of their family.


He was fantastic at the guitar and singing.  He would play for us around campfires.  Loved it.



I miss my friend.  He was a great Father.  Rest in Peace, Shane.  Save us all a spot on the Other Side.

XOXOXOXO
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Fab Friday!! 7/18/14



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bwahahhaha!  Love Aunty Acid!

Have a groovy weekend!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Finish This! 13th edition



I missed last weeks edition of Finish This - but I am back!  As always I link up through wonderful bloggers:

Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/


And here we go!



The only thing standing between me and ______ is.........  I think I would answer this one as:  the only thing standing between me and the BEACH is....work.  I mean, having to work is so annoying.  Don't you agree?  It totally messes up plans and really just gets in the way.  LOL  But we do what we have to do I guess.  :)



I don't have to be perfect to be.....  the Mommy to my three doggies.  That's a true statement right there.  If you have a dog (cat or any pet for that matter!) you can understand what I mean.  My three doggies love me unconditionally and they show it everyday.  I could leave the room and come back 5 minutes later and they are excited to see me as if I was gone all day long.  Where else can you get that kind of love except from animals?  Love them!



I would improve ______ by......  I would improve myself by.....Do you have an hour?!  I have a huge list of things I would love to improve about myself.  Guess my biggest struggle at the moment is keeping on my food plan and work out schedule.  Huge pet peeve about myself.  But I am human and I love food, what can I say.  :)



Now it's YOUR turn!  Tell me your answers in the comments below!!
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Did you miss me?

Summer time storms (photo credit to Scott Albright)





Hi Everyone! I took a little break from writing over the past week.  I had an extended July 4th Holiday from my full time job, so I decided to take a little breather.  :) Isn't that an amazing picture above?  With humidity, comes late day/evening thunderstorms.  My husband is a really good photographer and captured some great photos of a storm that rolled through here last week.

Plus there is another reason.  LOL  I am just about one week in to not drinking Diet Pepsi or (local iced tea brand) Turkey Hill Diet Green Tea.  So I think I needed to just veg for awhile.  It wasn't easy and I'm sure I'm not out of the woods yet, but I'm feeling OK about it.  

At first I think I was trying to get away from the caffeine, but the more I researched on the wonderful WWW I think I'm really trying to escape the addiction to aspartame.  This stuff is EVERYWHERE!

While I admit I am a Diet Pepsi addict, I really only had about 1-2 cans a day.  Weekends were probably more just because I was not on my usual schedule.  I think I just wanted to kick the soda habit all together.   I tend to search subjects on the Internet that fascinate me and as usual, that was a mistake.  People were listing their with drawl symptoms and it scared the livin' daylights out of me.  HA! I stopped looking at it and tried to be thankful that my symptoms were no where near what those people were describing.  I can only imagine it is because I didn't drink a 12 pack a day.  :)

Are you a soda drinker?  Have you recently kicked the habit?  Tell me about it in the comments!  How do you feel about aspartame and other artificial sweeteners that are all around us these days?
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Friday, July 4, 2014

Fab Friday!! 7/4/14

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OMG just like last week...I hate to admit this but.................

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL OF YOU!

Have a groovy weekend!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Finish This! 12th edition


Times flies!  Can't believe it's time for another 'finish this'!  Like every week, I am linking up through:


Lisa @ Coastlined http://lisadenoia.com/
Jen @ The Arizona Russums http://www.theazrussums.com/
Becky @ The Java Mama http://www.thejavamama.com/



Let's do this!

It's never too late......  to accomplish bucket list items.  I totally just did this last weekend.  My family and I took a 5-hour comprehensive kayaking course!  It was fun and we had a blast.


I compare myself to others..... way too much.  I don't know why we're so hard on ourselves.  We are our own worst enemies.  I'm constantly comparing myself to others and I wish I wouldn't.   


My personality is...... quiet...for the most part.  Until you get to know me, then I open up a lot more.  I'm a Capricorn, so sometimes I might come off as aloof, but I'm not really....just reserved I guess.  :)


I can........ do customer service like nobody's business!  For real.  I think I can do my job with my eyes closed. But I am totally burning out.  I hate being on the phone anymore and I would love to work in a room all by myself.  hehe


I embrace change......  not too well sometimes.  Not sure if it's the Capricorn in me or what.  I like having a schedule and like to know what is coming next.  When things fall out of plan I get a little weird.  LOL!


Share your answers with me in the comments below!  Hope you're having a good week so far!


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Prompts for WEEK 27 (July 9) are:
For July 4, I celebrated by …
My go-to cosmetic product is …
I am inspired by …
The best relationship advice I received was …
When no one is around, I tend to …







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