Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Then all of a sudden I wake up energetically, with the urge to pull out my Halloween stuff and it is officially holiday season.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
No joke, I have photos to prove that this has been my life for 10 plus years and I wonder when it will actually stick. Probably not as long as French fries are still legal.
Anyway the motivation for my latest effort is that I have no clothes that fit and everything I try on in my current size, which incidentally is not even into the plus size section, is just not cute or flattering.
This is my gripe. Regardless of size 2 or 20, why do we need perfectly smooth skin under our pants in order for the bumps not to show through? Why must all shirts and blouses cling right on the soft part under our arms to create a fold? Why are jeans even made with enormous back pockets?I know someone created spanks just for this reason but it feels like you are suffocating in them.
The fact is, I'm pretty healthy and active and my bmi is in the healthy range but my 2 buckets full of clothes that don't fit tell me I need to get serious.
It's not just me. I took my little girl shopping for some colorful skinny jeans. She could not fit in a single pair in the girls department. We tried the boys and had to go to a size 18. Size freakin 18 year old boys! They were a foot too long but fit in the waist.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
I just figured out I could blog from my phone! Since half my time is spent away from my desk and all my candid shots are taken with my phone, this seems the perfect place to blog from. In case you were wondering about the inconvenience of typing off a 2 inch typewriter, well I am pretty much a one finger typer anyway so no biggie.
Hmm... Can't figure out how to post pictures. That's boring...
Oooooo I worked it out by myself, I AM a nerd! Yes!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The fabulous designer, Jackie Hernandez, caught my attention from a different blog, with her use of color in home decorating. She seemed to saturate a room with color without making the room appear trendy or child like. I love that. I am always drawn to the "back to college" sections in the big box cheapy stores but realize decorating entirely with plastic and disposable items is not really an option. On the other hand, I get bored and like to change things around so I don't want to commit large chunks of change to my favorite color of the moment. Jackie seems to make her spaces look like high end design, mixing classic shapes and quility fabrics with fun patterns and accessories.
Jackie's services are outlined on her blog but basically I filled out a bunch of questions about my needs and style preference, favorite colors to wear and budget then she came back with a mood board, all the sources to purchase the items within my budget, both local and online stores and then ideas for some DIY projects to make the space really personal.
I am so pleased with the results. You all know I switch things up and have my own unique style but Jackie gave me a fresh set of eyes, some stores I have never considered before and a simple road map that made this make over very painless. ( Driving from store to store around here might be considered a road trip)
So here are some shots of my space.
These are the before pictures, after I had removed the previous lime green accessories.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I keep seeing these colorful home decor projects and my attempts with a spray can had not yet surpassed the rushed cub scout project or a home made pinata. Still, I am optimistic and could not resist the rows of pretty paint colors at Home Depot.
I have 2 chairs that were looking pretty worse for ware, lets face it, 10 winters and summers in Utah, it's pretty amazing anything holds up. I was considering throwing them out but they are actually pretty comfy and we use the extra seats a lot so I decided to give the spray paint a shot.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
(the flight was originating from London)
You can tell an English man by his skinny legged suit or his stylish shoes, a female by her spunky hairstyle or classy coat.
Then last night I noticed another look.
I was watching a guy on the voice from Provo Utah, Ryan Innes, incredible, gave me the goosies you should check it out.
When the camera snapped his family, excitedly waiting in the wings, I thought HA! you can totally tell they are from Utah.
There used to be these "you know your from Utah" jokes about green jello and nephews being older than uncles but I have been thinking about an updated version. Some of these I have fallen into myself and will regroup.
You know she's a Utahn when:
She has a $200 diaper bag but serves hamburger helper for dinner.
She has several maxi skirts with matching bubble necklace.
She loves to decorate with chevron or even wear it on a maxi skirt.
( I do like this color)
Her handbag doubles as a carrier for her SLR camera she whips out at the park she drove to in her $50,000 minivan that could use a vacuum. Oh now I'm getting specific but I could count more than one of these moments just today.
She wears an unfinished under shirt under a pretty blouse or flirty sundress.