Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hello Blogland!! This has been a crazy busy week and next week looks the same! So many things going on preparing for Easter!

My little buddy Mr. Bill jumped off the porch yesterday morning and hurt his back leg. I was sure he dislocated his hip or broke it. We took a trip to the vet and thankfully it’s neither. He has a medial luxating patella in his rear knee and it popped out. The vet manipulated it back in and gave him some meds. He’s to take it easy the next week so we are carrying him around. Miss Kae does not like that at ALL!!! She is so jealous!!!  The vet techs all love him because he knows how to work those sad sensitive eyes!

Mr. Bill like Kae is a puppy mill rescue and spent the first 5 1/2 years of his life in a cage with Kae being abused. His little knees are a bit damaged now. He also needs to lose 2lbs!! We’ll all be on a diet now!

Mr. Bill and KaeKae. He's the nekkid dog!

Sweater-CJBanks via Goodwill, Tshirt-CJBanks via Goodwill, Jeans-Westernport via Dressbarn, Shoes via Goodwill

Well–it’s off to deliver some of the Easter props I’ve been working on to the  church. Everyone have a wonderful weekend!!




Hello Blogland!! How is everyone this lovely evening?? The pollen count here in Maryland is the highest it’s been for this time in 13 years-and my sneezy nose and watery eyes can confirm that!!

Things are progressing on the project I’m doing for our church Easter program. Pictures to come soon! I’ve put good use of my Fine Arts degree with focus in multi-media sculpture to good use for this.

I spotted this blouse on the rack at Goodwill this week (well-how could I MISS it-lol) and fell in love with it! I adore bright colors and my motto is “If you can’t hide it-decorate it”. I’m finally dressing more as I am instead of hiding behind somber baggy clothes.

My co-workers all joked this blouse should’ve come with sunglasses because i was blinding them. I just laughed because i felt awesome in it!

Blouse-Chaps via Goodwill, Tshirt-Croft & Barrow via Kohls, Jeans-Lee rider via Walmart, Shoes-Liz Claiborne via Goodwill, Purse via Goodwill

The tshirt from kohl’s was practically Goodwill prices. I had Kohl’s cash from some gift buying, a 30% off coupon and it was on sale. I got 2 Croft & Barrow Tshirts for $5.93. Can’t beat that with a stick!!

I am linking up with the awesome Tammy at Silverstyle for Trending through the Decades: Brights




Hiya Blogland!! A quick post before I head off to my exciting class!

I love gingham and I discovered I have four gingham blouses. All of them are a mini-gingham check-hot pink, aqua, navy and red. I’d like to get a black and white one also.  I find gingham to be so crisp and easily styled with other prints!

I felt rather preppy today!


Sweater-Liz Claiborne via Goodwill, blouse-Lands End via Goodwill, Jeans-Lee Rider stretch via Walmart, Shoes via Payless, Purse via Goodwill

Off to school! Everyone have a great evening!



Hiya Blogland!!! I for the life of me could not think of a title for this post!! I’ll be kind of hit or miss this week posting. I’m in the middle of finalizing the props for our Hispanic congregations Easter program so I am busy busy busy.

This is an outfit I wore last week and never posted:

Cardigan-LandsEnd via Goodwill, Tshirt-Croft& Barrow via Goodwill, Jeans-Lee Rider via Walmart, Purse-Axcess via Goodwill, Sandals-Hushpuppies via Goodwill

Off to make some curtain veils!!! Have a great day!



Hiya Blogland!!!  Hopefully Internet Explorer will behave itself today while I make this post. Yesterday it kept shutting off–UGH!! My outfit for church today is completely thrifted from the Goodwill for a total of $20!! Lot’s of complimentS! I’m hooking up with sweet Patti for Visible Monday #39 and the gals at Monday Mingle!

SagHarbor jacket, Lane Bryant skirt, Notations blouse, Madden Girl shoes, Thrifted belt, purse and scarf

Vintage pin and dogwood earrings

Anyhow–as promised here’s pictures of the goodies I got at the Goodwill outlet this week. All of this for under $25!!! (everything is 1/2 price)

CJBanks Jacket-love the red roses and sage green!

CJBanks lined trousers

Eddie Bauer Cotton embroidered sweater--I fell in love with the minty aqua and orange color combo

Notations crinkle shell

Navy Alfred Dunner pencil skirt

Black Apt.9 poplin blouse

Dialogue aqua brocade jacket

Liz Claiborne argyle cardigan

Liz Claiborne giraffe print cardigan

Cathy Daniels cardigan. This had a shell attached that I cut out to make it more wearable.

Jones New York Tshirt

I think I have too many clothes–LOL. I need an intervention!!  Hope everyone has had a great weekend!



Hello Blogland on this glorious spring day!!! I saw my first violets today. Oh how I just love them. Did you know the white and purple ones are also known as Confederate Violets?? I have no idea why but my grandfather told me this as a child. He also loved violets and had large areas of his lawn covered in them that he wouldn’t mow until violet time was past.

Speaking of violets-it brings to mind a bit of a poem I wrote in the 4th grade. It even was published in our town newspaper!!

Little Violets peeping up

Opening each purple cup

In the field, on the lawn

Dancing in the light of dawn

There’s more to it but I can’t remember!! I was in such a violet mood I broke out an outfit to celebrate!

Top-Dressbarb, Pants-Dockers via Goodwill, Vintage Scarf via Goodwill, Shoes via Kmart, Vintage purse via Goodwill

The scarf is Burinel, its silk and has the sweetest violets on it.  I got the blouse a couple of years ago on the clearance rack at the Dressbarn outlet. I brought a purple, aqua, apple green and coral one.  They were a bit too tight so I hadn’t worn them until recently and now they are getting a tad too big!!! I can take them in a bit to get more wear out of them.

I stopped by the Goodwill Outlet yesterday. It’s only clothes and everything is 50% off. They bring in stuff from all of the regional Goodwills so I get to shop stuff from stores not local!! I made a made a MEGA score and will be sharing pictures tomorrow!!!

Everyone have a wonderful evening!!!



Hello Blogland!!! How is everyone this evening!! Spring certainly has sprung here in Maryland! I’ve got to do some serious gardening this weekend!!

This is actually what I wore Tuesday. I wanted to be comfortable as I had school right after work. Nothing like going over permit codes for fun. AND I miss my quality time with my TV boyfriend Mark Harmon. Oh well, it’s only until May 1st!

Jeans-Mossimo via Goodwill, Top-Goodwill, Shoes-Lifestyle via Goodwill, Purse-Mat & Nate via Goodwill

I am definitely getting my money’s worth out of this purse!! It comes out at least once a week now!!  I have to say my egg-lo certainly coordinates well with the rest of the outfit!

I’ve had this top a couple of years. It’s a chiffon fabric and I love the colors and sequins. It gets a lot of play in warm weather.

I just noticed I have a fat neck.  Awesome.

Off to watch American Idol and do some homework!