An Art Find on Etsy!

First off I love looking through all the beautiful artistic pictures you can find on the internet by independent artists. They are amazing! Being a redhead I like to search for ginger gals like myself. Also, all the gothic type drawings are gorgeous. I am going to be revamping my extra bedroom/computer room soon and I want it to be bright with colors and unique wall hangings so I thought I'd check out etsy. I found a unique shop and just ordered a print by Nina Friday. It's a redhead girl who even has blue eyes like myself. Most redheads have green eyes. Trouble is her name. Love it! It will go perfect with my sad clown canvas I have already in the room. I will have to list a little more information about him later as I can't remember the artist name. It's one of those pictures that you either love or hate. Some folks say it looks as it may come to life and kill them! lol  I love it, though!

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Dreaming of Paris this Morning

It is still raining which is making me blue. Day after day it keeps falling. I believe we have broken the last record set in 1936. I was just thinking how nice it would be to get outta here and go somewhere dry. I guess Las Vegas would be my best bet since it's in the desert but for some reason my thoughts have turned to Paris. Wouldn't that be nice? Too bad I'm not part of the jet set so I will only be visiting in my mind. A girl can dream, can't she?

These Alexander McQueen boots could walk me right through inches of water :o)

Or maybe this little fellow could just lift me over the flood! He looks pretty strong but he's going to have to put on some clothes before he starts carrying me around! lol


Tip For Watching Video With a Slow Internet Connection

As I've mentioned before we moved into the country a couple of years ago and along with downsizing we also had to give up our cable hookup and go with satellite. Apparently there's not enough of us on this side of the creek for the cost to lay the cable. We decided to go with Dish Satellite which I've been satisfied with but we have to have a dish for the tv and a separate dish for the internet which I could have done without on the outside of my house but you have to do what you have to do. The satellite internet is expensive also so don't complain about your cable :o) It does run quicker at the beginning of the month but by the end of the month is as slow as molasses. I did get the middle package to avoid dial up speed but wasn't going to spend all the extra money on the top package. I mean I was wanting to downsize my life and my budget and I don't spend alot of time online anyway.

I was mainly disappointed because I could not watch videos without them stopping to buffer so I did some research and found out that if you pause them at the beginning they will buffer beforehand and then you can watch the video without it stopping. Makes sense after I found the info and it works. However, I am still unable to watch Netflix movies that way but YouTube and all the others seem to work well. Just pause your video and move on to something else for a few minutes and when you go back to it you should be able to watch without interruption. I found that to be a most helpful tip and wanted to share just in case you are having trouble yourself :o) 

Empire Waist Dresses...I love them!

I love the empire waist dress style. They give you room to move!

I know I said I was getting away from black and had to laugh when I looked at what I picked to wear today. Black from head to toe! Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

Dress: Style & Co.
Tights: Leggs
Shoes: Mootsie Tootsie

Empire waist dresses have a waistline directly under the bust which creates a flowing appearance that is universally flattering. The cut of empire waist dresses is extremely forgiving and hides trouble spots while accentuating the positives of the female physique. An empire waist dress is extremely versatile, and the dress can go from casual to formal with a few simple changes.


Focus on shoes. Shoes define the empire waist dress. For a casual look, wear sandals. For workdays, wear flats or low heels. Pumps and high heels give the empire waist dress a sexy makeover for a date or night out. Make sure the shoes are also appropriate for the length of the dress. An empire waist maxi dress is very long and would look best with flats, while a shorter dress looks best with heels.

Find the right accessories. Long necklaces can be stunning with empire waist dresses. These necklaces should come down past the empire waistline. Dangly earrings and thick bracelets can also serve as great accents.

Go for coverage. Those who are shy about showing their legs can opt to wear leggings or tights under dresses with empire waists. To completely hide legs, look for an empire waist maxi dress or ankle-length dress. Avoid these styles, however, if you are petite, because they can overwhelm your frame.

Consider a belt. Belts worn correctly ensure that the empire waist doesn't make the stomach appear bigger. Wear the belt with a vintage empire waist dress at main seam of the dress -- right below the bust. Thinner belts suit smaller frames, while a larger belt is great for curvier women. Wear either a black belt or one similar in color to the dress, as bright colors will break up the dress and cause an overall shorter and wider appearance. A wide satin ribbon is a stylish belt alternative that creates interest.

Look up. To add warmth or to cover up a bit, a cropped cardigan offers stylish and flattering coverage. If the dress is cut in a V-neck, layer a tank or thin shirt underneath it to cover cleavage. For a funky look, layer a short- or long-sleeved T-shirt underneath the dress in a contrasting color. Only do this, however, if the dress is fashioned from lightweight cotton or knit fabric. Fancier dresses should be dressed up with scarves and shawls. A vintage empire waist dress also looks nice with a wrap pinned with a brooch.

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Taylor Swift Wears Elie Saab Gown at Academy of Country Music Awards

She wore a beautiful dress but I think with her skin tone and hair color a different color would have drawn out her features.  Honeysuckle would have been lovely!

I'm not a huge fan of country music but I like Taylor. I guess I'm not a huge fan of country music radio. Some of it I like and some of it I don't so I avoid it which means I miss out on the country music I would like because I don't listen often enough. If it's good it will make it into the mainstream anyway so I catch up if it's someone I end up really liking.
I have tickets to take my granddaughter to see her in a couple months. Looking forward to that!

See what everyone was wearing here at CMT: acm-awards/photos

Check out the scoop at People: of ACM

Congratulations to Taylor for winning Entertainer of the Year!

UPDATE:  You can see some pictures from the show I attended here or if you want to see her pictures from Vogue you can see those here. She's pretty awesome!

I Have Officially Retired My Ugg Boots For The Season

My Ugg boots are probably my favorite shoewear. I love them! My feet have a tendency to get cold but not while wearing these. I have read that men don't like them but I think they are cute as can be and my hubby doesn't complain. Yes, I even like them with shorts. Although I only wear them with jeans. With the sun finally coming out, sadly it's time to place them at the back of my closet.

The top I have on is the most softest thing I own and was purchased at my favorite internet clothing shop...ModCloth. It is the The-Great-Estate-Dress and is currently sold out. They have some really cool, unique items. This was listed as a dress but was a bit short for me since you can see through the bottom layer. I pulled it up a bit and it was perfect as a top with my Levis. It would be cute with leggings or a short skirt and tights too.  I'm still trying to get out of my Levis and into some more stylish outfits but I love them so. Still my favorite go-to item for the weekend!


Bubble Bath Music - Adele

I love Adele's song "Rolling In The Deep". I downloaded her new album and I love the whole album. She has a great voice and from seeing her video a great sense of style too. The album is what I call bubble bath music.  I love to fill the tub to the brim with good smelling bubbles and relax to music of this nature.
You know the type.....all about the heartbreak of love.

Do you have any favorite bubble bath music?