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Orange for Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! The weather is rather warm here today but it's rainy and may storm tonight for trick or treat. I hope not for the sake of the kiddies but it isn't looking good. When I lived in the cul-de-sac we used to get a lot of trick or treaters but now that I'm out in the country I don't get any. I kind of miss it! I love seeing all the crazy costumes. 
I don't normally dress up but rather wear something in Halloween colors. Today I am wearing the only piece of orange clothing that I currently own. Being a redhead orange is definitely not my color but I found this dress on eBay for $5.00 last year and since everyone should have something orange for Halloween, or for a pop of color, I snatched it up. I wore it for the holiday last year paired with brown which you can see here. You can also find funny tips for a safe Halloween and a Rob Zombie video. All you ghouls and goblins be safe today whatever you do whether it be tricking or treating :o) I thin…

Music Monday - Stevie Nicks

Source: Stevie Nicks Official Site
Needless to say I am a huge Stevie Nicks fan! Having graduated in 1976, Fleetwood Mac music was a big part of my teenage years and I still listen to them quite often. I made a greatest hits of my own a few years ago which I keep in one of the slots on my home cd player all the time. I have seen Fleetwood Mac numerous times and was able to see the band when all the original members reunited in 1997 around the time of my 40th birthday. That was some big fun! I went with some girlfriends. We dressed up and did our best Stevie hairdos and had a ball. I also saw her as a solo artist a few years ago. Sheryl Crow was a backup singer which made it a unique concert. I thought Sheryl would play first and then Stevie but as it turned out Sheryl didn't play a set by herself at all but they did do a couple of her songs. All I can say is that was an awesome show! My bff and I got lost leaving the venue and had to walk around a pond to get to the parking lot wh…

Black and White

Last weekend I decided it was time to do the dreaded chore of trying on everything in my closet. Last year we turned an extra room we had into a big closet. It's still mainly just hanging rods on a wall but it works and I love it! There are still things I need to do to complete my idea but for now it works for what it is. You can see it here. I moved all my clothes but I didn't try a thing on and actually I can't remember the last time I did. I did get rid of some stuff but kept things that I was unsure about. I've found that most of those unsure items have just been hanging in there so I decided it was time to try on everything and see why. My goal is to be able to pull anything out of my closet and know it will fit me. It may look good on the hanger but if it doesn't look great on me then there's no reason to keep it. I'm making a bit of headway on this :o) It's been a great idea so far I must say. It is making me think about my clothes rather than j…

My Pantone fall color wishlist

This time each year I like to look and see what the Pantone colors for the season are. When you go shopping these colors should be abundant whether it be for your clothing or your home decorating. This year they are Turbulence (grey), Acai (purple), Deep Lichen Green, Mykonos Blue, Vivacious (pink), Emerald (green), Linden Green, Carafe (brown), Koi (orange), and Samba (red). I'm not crazy about this year's colors but you can read all about the different colors and how to mix and match here.  I love all these styles but I am hoping to get my hands on the grey dress for sure and I may have to rearrange my budget for those red boots :o)
Tricks of the trade show dress///Strike a coordinate dress
Mighty mighty moss tones dress///Too much fun dress in blue dots
Handy dandelion dress///That print dress
Seams like only yesterday dress///Charter school cardigan in brown
Froot veggie gloves in carrot///Garage band together bootie in red

My flats had a blowout

I've been wearing the same little pair of black flats for the last two summers. To my dismay I have totally worn them out. After wearing them out on a rainy day a couple of weeks ago I realized that they have gotten holes in them around the toe. Today is my last day to wear them because they are now in full blowout toe mode. I was going to take a picture but I'm a bit embarressed to show how badly they look and acknowledge they are still on my feet! lol They are hitting the garbage can today. 
I wanted a new pair for my birthday and I had decided upon a pair of Bass penny loafers but after reading that they ran narrow I decided I had better try a pair on because I have a wide foot. I had planned to hit the outlet mall with my mom but we didn't make it past dinner at Olive Garden. Instead she got me a pair of boots which I'll be styling soon! I'm still eyeballing these styles but as soon as I can get to the mall the penny loafers are mine :o)
Carrot cake competition…

Warm up leftover pizza on your stovetop

I absolutely love pizza! In the 80's I worked at a small delivery-only pizza joint and I learned to eat whatever came on a pizza but deluxe is my favorite. We usually get a larger size than we can eat so we can have leftovers for lunch on another day and the other night was no exception. I'm sure you do the same. I saw a tip on the internet awhile back (who knows where) about warming leftover pizza up on the stovetop to get it crisp again. Since I love crispy I thought I would give it a try the next time I had some pizza to warm up. I don't care for pizza warmed up in the microwave and so I use the oven to warm but even if you do warm it up in the oven to get it crispy the top gets to dark. Most times I just eat it cold. When I saw that tip about warming up on the stovetop I thought I would try it out the first chance I got and last night was my opportunity. I got out my Rachel Ray nonstick skillet and decided to give it a try. I'll never warm pizza in the oven again!…

Happy birthday

to myself today :) 

TV - American Horror Story - Coven

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What can I say, I love a good scary story! In my opinion American Horror Story is one of the best. I am really excited about the new season. It's all about witches this time around and what could be funner! Ever since I was a little girl and saw Glenda ask Dorothy if she was a good witch or a bad witch in the Wizard of Oz, or watched that crazy witch that always wanted to cook Bugs Bunny run after him, I have always loved stories about witches. Most are seen to be bad witches, horrible, wart riddled creatures hovering over cauldrons of potions that could do horrible things to you if you were the person she was conjuring against. You certainly do not want to be that person! I mean, just ask Dorothy or Bugs!  
This year stars: Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Denis O'Hare, Kathy Bates, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer, Grey Damon, Alexander Dreymon, Christine Ebersole, Josh Hamilton, Danny Huston, Leslie Jord…