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Snow day

Like everyone else I have been living in a deep freeze. Even though it's been cold the snow we have gotten has not been enough at one time to keep me home from work. Living in the country I have the added bonus of an occasional snow day that others may not get and I have not been happy with all the bad weather not resulting in a day off for myself. I usually use that day to watch movies or to do some computer work or something that I have been putting off doing. Of course, all while wearing my favorite pajamas. After all a snow day is an extra day off due to the weather and it just feels different than a vacation day or even a day off. You can't get out of the house so why not use the time wisely to get something accomplished (although I'm not against a big bowl of popcorn and movies all day). No snow days for me, yet anyway, so updating my electronics was long overdue. I have a slow internet connection so I am not online at home very often and it's been some weeks si…

My eBay listing for the Cabbage Patch Inspired Crochet Hat

I finally got my listing done on eBay for the Cabbage Patch Doll inspired hat. I look forward to making some. They are so cute! You can find my listing here and my previous post about the hat here. I've also been making some scarfs and such to list so even though the store is a little sad right now from being empty for awhile I am slowing starting to list some stuff again so pop over and check my stuff out along and see what I've made lately. I'd love to make something for you and your little one :o)





A paisley find while thrifting

A few months ago I went through all my clothes and tried on everything that I hadn't had on for awhile. I must say it was one of the best things I've done in a long time. Now when I walk into my closet I can pull out anything on a hanger and know that it fits me. Of course, not everything goes with everything so I still have to mix and match but it's so much easier now to get dressed and not wear the same things over and over. I got rid of everything that did not fit me correctly at that moment. Three bags full actually! I gave a few things away, put a few things on eBay and took some stuff to Goodwill. While I was there I decided to look around a bit and left with an armful of clothes. 4 sweaters, 2 long skirts, 3 blazers and a dress, all for $32. After I got home I saw one of the sweaters I bought matched the paisley skirt I got perfectly. I haven't had anything with a paisley print since I was a child. For some reason I always think of kids or old people when I thi…

What does a girl have to do to get a pair of Dr. Martens?

I don't know if it is all the snow we have been having, with plummeting temperatures weekly, or watching Miley spin around on that wrecking ball but I have been wanting a pair of Dr. Martens boots so much! Of course, unlike Miley I plan to wear clothes with mine :o)
I just love boots! I always have. Trudging along in my boots even when they weren't in style. Imagine my joy at the current trend of boots with everything! Can a girl have too many pairs of boots? I certainly don't think so!
Silver Party Dress: (similar)//Black Shawl (similar)

Dr. Martens                         Lady in Rad Boot               Zip Right Up Boot
$119.99                                  $39.99                                   $54.99    

I have the Lady in Rad boot in blue. Pure love!

Video: Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball (Official)
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus





Music Monday - Sara Bareilles

Top: (similar)//Necklace: (similar)//Jean Skirt (similar)//Shoes: Converse//Purse: Coach
On my 50th birthday I had the pleasure of meeting Sara Bareilles at a Maroon 5 concert. She was so sweet! I had purchased her album of the moment and loved her music so I was thrilled that I got to meet her. Since that time I have followed her career and I absolutely love her latest album. She gave me inspiration to move on some matters that I may have let lie awhile. However, I was brave and said what I wanted and everything is working out just fine. It was good advice even though it is just a song, it seems inspiration can come in all forms. As you can see my picture is not very good but you can tell it is us. I had gone to see Kid Rock the same weekend and was down front taking pictures and security took my battery out of my camera so I couldn't take anymore pictures of him. Thus, my pictures had to be taken with a crummy cell phone camera. Needless to say cell phone cameras have come a lon…

Handmade

When I was a kid whenever we would visit my grandparents in the summer in Kentucky we would, on occasion, go to Sunday meeting at the Morris Fork Presbyterian Church (this church is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places). It was hard to get to but absolutely beautiful. You had to drive down the hollow (or holler as the locals say) on a small gravel road next to the mountain on one side and the river on the other. I loved going! After church, the ladies would gather in a big room where they would spend the afternoon sewing and talking. There were quilt looms set up and sewing machines with foot pumps. Other ladies would sit and crochet or knit. Some would flit from doing one thing to doing something else later. On several occasions they would take my measurements in the morning and before I left later in the day I would have a brand new dress. The men would gather outside to shoot guns or shoot the bull and the kids would play games outside. Of course, the oldsters we…

My favorite new song - Colbie Caillat

Ok I know it's not Music Monday but I absolutely love the new song "Hold On" by Colbie Caillat! After 6 weeks of Christmas music I am finally moving on to some new tunes and this one is my personal favorite. You can read an interview with her here about her new upcoming album and grammy nomination. I'm looking forward to hearing more from her. I seem to like her more and more as time goes by.
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Brown Wide Rim Hat (similar)//Halter Top (similar)//White Top (similar)//Jeans (similar)

Video: Colbie Caillat - Hold On (Official)
Hold On - Single - Colbie Caillat





Deep freeze

I've finally gotten over my holiday blues and ready to move forward onto a great 2014 but the weather is not cooperating at all. Through the holidays we had rainstorms and flooding followed by snow (along with a few really nice days which spoil you) and the last couple of days we have had wind chill factors somewhere between 35 and 45 below zero. Now that's cold! I don't see how people in the northern parts of the world survive this every winter. A girl can't even dress for an outfit post! lol I've been living in jeans with leggings underneath, tons of sweaters and, of course, my UGG boots. My hair is a mess with static cling and my poor car looks like it's been driven through an ocean of salt. I have to carry Fadra in and out of the house to go potty! It's getting ridiculous! I just thought I would share my misery in case you are going through the same thing. 
On another note, some new tv is back on! My personal favorite guilty pleasure is Teen Wolf which…