Monday, April 11, 2011

Here I Go, There I Go, Everywhere I Go-Go

I feel like I have run around like a chicken with my head cut off (that really happens, you know), but can't tell you what I have done that amounts to much!
Here are some OOTD catch-ups.
From Friday:

Serious and Stylish? No. Just Gooberish.

Sweater: Thrifted
Shirt: Loosely Looped, Anthro
Pants: Linen Lounge, Anthro
Shoes: Merona Wedge Sandal, Target
Earrings: Black Rhinestone Hoops, Old Navy

From Sunday:
What is the wonky thing going on with my hair?

Note to self:
Never take OOTD pics with Little Man around.

Sweater: Coin-Purse Cardigan, Anthro
Shirt: Blue Book Blouse, Anthro
Belt: Old Navy (similar to Anthro's Snakebite, but only $2!)
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Gianni Bini, Dillards
Earrings: Thrifted (they look like turquoise bobbers- for all you fisherwomen)
 Then I ran home and switched a few things out to drive up to Williamsburg with the boys. Little Man wanted to hit the Van's outlet, and my teens wanted to go to the Pac-Sun outlet. I wanted to go to the J Crew outlet.
Shirt: Velvet Cowlneck tee, Anthro
Skirt: Old Navy
Shoes: Urban Outfitters
Earrings: Brown wooden balls, from my niece Emma
(they were big and ugly, so Dee Dee would love them!)

Oops! I forgot to talk about what was behind me in the pics- which was the point of moving around the house...
The dining table is from Great Bridge Furniture from 2003, and was strictly kid-purchased. The body is all solid wood, but the top is laminate, and cleaning is a BREEZE. That is it's sole function.  I always try to keep interesting tablescapes on it, since it can be seen in the entry/living room.  My absolute favorites are vintage table linens and sometimes I catch Anthro cloth napkins and placemats on clearance. But I never pay full-price for that stuff.  I pick up fresh flowers about every 10 days or so for the table, and Jay likes it too. If I go too long without buying them, he gets them for me. We usually get something seasonal.  I am not a big fan of red roses or carnations, so the rule is pretty much anything but that. Haha!
The hutch is from my aunt. I admired it for YEARS, and when we moved to Iowa, she gave it to me. I love family pieces. They mean so much more than a store-bought piece.
The credenza is also from my father in law- from cleaning out his mother's home.
The light was a special order from Home Depot, but still a steal, as it was on clearance.  We replaced the hideous light that had about 1,000 pieces of rectangular glass on hooks. But we sold it at a yard sale for $10!
The color of paint on the upper portion of the walls is "Castle Path" and the bottoms is "Mocha Accent" by Behr. The ceiling is painted blue. I love Nate Berkus, and have his decorating book. He said in that book that everyone should paint their ceiling a color and not white. And since he is so cute, I had to do what he said.  I ABSOLUTELY love it! It was a lot of work, but I will always have blue ceilings in every house I ever live in from now on.  It is one of those details that sort-of goes unnoticed, but makes a room warmer. I can't tell you how many times I have walked into that room, and looked at the ceiling. Silly? Maybe, but it makes me happy.
Okay, that is all I can think of... I still have a headache, so if you have a question about something I have forgotten, just ask! :)


  1. I love your low, side-swept ponytail! So chic! And that Coin Purse outfit is fab. I have the shirt, just need the cardi!

  2. Thanks, Peggy! Jan Russell made me a Polyvore for it. That is how I got the idea. :)

  3. YAY! I seriously LOVE and wear those pieces together - it's one of my favorite outfits EVER and look totally, totally gorgeous on you!!! I really love the Loosely Looped tee on you too. Your little man intruder shot made me laugh - I know what it's like!

  4. LOVE the Sunday church outfit. Gorgeous!!! Laughed at the Zach hand. Cute, and oh, so Zachie. :) Hug him for me. The Loosely Looped tee was cute too.

  5. You look amazing in all your outfits. You hair looks cute in the side ponytail. Really enjoy your blog so adding you to my blog roll now.

  6. loving those outfits!!! : )

    running update... I did 7 miles Saturday and felt great! it was a wonderful run. I was suppose to go to running group tonight, but I skipped b/c my knees are killing me and I don't want to over train them. But I will be back at it for my 8 miler on Saturday morning...

  7. Okay, so now I'm going to copy your jumping shot--it looks like so much fun! LOL
    Your outfits are fab as usual!!
    I must say i'm impressed that Zachy is already wanting to go outlet shopping! Teach 'em young;-)

  8. Jan- Thanks again! I keep going back and looking at them. :) I also added you as a contact on Polyvore, so I have been checking out the new ones too.
    Susan- thank you! Zach is a nut!
    Molly- Happy you joined us. I promise not to disappoint. :)
    Kara- are you kidding me?! He went to the outlets when he was ONE week old. (I had to return all the girl stuff I bought after he came out a boy!) He knows where it's AT. Do the jumping. It is much more fun than standing there. But the kids think I am crazy! I miss you!

  9. Miss March, I posted on your blog again. A suggestion to get your shoes checked. It will probably help with your knees. :)

  10. thanks for the house pictures. i feel very inspired to work on my house a little more now. perhaps i'll get some fresh flowers???

  11. Heidi- thats a start! And easy. :)