Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What I Wore: Linen Tunic (episode 2)

Y'all.  I know I just posted about my love of tunic tops (see here).  But seriously, I can't get enough.   They are perfect for my long torso, fitted enough, but still breathable and slimming.

Oh, and they are perfect with these shorts...also a fave this time of year.  A funny story about this outfit though.  I wore it to my parents house recently to celebrate one of my sisters' birthdays.  And, when I showed up at home, I realized that the birthday girl and I were essentially matching.  

Great minds must think alike, I guess.  :) 

And, I think this outfit counts for being pretty thrifty, too.  The shorts are Lily Pulitzer, but are a hand-me-down from a friend.  The top is from a thrift store and the sandals literally cost me $5 from Kohl's on clearance, which I paid for with Kohl's cash.  Grand real $ cost of this outfit:  <$5.  Not too shabby, I

The turquoise top came from TJ Maxx as did the shorts, so still thrifty, but not quite as much as the black/white one.  

Anyway, I'm in love with this look for the summer.  

Monday, July 21, 2014

A day at the museum & an Italian dinner

Oh gosh, I have been a little MIA over here lately.  I don't really have a great excuse other than more nights than not recently after getting home, I just haven't cared a whole ton about turning on a computer.

But, I did promise a fun little re-cap of our anniversary weekend, and even though we are 3 weeks post-celebration, I am excited to share some of that with you today!

Our anniversary was on a Monday this year, but we no doubt celebrated on the weekend, too.

We wanted to do something low key and something that we don't get to do often, so we decided to visit our local history and life & science museums.  It was a day packed with learning, fun, and pretending to be kids again.  And it was awesome.

But first, we went to the Farmer's Market for brunch.  I had chicken & waffles, of course, but hubs definitely helped me finish it.  I love that it's fresh, local, and homemade at the Farmer's market.  Not to mention DELICIOUS.  

Our next stop was the museums and frankly, I didn't get nearly enough pictures. It's hard when there are only 2 of you to get good pics together.  And I really didn't want to be the one photographing the whole museum.  
with t-rex
Stopping to take a selfie in the history museum
But, if you'll take my word for it, we had a really fun time.  We spent hours in the museums.  Actually, my favorite part was late in the afternoon at the science museum - we noticed lots of nicely dressed people coming in and realized that they were waiting for a wedding reception to begin on the top floor.  

We actually got to celebrate a rehearsal dinner in the science museum last year, and it was fun to think back to that event.  Museums seem like such a fun venue for a wedding.  *If you're planning a museum wedding reception, please invite me.  It will be fun.  Promise.  ;)

After the museums, we walked around a little more outside and got to visit other historical buildings nearby.  

It was probably one of the most fun days.  

We did go out on our real anniversary too, though.  And we were so fancy.  

Love him to pieces.  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

For he satisfies the thirsty

"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.  For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things."

Psalm 107:8-9

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What I Wore: Summer in the Office

I am on a roll over here with these outfit posts!  I always get so happy when I am able to be consistent with these.  Clearly, there are no fashion revelations over here, and frankly, I don't even know if you find any inspiration here, but it makes me so happy to find things in my closet that I really enjoy wearing.  I haven't bought any new clothes in a while, and even though I am just itching to get more dresses and fun pieces in my closet, these outfit posts really cause me to take a good inventory of what I have, to be thankful for it and to find new ways to wear it.  

Conversely, they also help me take note of the things I don't wear often so that I can get rid of them or donate them elsewhere.  There's certainly no sense in hoarding them in my closet if they're not being used.  

I wore this one to work.  I work in an office and things are pretty casual in the summer.  (Actually, things are pretty casual year round, but especially in the summer because it is so HOT around here.)

This is one of my favorite, basic skirts from a local thrift store (also seen here as proof that it really works all seasons long!).  It's paired with an embellished tank top from several (at least 3) years ago and a cardigan sweater from my parents one Christmas.  The shoes literally cost me about $2 off the clearance rack at Kohl's last summer with Kohl's cash.
So, I guess that counts as thrifty, too, right?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Yard Work: the one in which the trees get a little haircut

We're cleaning up the backyard...aka doing some major trimming on our evergreens to get them up off the ground around our entire fence line.  I don't have any big news to report about this, yet.  But I am thrilled about it.  

So thrilled I just had to share.  Look at the progress so far!

It's like our yard just grew!  I can see the ground under the trees now!

Literally so happy about this.