Friday, October 11, 2019

Friday Fragments

If by chance you've been blogging for as long as I have, you may remember the topic, Friday Fragments, in Blog Land. There wasn't a specific link up all those years ago, but everyone shared just a snippet of what was going on in their lives on Fridays. Friday Fragments existed long before Friday Favorites ever did. So due to a lack of time for getting a "real" Friday post up, I'm resurrecting some fragments today.
I gave my last bag of fall trash mix to my favorite Sonic drive thru person who always recognizes my voice.  She is SO kind, always has a smile, and says, "Can I get you anything else, Ms. Laura?" when I place the SAME order every morning. 

Is there such a thing as texting etiquette? I know a few people who could benefit. Just saying. 

Am I the only one that was TOTALLY confused on the first episode of This Is Us? But oh, my gosh, how I love how that show brings everything full circle. #catchingup

It's Homecoming week, so you know what I've been up to. Here are two dress up days that I could actually understand. Monday was a bust. 
I shaved my legs for the last time this season. Hopefully. 

Alise has a double ear infection. Still going to school. Still practicing basketball. 

I have not felt like myself this week, either. I did not walk a single day. And I don't feel bad about it.

I am not fond of the new iPhone upgrade. 

Trying a new daily moisturizer for old ladies. I'll keep you posted. 

I'm making Amy Hannon's Chili and Cheese Grits this weekend. #cravingcomfortfood 

I ordered this leopard skirt like I need another one, but Kelly Stamps said to. 

You must listen to this episode from Alli Worthington's podcast. I've listened to three of his sermons this week. He's awesome!

And last but not least, the quote of the week!




Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Style Six ~ Teal Inspo For Fall

I am IN LOVE with teal for Fall, y'all! Love, love, LOVE it! And it all started with this simple swing dress from -you're not going to believe this! - WALMART! This dress is less than $13 and is so comfortable for these Indian Summer days that we're still having here in Louisiana. 

For the office, I styled it with Nickel and Suede zebra earrings, a bohemian necklace from Altar'd State, and black suede booties. It was the perfect simple look for a Friday behind my desk. 

I'm totally coveting these teal Glacier Knit Earrings from Nickel and Suede. Can you say, "Santa, Baby?!"  Ha!  Actually, I might need them before Christmas! There! I said it! The "C-word"! Get ready friends, because the holidays will be here before you know it!

Here's some more teal inspiration for Fall! This sweater is absolutely beautiful and the perfect shade of my favorite fall color. 
Love the pops of rust and brown with this cardi outfit.
Mustard is totally growing on me this season. 
Soft Autumn's mustard is a soft muted yellow. It almost has a green tint when seen next to a true yellow. I've paired it with a warm red and brown.  In the featured photo, the Soft Autumn model looks perfect in dark teal and mustard jeans.  I also found an outfit with a navy blue t-shi
And THIS would be the perfect outfit for the office. Note to self: find burgundy pants ASAP!
Abigail Coatigan (Oceanic)
Another office favorite, but I would burn slap up in this! 

I simply could not let today's post end without showing you a picture of probably one of the most gorgeous butterflies I've ever seen. Just look at God's creation!
I have always loved butterflies and for a reason that I can't remember, they always remind me of my late father-in-law, who would have been 82 tomorrow. I was fortunate enough to get this shot a few Sundays ago when Wayne and I were working in the flower beds. Okay, HE was working and I was supervising. It's what I do best! But just look at those shades of blue.

And just LOOK who is enjoying the color teal with me this fall! My pic of the week goes to Jaymie at Everyday Style! Our booties are nearly the same as well! Great minds think alike, Jaymie, and as my Mama always says when I end up dressing like someone else, "That just means you have great taste!" Thanks for linking up with the Style Six!
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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

I Finally Finished A Book, Y'all!

Can you believe it?

It only took me a few extra weeks than it normally would to finish a book and that's because I've hit another reading slump. For the avid reader like me, that enjoys reading SO much, it's like craving food, but not knowing exactly what it is you're craving because nothing sounds good. And when you DO find something that you think you might like to eat, it's bland and not what you were craving after all. 

So yea. That's me in the book world.

So let me tell you about the book I DID finish recently!

I had decided that I was going to back off from the WWII historical fiction books. I had tired of that genre and the last book I read, Tatooist of Aushwitz, was a bit underwhelming to me even with all the hype. So imagine my disappointment as I began reading and realized that The Things We Cannot Say was yet another book based on the same era of time. Despite that, though, I was immediately drawn to the relationship between Alice and her autistic son, Eddie. It was their dynamic, and Alice's struggles that were so similar to my own, that kept me wanting to read even more.

The book alternates between the life of present day Alice and the WWII day of  Alina. It took me a while to figure out how the story would connect the two women, but it was a different view from the same heart wrenching books from this time frame that I had read before. It was a story of love, heroism, loss, and sacrifice that had a twist that I didn't see coming.

The ending of this novel was my favorite part. It wasn't rushed and came full circle. And being the book snob that I am, I rated it 4 stars on Goodreads, but I'm willing to give it another half star. The writing was wonderful and the characters were so well developed that I felt fully invested in the novel and wanted to see just how it would end. I especially loved the author's notes that told of how the story actually came to be. If you love historical fiction, then I highly recommend this book.
The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel by [Rimmer, Kelly]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Currently ~ October 2019 With The Style Six

Today's a twofer! I'm mixing it up with Anne's Currently linkup and our very own Style Six link up. How fun, right? I haven't shared much of our world lately so I thought I might update you (at least for those that are interested!). Be sure to join us today by linking up your favorite fashion or beauty post.
arranging || All the homecoming plans and hotels for a basketball trip. Alise's homecoming date's mom will be busy at the beginning of October giving birth to another human being, and Alise is just "dying" for her corsage and L's boutonniere to match (Thank you, Pinterest!), so I told Kristy that I would handle it so she wouldn't have to worry about it. The dress is bought, but unfortunately, I had to buy shoes this year. As for basketball, we have games in Mississippi and New Orleans two days after Christmas and I've vowed that I'm not going to lose my religion over telling you how stupid that is. 

loving || Love, love, LOVED every minute we spent at Supper on the 'Sip last Thursday night in Vicksburg, Mississippi! Did you happen to catch my IG Stories last week? I may have had sweat running down my legs at one point (I'm pretty sure it wasn't pee!), but the food, mood, and sunset totally made up for the oh-so hot temperatures! Supper on the 'Sip was a United Way fundraiser on the old bridge over the Mississippi River. There were food vendors from Vicksburg and surrounding areas and trust me! They did not disappoint! I cannot WAIT to go back next year!
I shared more dessert pictures on IG than I did actual food, but there's a story behind the mini banana puddings. They were actually made by a "Healthy" vendor (I can't remember the name) and he told us that he accidently left out the bananas! We had a great laugh about that, but the pudding was absolutely fabulous! 

embracing || All the fall styles even if I'm sweating to death as I wear them. And yes, this Southern Diva still wears white jeans after Labor Day. I normally wear them off and on until the end of October and only later when I have something really cute and "winter-ish" to wear with them. I love how this outfit came together for church a few weeks ago. Did you notice the pattern mixing, too? 
purchasing || I happened to walk through a local store last week and smelled the most amazing fall scent. The fragrance was Aromatique's Cinnamon Cider and boy does it fragrant a room! For the past few years, I've been using wax burners more than candles because candles aren't always as strong as I like them to be and some brands produce alot of smoke and soot and I don't like that. I've got Cinnamon Cider burning in just about every room of the house and I went back to buy more to give as Fall happys to friends!  

sharing || All the Cinnamon Cider and Fall trash with friends! I came up with my own version of salty and sweet and I've been packaging it in clear bags and cute tags from my friend Jennifer Davis. It's really good! 
So I think you're all caught up! OH! Except I need to mention that we took Alise to see my orthopedic foot doctor last week (Remember the summer of Felicia??). She has been complaining since this summer about the bottoms of her feet hurting. We didn't think it was anything too serious - and it's not! - but to give her piece of mind, we took her anyway.  Apparently she just needs to stretch the tendon at the bottom of her foot more before practice. If she will do the stretches twice a day, the problem could be cleared up by Thanksgiving. We'll see if she does the exercises. Remember, my fourteen year old knows everything and she doesn't think the exercising will work. 

So anyway.

Our world revolves these days around Alise's social calendar (always something!), basketball practices (games start this month!), trying to make A's in Honor Classes, running errands at lunch, and remembering whose turn it is to take out Jack. Throw in a few descent meals during the week, church times two, and football games with friends, and by 7:00 each night, I'm done. There may or many not be a few nights that I've actually gone to bed at 8:00 (only to be woken up by the Fed Ex man while my UPS husband sleeps)!! But it's all good. Life is good and I am so blessed.

Last week, half of the Style Six group picked the same fashion favorite, which I think was so neat. Hey, we like what we like, what can we say? Let's try to go for FOUR out of six this week! My favorite pic this week goes to Duhamel at LaMoumous Fashion. Y'all know that office fashion is where my heart is because of my occupation so her navy blazer inspiration was speaking my love language. Thanks for linking up with us, Duhamel! Nice job!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Style Six ~ Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelet

Hello, Friends, and welcome to another week of the Style Six! We're so glad you're joining us for another Wednesday of fashion and beauty! 

So today is the last Wednesday in September. Can you believe it? 

I'm not always the fastest person to jump on a trend wagon or latest fashion piece. I kinda have to mull over styles for a while and see them on different people in order to determine if they will work for my personal lifestyle. Having a career and working in a fairly strict professional environment isn't always easy when it comes to the latest fashion trends. 

I've heard of Victoria Emerson's bracelets for a while. Several of my Style Six friends have them and love them, but it wasn't until I saw Shaeffer's IG post a few weeks ago when she mentioned that the bracelets were 40% off that I decided to jump on the VE trend wagon. Nothing like the feeling of getting a great deal to motivate you, right?
Y'all, I'm in love! You may remember my post when I said that all my family and friends were getting Victoria Emerson bracelets for Christmas? Well, it's true! I've already paroosed the website to find the perfect bracelet for that perfect person! There are just so many styles and designs to choose from that you just have to visit their website to check them out. The layered wrap bracelets are my favorites and I have gotten so many compliments on the one I chose
My pic of the week goes to Elise Von E at Sparkle and Slippers. Her outfit just screams fall to me and I love everything about her style choice. I have to say that I am VERY jealous of her cooler temps, though. Great job, Elise, and thank you for linking up with the Style Six!

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