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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Can you believe it’s the last Thursday of the month, tomorrow is the first day of February. February 1st is also my “baby boy’s” Birthday and he will be 17 – somebody is getting old and it isn’t me!!!!
February, 1996, two days after he was born we were hit with a major snow storm that kept us house bound for almost a month. I hope that doesn’t happen again, the storm of 2010 was more than enough to last a lifetime – remember that one?

No snow storms in the forecast, just bright sunshine and high winds, but not like what tore through some southern states last night – we are truly blessed!

OOTD 1 31 13 007OOTD 1 31 13 018Sweater and Slacks are both closet staples // Blue Suede Booties – The Shoe Dept // Scarf – Target

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These blue suede booties are different than the one’s featured here.  They were purchased last year from The Shoe Dept, and also came in red which I didn’t get – wish I had because it would have saved me from going to the mall today.  By the way, have you been to JC Penney’s lately?  If not, GO, they have $1 ~ $3 ~ $5 and $10 clearance racks, I got a red skirt and a pair of capris for $5 each!  Their new “one price no sales” marketing campaign didn’t work out so well, and now they are restructuring, so head over for some great bargains.  The “housewives of Exton” were racking up on kids clothes on clearance for a dollar which are better deals than Goodwill!

Linking up with Thoughtful Thursday & Imprintalish – hop over and meet a new blogger

Have a good afternoon – Smooches!

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One of the best things about going to a Flea Market is finding different and unique items not sold in stores.  At Flea Markets you can mostly find used household items and mass produced knickknacks, jewelry and clothing.  However, there are occasions when you come across unique and original hand made items. “Design-A-Can” is a kisok owned and operated by Lolita, a friend from high school.  In her kiosk she carries mass produced items, but she also sells hand sewn bottle and can covers.  Last week she had completely sold out the can covers and was filling the display cases with these cute bottle covers.  They are individually hand sewn dresses that are made to cover a normal size bottle of dish washing liquid.   How cute are they, there wouldn’t be a need to hide your soap under the sink with it wearing one of these dresses.

The dress covers are individual and unique sewn in fabric that would appeal to anyone including people of different political parties.   She also sells President Obama T-Shirts, sunglasses, caps and key chains; Breast Cancer Awareness items; children’s toys, and games; scarves and hair accessories, a little something for everyone.   If sports is more of your interest she has pillows and blankets with NFL, NHL, and NBA logos.   However, one of the cutest items I saw was the “Sunday Church Hat” hair clips which can also be worn as a scarf or lapel pin.  She doesn’t make these herself but they would be perfect accessories to jazz up a suit, or hat when attending church or special family gathering.

If you are planning a special event like a birthday party, a Bridal Shower, a Super Bowl or Sports party, or even Fraternity/Sorority gathering, Lolita will accept special orders and create a unique item to make it an even more memorable.  Design-A-Can kiosk is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, so if you are in Dover go to Spencer’s Bazaar and check her out or let me know and I’ll contact her for you.

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Happy Monday my friends.  This morning was full of drama, while having breakfast we got a Robo call from the school’s Department of Transportation.  The bus driver had quit and they were looking for a replacement but wasn’t sure what time the bus would arrive.  My son, being anxious to get to school…(yea right) whined and begged to drive my car.  He had driven me to Dover and back on Saturday so was comfortable with the car, however, it was his first solo trip.  I gave in and let him drive, praying until I got the call from the school that he had arrived safely and my car key was in the office.  Tayair had to drive me to his school to pick up my car and en route his windshield wiper flew off.  It was foggy and his defroster took almost a 1/2 hour to clear the window but we made it safely and he went to his shop to have them replaced.  I was an hour late to work but it’s three days before my birthday, my son’s are safe so it’s all good.

Got the call and I was happy!

Dress – Burlington Coat Factory// Chinese Laundry Suede Pumps – DSW// Brass Accessories

I received an early birthday present which was an unexpected gift from a fellow blogger, a nomination for a “One Lovely Blog Award” .  This nomination comes from Sara, of LifestyleOver40 and it was truly a pleasant surprise.  Please check out Sara’s blog to find out why she is called “Sara Tomato”.  Thank you so very much, Miss Missy.

The rules of acceptance are:

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you (http://lifestyleover40.com/)
  • Tell seven facts about yourself
  • Paste the award on your blog
  • Nominate 15 other blogs that you would like to give the award to

Seven Facts About Me

  • I am left-handed, however I can use my right hand for everything except writing
  • I love the old, classic sitcoms – Dragnet, I Love Lucy, Hazel, Gidget, Leave it to Beaver, etc.
  • I got engaged at the age of 16 – thank God I dodged that bullet – what a knucklehead
  • I put hot sauce on anything that is not sweet
  • I was a Semi-Finalist in the 1980 Miss Delaware Pageant
  • I have a BS in Elementary Education – taught 1 year and resigned when I made more $ as a secretary for IBM – so sad too bad because I liked teaching
  • I can’t relax – I am always doing something, I have trouble sleeping because my brain refuses to shut down

In no particular order I’d like to nominate the following blogs:

 

I am wishing you all a fantabulous day!

Breathe in through the nose….blow out through the mouth….again….breathe in through the nose….hold it….hold it….now….breathe out pushing hard…  Whew – I love shortened work weeks but sometimes it can be a bit much especially since I was also off last Friday and will be off again this Thursday.  Last Monday’s post was entitled “Rainy Days and Mondays”, and a tribute to The Carpenters, today’s post is “Rainy Days and Tuesdays” a tribute to Summer 2012.  If you live on the East coast, one thing we can all agree upon is that Summer 2012 was extremely hot AND Summer 2012 went by extremely too fast!  I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time poolside and even lucked out on Friday and got one last day before the weather turned.  There probably won’t be anymore 90 degree, lazy, hazy pool days this month and next month I will have the pool closed.  The rain is supposed to continue here until Thursday and I hope it’s the same forecast in Charlotte, North Carolina.  President Obama’s acceptance speech is outdoors and it would be terrible for people to be standing outside in the rain, so prayers going up for good weather!

I am wearing another shift dress from Burlington Coat Factory, which I love because it can be worn all seasons by simply adding a blazer or cardigan in the fall and then tights and boots in the winter.

Toes are going to stay out until it starts to snow – sike! These Fioni shoes were purchased last year from Payless and are very comfortable.  Bracelet and earrings are jewelry box staples, the ring is my birthstone, Sapphire – September…Virgo….yeah!!!  Necklace purchased over the weekend from Rugged Wearhouse for $1.49!!!!

Although we didn’t leave town or go on vacation this summer, I must admit that it was very nice to have mini staycations because it allowed me to spend quality time with my men.  Looking forward to cooler temps and beautiful colors of fall.  Have a fantabulous day and stay dry!

Apple Bottoms purse was also purchased last year from Burlington Coat Factory


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