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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

My youngest will be entering High School as a Senior which means no more standing at the bus stop in the rain…he drives, and no more back to school shopping…he wouldn’t be caught dead shopping with his mother…besides he has his own Debit Card.

His last year in High School is bittersweet but it doesn’t mean I can’t go “Back to School Shopping” and take advantage of the end of the season sales.

I may not be doing this…

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But I can do this…

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Which is what I did at TJ Maxx and Burlington Coat Factory!

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Jessica Simpson Wedge Shoes @ TJ Maxx

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Floral Dress – $15.00

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Black & White Stripped Maxi – $19.99

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Unlisted loafers – $19.99

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Bandolino Blue Patent Leather Wedges – $19.99

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I didn’t purchase, but these Bandolino pumps were so comfy @ $24.99

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Leaving TJ Maxx I saw Barbie, a true fashionista, whose skirt and top were purchased at Nzinga’s Boutique.  A perfect outfit to wear out and about running errands or shopping (s/o to Steve aka Ken – lol)

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Next I drove down Naamans Road to Burlington Coat Factory at the Tri State Mall

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Maxi Dress – $14.98

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Floral hi-low dress – $6.98

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Infinity Scarf $5.98

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Infinity Scarf – $4.98

I also purchased a pair of CitiClassifed Pumps ($9.98) and Yellow Evening Bag ($7.98) – I love clearance racks just as much as thrifting!

Next year we will be paying College tuition so there will be no more Back to School Shopping for me, also bittersweet!

Have you done any Back to School shopping or taken advantage of the end of season sales?

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Hello Friends and Happy Ju’last day in July!

I hope it’s just a beautiful where you are as it is here because we have been experiencing wonderful weather this week. Tomorrow calls for a little rain but the rest of the week and into the weekend will be simply gorgeous! I have two blogging assignments scheduled for Thursday, one is a meeting to discuss doing a review for the Grand Opening of the Westown Movie Theater coming to Middletown this fall.  Then mid-morning I will be heading to Wilmington to take pictures and interview young entrepreneurs who have completed “The Chasing The Dream Entrepreneurship Camp” sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.

I have taken the day off from work, however, if you’re working tomorrow in Wilmington, please stop by Rodney Square between 11 and 1 for the “Chasing The Dream Entrepreneurship Marketplace”.  Students learned about starting businesses and now they have an opportunity and tools to run those businesses so please come out and support (don’t forget to bring an umbrella).

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Tie Dye Maxi Dress // Ross

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Colorblock flats // CitiTrends

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What do they say about “neighbors and fences”?

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The weather could stay like this for the rest of the year and I don’t think anyone would mind a day of rain!

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Accessories – Jewelry box

Linking up today with What I Wore Wednesday & Style Elixir– come on over and join the fun

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

Sending love to all the moms, mom-moms, nana’s, grandma’s, aunties, cousins, and friends on this beautiful Mother’s Day.  Mine was nice and it started with breakfast in bed, hubby made me chicken and waffles with coffee and fruit then we stayed in bed watching a Hazel marathon on Antenna TV.  This afternoon my sons took me to Ruby Tuesday for an early dinner, which is now our tradition because that is where they took me last year.

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Mother's Day Meal

The best meal I never cooked!

Salad, Sirloin and Spicy Shrimp – Pomegranate Margarita

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Hello Friends, I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

The weather was absolutely gorgeous and not having to cook gave me more time to be outside and enjoy it.  Saturday I was set up at Dutch Country Farmer’s Market, and although there was a lot of foot traffic I didn’t do as well as expected.  I did manage to sell a lot of books, some household items and a few pieces of jewelry, but the clothing that did not sell was donated to Goodwill.  Hubby and the boys chose Chinese Takeout for dinner so it was Shrimp Fried Rice, Steamed Vegetables and Chicken Mei Fun.

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Today we all worked outdoors, hubby and the sons on the lawn and cars, me with setting out the patio furniture and cushions before doing the weekly grocery shopping.  I knew I wasn’t going to cook a Sunday dinner so instead we went to Farmer’s Famous Fish for sandwiches and fries.

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It was another busy weekend for them with customers lining up and waiting from the time they opened to several hours after the published closing time of 3:30 p.m.

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Customers anxiously waiting for a Farmers Famous Fish Sandwich

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My outfit of the day was a maxi dress and cardigan which was perfect for today’s weather.

Have a fantabulous evening – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Thursday, hope your day is going well.

Having Tuesday off from work has me a day behind mentally which may not be a bad thing because tomorrow is FRI-YAY!!!!  It was somewhat depressing reading through the blogs last night, seeing all those beautiful and colorful maxi dresses and wishing for warmer days instead of dealing with these cold Winter winds.  This morning we were greeted with snow showers…really Mother Nature – c’mon Spring!

In these pictures I may be smiling but I’m definitely not excited about these outfits, I want to shed the layers!

Sunday’s Suit

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Suit – old closet staple // necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Mossimo Pumps via Target

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Tuesday’s Wild Child

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Tired of This Weather Thursday

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I had hoped that tomorrow the weather would be warmer but most likely it will be a “50’s Friday”  Oh well, the temps will eventually increase but  until then I will be wearing clothing from the winter wardrobe.

Linking up today with Bloglovin’ Blog Hop, Almost Friday Thursday Blog Hop and Papa is a Preacher, come on over and meet some new bloggers.

Have a fantabulous afternoon and don’t forget to check out the FB Page “Bloggers4JCPenney” – there are some great new postings.

Smooches!

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FRI-YAY – FRI-YAY ~ thanking God we made it through another work week without any hurt, harm or danger!  Heading out shortly to start the weekend, a relaxing one with no major projects other than organizing the shoes scattered throughout my closet – yay!  Casual Friday I decided to wear my DIY maxi shirt (here) with a plain red top, and a pair of flat sandals from DSW.

Maxi dress/skirt and top – Walmart// Sandals – DSW (last year)// Necklace – Jewelrymax.net// Bangels and Ring – Jewelry box

Have a fantabulous weekend!

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I hope everyone had a great holiday filled with fun, family and lots of food. Our holiday included a little shopping and a lot of grilling including today. Unfortunately, it rained most of the day and there were even reports of tornado-like winds downstate. Because of the weather we spent the day inside and I did a few chores and DIY projects.

Although unofficially this is considered the last day of summer, I am not ready to put away the summer clothing, including the white! We still have Indian Summer in October and during that time some of the days can be balmy.

One of my DIY projects was up-cycling a Maxi dress, cutting off the bodice above the elastic waist to make it a skirt. Now the maxi skirt will be worn with a light-weight pullover during Indian Summer or with boots and long, bulky sweater in the fall.

The black, faux suede loafers were purchased from Walmart for $14.97. I haven’t decided which embellishment to use, but at that price I may get a few more pairs to create different styles.

I hope you have a stress free and productive work week, try not to squeeze 5 days into 4 because it never works!!!


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