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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I trust you all had a nice weekend and are now having a productive and stress-free day.  If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know we have a large Magnolia tree in the side yard that only produces one or two blossoms each year – this is what it looked like last year ( post )

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This Magnolia tree was planted over 11 years ago, yet it has only produced 1 or 2 blooms but this year we got 4 – can you find them?  The blossoms are so very fragrant but the leaves are a mess.

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Worthington Top – JC Penney // Talbots Pants – GW Boutique

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If it produced more blossoms the air would be filled with a beautiful southern scent.

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Linking up with Monday Mingle @ Tough Cookie Mommy – have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

There definitely should be an extra day between Saturday and Sunday because trying to squeeze in chores and relaxation into two can be exhausting!  I trust you all had an enjoyable weekend and hopefully are half way through a stress free Monday.

Today’s outfit is a simple two piece skirt and sleeveless tank that I must have bought about 10 years ago and thanks to the elastic waistband, I will probably have it another 10 years!

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Too much of this makes for a very mellow Monday!

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How are you feeling today?

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy and Life of Meg – come on over and join in on the fun

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Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday!

Today is going to be another hot and steamy day, and this is actually Heatwave #4.  If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the 5-day forecast for the Delaware Valley – HOT HOT and HOTTER.   The Meteorologist stated he preferred the cold and snow of winter but I love the heat of the summer.  Deciding what to wear isn’t a challenge since I’m in an air conditioned car or office most of the day and I was going to wear all black but decided to throw in a little pink.

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7:00 am and the sun is shining brightly

Which do you prefer, the cold of  Winter or the heat of Summer?

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Love my Pink & White pumps from Rugged Wearhouse

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Tank – GW Boutique // Pencil Skirt – Walmart

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Enjoy your day and stay cool – Smooches!

Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy & Love & Loyally – come on over and join in on the fun

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Hello Friends, we have a new addition to the family!

On Wednesday, we welcomed a new little bundle to the family, it’s name is Spark, Chevy Spark. When Tayair pulled up the driveway I almost cried, it was the cutest little car I’ve ever seen. Not quite as small as a “Smart Car” but just as cute and compact as the Volkswagen Beetle was back in the ’30’s.

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The 2002 Hyundai Elantra that Malik was driving began acting up, even after a replaced engine, the brakes and rods began to go and it just nickeled and dimed us so it was time to get rid of it, we will donate it to Goodwill.  We decided to hand down the 2005 Honda that was purchased in April and then get Tayair a new vehicle.  My husband had visited Diver Chevrolet last week and thought the Spark would be the perfect car for him, one that would get him from Point A to Point B and would last for many, many, many years!

Not having purchased a new vehicle since 2005, it was amazing to see all the bells and whistles in this basic car. I thought my friend’s Mercedes was loaded with amazing features but this little Spark was also equipped with some awesome controls, including Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth, 9 airbags, USB outlet, touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and an emergency communication system (OnStar 6-month free trial).

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I didn’t realize it was a 4-door, and squealed with delight when he opened the back doors, so cute and surprisingly comfortable with ample leg and head room.

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The trunk was a bit too small for me and there isn’t a spare tire, instead an air compressor and a can of “fix it flat”, but with OnStar just a push of a button will get you emergency service.

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This vehicle will be in the family for a long time to come and I can honestly say that it’s a welcomed addition even with the car payments!

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Linking up with today with Tough Cookie Mommy – hop over and join the fun!

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Disclosure:  This is not a sponsored post nor did I receive compensation for the writing of it, all opinions are 100% my own.  I have no connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

What is your favorite grilled food? Mine are kabobs, whether made with chicken, beef, seafood or lamb, I like putting together ingredients for kabobs.

My BFF from New Rochelle was visiting this weekend, so in addition to some “girl talk” and a few cold Peach Bellinis, we dined on crabs, shrimp and chicken kabobs.

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Ingredients:
Chicken breasts, mushrooms, Mango, grape tomatoes, red onion, sweet peppers, Adobe Seasoning, pepper, Lawry Hawaiian Marinade

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Soak wood skewers in cool water

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Thoroughly wash mushrooms, rinse tomatoes and peppers

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Dice red onion, if cut under stove’s exhaust fan there are no tears

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Cut mango, mushrooms, sweet peppers and chicken into bite size pieces

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Season with Adobe and pepper

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Skewer alternating veggies, mango and chicken. I usually start and end with a grape tomato, they seem to hold everything in place.

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Pour on marinade, cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

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Fire up the grill and place on non-stick foil, depending on your grill’s temp, cook thoroughly until chicken is done.

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Remove from grill and let sit for a few minutes before serving.

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Crabs and Shrimp purchased from Lewes Fishhouse.

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Linking up on Monday with Tough Cookie Mommy – come on over and join the fun!

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

I hope your day is going well and that it is productive and stress-free.  I overdid it with the outdoor activities and today I am paying the price, both my mind and body are tired!  Maintaining a pool is hard work and the older I get the less enjoyable it is.  Don’t get me wrong I do enjoy lounging poolside but the Spring setup takes a lot of time, just vacuuming takes over an hour.  I also have to do some comparison shopping for a new solar cover, think I’ll start with Daily Deal Superstore.

Today’s outfit is a mix of heavy and light because the temps were not expected to rise until later in the day.

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Denim Maxi Skirt – EastEssence.com // Sandals – Rugged Wearhouse  // Top – Target

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Linking up today with Tough Cookie Mommy who nominated me “Blogger of  The Week” on Mingle Monday – come on over and meet this lovely lady!

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Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

After a wonderfully warm weekend the temperatures have reversed course and fallen back into Autumn, dropping down into the 30’s and 40’s!  Yesterday I was in shorts preparing for the pool opening and today I am wearing fall clothing – this is crazy.  The forecast calls for 80 degrees by Thursday so  we will be going from sweaters to sleeveless tanks in less than a week, I don’t remember Spring temps being up and down like this – do you?

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Skirt – Boscov’s // Tank – JCPenney // Leopard Print Cardigan – Ross

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Linking up with Tough Cookie Mommy & The Life of Meg – come on over and join the hop

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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