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Shopper Held for Ransom(

Hello Friends!

This is an urgent message for Obi Wan Gabbana:

I’m a member of the Obsessed Shoppers Committee on a diplomatic mission to Target! Their many brands: Who What Wear, ANewDay, Ava & Vive, Knox Rose, Mossimo, Universal Thread, Sugarfix, and Xhileration are too much for a simple impulsive woman (like me) and can be classified as an act of war 😉 LOL (I guess you could say I’ve been watching Star Wars! I even speak six shoe languages, although not Bacchi)

Every time I go to Target I find great items I would love to snag, although we all know I need to exercise SOME self control, it’s a skill right? So instead of buying everything I see, I will take some pics of my favorite pieces and tell you what I would do with them! That’s just as much fun as a diplomatic mission to Alderaan right??? (I AM NOT A COMMITTEE!) Help me Obi Wan Gabbana you’re my only hope…

NOW PRINCESS WE WILL DISCUSS THE LOCATION OF YOUR HIDDEN TARGET CARD!

Bahahahahahaha! (Cute princess below is my granddaughter a few years ago) 😘

ok I found several darling pieces at Target!

Aren’t all these the cutest?? I love the lavender mini bag! I ended up buying the (3rd) and (5th) items! The floral lace skirt was only $8 and the earrings regular price but are super cute with the skirt and I’m thinking a gray t shirt or sweater depending on weather 😊

The two floral tanks would be cute with white pants and a jean jacket or bright jacket to match the tanks.

I love both shoes! Aren’t they darling! I think the olive green sandals would go with anything and same with the slides. They’re both so fun and summery.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Target review! Go and see if there’s something you would enjoy! Have a happy weekend!

Sobbing Hysterically

Hello friends!

Have any of you seen “Something’s Gotta Give”?? I know it’s an old movie but (spoiler here!) in the middle when he is a schmuck and she gets hurt- spending 10 minutes of the movie sobbing dramatically (excellently I might add) which I love every time I watch it and giggle the whole way through! It’s one of my favorite movies!

It was also International Women’s Day yesterday and I thought this is a great movie for women! The heroine in the movie is smart, provides for herself, is amazingly funny, beautiful, talented, and everyone wants to be around her! It’s one of my favorite movies, you gotta check it out!

Have a happy weekend everyone! Thanks for reading!

(Enclosed are pictures of my two daughters and I- all of us fierce women 😉

Couchin’

Hello friends!

So hubs and I spent most of our Saturday helping my daughter get her house ready to sell. They had cleaning and wall repairs needed to be done and many hands make light work right??

I got home, dressed in clean clothes and put my eyebrows on (LOL) and then got groceries (I wore almost all gray to match the snow, I’m sort of in mourning cause it seems like winter is starting all over again UG)…then….

So I just got home and hubs is laying on his reclined chair;  (we put groceries away) I’m laying on the reclined couch and he’s watching Big Bang Theory on DVR…and he’s sound asleep (so I guess not really watching it LOL) and we hit commercials….and here I am -awake obviously but I don’t have enough energy, desire, or motivation to get up and get the remote!

I’m in a terrible dilemma….so I sit here and flippin watch commercials until he stirs when Big Bang ends…LOL Oi!

I’m so smart! I suggested we put a movie (Batman Begins-I totally have a thing for Christian Bale) in the DVD player cause then I can continue to sit and relax without worrying if he’s gonna wake up to skip commercials! Life is a challenge right and I totally have all the answers!! Bahahahaha!

Jason Bourne in the Fashion World

Hello Friends!

So since I’ve been sick, I’ve been entertaining myself with every disaster movie I own- Titanic, 2012, Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon (I saw the original I think in 1974 with my mom and Dad; Michelle and Kami were visiting their dad in California and we went to the movies-granted it was two years after release, but that was normal for our part of Wyoming). LOL

I’ve watched all the Twilight movies (my son Connor watched the war scene at the end last night, then realized “wait that wasn’t real??WTF!!” ha ha I know, crazy huh), all the Bourne movies (which are really good BTW, we watched Bourne Legacy last night) and I got this crazy idea promoted by Jason Bourne….what if I was a secret agent? I’m undercover for AMAZING OLDER WOMEN COMPANY working for (some elite design company) trying to uncover a sadistic plot to keep older women out of the fashion scene. Several executives found out my real identity and have secretly given me “green pills” that cause a terrible virus and super accelerated aging that will keep me from exposing their terrible truth (Thus the reason I am sick)! But I will not be thwarted! I will live! I will survive this awful virus (this will make a great movie right??) Let me know if you’re interested in the rights 😉

(these are the odd things I think while stuck on my couch sick watching every movie ever made) LOL oh and Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! (I did get dressed- see my pink and floral pants below-but that took too much energy and effort so I’m laying back down)

Me and Rose DeWitt Bukater

So since I’ve been sick, I’ve been watching a lot of movies. Usually when I’m sick, I watch a lot of Jane Austen…but this time I seem to be hooked on disaster movies. Being sick calls for lengthy movies (so one doesn’t have to constantly get up and put another movie in…Jane Austen movies….especially Pride and Prejudice…go on forever! Which I love, I love the period dramas/comedies…they’re so fascinating but also long which is perfect when one is ill) But this time, since I just went on a cruise, I felt a fascination with Titanic and Rose DeWitt Bukater!

She went on a cruise-I went on a cruise…granted her cruise ended differently than mine. I noticed one thing:I am not the biggest high maintenance woman on this planet!

I offer evidence of my claim: here is a picture of me at the airport with our luggage (I have two 50# checked bags and one carry on bag (my husband also has two checked bags, but I’ve put shoes in one of his so I guess you have to count them all) and here are pictures of Rose DeWitt Bukater’s luggage (character played by Kate Winslet) “all the trunks from that car there, 12 from here, and the safe to the parlour suite rooms B52, 54, and 56”-explains Cal’s assistant, that bad guy that’s always harassing Rose and Jack. I don’t have near the same number of bags, of course she had these huge hats and several beaded dresses along with corsets that took a lot of room; but holy cow they had TRUNKS…have you ever seen a trunk? I could’ve got all my clothes in my closet into one trunk…I only had two suitcases and a carryon…who knew I’m a simple woman.

Maybe I need to up my game? I’ll be pondering my simple nature (compared to Rose DeWitt Bukater) while I watch another disaster movie-“2012” which coincidentally also has a cruise ship… maybe the next movie will be “Poseidon”???

Hump Day Blues

Hello Friends!

Thank goodness it’s Wednesday, although I have to actually make it through the whole day before I really can say thank goodness LOL!

Last night I went out with a couple of good friends (H & A) team and we went to “Pitch Perfect 3” which actually was funny and fun to see, although the movie started at 8 pm, so our fun ended around 11:30pm which meant I washed my face and finally got in bed at midnight….that’s a little late for me! I also drank a whole water bottle during the movie so woke up at 3am for a nature call and then got up at 6am because I had a doctor appointment at 830 in Salt Lake…..so I’m a wittle ty ty….trying to drag myself through the day until I can go home and close my eyes for a few hours… (that’s what I tell myself, it might not actually be a thing)!

But I did get myself ready without forgetting some important things! Actually I forgot to put on toner and forgot my deep burgundy lipstick, but normally when I’m super tired I forget bigger stuff; for example one time I forgot my contacts…all of a sudden I realized I coudn’t see (when I’m driving) and then I realized what I did! Ha ha or I one time I forgot to put my eyebrows and mascara and then I’m really in trouble! ( I really do know these are first world problems) LOL This is just my life 😉 But I had already planned what to wear today, so I didn’t have to think TOO much when I got dressed (that’s a good thing, cause who knew what might have happened!) I wore one of my favorite military style jackets (JCPenney, Libby Edelman) with a floral (JCPenney knit shirt) my pixie burgundy pants (Old Navy) and studded boots by (Shoedazzle) so it looks like I’m put together but no one would know I’m actually not all there…unless you have an extended conversation with me.

So considering I’m running on half normal cylinders than usual, I think I’m functioning pretty well. At the end of the day, I’ll take stock again and see if that’s actually true!

Comedy, Relaxation, Fashion, and Baking! What else does a woman need??

Hello friends!

How is your weekend? My Friday/Saturday has been amazing!

Last night our son Connor treated us to a night out at a comedy club, Comedy Sportz which was super fun! We were right at the front, they are hilarious!

Then this morning I got to wake without an alarm which is something I really Love! (Last night I tried out my new nourishing face and eye mask, so I heated a wash rag this morning and sort of soaked Olathe residue off) then went through my new skin care routine that I discovered on the cruise ship- I think it is improving my rosacea.

I then cleaned/super scrubbed every inch of my bathroom! Even dusted/oiled my hand turned wood candlesticks in my tub surround. Now they glow even without the candles lit. I feel so accomplished! 😂

Then I put on my fancy glitter eyeshadow because I didn’t want to wash my hair today ( that means I can wash tomorrow and not wash on Monday when I have to commute to Salt Lake-early morning). So I pile my hair on top of my head-hence the sparkle eye shadow to distract from my hair!! 😂😂

It’s so sunny today and I’ve got spring fever so I wear a simple tee shirt with my embroidered jeans from Express!

Then we went grocery shopping and really how much fun can that be?? But the fun started when I got back home! I tried a recipe my hubs saw on Good Eats- Alton Brown- Chocolate layer cake with ganache filling and a special buttercream frosting. The ganache turned out perfect (it kind of squished out between the layers, but I think that’s ok! I’ve never made this type of frosting before- ya beat four eggs til fluffy- while you bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil in a pan- then drizzle syrup into eggs while beating furiously being careful not to get the syrup on the side of bowl or on beater and then you add half a pound of butter (little at a time) and it’s supposed to turn out fluffy and creamy!

At first I was freaking out cause it sort of looked like curdled milk (Alton’s warning-“it should not look like this”!) nooooooo 😩😩 😂😂 but after 10 more minutes of furious beating it became really fluffy and Carmel color- and now it’s like cotton candy “It’s so Fluffy”! Success! So I load the cake with this frosting that I hope is good (remember I’m GF and can’t even eat this lovely confection) and put it in the fridge for tomorrow!

We end the evening by sitting and watching “Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark” my favorite Indiana movie. Since we hiked through the jungles of Belize, I feel more of a connection to Indy! 😂😂

New Year Unresolutions

Hello Friends!

Some of you might know I’m a therapist in my paid gig and honestly New Years Resolutions have always made me kinda crazy. Even in my pre therapist days. I remember being in high school and watching the Miss America pageant and worrying about my weight and always having a goal to lose weight in the New Year or a list of 20 things I wanted to change about myself. I think that was unhealthy for me.

As a therapist, I work with my clients to identify three or four “measurable and specific” goals to work on in therapy…I don’t have my clients make lists of 20 things they will accomplish or change about themselves because almost all the time this is unreasonable.

When I reviewed my progress as an employee in early December with my supervisor, I listed three specific goals to keep in mind all year- these are usually methods of treatment to obtain more training or supervise an intern. I’ve met my goals in years past and my clients always meet their goals if they stay in treatment.

I’m sharing this because I haven’t really made a list of “resolutions” this year. I will keep doing things I love as I’ve explained in previous blog posts: I started a workout video after Christmas and do that every morning, I read my scriptures daily, I pray daily, I started a blog last September and will do that consistently this year because it makes me happy, I usually rededicate  daily to eat healthy (gluten free-due to Hashimotos, low sugar and low simple carb, no processed foods) ….I say rededicate because this is a daily back and forth. In the last year and a half since I’ve been gluten free- I’ve ate gluten twice and was terribly sick (doesn’t make my body happy), so that’s a big motivator not to eat it LOL

I try to keep a set sleep/wake schedule…I’m more happy that way. I make spending time with friends a priority-it fuels my soul. I have a consistent date night with my husband every week and enjoy spending time with my children/grandchildren whenever our schedules permit (hopefully at least once a month or more). I love to fuel my nerd by watching movies such as the new Jumanji or Star Wars. There are a couple Marvel movies coming out later which I look forward.

I do all these things regularly but nothing is really a goal to change my life, I think slow and steady (doing the things that make me happy like walking or riding a bike or laughing) works better for me than sprinting or running or setting goals that are unrealistic….I’m not a runner anyway! LOL!

In conclusion, fashion always makes me happy! I love doing something new and today took a risk with a pair of flowered, flowy ruffled pants (Target) and paired with a jean shirt and my bejeweled velvet black mules (again Target). I matched this with my pink/blue jewel earrings and bright pink bag! I think it’s a fun change from my normal. Usually I wear fitted clothes and this is a more chill look so let me know what you think 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

Is it the Christmas Rush? Anyone stressed??

Oh my goodness friends! I have to share my funny husband this morning…So he gets a little stressed when I schedule up our day, especially on Saturdays. But this Saturday is special right?? It’s the day before Christmas Eve, technically the last shopping day for us because tomorrow is Sunday and I don’t shop on Sunday.

So he wanted to do a couple things today: he wanted to go to the mall :/ I knew he would have a difficult time cause of the day and season (he said he wanted to get me a surprise because a few days ago I kind of explained it’s more fun to have a surprise present instead of knowing everything I’m getting for Christmas…let’s be honest I’M THE ONE THAT PICKED IT ALL OUT LOL) So he headed out to get me a surprise…this doesn’t end well you know that right?? 😉

He just got back from the store and is freaking mad! (I warned him to eat breakfast before he left, but did he listen to me…nooooo). Apparently there were some people cutting him off in traffic which might be normal today as there is still a lot of construction on one of our major highways and a ton of people on the road. The only saving grace is there is no snow yet. He came home and is telling me about his excursion and his voice is raising and his face is turning red….and I just start laughing uncontrollably cause he is FREAKING OUT! and I knew he should’ve ate! While laughing I tell him to please eat before he has a stroke…

So be safe out there friends! It’s Christmas Eve eve and many people are shopping at the last minute, which might be that they didn’t have enough money before or whatever reason. Let’s be kind to each other and keep the spirit of Christmas no matter our situation.

And let us not forget, I have a holiday outfit today to match the movie Jumanji! We are going to Jumanji tonight and I wanted to have fun with the jungle theme! I paired my Express sequin leggings to a OldNavy camo jacket and have fun that way because I’m not a party girl but show others you can wear sequins at any time and make it fun!

Twas the week before Christmas

And all through the house, half the Christmas lights are off, the heat is down, the sink is full of dishes I didn’t dirty 😉 …. the drive home from work was hairy, my eyes hurt, I haven’t seen the sun all day, I left the house in the dark, I came home in the dark, no one cooked me dinner AND

Twas the week before Christmas! And I only have to work Tuesday and Wednesday and I’m off until the 27th!

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this 🙂 You are right I can!

Hello Friends!

I’m actually excited this week because it’s only a three day work week for me! It’s just hard to actually WORK those three days! LOL Okay I have Monday done…I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.

Thursday will be fun because it’s my work ugly sweater Christmas party and yes….I am going into work JUST to show off my sweater…and it will be fun. No one will speak work words to me…just putting that out there 😉

Then Friday is my work (another party) Star Wars party! My employer bought out a theatre, created special shirts for us, and we’re all meeting at the theatre with our significant others (hubs, children, some grandchildren, and other special people) and I’m super excited for this!

Of course I’ve already seen Star Wars last Friday but I can’t give anything away! AND I get to see it again, so how cool is that? Then on Saturday the grandkids are coming over and we are making gingerbread houses! Seriously, my kitchen will be covered with frosting and candy and it’s the most fun EVERRRRRR!

Just to get me through today, I wore this black/grey/pink combination. The jeans and jacket are from Express and the sparkly shoes from White House Black Market. I think the rough edge of jean cuff looks fun with the sparkle of the pumps…It’s a contrast in styles and that’s what makes it a fun outfit. I will keep creating fun outfits to keep myself motivated the next two days!

This will be a fun week, if I can work two more days….I can do this, I can do this, I can do this…… 😉