Traveling On…

I’ve been offline for quite a few weeks now, but I’ve been blessed to spend this time travelling around with various family members. I’ve even been able to check one of my dream trips off my bucket list…(Australia, yes!!!)  But, I promise to visit my blogger friends and post again soon!  Until then…

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Covered Bridge. New Hampshire.

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Haney’s Appledale Farm. Kentucky.

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Cumberland Falls. Kentucky.

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Royal Botanic Gardens. South Yarrow, Australia.

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London Bridge. Great Ocean Road. Australia.

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Kangaroos and Koalas IN THE WILD tour. Australia.

Until next time,

Debbie

 

 

Rescue Kitty and Leopard

A few weeks ago my daughter discovered a stray kitten wandering around my mom’s yard.  It’s eyes were running, it had no hair on it’s nose, but she thought he was beautiful.  We brought him home and gave him a steady diet of food, water and love.  Look at him now!

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Like cats everywhere, he has to be in the action.

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What I’m wearing:  Just a casual outfit for errands and lunch out with my mom.  Leopard cardigan, Belks.  White shirt, thrifted.  Jeans, rue21.  Red tennis shoes, Target.  Red heart earrings, Claire’s.  Leather belt, Eddie Bauer.  Note:  A sales clerk at Eddie Bauer told me their items are guaranteed for life.  Just save your receipts.  So this is my BELT FOR LIFE.

Namu is curious about the flashing light and clicking noises.

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Ready for his own blog with this profile shot.

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Namu and his shadow.

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Namu followed me around as I made pictures documenting the changing of the seasons. Sometimes, I’m so caught up in what I’m doing that I miss the gradual changes.  I catch the first tinge of gold and then the next time I remember to look up it’s a full blaze or reds, oranges and golds.  I promised myself that this year I would stop and smell the goldenrod.  Which would be a bad idea since it fires up my allergies, but you know what I mean.

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The changes are subtle.  This year I don’t want to miss a thing.

Until next time,

Debbie

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Thrifting Tips

I love thrift stores.  The wild variety of one of a kind items.  Knowing there is absolutely nothing in this store that you can’t afford.  It’s the great democracy of shopping.  Everyone has their own way of going about things.  Here’s mine.

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Don’t worry about getting there at just the right time.  I know when new merchandise goes on the floor at my favorite thrift store.  But if I have something else going on on Thursday mornings I don’t sweat it.  Even if I show up on Friday there will still be plenty of deals for me to find.  Thrifting shouldn’t be anything to stress over.

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Have plenty of cash in small bills.  Not all stores can break big bills.  It would be sad to leave that magenta disco dress just because all you have is a fifty.

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Wear slip on shoes.  If you are at a store that has a dressing room, and not all do, then slip on shoes will make trying on so much quicker.

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If there is no dressing room, there is no shame in slipping the clothes on over top of what you’re wearing.

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Above all enjoy yourself!  Where else can you have this much fun for under ten bucks?

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Until next time…

Debbie

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Summer Brights

I don’t always wear my heart on my sleeve but I do wear my thoughts on my tee.

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Live the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of

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I always dreamed of being a writer.  Besides blog posts and columns, I write poetry, essays and short stories.   I keep looking for new ways to make my dreams come true.

What dreams do you have?  Are you working on making them come true?

I’m participating in Share-in-Style this week with the ever lovely Sacramento.  She inspires me with her style AND with the thoughtful posts she sometimes shares.  Our Share-in-Style prompt is “Summer” and nothing says summer to me more than summer brights.  I found this midi/maxi skirt at Goody’s and fell in love with it’s versatility.  I wore it here as a midi skirt.  Halfway through the day, I pulled it down into a maxi.  I love the versatility of the wide waistband that can be folded or not for differing lengths.  I like this style so much I have also bought one in black and one in a gray and black stripe.  What says “summer” to you?

Live your lemonade life,

Debbie

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A Girlfriend Getaway

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Serendipity means, “the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for.”

Serendipity also means that when my hairstylist best friend asked the lady she was doing color on where she worked, it led to us discovering a place we’d never heard of before.  Before the appointment was over, we had reservations at Snug Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast for lunch!

All this wonderful serendipity lead to a flavorful, home cooked vegetarian lunch on the screened porch…

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…and relaxing walks around the grounds…

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There were beautiful flowers all around…growing outside…and arranged in vases inside.  All in all it was a beautiful day that happened by chance.

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It makes you wonder.  What is serendipity going to gift you with next?

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What I’m wearing:  White top, retail on sale.  Pink shrug, Burlington Coat Factory.  Denim shorts, Walmart…I told you I was a “mart” girl!  Vintage pink flower pin.

Live your lemonade life!

Debbie

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Girls Day Out

My best friend and I were planning a day out.  Our first question after deciding where we were going was “WHAT ARE WE GOING TO WEAR?!?”

I need to build an outfit and I want it to be girly.  I start with a pink scarf.

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Add some over-the-top earrings…

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Big girls can still like “Hello Kitty”, right?

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With all this color noise, I need to turn down the volume with some neutrals.  Part of our day will involve a walk, so I want to be comfortable and casual.  I add a white top and denim shorts.  Pile on a bold ring to match the earrings and a pink flower vintage pin and I’m good to go.

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What I’m wearing:  Scarf, local store.  White top, Belk’s on sale.  Denim shorts. Walmart.  Belt, Eddie Bauer Outlet.  Earrings, retail store.  Ring, local store.  Purse, Burke’s.  Flip-flops, local store.  Vintage flower pin.

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I’ll post next time about our girl’s day out and show you the final version of what I ended up wearing.  We had an unusual day in a place we just discovered!

Until next time…live your lemonade life!

Debbie

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