Well, I pulled out my shorts for the summer and bummer...none of them fit! I think last summer I avoided this feeling by only wearing capris.  Headed to the mall to try and find at least one pair of shorts that could last me through the summer and found...shorts are toooo short! No wonder I hate shopping for them. Even in the women's section...eek. I need to hide some of my pale, cellulite people. I don't want to scare small children. What is going on with this world? So, in honor of me trying to really get in shape this time...here are some summer outfit inspirations from pinterest...
Cute, but shorts are too short! I found similar adorable shoes at Target for $14.00!

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Shorts too short again...uggg!
Really, again? Cute outfit but noo to the shorts!
The shorts above look a little bit longer.
See, you can look cute and not have show every single part of your leg. Leave some to the imagination ladies!

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And finally, just a reminder that I do not own any of these clothes, ahh if only I did!  Life might be a little easier in the mornings!
 
 
Thank you.

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My favorite thing today is the actual day...Friday. Because it means tommorow is Saturday and the day after that is Sunday. What is your favorite thing today?
 

Vacation

05/22/2012

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Well, I took a little vacay from the blog. Sometimes you just need to get away, ya know? The hubby and I have a real vacation planned and it just couldn't come soon enough!  Where are you dreaming to go?

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Congratulations to Gretchen for guessing the closest to what I paid for this piece of junk. She guessed $7.
I actually only paid $2! Your Starbucks card will be in the mail soon! Enjoy!
 
 
Today I would like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to the childless mothers. To the women who hoped and dreamed to be mothers but were chosen for other callings...Aunties, Friends, Big Sisters, Puppy Mommies. To women who love children and have so much love to give but are never acknowledged for the empty space that appears in their heart from time to time, especially on days like today.  Today I would like to wish a Happy Mothers Day to the women who have never given birth to a child but have carried a child. On days like today you calculate how old your child would be and what they might look like and how they might celebrate you, or not, knowing kids these days! Today I would like to wish my husband's grandmother a Happy Mother's Day for sending me my first Mother's Day card, at age 39. How lonely it can get when everyone your age, everyone older and younger around you seems to be a mother. Thank you for thinking of me and acknowleding me and SEEING me.
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, especially the childless ones.
 
 
In honor of Mother's Day and in honor of the fact that I love chic-flicks (I'm not ashamed to say it) I am posting my Top 5 Movie Moms, or movies about Moms, or movies with some sort of motherly figure in them. You get the point. Do you have a favorite Movie Mom?

Number 5 StepMom
I don't know what it is about this movie, every time it is on TV, I must watch it. I love how Julia and Susan can't stand each other in the beginning but work through their issues for the sake of the kids. It also shows that you can be a great mom even if you didn't acutally give birth to a child. When Susan's character wakes up her daughter to go horseback riding in the middle of the night....it's just such a beautiful act of love and appreciation for life. Her daughter will never foget it.

Number 4: Mr. Mom
I'm not sure if this movies counts, but since it's my list, I say it does.
Michael Keaton does a wonderful job realizing that motherhood is not as easy as it may look. I love when he tries to get his youngest son to give up his special blanket or "woobie" as they call it. "I understand that you little guys start out with your woobies and you think they're great... and they are, they are terrific. But pretty soon, a woobie isn't enough. You're out on the street trying to score an electric blanket, or maybe a quilt. And the next thing you know, you're strung out on bedspreads Ken. That's serious."

Number 3: Baby Boom

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This is one of my all time favorite movies from the late 80's. I love Diane Keaton as JC Wiatt, (love Diane keaton in anything!) a no-nonsense ad executive in New York who is known as the "tiger lady" amoungst her mostly demeaning male co-workers. When she inherits a baby and moves to a farm in Vermont, her life changes radically..for good or bad...she's not sure. In the end she kicks butt at raising her new daughter and laughing in the faces of the jerks who thought she had lost her mind. I also like this movie because I too wanted to run away to Vermont once in my life. Yes, it's true. When I was 20 years old I thought about packing up my crappy little car and hitting the highway. Vermont whispers my name sometimes but I've still never been there. You rock JC Wiatt! 

Number 2: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
I adore the mom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. She is so overbearing but absolutley loves her daughter beyond measure.  "The husband is the head, but the wife is the neck. She can turn the head anyway she wants."   Need I say more? 

Number 1: Steel Magnolias                               

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Ok, get your Kleenex out ladies. Each one of these amazing women in this movie represent a different part of a collective mother. What a wonderful ensemble cast and Julia Robert's break out role. But Sally Field has it in the bag as a strong, loving, determined mom..."I find it amusing. Men are supposed to be made out of steel or something. I just sat there. I just held Shelby's hand. There was no noise, no tremble, just peace. Oh God. I realize as a woman how lucky I am. I was there when that wonderful creature drifted into my life and I was there when she drifted out. It was the most precious moment of my life." It makes me cry just reading it.
 
 
I feel like I have a special gift of seeing "potential" in stuff.  This can be a good thing or bad thing depending on how you look at it. I think my husband gets a little irritated with this quirk that I have. Why? I don't know. Take this "thing" above. I saw it at a garage sale and my mind starting racing. What to do? What to do?
 We'll get to that a little later. But first...
A CONTEST!!!!
Can you guess how much I paid for it?
Did I get an awesome deal? (This has happened before.)
Did I pay too much for a piece of junk? (This has also has happened before.)
Or am I just plan crazy? (umm...no comment.) 
Take your guess.
 The person who comes closest to what I paid for this wins!
If there is a tie, I'll draw a name from the winners. 
THE PRIZE????
A $10 gift card to Starbucks!
Starbucks: a necessity for keeping your sanity in any makeover project!
RULES!!!!
One entry per person.
Be sure to include your email address in the info box so I can contact you if you win.
Winner will be announced Sunday, May 13th.

 
 
 
They're so easy, you can't kill them! That's what I hear about succulents. But I have killed them. I either watered them too much or not enough, I guess. But aren't they so purty? My favorite purchase from the Rural Society Show was this cement bowl filled with succulents. I bought it from Willow Works, a not-for-profit project affiliated with the Mount Vernon Developmental Center. Wish me luck! Or offer me some advice!
 
 
Another great show! Lot's of girl power, unique finds and the weather was perfect! Can't wait for the fall show!