Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Last One's a Rotten Egg...

So now that I'm done with school, I've been dreaming of home projects again.
Paint decks, a rotary sander, old, thrifty finds. You get the drift.
But I need some ideas.
School has depleted all my superhuman creative juices.
So, I'm thinking about giving in to the latest bandwagon for some inspiration.

Yup, STILL haven't joined.
Shock. Gasp.
Like I might be the last female soul in America who hasn't.
I know about this Pinterest, the premise behind it, and the "gloriousness" of all things readily accessible.

So now what?
Do I just sign up?
Baby steps, you guys.
Just signing up might be my first project in awhile.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Split Personality

 This afternoon was one of those afternoons that just seemed so peaceful. Just a regular, ole Friday afternoon, rolling into the driveway. It made me stop and appreciate where I live a bit more. How blessed I am that I can live in two worlds: fast paced and the easy life.

It's true that I love city-life.
 Fast driving on the interstate, cement, shopping and skyscrapers. The sound of a cash register, revolving doors in a big building, manicures and a Starbucks on every corner.
 By no means am I saying the Memphis area is comparable to that of some place like New York.
However, it works for me.
And I like it. Alot.

But there are just some times that I REALLY look forward to the drive home.
My (semi) new home in north Mississippi.
Leaving the honking, the smell of the mall, and the salesperson's cheesy smiles behind.
And cruisin' on in to a less hectic life.

Where towns still have water towers.

And there are agricultural buildings in your backyard.

Places where street lights come on.

And Mississippi sunsets on the 4-lane are an everyday event.

And though very, very blurry, you can still eat at local places like this one I have yet to try.
Welcome to Wray's Fins and Feathers.
Take that, P.F Chang's.

 So here's hoping you and I both have an easy, carefree weekend.
We both deserve it.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Plain Jane

I'm having second thoughts here, guys.
A few weeks ago, to celebrate the end of my v-a-s-t studying, I found some early Fall things on sale. One of which was a new purse.
Not really being a purse gal, I kinda snatched it up on a whim.
Since lugging it around, it just doesn't feel the same.
Love the way it looks, it's gray leather, gold hardware, and size.
When I set it down, it just kinda flops open.
I'm needing some structure here, peeps.
The more it flops, the more it irks me.
Why are purses so hard to shop for?

So I'm in full pursuit of something that looked like my old one.
A plain, stiff, leather tote. Large. Roomy. Cognac/camel-y in color.

Perhaps like these:

Umm, this one is out of my price range, though. Bills for the month OR new purse?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Few for Fall

 Since I am dying for Fall to be here, I did a little inventory of my fall clothes.
(Yes, I'm that OCD)
Last year, I needed some new things, but just never got around to it. Now,with a few Fall sales starting to appear,  I've jumped at the chance to swipe a few items.
The best part? Everything was under $20!
 On my list lately:

While not exactly the same, a muted leopard print blouse from NY and Co- on the clearance rack for 3.99

Target Denim Pencil Skirt also found on the mega clearance rack for $8.

AND my true loves:

Mia Amore Lina from Sears of all places.
And for 19.99.
Cheese and rice, I love this shoe. Love it.
They're so ugly, they're cute. And they go with everything!
If you're on the prowl for them, it's also called "Mia Quincy", and it also comes in black.
I might even be considering the black pair. Love them.

Happy Fall shopping!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Treats for the Studious..

Hallelujah-I'm finished!

I wrapped up all of my course work, late last nite. It was all due at midnight, and I coasted to the finished line at 11:50.
Slow and steady wins the race!

What did I do to celebrate?
Found myself a few "happys", of course. Here's just a hodge-podge of things I nabbed up.

My newest love for fall?
Shorts and tights. It might sound silly, but I am digging it.
Take a look at this pic:

 Are you digging, too? A pal and I were at Anthropologie, I pounced on some silk, knee-length "camp counselor" shorts:

Before I sport these, I need work on waif-ing up my legs!

I finally broke down and got my desert wedge boots. Like I have researched EVERY boot on the planet it seems.

While I do love this MIA style, I grabbed a different pair. They are more brown than this picture and don't have the menswear details.

Lastly, I snatched up an ON SALE purse. I've needed a new one, and I was in the right place, at the right time! Don'tcha love that? Too bad, no pics of this one.

So that's it. Just a few things for the fall! So ready for cooler temps!

On a sad note, RIP Sony camera. You have been faithful, but I am not sure why you are throwing a temper tantrum and not syncing to the computer anymore. You are old and worn out, and I am considering replacing you with a newer, cooler friend, the DSLR camera.

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