Friday, December 1, 2017

What's In My Closet: Winter Fashion

Hi, friends!
Well, it's the first day of December and even though we don't have snow here in Indiana, it does feel like winter has arrived.
We did get a little bit of sunshine on and off today, as seen in some pics of the lake...

I decided to take advantage as much as possible, as you never know what tomorrow's weather will be here in Indiana...
So, I am sharing a few new and some older outfits that I am wearing in the cooler weather.(A few of my pics were out of focus, for some reason. But you get the gist of what I wore.)

Outfit #1
I love red and gray together. This outfit is awesome for the upcoming Christmas season.
The plaid tartan scarf was originally a throw, which keeps me toasty warm when a chill is in the air.
Also, loving my snowflake sweater. It goes well with the flowering Hibiscus growing on my sun porch!!
A little fur on the hood adds to the fun!

Outfit #2
More gray (with black and white) adds a twist of monochrome to this outfit. I can wear my over-the-knee boots turned down, as pictured above, or all the way up, as shown below...
A large statement necklace brings more depth to the outfit...

Outfit #3
Burgundy is another favorite color this year for me.
Along with leggings, this mini dress is perfect for a lunch with a friend or dinner with the hubby.
I love the two tone floral and leaf design!
A pair of warm fuzzy socks and black slip-ons completes the ensemble.

Outfit #4
I am finding that leggings(especially ones with patterns) are drawing me in this year...the southwest pattern above adds lots of color, when coordinated with my off-white cable knit oversized sweater.
To match the color coordination, I wore multi-colored dangle of a few new earrings recently purchased(Oh, by the way. I recently had my ears pierced, something I've been wanting to do. I had pierced ears back in high school, but let them grow shut in my 30's.)
Colorful rings are another new fun accessory I've been loving lately!!
Finally, I have had these tan ankle boots for years, but wanted to turn them into a "Boho" style. Here, I've added burlap, lace, and bangles to my boots and I absolutely love them!!!

Well, I hope you all are enjoying the cooler seasons!! I have a feeling we won't be having many more sunny days like this in the winter!!

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Late Spring Teatime Blues Reminder: "Give Thanks"

Today was cold, rainy, gray, and dreary
And, yes, it is Spring(almost officially Summer).
I have been unmotivated, emotional, and tired all day!!
Since it appeared that I wouldn't be up to doing much of anything productive, I decided to drink herbal tea from a new teacup, poured from a new teapot.

As I prepared my tea, I decided to grab some books I've been meaning to read, along with some old writing journals and a pen.
The drizzly lit sky gave little light through my window for me to read, but I made due with what was available.

 The tea warmed my heart and body
 As I read from my journals, I was reminded of the good times when I felt close to God and my family and difficult times when I didn't know if I would make it through another day! 
 Some of those days were full of emotion and heartache, the same feelings and disappointments that are felt today. It does seem that days with heartache will always be with me(with all of us)!
When I once again look out into the gloomy day, I'm hit with what I am told to do - the sign in my window is a giant reminder to me - "Give Thanks, No Matter What".
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."(1 Thes. 5:18)

 The fake butterfly in my centerpiece also reminds me that new life is given to all who believe.
 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold. the new has come.(2 Cor. 5:17)
 "Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:19)  

There will be days like this, but even when I'm feeling down, I know what I am to do....what we all should do..."Give Thanks".
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Enjoying the Beautiful Weather

The weather has been so nice lately!!
(Even though we are currently under a thunderstorm watch and temps are supposed to drop.)
Here's some video and pics of the last few days...

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Springtime Borders Clip Art
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” 
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