Sunday, January 30, 2011

30 for 30 items

its that time again ... the winter version of the 30 for 30 challenge.

i almost backed out today because i had not put the least bit of thought into my 30 items yet.  at about 3:30pm i finally got motivated (thank you yummy coffee) and went thru my closet and figure out what i will be wearing for the next 30 days (starting feb 1st).  this time will be a little more challenging because i am dressing up more for work now.  its not that i will have a hard time with work outfits but i think it will be difficult to make use of dressier items on the weekend.

so here they are, in no particular order:

2 pairs of jeans

4 pairs of pants for work

1 sweater, 3 cardigans, 2 button ups, 2 cotton shirts, 1 blazer and 1 blouse

4 dresses

2 skirts 

2 flats, 2 boots and 1 pair of heels

i ordered these mustard flats from target today.  they should be here no later than the 8th.
im not really attached to these last two items.  i added them for weekendness but i may switch them out before tuesday. 

whew. and only 6 things are repeats from last time!

so there you have it folks, 30 items of clothing to remix into 30 outfits for 30 days.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

always remembering ...

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.                                                                       
                                                          ~ jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

etsy ecstasy

super cute finds to keep your favorite things nice and warm!

tea cup / coffee mug cozy
handmade kindle case
hand knitted teapot cozy
ipad sleeve
apple jacket

click the pics to shop!

Monday, January 24, 2011

diy for only $2.52

back in september, i saw this post by leah at the way we are.  i was instantly inspired to give our front side a color punch.  i started with the mailbox and house numbers because they were in bad shape!  in that post, i mentioned that i had something else planned and to "stay tuned."  now, 3 months later, i finally got motivated.  

my mother donated the lamp above to my cause (she had two and i may go back and thief the other one).  i had a burst of energy this afternoon, so i went to walmart and spent $2.52 on spray paint and raced home to start my project before i got too dark to take pics.  

^ this spray thingy is the bomb dot com! ^  

you can pick one up at your local walmart for like $2.  i bought it for this project and have used it several times ... its a real finger saver!  

after two coats of primer, i was ready for some color :)

and then WHAMMO, it was ready to be given a home right under our "b."  

and on the other side, this: 

yay color!

by spring, i home to attach a flower pot to the top and have a beautiful and welcoming plant in it ... IF i can keep it alive.  

Sunday, January 23, 2011

sunday with friends

last night keith, millie and pig came to see us

today, after church, we let the animals run around in the sun for a while.  

mailey loves when her pals come to visit

turns out, pig is very photogenic.

here is an updated pic of husbands muttons.  click here to find out more about 
muttons on a mission and here to donate (select "muttons - mark benfield")

i hope you all had a sunday full of friends as well!

Friday, January 21, 2011

flash back friday

this is a little game i like to play called 

" how freaking cute was i! "

when i see pictures from when husband and i were little, i think about how cute our kids are gonna be.  i can say this without sounded conceded because it is true :)  

happy weekend to you!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

orange you glad its almost friday?

i am such a bargain bragger.  if someone compliments something i am wearing, my reaction is to say something like "thanks!  i got from the gap ... ON SALE!  no really, i paid $3 for it"  ... you get the point, right?  

i love blogging because now i dont have to wait for a compliment.  i just brag because i can :) 

for my 2nd day at my new job, i decided i would break out the brightness.  it was a beautiful 58 degrees out and the sun was shining.  i bought this orange dress at the end of summer for only $10.    


yup, $10.  i only had the chance to wear it twice before the cold set in and made me want to hibernate for the winter.  i woke up feeling a little sick and the only way i knew to kick start my morning was this orange dress.  (note: there have been no color adjustments done to this picture.  the dress is really that orange.)


in other news, kendi just announced the winter 30 for 30 challenge.  hip hip hurray!  i know there were several of you out there that thought it was pretty cool and wanted to give it a go.  well, here is your chance folks.  

i was debating for a while because i changed jobs.  its not that i didnt think i could do it with my new job.  i just find it hard to be in work clothes at night and on the weekends.  before, i could wear jeans, shorter skirts, something a little sloppy or just plain weird, as long as i didnt have any meetings scheduled.  now, im still working on my first impressions and i have to dress up every day (as in slacks and a sweater)  so this time, my real challenge will be, choosing 30 items that i can make non-work outfits too.  

what do you think?  you ready to see me do another 30 for 30?  would you like to do it with me?!?!?!  or are you annoyed and contemplating taking back your follow ... indian giver!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

etsy ecstasy


would you wear your spouses finger print as a wedding band?  

after seeing this first unique idea for wedding bands, i had to browse through esty to see what else there was.  

here are a few of my favorite handmade finds:

simple and elegant ... i love it!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

my mutton man


husband is participating in a fund raiser called muttons on a mission. <-- click this link to find out all about it.  i tried to get the shave video posted here, but all i can offer for now is a link.

and after:

stay tuned for updates and more info ...

sorry so short today!  
my sinuses are making my face hurt and sucking all the energy from my body :(

Friday, January 14, 2011

flash back friday

what do you get when you combine:
  • a warm march evening
  • good friends
  • cheap drinks
  • karaoke 
  • and a new camera to capture the moments
awesome motor boatin pics!



i miss these nights!  but i at least get to see some of the ladies tomorrow morning :) 

happy weekend and dont forget to have a little fun!  

Thursday, January 13, 2011

bragging rights

i would now like to take a moment to brag about my $10 dress from h&m.  

thank you after christmas sales!

 ^ are you wondering where my hands went?  ^
they are in my POCKETS :)

thanks husband for coming out in the cold to take my pic! 
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