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I love our homeschool bowling on Wednesday, but dressing for it is always about keeping warm! 

The bowlers are moving so they are fine, but us mother’s who watch are another story.  

It is so funny to head out the door with my son in shorts and short sleeves and myself always in pants, short sleeves and a cardigan or jacket in my hand.  

My tunic is actually one from the Amelia James line I sell. 

I have a huge wardrobe and won’t wear my line every day on the blog, 

but quite frankly I really love these new pieces so darn much!  

Every woman should own a great pair of boot-cut jeans and these are ones,

that I must wear with 3-4 inch heels,  are a girl’s best friend.  

If you read my blog, you probably already guessed that these are by 

Diane Gilman!   

I belted this Milan ( all of our Amelia James pieces are named after cities)

because as a petite I wanted to make my legs look as long as possible.

Proportions is the one thing blogging and taking photos taught me.

This can be worn as a dress as well when unbelted and I intend to style it

with black tights, ankle boots, and a leather jacket when temperatures cooperate. 

This may be too short for some women to wear as a dress, but the younger women love it!  

I have this $50  Milan in Size Small – 3x if anyone is interested you can email me @ KTStylists@gmail.com and you can check out videos and albums

on my Facebook page to see other Amelia James styles, eventually, I will get a website together.  

Gratitude 

I am grateful for getting back on track and not craving any sugar these last two days! 

I am grateful for homeschool bowling on HUMP DAY to break up the week. 

I am grateful my daughter is helping my son study and get ready for CLEP testing for Biology, 

I am grateful for this business and the community of supportive women and for finally answering the question, 

“What am I going to do when mothering minor children for 31 years comes to an end?”    

 

 

 

 

 

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This weight gain in just a pain and I want to bust out and just conquer this weight loss, but the

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I have been doing some research on the success of intermittent fasting, where you do not have anything for 12-16 hours after your last meal the previous day. 

ideally, the goal is to go the 16 hrs for the sceince of it to work.   It seems to work well for men, but that always begs the question, will it be the same for women. 

I found this article and decided to heed the warning to do it every other day.   

After having green tea until 11am. I indulged in my go-to breakfast lately, 

Premier Protein Shake poured over ice into a nice glass as food should feel indulgent…

A banana every morning is my thing and has been most of my adult life.  

 Around 2:30pm  I opted for a full cup of plain greek yogurt with strawberries 

Rocking the protein and fruit for the day, but definitely, need to bump up some

vegetables for snack and dinner.   

Still near 80’s for us here in Virginia Beach!  

Styling one of my Amelia James Memphis Ruffle tops in burgundy with a black stripe. 

I love how figure flattering this top is and that I can style it for my boho loving self by adding a wonderful 

crotchet vest by Indigo Thread Company .   Lots of other options to style this with layers if our weather ever gets cooler!   

I have this wonderful top in several colors and sizes up to 4x, 

you can see them on my latest live sale video on my Facebook Page.   

Eventually I will get a shopping website, but for now you just claim it under the video by using the number and size 

and I can send you an invoice via paypal.   

Gratitude 

I am grateful for my new found vigor and zest for getting this weight loss journey moving! 

 I am grateful for my sister’s Ipod Music to start me dancing in the mornings. 

I am grateful for the fun of reading , ” A Gentleman in Moscow” with my teen age homeschooler. 

I am grateful for this blog to turn to and for making me get dressed today instead of staying in my pj’s.  

 

 

 

I recently got back from an Amelia James company retreat in San Diego

and am facing some darn really hard truths…

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This is me meeting the owner of the company and doing my thing of offering encouragement,   she told me I almost made her cry, lol….

I am so good at taking care of others, but seeing pictures from this trip I can see my weight gain and how I have not been taking care of myself.  

I don’t just mean the weight gain,  I have not been sleeping well, I have not really launched this business I feel so passionate about.    

Today, I was so focused and ready to change that, by doing a Pop-up shop in my front yard since I live on a busy road going into my neighborhood, but alas

mother nature mocked my enthusiasm and sent me scurrying back inside and forgetting that plan…. 

It was just way too windy and after some clothes flew off the rack and broke my hangers, I had no choice but to abandon my plans.  

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The Coo of the company on the left and new Director of Sales on the right.  

The Director of Sales heard my comments to the company founder and pulled me aside immediately afterward, 

telling me “That was Great!  Take a picture with us!”   What a boost for my damaged soul these last months!   

All we want as humans in this life is to be seen, valued and understood! 

 

The final event of the retreat was the three top people in the company taking the stage to answer questions we had been putting in the box all weekend. 

Imagine my delight when my question was picked and cheered by the room of reps!   

I sat down at the computer to write this post and reliving those moments was good for my wounded soul. 

Some days are harder than others and today was just one of those tough ones. 

I am just putting so much pressure on myself to get this business launched, after realizing that I had tried to start this

too soon in the mourning process.   I am in a much better place now, but just feel so much pressure to fly with this new venture as

there is the added importance and value of spending my sister’s life insurance to start it…. 

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I am looking forward to boxes in the next week or two with new inventory including this outfit… 

The delightful part is that I love the clothing line and am passionate about wanting women to get their hands on the pieces to

fall in love with the comfort and styles.  I came home from San Diego and booked 4 vendor events to do just that and just need to be patient.

I am normally a patient person, but this venture is testing me in a way stronger than I can recall before, unless of course, you count the last month of

pregnancy when every woman becomes impatient.  

Dear Readers, Just working through my funk and writing a blog post seemed better than stuffing my face, which is what I have been doing lately…

When I voice it out loud, I am committed to getting back on track and making self-care a top priority!  Will head back to Weight 

Watchers next week, meeting tomorrow, but it was an early day and is now after 11pm, so sleep is more important. 

Back to eating right and working out in the morning!  Thank you for being my sounding board!  Back with outfit posts soon!  

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