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Wednesday I went to my son’s homeschool bowling, popped home for a quick bowl of plain greek yogurt and peaches for lunch

before heading out to use my Movie Pass for the first time!  

$9.95 a month and my first movie was $9.05.   

I chose “Forever My Girl”, one of those movies I would love but DH would not, lol 

It was a cute story and I adored all the fabulous music throughout.  

I wore my Amelia James Olive Aleyska Sweater Again, Lol 

It was so tough to see the pictures and my weight gain, but it is my reality

and good for motivation.   I feel like so much of myself has been lost these past 

14 months of mourning, but am starting to slowly find my way back to being me.   

A busy day and weeks means multi-tasking and I did just that…

I was talking on speakerphone to my 22 year old  who is in college in Richmond.  

I have been wearing these Aerosoles boots a lot lately and am in complete awe of their comfort.  

I bought them last season ,  but did not wear them much and was disappointed to not find them still available for sale….

I am thinking next season I may need to stalk another pair of comfortable wedge version… 

My Facebook Amelia James Page

Follow this week to join my page and join me for a night of fun! 

 

I am in a bit of a pickle with starting this business to soon after my sister passed and am trying to get myself 

out of it,  I have joined a group to learn more about Social Media for businesses and am having a clearance of 

winter items tomorrow at 7:30 pm EST to see if I can sell of the winter items and not be stuck with that inventory

while I work on building my following to have better success in Spring and Summer!   

                                                                       Join me and share with friends, to help me sell these and generate funds to keep going with new fresh inventory.  

Gratitude

I am grateful for the time spent with my youngest and his bowling. 

I am grateful for my dearest friend giving me such a glowing review and asking her friends to support my business. 

I am grateful for all the online supportive women in business who all support each other. 

I am grateful that when my husband came home late last night with a friend from out of town to spend the night, 

that I slept right through , their apparent loud talking that my children heard….

 

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I’ve been out for a few days with a painful stye, 

nursing the swollen mess with hot cloths .

Four days and that’s now gone, but yesterday the huge 

swings in our temperatures from the storm messed up my 

sinuses leaving me with a sore throat and low-grade fever.

Not much getting dressed going on these past few days…

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I wore this outfit last Friday night when I went out with 

a friend to dinner and a play. 

I joked with my teen son about wearing white shoes before memorial day, 

when I explained that use to be a hard and fast rule for my mother and grandmother’s 

generation, he laughed and said it sounded ridiculous.  

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I wore my new necklace, I bought recently from Jane.com 

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My white shoes I bought new for this season from Amazon

You can find them HERE

Gratitude

I am grateful that despite my not feeling very well, that I have managed to continue my pilates exercizes every other day,  and in fact it helped me get rid of the kink in my shoulder.  

I am grateful that after one very painful day , that the remaining two days of the stye were better. 

I am grateful that I felt well enough despite my sore throat and sinus issues today to get my winter items packed away and out of site, although I still have to put all my boots away.  

I am grateful that my bank gave back the money from the stupid website that hijacked onto my reservations for my daughter’s graduation.  

After searching for 3 years for the perfect black leather jacket and finally finding it, 

I am trying to get in a few more wearrings of it before the warmer temperatures

arriive and make that impossible. 

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With the quilt detainling of this Isaac Mizrahi leather  jacket, 

I am loving it with a solid top rather than my love of prints. 

On Qvc the color listed for this jacket is Dark Charcoal and also comes in Grove Green 

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A closer look at the quilting detail of this beloved jacket. 

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My purple top and purse are both by Iman via Hsn . 

The top can be found HERE in several colors. 

My purse is also in several colors and can be found HERE 

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I bought these beautiful earrings from TJ maxx in both purple and green , 

they are no longer available and I am so glad I scored these. 

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My necklace was a gift from a

Style Sister for the Christmas 

Gift Exchange 

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My Jeans are Diane Gilman, I feel like a broken record about her jeans, 

but love them and these Flared button detailed onessold out .

 HERE is what the line currently has available. 

Dear Readers, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My house is full as it’s Spring Break time. 

I am loving it and the time , laughter, joking and fun. 

I will spend a lot of this week sewing  my daughter’s costume for her Anime convention in Boston. 

Gratitude

I am grateful for time as a family and seeing the light in the eyes of my youngest , to have his siblings home. 

I am grateful that I thought to call a family meeting and plan out this weeks menu with input from everyone on ideas of something they love, but don’t make themselves. 

I am grateful for the help of my husband in helping to create the pattern for our daughter’s costume , as he is much more detailed and precise and perfect for the job.  I love that my daughter has us all wanting to help with her costume. 

I am grateful for the anticipation and fun leading up to our going to the Jimmy Buffet concert in April. I hope I don’t regret taking my almost 16 year old on this zany party event… 

Today’s Challenge was Pinterest Inspiration 

and I had just recently pinned this Jennifer Aniston one.  

 

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I adore her style and have quite often admire outfits on Pinterest.

It’s fun to actually put one together, finally…

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I’ve had this scarf for a few seasons and love it against the all black background. 

If you are regular reader, you may notice I am not much for dressing all over in black.  

I quite often love all black looks but don’t feel like they are me, so having the purple scarf was 

just enough color to still feel like myself.

My Faux leather moto jacket , can be found here in several colors.  

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I could have gone with a black purse, but

why would I when I own this fabulous Joy & Iman one?  

It comes in several colors, but I think this Purple one is incredible!  

One of the easiest ways to bump up a look is in a fabulous handbag and I think 

I have more than made up for my past of not carrying a purse. 

You see as a mother of four who spread her kids out 4 1/2 years apart, 

I carried a diaper bag around for many years and gave up a purse….

My Dear Husband put up with my lipsticks and Id in his pockets

on many a date night back in those days, lol 

Self Care

I think taking double dose of sinus meds and making it out to homeschool bowling counts as self care.

I had spent the past several days with headaches and actually am pinching myself that I had relief today… 

I also planned our next Parent’s Night Out Event and Let me tell you that is definitely self care as we all need those nights

and have come to look forward to it… 

Gratitude

I am beyond grateful that my son got out of his funk today and had a wonderful time bowling today, he even got a better score than he’s had all this season ….

I am grateful that my brother stopped by last night and I got to hug him before he went to coincidentally spend his birthday in Cancun for a work reward trip.  

I am grateful for a phone call with my son away at college and that he talked to his younger brother as well. 

I’ve been so lacking in inspiration these past few weeks in styling outfits, 

but this one feels like a success!  

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I added this fabulous Gili Leather jacket over the Summer as my one big splurge.  

I broke my no self imposed no buying to acquire these lavender cords from Loft

as they were 70 % off , making them less than $12. 

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My Liz Claiborne NY  blouse via qvc can be found here

I adore this line by QVC and here is a link to other tops in this line

The scarf was again to protect myself from the winter temperatures, and I think fit in very nicely.  

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It just hit me that this entire outfit is pieces I bought online new for the season.  

The purse is still available  in this purple shade, but also comes in several other colors , here 

I am very happy that I added these pieces to my wardrobe as I love all shades of purple.  

Today in Self Care Today 

I added a greens powder found here to my morning smoothie .  My husband has been taking for a few months now, I dofind this a bit expensive and am researching other options for when we run out.  

I also took a short walk today and changed into walking shoes.

If any of my Dear Readers likes the idea of my new Self Care notes, please share one thing you did today for your own Self Care!  I’d love to hear from you !

Gratitude

I am grateful for starting my blog three years ago and for how much writing these gratitudes daily have improved my state of happiness.  

I am grateful for my son’s homeschool bowling group and chatting with my favorite parents. 

I am grateful that my son willingly cooperated in going to the additional bowling clinic later this afternoon and for how much this boosts his confidence.  

I am grateful to the bowling trainer sending home a training tool to help fix an issue with his hand movement that is precenting him in getting his performance ball to curve.  

I am grateful for a fun conversation with the homeschooling league coach and the idea to do a fundraiser that will allow them to buy some training tools.  

I am grateful for yet another call from my daughter, I could talk to her every day on her walk back to her apartment. 

I am grateful for the winter weather and the inspiration to get back to blogging.  

I had a lot of fun with this look…

Boho Fun that is!

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A floppy hat like this is very on trend for the Fall Season. 

I’ve seen them all over the mall, most recently Old Navy in fun colors of olive and burgundy.  

                 722-969- Indigo Thread Co.™ Woven Knit Combo Sleeveless Open Front Lace Detail Duster

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Here’s my new boho vest that I am absolutely loving.  

I can see so many ways to style this for most seasons.  

It will be great with long sleeve dresses for Fall.       

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My top is an Issac Mizrahi peplum found HERE, he’s added a long sleeve version to his line HERE

My necklace is actually a pin that was my mother’s and I wear whenever I want to feel close to her. 

My leather hobo handbag is from QVC’s GILI line and is sold out, but HERE are their current hobo bags. 

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My Flare Jeans are by Diane Gilman,

If you are a regular reader you know this is my go to designer for jeans. 

The best thing about buying jeans from this line is the versatility of sizes..

They come in Petie, Regular, Tall and Plus Regular, Plus Petite and Plus Tall. 

In Fact a lot of QVC designers have these size options. 

Gratitude

I am grateful that I was feeling much better today. 

I am grateful that Unisom is working to help me get sleep and beating that darn menopausal issue.

I am grateful that I scheduled our next Parent’s Night out for next week. 

I am grateful that tomorrow is bowling day, makes hump day , so much better! 

I am grateful that my son is home from college and his sense of humor and fun conversations. 

Have You tried the Soft Pants Trend?  

They are so comfortable that some bloggers are calling them PJ pants..

I embraced this last year and added two new pairs for this season

Last year I had print versions, this year I added solids. 

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This pair is from Kate & Mallory a line from Evine  that I am loving recently.

These Pants are on clearance right now for just $9.97 and only have size small, then 1x, 2x and 3x left.

I am wearing the medium and I got both colors.  

They have a high waistline , but for my petite size, I think this works well.  

I can wear these with flat sandals, by simply rolling the waistband over and putting my shirt completely untucked instead of the  half- tuck pictured here. 

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We had a windy day, which was fun when I saw how it caught my kimono sleeve. 

I bought this one years ago and love it as it has so many colors that make it very versatile.  

Like my newest shoes??

Clarks from 6pm.com 

These are the most comfortable wedges I have ever owned and I am buying my daughter a pair!  

Dear Readers, after two weeks of dealing with sciatic pain, I am much better today… 

I am sporting Kinesiology Tape today and have to say, I am loving this!  

I was so pain free that I wore the wedges, of course when I went grocery shopping I changed to flats..

My Petite friends I am sure you are wondering how I did that with these pants?   

Well, I just rolled the waistband and un- tucked my shirt. 

Gratitude

I am grateful that my husband thought of the KT tape for my sciatica and woke up early enough to apply it for me today. 

I am grateful that my two college kids are home and the fun and laughter we’ve had the last few days. 

I am grateful that I have hope of being pain free for my Vegas trip coming up Saturday!  

I am grateful for the delight my daughter has been having with my lighter hair color, she keeps calling it blond. All my children are blond like their father, so seeing this in her brunette mother is a treat! 

I am grateful for the wonderful Mother’s Day and time with my adult children, I have so missed them! 

I am grateful that I picked out paint, and a new vanity and counter to get the bathroom finished!  


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