2015 sounds so futuristic I find. It’s very exciting to me and has actually inspired me to to move forward past the closing of my business last year. It’s not that I’ve done nothing for a year mind you. I have completed a small remodel to make room for my folks and have moved them in. During this period I have also emptied their home and have had it rented. So you see, I have been busy.

Now I find that I want to concentrate on what’s next for me.

I’ve taken a personal inventory and established a few goals. My first list was crazy long and I realized the goals I set needed to be attainable in my world, right now. Here are just a few.

Get in better shape. Whatever that means. I mean, yes lose some weight but more important establish an exercise routine that I can stick to …whatever that means. No! I mean it!! Who likes Zumba?

Read more. Ugh, Ok, Ok, what I actually mean to say is READ… a book. I haven’t read a book since Twilight. Fashion, Home and Food Magazines don’t count, right?  I guess not. I’ll take suggestions in that department.

Take some classes. I’m going to learn Microsoft Office, which of course includes Word, Excel, Outlook and whatever else is included in that “Suite”. Ps. I’m enrolled!

Learn how to take better pictures for my blog. I’m told by some that they suck.  I don’t  necessarily disagree with that opinion so I will work on that.

Get a job.  Very exciting!

Please note, this list is in no specific order. I’m more than happy to find a job first!







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Essentials And Yes, More Leopard

jcrewI spotted this (wink, wink) and imagined it beautifully fitting into all my purses as the perfect new cosmetic bag I’ve been searching for.


It’s the perfect size and could even double as an evening clutch.

Welcome home to mama you perfectly spotted leopard bag.

I love you.


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I’m Growing Out My Grey Hair


I think this picture illustrates the fact that “I’m Growing Out My Grey Hair ” Usually, I wear my hair curly which has made the task of growing it out so much easier. Today I thought I would blow it out to see how far it has left to go. Well, It’s gotta long way to go…  I’m excited to see it through, and I think some style changes might be in store.

I’ll keep you posted!

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What I’m Wearing Today

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What I love about my wardrobe is that I have old, new and “Wow, so glad I kept that!”

Oh those boots!  I found these for $20.00 at the United Colors of Benetton’s outlet store at the Citadel about 12 years ago.  Pointed, flat, short and OMG! I just loved them. Funny, I didn’t wear them for oh, maybe 8 years or so, but for 20.00 bucks? Really? definitely worth the investment.   I just had them polished and they are fab!

The Jeans and Jean Jacket are Zara and the funky Belt is from Free People — Come on peeps ya gotta add a little funk now and then. The Tee is from Vince.

And of course there’s my Luco from Louis Vuitton. I don’t wear it often enough, usually I save it for travel but what the heck, right?

I considered  2 pics, the bottom half and the top half. But — a selfie with an ipad is, well, really, really odd. trust me.

Saturday’s are a beautiful thing.

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Can you have to much Leopard?

leopard shoes


Is that a problem?


In fact I love leopard so much, I might devote a whole category on my blog to my love of all things leopard.  Stay Tuned!

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The Statement Piece


Who loves a Statement Piece?


I  love them so much. One might say, I might even be slightly obsessed. Today I’m so calmed down, right? I just have on my gorgeous All Saint’s necklace and beautiful Tom Ford Sunglasses.

Very understated, N’est Pas?


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Fresh Flowers… really?

fresh flower arrangement, fresh/faux flowers,I Love fresh flowers. I particularly love flowers, that when I open the door or walk into a room give me a beautiful nasal high. Ahhhhh… fleeting, but oh, so satisfying.  The most intense flower for that delightful perk is always the Casablanca Lily. It’s also very long-lasting which doubles the pleasure.

imageI like simple arrangements and usually in the same color scheme with the lily being center stage. Sometimes, as I walk to the market I’ll say to myself, “Today, try and do something different” Then once I’m there I say, “Calm down, Crazy!” Side trivia; what movie is that line from? Hint?  It was a oscar nom movie from last year. Give up? Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Tiffany says it in Silver Linings Playbook. I love that line. Let’s just say I bought the same flowers.

6 stems of White Casablanca Lilies, 6 stems of White Gladiolus, one tall bunch of greens and 4 stems of Green Amaranthus–wait– not so fast on those. One last stop left on our Flower Arrangement Adventure.

imageAldik Flower Supply.  Not your Grandmothers plastic flowers shop mind you, but a hip creative and super interesting place. They do a very big business with the local studios and have a very active on-line presence  http://www.aldikhome.com/online-store. I knew exactly what I was looking for and found it.  Green Amaranthus.

tableNot sure what’s they are made of, but the stem is plastic which is perfect for water. The cost of each stem was under $10.00 but it will last forever – or until the housekeeper thinks they are real and throws them out with the old flowers…

closeupHere’s a close-up, looks good right?

4 daysLooks  and smells great after 4 days. The Glads have opened and the lilies still have buds.

Let the Fresh Flower and faux arranging begin!!!

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