Sunday, April 13, 2014

Styl'n On A Sunday


Adding some new pieces to my Spring wardrobe is always fun for me. I was in need of a few Spring/Summer dresses and I actually found some that I like.

I already showed you this cute little number…..

Ribbet Edit Beach scene dress collage
I am really going to enjoy wearing this on our vacation this year.

Here is another little dress that I am going to enjoy wearing…….

Ribbet Edit palm dress collage
 (dress found at GAP)

The length of the dress is just barely above my knee so I am totally comfortable in this, and it has pockets, that is a real bonus for me.


FYI: the best spot for a hemline to hit is the area of the leg where the  side of the knee goes in slightly.

Another tip:

Do you remember the purse pictured above?

straw purse
It is a vintage straw clutch I found on etsy. It is going to go with so many of the pieces I already have. I love to add a little of the unexpected to my outfits and this fits the bill.

I have one more dress coming my way. I am not sure if I will keep the green or the navy yet….

green gingham

navy gingham dress
I wouldn’t wear these accessories with this outfit, they look a bit contrived to me.

I will let you know what I decide and how I will accessorize them.

The feminine silhouettes that are being featured this season are so nice to see again. 

All of the above dresses have a soft pleating vs. gathering so the dresses lay flat to the body making them look more slimming and attractive. 

If you love this look as much as I do, BODEN is the place for you. I have ordered numerous pieces from them and have yet to be disappointed in what I have received. I highly recommend them.

Have you added any fun new pieces to your Spring wardrobe?

For more ideas check out my Spring Pinboard on Pinterest, just click HERE!


Friday, April 11, 2014

What Could Be Greener Than This?


We have all heard that saying about the grass being greener on the other side. 

I don't think it can get much greener than it is right now with the new Spring grass on our hills.

Our home sits in an area right at the edge of some of our foothills.

I have been told by visitors from out of state that our hills are unusual. They described them by saying they looked as if someone had carved them out of a big mound of ground.

Another friend said that they reminded her of the hills and scenery in Spain.

Yesterday my hubby and I took a little drive in an area where the hills are free from any new building, and the cows roam freely.

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Happy California Cows

I feel very blessed to have this literally, almost  in my backyard.

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The hills seem to just roll on and on.

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Windmills fascinate me. Look at the old  water tower.

This next picture was the last picture of the day…….

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We did not notice this when we were taking the picture. 
Once I got them uploaded onto the computer this emerged. 

Pretty amazing!! Looks as if we had an angel watching over us that day.

Sometimes I think we all forget to look around us at all the beauty we have in our very own backyard.

If you have a chance, take the time to  drive around your home area, and see it through new eyes.

I hope you enjoyed a little peek at the scenery I get to see every day in my little piece of California suburbia.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014



When I left you last we had a delay in the kitchen project due to streaking and hazing in the honing.

We had a professional marble finisher come out and look at our slabs and he said he can re-hone it for us and eliminate the problem. Whew!!

To say I was relieved is an understatement. This was my biggest concern ever since they were installed. Luckily it is all fixable, but not without yet another delay.

They will be re-honed and sealed on the 25th. We are still unable to use our kitchen since there is no sealer on the marble, but I am enjoying looking at it!! I know that sounds funny, but I really do love looking at it.

Since this project has taken three times longer than we anticipated I am going to show you pictures of what we have so far.

Yesterday I put my everyday dishes back in the upper cabinets……

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I am keeping it simple in order to not detract from the new counters and back splash.

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I am pretty amazed at how much larger the kitchen looks to me.

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I am enjoying how fresh and clean it all looks.

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The kitchen actually sparkles with the new finishes.

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I am really looking forward to standing at my kitchen sink and doing dishes again. There is something just wrong on so many levels about doing dishes in the bathroom!

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I think I am going to find it difficult to address this corner.

I am enjoying the clean look of nothing on my counters. Putting anything on them is going to be difficult  for me.

I do have something in mind to put in the corner. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

Hopefully the next time you get a kitchen update you will be reading about me cooking and doing dishes in my new kitchen!!

Contractor To Do List:

Cleaning and sealing of marble

Doors under sink remade, painted, and finish work to be done.

Repair to cabinets for touch up painting

Wall board repair at end of bar.

Honey-Do List:

Under mount lighting

Lighting inside glass door cabinets

Drawer pull outs installed in bottom cabinets.

Touch up painting.

My List:

Try to be patient

Put all dishes back in cupboards