Wednesday, August 28, 2013

like a rose, or cinnamon bear...

or a lady that wishes the weather would cool down, cause she lives in hotter than fire and brimstone blazes Texas.

My skirt was thrifted.

And speaking of hot, doesn't this book cover
look like spicy fire?

...I have taught myself the recipes of my mother's people because these foods are for me as a chef, the easiest connections to the mysteries of who my mother was. Her identity remains stubbornly shrouded in the past, so I feed myself and the people I love the food that she made. But I can not see her face... from the book Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

T-shirt: ancient like me.
Bracelets: gifts
Necklace: too old to remember where it came from too. 

Maybe I should have titled this post "old lady wears old things"? Don't answer that.  ;)

I've since donated these Payless Shoes,
because I hardly ever wore them.

Anja Gockel Fall RTW 2013
Alice + Olivia Fall RTW 2013
Alice + Olivia Fall RTW 2013

My guy jumping rope in our back patio

My nephew Speed Racer found his Mickey Mouse ears.They were from his grandma.
Would believe that I've never been to Disneyland or Disney World? True story.

My nieces EJ, Lil Bug, and nephew JJ.
When they were at the zoo, a stranger was trying to get her child to smile and kept saying cheese.
JJ thought she was talking to him and he did it, well not in the above photo.
 That one was taken months ago.

My art journal page from June 13, 2013
Just when it feels like nothing is going right:
something good cheers the bad stuff away, for a moment.
Love him so.

..."I thumb through the pictures,
And know them all.

They said, "Do you remember when you saw her last"
I said, "Her skin is cinnamon, 
Her skin is cinnamon."

I have too many stories, keeping it serious,
Some are collectors, some keep it straight,
It was a hospital,
I was delirious,
I clung to the stretcher
And drew them a heart."... Cinnamon by The Long Winters

Monday, August 19, 2013


Today's inspiration monday!

That's when the ladies Nora and Megan of
 Two Birds Boutique
chose an outfit to inspire an outfit.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others were inspired
go to:
inspiration monday: broken glass.

Today's inspiration is:
Poppy Delevingne

This past weekend I searched for a new hat.
I went to 3 different stores, and still didn't find one!

My grey cardigan: gift from mom
My t-shirt: thrifted
My hat: over 8 years old

My shorts and shoes were thrifted.

My purse was thrifted.

Now for some greyscale runway looks:

Left and Middle: BCBG Max Azria Spring 2013 RTW
Right: Charlotte Ronson Spring 2013 RTW

My art journal page from June 26, 2013, at 4:36 pm
The last movie I found interesting was Limitless.
The last song I learned on guitar was Doublevision by Foreigner.
The last time I spoke to my brother was on Sunday.
The last meal I ate was homemade spinach pizza, for lunch.

The last album I listened to was She and Him Volume 3.
The last book I finished was Maya's Notebook by Isabel Allende.
The last podcast I listened to was Adventures in Arting with Ronda Palazzari.
The last time I exercised was this morning.
The last person I spoke to on the phone, and in person, was my guy.

The last thing I smelled was the ink from this pen.
The last time I painted my nails was a week ago, a dark shade of blue, Dr. W called it midnight blue.
The last time I wore make-up was yesterday.
The last person who came to visit was Kimmie, on Monday. 

The last person I got a text from was K.A.
The last time I did laundry was 3 loads, today.
The last time I cleaned was today.

Now are you wondering how you would answer each of these last times?

Monday, August 5, 2013

it's a hat thing

My outfit was influenced by last week's inspiration monday

That's when the ladies Megan and Nora of
 Two Birds Boutique
chose an outfit to inspire an outfit.

Here's my version of the look.
To see how others were inspired
go to:

inspiration monday: moving day.

Last week's inspiration was:
Anne Hathaway

My favorite 
Anne Hathaway movies are:
The Devil Wears Prada

Alice in Wonderland  (2010)
and Ella Enchanted

My hat: borrowed from my guy Kohl's (2010)
My t-shirt: My Chemical Romance concert (2007)
It's so sad the band broke up this year.  :(

My striped jeans: Target (last Fall)
My black shoes: thrifted

Yes, I wore this last week,
 and didn't finish my blog post.
Time slipped away from me. Blah, blah, blah...

Here's some little cuties wearing hats.
You may have seen these photos before,
but I think they're worth a second look.  ;)

My nephew Speed Racer,
on Christmas morning 2012

My nephew JJ in October 2012

My twin nieces in October 2012

My art journal page from June 8, 2013
I wonder when I'll get a new hat.
The last time I bought a hat was over 7 years ago.
I hope I find one this Summer.

Well we are now in August,

and I still haven't bought a new hat. Waa, waa.