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A Letter To My Toes

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(Dress: instagram shop  Necklace: inherited from grandma  Shoes: Ross)

Dear Toes,

I’m so sorry that you have to be connected to my feet. I know this means that you will constantly be kicked into unsuspecting doors and cabinets. Sometimes I’m a little shocked that you are still connected to my body. I’m sure it must suck to continually be getting hurt, so I promise to always try to pamper you by getting pedicures and making sure you are shiny and pretty, even if you’re black and blue.

Sincerely,

Your pathetic, klutzy owner

My Medium


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(Jacket: Target  Dress: thrifted  Necklace: Coldwater Creek  Shoes: JustFab)

We had a pumpkin carving party at a friend’s house yesterday. Every year I dread having to carve a pumpkin. But then once I get into it, I remember how much I love getting elbow deep in pumpkin guts and taking the quiet time to carve out my design. I am not an artist at all, but if I was…pumpkins would definitely be my medium. Forget oil paints and marble sculpting. I’m all about displaying my art on a beautiful orange squash. Oh, and I used my new Scoop Loop from Pampered Chef to dig out the seeds and it worked brilliantly! Happy Monday!

Exhausted

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(Earrings: Target  Shirt: Clothing Exchange  Skirt: Ross  Boots: thrifted)

I am so tired. I wake up in the morning and feel like I haven’t slept at all. I’m pretty sure my brain just won’t turn off. I woke up this morning with bags under my eyes for the very first time. I know that it’s common for people to get bags under their eyes, but somehow I have gone 33 years without ever having them. Ugh. Praying I can shut off my thoughts this weekend.

Safety Dance

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(Earrings: garage sale  Bracelet: HandMeDown  Dress & Shoes: thrifted)

I have a real problem. I see kids on the street all the time riding their bikes or skateboarding and NOT WEARING THEIR HELMETS! I know it’s against the law, but it’s also super dangerous. And the most annoying part is that I see so many of them with their helmet hanging on their handlebars or they are wearing it unbuckled. I seriously want to yell at them to protect their noggins or get their mom’s number, so I can give her a call and let her know how the helmet is not being utilized effectively. Bah!

Feel the Beat

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(Earrings: ???  Dress: instagram shop (Ann Taylor Loft)  Bracelet: Banana Republic  Shoes: thrifted)

I was on the dance team in high school for two years, Varsity cheer the next two years and then did numerous dance classes through college. Because of these countless years of learning dance routines, I ALWAYS can hear a 5-6-7-8 with every song I listen to. I will be driving along listening to the radio and am subconsciously counting off a 1 to 8 beat in my head. Does this happen to anyone else? I seriously would have thought that would have stopped by now. I also choreograph dances to do in the car, but that’s a story for another day. ;)

Friday Inspiration

I certainly had fun with the “Blouse Over Dress Challenge” and I hope you did too.

Here are some great examples for some Friday inspiration:

1-April killed it with her sweater/dress combo. Check out her fantastic blog here.

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2. Karen’s outfit looks incredibly comfy and is nursing mom friendly.

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3. Kate’s outfit has a fantastic pop of orange. See more pics of her outfit here.

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4. Lisa’s uses the fantastic animal print and my favorite turquoise color.

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5. And Tania was so rad and came up with TWO super cute outfits.

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Have a great Friday!

La Television

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(Necklace: Plato’s Closet  Shirt and Skirt: thrifted  Shoes: Instagram shop)

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever heard and one that I pass on to my students is:

“If you have to make small talk with someone and you have no idea what to say, ask them what television shows they watch.”

Because almost everybody watches TV and it is a great conversation starter.

So…what shows have you been watching? I can’t get enough TV. It’s bad. I’m loving the new show “Manhattan Love Story”. It’s super cute…kinda like watching a RomCom movie but spread out over episodes. I’ve also been watching my old shows like “Revenge”, “Once Upon A Time”, “Castle”, “Nashville” (I guess ABC has got me hook, line and sinker), “Reign”, “New Girl” and of course “Brooklyn 99″.

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