This blue silk jersey dress is by James Perse. It is the dress I purchased at a thrift store in Chicago last year! I mentioned finding this fabulous dress in a previous post! It is a low v-neck dress, and I usually wear a tank top underneath. This time I paired it with a silky soft scarf.
I went to my Grandma Howard’s house this past weekend and spent about two hours going through her fabric closet. It’s no “Mood Designer Fabric” store, but it’s more material than I can shake a stick at. And get this – I don’t even own a sewing machine! Although I left quite a bit of material and fabric scraps behind, I hauled away a large black garbage bag full of potential skirts, vests, wrap dresses, tops, pillow case covers, etc. The possibilities are endless, if only I had a sewing machine. Grandma Howard even offered to give me her old sewing machine, as did […]
So far in my “Month of Letters” Challenge, I’ve written six letters to friends and family. I decided that even though mail doesn’t run on Sundays or holidays, that’s no reason to not write an extra letter or jot a quick note down in a funny card. In each letter I’ve written so far, I’ve enclosed a small gift. In the first letter, I enclosed several pictures; in the second, a drawing; in the third, confetti; in the fourth, a quote from a magazine; and in the fifth, magazine clippings about the Twilight Saga. My sixth letter, mailed out this […]
“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens, Brown paper packages tied up with string, These are a few of my favorite things…” – Maria, played by Julie Andrews in Sound of Music. I often find myself singing this song, especially when it comes to “my favorite things.” I credit Oprah for giving me this idea. In her magazine, she has a section of her “favorite things.” She even dedicated an entire show every season to “her favorite things.” The word “thing” has many definitions. It means “a separate and self-contained entity.” It also […]
In one of my first blogs of the year, I decided to do one special thing for myself every month and one special thing for someone else every month. My “one for me” in January was joining the local Writer’s Guild. My “one for someone else” is close to my heart because it involved helping one of my former college roommates, Rachel. The second week in January, Rachel and her husband, Scott, sent out an email to their friends detailing their plans to adopt a young 13-year-old Ukranian girl. I kept it in my inbox because it spoke to my heart. They met […]