Sunday, July 25, 2010

no self respecting southerner uses instant grits

i ate a ton this weekend. and had coordinating outfits.

~thomas's birthday dinner. perfect for sitting in the drive-thru window while picking up some delish barbeque. kids=cramp in style.

fave item-i just can't get over this belt i picked up at gap a few months ago. i love it. it was $3.

~on saturday in tuscaloosa, alabama. very late breakie at the waysider. breakfast of champions. the waysider is the place that introduced me to grits. love at first bite.
fave item- scoop neck puffed eyelet sleeve blouse, with side zip and princess seams. summertime personified in a shirt. i find that i often prefer to wear a woven shirt, rather than a knit tee in especially stifling heat. i find it clings to the body less.

~happy sabbath. i ate a lot of leftover birthday cake. it wasn't even that good. anything passes for a meal when you are about to move and you are trying to clean out your pantry. handful of grapes and a bowl of grits. it was a big grits weekend. my blood pressure is sky high from the salt. i can hardly type from fat finger syndrome. am i alone in this?

i was so excited about wearing this outfit this morning. "i just love it when a plan comes together."(name the totally awesome 80s tv show. no googling. NAT.) i normally shy away from cardigans in summer, but the church was perfectly chilled and a cardi was quite apropriate and comfortable. and my kids were so great during sacrament meeting that thomas and i sat by each other. and i totally learned something in sunday school! i sat down determined to glean as much from the old testament as possible today(normally OT+me=nap) hurray for a good attitude. and lifesavers candy.

fave item- my new necklace i picked up from charming charlie. i can't believe it was in the clearance section for only $6.

i thought it would go great with my new neck scar i got yesterday!

i dropped my curling iron on my neck and my first reaction was to cradle the burning metal in my neck so that it wouldn't hit the floor. obviously i wasn't thinking clearly. then while i was picking it up off my smoldering skin, i immediately dropped it again. back in the same spot. it smelled like a bad dinner. i would have cried, but i had already done my make-up.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

casual thursday

i'm not happy with this picture. i am struggling with the day to day dilemma of how to dress modestly when you live on the face of the sun. plus 12540% humidity. it's like walking around in a sopping sponge that you just popped in the microwave. i don't know how you floridians do it. i love alabama. but i would like a heat reprieve. so that i can wear my white skinny jeans at least one more time outside of my house before labor day. and yes, i mostly do believe that summer whites should only be worn in summer. winter whites are a whole different story.
a photo breakdown:
a. photo taken at 930 at night before we watched a dvred episode of psych.
b. i had just eaten a gob of pizza and chocolate chip cookies with my young women girls. i guess it was my going away party. then we played a game that could only be considered enjoyable by 13 year olds. but my 13 year olds loved it. and i'm a good host.
c. my hair was actually dried and straightened. i burned the side of my head from the steam coming off the sweat of my hair while being straightened. it hurt. a lot. i would have cried, but i was at the gym.
d. i couldn't ever decided what shoes to wear and ended up in flip flops. which i have issues with. so i went barefoot for the picture. who cares? it was my house. i can look like a stereotype if i want to. all my teeth are my own though.
e. i almost changed my pants. i should have. iwore shorts all day, why put pants on in the evening when it has only cooled off a mere 7 degrees. pants are hot. who was i kidding?
f. i bought that watch yesterday for $7. it's my ultra-cheapo-no-diamonds-digital(because telling time is that hard)-knock-off version-of-the-leanne-tuohy-toy-watch-that-sandra-bullock-wore-in-the-blind-side. did you follow that? pretty much, it's a cheap white watch. and, as the ultimate copycatter, i completely copied this watch because of my dear friend caroline has a looks-practically-authentic-knock-off-one and it looks great on her. and i really like white.
unrelated: i bought these at tjmaxx today for $15.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


the month has been busy. here are my weak efforts and taking a picture of my meager outfit offering. i actually put together more outfits than this. by the time i took a picture, i was a wrinkly, sloppy mess. and no one wants to see that.

traveling to south carolina

at the hotel in south carolina
meeting thomas's boss in south carolina. at the most fun little outdoors non-kid-friendly-eatery that everyone had in our party had their kids at. smoke on the water. start planning your visit.

and today. i am so tan. and i am so anti-tanning. i look practically latin, which is actually a secret dream. i am off to start planning my quinceanera. you're invited.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

flirting with disaster

white pants+offspring=flirting with disaster

i wasn't feeling this combo that i pulled together for young women's last night. but the girls loved it so i guess that's points for me. but i felt the look was too young and too fussy and too much effort. i was determined when i woke up this morning to pull something together that was more me. you know, effortless? hahahaha all the way to the bank.

anywhoo, i was much more pleased with this compilation, though it's a more than a tad on the boring side. because i am boring. and i'm fine with that.

i love how my eyes are half closed in this picture because i am still recovering from the midnight showing of eclipse. lamesauce. i have never recovered from early morning seminary in high school. anything past 930 is gravy.