Sunday, February 24, 2013

My outfit Monday

 Because I'm usually running late and running around like crazy, I love outfits that are easy and don't need to be ironed.  Enter the best. outfit. ever.  This one:

White shirt: Eddie Bauer
Vest: Old Navy
Scarf: Thrifted
Skirt: Kohls
Boots: From a friend

Monday, February 18, 2013

My outfit Monday

An outfit post to prove to you that I do wear pants...most of the time.

Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Ross Dress For Less
Shoes: Born

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Finds

Aaron has created a monster.
Yes, I will blame him this time.  You see, despite the fact that I have far too many clothes already, it was still his idea to stop by Goodwill.  Who was I to say no?
Okay, I can't really blame the poor guy for creating something that wasn't there.  I've always loved to shop and can really never get enough of it.  So now I channel it into thrift shopping, where the cost is low and good things can still be found!

Here's what I found:
An Old Navy cardigan in the perfect shade!

Another Old Navy Gem- perfect for Spring/Summer

A tan blazer! I've been looking for one for so long!

Yet another striped shirt from Land's End.  I can see this becoming a favorite!
Have you ever tried thrift shopping? If so? Are you hooked?
I am....

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boot can't

I did it! I did it! I really did it!
I managed to make it to every class but one (due to illness..) of the twice weekly, 6 week "boot camp" I joined at a local gym.
I lost a couple pounds and lost a couple inches and gained a lot of strength and a little more confidence!
Below is sheet of the fitness test we completed on week 1, 3 and 6.
I managed to improve in everything but the mountain climber.

Will I do it again?
After all, I did get stronger and in better shape, but...
I also feel like I pushed myself a little too hard at times.
I know that is probably the point of a class called boot camp.  I just don't think I really got that when I signed up for it!
In fact, I'm sure I pulled a few muscles (mostly on the left side, strangely enough) and have spent a few nights with aching muscles and not in a good way.
It was also something I had to get up very early for and for those not really acquainted with me, I hate mornings.
So while it was worth it for 6 weeks, I 'm not sure I'll take on that adventure again anytime soon.
I think I'll let my body rest up a bit and see how that feels.
Oh, and did I mention that I still really, REALLY hate burpees?

Monday, February 4, 2013

My outfit Monday

Sometimes outfits look so much better in a poorly lit room and when only a medium size mirror to check an outfit is available.
Enter my bedroom where this outfit was born.
Then you see a picture and realize that this outfit that you were so proud of putting together will never be worn together again. 
You finally see that it is all wrong.
Enter this outfit:

Cardigan: Target
Lace top: Rue 21
Belt: Rue 21 
Skirt: Hand-me-down
Necklace: gift
Shoes: Naturalizer via DSW

Friday, February 1, 2013

Poor man's (and woman!) anniversary

January 31 marked the official anniversary of our marriage.
(that was yesterday.)
We've been together, for better and for worse for nine years now.
Since our anniversary fell on a Thursday, we decided to celebrate with a bottle of champagne and a nice dinner last night, then carry on in our own humble way today.
Funds are low this year, so we decided to "lay low" financially.  Translated, that means no out of town trips and watch the spending! So we decided to spend some time doing little activities together in our town. 

 So, this morning we started out by sleeping in. I love sleeping in.  I then decided to make breakfast: a dried cherry popover, bacon and coffee with a splash of Irish cream (gift from my parents).
I've been wanting to go thrift-shopping lately.  I've been reading way too many blogs with the ladies hitting thrift stores and have been feeling left out.  So I decided to start out at Goodwill.
I snagged a couple of good things, but was a little disappointed with the rest of the selection.
Old Navy hooded sweatshirt.

a vintage I.Magnin sweater skirt...80's cool!
 No matter, there is always another day.
We then went straight to Moore Park.
This park holds a little history for us.  Not only was our first official date at this park, but later on Aaron proposed to me on the same steps.
Our first photo from our first "official" date at Moore Park 
I read of an idea somewhere to return to where your first date was and take photos.  I thought it was a great idea.  So we decided to pack my tripod and camera and try it out.
Here are some of the photos:

From there, we decided to try a new "gourmet" food truck named "Mac and Cheese Steak."
There we ordered the special: mac and cheese steak sandwich ( a steak sandwich with mac and cheese on top), chocolate covered bacon and Ntella creme brulee.  We decided it was pretty good, but maybe not amazing.
Then we hit up the local Portland Street Market...again, to pick out a couple bottles of beer: an Oyster stout and some other type of beer for Aaron and a bottle of sassy-sweet wine for me!

After that, we went to Ross and found some curtains that would work for our redecorated room.
Then we were done.
We ran out of places to go....what can I say? It's tough to do much when it's Winter in a small, culture-less town with little money!
So we returned home, did a couple things around the house then ate grilled cheese, drank our beer and watched some movies together.
But we still had fun doing things we normally wouldn't do and just being together.
Now on to year 10!