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Apr 26, 2017

Clorox 2 Celebrates Spring with Vibrant Color & A Giveaway

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Life at the Lutrell home has been busy so far this spring!  Of course, we planted flowers in the backyard...
And we have been celebrating San Antonio's traditional Fiesta wearing our most colorful clothing to outdoor events.
Add these to playing with grandchildren and you get many opportunities for a stained spring wardrobe!
I have been a fan of CLOROX 2 STAIN REMOVER AND COLOR BOOSTER for years now...so I know it gets rid of stains and keeps colors bright! Recently, Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster helped me with this top.  I got a ketchup stain on it at one of the Fiesta events. Thank goodness, the blouse was saved.

All I had to do was pre-treat the stain, and then add it to my regular wash.  I always add CLOROX 2 STAIN REMOVER & COLOR BOOSTER to boost the color on the garments and so they stay bright for longer.   By pre-treating the stain, I make sure it gets it out and it works in my high efficiency washer with ease.   
I confess I have had to save this blouse more than once...it attracts stains.  Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster removes four times more stains than detergent alone and also handles blueberry, mustard, coffee and gravy.

I also pre-treated my gardening clothes which were covered in dirt after a morning of potting plants. You can go HERE to learn more tips for caring for your spring clothing.
Now, here is my next spring challenge.  I am going to fly to see these two...my precious grandsons and DIRT is their middle name.  They love to dig in it, make mud of it, and roll in it.  But, I know all will be well...because I got their mom her own bottle of Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster.   Hopefully, it will not be empty when I get there.  Spring is more fun with products we can trust to save our favorite garments!

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Apr 25, 2017

Classy and Chic Fashion Over 50 Inspiration...In A Surprising Place

Yesterday, we discussed the importance of mothers who teach children to look their best when they leave the house.  This young lady's mother must have done it right.  She works in my office and always looks so chic and stylish at her 23 years of age!  Her wardrobe says she is strong and intelligent...exactly right since she began her own business last year and is doing very well with it.

Britney has inspired me before, but I really love this outfit the most.  Her beautiful, knit tie-in-the-front olive pants are gorgeous.  She found them at express.

I love the simple styling with the knit tank, jacket and tan wedges.  The relaxed jacket has a curved hemline with pockets.

It is rare that one so young inspires what I want to wear, but I would love to put together something similar.  So now I am in search for similar pants...at a store which fits my size!

Where have your gained inspiration lately?

Apr 24, 2017

Family Legacy: Is Dressing Nice A Part of It?

I am smiling for many reasons, but mostly because I just drove my new car...well, it is a used car, but new to me!  For many reasons it was time to make this move! 
I did what I often do on a weekend.  I put on a column of black with a colorful top over it; fun jewelry and carefully selected shoes! This top is from a local boutique; the leggings are JJill; the black V-neck tank is Chicos; and my beautiful cinnamon colored beads were from a re-sale shop.  With so many colors in this top, I can go many directions.
It's good I was comfortable because the whole process took several hours..trading in a car, finding the car, buying the car! But we were very patient.  My husband and son were with me.
After our salesman, Freeman, went over the final instructions of how everything works, we were saying good bye and about to drive off the lot when he said, "I just have to tell you how much I appreciate the way you look.  I was always taught by my mother to dress nice and it makes a difference.  Your whole family looks so nice."

Freeman's mother, Johnnie Mae, grew up in Detroit and only had a fifth grade education, but he said, she always dressed up when she went out for any occasion.  "She taught us that people will treat you with respect when you look nice," he said.  "It has stuck with me to this day and I always go out looking my best. I just wanted you to know you are doing the right thing to come in here looking so nice."

Wow, it was great to get a car, but I drove home feeling so encouraged because of Freeman's words!

No matter the occasion, it is worth it to take time to look your best!

Were you taught to look nice growing up...no matter where you were going!  

Keep Smiling, Everyone!

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