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Feb 11, 2016

Would You Wear It? Valentine's Edition

Valentine's Day is Sunday...so if you are going out to dinner...would you wear this dress?  Of course, it is okay to tell us if you would wear it any where...you do not have to just comment about Valentine's!!

This is that day of the week when I ask...WOULD YOU WEAR IT?

But, please explain your answer...why or why not?


Feb 10, 2016

Career Reinvention: Dress for Working at Home...plus the Thursday Blog Hop!

I get it...when we work at home there is huge temptation (especially in the winter!) to stay in pajamas and a robe all day. However, I have discovered that if I make myself dress for "my office" then I actually accomplish more during the day., and not feel so much like I am going through the motions of life.

Most mornings,  I will start in a basic style like pictured here. Today, I began with a ponte knit pencil skirt, tights, and a solid knit blouse.  It is comfortable and easy for sitting at my desk most of the day.  Then if I need to go out, I just throw on a nice jacket and cute scarf.  It is easy to step up the game if someone calls for a lunch appointment or to meet over coffee.  I can style several versions of the basic style underneath with pants or skirts and be ready for any moment.  Plus it keeps me in a business state-of-mind! 

I highly recommend all who are self employed, behind a computer at home, that you ditch the PJ's just as you did when leaving the house to go to work, and mentally prepare for work...you will be amazed at how it affects your productivity, your bottom line, your attitude and your courage to step out and do more. I do not want to merely go through the motions...life is just too short!  It really is not complicated to look your best each day.

This is the seamed ponte knit pencil skirt in walnut from JJILL ON SALE NOW FOR $39.99...I have two colors and perhaps need a third!  So comfortable and classic!  BIG NEWS...the SKIRT IS 
NOW $23.99!!


Now, it is time for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop with recipes, decorating ideas, and so much fun...if you are blogger, hop on with us and increase your reach!  

Happy Thursday!


Goodwill SA: Valentine's Day on a Budget

Now, these are fun shoes...and, yes, I found them at GOODWILL SA! Perfect for Valentine's Day coming up this weekend! I know it is sometimes difficult to justify the expense of an evening out on Valentine's...especially for those of us who have seen many celebrations over the years.  But, you know, with Goodwill around it is easy to plan a spontaneous, fun, romantic evening at home.
Why not set a table with a theme?  The dishes at Goodwill are vast and some truly beautiful.  You do not need a complete set for one special evening...just purchase what is needed for a candlelight dinner for two!
I found these gorgeous champagne flutes which were like new and just 99 cents each.  Also, wine glasses are a beautiful way to set a table with romantic votive candles inside.
Don't forget all of the delicate tea and coffee cups. These are perfect for a floral setting to take to a friend who may not have a significant other.

After dinner, pop some popcorn in this "like new" popcorn maker and snuggle on your couch for a romantic movie.  How much fun is this to have around the house? 

GOODWILL GIVES BACK to our community with jobs, job training, and veterans assistance.  I am proud to join their blogging team again this year. And, everyone knows I love a good treasure hunt.  I found this fun denim jacket just for me!! 
No matter your budget, you can always be creative and celebrate a holiday with GOODWILL SA around!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


These pictures were taken at the Goodwill location on Highway 281N at Bitters Road.