Tuesday, June 14, 2011
He is just perfect, practical, fits all of my size and safety requirements, is soft and buttery and has come home with me.
Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha Crossbody in Marigold
She is allusive, a bit cheaper, fun and tasseled, soft and buttery with an edgy demeanor. She is a crossbody but can double as a clutch or shoulder bag. She is for daytime, but can moonlight with the best of them. She is slender and sleek and therefore, less practical for me. I love her, but had to let her go. She remains on my mind and I wonder, will I forget her?
Rebecca Minkoff Classic Multi Zip Clutch/Crossbody in Metallic Taupe
Friday, June 10, 2011
This Sunday, I'm heading off to SD for a much needed shopping trip alone (hubs: that doesn't mean I won't miss you or want/need your expert advice at some point, but I am just looking forward to being free as a bird for just a short while). Anywho..I have many items to replenish and I've already started a list.
Here are a few of the items that I will be perusing the isles for:
MAC's Tinted LipGlass in PopMode: looks much more plum in the picture, when actually it has a much lighter pink tone to it.
MAC's Mascara ProLash or Mascara X: love this stuff . Doesn't flake or clump.
MAC's Brush Cleaner: I use this stuff every day on my eyeliner brush. Must have!
Undies!! Yep, you got it! I need undies and a bra or two. Although I haven't actually run out (that would be an unfortunate turn of events), husband tells me its time to retire some of my old favs (and by old, I mean: worn often, not old as dirt old). Does everyone have favorite underwear that they gravitate towards more than others or is it just me??
I got measured at VS last summer for a new brassierre, shortly after having the kid and was disturbed at how much the girls had changed (and not in the good kind of way). Now, that new smaller size is getting too big! Time to get measured again and buy a few more. Hopefully there won't be any more shrinkage after this!
Crossbody Bag: I need a cute, Goldilocks (not too small, not to big, but juuuust right), functional with some visual interest, good for all seasons, crossbody bag to take on some upcoming trips (Seattle in a few weeks, Napa at the end of July and Wales in September). I've looked at this one online at Anthro and another by Tory Burch but will need to see both in person. Have any suggestions?
I also have a list of items to try on at Anthro and a TON of returns (oh, how I feel for the poor SA that gets stuck with me)! I will save that entry for another day!!
Cheers and Happy Friday !
Friday, June 3, 2011
Hello Ladies (and Gents? husband). I hope all is well with you! I took a little hiatus from blogging to take care of things going on here in good ol' Arizona. However, I was not completely absent from the blogging world as I did
Anywho... as my first *day* back, I'm not going to have any inspired OOTD's for you or a list of my latest Anthro purchases. I'm just going to update you on my exhilarating, never dull, rather normal life that has had some exciting events happen in it.
Hmmm...where to start! I guess I'll start in April, since that's where I left off! (don't worry, I won't make this a novel...I lied, it's a novel. Sorry!).
1) Easter weekend we went to the Railroad Revival Tour in Tempe, AZ to see Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. Although I had only really listed to M&S, I'm now a fan of all bands. Old Crow and Edward Sharpe are a little 'folkier' than I'm used to, but I have to admit, my toe was a tappin! I left there on a high that was induced by
2) We sold our house. In this market. For the price we were asking!! Woop Woop! We thought we had until the end of May to find a rental and get out...BUT, on Tuesday May 10th, we were told we were closing on Friday, the 13th and that the owner wanted to take possesion right away. WHAT? SCRAMBLE SCRAMBLE (that's us on the phone, desperately searching for a rental home that would accept our dog, cat and 6 month lease requirements that wasn't a big $hit hole, cockroach infested dump). DING (that's us finding a two story home of a Dr (he's in Chicago) in a gated community, across the street from my oldest childhood friend, and within budget!). Yay...So Friday the 13th, we packed up and moved out! House didn't actually close until the following Weds (shoulda known it never closes on time), BUT we were thankful it was over with.
4) One week later, we headed off for a much needed 10 days in our most favoritest place on the west coast: Durango, CO. Boutiques, art galleries, fabulous restaurants, mountains, greenery, NICE PEOPLE, specialty grocery stores and a most wonderful rec center that caters to children. Sigh.....we look for land every time we go and...dream. Some day, we will live there.
Sunday we drove back in some herendous wind (the entire 10 hr drive) with 50 mph gusts. It actually almost ripped the truck door off it's hinges at a pee pee stop. It did bend the door a bit and gave us some noise and a pissed off husband all of the way home, but $100 later, door is fixed and husband is happier.
5) The build on our new home is set to start soon. We've picked out most of our fixtures, cabinetry, etc and I'm SO excited. I have a Pinterest board dedicated to some of things we've found with similar kitchens, etc. I've just started using Pinterest, so I don't have a lot on there, but will be working on it more now.
I feel TRULY blessed by GOD with my health and everything going on, esp during this time of tornadoes, wars and the shooting here in Yuma yesterday that killed 6 people. In a small community like ours, it was a huge, sad, day. I didn't know any of the victims but know people who do. It has been a rough month for our community. A few weeks ago, two Border Patrol agents were killed when they collided with a train while chasing illegals/drug smugglers. This was less than 24 hours after our President was mocking the border and those asking for better border control. I will not go into politics on this blog and I respect everyone's opinions, although I may not agree. I will just say, that being this close to the southern border (5 minutes) gives one a perspective that some may not completely understand. More needs to be done and our agents need to be supported. Nuff said....
On a much happier note, I'm super excited for next week's Anthro Event in San Diego. I'm so looking forward to meeting the ladies from In Pursuit of Pretty Things, along with other fellow bloggers. I'm sure there will be a ton of pics and blogs about it.
I hope you all have a wondeful weekend!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
As mentioned in my last blog, the hubs, kiddo and I headed over to San Diego on Saturday for some fun and shopping at Bloomingdales, Anthro and Nordy's, amongst a few others. The hubs is a sucker for Bloomingdales, but other than bedding, I don't usually buy much, unless it's on sale. I tried on some jeans, but they didn't have the sizes I needed so off to Nordstroms I went and had a very helpful SA named Kate who knew her denim products like the back of her hand. I ended up leaving with two pairs instead of the one that I had intended.
I don't have dressing room pictures of all the products I tried on, but I will give a quick run down of the items that did NOT come home with me.
Brickwork Tee: size S, Gray. This tee was okay. Comfortable and nice print that would go with many things, but even the small was a little loose and the hubs said I needed something more form fitting. I guess I could've gotten the XS, but it really wasn't worth it in the end. Maybe wishlisted for sale?
Silver City Top: size S, Black. YUCK! Not only did it have the same 'too big' factor, it reminded me of the old ladies that roam these parts in the summer. I guess I was hoping for something more... not sure what it is that made me pick it up. I'm sure it will look cute on someone else, but to me, it looked like a top I can get 5 minutes away across the border and haggle for $5.
Amplified Stripes Blouse: size 4, Orange. The hubs brought this back with him to the dressing room, but it was one of his few fails. Again, it was too boxy for my shape and did nothing for me. I think it will look amazing on the right person as it's nice material and well made.
Go For the Win Bermudas: size 12, Pearl. These were far too big for me. I could have sized down to a 10 or 8. I actually really liked the print and length and so did the hubs. They print is pearlescent without being overdone or tacky. I almost wish I would have gotten them. They could be dressed up or down and they are very lightweight, which will be great for the AZ summers. Wishlisted!
Now, on to the fun part! Here is the list of items that came home with both last month and last weekend:
San Diego Purchases by Peacockmeg featuring vintage jeans
Finally, here are some pics of how they actually look:
The items/pictures are pretty self-explanatory. I think they all work on my pear-shaped body (but some of you may beg to differ and that's okay, I don't really care because I'm comfortable in them!!). The shorts are "No Name" shorts from Anthro that I got at the Fashion Valley store on Saturday. I can't find them online yet, so no links yet. They are super comfy and a good length for me.
The skirts don't have the "poofy bubble butt" look that a few of the other Anthro skirts lately have had, so that is a big bonus. The Eureka is a size 6 and will fit a little better once I get a few more lbs off.
After seeing these pics, I realized I'm in desperate need for some self-tanner. YIKES!
P.S. The top I'm wearing with the Eureka Cargo is a Leiffsdotir blouse I scored two (?) years ago for like $30.. I love that I'm finally able to fit in it again~!
Sorry for the long post. I will have some more reviews for you later, but I thought that was good enough for now!
Monday, April 11, 2011
We're on the hunt for some dining room chairs, Louis XIV preferably, like these, but are having a hard time finding some in our price range with a dark stain. Ethan Allen has what we're looking for, but WAY beyond our budget, so the hunt continues...
Before heading off, the morning started with a 4 mile run and a WW weigh-in. I lost a little over a pound this week, weighing in at 145. I was hoping for a bigger loss, but I had eaten out both Thurs and Friday night, so I also wasn't too suprised. This week is all about discipline and exercise and cooking at home. Especially b/c I picked up this little goodie while were in SD. I've been wanting a mortar and pestle for a while for herbs/rubs/garlic, etc so I finally bit the bullet and got one.
Before leaving, I also had to pick up our Bountiful Basket, which is a fruit/veg co-op. Each week, you order a 'basket' of conventional or organic produce and each Saturday you pick it up. You never know what items you will get, but it is made up of local (as local as they can get it) produce. It costs $15 for the conventional (non-organic) and an extra $10 for the organic. It is great quality produce and you couldn't get the same quantity for the same price at the grocery store. They have pick-ups in the following states: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT, WA and WY. I highly recommend, esp if you can't always make it to a local farmer's market. This week our organic box consisted of: oranges, pineapple, pears, sweet potatoes, cabbage, golden beets, romaine, tomatoes, zucchini and apples.
I'm super excited about the golden beets. A few weeks ago, I made this Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese salad for the first time. I'm in love and think I will add some chicken breast or thigh to it to make it a full meal and substitute some golden beets this week. Here is a pic of the first night I made it for the hubs birthday dinner that I served with Roasted Leg of Lamb and Roasted New Potatoes with rosemary. I didn't care for beets too much before having the Moroccan salad at CPK, but now I'm a fan. Anyone else have some fun beet recipes or healthy salad ideas?
That's it for now. We did make a stop at Fashion Valley mall and of course, went to Anthropologie, Nordstroms and a few other places. I got a few items and will post those later. Have a great Monday!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
She passed away that day of ovarian cancer that she had been battling for the past few months. RP swam that race for her and won. Unfortunately, it was decided by the family that olympic schooling was not the plan for RP. A mother and a dream were lost that day.
Her name was Katharine, Kay, for short. Our daughter's middle name is Katharine after her. Although I was not fortunate enough to meet her, the stories and memories told about Kay are numerous and full of love. I almost feel, at times, like I lost a mother-in-law, like I missed out on knowing a very special person. In the 60's and 70's, Kay and RP's dad lived in Colorado with dual citizenship as teachers. They helped start the first Outward Bound program in the U.S. and were avid climbers and outdoorsmen. Adults loved her, children loved her, animals loved her and RP loved her.
RP's dad has since remarried to an old college sweetheart that both he and Kay knew at Cambridge University in Great Britain. J is a wonderful woman and a great mother-in-law, but RP's dad still admits that Kay was the love of his life. The void is present, the pictures of her that light the room are still around and a son misses his mother.
As I peruse and window shop on Anthro's website, I keep coming across a gingham blouse that to the average looker may appear to be the typical blue/white gingham button-down. I look to the right of my monitor and there she is..smiling with RP's dad as they cross-country ski in the Colorado wildnerness, lighting up the room. She is wearing an almost identical blouse. Should I get it, I ask her? You obviously like it. Will RP think I'm crazy taking fashion cues from his mother, a woman that's been gone for almost 23 years? I hope not, but the verdict's still out.
Dad and Kay, Colorado 1962
Cissus Button-Up Gingham Blouse - Anthropologie
Monday, April 4, 2011
Friday, April 1, 2011
So, I know, it's been quite a while since my last blog. Since I don't have many followers, I honestly don't feel too bad. However, I do apologize to the 9 of you for my little hiatus from blogosphere. Anyway, a lot has been going on in my little Peacock world. All good things too..
1) My hubs completed his first Half Ironman last Saturday. Yep, that's a swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride and a 13.1 mile run. We were in Vegas last weekend for a very cold and windy race day. I'm so very proud of him, he did great! He also took me to Anthro, which was next to our hotel at Green Valley Ranch (highly recommend if you want to be off the strip) and bought me a few items! He was quite the personal shopper and helped me pick out almost everything we bought!! Cute, athletic and likes to shop = KEEPER!!
Hubs as he is coming into the finish!
2) We closed on our acreage on Tuesday! We have always dreamed of building our own dream home on acreage and to not have neighbors 20 feet away. Well, we now have 2 acres of land surrounded by lemon trees! 2 acre lots were going for 1/2 price, so we thought we'd jump on the occasion while interest rates were low. It's not a load of land, but a nice manageable size. Our house is now on the market and we've had some lookers. Fingers crossed and prayers sent upstairs for the perfect buyer to come soon! Bleh to the news for announcing that the housing market is going to take another dive...
3) We got tickets to go to Mumford and Sons Railroad Revival Tour in Chandler, AZ on April 22! Yip Yip!! Now to find a babysitter and decide what to wear... Any suggestions? It will be hot.
4) Two weeks ago, I had lost 8 lbs on Weight Watchers thus far!! Unfortunately, due to the "monthly visitor" and to last week's weekend in Vegas/hub's b-day, I'm up 3.5 lbs. That means that tomorrow's weigh-in will be a gain. However, I KNOW, I've worked hard and am satisfied with the current results. I expect next week's weigh-in to be fantastic!!! Does anyone else gain 2-3 lbs during their "visitor"? I find it highly annoying...
5) For lent, I didn't give up anything b/c I just started back on everything (addictive) last September after the pregnancy/breastfeeding bit. So, I decided to make a commitment to workout 5 times/week. So far, so good. I've been running 4 miles on the treadmill (fartleking) a few days a week and doing Insanity. Weds I was a bit frustrated with work/etc, so I ran 5 miles which I haven't done in ages. Felt good!
6) Today we are going to brave the heat and take the kiddo to the County Fair to see the animals. It's supposed to be 100 degrees today.. Yes, people, you read that right! 100 DEGREES IN APRIL!! While some of you are still donning sweaters and tights, I'm now wanting to wear my bathingsuit outside! It's just not right. It's far too early for this kind of torture and I'm in the same boat as Jenni from Found In My Closet and her dilemma on warm weather wear. I hate myself in any shorts that are shorter than bermudas, but don't want to look like an old lady either. Also, it was windy yesterday, which means that sundresses are out for today. I would live in jeans/crops if I could, but hello?? 100 degrees? I might just brave wearing my new J Brand crops today anyway... Here are some of my options:
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
To try and convince myself that they are NOT needed, I headed over to Polyvore to put together some sets that included the shoes. I was originally thinking I wouldn't find much that I liked with them. Unfortunately, I was so wrong! I found a few different combos that I thought would be super cute and included items I already have (or are similar to items already in my closet) and I could have kept going! So what is a girl to do? They're a little pricey for a canvas wedge, but then again, they look comfortable and not too high, which I find more and more necessary while toting around a 1 year old and all of the baggage that goes with her!
They're currently on backorder until March 22nd, but If I order now and ask for overnight, I envision myself with a similar outfit (shown below) while in Vegas on the 26th cheering on my hubby as he competes in a half Ironman. All I'd be missing is a big floppy hat..
What do you think? Worth the $128.00?
Thursday, March 3, 2011
No, I didn't get any new jewelry (well, I did actually order two pairs of earrings that were in my shopping cart and happened to show up in yesterday's Anthro sale), but that is not the bling in which I'm referring. Yesterday I got braces. Brace Face, Metal Mouth, Tinsel Teeth. That is ME. I've always been accused of being younger than I am, which is a good thing now that I am reaching my mid-30's, but now I feel like I look 14...that is until I squint or smile and you see my crow's feet. I really thought I had escaped these in my adolescence, but much to my surprise, I was wrong.
No, I'm not in any pain, they are just annoying and giving my jaw/gums an annoying light-dull ache. I want to rip them off, much like you want to rip off constricting pantyhose or tights at the end of a long day. I want to eat an apple and popcorn and rolled tacos (yes, I would even eat it all at one sitting if I could), but I had an issue eating sushi last night, so I think those items are out. I'll have these darn things on for about 2 years, but the Doc said if I'm a good little patient, it could take less time (fingers crossed). 729 days to go......... but who's counting?
Everything feels different: kissing my husband, putting on lipstick/gloss, brushing and flossing my teeth, eating (obviously) and smiling (and getting my top lip caught on the hook so I look like snaggle tooth). I know, teenagers across America have gotten used to these things, so I know I will too.... I just hope it's soon.
Shirt: Anthropologie Soft Spectra Top (now on sale)
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind Dojos
Bracelet: Anthropologie Mountain Avens Cuff
Earrings: Anthropologie - gifted Christmas 2009
Friday, February 25, 2011
Birthday Purchases by Peacockmeg featuring leather belts
So these are all of the items that I purchased this beautiful birthday month. A few of them (unfortunately, less than I would have liked) I purchased on a trip to Scottsdale earlier in the month with my b-day discount. Not knowing how much moola I would get from the fam, I held back (and the hubby was so kindly finding things to do at the mall while my heart pitter-pattered around the store trying to find the items that I had researched online..... afterall, this was a furniture shopping trip and I had coerced him into taking me to Scottsdale Fashion Square). Anywhooo... home I went with my items and back online I went a few days later. Adding to bag...adding to bag, thinking "I'll edit this later and only get what I REALLY want", well, sure I edited, but not quite as much as I had intended. I LURVE (a 2 year old I know says lurve instead of love and it's stuck with me) the shoes, the bracelet, I NEED some skirts/dresses to break my denim rut and a few nice tops to add to my collection.
Tuesday my items arrived and it was.....magical. Shoes = FABULOUS, Bracelet = fun, Tessera Dress - OMG, I LURVE and will be fabulous this summer in dreaded 100+ heat. Almost everything went well, EXCEPT two items I'm not sure of: The Amhara Skirt and the Voila Top. The skirt is shorter than I had hoped (I hate my legs) and the Voila top is looser than I would like. It's a pretty top (more fall color than spring, but nothing a chunky turquoise necklace can't fix) and will look great under cardi's, but let's face it: Cardi's, unless they're short sleeved and really lightweight, will be a thing of the past in a few short weeks here in AZ. So, I will take some pics, hopefully this afternoon, and have you all weigh in. P.S. I'm REALLY loving this new Eureka Cargo Skirt and think it would be a better length for me, but it's just so darn expensive for a cargo and I've already done enough damage (even though it was b-day $ and some other I had saved up, it still feels naughty!) . Hmmmm, decisions, decisions...
In the meantime, here's me in all of my dorkiness trying on a few of the items the other day. Please bear with the pics, I haven't braved asking my husband to take them for me and I don't have a tripod.....yet
Bathroom/Backyard/Living Room Reviews:
Lunar Cycles Top: This got some bad reviews, but as a pear shape, I lurve it. Sure, the material isn't silky smooth, but mine doesn't feel like sandpaper either. Here I have a basic white tank on underneath (Old Navy maternity top...So, what that I haven't been pregnant in a year...it's long and who cares?) Anyway, it makes me feel like an ethereal angel...okay, well, not the angel part, but I like the "wingy" sleeves. KEEPER
Loving the beach towel in the background. NICE!
Mountain Avens Bracelet: Will go with a lot of things. Comfortable and adjustable. KEEPER
Winners Circle Tee: This is another that hasn't been a favorite among reviewers. However, since I'm a 'Stuck-at-home-WOW-I-get-to-go-to-the-Grocery-Store' kind of person, this is a nice shirt to throw on and look decent. This is an XS, which fit me better than the small that I tried on in the store. I love the color with my eyes and took a crazy-eyed picture to show that. KEEPER
Thursday, February 24, 2011
1) I love birds...my last name is Peacock afterall!!
2) It's short sleeved and that is weather appropriate right now
3) It's colorful and happy
4) I got it for a great price~!
I think I'll be able to wear it with a number of things, but today was Baby Reading class at the library. Since that entails crawling around on the floor and sitting indian style, jeans were the definite winner! However, I'd love to see some ideas and sets from you out there!
Pionus Cardigan- Anthropologie
Merona Tank - Target
Jimmy Jimmy Skinnies - Paige Premium Denim
Naturalizer Riding Boots - yeah, I know...so geriatric, but they came in wide calf!!
On another note, I received my birthday order on Tuesday. I got some really great items and a few that I'm not so sure of. I think they belong in a post on their own, so I will do that one later!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Good ol' Bob's lanscape paintings weren't always my cup of tea, but I watched and learned and was calmed by his voice. Bob is dead now and has been for some time but our local PBS station still plays his episodes. As a starving artist...okay, I lie, I'm not starving and if I was it might do me some good AND I'm not an artist. This weekend, however, I will try to be one. I will try to Harness the Bob and paint something happy. I have so many ideas I don't know which direction to go in. Because I'm not good enough to visualize things well enough in my head (at least things that can be painted), I copy pictures. Here are some of my ideas:
Horse painting only, although I would love my house to have that door and an entry carpet like that. If only I could find a painting/picture similar to this that I could more easily go from....but I think this is too far away and I'm not yet good enough to improvise.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
So, yesterday was the big V-Day. I've never been a big celebrator of Valentines and this year was no exception. Luckily, my husband doesn't get into it either. After getting home from a meeting yesterday afternoon, I finished making dinner, gave the baby a bath, put her to bed and vegged on the couch and watched 'The Bachelor" (I know... it's an awful show with no educational or stimulating value whatsoever, but it's my 'Turn-Off-The-Brain-And-Wind-Down' time). Anyway, my husband didn't get a special card, dinner, dessert or even an extra dose of snuggles. As I read through other blogs and FB messages this morning, I realized how much I actually neglect him at times. This morning I was in ripe old mood and didn't want to do anything but sit in front of my computer, work and drink coffee. He was home, trying to talk to me and in my head I was thinking "Isn't it time for you to go to work and give me my space before Sophia wakes up?" I apologized to him this afternoon for my "funk" and he laughed it off. I guess after 7.5 years, he's used to my funks by now! So, I've decided tonight will be our belated Valentine's Day. No cards or anything like that, but I will give him the attention he deserves.
On another note, I work from home doing paralegal work for a law firm based in San Diego. I used to work for them when I lived there and they agreed to hire me back remotely last year!! Although I love working from home and being able to spend time with the kiddo, I really miss dressing up, talking to adults and leaving the house regularly. Sometimes I just run to Starbucks to get a coffee so I have the opportunity to leave the house! Today my big outing was to the orthodontist. I'm getting braces on March 2nd. Yay for me!! This is my OOTD. I smiled in one of them since I won't have this smile for much longer.
Neopolitan Cowlneck tank - Anthropologie
Super old cardigan from Marshall's, I think???
AG Angelina Petite cut jeans - Anthropologie
Tumbled and Forged Belt - Anthropologie
Ciao Bella Serenity leather thong - Bluefly
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Anthro Outfit by Peacockmeg featuring citizens of humanity jeans
This is basically what I wore to church today (not these COH jeans, but some wide-legs) and a similar Anthro necklace (that I don't have the name/picture of). It's a similar outfit that I'm wearing in the picture of me on my first blog. Guess I'm liking this shirt/belt combo these days!
This quote was Alber's style tip #1 featured in the March edition of 'In Style' magazine and I love it. I think so many times women (and men, I suppose) get swept up in the latest fashion trends and don't dress for who they really are, or for what is best for their body type. I don't know about you, but I'm really sick of seeing young girls and their muffin top. Don't they look in the mirror? Don't their parents or friends tell them that those pants are too tight? I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be judgemental..I just think that this "trend" of muffin top and butt crack needs to end!!!
I myself am not free from the dreaded muffin. Since having the baby (one year ago this past Tuesday), I have a new "friend" that I'm having a hard time getting rid of. Some of my pre-prego jeans are just still a wee bit tight and give me the lovely ring around the waistband. I am tired of it and want it to go for the last time....SOO... for the umpteenth time, I've joined Weight Watchers (my husband calls it Wobblies). I got up and went to the meeting yesterday morning and had the weigh in. I will do it this time. I have to. I'm sick of being 20# fatter than I should be. I want to wear cute jeans and tighter shirts again. On goes my diet crusade.
Day 1 has been completed and so far, so good. Tonight is my birthday dinner (it was the 2nd, but the family has had a lot going on, so we're just getting around to it now), so I know I'll be using my flex points (extra calories the program gives you per week) all up tonight. Leg of lamb, wine, layered brownie/whipped cream/toffee dessert....mmmmm... looking forward to it! Oh, what?? Sorry I got swept away in the land of food there for a minute! What was I talking about?? Oh yeah, the DIET! Well, I can only dream that all of the Anthro clothes in my Shopping Cart and Wish List will look Oh So Good on me when I've dropped the weight!! Oh yeah, and I'm getting braces in a few weeks, so I'm hoping that will curb my eating as well!
Anyway, on another note, today is a gloriously sunny day in AZ. I think the high will be around 75 degrees today. Since I haven't taken any good pics of me in my Anthro clothes, my first post today is what I wore to church. I'm now much more lazy in my AG jeans and Soldierly Sparkle shirt shown below.