Thursday, March 31, 2011

Southern Chorus Shirtdress Yay!

I have been keeping this cutie a secret for awhile. I just haven't been able to wear it. I am still under the weather and feel really sick. Allergies, Headache, My face hurts from sinus pressure. But the headache is the worst! ( damn Allergies).

But I am planning on wearing this soon. I hope you all are doing great and feel well. I just wish The Pollen would go away :(

I want to Thank a special Person on here today. Her name is Tiffany she is one of my followers she did something really special for me last night. I cannot divulge as of right now because I don't want to jinx my surprise. But I wanted to Thank her here. So Thanks Tiffany :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Catalog- Anthropologie Mompos Dress

Hi Sweet ladies,
I just saw this dress, It's in the new catalog. ( The Mompos Dress ) and I am In Love!  Isn't it beautiful? I especially love the bow. I think this is going to be a big time expense on my part. But I don't see me not getting it. I am going to have to go try this beauty on when it get's here. The cost of this one is $228.00 so if any of you ladies are also thinking about purchasing it. Better start saving your pennies ;)   It's already made me forget a couple of things on my wish list. My anniversary is in May...So This is what I'm planning on wearing. Of course we shall see. Life happens and there are no guaranties right? I am a bit under the weather with all of our lovely pollen that sent me to the MD. yesterday. I feel terrible. Hope you are all having a great Wednesday <3

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award Thanks to sweet kristin!

 The Versatille Blogger Award

 Good Morning Ladies! I woke up today to a great comment by one of my favorite blogger's It's the Sweet, kristin from  The Lovely Apidae  She is one of my favorites because she is so giving, Very kind and Loves her dogs! She is also an awesome person and has been much fun getting to know her. I love her blog because she blogs about different things like cooking, And her little crafts that she enjoys doing. Her and her boyfriend Ben sound like a great and fun couple. Check her out! She is really, really nice, I love her! And Kristin Thank you.....I appreciate that you thought of me for this Blooger award. You are the sweetest <3

When you get the Versatile Blogger Award:
Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog in your post. Tell seven things about yourself and award seven recently discovered bloggers and contact the bloggers to let them know they received the Versatile Blogger Award. 
1. I love interior design. It makes me so happy to help people find the right things for their nest. We lost our first home to a house fire, So now I appreciate how really short life is. And how we shouldn't take People/ things for granted.

2. I went to Disneyland for my 14th Birthday and had so much fun. Went back on Christmas of 99 OMG! It's was so packed we waited almost 2 hours for a ride and were on it for 5 minutes. Then didn't even eat....Too packed.
3. I have a son that just came back from Bagdad he was there for a year and was in the last battalion to leave  Kuwait and came out on CNN. He is currently stationed in Hawaii.

4. I have had my best friend since we were 15 years old. And we always say we are going to be old ladies traveling the world.


5. I am very shy and keep to myself. Have wonderful Kiddos that I love very much. One of (4)  which is Graduating in November with a Biology Degree. She wants to be a doctor. She studies genetics. But wants to be a vet. Because we are animal lovers in our home. My other baby was State Champion in his High School football team. He's the Baby. And my little P. R. girl that I have already mentioned in my blog.
6. I always try to look at the positive things in my life. No matter how bad they are. I lost my mom at a young age and had to learn to grow up really fast. But I think it taught me how to be a really good mom. I baby sat from the age of 14 until I was 18 and made my mad money that way.

7. I went to the police Academy and wanted to be a Profiler. But life has different plans for me. so now I am just a really happy person and love having happy, Positive people in my life. Never a dull moment at home. Have a wonderful husband and we have 2 beautiful Boxers. They make me laugh everyday.

1) Newly discovered blogs that I would like to give the Versatile Blogger award to:

1).Confessions of a call center Gal  She's in Malaysia  but will be back soon
7) and last but not least...Truth and Shoes

Friday, March 25, 2011

OODD Stone And Cloud Skirt and Getting ready for Fiesta Week!

Oldie From Odille
Nature Trail by our House
Hi Ladies, Happy Saturday :) How are you doing? We went scouting for a pretty place to take our pictures today and decided to go to a nature trail that is really close to our home. Today I decided to wear my Stone and Cloud Skirt by Odille. Oldie from 2006 I think. I really love the Neutral colors. It also has a good weight to it and the prettiest buttons on the side. I wore it with a  J. Crew Ruffles tee and another Odille blouse. Also an older piece. It has a really pretty ribbon tie up front. And wore my Target Wedges in a taupe color that happens to match the skirt. I have to say  we were kind of in a hurry today. Took my girl Puppy Chloe to the vet. Then rushed home, Dropped her of and ran to take these pictures before we lost the sun. The weather here has been awesome. Hence the hair is up. We get pretty humid here. Ew!! We expect it to be in the 80's tomorrow. Our Yearly  Fiesta is coming soon. I posted about San Antonio having a big, big celebration Called Fiesta Check my link to get a small history on it., And we will be getting ready for our River walk Night Parade.We have 3 parades in all. I will talk about it as it gets closer. I hope you like these pictures. We took several but these were my two favorites. I hope you all have a great weekend <3 And stay safe.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sunshades Dress And Ants all over my shoes!!

Hello Ladies, Hope you are all doing great! I have been itching to share these shoes with everyone :) I had to wait to receive them. Aren't they cute? I thought these were perfect for my Sunshades Dress. I received my dress last week but didn't know what shoes to wear. So, I decided I had to wait for the right moment to wear this dress. And one day there I am stalking E Bay for my Most wanted shoes and I don't know how it happened but found These! I love the gingham, The bows, The little heart on the side and mostly "The Ants" I just can't believe my luck. They seem a bit too cutesy but what can I say. I love them. So, On to the dress. This dress is so lovely. I really like the pockets. The sash, The ribbons of yellow that wrap around this dress. I am a sucker for Yellow. I also love Green. But This is a really beautiful dress. Will be great when pairing it with cardigans. can't wait. It's a bit cool,But not cool enough.  The little bag is a gift from my Sweetheart. He bought it for me a while back and I usually only use this for errands. But I really am a lover of those little books.I really like the way they are dressed and how girly Jane looks :) I hope you all have a safe and relaxing evening. I'm going to get back to work :(

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Breakfasting Dress and My Re-do Door

 Hope you all are doing well, I finally got to go out and dress like a real Person today. No more remodeling for a while! My Sweetie took me to dinner. Had a Chilean sea Bass with Eggplant and Cheese Casserole with a side of  Wild Rice. We had Shrimp Cocktails as and Appetizer. He wasn't feeling well today and decided to bring his dinner home, We sat and listened to some eagles Music. I know, But I love Don Henley's voice. And my favorite song by them is Love will keep us alive. I'm sorry the picture isn't too vibrant. Haven't been able to go to the nursery and get my usual Petunias  that adorn my pretty wrought iron Planters. I feel like I have been like a bear lately just hibernating and not wanting to go anywhere. I need to go get me some pretty flowers.
I took a bunch of pictures but these were the best one I could get.
I am wearing the Breakfasting Dress today. I was going to wear the Cooling Pallete Dress today but it hasn't arrived. Scored it on E Bay. I purchase older pieces on E bay. And on EA. I am planning a trip to Anthropologie and seeing what's on sale. I am waiting for a few items to go on sale but hasn't happened yet :(  And I am currently trolling E bay and Poetic Licence website for these the Peppermint Swirl Spectator Shoes I am so bummed out. I have been asking all of my sellers on E bay to find me a pair. I think I am the only one on the planet that missed out on these. I don't know why. I check Roxy's EA. Everyday to no avail. Ugh!
 I feel like there is a small hole in my universe right now. I have been seeing other blogger's ask what piece was it that got away from you? So, Which piece has you pining right now? Have a wonderful evening. I am going to visit by Bloggy Friends. Goodnight <3

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cooling Pallette Dress

Cooling Pallette Dress
Cooling Pallette Dress by Le petit Draipiere 

Hi Ladies, I have been So busy with The door can you believe it? It's a door!! OMG, You'd think I was building the damn thing from scratch. But pretty much did. Had to sand it, Replace the knobs in a different spot. I can't tell you what a pain it has been! But we are done. And I can move on. Now we have our beautiful TEXAS Oaks dropping their yummy yellow pollen all over. EW!  Have you ever seen Oak Pollen? It's a really fine powdery yellow and gets on everything. Makes a mess of your Cars, Driveway and finds it's way onto your floors. Even the poor dogs get blasted by it. It's just a big ole pain. I am waiting to get hit by it and it always sends me to the Dr. I am allergic to it. That and Cedar Pollen. That's my curse come November. I am always sneezing and getting a red nose. Doesn't it sound like fun? I have been kind of just trying to re group. I am so tired and bored at the same time.  But just wanted to share that I found or actually won this dress on E bay today. Again Thank You Megan!
The dog on this pic isn't my Boxer. That's what I found on the polyvore. My Boxer is beautiful too. I actually have 2. A boy and a Girl. Planning to show them off soon. With this dress :)  Have a Great coming week. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Caranday in Honor of St. Patrick!

Happy Saint Paddy's Day! Hi Ladies! Hope you all had a great day!
I had a very rushed day and didn't have very much time to make cute pics. Just went downtown and found some areas to capture the green of the Caranday Dress. I look like a dope in the third picture but I tend to be silly sometimes :) We were invited to a neighbor's house for an authentic Irish Dinner. Grant you I still haven't finished my door, But I needed a day off. I will Paint again tomorrow. Now home trying to wind down. What did you all do?

What a Dope!

Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Moving into the Future from 1908

Old Door
More Modern Door
Hi Ladies :) 
This has been my week. Doing a door Remodel. I haven't been able to go anywhere or dress like a decent human being. Been wearing nothing but  jeans and Tees. We live in a two story Victorian that was built in 1908. It's a beautiful home. But last year we decided  to redo our Old Kitchen and bring it Into the Future. It was a nice kitchen before. But it was stuck in the 80's. We bought Black Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances, Had an Island built and painted the Kitchen RED. So we have totally redone the house. Our living room, Our dining room and now this door. I'm in Interior Design and I do it full time.So this was my project for the front door. It's still not painted and not finished. I still haven't decided whether I want the door Red or Black. But just wanted to share my project with this more modern house door :) Not a very fashionable thing to share with a bunch of women, But some of my other blogger friends are moving and getting their new apartment and others are buying their first home. Congrats to them :)  I picked up a little friend along the way, I managed to get a huge splinter stuck in my finger and now it's all swollen and it hurts. Taking an Advil. Maybe it will get rid of the swelling. Going to sleep and wish you all a very restful night <3

I am going to take a break tomorrow and Post a St. Paddy's Day outfit.  Hopefully my little helper will be here to help. Spring Break! I get to have her all to myself tomorrow.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bluebell Wood Dress And an Angel

My Sweet Angel
The Bridges Of Bexar County
The Prettiest Sash
Red and Green
Pretty Pansies
These are a few pictures we took today.This was one of my companions for today. My  Angel. I visit him here every once in a while. People come and leave him flowers and even left him a valentine's Day Heart Box. Probably an answered prayer. This is a dress from the January 2008 Catalog. I fell in love with it's beautiful Sash. And all of the pretty flowers at the bottom. Hope you like the pics today. It's getting to be Spring here in Our Beautiful Alamo City. Love Texas!

Mountain Laurel

My wishlisted pretties

My wishlisted pretties
My wishlisted pretties by Le petit Draipiere featuring party dresses

I am hoping to get some of these, Not all will happen. But I would love some of them. Now I do have to have 3 of these. Whats on your wishlist?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Plaids and Roses

My Pretty Roses
My cute Plaids

Hi Ladies! How are you all doing today? This was my outfit for yesterday but didn't get do post it last night. I was really tired and not in the mood :( Hope all of you are doing well. I check in on you here. *Smile* Our weather has been great. So, I've been taking out the cute cotton dresses. This was Brand new with tags and hadn't worn it until yesterday. Sorry about the pic I am not in the mood to go out and take pictures  (worn out)  I have a job, And sometimes I really I just have time to do these type of pictures to at least have something up. I hope you understand. You know how it is, I won't be able to go scouting for pretty locals and doing the other type of pictures due to time constraints. But I will be doing ( some ) as soon as it warms up. We have a really pretty area that we have in mind :)  And plan on doing it soon. Trying to figure what dress to wear that's very Spring. What outfits do you have that you think you are going to wear first......For spring?  I had posted that I had  lost out on a dress because they were all sold out. So figured I wasn't going to find it if I didn't try.It's the Sun Shades Dress I was really excited about this one. It's so pretty. It kind of exudes Sunshine and happiness don't you think? It was not on sale for some reason over here never hit the sale price. They had SO many the first time I went I figured when they hit the sale there would be plenty. So I went back around the first part of March to check and see if they had been put on sale and they were all gone. All of them..I asked about the sale and the SA told me those dresses were really  popular and they had been selling out fast!! and they only had a size 2 in the  San Antonio store . I then decided to call  Austin they told me there was only 2 in Texas. The one I bought, And a size 2. So unfortunately I had to buy it *Wink*  I had previously checked  E Bay and they already had them at $189.00 Starting bid!! not too far from the price I paid but still a  bit pricey. So they were sending it today...I should be getting it soon. I think that is going to be "The One" for my pretty photo. Or the Surprise Dress I have in store  :) Send me some suggestions on what to wear it with? All of you are pretty great dressers and I'd love your feedback.  Hope you all have a wonderful day and let me know what you bought from your Wishlist  or are Lusting over. I still want  This Skirt.Grrrrrr :/
Have yourselves a really Happy day <3

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My Trip To Anthro on Saturday :)

Cuties ( Little Coin bags)

 Anthropologie  trip for Saturday, Saw many things that  I want. Especially the green skirt. It reminds me of Joan Crawford. It's something reminiscent of the 1940's to me. The colors,The cut of the skirt. The flowers. Just really pretty skirt. The next thing I did was go to the back of the store to look at the sale section. Didn't really find anything In particular. I just want that skirt right now. Have to wait for the sale. :( I have spent so much money on E bay, I have been buying a lot of the older pieces that have ended up costing twice sometimes three times as much. But that's okay. have to have them. These were just some of the things that I saw an some are on the "Wishlist" Can't get everything I want. Plus I think sometimes we work on impulse and end up buying just for the sake of buying. I like  Sarah She has her own sense of style and probably doesn't worry about looking or having to buy Anthro all the time. She has the most amazing clothing. She finds the most beautiful Shoes, Dresses, Skirts. I really like that about her, She has her own style still wears Anthropologie but doesn't feel compelled to just wear one specific brand of clothing. She mixes old and new. I have been trying to not feel like I have to catch up or wear everything every single piece that comes out. but will get some of the few special things that I really want and will work for me. Hope you like some of the stuff I found. They were really nice and let me take as many pictures as I'd like.  I definitely had fun. Hope you all have a great day!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Sweet Life in Real Life

A Little Vintage Picture day
I closed my eyes ;(
Hi Ladies, Hope you all had a great day. I bet your shocked? Right? Well, This is me :) I have been mulling over my decision to put myself out there. I'm Not saying that I will be doing these types of pictures all the time.( your still going to see the other's sometimes too. I just figured that maybe some people think that maybe someone is not who they say they are? Like does that body really go with that face? I sometimes feel like women who come and see my blog leave because they feel like they rather SEE the person who they are leaving comments too. I just want the friends that I have made here to see that I am who they see in my profile pictures.I have to say that I am a Super Private Person.And this was a big deal to me. I am by no means 100% confident in the way I look. I am self conscience about many things about me. I guess we all are. Me more than others, But I also have much respect for the women who choose to not show their faces due to work, Children, Family, Privacy and other circumstances. And I am no one to judge their decisions. I just did this because I thought some of you want to see what I really look like other than just a body with no head. And to all of my Sweet Commentator's. I want to Thank You because you come into my tiny blog and really make me smile, Laugh till my belly hurts, Or leave me sweet comments even if you didn't see "ME".  I have made some really great connections and I cannot express how Thankful I am. I hope you enjoy My pictures and Have a Great Sunday :) P.S. I will post some pics I took at Anthropologie today :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sweet Life Skirt and Saturday!

Sweet Life Skirt and Saturday!
Sweet Life Skirt and Saturday! by Le petit Draipiere featuring jersey tees
This is my outfit For Saturday, Haven't chosen my shoes.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

OODD Discovered Lace Dress and **Bliss**

Hello Ladies :) Hope you all had a great day :) I had to get out and get going early today. As all of my blog Sista's know I am a night owl, I could work at night all night and I'd be happy. But NO! I had to rise and shine and get out the door by 10AM. Noooooooo....... Your probably thinking what a Woose! I guess I am when it comes to getting up early. But I just adore going to bed super late. I read, watch Tv, And I love going outside to see My ( boyfriend ) Orion :) I am in love with Orion I love looking up at him at night when all is quiet. The moon is out and I can see all of the pretty stars. Also I love to hear crickets. Although there aren't any out now I am looking forward to hearing them soon. We have an owl that lives in our tree and every once in a while does his thing. Which is very soothing. And if you've been reading my blog a while. I also have a huge Man Toad in my backyard. He only comes out in the summer and sings,sings,sings. Well, Croaks. And then all of a sudden there are so many Ladies staying with him that we end up with literally thousands of baby frogs in our backyard. They are as big as my pinky  fingernail when they are babies. Anyway, We went to La Madeline after our errands. We had all of the above for lunch. Do you all have a La Madeline? I really don't know how far they go. Like we used to have a Boston Market here but they shut down. I loved their chicken. One of my favorite restaurants is called P.F. Chang's it's Chinese food. Yummers! Another is called Kim Tran's I love to eat their Vietnamese Spring Rolls, and Their Lemongrass Chicken. But This was my Outfit for today. The Discovered Lace Dress. I don't know what those spots are but they are not on the dress. Maybe it's the camera.( yeah, right )  I haven't been practicing Tara's advice :( Anyway, I'm sure I've bored you stiff. I just started reading Eat, Pray, Love. I already love it. I am a lover of things from India as well.  But You all have a Great day!  Sending you some *Bliss*

P. S. Which reminds me. On you tube there is a wonderful song I'd like to share with you. It's by Bliss called "  Remember my name" Their music is amazing! Please Listen :) CD Is Called  Bliss { quiet Letters } U.S. Edition.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some of my Favorite Poets & Questions for you!

  • "Drink wine, it's what remains of the harvest of youth — the season of roses and wine and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life," Omar Khayam  1048 - 1131

 This is another older book by Kahlil Gibran
 ( 1883- 1931 ) Born in Lebanon
Marriage is a word uttered by four lips, proclaiming the heart a throne...Love a king.....And fidelity a crown. 
It's the beginning of that magic vibration...that carries the lovers from world of weights and measures.....into the world of dreams and revelations.

These are two of the books that I like. I have many favorite poets/ writers. I don't get to read as much as I would like. But I do when I can steal a few minutes and if I am lucky a few hours once in a while. I like Ernest Hemminway.  I like Jane Austen but have only read Sense and Sensibility. I would like to read Pride and Prejudice. But sometimes life takes you away from some of the things you love to do because that's life! Also, I really like that movie " The Jane Austen Book club"  Did you see it? I loved it! And don't get me started on movies!!! OMG! I am a big time movie fiend. If you were stuck on an Island. What book would you take? If someone told you you were going to Space and could only take 1 Movie which would you pick and why? I like to know what other women here like to read and or like to watch.
Some of my favorite movies.
1. The Break up
2. Open Windows ( Italian Film)
3. Amelie ( French Film )
3. Remains of the day
4. Friends with Money
5. Them by Richard Grandpierre - Released as Ills in Europe- thriller

6. Random Hearts
7.Message in a Bottle
8. Deadline, This was Brittany Murphy's last movie - also a thriller
So there are only a few of my faves, BTW. I Love Jennifer Aniston. She's my favorite actress. I have mentioned it before. I just think that what you see is what you get with her. Some disagree but I like her <3
Anyway my ladies...I had a long day and I didn't feel good but just wanted to touch base with my gals. Sending you some ** Bliss**

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day trip to Austin Texas

Just like this Building, Took pic from car
This is a popular Burger Joint
We ate here and the Sushi was delish!

Hi Ladies hope you all had a great day! We decided to take a trip to Austin, These are some of the pictures that I got to take before it got dark. Sorry they aren't that great. I took them with my Iphone. The first Picture  was just a building that we drive by all the time. Austin is full of great quirky, cool buildings. The second Picture is a favorite burger joint. The third is a Japanese restaurant called Haiku.we've never seen it before and decided to give it a try. I am glad we did.We had Sushi 2 different kinds they were the Flaming Dragon  the other one was called Flying Tiger and they were both extremely good! I had chicken Yakisoba. Yum Yum. We drove around and I saw the Anthropologie  store on Lamar St. Oh, how I wanted to stop. But no, no, no.It looked so pretty and I wanted to get out and get me some shoes. Our store doesn't have shoes. Then we drove on Congress St.. That is the street where they took some of the Anthropologie pictures for one of their catalogs. I just don't know which one it was.  I love Austin. I wish I lived there. They have a great relaxed feel there. I love the people. All kinds of eateries. We close all our restaurants too early here in S. A. leaving us with only fast food choices. yuk! but Austin was still busy at 9:30 with all of their restaurants all busy and full of people eating and having fun. I would be so happy if I ever got to live there. We went shopping and I found some really nice books. I finally bought Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and another book called The beauty of life by Kahlil Gibran. As you all know I am a treasure hunter. So I scored me some pretty cool stuff. I will take pictures and post them tomorrow. I didn't take a picture of my OODD. I was too busy eyeballing and having fun! But I wore the "Blue Bonnet" Dress by Odille. It's an Oldie from 2009 I believe. My friend Megan found it for me. Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful night. <3