Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Photo A Day Challenge Days 22-30

It's hard to believe April is coming to an end already.  Here are the last pics from the April Photo A Day Challenge

Day 22:  4 Things

 

Day 23:  Entrance



In front of the entrance to the building where I work.

Day 24:  Pop of Color



This is a little more than just a pop of color and it is rare that I wear color this bright at all! 

Day 25:  Remember



I have to make my to-do lists!  This book from May Designs is really cute.

Day 26:  Enjoy The Little Things



Spring Blooms in My Backyard

Day 27:  Under My Feet



Day 28:  Chaotic



Day 29:  Contrast




Day 30:  Something Silly



I took this pic last month in Austin, TX.  I took too many pictures of funny signs that day!  I Love Austin! 


Friday, April 25, 2014

Liking Lately

white silk blouse / ripped skinnies / black heels / leopard clutch
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- I wish this is what I wish I was wearing today.  Lately I have really been drawn to more simple looks and want to throw out all my recently acquired prints I bought to try and jazz up my simple closet full of neutrals.
- I love this article about how you start your morning affects your happiness.  Just another reminder that you create your own happiness and to focus (and be grateful for) the good things.  There are always good things!

- I found Jean-Philippe Barralis' Flickr through a gorgeous picture on Pinterest.  I'm so glad I could find the actual source of the image.  (I hate it when you don't know where a picture originates.) His photos are beautiful.

- I have a new love with the show Flipping Out on Bravo about Jeff Lewis Design.  I have watched it and Interior Therapy once or twice in the past but for some reason this season I am obsessed with it.  I really want to be best friends with Jenni and for some reason Jeff's photobombs of people sleeping in public crack me up.

Yep! No one says it better than Tim Allen!

- This makes me laugh because whenever I go home to visit my family I say I am going to "Pure Michigan" in a very dreamy way.  It is sort of fantastic there - just as nice in places as the commercials make it out to be.



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April Photo A Day Challenge Days 15 - 21

I'm still keeping up with the April Photo A Day Challenge

Day 15:  What I'm Reading Now



There is always a stack of half read books on my nightstand.  Here is the current stack.  Some of these books have been there a while and might need to be retired.

Day 16:  Vice



Just.Can't.Stop.Shopping

Day 17:  Something I Learned



Life is Short, Buy the Shoes (see Day 16)

Day 18:  Good



A good green smoothie (spinach, almond milk, chia seeds and a frozen banana)

Day 19:  Money



Someone should have paid more money for this sign (or a proofreader).

Day 20:  Egg



my faux egg decorations

Day 21:  Close



Lately in the evenings she will move from my lap to right beside my leg.  She cuddles right up to me.  It's pretty darn cute. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pinned Outfit Inspiration

I am always looking for ideas on how to remix things I already have in my closet.  I love being able to pin looks from blogs or find things I like that other people have pinned.  I used to tear pictures out of magazines but this is so much easier and so less hoarder-esque.

Here is just one look that I pinned and took inspiration from.  (I'm not so good at taking outfit pictures so I only have one to share today.)

Black dress, leopard scarf, camel cardigan.


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My version:
 
Linking up with Bri's Pinterest outfit inspiration themed Third Thursday Threads

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April Photo A Day Challenge Days 8 - 14

I'm continuing the April Photo A Day Challenge

Day 8:  Hobby




Being active is my favorite hobby for sure!  Any kind of work out - walking - running - kickboxing - boot camp... 

Day 9:  Dark



This dark chocolate is very rich and yummy.

Day 10:  Favorite Time of Day



My favorite time of day is the evening when I am home from work or done working for the day and the weather is nice enough to take this pretty girl for a walk.  Look how excited she is!  She is ready to go!

Day 11:  Three Of A Kind



Downtown Indy at the State Capitol Building

Day 12:  On My Left



My new Garmin!  So excited, love this watch.  Also had amazing weather for a long run.

Day 13:  More Please



More of this amazing weather!  Oh, it's already gone as I type this post...  darn it spring in Indiana. 

Day 14:  Dirty



Starting some seeds inside.  We'll see how it goes.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Anywhere But Here Monday

positano, amalfi coast #livinginstyle
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Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy - on my travel bucket list.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Liking Lately

These pants!

MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Java' Print Track Pants (Regular & Petite)

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These MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Java' Print Track Pants come in petite sizes!  I may be a little obsessed with them. 


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I highly recommend seeing The Grand Budapest Hotel.  Loved it.


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Joe's Jeans has a new capsule collection of white jeans, pants and shorts that are made from a fabric that repels spills!  I'm always so nervous to wear my white jeans and pants because I know I will ruin them.  I think all my clothes should be made of this fabric!




Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Photo A Day: Days 1-7

 
 
I'm going to try to do the April Photo A Day Challenge.  The prompts are above and here are my first few days.
   

Day 1:  Something Purple



These are fake!  I saw them at Target and thought of the prompt.

Day 2:  In My Hand



Had an at home workout this day with my massive weights.

Day 3:  Shapes



This was at Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, Texas.  We really thought we were going to get one of the Texas sized donuts and share it but then we saw it in real life and knew we couldn't.  So we just had the regular sized donuts. 

Day 4:  Good Together



Mixed prints are sometimes good together.

Day 5:  Not Mine



My sister-in-law's dog resting in the sun. 

Day 6:  Sign of Spring



Spring is popping up in the backyard.

Day 7:  Where I'd Rather Be



This is another picture from Texas.  We ran this trail in Wimberley on a gorgeous day back in March.  It was a great, well maintained, 2 mile trail.  Wish we had more of those where we live. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Anywhere But Here Monday

I've never been to Punta Cana in the Domican Republic but the pictures of this resort, Tortuga Bay, make me want to go.  It looks amazing.  The hotel was designed by Oscar de la Renta so you know it will be gorgeous.









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