Thursday, October 27, 2011

Under the Autumn Moon

** Edited**

I'm linking up with Liz over at Savvy Seasons for an Autumn linky party.... Autumn Arrives Party

Go check out her beautifully decorated house, along with many others,
for some great Autumn inspiration!!!!


Hey there, my friends!!

I honestly don't know what "under the autumn moon" means,
but I do like the way it sounds (I'll google it).............

Apparently, I was really excited about Fall last year..................

and we celebrated with {pumpkin} cupcakes!!!!

and I decorated every flat surface - horizontal & vertical - in the public areas of our home..........

the fireplace mantel............

the kitchen bar............

the guest bathroom candelier...........

the bathroom vanity..........

even the back of the toilet!!!

Of course, the entryway.............

 - and the front door!!!

It didn't end there, my friends!!

I hosted a girls' night soiree for a few of my favorite peeps,
so the decorating actually began in the front yard..........

and continued onto the back patio........

OH, but this year - NOT SO MUCH!!

This is it..................

 pansies and mums in the original, black, plastic pots from Lowe's -
I did place them inside cute containers....
(the picnic basket below is actually one of my treasures from my recent road trip)

When I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it............
(and it was only $12)

and a couple of pumpkins purchased at Wal-Mart............

LOVE the colors of the picnic basket!!

rickety, old Adirondack chairs my mom was going to throw away
 (what???!!!! I rescued those babies!!)

and a couple of other treasures found recently.........
a wooden barrel and a metal bucket - perfect!!

No fall decorating has taken place inside the farmhouse this year and
No pumpkin cupcakes have been served!!

But I did cook chili for dinner last night, so I think it really is Fall here in my world!!

Happy Fall, my wonderful friends!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends!!

I'm linking up with Lindsey over at The Pleated Poppy for a little
fashion inspiration.  Please join me!!!

Only one outfit for the week...........

Last Thursday night, The Man and I went to see 3 Doors Down!!
We had 4th row seats!! Yay!!!

They are such a "down to earth" group of guys!   

It was such an awesome concert!! I loved, loved, loved it!!!!

But anyway -

This is what I wore -

green army jacket - kohls (2  years ago)
new skinny  jeans - gap outlet
brown boots - steve madden
white long sleeved tshirt - gap outlet
bracelet cuff - kohls (vera wang)

necklace - jcp

Please go check out all the other ladies over at The Pleated Poppy!!!

Have a blessed day!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday - Road Trip Style

The Man and I just returned from a 9 day road trip.  It was awesome!

I really, really overpacked - but still wore some of my favorites
more than once!

The over-packing was partly because I needed to make sure I had cute clothes for wiww pics!
Oh well - I'm a girl and that's just how I roll!!

So, since I packed soooooo many clothes - I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy

Friday, our first stop was Sam's Town in Tunica, MS
to see our friend, Keith Morrison of The Keith Morrison Band perform.

If you like country music - please go check it out
and "like" him on facebook - The Keith Morrison Band

tan corduroy boyfriend pants - gap
jean jacket - really old
white vneck tshirt -gap
red shoes - payless shoes
leopard scarf - local boutique - The Enchanted Cottage

Saturday, the 2nd day of our trip was the OU-Texas Football game - so of course,
I was wearing an OU tshirt, but didn't get a pic!

On Sunday, we headed to Lynchburg, TN.
I realize this isn't the best look - but I was totally going for comfort!!

black shirt - target
black/white striped leggings - kohls
flip-flops - gap

On Monday morning, we went to the Jack Daniels Distillery. I don't drink whiskey,
but this was a great place to tour - and it is beautiful in Lynchburg!! 

skinny jeans - kohls - lauren conrad
green cardigan - gap
white tank - old navy
scarf - the loft
black flats - target
coach purse - gift from my daughter

Look at this view!!! After we left Lynchburg, we headed to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, TN.

We stayed in a beautiful cabin in Pigeon Forge for 3 nights - this is the view off our deck!!

skinny jeans - gap
green vneck tshirt - gap
white tank - old navy
sweater vest - kohls
boots - steve madden
necklace - kohls

Tuesday - we explored the area with high hopes of some great antique shopping!

Wednesday - more exploring and antique shopping - 'cause The Man loves me THAT much!!

boyfriend jeans - gap
black vneck tshirt - gap
white tank - old navy
scarf - the loft
hat - local store - Showplace Market
black flats - target

Dining Al-Fresco at The Old Mill Pottery Bistro

Thursday - checking out of the cabin and headed to Asheville, NC.

The photo is blurry, but it is the best one I have to show what I was wearing. Sorry about that!!

skinny jeans - kohls
white ruffled shirt - old navy
cardigan - gap outlet
scarf - target
same boots - steve madden

 Dinner with The Man at The Pelican's Patio.

Friday - we are now in Cornelius, NC - not far from Charlotte, NC where we ended up on Thursday!

skinny jeans - kohls - lauren conrad
black/white plaid shirt - old navy outlet in pigeon forge
white tank - target
red shoes - payless shoes

Later in the day, we went to Michael Waltrip Racing for a tour
(I actually enjoyed it!!)

Saturday - we headed towards Knoxville, TN and found out about a great little town
with a historic downtown and over 20 antique shops - Clinton, TN.

same boyfriend jeans - gap
green vneck - gap outlet
white tank - old navy
burlap toms
cream stone necklace - craft fair
coach purse - gift

I think I died and went to Stars Hollow!!!!

We didn't have any set plans for this trip, but we did hope to end it in Nashville,
but by Saturday, we were exhausted and ready to go home!!!  So, we drove for awhile, found a hotel,
then headed home on Sunday morning!

It was a trip of a lifetime, but I was ready to be home!! Plus, I really, really, really missed my kids!!

I've been home for a few days now - and I'm now ready for our next adventure!!!

Have a great day friends!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

What I Wore - Randomness


anyone still out there???

I know it's been almost 2 months since I posted last!!

Life just seems to fly by -

But, since the linky party is still going on for WIWW over at The Pleated Poppy
I think I'll join in and post random wiww photos from the past several weeks.

In August, we went to The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet....

dress - jcp (clearance last summer $14)
sweater shrug - maurices
shoes - marshalls

necklace - langstons western wear

A couple of days after the banquet, we hit the road and drove to Tulsa
to see this guy - Keith Urban!!!!

For the 2 hour drive - I dressed for comfort!!
Not sure why my leggings are crooked and
I really hope I didn't walk around like that all day!!
tunic and leggings - kohls
flip-flops - gap

This is what I wore to the concert.
Ignore the outdated decor in our hotel suite!!
We've stayed here numerous times and it's always very nice -
but this particular suite is stuck in the 90s!!

plaid shirt - maurices
white tank - old navy
silver jeans - maurices
necklace and earrings - maurices

my boots!! I love them!!!
corral brand from a western store in TN.

And just in case you were wondering what Mr. Urban was wearing...........

a button down sweaty t-shirt and some Levis!!!

Sorry the photo is blurry - but I was really this close!!! He came out into the audience and stood in my seat - while singing "You Look Good In My Shirt"!!!! 

Early in September, we went to a wedding reception - The most gorgeous wedding reception!!!

Me and daughter 1 -
white sundress - old navy
jean jacket - gap
 necklace - gift from my sister
our boots - both corral

my sister, daughter, and me

See the gorgeous candeliers hanging from the tree!!
This was the wedding cake table.

Date night with The Man..........

leopard print blouse - kohls
cardigan - target
jeans - kohls (lauren conrad)
wedges - ShowPlace Market
bracelets - jcp

Running errands........... 

scarf - gap outlet (we have a new outlet mall in OKC!)

Not sure dresses are the best look for me - but I love this outfit!!  
maxi dress - kohls
cardigan - target
flip-flops - gap outlet
aviators - kohls

Another date night!!

button down shirt - clearance at old navy
necklace - jcp
I didn't get a full length photo, but I was wearing skinny jeans from gap and
my tall steve madden boots.

......and another date night with The Man!!

jeans - gap
black and white tanks - target
cardigan - from my sister
scarf - local boutique
black flats - target

We went to a football watch party at my sister's house.

OU tshirt - jcp
black tank - old navy
cardigan - target
jeans - gap --my fav jeans finally ripped - they are now cut-offs :(
black flats - target
boomer sooner charm necklace - gift from my daughter
bracelet - cato

Train / Maroon 5 concert
AWESOME concert!! 
 black vneck tshirt - gap
leopard scarf - gap
and I was wearing my fav gap jeans again - a few days before their accident!!
The Man - all mine!!!! I love him!!!

So, there you have it - complete What I Wore randomness!!

Go check out the 200-plus other links over at The Pleated Poppy for some
great Fall Inspiration!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!! Have a blessed day!!!