Monday, November 24, 2014

What I Wore- Same Song, Different Tune

I have featured this shirt that I found at Goodwill before but it was a totally different outfit and so I thought I would share another way to style it. 

Sleeves rolled up, cutoffs and cute buckled, brown flats that you can't see because I have to figure out how to do this on self-timer and get it all in!

Shirt: Goodwill
Shorts: Macy's?
Belt: American Eagle
Love the map and the color

Even the button has great detailing.

This is how I wore it previously.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

What I Wore-How I Wore Mustard

I not much of a shopper. Even though I love cute outfits shopping for them is the bane of wearing them for me. It is also one of the reasons that I try to upcycle things I own and use pieces I own in new ways.

However, sometimes you chance upon a deal that is perfect for the non-shopper. I was dropping off a donation at the Cookie Jar and outside on their clearance rack (clearance at a resale shop = sweet!) was this mustard yellow blouse. It was a dollar, y'all. I snipped out the shoulder pads and paired it with some items I already owned. Hope you feel inspired!

This is the kind of pose you get if you
ask your hubby to be photographer. 
Blouse: Cookie Jar
Jacket: Sears (clearance)
Shorts: Consignment Store Brand: Express
Necklace: Don't know
Shoes: Wal-mart


Sans jacket! 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Alternative Dressing

Here is a guideline for my alternative to store bought, multiple ingredients dressing -my son loves that stuff. I apologize in advance for no measurements. I tend to "whip things up" but I really wanted to share these recipes because I have had success with my son suddenly gobbling up salad when he has dressing he loves. There is a nice yogurt based ranch dressing that we buy too, but I love that I thought of these as an alternative and that he ended up enjoying them and his salad.

 I hope you have some fun playing around with the proportions!


Any sort of berries, room temperature (this is so the coconut oil does not congeal while blending)
Coconut Oil, liquid state
Blend it in the blender

NOTE: you will have to take a spoonful and warm it up because the coconut oil will congeal in the fridge, of course.


Olive oil
Lemon juice
Parsley, finely chopped or dried
Chives, finely chopped
Garlic powder
Add some yogurt to thin it out to desired consistency
Blend it in the blender

NOTE: The greenness of this one kind of put my son at odds with it. I cannot do it as often as the berry dressing. So, if you think that will happen, play around with the amount of Avocado. Although that creaminess and good-for-you fat is such a wonderful addition!


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