Friday, August 19, 2016

Road Trip Fun

This summer, the boy and I took a road trip to Colorado so that we could go to Rocky Mountain National Park and so that I could show Chris Denver and the surrounding areas. We also were able to hit the Utah and Wyoming state capitals as well, and take a quick stop to visit my grandma in Vegas. It was a great week long trip! We started by heading east towards Wyoming. The first night we stayed in Evanston, just across the Wyoming border. It was a cute little town with a pretty park.
Here is a picture:

The next day we stopped in Cheyenne for a quick view of the capital complex then off the Fort Collins, CO. It was so pretty in Fort Collins and we stopped at the farmers market and truly enjoyed this town. (We also walked around....a lot!)
                                               Downtown Fort Collins

                                                      Dessert at The Chocolate Cafe!                  

Houndstooth Reservoir

Day 3 was off to Denver! I really love Denver and it has such a nice downtown. There is so much to do. However, we arrived in Denver to 100+ degree weather. We went to the aquarium to escape the heat and stayed indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
                                                                Denver Convention Center

                                                        Pretty Lights in Larimer Square.

                                                  Capital Building
                                                                    By the River!
                          At the Aquarium with my new friends, Mr (Mrs?) Piranha.

After Denver it was off to Rocky Mountain National Park for a full day of fun! I will post about that soon and the end of the road trip, plus some road trip tips soon! Enjoy. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A little ways away


          It has been a little while since I have posted on here. Part of this is because I no longer have my own computer. It went to computer heaven about a year ago and now I have been working to save money to get a new one. This was set back by the fact that someone hit my car and crushed the side mirror, causing me to have to replace that around the new year. Now, I am almost to my goal to be able to get a new computer! With this new computer, I hope to be able to post more. I will have the ability to edit my own photos and to not only have a work computer. I am excited to post more in the next few weeks, so hang in there. In the mean time, here is a lovely picture of myself and the boy at a baseball game.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dreaming of Fall

The view taking the dog for a walk this afternoon. 

I love seeing all the bloggers and their adorable fall outfits. Such inspiration! Cool colors, fall jackets and vests, boots, sweaters...oh, my! All the while standing in amazing autumn hued backgrounds that set my heart aflame. Meanwhile, in my drought ridden, overheated little piece of earth, we are about to have record setting temperature this weekend...and not in the chilly way. It is supposed to be 90 degrees here Saturday. Say it with me....YUCK!!!! Well, at least I have plenty of fall inspiration to view while I am inside under the air conditioning wishing for rain. Here are some of my web favorites for the week.

I am all over Pinterest looking at fall outfit ideas. Here  are some of the many looks I am envying  right now.

Speaking of Pinterest, I am also getting sick of my long hair and pinning hair ideas like mad. What about this cute look? Or this one? Or this? I can't decide yet.

Boots! I am in need of some new riding boots for the weather change (crossing my fingers...soon please, soon!).  I really like these lace up ones and also the two-toned look of these.

I'm looking for some fall inspiration so here is some from other bloggers around the web. Over at Selective Potential there is a wonderful fall look that makes me want to run straight to the pumpkins. And, The Clothes Horse makes me want to go apple picking!  Of course, Kansas Couture has my thinking about red boots for the cooler weather.

I hope all of you dear readers are having a more fall like autumn than I and I hope you are enjoying it! Here is to hoping the nip in the air visits me soon.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The red blazer

Well, summer is almost at an  end here (for me at least). It's time to go back to class next week then back to school is just around the corner. Wow, where did my summer go? Oh well, I guess I'm ready, right? I'm trying to convince myself. Haha.

As for my outfit, I was meeting a friend from work and didn't want to be too casual. I still wanted my dress to be a bit summery as I am not ready to give up the bare legs and cute dresses. I took a pretty casual and sleeveless dress and added a nice blazer over it so that the dress would be dressed up a bit. It also added a great pop of red color to the black and white dress. The heels are new (from ModCloth) and I was so excited to wear them. They made a nice neutral statement on my feet.

Dress: Kohl's, Blazer: Macy's, Shoes: ModCLoth, Bracelet: Etsy

It was very sunny and bright outside. I was trying not to blink and ended up making very strange faces/

I love painting my nails, but I use my hands all the time for crafting, cooking, cleaning and everything else so my nail polish always ends up chipped the day after I paint my nails. I decided to try the new Sally Hansen Gel Polish in a pretty grey shade to see if my nails would look nice for longer. This was day 3 after applying the polish and my nails still look pretty darn good! I'd say that's a win in my book. 
New shoes! Always one of my favorite things. These are pretty comfy and very cute. 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Keep rollin'

Lately life has been a whirlwind of adventures. I think it always is, but it just seems especially busy lately.
I'm house sitting this little guy a few days this week. He may look cute but he can bark all day.
I wandered around the state legislature building and found this neat Nevada shaped mirror!

More mirror. Skirt:Target, Shirt:, Shoes:dsw

In other news, I adopted this tiny little ball of fur who is taking up so much of my time. But she's just so adorable. This is Hallow!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Date Night White

I adore summer whites! I am not one who wears white often, but it feels so perfect in summer. I am pretty clumsy and usually end up with food or coffee (usually coffee) down the front of whatever I'm wearing, especially when I wear white. Oh, well. That won't stop me from wearing it.

I had a date night with the boy and wanted  something fun and light so I put on this dress and brought out my newish shoes. Put the look together with some cute earrings and it's time for a nice dinner on an outside patio. Hooray for summer!

Dress: New York and Co. , Shoes: Seychelles via DSW, Earrings: Charming Charlie, Lipstick: Clinique
 Strange facial expression but closeup of my cute earrings!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Summer break

Summer is in full swing here. As a teacher that means lots of relaxing and enjoying the summer sun…NOT. I have been working on lesson plans, reading school books, and creating classroom d├ęcor for next year. Plus, I have already started having dreams about my next class! Ahhh. Well at least I can take lots of breaks and go outside and play with the dog or go down to the river.  Well today I took an actual break and went out to lunch with a friend. It is nice to be able to get out of the house and dress up a bit.
 Owl Necklace! - Gift
 Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: Boden , Shoes: DSW
 My favorite summer heels. They are wedges and so comfy!