It's that time of year when EVERYTHING is on sale and I  don't know about you but being able to shop on the computer is like a gift:)

I used to like to go to the mall but lately I just don't have the time.

I've bought a few things and one of them is this simple black dress from Loft.  It's stretchy and just loose enough that you don't have to walk around holding in your stomach:)  I think it was around $50.00

It's not too short because now my knees have somehow slipped down around my stop.....ankles.

I did make the trip to the mall the other day to help my sister out with a few vacation outfits!  
I bullied talked  her into buying these pants from Ann Taylor.  At first she said no but I threatened to leave and go home.  

She got them.....

Bag  I bought this for 1/2 off the sale price!!!

Bought these jeans at AT and not sure how I feel about them yet.....this whole post started with trying to  put an outfit together for them!

I also saw this cute black dress while I was there....I love the pockets!

I ordered the shell collar from Twig and Twine when they recently had a sale!  I had been waiting because these aren't cheap....but definitely a statement piece!
I did see the skirt at BR and it's "a lot of skirt"......definitely need to be tall to wear it!

I have an afternoon wedding in July and I sure do wish I could wear pants!  See reference to knees....

Shoes  I might need these cuties!

Before I buy anything I need to purge my closet....and that is an activity I can definitely put off for something that is more important like plucking chin hairs. 

WHAT!!!  Saturday is July 1st?  That can't be.




If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen some stories showing this landscaping at a project.  In fact it is the one that was photographed for Southern Home magazine recently!

This magazine is chocked full of goodness! 

Marcy Simpson was the photographer....can't wait to see the shots!

How excited am I?  Like a group of 6 year olds at a birthday party......

Anyway I thought I would share some of the images they didn't shoot.

Backyard before.....

I ordered this Kingsley Bates furniture and what is cool is that the round table can be put together on the ends of the long one to make a huge oval!

Loving this Currey and Co concrete bench!

Some of the beautiful pots.....

The front of the house.....

Around the side of the house......

And.....since they did not take any shots upstairs here are a few before and afters that I had taken last year by Rustic White Photography

Upstairs bonus room before......

Rustic White Photography

 Rustic White Photography

Rustic White Photography

Upstairs laundry room added.....

Rustic White Photography

Rustic White Photography

This was a total house renovation.....not a single room was left untouched.  Same with the landscaping.....there was nothing in the back yard!

You guys....this rain has got to stop.  My hair is 


Some images come to mind like chia pet, Don King, and Roseanne Rosannadanna.

Although she looks kind of happy with that thumbs up:)

Oh and another thing.  I have jury duty on July 3rd.  WTH?  One year and 2 days since my last time.  Do they have me on speed dial?




I have been shopping at Gregg Irby Gallery for years and every now and then when I am cruising down to the Westside I will pop in to get inspired!

They are famous for discovering promising and up and coming artist......representing about 30 different artist and spanning many different styles.

Do I have to remind you how art can change a room?

Take a look at some pictures taken from their website of installations.

If you know me then you know this is totally my style!

These are just a few of the fabulous artist they rep.

Here are a few selections that caught my eye!

I am actually working on a project right now that could use this bad boy over the mantel.

In my own home.....

Previously this gorgeous piece [one of a few originals I own].......hung over my mantel but now hangs in a bedroom.....

And my beloved swan used to hang here but has now been moved.....

Anyway you get the picture [ha ha I'm clever huh?] that a certain piece of art can make a room!

I wish I could hang longer with you today but I am off for day 2 of the photoshoot with Southern Home....yesterday was so long.....I got home at 7:30 and did over 17,000 steps!

Catch ya later.....


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