So this morning, out of the clear blue, Joe asks me about a tiny house. I am sitting there looking at him thinking what in the world is he talking about. He then throws the bombshell that he wants to build a tiny house for us and he wants it to be between 400 and 800 square feet. 😱 Does the man not know who he is married too??? I could use a closet that size just by myself. Lol!!! He then starts talking about being minimalistic and downsizing. My idea of downsizing is to get rid of anything that I haven’t worn in three years not limiting myself to three of everything.He wants me to start looking for plans and then he came up with a brilliant idea. He wants me to ask YOU gurls. He said there is power in numbers and that surely one of you have a cute tiny house (cabin, over the garage, MIL suite) that you might have a plan for. Finally, I asked him WHERE he intended to build this tiny house. I was trying to figure out if he was wanting to sell everything we own and live in a 20×20 house. I like togetherness but that might be a little excessive. So, I am humoring him for the moment and hoping he gets over this phase, but if you have a good plan or website for one please let me know. I can always use it as another closet. LOL!!!If I was going to describe my outfit in one word I would say, colorful. I bought this dark teal cardigan earlier in the fall but I have never worn it. I had it laid out but nothing ever seemed to be what I was looking for. However, I was moving some things around in my closet and I happened upon this wonderfully thick sweater by Louis Dell’Olio. It is a gorgeous color called, Port, but it comes in several other colors. I like the fact that it is a longer version than what I have gotten in the past. I loved the two colors together so I decided to see if I could come up with an outfit. Here is where I wore this sweater the last time and it was one of my favorite looks.
I started looking through my jewelry first to see if I had some things that would tie the two colors together. The Aspen earrings caught my eye first. These light blue babies are a 2″ drop and they have an antiqued look to them that I really like. I put the Idina bracelet on and took these pictures. But, when I checked out the pictures in the house I went and changed to the Wanda bracelet instead. I didn’t like the Idina colors with this look and the Wanda was just plain silver which went with my collection of Alex and Ani bracelets. Did you notice in some of the pictures it looked like I had small bleach stains on my outfit? That was snow flurries that were flying around. It snowed about 3 or 4 inches and I wanted to keep my feet dry. I put on some thick wool socks and then pulled on my gorgeous tiffany blue Hunter Boots. These babies were a Christmas present from Joe one year and he had to look high and low to find them. I, of course, picked out a color that was as rare as hen’s teeth. These boots will probably get a lot of wear once the spring rains start up.
Back to my cardigan or duster, it was from Cato Fashions but they never keep there clothing up very long. I looked and it is no longer available. I have actually quit going there because I can’t get it on the blog fast enough for you to be able to purchase the item. I did find some (similar) ones that I will link to below.
In case you are wondering about the scarf, it was a present many many years ago from a young lady who was working at the lumber company. She went on a trip to London and she brought me back this scarf. I love it and I try to wear it at least once or twice a year.
It is time for me to start trying to get my “tan” on. We are supposed to go to Orlando the last of this month for a trade show and I hope to get to take Emersyn and Beckham to Disney at least one day. I am so pasty white from the winter that I wouldn’t put on a pair of shorts if you paid me right now. I have been trying to use my body moisturizer with a few drops of the Active Hydration Serum in it on all of my body. The winter has really made my skin even drier than it normally is, which is terrible. As a Valentine gift from me, from now until midnight on February 14th I will be gifting a body moisturizing lotion or a sunless tanner to EVERY order placed as a Preferred Customer. So, if you would like R+F as YOUR valentine present then you need to tell your hubby to get in touch with me. Or, do what I do and order it for yourself and tell the hubby not to worry. Believe it or not, he will be relieved!!! Go to www.tstephens5.myrandf.com and hit the shop button. Once you go to checkout it will prompt you to login or sign up as a Preferred Customer or a Retail Customer. Remember, become a PC and get the free gift mailed to you from me.
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