Sitting outside in the afternoons has become a favorite activity for me. I take my laptop out with me, light the citronella bug candles, and then work on the blog post for the next day. My wifi is barely strong enough to connect, but if it gets too weak, I make my cell phone a hotspot and connect with that. The temperatures in the afternoon are perfect for me, but not for Joe. He will sit outside with me for about ten minutes, and then he will head back into the house. I am not sure if the air conditioner is what draws him inside, or if it is the computer that is calling his name. Lol!
We keep our heat pump set on 71 degrees, and that is plenty cool. I even find myself dragging a fuzzy throw over my legs some nights because I get chilled sitting and writing. Joe, on the other hand, is one that is hot all of the time. It reminds me of a cartoon that I have seen before where the woman has all of the covers in the bed, and the man doesn’t have any. Lol! That is how it is in my house almost nightly. I think that I take after my daddy; he is always freezing. I bet that he is reading this right now with a long pair of pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and possibly a coat on while playing on the computer. And, I forgot to mention that the logs in the fireplace might also be turned on just for good measure. Lol! Mom and dad’s house is the only one that I ever visit where I am actually hot. Lol! I have figured out the way to dad’s heart is not in food; it is in cold-weather gear. Every Christmas, we try and come up with something that will keep him warm, and then he will love his gift.
I found this vest the other day when I went to Cato Fashions. What I loved about this vest is the fact that it has a feminine twist to a utility vest. The draped waterfall front is a style that I prefer over the standard utility vest. It is 100% rayon and is washable. I am wearing a large, but I really could have used a medium instead. Here is the link to the vest.
A lot of you have asked about the way that I get my pictures taken, and if you look closely in the reflection of my sunglasses, you will see my tripod. Lol! The Lucia sunglasses were an incentive gift that I earned, and I LOVE them! These are by Lilly Pulitizer, and they are polarized and have 100% UV A/B Protection. I liked how my Dakota gold diamond-shaped earrings picked up on the thin gold across the top of the glasses. These are lightweight metallic leather, and they are a 3.5″ drop. The Felicity necklace has a natural wood bead circle on a gold chain, and it is adjustable from 31 to 34 inches. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the Bronson bracelet when I placed my order. It is a large cuff with leopard print accented with gold, and it has a magnetic closure. It is 7.5″ – 8″ with a removable extender. I ended up liking this bracelet more than I thought I would. Lol!
My pants are a classic chino material with a modern update in the form of this utility-inspired pant. They feature a cropped and cuffed hem and stretch knit fabrication. I feel like these are similar to a boyfriend style because they are looser in the fit that a lot of pants. I am wearing my usual size 10, which fits great. I have not washed these yet, so they could shrink up some since they are 98% cotton and 2% spandex. I bought these at Cato Fashions when I purchased the vest. Here is the link, and the color that I am wearing is Oregano. My leather shoes are by Clarks Collection, and they are called the Valeri-Jane. I like the perforated upper, a peep toe, an ankle hook-and-loop closure, and they have a padded insole and a textured outsole. They fit true to size; I am wearing my usual size 9. I was thrilled by the response to the incentives that Rodan + Fields offered to new PC’s last month. I know that some of you are hesitant about trying a new brand, so I am offering up samples. Anyone and everyone who wants to get their hands on these products need to keep reading. I have some samples of Redefine Step 1 mask, Lip Renewing Serum, Intensive Renewing Serum, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, Microdermabrasion Paste, Active Hydration Serum, and Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex. Comment if you would like to try one of these samples, and I will email you to get your address. I have lots of some things and only a few of others. So, it will be first come first served. These are free to you, I only ask that you “USE” them, and tell me what you thought.
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