I should have titled this post, “teach a man to fish” because that is what I have been trying to do. No, I am not talking about the literal way of fishing with a rod and reel out on a riverbank. I am talking about teaching someone to do something so that you don’t have to keep doing it over and over again for them. I am sure that you’ve all heard the saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”
Emersyn has spent the last two weekends with me, even overnight! Her favorite breakfast of choice is pancakes with syrup, and you know that NeNe fixes her whatever her heart desires. Lol! Well, Joe is also on the receiving end of the pancakes, and he has developed quite a craving for them every morning. So, he asked me Monday to make him some for breakfast. Smart gurl that I am, I made up a HUGE batch of the batter, and I put it in a container to be able to be used over the next few days.
I made Joe two HUGE pancakes, and then put the batter in the refrigerator. After he had eaten all of his pancakes, he looked at me and said, “I think that I could eat one more.” Here is where the fishing part comes in. “I showed him the batter, the pan, the spatula, etc., and then I said that I was going to let him fix his own pancake since I was busy. He was a trooper, and he fixed his pancake, ate it, and said that he didn’t need me to make his breakfast after all.
Funny thing though, this morning, when I came walked into the kitchen, he was putting strawberry jam on a piece of toast. I asked him why he wasn’t making himself a pancake since he had all of the stuff that he needed for making pancakes already made up and waiting on him. You are not going to believe what he said, “It is too much trouble. I liked it better when YOU made it for me.” LOL! No, kidding Sherlock!!! I would like it better if I had a full-time cook also. Haha! Guess who got to eat toast for breakfast???
This look is pure Tania! Bright colors, distressed jeans, and a casual style that still looks a little dressy. I ordered this outfit at the same time that I ordered the dress that I wore in yesterday’s blog post. I loved that dress, especially when I think about different occasions that I could wear it such as Mother’s Day, a summer wedding, baby or bridal showers, etc. But, this look is more my everyday look.
This hot pink duster is purr-fect for spring and summer. It is semi-sheer, so it will not be hot even though it has long sleeves. The sweater adds a big pop of color and a lot of fun to an outfit. I walked through the house to take my photos, and Joe said, “wow, I like that look!” See, the color grabs attention, so make sure that you look your best when you put it on. I am wearing a size medium in the sweater, and I like the way that it fits. It is machine washable, so the care is easy. Here is the link to the cardigan, and it comes in several other colors if pink isn’t your style.
This relaxed fit v-neck t-shirt is an essential item that you need in your closet. In fact, you probably need two of these since the odds are that you will get one stained and dirty. No problem, this t-shirt comes in a 2-pack, and it is less than 10.00! I will admit that I was surprised that you couldn’t see through the shirt because I wasn’t expecting much for a 5.00 purchase. The shirt is not as thick as some that I have, but it still did the job. The instructions say to wash this in cold water, I assume to keep from shrinking, so pay attention to that. I am wearing a large since I didn’t want anything to show lumps and bumps, and I think that it fits me great. Here is the link to the t-shirts.
These are the same wedge shoes that I wore in yesterday’s post. I wanted to show you that they could be worn for a casual look as well as a dressy look. I love the gold metallic material, and it will go with almost anything. It is a perfect neutral for spring and summer and will look great with a tan. Or, if you are like me, a faux tan. Lol! I am wearing my usual size 9 in the shoes, and they fit great. Here is a link to the shoes, and here is the link to my self-tanner. Also, here is my post where I show you how to apply your self-tanner to avoid streaks.
The distressed look is such a youthful look. It is carefree and very modern, but it is not for everybody. So, I’ll link a few other options below for those who are not a fan of the look. But, for those who are like me, you will LOVE these crop jeans with a tiny bit of flare to the hem. These jeans are also by Scoop, and I am wearing my usual size 10 in them. Here is the link to the jeans.
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