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Today is my birthday!!! Woohoo! Do you still celebrate your birthday each year? My daughter and I are starting the day off with a Stained Glass class, and we plan on going out to dinner tonight to celebrate another year around the sun. I can’t wait to try my hand at learning to do stained glass; if you already do stained glass, give me a heads-up on how hard this will be to learn.

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Another reason I’m a happy camper today is; that we got an outdoor set for our screened-in porch. When we bought our house, we also purchased the furniture, which included the outdoor furniture. My taste is different from the previous owners, but we’ve been too busy, and furniture is too hard to find, to replace anything. The outdoor set is the first step in making the house a home. Here is a before and after photo.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a before photo of her screened in porch


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing an after photo of her screened in porch

This is a 6-pc teak set that I bought from Sam’s Club. I still need to replace the outdoor rug and get some pillows. I also plan on adding my windchimes that my mom bought me for my birthday and a fern in the corner that isn’t visible in this photo. The other furniture is in the basement right now, but I saw Joe eyeing it. I think he plans on taking some, or all of it, to the airport, so he will have a comfortable place to sit down while he is there.

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I love this bright and cheery outfit that looks dressy but is also casual. Have you noticed that casual seems to be a vibe with me lately? Casual is fitting my lifestyle, but I still insist on looking my best; I want to be comfortable at the same time. This hot pink Classic Cotton Crewneck Tee is perfect for Spring and Summer, it is soft and comfortable, and the quality seems excellent. What else do you need when a top meets all of those criteria? I’m wearing a large, and the fit is great. It’s loose and relaxed but not big and baggy. The tee comes in sixteen colors, so I bet you will find several perfect for you.

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The Taupe Casual Linen Blazer was one that I had high hopes I would like since I need to replace mine that is old and getting dingy. The blazer fits me fine, I’m wearing a size 10, but I didn’t LOVE the blazer. That means that I’m still on the lookout for a Taupe blazer. Here are a few that I’ve found that looks promising.

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This linen blazer comes in a few other colors, and I like the orange and the light blue ones. Here is the length of the blazer from the side view.

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The star of this outfit is the Lovely Spring Oblong Scarf. It is very lightweight, so it doesn’t add heat. I want my scarves to be extremely thin in the summer, so they don’t burn me up. I’ve tied this scarf several ways, and I think I like this way the best. I also added the Mother’s Day Box Bracelet Set in Natural, the Adeline Hoop Earrings, and the Phonix Wrap Ring in Vintage Gold.

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These are the same $20 jeans that I wore yesterday. These High Rise Slim Boyfriend Crop Jeans are modern-looking, and I’ll be wearing them all summer long. They are comfortable and relaxed, and I love the distressing as a style detail. I’m wearing a size 8, and I love the fit.


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Espadrilles are my shoe choice for summer. I love the wrap wedge heel, and they are the easiest heels to walk in. This is a canvas pair in the color Flax which will go with anything. I think these run true to size, and I’m wearing my usual size 9.

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Wish me luck on my Stained Glass Adventure! I hope it is fun and that I come away with a cute creation to hang on my screened-in porch. Joe snuck a photo of me this morning when I was relaxing in the cool morning air.

patio set

I think I’m going to like this set-up a lot!!!

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  1. Alison P Davis says:

    Happiest Birthday Wishes to you! Enjoy your day!

  2. Love seeing you in pink! Hope you had a blessed, wonderful birthday! (love seeing that little dog)

  3. Happy Birthday! I’m really into pink this year. Keep the colour coming! 💜

  4. Happy Birthday! Love the patio furniture. Hope your day (stained glass project) has been fabulous!

  5. Andrea Messina says:

    Happy Birthday Tania 🎂love your casual outfits 🌸

  6. Wendy J Russell says:

    Happy Birthday Tania! Love your style

  7. Happy birthday Tania, enjoy your special day. Love the patio set.

  8. Happy Birthday! LOVE your choice of porch furniture! Enjoy your special day. Also love the scarf.

  9. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO U TANIA!!!!!! I pray blessings chase u down, all year long!

  10. Karen Ziegler says:

    Love the new patio set and you look so comfy.

  11. You look lovely Y’all enjoy your class & a Very Happy Birthday 🙂

  12. Happy Birthday hope you have a wonderful day

  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you are going to have a fun day. Love this outfit, my favorite color, bright pink.

  14. Eileen Cunius says:

    Happy Birthday! From one May baby to the next enjoy your day!!

  15. Happy Birthday to you!
    I love your posts!
    Best regards

  16. Happy Birthday! Sounds like it will be a fun day.

  17. Ginger Hiller says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tania! I hope that your special day is fabulous and that the next year will be good to you. Why do you keep styling pieces that I love and want to add to my closet ! I have enough clothes, but pink is one of my signature colors. And like you, I don’t need to wear anything that adds heat to my neck.

  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  19. Love today’s outfit! Thank you. You look great in pink!

  20. Rosalinda Salcedo says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope that you have a wonderful day!! God bless you 🙏 ❤️

  21. Happy Birthday, Tania. You always look happy and adorable! Enjoy your day and have fun at the class! Learning something new and fun is so important!💕

  22. Happy Birthday, Tania!! You look lovely in pink, and I really like your scarf with the t-shirt. What a great idea, I’ve never put those things together, but I sure will now, thanks to you. Your new outdoor furniture is classy and comfy looking, enjoy!

  23. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎈🎉🎂!!! You look great!!

  24. Happy Birthday Tania!! Hope you have a Wonderful Day!! Enjoy!!🎂🎈🎉🌹❤️

  25. Your porch looks great. I love porches. Have a wonderful Birthday day!

  26. Happy Birthday Tania! You are rockin it gurl!

  27. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday & many more trips around the sun! 🎉🎂🎊

  28. Happy Birthday!🎂🎈

  29. You look smashing in pink! Happy Birthday! It’s my birthday today too!

  30. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day full of fun and delicious cake. Love your outfit. You look beautiful as always.

  31. Bonnie Lesley says:

    Happy Birthday Tania…hope you have a wonderful day.

  32. Karen Miller says:

    Happy Birthday!!🎉🎂. Enjoy your screened porch! I love mine!

  33. Happy Birthday!
    Love your style!

  34. Happy Birthday, Tania! Can’t wait to here about the stained glass class and see what you made!🎉🍰

  35. Violet L O'Brien says:

    Happy Birthday, Tania! Enjoy the class with your daughter & the rest of the day as well. The porch looks great!!

  36. Happy Happy Birthday ,Tania hope you have an amazing day enjoy your class with your daughter loved todays outfit and your new outdoor furniture ❤️

  37. I do wish you had shown us the tee without the blazer and scarf. Hard to tell the fit.

  38. Happy Birthday, Tania! Sorry you don’t love the jacket, it looks great on you. Also *cannot* believe those cute jeans were only $20!

  39. Happy Birthday! Making stained glass pieces is SO much fun; hope you enjoy your class

  40. Happy Birthday Tania! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day. 🙂

  41. Happy Birthday Tania and Cheers to a new year!

  42. Rhonda Ragain says:

    Happy Birthday. Tania! 🎂🎊🎉 Love your look today!

  43. Happy birthday Tania! Enjoy the stained glass class. I have also wanted to take a class so I can’t wait to see what you make. Have fun!

  44. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day & celebrate you!!

  45. Happy Birthday and enjoy your day. I just read your comment from yesterday on the inseam length…I’m going to give them a try (I’m a minimum 33 inseam in full length) so thanks for info. They do look comfy and it would be my first pair of distressed jeans lol).

  46. Happy Birthday, Tania 🎉🎊🎈 Have a great day!
    Love your blog, you are so easy to relate to and love your style.

  47. Diane Nolan says:

    Happy Birthday Tania! I hope you enjoy your day! 🎂🎉

  48. Happy Birthday! Hope your year is special! Love the pink on you!

  49. Happy Birthday, have fun! Talbots tees are great, I have 3!

  50. Tania
    Happy Birthday!
    I have always wanted to learn stained glass making also. Cannot wait to hear more about it from you.
    I hope you & your daughter have a blessed day.

  51. Happy Birthday! Wishing you a wonderful day with your daughter.

  52. Happy Birthday! My 60th was 1 1/2 weeks ago. May birthdays are the best! Have fun at your class. I’ve never done a class but would love too.

  53. I love the formula of the four pieces you are wearing.. I wear cropped jeans and solid color tees all summer long but have not tried distressed jeans The main thing I have learned from your blog is adding that third piece. I had stopped wearing scarves when I retired but now add one when I leave the house.

  54. Happy Birthday, Tania! You look lovely in that pink top. Enjoy your new porch furniture, it looks really nice and comfy!

  55. Rosemary Di Gioia says:

    Best wishes for a very happy and healthy Birthday!!! Enjoy your posts very much!!

  56. Happy Birthday Tania, you are such an sweet and amazing woman. Hope you having a great day with your family.

  57. Happy birthday Tania🎂🌷🌻💐🌹🎈🥂

  58. Happy Birthday Tania!
    🥳 🥂 🎂

  59. Judith Holm says:

    Happy Birthday! Have fun at your class and be sure to show us what you made!! Love the bright pink and your jeans!!

  60. Happy birthday Tania!! You look beautiful, as always. Enjoy your day with your daughter!

  61. Happy Birthday!! You look beautiful 💖 I love the screened in porch and you relaxing on the chair. Adorable!! Enjoy your day 🎂

  62. Deborah D Dobson says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

  63. Happy birthday Tania! Have a great day and a blessed year!

  64. Happy Blessed Birthday!!

  65. Theresa Quinn says:

    Love this look. Evereve has nice linen blazers

  66. Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is filled with lots of love and happiness!!

  67. Sandy angel says:

    Happy Birthday! Have fun!

  68. Gwen Marie Ewing says:

    Pink is my all time favorite! Looks great. Love the Sam’s club furniture too! We are getting our deck enclosed, I will check that out! Also I missed when and why you moved! Does your son still live next to your former home? Are you in the same area?❤

  69. Lisa Smith says:

    Happy Birthday – I hope you have a wonderful day!

  70. Happy Birthday Tania! Love your new furniture – that would be me with my feet up & a blanket too!

  71. Happy birthday! Pink is pretty. Tell Joe to look up MidAmerica Flight Museum, then come see!

  72. Happy Birthday! Have a blessed day!

  73. Mary Beth Sheldon says:

    Happy Birthday Tania! Looks like you have a great day planned. Enjoy!!

  74. Happy birthday Tania!

  75. Sonya Saunders says:

    Happy Birthday! I love the tee and scarf.

  76. Have a wonderful Birthday!!! Hope you have a great time at the stained glass class, can’t wait to see what you create! Love your screen porch,enjoy !!! I so look forward to your posts, it’s the best way to start the day!!❤️

  77. Becki Zingg says:

    (Meant to be sung. 🙂)
    Happy birthday to you, a happy birthday to you!
    May you find Jesus near, every day of the year.
    Happy birthday to you, a happy birthday to you!
    And the best year you’ve ever had.
    Da! Da! Da! (Whereupon, you bang on the table or stomp your feet.)

  78. Happy Birthday 🎉may your day be filled with everything you dream of. Let us see your creation when it’s completed.

  79. Happy Birthday. Love the outfit.
    Your screened in porch looks a lovely place to snuggle and read.
    Stained Glass can be tricky, try something easy to begin with that doesn’t have much work with lead and putty. Most of all though enjoy.

  80. Happy Birthday Tania! I love reading your posts every morning. You always look great and have such a positive, cheerful attitude. It’s a great way to start my day!
    Hope you have an amazing day with your stained glass class and and dinner celebration!
    Love today’s outfit too!

  81. Happy Birthday Tania. You look better than ever! Love your porch. Good luck with the Stained Glass.

  82. Learning how to do stained glass is great fun and not difficult. You should enjoy the class. I hope you show us what you make. Just be careful w the glass and equipment.

  83. You look great and Happy Birthday! The jeans are totally no for me – It’s just too young a style in my opinion…but I would happily wear everything else.

  84. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🎂 Enjoy your special day.