This past weekend was busy, busy, busy. Besides having an overnight weekend guest (Emersyn), I decided to work on cleaning up my front porch. We used to sit out there a lot, but they moved the highway in front of the house, and now we can’t see the traffic driving by. It was more fun when we could see the cars and wave at people as they drove past. So, we hardly ever go out there, and it was looking pretty neglected.
We have a small electric pressure washer (HERE) that I used to clean the porch. The lumber company has commercial type washers, but I love this one because it is electric and so easy to use. Then, I decided to repaint all of my porch furniture from white to glossy black. Because we live beside a train track, the dirt and dust have turned my white furniture to a dingy looking mess. I might not be the best at spray painting because I had it all over me before the day was through. The next day I found lots of missed spots on the chairs, so I had to do touch-ups on them. I am also finding lots of black dots on me, even after multiple showers! Lol! Now, I am in search of new cushions and pillows. So, if you have a favorite website that you order from, be sure to let me know. These are the cushions that I already have, but they are in need of being replaced. I am thinking about possibly buying pillow covers so that I can wash them regularly. Plus, there is a large welcome mat (HERE) that I want to buy.
I have been in a “dress” kind of mood. Maybe it is because summer is coming, and I love wearing dresses in the summer. Or, maybe because it is so easy to get dressed when you only have to choose one item. I am not sure what the reason is, but I know that I am LOVING dresses right now!
I am headed out the door to run to pick up medicine, run by the lumber company, and to mail some packages; so I added gold jewelry to this look. The Hallie large drop earrings are a beautiful set that looks like a floral design to me. I think that they are perfect for summer, and I’ll be wearing them more and more as the season progresses. I also added the Rue long necklace and the Maggie filigree bangle bracelet.
I just got these gold metallic espadrille sandals a couple of weeks ago, but I think that they might be my favorite summer shoe so far! They go with everything!!! These shoes look dressy, but you can also wear them with jeans (see here) and shorts. The light gold color is the perfect neutral, especially when you get a nice tan/faux tan this summer. They are a platform shoe, so some of you might not be as used to wearing this style of shoe and might need a little while to get accustomed to the extra height. I love a platform shoe, especially with the longer flare jeans that are so popular right now. I am wearing my usual size 9, and they fit great. HERE is the link to the shoes.
NOW! Where did I get this gorgeous dress??? This sneaker dress is from Chicos and it is pretty darn special. I love how it fits and how comfortable it is to wear. This is like a t-shirt dress, so it is soft and cozy, and you can wear this all day long without any discomfort. The side tie adds a lot of style and makes the dress look so flattering. I am wider through my waist since I am built like a ruler, straight up and down, but for those who actually have a figure, this would look awesome! I am wearing a size 1 in the dress, and I think that it fits me great. Joe gave this dress TWO thumbs up and said that it was a keeper for sure. Luckily you will get it 25% off by using code 25869. HERE is the link to the dress.
How many of you noticed that my photobomber today was a cat instead of my normal puppy dog? She is an outside cat for the most part, but she comes in at night and in the morning to eat. There are so many cats in the neighborhood that she was fighting to eat, so she will come to the door and sit to be let inside. I don’t have a litterbox, instead, she goes to the door and looks out when she is ready to go back out. Lol! She is at least 12 or more years old, ornery, and likes to fight. She also loves to rub on your legs but is not a fan of being petted, except under her chin. Maybe she sounds like a lot of us women as we have gotten older. LOL!!!
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