Street Style

25 Jul

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I think we need more pictures of fashion… I can tell people have had enough of happiness, me dancing on bars (well, truly how can That get old), My favorite things, let alone a blog rebuttal on that, so we are going back to fashion, since this is DRESSEDTOAT…

Ok, what, exactly is this “street style” that I keep seeing and hearing about?  When I see pictures of so-called “street style”, it looks like something I’d be styling, when I’m feeling “edgy”.    But many of the shoes featured, should not be worn out and about walking on the streets.  Especially these cobblestone streets.  You are just asking for trouble!

According to Ask.com:  Street fashion is fashion that is considered to have emerged from the grassroots. It is generally associated with the youth in urban areas. It is often characterized by brightly coloured clothes and hair with crepe shoes and heavy makeup.

But in googling and checking it out on Pinterest, it appears that Street Style is just people out and about, looking stylish.  Not models, not actresses, no photo shoot…but real people, “on the streets”.  Hence, “Street Style”.

Here are some of my favorite Street Style looks

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And More…not necessarily “street style”, as some of these do look rather “posed and professional”…but great looks, nonetheless!

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Great summer night with my Besties, celebrating Meghan’s last night at TK, before she’s off to Australia for a year…and put a little shrimp on the barbie!  Like she’s never heard That before!  #trueoriginal

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Song of the Day!  Viva la Vida, by Coldplay!  Mine and Carolyn’s fav!!

A few comments from the week:

1.   Why would anyone wait in line for an elevator for 20 minutes to go the 2nd floor!  SMH

2.  A night with friends, as I’ve said before, is truly the best medicine.

3.  Mosquitos in Chicago this summer have been the size of small birds.

4.  I’m getting many requests to do a blog on my UNFAVORITE things.  And I’m going to do just that.  As my friend “C” said this week, after telling me how she got a speeding ticket, and I retorted, “well, at least you weren’t drunk”…and she said, “Leave it to you to always put a positive spin on things”.  Then gave me some suggestions about a Unfavorite things blog…And yes, I do get it that perkiness and happiness can be exhausting. How do you think I feel?

5.  I did my first Fireball shot this week.  With Kristy.  Not sure what all the fuss is about, but I do have to say, some shenanigans followed suit.  What happens at TK’s…stays at TK’s…   Or in Carolyn’s purse!  :)

6.  And yes, I’m aware my blog is posted late today.  Sometimes life gets in the way of my blog schedule…And, again, just because I have 98 blogs “in the hopper”, does not a published blog make.  But, thank you for noticing, and looking for it.  Truly, tickles my fancy.

Someone sent this to me, this week… Again, tickled my fancy!  #mademyday  I’m going to pay this forward, btw…to those whom I find “super fabulous”… check your inboxes, FB pages, texts, etc…

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Getting ready for KevinPalooza…and Donna and Bruce’s wedding.  Upcoming Best. Week. Ever.

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xoxo,

T.

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Blog Rebuttal…to Girl’s in White Dresses…my 6th Blog of My Favorite Things

21 Jul

 

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Well… so, perhaps I didn’t give as much thought to last week’s blog, Girl’s in white dresses with blue satin sashes…as I should have.  I’ve had to address a few challenges regarding that blog, which I shall choose to do in a “public forum”.  When I get more than one  or two “challenges” on a blog, I’ve determined that it’s best to do a rebuttal.   #alwaysaimingtoplease

1.  Tracy is your “solesister”?  I am your “soulsister”, as we are actually related.  ;)   (Megan)

Yes, Megan, you and I are actually related, as we are actual sisters.  I love you, btw.  Tracy and I happened to wear the same pair of sandals, to Ravinia, the same night, but in different colors…hence, we are SOLEsisters.  Get it?

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Me and my SOULsister

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Me and my SOLEsister

2.  Speaking of SOLEsisters…“How did “our” Jack Rogers sandals not make this list? I demand a recount!” (Tracy).

Correct, Tracy, aka, my “solesister”, our Jack Roger sandals are super cute, however the picture of our feet sporting them, isn’t as lovely as I like to share on my blog, so I neglected to include them as part of my Favorite Things… And quite frankly, not sure yours are pedicured in the manner in which your many, many fans have become accustomed, should I have chosen to include our picture.  Because you used a very hip and trendy (which I am neither) Instagram filter, this pic is in black and white, so you can’t tell the color of my sandals.  The sandals are actually Black (Tracy) and yellow…think sunflower yellow (Terry).  #solesisters.  To further my point, my feet are sporting the yellow sandals with the french pedicure.  Tracy is wearing black sandals, and perhaps due to her ‘quite active social life’, she didn’t have the chance to visit the spa to have her toenails painted.  Tracy is much more busy (and popular) than I.  But I still love her!  #notjealous #stepstool

# 14 Favorite Thing.  Jack Rogers Sandals

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3.  Hey!  I got you those Govina glasses for Christmas (Cinda)

Correct, Cinda, you did.  I was doubly blessed last holiday season with 2 sets of these Govina glasses.  I now have 2 sets, 8 glasses.  I stand corrected.  Best. Gift. Ever.  Cinda and Tracy rock as friends!  Hopefully next year, they will both add to my Tiffany diamonds by the yard collection.  #thatwouldbefabulous.

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So, there, I, and my previous blog stand corrected.  :)

 

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Closure is good for the heart. :)

I think I need a Song of the Day!  Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind!

And a very Happy Birthday Steven!! xoxo

Peace out!

xoxo,

T.

 

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Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes…the 6th edition of my favorite things

18 Jul

 

 

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My 6th edition of my favorite things.  My, how time flies when you are having fun!  So, a few things to get off my chest, before we dive into my favorite things.  I’ve been asked why don’t I feature myself in the fashions I wear, or carry, but instead post pics of others?  Because I don’t think anyone wants to see what I’m wearing, per se, plus, I really don’t like pictures of myself…unless they’re with the kids, Kev, or my friends.  Those are “social pics”, not modeling what I’m wearing.  Second… How did the 30-day Ab challenge go?  #notsogreat.  I was doing swell with it, until the 17th or 18th of the month, but a summer of peace, love and fun in the sun, got in the way of my desire for better Abs.  Plus I’m so easily distracted, I ended up forgetting about it for about a week.  #absnotofsteel.   So I am going to dial that back up again.  Starting today.  Third…How is my screenplay coming?  Let’s discuss my abs of steel. :)  Let’s just say, I’m not quite at my “first draft”, yet.  Thankfully, the summer is still young, so I have time.  Lastly, are there “hidden messages” in my Song of the Day?  Seriously?  I’m almost flattered people think I’m this clever.  No, these are just songs that I like…and if I hear a song on my iPhone, and hit repeat…there’s a pretty good chance it’s going to be a song of the week.  Truly, just songs I like or like to listen to, on my 3-4x/day walk with Murph.  Plus, I repeat the songs, mostly unbeknownst to me.  I’m trying not to do that moving forward.

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My Favorite Things – 6th Edition

1.  Fitbit – I’ve mentioned this prior in my post about Father’s Day…and Kevin, is now a believer (not a Belieber, btw).  Measures your steps, with a goal of 10,000 steps/day, as well as sleep, calories burned, water consumption… You get the picture.  $99.  www.fitbit.com.  And you can buy different bands, so you can coordinate with your outfit.  Even Tory Burch has jumped on the bandwagon, with her own Fitbit Collection.  What’s disappointing, is the day the Tory Burch bands came out, they were sold out before I could place my order.  But I still have the additional bands, I ordered from Amazon, so I don’t have to just wear the black one…even though black continues to be the new black.  Plus, I have Kevin’s second band, so I do have options in which to accessorize my outfits!

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The above are from the Tory Burch for Fit Bit collection.  Sadly, none are mine.  But truly, for $35 or so, for the blue, you can get 6 or 7 on Amazon, in a plethora of colors.  The gold version, in the bracelet,  is what I’m thinking of, for myself.  #birthdayhint

 

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Oh lookie here…20,000 steps.  Would be impressive, if those steps weren’t accumulated with 90 minutes of dancing at an Earth, Wind and Fire concert! However, the steps still counted.  #legsofsteel  The sleep issue, isn’t so impressive.  20x restless?  Yeah, quite the shocker.

 

2.  Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy – though I call it Summer Shanty. My favorite new beer.  First tried it while boating with my family, and have never looked back.  Truly, may replace Stella as my favorite beer, and I never thought I’d say that!  It’s pretty light and I can drink 3 of them!  Of course, if I lessen the number of Summer Shandy’s, I may not have the Ab challenge staring me down in the future!

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3.  Lilly Pulitzer iPhone 5 case with space for credit card or ID – not both…and I keep my key from the Resort at Pelican Hill there, because of some very favorite memories there, and when I glimpse it, and see the key, it automatically makes me smile.  I actually love that resort so much, that I should make it one of my favorite things, or even devote an entire blog about it.  For the main reason, that my first impression of this resort, from a few years ago was Not good, and did not only not exceed my expectations, but it didn’t meet my expectations.  Thankfully, that has now all changed.  And I keep a reminder of it in my Lilly iPhone case!  Would work great for a college student, when they always need to have their ID handy.

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Our home away from home.

4.  Tory Burch backpack – works great for my carry on, for the plane (not for the luggage though), and I just love the sassy, nautical stripes, and extra pockets, to hold, who knows what I like to stash?!  This is the 3rd mention this bag has gotten in my blog.  Should tell you how much I’m loving it.

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5.  Tiffany bracelet – never take it off.   Diamonds by the yard, though my bracelet is probably only 7″.  #sizematters.  I wear it on the same wrist as the Fitbit.  And lookie here…Kate Middleton is wearing the same bracelet as me!  Trendsetter!!

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6.  Joel Gott Chardonnay – my new “go-to” Chardonnay.  Actually, Flowers Chardonnay is my new “go to”, but at $105/bottle (in restaurants), I’m thinking I’ll stick with Joel Gott.  Screw top cap, is a nice little bonus.  About $15 in the stores.

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7.  Movie, Draft Day – It came and went in the theaters in a flash, but I have to say, I loved it… Really loved it.  I mean a football movie, which is rather a “chick flick” with Kevin Costner.  Doesn’t get better than that!  And it will be coming out on DVD/Netflix early September.  Can’t wait!

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8.  Govino plastic wine cups, with the initial O on them.  They are super light, and love that they have the thumb print cut out… I’ve mentioned these before in my Ravinia blog…and because they are so light weight, they didn’t add to the heavy lifting!  Also great for the beach, if one were to enjoy a adult libation, at the beach.  Greatest. Gift. Ever!  Thanks to my “solesister”, Tracy!

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9.  Mac Viva Glam IV – I’ve mentioned before that my favorite lip color, Chic by Mac, has been discontinued… So, I’ve switched to Viva Glam IV.  Love, love, love it.  It’s a tad darker than Chic, but it works, and it’s my new fav lipstick.  I think it can work for most women.

 

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10.  Mac Pro Longwear Lipliner – my new favorite lip liner.  I have never been able to keep color on my lips.  Never, ever, ever… this has now changed since I’ve been introduced to this lipliner.  Truly keeps my lip color on my lips.  I line the lips, then fill in the lips, then put on the lip color.  My color is more to love…I’m sure has no bearing on the eating and drinking I’ve done this summer.

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11.  House of Cards – on Netflix…watched both seasons, and all I can say is OMG.  I’m hooked!  I totally understand binge-watching, and think it’s the only way to watch these shows.

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12.  Husband’s Secrets, by Liane Moriarty.  Best beach read of the summer!  It’s about a housewife who finds out her husband did something terrible when he was young.  Do you turn him in or keep quiet for the sake of the family?  And no, this is not my autobiography, or my screenplay.  :)

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13. Glass water bottles  – We fill these with double filtered water, and keep in the fridge, and this is the water we drink at dinner.  We just double filter by filling a Brita water pitcher with water from our Hinckley water cooler.  Voila.  Double filtered.  You can either buy these on Amazon, or upcycle the Lorina pink lemonade bottles, which I’ve done.  Or, have your brother-in-law, Mike, get one for you from Brit, one of our favorite restaurants in MN.    Water tastes so much better coming from a glass bottle, btw.

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Favorite Sporting Moment of the summer.  Lebron going back to Cleveland!  You are welcome, Steven. xoxo.  And since I am not a fan of Lebron, I’m making an executive decision NOT to post a picture of him…but instead, will post one of me and Meredith, enjoying our summer. #shenanigans

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Favorite pic of Murph… made it my screensaver.  Makes me smile every time I look at it.  Make your phone or laptop screensaver, something that makes you smile, because smiling is good.

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Favorite piece of mail this summer – My Chicago Bears season tickets!  #SuperBowl2015

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Song of the Day: Club Can’t Handle Me, by Flo Rida , featuring David Guetta)… truly makes you want to get up and dance.  I’m including the version with the lyrics, because when I saw this, I realized I basically had every single word wrong, with the exception of “I’m Rocking, I’m Rolling”.

Happy belated 21st birthday, to my sweet godchild, Kaitlin!  Love you honey!!  She looks great for 21, doesn’t she? ;)

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Upcoming blogs:  A summer of lobster rolls (our favorite summer supper); Stepping into Summer – all about the season’s best shoes and Summer Beach Books.

Thrilled to be back in my hometown for a few days, and looking forward to a weekend with friends.  Possible pics to follow.  #duh

Peace, love and fun in the sun!

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xoxo,

T.

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The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

15 Jul

 

 

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A group of my friends got together to celebrate our friend’s birthday, for a fun dinner and then to see Motown the Musical.  Fabulous night.  What was even better, was our birthday gal, let’s call her “Robin”, sent a note to all of us indicating what we all “bring to the table”… To me:  “Always brings a positive presence, and a few jokes to the table”.  Truly made me happy.  And, that basically sums me up… I do try to always be positive.  I believe in the power of positive thinking, and I am for the most part, always happy.  It’s who I am, and I couldn’t change if I wanted to.   And I don’t want to, especially since a friend said to me, “you realize you are irritatingly happy?”.  Ha, loved That so much, I made it part of my Twitter profile.  :)

Oh yes, and I always bring a few jokes to the table.

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Disclaimer…one of my favorite jokes, but I prefer the duck asking for Grapes… “Do you have any grapes”.  Best. Joke. Ever!

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So…I do think I am genuinely a happy person, but I also think Happiness is/can be a choice.  This has been born and bred into me, and my siblings, forever, from my Mom.  “If you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right”.  I believe she stole that from Henry Ford, btw.  She is the one who always instilled in us the power of positive thinking, and it’s something that resonates with me, every day, and I hope I have passed this on to my children as well.    I wake up grateful and happy for what I’ve been blessed with.  And no, everything is Not perfect, but I do believe it’s important to try and look on the positive side of things.  What helps is to think of everything you are grateful for, every morning, before you even climb out of bed, and to be thankful for those blessings.  And, we all need a little reminder to be thankful for what we have, from time to time.

I saw this, liked it, and wanted to share.

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 The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness

Accept your reality

Be present. Be Bold.
Create something exciting.
Drink plenty of water. Dance
Exercise daily. Eat fresh foods
Feed your emotions. Face fear.
Go outside and observe nature. Give.
Hug often. Help others.
Ignite your passions.
Jump through your comfort zone.
Kiss passionately. Keep looking forward.
Laugh. Love. Learn to let go.
Meditate daily. Make goals
Never give up on what you want.
Own a pet. Observe beauty.
Pray, paint, play an instrument.
Quit a bad habit. Quite your mind.
Read. Relax. Reinvent yourself.
Smile. Sleep.
Take power naps. Talk Wisely
Unleash your strengths.
Vent. Visualize your dreams.
Walk. Write. Watch the sun set.
Xerox your smiling face.
Yell less. Yield to your thoughts.
Zap negativity

Life is short…Don’t put off your happy life!

 

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I am working on my 5th edition of My Favorite Things…hope to have it done by Friday!

xoxo,

T.

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Packing the Perfect Beach Bag

11 Jul

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Packing my beach bag ranks up there with packing for Ravinia, and packing for a trip for me.  As savvy as a packer I can be, (wink wink) I do tend to overpack (yes, shocking, I know)…which means I end up carrying things that are heavy (or Kev or Patrick has to carry for me), so I probably need to rein this in, and do a better, well-thought out job of planning and packing for a day at the beach…or 6 weeks at the beach.  I have been savvy enough to make my beach bag, my carry-on, for the plane for my in-flight amusements, so that’s helped “lighten the load”, if you will.    #easilybored.

The following is a great post on packing the perfect beach bag from Kalyn at Creative Savings.  My comments are not in italics.

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While I love spending a day in the sun and sand, I don’t necessarily love all the stuff we have to cart with us. From beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels, to body boards, and all sorts of beach toys, it can turn into a bunch of clutter that you may or may not always need to bring.

However, a beach bag is a completely different story. This stylish accessory is absolutely essential to carry along, and can make or break your entire trip.With the right tools in your tote, you will be prepped and organized to make your day it’s very best, and the following tips on how to pack the perfect beach bag will help you know exactly what to pack!

 

How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag

Choose the Right Tote

Beach bags come in all shapes, sized, colors, and materials, and you should purchase one based on the characteristics that are important to you. I like to quickly run through this list of questions depending on which beach I’ll be relaxing at:

  • Will I need multiple compartments to organize supplies?
  • Will it get really wet, and should I use a water resistant material?
  • Do I just want to be stylish today and coordinate with our swimsuits and towels?

Whatever beach bag you decide to use, just make sure you don’t mind sand in every crevice!

Ugh…I don’t like sand in any crevice, but do love looking at the ocean.  using baby powder will help the sand fall right off your body, and those crevices!  I have cute beach bags listed later on in the blog.

Stash a Mini Pouch

After you’ve chosen your tote, make sure you pack a mini pouch too. I used to waste time searching for my chapstick or phone because it inevitably would drift the very bottom of the beach bag and I always had to dig for it.

Now I keep a small pouch to carry both, as well as a variety of tools I think I’ll need, such as hand sanitizer and wet wipes, sunglasses, hairbrush, bobby pins, and a credit card. Another idea is to stash some bandaids and antibacterial ointment in there as well, just in case you have an incident with a sharp rock or broken shell.

I use my handy plastic zip totes, I got at Neiman Marcus.  I use them for my liquids when I travel, and use to hold “necessities”  so switching purses is easier…and will use in my beach bag.

 

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Use Plastic Bags

In addition to the mini pouch, I like to use plastic bags to work double duty and protect my electronics. This not only keeps them from getting wet, but also eliminates potential scratches created by sand and shells.

Snack bags are also really handy for children who want to collect and save their shells {just make sure to rinse them thoroughly when you get home so they don’t smell!}, and I always try to include a few plastic grocery bags to hold wet clothing, swimsuits, and towels to keep them from soaking other items.

Bring extra plastic bags and plastic grocery bags…If you think you’ll need three, bring five!

Pack Extra Towels

I used to only pack one towel per person when we went to the beach, but then I realized I liked having extra towels on hand so I didn’t have to mix the ones we laid out on with the ones we used to dry off. It’s not fun laying on a wet towel!

Now I pack a few extra, and roll them tightly to save space. I like to stand them inside the bag so I can quickly grab one to set out once we arrive at our perfect spot.

One beach towel per person, is never enough.  We have a bag for towels alone.

 

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Bring a Beach Read

What is a beach bag without a good book? There’s no better moment than being lost in a book while the waves are crashing in the background. It’s super relaxing and enough to put me to sleep sometimes!

It might not seem like it matters, but I try to be really selective about which book I bring. It shouldn’t be super intensive because there are bound to be interruptions. Instead, make it a fun read as a special treat, and keep it in a plastic bag if you’re afraid about the pages getting wet.

I like to take my basic Kindle because the cover protects the inside and the screen is easy to read in the bright sun.

What I like about “beach reads” is they are light and easy to zip through.

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Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the most essential item you can have in your bag. Even if you tan more than burn, you still need protection from the harsh rays of the sun.

Choose an SPF that you feel most comfortable with, and apply it right after you get to the beach, and again after you’ve been in the water for a little bit. I’ve found that even water resistant sunscreens still come off and can leave fair skin vulnerable to burns.

My favorite is Australian Gold.

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Plan for Drinks and Snacks

If you want to bring drinks and snacks along, either wrap the water bottles or cold soda cans in the towels to catch condensation, or pack an entirely separate tote bag or cooler.

Have a plan to dispose of everything when you’re finished, as no one likes a beach filled with trash. Pull out a plastic bag from your stash to collect all garbage, then tie tightly and drop off in a garbage bin before you leave.

We take a separate cooler for food and beverage…and always bring more water bottles then we envision using.  We also bring swedish fish (they won’t melt in the sun), carrots, celery and dip, chips, sandwiches and fruit.

Now that you know exactly what sort of beach bag to choose, how to pack it, and what to include, you’re ready to spend your perfect day at the beach!   Thanks Kalyn!

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MORE IDEAS FOR BEACH BAG ESSENTIALS

 

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FUN AND FAB BEACH BAGS 

 

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While I was coveting the Chanel beach bag, the price tag of $2300 was a tad bit steep, so I just ordered the above one from Amazon, for $139.  #savvyshopper  #savvypacker

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Be careful what you wish for! :)

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Song of the Day:  Beach Baby by First Class.

Best line of the week, from my sister Megan, in regards to my blog , Clearly You’re Not Speaking to Me?.  “Hey, if you’re going to dance on a bar, I think you have to expect that people are going to call you out on it”.  #whatever  #sisterlylove.  And, she does happen to be right, btw.  Of course she added, “How many other moms are cool enough to dance on a bar”?  Well, I happen to know many…and not sure I can be categorized as a “cool mom”, but I’ll take it nonetheless.  Thanks Meg!  :)

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Peace, love and fun in the sun…my new mantra, btw.

xoxo,

T.

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This, is true, btw.  #eatinganythingthatdoesn’tmove

 

Source:  http://orgjunkie.com/2014/05/how-to-pack-the-perfect-beach-bag.html

Clearly you’re not speaking to me?

7 Jul

da6e205ba25d711d013752d7b94d78f2While enjoying an afternoon of fun and frolicking with Meredith and Zack this weekend, Mer happened upon a friend from school.  While exchanging general pleasantries,  she introduced Zack (re-introduced, actually) and me to her friend…let’s call him “Derek”, and “Derek” said to me,

‘The last time I saw you, you were dancing ON a bar”.  

OMG!  I never thought I’d ever hear those words, in regards to me…especially from a college student (or someone who just graduated from college).

I quickly retorted, “Hmmm… I don’t think so, unless of course you have a video to back up your story”.   Ha Ha Ha!

He smiled and said , “Yeah, I think there’s one floating around out there”.

Ouch… my goodness.  Clearly, what happens on a “girl goes back to college trip”  at Indiana University does NOT stay in Bloomington, IN.

And yes, I’ve seen the alleged “video”.  Not sure who that girl is, but all I can say is, she’s fabulous…and a great dancer! ;)

she danced all night  As I say, why walk, if you can dance!  Go big or go home…and thankfully, go home, I did the following day. ;)

#TeamTerry

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Song of the Day:   King of Wishful Thinking, by Go West.

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Last full week of work (well 3 days of work), before a summer of fun in the sun!

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Coming Friday:   Packing your beach bag!

Peace, Love and Fun in the Sun!

xoxo,

T.

 

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I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

3 Jul

they call it a blog

 

A Yankee Doodle, do or die…

I love the 4th of July, and plan on starting my festivities early, so posting Friday’s blog early and will just share a general pleasantry, post a few cute 4th of July outfits, some BBQ ideas, and share one of my all-time favorite songs, from one of my all-time favorite bands…Earth, Wind, and Fire, whom I am lucky enough to see this evening with one of my besties, Colleen… Last time we went to see EWF, we had 7th row Pavillion seats, and this woman in our row, was PAINTING HER FINGERNAILS, during the concert…and in Orange, no less.  As I said then, and say now, at least it was Bears orange!  Go Bears!!  And yes, the picture is blurry, and not because I was overserved.  #imnotaphotog

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4th of July Outfit Ideas

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flag board shorts

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Flags

 

4th of July Party Pleasers

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These are cupcakes, btw…with the frosting in the middle, as “condiments”.

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Hot Diggity Dog Bar

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S’mores Bar

 

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Love the fruit tray, in Red, White and Blue, with the Fruit dip in White

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Red, White and Blue Sweet Trable… Where are the Twizzlers?!

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I’m not a Sangria gal, but this does look yummy…and festive!

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And I have those exact glasses!  I am obsessed with this dessert!

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Super easy fruit kabobs!  My specialty, btw.

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Seriously, mason jars are the new black!

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OMG…

 

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Song of the Day:  September, by Earth, Wind and Fire…which the first verse…Do you remember, the 21st night of September?…Yup, my birthday!  Greatest. Song. Ever!!

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Red, White and Brew…let the festivities begin!  I get to see some of the Dunn Hunnies, Zack, Ashwin, and the O’Brien band is back together.  Can’t wait!

Have a happy and safe 4th and God Bless America!!

xoxo,

T.

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Surfs up, baby!

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That I am…

 

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