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Archive for April, 2012

What I’m Wearing

Well, I’ve changes for the evening. My oldest has the finale of his spring drama performance tonight! So I changed as to not be so “bright”.

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The Rundown
Cardigan: Banana Republic, off eBay
Blouse: Ross, $6.99
Skirt: Kate Spade Wrap Skirt
Shoes: Jimmy Choo (same as yesterday)
Handbag: Black Kate Spade (I really adore the shape of this bag!! It’s identical to the red one I have)

An update on my giveaway. Please don’t forget to post a comment on that post, in addition to all the other ways to enter!

Also, if you reblog my initial giveaway post Giveaway Post I will give you 5 additional entries. If that post is reblogged at least 5 times I will add a second price for a second winner!

And I added two vintage pieces (not Kate Spade) to the box, I’m excited!!!

I was thinking of a pair of shoes as a second prize, but they are size 39. Hrm, what is a girl to do? If I get good feedback on shoes, I’ll consider it. Yes, they are Kate Spade!

Until next time,

Jules


What I’m Wearing

I might end up changing before the day is out, but for now, I am choosing to wear what I’ve worn 3 out of the last 4 Fridays!! (but always different shoes)

And my toes are still bugging me, but getting better. A couple more days I hope!!

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The Rundown:
Cardigan: Target (girls’ section)
Brooch: Vintage, Salvation Army
Skirt: See by Chloe, off eBay
Shoes: Kate Spade sandals
Handbag: Kate Spade Antoinette

And as a favor to a reader from overseas, a photo with my Eat Cake for Breakfast bag on my shoulder (for those interested in scale, I’m right around 5’4)

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Have a lovely Friday everyone!! I will post a giveaway update later this afternoon!! Maybe a sneak peek!

Until next time,

Jules


Positively Friday

I am stealing this (with her permission!! Thank you Adrienne!!) post idea from Adrienne over at . She posted it yesterday (Thursday/Friday, it’s pretty close, right??) and I decided, hey, I’ve got my computer up this morning (trying to get a little work done, and here I am blogging! OOPS), and why not? I really working on embracing being more positive with life, and look at the good things, no matter how bad things might be.

So, my “short” list of good things this week (I decided to keep it to 5):

1. My Better Half

My husband has just been wonderful this past week. Living in step-life isn’t always easy, and we’ve had some crazy adventures, but at the end of the day, it’s worth it. (warts and all!!) We have a unique step-situation, and sometimes I think it makes life easier, and sometimes, I feel it makes life harder!

2. Children

My children have been studying hard for the upcoming STAR test. I know they are going to do well. I pray this will help them realize that studying for tests IS a good thing, and you will be rewarded for it! We are a year away from having a child in high school, so it’s important to get some good work habits ingrained in them, especially my oldest.

My oldest has been performing all week in his spring drama production, and he has been doing so well! I’m so proud of him getting outside of his comfort zone, meeting new people, and putting in all the extra hours the past few weeks to be ready. He’s just in the chorus (the lead parts all went to high schoolers, but in another year and a half, he WILL be in high school, and he sees the potential!), but he’s made quite an impression on all the cast members. I got to go backstage last night, and one of the seniors was like “Hey, your kid is awesome. We’ve enjoyed having him perform with us!”. I think thats pretty amazing.

3. Last Weekend

It was brutally hot last Saturday, as in, close to 100 degrees (well, it probably did hit that in places!). And humid. Oy. And I had a delivery. A HUGE delivery. So, to share my big delivery, here’s what it was…

And now my readers will understand WHY I so so so so love my “Eat Cake for Breakfast” bag! I carry it to my consulations, it’s so fun! (okay, and I drag it around when I’m not working too…but it usually GETS me business! Best advertising ever!!) This is probably one of my favorite wedding cakes I have done so far. The sugar lace…I made a mold from real lace, and then cast it in sugar. (everything pictured is a form of sugar, except for the carnations on top, the bride wanted real carnations, not sugar flowers) So that was a very VERY positive thing from my last week! The cake survived!! (it was so so hot, and the venue had the cake table sitting in sunlight) The flowers were all pretty white carnations, very much a “rockabilly” wedding.

4. Blessings

I don’t advertise my business (I work for myself), and the past week, I have been very blessed with new business, repeat business, refferals from previous clients, the like. It’s been a stellar 2012, and it’s just getting better!

Blessings at my bible study. I’ve spent the last 8-9 months with the same group of ladies (for the most part), and we’ve been on some really incredible adventures through the bible, personal growth, and finding our way (for some of us). We are wrapping up over the next couple of weeks, which makes me sad, as I have really really enjoyed the past months. I hope that we are able to fit in “time” over the summer together….I told them I am not above bribing them with fabulous baked goods and good coffee!!

5. My Health

I struggle with my health. It’s a daily battle. But right now? I’m winning, and it’s very very nice. Very much a positive thing! I have managed to spring clean my house over the past week and not have any ill effect as a result. Yes!

What blessings have you had over the past week?

Thank you for the inspiration!

Until next time,

Jules


Flowers

I adore fresh flowers around the house. I am blessed to have them more often than most. Right now I have flowers in so many places!! My music room, dining area, 3 bathrooms, my bedroom, the entryway, and it smells soooo yummy!!

These are from my garden (they smell insane!!)

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Ranunculus

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Wax flowers in my music room

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Carnations in a bathroom & entryway

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Carnations and stock in my bedroom

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And more roses from my garden. I just planted this bush this week. I cut the blooms due to the windy weather

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Mmmmm.

Until next time,

Jules


What I’m Wearing

Remember my post a few days ago about not having a black leather handbag? Well, I have since remedied that situation! I picked up this really adorable (I ❤ the shape!) Kate Spade bag on eBay for under $40.

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It’s a lovely shiny leather! Not quite patent, it’s a duller shine. Needless to say, it’s a good staple addition. And I’m going to carry it today! I’m totally channeling a 50’s vibe today, sweater set, full skirt, so much fun! I believe heels would be better with my ensemble, but as my toes are still tender, flats it is!

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The Rundown:
Cardigan: Kate Spade
Top: short-sleeved Banana Republic sweater, off eBay
Skirt: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Handbag: Kate Spade
Necklace: Vintage

It’s hard to believe a week ago we were pushing 100 degrees! Today there is a definite chill in that wind. Brrrrr

Should warm up later (I hope!)

Until next time,

Jules


Beautylish!

Beautylish is launching a shop!!

Join Beautylish here!

Looks like fun!! Click to join! (and it’s free!!)

Until next time,

Jules


What I’m Wearing

It’s raining today!! Yay! I planted flowers on Sunday, this is good for them.

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The Rundown:
Cardigan: Forever 21
Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: Kate Spade
Belt: Target
Shoes: Miu Miu
Necklace: Anthropologie
Handbag: Coach

Bag & Shoes

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Off to brave the rain! Don’t forget about my giveaway!

Until next time,

Jules