Not Feeling It


I wore this all day. I was having a really hard time getting the gumption up to put an outfit together. Thankfully, this Free People jersey dress is pretty much like wearing pajamas. And I would have worn them as such if I had not borrowed my son’s deodorant that day (without his knowledge) and been knocked over by the smell of Old Spice. How do men do it? The aroma of the men’s deodorant clung to my dress and I could not sleep in it. I am used to baby powder. By the way, who decides that baby powder scent is for girls and mountain air is for boys? I was explaining my dilemma to my husband while I whined in bed and he looked around for an escape route.


“What happened to your deodorant?” He asked like a grown up.

“I don’t know. It was just gone.”

He got up and went in to the bathroom. I watched him with a faint amount of interest.

“You mean this deodorant?” He asked as he held up my little blue container that had been sitting in direct line of sight in the middle of the counter.

“Wow! I don’t know how that got there!” Then I erupted into a cackle of lunar laughter that made my husband reevaluate the exits in our house again.

My point?


Um, yea, sure… I had one.

Okay. I got it!

Don’t use your son’s deodorant.

And also, I’m pretty sure my deodorant is possessed.


That day was hard. Deodorant issues aside.


I felt as though all of my imagination was sucked dry. Maybe the deodorant worked too well.


I just threw this dress on with some black tights and my newest popback score, these Freebird Boots I snagged for 85% off at Anthropologie. It was kind of amazing how just wearing something I liked made me feel a little better.


I wanted to pair this dress with my striped blazer from last year. I would have loved to show it with some light colored denim skinny jeans. To me, that would have been perfect. But instead I kept the tights on. Maybe you can imagine I am wearing skinny jeans. And while you’re at it, maybe you could put me in my deodorant and not an eleven year old boy’s.


I hope your imagination is better than mine.


Have you ever lacked the incentive to get dressed? Have you ever used someone else’s deodorant? Do you know what kind of exorcism I could perform on mine? I think I saw it move again. It’s either that or my imagination might be coming back. I am quite sure it is the former. Which really just proves the latter.

Oi. I need to do something about these fumes.

“WOO! HOO!” Blog Giveaway

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you all who entered!


Screaming! Hands flailing! Running around the house with joy!

It’s a blog!

It’s a giveaway!

It has been three months! I have been writing again for three months. After thirteen years… I am sorry to go on, but I never thought I would birth anything again. Let alone, this little blog.

And it has been fun.

And it has been hard.

And it has been heartbreaking sometimes.

It is hard to put yourself out there. To write something from your heart.

I am so grateful for all of you who drop by and visit my blog. For the people who follow this blog. For those of you who have stuck by me and those who are now joining me. It gives me the self confidence to move this blog ship forward through the sea of my own self doubts.


Now, on to the giveaway!



This month, I am giving away my favorite necklace by Simply Livly. Okay, not my exact necklace. I will not part with mine! But one just like it. It is made of jersey with turquoise beads. It is fabulous. You can make it shorter or longer, simply by retying it.

She has a wonderful shop on Etsy. I love her. I have four pieces by her (Some she has gifted me. I will showcase them in posts to come. I am very grateful! Thank you Pam!). They are all very well made. Each one is unique and beautiful. I get compliments each time I wear one.



To enter, simply leave a comment stating what you would wear with the necklace. Or hop on over to Etsy and tell me about another necklace that you love from Simply Livly. For no reason, other than I am a curious sort of girl. And I like style ideas.

You can earn a second entry by being a follower or becoming a follower (there are many ways to do so on the right hand side of this post). LEAVE A SECOND COMMENT stating you are following.

That is it!

Easy Peasy!

This giveaway begins Monday, June 10, 2013 at 12:00 am PST. All entries must be received before the giveaway closes on Thursday June 13, 2013 at 11:59 pm PST.

I will be drawing the winner from I will contact the winner on Friday, June 14, 2013. I will post the winner’s name on June 15, 2013.

*Please enter the giveaway with a valid email address. I will attempt to contact the winner three times using the email given. If within fourteen days of the giveaway’s closing, I have not heard from the winner, the prize will be forfeit. A new winner will be drawn.

*Edited at June 10, 2013 12:15 a.m. PST to add: Do not forget to comment to enter. The comments are your entries! One comment per person. Except for the extra comment entry for followers.

Thank you! Good luck!