EASTER TIERED TRAY

Easter is NOT Canceled! 🐰 We will still celebrate the Lord’s resurrection! Even though our gatherings may be small and even though you might be having chicken or beef instead of ham, nonetheless, we must rejoice, and I am rejoicing to be able to show you my Easter tiered tray! You know I love these things and with Pink Bunny Ears, well, it’s a given I’M IN LOVE!


I couldn’t resist ordering another book stack from my dear friends at the Etsy store LacyBelles! They add much cuteness as do all the cute little marshmallow mug knit hats that I find on Etsy! I will link all the precious little items up that I can and if you don’t have a tiered tray yet, I truly encourage you to have one shipped to you because it might bring you joy during the scary homebound time!



Click HERE for the tiered tray I did for Easter last year. You'll have to tell me which one you like best. 

So tell me, what are some ideas you’re going to do for Easter? Will it just be a regular meal? Will you hide eggs at your home? Have you been able to find Easter supplies? Will you watch a remote church service via Skype or the Internet? 


BUY TRAY HERE // BOOK STACK HERE // WOOD BUNNIES HERE // PASTEL EGGS HERE // RAE DUNN PEEP PEEP MUG HERE  // PINK CERAMIC STANDS HERE & HERE // PINK BUNNY EARS MUG HAT HERE // EASTER WOOD TAG SIGNS HERE // JUTE CARROTS HERE // TWINE NEST HERE //PAPER STRAWS HERE & HERE


AND Here is a great idea to do for your kids or grandkids...



Have a GREAT WEEK PEEPS



xoxo

FRIDAY FAVORITES..THE DAY THAT KEPT ME SANE

Happy Friday my friends! I know it might not seem happy but promise me you’ll try and find some small joys today and this weekend! It’s hard to even put into words what this time in our world is right now isn’t it? I want to say a big thank you for all your prayers and comments regarding my skin cancer removal yesterday, I felt your love and positive vibes. I also want to thank you for supporting my Instagram stories walk and talk, while I may not be walking as much because of my left foot metatarsal issues, I ordered some foot pads that should help and my mouth isn’t hurt, so I can still talk, LOL!

1. SUNDAY WITH MR. NINE
After a week of quarantine, my husband knew I was going a little bit crazy and he suggested we go for a drive last Sunday so that’s exactly what we did before all these lockdowns went into place. It was cold, but we drove an hour up to beautiful lake Michigan, he got some pictures I needed of the jacket outfit below and we just enjoyed a day singing Kenny Rogers in the car and making pitstops at beaches along Lake Michigan! It was serene and peaceful!

I truly felt like it helped my sanity, so I encourage you to do whatever it takes to keep your sanity and maybe it’s just that joint car ride to the grocery store together where you all sing to the top of your lungs! Or maybe have a picnic in the backyard! Or plan a romantic night by candlelight where you both get dressed up at home! Jam even if you are alone! 





I hope to be back to you this 
Summer Silver Beach!

The beach below is where Mr. Nine used to party 
at in High School, lol

That's a wrap. Cheers to a sweet car date and 
It's only water in my Yeti, I promise!! 

2. THIS CABI JEAN JACKET
I have wanted some pieces of Cabi clothing from the first time I saw their cuteness! The styles, the fit, the patterns are all so gorgeous! So, I was overjoyed when Cabi gifted me with this Darling Dylan Jacket! It is the cutest denim jacket with a swing back. The removable denim belt can be tied in the back or in the front which just adds to the cuteness! Mr. Nine was so sweet to get some pictures of me at a deserted art museum before the travel bans went into effect during our car date day!


BUY JACKET HERE // BUY SKIRT HERE // BUY SHOES HERE // BUY NECKLACE HERE // SUNNIES HERE // CROP TOP HERE


3. WEEK'S ATTIRE
Similar Henley Top HERE // Similar Cardigan HERE

Joggers HERE // BB Hat HERE

Leggings HERE // Similar Sweatshirts HERE & HERE

4. POSTS OF THE WEEK
Wednesday ~ CAMO MIST


5. MY FAV COVID-MEMES







AND Still my ultimate favorite one....



And a Fleeting 12 hours of snow... Beautiful front porch view on Monday morn...
Now, I'm ready for sunshine.

Make sure you join me and my pals on Instagram for daily walk and talks!!

BLESSINGS OF LOVE, SAFETY, JOY AND HEALTH BE WITH YOU THIS WEEKEND! 



xoxo


CAMO MIST

Amidst all the chaos, one thing we definitely need is comfortable clothes! And one thing we can count on is for XCVI to bring us cute and comfy functional items!

  

This entire outfit is from XCVI and I have the skirt in this Camo Grey Mist and in white because it’s that good! Flattering on all body types and a great length, not too mini!
And my sweet friends at XCVI will give you 20% off your entire order with code: CLOUD20. 


And how cute are these new wedge sandals from DSW? I LOVE them so much, I may get other colors...so comfy!  

I am laughing as I’m writing this because I have on the super soft white Marin Tank that I’m wearing here with PJ pants and a cozy cardigan. Just love the length of the tank too and how I can knot it up for another cute look like I did here under the DARLING Reservoir Jacket. Just look how cute the back of the jacket is!

BUY JACKET HERE // TANK HERE // SKIRT HERE // SANDALS HERE // EARRINGS HERE // NECKLACE HERE // SUNNIES HERE


My Favorite last week was:
This beautiful green dress personifies Spring!

Make sure you hop to the blogs of my other five hostesses of Style Six so you can see who they chose as their favorite, sometimes we choose the same and sometimes we are completely different in our choices but what fun! It just may be you! 


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DEAR CLASS OF 2020...I'M SO SORRY

I’ve changed up several of my Blog Posts because during these uncertain times, I feel we are all searching for more meaning and need to read some powerful encouragement. Today, I was going to share a Birthday Wish List, and I was so excited about it, but I’ve come to realize that my birthday next week is pretty much canceled, and I will pull up my big girl panties and just deal with it. By the way, I absolutely hate that saying, “big girl panties!” LOL.

While I can deal with not really having a birthday celebration, something that is really hurting my heart is that two of our sons would’ve been graduating this May, one respectively from IU and the other from Purdue and now we’ll never see them walk across the stage, we may not get pictures in their caps and gowns by the respected University monuments and my heart is breaking. I think the kid’s hearts are breaking even more to have their school career come to abrupt end! So....

Dear Class of 2020,
College and High School Seniors, I see you and I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. 2 of the millions of you are my family, my boys; I long to see you walk across the stage and get that coveted diploma after four years of very very hard work! Just like many college and High school seniors across the country, you will not be returning to campus after spring break, or ever. Many of you left for the weekend or spring break not realizing that it would be your last day in class as a student at your respective university or high school.

I know it feels like you’ve lost so much so quickly, it does for us parents as well. It’s going to take time and painful pondering to assess the situation and what it means for you. First of all, I want to tell you it’s OK to mourn this loss!  I vividly remember the last weeks of my senior years and they were some of the best of my life! You’ve lost that and I’m so sorry! For you college kids and especially mine, I taught you to be huggers, I saw the tears in your eyes when you said you wouldn’t get to hug your friends goodbye. You’ve lost late nights at college bars, just chilling with your closest friends, and senior events that were meant to celebrate each other and your college careers.

To the high school seniors like our nephew, if you don’t get to go back at all, I’m sorry! You may miss Senior Spring Break, or you won’t put on that beautiful gown or tuxedo and be proud and look sharp dressed to the nines! I’m sorry you won’t get to attend the awards banquet or superlative ceremony and laugh and clap. I’m sorry if your athletic season was cut short. And most of all, I’m sorry you might not get to walk across the stage. In a way, high school graduation is even more important than college and I know that, and I know you might not get to have graduation open house parties or celebrate with your friends.

To all you college seniors who are not going on to grad school, this abrupt end is bitter and cold and hard! To have to move everything out of your apartments or dorms so quickly adds to the pain! To not be able to sit in lecture halls or work in the department labs makes learning so much more difficult! Many college resources are no longer available, there’s no going to library or studying in the quad. You are pretty much on your own with your laptop for the next 7 weeks and praying that the professors give some leniency because let’s face it, online classes can be tough when you are a hands-on learner! All you do know is that you have degrees to complete, but you worry, will they be completed on time? Will they mail me that diploma?

I remember senioritis and I bet you all were really starting to come down with it. You probably swore you were ready to graduate and start your lives. But now, you realize that you may not be ready. In a way, it feels like the rest of your adolescence was stolen from you two months too soon.

Above all, what we all really lost, including parents, was closure. You kids lost that feeling of closing this chapter in your lives in a way that feels meaningful, surrounded by your friends. You lost that feeling of walking out of your last final and feeling such a sense of completion and pride. You lost so much to a situation that is completely out of your hands.

This situation is truly surreal. For many of you, it is the first major world event in your lives. You will talk about Covid-19 for years; a story that you will tell your children and grandchildren. And still, none of us have any idea when this will end. People are crazy, they are scared, everyone is in a panic. Some of your peers are not taking this seriously. My generation and the generation of your grandparents did what we were told. Please don’t be one of the entitled kids, please don’t think you are invincible and please don’t be selfish! Remember what we, as parents, have taught you and do the right thing!

We can’t do anything about the decisions to best serve our country. We just have to figure out how to move on from here. The unknown is scary and hard, but I think we can all take comfort in knowing that we are all in this together. Don’t let this dull your spark and your light. Your future is still bright, and you will do great things in this world, it’s just going to take a little longer until we can forge forward! But just like I always, always tell my son‘s, it WILL all work out!! And if you don’t hear it; CONGRATULATIONS on Graduating! I’m so Proud of You!

This photo is cute yet OH SO SAD!!

xoxo

SPRING ON TARGET

I know many of you are not in the shopping mood right now and that’s completely OK, I don’t plan on doing a lot of it myself, but we can still look at pretty things and read blogs. I don’t know about my fellow bloggers here, but what I’m hearing from some big-name bloggers is that numbers are way down for blog reading, I know mine are so maybe this will be something that will bring the numbers back up a little bit. Please pin, save and share if you can. However, who really cares about the numbers let’s just get this world back to normal! And let me know: Should I keep posting?

As you read this, I was suppose to be in sunny Florida enjoying the warmth and precious company of my sweet friend Kellyann
Today, we would've met the darling Kelley from 50 Shades of Style for lunch and tomorrow we would see our dear Chrissy! BUT D*%! you 
COVID-19! Now I'm still stuck in Indiana but I did do some Target Spring Dress Try-on's to kill the time so here ya go, lol! 
They are killing it in the spring dress department at Target!
For today’s Style Six link-up, I couldn’t help but bring you my beautiful leopard slip dress again from Target! This time, I paired it with a chic Moto jacket and heeled patent leather sandals! I feel the dress is just so versatile, that I had to totally share it with you again! It comes in other prints and colors and you cannot beat the price. Plus, the feel of the material is just so darn good!

BUY LEOPARD DRESS HERE// Similar MOTO JACKET HERE // HEELS HERE

These next three beauties are what I call, the spring pastels! I got all three of these online and while the fit is pretty good on all, I’m waiting for more feedback on which ones to keep. They all come in lots of colors and patterns. In reality, all of these would probably make pretty Easter dresses but then again, Easter will probably be canceled. However, we will celebrate the resurrection of the Lord at home and maybe even put a ham in the oven or whatever we have in the freezer which may be hamburger or for us, turkey meat, LOL!
BUY DRESS HERE // HEELS HERE


BUY DRESS HERE // HEELS HERE

BUY DRESS HERE // HEELS HERE


HEREHERE & HERE

And wearing the sweet Pink Tassel Earrings some of these pics too..

My Fav from Last week was the lovely

Make sure you hop to the blogs of my other five hostesses of Style Six so you can see who they chose as their favorite, sometimes we choose the same and sometimes we are completely different in our choices but what fun! It just may be you! 


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Kellyann from This Blonde’s Shopping Bag
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