Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A Birthday Card For My Husband

Last month was my husband's birthday and this was the card I made for him.

This adorable deer die cut was made using a die from MFT.  I just love this die.  These deer are so pretty and just the right size.  The tree I made using a Circuit Expression.

I stamped the sentiment directly on the tree.   I sponged the edges of the tree with a dark green ink.  I scattered heart die cuts on the tree using one in the sentiment for the word "heart" and one actually on the deer representing one heart.

And here is the happy birthday boy with his card and the gift I gave him.  I purchased this gift at a gift shop, but it would be so easy to make yourself.  The frame is just stained pallet board.  The "Home" is a 3D piece glued to the pallet board.  You can find these words at any craft store.  The state of Wisconsin is stained with a darker stain than what was used on the board.  A red tack indicates where our home is.  

My husband absolutely loved this gift for after all our travels he is always happy to come home.  

 Have A Great Day!  Amy

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Monday, January 21, 2019

A New Top From Amazon

I've noticed more and more people are buying their clothes from Amazon lately.  You can get some real good deals for sure!  I've never been one to buy clothes on-line because I like to try them on.  That's why I love Stitch Fix so much, because I don't have to buy them before I try them.  But I saw this top on another blog somewhere (sorry, I can't remember where) and so I put it on my Amazon wish list.  My son ended up buying it for me for Christmas!  Yay!  Lucky me.

I was interested in this top because I love to wear leggings in the winter but I'm always struggling finding tops long enough to cover my butt and my front side.  I am 5'7, plus I have a very long torso, so a top that might be long enough for most women, isn't long enough for me.  I usually end up wearing short dresses with my leggings, and those can sometimes be too long making me look frumpy.

This top is the perfect length to wear with leggings.   It is just long enough in front to cover the "you know what",  without being too long that it looks frumpy.

And the back is the perfect length too;  providing perfect coverage without being too long.

The top is edged with two layers of flouncy chiffon.  I really like this added detail, however, I did have to spray the chiffon with Static Guard to keep it from clinging to my ponte knit pants.

I styled my top with a long pendent leaf necklace and multi-strand gold bracelet (both from Stitch Fix, old).

For footwear I chose my old Liz Claiborne booties.

This top is available in both long sleeve and short sleeve in a wide selection of colors.  I chose Emerald Green because it is the one color I don't have much of in my closet and it's also a color I think will really be trending soon.  I'm wearing a size Medium for reference.  It does tend to run large, so if you're worried about this style of top making you look like you're wearing a tent, I'd size down if I were you.

You can find the top HERE if you're interested.  I should also mention it has a seam running down the middle, but that doesn't bother me at all.

So what about you?  Do you buy clothes from Amazon?  Have you found any good deals lately?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Four Months of Instagram Selfies!

Since I took a blogging break, I haven't been taking fashion photos of my outfits.  I have however tried to take selfies of my "Outfit Of The Day" and posted them to my Instagram Stories.  Here are some of those outfits.  

This is a new knit top I picked up at our town's Younkers "Going Out Of Business" sale.  I think I paid only $3.00 for this top. It is super comfy with flutter sleeves and pretty embroidery.  Hopefully this spring I'll have an opportunity to wear it again and show you better pictures of it.  I paired it with olive green skinny jeans and brown suede booties.

I also picked up these unique ruffled hem jeans at the Younkers "Going Out of Business Sale".   I'm not sure I like them.  I got a lot of weird looks the day I wore them.  Funny thing is, when I see these jeans on other women, I think they are cute, but on me I'm a bit uncomfortable wearing them.  I never would have purchased such a trendy item had they not been so cheap.  I could always take the ruffle off and wear them like capris too.

This was a new top I bought at JCPenney, but I no longer own it because I gave it to my daughter.  It was one of those items that I loved in the dressing room mirror but when I saw pictures of myself in it later I didn't like it.  The seam was constantly riding up and going right across my bust instead of under it.  The only way I could wear it was if I were constantly mindful of pulling it down.  I decided it was better suited for my pregnant daughter than for me.

When the controversy over the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was going on, I decided to show my support for the song by wearing this holiday sweater to church.

And that's just a few outfits I've been wearing the past few months!  Which one was your favorite?

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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