Sep 22, 2016

Fall Home Tour 2016: A Fall'ish Entryway

Come on in and see what we've brought in for the season so far.

Minimal is one of my favorite things, because you don't have to do a lot to make a statement, but of course, if my kids had it their way even now still as they're older, we'd have skeletons and goblins hanging from the ceiling.  We still plan to add some Halloween decor but for now as the season begins to change, I wanted to bring in just the minimum of fall.

I can't say I get to spend a lot on home decor, like ever.  Honestly I have to collect throughout the years or shop very frugally.

This Entryway amongst the rest of our home is an example of that.

My favorite place to shop for the holidays when I don't have a lot of money to spend is the Dollar store and any store with Dollar bins, beats having to spend a lot for very little time that these holiday pieces make their debut, don't ya think?

Our home is limited with space so I love the simplicity of less is more throughout this space.

I still haven't had a lot of luck with deciding or finding what I want to add to my walls, frames, art, statement pieces, etc.  But I'm hoping to start shopping again at antique shops and actually find wall art pieces that I love.

How are you decorating for the season?
Do you shop frugally for the holidays too?

Sep 12, 2016

Embracing Life at My Age

Its my birthday week and I'll be turning another year older.

Am I ready or happy to be turning 37?

Heck to the NO!  Let's keep it real now.

But I'm definitely more content with it.  
When I was in my 20's not in a million years did I imagine what it would be like turning 30+ and I was not looking forward to it but I soon realized there's no magic or pixy dust that can stop it from happening and the unfair reality that we have to face and comprehend is that we have to age.

Not sure if any of you have had the same feelings or thoughts but that's the way my theatrical mind works from time to time and now although it may still seem unfair I've learned to appreciate my coming of age and the changes and challenges that come with every year that I get older.  Truth is, sadly, time does fly!

Besides my short term memory, my obsessed love for early bed times and being the biggest homebody, its fair to say I feel pretty good.  I attempt to work out 3 to 4 times a week so I'm guessing that's helping, not to mention all the vitamins, the jugs of water and coffee antioxidants aren't too shabby either!  
My kids will tell you though I'm a crazy goof, a young girl trapped in an adult body basically, I hardly take myself seriously and my movie acting impersonations and dance moves are far from sexy or professional and I can hardly carry a tune in the car but I try.  I love to make the kids and myself laugh as often as I can.  They definitely help in keeping me young at heart!

Still far from how I felt, looked or as confident as I was in my 20's.

Being much closer to my 40's, I'm trying to come to terms with the incoming of wrinkles, that of course in the meantime I'm avoiding with all anti-aging cream I can get my hands on and trying to embrace the adjustment of my forever changing body image.

My sexy mama days might or might not be completely behind me, as a mom "sexy" is more or less of an awkward word, but nowadays this mama's best dressed is considered a comfortable tee and stretchy jeans.  Don't get me wrong, I still love fashionable clothes and being stylish but unless its a special occasion I'm not putting much effort into it if it takes more than 15 or 20 minutes to get out the door.

Comfort is my best friend and flip flops are my life!

Now I just embrace and celebrate life as it comes.

Cheers to another year!

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