May 20, 2018:

Hola!

Yesterday Prince Harry married American Meghan Markle and I couldn't get enough of the royal wedding. What a gorgeous dress, the bride was radiantly beautiful and the church at Windsor - oh my goodness, the flowers alone were soooo beautiful. There's nothing like a good love story to make one appreciate how precious we can be (and should be) to each other.

I'm glad the weather was perfect yesterday for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding. I can't say the same for around here. Spring keeps teasing and then going away. This morning I woke up to a "balmy" 47 degrees F outside, rain, damp, and I turned the heat back on! It's May 20th, the heat. should. not. be. on. Period.

Last Thursday, however, was beautiful. I was able to get a goodly amount of yard and garden clean-up done over several days last week. I also took some photos of my flowering tree anchoring the north corner of my house and made the current collage. I think it's an ornamental cherry, and on the the other end of the house, I think that's called a purple sand cherry? I'll have to check that. The blossoms on the tree do not have a distinct fragrance, but the purple shrub that wants to be a tree (despite my hacking it back, back and back yearly - I'm losing, by the way) has myriad blossoms with a distinct fragrance. I can't decide if the scent is too beautiful to bear or too awful to smell, it certainly can be overpowering!

This coming week will be the third cut of the grass this season. We had rain late Friday night and then for several hours earlier this morning. This rain, on top of the rain we had over four days the prior weekend, and the grass is growing like nobody's business! I don't mind doing the grass, though, as long as it's not too hot, too cold, not raining, and not too windy. I'm not picky at all, am I...

I still have a lot of raking out of areas that suffered from snow mold over the winter, and have not yet really tackled cleaning out the north flower bed in the backyard. That will be a chore!

But Memorial Day weekend is coming. This coming Saturday I will be out with a friend (who has a nice large van - goody!) stocking up on potting soil, top soil to fill in never-ending low spots in the yard, grass seed, and lots of plants! For some reason, this spring seems busier than those in prior years. I can't figure out why that is...

Jan

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Seeing Red

One of my favorite colors, it takes up several hangers in my closet, and that doesn't include a pale pink fisherman's knit cotton turtleneck, a deeper pink cotton turtleneck, or a wine-colored cotton blend cableknit sweater!  In honor of Valentine's Day, soon to be with us, and in honor of Boston Store, who put together a very clever marketing campaign:


Calvin Klein ruffled sweater dress, on sale for $61.59 from $118.00.
It has great lines (figure-flattering for those of us without waistlines) and a great color.


Ellen Tracy "jewel side" dress (there's a "jewel" at the waistline).  I find the jewel tacky but the dress is otherwise lovely (it reminds me of a Grecian goddess dress) and could go from work to cocktails - just remove the "jewel" before you wear it!  Originally $134.00, now on sale for $69.99.


Evan-Picone Surplice V-neck dress with gently ruched side, a gorgeous dress!  I love the slightly more ruby-toned red, too.  Originally $99, marked down to between $60 and $70 (not sure why the price differential, unless they're charging more for larger sizes -- you know "more material", argh!)


I am in serious love with this mini-handbag that measures a mere 7½" x 5½" x 2".
It has great lines, love the faux-croc, and a shoulder strap you can use if you choose.
It's Relativity's "Charmed" Crocco mini-bag on sale for $24.50, originally $35.


No, Boston Store has not hired me to shill for them!  Check out these classic pumps.  Now I'm
not a platform shoe gal; in fact, my last encounter with a pair of heels (in St. Louis) did not
go very well, but these almost look - well - comfortable!  How that could possibly be,
I've no idea.  They're by Circa Joan and David, called "Pearly" and on sale for $89.


This sweater is more my speed, darlings :)  It's by Jones of New York and marked down from $99.00 to an incredible $22.20.  The description says "slightly open stitching" and "cami not included" --
well, guess I'd better buy a red bra and cami!  Wooooo woooo, getting sexy in my old age.  As long as this isn't a "dry clean only" number, this is going home with me tomorrow night after work.

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