Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Birthday Prescott Trip With Jen!



My birthday is on October 26 (yay!), and Jen and I went to Prescott for a fun day trip!





It was a lovely day - sunny and slightly breezy.




The leaves in the square were turning colors and falling whenever a breeze ruffled the trees.
It filled a hole in my autumn-starved self!


Beautiful!





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There was a little leaf tornado in the road!



 We ate a a place called Bill's Pizza (yes, they had gluten-free pizza available!)



It was delicious pizza - the best I've had in a long time.


There was local art displayed (and for sale!) on the walls.




Love the red-checked tablecloths!









Very pretty old buildings:



One of the metal fences along the street had these lovely little flowers:







 And humorous residents!



This is Granite Creek:






Prescott Brewing Company had cobwebs and ghosts!



Jen bought some shoes in this little shop:



Here's my outfit!



And the shoes on the top are Jen's new ones!







On the way out, we saw the "P" Mountain!
P for Prescott.



It was a wonderful day - I can't wait to go back!









Friday, October 24, 2014

Packing Again



I've been walking most mornings around 6:15, and the sunrises have been amazingly beautiful.

I love the pink clouds and the palm trees.









I also really like this plant.  It looks like waxy scoops inside other waxy scoops.


I also ordered some new glasses from an online place, Zenni Optical.
Amazingly, these glasses (with prescription, including prism, and frame!) were less than $50.

The first pair I ordered was waaaay too embarrassingly large for my face (my face/head look normal, but hats are always too big and so are glasses!), so I eventually ended up with a pair that is geared towards kids.  But they fit great!  It's fun to wear pink glasses, and I think the shape is good for my face.




Greg & I are headed to Minnesota soon to see our families (and meet my new little niece, Esme!)

I'm planning outfits!



Here are some close-up outfit ideas . . . 


I am planning two top combinations for each bottom.
sweater: my dreams
jeans: DKNY
blouse: Merona


pants: can't remember
tee: Merona
denim shirt: GAP


olive pants: can't remember!
sweater: Merona (Target)



red jeans: Macy's
floral blouse: Macy's
"Ahoy" sweater: Old Navy



teal jeans: Macy's
black & white striped sweater: Merona (Target)
light blue cable knit sweater: Old Navy


green cable knit sweater: Old Navy
polka-dot jeans: Forever 21
navy striped sweater: Merona (Target)



My little kitten babies were snuggling the other day.
I assume the slightly chillier weather made them want a little extra warmth.

Though it's 89 degrees F as I write this! 
NOT autumnal!


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FALL is here!



Hooray!  Fall is FINALLY here!




I've even been baking.  
The other day I made M&M cookies.




And tonight I made some banana bread.
The windows are all wide open and the house smells delicious!



H&M displayed cozy knits in an unexpected way - as HEADS!



I have found a lovely unscented lotion that is working quite well for me
AND it rates only a two on the EWG's dangerous chemicals scale.
If you're in the market, I recommend this one.  I found it at Target.



All the rain we've had lately has caused some unexpected consequences:
Our biggest agave collapsed upon itself!
All that was left standing was one tall spike up into the air.
It's like the agave is giving us the finger - how rude!




I stuck my foot in the picture so you could see how BIG this monster is!
And in the process of putting my foot in the picture, a spike got me on my middle toe and I was bleeding.
It must have some poison in it because it ached for a couple of days.



The cats are wonderful to snuggle when the evenings are darker and (slightly) chilly.

Stephen sat on my lap while Greg & I were watching Columbo.
Look at his long legs!


Allistair was all relaxed by my side.



And Claude was snuggling her Daddy:


Fluffy baby!



Claude & Allistair, sniffing the interesting world:


Juvy, looking cuddly:



 She likes hiding (partially) in a little blankie tent.


So pretty!


I bought a little crunchy kitty sack for the babies to play in, but Allistair prefers to sleep on it. 


"I am a prowling beast, watching you through the tall jungle grasses . . . beware!"


"Actually, I think I'll nap . . . these tall jungle grasses really tire me out."


Here's a little montage of all the weird ways Allistair sleeps:

Belly Up:



Wedged In A Fortress Of Pillows:




Tongue Out:



Criss-Cross Paws:


Two kittens in the window:


Stephen in the window:


Two kittens snuggling:


Sweet Stephen, sleeping upside down with his tongue out!



And a quick update of a recent outfit will round out this very full post!


Dots and Greens (worn on Sunday to church):
dress: Maggy London
jacket: Tulle
bag: Kenneth Cole
shoes: Aerosole


And it made me happy to see my chemise and robe hanging next to each other this morning!
Don't they look pretty?



Happy Autumn!