Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blooms in the Rain

I've been really slacking off on my 30 Things for you guys! I'm so sorry! To catch up, I'll do three today. I know you love learning all of this randomness about me. Or, I really just like survey-type things, so I'm enjoying sharing the randomness.

Day 15: A person you admire.
Oh, wow. Well, we all know I admire my mom. But since I already wrote a letter to her for changing my life, I will tell you that I admire my best friend, Jackie. She has been through the ringer, in my opinion, over the last two years. Her husband's program got cut at the school where he taught, so he was forced to find a new job. With baby # 2 on the way, he found it necessary to act quickly and auditioned for the Marine Corps Band. With his extreme talent, of course he made it, and started  his journey to becoming a US Marine. After graduating bootcamp, Jackie's husband took a blow to the leg during martial arts training. His femur endured a spiral break and he's not been able to continue his journey to music school. So, you might be thinking, "Well, this is so much more about Jackie's husband..." Yes, I truly admire him for what he has gone through and for the spirit he is in, after a couple of major surgeries. The doctors hope to see him heal and be able to be a full Marine, again. But, Jackie, your strength and endurance amazes me. You are working full time, have your incredible photography business on the side, are raising two beautiful and sweet little girls, trying to sell your house so you and your hubby can be together, and you're doing it mostly by yourself.
You.AMAZE.Me. I love you, best friend.

Day 16: A song that makes you cry.
Oh, really? You should read yesterday's post.
I've been dropping tears for Taylor Swift's new song, "Never Grow Up," for days.
If you're away from your children (Melissa) right now, I'm giving you fair warning- just don't listen to this, today.

Day 17: An art piece.
Both of these pieces of art (acrylic paint on the left, colored pencil on the right) are by my amazingly talented husband. He framed the leftmost for me as a Christmas gift. It's a painting of a photo he took the day after Hurricane Isabel. I was sitting on his 1971 Chevelle, down at Briar Creek.

I officially went from having nothing to blog about to having too much to share in one post! I was going to do a birthday wish list (in case you all wanted to send me stuff, you know..., but I'll have to do that tomorrow, in an effort to make this post take you less than your entire lunch break to read!
So, onto my outfit.

sequined thermal top: Charlotte Russe
red blooms skirt: I made it
nude lace tights: Target
belt: Target
peter pan boots: Soda via Shoe Department
headband: Walgreen's

Oh, FYI- second day hair success, today, right? I slept with it in a twisty bun, a la Kimberly's routine, and it came out LIKE THIS! How excited am I? New trick? I'll bite.

This outfit is screaming out for green tights. I just feel it.
Hey, my legs and waist look kind of good in this, too. Eh? Eh?
Okay, now it's time for me to call it quits. I'm getting full of myself.
'Til tomorrow, my friends!

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  1. You look great and I could totally see this with green tights. I love that hair trick, though I don't think it would work for my crazy curls....

  2. I love your skirt and it's so cool that you can sew. I tried to make a skirt once. It ended up too big and I had to wear a wide belt with it to hide the less than even seams :)

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