Archive | May, 2012

Working with Royal Blue

20 May

Another fun outfit for work.

A touch of coral with some arm candy.

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I’ve been having lots of fun with my nails lately thanks to all the inspiration on Pinterest and HelloGiggles.

Middle and Thumb – Essie: Tart Decco

Ring Finger – Sally Hansen Smooth Perfect:  Number 07 Sea

Pointer and Pinky – Sally Hansen Smooth Perfect: Number 09 Sorbet

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White poplin shirt: Victoria’s Secret

Royal blue pants: Target

Coral suede pumps: Target

Coral suede skinny belt: Target

Gold and white bracelet: Forever 21

Gold Watch: Michael Kors

Outfit – Spring Colors

15 May

I am bringing back my outfit category, mostly because I am obsessed with the corals, pinks, yellows, and royal blue colors.

Dress: Target 

Cardigan: New York & Co

Flats: Urban Outfitters

I was stopped today while walking through the parking lot on my way to work by a lovely young women who told me how much she loved my outfit’s color combination.

Yesterday (not pictured) I wore a royal blue pencil skirt with a coral top and pink cardigan with royal blue pumps.  A gentleman passed me by on my way to work and told me how beautiful I looked and hoped I would have a great day.  My first day back to work was a great one and I couldn’t agree more, I love these colors!

Hello Atlanta

13 May

  After Luis and I settled into our new place we were quick to jump back into the Georgia life.  We had a three hour walk to and around Piedmont Park.  We ate at a few of our favorite and delicious restaurants like The Vortex, OK Cafe, Atlanta’s new food truck park, and we tired a new burrito shop that opened while we were away called, Bell Street Burritos.

One of the things I missed the most while in Texas was hiking.  Hiking in the mountains, next to streams or rivers is the best kind of hiking to me.  I added more hikes to my 2012 list and I haven’t done much of it.  Time to change that.  We decided to go for a 3 mile hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park.  There are two trails to choose from, one right along the river and the other high above the river on flat ground.  We picked the rocky path along side the river.

It was supposed to be a cloudy day, but it turned out to be pretty sunny.














About a half mile into the hike we came across the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War.  We went on a 15 minute guided tour to learn about the textile mill.  Luis loves all things history.

We were told these holes are from bullets and other weapons from a prior owner who used the building for target practice.

Our park guide also told us the mill was closed down this past February because John Travolta and Robert De Niro were filming a movie called; Killing Season, due out sometime in 2013.

I love finding knobby trees!



We also found a few little critters.

A silk worm.

And a very calm Fence Lizard.


We are planning another 3 hour walk around Piedmont Park tomorrow.   While we are there, we are hoping to pick up free tickets to Piedmont Park’s Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest, an outdoor play for Sunday night.

The End of Texas

12 May

My last meal in Texas.

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Turkey and spinach lasagna, and a side salad with ginger dressing.

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As well as shaved ice.  I miss those tasty shaved ice cups.