Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Tuesday Transcriber

"The Haunting"

I know you're there -
the hair on my neck makes me aware.
Invisible atmosphere you dare not share
surrounds you everywhere.
Never a word you say,
as the daylight fades
and seems to stray from your face,
and you remain elusive as always.
You love me from afar
even with all my scars,
as bizarre as they are,
and I am forever your shining star.
But what is it you really want?
A nonchalant jaunt you taunt
and with imaginary courage flaunt
at me your face that still haunts.
I long for a touch-
so much; maybe too much?
The lost sensation is a crutch
to which I willingly clutch.
Dare I search in the dark
for a hidden mark,
a spark in this amusement park
on which I wittingly embark?
Would I find you there?
Or just feel your stare
in the air of your recumbent lair,
and remain to stay your memory's heir?

Monday, March 25, 2013

Modest Monday: Spring/Summer 2013: What to Expect

If you're wondering if that Chevron shirt you bought last season is going to be a faux pas this season, read on. I'll bring you up-to-date on what's hot and what's not for Spring and Summer 2013 (according to

1990's GRUNGE - leather and all. Mixing mesh with leather, t-shirts with chains, holey jeans and converse is all "A Go!" this Spring and Summer.

RETRO 1960s - I will admit, most of this trend is not so much alluring as it is eye-catching, but in a not-so-good way (as in the first photo here). However, there are a few peices that I am finding cute (like the 2nd photo) and even a bit flirtatious - as in flirting with my closet (3rd photo).


STRIPES - Very in! Big thick stripes to tiny pinstripes, horizontal, vertical, slanted, choppy and mixed with other prints, it doesn't matter. This trend includes your chevron shirt! (You chose well, my friend, in that stellar purchase). And chevron looks to be hanging around for awhile, considering it's EVERYWHERE!

BLACK AND WHITE - This combo is probably never going out of style. It's a classic look that just can't be beat. And the bold color difference is slimming in most cases.

DENIM - again, think 90s. Mixing and matching the shades of demin seems to perfectly acceptable as well (which I personally find hard to wrap my brain around).

COLORED CHINOS - yes, even for guys!

RUFFLES - The bigger the better! And more IS more this season.

METALLICS - we're not talking a hint of metallic either. This is the make-you-look-away-because-it's-blinding-you metallic! The shinier, the more aluminum foil-ish, the better! From clothes, shoes, purses and make-up, metals are dominating.

FLORAL PRINTED ANYTHING - pants, shirts, shoes, dresses, purses! Bring on that floral pattern.


CHECKERED PATTERNS - Checkered is coming in with a vengeance whether you like it or not. It's not necessarily always going to come in the from of taxi cab checks either, big stripes to form checks will also work.

BERMUDA SHORTS!!! - You have no idea how excited I am about this trend making a comeback! I've always worn them, so I guess it really didn't matter but now that it means I'm in style, it's a BONUS!

 COLOR BLOCK- always been in style but is really taking a dominant stance on the runways.

FLATS AND LOW HEELS - my feet may thank me this season!

ANNNDDD:  if you're looking for something to really make you stand out (or spice up a sexy date night), try these new underlash accents by Chanel.

Combine any of these trends with another one listed (such as 1960s fashion with metallic beading or a black and white color-block dress) and you can't go wrong. They're doing it all over the runways.
Have fun creating your unique style with the 2013 trend list!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Somewhere over the Rainbow (and back again)

Oh wow...what a weekend this has been! Let me just start off by saying that allergies SUCK. I have been either wiping my raw runny nose, sneezing my eyeballs out or laying in bed with a massive headache (or a combination of all 3) since Thursday.
Hence, my hiatus.
And I still don't have a post for Modest Monday. However, I just HAVE to post the birthday party I threw for Julia, my youngest daughter, this past Saturday! It's the only thing I got accomplished this entire weekend. Literally.
I present to you: The Wizard of Oz

I took this shot before I laid down the "Yellow Brick Road" that I forgot about until the absolute very last second! But it leads you straight to....

The Emerald City. But the bell is out of order, so will you kindly knock?

And inside the Emerald City was a feast of Wizardly porportions!

And of course, picnic baskets...


Why, hello little Toto!

Found these posters free on the internet!

Then, the girls painted their very own Dorothy houses to take home.

We played Pin the heart on the Tin Man and Lauren won!!


Next, it was time to sing Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!
AND open presents!!

 She quite happy with all she got.
And last but certainly not least, we can't forget the parting gifts for all of our munchkins.

All in all it was a success as no witches were spotted in our area for the entire celebration! And I hope these little Munchkins come back to visit us at The Emerald City again soon!

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