Friday, July 30, 2010

"If you create an act, you create a habit. If you create a habit, you create a character. If you create a character, you create a destiny." André Maurois (1885-1967)

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Last night we flew down to the Kenai River to do some fishing, we didn't return until after midnight. Hubby wakes up at 5:00 am, and being the dutiful wife I am, (HAHAHA) I wake up and fix his lunch and breakfast. I am TIRED today!!!! I have been crazy busy around the house this week too, I am totally and I mean totally cleaning out the kids rooms and getting rid of stuff! I am happy to report that there is not one single item in any of the rooms that I have not touched and organized. This look is definitely more function than fashion but it has a certain look to it that I am loving! Longer sweatshirts are the cats meow  in my opinion. This is on of my most comfy sweatshirts, which kinda sounds like an oxymoron to me but you get the picture...Long sweatshirts are RAD! How long has it been since you heard that word? I'm going to bring it back...ok?
Also totally loving the weird looking stain on the bottom.....weird!

Shorts: Seven for all mankind ...cutoffs
Sweatshirt: Thrifted
Shoes: Converse...Thrifted
Bag: Ebay
Sunnies: Target

Around town for a few errands and then home to scour the bedrooms!

****Also a giant Thank you To Kyla over at Blue Collar Catwalk for helping this poor un tech-savvy gal out! She is so sweet, the last time i needed some advice pertaining to my blog width she was the one who helped me then. I love the new look of just my style!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

My new look...HELP!

So if you havent noticed I have tried my hand at updating the look of my blog. I really love it but I want to make it wider so that I can continue to post my pictures the way I used too. (Three pictures wide at the top of the post) I am exceptionally unwidgety, css, or any of those other words that I seem to be finding mean something in this whole process. If you have any idea what I'm talking about or what I'm looking for please let me thing I can do is follow directions! HA!

Here is a picture of the husband and I a few weekends ago....I don't really believe in posts without a picture.

"When a wife has a good husband it is easily seen in her face." Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Happy July 29th to everyone! What a great day! No particular reason...just sayin'!

 I am so excited to be getting back into the swing of things here on just my style. Summer is flying by at a rapid pace and I find myself thinking about the long lists of things that need done before fall arrives. My kids will be beginning school in less than a month..EEEEK! My grandparents will be here for two weeks come August 11th, hot and heavy birthday season, meaning one every week for about two months is quickly approaching. Not to mention all of the camping, fishing, and outdoor adventures that are still to be had. Our summers up here in Alaska are painfully short and so we must survive with little sleep and lots of late night adventures to sustain us through the long winter. I have been having such an amazing summer, it has been cram-jam-packed full of outstanding days! I hope you all are having as much fun as I am!

Last night consisted of my ballroom dancing lessons and then I was treated to a lovely dinner at a new restaurant in town called the Grape Tap. I had been wanting to try it out for a while now. It is in the historic part of town and they refurbished one of the original homes that was in Wasilla. It is such a cute little cottage from the outside, but on the inside they have created such a cozy modern setting. I LOVED it! I imagine it will be the perfect place for a girls night or appetizers and a glass of wine with the hubby. Jeremy took me in celebration of our twelve year anniversary. The food and wine was amazing but the company and conversation was even more so. I am blessed to say that I am more in love today than ever. Love ya babe!

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Dress: Forever 21
Cardigan: Nordstrom
Bag: Betsy Johnson
Shoes: Frye

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Goodbye frumpy housewife.....

Wow! So how long has it been? Life happens and I'm not gonna lie, I slipped back into a jeans and sweatshirt housewife mama. The weather here in Alaska has been less than super ALL SUMMER LONG  and crazy busyness seems to be all around me. Enough excuses already! 

Lately I have been feeling frumpy and disheveled, under appreciated and overworked* but you know, it's funny thing how your mood and perspective changes when you are wearing something you love, something that screams, this is me, this is who I am! I began to realize this little gem of knowledge DUH why didn't anybody tell me before, oh wait you probably did. when I really started to miss all of you and the daily regimen of fashion blogging. I started rummaging through the archives of outfits I had put together and I started to "get it". If I dress like a frumpy housewife, I'm going to feel and act like one. Hmmmm... Concept! I am sure I could get really deep and apply this to all sorts of other scenarios in my life, but for now we will stick to fashion. I experimented with my new found revelation and "dressed up Danielle" for about a week. The results were amazing, I felt better, got more done, and the little skip was back in my step.

Yesterday was the first day I documented and boy am I out of practice. I feel like I have to relearn everything about fashion blogging again. I am feeling anxious about what to write, and I couldn't pose for anything, every picture I took either looked completely scary or like I was 12 posing for Great Aunt Sally. Fashion Blogging is truly a form of art. Here's to my new beginning to the blog.


Dress: OLD ???
Cardigan: Old Navy
Belt: Thrifted
Shoes: Converse, Thrifted

*note: I have not been walking around like a depressed zombie, I have actually been having a great summer with loads of Alaskan adventures but I just felt a little less me. I am not by any means overworked or unappreciated either, my husband and family are amazingly supportive of me. It is just the cloud over my head sometimes...maybe it is a woman thing or a housewife thing?

**Also A big Thank you to all of the sweet comments I received asking about my return to blogland, they are most appreciated.
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