Month: January 2017

The Joys Of Empty Nesting!!

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Just to start off this post with a little disclaimer….I love my wonderful daughters very much and miss them every day!!  But it is a normal process in life that your children will grow up and move on to create their own nuclear family.  And I can proudly say that they are both doing very well and being very successful in their new lives with their partners.

Since my husband, Will and I are now empty nesters, our lives have changed dramatically.  It has been 26 plus years since we have lived on our own without children in the house.  We are having to adjust to living with just the two of us.

And it has been wonderful!!!  It is just the two of us now and I was initially a little concerned that we would have forgotten how to be just us again.  But my fears were for not…it has been fantastic.  I think we are closer now than we have ever been.  When we first met and then were newly married before our girls came along, we were too young to appreciate the alone yet together time that we had.  Now we are more mature (I hope), we have raised our wonderful girls and have had a lot of amazing experiences together as a family.  But now it is time for us to be together just the two of us.  I have the opportunity to get to know my husband again as just my husband, not just the father of our children.  I had forgotten how amazing he is, how funny, how sweet he is in the midst of the daily business of being parents.  We will never stop being parents, but now it is much less of a hands on situation, and we get to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labours and see our girls grown up and being successful adults.  It has been 4 months now and I am loving every minute of being with my sweet baboo!!

If you have kids, or don’t, what stage are you at in your life and relationship with your partner?  Cheers, Michele

Dress To Top Refashion!!

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I thrifted this very short dress at Value Village for only $10.99 but I had a 30% off coupon so it only cost me $7.77.  I loved the fabric and the cut of the top but it was too short to be a dress and I don’t wear tunics.

So it was a simple matter of taking my seam ripper and removing the band of fabric that covers the elastic on the waistband.

Once that was done, it was just a matter of cutting the top to the right length, iron the hem over twice and stitch it down.

Then I ironed the wrinkles out and I had a great new top.  What do you think of my refashion?  Cheers, Michele

50% Off Vacation Clothes!! Mini Haul!

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I am still preparing for my vacation to Jamaica in the spring and I found these few pieces at the last 50% off day at Value Village.  I think there is a theme here as everything is either blue, green or turquoise or a mixture of these colours.

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This necklace was originally $4.99.

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This dress from Lands End was a little more pricey originally at $17.99.

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This long maxi dress was originally $14.99.

I think I did quite well in adding to my vacation wardrobe.  I love these dresses and the necklace can be worn with several of my other dresses as well.  Cheers, Michele