Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ladies Room Fashion Show

Alright! I did well this week! I remembered to take pics. It's been a few weeks since I've done this. In the past few weeks, I have really upped the amount of running and climbing I have been doing. I can see a difference for sure. See? I told you I was going to get in shape as soon as the Little Rock Marathon was over. Turns out though, I'm going to run marathon #2 this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. I am proud to say that most of the stuff I wore this week is from Plato's Closet! Which by the way, it's a cool store, and if there is one near you, then check it out! 

If you aren't sure why I do this, I will tell you! It isn't because I think my clothing choices are the best out there. It isn't because I just love snapping photos of myself. (although it doesn't hurt...haha). It is more so I can show you that resale works!  Plus it helps me dress better. I need to make more of an effort to dress more put together. I mean come on! We own a clothing store! This helps me do it. If I know I need to post these, I put a tiny bit of more thought into what I will put on.

Shirt: junk food from Plato's Closet
Cardigan: No idea from Plato's Closet
Jeans: American Eagle from Plato's Closet
Sandals: Chacos

First of all...this has got to be one of the best t-shirts I own! Second, the jeans are comfy.

dress: Plato's Closet
cardigan: Hollister from Plato's Closet
leggings: American Eagle from Plato's Closet
Shoes: Toms from Masons

This dress is great! I am looking forward to dressing it up a little more with heels or something, but this was a good work outfit for sure...

T-shirt: Beauty's Boutique
Shorts: Prana from a looooooong time ago
Shoes: Toms from Plato's Closet

I went climbing after work, and these are my favorite climbing shorts...I hope they keep lasting and lasting because I have been climbing in them for nearly 6 years now! haha.

Tank: American Eagle from Plato's Closet
Jeans: Miss Me from Beauty's Boutique
Shoes: Toms from Warrens
Necklace: Plato's Closet

Plain and simple, and super comfortable...I am glad that it looks pretty good on...doesn't look like I didn't put any effort or thought in.

Necklace: Plato's Closet
Shirt: Plato's Closet
Capris: Big Star from Platos Closet
Shoes: Toms from Warrens

This is probably my least favorite of the week. I'm trying to embrace this style of shirt, but it isn't working. I'll keep trying. I need to look semi-fashionable at work.  Our backroom is lovely isn't it?

Dress: Plato's Closet
Shirt: Forever 21 from Plato's Closet
Tights: Plato's Closet
Boots: Plato's Closet

Pretty backroom? haha. I love this can't see the sleeves and shoulders up close, but they are cool. The dress itself is cool, but it is so skin tight, that it is just not work appropriate. The shirt over it helps this out. It was a little too warm for this outfit today, so I don't think this dress will be making another appearance anytime soon.

Yep! I got the tutu at Plato's Closet!!! haha.  This is my outfit for tonight's $5 5k. I ran with the kids in the kiddie run and it was a good time.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ladies Room Fashion Show!

I haven't done one of these in a couple weeks. Sorry! The main problem is I forget to take pictures. Plus, am I being too narcissistic? Oh well, I had to do one this week. You only get one picture too. :)

I wore an outfit the other day to see a band called Big Smith play. If you haven't heard them, go look  them up! I've had one of their songs stuck in my head all week.

It goes like this:

My overalls don't fit me anymore
Don't fit me anymore
Don't fit me anymore
My overalls dont' fit me anymore
Don't fit me anymore
No More you can see that my boots I'm wearing are for certain my dancing boots. I love them!

tank: Plato's Closet not sure the brand
shorts: Plato's Closet- J.Crew
boots: Plato's Closet- no idea the brand

Silly picture, I know. Andy took it and I'm moving my arms. It will have to do. First of all, like I said, I love the boots! Second, I love the shorts! This outfit was soo fun, it will for sure make another appearance. I think I'm loving red right now. (remember the red jeans???)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mary Jo

Mary Jo is an amazing woman. She is running a marathon this weekend. The marathon is in Spain. She is running the marathon for Team in Training. She has spent months raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

She has trained hard. She is ready! She is such an inspiration. I know many runners are inspired by her. This woman works hard!!! She ALWAYS wins her age group.

She has qualified for the Boston Marathon before. I hope to do that in the next couple years.

She always has a great attitude.

Good luck this weekend Mary Jo!

She's in the white hat. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

life. and my grandparents.

So, I figured out why I had such a long hiatus from this blog. It was called life. Life happened. So, that's why this past month I didn't get on here much. It was called life. Life happened.

Sure, I could have made time. I just didn't want to. I feel like lately I haven't had much time to just sit and relax. When I am getting these brief moments, getting on here isn't the first thing I want to do.

What a shame right? I mean, admit it, this is the most interesting blog out there. Nope. I don't think so. 

I need some deep insights or some witty comments. Something.

I am a little sad because I wanted to write a blog post about my grandpa. This past month marked the 21 year anniversary since his death. His birthday also would have been a few days ago.  I guess I can write about it now though, better late than never, right?

Here is a very old picture that I was able to scrounge up off of facebook. There is my grandpa with my grandma and their four very wonderful girls. (My mom is in the back row right of the picture).

My grandma could not have found a better man for her. My grandpa was an amazing man, and she loved him dearly. Loved isn't the right word. She loves him dearly. There is no man that has compared to him since his death. He died too young. He died of lung cancer. I am so grateful that I had the chance to know this man.  I have so many great memories with him.

I remember the time I got to ride with him to Tennessee. I ruined his compass because I was playing with a magnet too close to it. I didn't know. It was winter outside and kind of icy. He accidentally hit a road sign. We got stopped a long time by a train. I had two dollars I could spend, and it was "burning a hole in my pocket." He stopped at a gas station for me, and I bought a pen with a pink fluffy creature on top. I am so thankful for that trip.

My grandma has a home video of the last Christmas he was alive. He came up with the idea to hook sleds to the back of the riding lawn mower and let the grandkids ride on the sleds while someone drove it around. I remember that Christmas very well. He was sick at this time, so he watched up from inside. I'm glad that we have that on video. I've watched it several times with my grandma.

I learned my lesson. Don't EVER stick my tongue out at my grandma and grandpa.

I made him cakes in my easy bake oven.

I'm glad he was my grandpa. I'm glad that he was my grandma's husband.

My grandma on my dad's side died very shortly after he did.  She was my Grandma Rose. She lived in Florida. Obviously, I was named after her. I wanted to write a blog about her too. I guess this is it. We would visit her about every year. She would send us wonderful packages on what it seemed like every  Holiday. She was a beautiful woman. 

She raised five wonderful children. I wish I could have known her better, but I am glad that I got to spend the time I did spend with her.

I remember going to her apartment. I remember Christmases in Florida. I remember going to the beach with her. I remember getting Peeps in the mail from her. I remember her smile. I love listening to stories that my dad tells about her.

I am so glad that I had wonderful grandparents like these in my life.