Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Holiday WEEKEND, ENJOY!!!!!


I am so THRILLED to have the weekend here. It's been a sleep deprived week with BTS! So I am ready to relax and enjoy the holiday!! I was HAPPY to receive my Wildfox Happy sweatshirt that sold out at Nordstroms . It came all the way from Hawaii. So excited to wear it!  The making of these pom poms also brought me JOY! Z and I had so much fun making them. Had no clue where to put them until we discovered the empty branches on our porch. PERFECT! Arts and crafts week was a success! lol  Here's to a weekend filled with whatever your heart DESIRES and Happiness from me to YOU!!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What is making you feel beautiful today???

HappY Thursday!!! What is making you feel beautiful today? Please tell me you ARE feeling beautiful today. It was an orange dress that made me feel wonderful yesterday. It's so hot here that nothing felt comfortable on. In addition, my boy said "mom , why are you dressed so fancy?" Cracks me up since I had not showered until 10 minutes before his pickup! HA! I will say if I could wear either one of the little pink numbers above, I would feel pretty! You KNOW how much I like pink and tulle !!!! LOVE LOVE. BUT do you need that certain outfit, lipstick,shoes, handbag etc. to feel beautiful? WHAT is it that makes you feel beautiful. Let me know!!  Enjoy today and Choose Happiness!

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stairway to HAPPY!

If you like a little animal print

Word up

And for me .... a lot of Sparkle

I will gladly take the stairs opposed to the elevator. I am loving these staircases. A friend just recently painted hers with a blue ombre. What a way to add a little pizazz and interest to your home.  I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday. Take the stairs up today with and Choose Happiness

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Monday, August 26, 2013


Well it was a great first day of school for EVERYONE. So thankful for that news!!!Now I can focus on all other necessary items! Like writing. 
How about the these pieces of jewelry! I love how they are displayed on the model. So artistic,modern  and fresh.   BTW , I must say my biggest advocate (man behind my blog.... husband) did not like Monday's post   he totally missed the message, oh well. What did you think of it? Terrific Tuesday and Choose Happy!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Happy Monday.....Oh YEAH this is how I am FEELING!!

Happy Monday!! Not so much in my world!! My babies are headed back to school! I know I should be jumping up and down BUT I AM NOT. I am a crazy control freak mama and I like my babies right here in my NEST! Hell  yeah they drive me crazy too. But I know where they are and we are happy doing our nutty stuff together. A perfect school year for me is half a day and I get to choose which half lol. I will miss lingering around in our jammies. I will miss yelling at them to play the piano, clean your rooms, pick up your stuff...... Who will I dance , act silly with? I know I need to work on getting a life BUT they are my LIFE!!  Part of my distress is that I have a Freshman in HS. For the first time my kids will not be in the car together. My eyes are filling up !!  Yes, I am sad. The little one  will not even be up when the oldest gets dropped  off at the bus. OH YEAH did I mention he will be on a BUS!  UGHH! Okay enough !!! I keep telling myself these are great milestones.    I wish you a wonderful Monday filled with lots of JOY. I am choosing not to cry and Happiness!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fabulous Friday and some male Shopping

The young boy ( my first born) and I headed out to the mall to do some BTS shopping yesterday. Now that he is a freshman uniforms are no longer required. So he wanted to make certain he was going to look dapper day one. I must say it was so much more fun shopping with him than even my bestie. (sorry friend). Basically, he let his dear mom pick out all of his clothes. He tried them all on and was QUITE pleased with my selections. It was a different bonding experience for us. However, when I said I liked a certain dress his reply " mom that IS NOT going to fit you. To which I replied "YES IT WILL".It is a good thing that I was born with such a HUGE helping of self confidence. There is nothing like your teenage son telling you certain things would NOT look good on you. No ego bruising there!!! The best thing though, I got to see the young man morph into the running gear wearing athlete to this handsome .dapper. casually cool young man. I think I have said it before as a matter of fact I know I have but I miss the days when men used to dress in nicer clothes. I detest all of the casualness. Just the other day , I spotted an elderly couple shopping, and what struck me more was seeing the care he had taken getting ready for the day. He had on a sweet short sleeve shirt and grey dress slacks pressed perfectly with his nice black belt and black shoes. Yeah , that's right I would be able to identify him in a line up because he was sooooo old BUT he had a penchant to dressing well. I hope that my son at 80 will dress so beautifully.  Wishing you a DELIGHTFUL weekend filled with CHEER and Happiness

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

P is for Party!! And I am in a Partay Mood!!!

How can you not be ready to throw a soirĂ©e after feasting your eyes on these photos.  Just makes we want to call a few girlfriends, bring out some bubbly and oh yes order some pizzas. Some days you can throw a last minute shindig and have the BEST time. Other times you may want to call on some experts to help you get the party going. I am all about supporting new business ventures so I am going to give a shout out to WHITEPEACOCK  Styled Events. WP has now launched their blog so head on over and check em out . Everyday is a celebration !!!! So celebrate today! Choosing Happy and maybe a PARTAY!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


This is the first thing you see inside my front door. The little sign was given to me by a friend on Valentines Day. It is one of my favorite things. Because I truly believe at the end of the day it is so wonderful to know you are loved. Imagine a world where everyone would feel loved. Wouldn't that be so nice!!!  What a wonderful world it would be. Spending every waking moment with my lil babies this week for they will leave the nest for school next Monday. I hope they feel the LOVE of their mama each and every day.  Happy Wednesday... Tell someone you love them today and Choose Happiness

Monday, August 19, 2013

Couple love and coordinating an Outfit

Do you and your spouse,boyfriend, significant other ever coordinate your outfit. I know that if there is a particular even over here the Mr. wants to coordinate our look? I feel kinda dorky doing so , but I guess he should not wear a tux and me jeans ..... right?   So , I give in and work around his groove. Usually I would have picked out my OOTD, but he can throw a wrench in my plans. In the end , we try to look like we  are heading to the same venue. I like that the couples pictured above looks like they made the effort.:)
Cheers to a coordinated Tuesday and happiness.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Monday ....Just LIVE YOUR LIFE

Start today! Do something everyday to help you live your life to the fullest. May be something really small that makes you smile. I know for me laughing and spending time talking to a friends makes my day complete! Thinking about things to share with my readers makes me feel like I am living my life. What makes you feel like you are living your life  to the fullest? Enjoy your Monday and Start Living your life to the FULLEST! Choose Happiness

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Thursday, August 15, 2013


I truly deeply believe this one.  I had a lovely evening out with some girl friends last nite. Beautiful minds, hearts and souls indeed.  My BFF embodies all of these qualities too. I know I am a magnet for all kinds of folks that is the JOKE amongst my friends but in the end my closest friends are all Beautiful and Perfect to me. Cheers to a weekend filled with good friends that possess all of the above. Choose Happiness

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Yes Indeed

Feeling this 
It's all in the DETAILS

Crazy love on the boots

Black is the new black the old black and the forever black. And once you wear black you don't wanna go back. At least for me. Most of my wardrobe is black. Hard to believe I know for a girl whose first love is PINK. Black is just so easy! I always resort to something black. When in doubt throw on something black then add some color or all black everything!! Happy Black Thursday! Choose Happy

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Wednesday Word Up en ESPANOL

Hola ,Feliz Miercoles.   OkayI  struggle ,but I can't give up Word up Wednesday. I love it too much. It must be the suppressed teacher in me. In addition , I just have a passion for learning something new all the time. But, if this is not your thing , I understand just forward it to some one on the same train I am on!  I don't know about you, but I spend a lot of time around the table after a meal. AND I prefer doing so. Food tastes so much better in good company around a beautifully set table. I could linger at these two tables for days.... ALONE!! How beautiful, right? I could see a lot of bottles being uncorked!! Here's to a very happy Wednesday whether you are alone or dining with peeps make it special and beautiful. Choose Happiness

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Tuesday......I got my Sassy BACK

Yesterday was just one of those days! Fortunate for me and those around me I don't experience many!! I went to bed with a heavy head ( filled to the brim) with silly Back to School stuff! AND I had unpleasant dreams to boot. I took my kids on TWO walks yesterday. Now that felt GOOD! BTW somebody needs to call overeaters annonymous too!

Well Sassy is back and in full motion. I hope you have a FAB day this lovely Tuesday. These two outfits are my sweet spot today. Me LIKEY. Choosing HAPPY

LOVE LOVE the outfit esp the earrings!!!

Rita Ora in a Members Only Jacket . Remember those? Love the hoops , of course
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Monday Message....Make it HAPPEN

I came across this on Pinterest the other day. Does your inside match your outside? Some days I love the inside. I, personally am more fixated on the inside, living my life to the fullest.  You know any body that looks good on the outside but it's like all Hell broke out on the inside? It's MONDAY and I am feeling REAL good on the inside. Had and amazing weekend doing family things. Making memories. Get busy creating that life that feels good on the inside and Choose Happiness. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013


I know I am about 5 days over due. National Friendship Day was August 4 this year,  I hope you shared some special time with a friend. Yesterday, I spent time with a new friend but it felt like we were OLD friends sharing stories. She also made me the most DELICIOUS , Wholesome and nutritious lunch. Though she did attempt to kill me with a kale, collard green ,beets and 20 other vegetable smoothie.LOL! However, the time spent together was so WONDERFUl . There is a bit of an age gap but we both shared so many commonalities. In addition, I left there inspired to go home and accomplish a few tasks at hand. So thank you girlfriend for inspiring me yesterday, for the great conversation and great shared meal. I promise to make you your very own friendship bracelet. Happy Weekend and huge  
dose of HAPPY to get you through the weekend.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What is your OOTD ( outfit of the day)!

So totally cute not that I would wear it

Look at the hearts on the coat , the belt on the skirt and the shoes!

I love those platform sandals and the detail on the leather pants

Lately I have been so infatuated with seeing other styles in other countries. My guilty pleasure of course is reading endless magazines  of all kinds. Today, I stole a wee bit of time and perused the bookstore AGAIN. I picked up National Geographic and a few British fashion mags. In my opinion, women in other countries appear a lot more hip and free in their selection of dress. It appears that they also pay a great deal of attention to detail. I would love to ask ..How do you choose your OOTD? Lately, mine has been what ever I am feeling comfortable in. Which has been pretty much the SAME ol thing. Tell me how did you choose your OOTD? Did you choose it the night before. I hope you chose some thing that makes you feel good.! Choosing Happy and a cute outfit today!

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wednesday's Word is Unforgettable

Memorable hair and skirt

Memorable jewelry, embroidery,handbag

Do you even need to ask?
Or this option

I can tell you that I have never thought about being forgotten. Not because I think I am so MEMORABLE but it just has never occurred to me. Maybe I think I am so charming !!! lol . Trust me when I tell you that's not the reason. I think I focus on treating others the way I want to be treated that I feel that in itself is memorable (make sense ) ?  Well, if nothing else you could make yourself memorable by that special haircut, those "gotta have em" shoes , great statement piece of jewelry. Choose Happiness

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