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I Spy {Links I Love}

December 19, 2014

As I peruse some of my favorite blogs throughout the week, I almost always find something that gives me inspiration, a chuckle, or food for thought.  I thought it would be fun to share some of them each week on Fridays ~ Sort of like a cross between Show and Tell and I Spy!

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Here’s what caught my eye this week:

One of my favorite sign painters now has her signs in jewelry!~ so pretty and unique

This closet system tutorial (shown above) just may be on my to do list for the new year~ (I haven’t broken that to my husband yet…)

This free Bible Study starting in January sounds really interesting.  (I signed up for it.)

If you search for them, there are many beautiful, free printable calendars for 2015.  I chose this one for my new blog planner.  (I wonder if it’ll help keep me organized??)

We pick up our oldest son from the airport tomorrow.  For a few weeks, our whole family will be under one roof again!

Have a great weekend.

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One Outfit, Three Looks

December 17, 2014

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been taking some online fashion courses.  It’s a hoot!  Choosing what to wear each day isn’t something I like to think about much, but I decided to put a little more effort into it.  The online courses have been the perfect tool for me.

Part of the learning process has happened through watching ladies post their outfits of the day on a closed Facebook group.  As the days go by, I realize fashion and decor have a lot in common!  I’m a bit of a “copier” in the decor department ~ always looking for inspiration pictures and ideas.  That translates directly over into the clothing arena as well.  I’ve been taking note of the things I really like, and am starting to determine what looks best (and feels like “me”) on my particular body type.

Although it felt really really strange at first, I’ve also been taking pictures of my own outfits of the day.  Eventually, I’m going to compile them all onto one sheet and hang them inside my closet door.  Then, when I’m at a loss as to what to wear, I can just glance at the sheet and spare myself all that thinking time!:)

Here’s an inspiration picture of an outfit similar to one in the fashion course:

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And here are some of the outfits I’ve worn based on that picture. (All outfits start with the same basic pieces:  Jeans ~ Gap; Striped T ~ Ralph Lauren Sport; Black tank top underneath;  Brown Riding Boots ~ Lifestride; Tassel Necklace ~ Le Chateau)

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Gray Sweater ~ Target

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Black Sweater ~ St. John’s Bay

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Scarf: RW & Co

Now, I’d love to get a little feedback from you!  Can you identify with struggling to figure out what to wear?  Would you like to see some weekly fashion posts over here at Harbour Breeze?  Do you have any fashion questions you’re dying to ask?  If I don’t know the answer, I can always fire it off to my new fashionista friends! :)  My comment section seems to have a mind of its own, so I’m hoping it’s working for you.  If not, you can always e-mail me at harbourbreeze@hotmail.ca.

Have a pretty day!

P.S. As I was putting the links into this post, I noticed that the first course I took is still available and is on sale!!  It’s my personal favorite and I highly recommend it. If you’re interested, you can sign up here and immediately get the shopping list and all the outfits.

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Linking Up:  Get Your Pretty On, The Pleated Poppy

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Simple & Sentimental Christmas Decor

December 14, 2014

Some years I like to fuss and fiddle with new Christmas decor.  In the past, I’ve twisted and glued coffee filters into a tree, folded paper into stars, and made a tree topper out of burlap. I wasn’t up for fuss and fiddle this year. Instead, traditional, sentimental, and simple seemed the route to go.  […]

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I’m Back!!

December 12, 2014

After almost 2 weeks in the repair shop, I’m finally typing this post on my new computer.  I’m trying desperately to become friends with this new piece of technology, but, honestly, we haven’t had a very good start to our relationship…  We’ll just have to take this little journey one baby step at a time.  […]

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What I Wished I Could Have Blogged About…

December 8, 2014

It’s a long story. Shortened, it goes something like this: 1.  For the first time in my live long life, I purchased my very own computer with my very own money. 2.  In the course of the set up process, it decided to spontaneously wipe my hard drive clean of all the digital pictures I have […]

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Hey, Pretty Ladies!

November 22, 2014

I’ll be up at the camp kitchen cooking for a bunch of hungry men today, but I thought I’d quick pop in to give you a pretty little update!:) I mentioned earlier this week that I decided to join an online fashion course called “Put Your Pretty On”.  Today is day 6 of receiving an […]

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The Super Secret Closet Project Uncovered

November 21, 2014

I know, I know, I left you in the lurch yesterday.  I took you on a whole journey of “before” pictures of our upstairs landing area, and didn’t show you the after!! Honestly, all this suspense is really due to the fact that this little room isn’t quite finished, and that drives me a little […]

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The Quaint Space {the closet project}

November 20, 2014

Once upon a time, when we moved into this house, there was a quaint little space on the upper floor. To get to it, you’d walk up the stapled carpet samples on the stairs… and turn to your left.  There it was! It was directly between 2 bedrooms, and we were determined to use the […]

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Customizing Clothes Storage Ideas {the closet project}

November 19, 2014

The first step of the closet project (and the subsequent, life changing steps afterward) was simply purging and organizing.  Although I had The Dream Closet in mind as my inspiration, I had to figure out how in the world to first address the practical issues of our clothes organization scenario. For those of you who […]

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Pretty Projects

November 18, 2014

Sometimes when a project idea pops in my head, it’s relatively straight forward.  I start with a goal in mind and just go for it. Bing. Bang. Boom. In relatively short order, it’s done with a horrid before picture and a much improved after one. Sometimes, though, projects spin into an unexpected vortex of sequences […]

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