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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Life Recently

The historian part of my soul approves mightily of his choice in hatwear. Actually, all of me approves. #ineedtoremovethetag #instaluther #toddler #children #hatwear #headgearL. insisted on wearing his Johnny Tremain hat on our walk. #instaluther #toddler #children #hats #colonial #headgear
Mom bought L. a hat at Colonial Williamsburg; it's become his hat of choice. 
Human and feline snuggle time in Mama's lap. #instaluther #toddler #cats #feline #snuggles #catsofinstagram #instacatWe be slidin. #instaluther #toddler #children #motherhood
Making friends. | He refuses to go down the slide by himself. 
Sunday morning. #instaluther #toddler #fatherhood #reading #childrenHe's getting so tall! #instaluther #toddler #children #fatherhood
Luther wants to be read to all. day. long. | I wish he would refuse to climb to high heights. 
Climbin. #instaluther #toddler #childrenSplashin. #instaluther #toddler #children
Enjoying the weather at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. 

Recent pics from Instagram. Last week was gorgeous--in the mid 70s, no humidity. Madison summers can't be beat. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer 2014: the Grandparents

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A couple of weeks ago, after visiting Mandi and Matt, we drove to Buford, GA where P's parents just bought a house on Lake Lanier. We had belated birthday celebrations for Pierce and Luther, went over house renovation plans, swam in the lake, and just generally relaxed.

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Then we headed down to Bradenton, Florida where my dad grew up, and onto Anna Maria Island, where my parents had rented a condo for a couple of weeks. There we played in the sand, surfed the waves, hung out in the pool, and ate lots of really good food (i.e. the Columbia). The perfect summer vacation. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Shop Update

Vintage Yellow Sugar Bowl and Creamer Depression Glass in Madrid PatternVintage Japanese Black Cat Bookends
Four Vintage Cobalt Blue Glass and Metal Filigree Salt and Pepper ShakersVintage Black and White Salt and Pepper Shakers with Hobnail Pattern
Four Vintage Stemless Metal and Glass Wine GlassesVintage Oval Mirror Tray in Metal Filigree Frame
Six Vintage Ruby Red and Clear Glass GobletsVintage Leather and Glass Decanter

Finally getting back to listing items in the shop. Or at least in Vintage Soup; I have some gorgeous pieces for Vintage Soup Closet waiting for me to clear space in the office so that they can be photographed. 

Plans for the weekend include a goodbye party tonight at the terrace for one of P's lab mates and . . . nothing else. Love weekends like that. Also tomorrow is my sister's 22nd birthday--happy birthday Dewey girl, I love you! 

Have a wonderful Friday! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Thrifted What I Wore

Inspired (in this and in so many other things) by Holly's @thriftanthologist recent #whatiwore posts. All pieces/accessories thrifted with the exception of my necklace and bracelet. #wiw #thrifted #thrifting #womensfashion #thriftculture #thriftanthologyThrifted What I Wore: Wednesday Edition. Everything thrifted except for the earring.  (On L: everything but the stuffed animal.) #whatiwore #wiw #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology
Tank: French Laundry (brand) from Goodwill                                   Shirt: Worthington (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's
Skirt: Spense (brand) from St. Vince de Paul's                                  Shorts: Old Navy (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)  
Shoes: Clarkes (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)               Earrings: Savers
Earrings: Black Horse Auction Thrift Store

Thrifted What I Wore: Thursday Edition. All thrifted except for shoes/necklace. #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthologyThrifted What I Wore: Friday Edition: (on me) everything thrifted except for the shoes and necklace; (on L) everything  thrifted. #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #wiw #whatiwore #instaluther
Dress: can't find it to locate the brand                                              Dress: American Eagle (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's
Vest: Peer Tee (brand) from Savers                                                Earrings: Savers
Earrings: Savers                                                                         Shoes: not thrifted
Bracelet: garage sale                                                                   Watch: gift from parents
Shoes: not thrifted                                                                      Shoes: not thrifted

Thrifted What I (We) Wore: Monday Edition. On me, every thrifted except the shoes/watch. On Sir Grumpy-Pants, everything thrifted except the shoes. #whatiwore #wiw #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #instaluther #grumpsterThrifted What I Wore: Tuesday, Luther's Bday Edition. Everything thrifted except for the shoes. I probably should have ironed my dress. #yeahright #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology
Dress: can't find it to tell you                                                           Dress: Old Navy (brand) fromVia Thrift Store (in PA)
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's                    Vest: Peer Tee (brand) from Savers
Earrings: Black Horse Auction Thrift Store                                         Necklace: Savers
Shoes: not thrifted                                                                        Earrings: Savers
Watch: gift from parents                                                              Bracelet: garage sale
Shoes: not thrifted

Thrifted What I Wore: Wednesday Packing Edition. Everything thrifted except the shoes and necklace. #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #cantwaitforvacationThrifted What I Wore: Friday Edition. On me--everything thrifted except the necklace. On Train Man--the teeshirt is thrifted. #whatiwore #wiw #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #instaluther #thriftedfashion
Shirt: Mudd (brand) from Savers                                                    Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's
Skirt: Valia (brand) from a thrift store (in GA)                                  Skirt: Delia's (brand) from Goodwill
Earrings: Savers                                                                           Earrings: Savers
Bracelet: garage sale                                                                     Shoes: Clarke's (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)
Necklace: gift from Lehigh University
Shoes: not thrifted 

Thrifted What I Wore: Tuesday Edition. On me, everything thrifted except the bracelet. On L, the shirt is thrifted. Also, he discovered the bicycle tire pump this morning. #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #instalutherThrifted What I Wore: on me, everything is thrifted except the necklace. On L, the shirt is thrifted. Try to overlook the fact that my bra is showing and that Luther has no pants on. #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #th
Shirt: Mossimo (brand) from Via Thrift Store (in PA)                        Shirt: Mossimo (brand) from Savers
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (brand) from a thrift store (in GA)                 Skirt: Spense (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's
Shoes: Clarke's (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)             Shoes: Clarke's (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)
Earrings: from Savers                                                                  Earrings: from Savers
Bracelet: gift from mother-in-law                                                    Scarf/belt: from American Family Thrift (in PA)

Thrifted What I Wore: Thursday USA! Edition. On me, everything is thrifted except the earrings. On L . . . JCPenney was having a sale, I couldn't help myself. We are wearing our red, white, and blue today in support of team USA. It's a good thing soccer iThrifted What I Wore: Friday Edition. Everything thrifted except for my shoes. Happy weekending! #wiw #whatiwore #thrifted #thrifting #thriftculture #thriftanthology #thriftedfashion
Shirt: H&M (brand) from Goodwill                                                Shirt: Living Doll (brand) from St. Vincent de Paul's  
Skirt: Valia (brand) from a thrift store (in GA)                                 Skirt: Delia's (brand) from Goodwill
Shoes: Clarke's (brand) from American Family Thrift (in PA)              Shoes: not thrifted
Earrings: from Savers                                                                  Earrings: gift

[Good lord, this post took forever to write. Adding tabs in html is a nightmare. I meant to post it yesterday but couldn't get it done in time. ] A couple of months ago, Piercen told me that he missed my old outfit posts on the blog. So here is the first of their revival, with a focus on the thrifted items. These pics are from my instagram feed, so my apologies if you've seen them before, but now at least there are more details on the clothes. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer 2014: Visit to Mandi and Matt (OUr+M+L-E)

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Every year, we try to do a weekend together with our college roommates, Mandi (mine) and Eugene (Piercen's), and Mandi's husband, Matt. This year, however, Eugene was unable to attend, so we did what we could to make him feel included. We may have gone a bit overboard though as at one time there were five Eugene heads on sticks, and it just felt a little creepy.

We had a glorious time boating, walking in the park with Mandi and Matt's new dog, admiring their new house, hanging out at concerts in the park, eating great food, and just generally relishing their company. It's always good to be with family, and these folks are definitely family (you too, Eugene). 
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