Monday, July 14, 2014

Take Note . . .

Top: Marshalls
Jeans: l.e.i., Macy's
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Bag: Call it Spring, J. C. Penney's
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's

Top: J. C. Penney's
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: J. C. Penney's
Bag: Nahui Ollin
Belt: Wet Seal
Sunglasses: Cloud Nine, Ocean City Boardwalk

Blouse: Candie's, Kohl's
Tunic: Candie's, Kohl's
Jeans: Kohl's
Shoes: Payless
Bag: Bisou Bisou, J. C. Penney's
Belt: Candie's, Kohl's
Sunglasses: Candie's, Kohl's

. . . in style!  For all those times when life seems like an endless errand, paper with pizzazz adds a certain something.  Indeed, to-do lists seem more manageable when accented by fruit and princesses and Hello Kitty.  I've collected countless notepads, journals, and note cards over the years; the little grouping here represents what remains and what is (of course) most photogenic.  I especially like collecting note cards because I love including handwritten thank you notes with my customers' orders.  There's something so nice about good old-fashioned, needs-a-stamp correspondence that you just can't get from a text or an email (a sentiment to which I steadfastly adhere even as I pen this digital post).  Long live the post office!

On another (ahem) note, above is the latest picture of my purple whatchamacallit plant.  A couple of weeks ago, I posted a different picture of my blossom buddy, also in the bloom of health, with the unfortunate report that it had since taken a turn for the worst.  (I didn't post a picture of that mess, dead flowers being less than blog-worthy.)  Guess what?  With a little more water and a little more care, this phoenix of a flower came back in full force, its plucky petals shooting up even taller than ever.  Sure, it has fewer blooms, and its added height has made it a little wild.  But these imperfections make it more interesting, adding character as well as strength.

Guess there's hope for this green thumb yet.

1 comment:

Marisa Noelle said...

Ah yes, that has happened to me too with ALL of my porch flowers. A little more watering and they perk back up.

LOVE that key lime necklace so much...and those little pink shoes are gorgeous!