~My "Love" of baggy boyfriend Jeans~

I think I am one of those people that just refuse to change with the times. If I find something I love I stick with it. Baggy hip, baggy leg, short jackets with fitted shirts are one of those things. I love the chic-ness of the jeans. They look adorable with flats & wedges.... weekend wardrobe staple..i think yes.. 50ish women can still have a
fun wardrobe.


I finally found the perfect pair while shopping with Cheryll... However, she doesn't share my appreciation for the "baggy jeans', she likes hers fitted.  We are such opposites in most everything except our hearts. :) 

~Fall in Atlanta & The Varsity~

It's finally Friday...
One trip my sister & I make everytime she is home (in Atlanta), is our chili dog/ chili burgers & the famous onion rings from the "Varsity"... we then stock up on their private label chili.

There is nothing better than "Varsity" chili dogs except of course the onion rings!!! oh my gosh! wicked. I try to eat healthy... but, what can I say! .... I have no will power when I see that mile high stack of the worlds best onion rings....
It started raining while we were on our way, but I snapped a few pic's of the orange & red colors of Fall that are lining the road....

 even while raining, it is beautiful...

Enjoy your weekend.


~Pumpkin Crunch Cake~

Now that "FALL" has officially arrived, I have the fallen leaves all over my yard as evidence, pumpkins are everywhere! We have already carved ours... (thank you girls). I have been ready for baking (I am always ready to bake)... so, I thought I would share a melt in your mouth receipe. This is SoO good & easy.

1 package yellow cake mix
1 large can (30 oz) pumpkin pie mix (Not 100% pumpkin)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
½ t salt
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup melted butter
Whipped topping (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom of 9x 13 pan.

Combine pumpkin, eggs, sugar, evaporated milk and salt in large bowl. Pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture. Top with pecans. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean. Cool completely. Serve with whipped topping. Refrigerate left overs



~Music, Scent & Color~

Music is one of my daily requirements~ Truth. it really is... Pandora is definitely a reflex action... Frank Sinatra ooh yeah! I can accomplish any task in half the time it would normally require if I am crooning along with "Ol Blue Eyes"...

Another affecting stimulus... scent.  Like music, scent & color is so incredibly personal. I love most citrus-sy floral scents, on me (perfumes) or in the home. It's a light fresh smell that radiates an energy in me.....Jo Malone's "Orange Blossom" is definitely on my "Christmas wish list" (hint..hint. :)

For years I was a neutral color person. My daughters were constantly giving me advice on colors... (and hairstyles) (and shoes) and (make-up) lol..... but, this time they were right... colors, especially pinks, chartreuse & blues....oh, and yellow... love them. That started my love affair with Lilly. I live on a budget with 2 girls in college. But, I do stock up at the end of the season. :) I bought 2 really cute dresses for next spring,

The cute dress above my "very thoughtful" sister...picked up for me in Virginia..
I love the beautiful pattern and "COLORS"... This is a drastic change from my black & white solid wardrobe... It is a lot more fun. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Till next time,


~Cori & the Pumpkin Patch~

My daughters love to celebrate. It really doesn't matter... if it is Halloween, Fourth of July, Valentines Day they plan for weeks.... they are probably concocting a celebration for Columbus Day... :)
Their birthdays, my birthday & Mother's Day are celebrated with hand made cards, home-made cakes & and lot's & lot's of love.
Christmas is a huge celebration at our house, with family, friends & food.... I am truly blessed to have these girl's as daughters.... They make every occasion an event.
Cori and her sweet friend Melissa went to the pumpkin patch... (girls will be girls, never forget the camera) ... I hope she doesn't mind but i snooped grabbed some of her snapshots from her facebook...

Aren't they the cutest little "pumpkin patch kids" ever... 


~What a weekend!~

I had a super busy, super fun, super exhausting weekend. Cheryll is in town visiting from Virginia, and I love our special catch up time. We had Erin's birthday celebration Saturday evening.... lot's of food, friends & family.

It was great having everyone over... We celebrated Erin & Wes's birthday.  The girls even had a pumpkin carving contest...they all won! no competition in a house with these girls~

Sunday, Cheryll & I shopped till we dropped.... literally. :)

I scored big-time. New shoes, new handbag, cute nautical sweater ... :)  I definitely crushed my budget for the month.
Cheryll was much more disciplined conservative than me..but it was great fun.
It was sOo hard going to work today, Cheryll and Erin went out for lunch and had a special aunt and niece day, while I was working.... I really love having her here, I only wished we had more time.