Fall weather is in the air and this morning my son just announced, “Mom, you need to stock me up on some flannels.”
Considering that he is our one son that cares about fashion, that sparked this post since I’ve pulled out my own plaid and I am on the hunt at thrift stores for those that have been lovingly discarded. Yes, wearing plaid shirts is one my Frugal Fashionista goal this month.
I’ve found some great inspiration pictures down below. Yes, keep scrolling past my pictures. Mine are real life, this is how we can look every day without trying.
It’s so easy to look great with just a fun, flannel (plaid) shirt.
I definitely didn’t plan on having these make it to a Frugal Fashionista post. These are my “around the town for errands” look and obviously, not a day I was caring about hair, make up etc. but I guess that’s why I love it now and why I had my daughter spontaneously take these pics.
We can all dress up our errand look with just a few additions. Add some boyfriend jeans and fringe and you have three of the fall trends met in one cozy and comfy outfit. [Read More…]
This summer, the power of a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich was made known. (First shared over at (in)courage.)
Steam radiated throughout the air and sweat rolled down places my deodorant would never reach. I don’t know why I even bothered applying it that week because the putrid smells rising up all around me banished any attempt at hygiene.
I spent a week walking the streets of downtown Atlanta.
Armed with sacks full of PB&Js and water, we meandered through parks and side streets. We rode the subway and sat on curbs. We picked up trash, drug paraphernalia, bottles, and a host of unmentionables. Then we sat again.
Curled up on the curb, we made new friends with those who lived on the streets. We swapped stories, shared life, and broke bread. What started as an offer of a cold drink on a scorching day bridged the awkward gap that age, circumstance, and glaring differences might have otherwise divided.
It was on the third day that we met.
I saw her leaning up against a light post — alone, unkempt — with tension and burdens bound in her face and body language. [Read More…]
The Amazing and ever so Easy Berry Pancakes that made me step back and remember, “I don’t HAVE to, I GET to.”
This week has been one which has included a soul wrenching and dramatic shift in perspective. Hard life situations will do that, won’t they?
(Que: scurry away from computer thinking, “I just want a pancake recipe.”) I know, I know and I’m going to give it to you, but first let me share my morning pondering.
I was convicted that one little word shift in my attitude and vocabulary can have a profound impact on how I do life with those around me.
Yesterday morning, our #3 son stumbled out of bed. He didn’t want the eggs I offered him, and barely grunted a few words of acknowledgment as he came downstairs. Honestly, he was just darn right unpleasant.
Does anyone else have kids that are a bear in the morning? Yes, it doesn’t sit well with me because choosing your attitude is one of those core momma beliefs in this home.
When our children choose the easy way out, like complaining and grumbling, then my reaction for breakfast is, “Grab your own Poptart then.”
This morning, Mr. Grunter asked for pancakes. [Read More…]