Monday, February 10, 2020

What I Wore 2019 Part 2

Happy Monday!! I decided to get back to updating the tiny neglected blog. So I’ll get to it. This was a dress I got from Stitch Fix and paired with a Loft sweater. I wore this for my birthday dinner. My 29th Birthday dinner. What you don’t believe me?

I told you!! The waiter obviously thought this was funny. I told him he was my favorite waiter of all time.

This beautiful blazer I got at an antique mall. It’s vintage and I really love it! I wore it to church.

This over sweater is from ModCloth. I got it on clearance and I will definitely wear it again this spring.

A friend from Instagram sent me these lovely earrings as a gift. They are handmade.

Another Lularoe dress. I’m telling you they are the best!

This dress is from Amazon. They are really inexpensive and comfortable. I think they are around $25 The kimono is from?? You guessed it. Lularoe ๐Ÿ’•

A bright spring dress from ModCloth. Another clearance sell. 

Another Lularoe... I guess I’m obsessed.

The Cuff is from Mothercuffer. I wear a lot of cuffs. I love words and I think they are pretty special since they are handmade. 

This is a Lily Pulitzer skirt and Chico’s chambray top. 

And believe it or not that was all of the outfit pictures I took for 2019. I wore a lot more pants this year and I have realized that mostly they are very uninspiring to me. I love dresses and skirts, but mostly skirts. And truly maxi skirts. My legs are not fabulous and I really don’t like showing them off.  I will continue tweaking what I love this year and finding what I feel is best for me as I continue on. I’ll keep you all updated on my not so mainstream clothing journey. If I don’t like it after I wear it, I give it away or sell it to the consignment shop. So some things you have seen may already be history. Others I’ll try to rewear and find ways to use them that make me happy. If they don’t work out it’s no love loss for me I try to get the item to someone who will love it. 

Amy Joleen 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

What I Wore 2019

Today I thought I would share some of my favorite outfit combinations from this past year.  This sweater is a beautiful chocolate brown and the blouse has a lovely ruffled front. Both of these pieces are thrifted.

This is a beautiful apron my lovely friend bought me. I still wear aprons every day.

This blouse is very beautiful. It is from Target.

The cutest shoes! Who doesn’t like bacon and eggs??

This outfit was completely thrifted.

Last Summer  this is a lularoe skirt. The kimono is from Amazon.

My daughter always tells me I look like Anne Hathaway... I see a tiny resemblance. If only I had her beautiful figure ๐Ÿคฃ

This was after my daughter did my hair.

Another summer outfit. 

A church dress I got from Lularoe.

The shirt from the first picture worn in summer with a pink lularoe kimono.

Beautiful scarf my daughter gave me.

This is another lularoe dress! Their dresses are so comfortable and you can dress them up or dress them down. If you haven’t tried them you should. This post is getting long so I will break 2019’s what I wore into several posts. 
Amy Joleen

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Catching Up

We bought Disney passes in 2019.   But they have been such a disappointment. They no longer put any limit on the number of people that enter the park every day. And let me tell you, It’s CROWDED!! Some days  it’s 2.5 hours to wait on one ride. We have only ridden a few rides the entire time we’ve had the passes. 

We have seen a couple of shows in a years time... it’s know longer the happiest place... it’s the most frustrating. We feel like it was a total waste   of money.


This was Epcot. It was so hot this day. And very crowded.

I’m hoping to get a few more visits in before our passes expire. As we will never repurchase them. We will stick to watching the movies.

Levi went on his first flight 

All the way to...

Washington DC! He went with his school and had a great time. 

It was a great experience for him. 

He decided not to go on the school trip to New York City this year. It was his decision as we left it up to him. 

Levi is in his Jr year of high school... so only one more year left. 

It will take several posts to document last year... until next time.
Amy Joleen 

Happy February

Has it truly been almost a year since I visited this tiny blog? Last February I was talking about tricking my bike and my husband surprised me with this beautiful bike. Last summer turned out to be so hot that we only road occasionally. It was 100+ degrees almost every day. No Thank You!

My son... I feel like Pee Wee Herman when I ride my bike.๐Ÿ˜‚

2019 was a very busy year for us. It seemed as if every day was filled with something to do. And truthfully nothing has really changed that,  except I’m trying to be way more conscious of my time. 

Time is something we can’t capture and we can’t get more of... as I’ve gotten more seasons under my belt I realize just how precious it is.

I’ve tried to spend more time just being. I’m trying to block out the world as much as possible. Be in the world and not of the world. I can tell you it has made a huge difference in my stress levels. 

I signed up for audible and I’m loving being able to listen to books while doing my daily work. It makes such a difference in how productive I can be. To keep learning is a very high priority for me. I want to always be learning and not sitting stagnant. If you don’t like to read or you are in a season where it’s hard to get the time to read, you might want to subscribe to Audible from Amazon. 

My homemaker life suffered in 2019 but I have made quite the effort to take it back in 2020 and I am loving being back in that element.

Home is where my heart is.... 

I’m looking forward to having an organized home with a lot less clutter... it’s a serious work in progress.

I will try to get this little neglected blog up to date and start sharing more. God has been so good to our little family throughout 2019 and all the years before. I’m so thankful and I’m praying that we all have a blessed and wonderful 2020.
Amy Joleen 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Spring is Coming

Good Morning! Can you believe the last day of February is here? Living in Florida, most of winter isn’t to bad. It’s actually a wonderful time of year. We have been in the low 80’s for weeks now. 

It has been perfect for outdoor things like fishing . My sons favorite pastime. 

Everything is beginning to flower. It is a beautiful time of year.

I guess I should think about spring cleaning....

I’ve thought about it..... and it doesn’t sound fun. Lol In all seriousness it is something that needs to be done. I’ve been watching the Marie Kondo series on Netflix and she has inspired me in some areas. But if you love vintage and you love to collect you may never be just like Marie.  I will always keep the things that spark joy. I have a whole house of sparked joy. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Recently I went to the consignment shop and found these lovelies! Lily Pulitzer shoes that have never been worn and the most adorable spring bags.

For Valentines Hubby bought me this cute pink timer. It didn’t work so we must send it back . But it was so cute.

I got my old bike out and washed it and got it ready for spring. Then my husband decided he wanted a new bike to match mine. His was to hard on his back. So he bought a dark blue Townie.  He also put mine in the shop to be serviced. And I’m getting a new seat. Mine was tearing. I’ve had my Townie Electra for 15 years and it is still the best bike I’ve ever ridden. 

This is another bike I found on Pinterest. I have been looking for ways to trick my bike! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I got a new basket like this one, they are putting it on while it’s in the shop. I also got a new bell. Look out! I think I’m going to sew ๐Ÿงต a basket liner. And maybe add steamers. I will feel like I’m ten years old again. I could hardly sleep thinking of all the fun we are going to have.๐Ÿ˜‚

Here’s to March and a new month filled with happiness and lots of fun.  Hopefully we will all have good weather and happy spirits. Until next time.

Amy Jo