Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's Marvelous Darlings

Howdy Hon,

Okay yesterday was my son's 18th birthday.  He's the youngest.   Wow, in case I don't feel old enough.  LOL.  I love my children, but I am so glad to see them all become adults.  I'm excited to see how they will shape their lives and become spouses and parents themselves.  Although I'm not your typical rocking chair, sit at home, and babysit while my children live like they have no parental responsibility kind of grandma,  I have loved and will continue to love spending time with my grandchildren grandma days of course.  But it will be fun to watch my youngest 2 children go through the experiences of weddings and marriages and babies.  I look forward to seeing them develop their own parenting skills.

Anyway, this got me to thinking how I also won't be dressing like a grandma.  You know that idea that some people tend to think of grandma's as.  Old flower house dresses, knee hi stockings, blue wigs and so forth.  I still want to dress nicely, not always to the nine's, but nicely when I go out.  (We won't talk about at home though...)  So I thought it might be fun to go through some of my looks, plus I was invited to do so and thought it was a cool idea.  It was great that the invite came when it did, as I was thinking about these things already.

I was recently inspired by Social Print Studio to bring together all of my favorite looks.  Their digital photo books are a great way to bring all your digital favorites to life.  Below are some of my favorite looks that made me feel like it was a MARVELOUS MONDAY kind of day.  I hope you enjoy and please feel free to share some of your Marvelous Monday kind of day looks, I would enjoy seeing them.

This is the young man who just became legal.  I love this picture my hubby captured of us in the church parking lot.

The first dress I made after not having sewn since that one shirt in high school. 

This cape is amazing, my mother brought it back to my grandmother from a another country, 
It's ALL PLEATED (except the shoulder area)!

This is a favorite headwrap I created
and love to wear with this skirt

This is my favorite skirt I have ever made!

Beach Babe, this picture made me feel way better than I felt
in a swimsuit in years.  Sometimes you just need to look
at something with a different pair of eyes to appreciate it!
Can you tell which is a painting on the wall and which is live?  Although this
was a casual day on a cruise ship I felt super cute in this picture.

Again on the cruise ship, I loved how I felt and looked for my anniversary dinner with my husband; so much that I made this picture the cover for my studio's blog site.  Don't you just love the Betty Boop fluffy slippers, lol?  
This was the end of the night and I had removed my heels already when we went back out.

And from this weekend at a Toastmasters Contest, the theme was
All That Glitters, but I don't want to be too over the top so I
went with this little number.  Love it.

Make sure you look at those pictures that remind you how great and how beautiful you are on a regular basis.  They help to drown out some of those negative things we can get into the bad habit of saying about ourselves and worst to ourselves.  

Love and Shimmies,


  1. Love all the photos. That cape is fabulous! Also, Happy Birthday to your son!!!

    1. Thanks Sarah, sorry I missed this post.

    2. Thanks Sarah, sorry I missed this post.