ten reasons I hate preparing for the 4th of july

Yes, yes, it’s a beloved patriotic holiday, I know. I am not saying I feel good about being so grumpy about it- I just don’t all together enjoy the hubbub. Why?

1. I hate that every radio station thinks its funny to play “Baby, You’re a Fireworkrepeatedly.
2. Unless Dante is right and hell is cold, Texas is hellishly hot in July and I am trying to look cute for picnics while my makeup melts.
3. I feel obligated to try lots of blue eyeshadow and red lipstick.

 4. My dogs hate fireworks. So does every dog in the city, county and state. Ask the animal shelters.
5. I overeat at every picnic and then have to explain why I won’t be displaying my bathing suit and jumping in.
6. I look ridiculous in red.
7. I hate the four days after July 4th when the idiots across the street think its funny to shoot off their leftover fireworks at 2:00 am and wake the little people in the house.
8. Everyone is off for the holiday and they all are following me to the grocery store.
9. They even want to buy the same things at the same time! Back off those burger buns already, lady!
10. I feel obligated to try to decorate the house like Martha Stewart would. When I see her work I feel so patriotic I want to sing America the Beautiful.

I feel better that’s off my polka dotted chest. Now I can go off and enjoy that overcooked burger and a beer. Happy 4th!

Hanging with the Pleated Poppy and I Feel Pretty today to see what everyone wore on Wednesday!


a cute little plaid jacket that doesn’t make me look like a used car salesman at all. right?

Every time I wear a vintage blazer I have a moment of asking myself,  “Do I look like I am about to sell a used car or some real estate?” I don’t know why…maybe watching too much television as a child. But I do love a blazer, even in summer. To be honest, it’s so hot that I don’t stay outside wearing it very long, but it’s perfect when in a blast of air conditioning.  And since the heat wilts any hairstyle I attempt, a grown up ponytail is essential to beat heat. What summer tricks are you up to to avoid looking wilted?

Vintage blazer and purse
Gap shorts
Target tank & shoes



 Linking up with Molly for FundayMonday today, go visit.


Style Elixir

Let’s dance…or at least wear something that suggests that we are ready to

It’s always fun to find a skirt that makes you want to twirl all day. And the shape of this one does that with an additional boost of musical notes in the pattern to encourage me even more. Too bad I only have nomusical activities planned today- but you never know when that grocery store music might allow me a moment to twirl down the aisle in style…

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