Thursday, July 29, 2010

Joined some Friday Fun

1. Did you have a favorite blanket or toy as a kid? If so, do you still have it?

I did have a blanket that I had to carry with me where ever I went. I sat and played with the silk part at the end of the blanket all the time and still do to this day to fall asleep. Yes you heard me right. I still do it to this day. When the blanket gets old it is getting harder and harder to find blankets that have the silk on the end of the blanket.

2. Do you dream in color?
Yes I have had colorful dreams. Especially around Christmas time.

3. How tall are you? Do you wish you were shorter or taller?

I am 5 feet 3 in. I like the height I am. I just wish I was thinner.. LOL

4. If you could have any one's (celeb or other) voice as the guide on your GPS, who would it be?

Andy Garcia

5. Do you return your shopping cart to the corral or leave it wherever in the parking lot?

I always take my cart back to the corral. It is a petpev of my Mom and mine. I know someone who doesn't and my Mom and I do it for her. She is getting better at leaving it anywhere.

jEANS, JeaNS, JeAns

No matter which way we spell it we all Love them. Love to wear them , Love the feel of them and Love them on us....

You love 'em and need 'em, but do you look fabulous in 'em? The perfect-looking pair of jeans is a benchmark of your personal style ‑- so how do you find just the right fit and wash for a price you can live with?
When shopping for jeans, begin with comfort and try on lots of different styles, says Scott Formby, a creative director at Lucky Jeans. First and foremost, he advises, whether you're skinny, shapely or somewhere in between, jeans should be so comfortable you hardly know you're wearing them. Secondly, find jeans that look and feel right for you. "Jeans are not like a basic V-neck sweater or a simple blouse," he says. "They're a personal thing and become a part of you, and that's the beauty."

More tips from Formby:
Love how they feel. When you're sitting, jeans can look and feel completely different than when you're standing. If the waistband of your jeans sticks out at the tailbone or feels tight when you sit, try another size.
"Jeans are as varied as the women who buy them," Formby says. "We have some customers who want to show their bellies and some who don't." Jeans fit everyone differently. A pair that bunches in the crotch-to-waist area on one type of body might look fine on another body type. (If you find styles that bunch, try a lower-rise jean, Formby suggests.)
Know your fabrics. Higher-priced jeans are often more expensive because the denim comes from outside the U.S. All Mankind jeans, for example, use fabric from Japan and Italy. Jean fashionistas claim the weave of higher-priced denim is finer and more delicate looking yet still sturdy enough to hold a flare. In addition, the fade, or "wash," of the jeans affects the look and price of the garment. Pricier jeans are often hand processed, literally stone washed, one garment at a time. Washes are great, says Formby, because once you find a style you love, you can simply duplicate it in different washes, giving variety to your wardrobe: "You can have the same jean that fits great in five different washes ‑- everything from a cleaned, starched jean to a worn, faded look."
Choose the right silhouette for your shape. When it comes to the way your jeans look on you, it's the cut that matters.

Rules of thumb:
Baggy jeans can make you look larger than you really are.
Tapered jeans magnify the difference between the upper and lower leg, making thighs seem bigger.

High-waisted jeans highlight the space between the waist and hips, making both seem wider
Long jeans, with cuffs over your shoe, make your legs appear longer
If you want to accentuate a rounded behind, stretch jeans will cover your curves nicely; if your backside is flat, however, stretch jeans make it flatter, so stick with regular denim (or buy stretch jeans in a larger size)

Sometimes it pays to pay. Usually when you're buying jeans, the higher the price, the better the quality. The fabric may be a tighter weave, which makes it softer, and the more stitches on the seams, the higher the price. Rivets, wrinkles and hand-washing also up the price. Even so, is it ever justifiable to spend more than $100 on a pair of jeans? Yes, says Formby, because they will never go out of style. In addition, he says, "Good jeans age well, while the color and fit of a cheaper pair of jeans might not make it through the long haul." On the other hand, trendy jeans with features like embroidered patches or built-in belts might become unfashionable well before they wear out.

The most flattering style, ever. A slightly flared leg or a boot cut, combined with a low-rise waist, is the most flattering and lengthening jean for most bodies. This look is fitted around the derriere; it enhances the length of the legs, and the flare balances the width of the thigh. Shop for jeans with a short center seam to give your body definition and separation. Even if you wear jeans on the loose or slightly baggy side, wear them fitted around your backside. And, if you find a jean you love that isn't perfect in one area, consider taking it to a good tailor.

Pay attention to pockets. High little pockets in the back make a behind look bigger, so choose centered, larger pockets. In general, back pockets look better, but if you buy a pair with no pockets, choose a style with a yoke on the back, which will bring the eyes to the center. Front pockets should be on the shallow side, because extra fabric adds bulk. And then there are pockets cut and built to actually lift the butt. James Jeans calls its back pockets the "Wonderbra of the derriere."

Monday, July 19, 2010

New contest will be up later...

My new blog contest will be up later today so Please come back and sign up. My husband has been home for days with his knee out and swollen up so I haven't got to get it up yet.
Hes laying down now so I am going to work on my items for my store for Mondays Specials and get my new blog contest up for everyone to play,
See you later today.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New blog coning soon

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July with your family and friends. We had 50 people come over and had a HUGH BBQ. There was so much to eat. We had crab cocktails , hot dogs, hamburgers, chili, sweet cornbread with honey butter, that I was shown how to make when I went to Florida one year, mac. salad, potato salad, strawberry shortcake and I could go

I hope you all can be patient with me the next few weeks. I am having a new blog made and I am also getting a new web page. This has been in the making for awhile and am finally going to have a new look. I love my web page that I have now and my blog but I get really bored staring at the same thing day in and day out. Am I the only one that feels this way? I use to sale on EBAY and you can buy templates to change the look for each item you sold. I had many of them. There are so many cute ones out there not to own a bunch of them.

I wanted to announce the winner of the summer fun dishes and towel set. The winner that Hanna drew out of the hat is................. Cortney Lyon send me your address and I will get these send out to you, with an added surprise.

If you love Coffee, gardening, and jewelry then you need to watch for the upcoming blog contest. Make sure you check back and shop here and at for the Fun Shop Hop coming soon to a computer near you.. lol