Friday, September 27, 2013

Fashion Friday…Boots and Booties


As fall arrives…so does my desire to break out my jeans and boots! 



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So I was excited to see the latest news from Anthropologie - featuring their favorite picks.
 
 
Peep toes and cutout booties are perfect for the mild weather in early fall…
 
 
 
Ruched Peep-Toe Booties
 
 
 
Clary Booties
 
 
 
Irene Lace Booties



Ruidoso Booties
 
 
 
Circlet Suede Booties



Cross-Buckle Booties



Another option is a wedge bootie…my personal favorite style!



Velvet Laced Booties
 
 
 
Zurich Booties
 
 
 
Scrollwork Booties
 
 
 
Gwen Booties
 
 
 
Nothing beats a new pair of boots for fall…
 
 
 
Tara Saddle Boots
 
 
 
Heath Button Boots
 
 
 
Eleve Wedge Boots
 
 
 
Embroidered Lillie Boots
 
 
 
Volta Boots



Arlo Corset Boots



Currently on my shopping list - the mid rise boot…



Boulder Mid-Boots
 
 
 

Dinah Mid-Boots
 
 
 
Beeline Moto Boots
 
 
 
Cayson Buckle Boots
 
 
 
What is on your “Must have for Fall” list this year?
 
 
 
Happy Friday and Happy Shopping!
 
 
 
all images via Anthropologie
 
 
 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome Autumn Chalk Art…


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The cooler days of fall have finally arrived here in Northern California. Over the weekend I changed my chalkboard canvas with some art celebrating  my favorite season.
 
 
 
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The bay area has so many wonderful destinations…all within just an hours drive! Here is the view of the brand new Bay Bridge on my first trip across…



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After driving through the tunnel on Treasure Island the next section of the bridge is just as beautiful. This has long been one of my favorite views heading into the city…



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As fall arrives so does football season…and we are fans! We have held San Francisco 49er season tickets for years and one of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday is at the game…



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This is the final season at Candlestick Park. The 49ers will be moving into a brand new stadium next season…so the atmosphere is full of celebration for this event.
 
 
 
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Enjoy the season and all that it brings!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Birthday Greetings…


Today is my birthday…
 
 
 
 
Heading into San Francisco to meet some friends for lunch…lucky me!
 
I would be jumping up like this photo if I didn’t tweak my back a couple of days ago while using a chain saw to cut up a fallen birch tree in my mother in laws front yard! Any DIY’er worth her salt would never pass up the opportunity for some free birch wood to use for fall d├ęcor and more…right?!
 
No matter that what I have paid my massage therapist and chiropractor…I could have bought twice as much birch wood for projects! But free is good…right?!
 
 
Enjoy your day!
 
 
 


 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Spotlight…Art I Love



 

I recently discovered the work of artist Holly Irwin and truly love her mixed media paintings. My favorites include her silhouettes and figures…layered with soft colors and tons of texture.
 
 
Petite Ballerina
 
 
 
Dusk
 
 
 
Girls Night
 
 
 
She also paints charming Barn Scenes and Villages…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If flowers are more your style…she paints those too!
 
 
 



See Holly’s profile and background on her website here. I love the colors, the texture, the subject matter, all of it…beautiful.


Friday, September 6, 2013

Are you ready for some football?!?



 
I am!!!
 
 
 
This weekend we are having some friends in from out of state for a visit and a few days of food, fun, and football!
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are driving in to San Francisco on Saturday to shop, and eat, and prepare for the game on Sunday. We are longtime season ticket holders for the 49ers and they are playing the Greenbay Packers. Our friends are Packer fans…so a little friendly rivalry (and a standing $20 bet!) is on hand.
 
 
 
(not my car BTW…)
 
 
We will be in the parking lot enjoying the pre-game festivities, fanatics, and tailgate parties. Such a fun way to spend the day!
 
 
 
Happy Weekend…and GO 49ERS!!
 
 
 
 
 



 
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