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Hello All…

3 Mar

Posting this month may be sparse due to the following:

I close on my house in 2 days. (yay!)

I will be moving, and this lady has TOO much stuff!

I have about 4 antique furniture pieces that need refinishing.

Oh and, I am getting married at the end of the month!

I will be posting lots of goodies when I return to reality. I will start to develop my Wedding portion of the blog. Also look for antique/furniture refurbs, or ‘upcycles’ as some refer to them as (I am not fond of that term). I have scored some pretty awesome flea market/salvation army/craigslist furniture in the last month or so and can not wait to get my hands on it and breathe a little life back into these amazing pieces. Fun times to come ‚̧

To pass the time, here are Sir Ohly Meynard, and Miss Lena Lou, Schnauzer royalty in these here parts! ūüôā

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Maidenform… bringing back the girdle!

16 Feb

While on my quest to find functional, comfortable, AND sexy shapewear for my upcoming wedding, I came across Maidenforms Flexees brand 90th Anniversary Shapewear, and was I ever pleased!

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Now… I have stayed away from girdle type shapers in the past simply because I feel like I need most of my shaping in my middle.¬† The thought of a girdle cutting me in brings on visions of a can of busted biscuits more or less, so I haven’t even gone there!¬† What first brought be to even consider trying this on was A.¬† It was Flexees¬†brand ( I have had good luck with them before), and B.¬† It was pretty!¬† Not expecting to have any luck I hauled it into the dressing room to give it a go, and was pleasantly surprised.¬† It went on without a fight.¬† For some reason I have it stuck in my head NO good shapewear¬†goes on without an epic battle.¬† Not this thing, easy up.¬† The next thing that makes this girdle awesome, built-in undies!¬† The major thing I have noticed the built-in undies do is help the girdle ‘stay in place’ so to speak.¬† There is no migrating up-or down.¬† Best thing about this girdle is it does what it is supposed to do…. minimizes the pooch (or my mini fupa as I like to call it), and lifts the bum.¬† All of this happens MINUS the busted can of biscuits effect, amazing, right?¬† It hits right wear my natural waistline goes it, and is not tight; though it is not lose either.¬† And the cherry on top?¬† Attached stocking clips that are easily flipped under if you don’t intend on wearing stockings.

I am going to give this piece of shapewear¬†a 4 out of 5.¬† It’ cute, retro, functional, and comfortable to boot.¬† The only reason I am not giving it a 5 is that I would say it offers more firm control, than extra firm control.¬† So if you’re not looking for a super duper sucker-inner, I would definitely give this a go!

This girdle comes in:  Ivory, Gray, Black

Vegas Wedding: In the Works!

21 Dec

After recently getting engaged, my fiance and I both opted for a small, none traditional wedding.  Great to say our first thought that came to mind was VEGAS!  Plans are coming together quite nicely if I might say so myself, and the stress level has been kept to a minimum.  We are inviting close friends and family only, and will be saying our vows at the Shalimar Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Accomplishments thus far have included getting out invitations, booking hotel and airfare, booking the chapel, getting my dress, and a restaurant for after the ceremony.  Coming soon will be snapshot play by plays of my planning process, and hopefully progress as my date of March, 22nd 2013 creeps closer.  I have done my fair share of blog reading; on weddings, Vegas weddings, dresses, destination weddings, etc., as I am not your typical bride, when I did find a blog with good info I was more than pleased.  My taste is different, and definitely not every ones cup of tea, but here it shall be for those of you whose cup of tea it might be!  Keep an eye out, as Vegas Wedding: Part 1 will be published soon!