Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspiration: *ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE*

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
IT IS NOW.

Not for any grand cause,
necessarily...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.

You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.

HAVE FUN.

DIG DEEP.

STRETCH.

DREAM BIG.

Know, though, that things
worth doing seldom come easy.

There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.

There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.

Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

PERSIST.

Because with an idea,
determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.

Let your instincts, your intellect,
and your heart, guide you.

TRUST.

Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.

Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

Author: Unknown

Khaki, Denim, and the Beaded Shoe Tee

8.29.09

8.29.09
8.29.09 by FFM featuring J Crew

Took my son to the doctor, stopped by J.Crew, and went to the market. :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Geo Frances and Whirling Ruffles


The cardigan is buttoned up all the way over the Frances cami with only the ruffles peeking out.

8.26.09

8.26.09
8.26.09 by FFM featuring J Crew

Wearing Today: Working at home as well as catching up on laundry and other things after our beach vacation. Have a great day! :)

*My skirt is actually the J.Crew Sanur Convertible Dress in charcoal that I'm wearing folded down in the skirt *option*.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Inspiration: Don't Look Back....

Don't Look Back...

You're Not Going That Way

As you travel through life
there are always those times
when decisions just
have to be made
when the choices are hard,
and solutions seem scarce
and the rain seems
to soak your parade!

There are some situations
where all you can do
is to simply let go and move on
gather courage together
and choose a direction
that carries you toward
a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles
and take a step forward
the process of change
can be tough
but think about all the
excitement ahead
if you can be stalwart enough!

There could be adventures
you never imagined
just waiting around the next bend
and wishes and dreams
just about to come true
in ways you can't
yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships
that spring from new interests
as you challenge your status quo
and learn there are so many
options in life,
and so many ways you can grow!

Perhaps you'll go places
you never expected
and see things that
you've never seen
or travel to fabulous,
faraway worlds
and wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth
and affection and caring-
a "somebody special"
who's there
to help you stay centered
and listen with interest
to stories and
feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort
in knowing your friends are
supportive of all that you do
and believe that whatever
decisions you make,
they'll be the right
choices for you!

So keep putting one foot
in front of the other
and taking your life
day by day.

There's a brighter tomorrow
that's just down the road.
Don't look back-
you're not going that way!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Have a beautiful and blessed week! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Beach Getaway


We are on a Beach Getaway...it is beautiful here and the weather is gorgeous! It's nice to take a little break and relax a bit. Have a beautiful week! :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

8.13.09


Early Morning Occupational Therapy for my 3 year-old. I wore it buttoned with just the top 2 buttons so you could see the rose as well as the belt.



Made a trip to the J.Crew Factory store and then to Walmart to get supplies for an upcoming beach trip. :)

My scarf is actually the Ombre silk scarf, but the color I have is an in-store only item similar to the color shown in the set, and my crewneck is also an in-store only version similar to the one in the set, but without the epaulets.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The J.Crew Headache Tee

Headache Tee
Headache Tee by FFM featuring J Crew

The next two sets transition the tee into Fall. Please note that the color of the tee is closer IRL to the pic of the tee on the left. :)
Headache Tee *Look Two*
Headache Tee *Look Two* by FFM featuring J Crew

8.12.09

8.12.09
8.12.09 by FFM featuring J Crew

Wearing Today: My earrings, bracelet, and handbag are similar to the ones shown in the set.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

8.11.09

8.11.09

Wearing Today: Errands and the Market. The scarf is tied around my neck in a loose bow. Have a great day! :)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Inspiration: *Courage*


Courage is the strength to stand up
When it's easier to fall down and lose hold.

It is the conviction to explore new horizons
When it's easier to believe what we've been told.

Courage is the desire to maintain our integrity
When it's easier to look the other way.

It is feeling happy and alive, and moving forward
When it's easier to feel sorry for ourselves and stay.

Courage is the will to shape our world
When it's easier to let someone else do it for us.

It is the recognition that none of us are perfect
When it's easier to criticize others and fuss.

Courage is the power to step forward and lead
When it's easier to follow the crowd; their pleas resound.

It is the spirit that places you on top of the mountain
When it's easier to never leave the ground.

The foundation of courage is solid,
The rock that doesn't roll.

Courage is the freedom
Of our mind, body, and soul!

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

J.Crew September 2009 Sneak Peek








What do you think? Do you see anything you like? Are there any looks you plan to recreate?

8.5.09

8.5.09
8.5.09 by FFM featuring J Crew

Wearing Today: My son's 11th birthday and his party at our house. :) The tank is layered under the tee.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Inspiration: *Beginning Today*


Beginning Today...

I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there,
waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

I will look in the mirror and
I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me
is someone I enjoy spending time with
and someone I would like to get to know better.

I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world
and I will unselfishly share this gift with others.
I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path
and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination.
I will overcome what barriers there may be which
hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

I will take life one day at a time,
one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences.
I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else:
perfection does not exist in an imperfect world.
But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

I am responsible for my own happiness
and I will do things that make me happy. . .
admire the beautiful wonders of nature,
listen to my favorite music,
pet a kitten or a puppy,
soak in a bubble bath . . .
pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

I will learn something new;
I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

..... and every day.

by
Penny White, copyright 1990

Sunday, August 2, 2009

8.2.09

8.2.09
8.2.09 by FFM featuring J Crew

I wore this to church...my bag is a similar style made by Liz Claiborne and my shoes are a similar style and color.