Friday, March 15, 2013

A Little This, A Little That...

Love This...

And This...

Absolutely Stunning...

This Too...

Yes Please!!!

These Too!!!

Spring is almost 'officially' here, although for many of us in warmer climates the weather has been making it feel as if it has already arrived. We did just have a cold 'snap', but it will more than likely be our last one of the year, so the hot temps will now officially be on their way. I am looking forward to pulling out my spring and summer dresses, sandals, handbags, etc. Although that means that my arms and legs will be a bit more exposed, so I have decided to give a new self-tanner a try this year, so that they will have a bit more color when wearing my short-sleeve/sleeveless tops and dresses before it is actual beach season:

I must say that I am quite pleased with the results. It was very easy to apply, moisturizing to the skin, and the color looks very natural, with no streaking to be seen. Now I am ready to wear my dresses with sandals instead of boots. :)

Speaking of Beach Season...

(Underwire Top and Bikini in navy paisley)

Look what I picked up with the recent J.Crew GOODNEWS Extra 30% off Promo that has been going on this past week. Both of the suits are so lovely IRL, and I absolutely love the color and prints on both of them. Now that I have my 'faux' tan started, I just need to lose the extra pounds I've put on over the winter months, and I'll be ready for our first trip of the year to our family condo on the Gulf Coast. :)

The boys and I will be meeting up with our Homeschool Group to see a performance of Dr. Seuss's (The Cat in the Hat at the Orlando Repertory Theatre today. You may remember from this post that we went to see Junior Claus there back in December of last year, and really enjoyed ourselves. The performances are always very entertaining and well-done, so we expect that this one today will be the same.

In Shopping related-news...

Today is the last day to take advantage of the J.Crew GOODNEWS Extra 30% Off sale that I mentioned above. The Promo-priced items also receive the discount and are not final sale, so it is definitely worth taking a look at them. There were new items added this week, as well as numerous markdowns, and you can see the list of both HERE.

Madewell is offering an Extra 20% Off Promo-Priced Items and Sale Styles plus Free Shipping on orders of $100+ with code GOODSTUFF at checkout until 3.19.13. For more details and the list of Madewell Promo-Priced Items click HERE.

Target is offering a Buy One, Get One 50% Off promotion on select Shoes & Handbags purchased on their website until 3.23.13. The discount is automatically applied at checkout, shipping is Free on orders of $75+, and you can return the items to any Target store if they happen to not work out. Click HERE for more details, my picks, and links to a couple of reviews. :)

So what have you been up to lately? Did you take advantage of the GOODNEWS promo at J.Crew? Are you looking forward to spring? Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Please do share! I always love to hear from you! :)



  1. Hi FFM,my package from the GOODNEWS promo is out for delivery today,but it only contains two vintage tees.

    It will be a quiet weekend for our family.It is still very cold here,so we will stay indoors and do some stuff around the house.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. That second look is so intriguing. I love the idea of a leather motorcycle jacket with a skirt and heels. We are already in the 90s so my leather jacket wearing days are over until fall.

    Thanks for the recommendation on the Clarins tanning milk. I like to get a little color and being vain I hate to expose my skin to the sun long enough to get a real tan!

  3. FFM what pretty swimwear and what fun for you and the boys. Trust it was a great day. I think I will try an approximation of the second look as I already have a full grey cotton skirt and a jacket. Now, if only I had THAT white bag ;-) Have a very happy weekend...

  4. FFM,

    You have made me happy indeed! I love those sundresses! Am searching for a full skirt that looks good with my figure this summer and this is good inspiration!

    Seuss sounds fun! We have a quiet weekend planned - very homey stuff - good friends may come for supper.

    Thanks for the clarins update - I do not tan at all and must use these faithfully to have any colour at all!

  5. Oh my those floral dresses are stunning!

  6. Thanks for stopping by ladies! Yesterday's trip to the play was quite an adventure as my 6 year-old threw up in the car just as we were arriving in the parking lot. Fortunately, my three older boys were able to stay with the rest of the group to watch it, while my youngest and I made our way home. They said it was fun to watch, but I think they enjoyed the lunch at Chik-fil-A with their friends afterwards even better. :)

  7. One out of four is not too bad so I'd go with that! Glad you had fun!