Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Home Office Redo-The Reveal-Boho Natural Desk

Home Office Redo - The Reveal After weeks of painting, sanding, waxing, drilling, cleaning, arranging and lots and lots of sweat-my home office redo is complete! I am in love with the space now. I feel that it has a more open feel and I arranged it so that my desk faces the window. I feel happier when I am facing a window while working as compared to the wall. We had the dilemma of where to place the workout bench and weights, so we decided to put them on the west side of the room where the desk used to be. This opened up the room entirely and we can now use that space in the middle of the room to do yoga, floor exercises and meditate.  Here are some photos I took at night because I couldn't wait to share with you! I will take more during the day.  I tell you, it makes me happy just to sit in this room now :) I cannot wait to pick out some new art work and hang it in here.  I even have a little fountain on my bookshelf that I bought at Dollar General last year!  Enjoy! BEFORE AFTER
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Home Office Redo-Chalk Paint and Boho

Home Office Redo-Bedroom to Home Office I have been living in this apartment for about two years and so far I love it here!  It's a cute area with so many conveniences! I also have been working from home for about six months along with my husband.  However, I have decided to redo this room and turn it into a cute, boho, zen area for work and working out plus meditation. Follow along to see how I achieve this! First off, here is what it looks like currently: I have the monitor and laptop on a vintage 1940s desk that I bought for $80 back in 2013 I painted it a beautiful grey with white drawer fronts that I crackled. It is looking dated and just needs a nice facelift I love using Annie Sloan brand Chalk Paint because it has no odor and it's easy for me to work with.  I used to have a furniture flipping and restoration business 10 years (or so) ago and I used that paint a lot. I bought Pure White and some clear wax and got to work. First I had to remove the drawer handles and noti

Valentine's Day - Date Night Outfit Inspo

I have always been very fond of Valentine's Day I remember as a little girl, being excited to decorate my little mailbox with cute doily hearts, glitter stickers and much more!  I love Valentine's Day because it's a day to celebrate friendship and love.  We have love for our family, our spouse, our partners, our friends, our neighbors, our pets, and more! My husband and I decided to go out for a nice dinner the Saturday before the 14th!  It always gets so crowded on the day of, so we made reservations at SER Steakhouse in downtown Dallas.  The restaurant has a beautiful view of the the downtown area and the service was exceptional! I could not decide between what to wear (big surprise, lol) so here  are a few outfits I contemplated for that evening: You can view the video on my TikTok page. Follow me along there!  So this is the one I decided on!  It is a silver sequined dress and it was so comfortable. I bought it on Temu.  Here’s a few other photos from that night:  So if
Friday, September 22, 2023

It's Giving Fall Vibes

Fall Outfit Ideas These outfit ideas are giving fall vibes! For reference I am 53 years old and I love to look good! I mean, who doesn't, right? Here are a few of my favorites to mix and match this season. This edition is using black & tan items. I specifically used some foundation items such as black pencil skirt, black, button-down, blouse and wide-leg, sailor type pants.  You will find links to most everything below. To watch the video you can click on my Tik Tok video over on the right.  Black button down blouse from Worthington @JCP Blouse here  and the pants I bought from QVC a long time ago! I paired them with nude pumps.  This comfy sweater is from Old Navy  here the black skirt is from Shein and it's stretchy and comfy. Again, paired with the nude heels. Here's the sweater with the wide leg pants.  Here's the black top with skinny jeans from Macy's. I love these jeans, they are so comfy and stretchy. Unfortunately, I don't see the button up jeans on

Mexican Casserole (Carne con Calabaza y Elote)

RECIPE Mexican Casserole Carne con elote y calabaza Who doesn't love a good homecooked meal? Lately, I have been getting more into cooking and less into eating out. This meal is easy to make and healthy too.  My mom makes the carne con elote y calabaza and it is so yummy. This is her recipe.  Mexican Beef Stew with Zucchini and Corn Makes about 5 heaping servings Ingredients: 1.5 pounds of stew beef 1 15.25 oz. can of corn (you can add another can if you wish to make more portions) 1 16 oz jar of Herdez Salsa Verde - Mild (or if you don't want any heat at all, substitute with one 12 oz. can of tomato paste) Half a white onion, chopped into small pieces one cube Knorr chicken bullion Fajita seasoning to taste salt to taste one or two large zucchini (I used one. Add more veggies for more servings) In a large casserole brown the stew beef with the onion. Once the beef is fully cooked, add the (drained) can of corn, and mix it up. Then add the zucchini and stir all together. Add th
Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Slowing Down and Smelling the Roses

 Retired Slowing down and stopping to smell the roses has been the theme of my life lately. Ever since I retired from my government job back in May, I have been learning to relax. You read that right, "learning" to relax. I guess my kids were right, I have always been a work-a-holic. It has been something that's been instilled in my dna ever since I can remember. I always felt I  had to keep busy being productive even when not at my actual job.                         (collage of my hubby and I, me and some time relaxing) I had been an accountant since 1999 and worked my way up to the title of CFO towards the middle of my career. Being a CFO of several small cities, at one time or another, was always a big responsibility. It involved late nights for council meetings and working weekends to prepare budgets and end of year workpapers. If you are an accountant you know exactly what I mean.                                                              (Last City Council Meetin
Thursday, August 17, 2023


REVIEW: SKIN CARE FOR MELASMA WITH TRETINOIN AND HYDROQUINONE WITHAGENCY.COM A few weeks ago I came across and ad on Facebook for prescription skin care that supposedly treats melasma and acne. I have been battling cystic acne now for over 30 years! My triggers are dairy products, which really sucks because I'd have to give up cheese, yogurt and ice cream! I try to limit my intake of dairy products but once in a while I cave. I've had to take doxycycline in the past along with Epiduo cream and I've even been prescribed Retin A 0.5%.  Now, going to the dermatologist and getting scripts can add up to hundreds of dollars. Having seen the ad and clicking through the website, I decided to give it a shot. The ad showed the two week trial size to cost about $6 with shipping, so I answered the questions and put my credit card info in. In a few hours the medical team emailed me with a treatment plan that they put into a secure website, and asked me if I had any questions. I went onl


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