Thursday, April 18, 2013

One Day Without Shoes #1...

"Challenge your path to growth. Try something New."
In approximately 32 weeks, I will be turning 45! I decided that I will try 45 new things from now until November 25th. One Day Without Shoes is New Thing #1.

My daughter and I participated in the TOMS event "One Day Without Shoes." I'm sure you all are aware that TOMS shoes gives a pair of shoes to a child in need every time you purchase a pair of TOMS. Buy One Give One. I don't own a pair...yet, but I love TOMS!

 A local store, Altar'd State, held a One Day Without Shoes walk. Participants of the walk had to walk the route in their bare feet. It's a way to bring global awareness about children's health and education issues. It was very humbling and the walk showed us how fortunate we are. Although it wasn't a huge turnout, the event organizers did a great job. Prizes such as TOMS sunglasses, TOMS shoes, and TOMS tee shirts were given out at the end of the walk. My daughter won a book by TOMS founder, Blake Mycoskie. Check out our pics from the event.

Cute foot tattoo

Blake, her TOMS, and the book she won. I can't wait to read it!

Everyone who won a prize.
Walk participants

One Day Without Shoes

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring Break...

Hey All! Sharing a few pics taken of our road trip to Maryland to visit my folks for Spring Break. I had not seen my parents since they dropped off my kids to me in Richmond while they were on Christmas break. It was really fast. Like "Oh hey. Kiss. Hug. Here are the kids. OK bye!" It's been almost 9 years since we moved to NC and I still miss Maryland and my family dearly. We had a great time.

Heat update: Remember yesterday when I mentioned that I would not turn on the AC?? I broke down. My thermostat said my house was 84 degrees and rising. Even the dog gave me the side eye.
View of the Inner Harbor taken from Federal Hill.


Um yeah. Selfie. The fitting rooms were huge in Under Armour.

I have a thing for reusable bags. Love this bag from Lululemon.

Pretty cool picture of the tiger at Washington, DC Zoo.

SO in awe of this lefty gorilla.

Met up with my college roomie at the Zoo.

Sleeping Panda. My favorite animal to see at the DC zoo!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Currently Craving...

Currently Craving... Denim on denim. I'm totally feeling this look. Different shades of denim paired together. Teenage daughter hates it. But by the summer she will be sporting the trend. It's only because her mom (who according to her doesn't have any style) says it looks good. Check out a few denim on denim looks that are giving me inspiration. All images via Pinterest.

Side Note:  Hope you are all staying cool. It went from 50 to 88 degrees in two days here in North Carolina. I want a Spring, you know 60 - 70 degree temps, cool breeze coming from your window. Kids are calling me cheap because I refuse to turn the air on in April. Whatever. When they start contributing to the Bourne Energy Fund, then perhaps I will look into it. Until then, back away from the thermostat!

Let's talk about the necklace! Gah!

Love it all! From hair to shoes.

I'm definitely a fan of wide leg jeans. So 70's.

Leaving this for the younger gals, but I love this look.
Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Monday, April 8, 2013


Today was the last day of the GTS bead show that was held in Greensboro. GTS comes to the area about 4 times a year and I always go on the last day. You get the best deals! I'm also loyal to two vendors who always give me great service. I'm like a kid in the candy store when it comes to shopping for gemstones. Here are some of the baubles I purchased today. Fell in love with green strands.  Can't wait to start creating!

Kyanite, Botswana Agate, Jade, Coral, and Green Turquoise

Botswana Agate, Freshwater Pearl, Rose Quartz, and Crystal