I didn’t take any photos of this fabulous vintage dress before ugly crying all of my makeup off when they announced my name as a “Volunteer of the Year”, so here are some photos of this killer dress from a few months ago, before I cut my hair.
Dress: Vintage – Fashion by Robert Black
Thank you Dress for Success Phoenix for recognizing me as a Volunteer of the Year! It’s an honor to help the women you serve.
This has all the elements of a perfect meal.
- Easy – uses only a few ingredients
- Fast (only takes 15 minutes….longer if you have to peel the shrimp first)
- Delicious – packed with flavor
2 pounds raw (uncooked) shrimp
chives (fresh or freeze-dried)
- Preheat oven to 425
- Peel shrimp (if it needs it)
- Line cookie sheet with unbleached parchment paper (for easy clean-up)
- Lay shrimp on the sheet so they don’t overlap
- Squeeze 1/2 lemon juice over shrimp
- Season with chives, and salt (optional)
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Optional – use the remaining 1/2 lemon on the shrimp afterwards, OR slice it and use it in your water.
Be sure to pare it with 1/2 plate of greens, and carbs. Use 1/2 cup carbs for a lunch serving, OR 3/4 cup carbs for a dinner serving to make it Adrenal Reset Diet friendly.
You may have noticed I’ve been focusing more on food than fashion lately. And you would be right. But I had to share photos from our date night celebrating our 21st Anniversary!
To celebrate you’ll be seeing LESS of me! I’m focusing on food, family, and sharing the things that are more impactful to your life than fashion and promotional posts. Hopefully you’ll love the new direction I’m taking you in.
Another thing you’ll see less of on the site…less PHOTOSHOP! Even here, my makeup covers my 6 pimples (I belatedly found out you should pack your facial cleanser that you know works – instead of another brand that doesn’t actually get makeup off…..wish I knew that BEFORE taking 2 trips in 2 weeks.) So what you see is what you get. No more covering wrinkles, smoothing out my hands, or neck, or laugh lines. This is me. Special thanks to my daughter for taking these just before the sun set so the lighting is so pretty. Thank you Mother Nature!
It was a rough week of playing catch up with work, kids, our son’s sport’s banquet (on our anniversary night), and still not feeling 100% after all the traveling. Luckily a sassy new haircut helped me rally for this guy.
21 Years together, and I still think he is the most handsome, brilliant, kindest and sexiest man around! He still makes my hear skip a beat.
And yes. I’ve worn this dress before. I have it in 5 colors. It’s perfect for eating in, and still looking feminine. And I don’t care how old I get, it’s nice to wear something where you don’t need a bra with it! On that note, wishing you a fabulous week!
Had THE BEST time filling my cup (literally and figuratively) in Napa for a recharging girls weekend. For Tracy’s 40th birthday were wined, dined, sweetened up, and given more champagne in 4 days than I think I’ve ever seen in my entire life! And I don’t drink! (Usually)
We stayed at The Meritage Resort and Spa – and it was wonderful! Their restaurant Sierra had lots of healthy and delicious options. And Spa Terra (also at The Meritage) is now one of my favorite spa experiences ever. Rosalie’s hubby bought us a fruit plate and champagne to enjoy between services. And then we were able to spend time at the pool, and the hotel brought us MORE champagne – with fresh fruit and orange juice for mimosas. I think I gained 5 pounds just from champagne.
If you ever want a memorable getaway, go there because I can’t say enough wonderful things about our stay! I have NEVER felt so pampered in all my life. You must stay here because they can take care of everything for you – even a limo for wine tastings. We went to 6 different wineries over 2 days. They suggest you don’t do any more than 3 per day. And that was perfect for us to do those, and still have a leisurely lunch and dinner. We fell in love with charcuterie boards!! Easiest (and prettiest) lunch idea ever!
The concierge at the resort set up darn near everything. It’s going to be hard for any place to measure up after this.
And I even found 5 bottles of wine from all of the places we toured that I liked. So, Alan and I are set on alcohol for a year or two – at least!