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Cee’s Photo Challenge: Share Your World

Cee’s Photo Challenge: Share Your World

This week’s Challenge and rules:

To answer fours questions each week.
Bonus Question is always the same “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?” Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.

  1. Do  you prefer juice or fruit?
  2. Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
  3. If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?
  4. Ways to Relax List: Make a list of what relaxes you and helps you feel calm.

Hands down I love fresh fruit. It’s natures treat. Even here in Anchorage I tend to keep fruit and berries on hand for indulgent weekend brunch.

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As I child I moved around quite a bit. It wasn’t until I moved to Anchorage as a young wife in my early twenties that I settled into a place I would call home. I’ve been here for almost 25 years!

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Let’s paint childhood with all the colors in the crayon box! Each color carefully explored across all mediums… including unexpected masterpieces drawn on walls with a child’s hand.

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Ways to Relax

  1. Bubble baths and candlelight
  2. A good read
  3. Baking feel-good-yummies with my grand daughter
  4. Spending time in the sun
  5. Laughing
  6. A cup of tea
  7. Some quiet time and just breathe

Bonus Question:

I’m grateful that the snow has stopped, daylight grows each day and that I’m so very blessed with family and friends. I’m looking forward to the upcoming week; I’m off to Vegas for a long weekend! Can’t wait!

Cheers!

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A Stylish Destination and A Helping Hand @ LOFT


Do you want to look great, feel like a million bucks and, best of all, feel confident wearing comfy clothes? Of  course you do! I’ll let you on a not so little secret…wait for it…one of the best stylist is at LOFT!

BEAU CARTER

Call. You wont regret it.

I KNOW –  he’s a hidden gem! But seriously, someone you should get to know if you are remotely interested in looking great in clothes that are stylish and perfect – for you! Even if you aren’t local to Des Moines, Iowa, he can hook a lady up virtually. Trust me. The most compliments I have ever received is typically wearing pieces that he recommended. He has an eye for fit and what’s right for you.


If you aren’t familiar with LOFT its time to take a look. The Loft is geared towards providing fashion from every day essentials to head turning trends – at fantastic prices! LOFT has one goal; to make a woman look and feel confident no matter where the day takes them. And with one of the best stylist that I know hidden in the  Des Moines store you are well ahead of  the curve.

One of my favorite lines is Lou & Grey. I was in the New York store last weekend and fell in love with the casual line. Trust me, the pieces will make you feel like its the weekend everyday. Who doesn’t like that? Ultra comfy and ultra stylish at the same time…yes, its possible. MMMM makes me happy just thinking about it!


As always, let me  know how it goes. I’m sure you will just love Beau. Almost as much as I do.

Cheers!

 

 

Iconic Sights and Sounds of New York City

Get lost in the City with the iconic sights and sounds of New York City.


Cheers!

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All Pictures by C. Lagunas and A. Carter

Get Ready for the Year of the 2017 Fire Rooster 



Tomorrow marks the start of the Chinese New Year. Today we say goodbye to the monkey and welcome to the year of the Fire Rooster!

According to some of my online reading (feel free to do your ownJ) the Fire Rooster symbolizes loyalty, commitment, hard work, appearance and relationships – just to name a few. It announces the dawn and wakes us up. For me I’ll take the loyal rooster crowing at dawn to wake me up, over the crazy monkey swinging here to there any time. Don’t get me wrong, the cocky rooster has its own dramatic traits too. Just ask my brother who got chased across the yard by a rooster when we were kids. But that’s another story for another day.

Astrologyclub.org describes the upcoming year as a powerful one with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward – oh, and by the way, looking great while doing it.

Sounds good to me!

From the larger political arena to my own personal life decisions I think moving forward is great advice. On the flip side, I’ll have to work on the looking good part. It might be a good time to make an appointment with my dermatologist.

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Pop over to astrostyle.com to get the lowdown on the cock’s traits and how 2017 may play out. From tending your nest to men speaking up for gender equality let’s look forward to a very heart filled year.

No matter your beliefs, being loyal and working hard towards your dreams (no matter how small or large) is a wonderful way to start the year out.

Cheers!

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