Fashion Friday – Fall, Finally!

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

Fall Fashion

It’s finally Fall in San Diego!!  We’ve had colder weather in the evenings, with rain some mornings, and sunshine in the afternoons.  Navigating these temperature changes throughout the day means wearing layers…and apparently mixed prints.  There will be a time during the day when I’m out in direct sunlight, and a striped tank with jeans will do.  But from the morning when I don’t need my coat, to the evening when I’m out at the soccer field and NEED it, I’ll know that I’m prepared for the day.  And when I say “NEED” it’s because it’s below 65 degrees.  I know, it’s just one of those problems about living in Southern California, we freeze at higher temperatures.  Oh, and yes, my jeans are pegged…a little throwback from my youth.  The mixed prints are just a fun way to add some personal style!  Have a fabulous weekend!!

Appropriate: Everyday Wear

Affordable & Accessible:
Striped Tank: Walmart
Plaid Shirt: H&M similar
Field Jacket: Levi’s similar
Jeans: Levi’s
Shoes: Airwalk similar

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Manicure Monday – October StyleBox

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“You’re A Gem” with this month’s Stylebox!  October 15th is the last day to be able to purchase these exclusive jewel-tone looks that are perfect for Fall, and will transition well into Winter.  I can already picture Christmas manicures with the Trendy design!

If you’ve been debating about signing up, this is one you won’t want to miss. Remember, when you choose the 3 month plan, I’ll personally send you an extra sheet this month, 6 months (an application kit), and 12 months (a mini-heater)!!

The Trendy, Feminine, and Classic styles are based on the StyleBox Quiz.  These nail wraps are exclusive designs and won’t be found in the catalog.

Want to know more about StyleBox by Jamberry…see my previous post and take the quiz!  These would make an ideal Birthday Gift.  With the monthly subscription, it’s a gift that will keep on giving!!

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Here’s my take on both the Trendy & Classic designs combined!

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Smith Ranch – An American Revolution Adventure

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This morning we had Hasty Pudding for breakfast!  Why do you ask?  It was the influence of a wonderful field trip we experienced this past Wednesday.

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I just love it when we can apply what we are learning to a hands-on experience.  Our recent field trip to Smith Ranch was perfect for what we are studying this year in Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations.

SmithRanch1We were greeted by Mr. & Mrs. Smith and their son.  They gave an overview of the Revolutionary time, with instructions for the children in responding respectfully to directions, “Yes, Sir.”  The group was assigned to a Company.  We were Company A…and the flag bearer was selected to lead us to each historical station.  My daughter was elated to be picked!  She sure was glad to be wearing her costume that day.

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SmithRanch2The first stop, musket training.

SmithRanch3Next, learning how to make George Washington’s favorite breakfast: Hasty Pudding

Recipe: 1 part Corn Meal to 4 parts boiling water (add salt, butter, and honey to taste)

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All the children really enjoyed this and asked for seconds!  My kids couldn’t wait to make it on their own at home.

SmithRanchboy1The next stop was crossing the frozen Allegheny River

SmithRanch4We then raised the flag at Fort Daniel Boone

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SmithRanch12We discussed the Declaration of Independence, and then signed our own family documents declaring our freedom using quill and ink.

SmithRanchgirlAfter breaking for lunch, we rode the “Franklin Express”

SmithRanch6Where we saw this flying, and learned the brief history behind this flag.

SmithRanchgirl1We served on the USS “Patriot” and learned about the ship’s cannon

SmithRanchgirl2The children then danced the Virginia Reel

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The dancing quickly ended because we had to defend and recapture Fort Daniel Boone!  As a result, there were wounded soldiers to bandage.

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All in all, it was a wonderful trip and a great experience for everyone!  Our History and Faith go hand in hand, and appreciate the heritage of our great Nation!!  I would highly recommend visiting, and hope to go back for another American History Adventure!

Thank you Smith Ranch!!

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Manicure Monday – November StyleBox by Jamberry

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If you participate in Jamberry Nail’s StyleBox this month, you are in for a real treat!  Both of the nail wraps that arrived are exclusive designs and won’t be found in the catalog.  The theme for the month is Vintage Vixen.  Inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Twiggy…these designs have a modern retro vibe that I absolutely love!

Want to know more about StyleBox by Jamberry…see my previous post and take the quiz on my website!  These would make an ideal Christmas Gift.  With the monthly subscription, it’s a gift that will keep on giving!!

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Pumpkin Traditions

FamilyOct2014Every October the family visits a local Pumpkin Patch.  The kids look forward to the corn maze, hay ride, and picking out their pumpkin to carve!  Just another family tradition that I hope our kids will never tire of, and eventually carry on with their own families one day.

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Oct2014dWhen we are ready to carve, we read The Pumpkin Patch Parable.  The kids enjoy every step, especially taking out the “gooey” and creating the pumpkin faces for the light to shine through.  Not to forget to mention, the delicious pumpkin seeds to snack on afterward!

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We hope that you had a wonderful month of October with your families!  And we look forward to a thankful November as we reflect on all that we are grateful for; blessings big and small!

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Manicure Monday – Hostess Exclusives

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I personally believe that some of the best Jamberry Nail wraps are the Hostess Exclusives and Sister Style Exclusives!  And this month I am combining both as an incentive for all my future hostesses!

If you host a party (in-home local to me or on Facebook) this month or next, you will be entered in a drawing to get this month’s Sister Style Exclusive FREE!!

SSEOct. SSEOct1 October’s SSE is by far my favorite month with its multiple designs on one sheet.  And, I just love the faded fringe!  Can you picture your harvest manicure now?  What about using the design as an accent nail and pairing it with Jamberry’s Sweet Sangria nail lacquer?

Not only will my hostesses be entered into this FREE giveaway, but they always receive amazing rewards from Jamberry!!  The hostess package is truly amazing, and super generous.

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Contact me to book a date as a hostess  for October or November, and I’ll personally gift you with a special catalog item.  All my previous hosts know that I love to spoil my hostesses.  I’m thankful to have met many of them, and have even formed some great friendships!!  Jamberry has been such a blessing to me, and definitely become more than just a hobby.

Can’t wait to hear from you!

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