Good Sunday morning, friends…and welcome to Sunday mornings at home!
The Sunday mornings at home posts often include a little bit of everything…fashion, beauty, cooking, healthy living…all that is going on my world.
This past week was very active and the week ahead looks the same.
However, after losing an hour of sleep…I always struggle with touches of fatigue the week after. I so wish we would stop messing with the time!
Enough of that…let’s get our morning beverage and a cozy spot and have a little girl talk during Sunday mornings at home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SHOP LOCAL
I am a huge advocate of shopping local when possible, and these sandals were an unexpected surprise in a local consignment shop last week.
The consignment shop is excellent and called Too Good To Be Threw.
These are Anthropologie platform sandals. Because they were slightly worn, the comfort level is higher …they are in “like new” shape and I think will work well for the rehearsal dinner outfit.
They are comfortable and cover the toe issues best. Check out Anthropologie shoes…so many cute styles.
I am very excited about these…results of a local treasure hunt.
I continue to stop by and shop at my new favorite local boutique, Elizabeth’s Boutique.
I found a gorgeous green version of the dress I wore to the Bridal Gown Fitting (click this link to be reminded) with a separate matching top.
I now own three of these dresses and am so excited about each one and how versatile they are in my spring and summer wardrobe.
Here I am wearing the green top with my JJILL wide leg knit pants…I have owned these for a long time.
My Johnny Was silk scarf goes perfect with this top. I found similar Johnny Was on Amazon…plus one extra I thought was lovely and is much less:
The photo at the very top of today’s Sunday Mornings at Home is an outfit I wore to the mall last week featuring an Italian washable silk top I have owned for awhile…originally found at Dillard’s.
I paired it with my very affordable white denim a.n.a. jeans from JCP. JCP also has those available in plus sizes and talls.
I purchased them last year and pleased to see they are still offered…yes, it is frayed at the hem, but I really like the jean.
Make sure you join Leigh Ann & me tomorrow as we go shopping at JCP.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: BEAUTY UPDATES
Recently, I told you that my nail tech and I have been playing with different styles.
This one is called Cat-Eye. The polish has something in it, that a magnet pulls out to create the shiny line across the gold.
This is fun. First she painted my nails with the gold polish, then she takes a small magnet and waves it over the nail to create an artistic design.
I like having gold nails for a little while.
The audience spoke and I listened. A smoother hairstyle won over curly for the wedding.
Since, Mr. B wants to see it more often, I decided to take reader advice and ordered the Revlon 1100 Watt 3 Heat 2 Speed Pro Hair Dryer and Volumnizer.
There were several who recommended the WOW products. I tested the Color Wow Dreamcoat for Curly Hair.
For my first time with a brush like this, I think I did ok.
I decided I need to purchase some large clips to separate the hair and handle smaller sections…thick hair is such a challenge when it comes to drying it.
Every stylist I have ever gone to always starts off the first day by saying, “oh my, you have a lot of hair.”
Thoroughly drying it is a challenge.
Sadly, I was not impressed with the WOW products. I think I prefer my Kerastase products and will try them for this next time. I always use them for the curly hair.
Really though…thank you for all of the ideas. I am now confident that I can smooth it out and wear it more often…but will leave the wedding hair to the professionals!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: NEW BREAKFAST
One of my struggles since I began to work out with the trainer has been fatigue.
After about 15 minutes of strength training, I begin to wane. Big time!
So, my trainer began to quiz about what I was eating before I work with her around 11.
When I went back on Weight Watchers recently, my favorite breakfast always included fruit.
Well, she told me to stop that and begin the eat more protein. She said to still include fruit but not first thing in the morning.
So, for two weeks I have been eating a breakfast bowl concoction and it has made a difference in my energy levels.
My bowls include a hard boiled egg, a leafy green, about a half cup of whatever bean I want (today is black beans and that is why you see dark liquid), a roasted chicken breast strip and either a chopped tomato or fresh salsa.
The spices you see include garlic salt and Italian seasoning….sometimes I use Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb.
On the fresh leafy greens, I put a little fat free balsamic dressing.
Then right before I go to the gym I drink a protein drink…local HEB brand…with 30 grams of protein.
Trainer was right…I have more energy now in the mornings.
Thank you for spending Sunday Mornings at Home with me! Please leave any comments or questions and I will respond as soon as I can.
Tomorrow come shopping Spring fashions at JCP with Leigh & Me (sale in progress); and Tuesday, I take you Fiesta shopping in San Antonio!
Now, go out and have a wonderful day…I pray it will be full of blessings…and always….
By Pamela Lutrell
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