Tuesday, June 30, 2015

2 Weeks and Counting

Having a broken toe has stopped me from wearing heels (mostly,) but it hasn't stopped me from buying shoes...

I NEEDED flats, right?
 (From Forever 21)


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Obsession-Neutral Nails

Neutral colored nails are so easy...

I can't get enough.

Currently wearing Rimmel Salon Pro in Soul Session.  It's my summer obsession.

What's your's?

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Out and About Austin-Liberty Kitchen

The Hubs and I have gotten into a BAD eating out habit.   (Which in turn makes me HAVE to go to the gym -elliptical and bike only right now.)  Anyway, Liberty Kitchen was where we turned for our latest fix.  Here's what we had...

Smoked Salmon Salad-yeah I know, boring but I gotta make compromises.  Besides, this one has of the best ways to make a salad taste good!  (It had a little too much dressing for me, but I usually order dressing on the side anyway.)

Gumbo-The Hubs will almost always go for the gumbo.  Fried oysters included.

Burnt Marshmallow Shake-so worth the compromise!

So now I'm headed to the gym...


Thursday, May 28, 2015

My Life- Summer Break

Well, it looks as though it's going to be more of a flats kind of summer....

Broken pinky toe...I still have about 6 weeks to go.  It was a good excuse to buy these...

Available at Zara.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bring on the New Year-My Modani Living Room

It's the last day of 2014!  How did the year go so fast?  I hope all had amazing holidays and I hope this last one is no exception!
I've been away from the blog-o-sphere far too long lately, but there have been major changes in my life and the focus on family and a new job have been first and foremost.  However, I love blogging and have missed it, so along with a healthier diet and hitting the gym more often, (yeah right,) I resolve to get back to it!  (I'm pretty certain blogging will be the easiest of any of these!)

So let's get on with it!

Susan Miller of says that as a virgo, my main focus for the next 3 years will be my home.  I LOVE my home!  And decorating it!  (I don't always talk about it, but home decor is probably my first love, yes, even over clothes!)  I would rearrange the furniture every six months if it didn't require the hubby to rewire all the electronics!

Modani has the best collection of modern sofas and home furnishings and I'm obsessed!  (I'll take one of each please!)  I could furnish my entire home with just this place!  

My Modani Living Room

         My Modani Living Room by joyce-k featuring a cow hide rug 

This would be my ideal living room, clean and modern, all of these pieces would fit in perfectly into my open concept living/dining room...Let's start with the sofa, shall we?

  I have wanted a white sofa for years but the fact that I had pets made it very impractical.  Well, I'm down to just one fur baby now and he is perhaps the messiest of all of them.  But since the Bristol 3 Seater Sofa is leatherette, clean up would be so much easier!  (And it's current price of $990 makes it that much more accessible!)  The Gabriela "Home" Pillow ($30) is jute and I love the natural texture of it against the smooth sofa.

The Zebra Print Cow Hide Rug is the perfect amount of pattern yet comes off as neutral.  I could put this in any room in my home!  ($540)

The Kemi Lounge Chairs ($490 each) along with 2 New Tuco White Floor Lamps ($340 each) sitting opposite the sofa would really open up the space heading into my dining room, making for great flow between the two.  And I love how luxe one big lamp per chair feels!

So instead of coffee and side tables (which I always seem to be bruised from,) I'm opting for 2 Tedo Stools ($160 each) which keep the space open and add more seating but are practical as side tables as gotta put your drink on something!

I know it's a whole lot of neutral, but I have plenty of colorful art that would be the perfect pop to this set!

Happy and Safe New Year to everyone!  Now I'm off to beg the hubby for new furniture...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Welcome November and Shoes

October was a month of soul searching, stress and deep, meaningful thoughts for me, but I've made it through, no worse for the wear.
I took a lot of internal moments, wondering what my passions and goals in life are, and I'm not sure if I've figured any of that out, but I've made some moves, stepping out of my comfort zones, ready for my next phase in life...sheesh!  Why does living have to be so hard sometimes?

Oh yeah, and I did a lot of hunting and gathering...of shoes!

You know how it say "That's it!  No more!"  And then, as if by magic, you come across 3 pairs at amazing prices, blowing your whole "no more" thing.  Destiny?  Perhaps...

Jeffery Campbell, hair on hide spots and velcro.  Yeah, like I need to say anything else...but I will anyway.  Possibly one of my more comfortable heels. And goes with everything.

Dolce Vita booties in army green.  Yes, a necessity.  Served up with scratch and large bruise.

Miss Albright brown leather boots.  These were probably the most gluttonous of all since I have another pair of brown boots, but these are different, they have bows!  
Lame Excuse Alert
I didn't need them but I just couldn't walk away from them since they were on super sale and couldn't let anyone else have them.

You gonna back me up on this one?


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I Wish I Could Have Stayed-Weekend Beach Trip

I had the opportunity for an end of summer beach trip this past weekend and it was divine!

I was a little worried because there was a good chance of rain all weekend due to a hurricane in Mexico, but lucky for me, sunny all day long!

The only downside was that the gulf beach was really full of seaweed and I was having weird issues with it floating around and touching me.  Yeah, I'm that person.  But since it was post Labor Day, we had a pool to ourselves, so no complaints and nothing to do but lay in the sun.  (Ignore the ghetto toe nails-I had no time to get a pedi before we left!)

Tiny shark tooth ring, my weekend souvenir.

And now I'm having a hard time getting back to life.