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2/9/15

black and white tribal cardi



B + W Aztec Cardie for Selfie
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hi Everyone ~
Sure hope this post finds you well and warm.  We are having the goofiest weather here in Utah.  So strange; 64° on last Saturday and Sunday!  This INSPIRATION BOARD should be of swimsuits not boots and sweatshirts!!  My weekend flew by and I PLUMB FORGOT to do a photo-shoot! DOH!!!  I created this one day during my break.  So what the heck.  Maybe if the weather continues as it has I'll be changing my strategy and style.  LOL



What is your favorite item in this ensemble?
MINE ARE THE EARRINGS - - -  c o v e t .

 




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2/4/15

how i spent my summer ...oops, blog vacation




hi Everyone ~
Here are some of my adventures I've been on over the past 3 months.  Sure hope you had a great Thanksgiving {in the US} in November.  All the food was yummy but my daughter misread the recipe and added a TABLESPOON of salt instead of a TEASPOON of salt to the dressing.  I ate it anyway.  I did, I did!  I loved the spices it had and I made sure I drank a bunch of water.  LOL  Christmas was fun.  We went to my oldest daughter's home for Christmas Eve and my brother and sister and their family's joined in on a fun gift exchange.  My oldest granddaughter drew my name so she gave me a $25 Gift Card to IKEA.  So I transformed our master suite {actually our very small bedroom} into a modern styled retreat by only spending $9 on our sheets at Savers, yippee!


What has been the highlight of your past 3 months?
WOULD YOU EAT SOMETHING THAT GROSS AND STILL SMILE ABOUT IT?

 

11/5/14

it is time for a break


hi Everyone ~
All summer I wanted to make sure my blog didn't suffer while I was 'chemo-sick' fighting the beast.  When I should have taken it easy, I didn't.  Now I need a break to catch up on everything and clear my head. I want this winter to be full of joy, laughs, hugs and kisses for my grandchildren. 



You may reach me at:
renae{@}simplesequins{.}com
or
please leave a comment on this post.

LOVE LOVE LOVE
TO EACH OF YOU,
MY DEAR FRIENDS!

bye-bye ...for a while,



11/3/14

baby z's first happy birthday




BABY Z's 1st BIRTHDAY!!!

hi Everyone ~
Yes, sweet, little, troubled birth, baby boy is lively and healthy and hasn't even had any type of illness at all in his first year, ...after he spent his first week of life ...in the hospital. I'm so grateful for your prayers, well wishes, etc., in his behalf!


Ain't he so dang cute?
OH, HOW I LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY'S FACE! 
 

10/27/14

boyfriend jeans black jacket and flats


BF Jeans Goes Hollywood
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JACKET  |  HAT  | EARRINGS | TOP | NECKLACE | BRACELET | JEANS | RING | CLUTCH | LIPSTICK | POLISHFLATS


hi Everyone ~
I'm crazy about these boyfriend jeans lately!  I am loving the pointy flats in this ensemble because we have such lovely weather in Utah lately.  I am not a necklace-wearing gal but I love the look of chunky, icy stones over creamy lace.  But my fave item is the blazer!  I love it's Sgt. Pepper's / European military styling especially in the solid black, which I feel is awesome.  I picked blue polish cuz nothin' else was ...blue to accompany the jeans.  Each item is under $50!  Oh, I could find the items that cost more but I prefer to stay on my thrifty side and keep a more practical budget to these inspirations for all y'all.


Would you wear this ensem to what; dining out, art gallery ...or?






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10/15/14

after chemo eyebrows



hi Everyone ~
My eyebrows are dreadful! Gratefully, I learned how to pencil them on and I do a pretty mean deal but I rub them.  I rub them off.  I accidentally rub them off, unaware of what I am doing so.  I look like a dork when people looking at me are saying to themselves, "hmmm, she has scant hair and odd looking eyebrows.  She must be a cancer patient or is she really bad at doing her makeup and hair?" 


 Do you guys have a recommendation on this?
AND FOR THE SMARTYPANTS IN THE ROOM, DO NOT SAY  ... "STOP RUBBING IT OFF!" LOL
   

10/8/14

scarf storage

         




hi Everyone ~
The previous tutorial of my scarf wardrobe was a bit problematic.  I changed it over a month or so ago and felt I should share this way compared to the ...way I did it before.  This time I just tie them to the hanger.  The shower rings were driving me nutzzz!  This is just showing you some of my scarves. I have 4 more hangers-full!  And ...remember I have spent between .50¢ to $4 for each scarf ...AWESOME!


Doesn't this concept make more sense?
SURE HOPE SO.  THE LOOPS WITH SHOWER CURTAIN RINGS 
ALSO SNAGGED SOME OF MY LOVELIES!
  


10/6/14

done too much


hi Everyone ~
My post today is once more a statement of saying "I have done too much and need more rest" than a styled outfit post of some sort.  Dang it!  Being ill for months seems to make it more difficult to recuperate; months it has been, not weeks or days but ...months ...upon months.  So today I am telling you all thank you for being caring, patient and for simply being great friends over the world wide web.  I also love how you are so genuine and supportive of my limping blog posts and my desire to be among ya'll.  However, on some days things just don't come together.


Do you ever get that way where you just can't bring it all together 
especially after a long cancer treatment plan?
I KNOW,  ONLY THOSE WITH LONG CANCER TREATMENT PLANS CAN ANSWER THAT.


9/18/14

radiation for weeks


hi Everyone ~
If it isn't one cancer treatment, it's another.  Radiation is suppose to be symptom free but, it has ALREADY knocked me on my keister!  No new photo shoot for today's post as I had planned.  Radiation is not as hard as chemo-dang-deemo!  Yet, I must take a break from blogging for a few weeks or so.  I so hoped I would not let this stupid cancer stop my blog.  But the time has come, dagnabit, that I need a break ...to deal with this new daily radiation. ...urgh!  Yes, gratitude is at the four front, for each of you great bloggers and your wonderful blog posts!  

I will be back!
LOVE TO ALL Y'ALL!!


9/11/14

appreciation


THANK YOU ! ! !
hi Everyone ~
Since the chemo has stopped, I finally have better energy.  True, but it comes in sections or spurts. I am finding myself back in bed.  It is so strange.  I spoke with my nurse and she advised me to be patient with myself.  She said "It could take up to a year to feel like you did before this all started".  Does that frustrate me?  Yes!  Yet, so many of you have told me to relax and rest and that is why I am saying I sure appreciate your friendship and support!!!




I sincerely wish I had more to offer today but ...ya.
ARE YA ALL WORRIED ABOUT ME?  NAH, DON'T.  I'M SO MUCH BETTER NOW!