Monday, January 31, 2011

A Day's Worth of Twitter

01:20:16 AM - I stayed up too late. Tomorrow is a long day. Very long.
04:29:00 PM - busy day today. and will be longer than I thought. my after work thing (for work) doesn't end until 10
04:55:58 PM - I'm jealous of you. RT @FashionMomma22: @wwanw It's going to be 68 on Wednesday where I live. I'm SO jealous!!!
04:56:37 PM - I love spreadsheets. RT @FashionMomma22: spreadsheets, spreadsheets, spreadsheets!!!
09:45:56 PM - I was told my fact about myself tonight was the weirdest, most interesting, coolest fact. fact daily picture on internet

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.

30 for 30 Choices - Winter Edition (Round 3)

I'm at it again. It's time for another 30 for 30 (articles from the first time and results from the first time).   Here are Kendi's rules; she lists them so well, I figure I won't repeat them.

Again I am counting weekends.  

I also plan to do one freestyle day a week. Therefore I will be done in 5 weeks.  This also keeps my options open for those weird circumstances that come up that I didn't plan for. 

This time I picked my 30 articles over 3 days and just randomly picked things and took pictures.  I'm inserting all images here and hope it comes out to 30 because it is bedtime. At first pass I was realizing 2 or 3 things are kind of redundant and 1 skirt doesn't match the rest. Yet I only have 31 items. I'm going to go add 2 more.  OK I added more. And deleted some. I'm kind of shocked at what I chose.
4 button down shirts
5 tops
2 sweaters
5 cardigans
1 jacket
1 dress
3 pants
 4 skirts
 Details about where I got each thing and when will be posted later.

I removed my favorite fall back to shoes for this 30 for 30 to make things A LOT more challenging. I'm going to be hating myself for this later.
Favorite go to shoes - not in the mix

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Day's Worth of Twitter

09:35:18 AM - I can find my giftcard. It is among the mess on my desk.
11:51:51 AM - JoAnn Fabrics isn't taking my gift card online like it says it should. Hate.
11:52:32 AM - yay! RT @noguiltfashion: Post ft @kileencheng @RedHeaded @SydneyLiann @SmilinColleen @areasontobefab @RagsMachine
04:41:23 PM - Well just spent an hour shoveling and scraping inches of ice off the walk and driveway. My right shin hurts like nobody's business so no run
04:42:30 PM - I know. But I thought that with 29 degrees. RT @mikecherepko: It's funny how warm 35 degrees feels.
04:42:51 PM - Yay. Good job. RT @TheNewChrissy: Marathon #2 complete! Unofficial time: 4:20. Thanks for all your kind messages!
04:43:31 PM - I want details. RT @DaizyCh: With my sister in the ER at Forbes, dinner plans have been canceled. Now we need to think of something else t

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.


So 2 of my friends did one of these so I thought I would.
Mind you I'm all showered and ready for bed so I don't look very nice.  Also I had my flip balanced on something to the side of what I was reading so that looks stupid.

The list of words if you want to do it (or have no clue what I'm saying) are Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped
body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry
groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Just try to not watch Poly while she is behind me. I date you.

Do I say anything "weird" to you?

January 29 - Outfit and Upcoming Happenings

Shirt: VS
Cami: Target
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Zappos (probably... I had my husband order me them)

Even though it was cold, I went with comfort for all day scrapbooking.
Also I think I went with some bright colors for when I scrapbook those pictures that I can do more fun colors instead of using blue all the time.
Starting February 1, I will be participating in another one of Kendi's 30 for 30 challenges. I have already done this twice. I feel like I just ended one and it is time for another.  Since everyone starts that February 1, I figure I will start my Color Rotation Challenge March 15. A few people said they would join the challenge this time around so I hope they do.  The thing is last time I went pink, red, orange, yellow , green, blue, purple, white, gray, black, brown as the rotation. I learned that was too many neutrals. This time I will do 1 neutral and just call it neutral day so you can choose what you want to do then and I might add different forms of colors and add teal or light blue. I also thought of adding a pattern after purple to force some pattern in the mix. Patterns count as part of a certain color day like the outfit above could have been worn on purple day.
What do you think should be part of the mix this time? Now is your chance to give some input.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Day's Worth of Twitter

12:42:48 PM - In Ohio scrapbooking.
09:02:48 PM - @mikecherepko what was your letter?
09:19:03 PM - PB is going to sleep already. It is earlier and earlier each night.
10:07:34 PM - I bought stripes then Liz Lemon has on stripes. bought plaid then Liz wears plaid. Too bad they make her out like she has no style. #30rock

You can find me as @smilincolleen on Twitter.


I went all day scrapbooking today. I didn't quite stay all day. I got there at 10:30 instead of 9 and I left at 6 instead of 8.  My creativity wasn't flowing, but I still got 13 pages done, got lots of talking in, and ate lunch.
The scrapbooking store was IN a furniture store... in the back of it. Once I got over that weirdness, it was the best scrapbooking. They let you borrow punches. It made me want to buy a ton.  Too bad the place is 75 minutes away.
All day scrapbooking was in Ohio. Sorry the picture is so awful but is is good considering, I wasn't looking at the camera or how the camera was angled and I was driving.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Day's Worth of Twitter

12:14:30 AM - eek how did it get so late? I thought it was 10 not midnight.
12:55:01 AM - eep it is late. must go to sleep and quit blogging. already typed 7 posts tonight. only had 5 go up. rest future dated.
07:14:24 AM - I probably should get out of bed now and get my shower.
07:20:49 AM - I'm sore from body pump. I guess once a week doesn't really work. I need to figure out my training plan now and update it.
10:28:49 AM - Apparently I do not look like an elf today even though I am wearing green tights.
12:42:42 PM - we had a commercial made at work for an organization that i'm now president of and the only clips with me in them were cut.
01:47:53 PM - @briecs No idea. Maybe I'm too ugly? I wouldn't have noticed anything was cut if it wasn't the part with me in it. Maybe just to shorten vid
02:00:57 PM - @briecs Well the shot they had was ugly. from the side with my hair/ear weird. and they crop the top of my head off. looked weird.
02:15:51 PM - 85 answered so far very impressive @katy_rose1: #FBFF
08:08:16 PM - got blood work back. cholesterol is 203. last year it was 198. year before 216.
09:09:53 PM - @LaurelHeather 2 of those 3 were "free" from work and they gave us a gift card to get work done. but also my dr likes me to get it yearly
09:10:33 PM - @LaurelHeather i got the postcard and it said "normal" but that isn't good enough for me so i have Quest mail me results.
09:11:16 PM - @LaurelHeather BTW 203 is high but if I just listened to postcard I would think I'm normal. My cholesterol was 205-225 when I was 7.
10:10:55 PM - picked 15 items for my 30 for 30 so far.
11:55:58 PM - I stayed up late for a Friday. I bet that is because I have plans early tomorrow morning.

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January 28 - Green Tights

I wore green tights today. Dave told me I did not look like an elf (like he said I did last time).
Skirt: Ann Taylor Loft (It is too big but I tried to tuck lots of things in to make it not as big.) (on sale for 44 I think)
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (~$20)
Blazer: Sears($19.99)
Shoes: Sears ($9.99)
Tights: Target ($5)
Necklace Lia Sophia

What didn't work: Tucking in my shirt just made my skirt look too long. I felt a lot better in this outfit until I got home and started editing my daily pictures. Also right after these pictures, I tightened my belt and I checked all day and it hadn't slid down. Too bad my pictures show it in the wrong place.

The tights and those type of shoes are still things outside of my comfort zone.

I worked today but there were very few other people there.  Dave and I went out to lunch because I wasn't going over to Building 1 when I didn't have to. Thursday still had me mad about wasting time so I didn't go over. We went to Jersey Mike's for lunch and I got a Tuna Hoagie. Yum.

I brought workout clothes to work but then I kept working too long and was getting too hungry and then I'd still be working so I just decided to go home.  I made grilled ham and cheese for dinner. It is good. It is too hard to make 5 grilled cheeses and eat them. I can only do 2 at a time. You also don't want them to sit.  Kind of annoying.

Then it was TV time.

Poly hung out on me while we watched TV.  I actually watched an additional show even though I have a lot to do because I didn't want to force her to wake up and get off me.
I packed up scrapbooking for an all day scrapbooking thing tomorrow.  Then I started picking out my 30 for 30 items. I had the luxury of looking at what I wore last February to see if I had to keep wearing layers or went to 3/4 length sleeves before the end.  I didn't want to make the 30 for 30 so easy this time. The fall version was a breeze. So then I want to pick more difficult things, but then I only have like one way to wear the shirt or the skirt unless I throw in a few more difficult things.  Then most of my choices are the browns instead of blacks. Maybe I should just go all tan, brown, khaki, earth tones this time around instead of mostly black with a couple brown things.

What should I definitely include in my 30 for 30?  Below are 4 options that are in the running.  Should I put them in.How would I wear the plaid besides 1 outfit with jeans?  How can I wear the sleeveless top besides under a black sweater or under a blazer or cardigan (black)? The tan skirt is really my tan or gray or khaki or green skirt depending on the lighting.  I think I need to have at least 3 remix ideas in my head before I'll put something in the mix, even though some articles I only end up wearing once or twice.  If I do it harder this time, then I will probably need to wear things 3 times.

Below are pictures from the last time I wore my green tights.  I have not blogged January 14 yet so I don't have the blog post to link to. When I had on the red coat is when Dave told me I looked like an elf but then he didn't stop all day long.  I also did not coordinate my folder on purpose.