Fun neck bling. I think it's from a friend of his. I like the casual detail.
Have a wonderful day!
I have some really lovely pictures of Kanon ready to blog today but I'm going to blog these instead and blog his pictures tomorrow. Today since I'm an snowed in, you get pictures of snow. I'm feeling very over the snow and kinda cranky. As for fashion, I'm wearing horrible sweats and a ratty sweatshirt with very worn and ugly ugg boots. Not very picture worthy.
This is my front deck this morning. I should have gotten a picture later as it has continued to snow so there is actually more accumulation but we have been shoveling the deck so it won't have to much weight and pull away from the house.
And just for the record, I've done my share of shoveling too. But since I was today's photog I have to proof for you.
Singha, the rott mutt that lives across the road and like to visit, loves the snow. She gets so happy when we shovel the deck. She waits below and jumps at all the chunks of snow we throw over the edge and chomps at them.
It always makes me laugh!
Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying your weather, be it rain, snow or glorious sunshine.
I'm pouting. We have a ton of snow and I'm tired of shoveling it. My husband has been out of town (he's getting back this evening) and I'm tired and cranky. Since I am here in the snow and getting my toes sandy while I listen to the crash of waves isn't an option in my near future I have to do something else to make me happy. Chocolate? Yes please!
About this time of year I usually start to look through my closet for color and prints. I am getting tired of the winter and the snow and am wanting floral and brighter colors. As this is pretty much the middle of winter for us, just because I want to wear a spring dress and sandals, doesn't mean that it will work for me at all. So I often end up with layering and darker prints and one bright color pop.
Gloves seen here and here are from Target. Sweater by Vain seen here and here. Cashmere scarf was a holiday gift from a friend, thanks Cori. Dress by anama seen here with this sweater too. Boots by Stuart Weitzman seen here and here.
She was born early on a cold night of -20 and froze to the ground where she dropped. Unfortunately for her, that was with her eye on a metal pipe. She was also one of four. So she really had quite a few challenges right from the start. Heidi really wasn't sure she would make it at all. She had trouble breathing and needed supplemental oxygen. Her eye that was frozen to the pipe is blind and was swolen. She couldn't keep her own temperature up and had to be fed every few hours. She weighted only 2.2 pounds. But, Heidi gently cared for her and kept her warm and clean and by Saturday morning early, she brought her to me for the weekend as she and her wife had previous plans. My animal rescue time continued. I also watched Mac's little cousin Luken. It was a fair amount of work but this little baby is so sweet and so cute and apparently has quite a will to live. Just in the time I had her, I could see her getting stronger and lounder and more playful.
She sucks on fingers when she is hungry and the bottle is warming. The little boys loved that. Thought it was so funny. It was so precious seeming them so very gentle with such a fragile little baby. It was amazing how even my dogs knew to be very careful and gentle and they are usually such bulldozers.
Heidi and Luken named her Ginger Balsam. She is quite the snuggler when she is sleepy and I found myself with her nuzzled all up to my face ready to sleep often over the weekend.
Unless she was eating, sleeping or close to it she was a challenge to get pictures of, between the scampering all over and the dogs who immediately get in my face if I get down on the floor.
Serously the cutest baby goat ever!
She did get lots of love and snuggles while she was with us. She is now back with Heidi and her family and has seen a vet about her injured eye (they are trying to save it even though she will never see out of it) and has gained a whole pound. Ginger Balsom is gonna make it and be just fine. She had a will to live and ended up in the perfect home to help her through her troubled start. Heidi has been wanting to get goats (she has a budding farm already) so the timing was perfect. Heidi and I grew up with goats among many other animals. But of the farm animals, goats have always been my favorite and I was so happy to jump at the chance to care for one again.
I know this had absolutely nothing to do with fashion but…oh well.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy something from your childhood that brought you joy, even if only in memories.
Have a wonderful weekend. I will post pictures of the cutest baby in the world later this weekend that I am happily taking care of.
Last weekend was one of the most fun events of the year here in Missoula. We have a local medical clinic that holds a fund raiser event every year and it is always super. This is actually the first year I have been involved in anyway but I will probably be involved again just because I like the cause. (It is the clinic I use for my boys and myself) and it was pretty fun. It is a fashion show and performances with the main concept being latex condoms. How fun is that! I got involved because Tara, a friend of mine, was asked to be in a group performance with a rainbow fashion theme. She was to be the orange color of the rainbow. She wasn't thrilled with the idea of creating a condom themed runway piece and I immediately jumped at the opportunity. So I volunteered to make her outfit. Later as I met the group I brought Kanon in as green of the rainbow and also did the makeup and two of the girls hair. Since it was so fun, I thought I'd post some of the photos from the event and backstage.
Here is the dress I created. All the flowers are made of latex condoms. Stage photos of orange courtesty of Tom Whalen Photography. You can see more of his work here.
Orange Close up of hair and make up. I took this photo.
Pink close up. Photo by me.
Blue and me. Photo by Kanon.
Yellow. Photo by me.
Red. Photo by me. Loved her makeup!
Kanon was green in the rainbow. He looked great!
And had the best hair! Photo by me.
rb images got this beautiful silhouette of him. See more of her work here.
More stage shots of Kanon and of the whole group courtesy of Tom Whalen Photography.
This photo is of the condom balloon drop which was the last thing of the show. Photo courtesy of rb images.
Last two photos by me.
All is all, I really enjoyed doing the orange dress and make up for our group. What a show!