Thursday, July 28, 2011

60 outfits in 60 days!

Have any of you taken a "break" from shopping and worn only what you already own?

My husband and I are trying to save money to purchase a new home! In order to save, we looked at our budget and monthly spending and looked for ways to cut expenses. One of the areas I decided to give up for a while is shopping for clothes. I don't know about you, but I LOVE shopping so this truly will be a challenge for me!

For 60 days I am going to only wear clothes that I already have. I will post my outfit for each day and see how "creative" I can be with what I have! My motto for the 60 days is going to be "do what you can with what you have."

My 60 Outfits in 60 Days challenge will begin on Monday August 1st! (this upcoming Monday!)
"Do what you can, with what you have....." Theodore Roosevelt
Stay tuned...................!

PS: I have been keeping up w/ my running! I have not skipped any days! In fact I ran about 4 miles on Tuesday and 2 more yesterday. I went to a park by the water downtown. It was such a beautiful day that it made me want to keep going! I am day 7 of 14 into my running goal!

I have also added a link to my Weardrobe account to the right of my blog! Check out my online closet with some of my favorite items!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!!!!

Hugs & Love ~ Denise

Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Worm

I joined a book club a few weeks ago and am so excited for the gathering tonight! We meet every Monday night from 7:30-9:30ish to chat, catch up, and share our hearts with one another. We are currently reading:

I can't wait to meet up with this fabulous group of ladies and have some much looked forward to girl time :)

Now, I'm off to finish up my weekly reading!

Source: http://guysandgirls.tumblr.com/page/594
 2 week running challenge progress report: I kept up with my running so far! I ran 2 miles on Friday, 2 on Saturday, took a break on Sunday, and ran 2 miles today! So far so good and I'm feeling great:) If anyone wants to join the challenge w/ me let me know! We can cheer each other on!

Have a beautiful rest of your Monday!

XOXO ~ Denise

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Running for Health - My new 2 week goal!!

I have decided to take on a new challenge: begin running again! Not necessarily for weight loss, but for health. I used to run a lot a few years back and when life got busy this is something I gave up. 

In order to stay motivated, I am going to set a goal that I feel is motivational and attainable!

My goal is to run 2 miles every day (Mon-Saturday) for two weeks! Yesterday was my first day and I successfully completed a two mile run! In fact I just got back from my second 2 mile run and it feels awesome! Friday August 5th will be the end of my two weeks! After that, I will set another goal and continue running :)

Wish me luck and if you are a runner and have any tips that you use to stay motivated please share!!! I will post my progress so you all can hold me accountable!

Have an awesome weekend!

XOXO - Denise

Thursday, July 21, 2011

1 Year Anniversary!

I decided to take a break from blogging for a while to get settled into our new place and focus on a few things that were important to straighten out. But I am back and want to share some details of my lovely anniversary! :)

Two weeks ago (7/10/11) was our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary! It has been a year full of love, laughter, excitement, adventure, blessings, romance, and pure bliss. We stayed in town for our anniversary and spent the day visiting places in our own city.

My husband planned an entire day and kept it all a secret. Here is a glimpse of our romantic day together:

First he woke up super early while I was still sleeping and went to the store and bought me these beautiful flowers. It was a sweet surprise when I woke up:
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Next, we got dressed and went to a local pancake house for breakfast. They had delicious food! The menu had a trivia section so we had fun playing trivia while we waited for our food:


After breakfast he took me to the camera shop to get some new accessories for my camera and then we went walking around downtown for a little. We stopped at some of my favorite vintage/antique stores (my favorite thing to do!)

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My husband being silly while I tried on lots of fun clothes and accessories :)
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After shopping and spending time around Portland, the city we love, we headed to an early dinner at a lovely restaurant on the water called Saltys.
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It was a gorgeous day and we sat on the terrace overlooking the river and marina. It was breathtaking:


Waiting in the lobby to be seated
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Our view from where we were seated
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Delicious food
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After dinner we went home and my husband told me to change into something comfortable and grab a sweater:

(I put on my comfy new oxfords that I found at a recycled fashion store recently)
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We changed, picked up Norman, a couple of chairs, and a blanket......

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.....and went to watch a movie in the park!!! We watched Shrek Forever After

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This is something I have ALWAYS wanted to do and my husband remembered me mention it a few times so he surprised me!
There were so many people and a few food carts. They even had a Voodoo Doughnut stand and I was able to try my first ever Voodoo Doughnut!

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Me and my little puppy Norman
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It got chilly out later in the evening but that didn't stop us from having fun!
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We has such a wonderful Anniversary! I loved how he planned the entire day doing things that we have always loved to do. It was lovely just to be together all day and reminisce on all our wonderful times together.

One year into marriage and we are more in love than ever and our love for each other grows more and more each day!!!!

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God willing, here's to many many many many more happy days together!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Oxfords

Who loves Oxfords? I sure do! They are cute and comfy and can be worn in so many different ways! If you don't own a pair, you should definetely try a pair on and see how you like them.
Here is some Oxford inspiration. Enjoy!












and some cute ways to wear Oxfords.....






I noticed Taylor Swift wears Oxfords alot. She has great style :)
Happy Friday
xoxo - Denise
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