Friday, November 20, 2020

Matchy-Matchy Fashion, DIY Ornaments and Backdoor Visitors

 Fashion, Ornaments and Visitors

Hey friends, Happy Friday! I'm throwing the kitchen sink at you today with a little bit of this and that about this week. I hope your week has been fabulous and you are ready to sit back, relax with a cup of tea or your favorite beverage and enjoy a post that gives you some fashion, some DIY ornaments and some unusual backdoor visitors! Let's get started shall we?

You know, most days since I'm retired I go through my usual morning routine of tea, breakfast, shower and deciding what I want to wear for the day. Most days jeans and a sweater suits me just fine. But today I looked in the closet and thought to I want to wear brown and make a matchy-matchy outfit. So out came my tan top and animal print tunic and then I pulled these brown skinny pants out of the closet. It proved to be the perfect outfit for all day comfort!

I had pulled out my Skecher booties earlier in the week because it got really cold here this week and I can always count on my booties to keep my feet really warm. Glad I have them in brown as well as black and gray because they are just what this outfit needed. 

Well, it also needed this brown Paparazzi necklace.....

And a brown marbled stretch bracelet and my Mom's Tiger-Eye ring.  Now, how is that for matchy-matchy? You know, I look at my hands anymore and I see my Mom's hands. And sometimes, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I see my mother's body shape. Do you do that? Realizing that I am aging like my Mom did produces a combination of shock mixed with a bit of joy when I see this. How crazy it that?!

Anyway, I really enjoyed wearing this outfit all day and feeling a bit more made up than my usual jeans and a top. Are you a matchy-matchy woman like me? Be sure to let me know in the comments. And if you do like matching attire, what is your favorite color to match? Now, on to some ornaments!

Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

I was in a bit of a creative mood the other night and decided to get out my stash of craft supplies and see what I could come up with. I enjoy making tree ornaments and last year used jar lids to create some really cute musical jar lid ornaments. So, I messed around looking through what I had to see what I might create this year. I decided to incorporate some houndstooth fabric with some leftover poinsettia stickers that I had been holding onto. I had previously cut the houndstooth fabric into squares, so I wrapped the fabric over the lid and secured it with tape on the back and pushed it into the ring. Then I cut circles of cardboard and pushed them into the back of the ring and it caught in the grooves to hold the lid in place. Then I taped the stickers onto the fabric. Oh....and before I started I tied the ribbon in place for a tie to hang on the tree, don't forget that first step. So easy!

Voila!  So easy even I can do it!  I immediately hung these ornaments on my tree and I am very happy with the result. What you can do with jar lids is truly amazing! And I loved using the fabric that I used to make a houndstooth wreath last year. 

An Unusual Backdoor Visitor

Knock, knock....anybody home?  The other day this fella was knocking at my back door and it was quite a surprise!  He (or she) was looking down at Cassie and Garden who were looking up at him and I guess he wanted them to come out and play! You can see another cub in the background and Mama had already started up the hill to our neighbor's house. Guess I should have had some porridge ready for these three bears!

So, these are some of the highlights of my week. How about you? Worn any matchy-matchy outfits? Done any crafting? How about any bears at your backdoor? Tell me all in the comments, OK? 

Until Next Time,
Have a beary good weekend!


Karen Anderson said...

That bear at the cute!!! What a joy to have so much wildlife in your yard!! I like the outfit you created! I like matching colors frequently to create more of a flow in an outfit. Yours has a lot of interest with your tunic top and jewelry! And the ornaments are beautiful!! You are so creative!?

Sharon said...

Your outfit is so pretty, Debbie. Those tans and browns along with your animal print tunic work so well together. I always enjoy seeing what you have crafted, and these ornaments are so creative! How exciting it must have been to have a bear cub so close! He/she looks very curious.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks Karen and Sharon for your comments. Matching the same colors does provide flow to an outfit. It's funny, I don't feel like I am that creative but I enjoy the creative process. Just taking items and seeing what I can come up with. It's fun and relaxing. Have a great weekend ladies!

bonnie said...

I love your posts. Always so upbeat and it seems as if you are just sitting at a good friend’s table and catching up with each other!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

bears don't come ot our doors in my neighborhood - we're not even close to the woods - love your animals print tunic

Joy said...

Oooh - I find the thought of bears in the garden or on the road really scary. I guess you get used to them after a while, maybe?
I sometimes pass a mirror and see not me but my Mum, especially since I lost weight. It gives me a shock but a nice one.
And I love the decorations - very clever.

Iris said...

Oh, love this post - and seriously love your animal print top and sketchers. I just bought a new pair of 'inside' boots similar. Hopefully they'll be warm. Then your ornaments - love them. Well, except for the houndstooth fabric. You know, I can't have houndstooth in my house. :-) That's an "Alabama" thing and I'm an Auburn fan (if you're not from the south you probably won't understand that).

And then your visitor. I can't imagine. I adore seeing wildlife close to my house, but a bear might be something else - and Koda would just go nuts.

Enjoyed the post. Stay warm.
Grace & Peace, Iris