Thursday, March 2, 2023

Sneak Peeks, Good Eats and A Striped Jacket

 A Little Bit of This and That

Hello friends!  I promised you another post towards the end of the week so I want to make sure I have something for you. Today's post is a little bit of this and that. I don't have the before/after pics of my room yet because it's just not ready for that yet. But, I can give you a few "sneak peeks" into some things. I'm sitting in my new chair in the above picture. This was the day I brought it home but before I emptied everything out for The Mr. to start painting. It's interesting that after looking at chairs in soooo many places, I went back to the very first chair I had looked at and bought it! Guess I had to prove to myself it was the right choice! It's a lovely blue color and is very comfortable for sitting. I'm happy with my choice.

I also wanted to update the rug in this room and have been keeping my eye out for a possibility. Well, as it turns out, we already had a round rug that we were using between our living room and dining room that I think fits what I am looking for just perfectly! So, we bought another rug to replace this round one and now this one is in my room. I don't dislike the oval braided rug you see here but I just want a "fresh" look for my room. And yes, the round rug is smaller than the oval rug but that's okay by me. I enjoy seeing the wood floors more. I really like the calm colors on this round rug. I've been working on restacking books on the bookshelves this week and arranging things. I told a friend yesterday that I am in no hurry to finish as I am "enjoying the process" so very much. She reminded me that I am being creative with the process, something I had not really considered. It's so important to find creativity in our lives!

Have you done any good thrifting lately? I bought this striped jacket before Christmas at a local thrift store and have found that I am enjoying it a lot. Blazers give definition to your style in a way that just a top and sweater look doesn't. Now, I'm usually wearing tops and sweaters/cardigans, so I'm only talking about my own style here. Sometimes, though, I like to notch up a look just a bit and so I have bought two or three blazers after having gotten rid of most of what I owned and used for work. This particular blazer is made of soft material, not stiff or uncomfortable material. If you would like to try out a blazer, thrift stores are great places to try one without investing lots of money. 

And, finally, how about some really yummy food that we have enjoyed recently? This was my plate filled with almond crusted flounder, mashed potatoes and carrots. So delicious!

And The Mr. enjoyed salmon with his veggie choices. Allow me to share a secret that assists me with easy meal prep. I buy Libby's Microwaveable Vegetables in individual portions. You microwave them for 23 seconds each and voila, you have your dinner vegetables ready! We like them and although I don't use them for every meal, they make meal prep so easy and healthy. I have eaten carrots, peas, corn and green beans and like them all. I'm not being paid to write about these portion sized veggies. I just like them and use them! 

So, that's it for now. I'll be back next week with another post and I look forward to hearing from you in the comments!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I really like your "new" rug for your room. The colors in the rug are beautiful. And wow, do I like your striped blazer. It seems so versatile. I think you could wear it with very casual clothes and also use it to dress up an outfit. Your meals look delicious. I especially like the look and sound of your almond crusted flounder.

Iris said...

WOW, you've really come a long way with your remodel of "your room". I love the new oval rug. The style reminds me of my grandmother's house - and that's a compliment from me. Your chair looks comfty, and I've done the same thing in the past with finding furniture.

Love the stripped jacket - it does look comfortable. I see more women going to blazers these days. I got rid of every single one of mine. I had to wear suits to work for a long time. I might like it if I could find a soft one like you're wearing.