Friday, October 3, 2014

Blogging Break

I wanted to let you readers know that I will be taking a break from blogging for the rest of October. Between having a ton going on (travel, garage sale, helping parents' with home projects...) to kind of loosing steam on the whole blogging thing, I just need to step back for awhile and regather myself and my ideas and take time to focus on other things. Hopefully I will be back later in October or early November.

I will still be posting outfits on Instagram if you want to follow along: @maria_notfancyjustlife

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Teal Ankles

After seeing so many of you rock ankle pants, I decided to get a pair of my own. They've been on my wish list for a long time, but Old Navy recently had their Pixie pants on sale for $25, so I decided to order a pair. Usually ON pants don't fit me very well, but I really like the Pixie pants! I think they are comfortable with a good amount of stretch, but the one thing I dislike about them is that they attract every hair and fuzz in our house! I always have to keep a lint roller handy when wearing these, especially with 2 pets in our house. But I definitely think they're worth the money and I'm considering getting them in another color or pattern :) Also, notice my fabulous tan lines on my feet? haha

 Pants: Old Navy (same)
Top: Thrifted (similar/similar)
Cardigan: Target (same)
Shoes: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: Purple Peridot (similar)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Currently: Cobalt and Stripes

Happy Wednesday! Last month, so many of my favorite bloggers were doing 'Currently' posts, which were a lot of fun to read, so I decided to join in on the fun this time! (plus it's something else to read besides the regular 'this is what I'm wearing, blah blah blah')


Smelling: Paint drying. Hubby's out of town, so while he's away I'm painting the entry way from the garage/stairs down into the basement. I've never painted a room by myself before, so hopefully it turns out okay!

Loving: The beautiful weather we've been having in MN! It was in the 80's this past weekend, so I was able to pull out my shorts and tanks again. It is kind of strange to be wearing shorts when the leaves are changing, but I'll take all the warm weather I can get before the snow starts flying!

Planning: Our trip to Disney World and Universal Studios coming up soon! I'm so excited! I'm such a kid at heart :)

Baking: What's baking? :-P Haha I'm just kidding, but in all honestly I don't do a whole lot of baking. I love cooking, but I guess I just don't like having all the treats and goodies around for me to eat. The last thing I baked were soft pretzels a few weeks ago and probably the next time I'll bake will be some kind of dessert when my family comes over for dinner this weekend (probably something pumpkin related?).

Celebrating: My little blog turns 1 year old on Saturday! It's crazy it's been that long already! It's still a work in progress, and I'm still figuring out what I want it to be, but it's been a fun year getting to know other bloggers and actually sticking with it for a whole year :)

Maxi: Target (similar/similar)
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)
Scarf: Old Navy (similar)
Earrings: Edith Marie (similar inspired/'real' Kendra Scott)