Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Jacket:Reversible Mademoiselle Plume, Sunglasses: Gucci
I'm the person who never wins anything. I don't enter contests for that very reason. Now you can imagine my surprise when I was contacted via Twitter that I'd won! Huh? How can that be? It must be a scam. I dismissed it for a few days, but when they contacted me again and told me that I'd won via a Fashion Blogger's website that I follow, my curiosity was peaked.  I clicked on the site, Trop Rouge and there it was, (be sure to click the link to see how Christina wore it). I love her laid back, effortless, cool style. 

The one day that I just happened to comment (which for those of you who follow my blog know that I haven't been very consistent with my posts lately let alone commenting on my fav blogs) there was a contest going on. My comment on Christina's AWESOME jacket was the winning comment! SERIOUSLY? Me. A winner?
I went to the website link Comptoir Des Cotonniers, to pick out the jacket. FREE. My very first jacket from the fashion capital of the world...PARIS! Woo Hoo...YAY Me! (Oh sorry, I was having a little dance party with myself for a minute.) I initially wanted the white w/black...reversible jacket. But the more I thought about it the more I knew that black and red...the exact same one that Christina was wearing on that lucky day was the one for me too.

My hubby still didn't believe me and said, "Ya right...they're going to send you a jacket from Paris for free. It's a scam."

"NO it's real...I researched it." I insisted.

So a week after I submitted my order my Comptoir Des CotonniersParis - Mademoiselle Plume jacket arrived with this note:
It is THE MOST COMFORTABLE jacket. It's light weight, non-restricting and moveable. This is important for me because I have REALLY broad shoulders...which I often refer to as my "football shoulders." I love the splash of unexpected bright red that adds a spark to any outfit. And the most important thing, (other than that it was free of course)'s so warm. Living by the beach even the summer evenings can get a bit chilly. I now have a year round "go to" jacket.
Jacket: Comptoir Des CotonniersTop: Zenana Outfitters, Jeans: Forever 21, Shoes: Bamboo
If you're looking for a great jacket...head on over and get yours from Comptoir Des Cotonniers and be sure to check out all their great summer fashion looks HERE.

Don't forget to visit, follow, and comment on Christina's very cool fashion blog TROP ROUGE. You may end up a winner too!
I had to share a close up of my new flats by BAMBOO. I wear them with EVERYTHING! 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day...What a Day!

It's always nice to have a day just for you. A day when the people who are your heart come together and make you feel special. Yesterday, my Mother's Day was more than I could've hoped for. I was touched, moved to tears, heart My kids, sister, & hubby spent the whole day with me. There was lunch, shopping at the local street fair, presents (lots and lots of presents), and dinner...where my youngest son was working and he served us.
Time. What a precious gift. It's those moments that make it all worthwhile; fleeting, stand still, breathe in and hold it tightly. Right here and now. Words of love, affirmation and just knowing that this moment is perfect because it is filled with laughter, hugs, memories, and family. God's amazing gift...MOTHERHOOD.

Just when I thought this day couldn't be any more new son, my foster son, lil' J, wrote a special note on Instagram for me. It touched my heart to know that even though this child has been through so much with the recent loss of his mother to breast cancer, he's still able to open his heart. Share his heart. What a gift. To give your trust and love to someone who was a complete stranger 5 months ago.

God is good. He is amazing. He asks us to step up. To be the hands and feet of Christ. He will put things on your heart and ask you to say yes to where He's leading. The hardest part is, "Yes, Lord...Your will not mine." The easiest part is once you finally relinquish to His will...He works miracles. Miracles that you never imagined. A life transformed through Jesus Christ.

Yesterday, God blessed me with yet another confirmation of His life giving, restoring love. It read, "Happy Mother's Day to my new fun loving sweet mom Lisa. I love you and you do a lot for me and your the best mother in the world to me!!!!! Happy Mother's Day. #funmom #imhappyyourinmylife #yourawesome #yourfunny #iloveyourpranks #bestmother" And this was the picture he posted with it.
Never doubt that Jesus makes ALL things new! I hope you all had an AMAZING Day!

Monday, May 5, 2014


Little Noah pressed his face up against the glass hoping to catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin. He turned, smiling, squealing, jumping...scooting close to me as I bent down with my cell phone camera. "See them?" he beamed. "Yes, they're so cute!" I replied, smiling at his innocent excitement. He turned his attention back to the glass. That's when it happened. Noah met HIS dolphin face to face. They stared in curious wonder at each other. A moment. A boy named Noah and his dolphin. Time standing still in awe struck wonder.
- at SeaWorld San Diego