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April 30, 2016

Shout Out Saturday - a few of my friends

Good morning.  Is it the end of the month already?  This one kind of snuck up on me.  I am embarrassed to say that today is my anniversary but because it's been such a busy month I nearly forgot.  I kept thinking it was at the end of the month and before I knew it...it was the end of the month.

Needless to say, our plans are a little loose for today but we will do something to celebrate our 33 years together, have no fear.

But first let's talk Shout Out Saturday.  If you've been blogging for as long as I have, you really get to know the people who leave comments on a regular basis especially if they are fellow bloggers. Today I'd like to introduce you to a few of the ladies who have been so faithful in their encouragement to me over the years.  (This will definitely take me more than one Saturday, so if I don't mention you today, I will next time.)

First up is my friend Pat from On Crooked Creektt.  I know you will love her blog.  She is one of

April 29, 2016

Styling a white cotton blouse and jeans

We've had such a mixed bag of weather here the last couple of weeks.  One minute I'm reaching for sandals and short sleeves and the next I am glad I haven't put away my sweaters for the season.  Is it that way where you are as well?

white cotton blouse and jeans

With next weeks summer clothes series starting on Monday I am focusing my attention on warm

April 28, 2016

Summer fashion series coming...

Just stopping in to let you know that because you've been so encouraging about my fashion posts, I'll be a doing a special summer fashion series for women over 50 the first two weeks of May.  I know summer clothes for mature women can be a little lacking in either the coverage or style department so I've been scouring my closet and the internet to find cute things that are both cool enough for the warm weather but cover all the parts we like to keep covered and still be fashionable.

fashion for women over fifty

The series will show you how you can take what you already own, along with one or two new pieces, and come up with enough new looks to carry you through any occasion that may arise this summer, from a quick trip to the grocery store to an evening out with your hubby or friends.

I am planning on posting Monday through Friday for the next two weeks with a regular non fashion post on Saturdays.  I hope you'll join me not only in reading the posts but also in styling a couple of new outfits for your summer wardrobe.

xo, Patty

April 27, 2016

Mother's Day gift guide

If you're like me you know just how lucky you are to have a mother who loves you in your life.  I haven't always shown it (yes, I was that rebellious teenager) but my mom truly is my greatest inspiration here on earth.

That makes it extra fun to scour the internet for the perfect gift to show her just how much she means to me.  I thought it would be fun to share a few of my great finds with you, just in case you still have a bit of shopping to do for your mom or heck if you are the mom, then for you!  (I may or may not have fallen into the latter category as well, wink, wink.)

I found all these great gifts at Kohls...

April 25, 2016

hosting an all american feast with a twist - gathering

I enjoy having friends over especially when there is a theme for the gathering.  Either a holiday or event that lends itself to specific decor or food.  It makes it easier for the hostess to come up with a menu as well as giving the guests an idea on appropriate attire

how to host an all american feast - Lemon Lane Style

For a recent gathering of friends I decided it would be fun to go with an "all American feast" of hot

April 23, 2016

Inspiration Saturday

If you're here expecting to see Shout Out Saturday have no fear it will be back.  I just thought it would be fun to mix it up with a new Saturday offering called Inspiration Saturday where I share some of the things that are inspiring me at the moment.  I hope you enjoy it.

I took full advantage of some recent free time and got busy in my craft room playing with paper and paint.  It had been a long time since I allowed myself that luxury and it was much needed.  I don't know why I wait until I'm creatively parched to quench my soul thirst?

I knew full well the world would be calling soon enough and I would lose that little

April 22, 2016

Styling mint green and denim for spring - fashion friday

With the weather heating up for weeks at a time I finally put my boots away for the season and broke out my sandals.  It was kind of bittersweet because boot season is rather quick here in Southern California and I really like my boots.

mint green and denim

But I love my growing collection of sandals as well.  The nice thing about summer shoes is that they