Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I am thankful for my health, home, job, and happy life.
I am thankful that I have dance. It has given me so much in confidence, opportunities and friendships and serves as an outlet for anything I need to let go. When in doubt, I move, and I'm grateful that I can do so (mostly) eloquently.
I'm thankful for the life in my home: a happy little fish community, one giant eel, lots of plants, our adorable kitties, and the plants, birds, and squirrels that we see through the windows.
I'm thankful that even though I grew up in a small Midwest town, I was taught the importance of grammar and spelling.
I am thankful for my husband and that I was willing to take risks for love. It was, and is still, worth it.
I am thankful for my family, friends, co-workers, students and grateful that so many folks I know fit into multiple categories.
Lastly, in what is becoming my Thanksgiving tradition, I am thankful for Spanish coffees.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


Operation Bedroom Renovation While Husband Is Across The Country at Training was a success!
I am a notorious surprise ruiner, so I am just as proud of myself for keeping my trap shut as I am for the effort put into the room :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fashion Friday

Brr. I took my coat off just long enough for a couple pictures, so don't let my nonchalant appearance lead you to believe that it isn't cold! This is the time of year I'm so grateful that accessories can make an outfit. I wore my legwarmers and scarf all day and was toasty warm and still felt cute.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Now showing at Tease and Tone:

I have to give credit to husband for this sexy little ditty. Not only was he the one that played it for me as a class suggestion but while he was singing along, he did a flourish with the music that I totally used for choreography :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

How y'owl doing?

Baby shower pretzel-holding party favor re-purposed as candle. adorbs.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fashion Friday

Here's my take on the flannel resurgence. I rocked flannel in the 90s, usually open with a tank underneath. My grown up version is a little more girlie. This shirt is split up the side and back is gathered so when I added the belt, it flounced out into a cute little peplum. I decided to keep the lumberjack socks integrated to maintain authenticity.
As a side note, fall is beautiful.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fashion Friday

Ponytail. uncomplicated jewelery, classic shirt, jeans, boots, red lipstick.  Simple and chic.  This look goes anywhere.


Thursday, November 3, 2011


This guy lives in our neighborhood and will brighten your day any time you walk past. I mean how can you not stop and smile? Look at that tail!