11.29.2013

Hair Trends & Funky Ideas

So what do you think of the new trend of silver hair? Loving it? Hate it? All my life I had long, long hair. Then awhile back I decided to let go of some baggage in my mind and cut my hair as a new step into the second half of my life. First time for me with short hair except when my mother cut my long locks and made me look like a dork. I swore off short hair from then on. I keep tying new things, trying to find "my groove". Each time I do, my husband says, "did you find your groove this time"?  I have been saying, "Nope, not yet" I m 51 years old with the maturity of a 12 year old, so finding my groove isn't that easy! I am happy with myself, but want my own new style. Something artsy, fartsy. Do you know what I mean? Have you found your groove? Maybe yours was never missing. I want something that says, "Yep, I have grandkids, but I can still shake it" {I may look like a fool in doing such, but I know how to laugh at myself, so all is good}!  
Several years back I sprayed my hair silver for Halloween. I loved it! I have wanted to go silver ever since. The women in my family don't grey, they don't silver...they just stay brunette into their 80's and 90's. Darn. 
3 months ago I had my hair colored darker with highlites in a honey brown. Not my thing....so I am excited to change it up. {Still looking for the groove}  So it will either be honey blond or silver. I decided to grow my hair back out long, no trims, just find a new color. So what do you think about the trend of silver now....did you notice it yet? I am not a trendy person, I just have always wanted silver hair. My mom has a friend with beautiful silver hair.....she hates it. I have silver envy!  Yes Barb, you! Here are some pictures of hair colors I adore from Pinterest. My hair isn't as short as the top five. Taylor, {MaryJanes} said she watched a U - Tube on silver hair and said the upkeep might be allot...which I would hate.  But if not now, when will I ever try?







What'cha think? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Lisa ~ Galoshes.

11.28.2013

Appreciation

Small Towns With Big Dreams
You will hear several times today, "Happy Thanksgiving". The people you walk past, friends and family will each give you a "Happy Thanksgiving". For me, I want to say, "Appreciation". I don't want to simply wish you a nice holiday or a possible day off from work . I want to offer appreciation and a reminder to appreciate the extra time with your kids, your loved one or maybe a day with your best friend or pet. Unwind, breath in the day, slow down and relax. Don't rush the day, don't speed from one destination to another, but rather have appreciation of each free moment you have today. Is your mom in the kitchen cooking up a storm? Is she frazzled? Stop her, give her a hug and tell her you appreciate her. Does your spouse get up and go to work everyday doing their best to provide? Tell him or her of their value, show them you appreciate their efforts. Maybe your spouse stays home or juggles many roles? Offer your appreciation for their contributions to your family. We all play a role in each others lives. Maybe a Grandfather take a few moments with your kids to allow you a few quite moments to unwind. Maybe your mother-in-law sends home that extra pie with your family tonight, let her know you value the time she took to bake it. Appreciate the day for the minutes, hours and seconds you can spend with someone you love. For me, I appreciate my husband, Mike for the way he balances me. I need that from him as my mind is rarely if every in shut down mode. I am planning, thinking, jumping from one idea and dream to the next all the while he stays beside me and offers his trust in my judgement. He doesn't always see my vision, but he backs me. I appreciate that about him!
I appreciate my daughter, Taylor for her friendship. I appreciate that she has a creative mind, yet the intelligences to research and give structure to her dreams. {Something that I lack.} I appreciate my four grandchildren the way they behave and show gratitude and consideration. Those are things that they have in them naturally and by example from their mom and my son-in-law, Jason. I appreciate Jason for being an incredible husband to my daughter, which is the best example a man can show his children! He works hard with goals in mind and also takes a 50/50 role in parenting.
I appreciate my sister, for always being a confidant, and being in my corner. She has taught me so many life lessons that I will never be able to repay! I appreciate my brother, for becoming an incredible father to my niece and nephews, and walking his own path as a family man.
I appreciate my mom for her agility and youthful lifestyle. She keeps young by being active and going and seeing and doing. Something we should all do as we age! There are my friends, each of them, always there to cheer me on, inspire me and make me laugh together and at myself. I appreciate you each for your individual and unique ways!

Then there is myself. Is it vane to appreciate oneself? If I can't appreciate myself, then I can not be much to others. So as for myself, I appreciate my ability to say things the way I see them. {I speak my mind}. I am true to my beliefs and values without pushing them onto others. I appreciate that I don't follow any one's lead, I listen to my own thoughts and ideas. What I appreciate the most about myself, my child-like way that I see the world, I never lost that. It is what makes me cry at sad movies, what moves me to lend a helping hand and what drives me to jump when I become inspired to attempt something that others might fear.
So today, appreciate the things you like about yourself.



And of coarse, eat dessert first!
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Lisa ~ Galoshes

11.27.2013

Aruas and Colors Just For Fun

 What do you think about other people's energy? 

 
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 Do you think it affects how we relate to other people? I had a chat with a friend this morning and the subject came up. A persons Aura, energy and how we relate or come a crossed to other people. I think that we each have energy, maybe it varies from day to day, who knows. I find it somewhat interesting especially since some psychs say that they can read a persons colors and energy. After my friend left, I checked out others on facebook. I saw that a new friend had shared a link and test results of her Aura. Interesting that I just had the conversation just a few minutes before. She tested Blue, and naturally I was curious and followed the link  and found out I was a Purple. Sure enough, as I read through the description, there I am. Are you curious? I would love to know what color you are and if what the description of your Aura describes you.
Thanks Rena, for sharing that on fb today, it was perfect timing!
Go ahead,try it, then leave a comment  as to your color and if it holds true to you. I would love to hear!

Here is what 
Purpleis:
Your Aura is Purple!
Personality: Purples hold themselves to sky high standards, and are always very graceful. Purple is envied, idolized, and copied without even realizing it. They are an icon for those who know you. While it is hard to be a perfectionist, rest assured it’s paying off! Purple is the most down to earth aura, they are the typical guy or gal next door. Purples may think they are better than others but deep inside they know they are not. Purple is very practical. Other auras take a liking into purple. Idealistic and thoughtful, they have the mind and ideas to change the world. Purple has the charisma of a great leader. Purple always seems to know what to say or do in every situation they are confronted with. They exercise good judgment daily. They don’t agonize too much about their decisions, the right answer just seems to come to them. Purples have one of the most active imaginations, but tend to be more focused on what could be potentially possible than dreaming about the impossible. Purples live a well balanced life and prefer to stay as calm as possible.Having a personality color purple or violet as your favorite color means you are sensitive and compassionate, understanding and supportive, thinking of others before yourself. You are a gentle and free spirit. Purples feelings run deep and you can be quite sensitive to hurtful comments from others, although you would never show it. People are drawn to your charismatic and alluring energy. You are usually introverted rather than extroverted and may give the impression of being shy although this is not the case. You are creative and like to be individual in most of your endeavors, including your dress and home decoration - you love the unconventional. You are idealistic, and often impractical, with a great imagination, Purples tend to look at life through rose-colored glasses. People who don't understand you sometimes think you are eccentric because you spend so much time in your fantasy world. You inspire others with your creative thinking and your ability to deal positively with adversity. Purples are very intuitive and quite psychic. You are a generous giver, asking for little in return except friendship. You can be secretive, with even your closest friends not really knowing you well. You dislike responsibility and have difficulty dealing with real day-to-day problems. You dislike being part of the crowd. You don't like to copy others and you don't like them to copy you. You are a visionary, with high ambitions, dreams and desires, and a compulsion to help humanity and to improve the planet earth. You often hold positions of power because you are visionary, but you delegate to others all the minor details that you aren't interested in. You like to have the best of everything, so you aim high. Being the free spirit you are, you love to travel to experience different cultures and meet new people. You are a good judge of character and sum others up quite quickly and accurately, although you usually see the best in everybody. Time means little to you and you are often late for everything. You trust the flow of the Universe to take care of everything. You can sometimes appear arrogant and conceited if operating from a negative perspective. You can be selfish and self-indulgent as you don't like being imposed upon by others beliefs and regulations.
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I hope you have fun trying it and finding out what color you are!
Lisa ~ Galoshes 
{MaryJanes....what color are you}?

11.26.2013

Plaids and layers work perfect for behind & in front of a camera!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hollister Co for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

 

 

MaryJanes & Galoshes has an extension to it aside from this blog, which is MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography.This would be the reason why Galoshes {myself} has stepped into contributing to posts, MJ is so busy editing photos! Taylor {the MaryJanes of the two of us} finds fashion easy. She sees clothes and accessories as art in a form that she just pulls all together. She has style, thus, assigning "MaryJanes" to her is self explanatory. Me on the other hand, Galoshes sums it up! Jeans, T-shirt and barefoot whenever possible. Taking into consideration that we do photography together, I need to come up with a style that allows me to work setting up props for photo sessions, yet look put together when the client arrives. This didn't come easy to me, and still doesn't, but it's allot easier with inspiration boards! MaryJanes and I also do inspiration boards for clients, our boards alway seem to include layers and plaids, they just photograph well!

I like 90’s inspired styles with an effortless, laid back attitude. Since I sometimes start setting up props in the morning, {couches, chairs & suitcases} I start to get warm as I set up. I like Heritage plaids and flannels, perfect for layering, buttoning up, or tying around your waist yet still looking put together. Clothes that let me work, peel off layers then dress them back up just before the clients arrive. I love their small roll on perfumes too, perfect size to fit into my pocket to dab on just before our clients arrive!

 Hollister Co has "wish Lists" that allow you to easily add pieces of your wardrobe to it to review how well everything works together. This is a great thing for me as I can show Taylor prior to purchasing to make sure I picked the best looks for working and appearance. She's like my own personal wardrobe consultant!

I currently have a Hollister Holiday Wish List that I shared on Facebook, great for Christmas gift ideas! You can create an outfit board featuring your must have Hollister outfit this season. What items are on your
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Make sure you check out their super cozy sweaters, leggings, flannels, and sweatshirts to keep
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11.22.2013

A Perfect Day! Chit Chat A Bit.

There is something to be said for being self employed! For me it's the enjoyment of being able to drop everything and put it on the back burner to do something inspiring when the offer comes up. This morning I stopped over at Taylor's, {MaryJanes} she was busy crafting with two of 4 year olds, while waiting for the bus to pick them up for afternoon 4-K. They were using my oldest granddaughters ballet stand as a yarn stand and wrapping the yarn around it. I guess they were making pom poms for a wreath. The shades of gray and cream yarn were really pretty.  She announced, "I'm feeling crafty today if you want to go home and grab your stash of wool sweaters?" "We can felt them and sew mittens for the South & Main sale on the 7th" she added. I hadn't even thought about doing that today, but hey, why not! So back home to get the boxes I had stashed away over the past two years for the "someday project" of felting mittens. 
Three were already felted, so we could start. The others went in the hot water cycle!


 Today was the day, not because I had it on the day planner or on my weeks list of to-do's! It would happen today because my daughter was inspired to create, and made the offer to help me out! I love that. It took me 10 minutes to gather my supplies and head back to find a hot cup of chocolaty, creamy coffee with whipped cream and sprinkles waiting for me. I adore her!
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 I thought that what she had made was hot cocoa as it was so rich and creamy! It looked just like the Pinterest picture below, even the same color of cup!
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The washing machine was working away felting the bulk of pretty, wool sweaters. The oldest grandson was already at school, the twins were getting ready for the bus to pick them up and the baby was napping. Taylor fired up her sewing machine, we started cutting and pinning and creating. What a wonderful way to spend my day...and it wasn't even planned out! 

During the day Taylor had a new refrigerator delivered. I have refrigerator envy!

Have you seen this one? Four doors, and the bottom right side can be a freezer or refrigerator! They will use that lower, right section for the kids to use....all four of them!
The baby woke up and smiled all afternoon, the kids arrived off the bus and everyone was excited to see creative energy in the works!
We had been working on mittens all day long when her husband walked in with two iced coffees!!! :smile: Yep, one for her and one for me! Really, seriously... I live this life!
So you see, if you know how to manage money, juggle your time, and work when you need to work as a self employed person, you reap so many rewards!  Do you have a dream of being self employed? Tell us about it!
Lisa ~ Galoshes.

11.18.2013

A Magazine That Belongs With Your Best Books!

9th and 10th Issues Currently Available From "No Boundaries Antiques" located within South & Main in Dalton.
South & Main, in Dalton  is giddy to announce it will be a stockist of this FRENCH / NORDIC
DECORATING STYLE MAGAZINE. THE JEANNE D'ARC LIVING MAGAZINE.
This issue currently available at South & Main in Dalton

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If you were able to make it to the grand opening of South & Main, in Dalton 
you may have spotted several back issues of this gorgeous magazine available from Sadie~N~Stella. She was purging her piles of her collection to make room for the newest issues. Had it not been for my "no early sales to vendors" rule, then I would have snatched up every last issue she had! Were you lucky enough to purchase one or five? If so, you are now hooked! This magazine is full of thick, beautiful pages. Each page is better than the last! You are in luck if you live near South & Main, In Dalton!   
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A good friend and fellow junker of mine, Teresa {No Boundaries} is now a Wisconsin Jeanne d' Arc Living stockist! Currently she has the 9th and 10th issues available at South & Main In Dalton.
This magazine is a perfect Christmas gift to give to a friend that loves nesting, home decor, re-purposing and quite moments spent in a over sized chair along with a cup of hot cocoa! Any recipient of this magazine will be ecstatic! 
Drool! 

Can't wait till the next South & Main, In Dalton Sale Dec 7th to purchase your issue? Just send me a facebook message and I will be sure to make arrangements for you to get your hands on your copy!

I will be happy to offer you free gift wrapping of your Jeanne d' Arc Living Magazine!


11.16.2013

Did you ever Re-Home a Puppy?


A year ago, MJ & I were taunting each other with a silly online game. I would find a puppy or dog that needed a home and send her a link. She didn't need another d0g, they have a great dog now! And with 4 kids, and two outside cats, that's enough mouths to feed. Never the less, it was fun to entice. Then she started doing it back to me. We already had 2 dogs, and my husband and I agreed,
 NO MORE PUPPIES!  
She knows what types of pups make me say Ohhhhh! I know what breeds of dogs she'd like to have so it was pretty simple. We just go online, look through ads, Pinterest, Craig's lists or any other means avaiable. I would find a puppy, send her a link and write....HA! Then in turn she would find an even cuter pup and send the picture my way. Neither of us knew when a link to a puppy would be in our email box! Then it happened...
I got the pick of the litter.......the middle boy and the only one in the bunch yellow and white.

 That was it.....I had to have him! I told my husband I was just going to look! MJ and I went together, that could always spell trouble! I was hoping I would just come home with one! MJ's husband was hoping that same thing too.....he didn't want one for each of our families! He will be a year on December 5th.  That year went by like lightening!So if there are those of you that have had to place a litter of pups or rehome a loved pet and hoped they went to loving homes. Know that their are people like myself that make those pets part of the family!


It will be a year of puppy kisses, training and loves. He is happy, safe and adored!  And the next cute picture of cute puppies is being sent to MJ!!!!!


11.14.2013

Moving, Pets & Thrifting Ok, and Maybe Warped Humor!


We have been working on purchasing our new place for a year now. There was a deed problem, followed by some legal wording problems.....and now that it is cleared up, I hope to have a closing date set before December. The sellers know that we are using this building for our income as well as for our living, so the hold up has not been easy on our pocket books! They have been letting us move in and work on the buildings.We have been going between the two places....Our daughter & son-in-law, bought our house and we have been living with them. It's gone well, but we are all ready for us to move!  That is where the title of this post comes into play.  We are moving, we have pets and we are thrifty.
 We prefer vintage household appliances as well as tools. After several years, ok, probably 45 years of its life, my glass blender top broke. I'm not good with fragile objects! I went thrifting for a replacement, and spotted this glass blender top. {A buck 99}

Perfect or so I thought. When I got it home I discovered that the base was the wrong match for this top. I could have taken it back, planned on it......but there is that word..MOVING. The return date came and went and now I have a avocado green blender top that has no purpose.  I could sell it, that might take a while and it will probably end up broken by then! I could recycle it, but I' m thrifty and to me that's like throwing 2 bucks down the drain.{yes, I recycle, but this still had the price tag on it...eerrggh} 

We have pets, two dogs which are well taken care of, as we are dog people. I don't mind cats, but I prefer them to be outside and have warm housing as we are also country people. Then there are the fish...do you consider them pets? I 'm on the fence here....I feed them, change their water, not as often as I should, but I do. I see them more as amusement for the grand kids. I don't harm them, I treat them well, I just don't adore them.  They are fish.   
Here comes that word again....moving. Since I am not the worlds best at changing the fish water, it sometimes get a bit green I hate that! I'd rather buy a cheap container to move them into then scrub the green and lime out of the bowl! And so today they moved to the new place, a car ride to Dalton.
   So..... you can see what's gonna happen right!?




And No, it's going to be a fish bowl, not a mad science experience for anyone wondering!

                                                                      

11.13.2013

Will You Win One Of Four $25.00 Gift Certificates?

Pray For More Stuff

Cz inc

Cz inc

Pray For More Stuff

Sadie ~N~ Stella

Sadie ~N~ Stella

No Boundaries

MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography

Sadie ~N~ Stella

MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography

Fresh Eggs

Pray For More Stuff

Sommers Breeze Antiques

MaryJanes & Galoshes Photography

No Boundaries

Cz inc

The Ironstone Nest

Pray For More Stuff

Sadie ~N~ Stella

Fresh Eggs
Getting Ready The Day Before Opening.
Pray For More Stuff
Setting Up: Pray For More Stuff
Front Area Vendors Setting Up Just Before Opening.

Alluring Blooms
Studio Debre'


Studio DeBre'

Primitive Marys
Sommers Breeze Antiques
Sadie ~N~ Stella
The Iron Stone Nest
Sommers Breeze Antiques
D's Treats

Sommers Breeze Antiques


Sommers Breeze Antiques had customers sign up for a drawing for a chance to win one of four $25.00 gift certificates. They will bring their ticket stubs back to the December 7th Sale to see if they won one for the four! Good Luck!