Monday Mingle: Memorials, Fall Fashion and Fave Blogs

Makeup Free MondayMakeup Free Monday is hosted by The Beauty Bean as an initiative for women to celebrate real beauty.  I love makeup almost as much as I love shoes but I also like encouraging women to embrace their natural beauty.  Confidence is beautiful, makeup is the enhancer.

If you decide to participate in Makeup Free Monday let me know in the comments.


Monday MingleMonday Mingle is hosted by Jenn at Eighty MPH Mom. If you’d like to participate, simply create a short vlog in which you answer the questions and then hit up the linky. Don’t forget to grab the badge and leave some comment love for your fellow participants. After all, isn’t that what mingling is all about?

This week’s questions are:

1. Did you and your family go to any memorials in honor of 9/11 10th anniversary?

No, my family and I didn’t attend any memorials for the 10th anniversary of September 11th.  It wasn’t out of disrespect to those who lost their lives or those who continue to suffer as a result of the attacks, it was just something we didn’t do.  I wrote a post about my hopes for the legacy of September 11th, you can read it here, if you wish.

2.  How is your fall/winter wardrobe looking? Do you need to add to it?

My fall/winter wardrobe is looking pretty spectacular.  I’m so looking forward to wearing this faux fur vest that I bought last year with some of my loser fitting boho tops and dresses.  Last year, I didn’t have the chutzpah to wear it in a “nontraditional” way but I figure, hey, I’m pushing 40, I’ve earned the right to be as funky as I wanna be.

I also have several pairs of boots that I can’t wait to rock.  And, yep, I’ll be doing my socks with boots and skirts look that I did last year.

3.  Name a blog you have really enjoyed reading lately.

Well, there are the usual suspects: Erin’s Slice O’ Heaven, Lisa’s It Keeps Getting Better and a few others…  But I think I need to clean out my reader.  Right now I’m looking for more inspirational blogs about creating a closer relationship to God, so if you know of any, let me know in the comments.

Next week’s questions are:

1. What kind of camera do you have? Do you consider  yourself proficient?

2.  Are you doing any holiday events on your blog this year?

3.  Fill in the blank: My child is an angel, except when he/she ____________________________.

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