Glasses Please

There is something about wearing eye glasses that just makes me feel like me.  Maybe it is because I have worn them consistently since I was 21, or maybe it has something to do with the fact that they cover up my eye wrinkles.  Either way, I like wearing them.

I love all kinds of frames, but I tend to lean toward anything chunky with a tortoise design.

I like to think they make me look smarter.

Frames I have always had my eye on are from Warby Parker.  You can have them sent to your house to see how they look on you in real life.  What is even more awesome, they donate a pair to someone in need when you buy a pair.

Paying it forward!

They have all styles of frames.  Classy and simple, and always with the ultimate cool factor.

Two new collections Beacon and Waterway are available, and they stay true to the Warby style.



0471714_Warby_Shot_06_168_DThe Waterway collection is classy.  I want to sit poolside with my martini and my high-wasted swimsuit and soak up some rays.

If you want to feel like Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn, then this collection is for you!

The Beacon collection is for the hipster in you.





IMG_3077-3I love this collection for its super stylish factor.  You cannot help but look cool when you are wearing these.

They are my fave!

Now, where can I find a cool party and a rooftop sunrise?


*Pictures provided by Warby Parker.  All words and ideas are my own*




Busy Day

You get your kids up get them off to school, and decide to take the clothes out of the dryer.  Waiting for one of your friends to bring her daughters volleyball gear over because you are taking her to practice tonight.  Continually adding more items to your grocery list, and dreading what everything is going to cost.  Calling the husband and reminding him there cannot be any frivolous spending because our oldest is turning 11 and she wants a new bike.

You leave the house and wait two hours while you car is getting an oil change and inspection.  Then it is off to three different grocery stores to get everything that you need.


My day started at 0630 this morning, and I got home from all of my errands at 2:00 pm.  

All the groceries have been put away, and I shoved a sandwich in my mouth.

I did get two glasses of coffee.

Thanks Goodyear!

I am tired.

Now to get ready for the girls to get home from school, put the rest of clothes away, and get ready for volleyball.

Thank goodness softball was cancelled.

We can all sit around this evening and veg.

I am going to knit, and drink a large glass of wine.

And beg Mr. Kell to rub my feet.

Hope you have a happy evening.


Game Day Boots

Bright lights, chalk lines and cheers.

Painted faces, fight songs, and friends.

Rooting on your favorite team and stomping with the crowd.

Stomping that is in your boots!

DSC_1228A great pair of boots can be your greatest accessory for any game day celebration.

Keeping it casual, no problem.

shortsbootsBoots would be great tailgating with friends, hanging out at the stadium, or even watching the game at home.

Hanging out in a suite for the big game?

dressbootsThen dress it up.

Just don’t forget the boots for the big game!


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A Restoration Hardware Living Room On A Budget?

This is a question I have been pondering, since I got a ton of Restoration Hardware magazines from a friend.  I think soft, earthy, industrial when I think of Restoration Hardware.

I want our home to be a reflection of each of us.

One problem…..

Minus the girls rooms, and our bedroom, this house screams Necole!

I love color, and it is everywhere.  I recently had the mom of one of my girls friends say how much she loves all the color.  She mentioned that everyone always decorates with neutrals, and she really liked how I went there with all the color.

I would like a room in the house to reflect Mr. Kell minus the camo and white tail deer lamp.

Now, this really does not reflect Mr. Kell, but it is manly and neutral.  He is not of the fancy variety of men.  He prefers things to be simple with not a lot of color.  He lets me do what I want with the house because he loves me, and he knows it makes me happy.

Yep ladies, all that and he has a beard.

To do this on a seriously tight budget, I am using everything I currently have in the room.


Restoration studies


Basically what I need now is a accent table, lighting, curtains, and something for the wall.
Restoration Studies


When it is all said and done it will probably look more Pottery Barn, but I am going to give it a try.

Just Some Stuff

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that is what has been going on this summer.

Work and play!

Sleeping in and eating a ton of watermelon and ice cream.

Summer time is the best.

We are getting ready for a three day trip of swimming, hiking, and exploring.

So this week means there will be a lot of cleaning, packing, and organizing.

Mr. Kell is turning 40, and there is still more school shopping that needs to be done.

To keep myself busy in between all the fun and cleaning, I of course have been perusing the internet.

1.  Just in case you do not know how to kiss, Life magazine put a how to out in 1942.


I have to say, the right ways are pretty HOT!

2.  I am loving all the fall wardrobe essentials I am seeing all over Pinterest.


This is pretty much how I dress.  Just add some cowboy boots, and skip the skinny jeans!

3.  I am delving into the world of essential oils.  I pretty much just want to use them to clean, fight wrinkles, and add to my arsenal during cold and flu season.


My favorite thing to diffuse right now is peppermint.  I am not a big fan of ingesting oils, so I will stick to topical application and diffusing.

4.  I cannot get enough of this song.  I sing it all the time!


I am excited to for school to begin again.  I am looking forward to having my house back!

I Caught Myself Looking At Shorts

I was not out looking for any kind of shorts people.  I was looking for running shorts.

We were out getting a softball bag for my daughter for camp this coming week.  There I was perusing the women’s section and my blonde bomber reminded me that I was looking for shorts.  She also reminded me that I did not wear shorts.

Well, I am here to report that I now wear shorts to exercise.  I will also wear them to the doughnut store, or for quick  trip to Walmart.

It has gotten all sorts of crazy.

I am not a follower.  I am very cautious with trends.

I was tired of exercising four days a week, and not looking like it.

That is when the 21 day fix came into my life.

I bought it because I could make three payments, and could be refunded if I was not satisfied.

Holy crap!  I would almost do a commercial I am so happy with the results.

6 pounds and 14 3/4 inches lost.

You have to be mentally prepared to do this.  Losing weight for one is like stopping smoking to another.  If you are not mentally prepared for the work, you are not ready for the program.

The containers and recommended food list are crazy easy to follow.

I kept a log in a fifty cent notebook, and I wrote in it every day.  That is the closest I will ever get to journaling.

I ate wheat, and carbs.  I did not eat 100% organic.  I drank a diet soda.

I went 21 days without refined sugar (minus the birthday cupcake for my daughters 6th birthday) which does not count.

The videos are legit!  I have never done a workout video other than Tae-Bo and some walking videos.

It is not for everybody, but it was what I needed to give me the body boost to walk in a store and buy shorts.

I loved it so much I am doing a modified version all summer!

I highly recommend this program for someone who needs to start some new habits!


p.s. The creator of 21 day fix does not know me from Adam, but if she did, I would give her a big kiss!