Super soft chenille sweater

This chenille sweater, you guys. So soft. I walked by it on a clearance rack at Charlotte Russe, it looked soft, so I reached out and touched it. Or the pink version of this sweater. I immediately picked it up.Then traded it for the blue when I realized I already have a soft pink sweater.  It was an additional 40% of the clearance price, so I got it for a little over $7. Score! I love getting a good deal on anything. Clearance racks are my jam!

 

Navy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf, Betsey Johnson handbag + black knee high boots

This is not the first time I’ve walked by something made from a super soft material and immediately knew I had to have it. If it looks soft, I have to feel the softness. If it’s on someone I may even ask if I can touch it. Can’t. Resist. Softness. My poor soft kitties know this. They see me coming and run. Well, maybe not the bigger of the two kitties, she’s too lazy to run, but the other one does. They are softness personified.

Navy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt + black knee high boots

Does anyone else do this with things that look soft? Or am I the only one? I can’t be the only one. Somebody out there also reaches out to touch soft looking things. I just know it.

Navy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf + black knee high bootsNavy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf, Betsey Johnson handbag + black knee high bootsNavy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf + black knee high bootsNavy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf, Betsey Johnson handbag + black knee high boots

Navy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf, Betsey Johnson handbag + black knee high bootsNavy coat, blue sweater, black eyelet lace skirt, pink infinity scarf, Betsey Johnson handbag + black knee high boots

It has been super cold this week, and for some reason, we ended up by the river in Troutdale taking these photos. Even colder there with the wind whipping down the river. I am so ready for winter to be over. Just say no to snow from now on out! March starts tomorrow and I’m asking the snow to please go away now. Spring is almost here. The time for snow is passing. Move along already.

Since this chenille sweater is on clearance, I’ve linked up a couple more that look just like it below.

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Snowmageddon 2017!

So, Snowmageddon 2017 has hit the Pacific NW. Usually in the Portland metro area we get these little wimpy snow storms followed by ice, then it warms up and is gone for a while. We may get a few of these a winter, but they usually don’t last long. This time, the snow is not going away. I feel like I moved back to Michigan where there’s snow all winter long.

 

Snowmageddon 2017

Snowmageddon 2017

 

Portlandians just aren’t prepared for this. I have no studded tires or chains for my car – or even all weather tires. The city doesn’t have enough snow plows or manpower lined up to deal with it all. They refuse to salt the roads and have only sparingly put down any gravel. Seattle sent snow plows down to help us deal with our Snowmageddon. Because I’m sure they get a tad bit more snow than us and are therefore more prepared to deal with it. You’d think we lived in Texas or Florida where they hardly ever get snow – the way we act when it snows. The kids up here have had so many snow days for less than a foot of snow in most areas that now they’ll probably be going to school all summer to make up for it. Their parents are probably going crazy in the meantime!

 

Snow covered ladder leaning against a tiny red shed

Snow covered ladder leaning against a tiny red shed

 

I was excited about it the first couple of days, but by day three, I was content to soak up the sunshine coming through my windows and just look at it from the warmth of my own home.

 

Adirondack chair in the snow

Adirondack chair in the snow

 

But then, eventually, the need for kitty litter got me out of the house. Next, groceries in general, so I slipped and slid on in to the neighborhood Fred Meyer. Closest store I can make it to.

 

Holly berries, covered in snow

Holly berries, covered in snow

 

The weathermen keep lying to us and telling us temps will get above freezing, then, the day before we’re supposed to break out of the freezing temps, they change their minds. Off with their heads, I say! (JK. Well, pretty much…) So, Snowmageddon continues.

 

Snow blown trees

Snow blown trees

 

I should write a motivational post on how to deal with the winter blahs or something, but instead, I’m just happily sitting in the sunshine coming through my big picture window with my kitties, soaking up the sun rays and warmth while it lasts… Plus, that would take motivation to do that.

 

Weather vane in the snow

Weather vane in the snow

 

Not feeling very motivated right now…

 

Fire hydrant - pop of red against the snow covered ground

Fire hydrant – pop of red against the snow covered ground

 

See you all when the spring thaw comes. I’m hibernating for the rest of winter. I think those bears just might have the right idea on how to deal with winter!

 

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