Magenta, museums & magical places

You have no idea how excited I was to finally get to go see the mini Stonehenge out in the Gorge. As we drove over the bridge at Biggs Junction, you could see it as you got closer to the Washington side of the Columbia river. I may have been exclaiming excitedly: ‘I see it! There it is. There it is!’ – I have been wanting to go see this for years now.

It is actually a war memorial commissioned by Sam Hill started on July 4th 1918 as a memorial to the people who died in World War I and completed in 1929. It was listed on the National Register of Historical places in 2021.

It was so windy when we got out there, I soon had to head back to the car to get a ponytail holder as the wind was whipping my hair into little miniature dreadlocks. It was a warm but powerful breeze. It did not deter my happiness.

Magenta floral smocked top, Nordstrom Rack; bling flip flops, Marshall’s; black sunglasses, Rue 21; Faux denim capris, Marshalls, old.


From there it was on to the Maryville Museum, just up the road 4 miles or so. We didn’t have time to go inside, as they were just about to close by the time we made our way around the building looking at the sculptures. There’s a lot to see just walking around the grounds, though.

We had a bit of fun playing with the tumbleweed, both at the mini Stonehenge and at the Maryville Museum.

If you are a wine connoisseur, the Maryville Winery was just up the road from the museum. I am not much of a wino, so we just passed that one by on our way back.

Happy travels to anyone trying to get a last summer vacation in!

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Purple layered tank top + Blue lace edged shorts – #fashionfriday

I found this purple layered tank top and the blue lace-edged shorts both at Kohl’s on their clearance racks. With another $5 off savings card + an additional 20% off, I got both items for just under $5 bucks! If you like to spend full price on stuff, this is not the fashion blog for you. I love, love, love a good deal!

The tank top is actually really well made – two layers of material – t-shirt material on top and a lightweight chiffon material on the inside in a complimenting shade of purple, creating a bit of a ruffled look on the bottom edge. The sequins at the neck are a nice touch, too, because who doesn’t love a little bling?

The shorts are super cute, but I almost wish they made a smaller size than small so they would feel like they fit me better. They look a bit like a skirt on me. Still cute, but a bit baggy for a skinny person like myself. I love the lace cut-out on the bottom edge. Details like that always make an outfit stand out.

The combat boots are from Sole Society – but from a few years ago so you won’t find them on their website any longer. The tights I got a Marshall’s a year or so ago – on clearance, of course!


Layers of blue and purple

Layers of blue and purple


Feelin' funky

Feelin’ funky


Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts

Purple layered tank top + blue lace edged shorts


Purples & blues - oh my!

Purples & blues – oh my!


Fall style

Fall style


Last photo by Calvin Hodgson. You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.


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