Coral & brown two ways

As you can probably tell, I’ve been pretty unmotivated as far as the blog goes. I’ve been trying to get through a rough patch & keep my head down to get past Mother’s Day. All of these first holidays are hard to deal with after someone you love passes away, Mother’s Day being especially hard because I no longer have a mother here on planet earth.

I’ve been stressed out and overwhelmed at work. Breaking down left and right. Can’t ever seem to catch up anymore due to the extra things we are doing behind the scenes to keep things going after Covid19. I’m pretty much done with it all.

I’m sure some of you are at that point as well. Whether your staying at home, or out in the working world right now. Just done with it.

I don’t really have any new and exciting outfits to post, however a friend gave me a bag of clothes that I thought I’d pick something out of to feature. This post is all about the color theme: coral & dark chocolate brown.

First look:

Coral sweater & coral t-shirt, given to me, chocolate brown capris, old, The Loft; high heel sandals, old; Betsey Johnson Cat ear sunglasses, old; Shell necklace, old, from Papua New Guinea.

Second look featuring the same color pattern:

Coral sweater, given to me; dark brown pants, old, leopard print ballet flats, Ross; Betsey Johnson cat ear sunglasses, old; shell and seed necklace, Papua New Guinea, brown metallic DKNY watch, old.

And if I’m doing photos near my home, the cats want to be involved. Or maybe not. Perhaps I decide they are too cute to not include in the post somehow. Look at those fluffy furbabies! The one in the first look is Sheba, and the one in the second look is Isis. Best accessories ever, amirite? (Minus the claws when they want to get away.)

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.

Where do your feet go?

This past week I’ve been taking pictures of where my feet go and posting them on my Instagram.  The guest speaker at our church was talking about where your feet go, God goes with you and had mentioned asking people at the church he used to preach at to take photos of where there feet went that week. So off I went to take photos of where my feet went. Unspoken challenge accepted.

The feet photos that day were really great. Taken with my real camera. Out in nature while doing this photo shoot for the blog. After that, they were crappy cell phone photos mostly at or around work and at the grocery store. I really thought my feet were going to go somewhere really cool or do something really fun.

Reality is, God is going with me to work and to the grocery store. Wah. Wah. Wah. I’m sure even He’s bored with that. But in the mundane, everyday places life takes us, it’s good to know God goes with us. Sometimes work is hard. Sometimes the grocery store is boring. Sometimes we go to the grocery store after work and want to run all the slow pokes in front of us down with our grocery cart. God is still with us. I think that was the point of this exercise. Not necessarily to go out and find great adventures for our feet to go on, but to know God is there in the here and now. In what we’re really doing every day. There’s comfort in knowing that.


On to the outfit. I found this crushed velvet tunic top at Village Merchants consignment shop down in Portland when I went a few weeks ago with my sister and nieces and son. The shoes are super cute denim bow sandals I got a TJ Maxx a few years ago. The white stretchy pants I just got at Kohl’s recently. If they’d stop getting dirty when I traipse about in the woods in them, I’d wear them more often. They are that comfortable. Flowers from the Gresham Saturday Farmers Market.

Yes. I walked out on a fallen log across a small creek at some point while taking photos. In wedge sandals.

Where will your feet take you this week? Just remeber, where you’re going, God goes with you. Even in the mundane boring-ness of everyday life.

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


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