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May 15, 2010


Summer Faves Head to Toe

Hair ~ conditioning with the tube that comes in the hair color box (I seem to have lots of those little tubes...wonder why?)

Face ~ enjoying wearing just mascara and lip gloss

Neck ~ adoring my pendant from a recycled skateboard (here on the blue side)

~adoring my husband, too~

Heart ~ loving my family "Forever 5"

Summer wardrobe ~ finding lots of great buys at local thrift stores (some new with tags)
favorite "thrift"purchase so far...White House Black Market white shorts ($2.50)

~skateboard pendant on the gray side here~

~detail on shorts~

Daily (almost) destination ~ sunning on and running on SandKey Beach

Workout ~ running barefoot on beach is a great workout and pedicure, too!

Shredding with Jillian

Bible ~ reading 5 Psalms and a Proverb

Prayer Book ~ perusing The Valley of Vision (a collection of Puritan prayers)

"Let me find thy light in my darkness,

thy life in my death,

thy joy in my sorrow,

thy grace in my sin,

thy riches in my poverty

thy glory in my valley."

Projects ~ creating, writing, organizing

Eating ~ preparing this salad: spinach, pickled beets, crumbled goat cheese, red onion rings, sea salt and ranch dressing
poaching this dish from my friend Jen: black bean & corn salsa

Florida's official footwear ~ skipping around in the flip flops my daughter got me for Mother's Day


  1. Awesome faves sis, love you. Your beauty radiates.

  2. I love your fav's Melanie, and your toes (is that a weird sentence =) I love that color. I think my toes need to get all dressed up for summer too =) I shall need to be working on that.

    Have a Blessed week dear one,

  3. You are looking awesome. I love thrift stores, too.
    Blessings, hugs, and prayers,

  4. I think you look wonderful and I love how you always find such good sales at thrift shops, (is it because you are so tiny)

    You look so good Mel and to be able to write and enjoy your favorites is wonderful progress.
    Keep moving forward sweetie.....:-) Hugs

  5. Great list of favorites! I also save the tubes of conditioner that come with haircolor to use on my hair. Before using the straightening iron, I dab a little on my hands and run it through my dry hair. It cuts down on the frizzies throughout the day.


  6. Such wonderful faves!! I love the shorts, they are awesome! Pictures of you and the family...fantastic. Sending you love and ((hugs)).

  7. It is so nice seeing you enjoy all your summer faves! They each and everyone made me smile :)

  8. Melanie, your favs are so cool. Love the salad sounds yummy!
    Please remember my husband, Clarence in your prayers. He fell yesterday off of a step (ONE STEP) and broke his hip...had surgery last night...is in horriffic pain today and not happy about going to a rehab facility after his hospital stay.
    Wish it were as warm here as it is there. I still have not worn flip flops...too cold!

  9. i am soooo coming to sandkey beach with you when i come down to visit my man! or would i not be able to stand the heat there when it's summer??

    love hearing some joy in your voice.

  10. Wow does look like so much fun you are having. Bless you.

  11. I found your blog through Rose's.....and I will most definitely be back. Just from what I have read my heart is touched.


  12. Love "the valley of vision"... I keep it on my nightstand. I don't do flip flops, though. They hurt my toes! And the skateboard pendant... well, who can say enough about that... I know it is precious to your heart and keeps you intricately connected to your boy.

    As it should be.