Sunday, August 13, 2017

My summer reading club

It's nice to still have a little summer left in August and September, when the kids have gone back to school and the neighborhood is quiet.  We're going up to Helen next month and we are really looking forward to it. We've rented a beautiful cabin with a gorgeous view of the Appalachian Mountains.  We are really excited about this little getaway, to visit the little Alpine town and maybe even float down the Chattahoochee!

I started a little summer reading club in June and since it's still summer, I'm still reading!  I've read seven books and I'm on the eighth, a famous children's book that somehow I missed.  I guess I had my head buried deep in my Little House books and just never heard of it.  A Wrinkle In Time.  It's great.  My friend, Allison, told me about it and that they're making it into a movie that will come out in March.  I cannot wait. What an amazing story!!

I picked these up at an estate sale this weekend. A first-edition Fried Green Tomatoes, oh my!  I was so tickled to find it.  I love the book, the movie, the cafe, the tomatoes, going to Juliette, the whole experience. 

Mama Makes Up Her Mind sounds hilarious and it's next in my stack to read. 

I've enjoyed my little reading club so much and the books I've selected that I plan to keep on through the fall and winter.  I used to love to read but I've let other things (ahem, the internet) get in my way.  It's been nice to slow down some with that and bury my head in books again.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My first Dia box!

I signed up last week at Dia & Co. and I got my first box today!

You pay $20 a month and they send you five items. You keep and pay for what you love and send back what you don't.  Shipping is free, both ways!  And they take the $20 off whatever you owe so there's that, too.

I was a little skeptical but they did really good with my first shipment! I guess I neglected to tell them when I set up my profile that I'm a bit petite because the jeans had about a yard of extra material at the foot.  I'm going to send those back and ask for the same pair in a petite. That should work!

This is what I got!

I LOVE this jersey twist top!!  I'm keeping it.  It's a dark navy.  Not so dark in this picture but the light is really bright right there.  I LOVE IT.


These are the jeans.  Kut brand high rise bootcut and they are sooooo comfy. But, you know, there's enough for another pair at the foot.  I hope they have a petite! They look so good with that twist top.


I couldn't even stand this shirt.  Ha!  Too thin and I don't do pleats or pintucks. It's a pretty peach color, though.


I love this boho maxi dress but I'd love it better if it wasn't so "loud".  Larry suggested that I step outside my safe solid-and-small-print box sometimes but this is just too much steppin'.  I loved the fit, though, so I'm gonna ask for one a little more quiet.


This be the print.  It is absolutely screamin'.


And they sent this pretty necklace.  I haven't decided yet if I'm keeping it.


So for my first Dia box, I'm pretty excited!  They hand-picked stuff that fit me perfectly except for the length and I think that's probably my fault because I didn't tell 'em.

I'm looking forward to next month!