Sporty Chic

What to wear to a Pizza Hut/Wendy’s combo restaurant…

What to wear to a Pizza Hut/Wendy’s combo restaurant…

Sporty Chic – Day 24 What does one wear to a Pizza Hut/Wendy’s combo restaurant stuck next to the Florida Turnpike?  The answer?  It really doesn’t matter.  You see it all at combo restaurants, from pajamas to gold spandex.  We’re on part two of our Floridian Odyssey, driving to see my mom in Gainesville.  I wore what I had that was still clean — It was neither sporty, nor chic, and I’m actually not really sure it was clean.  But…

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What to wear on an airboat…

What to wear on an airboat…

Sporty Chic – Day 22 Sporty chic… sporty chic… sporty chic…  all I can say is thank god for sporty chic… Can you imagine Euro chic on an airboat?  Or rock and roll?  How about Mod?  Or even American Classic?  Bohemian maybe… But Sporty chic was the perfect choice for this outing.  Why? I was wearing shoes that could get soaked A skirt with that special quick-drying “sporty” material Capri leggings for sun protection and for the times (and there…

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Here’s a great sporty chic top that you can sort of see…

Here’s a great sporty chic top that you can sort of see…

Sporty Chic – Day 22 The absolute hardest part of my blog is the picture part.  It’s not even the standing alone in some cheesy pose wearing my latest outfit that’s the worst part — it’s the photographers.  They are usually annoyed, often sticky and always short.  They’re my children.  And let’s face it, it’s so weird to have to take your mother’s picture every day.  So weird.  Like “they’ll definitely be in therapy for this one” weird.  So I…

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A painful visit from my past…

A painful visit from my past…

Sporty Chic – Day 21 Yesterday, we took a nostalgic visit to The Parrot Jungle.  It is now called, “Parrot Island” because it moved from its original location a while ago.  I grew up in Miami and The Parrot Jungle’s original location was near my house.  I used to ride my bike to it and watch parrots ride bikes – Athough they rode their bicycles across tight ropes.  The parrots were also free to roam the skies and they would…

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Greetings from Florida!

Greetings from Florida!

Sporty Chic – Day 20 For my kids, staying at Grandpa and Grandma’s house is like staying in some magical wonderland.  They have three bathrooms (our house has only one).  They have a second refrigerator in the garage full of sodas with names like “Diet Chek Kountry Mist”.  And they have a pool.  My children would pretty much call a lawyer and start the adoption paperwork to stay here forever if it wasn’t for one, small, glassy-eyed problem… … The…

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The bathing suit post…

The bathing suit post…

Sporty Chic – Day 19 I bought a new bathing suit for my trip to Florida.  My previous bathing suit I had through all three of my pregnancies and it was so used and baggy that I could wear it to the pool and carry snacks in it at the same time.  And since I’m no longer nursing, I could also store a couple towels in the bikini top (okay, at least three or four towels). So when I went…

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A travel day any pioneer would love…

A travel day any pioneer would love…

Sporty Chic – Day 18 All in all, our travel day was a complete success.  Although I think my standards are different than most Americans.  I consider any plane trip where you don’t crash to be a complete success.  Crying children, uncomfortable seats, delays, rude passengers – I always feel like, hey, we’re flying through the air, people!  Can you imagine if the pioneers heard us complaining?  It took them six months in a covered wagon to get to the…

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How a sporty chic mom goes to the Redwoods…

How a sporty chic mom goes to the Redwoods…

Sporty Chic – Day 17 I wore this outfit to the Redwoods with my kids – It’s not great, I admit.  I had a top that looked much better than this on and as I was packing the car with sandwiches, drinks, sweatshirts and books, I began to have an uneasy feeling… a few minutes before I had seen August playing with one of the goats, Odie…. Now I didn’t see them at all.   Since trouble usually follows a three…

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A big shout out to the Dads in my life…

A big shout out to the Dads in my life…

Sporty Chic – Day 16 Happy Father’s Day to my Dad! Here’s just a partial list of all the things my Dad has taught me – How to make beer in the garage How to catch a snake How to find the snake bite kit quickly How to hold onto the hood of a station wagon as your dad drives wildly around the neighborhood (cling to the hood ornament). How to roll off the hood of a station wagon when…

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How to enjoy an airplane ride with your kids…

How to enjoy an airplane ride with your kids…

Sporty Chic – Day 15 Congratulations, Joanna L!  You are the winner of yesterday’s fashion challenge question, Where did the rule, “No white after Labor Day” come from? The answer?  Well, no one really knows exactly where this rule comes from but it most likely stems from the rich in the late 1800s.  Rich people wore white in the summer on their fabulous vacations and when they returned to life in the city in September, they went back to wearing…

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