Friday, October 19, 2012

These boots are made for walkin'...



I love boots...  and I love walking...  put the two of these together, and for me it is pure bliss!...  I wanted some comfy, casual boots that I could tuck my jeans in...  found these yesterday at TJ Maxx for $49.99...  great price!... they are so comfy and zip all the way up the back, making them really easy to put on... they're soft... and smooshy... they are by  Dolce Vita... ahh...  "the sweet life"...


I walk and jog~walk so much every day...  Jack and I take a 2~3 mile walk together every morning...  plus I walk Tessy another mile or so plus shorter walks throughout the day with her...  just recently I have added a little jog~walk back into my daily routine...  I don't run though...  too hard on my toe I had the stress fracture in this past Summer...  besides these, I take a daily Nature walk...  where my pace is slower... and my thoughts  are only of taking in the beauty of my little countryside and all of God's precious little creatures that inhabit it...  clearing my mind... letting all my cares just drift away...  sounds like I spend a lot of time  walking, huh?...  well, besides loving to walk, I walk for my health...  there is nothing better for your heart than walking...  you don't need to do as much as I do...  or some of you probably do more... but I want to be as healthy as I can... I fix really healthy meals for Jack and I, and Tessy only eats organic doggie food and treats...  she gets Newman's Own, which I have found to be the very best and only natural, quality ingredients...  Tessy wants to be a healthy girl too!... and she loves our walks as well...  besides being so good for your heart, it is the best thing in the world for a feeling of peace and contentment...  after I walk, I feel like taking on whatever my day has in store for me...   obviously I will not jog~walk in my boots, but they will be perfect for the trail and my Nature walks...  got a little extra time today?...  if not...  make some...  take a walk...  your heart will love you for it!... xoxo...  Julie Marie


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Blue Heaven...


Ever since I saw this sweet little blue vintage wicker chair on my friends Jen and El's shop blog, Madeleine L'Amour...  I have been dreaming about it... the oh~so~softest shade of blue...  and scrolly... and shabby... and how perfect it would look in my bedroom... it just kept calling my name...  "Julie Marie... I'm still here...  come get me"... so, today, I did just that...


I really didn't have room for it, so I gave Jen and El my white wicker chair that has been in my bedroom... and they were sweet enough to give me a generous discount on this little beauty...  Jen came out and helped me get it in the back of my SUV (which was no easy task!)... but we ladies are determined when we need to transport a tresor home, and we did it!... I didn't want to wait for Jack to come pick it up later in his truck... so, for now it is sitting happily in the corner in my bedroom, right next to my Rachel Ashwell look~alike table I posted about several years ago here...  looking pretty and waiting for just the right delicate accessories to go with her...  (a chair this beautiful HAS to be a "her")... I want to get another ruffly delicate throw for it, like the lavender one I purchased a while back from my friend Janet at Shabbyfufu...  when "she" is all fufu'd up, I will post a picture of her in my bedroom...(these photos are in their yummy shop)...

 
I have posted often about Madeleine L'Amour and my friends Jen and El...  their beautiful French~inspired shop is moving the end of this month, not far...  to downtown Main Street Bountiful... the little town I always post about that I grew up in and so love...  Bountiful borders my little town of Centerville where I live now, and their shop is a mere five minutes away...  growing up, downtown Bountiful was the picture~perfect small town USA...  and Main Street was the center of it all...  there were no malls back then, no super~sized stores, and no shopping centers...  now, Main Street Bountiful is being restored to her former glory, with darling newly remodeled little shops, old~fashioned street lights, quaint park benches...  and the same gentle, friendly atmosphere I have such fond  memories of from days~gone~by... the soft Autumn breeze carries a mellow whisper that invites you to slow down... relax... and linger a bit longer... the shop with the red front will be Madeleine L'Amour, and they are planning on moving in by November 1st...  I can hardly wait...

They do not have an online shop, but anything you see on their blog is available for purchase, and they ship anywhere in the US...  so fun, some of my followers have ordered and shopped there quite often after seeing me feature them on my blog...  I love sending new friends their way...  when you visit, be sure to tell them Julie Marie sent you!...  wishing you all a blissful day!... xoxo...  Julie Marie