Monday, June 30, 2014

A little love goes a long way

Today is so beautiful here in Portland.  The sun is shining on me and out of  me.  I am so happy and grateful for everything!  I have started taking Fridays off from work, three day weekends from now on! Guess who Cristi and  I shared donuts with last Friday?  Betty Lou! 
See our beautiful mermaid crowns?  These were made for us by Betty Lou and her Mom and I feel gorgeous and magical in mine.  When she overheard that my Dad died she told her Mommy we have to make my mermaid something.
How lucky am I to be on the receiving end of so much love?  Life, although ass kicking and heartbreaking at times, is also the most wonderful gift that I want to enjoy and share with others.
 We brought her a lil fairy because she is that precious.

After that good dose of mutual adoration, we headed out for a little thrifting and TACOS.
  Cristi scored the jacket and dress!
We ate here.  I love tacos and these were off the hook.  Uno Mas rules!

After that how about a meatball sandwich?

 The slogan scared me.
  The mini meatball not so much:)
I also finished up the backyard and I am so pleased with the results.  Now everything just has to  grow.  Stay tuned for those....


thorne garnet said...

mermaid headpieces, tacos and thrifting? What a way to spend time, not to mention a BFF and Betty Lou and donuts!

Gracey the Giant said...

Sounds like a magical day! I love the mermaid wreaths so much; what a wonderful gift!

Anonymous said...

I haven't stopped by in a little while but what a lovely bright, beautiful and lovely post to read. The darkness we endure certainly makes us see and appreciate the colour and blessings in our lives even more so. You look so joyful in your floral crown and I'm watering at the mouth over thrifting and tacos. Much love to you. X

Carina Rosenholm said...

A blog post full of love ! So great !
Hugs !

pastcaring said...

"Eat lightning and crap thunder"? That's hilarious, and my new favourite phrase!
Ahh, look at gorgeous little Betty Lou! Those crowns are incredible, she certainly did deserve a fairy.
Best friends, thrifting fabulous jackets and frocks, tacos, and the tastiest balls - that's a good day, Krista! Loving your leggings with the checked dress, and can't wait to see your garden! xxxx

Melanie said...

If I were evil this post would definitely melt me into a puddle of water, such love and pinkness overflowing from the screen. Most wonderful Betty Lou and Cristi. Crowns of flowers and fairy dust, topped with hot sauce and meatballs. Doesn't get much better than this, especially when you're wearing Kiss Me Kitty leggings.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Day of the Dead leggings, mermaid crowns, love, thigh-stroking and meatballs. I'll take three of each thanks!! I just wanna hug you Krista - I think this three-day weekend malarky is just the ticket, absolutely the best idea ever!! It's certainly doing buckets for your energy levels. xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Those leggings are INSANE.

What a fun day. So nice you were able to get out and smile.

I love the photo about the meatball sandwich.


Anonymous said...

Did you get new frames? The glasses you're wearing are super cute.
Can't wait to see your garden pics! I haven't planted a darn thing yet. In fact when I take a photo of myself out back I have to make sure and crop out the empty containers.

Beth Waltz said...

A small gift of love, offered from the heart of a child, is too often disregarded in this cold, busy world.

Blessings on Betty Lou for the gift of a mermaid's crown! Blessings on you, dear Krista, for perceiving its worth!

Vix said...

Check you three beauties out!!! How cute are those crowns you and betty Lou are modelling and is the fairy doll modelled on Cristi? Twins, I swear!!
Love Cristi's purchases and your pimp-tastic leopard cap. A three day weekend sounds like the perfect end to any week, two days to drink and Sunday to recover!!!
You are the champ, baby!
I've never had a taco, I lead such a sheltered life, don't I?
Speak later? Love you! xxxxxxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

I got teary-eyed at the photo of you and Betty Lou in the glorious flower crowns. She is the sweetest little gal ever, and must have been over the moon to hang out with you and Cristi. There is a lot of love out there, if you open yourself to it.

I had tacos this weekend with Heather too! (The fish ones are my favourite). Then we went thrifting - sounds like we like doing the same things with our gal pals ;)

peaches mcginty said...

it's Betty Lou!! Isn't she just wonderful? and it's always an utter delight to see her, the mermaid crowns are worthy of the queens you all are - Love Cristi's jacket and dress, love them!! the dress made me do an inner squeal of joy! and the eat lightening and crap thunder made me howl! how brilliant! x x x

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I'm so happy that you're happy!! Those tacos look deleeeeeesh and those leggings are amazingly awesome

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Holy mermaid crowns!! Those are gorgeous! I love tacos, too! Cristi's white dress she scored is so Alice in Wonderland perfect!!!

Trees said...

You and Cristi have the best lady dates! The mermaid Crown is the sweetest thing (its also pretty much the coolest flower Crown ever!)