Friday, August 26, 2011


Hello darlings, so much going on with the recent earthquake, impending hurricane Irene, trying to finish up projects to improve our home like this gorgeous deck that my husband and I stained.  I just had to dance on it with all of the open space and cleanliness.  My husband built some sliding gates as pictured behind me, so that the dogs can't play on the deck anymore.  They scuff it up because they play so rough.  See the little wheels.  We took everything off the deck and put it on the grass while we stained it but I want to keep it clean and open like this.  Anyway, this is my happy dance....spinning, twirling and jumping and then pulling up my top because well, you know why. 

I thrifted this dress 2 years ago as it has become my favorite muu muu!!  I paid $5.99 for it at Goodwill.  I wasn't planning on doing a post today but since we are going to be experiencing some pretty harsh weather and I have to work all weekend, I thought it best to get one in.  I didn't have time to get jazzed up today because our driveway was getting resurfaced but I did wear this dress to the church thrift store and then Macy's. 

If you are in the projected path of the storm, I pray for your safety as well as our own.  We live less than 50 miles from the Atlantic Ocean's coast and pray that our friends and family will be safe too.  Have a safe and wonderful weekend. Dawn xo


Shayla said...

Love the dress doll and the deck came out great! Awesome job! The rains are starting, as you know, and I was going to try to get in some quick shoe shopping but best to stay close to home today. Be safe girl - I hope you don't have to drive in this but if you do, stay away from any puddles!!!

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Beautiful dress and deck- what a great outdoor space for entertaining! I hope you and your family stay safe during the hurricane.

a Bug and Bird said...

this dress is fun! this is the second maxi dress post i've seen today. as spring is quickly approaching here in sydney i'm actually going out today to look for my first maxi dress!

Mongs said...

Praying that all will be safe! The dress is beautiful on you, love it. The deck is fantastic job, now you can dance all day all nite on that deck.


Debbie Baker Burns said...

Nice deck. I also love when you show your home's interior. I've browsed your Halloween posts since I'm decorating this year. Maybe I'll share some of mine when I get done.

I love your dress. I would like to have something like that for looking chic and comfortable at the same time.

I hope you all are safe in the storm. Debbie

Anonymous said...

how are you?
just caught up on your blog :)

KizzyDoll said... look precious, that dressed looks super relaxing. Love how your pulling it up in one of the pics..just one of the joys f being a woman ;) I hope you stay safe and all of those you hold dear!! xo

two birds said...

love the dress. the deck looks beautiful and your carefree dancing makes me smile!

Kara said...

I LOVE those photos of you twirling! I have missed seeing you during my crazy summer away from blogging (hoping to start back up soon). I hope you all made it through Irene with minimal damage. I was on an island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay when she came, and we managed great.

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