First off, my furbaby doesn’t know what to think of me. I’m writing this post from my lovely desk – something I haven’t utilized in a long time. However, the past two weeks, I have made use out of it as I craft and talk with friends on the internet. It’s awesome having my desk in the heart of my living space. It’s turned into a great area to craft random things. (More on what I’ve crafted later – that’s not the focus of this post.)

Photo evidence (you can see my desktop computer in the background):

Today’s post actually focuses on two different things, but both with a related theme – high school. I graduated high school back in 2004. It’s almost been ten years. I know this because I’ve joined the “10 Year Reunion” group on Facebook. Next May will be ten years. It doesn’t feel that long.

Today, I was reminded of my past in the most bizarre way. I headed out to some stores today for a little retail therapy. It’s a great boredom buster, plus I’m still looking for new shoes for the school year. Mine have been worn through. I was walking down the aisle of Wal-Mart with my assortment of school supplies and craft items when a bin of books caught my attention. It was a bargain bin and I debated whether or not I should stop to look. I was about to pass it up (thinking of the pile of unread books at home) when one book caught my attention.

I loved the Sweet Valley High series when I was growing up. I think I’ve probably read almost every one of the books out there. So, when I found this book, which is about the Wakefield twins ten years after high school, I almost jumped with delight. (I was in Wal-Mart though so I contained my excitement.) I’m finally going to get to read a “conclusion” to one of my favorite series! I know which book is next on my list to read now!  What book series did you love growing up? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
The second topic for this post also relates to high school. This one relates to high school and style. When I was in high school, I put a lot of time and effort into how I looked and what I wore. I also received a lot of compliments on my outfits. They were never name brand – I’m a clearance shopper – but they were often very cute. Somewhere between high school and a career, I lost that passion for style. I stopped putting the effort in. I still pick out cute clothes – just not on a regular basis. It seems I save my cute outfits for the weekends when I’m not working. The goal this year is to put more effort into my day-to-day outfits. I’ll be expanding this blog to cover writing, crafts, recipes, photography, and now a little bit of fashion as well.
I’ll start by sharing today’s outfit. I actually received a compliment on my necklace choice today.
A cute dress that I salvaged from my sister’s “Get Rid Of” pile. With a little one on the way, she’s been cleaning through things as well lately.
The necklace that earned me a compliment. The funny thing about this compliment is that the only reason I own this necklace is because it came in a set. I wanted the earrings that came with it!
The earrings that came with the necklace. I bet you know why I wanted these earrings – my love of anchors!

The earrings and necklace together. This cute set was about $5 at Wal-Mart. Like I said, I’m a bargain shopper all the way!

Keep an eye out for more style choices in the future. Just another thing that defines who I am.