Nice Little Surprises

Bonaparte and I are going out this evening to “our” special and favorite restaurant.

Spring Mill Cafe.  The restaurant of many wonderful meals that we’ve enjoyed!

Spring Mill Café in Conshohocken, PA.   Just the two of us. We will be celebrating our marriage in a quiet way.

From Spring Mill’s website

See that table all the way in the back, in the little alcove? That’s our table!!  We always sit there!!

He surprised me with the announcement of our special dinner.  My plan was to cook. And I’m happy with the surprise.  It put a huge smile on my face!

Yesterday, I was home from work and Bonaparte showed up with flowers for me.  It was another pleasant surprise.  I love little surprises.

Aren’t they lovely? Flowers always brighten up the day–and a room!

Another surprise that came my way this week nearly knocked my socks off. Wait!  I don’t wear socks.  This surprise left me in total shock—and in the best way.

I received a package from one of our Atypical60 friends!  Marie Bénédicte is a friend and reader from France and she totally blew me away.  It’s funny how great surprises occur when you need them.  My week at work wasn’t the greatest. And so, this surprise just made everything happy and pleasant.

Among the little surprises?   I’ll share with you!

The box opening!!  Look at all the goodies!

Cute little brushes that are already in my travel bag and makeup!

Nail enamel–in my favorite color and powder foundation from T. LeClerc!  I love the packaging. And the lip glosses are to die for!

Mustard, a little pesto, Espelette pepper which I’ve already used and is great and violet candies.  I’m a fan of the violet candies–how did Marie know that???

The lip glosses are incredible. I’m wearing them in the pictures and have not primed my lips in any way. My lips are naturally very pigmented and I have an issue with lip color right out of the tube. Both of these are great on bare lips.  

This is the top lip color. I believe the name is Meringue. It looks somewhat warm in the tube but it is a universal gloss if you ask me! This gloss is from T. LeClerc. The gloss in the bottom photo is Innoxa “Haute Tolerance”  in Rose Lacte.  It is almost clear with a hint of color. I LOVE this gloss!

The powder foundation in the left-hand photo is “Amande” from T. LeClerc. I’ve applied it to my inner wrist. The coverage is excellent. I’ll be reviewing later this week on my face. Same with the Number 1 Chair poudre on the right.  Lighter in color but the coverage is still very good.  I think both powder foundations will also serve very well as eye shadow primers!

I’m having a complete slob day today. Does that ever happen to you?  Since we are going out this evening, I don’t want to be bothered with doing makeup now and again later.  I don’t feel like getting dressed twice and I should because I need to run a few errands this afternoon.

No makeup except the Innoxa gloss (which I’m in love with), a filthy hair-dye stained tee and shorts. I’m slobbing it today!

OH!! Did I tell you????? I ordered Laura Geller’s Baked Body Frosting. I had this years ago and it does a great job when I don’t feel like applying fake tanner and waiting for it to dry! Left–before. Right top–after. Looks great–right?

I need a new selfie stick. The selfie sticks for this not-so-smart iPhone 6 are now operated remotely. That means the remote thingy wears down and you must get a whole new set.  I can’t stand it.

We also need to get more mums for the deck.

One of these days I’m going to do a post about “Slob Style”.  In the meantime, here’s what I wore on this shortened work week!

On Tuesday I wore a black swing dress. With my selfie stick broken, I couldn’t get decent photos!

Wednesday was a rainy one. I wore my “mom” outfit. Pixie Pants, a chambray shirt and an old pair of Cole Haan Air Nike (discontinued–of course!) ballet flats!

Thursday’s outfit was my favorite!  It’s now Plaid Season!  My pants are a bit tight around the waist which means it definitely IS time to return to the Watchers of Weight!

Who says older women can’t wear denim jackets?  I have had this denim jacket for years. It’s from the G.H. Bass outlet. I think I paid about $35 and it is just a great cut–nice and fitted!

And the hair. I’m really loving this color. IB/30. Off black with streaks of auburn. This is Joy from Model Model Hair!

And with that.  I give you a delightful surprise of a song.  “Undone—The Sweater Song” from Weezer. It’s a great song to listen to whilst dressed as a slob but this song gives me great memories of listening to music with my kids when they were all home! Enjoy the weekend!!!!

About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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13 Responses to Nice Little Surprises

  1. KEWLM0M says:

    Wow! So many great surprises for you this week – happy for you! Enjoy your wedding dinner celebration, just the two of you, tonight!

  2. Catherine says:

    Thanks Kewl! Oh. I definitely will enjoy XXOXOXOXO!!!

  3. 3C Style says:

    Happy for you Catherine. It’s the little things that make our life great. Have a beautiful day and a wonderful evening. -Dominique

  4. hipchick66 says:

    Enjoy your matrimonial dinner! Lovely flowers and lovely gift from your friend! I remember so many years ago when LeClerc powder was all the rage on MUA 🙂

  5. Nancy says:

    Hi Catherine- So happy you had the nice little surprises to brighten your week, shows how much others love you. Have a wonderful dinner. Your special table looks so romantic.

  6. Momcat says:

    Hahaha…my son playing Hash Pipe on his guitar back in the day! He was crazy about Weezer too!! I have never heard the Sweater Song. Thanks and enjoy your dinner avec ton mari!!

    • Catherine says:

      Momcat, I love Weezer and especially the Sweater Song. It was a favorite of the boys’ back when they were young. It’s one of those great memory songs!!! XOXOXOXO!!!!

  7. Juliet says:

    Oooooh lovely flowers and what a fabulous gift from France. Loving this post (as always), so much to look at and enjoy! Have you got the new Alyson Walsh book (Know your style)? I have a spare copy if you would like it – let me know and then let me know a postal address if you would. Also a way to take photos on the phone that will work with a selfie stick (at least it should) is to use your volume controls – not just on the side of your iphone6 but also volume controls on your earphones – seriously I learnt that from some geezer that kept advertising his iphone tips on face book – the volume controls work a treat for me and my iphone, yeah – who knew!!!! Anyway – gorgeous flowers, that Bonaparte chappy he is a keeper 🙂

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