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.
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!!!!