Saturday, July 16, 2011

Today I Wore the Same Old Earrings.

I have a fair amount of jewelry.  Some I've purchased and some was given to me.  Some if it is decades old and some is relatively new.  Yet, I continue to wear the same jewelry everyday.  I have sterling silver hoops in my ears, my wedding ring on my left ring finger, and a black hair band on on my right wrist (though sometimes it's in my hair).  I cannot NOT wear earrings.  I've always been this way.  Sometimes I'll switch things up, but for the most part I just wear my small, silver hoops and never take them out (not even to shower or sleep).  I love them.  They go with everything, keep my poor holey ears from looking naked (my mom pierced my ears when I was three and they will never close at this point, or I'd let them), and that is one part of being dressed and put together that I don't have to think about. 

So - this weekend's giveaway (#6 of My Unnecessary Necessities or Things I Love That I Want to Share with You) is a small pair of sterling silver hoop earrings.  Figured I needed to think about some things I love which aren't geared towards kids for a change.  :)  I just purchased them today from a vendor at the local Strawberry Festival.

For a chance to win: be a follower with a blog, leave a comment and want these earrings.  Giveaway is open internationally and closes Wednesday, the 20th in the evening.

And just for fun and since I haven't posted any recent pics of my kids, here are two photos we took while out and about at the Festival. 

Serious Girl on the Festival Ride
(ash wanted to get on this ride and though we got one shot of a small, little smile, this is how she looked for most of the ride.  she was so serious!  i caught her eye on one of the go-arounds and she cracked a half smile because i was grinning so big, but she quickly squelched it.  i told my mother about this later and she chuckled and said, "you were the exact same way as a little child.  if you were on a ride or doing anything else new and exciting you would never give anyone the pleasure of knowing you were thrilled."  haha!  i guess those things are genetic.  how funny!  if you look closely you can see me laughing at my youngling in the background.)

Sugar n Spice n Everything Nice
(we got several treats one of which was a elephant ear/churro type of thing called a tiger tail.  basically a Navajo bread rolled in cinnamon and sugar.  britt looooooved it.  as you can see she enjoyed it so much she rubbed it all over her face, her shirt, and even her hair.  she looks like she has a five o'clock shadow goin' on!  it wasn't much fun to clean off of her, but it was entertaining to watch her gradually devour it.  when i first gave it to her she dropped it on her stroller tray and rubbed her hands together in disgust at the texture.  then she tasted her fingers.  hahaha!  i could just see her thoughts, "this sand is.....GOOD!!!!!!"  oh, and she wasn't crying.  her eyes are always watering.  i think she's allergic to all the thriving grasses that are making me miserable right now.  poor baby.)


Ash said...

I'm on it!

alissa4illustration said...

I'm like you, I have a lot of earrings, but mostly use silver hoops. I'd like a different pair of silver hoops. Mine look different then that. I've almost lost mine several times!

I got my ear pierced when I was in 4th grade. It was a birthday present from my mom. To me it was a scary present. I had listened to my Dad say for years, "If God meant to put holes in your ears, then he would have put them in there himself." Then he put fear into me that someone would pull them out of my ears.I like earrings though.

I love Britt's Strawberry Shortcake type shirt!

I was none smiley when I was young. I used to just stare at people. My kids are so opposite of me in that regard!

MommyMert said...

Love the new pics of your babies. Seriously?? I think their faces are just so cute! I love those strawberry tights!

Just Bits and Pieces said... sweet that sugary 5 o'clock shadow!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...


You sound like me. I wear the same earrings all of the time (I never take them off); little gold hoops so the silver ones would be a nice switch. I do love earrings, but I would be more of a collector than a wearer only because I would forget I had others.

That Ash makes me laugh. Britt sure knows how to enjoy some good food.

blueviolet said...

That is so funny that she didn't crack a smile, and so funny that you're in the back laughing!

What a giant mess with the cinnamon! There are the best treats at the fair though.

I tend to get in a rut with jewelry too. I must stop that!