New Year’s Day

New Year’s morning began with sleeping in; an ancient, well-known beauty secret! Mornings start when I wake-up and I am fortunate not to have an unnatural, annoying alarm clock startling me and interrupting my dreams!

Next, an enjoyable morning of brewing up a batch of healthy, hearty vegetable soup, all from scratch. This soup is one-of-a-kind because I don’t measure, I use what vegetables I have, and a pinch of this and that. While the pot simmers, we’re off to the snow-covered hills nearby to enjoy a winter activity of tobogganing.

My darling granddaughter

My darling granddaughter

My dear grandson

My dear grandson

winter fun 3

My grandchildren enjoy the outdoors and after we’ve all had enough fun and fresh air, we’re hungry and ready to head home for the savoury, hot soup waiting for us. The aroma of the blend of veggies and spices welcomes us into a cozy, warm house and we all gather around the table for a family dinner.

Soup's on

Soup’s on

Next day–a nice indoor activity–shopping, of course! Christmas trees are still in their glitter and glory at the Mall. I wore my white faux fur which I get a lot of wear out of.

faux fur jacket

A stop at a thrift shop proved worth-while — I found this monochromatic rose design blouse to match a belt, necklace and earrings that I already have. $6

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What a thrill to spot this unique pinstripe skirt from Le Chateau (made in Canada) for only $12. –still new with its original price tag of $69. attached. I hadn’t planned to wear them together but decided to try it. I don’t often mix patterns but I think this works.

pinstripe close-up

Le Chateau is a very fashionable Canadian store, rather high-end. This asymmetrical, patchwork skirt is so unique and well-made.

I can wear the blouse open, like a jacket, with a variety of colourful tank tops to add a pop of colour like red, yellow, turquoise, purple or orange.

pinstripe 3

Add accessories and I’m ready to go out for afternoon coffee with a friend!

roses jewellery

What did you do New Year’s day?

❤ carmen

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5 Responses to New Year’s Day

  1. Carmen, now since today, I’m reallise it how beautiful you are! I’m speakless ! 🙂 wow! You looking like 30 – 36 years old beautiful women. ! 🙂 there is now words. i think you have some very nice secrets about that you looking so beautiful young? ^^… hmg, tell me these 🙂 smile… i have always a e-mail if you want do you can send me your picture direct to me for some new post in my blog I’m alwys open for some new projects and nice fashion tips and shows. you sounds and think you are really perfect women with lot of happieness ! because i see that at you health and feelings! ❤ hope really see more of you and we are good partner to working together! much love from switzerland ! kisses 🙂 ❤


  2. gracefully50 says:

    You know? I think I’m ready to be a grandma! How fun!
    What an elegant outfit! And you didn’t even have to break the bank. Love the patterns on both pieces and they look beautiful together!
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy New Year!


    • carmen says:

      Thank you, Jeannie! You’ll make a gorgeous grandma! My grandchildren call me ‘Mimi’ – it was my grandson (six years old now) who started calling me that when he was first learning to speak and I liked it so much! Sounds younger than ‘grandma.’ Just recently I was at the mall and I heard a little girl call, ‘Mimi’ to an older lady. I asked the lady if that was her granddaughter and she replied, “Yes.” I told her that’s what my grandchildren call me, too!!! 🙂


  3. josepmbadia says:

    A beautiful set Carmen. The blouse and skirt is lovely too. I like the blouse open. The earrings and necklace are beautiful.


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