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I’ve really been missing blogging and having something to do outside of homeschooling and being a mom so guess what…

I’m BACK!!!

Time for more outfits, crafts, recipes, photos and family fun!

First “I’m Back” post has to be an outfit one because I know that’s what you all liked the most!

(Skinnies & Earrings – Old Navy, Cardi – Maurices, Blouse & Scarf – Francescas, Boots – Charlotte Russe)

You may notice a little difference in me since my last outfit post about a year ago!  I chopped my hair!  Yep…18+ inches off last November!  Let’s see…what else is new with me?

My middle daughter has joined my son and four-year-old daughter in homeschooling with us this year!  WOW is homeschooling three kids different than homeschooling one and a little helper!  My oldest is still in public school, she loves her friends too much to stay home with us crazies!

We also got a puppy for Christmas!  It was a surprise and the kids LOVE our little lemon beagle, Golden Girl!  The first image is the night we brought her home to surprise our kids with their Christmas gift!  The second is of last weekend of my youngest wrapping G.G. up against the cold!

Another fun, and very new thing…a little over a month ago I became an Independent Consultant for Jamberry!  My current Jamicure is featured in the third photo post above!  I fell in love with their wraps and now I’m LOVING getting paid to wear them!  The wraps I’m wearing currently are…

Harvest Blooms


Icy Boysenberry Polka

If you’ve never heard of Jamberry go check out my Jamberry website @http://www.kalsjams.jamberrynails.net/ or click on the link at the top of the side bar!  If you have heard of them…well you still gotta take a look!  I’d love to help you out on choosing wraps or even add you to my Jamberry team!

Oh and guess what?  You can friend me on Facebook and join my private Jamberry FB group where we do fun giveaways!  In fact today I’m giving away some FREE samples!

Want one?  Pick a number!!!

Awe…It feels good to be back! Not really sure why I let Life Exquisite fade out…oh yeah, I’m a busy mom!  But my goal is to post at least one outfit post a week…and maybe some more!  So stay tuned!


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(Maxi Skirt – Maurices, Dragonfly Tank – Charlotte Russe, Necklace – Claire’s)

This tank has been one of my favorites for a couple of years now and, yes, you’ve seen it featured before…

You’re okay with seeing it again, though, right?  I hope so because I’m not going to promise it’s the last.  I like it too much!

I’ll confess that as much as I love my dragonfly tank and maxi skirts I am getting ready for some fall layers.  So glad fall is just around the corner!

And, as promised, it’s time to announce the winner of last weeks bracelet giveaway…

Congratulations to Tammy Ackerson!  Email me your address and I’ll get it sent to you right away!

And thank you, Old Navy – Eau Claire, for sponsoring this great giveaway!

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Just a quick reminder of the giveaway going on at LE right now.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to win this bracelet from Old Navy!

Go to https://lifeexquisite.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/living-the-dream/ to find out how to enter.

Winner will be announced Wednesday!

Good luck!

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(TeeShorts, Earrings & Bracelet C/O –Old Navy – Eau Claire, WI, Shoes – (old) JcPenney)

Okay, while I said I was going to be more relaxed about posting this summer I really didn’t think it would be over two weeks since my last post and almost a month since my last outfit post.  Shame on me!  In my defense, if I’m allowed to plead my case, I had a busy, but super fun week in Wisconsin Dells with my family, then I had a busy week getting ready for homeschooling…well, I’m still doing that…

And then I really should have done an outfit post the last week and a half but my vanity got the best of me because I had the biggest ever cold sore (at least the biggest I’ve ever seen) right in the middle of my bottom lip!!  Even if I had wanted to be photographed I’m pretty sure the camera’s lens would have cracked had I even tried to take pictures with that hideous thing swelling up my bottom lip making me look like Professor Klump!

That being said…you can see I am cold sore free now and sportin’ a new outfit courtesy of Old Navy!  I love this shirt!  LOVE IT!  It’s made me think about my life and I have to say I am pretty much living my dream life.  Maybe not “the dream life” but my dream life.

When I was little there were four things I wanted to do with my life…become a country music star, fly with an umbrella like Mary Poppins, become a wife, and be a mom!  I think it’s too late to become a country music star and I tried flying like Mary Poppins and much to my disappointment it didn’t work (True story, ask my dad.)  But I am a wife to the most wonderful man and a mom to four beautiful kids.

Yep, I am livin’ the dream!!!

Guess what!  I just might be able to help you live your dream too!  At least a little tiny smidge of it:-)

If you like the bracelet in this post follow the instructions below for your chance to win this…


1)  Like this post & comment on what makes your life so exquisite and dreamy.

2)  Like Life Exquisite here at WordPress or on Facebook @LE on Facebook

3) Like Old Navy on Facebook

The winner will be announced here next Wednesday!  Good luck!

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(Blouse – Francesca’s, Skinnies – Old Navy – Eau Claire, Earrings – Claire’sNecklace & Chevron Bangles – Urban Peach Boutique, Shoes – Gift)

Sorry I’ve been absent this week, I’ve been off in Minnesota having fun with my kids at my grandpa and grandma’s!  While I was out we had such a great week going to Como Zoo & The Children’s Museum, visiting local parks and other fun outings.  We ate lots of good food and best of all we were able to spend time with Grandpa and Grandma!  It was a super, super fun week!

But I am back home to computer and internet and I have one of my favorite outfits of the summer to share with you!  The blouse is definitely my favorite this year, it’s been worn many, many times and on most slightly cool days that have called for a pair of jeans I have worn this very outfit!  It’s bright and fun and I LOVE it!

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(Tee – Revamped by Me, Tank similar – C/O Old Navy – Eau Claire, Shorts – American Eagle, Sandals – Maurices, Earrings – Charlotte RusseNecklace – Urban Peach Boutique)

It’s been extremely hot here.  Well maybe not so hot but extremely muggy and on Monday it left me wanting to wear something loose, baggy and comfy that wasn’t too dressy.  I have loose and baggy shirts but most of them are silky, blousey type shirts, which are my fave, but on Monday, I wanted a cute t-shirt that was loose and baggy yet still chic.

Looking around and feeling discontent with what I saw in my closet I decided to just make something myself!  I took an old t-shirt that has been siting in a bag in my closet for quite a while and was still wearing its tags.  Yep, it’s never been worn.  The reason it’s never been worn is because I bought it in a large because at the time I bought it I thought it would be really comfy to have this huge oversized t-shirt for camping, but even for camping I am just not a t-shirt kind of gal.  I like even my basic tees to have some design and cuteness.  Yeah, I’m a bit silly that way.  Call me crazy!

Any-who… It sat in my closet unworn until I had this wonderful epiphany on Monday to turn it into this cute little shirt with a slightly cropped front and extended back!  I also love the tied sleeves, though I’ll admit that is not my own idea.  However, I still feel I get bragging rights for this idea as a whole and can’t wait to pair it with my black maxi skirt.  Maybe I’ll do that for church on Sunday!

I’m thinking of blogging a tutorial on how to make this shirt.  If you are interested in learning how all you have to do is like this post. 5 likes and you’ll get a tutorial on Friday!!!

 I happen to have bought a second large tee in turquoise at the same time and am pretty sure I’ll be making that an extended back cropped tee also!

*Hooking up with The Pleated Poppy @

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(Tank – old, Old Navy, Skirt & Sandals – Maurices,  Purse – 31 Gifts, Earrings – old, Claire’s)

I am not lying when I say this is the very first maxi skirt I have ever owned.  Yep, my very first one that I got way back in February and have worn several times but am just now posting it for the first time.  (I know, I’m sorry, I’ve been horrible about posting my outfits this summer.  Mostly because my outfits have consisted of bathing suits and tanning oil as I work in my yard:-) )

I have never owned a maxi skirt because they are waaaaaaay to long for my miniature legs.  But when I asked a fellow friend, who is as short as I am, how she found maxi skirts and dresses that fit her in length, I was dumbstruck by her obvious answer…”I hem them.”  Why had this thought never occurred to me?!  I hem pants, why wouldn’t I think to hem a skirt?!  Well, I did and now I have a second maxi skirt and a dress too!!!

When I brought my kiddos to the special puppet show at the library today I got a few comments on how they loved my skirt and that I’m always dressed so cute.  What they didn’t know is that the main reason I chose to wear this outfit today was because I was too lazy to shave my legs, ha!

*Hooking up with The Pleated Poppy

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