Versatility and Me

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Thank you so much to ErikaKind for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award!! It’s such an honor to be thought of by you as worthy of this award!

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There are, of course, rules to go with this award. I will get into that later.

First, an explanation. I am by no means a scientist although I am always interested in the science behind whatever it is I am thinking about. The “whys” and “how comes” have become nagging friends of mine, always demanding explanations.  However, I am one to love a good experiment (even if it is subconscious).

That is probably why I love to cook. I have allowed myself to not be restrained by recipes and really just use them as a guide. Taking a bunch of ingredients and mixing them together is creative. The result for me is just icing in the cake. It’s the process I really enjoy.

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Same with clothes.  A fashionista I am not but I am so entertained walking through a mall or a store and eyeing the fabrics and patterns.  It’s all eye candy. (My husband wishes I didn’t have such a sweet tooth)!

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Writing is obviously also creative.  One does not need to write well to still get the thrill of stringing words together and making a point. When it becomes interactive you know your words have made an impact.  That’s the most phenomenal feeling of all.

The truth is we are all versatile. Everyone has various interests and/or hobbies.  People are educated in multiple doctrines. Some of us are more expert at one thing or another and have chosen to direct their energies into focusing on that particular subject. I do not have the attention span for that!😬

Bouncing from one idea/activity to the other is much more my speed. One day cooking, another writing, reading, shopping, gardening, I never know what I’ll be inspired to blog about.

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When I was young I always heard ” do something you love”.  I could never pick.  I love too many things. I decided I love my family best of all and since I was blessed with the opportunity to be a stay at home mom I chose that. I have been blessed again to be writing a blog that includes all of my passions. To be considered a Versatile Blogger means to me that I have been recognized for being myself.

That is awesome!

So again, thank you Erika Kind for such an awesome award.

THE RULES FOR THE NOMINEES:

1.Show the award on your Blog.  Done.

2.Tell something about yourself stating a) your country of origin b) Likes & Dislikes c)School where you studied.    I am from the United States, specifically New York.  I like chocolate and going to the movies. I studied at a private all girls university in Manhattan.

3. Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you. Thanks, Erika.

4. Share some facts of life leading to your blogging or what made you blog? I blog, therefore I am. It helps to keep me real.

5. In your opinion, is blogging worth your time spent? Explain or expand your answer. Blogging is definitely worth my time or I wouldn’t be doing it! It not only gives my readers a chance to know me, it helps me know myself.

6. Nominate fellow deserving bloggers.

I nominate the following bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award:

hotchocolateandcream

mydailycitylife

7. Link your nominees and let them know. Done.

Thanks for reading,

Janie

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Feeling a Little Blue

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I’ve been feeling a little

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kind of blue!!!

Here are some of my favorite new arrivals from Michael Kors in my color of the season

The Greenwich Saffiano Satchel

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Logo Plaque leather sandal

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Striped Drawstring Tunic

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Bradshaw Watch

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Logo Padlock Leather Bracelet

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Aahh, I feel so much better now!

What’s your color of happy?

Janie

5 Spring All Over White

          This spring white is everywhere!
We did have a lot of snow this winter, that was white!
Now we deserve lighter, brighter white.
               A blank slate,  fresh and clean.
” Women think of  all colors except the absence of color. I have said that bkack has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony”     Coco Chanel

Five Spring Jackets You”ll Want For 2015

                       Soft and Feminine
              Borrow your Boyfriends                Stay Stylish and Classic
               Lightweight and Fresh

Color Blind #thedress

What color is this?  Blue and black or white and gold?
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This is the question trending in all social media this morning!  I see white and gold.

I heard about it first online and then on television this morning and then read about it on Huffington Post. Wired wrote why this is happening;

“What’s happening here is your visual system is looking at this thing, and you’re trying to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis,” says Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision at Wellesley College. “So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black.” (Conway sees blue and orange, somehow.)

Whichever axis I am discounting, the dress is actually blue and black.

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Weird, right?  Other optical illusion dresses:

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And for your man:

Still thinking it’s white and gold,

Janie

Crazy for Cashmere

It might be cold and blustery outside but these prices have me feeling warm and fuzzy. Only thing better than cashmere is cashmere on sale 
You  can check out noplainjanie1 on polyvore below or pinterest for more info!!