Warm and Cozy

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Top: Anthropologie Mellifluous Gathers Tee
Tank: Anthropologie Gilga Tank
Leggings: Old Navy
Boots: Steve Madden Candence
"I don't mind the weather. I've got scarves and caps and sweaters." - Death Cab for Cutie

Two of my favorite things about colder weather are cozy sweaters and leggings, and it was finally cold enough on this day to break them both out. I purchased this sweater back on Anthro Day, and I absolutely love it. Due to my allergy to wool, I have a hard time finding sweaters, but this one was right up my alley. It's made of thick, warm cotton and even has flecks of color in it to give it that wool appearance. Speaking of appearances, when worn open, this sweater looks like an open front cardigan. However, there are hidden buttons under the collar that when buttoned give it more of a pullover look. It's such a versatile piece and the price ain't bad either. I really can't say enough good things about this sweater.

These photos were taken in the little pine tree farm in our backyard. It's so cool to have our very own pine tree farm. We also have chickens now, 5 of them to be exact. We did have 6, but the dogs got ahold of one. Yes, my dogs are murderers now. Damn dogs! You feed them, clean up their poop and pee, try to give them a good life, and they grow up to be murderers. Oh, and we have a cat now too. My oldest son suckered me into that one. Her name is Ninja, and she lives in my son's room, so I can add "cleans up cat poop" to my resume now. I tell ya, all we need now is a cow, and it will be a regular Old McDonald's Farm up in this place.

I really am sick of poop. It seems like all I do these days is clean up animal poop. Making matters worse is the fact that I'm sick. I've got some kind of flu-like funk that Jerry gave me. I've got that feeling in my throat like I have to cough all the time and any bad smell just triggers my gag reflex. Between the smell of dog poop, cleaning out the cat's litter box, and walking into the back door at work this morning, I've almost thrown up 3 times today. Yes, someone had the brilliant idea of putting a bathroom in an enclosed area when you walk into the back door at work. There are other bathrooms in the building, but I swear that if anybody has to poop they use that bathroom. I just don't get people. That's the last place I would go. My greatest fear is that I'm going to walk by one day and see the culprit walk out. I think that just might send me over the edge.

I feel like such a adolescent boy talking about bodily functions on here so much lately, but this is truly what is on my mind. It's sad that this is what my life has been reduced to. Is it any wonder that I want to wear warm and comfortable clothes everyday? It's a cold, cruel, and smelly world out there. I've got to get my comfort where I can get it.   

Death Cab for Cutie - Blacking Out the Friction




  1. It was finally cold enough? Today's high in Kinston was 80 degrees!

  2. I said it was cold enough on "this day," that doesn't necessarily mean it was today. In this case, it was a day last week when it was in the 50's. I've mentioned several times now that I'm behind on outfit posts. I wasn't kidding.

  3. Poop is no laughing matter for me lately. For reals!

    I started my morning yet again cleaning up dog poop and yet again I almost threw up. While I was busy dry heaving, Greta got into the living room. As luck would have it, the cat had escaped from my son's room. Let's just say all hell broke loose. Also, a goldfish died, so I had to dispose of the body. These animals are going to be the death of me!

  4. Awe, Bonnie. This is a really cute set of pictures! Love the sweater. Definitely seems like a good purchase!

  5. Beautiful sweater. I have a tough time with wool too.


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