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Saturday, April 30, 2016

No Pants April: Day 30

No Pants April: Day 30
It's the last day, friends! Have you enjoyed it as much as I have? I'm always sorry to see it go, since it's fun to get out of the winter clothing rut and put on something fresh and pretty. However, this gal is also a creature of habit and from the time I was old enough to have an opinion about what I wore, I've been a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. So it's a bittersweet farewell until next April, when I will don my skirts and pretties for another month. Join me, won't you?

Day 30: A decidedly easy No Pants April look. My long dark skirt and a Gym Magic tee.
PS. Yes, I'm aware that it's a terrible photo. But taking your own photo is harder than it looks.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

No Pants April Day 28

No Pants April Day 28:
Long blue gypsy skirt and blue tee shirt. Easy breezy beautiful.


Feeling No Pants April fabulous as this month nears its end.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

No Pants April Day 27

No Pants April Day 27:
Today kicked my butt...hard. DT and I toured the post office with our homeschooling friends, I donated blood and passed out for the first time in my life, crawled through work, finally made it home and then crawled into the recliner and didn't get out for the whole evening. Phew.
I may not be feeling No Pants April fabulous tonight, but at least I still looked good. That counts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

No Pants April Day 26


No Pants April Day 26:
Sunshine. ALLLLLL the sunshine! I love the NM sun, it's just glorious! (Yes, in a month, I"ll be whining that I live on the surface of the sun, but in the spring, it's simply amazing)


Soak it up. Soak is ALL up! No Pants April fabulous for sure!

Monday, April 25, 2016

No Pants April Day 25

No Pants April day 25, we're quickly approaching the end of No Pants April. Let's go out with a bang.


No Pants April fabulous indeed. My shirt says, "Most people wait a lifetime to meet their favorite athlete, I'm raising mine." I LOVE THIS OUTFIT! Comfy, cute and very nearly flattering! That's a win in my book.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

No Pants April Day 24

No Pants April 24
Another repeat outfit, but that's ok, I like this one quite a bit.
Besides, I certainly can not go a full month without a repeat in my 'normal' wardrobe. I own 2 pair of jeans and 6 t shirts. That's a LOT of repeats per month. ;)

I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous, even in a repeat.


No Pants April Day 23


No Pants April day 23
Spent the day working the snack bar at the gym and came home for this excitement...

Every Saturday should end this well. Hello, No Pants April fabulous!

Friday, April 22, 2016

No Pants April Day 22



No Pants April Day 22 just happened to be the date of the Gymnastics End-Of-Season banquet so we canceled Game Night (I can hear your collective gasp of horror) and went to the the snooty-falooty golf course club house, which is every bit as fancy as it sounds.
I wore my regular Friday outfit for work and then changed when I got home into this schnazzy number.
I definitely felt No Pants April fabulous in this sweet little dress.



PS. For all of you whom are convinced that I have a nearly perfect little life, let me entertain you by letting you know that I gave some poor college kid either the thrill of his day or scarred him for life when I stepped out of the car and this dress betrayed me by blowing up straight over my head. Thank you New Mexico windy season. Thank the Lord for a mother that taught me to always wear a slip. ;)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

No Pants April Day 21

No Pants April Day 21
A repeat, but still a good one!
No Pants April fabulous right here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No Pants April Day 20

Day 20 of No Pants April already? This month is flying by! Today, I spent the whole day chauffeuring kiddos around and so instead of staging a photo, I just took a picture of real life, dirty feet and all. You're welcome!
I may be tired of being in the car, but I'm still feeling No Pants April fabulous!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

No Pants April Day 19

DT and I were horsing around while G was riding.

Even as a shadow, you can bet I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous!


Monday, April 18, 2016

No Pants April Day 18

No Pants April Day 18:
Ok, here I am wearing this fun little number. The brown shirt is so much better than last year's sloppy white floral tee. Woot!
This skirt makes me feel easy breezy beautiful, which is another way to say No Pants April fabulous

Sunday, April 17, 2016

No Pants April Day 17

No Pants April Day 17:
Cheater Pants...err skirt. I cleaned all day until I hosted a Mary Kay party, so I wore comfy lounge pants for most of the day. However, I did put on this sweet little number during the party. Officially since I didn't leave the house, I didn't break any rules, but being a spirit-of-the-law kinda gal, I still feel guilty. Anywho, I will probably wear this again tomorrow since I only wore it for two hours today.
Apparently my bed is feeling No Pants April fabulous today. :)

Saturday, April 16, 2016

No Pants April Day 16

No Pants April Day 16:
I bought this dress a year ago with plans of using it as a swimsuit cover up and then I remembered that I don't swim and so there is nothing to cover up. It's a long sheath and since I have no waist, it's not attractive by itself. However, I did discover that it's cute as a skirt. So, viola!
Discovering a new outfit right in the middle of the month? No wonder I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous!

Friday, April 15, 2016

No Pants April Day 15

No Pants April Day 15:
It's Friday! And around the Man Crew House, that means patriotism and Game Night. And those things mean my Friday Flag shirt gets worn. Tonight, I tried to pose a cute photos with Thunder-kitty, but he wasn't having ANY of it. Especially not with Rocko helping. Oh my, welcome to my real life, folks. Ha ha haaaaa!
Happy Friday friends! Thunder sends his love. No wonder I feel No Pants April fabulous! Ha!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

No Pants April Day 14

No Pants April Day 14:
I was having a tough time getting dressed this morning and eventually ended up with this ensemble. I don't care for it as the shirt I used to wear with the skirt had faded and doesn't match anymore, but it's a skirt and that's a win. Plus I am reading a funny book, which makes everything better.
Not quite No Pants April fabulous, but close enough for today. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

No Pants April Day 13

No Pants April Day 13:
Probably the best photo I've taken so far. Not bad for taking it myself with the timer on my iPhone. ;)
Aqua floral skirt, white tee (which I wore all day without ruining...a first) and roses.
No Pants April fabulous! Sunshine and roses, y'all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

No Pants April Day 12

No Pants April Day 12:
My favorite thrift store find from last year. Long green gypsy sparkly skirt. Life is good.

A pretty skirt and pretty tile work. Hello No Pants April fabulous!

Monday, April 11, 2016

No Pants April Day 11

No Pants April Day 11:
A blue jumper and a gray tee which aren't actually that flattering but somehow this picture makes it look darling. And I can live with that. LOL!
Blue makes me feel No Pants April fabulous!


Sunday, April 10, 2016

No Pants April Day 10

No Pants April Day 10: Back at my beloved R2R church at the movies. Between our annual Easter gathering and gymnastics travel, it had been a few weeks. Felt so good to be back.
Feeling No Pants April fabulous at Reel to Real 
PS. I seem to have missed taking a picture on Saturday. I wore  gray knit skirt and my Mama K Gym Magic shirt. I worked at the gym, went grocery shopping, drove the Mama Taxi for several rounds and then collapsed in front of a movie with Dan, during which I promptly fell asleep. Perhaps that is why. ;)

Friday, April 8, 2016

No Pants April Day 8

No Pants April Day 8
Hands down, one of the best hand-me-down skirts I've ever been gifted. I always feel feminine and swirly in this sparkly crinkle skirt.
Feeling No Pants April fabulous! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

No Pants April: Day 7

Feeling fine on a day 7. This day I ended up running out the door before I was even awake in anticipation of a quick errand with Dan/impromptu date. So my Non-fashionable but very serviceable long black skirt was pressed into service much sooner than I had hoped, but since the date turned out to be at a auto body garage, I was pleased I hadn't worn anything too frilly or fussy.
I am but a shadow of my former glory. LOL!
Feeling No Pants April fabulous!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

No Pants April: Day 6

No Pants April Day 6
This turned out to be far more flattering than I dared hope. I felt gorgeous all day long.


Mama K is feeling No Pants April fabulous today for sure!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

No Pants April 2016: Day 5

Derek and I take G to the farm twice a week for horsing lessons. We spend our hours there petting the horses, playing with the barn cat and dog, enjoying the sunshine and sometimes even doing school in the Back of the Buick. It's not the most skirt friendly place, but we make do.  :)

Haaaaaaaay there friends! I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous. How about you?



Monday, April 4, 2016

No Pants April 2016: Day 4

No Pants April while at home? Who knew? LOL!
I was having a bad hair day (courtesy of all that traveling) so I'm a headless wonder today, but NPA calls, and I must answer. :)

I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous at home today!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

No Pants April 2016: Day 3

Hi friends! I am chalking up a victory to surviving a three day road trip with the BIGS while wearing a skirt. I may not have been glamorous any of those days, but I was functional, comfortable and skirted. I will call that a win!
I am home, I  am bedraggled and I am tired, but I still feel No Pants April fabulous!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

No Pants April 2016: Day 2

Welcome back, No Pants April! I think this year, I'm mostly going to post pictures and call it a day. I won't bore you with a story from each day...at least I think I won't. ;)
Today, David, Patrick and I were in Colorado Springs, CO for David's very last gymnastics competition. We started the morning in this fantastic, super hippy-dippy coffee shop full of peace and love. We relaxed for a bit before seeking more adventuresome entertainment.

Sunbeams, great coffee and peace. I'm feeling No Pants April fabulous for sure!

Friday, April 1, 2016

No Pants April 2016: Day 1

I will kick off the month with a disclaimer. I am road tripping with my two teenager boys, which does not lend itself to feeling pretty or feminine. My picture turned out rather poorly, but well, that's life. LOL!
I dressed for comfort today, not style, plus it is Friday so I 'needed' to wear my Friday Flag shirt. This is the result after 12 hours in the car with 2 of my favorite knuckleheads, checking into the scariest hotel ever, and a few hours at an arcade with the two crazies.
Oh. My. Word.
Mama K is feeling No Pants April fabulous!

No Pants April 2016 Kick Off

Hey friends, it's that time of year again. Time for No Pants April!
My friend Kimberly started this a few years back after a long and depressing winter, hoping to help herself get out of the winter  doldrums and ready for spring.
The rules are simply that whenever you leave the house during the month of April, you must wear a non-pants item to cover your lower half. That can be skirts, dresses, kilts, culottes, skorts, capris, or split skirts, and being the relaxed lady I am, even shorts count if you live in a warm region. Personally, I will be wearing all skirts and dresses, but please play along however it works best for you. The idea is to get out of the winter sweat pants and raggedy sweater you've been wearing for 5 months straight and embrace the thought of spring coming soon.
PS. If your work requires a uniform, then please allow common sense to prevail and don't get yourself fired. Just wear non-pants during your off hours.
If you choose to play along, and especially if you decide to post pictures somewhere on the Internet, please use hashtags #NPA2016 and #nopantsapril so we can enjoy them for years t come :)

PPS. This year I decided not to add make up and fancy hair to the challenge. Just clothes. It goes with my word of the year which is *Enough*

It's the Little Things


I've discovered as I make this journey through life that it's not the huge things that make or break your day, week, month or life. It's the little things. So in honor of the little things, list a few with me that made your day, week, month or life brighter or sweeter.

  •  It's Dan being home for good!
  • It's anticipating a family trip, even if it never comes to fruition
  • It's playing along with No Pants April again this year 
  • It's a day off of back-of-the-Buick school with DT
  • It's sunshine and warm breezes
  • It's a trusted friend telling you that your kids are turning out well
  • It's being excited that your bestie and her family are coming to visit...after nearly 9 years! 
  • It's Home Blessing Day
  • It's getting back to blogging after an unexpected absence
I like the idea of this style of post. If you like it too, add your little things!  I'm making it a goal to focus on the positive this year...Join me!
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