Happy May! It's hard to believe that it's May already, the quote "the days go slow but the years go fast" comes to mind. We did find lots of things to keep us occupied around the house last month during the "stay at home" order, and we planted a couple of new trees and some flowering shrubs. I also started on my vegetable garden work sooner than usual. For the first time ever I planted some potatoes .... we'll see how that goes!
All that said I am soooooo ready for life to go back to being somewhat normal (as I am sure all of you are as well). But sadly we're looking at another month of a shelter in place order here in Illinois....... and starting today it is required here to wear face covering when inside a store. Call me dramatic, but I purchased over 2 weeks worth of groceries ahead of time so I don't have to step a foot into a store. I can't tolerate wearing a mask very well. Luckily we live only one hour away from Iowa, so I will most likely plan a trip there in a couple of weeks to stock up on food again. Or maybe I'll order online. (I've never done an online order for groceries.)
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Today's casual outfit includes a basic tshirt I picked up from Walmart a couple of years ago and boyfriend jeans I've had for a few years. Looking at these pictures I can tell that both pieces are one size to big on me and this outfit is so not blog-worthy, but oh well...I'm sharing it anyway :)
These jeans are by NYDJ, the Leanne style boyfriend jeans. I have them in 2Petite and could use a 0P. I've styled them before in couple of other posts, most recently HERE and also HERE last September. While I can't find a direct link to these NYDJ jeans, I do like these boyfriend jeans from Target in a mid rise slim fit. I really don't need another pair of jeans but these are tempting! I have a pair of this brand in a low rise and whenever I wear them I wish the rise was higher.
My sneakers are by Taos, the "Retro Star" style which is being retired. A couple of sizes of this style (different color) are still available at 50% off. As recommended on the site, I went up 1/2 size. These are so comfortable right out of the box with a removable footbed. Otherwise more style options are available HERE directly at Taos and also available at Zappos.
Love taking pictures of wildlife! This guy must have been hungry.
I wonder what kind of bug this is?? He was sitting on the railing in the parking garage. Strange looking creature! Not something I've ever seen here in the midwest.
I'm not really a morning person but made it a point to get up before the sunrise daily.
Evenings at the pool (that's my husband and daughter). We stayed at the Island Vista which I highly recommend. Unfortunately this is an expensive hotel and we were only able to stay here because of last minute booking. Their pool area is open until 10pm. We're not huge fans of crowds so the evenings are the perfect time for us to enjoy the pool area and also the beach. (The beach - which is public in Myrte Beach - is open late as well but with no lifeguards after 5pm when they also take down the rental chairs, but we didn't bother renting them anyway.)
I know many of us had to cancel vacation plans this year, but in case you're interested, I've linked one of my must haves for travel below. These packing cubes come in so handy! We have a set for each family member.
Packing Cubes - more color choices available too.
Also on Amazon linked below....
Since I talked about the Myrtle Beach area in my last 3 friday posts, I do want to mention that this vacation spot doesn't always get the greatest reviews due to safety concerns. Personally I felt very safe while visiting, but both times our hotels were at the northern edge of town, meaning we were away from the 'hustle and bustle' of downtown Myrtle Beach. I highly recommend a hotel either south or north of downtown Myrtle Beach, unless party time is your thing. We've stayed at the Dunes Village Resort on our trip in 2017. The location there was great but were a little bit disappointed with the appartment (it was ok). We absolutely LOVED the Island Vista Resort. My blogging friend Amy stayed at the Hampton Inn and Suites on her visit, which is a little bit south of down town Myrtle Beach and I would have loved to stay there as breakfast is included in their price. We needed a suite and they were not available during our travel dates.
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