A grateful neighbor:: Thank you!

안녕하세요!  (Korean for Hello!)

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, 
A beautiful day for a neighbor, 
Would you be mine? 
Could you be mine? 

Do you remember this lyric?  Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood!  I used to watch it with my kids…a life time ago! 🙂

Wanna know what prompted me to remember this song?  Well, I feel as tho the blog community that I’ve come to know is like an international neighborhood, with lots of wonderful friends who communicate with each other on a regular basis…sharing ideas, experiences, photos, recipes, DIYs, funnies, and so much more!   So great!  Isn’t it?

Today, I would like  to take this time to thank a few blogger friends for Award nominations.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Patricia @Design Notes: A Day in the Life of a Professional Designer.  Patricia is a beautiful interior designer whose passions include architecture, fine arts, crafts, writing, cooking, and eating!  She resides in Texas with her husband Jack and a cutie cat named Tito.

The Kreative Blogger Award & The Sunshine Award by Amy @Amy Keast, Intuitive.  Amy is a beautiful mother of two very special daughters, a wife, a pharmacist, and an intuitive.  She has a special gift, and she shares her insights with her readers thru her blog.  Amy resides somewhere in the Midwest with her husband, two daughters, and a loveable dachshund.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award & The Versatile Blogger Award by Wendy @ searchingforthehappiness.  Wendy is a wife, a mother of 3 kids and 4 pets!  She is a writer, an avid reader, and a collector of books.  She loves wine!  She also shares her struggles with fibromyalgia.  She currently resides in Michigan with her family.

The Sunshine Award by Laura @who planned this?.  Laura is a beautiful mom of 4 kids (including a set of triplets),  a loving wife, and a lover of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her blog is a glimpse into her life & love of God, family, and fashion….in that order, I’m sure!  Her fashion posts are creative, but I have no clue how she manages a blog with 4 young kiddos!

The Sunshine Award by Megan @Everyday Mom Style.  Megan is a young (40) mother of 2 kids who lives in Seattle.  A fashion blog geared for everyday moms, hence her blog name, where practicality & style come together gloriously.  She has a natural talent & eye for putting together a perfect outfit that’s both flattering and chic!  She looks fantastic….and her figure!!

I am so grateful to these wonderful blog friends for allowing me to be a part of their circle.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

On a side note, I have a sick feeling that I’m leaving someone out.  I’ve lost some of my emails, and I’ve racked my brain to figure out who it is with no avail.  Please let me know if I’ve left you out…I’m blaming it on my old age!

A few photos of a cashmere dress that is no longer hanging in my closet because….

You got it!  Too short!  The dress was an online purchase, and I didn’t realize it would be this short.  But, it was soooo soft!  I kept it with plans of making it into a sweater….until my daughter volunteered to save the dress from the chopping block.  Ah, just as well…I hated the thought of cutting it off anyway.  Wear it well, my dear daughter! 🙂 

I’m linking up with Fashion Friday.

Fashion Friday@girlymama

I would like to thank YOU, my neighbors, for visiting! 

Dress: Crumpet     Vest: BCBGMaxAzria

Shoes:  Donald J Pliner        Bag: Burberry       Shades: Escada


56 thoughts on “A grateful neighbor:: Thank you!

  1. So sweet you gave your daughter the dress.I would have done the same.Apart from that you wore the short dress with grace and showed off your great legs but in a modest way.

  2. Adore this look on you Jeannie, though if you feel uncomfortable with the length it is best that you gave it to your daughter – it’s difficult to feel confident and look stylish when you’re not happy with what you are wearing!

    Totally agree with you about blogging community being like an international neighbourhood – have met so many amazing people through blogging, who I consider to be friends even though I haven’t met them in real life!! 🙂 Also, I will just say, you have another ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ nomination from me – don’t blame it on your age, I only posted it the other day 😉 !! xoxo

  3. I have a similar dress and I either pair it with leggings for a casual look or wear over smart black trousers for work. I thought it was so nice of you to make those lovely comments on fellow bloggers and highlight to others their talent.

  4. I always liked it when my kids would watch Mr. Rogers because the show was quiet! You look amazing but I can understand wanting to pass the dress on to your daughter. That just means there’s room in your closet for something else!

    • Hey! I hadn’t looked at it that way! Of course, I’ll need to replace the dress now. 😉
      I wonder if today’s kids would appreciate the quiet & gentle show like Mr. Rogers?

  5. I am jealous that you CAN wear a dress like that…you look gorgeous, as usual. But I do feel it is too short. I am not a fan of short (more than a couple of inches above the knee) hemlines in general because I have an old (fart) soul. xoBliss

  6. Jeannie, thank you so much for the kind words and for including me. I feel so honored! And for introducing us to your wonderful blog friends. I agree that the dress is a bit short, but you look fabulous in it! You have a fantastic figure! Anything else you want to get rid of? 🙂 (just kidding) 🙂

  7. “Too short” for what? Not for you. But I understand about giving things to the girls . . . . I agree about the blog community and the same with Twitter–it’s so surprising to realize how many wonderful, supportive people with similar interests are out there in cyberspace, sharing their various passions and projects with each other.

      • Thanks to you, too. I was telling my kids earlier how mutually supportive and wonderful some of the people in the blogging and Twitter communities in our age group and in the gardening community are, thinking of you being one of them. Such an uplifting network.

  8. A pretty dress, but really a little short. Not too short and you is nice, but I understand you do not feel comfortable. It’s a shame, because the outfit achieved is very balanced and looks good with your skin. I love shoes, are comfortable for walking? I also like sunglasses and hair up. Finally, a shame it is no longer in your closet.

    • Hello Josep!
      Thank you! Yes, the shoes are very comfortable! Not too high.
      The dress will look much better on my daughter…she’s 23 y.o. and gorgeous!
      Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you!

      No, I did not! But, I’m not surprised…he had such a sweet spirit about him. I always wondered if anyone could really be that nice & gentle in real life…was he the same person outside the show?

  9. You have the leggs for the dress, so, borrow it back from your daughter!!! It looks just fine on you and everything else is covered making the look appropriate.

  10. The dress would have looked smashing with a pair of skinny slacks or even leggings! You’re right that the blogging community can be like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood…and now, I’ll have that tune in my head for the rest of the night.

    • Haha! Welcome to my head! I’ve been humming that tune for the last two hours…hubby’s not liking it much! It didn’t work with skinny jeans, but it probably would have worked with leggings…too late now! 😦

  11. Congratulations on all the awards!
    When I end up with a dress that is shirt length I just wear it with leggings.
    It happens a lot and sometimes I even buy them that way intentionally.

  12. I think that dress is fantastic on you and not too short at all! You have amazing, amazing legs and can pull it off – no problem. I am approaching 45 and starting to not care as much about my age/age appropriate dressing. I dress for me and what makes me feel good.

    As long as I don’t offend anyone with my outfits – no plunging cleavage, no hemlines that barely cover my rear – I am okay. We have plenty of years ahead of us when wearing a dress like that is not going to look so great. Why not embrace how HOT you look now and let everyone see those gams!

    I hope it’s not too late to get it back!
    xo, A

    • Hi Adrienne!
      You go girl!!
      Gotta get me some of that ‘tude!
      Too late to get it back, I’m afraid…she took the dress back to her apartment 2 hours away. At least, I’ll get to see it on my beautiful daughter.
      Thanks for the encouragement!

  13. i loved Mr. Rogers…. such a sweet, gentle man.

    that dress was lovely, but i can see why you gave it to your daughter – i think it looks terrific on you, though! wearing it to the office would probably be disruptive! no one would get anything done!

  14. Hi Jeannie,
    Thank you so much for the recognition. I am so flattered. I’m with you about what a wonderful bunch of bloggers I have come to know. This truly is a special community.

    Thanks again,

  15. I’m with Lynne… the dress would have looked great with skinny jeans but your daughter will enjoy wearing it and you’ll enjoy seeing her in it.

    Thanks for being part of my online neighbourhood!

    • Hi Andrew!
      A Cav lover! I’ve had many dogs in my lifetime, but Tobi is about the best thing that’s happened to us. It might be because we’re old and our kids aren’t home anymore…doesn’t matter, Tobi rocks our world!
      I bet Jack has the same affect on you, too! 🙂
      Thanks for your visit!

    • Haha, it wasn’t easy to let go. I tried it with skinny jeans and a maxi skirt..it just didin’t work. I would have shortened it a bit more, but…oh well, it’ll look fabulous on my daughter.

  16. Um wait a second now, is that you in that photo? You can totally pull off wearing that dress! You look like a model. I mean, it is short, yes, but you look great in it! Wear small biker shorts or something underneath so you don’t have to worry when you sit.

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