My Love Affair With Green

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Sometimes going with the classics is a good thing. And what can be more classic than a redhead wearing green? Ben and I went to Zoo Boo, a Halloween event that the Bismarck Zoo puts on for the local kids. I didn’t feel like wearing a costume, so I wore something nice and warm, and green. I really like the way these pictures turned out.

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Fall is one of my favorite times of year, because I can find lots of green shirts, dresses and accessories at the store. You can bet I’ll be stocking up on all of the green I can. J If you’d like to find this adorable green infinity scarf, you can get it at Wal-Mart for under $5! I love how many different shades of green there are. From grass green to olive to hunter to emerald, I really feel like most people can pull off green if they hunt for the right shade. Personally, I love them all. :)


It’s been a while since I’ve written here on Colorful Glamour. Life has been pretty crazy as of late. I went through major surgery, I got a new job, and I lost an additional 10 pounds (60 pounds of weight loss! Go me!) I’m feeling pretty good about my life, though. I am in the process of switching this website over to I have a brand new vision for this blog, and I am looking forward to sharing that vision with you!

My New & Blue Sunhat!


I found a lovely sunhat in an unlikely place- Lowes! We were looking for plantar boxes to hang off our balcony railings, when I found this little beauty sitting in a stack of hats on a box display. I picked it up, and it was love at first sight! I love sunhats, because they help protect my sensitive, pale skin. (Oh the woes of burning easily…) I also love sunhats because they seem super glamorous to me. Depending on how they are styled, they can add a hint of whimsy, or a dash of mystery. Bismarck has been throwing some delicious weather at us lately, and I am soaking it all up. I’m super excited that it’s going to be 77 degrees on my birthday, this Saturday. Woohoo!


Here’s me trying a bunch of “model” faces just for fun! :)

How’s my “smize”? :)


I guess that’s a better shot of my jewelry, and my hair flowing in the wind. :)

What do you think? Want to get a sunhat of your own? :)

Five New Rocks!


I now have 5 new lovely rocks to add to my rock/gemstone collection! I picked out some ones that have been on my list for a while. Whenever I go into our local rock shop, I never come out with what I expected to. That said, I always love what I end up bringing home!

It was a lovely day outside, so I decided to take pictures in the grass clearing near my apartment. The rocks are as follows: Black Kyanite, Angelite, Red Muscovite, Blue Aventurine and Crazy Lace Agate.

I think the Black Kyanite blade is really cool. It naturally grows in this fan or featherlike structure in nature. It is so neat. It looks kind of rough and gray, and yet it still shines in the light. You can see that better in the second picture. Angelite is a trade name for Blue Anhydrite and grows in the same environment as gypsum. It is a really pretty baby blue. Red Muscovite is a mica-based rock that often grows along side rubies. I have a ruby (not gem quality), and while they are similar colors they look way different. Rubies have this silver etching inside the stone, while the muscovite shines with an orangish glitter (that being the mica). Blue Aventurine, as I found out when I got home, is dyed. It’s still a really pretty rock though. It’s so deep of a blue that it almost looks black. Crazy Lace Agate is a type of agate that often shows up in yellows, oranges and browns and has those banded layers. Mine is mostly yellow with some clear layers. I can see why lace is in its name. It reminds me of yellowing lace on an old dress. :)


For me, rocks are so amazing. I learned that there are over 4000 types of rocks and minerals. How crazy is that? And each one is so different. It really is a testament to me that God lives, and that He created the earth. I am a big lover of beauty -especially beauty found in nature. I guess that’s part of why I love collecting these gorgeous treasures. Oh, and I found out that Open University has a free geology course. I am definitely going to take it. :)

My Little Blue Teapot


I love herbal tea, especially lemon and berry flavors. I also adore teapots! I have been looking for one these past few months. I knew that I wanted my teapot to be a beautiful blue. We found a couple of adorable antique stores at this mall nearby, and they had one similar to the picture above for $20. That was a decent price, but it wasn’t the exact blue I was looking for. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Ben and I stopped into this random Goodwill store. We typically don’t find anything we like at this particular location. As I looked through some shelves filled with dishware, this little beauty caught my eye. My heart pounded as I turned it over, to look at the price. I was shocked to see it for $4.99! So I quickly grabbed it and brought it home! I love thrift-store shopping, especially when I find deals like this one.

So the real question is -does anyone want to have an herbal tea party with me? :)

Quilted Potholders Project!


My sister finally received her gift, so I can finally share this post! For my sister and her husband Thomas, I decided that a good present would be some potholders, as they really love cooking. They are into My Little Pony and Pokemon, so I made them some quilted potholders with corresponding fabrics! You can find a lot of these trademark fabrics at Jo-Ann’s. I’m sure that stores like Michael’s and other fabric/craft stores have them too.


I didn’t really use a pattern -I just looked at one of the potholders that I had at home. I cut a couple squares out of some blanket batting at about 4″ x 4″. and made some corresponding fabric squares. I sandwiched the fabric over the batting, and made a criss-cross quilting design across the squares. Then I cut some 2″ long strips from the same fabric, and pressed them into piping. You can buy this pre-made in solid colors at craft stores, but it was cheaper to make at home. I pressed the material in half, and then turned the edges inward, in half gain. I then pinned and sewed this fabric all along the edge. I also made a loop out of the fabric. And that was my project! I had a lot of fun with it.


This was a practice square out of a different material.