Day by day

As much as it sometimes feels like it might…the world doesn’t actually stop revolving when we have challenges in our lives to contend with; the laundry still needs to be done, and groceries still have to be stocked up.

My husband and I are continuing to do everything we can to nurse our last little ferret.  One of us needs to be at home to hand-feed him every two to three hours because he’s not eating on his own; so we only have small windows of opportunity to go out together…and this afternoon it was to take care of that grocery shopping that I mentioned.

Of course, we also took a few moments for an outfit photoshoot!  Do you recognize the plaid shirt-dress that I picked up from Anthropologie at the end of the summer?  I’d been thinking of trying it as a long vest for a while now…and was totally inspired by how my blogger friend Debbie (Fashion Fairy Dust) worked her red plaid duster into a cool, glam-grunge look a few weeks ago.

And yes, my smile might be coming back…little by little.  I’m just keeping my fingers crossed that Badger’s health does, too.



  1. December 17, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    Love the dress as vest…and those boots! Thanks so much for the shoutout. It's nice to be appreciated! I so hope you're little guy keeps improving. And yes, life does keep going and eventually without even realizing it, your loss will hurt a little less.

    • December 17, 2014 / 11:30 pm

      I'm just so glad you've become a part of my circle of blogger friends, dearest Debbie…a big "thanks" goes out to you, too!! XOXO

  2. December 17, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    These photos are really beautiful! Such wonderful light, and your smile is lovely. I really like this outfit, the mix of colors and textures is great! All the very best to Badger and your family! xxx

    • December 18, 2014 / 12:41 am

      Our days are dreadfully short right now, dear Natalia…we just managed to catch the last light of sundown when we took these photos!! And the outfit?? I have to say I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, as well!! πŸ˜‰ P.S. Thank you SO much for keeping us in your thoughts!!

  3. December 18, 2014 / 6:13 am

    Fingers crossed for your little one's health returning soon, poor Badger!! :/ But so nice to know you guys are such wonderful fur parents!! And how wonderful to see your Anthro piece making a return in this cooler weathered post – you did a fabulous job bringing it into a new season. Sending lots of love your way, Monika!! xo

    • December 19, 2014 / 4:32 am

      Right now, we need Badger just as much as he needs us, dearest Veronika…I'm so grateful that all our tender loving care seems to be having some positive results. And I'm also really pleased that you like my dress-as-vest ensemble…it's nice to hear that my personal style "mojo" hasn't left the building during the past couple of weeks, haha!! ;D

  4. December 19, 2014 / 5:08 am

    What a lovely outfit! Just love what you did to your plaid shirt, so pretty! πŸ™‚ Also those boots are quite stunning πŸ™‚ Love to see your smile back!
    Hope badgers health continues to improve πŸ™‚

    • December 20, 2014 / 3:06 pm

      Hello, ladies!! I'm very happy to report that Badger seems to be getting a little bit stronger every day…please keep sending that positive energy our way!! And those boots?! Well, as much as I love wearing heels, it's fun to have an option like this to mix things up every once in a while!! XOXO

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