My Trees Have Faces and Other Stuff

No, I’m not writing from the psych ward. All my trees do have faces.

Smiley McStump

See? He’s the happiest of the lot. It is too early in the day to show you the others. September was  a month of observations – and not blogging. Climbing back on the wagon, I’ll share lessons some observations. Shocking, right?

  1. GMA  reported that men adore beautiful women – specifically women with big eyes, full lips, and a small chin. This info comes from a Harvard study. I get the eyes and lips but a small chin? Have you ever been complimented on your chin, period? Good grief, the only reason a woman even looks at her chin is to check for scary hairies.
  2. My neighbor. If you saw him on the street, you’d think he was a hunk of burning love. LOOKS ARE DECEIVING. He hates everything and everyone except dogs, me, and penis replacements. He’s just traded his ginormous Hummer for a Monster Truck. Said truck does not fit in garage. He is way scary … especially when he throws a ball or something – repeatedly – against my bedroom wall from what must be his bedroom. Ewwwwww!
  3. The two funniest shows on tv, in my opinion, are Saving Grace and New Girl. Zooey Dechanel is HILARIOUS!
  4. BARGAIN ALERT: If you have a CVS card, you can purchase a case of water for $1.11 this week.

If you want the secret to good hair – buy this:

Suave Dry Shampoo

You can find it at grocery and drug stores, it is usually under $2 and it IS a game changer in hair land. After having a pixie cut for 20 years, I decided to grow my hair out. Channeling a younger Anna Wintour, I am. While there is much more hair than I remember, it is straight as a board and needs a bit of volume. Enter Suave Dry Shampoo. You can use it however you wish. For some serious volume, here’s what you do: wash your hair, dry your hair, then spray the roots with the dry shampoo. Massage it in and wait about five minutes. Then fix your major hair bomb. Trust me on this one; I’ve had disbelieving friends test the method and they are converts.

Am big into bargain hunting  and latest finds came from Old Navy and Marshall’s.

Old Navy cardigan and turtleneck
Laundry tweed sheath/Marshall’s

The cardigan, under $20; the turtleneck, under$18. Lots of colors and variations on both.

The Laundry sheath (bad photo) is awesome and will work until spring. With opaque hose and great heels, not bad for $59.
Last but not least, if you want a really good laugh, check out

21 thoughts on “My Trees Have Faces and Other Stuff

  1. Ooo… ooo…. Turtleneck. Please tell me more about the turtleneck. Is it think and good for layering with t-shirts, etc? Or, is it thicker and maybe good for under a sweater or jacket?

    I think Smiley McStump winked at me.

    • Hey Pal – the turtleneck is awesome – good for under jacket aka first layer as it is made from spandex and rayon and poly – but it doesn’t look cheap at all! Beautiful colors – olive green, teal, grey, black, white, and some others – really a good buy for under $18. Really! Hope you are good x iz

    • Forgot to add, McStump is a huge flirt.

  2. You are like one-stop shopping for good laughs and useful information to pass on to the wife. Thanks Izzie! 🙂

  3. Welcome back! I might need that Old Navy cardigan.

  4. No time to comment- off to Old Navy for t- necks in every color!

  5. Welcome back!
    I love New Girl – sooo funny. Haven’t seen Saving Grace, will have to check it out.
    I’ve tried that dry shampoo before but not the “volume method” that you describe. I’m intrigued.
    I haven’t been shopping in so long. Your finds are awesome. Can never go wrong with a turtle neck and cardigan!

  6. loved the fashion tips- keep them coming- have you thought of writing about your supperclub group of fine ladies? since they have no issues, they would be easy to write about- right?
    keep writing girl- you are gifted….. (and loved)

  7. i forgot, my neck has so many other necks, not sure about the turtleneck, but love the cardigan- i have been banded and almost kicked out of house for using my visacard, so this is a great tip

  8. I’ve heard good stuff about the dry shampoo from other people, too. Ahhh, Izzie, I missed you.

  9. Ahhh, Ms.Poptart … have missed you, too; on my way over to see what you’ve been up to x iz

  10. Chins? Really ….and I’ve never heard one of my friends give props to a chin. Other parts – yes – but never a chin … but I be looking when I go to the grocery store later today.

    Turtlenecks in Texas? Really … for how many days a year? Three? Oh … I’m sure the material isn’t wool.

    Welcome back!

  11. Izzie, you need to keep a log of the guy next door, next thing we know we’ll find your boiled body parts in his freezer!

  12. Trust me, I am very careful around him. Don’t think he’d put me in the freezer – not enough meat on the bones. But I sure wouldn’t want a peek in his freezer …. yikes!

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