Wordless Wednesday (Quarter Moon/LCHS Edition)

I don’t know much about our cat, Alice Cooper’s, life before we adopted her. What I know is that despite the fact she has ruined our carpets, begs incessantly for food, and is quite the diva, our life wouldn’t be the same without her.

This month, Quarter Moon Imports is helping the Leon County Humane Society fulfill its mission of relieving animal suffering, preventing animal cruelty, eliminating overpopulation of animals, promoting humane education, and enhancing the human/animal bond. Here’s how you can get involved:

On June 16:  Bring pet food to the Pet Food Drop Off at Quarter Moon from 10am until 6:00 pm. Pet food will be donated to low income seniors to help them meet the expenses of keeping their loving pets in their homes! 

Through June 21: Post a favorite photo of your pet to this page. The picture that gets the most “likes” will win a $50 gift card to Quarter Moon! If you don’t post a picture, it’s still cool to “like” your favorite – they’re all so entertaining!

On June 21:  Shop and Share at Quarter Moon (1641 N Monroe St, Tallahassee) all day on Thursday June 21st. Mention that you support LCHS and 10% of your purchase will go to LCHS! Enjoy a wine and cheese reception and “after hours” shopping from 6pm-8pm. 

Every Day in June:  Contribute $1 or more at the counter to the Paws for Pets Campaign to let the community know that you love the work of the LCHS! Your name gets printed on a cute paw!

Thank you, Quarter Moon Imports, for having great merchandise and pairing that with a tangible commitment to helping the people (and animals) of our community thrive!

Here are some randomly selected pictures from the pet photo contest:

You can find Alice Cooper, the animals pictured here, and 46 more candidates, via this link.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s
soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

Wordless Wednesday (#StyleMeMay Fancy Day Edition)

As May draws to a close, I am thrilled to focus on “fancy” day from #StyleMeMay. For “fancy day,” I am sharing a beautiful dress, necklace, and earrings from the collection at Quarter Moon Imports here in Tallahassee.

Besides looking great, this dress is SO comfortable!

The necklace and earrings are perfect accompaniments.
A closer look.

(A detailed close-up of the earrings.)
Photo Credit: Quarter Moon Imports
This dress just makes me want to read about fancy things…….
And then convince other members of the household to enjoy fancy day
 along with me!
If you live here in Tallahassee, I encourage you to stop by and explore all of the interesting, stylish items of clothing, jewelry, and home decor that they have there. Also, the staff are so enthusiastic and welcoming. If you don’t live here in Tallahassee, you can order items!
The items featured here are:
Dress by Pura Vida
To visit the site of Quarter Moon Imports, click here.
.Thank you to Wendy, owner of Quarter Moon, and Tanya, who helped me put this outfit together!
Thank you to Tenley Kiger for indulging her mother by taking pictures of a cat-filled “fancy” photo session!

Wordless Wednesday (Pearl Edition)

Today is “pearls” day in the #StyleMeMay Challenge.  

I did wear Pearls today:

I like these pearl earrings because they’re a) unique, b) dressed down enough for day, and c) dressy enough for evening.

But the better pearl story involves these pearls:

My son got them for me on two separate trips to Sea World. At Sea World, they make a big production out of “harvesting” the pearls from an oyster the customer chooses. Clearly I feel prey to the thrill twice, at a cost of $15 or so each time, then the pearls just sat in my drawer. Whenever we have been near a Michael’s or other craft store, Wayne Kevin would beg me to buy jewelry supplies so we could turn the pearls into something wearable. I was a little too cheap and a little too clueless to actually do that.

But then “pearl day” came up and I had to take a picture of something.

Since I don’t (yet) own this incredible pearl necklace made at a Guatemala fair trade shop, and sold locally at  Quarter Moon Imports:

Photo Credit: Altiplano
I decided instead to tweet the picture of the Sea World pearls with text that said, “What should I do with these?”
And my friend Barbara, who is super-crafty, tweeted and DM’d me options, including a local craftsman who is probably a lot more proficient at jewelry making than I am.
This story is not over, but if there’s a category of “jewelry made from something awesome your kid gave you” in a future #StyleMe month, I am on my way to being prepared!