Through the whole of my childhood, the bottom shelf of my grandmother’s food pantry was stocked with pudding and jello and marshmallows. Predominantly – PISTACHIO PUDDING.
This was because she belonged to 800 women’s clubs, from Eastern Star, the Martha Circle at church, the Women’s Republican Club, yadda yadda on and on. She also once belonged to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union swearing that alcohol would never touch her family’s lips. That one didn’t work out so well. But she needed the pistachio pudding for her signature dish at the many pitch-ins these groups held (called potlucks outside of Indiana).
Her signature dish? Watergate salad. I wouldn’t touch it as a child. It looked like a mixed up mess of good things that doesn’t seem at all like it would work together. But, oddly, it does. Each thing in Watergate salad is delicious on it’s own. Mixed up, it becomes a medley of different good things that works well together.
It’s kind of like our blogging team here at IOF. None of us do it the same way – well, I do it most like Cajsa because she taught me how to do it. But still, every blogger has their own style, their own sense of style and fashion sense. There is no uniformity or requirements from anyone. All we ask is that everyone love fashion. Which we do.
I just wanted to take a moment this morning to let all the bloggers who have joined us to be part of the IOF team both past and present know, that I enjoy seeing what you contribute every day, and look forward to your posts. You guys are amazing and we’re so glad you’re here.
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Your Shopping List:
Nails: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Bark Brown Nails (glove layer)
Lashes: Amacci – Eyelash Tattoo 3
Shoes: -L’APH- Leather Heels Camel
Hair: ::Exile:: This Years Love:Vanilla
Pants: Baiastice_Diane Mesh cropped trousers-pistakio-size M
Top: Baiastice_Perla Mesh top-pistakio-size M
Ring: EarthStones Destiny Bridal Set – Gold
Jewelry: DONNA FLORA -PASQUALINA earring L
PASQUALINA earring R
Eyes: Vision by A:S:S – Enaid – Alexandria L
Vision by A:S:S – Enaid – Pale green R
Shape: Gidge ~Savoir Faire Shapes
Skin:-Belleza- Betty Pale 2