Frugal Fashionable Friday, A 'Hear', AND the #100happydays Weekly Roundup!

As you all know, I have been working on picking up the pieces to my life after the passing of my dad and my beloved furchild, Baby. I also spent four months at my dad's place taking care of my teenage sister and getting her through school this year while living AND commuting two hours away, and now that she is with one of her other sisters,  I am really soaking up everything good in life and enjoying every minute, because I learned firsthand how drastically things can change in one second. I decided now was the best time ever to retake the #100happydays challenge, and have been really feeling the love from the universe once again since I started! How does all this lead up to this post? Well, this beautiful dress was gifted to me by a fellow thifting fashionista who happens to be a customer where I work and she sent this dress to me by way of one of my service guys. I actually got this on 'day two' of the challenge and could hardly wait to show it off!!!! Here it is as well as my weekly roundup of #100happydays - oh, also I never got around to my 'want/ need/ hear/ see' post yesterday, but Christian had a song already lined up for it.... so here is my 'hear' for this week!

I was totally surprised by this dress!! I have not had the time to go on a good 'yard saling' spree in quite some time - probably not this year so far at all, and so this was such an awesome gift!!!!

Dress: Vintage, thrifted, then gifted
Shoes: Free People, $89

Weekly Roundup of 100 Happy Days challenge!!

Day 1:
While at my dad's old place, finishing up the cleaning, I took a little break to get some Rose attention. It won't be much longer and she will be with me, Christian, and all of our furkids: Spirulina the cat, Eli, Ellie, Ellen, Misty, and Millie the goats, Pancha, Cuckoo, Leghorn, and the other chickens that are too fast to name - oh, and Eddie her field companion will be joining her as well, so they will both have each other while getting used to their new place! I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
 Day 2:
....just enjoying my after work 'therapy' with my goat babies!
 Day 3:
Ohhhhhh, just wearin' my awesome new vintage dress that someone awesome decided to give to me! This was one fabulous day indeed!!! I got a little .....uh.... soft the last four months I was doing all that driving, and I haven't quite been able to jump back on board the train as far as working out goes, so what I feel comfortable in clothing-wise is not much of my wardrobe at the moment. This thing was fabulously long, had the perfect seams for flattery, and made me feel oh, so pretty!!
Day 4: (part one)
This big and intimidating girl and myself have really gotten to know each other since my dad passed. Last summer, when I was settling into this house and farm, my dad asked me if I would be interested in taking Rose. He was driving the tourbus for my brother's band, and just felt like she wasn't getting all the attention she needed. I quickly said 'No' at the time, just because I didn't want the new responsibility and because I was not a horse person at all - to be honest, I was terrified of Rose..... Circumstances changed, and look at me now.... I love this girl so much and I am glad I can show my daddy how far we have come....  I continue to try to make him proud every day still and this would put the biggest smile on his face knowing that I have overcome my fears and stepped up to do what was needed to ensure his babies were taken care of....

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Day 4: (part two)
Eddie, my dad's senior Golden Retriever, is the biggest little old sweetheart....  I can't wait to be able to have him at my home and give him the attention he so deserves.... Eddie was getting a much needed 'cool off' bath on what was one of the hottest days of the year so far!! Rose and Eddie both lost their best friend when my daddy died, and for the last three weeks, I haven't been able to see them and love them as much as I want to, because of the two hour distance between houses.... that will all change very soon when they are with me full-time!!!!

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