What’s Cookin’?

What’s Cookin’?

We made it through another week! Today was exciting for me. I joined one of those “we’ll update your wardrobe for you” companies a few months ago, and my package arrived today. I was looking forward to adding some stylish items to my closet. The company said it would take a couple months for my personal stylist to “get” my style. Well, seriously, I don’t have a style. As long as colors and patterns don’t clash and I don’t look like I’m trying to wear clothes that only look good on someone 30 years my junior, I’m good.

I’m fairly sure I mentioned in my “style profile” that I’m in my seventh decade. I also mentioned several times that I’m not a fan of knits – particularly knit pants. So imagine my surprise when my handpicked clothes arrived today. In the package I found a black and white striped knit top. The stripes on one side were horizontal; the other side had vertical stripes. Plus it tied at the bottom, adding bulk to my mid-life mid-section where I do not need more bulk. This went on the discard pile.

Next was a pair of “skinny pants” in a black and white check. The checks were quite large, and there were funky zippers and embellishments on them. They were cute and would look amazing on a skinny little 20-30 year old. Sadly, I am none of those things. I did try them on, but they, too, went on the discard pile.

Next was an A-line dress that looked like a tent. I am sure I mentioned that all dresses had to be at least knee length, and I am on the tall side. This hit right above my knee. Discard.

Then came the purple capris jeggings. Seriously? I will be 63 in a few weeks, and while I don’t want to dress in dusters or sweat suits, jeggings are out of the question. Discard.

I don’t think my personal stylist gets me. I’m going to give him or her one more month and then I’m out. I did keep a lightweight hoodie that will be fun in the fall, but everything else – even the jewelry and socks – went back. My self-esteem after trying on all those clothes, however, may never get back to where it was.

Fortunately, tonight was our Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator team meeting, so that took my mind off the fact that I really need to lose the  15 extra shingles and COVID pounds. Christy was our Make & Take hostess, and here’s the card she designed.

What's Cookin'?, Stampin' Up!

Cute, right? Christy used the What’s Cookin’? Bundle (What’s Cookin’? Stamp Set and Cookin’ Dies. Buy them together as a bundle and save 10%!) and used a fun fold. The Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) is perfect for a table cloth, don’t you think? And this paper is free if you host a qualifying party.

Instead of using a half sheet card stock base, there’s a fun flap on the front where you can write a message and sign your card. It also doubles as a table for the bowl, salt & pepper shakers, and spoon to rest on. So cute!

Don’t forget that we’re having Summer Sale-a-bration, so if you order the What’s Cookin’? Bundle and the Bark 3-D Embossing Folder, you will be able to choose a Level 1 Sale-a-bration item free! Get out your wish list and start shopping!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to What’s Cookin’?

  1. jackie says:

    Oh Buffy, you have more courage than me, trying a personal stylist! I do NOT do knits either. Way too hot. And checks or stripes. No thank you. Please keep us posted as to your “progress”

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      I’ll give them one more month. I think the “personal stylists” are 20 year-olds who pick up something and say, “Oh, I LOVE that!” – then throw it in my box. I’ll keep you posted!


  2. Susan Horr says:

    I always wanted to try one of those subscription services but now I don’t think so!

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      It’s been … interesting. The clothes are cute and would look darling on Amelia (if they were in kids’ sizes). But on a grandma? Just kind of a pathetic bid to hang on to youth as long as possible. They get one more try.


  3. debsmart says:

    Oh my goodness – I was alternately horrified and laughing – with you, not at you – reading your description of what your ‘stylist’ chose for you, Buffy! Wow – I hope they get it right for you next time. Please keep us updated!! The only thing cooking here is us humans – another heat wave has struck. I do love the card, with it’s fun cut and tablecloth!

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Deborah! I’m glad you got a chuckle our of my story. Looking at the clothes, I knew they would look horrible, but I wanted to be fair and give them a chance. I had to laugh every time I peeked in the mirror. We’ve been cooking here too. But fall is on the way!


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