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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Crop top & Trouser pants

Hey Y'all! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. For those of you that don't know, we just made the cross country move from NC to AZ. I must say it's been quite the adventure. When my husband turned in the Penske truck, they said "Congrats, you've driven over 2500 miles!" hahah! We are finally getting settled in our new apartment and we absolutely love it here. We also finally have internet (YAY! lol). Anyway, I decided to share an outfit with y'all from a photoshoot I did back in NC. I absolutely LOVE this fun, trendy outfit! These black trouser pants pair perfectly with this off the shoulder crop top.  The trouser pants are currently out of stock, but if you add it to your wishlist, they will notify you when they are available. I found some similar ones without the slit and linked them below. Also, these leopard heels are a must for your summer wardrobe . I found these during Spring at Saks Off Fifth Sale for under $50, but they are no longer on their website. After some research, I found the same pair on for $89, and if you enter the code SUN, you can get 25% off!

SHIRT: Lulu's / PANTS: Lulu's (soldout, but similar here) / PURSE: Marc Jacobs / NECKLACES: Neiman Marcus & Kendra Scott / FRINGE BRACELETS: gifted / SUNGLASSES: Dolce & Gabbana / SHOES: Dolce Vita

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Hey everyone!

I saw this card sorting activity at my PRN job and thought that it was a great idea! It's a great tabletop activity that patients can perform seated or standing, while allowing the therapist to assess a variety of impairments and deficit areas. Some of the areas I address when using this activity are visual perceptual skills, cognition related to problem solving & attention to task, and standing tolerance.

What you will need: deck of cards, poster board, glue (I used a glue gun)

Plain poster board:

   Deck separated by numbers:

Cards glued to the board in a random order to promote visual scanning to locate the indicated number:

Now that your board is completed, you can give the remainder of the cards to the patient and have them place the next card on top of the corresponding number or letter on the board.

Modifying this activity:
I used this as a tabletop therapeutic activity but you could hang the board directly in front of the patient to promote standing balance. You can also add velcro to each card on the board and to each card in the deck to add resistance when placing and removing the card. I have also seen this activity made with all 52 cards from the deck glued on the poster board. This method requires another 52 card deck for the patient to use for matching.  This allows the patient to identify the number, as well as the correct suit for an added challenge.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Floral maxi & floppy hat

DRESS: lulus / HAT: lulus / PURSE: rebecca minkoff / HANDCHAIN: kendra scott / NECKLACE: kendra scott / SUNGLASSES: dolce and gabbana / SHOES: jessica simpson

I'm so excited to share my first fashion post with everyone, especially wearing this Lulus floral maxi dress! I am only 5' tall, so I rarely find something that fits without getting it altered. I hit the jackpot with this dress because it fit perfectly. This dress is the perfect daytime dress that you can dress up or down. It's currently sold out, but if you put your email down, they will notify you when it's back in stock. I paired it with these jessica simpson heels (on sale!!) to dress it up a little bit for the hubby's daytime graduation. P.S I also LOVE this floppy hat and it pairs well with so many different outfits! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

DIY long handled lotion applicator

Hey y'all! For my first therapy related post, I decided to share a DIY project that I put together for one of my patients.  This particular patient had a total hip replacement with posterior hip precautions. I knew that applying lotion was something that was important for this patient to do independently; however, due to their hip precautions, they were not able to bend down and apply the lotion. After spending some time searching in the Patterson Medical catalog, I realized that a long handled lotion applicator was priced around $40!! I knew I could make something that would work similar for a fraction of the price. I decided to take a trip to Home Depot and look around for some inspiration and walked out with my own DIY version of the lotion applicator. The total project cost was around $8. My patient LOVED the lotion applicator and said it was very effective for her needs. Just thought I would share this experience with y'all! Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions!! :) P.S. I tagged the links below to Home Depot's website for exact sizing and parts.

4. PVC pipe 

How to piece it together (I also added some super glue between pieces 1&2 to hold it together better)