5 For Friday November 17


How’s your week been?  And how’s gearing up for Thanksgiving going?

All’s good around here.  Never a dull moment and plenty of laughter and what in the world peek-a-boos!

Another fabulous line-up today beginning with Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap.

Gotta love the cool versatile look this one little faux-fur bomber style jacket offers.  Once again (!) Steph keeps us in the know and shares with us her insider tips on how to dress to impress.  Thanks, Steph!

The QUICK QUESTION has my mind thinking of several answers.  I’ll just stand with what my Grandpa used to say, “If you can’t say anything nice — don’t say anything at all.”

EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE is a hoot.  I can totally relate to the majority of 1-25.  Having been an employer and also running large crews in the film industry for 20+ years, I conclude that people and personalities are not cookie cutter.  The peculiar quirks, triggers, strengths, weaknesses that live in us all is fascinating.  And then to throw a bunch together to work as a “unit” is a Rest of The Story sort of thing.

Often times, I’d think that if this wasn’t so shake my head humorous, it would’ve been painful.  However, humor almost always won!

SMOTHERED CABBAGE recipe is awesome.  I’m a giant fan of sauteed cabbage and sauteed fresh spinach.

Always blows me away how SO MUCH of these fresh veggies – when sauteed – cook down to a little-bitty-tiny bit in comparison to how it all started out bursting over the edges of the pan.

I love how this recipe incorporates chicken broth to help with the saute process, instead of just butter, butter, butter.  And throwing in potatoes!  Hello awesomeness.

Thanks all so much for sliding by today and giving us a read and sharing your thoughts.  Grateful.


Hello Hello!

Last week I talked about the versatility of the faux leather SPANX leggings.  This week, I’m gonna share my thoughts on the versatility of a bomber jacket style/cut faux fur jacket.

The traditional bomber jacket with its distinctive style — is generally worn casually.  However, this faux fur style/cut bomber jacket I write about today can also be worn with dressier clothes.

Little fur jackets are really HOT this year!

I found this jacket at Kohl’s last week while I was doing some early Christmas shopping with my mom.  Not expecting to shop for myself – I came across this great little fur jacket made by 9 West.  Which, by the way, is a brand I love!

((If you sign up for a Kohl’s credit card Kohl’s will mail to you 20% – 30% coupons off your entire purchase!  Every few months.  Great Deal!))

This jacket’s price tag was $100.  However, with the discount they’d already put on this jacket AND my coupon, I was able to get it for under $50!

Kohl’s is really great about discounting their clothing and when you have your coupon on top of that — WHOA!

Below I show 2 pics of me in the little fur jacket:

PIC #1
Laid back look with jeans and boots.

PIC #2
A dressier look with velvet slacks, heels and a fancy silver belt.

PIC #3
And I also include a pic of a similar jacket I saw at Walmart … Yes, Walmart for only $19.99.

I have seen many of these little fur jackets at different stores recently and have noticed that some have a collar and some have a hood.

PRO TIP:  I think just the jacket with a collar is way more versatile.  Hoods on a  jacket are more of a locked-in casual look and not as versatile as a jacket with a simple collar.  I personally would not wear a hooded jacket with a dressy outfit.  My opinion.


~ Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap column is exclusive to Daymaker Readable Art.  Send any questions to her via Comments at the end of this episode.

Jeans and boots

Velvet slacks, heels and a fancy silver belt
5 For Friday November 17
5 For Friday November 17



These are actual quotes taken from employee job performance evaluations.

  1.  “Since my last report, this employee has reached rock-bottom and has started to dig.”
  2.  “He’s been working with glue too much.”
  3.  “This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won’t be.”
  4. “Works well under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap.”
  5.  “When she opens her mouth, it seems that is only to change feet.”
  6.  “This young lady has delusions of adequacy.”
  7.  “He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.”
  8.  “This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.”
  9.  “This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better.”
  10.  “Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together.”
  11. “A gross ignoramus — 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.”
  12. “He doesn’t have ulcers, but he’s a carrier.”
  13. “She has taken all aspects of her job to previously unexplored levels of space.”
  14. “He would argue with a signpost.”
  15.  “He brings joy whenever he leaves the room.”
  16.  “When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell.”
  17.  “If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he’s the other one.”
  18.  “Donated his brain to science before he was done using it.”
  19. “Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn’t coming.”
  20. “He’s got two brain cells, one is lost and the other is out looking for it.”
  21. “If you were to give him a penny for his thoughts, you’d get change.”
  22. “If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean.”
  23. “Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled.”
  24. “Takes him 2 hours to watch ’60-minutes’.”
  25. “The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead.”

~ Courtesy and with permission poeticexpressions.co.uk
Thanks Mike and the Team!


~ Humble ingredients that are super satisfying.


  • 1/2 stick of butter, cut in slices
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 large head green cabbage (about 3 pounds), cored and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into-1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


Melt butter in soup pot (Dutch oven) over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 – 5 minutes.  Stir in cabbage pieces, broth, potatoes, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and let simmer until cabbage is wilted and potatoes are fork tender — about 12 – 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Increase heat to medium-high, uncover, and cook until liquid has nearly evaporated — about 15 minutes (maybe a few minutes less) gently stirring with wooden spoon.

Serve As a Side With Your Favorite Meat Or In a Bowl All By Itself!

~ Hippie Cowboy recipe box



9 replies
  1. Carol says:

    Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap is so much fun and she’s so helpful to tell us where to buy and how to get the best prices and then demonstrate ways to wear the fashions. Totally enjoy her columns.

    I’m putting the Smothered Cabbage + Potatoes recipe on my must try soon list. Yummy!

    Happy weekend!

  2. Marty says:

    Stephanie’s column today took me back in the fur era, I think it was the 40’s or 50;s. I have this beautiful photo of my mom and my aunt dressed to the 9’s both wearing fur. Mom’s was a fox fur clipped around her neck. (I actually have it in a box in my attic. My granddaughter asked me a few years back if she could wear it to a party!) Thank you Stephanie for bringing fur forward. Ohhhh the quote, “When does silence convey more than words” took me to a wonderful Quaker quote: “Don’t speak unless you can improve on silence.”

    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Hey, Marty –

      Your mom actually had a fox fur clipped around her neck in a pic you have? And you have it “stuffed away” in a box? Break it out! Pretty cool.

      Before anyone piles on this with poo-poos — the 40’s or 50’s didn’t frown on fur. Just cool statement pieces.

      Now-a-days some may find the idea of fur unacceptable. But, hey, Marty – that cool piece you have in a box somewhere in your attic from a long time ago – gets “grandfathered” in. My opinion.

      If you don’t wanna wear it – might wanna tell your granddaughter it’s available for her next party-to-do thing. Let the little fox rock its vintage coolness.

      Silence — yep, I’m striving to be that person regarding silence speaks louder than words sort of wisdom.

      Thanks so much for reading + sharing + commenting. Have a great weekend!


Comments are closed.