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New Skill Added to my Repertoire

Lately my hubby and I have been catching some Top Shot on Netflix. It is quite a show with skilled marksmen and women competing in historically based events. After watching a couple really talented women on the show I posted on my Facebook page I’d love to try shooting. It didn’t take but a day to be invited by a coworker to women’s night at Metro Gun Club.

My first event was indoor shooting a 22 caliber handgun. (I have no clue what gun I was using.) I received one-on-one training on gun safety and handling. I’m a lefty and just happened to have a left handed trainer! I took my first shot and it was in the black circle at 12 o’clock. Second shot 7 o’clock in the black. Then I grouped the next three fairly tight. Wow. That was fun! My second round first shot hit just shy of center! Again, the rest of the shots fell within the black ring. Beginner’s luck I’m sure.

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Gun safety and handling training before shooting. Check out my shots!

After finishing up here I headed outside to try my hand shooting a rifle. This time I happened to catch the name a Remington 1100. This time my instructor was a young lady. I believe someone said she is a former Miss Minnesota.

Receiving instruction using a Remington 1100

Receiving instruction using a Remington 1100

Pull then fire

Pull then fire

This time I wasn’t as lucky. I missed the clay pigeon three times. But, please notice I was doing this in my wedge sandals! I don’t know what I was thinking. I knew I was going to the gun club straight from work. My blog is called Helmet or Heels so I guess it fits!

At the end of the evening they called all the women back to see who won the indoor target shooting. They called out me and another woman! What?! Apparently, we tied for first place. To break the tie we had to pick a number between 1 and 10. I lost, but had a lot fun!

Tied for first place indoor shooting!

Tied for first place indoor shooting!

I didn't pick the right number and lost but still had a boat-load of fun!

I didn’t pick the right number and lost but still had a boat-load of fun!

Well, maybe saying I added a new skill to my repertoire is a bit of an overstatement. It was more of an experience!

P.S. Please don’t go all anti-gun on me because what I did was in a controlled environment with professional supervision at a gun range.

New Shoes Flowchart

Found this over on Allposters.com! Gotta love a good flowchart.

shoe flowchart

My Glorious Haul!

I’ve needed to refresh and update my wardrobe for a while. The problem is I don’t like to shop. That wasn’t always the case. When my daughter was still at home she would help me find all sorts of great outfits. She knew what looked flattering on me and was quite honest when it didn’t! She was good. Now we are 1500 miles apart. I haven’t put much effort in these last couple of years.

Well, I was belly-aching at work about clothes again and a co-worker sent me this blog post from Pocket Your Dollars titled, “Do You Hate Clothes Shopping As Much As I Do? You May Not Have To Do It Ever. Again.” WHAT?! A woman after my own heart! I read the post and found out I could have the services of  a personal shopper for FREE! I had nothing to lose so I made an appointment but had a three month wait.

My appointment finally happened. Enter Michelle from ARC’s Value Village personal shopper extraordinaire! To prepare for the appointment I filled out a questionnaire which she used to pull together a bunch of outfits and single items based on my preferences. Well, let me tell you it was well worth the wait! Michelle did an amazing job pulling outfits for me to try on. I still can’t believe the service is FREE. As a side note there is no pressure to buy but I did end up purchasing many of the items that Michelle picked out.

I now have 19 new pieces to add to my wardrobe. To break it down for you I purchased two pair of shoes, five necklaces, twelve pieces of clothing (one pair of pants, one spring jacket, two dresses, four blazers, and four tops). I spent about $160. Almost all the things I purchased are new (with tags) or have absolutely no signs of wear! Here’s a few of the items I brought home.

Pair One

Pair One – Brown Heels

Pair Two

Pair Two – Black Wedges

Five Necklaces

Five Necklaces

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Michelle put together this versatile jacket, brown dress and necklace.

Spring jacket

Spring jacket – can’t wait to wear this!!

Jacket, top, and necklace

Here’s another combo: black jacket, print top, and accent necklace!

Michelle the miracle worker and me.

Michelle and me in one of the outfits she put together for me.

Michelle and me in one of the outfits she put together. This is a sleeve dress, jean jacket, and scarf.

Bottom line, I’m going to schedule another appointment with Michelle. During the appointment I forgot I didn’t like shopping. True story.

Have you worked with a personal shopper? Are you a thrifter? What’s your favorite “find”? I’m guessing you know mine is Michelle!

Here’s a link to ARC’s Value Village scheduler!

Seasonal Fashion Help

I don’t know about you, but I find adding a scarf an easy way to update or dress-up an outfit. I found this video from Eileen Fisher demonstrating a nice variety of ways to tie a scarf. What do you like to do to accent an outfit?

Blog Challenge: Answered!

Our dear friend, Princess Scooterpie a.k.a. @Moto_Diva (see her profile I did here) threw out a photo challenge today. “Post a picture of your favorite non-motorcycle/scooter shoes & one of your motorcycle/scooter boots/shoes.”

Here are my fave summer sandals along with one of my riding boots!

My favorite non-riding footwear and one of my riding boots!

I must confess that this is the second pair of these sandals that I’ve owned. Very comfortable and very colorful!

Hold please

I’m having a wonderful time with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson! They are here until Saturday so hold my Tweets and blog posts!

While I’m away, I thought I’d give you my ultimate chick flick recommendation! Enjoy!

The perfect chick flick: Wizard of Oz

New Series: Profile of a Female Motorcyclist

Last May I put the call out for photos of women motorcyclists to show the world what we look like. The response was great both in the photos I received and the number of people who viewed that post.

This got me thinking that female riders are still somewhat of a novelty — not to us, but to the majority of the people out there — so I’d like to begin to feature female motorcyclists! I’ve sent a few emails with questions to ladies that responded last year and I’ll begin with those that respond. I’m thinking at least once a week I’ll post the profile with any pictures that are submitted.

If you are interested in being featured in my series Profile of a Female Motorcyclist please leave a comment. I’ll grab your email address and send you the questions! Let’s show the world who we are!

I’m so excited to be able to highlight in depth who we are and thank you in advance for participating! Ride Safe.

P.S. I need to get new pictures on my new bike and in my new girly jacket!!