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Tech Industry Style for Men

My husband just graduated last year and has got a job in the tech industry, as a Networker. In my research it seems Tech industry is rather business casual. In my husbands office there are only a couple of men, including my husband who likes to wear a dress shirt. His attire is nice jeans, dress shoes, dress shirts with no tie. However, my husband, Donald would like to occasionally wear a tie. So I am sharing some cool styles for a techie man.

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Business casual with a skinny tie and tie clip

This style is very nice as well.

I stumbled upon a great charity, Est. September 2015. The  Gentleman’s Ride to help spread awareness for prostate cancer.

A guide to men’s shoes and matching shirt and tie patterns. I didn’t realize how hard it was. As we shop, Donald hates all the shirts and ties that I like, and what I think matches, he thinks i’m crazy!

A History of tiesHow to clean a tie.

I love this tie shop.This batman tie bar. And these awesome cufflinks.

Did you struggle with this years daylight savings time? Here is another reason to hate daylight savings time. Be safe everyone, and get a good nights sleep.

Tomorrow is my second mid-term. And I’m implementing a cleaning schedule into my daily routine next week. Do you have a cleaning schedule? How do you stay on top of doing it all?

 

 

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I’m Michelle! also known as Shelly

Hi! I’m Michelle, or Shelly. I used to keep an arts & crafts blog years ago on blogger.com. As I do some reading up on beginning a blog, the first thing I read, is to get a subject. I decided to do it my way! I just have too many interests that I try to work into my life, to narrow it all down to one subject. So Welcome! I hope you all find this an entertaining, fun place to come.

About me: I have been a dog groomer since I was 18. I am now 30, and I recently quit my job at PetSmart. My husband was the stay at home parent since our boys (Michael & Aaron) were born. He has now graduated for computer networking, and now its my turn to go back to school. So we have changed roles, and I am now the stay at home parent, and going to school for an associates in Paralegal. I have since also began my own home based dog grooming business. Shelly’s Grooming, and because I love arts and crafts, and have always wanted to open my own shop I started Zefira. Where so far I have hand knit and crocheted items. This new found freedom I have I plan to make the most of it, and accomplish many things I have a passion for.

Where does your blog name come from? I like the color black, i would call it my signature color. This is my adaptation of a mom blog that doesnt fit in with the other “mom blogs” i’m used to. I am not perfect and well organized (continued on next question…)

What kind of blog is this? This is not a traditional mom blog. But I am a stay at home mom and I wanted to share the experience. I am so new to all of this and I feel like i’m in over me head sometimes. I love it more than anything, I have wanted to be the stay at home parent for such a long time because I love my kids more than anything and want to spend this short period in their lives with them.

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Michael. First day of 1st grade
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Aaron. First of pre-school

I also have many hobbies and interests and snarky opinions.

I stick to a tight budget, I hate to cook and clean, and I don’t have time to DIY my own “green” cleaners. I would rather learn a new knit pattern. I don’t have time to make complex meals with a thousand ingredients I don’t have. I want to help make life easier so we have more time for fun and inspiration.

What kind of mom am I? because this is a mom blog…I just want to raise my boys to be healthy, smart, independent, well rounded, humble, well mannered, gentleman, ambitious, happy and (I wrote a perfect post for this and I lost it, now I can’t remember everything.)

What are my Hobbies? Knitting, crochet, shrink plastic, reading, T.V. (I say T.V. because I am completely obsessed with a few shows I re watch over and over.) gaming, blogging,

Where do I live? Denver, Colorado.

What pets do I have? River the ball python. Indica the leopard gecko. Aria and Ludo the standard poodles.

preferred genre? I like humor, fantasy, sci-fi, vampy, wolfy, erotica, [manga genras] ecchi, yuri

favorite reads? Twilight! Sookie Stackhouse series [HBO’s True Blood] manga, graphic novels, fan fiction, blogs, memoirs

favorite T.V.? Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost Girl, Firefly, Gotham, Arrow, Daredevil

favorite drinks? Coffee, Tea, energy drinks, fireball, margaritas, bud light spicy tomato, bloodymary, [okay, now that you all think i’m an alcoholic, I think I was craving an alcoholic beverage tonight.]

favorite sweets? salted caramel anything. brownies, DOTS, buttermilk doughnuts, truffles,

favorite music? indie genre, anything I can dance to. techno work out type music. dub step, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Lindsey Stirling

I hope you all enjoyed my questionnaire, and got to know a little more about me! Feel free to ask me questions and talk to me. Or share some of your faves with me too. I have a lot of favorites that are not listed because I just couldn’t think of them as I was writing. Or to gush with me about our shared love of things, or if you want to share your blog with me and other readers!!!

It’s about that time for Easter and spring breaks. We have 4 birthday kids this weekend to celebrate with, so I will be very busy! I will see you next week! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

 

[I’m most probably breaking some rule I found these images on Google Image search.]

Also I didn’t mention, I’m personally more wicca/pagan I haven’t defined myself. I also celebrate the regular known holidays like everyone else, I don’t force it on anyone, just a little personal faith here and there. And soon a section for those who like that stuff too.