Monday, January 5, 2015

Insta Recap

I've never been much of a summer gal (I run really hot & am pretty uncomfortable the whole season), but seeing all of these photos from July and August kind of make me miss those long summer days. This temporary insanity is almost entirely due to my love of BBQs with food from our garden and how much I know the kid loves playing outside, running amok and causing trouble. Oh and our quick family trip to Colorado wasn't half bad either.


Insta Recap
1. Original pressing of Billion Dollar Babies on vinyl  /  2. Backyard camping  /  3. Big curly hair is probably my favorite hair  /  4. Buy all the vintage repro patterns!  /  5. Black & White PUG  /  6. Another piece of the Futurama puzzle  /  7. Swimming shennanigans  /  8. Fun with fireworks  /  9. New eshakti dress  10.  Jenny Lewis Live  /  11. Voodoo Vixen  /  12. Jenny Lewis - As good as ever

Insta Recap
1. Coffee & pincurls  /  2. Momma's little makeup helper  /  3. Waiting for Grandma at the airport  /  4. Seersucker is the perfect summer fabric  /  5. Baby blue steel  /  6. Homegrown grapes  /  7. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager on vinyl  /  8. My first visit to Colorado  /  9. View from our Colorado patio  /  10. Beautiful scenery in eastern Utah  /  11. Super Duper Alice Cooper on DVD  /  12.Pretty in eshakti pastel
 
 
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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Vanity - My Favorite Work Appropriate Dress

Vanity - 1940s Green

That title kind of makes it sound like my closet is full of super risque pieces, but that is definitely not the case. I dress like a librarian and not the "sexy" kind. I have very few pieces that can't be worn to the office (I'm looking at you Voodoo Vixen top) -- I need 95% of my wardrobe to be relatively conservative because I don't go many other places besides work and the grocery store. Party time, excellent to be sure.

I already own this eshakti dress in a mustard print, so when they released it in a few solid colors, I rightly predicated that another one was in my future. As a redhead I tend to snatch up everything green (it's my favorite color as well, so it's an easy choice), so of course when the time came, I ordered the peacock green version.

Just like I did with the print version, I had this one customized to my measurements and I couldn't be more pleased. I added a bit more ease this time around which makes it a little more comfortable to sit around in all day at work, but a half inch (which they don't offer) all around would have done it, as the extra inch is just a bit too much ease. I figure a few more trips through the dryer should rectify the situation, so I'm not concerned. Better to be a little too big, than a little too small, eh?

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Puff sleeve sash waist crepe dress - $79.95


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Xmas 2014 cards?

No Christmas Vacation quotes or creepy Santas this year, but still a little bit of my weird sense of humor.

I hope your day includes good food (and maybe drinks), good music/movies/games, and is full of whatever "family" you've surrounded yourself with. Oh, and you know, hopefully a few presents you've been hoping for.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Decor

I'm a wee bit obsessed with Christmas. I'm one of those people that other people like to complain about: you know, the ones who obsess over Halloween and then move straight onto Christmas.I pretty much skip right on over Thanksgiving these days. I like to start my Christmas decorating on November 1st and slowly roll it out through the month. What can I say? Christmas decor makes me happy and I like to spread that happiness out as long as possible. But, I'm also someone who takes it all down on January 1st because I'm crazy like that.

I like to joke that my holiday decor is sort of like if my Grandma's stuff, Target, and an unknown number of craft projects threw up all over my house.Decorating isn't really done until I've got some kind of holiday decoration happening in every single room of the house and I still manage to find a reason to buy a few new pieces every year (both new and vintage). This year my acquisitions were very modest: vintage glass bulbs, a countdown calendar, some tinsel, and some pillow covers I whipped up with fabric I bought last year.

The big change came in the form of all of the melted plastic popcorn decor my Grandma passed down to me last Christmas. I grew up with all of these wall hangings adorning her walls every holiday season and I was over the moon when she gave them to me. I think I have at least one (or three) hanging in almost every room and I still didn't have the wall space to hang all of them.

Here's a wee sneak peak at the random vintage, homemade, cheap store bought decor that I surround myself with this time of year:

Xmas Decor 2014
Christmas Decor
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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Xmas Photos - Part I

I'm kind of obsessed with Christmas, which is great, because my husband kind of hates it. Balance, eh?

With my holiday obsession firmly established, it can't come as much of a surprise that I strong-armed my family into posing for xmas style photos as a birthday present of sorts for myself a few weeks ago. I can only assume that the husband agreed somewhat willingly because I was having a spectacularly shitty birthday and he didn't know how else to distract me. He even wore a cardigan sweater -- and he HATES cardigans sweaters (I've been trying to get him to wear one for six years to no avail) -- that's how desperate the situation was.

In the end, I took something like 700 photos in two different settings, 500 of which were basically shit -- that's what happens when your family photography includes a four year, someone who hates having their photo taken, and is accomplished with a tripod & a remote. But I did come away with a few gems, which is all that matters, right?

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Xmas 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Feminist Rants & Nerdy Stuff

Feminist Rants



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