a whole lot of nothing

that's what's happening around here. shawn's just gotten out of bed. i haven't moved from the couch all morning. the animals are all sprawled out, snoozing away. good times here at shampton industries.

we'll need to get going soon. we're having some friends and their kids for dinner. shawn's smoking some meat. i'm making pie and ice cream. and although i joke that i can make both in myself, i actually can't.

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things i love tuesday

i love every single page.  the animals. the styling. the actual clothes. its all so dreamy. but really, how can they expect a girl to sleep with a sweater that beautiful in existence? i've been obsessed since i first saw it.

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not so lazy sunday

i woke up extra early due to the clock change but it was bright and sunny, which was nice. and as much as i wanted to just crawl onto the couch and sleep some more, my to do list was already calling my name. we're heading to my parents this afternoon and i promised them bread and cookies. the dishes were threatening to take over the kitchen after yesterday's cook-a-thon. i had some writing to do, some emails to answer. now that i'm mostly caught up all i really want to do is knit a new hat with this gorgeous new yarn i picked up.

have a happy sunday!

and don't forget, the fall sale ends tonight at midnight. selected necklaces, fascinators and more are 30% off. rings are $5 off. enjoy!

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things i love tuesday

things i currently can't stop visiting on etsy:

1. death becomes her earrings by talula 2. kate bamboo made-to-measure shirt by ureshii 3. bubbles necklace by urban legend

2. two people tv set by vicki hartman clay 3. princess and pilot kokeshi dolls by temple7e 4. german pretzel earrings by olive and gold

7. bathilde band by candy thief 8. guardians of the macaroon by little doodles 9. nerd girl magnet by simply cute by karin

 

also, i LOVE pugly pixel. katrina is a generous and mad creative genius. the velvet ribbons and bows above are from her latest set available here. more are available if you buy her premium membership & i am here to tell you, its worth the $5 a month!

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up to

i'm playing catch up from being sick. and still laying kind of low because i still don't feel 100%. been doing some house stuff. planning halloween costumes. making loads of stuff. hanging out with these two.

baking these cookies. um, yum.

and watching loads of horror movies and writing reviews for the other blog. it is october, after all.

  

what are you up to?

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things i love tuesday

i used to be the kind of girl who had her nails done every two weeks. i had long nails and had them painted red or french manicured. every. two. weeks. at some point i realized that it was a) a ridiculously expensive habit; b) silly because i was really hard on my nails; and c) not really me at all.

i spent a long time at my old job trying to fit in with the women who were members of the synagogue. i had my nails done. i had my hair highlighted. i dressed completely differently. i carried a FANCY purse. not really me.

at some point while i was still working there i stopped. i started dressing more like me (while always covering the tattoos) and stopped trying to fit in. i carried funky handbags and went back to dying my hair the red i loved so much but was completely unlike all the women around me. and i stopped having my nails done. by golly, if i was going to do this emotionally exhausting job i was going to be comfortable in my own skin. in truth, that comfort never really happened until i left the job completely. 

i am a girl with tattoos and unnaturally red hair who dresses a little like a four year picked out my clothes. i was always going to stick out like a sore thumb in that community. and that's part of why i'm not there any longer.

HOWEVER, i recently re-discovered i like painting my nails. no red or a fancy french manicure for me. green. blue. and currently shiny, shiny black. 

love.  very me.

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ho hum

i've been sick all week again. unbelievable really. i've only gotten dressed and left the house a few times this week. i don't even remember the last time i wore makeup or earrings. i've yet to meet my new nephew. i've barely talked to anyone but shawn all week. the pity party has threatened to return a few times and i've just refused to let it. my defense? naps (not so good) and making stuff (good) - like this barrette...

other things that have distracted me this week?

 

next week WILL BE BETTER.

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music monday

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say no to pity parties

preparation for moving was moving along at a steady clip. we're running behind schedule but it was fine. we were making progress. we've set some goals for ourselves and everything was moving along as planned, and then i got sick. just a cold but sick nonetheless.

my to do list has sat neglected for days. i haven't been making much - despite many projects that need to be completed. i haven't baked anything in days.  i hadn't worked out in days. my sleep, not so great either. shawn & i were getting snippy with each other. my sister-in-law is in labor and i was bummed that once she had the baby i wouldn't be able to go visit right away. i've actually cancelled a number of plans for this week/weekend because of my cold. what we had here was a perfect storm.

i threw myself a little pity party. not the mature thing to do, by any stretch of the imagination but i did it anyway. did i feel better afterward? no, not even a little. after a short nap, a short workout and a long shower i did. but no, the pity party didn't help. it never does. i know better and i really hate my tendency to wallow.

so, tomorrow will be better. i'll feel better. shannon will have had her baby and although i won't get to see her, phil and the baby tomorrow, i will soon. i'll make something and soon i'll finish all the half finished projects. and tomorrow i'll feed my bread starter - so i'll have to bake. which always improves my mood.

always.

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