love me?

oh my god. syndy was wearing this shirt tonight.
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yanni! and they're not available online yet. grrr. argh.

tomorrow, when my ears stop ring i'll gush about what a rockstar shawn is.

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hopelessly uncool confession #2

for the last month or so, i've seen the words "vampire weekend" all over the pop culture blogs i read. and honestly, i thought the posts were about some horror-con type thingy. and i skipped reading them. no use reading about something i'd never be able to attend, right?

um, yeah. silly me. vampire weekend is a band. and even more uncool, i learned this while listening to npr! they reviewed the cd on all things considered tonight. and i felted compelled to get off the expressway, stop at best buy and purchase it just because of the 30 second clips they played during the review. seriously happy. like a ska, african and garage band all rolled into one really exuberant package.

and yet, shawn, the cooler one in our marraige, had not heard of vampire weekend, horror-con or otherwise!

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hopelessly uncool confession #1

while watching the season finale of project runway tonight, i got a little choked up. my eyes were filled to the brim. a tear never hit my cheek but it was a close one. ok, so it happened twice. once while jillian was talking about how hard she'd worked to get there. and yeah, as i sat on the couch, handsewing yo-yos, all i could think is "i hear you sister." they'd all worked incredibly hard. and it showed. and since i can barely get a skirt done in a month, i can't even imagine...

i thought i'd be dreaming about that incredible sweater jillian designed and writing the pattern out in my head. i thought i'd be daydreaming about walking down the red carpet in rami's lace dress. but no, my thoughts keep drifting back to this:
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this look by christian is like some kind of fantastic, post apocalyptic isabel archer. and while we're on the topic of christian...

the other moment was at the end. he and rami were standing on the runway, awaiting the verdict. christian's lower lip was quivering from the stress. all season i had really wanted to like christian. he does after all sport a magnificent cephalopod tattoo on his arm. but  i didn't like him until last night. he was humble until he'd actually won. and then, he deserved to be a bit cocky. i mean really.

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blog crush

i don't know how i discovered the park bench but i am very glad i did. liz rules. nerds rule!

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ohhhh, pretty!

look at this oh so lovely bracelet that the lovely and talented kateri of leaves of glass just posted...
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the resolution remains the same

its funny. we rocked this past year. i did make something everyday.   i wore my cute clothes. and even gave up buying new for 6 months. i took A LOT of pictures. we ate better. we saw our friends bunches. and then... well, fall came and we became very hermit-like while prepping for renegade and dealing with my surgery. i slept in at least once every weekend. and shawn & i definitely spent a ton of time together. we made stuff. we cooked together. we took many trips to the fabric store together...

so, more of the same. make more stuff. wear clothes i have. take lots of pictures. eat better. see our friends more. sleep more. spend more time with shawn - including an exotic trip. and buy less in general - especially books. get rid of the stuff we have.  read more. be less hard on myself. write more letters. walk monkey more. blog more. take better care of myself in general.

i also am going to get serious about my crafty businesses. if this is truly what i want TO DO, i have to. to that end, notice the new temporary banner. no more shanasays. cookoorikoo is it. (and pixierolls!) i've begun merging the shops. managing three shops was insane. two seems much less crazy-making. i was always feeling like one of the shops was being neglected. so, i'm hopeful this will help. this will probably be the first of many changes.

that's what the new year is for, right?

oh and because today is my shop birthday, i'm offering free shipping for the next week. and i'll be throwing a little extra somethin' somethin' in each order. yay!

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lorelai's sense of snow

i woke up this morning at 5:15 for no reason. i got up and stood looking out the kitchen window into the stillness and knew. snow was coming. i, unlike lorelai, did not feel compelled to awaken my beloved to share the soon to be snow with him. no, i hoped it wouldn't come.

i realize tomorrow is thanksgiving and therefore, snow is appropriate for this time of year. no, its that i'm not ready for snow. i'm not ready for it to be that time of year, because then the year is almost over. and where exactly did another year go?

seriously.

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aw, shucks...

tell me i'm pretty, i'll say nah. tell me i'm smart, i'll tell you i lucked out. tell me i have a great sense of style and i'm yours. seriously.

i was at the whole foods deli picking up curry chicken and couscous for lunch and my favorite woman who works in the deli and i were discussing the vintage skirt i had on. she noticed my bag. and then mentioned my sunglasses that she'd admired before... "you've got a great sense of style," she said. i blushed. and really, it made my day.

then again, its easy for me to look put together in the fall. its time for all my favorite clothing. knee socks, knee length skirts, layers and mary janes...
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apparently its funny animal day

in our household...
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its that time of the year

when i'm forced to ask the age old question..

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how many taffy apple is too many taffy apples?

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