Friday, July 31, 2009

Post 58: Sigh

I want to start making these....

(click on the pics for more info)
I love dresses. I want to make beautiful little dresses. I have ideas, and plans, lots of plans....I always have lots of plans....buuuut we will see if I actually go through with them. I will keep you updated. sigh.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Post 57: So, I think I'm going crazy.

Aaaaanyway, I had to drop Gus by the kennel Saturday morning and I cried. I balled. I ruined my mascara and could barely spit out my emergency contact number for the secretary. I tried to hide the fact that I was a big baby (I wouldn't take off my sunglasses) but it was obvious. And I broke down in the car for about 5 minutes crying like a baby. At that moment I realized I am a complete nut. Annnnd there are certain times of the month I should just lock myself in my house and not allow society to be exposed to my nuttiness.
As soon as I quit being a huge nerd Adam and I went by Sonic for breakfast, and the card machine isn't working! And since I am the only person in the world who NEVER has cash....they gave us our food for FREE! It was only $10 worth but hey, free is free!
Later, Adam and I met my Mom and Step-Dad in St. Louis. We went to the awesome Zoo which is always FREE (and #1 in the nation). I wouldn't recommend going on a weekend for obvious crowdage. Then we all spend Sunday (my birthday!) acting like nerds at Six Flags. (Adam hates it when I ask him to do things like this...)
I rode the Batman coaster first thing and became very disoriented. I realized I am officially too old for that stuff. Sooo due to hotheadedness and a headache I stuck to the more mellow rides....the ones you see little kids and old people on....hehe

I still had a blast. :)

Anywhoooo, I am hoping to throw together another little giveaway in the next week or so...Sooo keep checking back!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Post 56: ...

My Thursday evening jaunt through the cemetery provided me with this lovely photo.

I love it.

Sooo, I just got back from my weekend trip to St. Lois, but I am far too lazy to write a "real" post. I would like to say thank you for all of the birthday wishes! I had an absolutely lovely birthday which I will blog about later. Annnnnnd until then I need to remind all of you about this precious giveaway at Folk Craft! It ends tomorrow so hurry up!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Post 55: Happy Weekend!

Hope you all have a great weekend!!

This image cracks me up....Clown graffiti....genius! (found here)
Tomorrow morning I drop Mr. Gus off at the kennel (I am hoping this goes well). It makes me kind of sad and I am a bit hesitant but it is at the vet and I hear it is supposed to be good so I have my fingers crossed. Then, Adam and I are off to St. Louis where I will be spending my 25th birthday at Six Flags! A bit nerdy but what can I say? I am still a kid as far as I am concerned....hehe....

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Post 54: Happy (early) Birthday to Meeee!!!

So I got this in the mail today from my mother-in-law! (The one woman in the world who probably loves shopping and purses more than I do.)

A lovely Anne Klein clutch and a little Yellow clutch/wallet that is P-E-R-F-E-C-T. Annnd exactly what i wanted! I swear she is the best gift giver in the world. sigh.

Post 53: ANTICIPATION...(a giveaway!)

So my wonderful friend Leanne over at Folk Craft is having a FANTASTIC giveaway!!! Check this out...

(click on picture to enter!)

How can you resist that??? You better hurry the giveaway ends Tuesday July 28th!!! Go to Folk Craft NOW and enter!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Post 52: Fiesta!!

Soooo I have been bad about posting on here the past few days...Truth is I have been pretty busy being lazy. And for me being lazy is an important task from time to time. With that said I should warn all of you that my 25th birthday is creeping up! (Feliz cumpleanos tooooo meee!) I should be excited, or worried about getting old...or something, but honestly I am a bit apathetic about it. Although, I am somewhat excited about my trip to St. Louis this weekend (my mom will be meeting us there so it will be a well-behaved weekend....maybe), buuut putting puppy Gus in a kennel for the weekend makes me feel too guilty to be too excited about it. With that said this is what I want you to get me for my birthday (July 26th)...heh...

I am in love with this handwoven scarf ....mmmm
and this cute flamenco necklace...

And these totally yummy lemon drop earrings....

annnd these little banners are perfect for a fiesta! (which is everyday en mi casa) they match these awesome crochet bangles that i heart...

annnnnd isn't this just too cute?

Oh, I could go on forever but I have already wasted enough of my morning dreaming of all the things I would love to have. The grass is asking to be mowed and Gus has made it clear I am not paying enough attention to him, so I am off! Good day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Post 51: And we have a winner!!!

Gretchen of Pretty Little Pearl is the lucky winner of my handmade Margarita Case!!

Congrats to Gretchen!!

I just have to say I am so stinkin excited that it is Friday. I have no plans for the weekend except the usual Friday night dinner with my Adam. But for some reason I am terribly excited for him to get off work to the point it is ridiculous! Well with that said I hope the rest of you have an absolutely LOVELY weekend!!

OH! I almost forgot my awesome friend Leanne is having an Anniversary Sale at Folk!!
Annnd she added this lovely little number named after ME!!

To the Circus with Mandi - Gray and Yellow Ruffle Dress ......$60

How cute and awesome is that?! I cannot get over how perfect these colors are! gahh! So I say get on over to Folk and check it out NOW!

Post 50: ...just because...

My back yard is being taken over by Japanese beetles...
(pic from flickr)

So when my husband and I got back from our 4th of July vacation our back deck was covered in black stuff and I had assumed it was from neighborhood kids' fireworks or someone was burning brush and it was just some for of soot that floated our way....I cleaned it up and didn't think twice....Wellllll last night I decided to sit on the deck and watercolor. I noticed the same black stuff...then i noticed it was falling from the tree above me...i look up and hollllly cow.
There was a bazillion beetles eating the leaves off of my tree....It creeped me out to much to take a picture so I just went inside ugh! How gross....i was being showered in beetle poop.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Post 49: County Fair

in motion.
Don't forget my givaway ends tomorrow! Be sure to enter before it's too late!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Post 48: Shop Update!!

Visit my shop and check out these new handmade clutches ...
and these "County Fair" vintage spice jars! Annnnnd, again, do NOT forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Post 47: SNEAK PEEK and some other stuff

Soooo this weekend I actually sat down and sewed my butt off! I got a few things done and I am in love with ALL of them...part of me doesn't want to sell them but I must share my creations with the world! ha. annnd here is a peak...
I will post them on my Etsy once I name all of them and write descriptions...which I like to put some thought and creativity into as well....maybe just a little too much, oh well.

I also have to mention this little tchotchke I found while thrifting. I was going to sell them but I have already claimed them as my redheaded children and they look so beautiful on a shelf in my living room...

When I found them they were all gross and dirty but they washed up nice and the colors are so vibrant! (my husband still thinks I am nuts for buying them) They also spin and play music annnnd it randomly breaks out in song throughout the day which is pretty creepy at times.
Well I must get going even though I still have a bazillion things I want to say. I got some great pictures at the fair last night that I hope to share later today!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Post 46: Too much to say.

So I want to blog about everything I have done in the past three would involve a bunch of rambling about antique stores, pups, tractor pulls, and sewing and I would never know when to I am totally exhausted to the point my eyes burn....I will only be going to sleep once Gus allows it (I feel guilty for leaving him home alone all evening so I have to give in....)

The best part of my Monday:

Fair food totally grosses me out....but you can never go wrong with Lemonade :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Post 45: Have a Happy Weekend!

handsome fellow. Have a great weekend and don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Photo Credit: ...picture found somewhere on the Internet many moons ago ?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Post 44: GIVEAWAY numero dos!!!!!!!

So for my second giveaway is this lovely handmade camera/electronics/whatever case! In lovely lime zebra and a sunny strawberry polka dot print! You say you want it?? Wellll here is what you have to do.

1. Already be a follower or start following and leave a comment!
2. For another entry visit my shop and leave a comment telling me which is your favorite item.
3. Annnd for two additional entries mention my giveaway on your blog!! (but don't forget to leave a comment letting me know you did so!)

I will be drawing a winner Friday July 17!!

Post 43: Good Morning Folks!!

It is only 8:30am (when i started typing this) annnnnd I have already been so productive!
"productive" may be a relative term considering by this time I am lucky If I have even brushed my teeth yet....

So I started out with my breakfast of champions (thanks Adam) serenaded by lovely Paul Simon...

Then I finished up sewing up my lil' giveaway....

and I already got the cam out so "Hop on the bus Gus" and I had our "photo opportunity"...

surprisingly I got a free nasal cleanse compliments of Gus!

And I am preparing myself for the up and coming weekend. Due to my husbands love of all things redneck I will be attending my second tractor pull in Henry, IL. I am hesitant about these things but I bet I will come back with wonderful stories and interesting pictures assuming I do not partake in one too many PBRs...wish me luck! lol

Oh and the reason I am here in the first place...Once I get all my pics edited into a pretty little image I will be posting my giveaway!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Post 42: Puppies are my new weAkness

forget chocolate or champagne....or any of my other vices! I'm a sucker for puppies...especially this one ;)

...and he is so completely spoiled...And he is turning into one of those creepy dog owners, where all i talk about is dogs.... and what my dog did yesterday, what he ate, and how i thought he was cute.... blah blah blah.....sigh. Forgive me world?

P.S. If I'm not too lazy for taking pictures I should have a giveaway up tomorrow! Be sure to check back!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Post 41: And the winner is....

The winner to this lovely Garden Clutch is...

Who has a lovely blog I might add, so don't forget to swing by and take a peak! (She is also the best commenter in the world! hehe)

Oh and BTW...I am also a winner!! A couple weeks ago I won this lovely little Jenn Ski Pod Pouch from The Cottage Cheese!

It has gotten a lot of use in the past couple weeks toting around my little electronics and cords in style! I love it! You all should check out The Cottage Cheese and her Etsy (it is full of totally cute and unique vintage items). I am totally addicted and you should be too!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Post 40: Don't forget the GIVEAWAY!

I just got back from vacation and I am trying to get everything back in order! I will be posting a few lovely things later buuut while I am thinking about it, I wanted to remind everyone about my giveaway! It ends tomorrow so dont forget to enter!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Post 39: Independence Day!

So tonight I am on my way out of town to be with my family for the short holiday. The 4th is always our biggest celebration of the year so I am always verrrry excited, making it my favorite holiday!
(My little sister Kenzie, on left, and a couple of our cousins 2008)
We always spend it on the lake with the bazillion people in our extended family...but this year I am not so sure. I leave tonight and I still do not know if I will be heading to Oklahoma or Kansas! Why? Because my 8 year old little brother thinks he is a daredevil!

He ripped his patella tendon playing last weekend so the poor little guy had to have surgery. :( Therefore, I will be wherever he decides he wants to go so that I may properly spoil him, as I do all of my younger siblings!

This also means I will be gone for a few days! When I get back I will be catching up on my posts and all that good stuff OOOHH and I will also be drawing for my lovely giveaway so don't forget to comment on the post!!! Click the link at the top of the page to enter!