Monday, November 30, 2009

Post 128: So I'm In A Gang....sorta

I spent my Thanksgiving weekend in the ICT (Wichita, KS). Where a few gang folk participated in some 'gang' activity and tagged downtown Wichita...

I joined Ms. Leanne of Folk Craft and Ms. Puff of Just Puff while they found creative ways to promote!

It was a great time promoting handmade goods and being silly with friends. I also had the chance to take a peek at a little art gallery and visit the lovely Keeper of the Plains on the Arkansas River.
All while being chatty and giggling like little high school girls.

(Leanne-as a clown, Puff, Me!)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Post 127: Drew Carey shouldn't be the host of anything.

I survived jury duty. All 3 hours of it...Yeah I am complaining about a measly 3 hours in which I thought I was going to die. I am not sure if boredom was to blame or having to tolerate The Price Is Right (with Drew Carey*ugh*) at 300 decibels (which made it nearly impossible to do anything else). Drew Carey shouldn't be the hose of ANYTHING. He is not funny or witty. And the only compensation I get is $15...(who knows how much that comes out to be after I pay for parking.)

(Someone loves Drew, or they had Jury Duty in Peoria County)

They managed to cram 70-something people in a room to wait and see if any of us were going to be a jury on the 2 traffic cases they had that day....2 traffic cases = 24 jurors why call all of us in? I was on Panel 86 they surely didn't need me! Then around Noon they informed us that our services weren't needed I was off the hook 'whew'.

(image from flicker)

Aaaanywho, what is everyone doing for Thanksgiving?! Tomorrow evening I will be driving to Wichita, Kansas to spend Thanksgiving with the fam and to celebrate Christmas while I am there, since I will be in Virginia at that time (we schedule things in our own time and move holidays if necessary). I am SO excited to give the kiddos their gifts! They are at that fun age Eli(brother), 8 Makenzie(sister), 7 Briley(sister), 3 Aiden (nephew), 3 annnd Nate (brother), 11 months! I REALLY tried doing an entirely handmade Christmas but I didn't make it :(. I have been trying to keep my house in order in case the realtor makes a surprise stop by the house...well, enough rambling. Hope you all have a FANTASTIC Week(end)!

PS I also had 2 Etsy orders this week!! woo woo!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Post 126: Happy Weekend!

AH! Life at the moment is sooooo BUSY and to top it off I have jury duty next week!! blek!

(image found on flickr)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Post 125: Ugh

Still no news.

Whaaat a roller coaster.

I hate being in limbo.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Post 124: Dear Mod Cloth

Why is your merchandise so adorable? How can I resist these items? My bank account says no but my heart says yes.

Cordially Yours,

Vest-34.99 Coat-69.99 Cardigan-39.99 Dress-49.99

Boots-62.99 Necklace-15.99 Scarf-24.99 Bag-99.99

All of these beautiful items found at!

Friday, November 13, 2009


This afternoon I will be getting the news about our offer on the Dream Home! Eeeeeeee! I am so excited just to know what our next move is wether they accept our offer or not....If it is a 'yes' I have a TON of work ahead of me since we will have to get this house sold!
Oh, Also check out this lovely little Italian blog, Officine Creative! I dont know Italian but it is completely adorable annnd she posted a picture of my Etsy packaging . I am on the bottom left :D
I hope all of you have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Post 122: Woo Hoo!

Soooooo, guess who made it to a gift guide?!??!
Bet you didn't guess it was little ol' me!

That's right! (And, YES those are my mad photoshop circle drawin skillz. Jealous?)

I would have never even realized I made it here if lovely Amy of Ponder & Stitch hadn't ever so kindly messaged me to let me know. It seriously made my week! Thanks Amy. Thanks Etsy!

And thank you Admiral.

The Admiral - Clutch $28.00

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Post 121: Things That Will Be Hard To Live Without...

Soooo I spend too much time browsing Etsy finding the most fantastic items. It will be hard to live without them! But all of our extra pennies are going to fix the hizzouse these days.

I really shouldn't have to tell you how much I need this chart and how fantastic it truly is. This picture really says it all.... I NEED this deer head. I love it. I love it. I love it. I have been looking for something JUST like this for awhile now....sigh
I also need this antique map. Aren't these colors BEAUTIFUL! I love maps, I love globes, I love atlases and really anything that has to do with images, location, and helping me find how to get where I need to go...Maps are comforting and I am sure this stems from my unrealistic phobia of being lost.
I need these fantastic "glovely" glove molds. You really have no idea how much I love these.
Annnnd I need this quilt...but this listing is for the pattern. Sooo, I also NEED someone to make it for me because if I go after will end up like every other quilt I ever started, half finished in the bottom of my closet.

And last but certainly not least...we all need some gold ol' fashioned hot nuts!

So, there you go, just a few items I had on my mind these past few days. :)

Post 120: Complaining and Carrying On

I was SUPPOSED to hear about the status of our offer on the house yesterday, but they put it off a few more days till Friday. ugh. I totally messed up my knee working on the house. It is gross swollen, walking hurts and it is making me insanely angry since it is slowing down my progress. Sooo since I am useless I thought I would take my pics for Etsy. Buuut I cannot find the cam for the life of me. I have been looking for it for a good two hours. I even went as far as looking in the bathroom cabinets for it just in case I had a moment of insanity and placed it somewhere unheard of. Soooooo between looking for the camera and letting the dog in and out one BAZILLION times I feel like my leg is about to fall off. Then Adam calls and he has to work late annnnnd I have no food in my house. shew.

Okay I feel a little better.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Post 119: We partied like it was 1999

10 years ago......we were nerds.

Leanne of Folk Craft on the left and me on the right HA!

Those were the days...I'd like to think in these past 10 years our tastes have been a bit more refined. Buuut if you take a look at our Etsy shops Folk (Leanne) and Red Planet (mine,duh) you can still clearly see our personalities hehe


Friday, November 6, 2009

Post 118: Is it seriously Friday?

This week went by entirely too fast. Every thing is soooo busy, I am not nearly as far as I hoped to be by the weekend.... and I am entirely too exhausted.
This looks like it would make for the perfect weekend, full of sunshine, sleep, and maybe a good book.
But this looks more like reality....

Buuut someones got to do it. At least I will get to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment once I am finished!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Post 117: Waiting and Wishing

Soo, we are still waiting for an answer on the house. The reason for the long wait is the people who own the house (on 9 acres next to a 'nature park') have offered the land and house to be purchased by a nature preserve (owned by an attorney) at a higher price than our offer.
I honestly think this 'preserve' is bogus and will eventually be turned into a housing compound soon enough, but that is me being a pessimist. Although the house is not mine, and MAY never be I cannot help but daydream about the things I would LOVE to have for such a fantastic mid-century home. Daydreaming is always fun right? (fingers crossed)

Click images to visit the shops!

I love this, not only because it is fabulous, but it reminds me of the infamous green couch in our first apartment . :)

Thes green chairs are great *drool* as well as EVERYTHING else in this shop!

I am in love with this lamp.

I looove this and its gray! (Gray and I are having a love affair.) This shop is also chock full of fantastic mid-century modern furnature. (p.s. i love the Tabasco ad)

With the house being out in the woods this would be just perfect!
And I would like to throw this in for good measure since it is where I REALLY want to be :). Cute huh? (If you love this there are a few other states in this lovely print collect just click the image)

Now who wants to donate to my shopping fund?!? :p

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Post 116: Not enough time in a day...

I say there isnt enough time in a day...but if the days were any longer I am not sure that I could keep awake anyway!
We made an offer on a house and we are still waiting for an answer. Waiting makes me waaaay too anxious. Being anxious means I cannot think...not thinking = no blogging.