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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday List

I "borrowed" this from my friend Kate's Blog.

1. Holiday spirit is hard to come by this year, no snow, warm temps. I am really going to have to start psyching myself up!

2. The holidays are incomplete without Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut, Coffee Cake, Cookies, Puppy Chow, Homemade ornaments and stockings.

3. My favorite things to do around the holidays is going to holiday things, window displays, events, whatever!

4. A holiday tradition my family and I have is Coffee Cake from a special bakery in Bay City, Church, Presents, Amazing Dinner.

5. Holiday music is AWESOME! I have it on Pandora radio, set in my car, and a sweet Bing Crosby thrift cd!

6. This year, I'll be spending the holidays Hopefully with my parents. I think they are driving down so it will be bro,mom,dad,me. And I would honestly not want anything else.

7. Holiday wish list A mixing bowl for my house, a membership to Sam's Club, a webcam so I can skype!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pillows for everyone

I stumbled across this cool pillow store the other day on etsy. I really like that each pillow is a different letter that spells out a word. Here are some of my favorite pillow sets from this seller shopdirtsa.I do lllooooove naps! I mean who doesn't love naps?!

I think this would be so funny to see on someones couch!
A kind of pillow mantra!
BED, duh!

These would make excellent Christmas presents for practically anyone you know. New home owners, newlyweds, someone redecorating, someone who appreciates whimsical home decor. You can even create a custom word set from this seller. You could do words like home, love, peace, or your name, first or last, if it is relatively short.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another reason to ETSY

I am separated from my family and friends by 1100 miles. So a week ago when it was my best friends birthday I was at a loss to send him a gift. Then I remembered that etsy sellers will send gifts to other addresses if you ask them too. Saves me from have to ship the items myself. Plus this seller even sent him a card with the item. This is what I got him!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thrift stores revisted

I think my view of thrifting has always been a little skewed. Mostly because the clothing places I visited seemed dirty, junky, and unorganized. It seemed like the clothes were in really bad shape, so I stopped going to resale or thrift shops. I really only shopped for furniture and knick knacks and books, sheet music, etc.

Well I decided that maybe, just maybe, my large new city would have a little higher quality clothing places. I was right. We went to about four places, there was a goodwill by the pound, that was a little lower quality, but I did get a skirt, a random polka dot shirt and a leather jacket. I am kinda a germaphobe, so I am doing laundry tomorrow.

I got a lot of great items. Even some non-clothing items, a yoga vhs, and...... a BING CROSBY Christmas cd, FOR THE WIN.

It was a good day, I found an amazing thrift store, the last one we went to, that had an amazing selection and the quality and cleanliness is amazing.

Is there an activity you gave up on that maybe you should give another chance?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I dream in Books

I love finding pics on the web of libraries in houses, that I absolutely want.

Pictures compliments of (http://ache.tumblr.com/ http://anxioussparrow.tumblr.com/)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fun Facts about my new home

Just thought I would update with a few fun facts since I have been doing a lot of research.
  • Forbes ranked Jacksonville in the “Top 10 Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job.”
  • National Geographic Adventure magazine ranked Jacksonville as one of the “Top Six Beach Towns” in the United States!
  • AmericanStyle magazine ranked Jacksonville as one of its “Top 25 Arts Destinations.”!
  • Jacksonville, the largest city in area in the continental United States, is a rapidly growing metropolitan city in Northeast Florida, with approximately 850,000 residents.

Tonight I officially ate at a new place in Jax, I am looking forward to all the new culinary experiences. Tonight was Moe's which is similar to a Qdoba or a Chipotle. The cool thing is you get free chips and salsa, unlimited!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Lately I have been saying this quote "If you are lucky enough to live at the beach, you are lucky enough!"
Well in a little over one week I am moving my life, body, every possession, and pup to Jacksonville Florida! Just time for a change, time to live at the beach, time to grow up, time to really live.
Moving from Michigan to FL approx 1100 miles away from (almost) everyone I know and love.... SCARY!
Below are some pics of the beaches in Jax, the last pic is my new townhouse!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Moving sale

Just a quick plug, I have a bunch of awesome randomness listed on ebay to sell, super cheap!

Art stuff, posters, glassware, picture frames, ETC.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Best etsy seller ever

Every once in a while you run into a GREAT etsy seller. One that provides not only a great item at a great price, but someone who goes beyond their obligations to customer service. This seller went over and above what she could do to make it a perfect sale. This blog post is for her shop, and I am going to pimp her out for a while because the experience was so amazing.
So here is the story.
As you know from PREVIOUS POST I have been looking for some new lip balms/tints. I have looked through countless shops for ones that have gotten good feedback, offer multiple colors, and flavoring. Finally I have been purchasing them, starting with BodyLuminosity.I ended up purchasing a maraschino cherry (YUM) lips tint. The shipping was excellent!
I received it on a saturday, a night I was planning a big night out. I was so excited, it smelled amazing. I set it on my bed and was off to do whatever I was doing that day. I got home that night to get ready for the bar night and I looked all over the bed. IT WAS GONE. I looked in my purse, in my makeup drawer, and finally the floor. DUN DUN DUN
On the floor all I found was the clear plastic wheel that turns the balm up and down, it was CHEWED. My dog, my lovely dog, takes naps on my bed. She found the lip balm and completely destroyed it. My dad found it and did not even know what it was, she almost ate the entire thing. I did eventually find this out that she had ate it, I was so upset. I cried a little because I was already sad about something else, it was a last straw type of thing.
I emailed BodyLuminosity, letting her know I could not leave feedback, detailed, because my pup got to it before I even had a chance to try it out. She assured me that it was all edible stuff and the pup would be fine, THEN insisted on sending me another one. Well of course I insisted she do nothing of the sort, I was disappointed but it was my own fault and a result of my carelessness. She said she wanted me to have a new one and was sending one anyways. I was excited! She could not send me the exact one but did send me another one I was interested in.
I cannot say that another seller would have gone over and above like that, especially since I paid and left feedback, she could have just let it be. NO she sent me a new one, she let me know that the dog would not be hurt, and she talked with me the whole time through the conversation option on etsy.
I got that second package, RIPPED it open, unwrapped it, teased the dog, put it on my lips, and put it in my purse!
Needless to say a cute boy liked it last night.

THANK YOU BODYLUMINOSITY for being an amazingly awesome super etsy seller!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

This is going to be me today. I am going to a friends house for an enchilada lunch. I made fresh pico de gallo. OMG it is so good, a bit spicy but will pair well with Lime chips!
Then we are going to paint and scrapbook and make frappuccinos!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A true artist

In my opinion (just opinion) a true artist makes more than just art to sell. A true artist makes things/works of art for themselves as well. Why it would seem like a waste of talent if you were not able to enjoy the fruits of your labors! So I found these blank check book holders that I had bought a long time ago, probably with the intention of selling them at some point. Well gall-darnit I wanted to make something for myself, so I did. I used these fun art sticker and some plain cardstock. It is not super fancy but it way cooler than the plain brown one I had been using. You know what? It makes writing checks for bills just a little bit fun!

MAKE something ARTY for YOURSELF today!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June artist feature

I know it is almost July, but I am excited to blog about the June etsyblogger featured blogger!
BeadedTail is a jewelry artist, and I am super into jewelry right now, so I was drooling over her cute pieces!
You know what makes this store even cooler in my opinion?
♥♥We make beaded jewelry for animal lovers with a portion of ALL sales proceeds benefiting animal awareness causes. See our profile for a list of charities we support.♥♥

I mean look at what I found in the profile!
The following are some of the organizations that THE STORE supports:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals www.ascpa.org
Humane Society for the United States www.hsus.org
Dogs for the Deaf www.dogsforthedeaf.org
Alley Cat Allies http://alleycat.org
Chintimini Wildlife Rescue www.chintiminiwildlife.org

Total 2008 Donations $407 - Thank you to all our customers!
Total 2009 Donations $686.50! Thanks so much!

So check them out, buy some pretty things for yourself, and support a REALLY good cause!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Glasses Rock

I know I have mentioned before I wear glasses, but I saw this on Cosmic and knew I had to email it, post it on facebook, and blog about it!
I used to be super self conscious about my glasses. I was made fun of pretty severely in grade school, and I never wore them in high school. In college and now in my adult life I DO NOT CARE. I love my glasses, I wear them everyday. I see so much better than with my contacts, so why should I sacrifice my vision, comfort, and sanity? I still wear my contacts to the bar, special events, first dates, etc. and I am still not 100% comfortable with guys seeing them (still self conscious about being cute in glasses). But I am working on that attitude above.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Hurray for Movies!

Last night was the kick off of my cities Lawn Chair Film Festival. The movie was whip it, which I had never heard of but is an ASS KICKIN flick about roller derby. I totally want to be a roller derby girl now. Wish I was a better skater...
WHIP IT, the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore, stars Ellen Page (Juno) as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teen who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby. Marcia Gay Harden plays Bliss’ disapproving mother, while Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis play roller-derby stars. Filmed in Michigan.
Here are some pics, the trailer is at the bottom.

Also these are some other films playing this summer at the festival I am excited for, FANTASTIC MR. FOX & 500 DAYS OF SUMMER

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Things I do not like

It cannot be all fun and games all the time. I try and pretend it can be, but then sometimes things come in multiples of three OR MORE and they are things that are more or less not so fun.

1) Having mosquito bites on the tops of my feet. Seriously the mosquitoes had to pick the most annoying area to bite multiple times.

2) Pretty Little Liars not being posted online after it aired on ABC Family. I think I should be uploaded within three hours.

3) Missing above show to go to a poetry reading that was a) held at a tiny coffee shop b) so packed I had to sit outside c) it was cold outside.

4) My phone will not longer send texts to facebook. It will receive, it will upload photos. But I cannot text back :(

5) Facebook at home will not load correctly, photos are being left out on profiles and the wall/news feed.

Friday, June 11, 2010


I am on a quest, for an amazing lip balm. I would prefer handmade if possible so send me some suggestions. I have tried a handful on etsy with some good and bad results. These two below are great. Some I tried were like tinted, left yellow on my skin, tasted like soap.

HeathensHearth <3
BLSoaps, she has an amazing lip tint that is well AMAZING. Plus her flavors are wonderful, quite the selection!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Do we ever stop wanting things?
It to be friday so I can go see SATC2

Seeing love everywhere.
Someone who loves to cuddle like I do.
Label maker with that fun font!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blast from the past

Wow I totally forgot about the "boo boo bunny" until I saw May's feature for Etsy bloggers!HandmadebySandi is bringing them back!
Your little one will love our little Boo Boo Bunny. This adorable item is made of a quality wash cloth, with a little coordinated ribbon.
In the loop behind the ears, we have included a block cube that can be refrozen. Just keep the
block cube in the freezer until you need to use it. Then pop it in the bunny.
Keeps child's hands from getting cold and wet.

I remember using these when I had a boo boo, my mom was so cool!

There is a birthday sale going on in this shop, go get a boo boo bunny NOW!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Why is vintage coming back?

Because it looks so DAMN good!
I stumbled upon this etsy seller last night and I was almost late for drinks because I just could not stop looking!

Fables by Barrie

AMAZING, several words come to mind, vintage sailor goodness, pin up, betty page, bathing suits, dresses.

I double dog dare you to look in this shop and not find one HOT thing you like. Plus a lot of the colors are patriotic, and July 4th is just around the corner!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Super cool cards!

I found this seller in chat one day and was pretty impressed with these cards.

There is also a super cool blog!
Seriously check this store, the courtesy cards are hilarious!

Gramkin Paper Studio is the place for Modern, Chic Personalized Stationery, Notecards,Invitations, Business Cards ,Gifts & More!
Pick one of our designs and add your own personalization.
We have a wide variety of stationery, from Notecards, and Labels
to Invitations for Wedding, Parties and other events to Birth Announcements.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

FAVORITE sayings right now

Love me or hate me
It won't make or break me
I am a catch
an honest to God catch
but you are going to have to chase me to catch me

Just another girl that wants to rule the world
Any time or place
And when she gets into your head
You know she’s there to stay

I am not the same girl I was days ago. I am better, stronger, hungry for life and experiences. I will not do anything I do not want to do, I will not do anything that does not make me happy, or benefit me in any way. Know this, it is not about anyone else anymore. Just me. (I wrote this!)

There is a point in life where you get tired of chasing people and trying to fix everything. But that is not giving up, it is just realizing you do not need certain people and their crap.

I can
and I will

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

IN 2010

You should write more, on paper not just on the internet. Just a thought since I love journals.

@ shop!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Hey blog lovers I am back from vacation and so sorry to leave you hanging! So as an I am sorry I am going to post some black and aqua items from etsy, which in my OPINION rock!UM quite possibly the cutest wallet ever!
And this necklace is gorgeous, I wanna wear it when I go out.
Cute wallet and pattern.
Ferocious lion t-shirt, rawr!
And since headbands are making a comeback, a headband!

PS: all you need to do is click on the pic and you will be taken to the item/shop!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Love postcards

So years ago when I had love, and believed in love, I collected vintage postcards with the theme.... LOVE!

Now they are tacked to my wall right above my bed and are a constant sad reminder of all I have lost. And it is a continual pain I feel looking at them.

I love these postcards but I cannot bear to look at them constantly. Yet I do not want to just sell them as is. I want to make something out of them. So I am thinking of laminating them and using my binding machine to make them into small journals and then posting them in the etsy shopalop!

What do you think? That is the idea that has been stuck in my head for a couple days. They are in great shape, just still tacked to me wall. I need to buy laminating sheets or learn how to use the machine at work, then just cut some cardstock down to size!

So you have any other good ideas that would work for these beauties? I have about twenty or more.