Thursday, April 29, 2010

..good 'ol red white and blue..

I wish these pictures would have been at a better exposure.  I love wearing this outfit.  It feels so classic and it has a kind of subtle sexiness that I feel comfortable wearing.  I have just recently decided to wear red, white, and blue together.  I really love the combo, but I feel so cliche in them sometimes, like if I wear green and red together, and I get told I look Christmas-y.  So annoying.  I will try for better lighting next time I wear it so everyone can see my patriotic duds :)
We will be leaving on vacation this Saturday, so my posting may get even more sparse, but I will try to take lots of pictures to share.  Mike and I are going to Ohio to visit some of his family that live up there, I am looking forward to it, but I will miss my cute kitty.
shirt, skirt, belt- vintage
tights- walmart
shoes- gianni bini

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

..silence in the library..

With the new season of Doctor Who on, we have been really nerding out lately.  Not that that is unusual in any way; but, anyway I was thinking about an episode called Silence in the Library that was few seasons back which was set on an abandoned library planet .  It was a great and creepy episode, and I love the idea of a planet of bookshelves.  I was inspired to put together some of my favorite items from Etsy with the library theme. Enjoy..
Well, I think I may go do some reading now :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

..the making of a daydream..

A few weeks ago, I was perusing some of my favorite blogs, and I came across a link to a site called Polyvore.  It made me think of when I was young and I was in love with the software that could change your hair style and color. But, with this you get to do some major window shopping.  There are practically endless clothing, accessory, housewear, and beauty products to pick through, along with a bunch of purely decorative photos.  You can add your own images and text if you want too.  So, this is kind of fun to me.  Today, as I sit here on my bum with a horrible crick in my neck, and not much to do, it was the perfect way to kill some time.
I went with a contest theme they had going of pastels for spring.  I guess I was daydreaming about being somewhere warm and sunny. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

..chatty neighbors..

I wanted to take this time to share with you some of the furry folks in my life.  A few weeks ago we noticed that there were some brave and cute squirrels frequenting our front porch.  Then one morning I saw a fluffy tail hanging down through a crack.  Apparently they had made a nice new little home in our front porch roof!  So, we are working on their kindly eviction, though if they don't leave I have a feeling they my be more forcefully persuaded.

 And here are our sweet little kids.  This is Buddy, he's our sweet old man.  He will be twelve this year!
 And this is Mogget, our cuddly chubby little one year old.
 They are both sweeties!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

..fort smith find..

I have been a bit of a slacker lately.  I haven't been feeling like doing outfit posts or spending a ton of time on my blog.  However, I have had a few other marshmallows in the fire (sorry I like them better than irons).  I have been working on getting my etsy shop organized.  I finally cleared a regular spot for taking pictures and it has inconveniently been filled with our old mattress and boxsprings.  So, alas I am already getting behind on my shop updates from where I'd like to be.  It is pretty cool to see feedback on items, even if people are not committed to buying, which I totally understand, or are as penniless as I am, they can still show their love by adding Favorites!  
I have been trying to get back to basics this spring.  By that I mean the basic things that make me happy.  I am trying to pry myself away from the winter habit I developed of spending hours on the computer every day.  This time of year I feel the need to be out and about embracing the world.  I am so ready for a camping trip or a day hike.  Well, in these photos it may seem like I am out in the wilds, but only in a small way.  Mike spotted this spot one day.  It is actually a road to nowhere, totally dead end except a couple of access roads to businesses.  It was a really awesome location right on the edge of town.
*hat & belt- thrifted vintage
*bag- gift from Kim
*shirt- american eagle
*jeans- target
*shoes- antonio melani

Friday, April 9, 2010

..a walk in the park..

I have been so ready for spring for some time now.  I love to be able to be outdoors in the sunshine, and I do not like the cold.  I really don't deal with it well.  I have circulatory problems and end up spending most of the winter curled up under a blanket, sitting on a heating pad, surrounded by my pets to keep me cozy.  Yeah, that doesn't sound too bad, but it really isn't good for productivity.  We have still been having some chilly nights, but I am so glad to be able to actually enjoy my days.
Mike and I were able to take advantage of one such day.  We packed a snack picnic of pickle eggs, crackers, cheese, kippered herring, and juice, and headed down to the Janet Huckabee Nature Reserve.  We were keeping our eyes out for some fauna to go with all the flora and we spotted a lone deer crossing a path.  Other than that is was all lovely blooms and  green grass.

*sweater & shirt- vintage
*belt- handmade
*jeans- old navy
*sandals- naturalizer

Thursday, April 1, 2010

..happy birthday to me..

Wow! Hard to believe that I have been alive for 25 years :)  And, they have been  great years!    I usually don't do anything big on my birthday, but really that's how I like it.  I took the day off and had a really nice day the weather has been so perfect.  Mike and I slept in a bit, then we got up and went to meet my Dad for sandwiches,  yum.  We hung out for a while then Mike and I headed over to the antique mall.  I was kind of looking for some vintage horn rimmed glasses to turn into sunglasses, but I didn't find any.  Instead I found a really pretty spring necklace. We headed over to Mom's after that for dinner.  We had some super yummy fish tacos and blackberry cobbler.  We stayed and visited for a while.  It was getting late but we made one last stop by Mike's Dad's house to see his step brother, Chris and step sister, Catherine and nephew, Jack.  And, while we were there I was lucky enough to get to pick through Mike's stepMom Mary's vintage eyeglass collection.  She let me have a really awesome pair that seem like they will be suitable for adding new lenses!
Well I had two outfits picked out for today, but I didn't wear either.  I saw this skirt that my Grandma gave to my Mom to give me a few months ago, and decided that it would be perfect for today.
Mom's garden is already looking great.  The horses are Mom's neeighbors :)

*belt & skirt- vintage
*shoes- soda