Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

no sun no fun

Still raining today!  It's pretty much like I live in Forks, Washington.  Yes I did just say that.  So today I am posting some photos I took last week when the sun was shining away!

We are lucky enough to have two greenhouse windows in our home!  One is above the kitchen sink.  When I was describing our house to my mom she said "Well if it has a window over the kitchen sink then you will be living in my dream home!".  Truly! :)  

Speaking of mom, she is visiting all next week!  For the first time!  It will just be her because dad has to work.  My mom helps care for my younger brother Ben's baby during the week while him & Jasmine are in school.  So visiting my little forest home will be a tiny vacation for mom.  Tim & I are driving to Chicago to pick her up on Saturday & I'm excited for all the thrifting & relaxing that's in store!! :)

I've filled the window with some of the vintage planters I've collected over the years.  Little wooden bird is from a German shop.

Pretty much we can only do cacti, succulents, & non tempting plants for cats :( Stupid Bea eats ALL OF IT otherwise, and the pukes it up & I get so. mad.  So. Mad.  As a matter of fact, the pink girl in this shot has since been killed off by Bea.  I picked it up at Ikea only a couple weeks ago & thought I could get it past her.  Nope!! 

Cute Berggren sugar & creamer!  Cute Berggren fruit tile!  I collect lots of Berggren!!  I found the little wooden mushroom missing its original figure, so I glued that vintage yellow rabbit on there.  Looks pretty snazzy if I say so myself! ;)  

Ok I've got loads of cleaning to do for the visit.  Even though luckily my mom isn't judgemental at all & could care less if I missed a spot!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Dark rainy sleepy day here in Indianapolis.  Lil is hunkering down for her day long nap ;)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Oct 18th

Today is my official anniversary!  Three years of marriage, though we've been together for TEN!

Time flies, I think thats how we ended up waiting so long to make it official!  Our wedding was small & in the backyard of our apartment in Chicago.  It was really magical and full of great memories for us both.  I wore a 60's beaded sheath and put on this 50s beaded cardigan later in the evening.  Oooh & these!  Make up Forever lashes, & yes the style name is "Emily" :)

Anyways!  Did a bit of thrifting.  I took some photos of the treasures I pulled which was really fun to set up.  That was one that I loved about owning a shop, the merchandising!  Setting up my finds was a tiny bit like that, so I think I am going to try & stick with taking a few shots of whatever I come up with.  Except I didn't do any of clothing.. we'll see about that!

And you know, if you see anything that catches your eye, let me know!  Cos I hoard tons of this shit & you may never see it on my etsy unless you ask! :) Haha! 

Love vintage craft books! 

Until next time sweet peas!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Anniversary Weekend

This past weekend I celebrated my third anniversary with my husband Tim!  The actual date is on Tuesday, but we took advantage of the weekend & had our fun!  We went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the first time & it was gorgeous.  We are big museum goers & I was a bit apprehensive of moving away from my beloved Chicago institutions.  But the IMA was great, and um FREE!  All the time!  For real!  Free admission to the museum & the 100 acre park it sits on.  Which is all really really lovely!  I kind of can't get over it.

Anyways, I took advantage of such a fun day with perfect fall weather that I did a tiny fashion shoot in the backyard before I left :)

Sunny fall days!

 Omg, my new obsession. It's magnetic nail polish! Its filled with iron powder.  You paint a thick coat on & hold the magnet thats in the cap over the nail for about 10 seconds.  Instant nail art that is like nothing I've seen.  I love it so much & kinda want the other color now!  Picked this up at Sephora!

Vintage Vera Bradley animal print purse.  Love this!  I kinda love old Vera Bradley stuff & have come across a few cool pieces here in her home state of Indiana.  Got this one in Nashville.

Missoni for Target tights.  I totally went to Target at the crack of dawn when this debuted & got a bunch of awesome things.  I had no idea it was going to be such a spectacle, but sure enough there was a lady who spent over a thousand dollars.  Insane!  I like my tights though! :)  Dansko shoes.

Thrifted linen/cotton sleeveless dress.  H&M slouchy linen blend sweater.  

Thrifted Banana Republic belt.  My lipstick is Nars in Dragon Girl.  I LOVE that darn lip pencil. I was wearing while waiting for my food in a vegan restaurant in Cincinnati recently & I heard the guy at the counter say "this is for the woman in the red lipstick".  Hee!!  It gets you noticed!

Classic Robert Indiana!  I didn't take any photos inside the museum because I always find it really distracting when other people do.  But outdoors was fair game!  There were a bunch of photo shoots going on in the gardens.  Lots of engagement photos & high school senior photos.  I can't even imagine in the spring with bridal parties!  It is so gorgeous though, who can blame anyone.

I keep saying "It is so Fall" in an idiotic Rachel Zoe accent to Tim when we drive around, but there is still plenty of green out there!

Tim makes me laugh so much I can't even deal sometimes!  He really is my best friend :)


Well I've got lots of photo editing & listing on Etsy to do today, so I best get crackin'.  I also need to wrap up some gorgeous '50s clear vinyl pinup heels I sold!  First sale!  Yaaaay!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Deer!

Well today I finally got to listing on Etsy!  There is so much work "behind the scenes" & I've been caught up in all that.  Formating, photographing, setting up the guts of it all!  Plus I seem to have a few million things to steam! :)  How exciting to finally get to work!

This morning I hung around the house drinking coffee & listening to the birds outside go nuts!   The past few days they have just been chirping & singing & calling like nobodies business.  Last parties before the long flight south I guess??

THEN!  In the afternoon while I was working on my Etsy I looked outside of our window in the back & there was a baby deer feeding on our grass & dandelions!  We see deer all the time, which is so crazy to me.  Crazy.  But baby deers!  Babies!  Well it was more like a child deer, but still.  Deer children! I got to snap my first photos of one since the camera was nearby.   Exciting times people, exciting times!

We have problems with the deer eating the birdseed from the bird feeder, the corn cobs we put out for the squirrels, and they totally ate the hostas in the front.  These are definitely not city problems! :)

Later when Tim got home we went to the farmers market & got a 28 pound pumpkin.  I really held back because I totally could of gotten a 50 pound guy!  Maybe next year...