Wednesday, September 21, 2011


muenster cheese. avocado. bacon.


Friday, September 16, 2011

New additions and free shipping.

Two brand new cuffs with vintage lace accents in the shop today! It's also my birthday today, so I'm offering free shipping through the weekend! Use coupon code BIRTHDAYGIRL at checkout through Sunday night. :)

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Thrift store score!

I love this one! I've always had a thing for old group photos, and these framed panoramic ones are even better. I actually got this one at an antique store. I can never afford them because they are always at least $75.00 to over $100.00. This one, though, was $12.00! And it's three feet long, which is pretty good size!

It's labeled Liberal Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University. I live in Illinois, so that was another plus. Someone has marked every person in the picture with a number (written on the dresses and suits). I love how there are people in the windows, as well. Make sure to zoom in on these!

If the girl in the middle of the photo below were a man, he would be twirling his mustache and tying you to the railroad tracks:

This girl below in the black sweater (the only girl in the whole photo wearing a sweater!) looks so happy. I wonder if she was mad she wasn't looking at the camera:

And the girl in the middle below is saying "No you didn't just ask me to say cheese! I'm way too old for this.":

I can't wait to hang this photo!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lanterns, Renegade and an early birthday gift.

It's been a while! Sorry for the silence. I've been soooo busy! Since I last wrote, I got my gorgeous inaluxe paper lantern from Blue Q (and then loved it so much I got a second one):

Sorry for the awful photo but there is just no way to nicely photograph these lanterns, at least not in my house...I swear to you, they look sooo great!! Here is how they look when they are not lit:

I know these photos are atrocious. Just trust me that they look great in person!

This weekend I also went to the Chicago Renegade Fair. As always, it was a lot of fun! I bought this print from Jessica Swift because it reminded me of my boyfriend and me. It even had a paper lantern hanging over the couch just where mine are hanging!:

Right now I have it displayed on this stack of books (also not the best pic!):

Of course I couldn't leave without getting another tiny tree magnet from iamhome:

The only other thing I brought home this year was a tshirt from maryink, but I don't have a pic!
I did take some photos of things I wanted to show, though...

I really liked these little lights from jerseymaids:

I would've bought one, but then I remembered my house is 100 years old with barely any outlets and I don't really have any to spare!

I also thought these book spine snap bracelets from Magic Industrie were pretty neat:

There were a lot of pretty spoon rings from Revisions:

I thought it was funny that YardsalePress was using my name to display their coasters. I just had to get a picture of that:

Ok, so it's the shortest, simplest name in the book. But still. lol

I would've gotten more photos, but my camera ran out of batteries, not to mention it was SO crowded this year that I could hardly get into the booths. Seriously!

Last but certainly not least, my sweet boyfriend gave me an early birthday present this weekend (my birthday is Friday- 33- YIKES!):

Aren't these the sweetest wristwarmers?! They're from SheepishKnitCrochet and I love them dearly!! I pulled that photo from her shop because I haven't had time to take a photo of my pair yet. Tonight there is only a high of 48 degrees...Julia and I are going to have a little fire outside, so I may get to use them already!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Goodbye, tree. :(

This is my house. Please disregard all the yardwork/trimming that needs to be done. This morning I woke up to find a big white X on this tree, with a note from the city saying it's going to be cut down. This tree might not look so big here, but it IS! It is old and has a history and gives my house lots of shade (which it needs, since I have no central air!). I just hate knowing it's going to be gone.

I live on a corner. I found out the city is pulling up the sidewalk on the corner and redoing it with a slope to make it handicap accessible. Apparently the sidewalk needs to be lowered, and it can't be lowered until the tree is gone. At least the tree is being removed for a good cause. I'm just sad to see it go. :(

On to other things...

Julia started 6th grade a couple of weeks ago. Today, she brought home her first one of these! I asked her what she answered the boy and she said she hasn't given him an answer yet. Also, I hope she never sees this blog post or she will just die. lol

****Update: Crap. She saw it. lol

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Can't wait to get this!

What luck! I was JUST saying that I wanted to find a cool paper lantern to hang in my living room. I went to Ikea this weekend hoping to find something, but had no luck. I logged into my email this morning and had an email from Blue Q introducing their new paper lanterns! Ahhh!

I bought this PERFECT one with a design by Inaluxe. The lantern itself was only $9.99, and the cord kit to go with it was $12.99. Not too bad! I cannot wait to get this. I'll be sure to post a pic after I hang it!