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November 2, 2011
Am I the only girl like this?

I don’t particularly care for flowers. Yep, that’s right. I don’t like flowers. I don’t want my husband to get me a bouquet. Ever.

See, I like to look at them. But I don’t really like the way they smell. I don’t really hate flowers completely. Although my favorite flowers to look at are iris, I don’t want to have them overpowering me with their scent. I’d much rather have a box of chocolates. Or a neat kitchen gadget.

I think this carries over a bit into the fact that I don’t particularly go for most things with flowers on them. I don’t really own floral print clothing. I like some accessories with over-the-top flowers, however. And I found this fabulous wallpaper that is just my sort of flora:

It’s bold, vintage-looking, and doesn’t smell. Can’t you just see this in a living room paired with some fun gray furniture?

I’m linking up to the Gussy Sews Workshop, but in the meantime, do any of you especially love (or hate!) flowers?

Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

It’s In the Bag

November 1, 2011
Here’s my ugly old worn-out purse. I seriously need a new one, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve decorated it with a pin from the Gold Rush Days in Valdez, AK. Once upon a time this bag was bright and fun. Now it’s just kind of just blah.

Inside is not a lot better.

It contains:
1. My cash wallet. Currently empty.
2. My card wallet. Entirely too full with grocery store rewards cards.
3. My “idea” notebook. Also contains a lot of to do lists.
4. My calendar. Otherwise I would have no idea what I’m doing at any point in time.
5. Lotion, gum, and mints. Be prepared.
6. Pen, keys, lip gloss, and chapstick.
7. Miscellaneous garbage: receipts and gum wrappers. I really need to clean my bag out.
8. My medical kit: ibuprofen, benadryll, and inhaler.

Now you know a little bit more about me. I’m apparently lazy since I need to get a new purse but haven’t. And I need to clean out the garbage too, but haven’t.

I’m linking up to Nice Girl Notes.

I Made It! Monday Linky Week 42

October 31, 2011
Man, everybody. I feel like I have been getting nothing done lately. This weekend my husband got very sick, so I had (wanted) to try and make him feel better. This meant getting lots of crackers and lemon-lime soda.

Plus, I’m moving. I’ll share photos of the new place soon.

And, I’m getting ready for my parents’ 20th-anniversary party. I’ll have pictures of that, too.

And then, after all this gets done, maybe I’ll have some time for fun projects just for me. Maybe I’ll even share them with you. 🙂

Hopefully you haven’t had this problem. You’ve been creating up a storm. Here’s a fun project from last week’s linky:


Mrs. T, Naturally shared a little tutorial on making your very own organic children’s baby wash. What a great idea because it’s SO expensive. Now, as you all know, I haven’t any kids. But I do have a husband with sensitive skin. This might be just the thing for him, too.

On to this week. A few guidelines. Not rules, per say, but guidelines.

1. Follow my blog. You’ll know when to link up next week.
2. Keep it family-friendly. I do reserve the right to delete links.
3. Post a link on your post, so others can join the fun.
4. Visit the others’ projects and share some comments.

The Pinterest Challenge Voting Starts Today!

October 28, 2011
Well, we’ve got all our projects entered in the contest.

Be sure and vote for your favorite!

Hello world!

October 27, 2011

Welcome to After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can always preview any post or edit it before you share it to the world.

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

October 25, 2011
Woot! Woot! Are you as excited as I am? It’s time for a fabulous giveaway from Shabby Apple.

Not familiar with Shabby Apple? Say it ain’t so. But if so, let me tell you…Shabby Apple makes fabulous women’s dresses

A style you can count on to always be true, this pretty sheath  features vintage-inspired lace, a timeless straight shape, and  flattering princess seams. Thickly- cut lace in sage green layered  over a creamy ivory satin lining creates an amorous combination and  pairs beautifully with accessories in shades of rust, copper, gold, or  white. For a unique look that is at once vintage, current, and lovely  for all seasons, all you need is Love Me Do. Fully-lined. Dry-clean  only.An ample a-line skirt falls freely from the high empire waist of this brilliant teal jewel.  Gathered and tucked at the bust, with a rolled collar and floral detail, the neckline draws attention to a lovely collar bone and face, while the fitted raglan half sleeves accentuate feminine arms. Pair it with a cozy cardi and a belt at the waist for an autumn outing, or sport it with opaque tights and high-heeled oxfords to amp up the impact.Ivy League

And to go with those dresses they make equally beautiful vintage jewelry

Vivid yellow petals blaze along a thick turquoise gem center in this striking sunburst stone ring. Onesize. 1.5stretch bracelet with acrylic beading inset into gold metalThis is a simple and sweet charm earring that measures about 2.5’’ long. Yes they are pretty focal !!! Vintage teardrop beads are used for design and a unique transparent beige dahlia flower bead compliments the bead. A great summer style accessory.

Want to win a vintage-style necklace of your own? Find the entry form after the break.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

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The Lost in Wonderland necklace, a $52 value. 

Can’t wait to win? Use coupon code ninthstreet10off for 10% off. This code is good until 11/22/11.

Contest open to U.S. residents, only. There are no exchanges for the winning piece of jewelry. 

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I Made It! Monday Linky Week 41

October 24, 2011
Well, we’re in the midst of The Pinterest Challenge. I hope that everyone is busy working on some sewing projects to link up to the challenge post to win some fabulous prizes

In the meantime, if you’ve been working on other projects, please link up now at I Made It! Monday. I really loved this fun wall art from last week:

It’s a great wooden letter wall art tutorial from Roubinek Reality. 

This week, what have you got going? Link up after the break.

Here are a few guidelines:

1. Please follow my blog. You don’t have to, but it will help you know when to link up next week.
2. Keep it family-friendly. I reserve the right to delete links.
3. Post my button somewhere on your blog. Let’s grow this party!

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4. Have fun! Visit some of the other blogs and share some comments.