Saturday, September 25, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Some photos of the lovely old goodness...
Friday, August 27, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
One of numerous teacups I acquired this year at a garage sale.
Friday, April 30, 2010
That being said, I was thinking about what I'd pack and whatnot...a bit premature, I know, but I like to plan way in advance. First off I know I'd need to buy a groovy carry on bag, which is easy, I could easily take the old one I have from my Gramma, even though it is quite petite. I'm sure in my upcoming (hopefully) garage sale travels I'll come across a kids wheeled carry on bag for cheap, that seems like my most fun (and cheapest) option. On the Brandon classifieds there is actually one for sale for $8, Winnie the Pooh. To buy or not to buy =P I just don't want to have to ask my sister to pick it up. If I have to I'll go into a luggage/bag shop and see what prices are like. After all, I only need one little bag.
Bags aside, thinking back on what I'd put in that bag...I wondered about footwear. Which would I bring? My lime green Rocket Dogs are my automatic, I'd be wearing them when I got on the plain, but what alternative shoes could I bring in my bag that are light, practical, but still fashionably awesome? I have two pairs of flats, but I find flats a bit hard to walk in...the back always flips up on me and bothers me, perhaps that's just me though...The mary-janes I have now, are more indoor slipper type shoes, and definitely not water/rain appropriate, so those are out. So my quest begins for a simple, but still cute, pair of cheap mary-janes. Plain simple black in a faux-leather or something that won't let water soak through like my current 'janes. Searching online I discovered that I can actually find heels cheaper than a pair of decent flat mary-janes. Make sense? Didn't think so. I never get a chance to go shoe shopping in stores so I'm not sure where I'll get them...
My mary-jane preference (other than being water resistant) are obviously price, since I don't want to spend a vast amount on a pair of plane shoes, and a rounded toe. Absolutely must have a nice rounded toe.
- Rounded to
- Inexpensive, preferably under $30 Cdn.
- Water resistant, no canvas or such fabrics.
- Flats, no heels...a slight platform would be fine by me.
For how much shopping I actually do, I know nothing about actual stores or places to go nearby. I do all my shopping online and this is probably the first time I haven't really been able to find something I'm looking for in the price range I'd like. I've seen a few pairs that seem OK, but nothing I'd get excited about.
Sooo, should you know of a shop online that has mary-janes, whose shipping to Canada is reasonable, and accepts paypal, give me a shout.
So it begins..
Oh yes, and for those of you out there who had signed up for my Around The World book project, I think I can officially say that it's dead. Why? Well, because GreenhandGraphics made excuse after excuse about why he couldn't send it out. No replies, no updates...So after all of that, it never even got past the second place on the list. To those of you who were looking forward to the project, I'm very sorry, but he ruined it for us all. Feel free to send your complaits over to him...yea, I went there. People like that need to know there is consequences to being a dick face.
Sorry again, I hope everyone is enjoying their spring.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Here it is, a vintage wonder and fabulous condition.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Love them? Me too.
Get yourself a pair in your own size on ebay from seller peekabooshoe
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
- Combine the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each, until thoroughly blended.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually stir the flour mixture into the chocolate mixture until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.
Recipe can also be found here.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Will he blow a fit when he gets home (about 20 minutes)...I don't know. Slightly worried, and yet...I feel like I've done the right thing. People looking around can see there is hardwood under this horrid dated carpet on our second floor, or a cleared away floor ready for new carpet. Either way, I'd say I did the right thing.
I'd really like opinions here.
It's a 1948 house, this is the original flooring. It's been painted over twice obviously, and underneath that you can see it was once finished to match the hardwood that is on the main floor. I think it has a lovely country cottage feel, but perhaps that's just me? We shall see...
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This one is also up for sale on my etsy.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I finally listed my first party pack on etsy the other day. It's fairly simple, but I quite like the variety in it. I'll be putting together more hopefully soon. In the mean time, here's the first one up. There is a vintage tea cup included in this one, I'll be keeping an eye open for more teacups to include in future sets :)
Monday, February 8, 2010
I pulled together a few Wonderland themed items, and think it was subtle, but lovely. I made the little paper coaster/place settings, the eat me/drink me tags, the pink flamingos, and stained all the photos. I found a bunch of old frames that were lying around the house, put the wonderland photos in those. We had a number of old skeleton keys, so I hung them from the light fixture. There were cards all over the place and I put paper mushrooms in the plant pots around the house ^.^