Friday, February 5, 2010

Thrifting finds 2.5.10

Found some awesome things today! I decided I would list them this time.

-3 industrial wire organizers. I have been eying them on Etsy for awhile, these were much cheaper and will look cute on my book shelf.
-AMAZING book ends. Hippo and a Rhino I think. They have a South American feel to them. EDIT: Not a Rhino... it is an Elephant!! My fave!
-2 yards of mustard yellow fabric.-a bunch of wooden hoops for awesome wall decor things.
-a print of a bunch of creepy Victorian school girls.
-Book. The Dark Room. Takes place in Germany following World War II. My weakness when it comes to books.
-Awesome teal bag that will be perfect for spring/summer. I can't wait to use it. I may have to whip it out before the snow is gone.
-And a bunch of crafty stuff (elastic, thread, fabric paint)

Love love love it all.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Give-A-Way @ Ark's Endeavors!

There is a giveaway on Ark's Endeavors blog. You get the CHOICE of a cowl or a hat from her etsy shop!! They are all super cute and there are tons of color choices! You also have the opportunity to enter 3 different times! So go check it out! You might be able to grab a last minute Valentine Gift!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Social Networking is the new black.

Sooo... I made a tumblr account. I am still trying to figure it out. And by "it" I mean everything.

Do any of you have a tumblr? If so...any help/suggestions/recommendations?

Feel free to post your tumblr links!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Etsy Mail

That is a terrible picture of all of my recent Etsy purchases, but that won't stifle my excitement for them! And it just so happened that the battery on my camera died the day I got these and of course I lost my charger. But no worries, I have a new charger! Now I'm going to break it down for you.
These prints are awesome. I bought them at buttercreamindustry. I featured their human heart on an earlier blog, and I caved in and bought it! I also bough the blue print with the mammoth skeleton. Each print came with a second of the same so I can give one to a friend. Then I got my packages and they threw in all those extra prints! Some of them have a postcard layout on the back and I even got a couple stickers! It was a sweet surprise! Now I am on a mission to find frames and paint them awesome colors.
This is Beatrix. I LOVE her! I found her at DeadPanAlley and I am looking forward to a new animal-human morph to be created by her. I hear there may be one in the works! (fingers crossed). AND the artist includes an original drawing (not a print!) with every shipment! That cute little owl was my extra drawing. I love the pair of them.
This is a terrible picture of the ring I bought from ashleyjewlery. This just doesn't do it justice! It is the perfect ring and it had the perfect fit and I am going to buy a matching set of earrings, I can't wait. The best part is, as I mentioned in an earlier blog, she has been donating 50% of all her sales to Doctors Without Boarders for Haitian Realief. Amazing!
Lastly, I bought some soap from MadHatterSoap. I have been eying this soap for a long time. I spent a day reading descriptions and deciding which ones I wanted to try in the sample pack. Once I made my decisions I was ready to buy and then they went on vacation for a month! So I waited and waited and they finally came back! I swooped in and picked the ones pictured.
You may have noticed one is missing....I waited as long as I could!! I am stocking up on this scent, Pompadour...yum! Soap, lotion, whatever! I want it all. It is so fancy! Or at least it makes me feel fancy, it is like an indulgence for me. I want more! I just can't get enough.

Now it is just a waiting game until I will allow myself to splurge again. I am thinking the end of February until my next Etsy spree.

Monday, February 1, 2010

10 things I am never without.

You will always find these things in my purse at any given time. (Cellphone and wallet go without saying)

1. A hair tie. You know I mean business when I put my hair up.

2. A book. You never know when you will end up in a waiting room, or lobby and you will need the distraction. If I walk into a waiting room and see one person reading and another texting I am going to have higher regards for the person with a book.

3. Aleve. This is my best fix for a sudden headache when there is still work to be done.

4. A pen. I always need a pen when there isn't one in my purse.

5. Chap stick (No color). MN weather does harsh things to your lips!

6. Lotion. MN weather does harsh things to your skin! :)

7. Anti-Bac Hand Sanitizer. I like to use this after browsing through a thrift store.

8. Camera. Perfect when you see an outfit you like that you would want to re-create or just something really pretty. I have caught myself taking pictures of the Minneapolis skyline when the sun hits the buildings a certain way. I sometimes feel like I am driving towards Emerald City when I see the green reflections.

9. 2 bobby pins. Whether it is for your hair or your Macgyver moment (they make great zipper pulls)

10. A small notebook. To write down your sudden bursts of genius!

Warning: I have an obsession with large purses. I think it stems from my early childhood obsession with Mary Poppins. Remember when she is pulling everything out of her bag, including a lamp? This magnitude of items is not suitable for everyone.

What do you always have in your bag or pockets?