Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Valentine's Day Cause

I was browsing around Etsy yesterday and found this blog entry that's really focused on a good cause:

So this morning I made a couple of cards to send to Etsy to help make an elderly New Yorker's Valentine's Day a little more special this year.

If you decide to make a few cards or even purchase some to send for the cause, please send them to:

Att: Katie Rose Crosswhite
55 Washington St., Suite 512
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Oh! And they do have a few rules you must follow like:
- Print Clearly...etc.

So, make sure to visit Etsy's blog to see all of the rules before sending your sweet valentine's cards out. We want to make sure they can give them out since they need all the cards they can get!

Happy Sunday!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Another Awkward Outfit

Some of my favorite colors...I love earth tones and neutrals.

My mother in law just gave me this striped sweater and it's super comfy. I love getting hand-me-downs :)

My little sister gave me this cream short-sleeved vest, jeans were a Christmas gift--decree brand from JCP, and my flats are super old and I bought them from wetseal or forever 21 a few years ago. I really need some new ones cause I love them to death! I was thinking about buying some of the new ones earlier this week--I just have to find the right pair.

Today will be dedicated to homework/reading and filling out the application for my internship that's due, week? I better get moving on it!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Thrifted Finds

As promised, below are my thrifted finds from my week off from work at the library. I spend too much money when I get time off--BUT, it's been quite some time since I've really been able to enjoy thrifting.

And I have no regrets.

3 pairs of shoes AND a pair of super cute sandals in one thrifty outing--AMAZING! This never happens to me!

Oh & I'm totally dying over this green sweater right now.

I made another trip out thrifting today with my sister, Caity--so, I'll have to post those finds soon.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Awkward Outfit Post

It's been a super long time since I've done an outfit post--and I hardly do them anyway since I'm so awkward...and my timer really isn't working that great on my camera at the moment :(

So, I am super in love with this awesome greenish yellow sweater I found at Target last night for $5.95!!! I couldn't pass it up. Also in love with these nifty new flats from target--but I found them brand new at Goodwill last night also!

I found a few other nifty things at Goodwill but more on that later--I'm off to the dentist, AGAIN for another root canal.


Then I head of on my hour + drive to San Bernardino for class.

And somehow I have to squeeze in some reading for homework since I fell asleep last night when I planned on staying up to study. Story of my life at the moment.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Year...New Quarter...

So, classes have begun...and I felt I needed a mini make-over to start off the new quarter.

Things were getting a bit drab over here.

Love this hair color brand by the smells delicious and it's vibrant!

So, this photo doesn't really show the awesome difference the hair color accomplished...cause it was blurry and then I played with it in photobucket and didn't save the original photo. Ooops. But I love my hair now, that's all that matters. :)

Oh! And even though I got a ton of awesome colored nail polish for Christmas, I went ahead and bought another awesome color: lavender...because I have been craving this color FOREVER.

And, I've really got to stop messing with these photos--you can hardly see the color of the NP.

Now, it's back to my homework...this quarter just may be the death of me. There are non-stop reading materials to study, take notes on and discuss...not to mention some pretty time consuming group projects ahead. Did I mention I'm only in the part-time Master's program?

Yeah, I don't even want to think about what it would be like if I were going full-time.


Monday, January 9, 2012

To Dos for the Day

Awesome booties made by Dena Gast

So, I'm off work until Friday--it's weird to not work all week and then go in on a Friday. But I do have a second job so I'll work Wednesday--and school starts for me tomorrow night so I'll have things to do this week for sure! It's like I'm off, but I'm not really off. I just a few more hours to myself during the day until Friday. Ugh, my schedule is overwhelming to think about...

Anyway, so for today:

1. finish the dessert stand I've been working on since two days ago (it really should not be taking this long).

2. Surf ebay in hopes of finding the movies my brother wants for his bday...and pray that I order copies he can actually play in his dvd player. Why can't all dvds be the same format?! Seriously.

3. Wash husband's work clothes...cause I'm sick of seeing them laying around, lol.

4. Thrift store? It's an addiction.

5. Pay bills (poop)

6. Work on swaps for swap-bot! Fun!!

7. Paint my nails--I've had the same chipped NP on since before Christmas...I just keep putting glitter over it to disguise the chips. Man, it's going to be tough to get all this dang glitter off!

Monday, January 2, 2012

A New Years Resolution

This year, I would like to finish a few more dessert/h'orderves platters to add to my tiny shop...

What's in the shop at the moment:

Yes...I only have 3 items in the Etsy shop

I've found a few more items recently that I hope to use...hopefully I can get back into making these platters as well as some other ideas I've got in mind :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pinterest Love...

What I'm swooning over at the moment...

Vintage Owl Brooch--bought one just like it from my favorite antique store today!
Vintage Tapestry Back-drop--would love this for the wall behind my bed!

Well, I'm actually swooning over more but this post is already long enough!

Loving December This Year in the Desert

It's been pretty warm for December in Yucca Valley, CA. I've had to bundle up less than a handful of times since Thanksgiving and when I need to bundle up it's usually after the sun goes down behind the mountains. On Friday morning, it was a little at least I could wear my favorite red scarf! Although, I did get to wear my new find from Angel View thrift store.

A scarf and sandals...odd combo.

These sandals squeezed my toes to death and I eventually had to change shoes after a few hours. I really just need to break them in so that they stretch out a bit. I don't think they've been worn in such a super long time--when I bought them, the backs of them were sort of bent down like they were squished for a while. I guess I'll just have to wear them more often. I'm afraid it won't be warm for too much longer though. I better wear the heck out of them the next couple of weeks!!

Happy New Year!

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