Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Weeds are flowers too

You know you are doing something very right, or maybe very wrong when the 20 something checker at the grocery store says to you, "This is about the best bunch of groceries ever!"  I tell him I get most of my healthy stuff at, insert the overpriced organic store of your choice here.  I was smiling for the rest of the day, thank you young man:)

I just finished this little collection.  Front and center is a picture some will recognize made by gorgeous and freaky Ilaria. Buy her stuff here! Girls with pink hair and a gun, yeah I can relate.  I love the image and had to add her.  I really enjoyed making this.
 I gave her pink and orange hair, big surprise there.

 I love all the black and white photos behind all the color.
 I also finished this one that I like very much too.
 The story here is not a happy one despite all the bright cuteness.
 I wonder what he is waiting for?
 Her too

 This can't be good.
I don't know what I'll create next but that is part of the fun.  Life has way too much of the same ole for me.
I hope I can find some motivation soon to take some outfit shots.  I feel like this guy at the end of most days,  but have no doubt I'm still gorgeous :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A dogs life for me

What a wise bunch of women you are and I knew I was not alone, thanks for all your advice, I plan of taking all of it!  In less than a month Chris and I head down to San Diego to visit with my family.  My last trip was over a year ago and I am missing them all pretty bad.  My Dad is the only family I have on my side living up here.

This weekend I took Peetee over to see Shiloh.  With Sunny gone I thought things were going to be sad but we actually had a wonderful time in the sun and we talked about how she was missed.
They had this blanket made and I thought it was pretty sweet.
 This is one of my favorite pictures of these two.
Shiloh is now the lady of the house and adjusting perfectly.
 Isn't her Mom beautiful.

I know its not the best shot but here is that vintage suede jacket I scored with all the original tags still on it.  This jacket is one of the nicest things I own.
In other news, I have introduced spontaneous dancing into my boring daily work routine.  How does it work you ask?  Since working out really makes me feel alive and it's how I start most days I thought I needed something more for later to keep me going.  It's easy just put on a favorite song and dance for the duration of it.  I try and do this 2-3 times a day, it's easy and makes me feel awesome.  This is my favorite song to shake my ass to currently.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Cha Cha Cha Changes....

I feel so much better today, sometimes I just need a little time to wallow in it and then I'm fine:) All your kind comments were so sweet, thank you.  I did go to the doctor last week because I've had crazy hot flashes recently keeping me from getting a much needed good nights sleep.  I found out yesterday that at 43 I am post menopausal.  I guess that is what happens when you get your uterus removed, it brings on the change faster.  I am trying to adjust to this new normal for me.  Please ladies those of you going through this, help! What do you do to keep it all together?  I'm not even willing to consider HRT I want it to be natural but a lot of the natural remedies have side effects.  Vagina I hate you right now.
Ok enough of that.  I thought I would share with you a sweet recent find perfectly paired with my Kiss Me Kitty leggings:)
 It's a 1960's sweater dress and I didn't even have to shorten it!  $6 at the Goodwill.
My only complaint is after sitting in it most of the day it gets creases that make me look like I have fat rolls.  Now that is not a look any gal wants.
I need a hair cut!  Again!  I have been working on two new creations that are close to sharing.  I think being creative helps me to be a happier person.  At least it keeps my mind occupied and when I am done I feel better.
You know what else I can relate to now more than ever?  The moon because she is beat up and still beautiful.  Was I the only kid who thought she followed her everywhere?
 I plan on seeing this before too long.
The night sweats might leave me soaked but when I wake up I am still happy to greet the day.
 Don't forget to share any secrets you have if you are an old prune like me :)  I'm kinda kidding.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Nothing makes us as lonely as our secrets

Sometimes I wonder what people think about me who read this blog but haven't met me.  I mean that is most of you.  Is she always that happy?  That bright?  Is she a hoarder?  What kind of girl creates that crap?  I do care what people think of me, just not enough to change who I am.  
I made this for my friend Cathy as a tribute to her dog Sunny who died about a month ago.  I feel death creeping into my life more and more these days.
 She was Peetee's oldest friend and we miss her very much.  Some bring flowers I made this with my hands and it comes from my heart.
My colorful combat wear.
and speaking of armor, last week Cristi took me to see the Samurai exhibit.  Their armor was epic!  I can't believe all of this was made by and for men.  Now we can see where Slipknot got their idea:)
I only found one helmet in the whole exhibit with a dent in it.
Something tells me it was more about the show.
 I noticed hearts were a common motif.  Check out those heart nostrils!
 The men who wore this were little, why Cristi could even fit in that!
 More hearts.
They also had beautiful head gear for their horses.  Look the feck out!
  The thrifting Gods were good to me, so much so that I can't share it all in one post!
Here is a teaser.  I found a 1960's suede jacket in orange that fits like a dream, it still had all the original tags attached.  I shall give it the life it deserves.
 This adorable LAMB bag and the framed watercolor print below.
 It looks great next to our blue door.
 I also found this and the words speak to me.
 and these beautiful needlepoint butterflies
 and this from a copy of a 1906 Woman's Day magazine.
 New necklace display.
My sweet find from Chick it Out, I got this at Crafty Wonderland.
 I love art and want every wall in my house covered in it!
I think color keeps me from the darkness in myself.  Right now I could be in a room full of friends and I would feel totally alone.  You understand what I'm saying, I know you do, because we all feel this way from time to time.  The truth is we are not alone, not in our happiness and not in our misery. We are united in our imperfect selves.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Start wherever you are!

How wonderful it is to finally feel refreshed and ready to get back to work!  I've had plenty of time to catch up with friends, eat way too much, drink just enough and even spend some quality time on that new sofa.  Here is a bit of what I've been up too.  The New Year was celebrated at the Westin in downtown Portland.  They had a beautiful bar and the drinks were delicious!
 Cristi rocked her litas like a real diva!
I wore my new hot pink wool motorcycle jacket.
We had a chance to have lunch with BettyLou and her Mom Crystal.  These two are sweet as pie.
 Being around her just lightens your spirit.
Her imagination inspiring.
 We had on our matching Kiss Me Kitty leggings.
 and made fish faces:)
 and compared fins. I hope we can do it again soon.  I also had a blast going to the arcade with Tammy and Fiona.
Fiona won a lot of tickets so it was a good day.
 I went bowling with this beautiful family to celebrate their Dad's bday.
I sucked real bad but had a blast!
 Afterwards we found a candy shop.

 No I did not buy this.  Even I have my bacon limits!
 Nor did I get this.
 I ended my vacation with a wonderful brunch out with these guys.  My Dad and I have been going to the Crescent Cafe for years and it was so good to get back after being away for so long.
My Dad is doing much better these days and we hope when he goes back next month for a follow up PET scan that the cancer has stayed away.
You just enjoy the time you have.
I hope the year is off to a good start for all of you.  It will be nice to get back into a rhythm but I do not want to fall into routine.  Can you dig it?