Friday, May 16, 2014

Beauty has a lot to do with character

I finally did it and started Friday off like I used too by taking pictures of me!  I know it doesn't sound so exciting but since my life has been upside down lately I welcome getting back into a bit of a routine.  Know what I mean?  I spent a good hour in the garden last night planting tons of new flowers, my back is a bit sore but my spirit sure needed that.
 I finally get to wear this dress that I found last year at vintage by the pound.  It's a handmade dress that cost me all of $4.
 I'm quite smitten with it.  I was also happy to get some flowers back on my head.
 Headband made by me but totally inspired by Desiree!
 This dress however reminds me of Vix, who if you haven't voted for already is up for Vintage Personality of 2014.  Vote for her here!
 I adore my pink wicker purse.
 Bracelets made by me.
Today I take Peetee back to the vet for his first follow up appointment.  I think he's getting better, it's a slow road to recovery after spinal surgery.  He really doesn't leave my side at all these days.

 I bought this sling so I could carry him around more easily since he is still not allowed to walk around.
 Peetee loves it
 and I look like the freaky dog lady I am.
Have a wonderful weekend my pretties!


Ivy Black said...

Good god! You are an explosion of loveliness and colour, and just what I needed at the end of this working day! Love the frock and love the bag, but I especially love your hair . Goes withot saying I love the sling for Peetee. Look at his face! He thinkks it's the mutts nuts! So, with all that love...have a fab weekend. and look after yerself.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Flowers on your head always make things better. You are the perfect pink goddess of the garden!

OMG, I love the little sling you got for Peetee - of COURSE he loves being carried around by you! Yes, it will take him a while to recover from that, but he's getting all the love and care he needs.

No change with Fred yet, but aside from the weird breathing sounds and her balance problems you wouldn't think she was sick.

Vix said...

That dress is gorgeous, I love it! If you didn't look so beautiful in it I'd come over and steal it off you.
So good to see you smiling with flowers in your hair.
Peetee seemed very bright last night, his ears were twitching every time I called his name, bless him. I'm keeping everything crossed that he's back to his normal adorable self really soon!
Love you! xxxxxxx

Citizen Rosebud said...

Hello hot mama- that dress has so many great vintage prints that scream Krista by name! You look so beautiful in it. The purse- also a treasure that I am drooling over as I type. So forget the following wet sentences.

Good to see that Peetee is going in recovery mode. Sending healing vibes to you and yours. xo. B

pastcaring said...

Yay! Krista's back and rocking a great frock with flowers in her hair, that's so good to see!
I do indeed know what you mean - getting back to the everyday, the routine, doing the usual stuff, there's a real comfort in that after a difficult time. And look at you! Wearing a fabulous dress (loving all those prints), with that adorable wicker bag, and brilliant bracelets - I love it all.
You got a baby sling for Peetee - how cool is that? I would never have thought of it, but it's genius! Oh he looks sooooo sweet asleep in his bed. And I can tell he likes being close to you, he's looking up at you with such love and trust in his eyes. Take care of him, he's special.
And take care of you - you're pretty special too! xxxxx

Natalia Lialina said...

I couldn't agree with you more, Krista - that's about the title. :)

I am so happy to see you like that - your smile, your hair with flowers, and that awesome dress! (I too thought of Vix immediately. :) You look like a wonderful fairy - beautiful, fun, and kind! And your garden is a beauty!

Sling is such a genius thing - and what a great idea you got! Now Peetee and you are close as ever. :) I know it heals like nothing else! Closeness, I mean. In literal physical sense, I mean. :) I had baby Anya in a sling for probably 2 years, or longer. :) She is a very independent individual, healthy and strong. I am sure our closeness for the first few early years has something to do with it. :)

Hugs to you and your little boy!

Kari S said...

It's like someone made that dress for you. You are just so.........beautiful, my friend. And you're not a freaky dog lady. Actually I know quite a few people who have this sling. Mostly like you their dog can't walk well but they still would like to get them out of the house. Genius really! Poor sweet Peetee, that little face. Ay Karumba.

Gracey the Giant said...

Oh, sweet Peetee. I hate to see animals in pain; it's just the worst. It sounds as though he's doing better though. And I love the sling!

Tamera Wolfe said...

It's truly wonderful to see you getting back into the swing of things after all you've been through!!
That dress was MADE for you!! You look amazing in it!!

And of course...PEETEE!!!!!! He is looking more like himself!!! I bet he loves being carried around in his sling!!!

We send love, licks and hugs!!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

You look absolutley beatiful in that gorgeous dress ! So glad that your little darling is ok .
hugs and love !

Miss Magpie said...

I love it, there is a lady in my town who pushes her two wee doggies around in a double baby buggy, she looks a little bit mad you look ace.

Sue said...

So glad to see you and Peetee looking happy. That dress is perfect and I would love a closer look at your shoes, they looked mighty fine. Gardening is so good for your soul, relaxing stuff.

Penny-Rose said...

Oh the dress!!!! It is magnificent - I think it was made for you. I just love the wicker handbag and the shoes too, I can see them peeping out from under your hemline. I do hope Peetee is getting better and I am sure that being carried close to you in the sling will be wonderful for you both.

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

oh how I LUV that dress! so cute! and that handbag is marvy! Peetee is looking much are a good mama and I'm sure he loves the sling too. such happy pictures!

cherre henderson said...

Peetee is super fricken cute in your sling! ;-)

Tammy McGill said...

You look like a fairy princess in that dress and headband. Wanna come over for tooth fairy duty when Fiona loses another tooth? Haha Peetee looks cute in that sling, I'm surprised you didn't have one already ;)

Beth Waltz said...

Flora, goddess of the garden, c'est toi! Peetee in his sling is the sweetest possible accessory any goddess could desire. Blessings on you both as you heal.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Krista you are a ray of sunshine in that delicious frock! The fabric panels are the shape & the prints. And I do like a wicker bag too. How sweet is Peetee in that sling. I hope he grows stronger every day. Much love & light to you, Leisa. Xx

señora Allnut said...

you're the cutest and most gorgeous freaky dog lady ever!, adorable!
and obviously, your multicolored mixedprints dress is fabulous and love your headband and pretty bag (and pretty cute shoes too!!)
you rock!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Ugh this is my hundredth attempt trying to leave a comment!!! I just wanted to say the dress and sling are cute! SHEESH! &@$%! *&%#$$!! Stupid internet!

Francesca Edesia said...

You are incredible! I love to look at your posts, they are so particular! The dress is so pretty and your hair color is so attractive. A very original and outstanding look.

Francesca Edesia said...

The dog is simply adorable!!!

Anne said...

Peetee looks so sweet in his sling! Right close to his Mama, that's the perfect place for his recovery! Love seeing you out with your garden. You look beautiful.

Helga said...

FECK ME!!! I lOVE LOVE LOVE THAT FROCK!!! I think it's my favourite EVER!!! Pure perfection! You look radiant and gorgeous and totally foxacious, darling!
And Peetee-hahahaha, doesn't he just adore being treated like a baby! Speedy well wishes to that sweetheart!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's fantastic!!! Awwwww little Peetee in the sling!

Trees said...

That dress is beautiful and handmade to boot! I'm so happy its gone to your loving home as it looks like it would be so much work to make. Also I love wee Peetee in his sling. You look so pretty and happy in these pictures, I think you're getting your spark back after a rough time xoxox

Melanie said...

u make joy dance in dress color wow glad u bak and pink bag oooh
so many hugs n licks to peetee in warm luv bag

freckleface said...

You look like a beautiful rainbow coloured Rapunzel in that fairytale dress. Good for you for making sure you get some normality back into your life. Routines can be a lifeline. Gardening is great therapy and hurrah for being able to carry little Peetee around in a sling, bet he loves it! Xxxxxx

Lally said...

oh my gosh this is literally the most fabulous frock I ever seen! Cannot believe it cost that little, what a bargain!! Lally X

Ariane Lasalle said...

What a superb dress Krista, it was made for you!
Awwwww poor Peetee, hopes he gets well soon!