Etsy Love

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So...I spend a lot of time on Etsy (  Way more than I should.  Way more than any person should.  And almost none of the time is spent updating my own site...maybe if I spent more time there than on other people's I would have more sales :]  But I just love looking at all the craftiness of others!  Some days, like today, I feel my Etsy surf time was totally worth it...because of great finds.  Today I stumbled across Jane Joss - the cutest Etsy site!  Look at the amazing things she makes!

How cute, right?
You can visit her at
I definitely want some of these cute decorations for my house when I have one!

Sometimes after looking through Etsy I feel down on myself for not being quite so crafty.  Most of the time I do nothing about it.  Tonight I decided to brighten my spirits by being crafty myself.  And I came up with this:

I feel a little less down on myself.  Maybe not quite so creative as Jane Joss but I love it nonetheless!  The best part?  $4 necklace find at a second-hand store + 2 handmade flowers = about $6.  What a deal!

My Secret Pleasures

My Secret Pleasures

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I like to look at the bright side of things.  While I really miss Thomas I have been able to come up with a few things that I'm loving about being home alone.  Then I realized that most (or all) of them have a downside.  But the bright side is what keeps me happy until he returns.  And so I give you...

My Secret Pleasures (while Thomas is away)
  • Not shaving my legs.
    • Downside: It did bother me today when my leg hair was sticking out of my nylons. SICK!
  • Eating In N Out while watching Friends.
    • Downside: My burger was cold by the time I got home and started the DVD.
  • A whole weekend of "girl time" with my sister.
    • Downside: Sleeping on a couch and helping to clean up Emma's vomit.
  • Not having to pick up Thomas from class late at night.
    • Downside: This means he never comes home...which, in turn, means I'm lonely.
  • Wearing ragged, old pajamas to bed (so NOT cute but SO comfy!)
    • Downside: When I look in the mirror, I think my self-esteem drops about 10 bars.
  • Not being told to clean up my messes.
    • Downside: The house is a DISASTER.  And I will still have to clean it all will just be all at once and will take me a couple hours instead of a few minutes each night.  Go me.
  • Not having sports on 24/7.
    • Downside: I don't know if there is one...
  • Making SUPER easy dinners.  Salad, Cereal, Pasta, In N Out.  I have not made anything else in 5 days.
    • Downside: again...there may not be one for this.  i LOVE it!
  • No video games.
    • Downside: that means there is nobody here to play them.
With that said...I think I could do without the video games, sports, and fancy (if you can call it that) dinners but I would rather have Thomas here and have to shave my legs, clean up my messes, wear cute pajamas, eat In N Out @ In N Out, pick Thomas up late from class, and have a "husband" (instead of girls) weekend than be without him for a week.

It's a...

Monday, November 1, 2010

...PACKAGE! (i wish i was saying boy or girl but tom says no...blame him if you are disappointed!)

when this appeared on my doorstep i was sooooo excited. because i've been waiting for like 6 days for it to come!...and i've been waiting even longer to buy this.

my very first sewing machine!!! yes, it's tiny. yes, it was cheap. yes, it works. just like a real one. it's the singer pixie plus and it's so cute and i LOVE it. i've never used a sewing machine before in my LIFE and am so confused looking at all the thread and little buttons but i think there are directions included...(hopefully)

my hair accessories are going to take so much less time when i don't have to hand-sew every little stitch! and i have so many projects saved in my favorites on google chrome that i've just been dying to make when i finally got a sewing machine. it is going to be one fun crafting week without thomas here! perfect time for my new toy to arrive :]


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