Friday, September 19, 2008

New Chair, New Hair, Plane Fare.

Ahh, what a great week! First, we found my new computer chair this weekend at the weirdest ever estate sale (old warehouse, semi-mildew stinky, VERY talkative gentleman). Its not only stylish, its also AMAZINGLY comfy. And I love the mid-century simplicity of wood and iron. Makes me very happy indeed.

And I got my hair cut, at last! I've been complaining for two weeks. I canceled my appointment with Alvaro (yes, I have to make appointments with him, he's THAT busy!) for taking pictures of all the new stuff after I got up, looked in the mirror at my head and wanted to cry. I always wait a month longer then I should when it comes to hairstyle maintenance. Sheesh.

But here it it, my new haircut so you can see if before it grows out. I've had this exact same one, well, a gazillion times since second grade when my ponies first got cut off. It seems to work especially well for super straight, fine, thick hair so I keep going back to it whenever I get sick of trying to grow my hair long (which never works and continues to make me mad). Best of all, it was practically free! Lisa was visiting from L.A. and agreed to gimme a new look for a few sparklie things, like rhinestone brooches and such. What a splendid deal.

And finally, I got tickets for our trip to North Carolina to visit Heather and Ben! Now I can take down all the post-its I stuck all over the house to remind me. Woo hoo, New Years in Durhamn NC!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Story of Stuff.

My friend, Rachel Cole, known to some as little Rachel (yes, that makes me "BIG Rachel"), sent me a link to this site last night and I was so impressed, I thought I would share it with everyone I know. And that means you, the three friends that read this blog. Yay for you!

It totally supports my mission to buy all, okay most, things used or handmade and to keep using outdated gadgets as long as they still work. I had my first mobile phone for 5 years, much to the chagrin of many of the folks in my address book. Sorry.

And buying vintage clothes? We are soooo ahead of the game.

Now I realize that not everybody wants to spend an entire day going to garage sales looking for a dish drainer or a laundry basket, but here's what I can do. Send me an email with a list of stuff you need and I will find it for you. I'm serious.

Do you need a tea kettle or a bathroom scale or a flower pot? Imagine having a super cute little vintage Bauer pot instead of a new plastic one.
Give me a week to hunt it down and you will never have to step into Target again. Except for toilet paper. I don't think I want to thrift that.

There is one small wrinkle in this plan, you should probably be in the bay area. It would be silly to send something like a trash can through the mail.

Alright, send me those lists so I can get to work!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

New on Esty.

I was hoping to get everything up and on Etsy but yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and today it is even worse. I guess I will be hanging out on the couch with the second season of Weeds for company this afternoon.

Waaa, I wanna go thrifting!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Sunday, September 7, 2008

More Cuteness!

Okay, so this is just showing off... I love these photos!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Coming Soon!

Oh, I had such a grand morning, despite getting hardly any sleep due to... bugs... the garbage man... and a zillion big rigs that insisted on screeching to a halt right beneath my bedroom window last night.

My new and gorgeous friend, Deborah, came over today and let me take scads of pictures of her. She looks so lovely. Here are a couple of the pieces that will be appearing in my etsy shop just as soon as I get them all edited and resized.

Thank you, Deborah!