Monthly Archives: June 2009

new blog and website!!!

hey guys!

i finally did it and got a hosting package and built my own website (and got a self-hosted wordpress blog), but unfortunatly that means your RSS feeds to this one will no longer work (well, they’ll work but there will be no updates at this blog anymore).

SO, in order to not miss anything, please delete this feed from your feed readers and go to this new location: and click on the big “RSS” link at the top of the sidebar on the right. this will update your feedreaders. hooray!

i’m working on getting an email subscribe link up there too, so if you were subscribed using that, i’ll have a new one there soon for you to subscribe to.

don’t worry about the old blog posts though, they’re all transferred to that one, so the only thing that will be different (besides the new snazzy layout!) is the web address! hooray! :D

thanks for your patience, everyone! i promise to get back to my regular blogging schedule now!

Be sure to check out my new new new website that only took me about 24 hours straight to code! lol.


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vintage photo friday – at the bar

hello blogworld! today i have a great vintage photo for you, it’s R’s grandpa’s friends!

i particularly love the Hamm’s sign in the background of this one. and the glittery looking bar. lol.

R and i are heading to some garage sales and real estate open houses tomorrow, a movie tomorrow night with some friends and then to a big flea market on sunday. pretty excited!

have a lovely weekend!

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i’m a sponsor at yellowgoat!

for the next month, i am one of the new sponsors of the beautiful yellowgoat blog! check out the lovely feature here, and her lovely etsy shop here. thanks, yellowgoat! :D

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Wednesday Art Showcase

fox in the woods print by eekdesigns +

my post over at PaperNStitch is up! i featured the artist above, check out the full story here.

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thrifting + mem. day flea market finds

R and i went to a giant flea market with my mom on memorial day, and i bought a few little handmade barbie dresses for a dollar a piece. so dang cute! (there are lots more photos of these dresses! see the whole flickr set of thrifted items here.)

also, found a few odds and ends, like this HUGE lot of sewing notions. it was all in one box labeled “whole box:$1”. i thought they were lying, but they weren’t! best find of the season, i tripled my zipper stash, even if i don’t use any of the ribbon, and the cute little mirror that’s all rusty and old is probably my favorite thing. the mirror itself is worth the $1 i paid for all of it. really, it’s garage sales like this that make my life just that much happier. :)

pretty incredible, no? there were also more things in the box that were broken/unusable that i just threw away, so you can imagine how big this box was and how happy they were to get rid of it apparently! also got this giant, lidless jar for $3, and it’s perfect for holding all my new zippers! it’s nice to be able to see all the colors i have to use as inspiration when making bags. i hate making an awesome bag and then not having a zipper in the right color! so now it will be easier to pick the zipper first. :)

anyway, hope you guys had a great weekend! i’m still getting over a little bit of a nasty cold, but i’m feeling a little better than yesterday, so that’s good.

have a great week!


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massive giveaway at ohhellofriend

so, there’s this giant giant giant giveaway going on at ohhellofriend right now! go check it out, because you can enter up to 5 times to win $275 worth of handmade goods. one winner takes it all home!

you may remember ohhellofriend from one of my previous blog wishlist posts, where i featured one of her adorable brooches. i put it up on the blog because i was sad that i found it in her “sold items” section, and could no longer buy it. but alas! it was back when i checked today, so i snatched one right up! :) i’m so excited!

so, be sure to check out the giveaway and enter a few times, there’s lots of great stuff to win!

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Etsy Shop of the Week – QuietDoing

college ruled checkbook holder/wallet +

maybe it’s because i’ve always loved the look of a blank page, but this wallet and the little shop i found it in had me at first click.

keys bifold wallet +

this piano keys one is great too, i think it might be hard for me not to lay this out on a table flat and pretend to play it. ha. is it sad that i’m not lying?

tapes zip pouch +

paisley and green clutch +

and you pretty much can’t go wrong with mixtapes and teal clutches, right? right. so. check out QuietDoing‘s shop, there’s lots more to see, and lots of fun screenprinted and vegan leather appliqued goodies! :)

happy monday! :)

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