Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Winners... Not so winning!

don't get me wrong....
i LOVE winners.
the feeling of finding something awesome is pretty hard to beat when it comes to shopping here...
but its a gamble.
sometimes you win...
sometimes, NOT SO MUCH!


maybe you love these things... but for the most part i am blown away at how all the fashion mistakes of the past are rearing their ugly heads.


first.... the one piece um.... romper? is that what you call this?
i do not know who can really wear this and it be flattering. its like a big sacky pair of overalls.
and FYI, do not attempt this unless you are short. i tried this on and could not even stand up because it was too short and as much as some may defend this outfit (clearly people like them because they're buying them) camel toe looks good on NOBODY!


these.... at first i saw them and was like "hey these are cute" and i love crazy patterns... but then i actually picked them up. they are like a crotch poncho! they were a weird synthetic woven material that seriously could not possibly be comfortable if its actually warm enough to wear shorts!


the jantie.
seriously? these were panties made out of denim. there is no inseam.
i don't think these could be worn without lady bits sneaking out! sad. i loved the material!

this.... a maxi dress? i think not.
its like a bad nightgown dressed up with a collar.... and i don't think even a belt could save it. i'm all for sacky dresses cinched with a belt... but this just sends me right back to aproximately 1995 and not in a good way!


pajama jeans to the next level.
i've been seeing this style popping up all over the place but i've yet to see anyone wearing them let alone making them look good. essentially these are pricey 80's/90's sweatpants trying to be real pants.
maybe without the elastic at the bottoms i'd be able to take them seriously... but really? why elastic ankles??
and this monstrosity.
and this monstrosity....
looks like kind of a 80's pattern skirt.... NOPE.
this is shorts.
made out of silky 80's fabric that i'm betting would be ridiculously staticky once you took about 3 steps. i came to that conclusion after pulling it out of the rack made it stick to the clothes behind it.
where does one wear a skort?
why would one even want to wear a skort?
sometimes the best of both worlds ideas are just really bad ideas... this seems like its falling bigtime into that category.
pick ONE.
shorts 
or a skirt.
not both combined into something like this monstrosity.
PLEASE!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Where did this come from?!

do you ever find things in your house and wonder WTF?

this gem was in my basement.
i have no idea how it got there. it is not at all my size and i had to keep it. i think this not so little kitty is going to end up a pillow!
too epic to donate to the second hand shop.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Because I needed a longer to do list...

I have a big case of craft distract. 
Do I need more things to try and cram into an already packed schedule? Hell no! But of course there are times when I literally can't help myself and I HAVE to try something. 
This is one of those times. 
I get asked a LOT why I'm not selling dinosaur planters or the miscellaneous cute little cups full of succulents... Well a couple reasons. But right this moment? It's cold. I stopped selling them in the winter because every single time I did I would wrap the heck out of them and warn people to keep them out of the cold as much as possible before getting them home... Inevitably there would be angry emails/calls the next few days from people who walked their plants home in -25 weather or forgot the bag in the car for a few hours then expected me to fix their frozen dead plants. 
So they became a spring/summer thing. 
And then I just didn't have the time to take care of hundreds of extra plants. 
That aspect of it was time consuming in itself! 
There's a bit more to why but I think that's enough detail for now. 

BUT....

TaaaaaDAAAAAHHHHH!

Immortal cup-o-succulent! 

No watering no sun no green thumb required! 


More to come soon! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

january 2015 "real" reads

one of my new years goals was to start reading some "real" books... as in not silly fluff books which is pretty much all i've read since hugo was born.
soooo....

here are the two i have read so far.






this book.... Life of Pi
i had super high expectations and to be honest.... i don't get what all the hype was about.
i didn't hate it, but didn't love it.




















THIS.... i LOVED
i was sad to finish it.
i found myself not wanting to put it down.
super interesting and i enjoyed how it was written. a lot.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

new year.... new goals.

i don't think i really like the idea of new years resolutions.

it doesn't seem right.

i'm making goals.

nothing so grand as to deserve the title of resolution.

i had a resolution last year.
knitting a pair of mittens.
THAT
deserved the title.

i had battled my knitting needles for years trying to make a passable pair of mittens.

FINALLY

VICTORY WAS MINE.

will i start making tons of mittens.... NO. likely not.


so back to the real reason of this post.

2015

what am i going to do?
what do i want to do?


  • first goal is to read a "real" book every month.

i have been really bad for reading nonsense fluff books since hugo was born.
really bad.
i don't get the time to read that i used to and i find it difficult to read a book that makes me think when i only get a few minutes here or there to pick it up.

i started my goal off with a bang.

i ran out of library books and actually started reading Life of Pi.

and finished it.

more on that in another post.
part two of this goal is to hold myself accountable by blogging the books i read.


  • second goal is to learn how to knit cables.

  • third goal is to start selling online again. etsy? not sure.... made urban? want to try. 
i haven't focused on my online sales since hugo was born. i'm hoping to find a bit of balance and somehow get that back up and running.


Fingers crossed!

what are your goals for 2015?