Old Love

I have spent far too much time looking at this blog. Pretty pictures of old couples, and some ugly pictures of weird couples that I never knew were couples.

Old Love

Bob Dylan / Suze Rotolo

Jane Fonda / Roger Vadim

Sam Shepard / Jessica Lange (I met this couple at Marriott Griffin Gate in '97)

Bill Murray / Gilda Radner

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Calendar for Christmas

Every year for Christmas I get a calendar, and every year for Christmas I give a calendar (to Dad). In my calendar research this year I have stumbled upon a few pretty and pretty hilarious options. Here’s to 2012!

Or you can skip pretty and just get Goats in Trees.

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Danielle Thompson’s 55 Vintage Days of Christmas!

I posted about her fun Christmas blog this time last year (although I love her blog year round), and she has just as much kitschy Christmas cuteness this year. Take a look and get in the spirit!

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Etsy ♥’s of the Week – 11/21 (Thanksgiving Edition!)

Thanksgiving is definitely tied for my favorite holiday. I love food and family and napping through football. 

Pegology

viAnneli

SevenBlueberries

jodyjean

OliviaRoyale

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Ready, set, Christmas Craft

Cut me some slack. I realize we still have Thanksgiving, but if I wait to begin my Christmas crafting until after the first winter holiday… it will be too late.

I am not crafty. I pay people to make things for me, or buy overpriced “vintage” and “handmade” wonders from Anthropologie, in an effort to seem crafty and vintagy. But my favorite store will not win this year. After perusing the holiday collection and stumbling across the most wonderful tree skirt that I can’t live without only to find that it is $300, I have decided to draft my crafty friends to teach me a thing or two about a thing or two.

tree skirt

Making twelve “granny squares” (term learned this week from craft people) and putting them around a circle can’t be that hard. Mine will probably be safety pinned to the circle, but that is alright with me. I will have fake presents covering those up.

granny square

Learning to crochet in a hurry and magically replicating the above tree skirt is not the only lofty idea I have. I also want to make a couple of these wreaths, but the blogger below doesn’t make it sound like the therapeutic and rewarding craft experience that I am hoping for. While my intentions are good, I will probably end up buying this one. But I am going to attempt it, at least. Even if it is doll house size.

felted ball wreath

Here’s to blogging about my minor crafting achievements in the near future!

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Blog Therapy

It has been too long since my last post. I read many blogs daily and if any of them had allowed a 5 month break between posts, I wouldn’t be happy. So I apologize to my reader (Mom), for being so careless. I partly blame Pinterest.

Typically, I do not discuss any personal matters on this blog. I like to highlight fun internet finds, vintage knick-knacks, and food (because there are no blogs that currently do those things). However, I am allowing myself one gut wrenching, tear jerking, emotionally ridiculous blog post to pay homage to something that comes and goes in everyone’s life… a relationship.

For all of you single, independent, masters-of-your-own-life-cool-kids who have moved on from heartache to being the incredible person you are today, you have my full permission to feel sorry for me and file this away as a cautionary tale. For all of you single (but don’t want to be), 2 steps from the cuckoo’s nest, kindred spirits of mine who find yourself hugging the bath mat sobbing and screaming at your imaginary audience while listening to Adele with snot running down your ex’s t-shirt, I can sympathize.

Adele, thank you so much for choosing to write songs and pump them into the mainstream just when I needed you. I love hearing that song below while shopping for shoes. I have a wonderful morning, feeling slightly back to normal, and then…I hear it….that feeling in my chest starts to weigh more and more by the second, memories flash before my eyes and then tears. Before I know it, I am telling the shoe guy “I hoped you see my face, and that you’d be reminded that for me….” and then I buy $315 dollar boots. I hate Adele. 

Breaking up is terrible. Especially when it is with your best friend and partner in crime. I have been both on the giving and receiving end of this terrible ending, neither are fun. However, none of my previous experience prepared me for this one. I am not looking to divulge any juicy details or submit my lost love to ratemyexboyfriend.com (doesn’t exist, yet…), I am only here to help remind each and every one of you how much breaking up sucks, in case your memory fails you. And for what seems like nearly everyone around me who is also going through a recent split, thought I would share a few of these things to help you know, you aren’t the only one who does them.

Fact: Watching 500 Days of Summer while in a relationship is different from watching it after a break up.

A day in the life of recently single female:

6:00 AM – Alarm goes off

7:45 AM – Zombie your way out of bed

8:00 AM – Leave for work, forget to shower

8:20 AM – Get to work, drink 5 hour energy, cry 

8:35 AM – Rationalize in your head you have been in the office long enough for a 15 min break

9:00 – 5:00 – Work…

5:30 PM – Go to class (couple crosses street holding hands and you find yourself veering your car in their direction)

6:30 PM – Drive home, listen to the saddest music you could find (seriously, you googled “saddest music”, and found what you are listening to), cry like you are hoping for an Oscar, flip off the family of four staring at you in the next lane

7:00 PM – Get home, eat for the first time today (frozen burrito and 8 shots of tequila)

7:25 PM – Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind because you read it was #1 break up movie. True.

9:47 PM – Contemplate dying your hair blonde or moving to Vermont

10:15 PM – start online shopping for wedding dresses (while listening to this, because girls are crazy), and craigslisting apartments in Vermont

11:12 PM – text your ex-boyfriend that you have just had the most miraculously productive day and you may be moving to Vermont

11:59 PM – Pass out

6:00 AM – Repeat, change movie

Ladies and Gentleman, Adele.

Relationships. We have them, we love them, we end them. We become independent and incredible human beings just long enough to forget these things, then do it again.

(breathe in———-breath out)

I may sound like a sad sack,  and a little nutty, but I am over it. Moved on to greener pastures. I got cable and a Schwans man . I’m good.

In closing,

What are we going to do!?

Do it again.

Delete this post the second you meet someone.

Buy a Kindle and this while you can still classify it as retail therapy.

Wash your hair.

Fact: Time is your best friend.


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my heewhos

Heewho [he-who] n. – Puppy, dog, cute animal. Mainly dogs. Origin: Rachel Horn’s brain in 2005. – heewhos (more than one heewho)

On a recent trip to Charlotte to visit my Mom for mother’s day, I got to spend some quality time with my small flock of wild heewhos. We played fetch, I fed them lucky charms, and we had a photo shoot. Their names are Walt (a 6 year old Maltese) and Sawyer (a 2 year old Coton de Tulear) for you LOST fans.

Sawyer

brothers from another mother

Walt

i love this pup very very much

until next time dodo birds.

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Long weekend fun

Tulips on campus

first attempt at Turkey burger
Easter pal surprise from Fred
serious Easter business
crazy weather
 
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Etsy ♥’s of the Week – 04/21 (kiddo edition)

I may not have any kiddos, but lots of my friends do (including my faux blog friends who I read on a daily basis, have never met, but feel like I know them and their children better than I know most of my co-workers. Creepy, I know..)

I search etsy for fun deals and pretty things everyday, and run across some of the cutest kid crap around. Here are some of my favs. (check out my friend Kalie’s kid-friendly etsy shop)

-who says the pint sized can’t be chic?

RougeRetro

– you can never go wrong with eco-friendly stuffed animal friends

SewnNatural

 – mycakies (she has a cute blog) makes these fun pillow dollhouses that I would have traded my little brother for about 22 years ago.

mycakies
 -vintage clothes are even cuter when they are for tiny people.
flourclothing

 pretend tea-party food

mommy24cs

cool tees, for the cool vintage seeking kiddo, from RogueRetro

 

 

 

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Etsy ♥’s of the Week – 04/13

belafontesbunsa

ReadyGosantokivintage

dirtybirdiesvintage

joevintage

santokivintage

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