Archive | September, 2010

Fashion Friday #1

17 Sep

I think on Fridays I’m going to try and post an outfit photo that features at least one item I bought second hand. Sometimes they’ll be vintage, sometimes not. Buying second hand is important to me. Not only does it save me money (whoo!) but it helps the environment by reducing the demand on new items.

I bought myself a mini tripod so I can take outfit photos now, whoo!

This is the other dress I had as an option to wear for my anniversary dinner with John. You know, the one that NO ONE voted for? LOL. Well, I like it a lot and I’m guessing it just doesn’t photograph well on the hanger. I had to give it some love today.

This isn’t the best photo to show it, but it has a cool print of houses and city streets and things like that. I’m pretty sure it is vintage, but I don’t know how old. The tag says “Crocodile Ladies” but I wasn’t able to find anything about that brand online.


Dress – Vintage from Salvation Army (1/2 off!)
Tights – Target (clearance last year)
Shoes – Target

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My Creative Space – 09.16.10

16 Sep

… Is hard to photograph right now. Hand sewing by laptop light – bad for the eyes, good enough for getting things done!

View the rest here.

The Pyrex Collective

15 Sep

I was originally going to post this here, asking if anyone knew about this piece; if it was Pyrex, etc, but then I found The Pyrex Collective, and a post that included a lid just like mine!

I thought the idea of a group of people blogging about Pyrex was so cool, and I wanted IN! So I emailed Erin asking if I could join, and she said yes! I wrong my first post yesterday detailing how my Pyrex love* started, and going into the “history” of this piece.

PYREX! ❤

*Weird that I love Pyrex, but never posted about it here, right? Well, that’s because this summer is the ONLY time I’ve ever found Pyrex while thrifting, despite keeping my eye out for it for YEARS, and I haven’t blogged about those pieces yet.

Happy Anniversary!

14 Sep

John and I have been married two years today. You can read about our first anniversary here.

I’m so grateful to actually be with John today. He is going to try to get out of work early (which is still 5pm, lol) and we’re going to go out to a nice dinner.

I am torn between two dresses I want to wear, and I need your help deciding! Please leave a comment picking one of the dresses below, and note that I’m on the hunt for a cropped sweater like the red one to wear with the pastel dress. Thanks!

Despite them looking very different on the hanger, both dresses have about the same shape once on me. (Both dresses are fitted at the top, and have a-line skirts.) The red has a racer back, and the pastel one has a fuller skirt.

PS: Thanks for the reminder, facebook! (lol)

Kids’ Clothing Week.

13 Sep

I think I’m going to try to participate in Kid’s clothing week over at elsie marley.

I’m going to try at least one of the following tutorials I found over at Prudent Baby:

Non-clothes items I want to try at some time:

I love Prudent Baby.

Watertown Farmer’s Market

10 Sep

On Wednesday, S and I went to the farmer’s market while we were in Watertown. It’s weird to me that they have theirs in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week (it goes until 3pm every Wednesday until October.) but tons of people are always there.

It was really nice, but super windy. I think some of the vendors had left by the time we got there, and a few were sitting in  bare-bones booths. But we still found the standard market stuff:

Veggies…

Flowers…

And an unhealthy lunch to balance out those veggies I didn’t buy. (Also, how did I not take any pictures of fruit???)

The only thing I bought was some fudge. Like I said in my last post, we got a little fudge at the fair. John was like “Where do people even buy fudge when they’re NOT at the fair?” Well, I saw a fudge booth at the farmer’s market today and bought some. THAT is where you buy fudge when you’re not at the fair. 🙂

My Creative Space – 09.09.10

9 Sep

I’m going to try to add a picture of my creative space every Thursday along with everyone else. We’ll see how it goes!

My creative space is all about hand sewing lately. I posted this photo on the facebook page on Tuesday. Do you like the blog? Like it on fb!

PS: It’s my dad’s birthday today! Happy birthday, Dad!