September 30, 2009

Something Etsy: Ruby Rose Jewelry

I am seriously addicted to jewelry, and lately I've been drawn to the more romantic side of it. I discovered Amy's shop, Ruby Rose, some time ago and love coming back to it to see what other pretties she has added.

Take a peek at Amy's shop! With almost 150 items for sale, I'm sure there's something there you'd fall in love with. She also has a lovely blog that I'm sure you'd enjoy, too.

September 28, 2009

Something Random: I Digress

I like pigs. I always have. They look happy all the time, like they're always smiling. Plus, how could anybody resist cute little pink piglets? Or, this little cutie below?

My parents obviously know I like pigs. My whole family does. Even my in-laws know. When my in-laws were in town for a few days, my mom-in-law and I decided to play this little piggy game my parents bought me. I don't ever remember what it's called, but the whole idea is to get to 100 points first by rolling two itty-bitty rubber pigs. Depending on the way they land will determine how many points you get.

This is an example of a leaning joweler. It gives you a good amount of points. It's hard to get, but it's definitely worth it when you do. And, no, this was not posed, this was rolled, and I had to get the shot. I'm surprised it came out so clear, though, because at this point in the game, my mom-in-law and I were laughing uncontrollably.

And this is me with my snouter. Another good position to land your piggy. And no, no alcohol was used in the making of this seriously silly post or the pictures shown. This is evidence of all-natural silliness.

September 25, 2009

Something Pretty

, originally uploaded by seven spoons • tara.

It's officially fall! I'm really looking forward to it, especially the changing colors and the brisk mornings.

Have a lovely fall weekend!

September 24, 2009

Something Roomy: Adventures in Flooring

This post is long overdue. Blame my laziness with my photos for that one.

This is where I spent the beginning of Labor Day weekend. My parents, cousins, and aunt and uncle all got their heads together to have a huge yard sale. Many thanks to my Dad's friend for letting them borrow the huge tent. Mr. M and I didn't make a whole lot from the sale, but I definitely had fun spending time with family members I don't get to see very often.

This was apparently the star of the yard sale. I think it's safe to say that anybody that walked past it had to either point it out to somebody else or stand and take a good gander at it. Originally, my mom planted this lovely pumpkin thinking it was a zucchini. My, that's quite a large 'zucchini' you have there!

While my mom and I were manning the yard sale outside, this is what Mr. M was up to inside the house. My parents asked him if he could put hardwood floors in their house. The first step before any hardwood could be laid down was to level the floors. My parents' house is over 100 years old, so it's obvious the floors weren't level. When Mr. M discovered they were about two inches out of level, he decided it was best to rip up the entire floor, all the way down to the joist, and rebuild the entire floor. I think my mom had an aneurism at this point.

And that's my mom's lovely leather couch getting all kinds of dust on it. I think this is when she had another aneurism.

And check out the glorious 'after'! These pictures definitely don't do the floors any justice. My camera was a freebie. What can I expect? Also, none of the house was straight, so Mr. M had to figure out how to lay the flooring without it looking completely crooked along the walls. He did an awesome job and even cut pieces to fit around the archway that my parents couldn't believe he cut.

That's Mr. M giving his Popeye thumbs-up on perfectly level floors. He called it Popeye. I'm really not sure what he looks like.

As an aside, I believe this flooring experience was a monumental event in the relationship between Mr. M and my father. My father is used to doing things on his own and not asking for help. But, he completely left the whole flooring job up to Mr. M, and I really think they bonded over all of it. Yay for dad and son-in-law bonding!

Speaking of bonding, my father decided to start rewiring the room for their entertainment system, and Mr. M helped. He was getting tired and a bit punchy, so he started doing some goofy stuff that only Mr. M could do. Below are a few images from this, and I had to make it look as horror movie-ish as possible, just for fun.

Oh, no, Mr. M! Don't let the creature pull you into the wall!

Fight with all your might!

The End.

September 18, 2009

Last Days of Summer

Say goodbye to the last full week of summer and say hello to all of the crispness and beauty that fall brings.

Have a wonderful weekend!

September 17, 2009

Something Pretty: Cute Fall Shoes

I love heels. They give me height that I ordinarily lack. They make my legs look sexy. They let me get closer to Mr. M's face to give him big smooches.

Heels don't love me. As much as I'd love to wear heels every day, my feet remind me that I'm just not as young and cushioned as I used to be. The balls of my feet scream. My calves get tight. The pain is enough to wear me out for a good day or two.

I don't like flats. I have high arches and narrow heels. They make my feet hurt and give me blisters on my heels. And on my toes, too. They're just no fun for me.

I needed cute and comfortable shoes that I can wear to work, especially for when the weather gets cooler. I could wear sneakers, but that's really not professional, although some people around my workplace have no problems wearing Birkenstocks year-round.

That's where these cuties come in.

Now I have just a little bit of height, a little bit of dressy, and a whole lot of cute!

Buy them here and here.

September 16, 2009

Something Roomy: Droolworthy!

I love reading Bliss. There's always something pretty and inspiring to look at. Today's post is no exception! Just take a look at this gorgeous home in San Francisco! If I had the money and the reason to live on the West Coast, I'd so be there!

I wonder if Mr. M would build one of these for me...

Find more pictures here.

September 11, 2009

Favorite Etsy Shops

Brooklyn Limestone has generated some debate in one of their recent posts about Etsy. As an add-on, it's nice because they've also opened up some honest discussion about Etsy and the craft industry in general. They're encouraging us to share our favorite Etsy sellers, so I've compiled a list of my favorites from whom I've already purchased things from:

** fubabee
** fleur fatale
** South Paw Studios
** perideau designs
** whimsy & spice
** lillyella
** bathlife
** DressGreen
** Colie's Crafts - shameless plug for my own shop :-)

What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?

September 10, 2009

MIA, and now BIA!

Um, Back in Action!

Sorry I haven't been around for a bit. I've had a lot going on. Mr. M and I were up with my parents over Labor Day weekend, and it turned out to be a longer weekend than planned. Mr. M was putting hardwood flooring in my parents' living room and middle room and the job took a bit longer than expected. But, more on that later!

I've also finally managed to sell my first item directly from my Etsy shop! Not a custom order, but one 'off the shelf'! I was ecstatic! But, more on that later, too!

I may also have a small rant coming up, along with more pretty pictures and random stuff. Please be patient with me!
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