Wednesday, January 11, 2017

opening up my Etsy shop...

Okay after many sleepless nights ponding over different ways of selling my art I have decided to go (back) to Etsy.  I hate to give into the big names but after doing my research it is the better choice and what most creative peeps use.  It's not too expensive to list and they take only a small cut if you sell an item.  I have lots of ideas floating around in my head so hopefully soon I can get busy creating some new art to post.  Listed now are a few collage pieces I am in love with.  They are all paper collages framed in vintage frames.  They are somewhat small and look great on a tabletop in the living room, on your desk at work, on a bookshelf in your bedroom.  I hope when you look at them they make you happy and remind you of a mountain tops, far away places or simply a glass of milk! 

Visit my Etsy shop and see what you think!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Let's Get Messy!

I did it, I finally did it! 

I've been studying and watching and finally I decided to take the leap and join GET MESSY

Already I've experienced the community on Facebook and once you join the site it's awesome too!  I couldn't believe how much they had on the site to offer once I committed! 

I'm so excited and anxious to get started on my first prompt and share in the communities!

Come along on this journey with me...I believe this is a way to grow and explore in a way I've never thought of! 

Bring it on Get Messy!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Our first snow in 2017!

I can't believe it has snowed so early in the year!  During the fall there were so many acorns on the ground and so many people were saying that that was a sign of a long and hard winter.  Well, it has started that's for sure!  It is so cold outside, for the last few days since the snow it has been in the teens and low 20's!  It's COLD! 

We have all had a ball playing in the snow and sliding down the hill at the circle and in the backyard!  Fun times to remember!

This snow was good for snowballs but we just couldn't get it stick good enough for a snowman!  Next time! 

The weather got cold before we could get the clubhouse finished but I will say we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.  We just need some power and outside paint and then we are ready to start painting and decorating the inside!  It's going to be great!  Not sure who will enjoy more, me or the girls!

Clarissa really enjoyed eating the snow!

While Lula and I tried really hard to get it to stick for a snowman with not much luck...

It was definitely a beautiful fun time outside and really really cold!  I love how different it looks when the winter weather is upon us but I do miss the green leaves on the trees!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

80's Fashion and that Grunge look!

Obviously I'm an 80's girl!  I was 12 years old and I think in the 6th grade (I didn't turn 5 until November so I had to wait a year to start K5) in 1980, and the rest is history! 
Early on I gave in to the styles and fashion of the 80's.  I wore the oxford shirts with ribbon bowties with my denim jacket.  Then I got old enough to figure out how cool I could look by altering my clothes I bought at the thrift store.  Looking back, the thrift stores back then were like heaven for me!  As soon as I got my own apartment after high school, I decorated it completely from the thrift store!  
It was awesome in the 80's in my opinion, lot's of really great memories!

Check this outfit out!  Navy oxford shirt, purple ribbon bowtie and white sweater.  I can't remember what pants or skirt I had on for Picture Day that year...can't remember the year either but I think it was maybe 82/83?!  Man I loved the 80's!!!

I'm so proud of this outfit I made!  I think I was in middle school maybe here as well, 8th grade?  The shirt was awesome, it was a printed vintage men's shirt I took the collar off of and sewed the edge and then wore an oversized men's navy sweater vest over it!  Don't you like that hair too?!  Got tons of eyeshadow on too ;)

This was Tracy Kirby's car we drove around town in!  We drove in the 80's but it was a mid 70's Firebird? I think?!  We would drive to Burger King at midnight and get a late night snack in this puppy!
Scott recently shared an Allure article with me that talked about the fashion forecast for 2017.  I gathered a lot of my photos below from Pinterest to give you an idea of the upcoming fashion trend for 2017 as well as my favorites. 

One of my favorite fashion trends from the 80's was the oversized suit jacket with jeans, jeans, jeans and Doc Martins.  I never really wore the large hair bow in my hair but it does look cute!  I need to make note to try to find a mens vintage oversized blazer for my wardrobe this winter...that won't be easy though, these days it's hard to find that sort of thing in the thrift stores.  I guess cause my hobby has been found out by many others!!!

Still today I wear band t-shirts and I don't think that will ever be uncool.  But vintage band t-shirts are hard to find because the original owners worn them out to threads.  Luckily today you can find some pretty cool band t-shirts at Old Navy!  I like how this model put the polka dot long sleeve shirt underneath.

Denim rocks for sure, especially if it's old and worn.  Cut up jeans are being worn again and I myself found them at good ol Old Navy (again).  I love her McDonald handbag and it's only 60 bucks!

Stripes and denim mini skirts, Doc Martin boots, and a beret.  I've never even tried on a beret and mini skirts are for younger peeps but for us older girls we could wear a denim skirt that's a little bit longer with our striped shirt and Docs!

Denim overalls are totally awesome and I used to have a few pairs that I wore while gardening but I don't think I have them anymore.  Gotta add that to my thrift store list!  Overalls are so comfy, I personally have had enough of those tight jeans that everybody wears with their camera around their neck!  The striped shirt really adds that 80's look to the outfit.   

Okay, if anyone needs to know what I want for Mother's MTV television, oversized sweatshirt!  I'm loving the  striped oxford shirt underneath and the black ribbon bowtie!  Oh, and guess what, I still crimp my hair from time to time!!! 

Can't take the 80's out this girl!