My blog is currently getting a facelift. So, please excuse the “mess”~
My blog is currently getting a facelift. So, please excuse the “mess”~
Do you have a to-do list? Silly question right? Everyone does. Do you copy it over and over again on pretty paper or in those cute little notebooks thinking it’ll make you do those things quicker? Never works.
Perhaps you can relate to me when I say that I spend more time organizing my “lists” than actually doing what’s on them. As I look them over I find that most of the tasks would only take around 10 minutes or less to complete. But still they sit.
A day doesn’t go by that inspiration strikes. And so the list grows. I ponder the idea of changing the name from (To Do) to (Perhaps Someday or Never).
Well, that someday is today! No more bullsh*t. Time is precious and scarce, so why waste it? Feel me?
This is my final attempt to keep this blog alive and to complete all of those tasks that have been lingering around for months. If it doesn’t work I’ll be shredding everything up and throwing it into the fireplace. Smores anyone?
Sounds kinda harsh, doesn’t it? If I’m not hard on myself, who’s gonna be? We are our own boss.
Gotta go…….I’ve got things to do:)
Before I begin I must apologize for the current structure of my blog. I’m changing some things around and I’m not quite sure how I want it all to look. So, I ask that you look past that and listen to my announcement.
Having a great holiday weekend? Today is Monday, feels like Sunday, and yes we will all be a bit “off” with the days this week. The opening photo for this post is by Lisa Caeser’s Photography. I love it.
Stay tuned for more enjoyable posts. Oh, and wait until you hear what my precious little baby (House) has been up to lately…….
No, seriously how much? $1.53 here.~
Have you ever had so much change in your bag that it actually felt like you were carrying around a 20lb brick? You constantly shift it from shoulder to shoulder, complaining the whole time. Well, why complain about something you can fix?
A. Go to the local coin operated laundry mat and do all the laundry. Or…
B. Visit the local ice cream shop and treat everyone to a chocolate dipped cone topped with sprinkles.
My friend Webster tells me that change means to make or become different. To transform. Sounds logical, right? Not always. A lot of people fear change. Perhaps because they feel like it leads them down an unknown path and it takes them out of their comfort zone. We can’t always control it when it occurs, but we can control how we react to it.
Weather it’s the amount of coins I have in my pocket or my daily routine, things are always changing. These past few months have been a true testament to this. Each day is different from the next. But that’s okay. I’m learning to live with it and look at each change with an open mind and opportunity to grow from it.
Well, I’m putting my skills to the test and we’ll see what happens.
Once again I’m attempting to bring some life back into my blog…
Will it happen?
You’ll just have to check back and see…
You reach a certain age in your life where you can admit all the silly infatuations you had growing up. And this would be the biggest one for me. I struggled with the title of this post. I Was…I Am…Still a Fan….anyway. My first job in high school was at one of the local hospitals. And since I was still living at home I could spend my paychecks on whatever I wanted (oh how I miss those days). So, guess where it ALL went? Yes, on NKOTB memorabilia. Hats, buttons, shirts, VHS videos, posters, magazines, keychains, and so on. I would drag my best friend with me to the Mall every payday. My bedroom walls were covered with photos. I even had one of my senior portraits taken with one of those vinyl wall coverings you can buy. But, I didn’t chose that one for wallet size, it was more of a just for fun photo.
My mom took my sister and I to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines where they were performing. I was so excited that I stood in line for over (8) hours to get a good seat up front. It was so hot that day and my stomach would not allow me to eat, so I only drank the soda that my mom kept bringing me. Then the gates opened and I earned a position in the front row. Cool, right? They the world went black! Minutes later I woke up in a seated section right off center of the stage. I had a water bottle in one hand and a cool cloth in the other. Yes, I passed out from the heat. I’m sure my empty stomach didn’t help matters. But, I still ended up with a great seat and the show was awesome!
So, this past year when I heard that they were going to be performing on the American Music Awards I became excited again. All the songs went off in my head. That brings me to their tour jacket that I have. I didn’t take it with me when I moved out of my parents house, so I asked my mom to find it for me. And she did. I purchased it (with my whole paycheck) out of one of the teeny bopper magazines that I use to buy. I never wore it, just kept it safe hanging in the closet. So, then I did some research online to see if I could find some more. Nothing other than one on Ebay selling for $500. from a vendor in Japan.
Okay, the coat is now 22 years old, so technically it’s classified as Vintage. And I decided to put it up for sale in my mom’s Vintage Shop. Now, everyone looks at it, touches it, and some try it on to take a picture of themselves. I truly think a guy will purchase it, although several women show interest in it. But when there husbands look it at, they say, “Absolutely Not!” Some laugh and some are in complete aahhh. It doesn’t bother me than some laugh, but when someone shows interest in it I want to pull it off the shelf. I’ve gone back and forth with keeping it or not. And I’ve delayed this blog post for quite some time also. Perhaps it’s my inner voice telling me to keep it. And when I catch myself thinking about it, one of their songs come on the radio. My goodness!
So, at the present time it hangs in my mom’s shop and yes it is for sale (for now). But, I only hope that I’m not working when it does sell because I’ll probably change my mind again. And I pray that it goes to a good home. My BF is a record junkie (dj) and he found a copy of their Hangin’ Tough LP in a pile of his records. So I have that to frame and put on my wall in my office. I often wonder where all of the other memorabilia is. Maybe it went in a garage sale or it’s still in my parent’s house.
I’m classifying this as my most unusual Vintage item that I have. Do you have anything unusual in your collection? Are you keeping it, or selling it?
Are you a fan of Vintage? Join the conversation on Facebook where Handmade Spark has a page for Vintage Lovers. Do you have a shop? Share you links and your photos. Any questions about particular items? We’ll try our best to answer them.
Have a great day!
What a weekend. Everyone has been sick in my family, so I guess it was my turn. If we were playing UNO, I would of loved to of had the Skip card. Almost 100% better.
Today has been catch up day.
So, as I worked this evening (early morning) in my office I often looked down at my three dogs. They have the life, don’t they? So, I captured a shot of them all to share with you. Please excuse Hardy and Disco’s eyes for looking a bit freakish, I didn’t do much editing there. They have enjoyed their “mommy” home for the past three days. They were troopers. Laid by me the whole time with no complaints.
And what’s up with all these television shows? I don’t watch much tv, but in between doses of Thera-Flu I would surf around and the majority of the shows were crime related. CSI, Law & Order, Special Victims Unit, ect..ect. And some wonder why we have so many problems in the real world. But I did watch Legends of the Fall like (4) times, so that made up for it.
So, as I prepare my goals for the week I often find myself asking….What Day is it? The dogs don’t answer me. Perhaps they are hoping for another “couch day”~ Isn’t it something how an illness can alter your routine so much that you actually need to look at the date on your cell phone? And then I usually laugh at myself thinking perhaps this is a sign that I’m going crazy.
Have a good day everyone!
Good Morning! This is a funny little story that happened over the holiday season. While at my local Target store I walked by this t-shirt that caught my eye. Then I saw that is was a piece from the Shaun White collection. I knew that he was a snowboarder, but couldn’t figure out the connection behind this shirt. Anyway, I thought it was cool, so I pulled out my camera and took a picture of it. Can’t leave home without the camera, right? Never know where that next photo may come from.
So, as I was putting my camera back in my handbag a sales associate approached me. She was young, perhaps there for the holiday season. She appeared to be nervous when she asked me, “Do you work for Dateline?” I couldn’t help but laugh! She stated her reason for asking was because she saw me take the picture of the t-shirt. I explained to her that I was just “taken” by the shirt and the curiosity of it’s creator. So, I had to take the picture. She laughed right with me. I could see her nervous behavior quickly diminish.
It may of only been a t-shirt, but the message behind the words was most appealing to me.
Does anyone else hear an alarm?
I feel like I’m in at the bottom of the ocean and I hear a lot of ringing above.
Tons of tiny bubbles are surrounding me….
Could it be that I’m almost to the top?
The super cool Vintage Alarm Clock image belongs to A Vintage Obsession. Check out her shop full of Vintage finds.