Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Friday!

It's finally Friday!!

This week has dragged.

I am in much better spirits compared to the beginning of the week, things are starting to sink into a permanent place in my mind. I forgot to mention that Joe left for El Paso, Texas (terrifying considering which town is directly across the border) for 3 weeks for work. This probably isn't going to happen again for a while, but still I was beside myself when he left considering all of the sad things that had happened just a few days before his departure.


He's going to be amazed by our garden when he comes home.  Look how much it grew in one week!

Tomorrow I'm going to discuss my first harvest plan! I really cannot wait :) I'll be making my first pickings next weekend and tomorrow the planning begins!


  Now it's time for a beautifully sunshine-y treasury list!


'Sunny Summer' by perniejaynevintage

Summertime 8x10 inches yello...

GLOWY Cat Collar

owl art print / yellow black...

Baby Shower Favor, Mason Jar...

Yellow Butterfly Wall Hangin...

Yellow and white / cotton/ ...

Crochet Heart Appliques, Lem...

Abstract Fantasy Art Print -...

Guestbook with a lime green ...

Yellow Lucky Horseshoe Hook ...

White Yellow Painting on Can...

Yellow Linen Napkins in Yell...

Origami paper ball. Kusudam...

Lemon Vanilla Lip Balm, Vega...

Sunshine Shell Necklace

One Piece Casual - Size 14 B...
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lost In Boston? Well, Meet Victoria.

This lovely lady is Victoria, author of Lost in Boston, a newer blog that keeps me going back for more.

"After reading tons of fabulous blogs about a lot of my favorite topics, I started Lost in Boston early this month. I live in Boston and work just over the Charles River in Cambridge. I'm slowly learning blogging and video editing and graphic design, all in the hopes that it will lead me to sprinkle a little more creativity onto my life. When I'm not sitting in front of a computer, I can be found jogging slowly, bargain hunting, reading cookbooks and novels, traveling to exotic places and volunteering with disabled adults and children." - Victoria

She definitely had me giggling this week with her big hair (in a bad, bad way) post with references to Medusa and Frankenstein's bride. Not only giggles, but some great product suggestions in there, too!  Victoria is definitely a down-to-earth, life-loving girl and I look forward to reading all of her future posts!

You can find and follow Victoria at:
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I Am Grateful...

This week has been rough and heartbreaking.  Two family members passed(one of which I am having a really hard time getting past) and 2 others, who aren't family but might as well be, are very sick; one nearing the end of his 14 month battle with pancreatic cancer and one just found out he has stage 4 prostate cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes.  Times like this always have a way of getting people to stop and think about what is really important, but it also makes you wonder if you did enough.  Did I show enough love? Did I stay in touch as much as I wanted to? Did they know how much I adore them?  
This all makes me realize how grateful I am for those around me and it is very clear that I need to do nothing but show them all of my love because you never know.  It's also made me realize that I'm not invincible anymore.  I'm not 21 and getting away with doing asinine things, I'm not able to eat Taco Bell daily and stay thin(yes I know it's horribly unhealthy but when you're skinny fat and drunk half the time it doesn't matter right?.. wrong), I'm not able to move as freely as I used to since my back now feels that it's made up of glass, and I'm not the only one that's in my life anymore.  I have a soulmate and a beautiful daughter and I need to make sure I stay as healthy as I can so I can be here for them for a long, long time.  You will all be seeing a lot more "healthy living" posts as I begin my journey to a more healthy life and I welcome you to come join me.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Urban Decay Giveaway

Ready for another GREAT giveaway brought to you by my favorite Miss Angie?!

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a must have this summer because we all want to look good! As another makeup favorite of mine the timing is perfect to give it away. Enjoy, from LeChateaudesFleurs.
This long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous neutrals. Shades range from delicate champagnes to dark, gritty gunmetal, with names like Darkhorse, Virgin and Buck. We've also included a range of textures: everything from glitter to shimmer to matte.

Urban Decay NAKED Palette Giveaway

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

AncWar Kickstarter is up!

Hey all, some of you know that I have/do work with bands of all genres, well I've been fortunate enough to help book a tour for a pretty amazing up-and-coming group.  Ancestral Warship is a mishmash of hip-hop, reggae, and funk; the sound is unique, the band is love.
They need some help getting ready for their upcoming tour so have a look, share, and donate<3

Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend Wrap-Up

June was probably not the right month to make a daily blogging promise.  I spent this whole week doing last minute party planning and while it wasn't good for the blog it was good for the party, which was a success :)

The party was on Saturday, but her birthday was technically on Sunday, Father's Day.  Needless to say, Joe and Olivia had an extra special weekend.  Since this week was so hectic we decided to spend our Sunday relaxing at home, eating cake, and playing with all of Liv's new toys.
This weekend was great, I cherished every moment.  Joe leaves next Sunday for Texas; he's going to be working there for 3 weeks.. I'm going to miss him so much  Every time I think about it I tear up, hopefully I can find a lot of fun activities for Olivia and I to help time go by quickly.
What will I do without my goofy JoeJoe?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Etsy Feature & Giveaway Winners

Happy Wednesday! 
Today I'd like to share, with you, a featured Etsy item from the Wanelo Etsy Team.
These beautiful Pink Gemstone Matte Gold Earrings handcrafted by Le Printemps are the latest item to featured in the Wanelo Etsy Team.  They are absolutely gorgeous and can be worn with many different looks.

'With Love' by luvbuzz

Pink Gemstone Matte Gold Ear...

Vintage Cream/Ivory Train Ca...

vintage 1950's dress PAL...

Mini Paris Travel Journal, P...

Knit Sweater Pillow, Cable K...

6 Silk flower heads, combo p...

Custom Married Date Sign Car...

Blush pink / Pale pink / po...

Floral Camera Strap.dSLR Cam...

Teddy Bear Plushie Kawaii St...

6 Vintage Retro French pale ...

Vegan Rosemary Mint Hand & C...

3 inch wood moulding, Antiqu...

10 Sunstone Crystal Tumblest...

Soy Candle - Beer scented So...

Peach Infinity Scarf. Circle...

Now on to my Ad Space Giveaway Winners!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Insomnia is a..

I woke up at 2:30am and I'm still awake.  It is now 4:18am and birds are singing.
The good thing about being awake right now is the work I can get done without anyone else trying to talk to, distract, or climb on me.
 I also woke up to a feature in an absolutely gorgeous treasury that I'd like to share with you.

'Contrasting Colors' by athenarayne

11x14 leaves with frost, fin...

Mineral Lip Shimmer - Color ...

Wool Felt Roll - 100% Wool -...

Vintage Red Orange Maple lea...

watercolor painting original...

Winter photography abstract ...

Teal Skinny Tie - Teal Green...

Aqua and Blue-Green Vintage ...

red-orange dyed magnesite ge...

Agate Slice with Drilled Hol...

Silk Scarf, Hand Painted Sil...

Mod Stars hand embroidered p...

15mm Dark Blue Green Magnesi...

Feather Headband- Beautiful...

Tahitian Teal - Blue Green S...

Teal Leather Baby Moccasins

Pretty right?  I love color inspired lists.
 ..I think I've conceded to staying awake, I'm going to go make some coffee.  It's going to be a long day, hopefully it's a good one! I've got some packages to mail and some crepe paper to buy.
Have a great Monday everyone!
And remember, my Ad Space Giveaway ends in a few hours so, be sure to check it out.