what’s up party people! did you guys have severe weather where you lived yesterday? it was crazy here. i didn’t hear any tornado sirens, but my iphone kept telling me to take cover (what??). it rained pretty much all day, and we were forced to get creative with our in-home doings. lots of reading, car rolling, (toy) kitchen cooking, dress-up happening (it’s amazing how a few odd hats can eat up time) and their new favorite activity… stroller and grocery cart races. actually, i don’t think it’s fair to call it a race, since rinne doesn’t even walk yet! did i tell you that? girlfriend is 16.5 months old and will only walk behind this grocery cart. i would be alarmed but her own mother didn’t walk until she was 17.5 months old. um, yeah. i’ve never really liked hard core physical activity.
the etsy shop has been bumpin’ lately. thank goodness it was sleeping through most of holiday card rush, but now i guess people have woken back up and want some paper products! so every time i log into etsy to fiddle with my listings, new items from my favorite shops come up and i ooo and ahh, then go waste a good 10 minutes checking out said items and thinking about where i could put them… but i keep going back to this chanel nail polish print that pops up. wouldn’t this be so fab in a dressing room? seeing as how i don’t have a dressing room, and i share my bathroom and closet with a wooly man – maybe rinne needs it for her room.
we are doing extreme home window treatment makeover here. drapes for the living room, calliespondence worldwide HQ and rush’s room are all underway with just kate, and i couldn’t be more excited! we’re also doing roman shades in the kitchen, and my friend/neighbor margaret and i found the most perfect trim. it is from lee jofa (which – if you want to give your eyes a feast, duck into their showroom at ADAC, which is now open to the public! it’s soooo good.), and will go on the white canvas roman shades. it matches my trina turk “arches” print SO wonderfully! the cushion on the seating bench in the kitchen will be made from that fabric, which i’ve been hoarding forever waiting for the right project. rbb thinks this is ridiculous, i say: genius.
speaking of hoarding, woah nelly – i am organizing my samples right now in the office. PILES upon PILES of samples. here is how it typically goes: i pick up a job from my printer. i count out how many the client has ordered, and separate the overage for my sample bins. there they sit in piles, accumulating over time, until it looks like they might topple over. then i move them to a bin, and start fresh piles. you can see how this is an issue. i disposed of what felt like a million cards the other day, yet still, a few clients will get surprise gifts in the mail soon! i found some personalized cards that i just can’t bring myself to throw away because i know someone (well, one person) out there can use it. the OTHER good news is that i am going to conduct a tag sale pretty soon here. YAY!!! i am so excited. i have lots of cards that could use good homes, and at a discounted price. so check back for that!! i can’t wait.
this was days ago…piles are much higher now.
aren’t fresh flowers the best? i put a teeny vase with a few blooms right next to my sink, and it makes me so happy to look at. gah, and they look so much better with a light blue background than deep, crimson red!!!
the most shocking news of all to report is that i GOT DRESSED today. i mean, really dressed, down to a swipe of red lip gloss (this one). man, it feels so good to have a “real” outfit on. i haven’t donned the blazer since my office days and why not? it’s just there, in my closet, all the time…along with my other “real” clothes. they need to get more air time fo sho.
now, i’ve got some very important business to conduct at the grocery store.