Like a fool, I left my camera at home today, but any turtle is cute! So, back to my story. I was told the other year (regarding orphaned or injured birds, and any wild animal in a perilous situation) that, basically, I'm stepping in and disturbing nature, and I should leave all wildlife alone. I, on the other hand, disagree. I feel that I'm put in a specific place at a specific time because I'm supposed to be there, and I can help. Do we think that doctors are disrupting things by saving lives? No.
Okay, rant over, back to the silly stuff. Two of the turtles were at the edge of the road on my way to work this morning, and three of them were in the road on my way to see my first client. There was a car a ways behind me when I stopped to get the fifth turtle out of the road, so I pulled over, jumped out of the car, and put my hand up to say, "stop" while I was walking to the turtle. Well, they didn't obey the sign, but the turtle is now safe, so that's all that matters!A couple years ago when I was at my favorite local junk/antique shop, I spotted this pretty necklace, and I felt like was made for me! Fitting, no? In addition to mingling with turtles, I also went to pick up this CD from Karl Blau at my local indie record store, Speakertree Records, and I love it!
Black suede, grey and mustard yellow leather, all with pin backs. I've been wanting to do a little thrifting for tacky, brightly colored leather bags or clothes that I could use as donor leather because I'd like a cluster for myself, but I really want green or teal leather!
Two weeks from this very moment, I will be in the sky on my way from Philadelphia to California! I've decided that since I won't be blogging for a few days, I'll post the giveaway before I leave on the 10th!
If you'd like to join and make your own Wednesday wish list, link back to me from your post, and leave a link to your list in the comments section! I can't wait to see you found! While I've got you here, I need to ask you something. You know how men can be a little blunt or insensitive sometimes? Chris was honest enough to tell me a few weeks ago that maybe my blog and I are boring. So, do have any ideas of things you'd like to see? I'm open to suggestions (which doesn't happen often because I'm incredibly stubborn)!
What's your decoration style like, and do you have specific colors or collections that you use or look for when you're shopping? I'll admit that I collect pretty much everything, but when the majority or your home's contents come from thrift and junk shops (such as mine), it's hard to pass up such a bargain! My favorites are milk glass, old dishes (they're good for wall hangings and for collecting jewelry or just about anything else), painted or enameled trays, and old silver or brass.
images via flickr
Sometimes I think maybe I'd like a wallpapered room in my house, but it would have to be a bathroom since I'm leery of prints and patterns. If I did any wallpaper though, I'd want it to be a large pastel pattern with flowers or leaves, and birds of course, like the first picture! So what do you think? Do you have any wallpaper in your house?
Also, I must tell you about my love of lambs. I've been begging Chris for years to let me have a donkey and a lamb, otherwise this farmland will just go to waste (that's what I tell him, at least). Well obviously I'm sans lamb and donkey, but yesterday on our way home from Culpeper we went the scenic route to see the multi-million dollar estates. Most have horses, but there was one (beautiful) farm with hundreds of sheep and cute little lambs! It was love!
How was your weekend?
I'm not sure how many of you participated in the love vintage exchange that Kellie over at rice babies hosted, but let me just say that the idea was genius, and I seriously got the best packages (I had two partners)! I couldn't photograph everything I received since there's a storm brewin' and the sun has disappeared, but here are my favorites...
Candy. Enough said, right? I may or may not have eaten an entire box of the candy cigarettes in one sitting. Yeah. Yum. She also sent me pretty embroidered hankies and dresser scarves, handmade tissue cozies, and cute little notes explaining each item she picked for me! Aren't packages fun?!?!? Yes, they are!
I had originally planned on walking up to the garage (in the country there are fields between any and all structures) to test out an idea I had for pendants on the metal lathe, but considering the rain is coming down hard enough to possibly drown me as I step out of the door, I guess I'll wait. have you done anything fun or crafty this weekend? Oh, and in case you're wondering what in the heck a metal lathe is, here's a deep and informative voice to explain it for you...
More than likely, with all the maps, road signs and GPS gadgets in cars, you won't get lost (too bad). However, should you find yourself deep in the forest with out your car (and its fancy GPS thing) and cell phone, you'd probably be pretty thankful you packed that compass!
One of the best souvenirs to bring back from a trip is a whole collection of pictures! Don't get me wrong, I'll always love the convenience of digital photography, but nothing beats good old fashioned film & vintage cameras!
Last but not least, if you check your luggage and have to wait at the baggage carousel, the worst thing that could happen would be for someone else to take off with your goods. Fun & customized luggage tags would insure your bags only go with you!
Do you have fun plans for trips this summer? Have you met blogger friends in person? If you want to share your wish list, and I hope you do, link back to me from your list, and leave a link to it in the comments section so I can see!
This top is super cute, and I REALLY love bandeau tops (the halter strap can be removed). I got a different color bottom to go with it because I really love the look of mix & match suits, but unfortunately it isn't the right fit. I'm SOOOO self conscious about it, but there are these scars from a surgery I had when I was younger, and the older I get, the more I hate them. When I was younger, I just assumed that everyones lower stomach looked like mine, but when I finally realized mine was different, it sort of started to bother me. I used to cry about the scars, and sometimes if I'm feeling blue, I still do! Anyway, so many bikini bottoms these days are made super duper low cut, and I can't wear them because I REFUSE to show the top scar (it's the deepest). So, the bottom I got for this top was cut too low, but at least I have another bottom that will work!
And this one is my favorite! It just barely covers the top scar, but just barely is better than bare! I don't even know where to begin. I love the color (most any shade of green is my favorite), I love the ultra soft, smooth fabric, I love the sort of vintage inspired style, I love everything about it, and most of all, I love that it cost me less than $10! That's right, J. Crew for less than $10!
So thanks for reading through my blah and icky feelings, and I hope you don't think I'm weird for posting bathing suit pictures of myself. Maybe I'm just weird because I get so crazy about it. I don't know.
This bit actually has nothing to do with my bathing suit (or, I guess it could loosely relate since I was in a swimming pool), but I'm watching an episode of Made on MTV with cheerleaders, and it made me think of this one Saturday at the pool when my sister and cousin decided they wanted to use me as a stunt girl since I'm the smallest. They made me stand on their shoulders, and the dumb part is, we were in the shallow end. All I know is, someones foot slipped and I fell all that way and landed flat on my back on the bottom of the pool. I seriously thought I'd drown. Then I got up, but I still couldn't breathe. Dad came and pulled me out of the pool, and when I finally started breathing and could move again, I told Lauren and Emily that I would not play cheerleader with them again. Definitely not worth the pain and lack of oxygen!
In addition to the carnival, I got the heads up from a friend on a J. Crew sample sale (and I scored jeans, shirts, and two bikinis). I probably could have stayed all day, but I'd venture to say that Chris wouldn't have been so happy. I'll see if I can get some pictures of my favorite new bathing suit, but I will NOT be modeling it!
Saturday was spent at my little sister's graduation, then at my pop's house for the after party. My family is crazy, and while it may be wise to down a vallium ahead of time, they sure are fun to be around!
What's your favorite carnival ride or game? And did you do anything special this weekend!