Thursday, March 27, 2014

In which there is a baby

This is my Henry. He is six weeks old today. He is a really big deal. He's sort of blond with blue eyes so far, and he likes to eat and sleep. He was almost ten pounds when he was born and we are very lucky because he is a very nice baby. The dogs have accepted him into the family very easily and he is not bothered when they go crazy every day when the postal man comes to the mailbox. I guess he got used to their barking while he was growing in my belly.
So many people have been so generous with gifts, and we are so blessed with handmade items. I'll have to go back to work in a couple of weeks, so I'm trying to really absorb everything that's happening now.
So, it's hard and it's easy and that's weird. And we bought a minivan and that's weird. And some days I can't do more that put on new socks and feed myself and the baby and other days I can do 40 chores, make dinner, bake a cake, take a shower and do something nice for someone else. What's the difference between the first kind of day and the second kind of day? I have no idea. I don't know it when it's happening. It doesn't seem like it's the baby, it doesn't seem like it's me - I don't know. Whole days pass where nothing happens - whole days pass where everything happens. Interesting.
 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Trying to Clean out

Before the bebe comes! We have a lot going on - potential house construction, a leftover Superstorm Sandy tenant (who lives in our basement, but should be moving soon) a new baby coming...I'm trying not to add to the clutter, but to take away! This means making sure everything is listed (maybe it will sell for the holidays?), making sure I don't buy MORE and trying to use what craft supplies I have on hand for all of the delightful baby gifts I have yet to make (did I mention that there are three new babies just born and another one on the way before my baby comes?).
So here are a few things you might not have seen that I have listed in the ol' etsy shop.
Wheaton, NJ tiny bottles

Murray-Allen tins!

Tulip candleholders!
 
I have also relisted any Christmas stuff I have lingering in inactive listings...Man, I hope this works. Our house is full of good-intentioned buys and many things that I thought I had sentimental attachments to can go right out the door - wish the weather was warmer, because I would totally have a garage sale...oh, well.
I did go thrifting with my best bud, Kate yesterday. I bought a couple of baskets for the house and a couple of sweaters to cover my giant belly, and a couple of records for my dad for Christmas. I restrained myself and the only silly non-useful thing I bought were two lego sets - both turkeys...hilarious.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Taking a Break

I'm taking a break from blogging and etsy and thrifting and buying and selling. I'm having a little self-maintenance time, trying to be a little healthy and a little restful. It's interesting. A little summer nap...


Friday, June 21, 2013

Catch up or Ketchup or Catsup? eh.

 Just a few favorite pictures as of late, to tell you what's going on with me:
 Andy and I, twinsies in our Converse. He's my best friend, and has cool shoes, to boot!
Kate and I drove for hours through the pouring rain to go to the Country Living fair in Rhinebeck, NY! It was pouring the whole time we were there, but it was WORTH IT! We saw so many cool things and it was the happiest place I've been in a long time.

You know who was there? Cari Cuxley from Cash and Cari on HGTV! I bought a red "M" from her, but she didn't recognize me as her long lost soulmate, so I didn't take a picture with her...She's really pretty, guys. Really pretty.

Look at these awesome wooden tulips! They were big, like two feet tall. I love love LOVED them, but if I brought them home and put them in the yard, Sophie would eat them. That's what she does. Wood is fair game.

And last but not least:
Quinn. You're welcome, Interwebs.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Big Sigh

Well, in the past two weeks, I've been sick as a dog, attended two weddings, took a bus trip to Brimfield (!), washed the house from top to bottom for houseguests, gotten prepared for more houseguests, and had a puppy eat part of our couch. She also ate the brand new dress that I bought for one of the weddings, and was fixed at the vet (unrelated but around the same time). I haven't had time to thrift, so I've been "shopping my stash," which is a knitter's thing to do. I'm reminding myself why I bought things in the first place. I was supposed to have a yard sale next week, but I can't, because there's too much going on here. Boo. But, on to the stash:
This is a very HEAVY picture frame with a swivel back, so it can fit a vertical or horizontal picture. I saw another listing of a very similar one that said it was solid brass. The picture doesn't do it justice.
 

Three bar glasses in tomato red and turquoise.

401 Pyrex snowflake pattern. I had stopped selling them because they are such a pain to ship. But I have to get rid of stuff. I'm starting to feel like a hoarder.

And this awesome trivet:
"Oh weary mothers rolling dough
Don't you wish that food would grow?
How happy all the world would be
With a cookie bush and a doughnut tree!"
It's pretty awesome. Don't be jealous. I'd sell it to you if you wanted it.

LInking up to Sir Thrift a LOt