Monday, March 29, 2010

Ooh! Trunkshow in the St. Paul Paper!

Give your Easter basket an edge with Duckie Uglings, loveable little creatures handmade locally. Artist Rebecca Jo Malmstrom will hatch her spring collection, including bunnies, birds in nests and of course, ducks, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bibelot, 1082 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Register to win a one-of-a-kind creation.

— Allison Kaplan

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday's OOTD

I thought I looked super cute on Saturday. I didn't feel like washing my hair, and it was *just* cold enough that one needed extra layers to preserve optimum body temperatures when out-of-doors. So out comes the trusty Beret. But off came the bling that usually decorates the brim.

Here's my outfit o' the day.

beret: super old GAP, like 15 years ago. I know I had it college because one year I was a squirrel and i made my boyfriend at the time be an acorn. He didn't like dressing up. That should have been a major clue that it would never work out.
scarf: I knit it about 2 years ago.
brown cardi: From marshall's. Some random plus size line
tank top w/ beading: old navy
jeans: Liz Claiborne via my MOM! Yes they are Mom jeans, literally. And they are also 6 sizes smaller than the jeans I was wearing last year at this time. Though women's sizes go by 2's. So really, it's 3 sizes. But the math is pretty exciting regardless.

The sun has FINALLY come out in MN and that means everyone and their dog heads outside to soak up the sunshine. I've walked outside the last two days instead of in the mall and it's been GLORIOUS. Just when you get sick of living in a miserable gray and rainy world the sun comes out and reminds you that spring is worth going through winter. We know there will be a few more blizzards before winter slinks away for 9 months...but we don't care!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dropoffs, pickups

Dropped off some new creatures at Bibelot this week. Some Easter-y, some not. Those over there are nests, blue birds, and little rabbits. I also dropped off some giant rabbits and some gianormous cats. Whee!!!!

I have been thrifting like crazy, probably a little *too* crazy, and I found these sweet little bottles! You can have them for your very own if you visit my etsy site.....

I also got a *very* part time job this week at a local department store, in the home department. I'm looking forward to the employee discount and a regular source of income! So that's pretty awesome....

Monday, March 01, 2010

Where you at?

life has been like a hugh grant movie for me. minus the witty comebacks and age-inappropriate romances.

i have driven about 1800 miles in the past week to visit my new little niece dora and then return for a wedding in MPLS and a meeting for easter with the bibelot folks (more on that later).

on the way back to mpls, i heard the sad news that my former roommate's father passed away, so on my planned return to IL i attended a funeral in des moines. i'm now back in chicago to enjoy the little babe for a few more days and we're leaving tomorrow AM to get back to MN so i can house sit in MPLS. it's a whirlwind, i tell you!

i can't believe how much she changed in little over a week. she's growing like crazy and is SO strong...i don't want to leave!