Monday, June 30, 2008
All I could think was, "What the crap is wrong with kids these days?!" I didn't even have a cell phone till I was 21!!! And even then, I only got one because the guy I was interested in had one and I was embarrassed for him to call my house phone. Lame reason, I know. When I was 10, I was strutting around with a side ponytail, stirrup leggings, and an over sized tee shirt that I gathered on the side to look cool. Heck, I wasn't even allowed to shave my legs or wear makeup till I was about 13! Seriously, what is the deal these days with people dressing their kids like they're prosti-tots!? I mean, you don't have to be a prude or make your kids dress dorky, but you can look modest and classy by dressing them their age! I know people who are letting their little girls go tanning, get their hair colored, and wear mascara at age 8! All I can say is GIVE ME A BREAK! Let your kids be kids! Adult life is a big responsibility and hard, so why are people allowing their kids to grow up so fast?!
I'm stepping off my soapbox, but I want to know your thoughts? Is it okay to let 10 year olds have cell phones? What about colored bras? Makeup? Sexy clothes? Where do you draw the line?
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
I loved the bright spray paint on this car!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Like I said, after I pulled her out of the box and displayed her once again on my side table, my curiosity about her arose. Was she a replica? If she was, why did she have all the markings on the bottom of the little suitcase she carries? I decided I needed to do my own research. After many google searches, I came up empty handed. I kept searching "kewpie with suitcase" and "ceramic kewpie with umbrella and suitcase". I finally searched "traveling kewpie" and found what I was searching for! This is what the website had to say about her:
This is the doll that was on the website I found.
I was thrilled! My Kewpie matched this description to a T ! Everything lined up- the height, the hand painted features, and what sold me was the black "C", incised O'Neill, and the 4916 that was on the bottom of the case. This site was asking $325, but I don't plan on selling her- ever! I always knew she wasn't a replica, and now my thoughts are confirmed! Thank you Nanny, for giving me such a treasure! She's still priceless to me!
My little Kewpie Doll
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
*ahem* Anyway, I love these business cards!I stumbled upon them at Country Living Magazine. Oh, and there's a funny story to go along with that too. See, when we moved, I forgot to change my subscription to Cottage Living magazine. A few days ago Andrew got an email from them saying that the subscription was on hold because the new tenants sent all our mail back. Well, I got online to change the address and accidentally went to Country Living instead of Cottage Living (confusing I know!). When the change address thing didn't work online, I emailed them politely asking to change my address and included my account number. A few days later they emailed me back asking for my prior address, which I gave them and then I got another email asking for all this info that I already gave them. I was a little frustrated, so I decided to just call the customer service hot line. This is what went down...
Customer Service Girl: *all chipper and happy sounding* Hello! This is Ashley, how may I help you?
Me: Hi! *chipper and happy sounding too* I need to change my address and I'm having a little bit of trouble doing it online.
CSG: Okay sure, I can help! What is your last name and zip?
Me: Give her my last name and zip.
CSG: Okay....*typing*.....hmmmm....yeah, I'm not finding you.
Me: *a little frustrated* Well, I've been getting the magazine, so I should be in there. They sent me an email telling me it was on hold or something and to change my address. I have my account number.
CSG: Okay what is your account number? *typing account number* Yeah...I'm not pulling anything up. (she sounds annoyed at this point as if I'm trying to con her into giving me a free magazine subscription).
Me: *very frustrated* Look, how can you not have my info? I've been receiving the magazine! It says right here on this email from Cottage Living that I nee......
CSG: *cutting me off* Ma'am, this is COUNTRY Living Magazine.
Me: ....*long pause*....oh.... I see. Well, that makes a lot of sense then. *nervous laugh* Gee, sorry about that! Ha-ha....Uh...I guess now you have a funny story to tell your coworkers, eh?
CSG: *in a flat voice* Can I help you with anything else?
Me: Umm, nope, but I do think your magazine is great too! Uh, bye...sorry...
I then called Cottage Living and easily changed my address.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This video is hilarious, but hits home on so many levels!
So, here's a question for you. Do you have a mustache and if so, do you bleach, wax, or use one of those melting creams to get rid of unwanted hair? Or are you one of the lucky ones who has very fine, light hair above your upper lip so you don't have to worry about it? I for one, am a fan of the wax. Particularly, Mico Tweeze -works wonders for us dark haired ladies!
How funky is this wing back!?! Many of you have asked me about upholstery since I've taken a few classes. I found this website that more or less explains how to go at it! However, if you're not feeling quite that ambitious, I'd be happy to give you a fantastic deal on upholstering! Just email me a picture of your chair and I'll quote you a cost!
Monday, June 23, 2008
So in my search to become more of a fashionista, I stumbled upon this little beauty....Great styles and free shipping! What more could a girl ask for?! Here is what InStyle had to say about it: This Maryland shop carries fresh and modern labels like Milly, Rock & Republic and Shoshanna. Check out shopemilygrace.com and use promo code INSTYLE08 from from June 20th to July 31st to receive 25% off your purchases.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Since I was downtown, I drove past my old apartment. 2 years ago this week, I decided to move out by myself into this tiny studio apartment. Little did I know how much my life would change in 2 years! Ah...Hip & Humble! If you haven't been, you must go!
On Friday, Andrew and I stopped by the South Jordan carnival. The next afternoon they had a vintage car show that we couldn't miss! I love these old cars! I can't help but think about the person who owned it first, and where they traveled in it. We talked to an old guy who told us all about his car and the fun dates he went on in it. It was sure interesting! I can't wait to restore an old truck (like the one below) someday!
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So with that said, I'd like to share some info that I am really excited about! Every summer the Salt Lake Arts Council hosts weekly concerts called the Twilight Concert Series. They're each Thursday starting July 10 - August 28 @ 7pm at the Gallivan Center downtown. The best part about it is they are FREE! That's right, zero mullah! So check out the link and see who's playing! These two bands are on my must see list:
Josh Ritter July 17
Nada Surf August 7
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I decided that since I my weekends have finally slowed down, I'm going to spend this Saturday exploring my favorite stores and places in Salt Lake. My first stop will be the Farmers Market. Then I plan on shopping at Hip & Humble, Nest, Floribunda, Ward & Child, Artichokes & Co, Abode, Cactus & Tropicals, and any other funky lil' stores I decide to browse! I love spending a laid back day solo shopping, thinking, and unwinding. I might even stop by Nailed and get a pedi!
P.S. My neighbor said he husband could hook up our internet tonight! SWEET!