Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ordinary Life

Activity of the day: Tearing up mom's cookbook

The beautiful roses Brannon got me for my birthday...I'm kind of like a cat lady, only with flowers...I take lots of pictures of them because they die so quickly! (I mean the flowers, not cats...)

Taj thoroughly enjoying my birthday balloon

Second activity of the day: wrestling match on mom's bed...after she made it.

Final activity of the day: dance party in mom's kitchen to the only radio station without commercials: gospel central.

Hot air balloon show from my front room window, awesome!
I've been a slacker this week on blogging. I made it a goal to post at least once a week, but my life has actually been a little busy this week, which is a first for me in a really long time! So this week I turned 25 on the 9th and in my wisened old age I decided that instead of buying clothes this year for my birthday, I would make them. Thus, I bought myself a sewing machine. I'm kind of in designer mode right now and I've been sketching dress designs like crazy for the last three weeks. My only problem: I don't know how to sew people! So I'm a LOT intimidated by a sewing machine and the task of making my creations come to life. I don't even know how to thread a machine, so you can see the predicament that I'm in. My ambitions, however, to create my own clothes so that I can have more of a selection to choose from in my closet are stronger than my fears of not knowing how to sew. So it's new territory, but I'm going to give it a shot, forge on, like the pioneers!
Speaking of shopping spree, I just had one at the local D.I. I don't know why I was so embarrassed at even the thought of being seen in a thrift store when I was a teenager, but I'm telling you now, you can find some good stuff there! I bought Taj nearly an entire wardrobe there which included argyle sweaters, new dress shirts and polo shirts, jeans, etc. People give away some nice clothes there. I also bought myself two dresses and a skirt. I'm really in to 40s and 50s style dresses right now and the D.I. is like a gold mine for those kinds of things! My whole concept of fashion has changed since high school and I can't bring myself to spend money on clothes like I used to, so I'm shameless now and proudly tell people that "I got this dress from the D.I. and it was only $5!"
As for the rest of the last two weeks of our lives, it's all in the pictures...hope you all have a great week and enjoy the cooler weather and much as I do!

1 comment:

Cami and Justin said...

Hey I love your idea of making things to update your wardrobe so I thought I would pass along this blog I recently found. She started with the same concept as you....(kind of) layed off from her job and wanted to be creative everyday so she finds things at thrift stores and alters them for a new piece every day, but the catch $1 a day. 356 days. $365 dollars. Hope you find insperation!