Consumerism


I skipped Wardrobe Wednesday yesterday since I didn’t have any new requests and didn’t find the time to make a virtual wardrobe for myself. Work has been nuts. Instead, here’s a random post of things that have caught my eye recently.

I love Tyler candles – they are soy-based and smell amazing. Only a little votive will make your entire house fragrant.

I’m trying to find a new facial product, one that is mostly natural, and that will nourish my sensitive, rosacea skin (I have always flushed easily and now that I’m all old and almost 34 it’s getting worse). Any suggestions would be most welcome!

I’ve wanted this pine cone wind chime for ages. Eventually I’ll buy it and hang it up outside. It’s peaceful and reminds me of home.

The apron is adorable and would be a nice addition to my fledgling collection (only 2, but still). And I think this shirt would be really cute with jeans.

That is all.

What’s on your wish list?

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Pretty cool rustic cake stand idea.

Hawt. Must make this for all my friends. (Drip, goes the sarcasm.)

I find these dolls very creepy.

Like this green idea. If only I had time, room, and patience to sew, store and learn how to use a sewing machine.

Want to copy this idea for cards or something.

Am loving the funky mushroom fabric of this apron.

I will post about my (very! exciting!) weekend later, but for now I wanted to leave you with some recent pictures of the Bear.

Cost of this caterpillar rocker at a store? $157 (!!)

Cost of this caterpillar rocker at a consignment sale? $20

Watching Claire rock on it and hearing her say “weeee!”? Priceless

I love me some consignment sales.

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Claire was watching my little fancy dress photo session of myself and walked in the frame at one point, so I finished it by taking a picture of the both of us.

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Her first pair of shorts.

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Another fun, new (to us) consignment sale toy.

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Claire’s new “fun station”.

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My two favorite people.

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An airplane!

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In an attempt to get Claire some more age-appropriate toys, namely ones where she can practice cause and effect, I recently bought one of these for $5 at a consignment sale. She immediately started playing with it and still does 2 weeks later. I gotta tell you, that’s much more gratifying that buying toys for a cat and having them just sniff it and walk away.

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This is Huz and I last Friday night. We celebrated our belated 14 month anniversary because, as you may recall, I was looking hot back in December after having surgery. Huz is proud of me when I don’t hide my scar. He also likes it when I show some leg. Wee!

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We went to our favorite Nashville restaurant and enjoyed a full bottle of wine (hiccup) and a lovely meal together. For the appetizer I had artisan pizza with lamb, feta and pesto; Huz had homemade sausage with apple and fennel slaw. For the main entree I had steak (medium rare) with wilted arugula, mushrooms, blue cheese and walnuts; Huz had grilled trout with a butter sauce and crispy polenta and sauteed vegetables. We shared a strawberry custard tarte and coffee for dessert. Yum to the max.

I’m still contemplating getting a tattoo. As you know, I’ve thought about it for years and now that I’ve (hopefully) survived cancer I feel the need for some sort of symbol of triumph to help me remember strength, health, vitality, life. I’m just hung up on what the symbol should be, what is meaningful to me, and what I won’t get sick of or hate years down the road. I need to meet with a local tattoo artist to help me come up with an original design.

That’s about it. Now somebody please say SOMETHING to me and make me smile. Thanks!