Wednesday, October 28, 2009

eeew, i'm old

today is my birthday. 24 now.

my husband got me a kitty! i love my new kitty, he is so cute! i named him Perry.

busy day today: sephora, victoria's secret and lunch with friends.

that is all for now. i gotta go get prettied up.

Monday, October 26, 2009

meeerm

I think after tomorrow, I will feel less stressed in general. You see, tomorrow is inventory day at the store I work at and my manager has been non-stop stressy-stress so in turn, the rest of us are stressed. It is really not that big a deal in the long run. And it is only a job. There are other avenues of income, this job is not the end all of employment. While I am taking all the preparing seriously I can't help but feel not so serious about the whole ordeal. Sure, I am taking time to make sure everything is 'perfect' and customers are happy but I don't want to be stressed over a job that in reality, doesn't pay that well. Its just retail (professional supply retail, not really dealing with the general public). And there are tons of those jobs everywhere. I could always go back to a salon (which may be in my future) but I know in my heart, that is not really where my passion lies. Don't get me wrong, I love making people 'silky smooth', I just don't like dealing with the everyday asshole. Enough of that! What am I really talking about anyways? Moving on....


Because of said job, no new creations for my etsy store (kittiespretties.etsy.com) have been completed. Sad, I know. Stupid job has me all preoccupied. Maybe today I'll have something made. I still need to finish the bunny I am making for my niece then I have another panda to make then I need to figure out what my nephews are getting. So much work to do! I really wanted to be finished with all that soon so I can focus on other things.

Going to Frederick today to drop my son off at my parents house. They watch him on the odd days that I work. Either on my way there or back I need to stop at Common Market and pick up some badger balm for my hands and back. Maybe some burts bees too. And def some coconut oil, yum! Coconut oil is awesome for cooking and moisturizing and it smells so yummy. I love going to that store. It is too awesome and its not stuffy like Whole Foods (they are constantly crowded and don't ever seem to have what I want).

Did I mention that I finally got the shade of pink I wanted for my hair? I did and it rocks! The only annoying thing about it is that people keep asking me if I am 'pinking for a cure'. What? I know October is breast cancer awareness and I have nothing against it but what about the other million days of the year that i have had some shade of pink going on? Can't I just like having pink hair?

My birthday is Wednesday. I am gonna be.... eh.... 24. I know I am still rather young but I already have gray hair and some wrinkles. Having a child also knocks down the youth quotient quite a bit too. So much for being a spring chicken. I think it upsets me because I thought I would have more accomplished by now. At least I still have ambition.

that is all for now. I'll post what goodies I bought from common market next time. :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

giveaways!

just entered 2 at http://www.makemeblushhh.com/

they end soon so hurry!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

etsy shop news...

my etsy shop is open! i only have my necklace listed but i hope to be adding the yellow beret soon. the one i had previously made ended up being waaaay too small for any adult to wear. so i am gonna make another, a much bigger one, and once I am done, that will get a listing as well.

here's some better-ish pics of kittie's shooting star necklace











if anyone is interested in purchasing it from me, please email me. (lipglossfiend@hotmail.com) it is currently $30 with $3 for shipping.

good news! my computer is getting fixed tomorrow. my dad is gonna see what he can do and hopefully we'll have it back up and running by monday.
gotta run. i need to clean up my house and do some vacuuming. love!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

omg! jones' candy corn soda is the shiiiit! i love it, i'm going to buy more no matter how gross it sounds.

as far as my shop goes,.. production is good. i made a necklace that i will have posted as soon as our computer situation here is fixed. which means techinal is not so good. for now, i'm stuck with a super slow comp that has no memory and without a decent camera because the sd card adapter is missing. very sad.

here is a photo of the necklace using my cell phone....

very sad quality image. you can't hardly see any of the pretty details. or the fact that it has an imperfection that i didn't notice until i was finished. sucks that my first necklace has such an imperfection. a small unnoticable one but it is still what it is. which means lower price than i was hoping to get for it.





that is all for now. this f*ing comp is making me frustrated. more when i have more patience.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

hat preview

here is a little sneak peek of the hat i'm making for my etsy store....

up all night

That's right. Not sleeping tonight. Thank 7-11 and their energy now pills that keep you up for a straight 24 hours. Maybe next time I actually want to stay up this late, I'll take them but this is awful and I really wasn't planning on it. At least I have a hat on its way to being done.

The hat I am working on will be the first item for sale on my soon to be etsy shop. I'll post more details about that when I am done and have everything set up.

Later today I am also going to send out the lip gloss I bought for the lip gloss swap. I hope she likes what I send her! Can't lie about being equally excited about receiving my surprise lip gloss. I heart lip gloss soooooo much!

Now to go drink some coffee and get cracking on that hat!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

just joined, closes on the 15th

an idea

I'm considering opening an etsy shop to sell cute things so I can earn a little extra for 2 reasons: small supplemental income & future kitten funds. I really want to expand my family in one of 2 ways, a baby or a kitten. I'm thinking a kitten would be better/easier right now considering our living space and time available for the kitten. While a baby would be great, ultimately it wouldn't be the best idea. But both would be really great!

kitty kitty kitty kitty.......

Monday, October 12, 2009

no water?

That's right. The water got shut off at my home due to the main break in the parking lot outside of my townhouse-apartment home. Nice. Sunday was not a good day for me as I had to travel to my brother-in-law's house to get a shower before work. I was extremely grateful for the shower (I love to be clean) but still feel weird about showering/being naked somewhere I am not used to. So far we have water today but I have a feeling it will change from 9 am to 6 pm. The water being shut off for repairs that long have been going off and on for almost 2 months now. Yet another reason I hate Baltimore county, they can't seem to maintain sh*t.

Still slow progress on the amigurumis. I have one complete panda and a bunny on the way. I did manage to crochet a beret for funsies. I like being crafty. Art used to be a HUGE part of my life before the prospects of art school became a priority. Now I can't seem to do anything that requires creativity (except maybe hair coloring). It's like I hate 'writer's block' so to speak. Artist's block maybe?
I never did end up going to art school. All the classes I had taken in high school along with the last 2 years of school being filled with drama, work, moving, etc; had killed my soul and I was burnt out by the time I graduated. I went 6 months without a job (completely unintended but totally worth it) and gave up thinking about college. I couldn't afford even community college and neither could my parents. The lack of money was courtesy of the assholes in a previous community I lived in that caused my family lots of trauma, money and ultimately the reason we relocated. Note to everyone: DO NOT move to TANEYTOWN, MD. The people there are selfish assholes that will walk all over you if you are too nice and try to run you out of the town if you are too different. No joke.

I need to stop thinking about all that. It gives me anxiety just to remember a little about what happened.

Well, I need to go make my son some eggs, his favorite after bananas. He's been picky lately and will only eat what he asks for. At least he asks for healthy foods. Love!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ugh, I've just not been up to doing much of anything lately. Being near broke all the time tends to wear me down from time to time. Its only my own fault. I'm really bad at saving money.

Anyways, my birthday is coming up (yay!) but the day before we have inventory at the store I work at (boo!). I'm less excited for my birthday than I let on to be because it is just another reminder that I am no longer a spring chicken. I wasted all my good years on booze and working long hours. But, at least now I have more time to do meaningful things like spend time with my son whom has robbed me of my youth. I can't be mad at him though, he does the cutest things and therefore automatically makes up for it. He is turning out so well that I really want another baby like now. I'd def like a girl though. Sure it is nice that my son likes to do girly things like paint his nails or carry a purse (he's 2, its just a really adorable phase for now) but I am certain he will grow out of it someday.

The other day I managed to stop by micheal's and pick up some stuffing for the amigurumi I made and some new yarn. I got baby pink and mint green. I'm making a panda with the baby pink and some hot pink and making a bunny with the mint green. They are all for my neices. I plan on making some hats/scarves for the nephews. I feel like I make such lame gifts sometimes. Another project I came across a few days ago that I'd like to tackle is a crocheted flower lolita headband. As soon as the amigurumi are done, I'll give that one a shot and if it is good, I'll make a nice one with pearls like they show in the original design or some sparkly beads. And then maybe do something similiar with a butterfly design. I've also been considering making some hair accessories with some porcelainized faux flowers then painting them and adding sparkles and such. As soon as my long list of projects are done, I may give this a try as well. So much I want to do, not nearly enought time to do it all!!!

giveaway at The Culture Enthusiast




she also has another giveaway going on as well so don't forget to enter in that one too!

take me to her!!!!!!