Friday, July 25, 2008

Buy old not new...

Mostly I think I will just keep blogging about all the new "hobbies" i keep getting myself into! me means something old, well loved, beautiful, quirky, colorful or memorable.

So yesterday I went "thrifting" to see what i could find. I dont live in town thats particularly "vintagey" but I thought i would give it a go!

I found a pretty totebag (handmade by someone else), a white pyrex bowl (my current collecting obsession) and a quirky mug holder (that says Pretty happy with my finds!

Than i was on etsy...i cant stay away. And found a lovely girl (PonyParty)selling THESE:
Why would I be excited about these? Cause they are my gramas plates!! I bought these and messaged her for more...shes on the hunt for me now!! Oh...and she threw in some GORGEOUS green Pyrex (no i dont know where the obsession came from)! Im so excited to have these lovely treasures...and Rachel was great to work with! need to check out her stuff...i saw stuff i wanted to buy you...if i was rich... HAHAA

So...old stuff is cool...and no i cant do this ALL the time...but I got a little bonus...paid off another bill...and got a tiny treat...yah me!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

For the love of sugar...

(previously posted on written by me)
Frosting Shots: Breakfast of Champions?
by AndreaLeigh on July 22, 2008

Much to the chagrin of dentists everywhere I'm sure, cupcake shops around the country have recently started offering shots of frosting to customers--a dollop of frosting in a small paper or plastic cup. "It's kind of the cut-to-the-chase evolution of cupcakes," says Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of foodie Web site "I can imagine it being at parties. It's a great thing to have at an office party. It provides just a little bite of sweetness and yumminess without going whole hog."

"It's really about developing frosting for the person who can't keep their hand out of the frosting bowl," says [Beverly Hills cupcake shop] Sprinkles' co-founder Candace Nelson. "Some people are so focused on the frosting, they'll walk out with 10 different frostings of all different flavors." Maybe not the perfect replacement for those espresso shots first thing in the morning, but definitely a good way to suss out your favorite frosting flavor without chowing down on a ton of cake (not that I have a problem with that either). Read the full article here.


The only thing i can add to that is ...good thing i dont live NEAR those!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

fabric love...

since I am now in love with quilts...i would love to win a free one...

This one is particularly gorgeous! I thought for awhile that this might be my next hobby but it seems a bit labor intensive for me so for now im going to try to score cool cheap old ones...or new ones being handed out like scrumptious candy!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Are you a reader?

Free Books??

of course im blogging that!!

now if only i could get off this machine and READ them...

they are rather delicious just to look at and own though...

on another post she asks "what is the definition of a READER"

my comment turned into a bit of a mini i decided to post it here...

A reader LOVES books...sometimes in an unhealthy

I connect it to someone that can be talked into reading anything even if its "not their genre"

someone who has stacks (literally) of to be read books...but still wanders into browse

someone who finds it hard to part with even the cheapest paperback...

someone who cannot understand people who "dont read" (seriously...its a foreign concept that i dont know how to process...i dont even know what that would feel like)

someone who always has a bunch of recommends and is willing to hand over their copies to spread the love among friends

someone who has to make a list of what they read...and gets a lot of joy reading make through the list... going to stop now though i could go on and

as you know...i fully own EVERY ONE of these statements....