crafts

Shiny Objects

Looking for pretty, sparkly things? Check out the Etsy Jewelry Designers blog, a listing of all the jewelry shops on Etsy. I also changed my layout (again). I'm not crazy about any of the layouts on blogger, but I think I'll be using this one for a while. I really like the black background. I… Continue reading Shiny Objects

life

Christmas in July

Sheesh, I've really been slacking off on this whole writing thing. I swear, everything sort of came together today. For the last few months (okay, maybe a year or two. Or three), I've been wanting to get a new TV. The one I had was a cheap off brand I got when I turned sixteen.… Continue reading Christmas in July

shopping

Birthday Swag

I turn 21 tomorrow, but we celebrated yesterday by inviting family and neighbors over. Mostly, I got cash (just the way I like it), so today I went out to spend it. I got three old French primers from my great-great aunt who recently passed away (I only met her once and we never spoke;… Continue reading Birthday Swag

life

Oh yeah, I have a blog, don’t I?

I made it home safe and sound. It was a long trip, but I'm back. I've been going back and forth between cleaning and unpacking and just chilling out. I've watched Tin Man already--did that yesterday while I cleaned. I moved in a couple more storage units into my already over crowded bedroom (really, I… Continue reading Oh yeah, I have a blog, don’t I?

shopping

Take My Wallet. Please.

I have been a bad monkey. I spent way too much money the last few days. A few weeks ago I posted an entry about how I was thrice thwarted in my shopping expedition. At the start of spring break I decided to try again, only to discover that all of the stores I really… Continue reading Take My Wallet. Please.

knitting

Two Halves make a Whole

I lacked internet this weekend, so Alice and I did a little bit of exploring. I took her to the first LYS that I found--Filati Campolomi, but sadly, they were closed. This would be the fourth time I've been there, and the third that it was closed. Shop hours in Italy are so strange. On… Continue reading Two Halves make a Whole

travel

Fiber Love and Putting it Together

This morning I walked down to Cascine park again for the fiber market. It wasn't quite what I was expecting. It was more finished garments and shoes than anything else, but I did find some okay material for sewing, and I got a whole bag of blue cotton yarn. Not sure what I'm going to… Continue reading Fiber Love and Putting it Together

travel

I’M GOING TO EUROPE!!!

It is official. Alice and I purchased our tickets last night. Here's a breakdown of our itinerary and costs. We're leaving a week early to look at schools in the UK. Jan 1-2: Fly from Columbus to Boston to Amsterdam to Edinburgh. Total cost: $612 per person January 2-5: Explore Edinburgh while staying in a… Continue reading I’M GOING TO EUROPE!!!

travel

Insert Cheesy Happy Dance _Here_

If you are a student or under 25, then I have the most awesome site ever for you: http://www.statravel.com. Thanks to them, I am going to Florence for under $600. Okay, so it's one way. But I don't want to come back, and if I ever do, then I'll just go back to the site… Continue reading Insert Cheesy Happy Dance _Here_

fashion

No Thank You

Dear Fashion God, I know you must be a man because if you were a woman, we wouldn't be having these issues. Why is it that I am a size six in Brand A jeans, and a size 12 in Brand B, while Brand C doesn't make anything that fits me at all? But I… Continue reading No Thank You