Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gardening and a Killing Spree

So I finally got around to transplaning my seedlings. I have been waiting on someone {cough,cough} to hammer some holes into the bottom of large aluminum cans for me.

Well - that was done this morning so I went to town! I filled up the bottom with seashells we collected two weeks ago to aid in the drainage.

I think I really did this in the nick of time - my chamomile roots were crazy.

My lovely green beans - their still doing the damn thing!

As I was heading in I noticed this unnecessary spider web FULL of baby spiders on my table/chair...

Seriously that's only about 1/2 of what was out I ran inside to grab a sandal to try and destroy as many as possible (and I really hate killing bugs - I just made bf nicely escort two beatles out of my kitchen last night instead of killing them). Ironically - when I grabbed my shoe from the entry way there was a giant spider on it lol.

So I thought I killed most of them and went back inside. Well - I came out about 15 minutes later and they had rebuilt their little bridge of doom and were all over the place again. I decided not to play nice this time and grabbed some spray bleach. I really do feel a bit bad for drowning them in a nazi chemical bath :(

In happier news - I took Salem out on the patio again tonight and saw my Snap Dragon is blooming! I love that it's half dead but still flowering :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New shirt!

What do I love second only to romance? Humor! Meld the two together...

Awesome me realized you can't read backwards when I take pictures in the mirror lol.

It's written in French and says...

"This says something beautiful in French. I'm serious"

Lawls! I love it :) I think I may make a few more with wildly inappropriate statements. May list some in the etsy shop if I can tweak them just a bit.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Catch up weekend...

I crammed a lot into the weekend to make up for a less-then-desirable week prior. Friday night we went to my new favorite bar 600 South and had the *MOST* amazing olive tapenade ever! It was set upon feta cream cheese and we actually talked about it the rest of the night it was so good. Plus, the mood at 600 is just so sexy and upscale - between that and their great wine selection I think we'll be spending a lot of time here this summer!

We actually liked it so much we ended up going back again on Saturday for more of the same! Last weekend it was global two nights in a 600...we tend to go a bit overboard when we like something :)

We also went to the Pensacola Jazz Fest in downtown Seville Square on Saturday. We only walked around the actual fest briefly and got sidetracked wandering the streets drooling at old Victorians. This is what the square normally looks like - it's a beautiful area!

We stopped to eat at Hub Stacy's before heading back to the house and it was my first time there. I got the Baylen, which is a vegetarian sandwhich, and it was yummy! The portions were also HUGE and very reasonably priced - I think we may end up going back frequently.

Tonights agenda: Watching Army of Darkness and having a hardXcore snuggle fest!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Trapped - by Charles Bukowski

don't undress my love
you might find a mannequin:
don't undress the mannequin
you might find
my love.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Vintage Score

I don't know what's gotten into me today but I've been super productive again! I started coating my latest round of coasters with the polyacrylic this morning - I'll need to do a second coat tomorrow and then let them dry before I can ship them out. The polyacrylic fumes are SO dangerous - I'm glad I have this area outside I can work at!

My garden is still doing well - I'm going to plant some bean bushes in the side of my yard since their growing so well in the pot. I'm also happy to see my mint and lavender seeds finally sprouting.

I was also able to squeeze a quick trip into the antique store before class this afternoon. I *scored*!! I got some adorable items (one already listed in my shop) but my favorite was a jar full of jewelry/jewelry parts. My heart literally started to race when I picked it up and began turning it around trying to peak inside. I adore taking some vintage costume piece and updating it with my own style. I had no clue how lucky this purchase was!

Here are some teaser pics - if you happen to see anything you'd like just let me know. I'll probably list about half the pieces as vintage items and take the other half and make them into something else.

Finally, yes, I did actually find this in my lil' jar-o-awesomeness

Agenda for the night: NOTHING! Veg out in front of the tv, take a bubble bath and hopefully watch the new South Park with that guy :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kitty Lovin and a Mini-Break

I've taken to carrying the camera around with me at (almost) all times and snapped salem in two of my favorite poses yeseterday.

Exhibit A:

Sitting like a person with this hand over his gut

Exhibit B:

Curled up in a little ball with his hand covering his face

See - aren't they the cutest ever?!

Joe and I have also decided to put FoodSnob on vacation mode for the month of April. I really wanted to focus on LoveandLust before the summer hits (which is a VERY slow time on etsy) and Joe and I both are going to work on some in-person accounts for FoodSnob. We'd also like to have some new products for the season so we think closing for a few weeks will enable us to focus more and be more productive.

Speaking of Chef McDreamy - I snapped this photo driving yesterday. It's a HOLE in the wall BBQ place that he tried on Saturday. He has this weird correlation between 'more ghetto' and 'better food'. I'm a vegetarian but judging by his responses toward the pulled pork sandwhiches, he's usually right!

Finally - I listed my first Vintage item yesterday! It's an Italian scarf from the 1960's (I believe) that I found tucked away in a vintage store a few weeks ago. It's divine!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday does not equal rest

I spent 8 hours today cleaning, doing laundry and working on etsy.

Cleaning a 3000 sq. ft. 120+ year old home is NOT easy! Especially when you have a cat whose hair is everywhere! Just for size reference this is the left and right sides of the first floor

Taken from the living room - through the dining room - into the kitchen which you can hardly see (and has the HORRID tiled countertops that are impossible to keep clean)

From standing right outside the living room entry - the other half of the first floor. If you keep going back there is a storage room, a seperate laundry area and another staircase. So yeah - a LOT of floors to sweep (about an hours worth) and a lot of other work.

I also spent a lot of time making and listing new pieces for my etsy shop. I'm on a roll this week and have a shipment of supplies arriving soon that i'm giddy about! Here are the lovely flowers I cut from my front yard last week that are thriving and being used as a backdrop again

And some new pieces - let me know what you think!

Dark Romance - Ring, $8

Tea Time - Charm Bracelet, $18

Now off to eat yummy alfredo with artichoke hearts and green olives, watch the recorded Sarah Silverman & maybe indulge in a glass of wine with this guy...

{Okay, okay ... so I'm not actually hanging out with this guy tonight but I am with a certain someone who is told by strangers constantly that he has an uncanny resemblance to either Patrick Dempsey or Sean Penn!}