Tuesday, July 31, 2012

gloomy sunday





We had an awesome, low key weekend. I kind of love the days when there is really nothing to do but whatever sounds good. There's been a crazy heat wave for weeks and the rain finally came on Sunday. It was that light, steady rain that just cools down the air..we threw open every window. Chilly days in the summer are my favorite! The rain curbed our plans of a little day trip to Grafton for the riverside flea market,hummingbird festival(!), and blackberry picking..sounds awesome right?! We stayed in town instead and pretended like we were on vacation. I was really looking forward to catching/adopting/releasing my own little bird...



 Homemade gooey butter cake..The best. The recipe's from high school home ec, my favorite class.


Fresh picks-this is what I normally strive for when thrifting: 60's florals,sweet flats,anything tooled,cute/pretty glass things
&
enamel brooches! These are kind of hard to find lately so it's extra exciting.





I've been re-watching freaks and geeks, so many great people. We caught up on breaking bad season 4 on netflix instant, that finale..epic. Saturday's late night Workaholics marathon was the best..it's one of our favorites, Wilfred too!


"I need to do more bad ass stuff. Watch more classic movies. I haven't even seen Beauty and the Beast in like seven years and that was my favorite movie, and I'm blowing it!" -newest favorite adam moment

60's scrabble..original owners notebook

Most of the time was spent outside on the deck being our future old people selves. An entire game of scrabble,coffee,little sandwiches, animal friends..it was perfection. To be fair we played the loose rules edition..if you can make it sound like something Adam DeMamp might say and provide a matching description, it goes! haha Wandly.


honey peanut butter+smuckers strawberry jam




 Zizi's getting back to her feisty self, she had a sick spell and made me worry like crazy. I love this sweet girl. We took her in a few years ago and she's had my heart ever since Luke plopped her rumpled self down on our bed. She's the creepiest/cutest thing I've ever seen..her profile is so sinister. And she has this weird little goatee. My tiny bearded lady. I want to re do the eaves on our 1860's house with little gargoyles of her haha

Dinner with tomatoes and tiny peppers from the garden. I think it's pretty much done for the season, the sun was killer!



Gave myself some fresh fringe/color. Such a weird in-between stage, all I want to do in this heat is throw it in a tiny ponytail. Growing it out from a pixie is tough!




Just found this goofy one from last summer..this is the color/length I want again. I'm pretty sure it's the same hairstyle from when I was 8..S'go back in time!

Happy Tuesday!


Friday, July 27, 2012

film friday





I haven't done a film friday in a while..mostly because they changed the cable lineup and took away TCM! I was devastated. We, myself and the senior citizen community, are outraged. haha This article cracks me up!  I don't love a whole lot of tv but c'mon, Turner Classic Movies?! I would have it on all day while I was working in the studio..now it's back to netflix for my old movie fix. I'm re watching favorites now and this is definitely top 10, it's one the first classic movies Luke and I watched together. I think we might have watched Sunset Boulevard on the same night..these were his picks, I think he likes feisty older ladies. We were browsing through books at the flea market a few months ago and I heard a voice squeal "Auntie Mame!" haha he had found the vintage book and was excited to show me..I still make fun of him. I guess you could say he loves it too!

My screenshots, I just love the colors and details of this film..

Auntie Mame(1958)

I ♥ vintage kaleidoscopes

Set in 1920's New York,  Rosalind Russell(Mame) is an eccentric wealthy women with a zest for life and luxury. I adore her. She always throws the best parties and is decked out in the latest fashions. She changes color schemes in her grand home quicker than her hair color haha She's what I imagine myself to be as an older lady..minus the funds. Mame's world is turned upside down when she inherits her young nephew followed by a stock market crash. She's gotta find a job, or a man...

That bar cart, her collars!

 
The fleeing fox and too small shoes are my favorite, she cracks me up!

 

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pretty Project : vintage screen display










This vintage screen door was salvaged from my neighbors yard during his spring cleaning a few months ago. As soon as I saw the perfect chippy aqua paint it had to be mine! haha Luckily he obliged, it pays to be nice to people..I even get cookies from them around Christmas! I had big plans for this piece in the form of a sort of necklace/collar display for my bedroom. I like to see my pretty things..otherwise I forget I have them. I'm in love!





I found the cup hooks at the local store and they worked perfectly for twisting into the wire screen.




Have a lovely Tuesday!

Friday, July 20, 2012

days of our lives..

In an effort to capture more everyday snaps I wanted to do some sort of my day in photos type of post. I was telling Luke that I was going to call it a day in the life(that song was stuck in my head!) and then last night Kellen put on a song that sampled the theme from days of our lives..that was my jam! I remember watching it every day with my grandpa in the 90's, it's safe to say that show was my first taste of tv drama. As a teenager I was all about the soap opera Passions, please tell me someone else watched that ridiculousness haha!

like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives..



I'm really bad at eating breakfast but I do drink coffee every day. I almost always make a whole pot and end up drinking only 1 or 2 cups, or I get distracted and wait till it's cold to take a sip. Quirky vintage mugs are one of my favorite things to collect. The book is pretty interesting so far..I couldn't resist the tittle.


Laundry for the vintage shop, I'm seriously slacking on my update but I have quite the inventory!


Tomatoes from the garden and cottage cheese. Geez I sound like my grandma Betty..I'm an old person. haha There really is nothing like a warm sun ripened tomato from your own backyard. 


Afternoon snuggle party in bed, all my friends are here!
Copper loves to be pet, or "meated up" he's sooo meaty.
Baxter's face kills me.
My favorite tail.


Watching Wanderlust for the second time..

We saw it in theaters with my mom on her birthday. She loves Paul Rudd too and it was so funny to look over and see her face during his "mirror scene" you know which one I'm talking about! haha my latest favorite movie line is "cut to"


did some thrifting..
New/vintage pillowcases- just like my sheets!


Thrifting themes. Sometimes it happens, and it's awesome.
thrifty tip #1- wear your comfiest(and possibly ugliest?) shoes

sushi date!

 Our favorite place opened just down the street last year and its super affordable and delicious..we are usually the only ones there, it's the best. The sushi chef/owner always smiles big through the kitchen window and I give him the head shake and thumbs up while chowing down. Every time. haha


The banner leaving the city, we're pretty proud of our 2011 win.


Went to Kellen's and dug through his amazing record collection..


Kellen has killer style too..one of the most dapper dudes I know.

midnight city..
I really do love my town at night!


Having the day off with my best buddy is the greatest, this was my perfect kind of day. I'm a total homebody/introvert and I've been feeling a bit down lately and craving some human interaction haha This day was just what I needed. I sometimes have a hard time gauging if people like me or not and it makes me a little sad. Lame? Probably. I'm sure I think too much. Someone that was hanging out with us last night out of the blue looked over and said " you are so fun" Me-thank you, that's so nice to hear. Another person was like "Yeah, Krystle is funny as hell!" haha It's kind of like when I get a sweet comment or someone new follows my blog! I'm like aww..yay! that's so nice! I know, I'm a dork. haha I only ever want to be a nice addition.. not the most popular or pretty. More understated and unexpected. I guess that is what I want this little place of mine to be. I can only be myself, if another like minded soul can appreciate that than it just makes life a little more sweet.


Happy Friday!