Monday, June 28, 2010

The Paper Butterfly -- GIVEAWAY!

Oh my word. You guys ....

One of my super duper cool blog sponsors, ThePaperButterfly, had this AWESOME idea ... and I was like "Why didn't I think of that?" haha :)

Anyways, Caitlin, the genius herself, is offering a GIVEAWAY for whichgoose blog readers! :) I know, right? WOOT!

Here's the deal: Leave a comment with your favorite print/item from her shop. A winner will be selected at random on Thursday (possibly Friday.)

The lucky goose will win their choice of any 8X10 photo and a set of 4 cards. How fun!

And look at these from her shop ... little sun-print lockets! I remember making those sunprints in Girl Scout camp ... ah, memories.

SO-- spread the word and check out ThePaperButterfly now! :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Hello Kitty sewing machine

...... yeah, I bought it.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The little things.

A fresh jar of peanut butter ...

Morning coffee in a charming cup ...

Enjoying a leisurely breakfast on an otherwise busy day ...

P.S. I made a treasury!!! --- check it out :) -

Monday, June 21, 2010

Words-only post.

First of all, apologies for the larger-than-average lapse in my posting! Things have gotten CUH-RAY-ZEE in my life as of late and I just haven't had the time.

So tonight, I was laying away in bed, listing to the request show on the soft rock/romance radio station, and I felt this NEED to blog!! I guess it's taken the place of an actual journal or diary. And it's better, in a way, because instead of hiding away my thoughts in a locked book, they are out on the Interwebs for all to see! It's cathartic in a way I suppose.

Anyway, back to the craziness.

If you've been reading this blog since its inception, you'll have followed me along three moves!!! It's always in the blistering months of summer, and it's always up a couple flights of stairs.

This time (we all hope) will be the last time!! (for a while at least...)

I'm really excited to be moving in with Rich. I know It'll be a big change, but I really can't think of any negatives ... EXCEPT ...

Rich and I decided to undertake this whole house renovation of painting walls and new carpets, wood floor, etc. at the same time that I'm moving in box by box. Everything looks GREAT so far, but it seems we'll be living in a construction zone for the first 2 or 3 weeks of our co-habitation.

Nothing like a little added stress! :)

But I think I'm OK with it ... and willing to deal ... This whole Etsy full-time thing has really changed my thinking about life and what is really needed to be happy. I'm slowing starting to learn that the bed can be left un-made for a day or two and nothing bad will happen :) The key is to concentrate on loving the ones that love you back.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Style Me Pretty!

Craft time!!

I came across this SUPER CUTE pair of vintage shoes at the Goodwill yesterday. I LOVE THEM. They are a tiny bit small, so I was going to sell them ... but ... yuck-O! Look at those gross sole inserts!

Here's a little crafty trick to re-furbish some old shoes!


Remove the nasty inserts and set aside. Wash hands!


Trace the soles on some pretty material of your choosing. I liked this vintage tapestry material I had laying around. Maybe too much tapestry, but whatever.


Cut out around your tracings. (I like to cut off the toe area because it gives the toes a bit more room to wiggle.)

Put some glue (any sort of craft glue will work) on the top of the soles and insert your newly made inserts!

TA-DA!! Refurbished shoes!

You can also do this on new shoes if you just want some pretty material inserts :)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 TEASER!!!!!!!

How did I possibly miss this?!?!?! I just happened to see a replay of the MTV vma's (which they keep playing over and over again ... ) and I almost pooped my pants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Don't watch this, Mom! (She is about to start on book 6 and something will be spoiled!)

P.S.S. Does Ron have facial hair?????

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


This was maybe a bad idea (because you really can't understand what I'm saying)....

And I'm a bit ragged and drunk after 5 or 6 hours on a plane .. HAH! Enjoy... OH - and the best part --- when I make that goofy grin for about 5 seconds at the beginning.


Sunday, June 6, 2010

HONK!!!!!! I'm a goose.

(My sister Amanda hangs out by our basket waiting for the next change-out)

This is life at the bins.

It is war.
War is hell.
Hell is an allergy attack!

But otherwise, the bins are AWESOME!!!

Basically, this is how it goes:

A huge warehouse is full of rows and rows of big blue bins that are full of things like clothes, shoes, accessories and housewares.

Every 15 minutes, a group of workers roll a row of bins away and bring out NEW BINS.

Now, you can't just walk right up and start routing through ... you have to line up and WAIT until they give you the signal ... then BAM!!!!


(Mom is on the hunt.)

Then you basically fill up your huge cart with everything you can get your hands on, and pay by the pound!!!

(Here's the car loaded up with the day's bounty.)

(Here's my sister with the spread/sorting back at home.)

There is this whole class system of shoppers at the bins ... but the ones we were up against were "the pickers." These gals are out on the hunt to re-sell at vintage shops and are rude and all get-out! We spotted a couple today that weren't too much competition (bad taste ... ) but we managed to get some good finds :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Welcome to Seattle~

We are here! (We've been here.)

I've been enjoying
the non-Internet dependency too much! But I thought it was time to update with a bit of what's been going on.

--Party with sister's 2 friends and their 2 little (3-year-old boys) CRAZY!!
-- Drastic haircut from sister's friend, Beth. (!!!)
-- Shopping at a couple awesome vintage shops in the U-district of Seattle.
-- Digging for thrift finds at "THE BINS!!!" (Goodwill Outlet store).... (will need a post on that later.)
-- Trip to the zoo.
-- rain, coffee and SLEEP!

Here's some photos for your photo enjoyment! :)

Isn't my sister's house cool!?

Only a couple more days then it's back on the plane ... yikes.

Welcome to Seattle~

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Up in the air!

Travel notes:

-- Why does the word "Terminal" appear everywhere at the airport? Not cool.

-- Never again eat Chipotle before cross-country flight.

-- Guy behind me tapping my seat needs to die. Firey death.

-- Sky Mall magazine will have a new home at my toilet for hours and HOURS of entertainment.

Up... Up.. and AWAY!

Martha Stewart Weddings magazine for a bit of research (for the shop...not life....) And a Jack and Coke! (The first of two.)

Here's Mom and that guy next to us that was eating a HUGE stinky sandwich!!!

We made it to Seattle safe and sound and I'm wigging out about the time change. Stay tuned for more travel adventures! :)