Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween and thrifting

With Halloween coming up and us having our yearly party, my niece asked me to convince my son to be a "T-Bird" from Grease (the original) since she is going to be a pink lady. I was able to convince him. Especially since he has the jeans, converse and white t-shirt.  I thought about going to a thrift store to buy him the jacket, however.....my dilemma is the "T Birds" on the back of it.  I did a search to see if there was such a thing as leather paint. Low and behold there is!! My question is, how do you use it? Just like regular paint?  I need to be able to make it look similar to the pic below

What do you think? Would it be possible? If you have any other suggestions on how to accomplish this look, I'm all ears! 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

My overindulgent Sunday

As the countdown to doomsday begins (will explain in a minute), I've decide to eat, drink and be merry tomorrow. I will not feel guilty for anything I do, say or eat.  It's the biggest game of the season (Texans vs. Cowgirls...ahem, I mean Cowboys) and we are hosting the game viewing/bday party for my daughter tomorrow.  We are having beer, wings, buffalo shrimp, beer, cake, oh and did I mention beer? There will be plenty of beer pong going on as well! I have a strategy....I will LOSE so I can drink more!

All kidding aside, I've decided to overindulge myself because I am having surgery on Wednesday. Specifically, I am having my thyroid removed. Well, the other half, since I've already had the left half removed years ago.

This has been an ongoing pain in my ass since the birth of my son...18 years ago. Long story short, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and put on meds (which have never helped me at all) and then a partial thyroidectomy.  Ever since then, I've struggled with my weight, constant fatigue, small bouts of depression, MAJOR memory problems just to name a few.  A few years ago my primary care doc noticed another goiter on the side. I was like seriously? WTF? Can't things just get back to normal. I'm sick of being sick. So here we go again....more biopsies which means more needles stuck in my neck and the anxiety of waiting on the results while we pray that it's not cancerous.  Turns out everything was ok (according to them, because I still felt like crapola!) Oh, and if you don't know what your thyroid is or what it does, check it out here: Function of the Thyroid  Ok sorry, so it wasn't such a short story ;)

Fast forward to present day and I have a HUGE lump in my neck. It's so big it has it's own heartbeat, zip code,  etc.....I feel like I have a second head, that's how big it is. Tired of people always asking me what's wrong with my neck in addition to the times I catch myself swallowing and feeling it obstructing my airway, I felt it was time to ditch this puppy. I went back to the doctor, voiced my concerns and she said "Wow, let's take that sucker out!" Of course, I had and still have major concerns:

1. I will definitely need to be on hormone replacements for the rest of my life
2. A fear of gaining even more weight (I've read tons of posts where people have had the same thing done     and they gain tremendous amounts of weight) (my doc claims she'll get the meds right and that won't happen. Please pray for me)
3. Another scar (of course, this could work to my advantage for Halloween...I could be the bride of Frankenstein)
4. Being laid up in bed for weeks. I remember my first removal. It was not pretty. I couldn't move because I felt the incision would open.
5. Will I ever be normal again?
6. Last but not least...the PAIN! I remember it being pretty painful. It's right up there with giving birth.

So, you see my concern and the need to rock and roll and party every day until Wednesday?

All this being said, I may not be able to post for a while. I know, I just started posting regularly again. I'm sorry, I suck!  I'm hoping I can get through the pain and prop myself up and be a blogging diva! The only thing I won't be able to do is thrift and list my Etsy items....that makes me sad. The vintage lovers out there will have to wait a few weeks for my newest items.

Well, chick-a-dees, wish me luck, pray for me or send good vibes...whatever you believe in. I welcome it all. Until next time...party your little hearts out! I know I will be.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fall Fashion

Fall is officially here. We all know what that means...BOOTS! I love summer but I love boots more :)
As you all know from reading my posts, my husband says that if I intend on buying new shoes, I should get rid of a pair. I know, ridiculous right? However, my boots do take up a lot of space in my closet and I did find 1 pair that I'm willing to let go. With that in mind, I've started a search for some "new" vintage boots! Look at what I found!

8 N womens pirate boots burgundy brown calf high heels slouch maroon
from Vintage Leather Boots
on Etsy

vtg 80's high heel boots size 6 contempo casual

from Boutique 
on Etsy

Black Fringe and Buckle Ankle Boots Size 7.5

Rotten Apples Vintage
on Etsy

vintage leather boots 7.5

from Liria's Shop
on Etsy

Vintage leather suede knee high heel boots womens 6 M B camel tan granny

from Moi Vintage
on Etsy

Beautiful, aren't they? I can't decide....well, actually the second and last one aren't my size so those are out. I just thought they were so cute!  I'm leaning towards the maroon pirate boots and the black fringe boots.  Hmmmm, I may have to break out the piggy bank and get both. What do y'all think????

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Ultimate Vintage Dream Boat

When I was younger, I had a HUGE crush on Elvis. A few of my favorite movies were Elvis movies:

1. Viva Las Vegas
2. Paradise Hawaiian Style
3. Tickle Me (This is my fav)

While writing this post, I am watching #3 on youtube :)  If you've never watched an Elvis movie, I suggest you do so right NOW! He was sooooooooo handsome.  I remember drooling over that perfect face many times. I had tons of posters in my room (along with Billy Idol, but that's another post). I also loved his music. Watching this movie right now is making me think I need to create a new playlist on my Iphone after the movie is over.

I will leave you with some of those perfect pictures to send you off to dream land. I've got to get back to my movie :) My hubby is out of town, so I'll have to dream about Elvis tonight! lol

Can you say HOT!???

Love that smile!

P.S. I know what I want for Christmas this year....Elvis movies!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Thrifting adventures

My friend is a thrift fanatic, but not for the reasons I am (vintage finds). She asked me to go with her and of course, I can't decline a day of thrifting. I found a few items to add to my store, but what she found took me back....WAY back!

Does anyone remember a little movie called Xanadu?? Yes! Xanadu! Olivia Newton John in all her glory! That is one of my favorite movies of all time. My friend found the LP and it reminded me that I don't have that soundtrack on my iphone. Let the search begin! Well, thankfully I found it and am now listening to the one song that is just STUCK in my head on repeat ;)  Here's a little reminder:

Ah, how I miss those days :)

Have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Starting fresh

I am so upset with myself for dropping the ball with this blog and my store. I have made a new commitment to start fresh and post at least every other day! No more sitting on my arse and facebooking all day long! There is absolutely no reason not to post....no more excuses! You believe me, right?