Monday, December 23, 2013

Mt. Dora

Soooooo, my husband and I, the X-man, don't celebrate any holidays.  Buttttttt, we do join in festivities with friends and family that are often very holiday related and who do celebrate.

Hence, the trip to Mt. Dora with my mom, brother, sister in law, and the kiddies.
It's a fun little old fashioned town filled to the brim with vintage and antique shops, restaurants, and other fun little stuff.

Pic heavy!

Downside...  Things were pricey!  See the button here about dept. store prices?  Irony!

Loving this chair!  

Kids (and adults)went crazy in this toy store :)

The pretty lake you can walk to by the town.  

Sign on the restaurant door.  Made me laugh.

Ten minutes out of Mt. Dora there is an old steam engine train that is in working condition and takes you 'Polar Express' style rides with carolling, Santa, elves, hot cocoa, cookies...

Girl London and Baby Dream in their new jammies that their Uncle Dick and Tia Cha Cha bought them!

Santa!  lolzzzzzz  

I kid you not, Santa tried to stare down my dress!!!!  He tried to disguise it as asking about my necklace!  Now I know where all the HOE HOE HOE business comes from!

There were also cute teenage carollers and some elves that actually scared me a little.

But, the whole day was loads of fun!

Love and Light 
<3 <3 <3

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Year Old Stuff

And I wouldn't have it any other way!

I did this last year, but I'm doing it again!  Asking all my small biz friends to head over to my Facebook here and add your link to your business website/Etsy store/blog in the comments!  I wish everyone here success in all their creative and business endeavors!!!!!

This right here from The Citizen:

I need to add it to my blog page--I'm so lazy!!  
Check it out, check her out!

Love & Light
<3 <3 <3 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The overlooked classic print: Camo

It doesn't get the mad play that plaid and polka dots get because it's a bit newer, but really, I do believe it has worked it's way into being a serious print staple.  I know I've loved it long time.

Here's a little tbt for you, 7th grade school pic circa 1988:

Before I ever plucked an eyebrow (I wish I'd never started!) and before everyone had a cell phone with a camera (this is the only pic I have of me wearing this jacket that I used to wear literally every day forever)...

I wore a little braid in my hair on the right for the entire year!  lolzzzz

Anyway, every time I run across a sweet little camo like this listed here

I always hold onto it a while, thinking it may have to be mine.
I'm letting this one go, but I will eventually get another one.  And cover it with patches and shit.  

For the record, I'd like to state that I can't stand fuckin' school pictures.  They are so awkward!  Ugh!  I prefer candid shots just in general.  I want to see a real expression dammit!  But, like I said, I don't have a ZILLION pics from way back to get all choosy about.

Love & light 
<3 <3 <3 

SHOP HERE: PinkCheetahVintage
Visible Monday!!!!

Can't hyper-link from my phone---- sorry!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hola Amigas

I've been a bum ass blogger and took an extended break.  It's because I'm such a slacker I can only concentrate on like, 2 things at a time.  Plus, I'm going to be honest...  I've been friending/following/stalking some of yous guise on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook and I LOVE it.

Anyway.  Some shit that's going on.

1.  I've sort of gained weight and sized out of most (all) of my awesome clothes.  Sooooo, no good fashion pics right this sec.

2.  I closed my booth down, but not my online store.  This was a split decision.  Put so much heart, soul, and $$$ into it, but when it hit me that it wasn't making $, and worse, NOT going to become the ultimate vision I signed on for...  Well, I marched right in the morning I decided and gave notice.

3.  Motherfucking planned the already scheduled art show that I was hosting at a sweet new venue Stained Market Place.  It's a warehouse run by two badass chicks who are doing things right.  Big time supporters of local art (and in particular up-cycled art!) and giving back to their community.  They are so down!  It was AWESOME!!!!!  All the pics are here.  But, I'll add one or two to talk about:

This girl here is Lizzie, a friend my husband and I have know since high school.  She is an amazing artist. Her Etsy shop is LizzieBones if you want to show her some love, although she doesn't have everything listed.
Love her so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously, an up-cycled aluminium can Dia de los Muertos piece:

This one of Lizzie's up-cycled  hand painted statues came home with me!!

Also, Xavier's talented brother who goes by the name Apex.  He has a website here

The one on the far right came home with us!  Most of these ink sketches sold fast!

We also had a friend who I have known since the 6th grade (lolzzz) come and DJ.  
DJ PJ made the night so chill with the vibe he created with his music.  
Music just takes things to that NEXT LEVEL.

You can see more about him on his website TokMusic.

There were more artists and artwork and, but, like I said I am a little lazy and I've already written about, posted pics, and links on Facebook

I will be catching up with more soon!!!!!!   Can't wait to read some blogs!!!  

Love & Light <3 <3 <3