Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

The weather here in Michigan has taken a turn.

Its cold.
Its rainy.
Its generally miserable.

This is not the beautiful part of fall with the crisp air and changing leaves.

On the bright side, I baked these to warm up the house.
I added blueberries instead of nuts.
The kids have been OBSESSED with them.
They would be even better if you added a little streussel topping to them.

Also, a mood lifter is that I'm going to see a favorite local band tonight Delilah Dewylde & The Lost Boys at my favorite Brewery, Founders Brewing.

Since the weather is Ultra Yucky some good dancing will improve my mood, and my fun "going dancing outfit" is exciting for me too!

The Breakdown: White Ruffled Shirt-Thrifted, Jeggings-Thrifted, Yellow Scarf-Target, Tall Black Boots-A gift at a festival? Purple Wool Coat-Bought by my Mom in 1981 and given to me last year, Houndstooth Hat-Salvaged from the back of Prince Charmings closet.

So sorry about the burrrr behind me but I don't know that I'm prepared to show you the disaster zone that my room is while I redecorate.

I hope the sun is out at your house.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

One of My Favorite Things


I love Art.

All kinds of it.

What do I love even more than Art alone?

Watching people enjoy and PARTICIPATE in Art.

Which is why I'm blessed to be able to attend Artprize every year.

ArtPrize® is a radically open competition. Open to any artist in the world who can find space. Open to anybody in Grand Rapids, Michigan who wants to create a venue. Open to a vote from anyone who attends.
For a couple weeks in September Grand Rapids Michigan is overrun with Art. It is literally everywhere you look and sometimes it even jumps out and surprises you. Whats really heartwarming is seeing all the people out exploring a city I love so much. 

I had the opportunity to head downtown on Wednesday to check out some of the art. I spent a couple hours walking around, wandering into gallery's, and even accidentally crashing a "private reception" complete with champagne and hor'derv's.
I could spend hours doing this and never see all of it.

This is a tiny amount of what I saw in 2 short hours on Wednesday. I'm already planning to head back on Monday during the day to see more! Prince Charming and I have plans to meet up after we both see some art, to see more together.
Its an Artprize date.

Really, if you can, find a way to get to GR to check it out. Seriously. We can have a sleepover. Bring your jammies. I'll make popcorn.

But if you cant get here, or you think I'm too weird to have a sleepover with(and no one would blame you for that), at least check it out online.

You wont be sorry.

Maybe I'll even get the chance to post what I wear Monday.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm back!

And you're not getting rid of me.

After some health issues and some situational depression in the spring I needed to take some time off and figure out where I was going in life.

I told my sister that this was like apologizing to a friend for not calling for 6 months.

Which reminds me. I need to make a couple phone calls after this.

Sooo In any case, heres the update in a nutshell!
  • My nephew Keegan was born at the end of March. Hes a doll. 
  • I quit the dating game because well... its hard and scary, and I was terrible at it anyways. 
  • I lost something like 20lbs and became a thriftaholic.
  • At some point, almost without me noticing, Prince Charming and I reconciled.
So Im back and ready to blog. Ive been following some of you.
Under cover.
Ninja style.
Creepy stalker like.

So can we be friends again? With all the honesty, and love, and icecream eating that comes along with it?

I think I'll like being back.