There are some new wares up for sale in my Etsy vintage shop. Check out a quick peek:
Have a great Wednesday!
My PMDD has been HORRIBLE this month, so I am going to share the burden with the internet :)
So, this morning one of my co workers asked if I was feeling alright, I said “No. Worse than yesterday-but it’s fine” She asked if it was the flu or something. That’s when I decided to share my struggle of PMDD with her (I am not a very open person so this is something I am trying to get better about). My co-worker had never heard of PMDD. This was no surprising to me-most women haven’t, although it is a real shame. My hope in this post is to bring awareness to PMDD and hopefully help others not feel alone.
PMDD is an interesting disorder, it changes almost everything about me for a few days every month. Every freaking month! I would not wish PMDD on my worst enemy. Keep in mind I am in the midst of it right now so this is all very raw.
This is what happens to my brain when the PMDD kicks in:
Wow, sounds like a lot of self pity doesn’t it? I do not mean it to-I just want to share what this is like and some of the symptoms that can come along with this disorder.
A few things that help me cope:
How in tune with your body are you? Do you pay attention to how you feel and what your body might be trying to tell you?
One of my New Year’s Resolutions (I am still hashing out my complete list) is to share more consistently via Instagram.
So, for February I am challenging myself to post at least 1 photo per day on IG for the entire month. Should be doable right?
I started off 2 days behind so I have been trying to make up for that with multiples the past couple days.
If you don’t follow me already, hop to. And if you want to join in the fun, do so via #onephotofeb
See ya on IG!
My sister (not so) recently agreed to be my model for the clothing and shoes available for sale on my Etsy Shop.
I had so much fun dressing her up like a Barbie and instructing her “not to smile” to “put your hand there” to “stand like this” and to “look down”.
I might have mis judged my calling as one of those artsy photographers that yells at their models to get into weird positions (though just the yelling part LOL).
Sister was such a good sport and she looks great in everything! We had a blast and even plan on scheduling another photo shoot. I am pumped-this is the adult equivalent of “playing Barbie”.
Isn’t she adorable?
I am in the process of listing these items in my shop over the next few days, check it out if you like anything you see.
*by the way, if you don’t follow Barbie on Instagram-you should! Seriously…
I know I am a little late, but oh well :) Happy 2015!
I thought my chalkboard for the New Year was pretty cute, fireworks and all.
I listened to this record on repeat a few times-such a good compilation.
And I drank Kentucky Mules in succession-they are so taste and easy to make! (and now I am on the hunt for a vintage or locally made copper mug to drink them from in the future)
Goals for 2015:
I am trying to come up with goals for the New Year still, here is my draft:
1. do more blog posting (this can be misleading, I do want to be more disciplined with myself to post more, but I also do NOT want to just be posting for the sake of numbers. I want to post stuff that’s good)
2. be better about listing on Etsy-I tend to fall behind listing new items and it only hurts me
3. prioritize my time
4. be extremely mindful of what I am buying and where/who I am buying it from. you might remember this post from a while ago-like any human person I have good and bad days keeping up with my convictions. I probably buy too much on Amazon and at Target but I am trying REALLY hard to be more mindful. When I think of something I want/need I try to think where I could it-Etsy? local store, local thrift shop? local antique market? farmers market? and then I search for something I LOVE. This also helps with me not getting sick of the thing I bought just because it was cheap. If you buy things you LOVE they will probably be useful and stick around longer.
example: after making Kentucky Mules I decided I wanted to get a hand citrus juicer. So of course I could buy one from Target for $12.49:
or order one on Amazon for $6.15 with free shipping:
OR, I could find one on Etsy that I LOVE:
I am still contemplating which to get and I have not given up yet looking at local stores, thrift stores, and antique malls.
I will list my final goals for 2015 once I laminate them (Friends reference, anyone?).