Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Here I am. I thought you might need a bootie fix

Scroll down for your bootie fix.
And here it is:
I bought these booties for, I don't know, a couple pennies? You see, I don't know because I was at a church garage sale.  And there was this table FULL of baby clothes.  And the ladies kept coming around saying: "All you can stuff in a bag for two dollars!"  And I kept saying: "But it's all little girl clothes!".  Yet they kept insisting.  And then they changed the sign to all you can stuff in a bag for 1 dollar.  So I bought some baby girl clothes.

I bought two bags actually.  But I only paid for one (because I forgot about the other).  I don't feel bad about this forgetting.  I'm pretty certain if I stood there a minute longer they would have changed the sign to everything you can stick in TWO bags for a dollar.

But yeah, awesomeness, hey?  And it is all REALLY nice stuff.  And lucky for me 5 months after this sale I found myself pregnant (this is me thinking: how can I phrase this delicately?).  And 4 months after that I discovered the baby in my belly is a little girl baby (but I knew...or else I wouldn't have bought those baby girl clothes...I'm not THAT compulsive of a shopper ;-).

So yes.  The point of this story?  Other than that I am awesome is: if it's a good deal, buy it.  No, actually this story SHOULD be about a bootie fix.  You see, they were rather ho-hum baby booties until I flipped the tops down and put in a new ribbon.  You can do this too.  Little booties like this can be found at many thrift stores (or other handmade baby clothes that need simple fixes like better buttons or ribbons).  This of course begs the question: "Who is donating handmade baby clothes?".  It makes me sad.  It makes me ESPECIALLY sad when I see crochet blankets at thrift stores.  Do you know how long it takes to crochet a blanket?  A LONG TIME.  It makes the crocheter in me just livid.  And you don't want to see a crocheter livid.  Not when she is holding a number 9 hook. post: the baby blanket I'm making?


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

my husband cuts my hair now

Something I  JUST noticed today: my hemlines are slowly creeping up as my belly is getting bigger.  Looking at Sunday's post I was aghast: "Really?  That dress is THAT short now?  Oh dear!"  But uh, if you've got it, flaunt it. ;-)  Mind you, I think I may have to turn that particular black sweater dress into a sweater tunic.  And in the third trimester that sweater dress will certainly become merely a sweater.

Sweater dress + Pregnant = Sweater - dress.

Pregnancy leads to a lot of addition that, in the end, is really subtraction.  

Heart: Kimberellie
outfit total: $31

sweater, thrifted: $4
silk scarf, adore this scarf: $10
dress, thrifted H&M: $6
tights, joe fresh style: $3
shoes, vintage thrifted: $8
headband: found it in my closet

ps. I do the captions in photoshop.

pps. I know the baby girl background is pretty horrid.  It's only temporary fun.  I promise.  ;-)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

a dikerent kind of post.

That's how my son says different: "dikerent".  I could have spelled it a dikerent way; but I'm feeling prudish today.  Must be because I'm wearing cotton underpants.

I want to start posting more often.  So I have decided to try posting differently.  I've seen several blogs lately with, gasp, text on the pictures (specifically Girl and Closet--hey your rock).  And I really like it.  So I'm trying it.  Here, watch me try it.

Heart: Kimberellie

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

so many toes and I can't eat them all

I'm just going to just ramble on because my son could be up from his nap any minute now.  HEY!  This Sunday I am picking up my pottery from the kiln.  Yes, it will be fired and glazed and LOVELY.  Did I not tell you I took a pottery class?  Well, I did.  And I'm pretty bad at it, if I do say so myself.  I'll get better though.  I know I will; because I'm motivated.  I'm motivated by pretty pottery.  I made all my bowls blue and green.

I don't believe in other coloured pottery.  SOME people were making RED bowls, and BLACK bowls, and BROWN bowls.  I just couldn't understand why anyone would want pottery that wasn't blue or green (though I like grey as well, to be perfectly honest).  Now that I think of it: why the heck do I only like pottery in three different colours?  That's actually much stranger than liking it in many colours.

I'll take pictures when I have them in my greedy little mitts.  And it's awesome too, because we only have three cereal bowls.  So we need more, if we're ever to have guests over for cereal.

Which we will.  

This dress and this cardi were from the End of Clearance Sale at Winners (yes, it deserves the capitalization). They were 5 dollars each.  I like cheap.  Even better than cheap I like free.  I thought you should know this about me.

Alright.  I am truly too tired to blog.  Also, I just want to remind everyone I have a Formspring account.  You can feel free to ask my intimate and racy questions there.  I won't mind.  

My nose is cold.

outfit total:  $28

tights, christmas gift from husband
necklace, christmas gift from sister-in-law
boots, winners: $18
dress, winners: $5
cardi, winners: $5
chanel sunnies, gift from Lee