Thursday, March 17, 2011

Before I left for Vacation, my church had their annual Rummage Sale and I found 2 things just meant for me.  There were 2 hat boxes that had about 5 hats between the two of them there.  So cute.  And they gave me the 2 hat boxes and the hats for a grand total of $5.  You can't beat that.
While we were in Florida, we found a couple of antique stores.  The prices were a little high for me, because I am cheap like that, but I did find a few things
there are some pretty awesome dress pictures in this magazine that I will scan later and post
The hats were a little more than I like to spend (normally I only spend between $1-$10), especially with the netting being torn, but I figure I can fix that myself.
Books I read (no worries, I'm not reviewing them, jus tgrading htem):
                           A+ (I loved it better than the Sequels)
                                               A+- my favorite series, I've read 
                           so many times.  This is my favorite one
                                      A-/B+  Not my favorite in the series
                                       A- This is the new one that just came 
                      out.  While I missed a lot of my favorite 
                      characters (they were absent), I still     
                      really enjoyed it.  And despite what the covers suggest, 
                                      these are about as clean as you can get with urban fantasy     
                                      adult  novels
                                         B- - I still haven't finished this             
                       novel, but  I am enjoying it so far, I  
                       just wish there wasn't as much swearing 
                       and sex as there is in it.

And....thats it.  Family vacation pictures are done. Woo.  Tomorrow I am going to announce a small giveaway for reaching 50 followers.  So stay tuned :D

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mother Father and I

What good is any vacation without some pictures with the parents?
 This is one of the dresses I made even though you can barely see it.  I used a 60's pattern, which I don't normally sew with.  I also made it out of actual vintage eyelet fabric from the 40's/ 50's I think.
 I think this is my very favorite dress I have made so far.  I got the vintage fabric from RetroactiveVintage.  And, this was my first time attempting to wear a snood that I bought from ArtheliasAttic.  I absolutely love the quality of it and I will definitely be purchasing a few more soon.  This was also my first real attempt at trying some victory rolls.  Any tips on how to get them smoother, smaller, whatnot?  I was pretty happy with how they turned out, being my first time and all, but my mother was less than enthused about the look.  But I really like the whole ensemble for once in my life haha.
 And this is the guy that had just come off a boat (the restaurant was on a dock) a little way beyond tipsy and was totally trying to mack on me while my mother was trying to take my picture.  Why couldn't he have been just, oh about, 30 years younger and hot haha.  Oh well, it never happens to me.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

It had a Great View

The place we were at was actually on the beach.  We've never stayed at a place that was literally surrounded by sand.  Maybe had a view of the sand across the street, but never actually at the sand line.  That was kind of awesome.  You might think that even though I hate the beach, I hate the ocean too, but that is totally not true.  In fact, I don't hate the beach either, when I'm not actually on it.  I love looking at Nature from a distance and taking in all of God's beautiful art that He created. 
50's Dress from DarlingVintage

Monday, March 14, 2011

Group Photo Time

I am a big fan of group photos.  I don't care where we are, or that we look like tourists.  I love the memories.
Sillly Carrie forgot to open her eyes.
We only ate out a few times, which was weird, because when its just me, mom and dad, we eat out all the time on vacation and get fresh fish the rest of the time.  But the times we did eat out as a group it was super fun.  I love love love family vacations.  So much more fun than when it's just my family.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

And...I'm back/At the Beach

Wow.  I think it has been almost a month since I have been online, except to check random emails and whatnots.  Thats the longest I've ever gone, and weirdly, as addicted as I am to the computer, I didn't really miss it. 
This past week, I was on Captiva Island, Florida for a small family vacation (it was my family, my Uncle from Michigan's family, and most of my Aunt's family from Georgia).  But, instead of doing one big photodump like I normally do (aka my laziness shining through), I am going to split it up into a few different posts over this next week since it's been forever since I've updated my blog :O

We'll start off At the Beach, because even though our house was on the beach, and it was gorgeous, I just am not a beach person.  At all.  First off, I am very very sensitive to the sun, especially down in Florida, and even with 50 sunscreen on, I still have been known to get sunpoisoning from time to time.  So, I stay out of the sun as much as I can, not to mention the fact that I hate the way the sand feels.  I have definite texture problems with it, and I can easily I say I was never a dirty or messy child at all. 

On our second day there, we had a sand castle building contest.  Well, being the Sci-Fi loving family that we are, any old sand castle just wouldn't do.  So, instead, we decided to build the Tardis from Doctor Who.  None of the other family's knew what it was though, those losers.
My Uncle's family was the only one to build an actual sand castle.
My cousin Cody, and his wife and darling daughter built a Mickey Mouse.
And my Aunt Brenda, the artist of the family, built this masterpiece of a sand sculpture of an alligator.
 (that is my artistic aunt.  For some reason I didn't have any individual pics of her with her masterpiece)
We lost.

At one point in the day, my hair did look semi cute with my vintage swimsuit.  I found it at a flea market a few months ago for only $10!

I tried something new with my hair.  Like this:

Can you tell they're all related, haha