My little Byrdie turned one last week but I’ll tell you more about that later. For now I just wanted to say that I love my job. I love being a stay at home Mom and I am very blessed to have a little part time gig too. I work for Genre Creative – assisting on photo shoots, running our new photobooth The Soap Box, writing blogs, updating social media and whatever else my friend Robin needs help with. It can never be said enough … when you love what you do you will never work a day in your life. I love this job and having worked jobs I didn’t love by varying degrees I can truly say I that I am thankful from the bottom of my heart. Plus I am learning more about photography and I get to run a photobooth! I’ve come a long way since I wrote this. So between being a wife, mommy, work, my Etsy store and this blog … things are a quite busy! I will be posting here more often though so don’t give up on me. For today I leave with you a couple of fun pics from the photobooth at my little Byrdie’s birthday party.
After 4 years or more of dreaming, making notes and lists, talking about it, thinking about it … it’s finally here! My Etsy store is up and running with vintage housewares and other items like retro board games and gift wrap. It may seem like a small thing but it’s a dream come true for me. I love going to yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores and finding treasures. Those things I want to keep for myself but just can’t justify or find the room. I can’t just leave them there so I am sharing them with you. Sometimes you go out and there’s alot of things you could buy but I try to only select things that I like so much I would almost rather keep it for myself. If you love mid century modern, if you love quirky kitsch then I hope you will love my store. Let me know what you think? Have something you have been looking for? Let me know perhaps I can find it for you. I look forward to hearing from you! I’ll be adding more items soon!
(You can buy this amazing house here, but it’s so lovely I want to buy it for my little Byrdie too!)
Shhh……can you keep a secret? I put up a few things on my Etsy store. Why is it a secret? Well it’s not really but I’m not quite ready to do a Grand Opening and there’s lots more stuff to post. This is just a little test run. Let me know what you think. Today I want to tell you about something new I have discovered. Anyone can make a Treasury on Etsy and I’m hooked. Here’s my first one. It’s all about growing up in the 70’s.
I was born in 1973 and I’m plenty nostalgic about that time period. I had some roller skates just like the ones I found in the Treasury. I have a very vivid memory of going to the skating rink at about 4 years old and getting so excited when “Shake Your Booty” by KC and The Sunshine Band came on. It was kinda my song back then. I lived in Memphis, TN in 1978 and I will never forget when Elvis died. There was of course a huge media frenzy on TV and everyone was talking about it. I asked my my when Elvis was going to get better. We had a dining room table with yellow chairs with lattice work and the yellow and white lattice glasses in the Treasury remind me of it. I remember sitting around it with my Mom and Dad eating homemade biscuits with dinner my Mom made. I used to loooove to dress up and pretend I was a “beautiful lady” in my Mom’s clothes. She had a pair of Candie’s mules that I loved to wear. There were also fabulous gold shoes, pretty earrings and dresses and a huge pile of old dance costumes my Grandmother found for me at a yardsale. Heaven on earth for a little girl with tulle and sequins for miles. I got a Winnie the Pooh record player for my 5th birthday and it was the perfect gift. I could play my records and escape in the music and storybook records. When I was 4 my Dad taught me to Disco on Christmas Eve. I spent so many hours playing barbies making up stories and creating apartments and homes out of chairs and under tables. I loved playing with Little People too and gazing into those tiny homes and pretending I was living in there too. I was born in the 70’s and a part of my heart will always be there. When were you born?