So I totally just read and commented on about twenty of you guy's blog posts only to realize that none of my comments were going through. So I switched from Chrome to Explorer and voila. Problem fixed. I don't know what the heck is going on. So, please don't think I'm not keeping up with you lovely ladies, I'm just having some weird browser issues over here!
I'm alive but I'm not doing too well over here. What I thought was a bad month-long kidney infection has turned into what could possibly be osteoarthritis in my spine and hip. Fun!! I'm just waiting on my health insurance to come through so I can finally get it properly checked out. It could be something very easy to fix... like maybe an alien laid it's eggs in my muscles? Just cut me open and scoop them out. Easy, right?
Well, in the meantime I've been doing all that I can to keep myself distracted from the pain. Working, planning, cleaning, complaining, bank robbering...
We've got our 3rd annual Valentines day fundraiser coming up - that's a pretty darn good distraction.
The first year we hosted a casual shindig at a coffeehouse. I hired a comedian and a blues singer, and we raffled off naughty sexy gifts. We set up a pretty awesome evening... and no one showed up.
The second year was steampunk themed and that went extremely well but because steampunk is kind of dying out we've decided to go with something more "safe" for this year.
I've been trying to come up with a good costume for the ball - Something, pretty, unique but easy to work in. When you manage events, you don't just dress up, show up and give orders. You gotta WORK! Decorate, entertain, manage, clean, refill the punch bowl, reapply your lipstick, wipe off the sweat and keep smiling!
That may sound like a tough gig, but I love it. I really do.
Indeed this is a masquerade ball but I really hate wearing masks...plus I'm a face sweater and wearing a mask will leave me dripping and angry - so I'm just going to paint one on.
I like this "shadow mask" I created using black eye shadow. I'm going to stick with that look and just make the "mask" darker.
And the rest of the costume is a surprise. You'll get to see it soon enough!
Also, I've inherited another round of vintage jewelry from my Great Aunt Louise who passed away a couple of months ago.
If you don't remember me mentioning Aunt Louise before then you can read more about this interesting character in this post. She was a wild chick.
Aunt Louise is on the right in the dark blue dress. See that attitude?!?
So here are some of the good pieces I've found so far in the collection. All of these have been listed in my Etsy shop. I haven't been able to list much because sometimes the back pain gets pretty ridiculous and sunshine has been scarce around here lately, thus making picture taking very difficult.
Aaaand it's raining again right now.
Westclox pocket watch
Avon perfume vial necklace
Vintage brass pen and mechanical pencil set
Brooch and earring set, very Mardi Gras.
And a vintage Time brand Twist-o-flex men's watch.
All off these items are listed in my shop for low prices, because I know some of you heifers out there are just a cheap as I am!
Well, that's it for now. Now I'm off to go buy a new spine from the Black Market.
Wish me luck.