Had a good time in MKE yesterday and was away from my phone most of the day... Every time I separate myself from it, it feels amazing, so I'm going to go back to that tomorrow while I work more on the basement and the rest of the house. In other words, I'm going to actually be present and enjoy my weekend, even if it's full of doing stuff I don't particularly enjoy doing. But it'll move a lot faster if I'm not attached to this hunk of metal and glass. ✌ out, homies. Stay cool. See you whenever I get bored again later this week 😂
I was about *this* close to losing my mind at work today, but then I remembered I have tomorrow off for some extreme antique store wandering and the best custard I've ever eaten in my life during a short road trip to MKE. 🍨 Then I was about *this* close to clicking my heels together like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. ☂ (also can we talk about how my phone autocorrected his name to Duck Can Dye? That mallard better have a premier feather spa and style studio...🦆)
Tonight calls for wine, some light cleaning, Netflix, and yoga pants (but no yoga, of course 😜). Maybe I'll start a load of laundry, but I doubt I'll finish it...just being honest here 😂 My social meter for the day is pretty maxed out so I'll see you on the flip side 😎 just because I'll probably be lurking and liking things doesn't mean I'll be up for chit chat, ya feel me? ✌out
Lots of new faces around here lately, so I figured I'd do another introduction with some tidbits maybe not everyone knows: 🌿 My name is Alexis, not Evelyn 😆 Evelyn & Theodore were streets that Aaron and I grew up on, so when making the page, it seemed fitting to use since we would be building our home together. 🌿 Aaron hardly ever shows up on here (he's not too into things like I am, but he let's me do whatever I want and usually ends up liking it), but you'll hear the name Carl a lot. 🌿 Carl is actually our dog. We rescued him from being abandoned in the adjoining townhouse in August 2017. He's slobbery & gross, and requires a lot of patience, but he's worth it. His full rescue story can be found at @kitschycarl on both IG & FB (he's more active on Facebook) 🌿 Outside of Carl, we also have two cats, Sarabi (calico) and Abu (grey tabby), and two leopard geckos (Randall & Boo). We used to have a fox snake named Severus, but unfortunately he passed away a few months ago. 🌿 I work full time at a funeral home, doing paperwork, but in my free time you can find me thrifting, restoring mid century furniture, binging true crime podcasts/shows, and reading Stephen King. Oh, and collecting animal skulls (I easily have 50+ in my collection now). 🌿🌿🌿 I think that's enough for now, but tell me something about yourselves in the comments below! I love making connections here, you never know who you'll have something in common with!
Received some incredible happy mail from @seemlyvintage & @copper.rose.vintage today! 😍 Forever thankful for the amazing community this platform has built for me & for small shops. I wouldn't have found so many amazing pieces for my home if it weren't for the friends I've met here. Go check out my Shop Small highlight to find more wonderful ladies that have shops for you to shop in! Support your fellow Grammers & their families 💕
No thrifting or saling for me this weekend. Just family & good food. Hoping that we'll find more information on who may have written this diary way back when the next time we see Aaron's grandma. We need to know who stole Ken's $1 bill from his car on Father's Day...did it happen at the ice cream social? Did the perp get into the car at the carnival? And most of all, why did they leave the other dollar?! Also...who is Ken? 😂
Happy Friday Eve! Thought I'd share this $3 suede bucket tote I found earlier this week! I have to apply a few light layers of Kiwi to protect it from water/rain (I use it on all of my suede shoes, too) and then it'll be the perfect work/laptop bag! It was practically brand new, but no tags were attached, so I have no idea who made it 🤷 but whatever, it's cute and clean and functional, and that's what matters! PS look at that leaf trying to unfurl in the back there 😍 c'mon baby, you can do it! 💪🌿 PPS yes I still have Easter candy out and am still eating it. Fight me.
Slowly picking up our ceramics pieces, but this was the only one I really cared about. Our teacher was a nightmare, and she was always working on the wheel, so this was the only wheel thrown piece I ended up with. I spent the majority of my time hand building to avoid being around her, so I didn't get my full set of black dipped plates, bowls, pitcher, and serving platter that I hoped to make. Instead I got some bowls that look like a 5 year old made them, some cactus planters that some poor sad sap friends are going to end up with (sorry @savyjophotography , @mylene_raspado , and @melsluckyfinds 😂), and this one plate that will hang on a wall somewhere. A waste of $240 for both me and Aaron, but now I know to just buy some polymer clay when I'm feeling crafty...it's a lot cheaper 😂