It’s 60 degrees today but snow is in the forecast for Thursday. Ugh March. It just messes with you. Here’s some Etsy prettiness to get you through this mess of a month.
My awesome friend and amazing ethical shoe designer Francisca Pineda of Bhava Studios gifted me these amazing spring sample booties.
How amazing are those!?! I just wish it would finally get warm enough to wear them! Come on spring. Where you hiding?
Sara Lies jewelry, True Stories Vintage, and Sara Weaves scarves will all be available next Saturday and Sunday (March 8 & 9 – 11am – 6pm both days) at the Hudson Flea’s Artist & Merchant Market at the Hewn Arts Center in Jersey City.
I will be sharing a room with two amazing designers (and friends).
Francisca Pineda with Bhava her vegan and organic footwear
and Juliana Stankiewicz and her amazing greeting cards and artwork.
A little sneak peek of some new pieces that will be available at the Hudson Flea Artist & Merchant Market this Saturday and Sunday at the Hewn Arts Center in Jersey City.
Becoming legit (and saving Ben from having to draw this over and over again).
Logo design by Ben Lee White. Stamp made by Casey Rubber Stamps.
For the most part I enjoyed going through the childhood photos my aunt recently gave to me. For the most part. But there were some from those years you try to forget…the awkward years.
I acknowledge that it’s probably about 90% the haircut. As it grew out it got better. Of course I had to go and add braces so that brings the awkward level back up a bit.
Then there were the photos where I look less awkward and more… special – yeah let’s go with special.
Check out that side eye I’m getting from my sister. Even she thinks I look special.
And she’s the one who inspired the questionable haircut in the first place. Sheesh.
But then I see pictures like this…
Which makes me feel better. Because we all had an awkward period and these ladies grew up to look like this:
So maybe there’s hope for us all.
I recently came into possession of a pile of childhood photos of myself that I had never seen before. Most of them were hilarious, some were horrifying. Apparently there was a short period during my first year of life where I was fat. Like really really fat.
Since I’m the youngest by quite a bit I decided to ask my siblings and parents if they recall me being scarily fat as a baby and no one did! Everyone was like “no, you were adorable and tiny and maybe you had chubby cheeks but no you weren’t fat!”
I’m sorry but that’s fat.
So I showed these photos to my family because apparently they have blocked this part of my life from their memory. These were some of their reactions…
“That’s some honey boo boo sh*t” – my brother
“Awwwww it looks like child abuse.” – my sister
But my mom took one look, laughed hysterically and said that I was always her beautiful little girl.
But can we all agree that taking a picture of a fat baby with cake on their face is just cruel?
Apparently this super fat phase only lasted a few months and by the time I was 2 I was normal chubby baby size. Eventually growing into my super awkward skinny phase where my parents got in trouble because people thought they weren’t feeding me. Looking back now I wonder if maybe I wasn’t just dealing with some residual fat baby insecurities.
Fair point Mrs. Blanchett.
I have to admit, I rarely watch award shows but I love to peruse the fashion blogs the next day to see what all of the ladies were wearing. I also have to admit that I generally don’t care how the dudes are dressed. A tux is a tux, amiright?
But does that really seem fair? Male actors probably don’t have to take hours to get ready. They don’t have to waddle around in unbreathably tight dresses and terribly painful shoes. They are rarely dragged over the coals if they make a fashion faux pas. Their choice of get-up would never get that much attention to deserve it’s own meme, for example.
I’m just saying I agree with Cate. Let’s focus a little more on the actresses and the work that got them there in the first place. And worry a little less about what they’re wearing.
On their bodies or their fingernails.