Nov 20, 2010

The Perils of Love . . .

because we all experience them. . . right?
Happy Saturday to all of you. . .enjoy this little animation, it's so cute, I especially love the French duet in the background!


Nov 18, 2010

Thursday Shop Preview

I'm starting to realize that Thursdays seem to be the days I like to list. :)
Usually I'm out teaching during the beginning part of the week, and then near the end is when things start winding down a little bit; pictures have been taken, edited, uploaded, and then I'm ready to start listing! Expect each one of these items to be listed before 3pm today.

Those two beaded sweaters might be my favorite items of this batch. I love a beautiful warm cardigan for cold weather!

{Shop Lola}

50's Beaded Black Cardigan Sweater
Beaded Beauty Black Cardigan Sweater, Vintage 50's
60's Rhinestone Buttons Castle Berry White Blouse
Button Beauty Castle Berry White Blouse, Vintage 60's
70's Blood Red Velvet Puff Sleeve Dress, with lace collar
Blood Red Velvet Puff Sleeve Dress, Vintage 70's
80's High Waist Black WOOL Skirt
High Waist Black WOOL Skirt, Vintage 80's
50's Beaded Butterflies Navy Blue Cardigan
Beaded Butterflies Navy Blue Cardigan Sweater, Vintage 50's
80's Warmest Chocolate Brown Hooded FUR Coat
Warm Chocolate Brown Hooded FUR Coat, Vintage 80's
50's Bombshell Little Black Dress Suit
Perfect Little Black Dress Suit, Vintage 50's
70's Soft Beige Full LINEN Skirt
Soft Beige Full LINEN Skirt, Vintage 70's
80's Lanz Originals PLAID FLANNEL Dress
Lanz Originals Warm PLAID FLANNEL Dress, Vintage 80's
70's Chocolate VELVET Puff Sleeve Fitted Blazer
Chocolate Velvet Puff Sleeve VELVET Blazer, Vintage 70's
Gunne Sax Trompe L'oeil Sequined Bow VELVET Dress
Gunne Sax Trompe L'oeil Bow Black Velvet Dress, Vintage 80's

Happy Birthday CALVIN & HOBBES!

A big THANK YOU to Mr. Bill Watterson for creating one of the best comic strips ever made! Today Calvin & Hobbes celebrate their 25th anniversary in print. This hilarious and philosophical best-friend duo has been making me laugh for years! I've given all of my old books to my son and he loves them as well. (I love hearing him giggling in his room when he's reading the adventures of these two.) :D

pc: 1, 2, 3

Nov 15, 2010

November News in Pictures

I don't believe I've ever felt a November this warm. We've been taking many walks on the nice non-rainy days. Indian summer, I've always thought, was for October at the latest. But my birthday is right around the corner, and OH, how happy I'd be if this out-of-the-ordinary 60 something degree weather would keep up. (Just looked at weather dot com and no, it won't be.)

I tend to get a little worried this time of the year because I dread cabin fever, and have yet to invest in a S.A.D light. I am grateful my apartment gets plenty of good natural lighting though, and now that a humidifier is necessary, I like to make it feel as if it's still summer inside. Fooling the senses a wee bit in the name of seasonal happiness. ;)

My boy, my joy.
We came upon this sweet little message while walking downtown.
When it's time to drive him to school I tend to take the hilly dirt roads, a longer trip in miles and minutes,
but so worth it for the peaceful fall scenery.

I am utterly in love with this cat.
Unfortunately, he's not mine, he's my brother's little fuzzball Jack,
but I get to see him quite often because we live close.
Maybe I'll take a video of him sometime soon.
He's such a delightful little creature,
with the softest, furriest presence,
and the loudest purr I've ever heard. ♥

I'm becoming a regular here. Diet discipline always seems to fail me in the cold months the most.

I've had some wonderful subbing jobs lately. I love being a substitute teacher because it's so flexible, and that is something I need to have right now. The best part about it is the kids though! Recently I revisited a school I had a long term assignment at three years ago. I saw some of my kindergarteners who were now 3rd graders!
It was so special to see how they've grown!
I was just happy they remembered *me*. This is a pic of my work outfit one morning. Someday, I hope to find a permanent position in an elementary school, but as a librarian most likely.
Kids, books, reading, literacy: my life's true passions. :)
real job work day
Good girl friends are blessings! We've had the opportunity to meet up for crafts, and hopefully this will become a regular part of our month. I love having each of these girls less than 5 minutes away from me. Many of my good girl friends have moved out of the mitten, but I still have a few gems that have stuck around.
In Lola Vintage news, there's a giveaway over at the Huzzah blog today.
Enter for a chance to win a little MULA toward anything in the shop.

Lastly, I've been looking up the spoken word on youtube lately. It is admittedly one of my favorite things to do. I'll make playlists of my favorites and listen to them when I'm doing my housework. When I was a writing tutor a few years ago, my boss always used to say "Words change lives." I'm always reminded of this when something I read (or listen to) has an impact on me. I can't get enough of this W.H. Auden poem below in particular. I know it is not the original author speaking, but I love the way it is read. Even in its pensive and melancholic tone, I think it's beautiful.

Wishing you all a M A R V E L O U S week.

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