Well today was an AMAZING day at the market! I completely sold out of artwork (7 pieces), sold 4 Bitchy Bags and only came home with 5 of the 15 pieces of furniture I took!!!! :) Plus it was so nice out, not to humid, just lovely. It was perfect!
Now, I am trying to spend my money on Etsy - WAAHAHA!!!
After I showered and styled my hair to see how I did. I have to say I am even getting better at doing my own hair. I still get extremely frusterated, but at least I don't give up anymore and put it up. LOL
I love them!!!! I think it turned out very well! But we will see what I think after living with them through the wind. LOL
Check out the video so you can cut your own bangs!!!
Last week I went to my Bestest Neighbor Friend's cottage for a night on Golden Lake.
It was absolutely amazing.
I have never been to a cottage per say, but I thought everythhing about it was fantastic. I was so relaxed...completely stress free.
The kidlets had a fabulous time and we had so much fun swimming, fishing and eating smores. :)
I bought the kidlets Warheads when I was in town one day and I thought they would LOVE them!!! We used to eat them like crazy!!!! I will say it was the funniest thing ever to see them try them out!!! hahahahaha I'm evil.
They did love Pop Rocks though!!! :)
We spent one full day basking in the heat and playing in the water. It was perfect for me and Joely becuase the water is only about 3 feet tall at it's deepest. So, it would be pretty hard for us to drown since we can't swim. :)
We even got the best Strawberry Daquiri's from my Bestest Neighbor Friend's Aunt who was also staying at the resort. So yummy....now those could get you drunk! LOL
Fishing was the top sport!!!
I had such a good time that by the end I decided that I needed to get a cottage next summer.
So, I booked one week at the same time as all my friends next summer and me, my Paddy and his son will go up together!!!!
I'm so excited I can hardly sleep already!!!!
All in all....I should have gone for the full week! LMAO!
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It is rare that he is working close enough to home for me to be able to do this, so it was so nice.
I dressed up all cute on purpose. :)
I have been having this new thing with letting a little belly show. LOL I have worked hard to keep this body and have gained a lot of muscle from dance the last year. So...why not??? I can maybe only pull it off for another year so better do it now! LOL
I had to bang out a whole bunch of them because I sold so many at the market a couple weeks ago!
I started with plain white cardstock for the base of the card. I ahve this stunning deep purple thick ribbon and it is so silky and beautiful. I have wanted to use it forever!!!! I wrapped it around the whole card and tied a nice knot, clipping the ends into peeks. I added this circular "Just Married" sticker ontop after I mounted it on violet cardstock. I added the purple flower with the white bead centers for a little somethin' extra. :)
I seem to sell my wedding cards the fastest - tis' the season I guess! LOL
I always wanted tattoos but I have a huge problem with pain/blood/needles.....doctors/hospitals/sickness...
My Paddy has always gotten tattoos every country he has gone to, he has many and loves every one of them (as do I).
He has never understood why I don't have a tattoo.
I'm artsy - I love the look of them, I faun over other peoples and I have watched many of my friends get them.
At first I used the excuse that I couldn't think of anything I would want for the REST OF MY LIFE. But lets face it, you can always get it covered if it is THAT terrible, and once you have it, you love it.
Finally, after years of thinking about it I did it.
March 2010, in Mexico...I got my first tattoo. :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so proud...it hurt alot, but I still love it!!!!
That was it! 'I have a tattoo' I thought. Been there done that. Went through the pain, didn't love it, didn't want to do it again. Done and done.
Then Europe happened.
My Paddy started with an amazing piece to fill in his left forearm when we were in Barcelona (see THIS post).
I sat there for 4 hours gutted that I wasn't getting one too!
It was so cool!
In Italy when he said he was going for another one, this time, I wasn't going to miss my chance.
I got "New Beginnings" in Italian on my stomach.
My Paddy told me I was stupid. With my combination of fear and low pain tolerance, he knew ending on my ribs was a poor decision on my part.
I did it anyways.
I wanted to die.
(How do you all do FULL rib tattoos????)
After 2 hours of pain like I have never felt before,we got outside the shop and I ripped My Paddy's head off. For a) not telling me how much it would hurt and making sure I completely understood the height of pain and b) not stopping me. LOL
I love this tattoo so much it's unbelievable. Maybe because it was the worst 2 hours of my life.
So, that was it. OK, now I've REALLY been there done that. I felt that pain...I was never doing it again. Done and done.
Three days later (yes...only 3 days)
My Paddy and I are now in Greece.
This means new tattoo for my boy.
Ok, FINE. I'll get one too...(twist my rubber arm)
I decided to go small this time since the last one was so painful!
I got the word LIFE on the back of my calf in Ancient Greek printing. Very simple, easy, to the point. Problem is, this one was painless. Well, I'm sure it wasn't, but it was a breeze compared to the ribs. LOL
Ok, three is enough. No more.
This weekend is My Paddy's birthday. All he asked for is a tattoo.
I booked the appointment and when I was there the guy asked me what I was gonna get. (I tried to say nothing, but he just asked me again with a sly grin)
I told him I have been thinking alot about getting two cherry blossoms one on each elbow for some time.
I am so chicken though. All of my tattoos are in secret places. They can be easily covered, and I can't see any of them directly. LOL Just in case I get sick of them.
These blossoms would be on the front of my elbows. All the time.
I told him I would think about it and probably skip it.
As I gave him my down payment for My Paddy's tattoo and went to leave he yelled,
"$100 - PERFECT - you just paid for your tattoo in full - see ya Saturday!!!
WISH ME LUCK!!!!!!!!
Any wise words? I'm scared that I will always want to cover them but wont be able to?I'm scared they won't go with my outfits? I'm scared I will get sick of them? I'm scared I will look stupid cause everyone says I'm so conservative? I'M SCARED!!!!!
Barcelona was extremely busy and crowded. Plus the humidity level went up like crazy compared to Madrid!
The majority of our time in Barcelona was spent looking for a decent meal. Their main items are tapas and it seemed like most restaurants were out of half of the stuff on their menus! LOL We spent days starving and living off of McDonalds french fries (which we swore we wouldn't do!)
Of course, we did a ton on walking. We checked out the Aquarium because we heard it was the best in Europe.
They had the longest shark tank tunnel and it had a sweet little people mover system and took you through it...so cool!
We also went to the see the Antoni Gaudi building,
the Picasso Museum (can't take photos, but I bought two really cool prints which we carried for the rest of our trip and I now have nicely framed in my living room) and the HUGE market!!!
My Paddy also got his first Euro tattoo of many! I paid for it as part of his birthday present!!! It is by far the best tattoo he has!!! LOL
On our last day we went to the market and bought some pasta salad before we headed to the train station. We should have tried it before we left the market, as it was the best food we had had since we left Canada!!! Our biggest regret of the trip STILL!!! hahahahaha
Everywhere their was people squating and whatnot dispite the signs. It was worse then Thailand (but didn't smell as bad LOL)
Now...we took the train to Valencia....that's for next time! :)