Thursday, November 12, 2009

Little bit of heartbreak

But that's allowed once in awhile...

Adam and I have 'called it quits'.
The hardest part - so far- was walking through my apartment gathering up all his things for him... and then having to do another walk around with him, and watch him pack it all up.
I'm torn between complete sorrow, understanding mixed with acceptance, and a pinch of that typical anger that us silly women feel when a man does something that doesn't make us happy.
We both know this is for the better. But it's rather hard to come to terms with that, when I still have these feelings for him. He's a good man. And he's made me a much better woman. I just hope that I can continue on the right path that he helped me find, and that we will still have some form of relationship in the future.

I'm trying to put my brave face on. Not easy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dia De Los Muerta

It's been awhile... I know, not a big deal!

The Dia De Los Muertos party went really well on Friday night! So many people actually got in the spirit and dressed up/ painted their faces! I had a pretty solid time, which is nice! I'm such a shy girl that parties usually aren't my favourite things to go to! hehe Here are a few pictures! (yeah, I'm posting pictures... CRAZY!) Andrea and Adam went all out with the decorations! They even built an alter!

Here's a group shot of *most* of the people who put in the face painting effort. some people had some great designs!

Tammy, Amanda, Adam & myself.

Here are some close-ups of mine and Adam's make up! They were taken on a friends (not so great camera) near the end of the night... do excuse the drunk looks, and the not so proper makeup!
I know there are more floating around somewhere. I'll have to get my hands on a full shot, so I can show my favourite skirt. It's quite lovely!
For the rest of the week I need to spend all my time sewing the rest of Adam's Halloween costume. I really think i bit off more than I can chew this year! I clearly love doing this, or I wouldn't offer to make myself and other people elaborate costumes every year! So I'll just stop complaining about it! ;)
I guess I should get back to work now...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"Ugh... what is that big dome thing Karlie?" "My new dryer!! YAY!"

I bought a bonnet dryer this weekend!
I also got my Vintage Hairstyling book yesterday!

Rejoice with me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


I just won another give away! The 1940's pattern! Soooooo stoked! Even though it's a perforated pattern, and I haven't used one before (I have a few 1930's ones, but I've yet to dive into those!) I can't wait! it's really so cute! look at those ruffles!! I wonder if this would look nice in a light brown, or Forest green for fall. OH! Navy Blue!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I just ordered the second edition of "Vintage Hairstyling". I had asked for the first edition it for Christmas from my man and also my mom, but i think it was already too late. I was going to ask for it again this year, but decided against it just 2 minutes ago when i was on the site. I'm blaming Paypal for automatically being synced with my bank account, because I have made some really rash purchases lately! I know, I know, I'm the one to blame... but I can't help it!

I've learned al ot about hair styling from trial and error over the last few years, but I've recently gotten into a rut. I have very few opportunities to waste a whole day waiting for a set to dry, and have little time to fiddle with new techniques I haven't quiet mastered. My hair takes eons to dry, and I get home from work much to late to have the set dry by morning if It's not done by 7.(my next rash purchase will likely be a bonnet dryer so I can blast it with heat for a bit before i go to bed.) Oh the woes of the working class.

I'm hoping that, although it will be 'trial and error' again, I'll be able to succeed in the new style much quicker with the step by step instructions.

Now, to wait for its arrival very impatiently!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Another Givaway!

Posting a link to a giveaway worked out for me last time! Won't hurt to do it again!

P.s. thanks Fleur! I'm looking forward to trying it out! :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Because everyone loves giveaways!

Other than that, I don't really have anything to say... big shocker. Back to "lurking"!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I've been on a huge New Found Glory kick as of late. I've loved this band for almost 10 years, and hold them completely responsible for my shameless love of pop punk. How anyone could think that pop punk is annoying(OK, i get that sometimes), or crappy or talentless is beyond me. <3<3<3.

Tonight A and I are leaving for his pops' cabin in Victoria beach. Soooo excited! Last summer when we went I had a great time. Just being away from everything was so nice, and calming. I hope it has the same effect this time around. I certainly need it!! The weather is to be crappy according to all sources, but I'm hopeful we'll see a little bit of sun at least.

Speaking of weather, my curls have completely flopped due to humidity. I'm rather upset! I walked into work with large pieces of half straight hair. *shakes fist* Blast you rainy humid poop!

Side note: I signed my lease again. One more year(likely) in my lovely little apartment. I'm just not ready to part with it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We're gonna drain that cup dry.

I'm having one of the most awful days ever. Right after one of the most lovely weeks. I feel as if I'm in this continual up and down with every aspect of life and I'm beginning to feel as if the towel just needs to be thrown in already. Life feels stagnant and how to kick it into high gear seems to be my mystery at hand.

I've always been the type to hold onto everything. Never let anything go. for 24 years it hasn't seemed to do me any good, yet no one knows how to change that. Certainly not I. Contrary to some peoples popular belief, countless attempts have been made. Is it just who I am? or is it the result of something else? It's winning, which ever it is.

I think I just need to listen to "the best is yet to come" and belt it out until the cloud over my head floats away. It'll work right? *sigh*

Friday, June 5, 2009

Today I'm having a "I rather be in bed" day. Lets be honest. More like week. This weather is getting the best of me. It's June for god's sake. why did I wake up to a -3 windchill? Officially moving. Somewhere warm. all year.

Speaking of moving, but on a much more realistic level. I really want to change apartments. As much as I love my cozy place, I want a bigger place. I may also be feeling like I want to move in with A, but I still think I'm not ready to move in with anyone. Oh well. My lease is up in October... I have until end of July to figure out what I'm going to do.

I want to start my new sewing projects. I have 3 vintage dress patterns, a bamboo handle purse, and the skirt I started the pattern for eons ago. Alas, I do not have any fabric suitable for any of these at the time. Ho-hum. I could always finish those gingham dressed I started last year(hahaha) but I think I've run out of the elastic thread. I could always start with the alterations I need to do. What an idea that would be.

...back to work for me.
P.s. which is going well by the way. The bus ride is and forever will be (until I manage to get a car) the pits, though.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I got a new job. I start on the 30th. Who's excited? Me! I'm finally back in the fashion industry, and I am so proud! Well... It's not like I really did anything special. Tammy told Adam, Adam told me, I E-mailed the boss woman. Less than a week later I experienced the wonder of my charm on all bosses. My days will be + 1 hour a work, and + 1.5 hours of bus ridding.... but +$$ and - a lot of hate!

I should be doing my push-ups and the like, but I've clearly chosen an update no one's going to read instead. I need to set up blogger as a fav on my iphone. Maybe this site will get visited more often than just when I'm house sitting for the present boss woman(as I am now). Ok I feel better. I just did 16 push-ups. Vast improvement from the 4 I could do last week.

Best text ever "I'm always so scared to look in your fridge!" my response "I know! Me too!"

I've really run out of things to say. I'm clearly out of tough with my blogging. OH WELL.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Big time.

Facts; simple, complex, silly and sad:

*Hard things get easier every time you have to do them.

*-6 with a windchill of -17 just is not the same as -6. But clearly not the same as -45. and thank god for that.

*Cooking has become one of my favourite things to do? With A. of course. Or for him, at least. Who would have thought that would ever happen.

*Platinum blond is fun.

*It's funny to think how differently you'd think of someone, if only you had met them in a different way. Sometimes it's too bad.

*The dress I have wanted for months... is too big. and of course they are out of anything in the size down.

*My new budget leaves me scared and hopeful. it's an odd combination!