4.12.2012

snippets & miscellany.


I am so happy to report this!

Adorn is reopening this weekend after a devastating fire in early January. I stopped in yesterday to drop off some jewelry, the store is looking a-mazing. Inventory was just being moved in that day, yet I managed to walk away with 2 new things... ?

jewelry display for Adorn
Nifty jewelry display going to Adorn - made from a picture frame
and a cut up Ikea curtain (background fabric).
Nicole and Ethan are back better than before { I knew they would be }. It's one of those places where I never feel overwhelmed, I know I am going to find something great - someone has already done the hard work and has narrowed it down - I'm seeing the great stuff { note to you tall girls - prairie underground - nice long arms - the sleeves hit the middle of my hand kind-of-long }. It just feels good to shop in there. You must go...

other miscellany.

If you didn't see it, I won't let you miss it - lovely Becky from Buckets of Burlap is wearing my jewelry. Isn't she pretty? Becky's vintage farmhouse is swoon-worthy (so is her ability to take pictures). I first found her blog via the Where Bloggers Create series last August.

Becky wearing Christine Marie Studio
photo by buckets of burlap

4.11.2012

what i wore. bangs.

I'm getting a little better at the picture of "self" thing. Next week, I'll work on adding smiling, while posing, while taking a picture, while not pulling a muscle in my arm.

me. wearing bangs.

My outfit today was a usual - gap perfect boot jeans and a jcrew vintage tshirt over a black tank top { working at home, quick stop to drop off earrings at Adorn, driving kids in the afternoon }. I shower at night, so in the a.m., my hair is usually it's true self - on the flat side and straight (and forward). I am fortunate (and not so, sometimes) to have VERY thick hair. It does what it wants to do. Usually I use a flat iron all the way around and flip it a bit. Today, I liked the forward bang look, so I decided to go with it. I only curled the back (uh, bed head). I resisted the urge to flat iron and style my bangs to the side { see my profile pic } - which usually includes a battle with a natural cowlick.

Today I wore bangs. 

hair. top front view.
Addicted to chapstick, I am. Now in love with Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer.
Wearing Peony.

hair. side view.
LOL. Attempting a serious picture - but good shot of the angle of my hair!
 And of course I have to show you my earrings.

long pyrite dangles.

Have you ever had an accidental hairstyle that stuck? This might actually stick for me for a while.

A little plug for the most amazing hairstylist and color girl - Erin Brown { Honeycut Salon . Beaverton OR . 503-626-1500 }


pleated poppy

4.08.2012

oh glorious day!

{ Hear it on youtube }

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a Virgin
Dwelt among men, my example is He

Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day

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One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He

Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

'Cause living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then He arose, over death He had conquered
Now He's ascended, my Lord evermore

Death could not hold Him
The grave could not keep Him from rising again

Living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day
Glorious day

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my beloved one bringing
My Savior Jesus is mine

Living He loved me, dying He saved me
And buried He carried my sins far away
Rising He justified freely forever
One day He's coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day
Glorious day, oh, glorious day

4.07.2012

boldly go. where only the tiny have gone before.

I found some earrings the other day, sorting through my closet. Old. Think 10 years ago, some older. Some were clips - would it surprise you to know that I got my ears pierced when I was 28? I think it hurts more when you are older { especially when you take them out one week early for your sister's wedding and then you can't get them back in again - I have fat earlobes - can you say "re-pierce"? }

I've repurposed some of these into new pieces { I can tag them vintage assemblage LOL }.

I used to wear TEENY TINY earrings. PEENSY. I used to make teeny tiny earrings...

the evolution of earring size
The evolution of size. The left are circa about 2 years ago... the right are a current design.

I am a fairly neutral dresser. I dress for comfort. My clothes are usually pretty safe and easy - I think some of this is being 5'10". I love it, don't get me wrong, but it is hard to find clothes that fit right. Online ordering is essential. Returning is a pain. Therefore I don't venture far from "what I know".

Keeping it simple and finishing with a bold accessory makes me feel like I tried. Maybe I am just heading out to sit in carpool line... when I pair the jeans with the tee, then add some comfortable big unique earrings, I feel good. I made an effort. It's so easy. I admit it, it makes me feel like I am edgy. I'm 40 and I know what's going on.

That's why I make them, so you too can be edgy in your comfortable clothes.

What bold accessory do you have that makes you feel "finished"?