Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Be Back Soon

Hi everyone, I actually do have things to post about but right now I am home sick with a gallstone.  Have you ever had one?  They're super painful!  I'll have to go to the doctor if it doesn't pass on its own but I have my fingers crossed that I can go back to work soon.  I am so done with all this sickness.

I did manage to open my new Etsy shop before this came on so if you want to check it out and share it with your friends, that would be nice.  It's jewelry that doesn't really fit in with my other Etsy shop, sort of my island of misfit jewelry.  I'll be adding more and one idea that I'm excited about is making earring studs from PS3 buttons from broken controllers.  I hope you're all doing great and feeling well.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday Fashion: Picnic in the Park

On Monday Jordan and I went to the park and had a picnic, then wandered around the trails.  It was really fun.  And he took outfit photos for me!  (winning at life)

This post is in no way sponsored by Jello.

That pudding cup had just told the funniest joke ever, but you had to be there.

How amazing are these hat feathers?!?!

I befriended a cute oversized tadpole.

boots and hat from Valley of Roses Boutique, jeans from Forever 21, purse, shirt, cardigan, and extra jacket all thrifted

I don't know any real poses so I improvised.

Jordan took FOREVER to take this picture while I was trying not to fall off the log.

necklace listed in my Etsy shop

We are silly.

That's all for now. *blows kisses*

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fair Trade Fashion

All of the items in the above outfit are fair trade, excluding the sunflower, bird, rain, and paintbrush graphics.  These items (except the rug) are all fairly affordable and I would love to have each one.  You may think that fair trade is expensive, and that's true, but it's also false.  Similar items from different countries can have very different prices because of how fair trade works.  One of the principles of fair trade is that the artisans who make the products earn a living wage.  The living wage varies from country to country so the price also varies depending on the country the product is from.  Some products in the fair trade store I work at seem quite expensive, but for the amount of work that goes into them, it's a reasonable price.  However other products (especially the scarves) seem really inexpensive for the amount of work that goes into them.  There are handwoven hand-dyed scarves that cost as low as $12 each!  That is because the living wage in those countries is so much lower that the artists still make a living wage with those low prices.

In this outfit the clutch, necklace, bracelet, and shoes are all fair trade.  Could you have figured that out if I hadn't told you?  Fair trade products can be really fashionable and really affordable.  In fact I have found that many fair trade products from around the world are lower priced than similar products handmade in the United States.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Places to Go in Seattle

All of the places on this list are places that I have either been to and want to see again, or want to go to.  These places would be fun as cheap dates or for hanging out with friends.

Olympic Sculpture Park
I've visited once and am so excited to go again.  You can see my post about it here.

Seattle Art Museum
The Ancient Mediterranean collection sounds the most interesting to me.

Woodland Park Zoo

The Belfry
This place is like a cabinet of curiosities in store form.  I need to go there but I need to wait until I have money I can spend.

Seattle Pinball Museum

EMP Museum
I've been here before too and it was amazing!  Jordan loves music so I am excited to go with him.  Also they have a Star Wars exhibit right now, so I hope we can go soon.  Here is the post I wrote about my first EMP visit.

Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe
This place is currently closed for construction but I will definitely be going once it re-opens.  My parents would always take me there when they would come up to visit.  There are always really interesting things to see.  It's half-store and half-natural history/oddities museum.

The Fremont Troll
It's a big troll under a bridge.  I've gone past a few times but never stopped.

I feel like there are probably a lot more places I want to go but am currently forgetting.  Have you been to Seattle?  Where else do you want me to visit and blog about?