Monday, December 21, 2015

My Big News

Unless you're friends with me on Facebook or you like my Honeybee Alley Facebook page you probably don't know that I'm engaged!  Jordan proposed on November 12 and of course I said yes :)  He is my number one supporter in everything I do and I can hardly wait to start growing old with him.  I didn't really believe in soulmates before I met Jordan, but now I'm convinced because he's like my perfect other half.  Being in a relationship with him is so easy and I never feel like I have to work to make the relationship good.  He makes me happy no matter what.  We're going to get married in spring or summer 2017 in front of a waterfall in my hometown.  We're doing a small ceremony with just our closest family.  Getting married in the woods will be so perfect for us.  We love going for walks in the woods and hiking to waterfalls.

My beautiful engagement ring couldn't be more perfect.  It's a custom ring from Etsy with a moonstone instead of a diamond, because I hate diamonds.

And here are a few photos of us :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Me Lately

Lately I’ve only had enough energy each day to either get dressed or do one small productive thing (sweep the floor or clean a little bit) and feed myself (microwave potato or hamburger patty), and that’s it.  I am so frustrated with being sick and so tired of not being able to get anything done.  I have left the house exactly once since September 1st and that was for a doctor’s appointment.  Currently I don’t even have enough energy to schedule doctors appointments, let alone attend them.

The only bright side is that I have had plenty of time to watch Netflix.  I just finished American Horror Story Freak Show, Hemlock Grove, and iZombie, and I've finally started watching X Files.

I've taken an indefinite leave of absence from work until I find out if my health can improve.  The doctors think I might have something other than celiac disease.  So that's where I'm at now.  It's pretty frustrating.  Don't expect me to post on hear much for awhile.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Fashion: I'm Covered in Bees!

I loved bees since way before I started Honeybee Alley.  That's why I chose the name.  Lately I've been especially drawn to clothing with bee designs on them.

I fell in love with this top at the University District Street Fair but I didn't have money for it then.  I bought it two months ago and I am so glad that I did!  I've been wearing it at least once a week since it arrived.  It's so soft and wonderful and from a fellow Etsy seller (and did I mention that it's super soft?!).  She makes all kinds of great clothing and pillows and bags.

Honey and Lace fluttery dolman shirt  S,M, & L insect bee top bohemian flowy jersey gypsy fashion
Here's a better photo of it, from the listing.
And then I just had to get these socks from Amazon, because I loved them and there were only four pairs left, and the bee's knees puns basically write themselves.  They're too warm to wear yet but I will be getting a lot of wear out of them in the fall, and winter, and spring.

Because I love bees so much I've been donating 10% of my Etsy profits to Save the Honeybee Foundation this year.  I've also been including a bee-shaped piece of seed paper in every order.

Do you want to know a secret?  I love honeybees so much but I just think bumblebees are way cuter.  They're all fuzzy and clumsy and adorable.  When I was growing up and playing outside I would name all of the bumblebees Mr. Bumbles and watch them bumbling around in the yard.  But don't tell the honeybees!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Burke Museum of Natural History

A couple of months ago my friend invited me to go to the Burke Museum of Natural History with her.  It's free on the first Thursday of each month and neither of us had ever gone so I said that of course I would.  Plus it's about two blocks from my house so I had to go at some point.

And it was amazing.  We were probably there for two hours looking at everything.  The upstairs is natural history and the downstairs is world history and Pacific Northwest history.  Of course I liked the upstairs best, because of crystals, skulls, and dinosaurs.  No contest.  I took about a bajillion pictures and here are my favorites.

This is apparently how my face looks when I'm just surrounded by amazing stuff.

Have you guys ever stood under a woolly mammoth?!  I never realized how huge they were before!  It's mind-boggling.
If you guys have a natural history museum near you, you should absolutely visit!  Really any museum is fascinating and amazing to me, but natural history museums have my heart.