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Random Facts

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(Sunglasses: Charming Charlie  Necklace: jane.com  Shirt: Plato’s Closet  Jeans: Old Navy  Shoes: Thrifted)

Here are ten random facts about me:

1. I used to sell my sandwiches in elementary school to the highest bidder. They were that good. I guess my mom has mad sandwich making skills.

2. My husband is the one and only guy I’ve ever kissed.

3. I am crazy decisive and love making decisions.

4. I have a talent at rewriting the words to songs. Wayne Brady ain’t got nothin’ on me.

5. I have never been in a limo.

6. I hate having my sheets tucked in because it is absolutely necessary for one foot to escape at any given moment.

7. Just the thought of going “caving” or scuba diving gives me a panic attack, which leads me to believe I’m more claustrophobic than I ever knew. On the flip side, I would go skydiving in a heart beat.

8. I am a lousy gardener…oh wait, everyone knows that. 😉

9. I worked at a restaurant after college and hated it.

10. We didn’t have TV growing up, so I am now a bit addicted to watching television.

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Alaska: A Nice Place To Visit, Not To Live

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(Sunglasses: Charming Charlie  Vest: Goodwill  Dress: Old Navy  Bracelets: Gift  Shoes: Plato’s Closet)

I realize more and more that I am a slave to the sun. I thrive under it. When the sun is out, I am energized and alive. Every year when the time change comes, it hits me hard. I stop being able to function after 5pm. I go to normal events that I attend weekly at 7pm and feel like it is the middle of the night. I am not joking when I say that I am IN BED by 7:30pm. Absolutely ridiculous. I have NO idea how the people of Alaska (or anywhere farther north) survive during those months when the sun is out for maybe an hour every day. I know for certain that I would shrivel up and die. Truth.

Dream Job

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(Earrings: Gift  Jacket: HandMeDown  Shirt: GAP  Skirt: The Paper Indian  Boots: Ebay-Lucky Brand)

This weekend I figured out what I want to be when I grow up. While I was thrifting, I had a brilliant idea. In the back of most thrift stores, they have lovely elderly people helping sift through and price items that have been donated. And I realized there were used puzzles on sale. I thought…how do they know that the complete puzzle is in there? And that’s when I came up with the best job description yet…I will be the puzzle putter-together-er person in the back of the store. What a lovely thought! They could set me up with a little table in the back and I would just sit there for hours doing puzzles. And I’m sure I could invite people over to join me with my job. So I’d be socializing AND doing puzzles! Brilliant!

Noonday Collection

This week I had the opportunity to attend a Noonday Collection trunk show at the lovely Nicole’s house (check out her awesome blog here). I didn’t know anything about the company before, but I am overwhelmed at the amazing impact they make on the world and poverty. Here are some facts that stood out to me:

-Noonday hires artisans from all over the world to make their products.

-Because of this partnership, the artisans are paid a “living wage” (enough to support their families, pay for education, healthcare, etc.).

-Purchasing this jewelry empowers people and their communities and allows them to create business opportunities.

-Noonday supports adoption and orphan care and if you are in the process of adopting and host a trunk show, 10% of your show sales will go towards your adoption.

Plus their jewelry is GORGEOUS! Here are some of the things I got to try on:

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I loved the gold earrings I’m wearing in that picture of me, plus there are so many other items in their catalog that are calling my name. Check out their website and all their products here.

I plan on hosting a trunk show this coming December, so let me know if you’d be interested in coming.

Happy Fashion Friday!

Costumes Out The Wazoo

We enjoyed our Halloween week immensely.

On Friday night, we went to a Halloween party and I was able to dress like Rapunzel. My husband willingly dressed like Flynn Rider and I think he totally pulled it off, although there were complaints about carrying my purse (aka his satchel). Ha! The best part about being Rapunzel was getting to go barefoot.

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Then on Saturday, we attended a “Hooverville Hobo-themed” birthday party, so we dressed up like hobos. Mad props again to my husband for agreeing to this and drawing on his own beard.

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If you’re counting correctly…yes, I wore three different costumes this week. I like livin’ a wild life. Ha!

Hope you enjoyed yourself last week!