Monday, February 22, 2010

Cha Ching!

I did some shopping over the weekend, and let me just say this: I cleaned up!

I had a serious thrifting bug on Saturday, so I went to a place I visited maybe a month ago and liked.  There, I found:

1. Hot, hot, hot Aldo boots that look like this but brown and without the strappy thing:
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2. A beautiful little hand painted creamer that I didn't need but was totally blown away by how gorgeous it was.

3. A kitschy vintage tin for my coffee (experimenting with coffee storage techniques).

4. A narrow wool tie.  The kind that just stops flat and doesn't come to a point.  I really liked the colors (gray and pinkish) and think it will be a rather versatile accessory.

5. A scarf (like the silk kind, not the keep-you-warm kind) made from two scarves of corresponding patterns that will also be quite versatile.

AND THEN, on Sunday, Richie and I went to the outlets with his parents, where I found:
1. A $15 springy/summery dress at Ann Taylor Loft

...and that's it.

BUT, before we left for the outlets, Richie's mom gave me two hand-me-downs:
1. A green sweater (that's decidedly not very "me" but it's nice and I can certainly channel Tim Gunn and make it work).
2. A brand new Coach bag.  Also not very "me" given it's a purse that costs more than $30, but it's not very Coach-y and actually pretty cute!

Okay, this really isn't very interesting without pictures.  My bad.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Slip slidin' away

After nearly wiping out on the slippery ice that is plaguing this city too many times to count, I broke down and bought myself a pair of REAL snow boots (I love my argyle rainboots, but they only have so much traction).

I did some research one morning, and picked out this pair of Sorel's:

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 And I gotta say...I love them!  Totally waterproof, nice grip on the sole, and cute, cute, cute!!!

Even when all this snow melts away (in say, May), I'll probably still want to wear these badboys.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I'm lazy.

I just posted a little DIY project on PartyMcFly.  I think I probably should have posted it here, as it has little to do with events.  Instead, here's the link to it.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Done and done

Remember what I said about projects?

Well, I did it.  I started a party/event planning blog.  The idea is to use it as a creative outlet so that I can put my ideas down somewhere and also round up inspiration from around the web.  If people catch on and decide to use it as a resource, then awesome.  If not, at least I have all of my thoughts in one place so that I can better serve friends and organizations in planning their events (and of course, help myself plan my own events!).

Check it out: Party McFly

Sunday, February 14, 2010

snow + party = fun anyway

Some recent primo pictures I thought I'd share:

My poor car!!!!

 ...But I can handle it!

My cactus pinata:

...with me and Kristen (having a Vanna moment):

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


So I'm constantly looking for projects. Right now is definitely not the time to be looking, though, since a job search can be considered the project of all projects. Despite this (and partially because of this-- to be explained later), the search continues.

Of course I've considered the blogosphere for a direction of this here project. I tried my sexuality blog-- Beth Bruce. I can see it really catching on, but I talk about that stuff all day and going home to Beth Bruce dot blogspot dot com seemed like overtime. I tried a foodie blog-- Serious Grindage. Also a good idea, but I'm pretty broke, and just don't have the money to be trying new places with the amount of gusto I would like for a food-centric blog. I've been particularly inspired by fashion blogs (like diaries of what ordinary people are wearing each day), but do I have the discipline to take a picture of myself every day? I also read event/wedding planning blogs pretty regularly. Obviously I'm not planning a wedding anytime soon, but I'm thinking I might have something there.

For example, I'm planning a birthday party for this weekend. Most of the grunt-work is done, and because it's a small party, I'm not putting too, too much thought into this one, but I think it will still have my quirky, creative signature on it. So I was thinking about that. Also, I was at happy hour with an engaged friend on Monday, and of course the conversation turned to wedding planning. She's one of those girls (and I'm always shocked to learn that these girls exist) that never thought about her wedding until after she got engaged. While I'm sure that makes A LOT of the planning process easier, it can certainly make the other half (or so) very difficult.

So what about a general party-planning blog? MAYBE (and here's where the job stuff comes in), just maybe, it'll catch on and I'll start getting sponsors. And requests to help plan things. And free stuff.

Since the progress of this job search is looking decidedly administrative (no event planning), the blog would be an actual creative outlet for me instead of an extension of my day job...