Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Take a break, if only for a minute


It's been a very busy past couple of weeks! I am more than exhausted but in a great way. The reason for this post is to unleash some of my thoughts about things.

We all need to stop and enjoy the little things every now and then, even if it's just for a minute or two, it always feels great and lets you appreciate all you have.

The past couple of days I have been very busy finishing and shipping orders along with purchasing items to get ready for Renegade in Chicago and it has been way more than exhausting/frustrating/overwhelming. It's getting better, for now, next week I'll probably be crazy again but time will tell. Since I've been on a go go go mindset I decided to make some cheesecake yesterday and now am enjoying it..sitting on the computer between blogging and catching up on etsy feedback.

So take some time, even just a minute out of your day and look around at what you have.

Ear update! I'm well past 1 1/16" after the whole ordeal I had. I bought some beautiful organic plugs and although they don't fit now I can't wait until they do! I will also be making some for myself but am not sure what yet...

Have a great week! Hopefully I can get on here and update again soon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm very happy to say that these past few weeks have been amazing! Except for ear issues of course (thankfully they are all gone now and I'm babying my ears massively).
I have had a couple requests for smaller flower plugs and found the cutest little flowers the other day so here they are!
0 and 00 Gauge Flower Plugs
They come in beautiful colors too!

Update on the mango tree, it's doing amazing! Awhile ago the leaves were very droopy and I was afraid they were going to hit the dirt (they were 1/2" away!) but they perked up! I can't believe how fast it's growing, I'm sure the skylights help quite a bit though. The second one is growing some mini sprouts out of it so I'm optimistic for that one. I also started a couple more seeds. Sheesh what am I going to do with all these mango trees!?!?!
Mango Tree

I am doing a giveaway with The Dainty Squid starting today!!! Check it out!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


So yeah. After my last post I decided to take the ear skins out for the night. I did end up taping up some plugs but decided to take those out also and sleep with nothing in (like I usually do). I realized I'd probably go back down to 1" but I'd rather have happy ears than messed up ones. Sure enough this morning they were down to somewhere between 3/4" and 1" so I put 3/4" in, waited awhile and then got my 1" back in. I am very sad but also happy that they are doing a lot better already, I will wait to go back up when they are 100% good and I have the proper jewelry. Again thinking about getting scalpelled but they have thickened up a bit from routines I've been doing so that is still on hold. I just feel like an idiot right now, I should have known better but was to eager.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Cranky Ears!!!!

Ugh! I hate hate hate when my ears act up. It doesn't happen to often but when it does, it sucks big time. Last week I went back up to 1 1/16. I'm not sure if I blogged about it when I went up before but I had problems and ended up downsizing again.
Let me tell you something, my ears are not happy, I taped up to this size last time and then wore some ear skins and after a week or two they started acting up. Again this time I put in the ear skins and they're at it again, the only conclusion I have been able to come up with is my ears hate ear skins. I don't know if it is the material or just that they dry them out (even though I do oil them). I am determined to stay and not go down again since I would like to stretch up more. Only problem is I have no other jewelry and I can't find my tape to tape up some smaller plugs I have. I have been waiting on a jewelry order since the 27th, something happened and the company has been very neglectful in contacting me back. The other day I received an email saying my order had been shipped but no tracking number :/ If I have to wait any longer I am going to flip out.
Sorry for the little vent.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Craft Nights and Mangos

Every Wednesday night you can find me attending (mostly hosting) Craft Night. In the beginning there were only two of us but it quickly grew when more alcohol became involved. A couple of weeks ago there ended up being over 20 people in my apartment, and mostly everyone was doing some sort of art/craft.
I've seen a couple of articles about craft nights, what to do, how to host and all that jazz. NOTHING like my craft nights. It got me to thinking if it's even worth calling a craft night. Trust me it is! One week we may be making clown costumes, another week will be all food, but there is always some sort of crafting going on..even if it's just beer drinking (still a craft!). I love it and wouldn't change it for the world.
Just a little insight of what goes on at craft night:
jewelry making, drawing, painting, resin work (fixing bicycles), knitting, sewing, crocheting, and probably some I forgot about. All in all I believe we do a fantastic job.
Just remember there is no "right" way to do something, just do it to have fun and fit your needs!
I thought I'd share a picture from this past weeks, it was taken as the night was winding down and most of the people had left, a good night indeed.
Craft Night

Onto the mango trees! They are doing very well, one has little leaves and is getting taller ever day! The other does not have leaves at the moment but hopefully will start up soon :) I also bought a new pot for them today for when they grow up a little.
Mango Tree Progress
Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Clutter Bug

So it's that time again! I've realized I'm hording to much and need to get rid of a few things so more items are up in the shop today! Including some vintage hair dryers and mass amounts of suitcases.

The girly hair dryer would look perfect in a vintage bathroom, I always imagined one with teal walls and pink bathroom things all over! That was the plan for this hair dryer but it is not happening at this moment so I've decided to put it up for grabs so someone who could actually use it and appreciate it more could have it :)

I am working on some more plugs, some that have actually been in work for quite some time. Also a plug giveaway by The Dainty Squid hopefully! If you haven't heard of her go check out her shop and blog! Soooo cute!

My mangoes are growing! Finally poking up out of the dirt and getting some tiny leaves! Pictures of that soon, once I figure out the changes Flickr made!