First Date


Thank you for reading my 3rd installment of fictional stories. If you love this dress as much as I do please check it out here.

Dear Diary,
Tonight is the night, I finally am going on a date with George Dunning. He is so dreamy with his wavy hair and sparkling green eyes. I could just sit and stare at him all day long. Susan doesn’t think he is attractive at all but she is dating Eddy who I think is just adorable, not date-able but adorable nonetheless. Plus George is super smart, he is at the top of our class and I keep hoping he will end up being my partner in science class just so I can pass the class.
English and P.E classes I enjoy but science and math are so boring, my math teacher Mrs. Thomas really knows her stuff but her voice is so monotone it puts me to sleep within minutes of her starting to explain a problem.

Back to my date with George, I decided to wear my lucky brown knit dress with the dark brown pom-pom off the collar. It is my lucky dress since that was the dress I was wearing when he called to ask me out and it is the dress I was wearing when I found $5.00 in the parking lot of the grocery store. Mama doesn’t know I found $5.00 so I am saving it to buy her a special birthday present next month. I am thinking of wearing my hair up just in case he puts his arm around my shoulders my hair won’t get pulled, those kinds of things are important think ahead of. Who knows he just might try to kiss me, oh how I hope he does.
Mama said not to let him get fresh on a first date and that we need to learn about each other first. What is there to know, he is dreamy, drives a beat up truck to school every day. He brings his sister and brother to the middle school before coming to the high school every day. So I know he is a good brother, I see him drive his Mama to the grocery store and to church every Sunday. They go to the church across from the diner Papa likes to take us to after church once a month, I don’t particularly like their food but I go just for the chance to see George one extra day a month.

Oh look at the time, I need to get dressed and do my hair.
I’ll tell you all about my date tomorrow, eek I’m excited!


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Studio Renovation Part Ten: Organizing

Finally an update. I know it has been awhile but having a new baby tends to put everything but baby on hold.

I did get a chance to go work in my studio last Saturday with my youngest 3 children in tow, we went during Abigail’s afternoon nap so she slept while I worked and her brothers played with their blocks and dinosaurs.

I finally finished hanging up all of my inventory. I needed to purchase more hanger thus the hang up, pun intended. Once that was completed I started the arduous job of organizing all of the clothing which I should have done all along but didn’t as I was trying to get as much done before Abigail made her appearance. After much debate with my 4 year old son Z, we decided to organize by type of clothing then by decade within each type. I only got about halfway of organizing by decade when I broke up a fight between the boys and that sent me on a another task.

So all in all I started my wall of hats, cleaned some trash up, hung the hooks for my backdrop, organized my clothing inventory and some general clean up.


Noticed my husband put in a light for me one day, he did a great job picking it out and installing the chandelier for me.

I love it.


My husband also claimed one of the other bedrooms as his office so I told him he needed to paint it since I’m so over painting anything right now. He picked a lovely light blue and did a pretty decent job of painting. I really should have had him help me with the rest of the studio.

Josh Office   If you noticed the pile of foam in the door way, that was carpet padding from the living room that has been sitting there since last fall. My husband also got rid of that along with several other bags of trash that needed removed. So I can now walk into the living room without climbing over all of the carpet and carpet padding.

Also the reason the door is off is that my husband purchased a very large desk that won’t fit in his office without removing the door and door jam.

Josh Office 1

It was wonderful being able to put in a few hours of work and seeing progress made even a little bit is better than none.

Until next time,


What I love about vintage


I have loved vintage clothing and accessories since I was a child and it wasn’t until I was an adult did I realize why I loved it so. Because a majority of vintage clothing is sexy while still being modest, I don’t have to show a lot of cleavage (not that there is much there) or leg to look great. I love this quote from Audrey Hepburn “There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain”


The other day I was shopping for a pair of shorts, almost every pair of shorts I came across were so short my hoo-haa would have been sticking out. Out of dozens of pairs of shorts I found 6 pairs that were a decent length in my size, when I say decent I don’t mean all the way down to my knees just my mid thigh. Of course only 1 pair out of those 6 actually fit comfortably, but isn’t that how it always is?

Modestly doesn’t mean you have be covered from head to toe, just remember that less isn’t always the way to go.