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Happy Halloweenie!

 

 

After spending $70+ on a skimpy Tinkerbell costume, I decided instead to wear a jeans and tee to watch Game 3 of the World Series at BJ’s Brewery.  I had a great day cheering on the Bay Area team and ended the night with a little taste of Boston with The Town.  I never used to be into Ben Affleck; I thought he was overrated.  I have since changed my mind.  Yum!

Tonight I will be escorting to my two baby nieces to Trick or Treat.  The Pumpkin and the Tootsie Roll… they melt my heart ❤

 

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Yes, I’m a few days behind on this post, but I just watched Gretchen Jones’ runway show on Project Runway for the 3rd time.  I have been Team Gretchen the entire season, and it might be partly due to just wanting to hear what she’ll say next.  She has an opinion on EVERYTHING, she tells it how it is no matter who she offends (all the while not even being aware that she is being offensive), and it was just hilarious to watch.  Welp, she knows her shit.  Rock on.

Gretchen's collection, "Running Through Thunder"

 

It’s like the first sip of a drink you really want…  seeing these girls walk the runway makes me eager to do it again

 

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Oh, so snood-y!

Last year was my first “winter” in northern California.  I scoffed at anyone who even dared to complain that it was cold when it was nearing 50 degrees.  I was constantly stared at entering my work building without a coat on and asked, “Aren’t you freezing?”.  I responded proudly and with a smile pretty much every time saying “Nope, I’m from Connecticut!”  I wore my peacoat to work ONCE.  In January.

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Monday Oct. 25: Yeah!  Blue Moon comes in really handy at the end of the month.  I had a really shitty day at work.  Last day to sign for refinances… shoot me.  Even though I spent the entire weekend in front of my sewing machine, all I wanted to do today was go back home and sew some more.

I had one too many Blue Moons on Friday night at happy hour and I woke up Saturday with a raging headache 😦  Surprisingly, I was completely inspired to drive my hung-over ass to Joann Fabrics and design myself a tunic.  I was inspired by a peacock sequined tunic my most favorite blogger wore to a concert and thought the design might be easy enough to replicate without a pattern…..

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Moving to northern California was quite an adjustment and took some getting used to.  I completely picked up my life and moved it 3000 miles away.  It was scary and liberating all at once.  I was ready for a change.

One thing I was introduced to out here is red wine- go figure.  Let me just say, to all the wine snobs out there- I love you and would love to pretend that I am one of you..but I know absolutely nothing about wine.   I have always been a beer girl, and my mouth will still salivate at the mention of Blue Moon (or Pyramid’s Audacious Apricot, which has since bumped my beloved 1st choice to a close 2nd), but there is really nothing like a glass of red at the end of a long week.  Hell, I just had the most pleasantly productive work week and I still came home Friday night craving a glass of red; okay, two glasses…

BV- Im a fan, can you blame me?

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It’s been 90+ degrees all week. I wake up around 7:00am and start my daily rituals. I hop in the shower, and hop out. I run downstairs and prepare a bowl of Cheerios. I catch up on my DVR. I put on my make up while practically sitting in the sink. I blow-dry my hair, stopping several times to open windows and doors to get a cross-breeze going. I stand in front of the closet, alternating between the left side, which houses all skirts and dresses, and the right side, which houses all blouses, cardigans, t-shirts, jeans and shorts. This week, the left side’s the best side. I am so hot after blow-drying my hair that all i can think about is free-balling it. I have worn a dress every day this week and decide maybe I should wear dresses every day for the rest of my life. I know that I could, but I’m sure it would get boring; I also wouldn’t want someone to think I belong to one of those religions where the females don’t wear pants. Anyway, I have some pretty great dresses. My boobs look great, and you wouldn’t even be able to guess how bloated I really feel. I can dress them up with heels, or dress them down with flats. I am in love with my dresses this week. The only thing I’m not in love with, is how un-ladylike I can be while entering and exiting a vehicle in my adorable little dresses. Let me just preface, yes, I wear panties. Depending on the material of the dress, I may even wear boy-shorts. I am pretty sure I’ve flashed a few lucky passers-by out there; you’re welcome, that one was on the house.


Not for work, but also not something I shouldn't be straddling door jams in either...

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I spent the weekend with my new brother.  Oh no, that’s not right… I mean I spent the weekend with my new Brother sewing machine.  The first few projects are definitely learning experiences.  I have already learned the following:  Joann Fabrics is a nightmare around Halloween, and I am not a size 2 in the world of Simplicity patterns.  I will most likely be donating my first few pieces to someone with smaller arms, waist, bust, hips.. okay, someone that is just smaller, period.  I am also learning a lot about which types of material to use, by trial and error mostly.  I finished a top (I’m still not sure if I consider it a tank top or blouse or what) on Saturday morning.  The material is stiff and just about sheer in the right light, but its a finished product and that is all that matters to me.  Granted, I can’t even fit into it, but in theory someone could wear it.

I spent Saturday looking for the dress pattern and material for my second project.  The pattern was on sale for $.99(!); the material and lining were 40% off.  I chose a V-neck maxi dress pattern and a blue and white polka-dot satin.  I thought it was different, a little Pretty-Woman-at-the- races inspired, but still very pretty.  The cashier takes one look and comments ever so pleasantly, “Oh, this must be for a Halloween costume.”  She was a young girl and I’m sure she was just making small talk, but– Halloween?  Really?  At least she didn’t ask me how far along I am and if I’m having a boy or a girl.

After spending four hours cutting and pinning the material, lining, and interfacing, I was ready for bed.  Mental note: hire an assistant to do all cutting and pinning.  It is so time consuming!  Not to mention the work space I have deemed suitable for such activities.  My work space consists of 5 1/2 feet between my bed and closet; my sewing machine is stacked on two boxes; my chair is my new exercise ball.  No joke.  It is only a matter of time before the pins or scissors get acquainted with my “chair”, then I’ll be managing a constant lunge position just to get the job done–my quads could use it.  Two birds, one stone. 🙂

 

 

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