Sunday, November 9, 2014

oh boy... long story.

As it's been very apparent, I have been neglecting this blog. I haven't posted in months. oooops!
Part of that is due to the slump I've been in. As mentioned very briefly in a previous blog post (back in June?) all our personal belongings that we had in our apartment in New York were to be driven across country and delivered to us in Oregon at the beginning of June... well here we are November 9th and our things are still not in our possession. It has been one huge mess to put it simply. We've been in contact with lawyers scattered across the US as well as police departments. We're finally working with a competent lawyer in New York that is actually trying to help us get our things back. 
UGH!! It's been absolutely frustrating. Bear in mind that Caghain and I only took one suitcase each of our clothes and belongings to tide us over for two weeks. Which might sound doable for... a month... two months? but try moving to a new house in a new state and town for almost seven months with only a single packed suitcase. Thankfully after months of sleeping on a deflating air mattress we invested in an actual mattress and we've been slowly collecting furniture and other small things from local thrift stores. The worst part about this (maybe?... idk... it's all pretty terrible) is knowing/not knowing that my personal very loved items are being stored somewhere I have absolutely no control over. Everything I own, in flimsy cardboard boxes and completely out of reach. All of my negatives and prints I took/made during my two years at FIT, all of my penpal letters and super sentimental little items, the paw imprint of my former cat Rudy along with a snippet of his fur, my cameras, MY CLOTHES, makeup, furniture, dolls and collectibles, books, crafts supplies and so many other things you don't even think of until you need it. I've spent a lot of time diligently trying to forget all of that and keep these thoughts far from my mind but they sit in the back of my brain leaking into my every move, dragging and wearing on me relentlessly. All of this on top of Bowie's odd and almost fatal illness that struck literally two days after we moved was just too much to handle. I spiraled out a bit and really withdrew. But I feel like I'm slowly creeping back up the out of my dark pit of hopelessness and back on my feet again. 
So I've really been wanting to blog and vlog again! 
It may sound odd but during days where I feel I can't even get up out of bed I turn to watch little videos on youtube of some of my favorite vloggers like Zoella, and Pointlessblog, and Sprinkleofglitter and Tanya Burr and various other British youtubers that have brightened my day a bit and given me proper distraction of the disaster at hand. So after the hours I've spent watching these lovely people vlog and make videos of their lives I've decided it would be productive for me to start doing something similar. I've only made a handful of youtube videos as of yet, but I thoroughly enjoy putting them together so maybe one day someone else might be down and out and watch one of my videos to distract them and put a smile on their face. <3 div="">
Thats all for today, I hope to return shortly with some actual content.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Witch Up

I'm not sure if it's just me craving October per usual or if its because I've been feeling particularly rotten, but I've been wanting to dress like a creepy cute cemetery doll again. That means lots of black, lots of high collars, lots of velvet and lots of pointy shoes. So heres a bit of witchy inspiration for my fellow friends out there who feel like dressing in cute outfits that also say "don't mess with me!"

Where are you autumn??

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Nordic Inspiration

As I've explained before I recently moved into a cute little old home and I've been scrambling to come up with interior ideas/themes for the different rooms we now have to furnish/decorate. After some thought I've decided I want the living room to be a super cozy warm little cabin haven. I've drawn inspiration from nordic folk pieces as well as what I imagine little Icelandic huts look like on the inside. I've been having trouble organizing it all in my brain so I'm going to make a post about it.
I already decided that I'm going to use white lace curtains on the front door (which is apart of the living room) and sew together long scarves for the other three windows. I want a bunch of cute throw pillows, LOADS of knit blankies, and a ton of wooden accents and goodies.
I bring you my findings from pinterest and etsy...

chunky knits, fair isle, lots of patterns, rustic, swiss chalet paradise.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dream Dresses

I haven't made any Lolita related posts in a while and as I'm finding myself obsessing over it once again, I found it appropriate to update my DREAM DRESS LIST
Unfortunately I've come to the realization that a lot of my dream dresses are so heartbreakingly rare that I've only been able to find them listed for an arm and leg on secondhand websites. But I'm not going to give up! I will keep scouring the web for my little preciouses... and maybe have to save up and spend more than I'd like to admit to own them.
Without further ado, I present to you my dream dresses.

Misty Sky
(I prefer the OP and in black, navy, lavender or pink)


Melty Cream Donut

Dreamy Horoscope

Wonder Cookie

Twinkle Carnival

Sweet Cream House

I'm pretty sure I'm forgetting some, but I should stop while I'm ahead.