Thanks to my online shopping addiction and Black Friday sales, the following items are finding a home at La Maison de Elle et Turkey Butt: (and for those of you worried about my 30 for 30 promise, no clothes were bought or harmed in the making of this post)
When I went to pick Rocco up from the Shelter yesterday, we found out the sad reason he was there to begin with. The shelter informed me that they suspect (based on his injuries) that he was tossed out of a car window. His face was so badly damaged that they thought they may have to euthanize him. Luckily they didn't! Instead, with a little TLC from the shelter and he foster home, he's a happy, curious and very social kitten.
Things to know about Rocco:
-he purrs ALL the time;
-his favorite past time so far is to run and pounce on things;
-he prefers drinking out of Adora's water dish over his own;
-his cuddle time maximum appears to be 45 seconds;
-he loves belly rubs!
Because I know you're too busy to check your mail, I mean really - who goes to the post office anymore, I thought I'd send you my Christmas Wish List via Blogspot. I'm sure that you privately follow me. Oh, and just to insure that I stay on your nice list, I'm making my shopping super easy for you - it's ALL online and it's all from Etsy. Can you say one stop shopping? All you have to do is add all the items to your cart, go to the check out, pay using your (always active, i'm sure) Paypal account and VOILA, you're done. You can even get it shipped to my house (and those Etsy elves always have such beautiful packaging). Dude, err, I mean Santa Dude, you just saved yourself a trip to the Annapolis Valley! Now you'll have more time for milk and cookies! And without further ado, my list:
Big sister Adora would like to announce the arrival of her new little brother,
Rocco Reliant Innocent
Born August 31st, 2010 and welcomed into our home on November 25, 2010. Rocco has spent the first few months of his (cat) life in the local animal shelter under the assumed name of Reliant. He will be officially brought home and welcomed into our family this afternoon.
Proud parents are Elle and Turkey Butt Innocent. Photos to follow.
I am such a super slacker. I even had the entire day off and still couldn't muster up the energy to take photos of my clothes. Just know that I am only wearing clothes from my 30 for 30 pile and I still have not gone shopping for new items! There will not be daily updates though. My life is non-stop right now! Why? Because this is my life:
So busy. Super busy. Beyond busy. Sleep? What is sleep?
Day Three - No photo because I am far too tired to a) upload photos, b) take my clothes off or c) lie my clothes on the floor so that I can photograph them. Anyways, 2 + 6 + 18 + 28.
Day Four - 3 (til I sat in toothpaste at work and then changed back into 2) + (...insert pause to look down at clothes to remember what exactly it is that i'm wearing today) 10 + 26.
Did I mention we're attempting to adopt a kitten? Word of advice time? Okay. Never. NEVER EVER go to the animal shelter to "just look" at the kittens when you're even remotely pondering the idea of getting one. Never. You see, this is what happens: You fall madly in love with the first orange kitten that you see. He rolls on his back just like your adorable dog does. He reaches through the cage bar's in an attempt to bring your attention back to him when you look in other cages. You take him out of the cage for a cuddle. He shares a similar birth day (not birthday but birth day - as in both the 31st of completely seperate months) as your afore mentionned adorable dog. You ask the vet all the right questions about finding the right cat to keep your adorable dog company while you're out for a few hours. Then you ignore their suggestions (let's be honest, you knew you would) and fill out an application for the cute little orange kitten. Even though his name is Reliant. Oh, and he's a he. What does one name a male cat anyway?
Through the magical, invisible strings in blog world I came across this fun challenge at http://kendieveryday.blogspot.com/2010/11/announcing.html. The just of it is: 30 days. 30 articles of clothing (not including jackets, under garments, accesories, etc). 30 different outfits. NO SHOPPING! Through the basic rules, shoes are supposed to be a part of my 30 but shoes are not an issue in my life - sneakers for work, boots for fun. My main issues are tops and how I feel the need to go shopping every other day and buy more clothes each time. Oye. So I'm giving this a go!
Here are my 30 items of clothing:
(black Miley Cyrus leggings from Wal-mart - with holes on backside)
(softest, comfiest jeans in the world - thank you bluenotes)
(i've had these jeans for at least 2 or 3 years - I think they originated from bootlegger)
(old navy sweetheart jeans)
(navy cardigan via frenchies*)
(cardigan that I wore over my best man dress at my dad's wedding - old navy)
(target this weekend)
(bluenotes, i think it was on sale for $5... maybe $10)
(bluenotes, another cheap find - less than $10 for sure)
(suzy shier, my absolute favorite cardigan - still kicking after two years)
(from winners - i've yet to wear this outside the house - great for dress up though)
(from joe fresh, i bought this in a grocery store)
(urban behaviour - i think i bought this during last fall's maine shopping trip)
(target this weekend. bought it in XL just because I had to have it - and was not fitting into XS)
(winners this summer. very cute with leggings and my favorite black cardigan)
(sale rack at bluenotes a million years ago - still love it, holes and all)
(old navy - get to live out my hippy fantasy's in this top)
(garage - too big but let's me have a don't-have-to-suck-in-kinda-day)
(winners, also with holes - i wear my clothes out when i love them long time)
(target this weekend, almost returned it... not sure about the zipper...)
(suzy shier, super expensive, bought for a murder mystery party where my character had to dress like a rich little daddy's girl and I didn't think I had that in my closet)
(garage - my go to tank top. full of holes)
(worn only once. new purchase from winners that spent many nights on my bedroom floor with the tags still on it)
(bluenotes. big and baggy but still capable of being dressed up)
(walmart - tag still attached - haven't put it on even once - hoping it's a good fit)
(i always feel so classy in this top - from smart set, my favorite store in high school when money seemed endless)
(from winners, very cute and baggy in the awful belly area)
First, I would like to apologize for the randomly 21-29 numbered items. My childhood book was working perfectly, til it began going up by ten each page after number twenty. Sigh. Instead you're stuck with items randomly lying around my apartment. Like a Target bag. Just got back from a weekend in Maine. Spent my full customs-specified allowance in Target (the first store), ate at The Olive Garden and was ready to go home to my much missed Turkey Butt. But don't worry. I returned a few items, and stayed the full two days. And now i'm online shopping at Target.com.... Hmmm.
* For those not in the know, Frenchie's is a used clothing store (or franchise of them) in Nova Scotia. All the clothes get shipped here from New England and they're tossed into bins that you have to methodically dig through to find something you may like. I kid you not.
... Holiday Photo Time!!!! Since the school days, my sister Aych and I had to give our school photos to certain friends and family. Once we were out of school, our Mom dragged us to Wal-mart for these horrible photo sessions in which we'd grimace, say we liked the first picture they took, then boot it out of the stools we awkwardly had to sit on. Last year, we decided to take matters into our own hands. The results pleased everyone.
Last year was a typical Fall foliage photo. This year we went back to the same place (different tree though) armed with bags full of ornaments, and created a Christmas feel to the same old photo! Tis the season... and this is my life!
This war, the previous ones, and any future wars we may have to be apart of are never far from my thoughts. To my future brother-in-law - who is in Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces as we speak, to my great grandfather - who lost his leg in World War 2, to my Turkey Butt - who applied for the Canadian Forces just a few short days ago:
When cold season was attacking our household last week, our wonderful (future) wedding photographer Emme brought us some homemade soup! We are so beyond lucky to have met this amazing woman - but that's beside the point. When returning her container, I had to employ a family tradition that I picked up from an Aunt. I sent the container back to her with a homemade treat from me in it. In this case it was another family (Christmas) tradition - Crispix Mix! Watching my Aunt do this, it always struck me as such a thoughtful way to return a kind gesture. Emme, I hope you enjoy it, we appreciate you beyond words! This is my life!
Turkey Butt suggested yesterday that our day off together be used for wedding planning. Now, I don't know why he's sucking up, but clearly he must be. The usual reaction that I get from Turkey Butt when I mention the wedding for the one billionth time (okay, it's so not that bad) is a "Yes Dear" and then he forgets it ever happened. Perhaps he's just realizing that the Wedding of the Century (aka our wedding) is less than 11 months away. Yikes! Now I just have to figure out all of the little details that I need to be focusing my attention on. Suggestions?
Oh, and just for fun, a few more Etsy wedding loves:
I am 27 years old. I live in Nova Scotia (in my dream house) with my amazing husband Turkey Butt, our lovable dog, Adora and our brand new baby girl, Elodie. When I'm not on maternity leave, I work with Adults with Special Needs - and I love what I do! My friends and family play an important role in my life. I love food, hockey, reading, movies, hiking, shopping, Christmas, Halloween and so much more. I dislike tomatoes. I am madly in love with Turkey Butt and completely smitten with Little Miss Elle and THIS is my life!