Check out the month of September in my super exciting life, or not so much. Been taking pictures on the train in the mornings on the way to work. Growing up in NYC in the 80s, when you thought of the Hudson River you thought "Gross!!!" but it's really cleaned up and absolutely gorgeous. You can follow me on Instagram @pulpsushi
I couldn't be happier today for a couple of reasons, one - it's pay day, who can hate that? Two, it's the last Friday of September which seems to have been a sucky month for me. With sleep issues, allergies attacking me, I'm trying so hard to just not fall into a pit of lethargy and blaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh.
So here's what I'm loving today and has lifted my spirits....
This beautiful Fall Wreath from Carosello
Susannah Bean's new cowls and scarves, her hair is pretty amazing too. I love her hair.
Thinking about a what a slice of this cake would taste like...
And this puppy.
If someone can drop him off at my doorstep, I would really appreciate it and would totally make my weekend, thanks! Come back on Monday when my first month-long Blog party begins! Have a great weekend!
With all of my sleeping drama recently, I thought I would try to go a couple of days without drinking coffee, you know, switch to decaf. Within less than 24 hours the headache started sooooooo yeah, that lasted about two days before I had my regular large coffee again. New plan, regular in the morning, decaf in the afternoon if it moves me, I don't always need to drink coffee in the afternoon.
At least my headache is gone, now I just gotta get my energy to create back. I have ideas but the last couple of things I've tried to make just doesn't look as good as they do in my head. I gotta get out of this funk!
This week I have FOUR great tutorials I've found. So many great ideas out there, it's hard to wrap my head around them all.
Fabric iPhone case from Sew Chatty
Washi Tape Notecards from Five Sixteenths
Accessories from color pencils from Brit + Co
Vintage Camera Book End from Smile & Wave
Is there a new project you started or continue to be working on? I am still working on my crochet blanket which I hope to finish soon. It's getting chillier at night and I can't wait to share it with Mike on the couch with a can of Pringles while watching a movie. :)
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Two new necklaces were added to the shop over the weekend: Key To Buried Treasure and Carnival Twist. I got some gold plated chains that I will be using, just to offer something different besides the antique brass finish - which is still my favorite.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to my last post about my sleeping dilema. I greatly appreciate them. I happen to come across this cream in my bathroom - you know how you get gift sets and you only use one or two things in the basket and the rest gets put off to the side? This was one of them
Not anymore, I started rubbing this on my temples before going to bed. It has a strong minty smell which you're suppose to breathe in to soothe you. It can't hurt. It's only been a few days and I'm not waking up as much. Maybe it's getting better?
Today's Friday Love post is inspired by the LACK OF SLEEP I've had this past week. Seriously, it all started last Friday when I stayed at my parents. I never get a good night sleep there unfortunately but it's a free place to stay in midtown Manhattan so I can't complain right? Well, I complain anyway. And all week I've been having trouble staying asleep. Falling asleep is no problem, it's just the continued waking up in the middle of the night that kills me. What do you do for a good night sleep?
While I still get sleepy even if I drink a cup of coffee an hour earlier, I'm sure my love of coffee is playing a part in my lack of sleep. I gotta cut down. And don't tell me to drink tea, I hate tea.
I already spray Lavender on my pillow before I go to bed. It's a nice smell, it use to work well for me where when I wake up I feel rested and ready to go. Not so much lately.
I admit that I do not have a calm mind. It's the hardest thing for me to do. This is why I don't keep a physical To Do list. My mind works so fast that checking an actual list gets put off to the side. I often say my mind is on overdrive and it's what also probably wakes me up at night. There is a lot of stress offline that I won't get into and my blog & Etsy are my escape so I'm also thinking about what more can I do for those things too. I'm not asking for much right now, just maybe 12 hours of sleep straight with nice, pleasant dreams. I'll save my weird dreams for another post. Happy Friday!
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I have some super pretty tutorials that I have come across this week to share with you.
Love Letters from Tamara Lynn Photography - would be great for a Craft Fair display too if you need a sign quick!
DIY Chore Board from Ucreate - love the clothes line motif
DIY Notebook with a Cereal Box from Crème de la Craft - while you should be recycling your cereal boxes anyway, this is a great alternative!
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