Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello tuesday

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Hello there I've been a little quiet on here lately. I've been really busy and feeling in a life rut lately and not feeling in the mood to blog. But I am feeling a lot better and out of my rut. I even took two hot yoga classes last week. The first time was really tough it's been a while since I had taken a hot yoga class so the first one is always pretty intense but I got through it and went back.I also recently I got my biggest loser package

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I've been staying on my working out and things are fitting better I haven't weighed myself yet because sometimes clothes can feel loose and then I not have lost anything and I think to keep me motived its best to not look at the numbers just yet. Last week I adopted a cat but sadly found out I am very much allergic :( how can one be allergic to something so cute, so sadly I have to take her back tomorrow. But in good news my landlord gave me the ok to adopt a golden retriever from golden bond rescue. Im just waiting for her hand written letter in the mail to send it off with my application. I feel like I am adopting a child. I had to fill out a 9 page application,get a letter from my landlord (since I am a renter), THEN there is a home visit and my niece,my moms dog,sisters dog and family all have to meet the dog. To see if they all get a long well. Cause the dog would be seeing those people and animals on a regular basis. They say it can take 1-6 months sometimes a year depending on the dogs that fit my match. I am so excited Golden's are my favorite breed I grew up with them they are just so gorgeous,kind loving dogs.
So hopefully I will have some news on that soon. Yesterday I got to spend the day with Miss autumn it was gorgeous out (as today it's raining...no surprise) so we hit up the park and went for a walk and played it was perfect.

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Miss autumn has been getting so talkative the other night she spent the night and sang me the patty cake song all by herself by memory with the hand motions it was the cutest thing in the world. I love being able to watch her grow up, I had a dream the other night my sister told me I was never allowed to see her again. I woke up and was so upset by the dream I can't even begin to imagine not seeing her I know my sister would never say that but just even the thought was saddening she brings so much joy to my life she really is the most perfect little girl in the whole world. In other news this weekend I am hosting my step dad's birthday party at my house so I am in major make everything spotless in my house mode and wanting to finish decorating. I think its a case of spring cleaning fever. So today my mom and I are going to my favorite antique mall to see if we find anything theres a piece I've been looking for in my bathroom for storage so everything can have a place that isn't on the floor. So fingers crossed I come home with some goodies. I hope everyone is having a fantastic day and that it's sunny where you are.

xoxo

Monday, May 23, 2011

Music Monday: Jared Mees and the grown children

Ello ello it's the start to a new week again and that time of the week I get to tell you of some great music. This week is another band from Portland, OR. Have you heard of Jared Mees and the grown children yet ?. If not boy do I have a treat for you. Jared mees runs the record label tender loving empire and also has a amazing band. Their music just makes me want to dance and have fun. I am loving them a lot lately and I get to see them play the tender loving empire birthday show. They will be celebrating their forth birthday its going to be a great show. If your in Portland you should get your ticket. Which you can buy at tender loving empire or online at ticket master.


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Their video for Hungry like a tiger from their newest album "only good thoughts can stay"

I really hope you'll give them a listen so check em out

Happy Monday

xoxo

Friday, May 20, 2011

TGIF

Thank goodness it's friday. I woke up to yet another day of sunshine :) Thanks Portland for this absolutely gorgeous weather. Sadly I hear its supposed to go back to rain this weekend :/. But in good news I've been doing great on my working out and staying on the wagon :) and being very creative with food since I am in serious need to go grocery shopping. Yesterday I was so close to just grabbing something I knew I shouldn't have but I resisted and went to the grocery store and just grabbed a few things to hold me over. So I ended up having a yummy turkey fajitas with whole grain tortillas with mushrooms and onions they were supah tasty and I felt better for eating something better. I've also been doing level 1 and 2 of Jillian Michael's 30 day shred the first day was intense doing both but I pushed through and yesterday was super easy (YAY). I've also been obsessed with making my own iced coffee at home. My mom used to do it back in the day and I totally forgot about it. I just make coffee the night before and then in the morning put some ice cubes in it with your choice of sugar or substitute and cream. Or black I've been trying to not use cream in my coffee I'm not a fan of black but Im trying to get used to it.



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I also made the yummiest salad of random stuff I had in my house.


Ingredients:

- Spinach
- Chopped almonds
- 1 hard boiled egg
- Cherry tomatoes
with a little drizzle of balsamic dressing

And the best part it filled me up I had got out the yogurt in case it didn't but I was to full so that made me excited. I just wish my biggest loser cook book would hurry up and arrive here. I need some more new recipe ideas to keep things exciting and stay out of a food rut.

I want this modcloth dress SO bad its so so so cute I can't get over it and with my goal shoes (That I posted here) I can't handle it.

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To much cuteness right there. I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.

xoxo

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thrifty Thursday.

Ello ladies I know some of you like me LOVE to thrift. It's my favorite thing to do, if I am in a bad mood and need some cheering up I can go to my favorite thrift stores. Or just for the fun of the hunt and to just get lost for hours looking for that hidden treasure. Today's post I wanted to share some of my favorite thrift finds. My favorite seem to be vintage house wears that seems to be where I go as soon as I go inside any thrift store.



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Photo by Lori Paulson

I remember the day I bought these I was early to going to meet a friend so I stopped by a goodwill that was on the way. I just had a good feeling id find something that day. And boy oh boy did I score BIG that day. It was a funny site I am sure I hadn't planned on thrifting so here I am in this pretty black satin dress,black tights and these cute black ankle boots I just bought walking through good will down a aisle I see pink so of course my eye is already drawn to it. Then I saw these beauties and actually squealed out loud and said MINE!. Nobody was in the aisle yet I still felt the urge to say that. I didn't get a cart ( Not sure why) I had them pilled up in one of those tiny hand baskets. Not exactly sure how they all fit in it now that I look back haha.


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I got this in the same trip ( I am laughing back just at the image of how ridiculous I looked and why I didn't get a cart)
I saw a lady looking at the mirrors I wanted to skim through them since I had been looking for some mirrors for my future place that I hadn't got yet. Then I saw this light teal sticking out. I was so surprised at the condition and that it was still there and only $5 SCORE right? So now at this point my hands are just bursting and hoping and praying I don't drop all of this. Still not even dawning on me "Hey Tabatha maybe you should get a cart it would be a smart idea" After picking out those items I wobbled to the check out with my tiny hand basket with my tins over flowing (almost falling out) I think I had a couple glasses stuffed in this hand basket as well to. Then carrying this huge mirror and walking in heels. I looked pretty ridiculous I am sure of it. I felt a tad over dressed for that shopping trip haha.

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I am in love with my vintage pyrex bowls. The green one I got at some random thrift store I had never been to before and haven't been back to since then just cause it was just really dirty and the employees were beyond rude. But I had to have this bowl. I remember seeing it grabbing it then just leaving haha it wasn't my favorite thrifting experience. The pink one I picked up at a farmers market in the Fremont neighborhood of seattle. This guy had a huge booth of pyrex I felt like I died and went to heaven when I saw it. His stuff was a little over priced I remember so I only got this pink one cause I felt ok with the price but there was SO much more I wanted.

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More pyrex bowls ( You can never have enough pyrex) I got these on one shopping trip. I saw a lady eyeing them but I snatched them up quick before she could get her hands on them.

Welp those are my favorite thrift finds. What are some of your favorite finds?

xoxo

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I fell off the wagon

I don't know why I am writing this I just felt like I needed to get it out send it out there and if I do maybe this time will finally be different then the others.This time I will finally change, this time I will finally finish something I started. Before I got sick this past week I feel off the wagon well to be honest when I went to California I fell off the wagon I ate good while I was in California but when I got back the working out stopped the eating wasn't the best decisions.

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(This past summer at my old boutique job)
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(Last years family beach trip.)
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(Visiting a friend this past summer in Kentucky)
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(Me just a few months ago)

I keep looking through old photos and even during those times I was still struggling to get healthy and loose this weight I have put on. I have this vision in my head of the person I want to be she feels like a dream and so unattainable. I get these spurts where I say this time will be different I think I said that on here already and yet again I failed that it wasn't different it was just like every other time id stick with it for a few weeks then id go out of town or do something where it threw me off or tempted with something I knew I shouldn't be eating. Id always say "i'll start tomorrow" "I'll start on monday". After going to the doctor last weekend and being weighed my mouth actually dropped I was in shock (thankfully the nurse wasn't looking when I did that) I remember when I was in high school I think I weighed around 115 lbs and thought I was so fat I would go days without eating I remember my mom catching me and telling me her story of her doing that for years and what it did to her, So she sat me down and made sure I ate. When I think about it now what I would give to be that size again.

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Last night I was watching biggest loser which was a total sob fest (there were tissues involved) There was a part in the episode where each contestant went home and got video these dvd's that had interviews of themselves from when they first arrived on the ranch. A lot of the things they said I could relate to. They all have changed so much and look amazing.I guess I was always waiting for that moment to hit you when you know something needs to change I think thats maybe why it never stuck. This time feels different somehow like I can't turn back I cant keep eating how I have been I just cant, I need to make working out a part of my life and yes at first its going to feel like work, there will be days when I just don't want to work out but I will force myself to do it because after words I will be proud that I pushed myself. And I wanted an incentive so I set a goal for myself Id like to loose 5 lbs in a month starting today and if I loose that 5lbs I will reward myself with these pretty Jessica simpson shoes that I have been drooling over ever since I saw them on both elise & miss james blogs.
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Last night I had a dream I was working out with Hannah from the biggest loser and DAMN did I look amazing in my dream. It was one of those dreams that felt so real so when I woke up I was so pumped up for this change. And knowing I can't go back I cant keep going on like this I just can't I will change my ways I will finish something from start to finish I will finish and reach my goal. It will be hard its all about one day at a time one foot in front of the other. But I need to do this for myself not for anyone else for me. Now that I've got that out and off my chest and ready to finally change I am off to get my work out on I plan on doing Level 1 and 2 of Jillian's 30 day shred I did it yesterday it was pretty intense but I did it and felt like I was going to just fall over and die at one point but if I don't push myself it wont get easier. So I plan on doing her workouts every day besides sunday's those are my resting days. I will alternate between the 30 day shred and yoga meltdown and mix in some hiking trips here and there. That was a pretty long post phew I hope everyone is enjoying their days its sunny out here so I'm thinking its a perfect day to wash my car its black but its more of a grey-ish color right now. And I hope these allergies stay in check I've been keeping up on my allergy meds so fingers crossed.

xoxo

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music monday: Bryan John Appleby

It's been a little while since I've done a music monday. This week I bring to you Bryan John appleby he's from rainy Seattle Washington and sings the most beautiful folky music. That you like to put on when your taking a spur of the moment pretty scenic drive to take pictures and just be inspired by life. I first heard of him from my friend Lori when we saw him playing with campfire ok when they played in a church in downtown Portland. I think you will just love him so sit back poor a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy.

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Cliffs Along The Sea from Christian Sorensen Hansen on Vimeo.


I just love this gorgeous video.


Links
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He has some shows in Seattle lined up also on in Portland on August 25th at doug fir lounge (my favorite music venue in Portland)


If you liked what you heard you can go onto his bandcamp page and order Shoes for Men and Beasts its so good you won't regret it.

Happy monday

xoxo

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A little shop update

Today was kind of the perfect rainy portland day. I got to hang out with a good old friend and spent it thrifting (with no luck) getting my cupcake fix at saint cupcake all followed by some yummy appetizers and drinks at matador (Best margaritas and shrimp fajitas) in Portland. Now I am relaxing eating my cupcake while watching cupcake wars. I always get so into it, Sometimes the cupcakes just aren't put together well, they may taste good but if they look all sloppy I defiantly wouldn't buy it, But thats just me. I also finally got around to taking pictures of a few vintage pieces and adding them to my shop so heres a little looksie. so check out my etsy shop sometime

Polka dot picnic day dress.
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I've also beat the allergy bug that got me. Thanks to the medicine(s) the doc gave me helped she said 3-5 days Im on day 2 and feeling great ah thank god. And also I want to get this for my studio I love it and its so true.

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I hope you all had an amazing weekend with whatever you did.

xoxo

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Die allergies die!

I've always had bad allergies they run in the family but this year has taken the cake. I've tried allergy medicine after medicine the ones usually work but not this time :( It's been quite painful. So this morning I spent it in the doctors office
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the rude doctor did not help she looked at me like "Um and your here why?" Hmm probably because my eyes and lips are twice their size. So loaded me up again and hope this time is the charm. It didn't help that last night I slept about a hour maybe hour and a half because I kept waking up sneezing and coughing oy to the vey. So I hope these do the trick this time *fingers crossed* Also some exciting news one of my favorite bands. Portland's very own
Typhoon who I have mentioned on here is doing a free 21+ show next Sunday May 22nd at Mississippi studios.

Heres a video they did at sxsw in a van looks a little crowded in there if I must say so myself.


So if your in Portland and 21 years old you should defiantly go it's going to be an amazing show I can guarantee it. And the lyrics oh they tear your heart out.


The sickness unto death

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you wake up, you’ve been living alone
after all these years
surrounded by these shards of mirrors
and how’d it get so quiet here,
you wonder, where did everyone go?

you tried so hard to make people remember you for something you were not
and if they so remember you then something else will certainly get forgotten

life is for the living
i’ve heard tell that it is why we are young
in the morning sun
you take every year as it comes
but when your life is over
all those years fold up like an accordion
they collapse just like a broken lung

now i’ve only got one organ left and this old bag of bones it is failing me
i try to tell people that i’m dying only they don’t believe me
they say we’re all dying, that we’re all dying
but if you are dying, why aren’t you scared?
why aren’t you scared
like i’m scared?

i read somewhere that when you face eternity
you face it alone
not matter what you thought
or what you had
or you had not
unless you put yourself in god
but tell me god o where did you go?

every bitter night into an empty room i plead my case
every night i pray that in the morning when i wake
i’ll be in a familiar place and find that i’m recovered and i’m sane
and i’ll remember everything
i’ll remember what i was like before that bug bit me

and when i have my childhood back
i’ll tear every page out of my book
and place them in an urn
strike a match and watch them burn
then i’ll hold the front cover
against the back cover and look
you’ll see
eternity will smile on me

So check them out. Also have a fantastic saturday ladies

xoxo

Friday, May 13, 2011

Im back

Well hello there. I am back after four days of resting and sleeping yes I slept for four days ok not the whole time. I did get up to drink lots of tea and water and watch mini marathons of sex and the city and grey's anatomy. Season six episode one will always, always make me cry like a little baby. If your a fan of the show and George you will know why I sobbed. I still don't get why they had to kill him off I liked Izzy I really did but I started to resent her character because she just decided to leave the show one day. I know TR knight (George) wanted to leave anyway basically I just wish he stayed he was my favorite character so cute and adorable I had to watch season one a little bit to cheer me up after that episode. Anyway enough of that talk today is actually nice out its supposed to get to 71 today..we will see we will see. Right now I am sitting on my back porch with my sisters dog Cooper sipping coffee and making my grocery list since I have zero food besides apples,milk, and a cucumber I just ate my last everything bagel and realized now that I have some what of an appetite back I should probably shop. But not without some food recipe research I am in a major food rut I keep buying the same things week after week. I did order the biggest loser cook book that should be arriving in a few days (Super excited about that). I hope after sitting outside for a few hours aren't going to kill me later with my allergies I cant seem to kick them this season. I've tried a few different allergy medicines but nothing. I don't think the doctor I went to knew to much, I have come to the conclusion it's something in my backyard but I am not sure which one is doing it. I just would like to be able to enjoy my backyard without sneezing and my eyes swelling up. Hopefully this new medicine will do the trick. Recently I've fallen in love and been inspired with taking pictures again. I think it hit me after doing that shoot for my cousin last weekend. I thought I would share some with you I did already post these pictures but since blogger had its melt down the other day and decided it should delete that post all together I shall post them all over again ( Thanks blogger) So enjoy.


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Today is for getting back into the swing of things, cleaning my house its a bit of a disaster. I also need to take photos of some pieces for the shop. I also have miss autumn today and tomorrow I haven't seen her in like a week which feels like a year. It feels good to not be cooped up in bed all day and getting outside with this pretty weather. I hope you all are having a fantastic Friday.

xoxo

Monday, May 9, 2011

Over the weekend

This past weekend was a busy but good busy. I got asked by my cousin asked me to take my nephews 6 month pictures. So we headed to this little park area by my moms house I love that park its just so peaceful place to think. Thankfully they were running late because living in lovely Oregon it likes to rain and lately rain a lot. So the weather was really good for us and rained before and literally right after we packed up to walk back to our cars. I thought id share some photos of the shoot.

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I also made these for my momma and sister for mothers day this year after seeing it on a blog. They loved them how can you not they are just so cute.



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I also stopped in to get her a little lush pampering gift. Her bathroom has been remodeled this past month so when its all finished she can take a nice bubble bath. And of course I pampered myself a little to :) I cant resist the lush and its really dangerous being so close drive to lush before I would be stopped by the drive now I can't pass it up. Sadly after the mothers day festivities I came home to a fever and feeling icky this week my body has been going back and forth not sure to be sick or not and it finally gave in. So today I've been watching sex and the city marathon along with some movies. One of my favorites just happened to come on as I started to write this post Home alone :) I love this movie and the 2nd so much (the rest are horrible) I can quote this movie I watched this movie as a kid when it came out and I still love it as much and always will.I hope all you had a fantastic day with their mommas.
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I am off to rest and watch home alone.

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