Sunday, November 29, 2009

Dear Anonymous "Fan"

I got the sweetest little comment from ANONYMOUS... that just tears me up!
I love names and faces! Love 'em! Come out of the woodwork, won't cha?
Either way, it was a super sweet comment and she called herself a "fan"
which, HELLO... I Love! haha ;)
(I say as I pull down my shades and toss my hair over my shoulder... I kid, I kid!)
She asked What I will be making for the men in my life for Christmas.
GOOD QUESTION, my friend.
I'm doing a joint gift for my Mom and Dad this year... it's going to be framed silhouettes of all of their grandchildren, so I got off easy on that one. I don't think I'll be doing anything handmade
for WG for Christmas... I've already made him stuff. & my siblings and I draw names & I got my sister... so I don't have to worry about my brother! Easy Christmas for me! However, I do have a few ideas for you!
coffee sleeves for the caffeine addict
super simple lyric or quote painting
pet silhouette pillow
& I'll give you another handmade gift idea for the men folk at the Holiday How-To event
Ya' hearrrrd?
We're giving you a whole extra week to put on your thinking caps and share a how-to with the world! Being that I have a little extra time, I may even do ANOTHER how-to for you fine people!
How ya' like them apples?
You love 'em, right?
Lacey in Love
Grab the button over on the right & spread the word!

I totally missed my guilty pleasure Tough Love tonight. Gonna hope to catch a re-run later tonight! But for now I need to shower, do my eyebrows & nails, gather up all of my stuff for work, medicate myself, make a list of to-dos & SLEEEEEP.
Sweet Dreams Lovies :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

I'll Bet You $20...

...I can cough more than you.

The day before Thanksgiving I woke up with a full blown cold, topped off with nausea. It was awesome to say the very least. I spent the entire day in bed & missed going to Chuck E. Cheese with my family for my niece's birthday. Thanksgiving brought on another day of illness and lunch with the family. That evening I packed some clothes, some food for WG & hit the road. We spent the evening curled on the couch and in bed... both sick. The drowsies took me over & the coughs took over WG. Poor guy was up at 4:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. Nooootttt me, I slept from 12am-12pm. That's right. You heard me. NO SHAME.I did manage to get out of the house today to grab some medicine for the both of us and some food to cook later. Big days for us over here! It's like a competition of who can be more pathetically sick. I think I win. Just because I do.
Most of you were out wheelin' and dealin' today! Ya' know, I think I MIGHT be interested in going next year just for the experience... I don't know?
Depends on how many crazy pills I take the day before.

This year I'm intent on MAKING as many Christmas presents as possible. Some things may need to be bought, such as frames for silhouettes I plan to make for some people... but I def. plan on finding them on sale or at a seriously discounted price from Marshalls or TJX.
I'll be making: baby dresses, a skirt, aprons, tea towels, silhouettes, tees, chalk board bubbles &&& the project I'll be sharing with y'all on Tuesday Dec. 1st for the Holiday How To!
Lacey in Love

How was your Thanksgiving? Anything funny or any good family drama go down?
Gahh, gotta love the Holidays! :)

Gotta run! The Sweetest Thing is on TBS and I plan on enjoying every corn ball moment of the rest of it. "It's Jesus, look! It's Jesus!" ;)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!
I hope you're all enjoying some family time & stuffing your faces with yummies!
So thankful for each and every one of you... honestly.
You make my days so much sweeter!
Love & Hugs,

p.s. Are you bunch of crazies going shopping at the bootay crack of dawn to get some good deals? Tell me... is it REALLY worth it? I've never been a Black Friday shopper...

ridiculously adorable pumpkin pie pup photo via we♥it

The Big ONE

Happy Birthday to my adorable niece Squishy Baby!
Time is flying & I'm falling more and more in love with her.
She is just the most gorgeous, sweetest little thing & I can't believe she is already 1!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday's Mishap

Hey Hey Heeyyy people!

Thanks for all of your sweet words on Friday. I was in a bit of a funk but am A-OK now, thanks!
Well, cept for this...
Mmmm hmm, notice that awesome blackish-blue tint my ring finger has?
Yah, that's not a shadow.
I couldn't get a very good picture of it b/c the flash kept washing it out... (that sucker is a lovely shade that just can't be expressed on film) so I went webcam style on ya'.
Still doesn't do it justice.
You're probably thinking, "Oh slamming your finger in the door SUUUCCKKS." & yeah, you're right... except I didn't do that. THAT'S TOO NORMAL for me.
As I was heading home from WG's today, I stopped to fill up my tank(you tend to do a lot of this when your boyfriend lives an hour and a half away) and SOMEHOW when I pressed the lever to pop open my gas door, my ring finger lingered a bit and when i pulled my hand up from the button, my finger was snapped into the darn thing.

Only I can manage these kinds of things. I blow my own mind.
I wondered for a moment if part of my finger was going to be missing when I pushed the lever down again to pull my hand out, it hurt so badly. SO bad so, that I couldn't even manage to spit out any expletives. I sat in my car and felt tears fill up in my eyes. I felt like a ninny butt, but it seriously hurt. By the time my tank was half full, my finger tip was swollen to double it's normal size & beginning to turn purple.

Sooo yeah, don't do that, mmmkay? I did it for you, told you all about it...
so there's just no need for you to go there.

Don't forget the Holiday How To event is going to be going down over here (&here, here & here)
on December 1st! Get yours together & link up and join us!
(heck, you can continue to add to the list all through Dec. to be honest... I won't judge your tardiness)
Lacey in Love
Remember, it can be How To ANYTHING!
I've been thinking of tons I'd love to see! Like...
How to:
table settings, tree decorating, be a good hostess, wrap a pretty present,
perfect appetizers, budget your Christmas shopping list....
I could go on and on.

Alright, I'm pooped &
I'm pretty sure my heart has relocated to the tip of my ring finger...
throbs, throbs, throbs.


When Bloggers Invade

Walking slowly, I watch my green and white Asics take the familiar steps down the hall. I see that cute freshman girl who is always so sweet to me. I wonder WHY she's always SO sweet to me? I assume she's probably trying to hook up with my boyfriend. I smile at her from afar... kill 'em with kindness, I always say. I pass my Calculus teacher & smile again. Kill 'em with kindness & pray your grade goes up to a B, I always say. :/

I smell plumeria body spray and hear chit chat on top of chit chat. I open my locker, pull out my pom's & change into practice clothes. My friend Lauren calls me "Maria Tortilla" for reasons I'm not quite sure of, but love. She is singing "Maria Tortilla, she reminds me of West Side Story" to me as we stretch. We laugh and do latin dance moves to our first positions... the song begins. As I'm spinning out of a double pirouette, I take the step out to do a split leap & standing in front of me, all up in my split leaping area is...

We're one in the same...
(photos via me & Mama's Losin' It!)
At this point, I realize this is all a dream and I'm not really back in high school at dance practice. When I woke up, I was all... "Seriously, I've got to stop blogging so much." & That next week I had some of my gals fill in for me. You people GET INTO MY HEAD! When I told Kathy that she was haunting my dreams, she was pretty stoked. Seriously... all, "Sweet, I'm making it into dreams now!" and such. You know how she is. ;)

Has another blogger ever graced a dream of yours?

& Guess who went all big time business lady last week!?
Was your guess Summer?
If not, you're wronnnng!
Go check out my favorite Chic Shopper!
I got so excited when I received a text from her saying was up and running! She's been working so hard on this & I know she's going to
do simply amazing! Go show her some lovin' over there!

Friday, November 20, 2009

It's Just One Of Those Days...

Don't take it personal.

Be back Monday.
My love,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is life before you know who you're gonna be... Fifteen.

My best friend and I were hanging out on a boring Friday night in the year 2000.
(couldn't pass it up, right?)
We did what any normal 15 year olds would do when boredom struck.
Rent chick flicks, order pizza, paint our nails and talk about boys. DUH.
Never one to pay a delivery fee, we hopped in the car with my Mom and headed to Dominos drive through window.
We pulled up and waited a few minutes until finally a young guy came to the window and asked for the name the order was under...
I leaned over my Mom and said, "Lacey"
(Ya know... had to get a good look at the guy and see if he was a hottie or a nottie. There was potential.)
He nodded his head, closed the window & headed to the back to get our pizza.
I turned around to chat with my friend in the backseat, when I heard the guy open the window...
"Can I get your phone number?" he asked, routinely, to my Mom.
And then, as she put her hand to her chest & blushed, my Mom said the most hilarious/horrifying thing she could have said in that moment.
"Well... I'm flattered but I think you're a little young for me."

Thank God he wasn't a TRUE hotty ;)Mom & I at my friend's wedding last year
(excuse that squinty eye, I MAY or may have not been slightly intoxicated)

This post was made possible by
Writer's Workshop
with Mama's Losin' It!
& viewers like you :)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sickness, Super Sales & Jamie Lynn Spears?

My weekend sucked.
I was sick.
I even felt to too bad to straighten my hair.
I wore it in braided pig tails.
I don't think I've EVER worn my hair in braided pig tails.
I felt like a kid,
But it looked kind of cute.
I took a picture for you...
(It's up on the right.)
But couldn't resist the urge to use the end of my pig tail as a stache.
I am really liking my new eye makeup though.
(Just seeing it in the pic. made me think about it... you know I'm random, whatever.)
I'll tell y'all what I'm using soon if you're interested.
Too lazy to get up and figure out what the name of it is right now.
The best part of my sucky weekend was napping for 2 whole hours
on Sunday with my 2 year old nephew snuggled up against me.
Pure perfection.
The 2nd best was breaking out of bed long enough
to sneak to the mall to grab Chick-fil-a
& hitting the motherload of sales at Rue21 by shear happy accident.
I got 2 super cute dresses, a top, a belt & a bracelet for $20.
I could've just spit I was so happy.
(I've always wanted to say that!)
So that was that.
My crappy weekend riddled with little happy moments.
How was your weekend?
What did you do?

I came across this little ditty on someone's blog(I'm a ding bat and can't remember who for the life of me. Sooo if it's you-raise your hand.) Anyway, I liked it because it's questions I've never answered in a survey/meme before! If you do it too, let me know so I can come read your answers!

One character from TV or Movie you identify with?
This is kind of a tough one. I don't think I've ever been watching tv or a movie and thought "That's SO me." But when there are a group of women in a show or movie, I can always pick the one I identify with the best.
Friends- Rachel
"They're my new "I don't need a job, I don't need my parents, I've got great boots" boots!"
Now & Then- Samantha
"As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened and we can't. "
Sex and The City- Charlotte
"My hair hurts. I've been dating since I was fifteen. I'm exhausted. Where is he?"

A celebrity you've been told you resemble?
(I've answered this one before, but I'll do it again b/c I still have the pic. saved- HELLO, lazy.)
These three ladies...Katie Holmes when I was younger... you know, straight from Capeside-Joey Potter style, y'all.
Rachel Weisz- I've only ever heard this when my hair is a)curly or b)up
& Kristen Davis I get kind of often

& literally as I was writing this post, I get a message from my new adorable(&local!!!) friend "Kora" saying she thinks I resemble Jamie Lynn Spears! Ahahahha, made me giggle. This is the first time I've ever heard this & I've gotta say, I thought she was nuts at first. Seriously? Jamie Lynn Spears? But I guess we do kind of have similar features?
What attracts you to a guy?
A nice smile. ((& with my boyfriend now... I was attracted to him b/c of the way he looked at me. He didn't look me up and down... he really LOOKED at me. It was different & nice. Felt genuine. He may have been thinking dirty thoughts, but he LOOKED genuine.))

What have been some of the most difficult times in your life?
Much of my childhood was riddled with a severe anxiety disorder.
I still battle it, but I'm able to control it(or handle it, rather)better as an adult than as a child.
I think the worst point was 4th grade after my favorite Aunt passed away... my anxiety peaked that year.
& Then in college it got pretty bad.

What do you like the most about yourself?
I like the way I love. I love with everything I have. Or I try my very best at least.

Alllllright people...
I'm outie.

((Oh & just a P.S. to my ppl who like to decorate... Hobby Lobby put their fall decor 80% off today... RUN!))

This was long... sorry. I'm on cold meds & they tend to make me act like I've had a few and ramble... and ramble... and ramble...
you get me ;)

Monday, November 16, 2009

I'm not REALLY here...

Hey y'all!
Wanted to spread the word about a little blog carnival myself and a few other fabulous ladies are hosting on Dec. 1st! We want you all to join in with us... so listen listen here, dolls!

On Tuesday December 1st, we want to get a bunch of you folks to post a "Holiday How-To". Imagine how much everyone could gain from this! Whaaaat, I can't wait to get some ideas! For those of you who aren't crafty and are thinking this will be zero fun for you... I'm here to tell you that you're wrong! SORRY... hate burstin' bubbles like that. But this carnival isn't about crafts alone... it's HOW TO get through the Holidays! A few things you can already expect to see on the list are, How to: Hair, Make-up, Fashion & yes... DIY gifts.
So whatcha got?
A food recipe? Packing/Traveling tips? Decorating tips?
A craft for kids? Santa tips? A cocktail recipe?
The more the merrier! There can be multiples of whatever too... there's a different way to do everything!

Wondering who else is hosting? Read the button :)
Lacey in Love

So grab the button if you wish, spread the word to your friends! Start thinking up your how-to & Come over and link up with us on Dec. 1st!

It's going to be soooo much fun!

Oh, oh!
I'm guest posting for my bestie today over at The Daily Dose!
Come give us some bloggy lovin' over there!

X's & O's

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shop Talk

Couple of things happening in the shop today! A few new listings have gone up & I spiffed up banner all Christmas-like!
Eeep! I love it! I think I'll be sad to change it back after Christmas!

These Silhouettes are only $10 and perfect for any parent or grandparent! But wait! I can do adults too... you could get the whole stinkin' family & hang them above the mantel! How cauuuute would that be? If I had my own little family I would for sure have that goin' on :) (I can stand to wait... no problem, haha!) They LOOK like ornaments, but they are actually embroidery hoops with fabric in them :)

& This is the first of many different Christmas design Tees I have going up in the shop this week! It can be personalized with your little ones name, just like their real stocking! So so sweet :)
It's $19.99

Oh & you lucky ducks get free shipping b/c I love you so.
Just send me a convo on Etsy & I'll make a listing just for you w/ free shipping. Zilch, Zero, Nada!

Hearts & Hugs,

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gimme Gimme Gimme

Dear Santa,
Heeeeyyyy... me again. I've been seriously, super good this year. I mean, not to toot my own horn or anything, but TOOT TOOT, have you met me? Good girl is my middle name.
I've decided to put together a list for you a little earlier than normal this year. Just to make sure you have an adequate amount of time, ya know... I'm lookin' out for you Santa.

I love these... I want my house to be full of little kitschy things to make people smile :)
They're from Urban.
Still in love with this quilt from Urban Outfitters! I showed it to my Mom and she said it was hideous... so tell me what you think! Yay or Nay?
I'll take any or all of these from Mod Cloth. I'm a 2 or 4... eyeball it, kthx.Some Studio Fix powder/foundation from Mac. Summer says I need it, and what Summer says goes... so yeah. Must have.
This Jacket from F21

I'm still thinking about this perfume. I think that means I need it, right?
If I were perfume, I'm pretty sure I'd be Lovely.
In need of some new basic bras. I'm all about Victoria's Secret Ipex. Best bra I've ever found! After much thinking about this(and many episodes of What Not To Wear & Oprah), I think maybe i need to go down to a 32 instead of a 34. Gonna have to give that a whirl. When measured I'm a 32... so, it seems right, right? It's just hard to find a 32 in anything other than an A. Any of you ever worked at VS or a lingerie shop and have some input for me?Oh yeah... and i want more moments that make me swoon.
Lots and lots more.

Also Santa...
if you could give my friends and family what they're wanting
and needing this year, that'd be pretty great as well.
In fact, if they could all get everything they wanted...
I could go without my silly little list.
Except those three dresses, Santa. I mean, let's not be crazy... I NEED those.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Do You Want To Play The Quiet Game?


pssst...see you tomorrow :)

Dirty dirty googlers

Things people have googled just in the last few days that have brought them to me...

Touching genitals while asleep
(Well, okay.)

Cat shits on bed
(this one is totally Kristen's doing! haha)

Do dates make you shit?
(this has got to be my absolute all time fav.)(She smiling, but holding her stomach ... we all know why now.)

Man, I've got some freaky freaky blog readers. To be fair, I don't think they were really LOOKING to find me, but I bet once they did they were all, "Aww, how did I live before her?" Right? Right. (lie to me if you have to).

(I get what they were looking for, but how did they get HERE? Have I written about dating & shitting and don't remember it?)

Tonight(it's Tuesday still), WG & I ran to Pet Smart, ate some Chili's(who doesn't love an all day/every day two for one drink special? Nobody, that's who.) and then we came home(his) & cuddled and watched tv. He finally pulled the tv back out of his closet and it's kind of heavenly, no lie. It's been a good night :)

In other news, WG is going to become a rapper so he can say some obscene shit and get paid for it.

Oh & I got a couple of commenters wanting to know how I did the little tacked note on yesterday's post, so listen listen here!
I googled "loose leaf paper", searched the images and happened to see the tacked note. Saved it. Loaded it into (you could use photobucket or photoshop) and put my text on there. Saved & posted! & Taaa Daaa! So no, it wasn't a cool program or anything... just had to do a few search & saves :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Looking Out On The Morning Rain...

I used to feel so uninspired.

Spent my Monday painting as planned...but my mood took a funky turn in the afternoon and it totally ruined my painting mojo.
I realized today that I am easily affected by others.
Specifically, others moods.
My mood can change from 11 years old and just met JTT excited to, well, BAD in a matter of seconds when I'm around someone who's in a funk.
Stop bringin' me down, gahhhh.

Anyway, my funky mood made me lose all the inspiration I had floating around in my brain.
(I did doodle (what do you called doodling when you do it with a paint brush?) a cartoon of myself while i sat there waiting for creativity to strike... she came out sort of cute!)I also took a few pictures of my gorgeous niece Doll Face modeling one of my dresses.
She rocked it. She actually just took professional pictures in this dress, and I can't lie...
that makes my heart swoon. :)
I've been creating things for about a year and a half now & it just never gets old to see someone using or displaying something I've made. I once saw a little girl wearing a bib I'd made(it was given to her as a gift... I didn't know her) and I literally jumped up and down, grabbed my friend's arm and was like, "Holy crap! I MADE THAT!" Haha, love love love.

In other news, there's a freaking tropical storm making it's way through the Gulf of Mexico right now. I'd like to take a moment to write an open letter to Ida.
I've got your back FL, I've got your back.

((Have any of you heard the Lily Allen song "F you very much"? Oh my goodness, vulgar... in the cutest way possible. How is that even possible? I admit it lifted my funk a bit earlier, just giggling at it & dancing around :) ))

Be Cool My Babies

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lazy Bones

photo cred: Chris Cramer
Wedding Guy came and stayed with me Friday & Saturday. We literally only left the house, couch and bed for food. Well, I lie. At one point my body was sick of being horizontal, so I decided to do some head stands.... (duh, what else?) & it made WG wonder if he could do a head stand. So there we were in the middle of my living room, taking turns doing head stands. It's lovely having someone to be a weirdo with. Some weekends we go, go, go... so it's nice to have a "boring" one every once in a while.

The LSU game...Gah, it was so disappointing, right Summer B.? Booo Alabama. BOO.
(Sorry Bama fans... I just can't sit beside you on the bus today. We'll be okay again tomorrow.)
But woah, woah... How about them Saints? Black and Gold, people... Black and Gold :)

I loved having WG here. I love that I now have memories of him in my space, you know?
Cheeeeze bucket, I know.

Today is all about Me & Paint.
That's right...
Me + Paint =

See you tomorrow! Happy flippin' Monday to you!
here's a little of what I'll be listening to while I get my paint on...

MySpace Music Playlist at

Friday, November 6, 2009

It's a Fashion Friday of sorts...

Fashion Friday direct from my bed... web cam style.
Don't worry, I'm decent! Come on in.

Remember how I posted about that tee yesterday?(no? scroll down.) Well, moments before I clicked "buy" I decided "I COULD just make it myself." So I did. I don't like it quite as much... but for $5, I can't complain! It did take me a while to get that arch just right, though.(Did that count as complaining? sorry...)
I'll prob. just wear it to work out in anyway.
Gah, look how white I am.
Oooo wait, wait! I forgot about the back! Looka this little peek-a-boo surprise back there!
Do you know how difficult it was to just take that picture? There are 3 others before that where I look RIDICULOUS. Not like it would be the first time you'd see me doing somethin' stupid over here, but whatev.

So, the last few days I have been battling a cold.
(Felt amazingly great today, so glad!)
I've been helping my sister out this week by keeping my niece from 6:45-Noonish usually.
Not fun when you're sick, ya know?
You poor Mom's... I'll know your pain oneday.
But I discovered something that may just change my life.
Web cam babysitting.
Kids LOVE just looking at themselves in the mirror, so imagine their delight when they can watch their every move on the computer screen. They think they're watching a live movie or something.

Without further adieu, I give you
Web cam babysitting
Doll Face and I were both sick this day, hence my sad face. She clearly couldn't care less about her illness... she was fixated on the baby on the screen and possibly baby stoned from children's cold meds. I dunno.

The following pictures pretty much tickle me to the core:Monkey Man: Lay Lay, Lay Lay! That's LIKE... Me!
Me: I know, right? It is SOOO you, man!

He found much delight in it, clearly.
Agh, how much do you love that face!?

To be a kid again...
Oh, who am I kidding?
Happy Friday!

**No children were harmed in the composition of this post**