Sunday, August 7, 2011


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Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Seller's Dilemma

For me, taking pictures of items for my shop Say It Ain't Sold! Vintage is always is always a bit of a gamble. The reason being that when I look through the lens there is always a chance that I see what I am selling in a brand new light. Meaning I want to keep it!

It's hard being a seller because you've always got to be impersonal when it comes to listing items.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Honey don't you remember when you wanted me to buy this...?

I live with my boyfriend in a studio apartment in the "nice",and "safe" but expensive part of the city of Chicago. Since my financial situation isn't what I'd like it to be bf pays most of the bills for our nice apartment and I pay for groceries. If that sounds kind of messed up, believe me it is.
I know I shouldn't complain but often times when we go grocery shopping bf will put things in the cart just because they are on sale. Sometimes I don't like what he puts in the cart and so he has to be the one to eat it. This wouldn't be a problem if he did EAT what he insisted on me buying. I put in the cart what we both want to eat and some of the things that I want, like snacks. The things that he puts in the cart are usually sale items like Indian dishes that are too spicy for my taste or frozen vegetables.
What ends up happening is that we both will eat the best things, the things that we were most excited about buying to eat and he will forget about the stuff that he wanted me to buy until I remind him about it a few months later. He doens't like snacks but I do and he eats my snacks. He blames me for buying them in the first place because he can't help himself. Ugh...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Baby Names

I'm not pregnant and I have no plans on being pregnant in the next five years (in fact I could easily see myself never having kids) but for some reason I've become fixated on coming up with an appropriate baby name so I'll be ready when the moment arises. 

Girls names:

Justine (I just came up with this one today)

I had a reverie once where I called my imaginary kid by three different names because I couldn't decide which one I wanted. When I call out to my daughter I want to actually like her name.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


I live on $400 a month and I have clothes from all over the world.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Heel Heels Heels! Nicholas Kirkwood

Can you really walk in those? via The Gaurdian

I am not a heels person. It is my feeling that even if the heels were comfortable I would feel slightly like I was walking on stilts.

My "heels" are Fly London wedge shoes which top out at a whopping 2.5" ^_^

The shoe to the left is Fly London's Yale Wedge. I have a pair in black. They are SO comfortable and funky! At $169 they are my most expensive shoe beside my UGG boots.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Postal Rates to go up,again. from

The issue of the rising cost of postage is certainly important for those who buy from small businesses such as those found on Etsy or any other e-commerce retailer who chooses to use United States Postal Service.

For the past few years postal sales have been on the decline because of people's use of the internet for communication and for paying bills, among other things. ll of these were once taken care of by the postal service. And

"With volume down, the Postal Service has fewer pieces of mail to pay the same fixed costs"

I'm not sure what these fixed costs are and this might make for some interesting reading material if I do find info on it.

There is a proposal going through Congress I would assume which would increase the price of postage. Most rates are expected to go up 4 to 6% which doesn't sound like a lot but an increase in shipping charges can be a buzz kill for online shoppers.

Any increase in postage prices will take effect in early January.

The article can be found here:

Postal Rates to go up,again