Saturday, December 29, 2012

eBay treasure hunting

ebay treasures!
Treasure treasure treasure!

I've been having so much fun treasure hunting on eBay lately! I only shop the "buy it now" option after having a panic attack waiting for bidding to end on my first proper eBay purchase. SO STRESSFUL!  You can get some really great deals that way, but it's just too much for my soft heart to take. 

Here are some of my recent ~winnings~

Steve Madden SHAZZAM!
When these shoes first came out I wanted them SO. EFFING. BAD. but they were like, $150 and I just couldn't talk myself into spending that much on shoes (oh how times have changed...) and I watched them sell out right before my jealous weeping eyes. As soon as I started getting into eBay I set the notifications to let me know if these shoes ever got listed in my size. Six months later IT HAPPENED and now they are on their way to me for a fraction of the original price! OH HAPPY DAY!

Added bonus: precious angel Marina owns them too!
ohmygosh it took me WAY too long to find this picture! Like I suddenly forgot how to google D:
I ended up finding it in the Marina tag on my tumblr :3
I won a lot of 18 My Little Pony's for my bunny!
I wish I had a video of her face when she saw them.
it's been raining a lot lately and with walking Clementine to school everyday I've been pretty desperate for something to keep me warm and dry... and cuuute
this coat is A M A Z I N G!
It's pink (also comes in three other colors), waterproof, and lined with blanket on the inside!
Minnie Mouse tights

sheer black bow tights
I almost ordered the Minnie tights from Romwe for $15, but I was able to find them on eBay for $3!
Same thing with the bow tights, I almost spent way more for the same item from topshop.

spiky headband 
I was worried when I ordered this because headbands tend to squeeze my head uncomfortably but this one is just right.
I love it so much I plan on ordering it in gold too.
kitty ear hat
this is pretty much my favorite thing ever right now
from when I first got it
with my new shoes from F21
with my BFF Ursula
I love this hat! 
I wear it so much that I ended up buying it in black too, I'm just waiting for it to get here. 

Do you shop eBay
What's the greatest treasure you've ever won? 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Clementine's Tangled Birthday


Sorry I've been gone for so long. This time of year is just so busy for me with the holidays, my etsy blowing up with people buying gifts for their loved ones, and CLEMENTINE'S BIRTHDAY!

I can't believe that my tiny newborn baby girl is FOUR already! 


Part of me is clinging to her adorable innocence and not wanting her to grow up any more, but the other part of me is blown away by how she keeps getting more amazing every day and is excited to watch her grow into the incredible little person she is meant to be. I'm just so proud of her. 

the cake table
snuggly duckling sign made by my amazing brother

four years old ;n;
the leaning cupcake tower of Rapunzel 

my first time making cake pops!
we decorate a Christmas tree to go with her party theme every year
hand painted bunting

goodies for our guests 

Rapunzel braid bubbles
Rapunzel's tower and the crazy tutu I made

of course I had to do Rapunzel theme nails too!
for games we made Pascal party blowers and paper ears on bendy straws that you had to knock over

Clemmie teaching daddy how to play

daddy cheating :3
we had a Flynn Rider piƱata that had to be broken open with a frying pan
it took a comically long time to break this thing open 
and a coloring section since art was such a big part of Rapunzel' life in the tower

me and Julie being adults


this card sang "I see the light" and I think it was Clem's favorite prezzie

what's it gonna be?

cake time!

blowing out the candle 

so proud of my baby 

"No time for pictures, mom! I gotta eat this cake!"

our little family

they're growing up so fast!

our family all together (minus Uncle Tom, Aunt Kiki, Uncle Sean, and Boz's Mom)
I didn't have time to make a photobooth this year (even tho I had so many amazing ideas for it! so sad.) so we just stuffed everyone into the tower for pictures. It's WAY smaller in that thing than it looks.

"Olive pizza!? MY FAVORITE!"

I'm so happy that my baby had an amazing birthday even though none of her little friends were able to make it this year (honestly I think she likes having all of the adults to herself and I was more upset about everyone being sick / out of town than she was).

From her singing card: "That laugh of yours, your sparkly style, the way you light up when you smile, the sweet enchanting things you do -- Today, we're celebrating YOU!"

Happy birthday, baby girl! I love you forever and always, more than ice cream and unicorns.