Monday, September 19, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Our vacation was amazing! It so nice to visit a new destination without any pre-set plans.  Most of our time was spent pool side watching the kids practice their swimming skills.  We spent one amazing day at Disneyland...I would have loved to go another day but the budget wouldn't allow for it.  We were also able to meet friends for dinner we hadn't seen in a while.

All in all, it was wonderfully relaxing! 

Now back to reality.  Hubby is back to work after a freak skateboarding accident which resulted in a broken ankle.  My son is very happily back in preschool (he started his first day the week before we left for vacation)!  I am starting a new sales position for a company that allows me to work from my home office and tele-commute.  I also need to start back to my videos on YouTube (I have been feeling very neglectful).

One other exciting piece of news is that it seems that Summer has finally landed in our neck of the woods!!  We came home to warm sunny 80 degree weather.  I have no idea how long it will last but I am sure glad it's here, even if only for a few more weeks.

Hope the end of Summer is being as kind to you all as it is to our family.  Please check out my YouTube channel...VintageinSC!

Stay tuned...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vintage Vacation

I always have the biggest dilemmas when packing for vacation.  On the one hand I love vintage/retro/pinup styles but on the other hand, when on vacation, I just want to be comfortable.  This is the case with my upcoming vacation.

The last couple of months have been extremely stressful and I am very much looking forward to A LOT of R&R!!  We are staying at a beach resort in Newport Beach, CA and all I really want to wear is shorts, tanks and flip flops.  The only problem is I don't really feel like those particular clothing items lend themselves to the vintage/retro/pinup look.  Now I have never been a fashion slave, that is to say a slave to a certain "look." 

However since I have entered my thirties I have found the strength and confidence to be my "true self" no matter what others may think.  In all reality I just want to be as comfortable as possible on my vacation.  Since we have been on an EXTREME budget, the majority of my wardrobe is still more modern than vintage so really my dilemma is how am I going to style my modern clothes to look more vintage/pinup without having to pack a ton of accessories?

This may seem like a silly and/or petty delima since I am supposedly so confident in my "true self" it shouldn't matter what I wear but these are the little things my brain obsesses over when trying to pack for any trip...especially a vacation! 

So it looks like I'll just have to break out the extra large suitcase, lay out my outfits and edit from there!  To all those who obsess just like me, whether your trying not to pack every single vintage/retro/pinup piece of clothing you own or dress in more modern styles, YOUR NOT ALONE!! ;o)

Happy Vacations and stay tuned....

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Abscence makes the heart grow fonder

It's been a while....I have been neglectful......but with good reason.

1. We had an awful stomach bug run its course through most members of the house.

2. My husband broke his foot.

3. The day after my husband broke his foot my computer exploded (I seriously thought it was a gun shot).

So things are starting to calm back down.  Hubby is recovering nicely and should be back to work in about three weeks.  My wonderful father-in-law is our computer IT guy and patch the computer back together.  The awful stomach bug finally left the building.

The curve ball life has been throwing my way has not only derailed my blogging but has put a serious halt to my YouTube videos.  Hopefully over the next week, I will get caught up with some of my videos I had lined up and I will get back to my blogging.

A few things we're all looking forward to....

1. Hubby returning to work.

2. I got a new job in sales for a company and product I love.

3. My little boy starts preschool next week.

4. In two weeks we leave for SoCal for a much needed and overdue vacation....

5. Said vacation includes a trip to DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!

Much to blog about in the future...stay tuned!