Epic Golf Socks

Hi!! 💙

DO I GOLF? Nope.

Any kind of sport, it’s best I just stay clear away from. I wouldn’t trust myself with a golf club, in fear of it going flying by accident, as I’m terribly clumsy 99% of the time.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t order a few pairs of argyle socks from Amazon and sport an artsy-woman-meets-the-golf-course look, no??

In fact, I wouldn’t be up for playing golf, but I wouldn’t mind driving a golf cart. It seems like it’d be fun to zoom around in one…

I got these bad boys on Amazon, if you’re interested in getting yourself a pack (they have a variety of patterns to choose from!). ❤️

Are you a socks person? I kind of have to be by default when fall and winter rolls around, as I don’t own a pair of pants!! When the chill rolls in, I bring out the hosiery and socks. 😀

Lastly, here’s my current read! ❤️ I’ve wanted to learn about the Berlin Wall for some time now.

I realized the other day that the first half of 2019, I read mostly medieval literature. Then the latter half, I’ve been reading historical nonfiction and politics/government. I don’t know how I started getting interested in reading political stuff lately, but now my Friday and Saturday nights consist of me SITTING AT A COFFEE SHOP DRINKING A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS DRINK WHILE ON MY LAPTOP WATCHING C-SPAN.

I will be 32 next week. This is my 30’s, y’all! AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! 💕

On a last note, a cool guy in cool pants spotted me sitting on the patio of a coffee shop and we both had EPIC patterns on. So we had to take a picture!

See you next time!!✨✨✨

Aquarium Head and House Tour

Hi!! 💕

What happens when I wear a completely neutral-colored ensemble??? *gasp!* I make sure there’s a splash of color somewhere – in this case, it was on my feet (and hair clips):

RHINESTONE LEGS
fishy fishaaaaay

As I’m sure you GUESSED…the fish are iron-on patches, transformed into hair clips. My head was basically an aquarium for a day. Thanks for all that you have, Joann Fabric! 😀 Where would I be without you? Where else would I have been inspired to put fish in my hair?

So!!! Ever since I put up my Christmas tree last weekend, I thought it would be fun to do a little house tour, since I haven’t done one in awhile. I’ve changed things around since, and why not showcase some of my favorite things/areas around the house?

The first and last thing I see when I flip on/off my bedside lamp is a photo of an East German soldier passing a carnation through a crack in the Berlin Wall (my favorite photo of all time).

James Cagney and Jean Harlow looking too-cool-for-school on my wall.

A newspaper photo from the Iraq War that I’ve kept since 2004. I saw it in the paper as a teenager and cut it out; it really spoke to me.

This is literally how I store my butterfly hairclips, hahaha! 💜

Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of my colorful little world! 😀

See you next time!!

November Musings

Hello helloooo!! 💛

Like the golden frock? It’s a Forever 21 find, and it’s easily one of my favorite dresses ever. I love the bright pink and blue flowers that pop amidst the sea of gold!

And here’s a second outfit, with some good old fashion puff sleeves:

I’ve been happy to notice that the leaves are finally changing colors here! It took awhile, but now they’re gradually beginning to transition. It’ll be nice as the month continues on and the trees will fully engulf in flaming bright red and orange.

My cool sister being camera shy. 💜 We make an eye-catching team: her purple hair, and my gigantic hair. Since I’m currently reading The Witches by Stacy Schiff, I realized how fast my sister and I would probably be accused of being witches if we were in 1692 Massachusetts, even though neither of us are one. What I’ve learned from this book, is that even a simple mole or birthmark could get you accused.

However, our marital statuses alone would shine a suspicious spotlight on us. A feisty widow (my sister) and an eccentric spinster (me)? We wouldn’t stand a chance in 1692 Salem! 😀

This book is slightly over 400 pages, and I’ve just hit the halfway mark. It’s tremendously fascinating, well-written, and very hard to put down!! I love it so much, and since I’m intrigued with the Salem Witch Trials, this has been an enthralling read. ❤️

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of November. 💕 🕸

See ya next time!!!

I Love Grey Pumpkins

Ahoy there!!! 💜

Purple and blue…ahh, I love this color combination! And with puffy sleeves, no less…super groovy!

The blouse is from Forever 21, the skirt is thrifted, and the belt is handmade by me. 💙 I’m trying a new project of sewing myself belts that tie in the back! The purple star pin is made of sequins and I recently found it in an old jewelry box I have. 😄

And here I am at the pumpkin patch! I’m sooooo drawn to the sickly grey pumpkins!!! I love the traditional orange ones of course, but there is something so endearing about these grey ones. I adore them! ❤️

See ya next time!!

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Nostalgic Autumn

Hello, all!! 💕 How has your October been thus far? Hopefully, very well!

Autumn has a nostalgic feeling to it that’s hard to pinpoint exactly why, but the feeling is noticeably there. Hence, I have found myself reaching for a book that brings me back to my childhood, and most definitely, it’s this one:

I read it profusely in elementary school, so much that the spine of the book is broken, so it’ll lay flat when you open it. Other than that, it’s still in mint condition! The time period of the early 1900’s has always felt…comforting to me? Almost like a warm embrace? ❤️

I’ve always been drawn to the Titanic story, and I also enjoy the film, but I mainly watch it now to admire the fashion (I turn the movie off after they hit the iceberg and I pretend they duct taped the damage and everything carried on and all was fine). Anyhow, Voyage on the Great Titanic will always be the heart of my childhood, and I never tire of re-reading it!

I’m also halfway through a book I bought recently, written in 1722 by Daniel Defoe, and it’s absolutely fascinating! The amount of detail provided really sheds light on the subject matter and immerses you so much that you feel as if you’re actually there (which is no picnic). This is the fourth book I’ve read about the plague.

Outfit time! This new lace top is from Forever 21 and the skirt is thrifted. Paired with the thick black choker, I like the vintage feel it has!

Evening walks at the first start of autumn are always one of my favorites. It’s not too cold yet, so I can still enjoy the outdoors!! I discovered a back-end trail at the park I walk at, and there’s a spot with a beautiful view of the river. Now it’s my favorite spot…

I usually walk by myself, but this time my friend came with me. I like to trek on out there and check out the creepy crawlers on the ground, and also the wildlife. There are hawks and I saw my first real-life owl when I took these photos!

Owl at the top of the tree

See you next time!! 🍂

The Angry Pumpkin and the Night of the Living Dummy

Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🎃

I’ve been so excited for this post! (I was going to wait and post it at the start of October, but I caved – close enough!)

I’m happy to 1) showcase my pumpkin purse and 2) showcase my creepy/cute ventriloquist doll. It will be a fun fall post, so I hope you enjoy! 🍂

This cute little pumpkin purse I bought off of Aliexpress is the bee’s knees; I love how he looks angry, like he’s my little protector and he will bite you if you do anything out of line! Those little teeth look like they would hurt, too. (Side note: the purse originally came with a longer chain handle, but I switched it to a different one!)

And for his grand debut on this blog, I will now introduce my ventriloquist doll I have owned for the majority of my life!

I found him in an antique store as a kid, and I was drawn to his perfect blend of cute and creepy. My mom very kindly bought him for me, and he’s earned a cozy spot on my shelf all these years.

The best part about him? He’s fallen over at random, and ironically, only in the dead of night when I’m asleep, or about to be. It doesn’t happen very often – maybe once every few years, out of nowhere, and never in the daytime. Chalk it up to coincidence, or maybe he’s haunted – in either case, I adore him! ❤️

ALSO, I WENT TO DUNKIN’ DONUTS… 💜

This may be no big deal to those with easy access to one, but for me, who lives in a city without a Dunkin’ Donuts, it was a grand adventure to try it. SERIOUSLY!!!

My sister and I decided last Sunday, heeeeeey! Let’s go to Hanford to try Dunkin’ Donuts! And thus, we were off on the 45 minute drive out of town on a whimsical adventure to seek such a treat that Fresno has yet to offer us.

You bet your bottom dollar it was worth trying! I was like a little kid in a candy store, eyes wide with joy at the sight of neon pink and orange everywhere in the store. How can you not have a big fat smile on your face being around such colors?!

And of course, the donut and coffee put a big fat smile on my face, too. I was literally so happy to try this place, finally!! Apparently it’s more commonly found on the East Coast, but not the West. So it was a real treat!

See ya next time!

Almost Autumn

Howdy, all!! 🍂

As we inch towards the official start of autumn, and the temperatures have slowly started to cool down, I find myself gravitating towards autumnal colors. 🎨

The first fall item to come out for air from my dresser? My grandpa socks: a mix of scholarly and fun, combined!

Socks are my first fall item to bring out for the season change. It’s not cold (thankfully), but it’s not hot either. I get chilly easily, so a pair of socks works for me, especially for that early morning/late evening chill that starts around this time.

Here are some more photos I took that are a nice warm-up to the fall season ahead:

Pillsbury pumpkin spice cinnamon rolls I made!
Adding to my visual journal – a collection of leaves 🍂

Autumn is definitely the time I go on dates with nature. I sit out and enjoy the weather, or take a stroll… ❤️ I go on plenty of nature dates with me, myself and I…don’t I?

I don’t always just hang out with leaves; consistently going to coffee shops is my social life…I can get my freelance work, blogging, and Internet surfing done in a public place and refresh my human interaction skills (“How are you?” “Have a good day!” Those small interactions. Smiling at people. Etc.)

My otherwise solo activities like learning Swedish and collecting dead leaves off the ground are great and all, but I like to try to keep up with some basic human interaction so I don’t lose what I’ve gained as far as improving my social skills. Even just small chatting interactions…it’s a win for me.

Oh yeah – for the start of October (spooky month!), I look forward to showing you all my creepy ventriloquist doll I’ve had since I was a kid (I myself am not a ventriloquist by the way, I just have a doll). I figure, I have had this doll nearly my whole life, so why not give a little blurb about him on here??) 😀

See ya!