September is here and Summer is slowly on its way out, unless you live in SoCal where everyone is so sad about swamp ass and melty temperatures. Sorry SoCal! Either way we find ourselves on the cusp of another season and with it comes all the goodness that makes me (and countless others) squee for joy.
I had my first pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks this morning. I know everyone is all “damn the man” when it comes to the evil, overpriced Siren. I get it but the PSL is where it is AT.
Here are a couple of the Fall goodies I have seen come to the consumerist surface AKA “things I got suckered into buying”
Washi Tape: Found in the $1 section at Joanne’s (yes, worth a repost cause I am a washi addict)
Pumpkin Greek Yogurt from Trader Joes: I am trying to find a love relationship with this thickness and all it took was the sample station at the store for me to be a convert. This stuff is delicious! Add some nuts and whoa! The best part is this comes with a lid you can re-seal in case you can’t finish the whole thing.
Method Dulce De Leche hand soap: I am a lover of the Method line and their limited edition scents are usually bust. Anyone smell the “tomato vine” scent? SO GROSS. Normally I don’t like fake caramel type scents cause they’re so flipping nauseating but this is actually quite nice. ($2.99 @ Target)
I am sure there will be lots more of this business in the months to come 🙂
I have been working on a beefy silhouette order for the past few weeks and now that it is wrapped up I have time to dedicate to my thing. For one, I have registered www.ivonnecarley.com and I am going to work on building a portfolio site for my art. For the time being it links to my blog but ultimately I want to have my work online as well as hustle out on finally making things like prints, cards, etc. for purchase. Baby steps but the ball is rolling.
Speaking of cut outs…. I made these the other day on a whim.
This past weekend we ventured out to check out the Farmers Market in Sebastopol, which is about a 10 minute drive from our house. Sebastopol is a cute neighboring town, super hippie whatnot… reminds me of Ocean Beach (san diego) without the beach part. I look forward to exploring it a little more. Anyway, I have never seen so much beautiful food in my life. Nature makes the best colors.
We had thought about going to Bodega Bay but it was too warm and later I come to find out they were having a Hitchcock event celebrating the anniversary of The Birds. Would have been nuts not to mention Reza was in full on motor mouth mode and we were over it.
I finally got around to hanging up a lot of my wall friends. I will be honest, these beige walls are driving me nuts but our lease will not let us paint. FINE. I will put a bunch of holes in the walls instead. I have so much art I love and not enough wall space.
This post isn’t all about stuff and pretty pictures. The truth is I haven’t been feeling well physically. Lots of joint issues, heat, stiffness… scary shit and I am not ignoring it by any means. Fuck this getting old crap. I may get carded, be totally immature at times and told I look young but the truth is I am not a spring chicken. I will be 39 in November and I have never felt “age” as much as I have in the past few months. I am doing my best to put on a happy face, stay positive and all that malarkey. Truth is I am terrified of what is going on and it is really hard not to beat myself up for not being as proactive about being healthier. Take notes youngins’, you won’t be as resilient later on.
Other than things here are well… we have some visitors in the pipe, Reza is loving her new school, Josh got a lap dance from the muse and he is back at the music which makes me really happy to see/hear. Right now I am all about getting back to my art, working on the health thing, trying to reconnect with friends. You know, life.