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Location, Location, Location!

29 Sep

After MONTHS of scouring the internet for a location for our wedding, I found it while walking downtown in my fiance’s home town. Once again the Universe took care things. Although in the excitement and making sure I covered all the questions (I had no idea I was so unprepared!) I neglected to take any pictures when Thomas and I went to go look at it together. So for that dear readers, I apologize. It’s beautiful though. Loft style, exposed brick, artsy and industrial. Exactly what I had in my minds eye. In all honesty, I don’t really care where it is, so long as its indoors and air conditioned, I just cannot wait to marry my very best friend. ❤


20 Jul

Dearest Readers,

With so very many things, as always, going on, I have been downright neglectful of this blog. It’s not that I have lost my love of sharing what’s going on, and anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I will strike up a conversation with nearly anyone at the drop of a hat*.

*Please do not drop perfectly fine vintage hats just to talk to me. If I don’t speak first, you just say hello. Deal?

So, I keep doing that thing where I try to decide if I should make a whole new blog and wash my hands of this one and make an individual blog for each thing I have going on, but in the last 10 minutes I have decided that scrapping one in favor of 3 will only lead to my being institutionalized. So below is a list of things you can expect to see here from now on.

  • Regular Posts from your friendly neighborhood vintage gal including Outfits of the Day,  tutorials, recipes, and picture heavy posts chronicling  my local, and hopefully far off, adventures .  (I’ve actually made a reminder in my iPhone calendar with alarms and all to see to it that these get done on the reg.)
  • Updating the Reel Roll with movies and TV shows that I’ve viewed and think may be of interest to at least one person.
  • Insanity. The workout, not my state of mind. I’m currently on my 4th day of it. I’ll likely randomly update about this too.
  • News about The Atomic Squirrel including sales and awesome finds that you should really go ogle at.
  • I’m getting Married! I know I announced that back when we got engaged. We are in the planning phase now and I want to share just what an awesome experience that is!

So that’s it really. I’m off to take care of a few errands and if I’m lucky, get to photograph some places I’ve been meaning to. If any of this things appeal to you, subscribe, bookmark, and check back often. Your “likes”, shares, pins, stars and comments encourage me to keep writing with purpose!


The Atomic Squirrel

10 Jul

The Atomic Squirrel

For those of you who know me in real life,you know that having my own business dealing in “the vintage lifestyle” has been a dream of mine for quite sometime. Today I am one very large step closer to that dream blooming in full. After about a year running my etsy shop under my handle as Candii Hearts, and that entire time knowing that for certain that was not the name I wanted my company to live with for the rest of my life. I wanted something expressly me, and there isn’t a soul who would argue the fact that if I were to be a small woodland creature, it would definitely be a squirrel. 


The Atomic Squirrel Slate

So combining my love for the atomic era and my “spirit animal” was not nearly as simple as it should have been. There were lots of factors to consider and I imagine it is a stress similar to naming your child. I sat down this weekend and put together my logo,painted my store sign (see above), updated the store, sent out emails and am still taking care of some of the smaller, more tedious tasks.

Right now I’m working on stamps, labels and shirts (which will be for sale). 

May Day! May Day! Sale ends tomorrow

30 May

Hey friends. 25% off with code MayDay25 ends tomorrow at Candii <3s Vintage. Lots of stuff to put up next week too, including pretty vintage slips (Oh La La), summer dresses & jewelry! If your are looking for something in particular, let me know as I have an extensive stock of varied vintage items. 

P. S. If you’d like to be in the know about sales before they happen, get exclusive codes, leave me your e-mail address either here or in a message on etsy and I’ll add you to the list!

Happy Shopping!

Exciting news!

28 Jan

Starting on Sunday the 29th of January I’ll be offering a special deal on one item each week….40-50% off!(And if I’m feeling peckish, maybe two!) So keep your eyes open as I’ve got lots of new stuff to add.

Do you have your eye on anything special in my shop. Let me know in the comments and I might just feature it.

Ready for a hint of warmer weather.

13 Feb

Yesterday I went on a shopping spree….and by spree I mean I came home with a load of awesome for under $40. The air was still cool outside, but the sun shone warm so I just donned a sweater. I am not a fan of summer, its sweltering heat or listening to birds while I am trying to sleep, but I am looking forward to cardigan weather.

I was up before noon and got to run around in the sunshine. I work nights so this in itself is a feat. (And, yes Carol, I wore sunscreen) I grabbed a new straw hat, gloves, a couple of dresses, a silver trivet, a nifty short sleeved rayon button down shirt, skirt and a scarf to keep in my purse to protect my hair from the occasional flurry or drizzle.

Today’s outfit: I have a weakness for men’s bowling-style shirts. I love the unusual warm tones of this Hawaiian shirt (really from Hawaii) paired with my new favorite brown skirt and turquoise belt. All thrifted from goodwill.

And until I can figure out what type of camera I want to invest in, you’ll be stuck with classic stylings of self-mirror-cameraphonetography-portraits.


Hair pins are not for the noms

25 Jan

I almost swallowed a hair pin today. It was due to the hilarity and shock of hearing a commercial on the radio for Jazzercise. That’s right, Jazzercise. It’s vogue.

I’m going to pretend that didn’t happen.