Today I am Thankful For

18 Sep

Its “early” and there’s still quite a lot of day left to find more things.

Today I am Thankful for

•Rain – It’s been raining for what feels like 2 days, but I know we need it. (Related: I need a pair of Wellingtons.)

•New Friends- Carrie, I hope we grow closer and our friendship stronger. I look forward to us becoming lifelong friends.

•My wonderful Fiancé- It’s the little things you do that make my day shine and my heart happy. I can’t wait to embark upon new adventures with you. You are my true love and best friend.

•My Friend Sunny- We’ve toughed it out, been side kicks and accomplices, shoulders on which to cry and personal cheerleaders for quite sometime. I look forward to the future journal entries I can’t show to my kids.

•The Dishwasher- Enough said.

The Parson’s Table (aka The Wedding Venue That Wasn’t)

20 Jul

The hunt is on for a venue to host our upcoming wedding. This is proving to be a rather difficult feat. All we want is a quirky place that reflects who we are. Is that too much to ask? Evidently so.

Lo! There was The Parson’s Table! I thought perhaps we had found the place!

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This beautiful church built sometime in the 1870’s is in historic Jonesboro. It hasn’t served as a church for some while. It’s just quirky enough and is placed in a beautiful setting that has perfect colours in the Fall.

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How could one not fall in love with this place!?

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Clear & White bangle – thrifted
Red bangle – Gift from my fiance (It was his grandmother’s)
60’s faux lizard handbag – local estate sale

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Early 50’s wedges – thrifted (These are my favorite shoes right now. I wish I had more colours)

Unfortunately for us (and them! Just think of what a fabulous wedding we are to have!) they are only fulfilling their reservations already booked through this year, and are making no commitments to hosting any new events.

So the search is still on for a site to hold our awesome wedding. Since I’m not from this area the local hidden gems are, well, still hidden. So by all means, let me know of neat places we can go look at in East Tennessee.

Oh, this was the only picture I snagged of my whole outfit.

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Late 50’s novelty print dress – Thrifted
Cardigan – From my mall working days in HS

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Frankenblog

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!

Exclusive Sales? Yes please!

20 Apr

Dear Readers,

This Spring has been most productive in the vintage world for me and to celebrate I’m adding some features to the blog and to Candii Hearts Vintage. I’ve been polishing some instructionals to share with you on living the vintage life and I’ve acquired some fun pieces for the shop.

If you are interested in being the 1st to know about sales and receiving exclusive discount codes to my etsy shop, send me a message including the email address you’d like to receive notification at and you’ll be added to our mailing list. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose by me besides bringing you great deals, because I HATE SPAM too.

You can check out what’s currently available now at Candii Hearts Vintage and recieve 30% off through April 22nd with code SPRINGFEVER30.

As always, I hope you are having a wonderful day and I always love hearing from you!

Rosemary Libation

24 Mar

So I stumbled upon some old drink recipes and found a new favorite. I love playing hostess and part of that is having a handful of recipes that you know by heart and are quick to make. I made some changes from the original and thought I’d share this great drink with you!

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I’m pretty sure this will be my go-to cocktail for summer get togethers from now on. It’s so easy to make. I hope you enjoy it. If you try it be sure to let me know what you think.

Cheers!