April 23, 2012

Totally rad to the max!

I was cleaning out my closest on Saturday (I have to move...again) and found some old jewelry from years ago. About 20 years ago. 

Do you remember these?
I remember being so excited when I first got one. I mean why wear a boring old watch on your wrist, when you could wear a totally rad watch ON YOUR FINGER!!!! I mean, like, most tubular invention since scrunchies for sure. 

Of course I also had four or five Swatch watches on my wrists...

and I'll bet you I still never knew what time it was!

Got to love the 80's :-)

April 13, 2012

Hopeless Chest #2

Meet Yodeling Bear. My dad went on a trip to Germany...years ago...and brought me back this cute Lederhosen clad bear.

But it gets better.


I giggle every time it yodels. Not sure why it makes me so happy...but it does. That is all. :-)

April 6, 2012

My Hopeless Chest

I have a lovely cedar chest, also known as a Hope Chest. Way, way back in the day a girl would keep all of the things she made/collected for her married life in it. It's where I keep family heirlooms and keepsakes.  My family jokingly refers to it as my Hopeless Chest. Oh so funny guys...

I reorganize it several times a year because, several times a year, I think of something that is in there that I really want and make a huge mess searching for it. Then a few months later, I reorganize it :-) I like to stay on top of these things.

I tore it to pieces last month looking for a book and since I found out that I will have to move soon, I think I will pull everything out and pack it up instead of reorganizing.

So...I'm going to take pictures of all of my wonderful treasures and blog about them (Jayne's idea. Thank you Jayne.)

Here is my cedar chest.

Isn't it pretty? Thank you mom and dad! They gave it to me on my 16th birthday. Or was it 18th...

Never mind.

The thinger on top is from when I lived in Hawaii. They have a unique quilting pattern that they do there. Can you see the waves in the cream color? I bought this square from a very sweet lady with the idea of making a quilt of my own...yeah that was 10 years ago.

And that black thing on top is a very curious kitty who is super talented at getting in the way.

This is the mess:

And this is the first item!

Sticking with the Hawaii theme. I bought this ukelele while living in Hawaii with grand intention of learning to play it. Nope. But it's really cute!