Sunday, July 28, 2013

Well Hello Sailor

Oh well Hello there...*crickets*...been awhile huh? So since we are past the 1/2 way mark of the year ( how the fq did that happen???) I decided it was time to peek back in here and take a look at those 10 lofty goals I set at the beginning of the year. Oh and a phone photo dump to go with :

1. Start a Blog:
Did that, got frustrated, regained interest only to have life go bat shit crazy and then have literally NO TIME to wipe my own ass, let alone write a  post. Does my instagram count? I do post there pretty regularly hahahahahaha!




 2. Have an EPIC yard & garden:
Holy balls careful what you ask for Lady!! Since we ended up buying a completely different house than we thought. The homestead has a 2 acre "yard" with .34 of and acre spot fenced off for the garden. That's not including the 3.5 acre pasture that I have no idea what to do with. I am outside 80% of everyday. I've moved god only knows how many metric tons of rock with my wheelbarrow and shovel. And lets not even talk about the pick-up load of shit "literally" for the garden. Let's just leave it at stinky boogers ;) However, the payoff......ahhhhhh our own slice of heaven...oh and a nice tan :)

 3.Go Outside:
 ummmmmm yeah, see above, and add to it the weekly sometimes twice weekly adventures to magical places I thought only existed in my imagination. Oh and I've been walking every morning with my neighbor so yeah for goal #4!!

4. Get your ass moving & and the fat dog, drink more water:
See #3 :) Turns out all my fat lil dog needed was a deaf rambunctious sibling to run the weight off him. He is looking trim and debonair these days. Yeah total FAIL in the water department. I'm working on it. Baby steps right?

5.Take a photo everyday:
I get an A+ on this one. Even if I don't post them all on IG I have taken a pic everyday. I love looking back through them.....especially seeing our new puppy, Harley grow.

6.Come out of Blurkerville:
I have connected with some rad folks via social media. I'm still not a huge commenter and since the death of the reader I haven't looked at blogs unless it is a link through IG. (yes instgram whore here)

7.Curb my craft hoarding:
 I get an A+ here too!! Although my entire craft collection is still packed in the garage so I guess that's a bit of a deterrent. So is the fact I have to leave the homestead to get to a craft store, something Im not excited to do. However I still have to check out the thrift stores every once in awhile.

8.Embrace the new me:
I probably come across as a total narcissist on instagram with my selfies. But for me, someone who has hated having her picture taken, it has been such a huge step!! I even wore my swimsuit with just shorts instead of my usual t-shirt covering everything to the amusement park!! I seriously can not express how huge this is for me. Totally freeing. Not that don't have my days....I certainly do- bed head/two day old clothes/ dirty feet...but I don't give a sheet ;)

9.Organize my craft shanty: comment

10. Live everyday like its my last:
museums, 120 miles  for homemade donuts, random adventures to secret lakes, floating the river, spontaneous amusement park runs, hysterical giggles in an Olive Garden, Butterfly meadows, huckleberry hunting, home cooked meals with our own produce  and eggs, star lite nights under the Big Sky  with the moon illuminating the mountains.

Yes Life is Good

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Making Grandma Proud.....

Well Hello y'alls!

I guess I have some new readers out there that apparently aren't completely offended by my humor and even dare I say...think I'm actually amusing?!?!?! Well thank you! And thank you for checking back in here even though my posts are sporadic at best. Life's been...hmmm, INTERESTING? A lot going on around here on the funny farm. Maybe I'll get into that on another post, maybe. It's long and involved and probably almost unbelievable.

So onto more exciting things.... I decided a good way to work through my grief over losing my grandma would be to find a way to honor her. She was an amazing woman, so caring and thoughtful. And proper!! I know, I know how in the fk did I come from a saint like her?!?!?! So in thinking about it I wanted to find a way to send out me love to others. The only problem with that was, as I've talked about on here before, I'm a hermit. I don't leave the mountains much. And in a "aha" moment I decided to use my Instagram addiction as a way to facilitate my good deeds!! Genius right?!?!?! Im such an Instagram slut....I put a post out their so people wouldn't think I was some crazy stalker and just went for it.

 First I made some doggies duds for my favorite handcrafters Tumbleweeds H/C. If you haven't heard of them, you must live under a rock. The sweetest shades known to man. If you haven't ordered a pair do it right now. I mean it. Stop reading my dorky ass post and go stalk their shop and buy a pair!! Or 5.  Now that your back from shopping ;) ....Their little Charlie looks like my dorky dogs twin!!! No lie, mirror images I tell ya.

 And since the tumbleweeds crew has an upcoming move I thought they could use a little somethin somethin for the journey.....

Next I made a pendant for @rickithedude, this guy is a legend in the skating world and recently had a mishap that involved some serious medical care.....I drug my feet about scoring one of these sweet tees to support the cause and missed out. So to show him some love and encourage a quick recovery to get back out there and shred it.......

Then sickcityneedlepoint (by the way check out her etsy i need more wall space!!) I noticed was suffering from a migraine. I am a migraine sufferer too. I wouldn't wish that hell on anyone. I have found that rice bags work wonders for this. So I made her one and sent it her way with well wishes to get better soon........

And KinShip Goods, I started this just because I think they're awesome(like as in I need to have a direct checking account just for stuff I want from them!!) and I saw a picture on IG that just made my creative brain go on's still a work WIP but im almost to the finish line.....

And now, I saved the best for last...Remember how I was going on and on about how stupid it was for me to think I could connect with someone on line?!?!?! Ummm  yeah, life decided to slap the holy living shit out of me with that one. Because I "met" okay alli. It all started with this picture.....

 I seriously snort laughed when I stumbled across it, I don't even remember how anymore. Then when I commented on it she proceeded to tell me the story behind this photo and gave me the whole ghetto transition lens infomercial.....I died laughing only to be revived and die again!!!! Instantly my brain went to work turning this goofy garage infomercial riff into a full blown Ad. I just had to make it for her, no way around it. My brain wouldn't rest until it was done.....That started a whole slew of back and forths......then emails.....then texts....Now this beautiful girl makes me snort laugh at lest once a day. She has "been" there to walk me through some really shitty days, we have built a bond that from the outside seems just plain crazy!!!! But whatever, I am grateful for her friendship and to show her my love I sent a little care package, which now is becoming a bi-weekly habit ;) Not to mention her blog is fkn hilarious go read right now you thank me later

Soooo the result of this new pay it forward campaign has been shocking. I'm receiving things back?!?!?! And their responses to my gifts on IG are so sweet and heartfelt they make me cry!!! Out of no where I received this in the mail from sickcityalyssa.....

 Fkn awesome right?!?!?!

And Ms Alli Awesome Sauce...OMG the box of loot from this lady...holyscnockrockers blew my frickin mind!!!!! I will do a whole other post on the goods from this, because it deserves its own post really!

So that's it. My pay it forward campaign.

 Making Grandma Jo smile down on me from heaven one package at a time.

xo the Rebel

Ps- know someone who needs a little pick me up? Shoot me an e-mail, Id be happy to help out <3