I am pretty excited about this weekend. My parents have 5 dogs and are going out of town, so I am planning on dog-sitting this weekend and they said I could go to visit friends if I wanted while I am there. So, as far as I know, I get to see several folks that I have known for years and miss terribly and we are going to do a photo shoot at the old mill and maybe go out to dinner or something. I am craving the breadsticks at Gabriel's so maybe I will con them into going! Maybe...
I am still indecisive about my new computer. Mac or PC? Mac or PC? The age-old dilemma. It is so hard! I have been scanning the internet like crazy searching for factors that would make one a better choice than the other but it is very difficult.
I am so ready for Autumn. It has been raining the past few days so I have been drinking hot cocoa and patiently waiting for cooler weather and crisp breezes. Architecture week in Knoxville is the week of my birthday so I hope I can get free of work/school some to go to some of the lectures and presentations. I missed the AIA dinner last night (although even if I had known about it in time, it was a whopping $70 for non-members) so I hope I don't miss Architecture Week, too. I am really excited about everything in my life right now. It has been a hard month or two but it is starting to really pay off.
Speaking of Autumn, here are some things I am excited about for the cooler weather:
Like this fantastic circle wrap skirt by sohomode, $40 USD.
Or this gorgeous 1970's vintage chevron dress from elizabethwrenvintage. $44 USD.
I just adore this vintage squirrel brooch from beatricepuggles' shop. $6 USD.
I love this painting/print by hidenseek. It makes me so sad, though! She calls it "Little Lost Bear." $9 USD.
And my favorite again: Liza Rietz
No Fall wardrobe is complete without a cloche hat from her shop. And they're on sale, too! $36 USD.
Nor would Fall be complete without ruffles! Such as the ruffles on this amazing blouse! I love the designs of Portland-based LovetoLoveYou. $48 USD.
And I am so amazed by this folk motif skirt by iroshka, complete with vintage clasps! $115 USD.
This bubble beret by softspoken is wonderful and oh-so-affordable! I bought a black one just like it last year and love it. She also has an amazing flickr site! $18 USD.
I have a very weird fascination with pine trees. Pine needles, pine cones, pine bark, etc etc, so I am very close to buying these to make some earrings. They are fabulous and come from StudioSen. $4.20 USD.
And now it is raining again so I am going to get some work done and drink more cocoa. :)