Friday, June 25, 2010

get $20 at BULX....LAST CHANCE!!

So I'm horrible and started this post last week, but didn't track down the links and actually post it for now there's not a lot of time should totally head over to to sign up for $20 credit when this awesome new discounted high-end home improvement products store launches! Also, be sure to check out where my friend and old co-worker Matt gives you the DL on the super sweet BULX! (you'll also find some awesome pics of his own house remodel...which is ah-mazing...and was featured on ApartmentTherapy not too long ago!)

I don't know exactly how long this "last chance" lasts, so go, now! (No, really, click your butt over there right now!!!) Can you tell I'm excited about this?!?! (BULX launching must be a sign that it's high time to buy my own fixer-upper, right?!?)

p.s. for even more before/after photos of Matt's house, be sure to check out TulaneRehab (his house's own blog) there on my sidebar -----> (but only after you sign up for $20 at!)


Shop Update!

I've been (slowly, but surely) updating the Shop!  

I've never tried making an Etsy "Treasury" myself, but lately lots of HappyGoVintage items have been featured in treasuries...they're so fun.  I definitely think I'll be making some of my own soon!  Do any of you make Treasuries?!  Below are a few featuring items from my shop...check them out!

and from Lonkoosh

Can you spot the HappyGoVintage item?!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Year of the Glass

In honor of the glass that is 2010 being almost down to half full (or almost half empty), here are some things accomplished, unaccomplished, and some new mid-year resolutions. What are some of yours?
Half full (what I’ve done):
*re-done some particularly ugly parts of the Apartmenthouse (office/bedroom switcharoo, claustrophobia kitchen, my closet/deathtrap)
*started dressing nicer for work
*started a somewhat successful garden with the Husband
*scored some amazing thrift/estate sale finds (ROUND dining room table, dining room curtains, sweet vintage artwork/frames, pottery, hand sewn-metal zippered-perfectly fitting dresses…)
*learned more about how to be married

Half empty (what I’ve not done):
*taken enough pictures (100+ documented incidents of Laz being cute don’t count.)
*done enough sewing (yes, unfinished quilts, I see you all balled up in that plastic bag in the closet!)
*launched the handmade portion of HappyGoVintage Shop
*photographed/listed some of my favorite Etsy offerings for you, my Etsy-shopping friends
*kept up with this sad little excuse for a blog
*designed a real logo for HappyGoVintage

Half full (what I’ve recently decided to do):
*find/build/steal/buy/make the husband build/otherwise obtain a perfect teal-blue-ish velvet sofa (this will probably take years)
*go running consistently with the Husband even when it’s killer hot and humid. As in several days a week consistent. As in even when watching Hulu in our air-conditioned abode sounds much more fun.
*try more recipes and get better at cooking/find more time for it…oh, and eat less sugar (not really a new resolution…just an ongoing one…)
*limit myself to one insane list a day, instead of multiple agendas for the perfectly planned life that is just not mine.
(does this one count?)

and with those new goals in mind, I think I officially need this!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bright Spot... a hot, humid, rainy weekend:

this: (look past the dirt/rusty-grunginess....(no, really, look past it...scroll down!)
A little bit of 409 spray (okay, a lot) and plenty of elbow grease go a LONG way!

Oh, and the best part may have been bringing her home from the thrift store on top of the husband's car when our delivery guy took too long to show up!

Someday I may paint her...creamywhite, teal, or hecks maybe even red...but for now i like her as is (scratches, paint splatters and all!).  And did you SEE those legs she's got?! And her cute little casters?! Sigh... :)