We suffered a traumatic loss this week in our family. My father in law passed away. I was at the hospital all weekend and cleaning my mother-in-law's home, because she's a bit of a hoarder. I still have so many blogs I want to post, but family and work are requiring my attention right now.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I'm no huge ebay veteran, I've bought about 50 items, total, from ebay, but for those that are new to it, do us all a favor and don't start bidding wars and run up the prices when there is more than a half hour left on the auction! I know the sellers like a frenzy and bidding war early on, but as a shopper who is always looking for deals and doesn't want to pay more than I think it's worth, the early birds are driving up the prices. Because of them, certain sellers over at Etsy and others on Ebay are charging hundreds of dollars for regular vintage dresses just because it has a full circle skirt. When I get a free hour or two, I'll write a blog about what my opinion is when determining the price of vintage and what people SHOULD be paying for vintage.
Enough of my rant...I have so much to write, but I'm still waiting on some pics, and have another night of social activities. I'll be blogging about the Time Zone Vintage photo shoot for the website that I styled and co-produced on Sunday, about seeing the Head Cat (picture with Lxxxx) and the Kim Lenz show tonight. Hopefully I'll get it all out here by the weekend.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Last weekend was Labor Day weekend and Frank and I did some morning chores before getting ready, packing Mason and the new baby up to go to my friend Vanessa's home for her BBQ Pool Party.
Vanessa and her husband Johnny have a fabulous Eichler Home with a pool in back. They have a few classic cars, including a deuce hot rod being worked on by another friend of ours, Johnny. Their home is so full of vintage Hawaiiana and 1950s Kitsch, she almost doesn't have room to display it all. Vanessa is a new blogger, like me and you can see her blog which documents some of the great finds she gets. Visit her at Adventures in Serendipity .
Posted by Kim at 9:32 AM
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Sorry I have not been around much. I was hit a little hard by my grandmother's death, and have been keeping busy. I had a BUSY holiday weekend which included a BBQ swim party, a surprise party, sold merchandise for Southern Culture on the Skids Tuesday night, and a record hop last night. Oh yeah, and I have a full time job and new puppy. All excuses that have kept me from writing in my blog.
I want to thank all of you who commented on my blog about my Tutu. I appreciate it.
Since it's late and I have to go to sleep, here is an interesting documentary about Vivian Leigh for your viewing pleasure. I think she was the most beautiful and tragic woman to grace the silver screen. I promise to come back with tales of my adventures and photos by this weekend.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Yesterday my grandmother died. I want to celebrate and share with you my "Tutu"'s life and how she contributed to making me the person I am today.
It's funny, because I never really realized how much she had influence me until the last couple years. I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to tell her how grateful I am that she was my grandmother last year on my birthday. Here is a photo of us on my 43rd birthday
Posted by Kim at 12:59 PM