Oh Etsy. I have such a love/hate relationship with you. I mean, on one hand, I love you - I can find anything I need from you. If I want jewelry in the shape food or some other random object, say a donkey or carrot, you bet I'll find it on Etsy. If I want a catchy phrase in a snazzy print, I know someone out there has made it and is selling it (currently it was "I love you from my head tomatoes" that I wanted for our kitchen and you bet I found it!). And if I am on the hunt for vintage, there will be vintage a-plenty.
So I love you, Etsy, for having just every damn thing I will ever randomly think of wanting. But I hate you so much for having just every damn thing I will ever randomly think of wanting.
Has anyone else experienced this love/hate with Etsy?
I stumbled upon this fun vintage dress sold by Pitzicat Vintage (run by the oh so kind Ildi) one night when Cody was hogging the TV (he loves his Xbox) and I fell in vintage love. First it was the bright yellow color that caught my eye but then I spotted all the musical instruments. Drums, guitars, musical notes, tubas, and keyboards!? Amazing! It's a cacophony of musical awesomeness - and it had to be mine.
I can blame the impulse buy on the weather (cause seriously, it has been insanely hot and humid here for the past few weeks and I am slowly but surely melting away) but we all know that's not true.
If I start blaming my vintage splurges on the weather, what kind of monster would I be?
Can we jump back for a second to the weather? Like, SERIOUSLY, New England? Time to calm your jets. I get it, it's August, but this 90 degrees with insane humidity has got to STAWP! I am dying - DYING!!
Cody and I have mastered our AC procedure (we literally have nailed a blanket in our kitchen doorway to contain all wonderfully chilled air into our dining room/living room/bedroom side of the house) but we are getting kinda sick of breaking out in a full body sweat if we dare go to the bathroom or get a drink from the fridge.
IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO LIVE THIS WAY!
How do you people who live in hot parts of the country do it? Oh wait, that's right, you don't deal with humidity like we do. I remember being in Vegas and feeling GREAT. Sure it was 90 degrees but it was so nice! A breeze was in the air and oh yeah, the air DIDN'T STICK TO ME LIKE A MIST OF HEAT.
Well, we're doing what we can. I am currently counting down the end of the summer until Fall gets here. I mean, I have been enjoying dress weather - nothing is better than pulling on a dress and walking out the door and I'm not looking forward to layers again - but this endless heat has me daydreaming about pumpkin EVERYTHING and crunchy leaves under my boots. OH YASSS.
Until that happens, can I just live in a bathtub full of ice cream?
How have you all been doing this summer? Any fellow New Englanders feeling the heat? Or are you loving the summer elsewhere?