How did I just find out about Nikki Lane, she should’ve been in my life a long long time ago :)
Touches on a memory or two…not always so great.
But what’s great? I’ll be hearing this for myself, LIVE, on June 7th! Woop Woop…this girl’s got two tickets to see Willie Nelson. I DIE!!!!!
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Since you don’t really read my blog, you probably missed the fact that I scored this gem at an Antique Mall in Lancster, PA last weekend. I’m out $6, but well worth it!
Peanut butter and jelly (blackberry preserves actually) pizza w/bacon, bananas, and honey. It’s what’s for dinner…on National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day.
—start with 1 whole wheat pizza crust, pop in oven as directed
—nuke 3/4 cup peanut butter in microwave to nearly liquify
—spread peanut butter on baked crust
—spread on jelly or preserves
—cut into 6 slices and serve.
Enjoy! (and I’ll have seconds)
The Lancaster Haul
I’ve been so busy playing with the new kitty, I’ve forgotten to post about all the loot I scored last weekend when BF and I went to Lancaster. (I got a great deal on a resort out there via Groupon, and loving the great prices on antiques the city has to offer, how could I not get the voucher?)
Saturday we woke up and started by trekking to Crackleberry Farm Antique Mall. After a few minutes of browsing I thought it was going to be a real bust, just nothing I was in the market to purchase. But since we were there, why not walk all the way through it…and in the last 4-5 stalls I visited I hit the jackpot!
A vintage Coach Bucket Bag for a phenomenal price:
and a Waylon Jennings album…HELLO!!!!!!
After, we drove a few more minutes to a town called Intercourse, PA (and yes I laugh everytime I say the town’s name, because I am the poster child for maturity).
In Intercourse, we stopped at a Pretzel factory, had a snack, and bought some to take home:
Next door was an Amish run antique store which I wish for the life of me that I could remember its name because I would absolutely hands down recommend this tiny shop to anyone. Not only was the man working overly friendly and informative with a rundown on each item’s history, but also the prices were out of the world unbelievable! So much so, I had to tell him he had a price tag mislabeled when we looked at this amazing antique trunk:
While I know Lancaster is not NYC, you too would question a great piece priced at only $20, no? However, turns out that was indeed the price. SOLD! (just a little TLC and some clean up and this trunk is about to hold my blankets and quilts!)
I also loved the print of my man, Abraham Lincoln, that the store had for sale.
Turns out the frames are made by Amish farmers using repurposed husk drying frames…that’s where the wood of the print’s frame comes from. Who’d thought?
In addition to those two items, I couldn’t keep my sniffer away from these wonderfully scented handmade soaps either, and the horse one was a total given that I’d be buying.
On Sunday, with breakfast in our stomachs, we hit up the downtown area for shopping. Sadly, not everything is open on Sundays. But lucky for me my favorite store (like favorite store EVER, not just in Lancaster), Mommalicious, was open.
I ended up purchasing some new perfume they’re carrying by Tokyomilk. There were so many scents it was hard to choose, but I settled with Arsenic partially because of the name, and partially because of the imagery on the bottle. Plus I got a free sample of hand cream…ALRIGHT!
After, I stopped in a head shop and got some new incense,
then into an antique store that had 1/2 off everything on their 1st floor…meaning these bracelets were all $2 each…how could I not buy more bling that I don’t need??
I also grabbed a much needed fruit bowl while I was in that same antique store (also 1/2 off).
And lastly, before we set off on the open road to head back to NYC, we stopped into Building Character. It’s a warehouse that has about 40 stores in it. BF got himself a printer’s letter tray/holder to put up in his office and put whatever inside. He took a real interest to the old art of printmaking after we took a quick tour of the printer museum housed within. And I, well I got a new vintage dress, because thats’ the way I roll. It’s cute, I can see myself wearing it in September, early fall. And I liked the print, and little detail at the front waist.
So you can see why a girl like me would love a quick weekend trip to Lancaster, PA. Between the great antiques, vintage fashions available for cheap, and the Amish goodies, what’s not to like?
I’m about a month behind in coloring my everyday outfit sketches…eeek!
So far behind, I realized I hadn’t posted any in a while, and I also realized I needed to take this week off from sketching. No worries, I’m not going to stop till I have 365 sketches, even if it takes longer than 1 calendar year.
I’ll catch up on my 2-3weeks of uncolored sketches, then start sketching a whole new slew of get-ups. Until then, here’s a few from my trip to Atlantic City and the following week.
Apparently I wear pants far too often, and wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much black.
I had my monthly volunteer gig, Crafty Chicas, on Saturday.
This month we made furry little puffball friends. Mine is on the left, not sure what he is other than a monster from out of this world. And my mentee made the cute chick seen on the right.
These pom-poms gave me an idea…I want to make pom-pom garland for my craft room at home. Either that or some crafty necklaces of some sort. We’ll see…Crafty Chicas just kinda gave me some pom-pom fever.
This is what I wore last week…apparently my wardrobe is NOT ready for spring