At the Moment:
Best part of the whole month of October? Dan running a Marathon! He has been training for this for so long, and it was just awesome to see him run through the finish line. SO AWESOME.
The cutest thing? Della is completely obsessed with song titles for the last few months. Every new song that comes on anywhere – in the car, at home, in the grocery store, she is immediately asking me what it is called. She gets upset when I don’t know right away! Now it is paying off for her – she will randomly yell out whatever song that is playing with extreme enthusiasm whenever she hears something she recognizes. Usually WAY before I would be able to identify it. Dan says “Basically, Della’s talent is the Shazaam app”, except that it is way cuter to hear a 2 year old scream “THIS IS HIGHWAY TO HELL!” than using any app. Her favorite right now is the Rolling Stones, making me listen to Hot Rocks for a solid week+ on the record player.
Roy is drawing & coloring like crazy, or practicing his letters and words. He is drawing a picture for everyone whenever someone visits us, and he always makes sure to sign it on the bottom. He was Spiderman for Halloween, Della was Princess Sophia, and it was awesome. Raining as usual, but the kids still had a blast, and really loved drawing out their pumpkin designs for us to carve.
I’m hard at work starting to get ready for DUCF and booking a couple new holiday shows to sell at. Hard to believe we are just weeks away from December now, but I’m so stoked for it!
This month I’ve been making SO many blank cards for Reware Vintage! You’ll be able to buy them in multi-packs soon on the website, and individually at shows this holiday. I’m also working on some new colors of record earrings coming soon!
These amazing Carole King demos of songs she wrote for the Monkees. Also, lots of Sloan, Camera Obscura and the new Soulsavers album. For podcasts, I’ve been enjoying Question of the Day, and Will’s Band of the Week (the New Order Special was especially awesome). Also, loved Tara Swiger’s Explore Your Enthusiasm podcast with Midwest Craft Con’s Grace Dobush!
Shopping and Drooling Over:
I can’t tell you how excited I am that flares are back in style. Of course, I have a stack of vintage flares in my closet, but I still wanted a new pair for the season. My pick was the Gap 1969 Authentic Flares.
I bought this Nightmare on Elm Street Sun Shade, not for me, but for my friend Justin, because he’s so awesome and also because my children will never leave the house again if I actually put it in my car.
Tiger. Head. Leggings. Thanks to LulaRoe and my friend Sarah who sells LulaRoe and made my legging dreams come true!
Alternative Apparel has some awesome stuff in for fall! We ordered a bunch of stuff to test out a new idea or two for Reware Vintage and I also treated myself to the most cute and comfortable polka dot hoodie.
and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
This story of Patti Smith being reunited with a bag of her stolen clothing at a reading in Illinois. Sometimes clothing is more than just clothing.
Cider Mill visits, Detroit Urban Craft Fair meeting nights, hanging with my pal Crissy, seeing Inside Out in the theater with the kids, finally starting to feel better after being sick for over 2 weeks, the Korean Beef Bowl at Rock City Eatery, warm October afternoons, apple orchard trips, Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo, the existence of Pez Heads (Hello Kitty ones especially!), Austin & Emily’s farm wedding, Della’s handmade quilt from her Great Aunt Marilyn, celebrating my Dad’s birthday, and craft night with the girls at Carey’s.
Looking Forward to:
November will be the craziest, best month getting ready for the 10 year anniversary Detroit Urban Craft Fair!