Mix Tape January 2017

At the Moment:
I’ve spent the last 4 weeks re-training myself to stop working in the evenings and on weekends, and to practice self-care every day most days. We’ve been cooking real food, I’m running nearly every day, spending more time with the fam & friends and *gasp* just trying to do LESS. It’s been wonderful, and I feel better than I have in ages and I’m really going to try to carry this through the whole year.

I also was proud to walk in the Women’s March in Detroit with my daughter. That day was a powerful and inspirational day for me, and I hope it was for you, too. Love & gratitude to everyone who marched, and to those who supported it in their own ways if you couldn’t!

Della started ballet (it’s completely adorable) and Roy is like seriously reading. I mean, really reading! Books and signs and comics and I can’t hardly believe it. How’d they get so grown up already?

Reware Vintage had a great first month of 2017. Big thanks to everyone who filled out the survey I posted earlier this month – I’ve been planning out 2017 and the answers from you all really helped me focus! There’s some great new stuff in the works, and I’m really excited to carry out all these ideas and plans.

Making:
I took a couple weeks away from making anything, but then I missed crafting way too much, so I spent a week making dozens of new record earrings – including a new style! They’ll be on the site soon.

Listening to:
This might be the most variety in a month yet: Visqueen, Taylor Dayne, Iggy Pop, Chook Race, The Trainspotting Soundtrack, The Vaselines, Fugazi, Jodi Whatley, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Human Waste Project, Toad the Wet Sprocket, ZZ Top, Leonard Cohen, Robyn, and all the news podcasts I can listen to.

Della’s fav song of the month: “How Far I’ll Go” from the Moana Soundtrack – OMG, it’s a “kids’ song”! She’s been positively obsessed with Moana – we saw it twice – and that song has been on heavy rotation ever since.

Shopping and Drooling Over:
A ranking of all 118 sweaters in Twin Peaks. I’ve looked at this so many times I lost count.

These “Let’s Dance” earrings are everything!

This Heart & Solar System dress on Modcloth is incredible!

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Knitting my pussy hat (I haven’t knit anything in 7 years!), joining our local YMCA, cleaning up my workspace, our weekend trip to Grand Rapids, and doing “The Cure” – thanks Apartment Therapy!

Also, Motor City Float – Have you ever floated? It was so relaxing, so spiritual and so eye opening and I can’t wait to go again soon. I really can’t recommend it enough!

Looking Forward to:
I’m very happy to be back at the WCSX Rock Swap on Saturday, February 18th! Not only will I be bringing stacks of vintage tour T shirts, I’ll also be bringing vintage band posters from our personal collection. We’ll see what else I can dig up too! Midwest Craft Con is also in February, and I’m quite sure that is going to be a total blast.