Mix Tape May

At the Moment:
It’s been pretty busy around here…hence this post is a couple days late! What have we been up to? Well, our family took a trip to Chicago – It was Roy & Della’s first time there, and they had a total blast. A post coming on that soon! Also – Dan and I ran our races in Grand Rapids that we had been training hard for – Dan a 25k and Me a 10k – and I’m happy to report that we both beat our goal times! Della had her first race too, her preschool’s Laps for Leukemia run, and she just had her last day of school yesterday. Roy’s about to celebrate his birthday & we are getting ready for his big party too. Whew!

Reware Vintage is gearing up for summer season – I’ve been busy taking tons of pictures of new summer clothes and T shirts, and getting ready for some summer shows coming up – Vintage Street Market in Grand Rapids, and Mo Pop Festival in Detroit. There’s been lots of new stuff added to the shop lately, clothing and deadstock snapback caps and even new Record Necklaces. A lot of it sold out the same day it went up! I’m so glad it’s all been a hit & stay tuned…there is more on the way! Did you catch the big New Kids on the Block collection that went up in the shop this month too? If you are going to see them this summer, you should totally check it out and get something to wear to the show!

Ha ha…so much! For the shop mostly. I did a little watercolor painting with the kids & some knitting too. Got lots of making plans for June, and looking forward to it.

Listening to:
Protomartyr, Amanda Palmer, Katy Perry, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Raveonettes, Nancy Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Sneaks, Sleater-Kinney, The Monkees, Albert Hammond Jr, Operation Ivy, and The Redwalls.

Della’s fav song of the month:
“Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash. She’s a big fan – I’m so proud.

Shopping and Drooling Over:
I got to stop by Transistor while we were in Chicago – they are a gift & audiophile shop that has carried my Record Jewelry and Notebooks for years, and it had been 5 years since I had been able to stop in last. They are in a new location since my last visit, and have dozens more artists in the store. I loved it! Grabbed a great David Bowie coloring book (you can also find here) and some pins to add to my jacket.

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Wearing tank tops & shorts & dresses! This weather right now is just wonderful. Also, Twin Peaks and American Gods (!!!), taking the kids to the carnival during Berkley Days & riding the Gravitron with Roy, Touch a Truck on the Detroit Riverfront, signing up to run the Detroit Free Press Marathon on a relay team of pals, Roy’s kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea, watching our friend Josh win on Forged in Fire, visiting with family for Memorial Day, watching Roy’s T ball games, seeing the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck, Della’s surprise birthday gift from my friend Amanda at Tandem Vintage, and getting our vegetable garden planted!

Looking Forward to:
Roy’s Birthday Party in a few days, selling at Vintage Street Market in Grand Rapids in a couple of weeks, and a house call buying appointment & trip too!