Mix Tape July

At the Moment:
July was a fun month – we celebrating Dan’s Birthday & my birthday, went to a couple concerts, and the kids and I had a few “field trips” as they call them. It was the best timing ever – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which happens to be a favorite of mine (especially after Ferris Fest) was showing on my birthday, so i went with a few friends and saw it for the second time on the big screen at the Redford Theatre. It was awesome! We also visited the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo and the Red Oaks Water Park for the first time, both of which were great times.

I had an awesome weekend selling my handmade notebooks and jewelry at Mo Pop Festival last weekend, and debuting a few new items there that aren’t yet on the internets…soon, though! Otherwise, I’ve just been gearing up for fall with the shop & can’t wait.

Making:
I treated myself to a new binding machine this month, and I’m in love with it – made a ton of new notebooks to celebrate! Most sold at Mo Pop Festival, but the ones that didn’t will be going in the shop in August.

Listening to:
The new albums by Lana Del Rey, Drew Beskin, Waxahatchee and Katy Perry and also MIA, Kendrick Lamar, The Dandy Warhols, and Solange. I also got to see Violent Femmes & Echo and the Bunnymen live, and listen to everyone at the Mo Pop festival from the Craft Bazaar tent where I was selling stuff that weekend, which was pretty awesome.

Della’s fav song of the month (because she is a music obsessed kid): Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry. Can’t say I blame her – I think that may be her best song ever.

Shopping and Drooling Over:
Levis is remaking some apparel with the logo from their 84 olympic line, and I totally love it!

I picked up this enamel Uterus pin from Science Bee at Mo Pop Festival and it’s now on my backpack. The glow in the dark ovaries are so great.

and Other Things I’m Loving Right Now:
Red Bull slushes at Biggby Coffee, exploring Birmingham with Roy while Della was in Princess Ballet Camp at the Community House, eating out of our garden, the kids seeing their first real fireworks show (they LOVED it), dinner hangouts with girlfriends, running along the Detroit Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut, tie dying T shirts, my town getting a bunch of new murals all over town this summer, watching Night of the Living Dead on the big screen and the trailer for Stranger Things season 2.

Looking Forward to:
DIYpsi next weekend! A few mini trips in August! And putting new stuff for fall in the shop…it’s right around the corner.