Sunday, March 23, 2014

I'm still alive!!!

Hellooooo out there. My sincere apologies for disappearing off this blog. You may know, I stay home with my two kids and life is b.u.s.y. even though they aren't in school or doing any extra curriculars. I also haven't been doing much around the house except trying to keep it clean.
Clean means something different to everyone.
Two small kids can create a tornado.
I really dislike housework.
You can imagine what my house has been looking like. Nobody wants to see that!

Truth be told, I am on the internet plenty. I have a slight (ok ok heavy) addiction to Instagram.

There. I've admitted it.

I opened an "Instashop" about a year ago. I was getting quite dismayed with Etsy. I wasn't really selling anything, I didn't really have time to play around with listings, photos, etc etc. I didn't like the 20 cent re-listing fee they charge. That adds up, especially if an item sits for a long time in the shop. So, I was looking at alternative avenues to sell vintage clothes and housewares. One day while scrolling down my feed I came across this account that was selling stuff! I looked at her profile, who was following her, etc, and it was like the angels sang, man. It was an epiphany.

I opened my own Instagram account for my vintage shop a week later. I now have two, one for adult clothes, house wares, fun stuff, and one for kids clothes that are my kids preloved stuff but also lots of vintage!! The audiences for the two are completely different.The communities that are built around them are diffeent as well. Its actually really interesting, from a social/anthropological view.

But it takes up a lot of my free time.

Cause I'm not just selling. I'm BUYING. Mostly for the kids, but sometimes for me. Here are a few things I have purchased, these are my favourites!

Anyways, I ended up "running into" a reader of this blog through my kids shop! (Hi!!) She recognized my house from my pictures on here. She said she'd been wondering what I was up to and what had happened to me. Believe me, I think about what to write here often but by the time the kids are in bed I am wiped out and can barely think straight! So it's been like 10 months since I sat down to write you you. And I feel really bad about that.

But I have to say, that "blogging" has never been my kind of thing. I have zero discipline to sit and write once a week, once a month, whatever. I am a great procrastinator. Instagram is an immediate Blog post. I take a pic, post it, say a little blurb, the end. I like immediate gratification. The medium works really well for that.

So that being said, if any of you would like to check out my instagram shops, the kids one is and the main one is

Feel free to follow me even if you don't want to buy stuff. I like to post random thrift store finds and other vintage-love type things on it.

And I promise I will write out the rest of the story of our deck. I have to, cause we have some plans in store for this summer!!!

Thanks for sticking with me, y'all!!!