Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just a hello!

Nothing to pimp, promote, treasurize, or favorite this evening. Just a quick hi from Katery-land!

Things are going much better in life these days... the post bicycle crash recovery is coming right along. I've switched to A crutch, not 2, at work this week, so that's been good. I've got an ortho surgeon appointment next week, and hope to go to work full-time after that -- so starting next Thursday! I'm sleeping much better at night and am getting around with less pain all the time.

I'm looking forward to fun things in coming weeks... a karaoke party, yummy dinners trying new restaurants around town, being a flapper for Halloween, etc., etc., etc. In November Mike and I will also be headed down to Reno for Bre-child and Dave's wedding. Fun-ness!

Tonight Mike and I had a lovely dinner at home, (yummy pork chops, potatoes au gratin, and arugula salad)... then headed out to the mall for a couple errands and over to what's sure to be a new East side favorite... Spirit of 77. Great bar. Good times. Go Blazers! Can't wait for basketball season to officially get underway. Woo hoo!!

And from my phone... Kai got a new bed... as we work to get the condo back to normal, no more hospital bed in the living room... we've been rearranging like crazy...
And just to prove I'm getting back to a somewhat normal routine...
a good hair day, snapped on my way to work last week! Thank God. ;)
That's it for tonight... bed time!



Saturday, October 2, 2010

Etsy Featured Shop: ORGLAMIX

As duly noted, I've had time to play around on Etsy, and I've discovered quite a few new fabulous sellers. The one I'm most excited about right now is Orglamix -- organic, vegan makeup. I have friends who swear by Bare Minerals makeup, but I've never really wanted to shell out quite that much cash for foundation... I prefer MAC red lipstick and bright eye shadows.

Now I feel like I've hit the jackpot with this new discovery -- vegan makeup in beautiful colors... that lasts, without all the chemical crap in it.

A few of my favorites...

Beautiful eye colors!

Green Chakra...

And great starter kits available for different skin tones...

Love this... each week a new color discounted for just $2.50! This week was Sky.

Even better than a color of the week.. how about colors of the month? For just $40 a year, get 3 different shades sent to you each month!

So to start, I'm trying some eye shadow, foundation, and got this awesome
organic brush kit for $20.
Like what you see? Follow Orglamix on Facebook by clicking here.

In the meantime, I got outta the house for quite a while today... took Dad out for lunch, a haircut, and a sunny drive through the Gorge.

View from the Vista House from cell phone cam...

Tomorrow will be packed with Coyla-time, a soak at Kennedy school with the girls, and then wine night at the condo.

Off to bed. Here's to hoping I sleep better tonight than I have been... argh.



Friday, October 1, 2010

I swear...

...I do more than just create Treasuries on Etsy. In fact, I do a lot more than that!

This week has been my busiest post-bicycle crash week yet. I went back to work, albeit part-time at first. 20 hours of calling and working with potential students as an admissions counselor for The Art Institute of Portland. It was really nice to be getting back to normal... and being around all my friends at work was wonderful! Now that I've switched to crutches, I look forward to ditching those, too, and walking on my own. The healing process is a slow one... but I'm moving forward and have 100% recovery to look forward to!

So, aside from working, catching up with friends for happy hour, and spending quality time with my hubby and Kai, yes, I've been excessively creating treasuries on Etsy, browsing through favorite shops, dreaming of the day I'll be able to buy a kick ass pair of boots again, and playing Scrabble online with my sister.

Today in the mail I received this fabulous ring set that I ordered on Etsy last week.
Sweet! Best friends... peanut butter and jelly!

So, it inspired this treasury...
I gotta say... this one makes me crave a PB&J sandwich like nothin' else!

This treasury makes me think of all the fabulous homemade jelly and jam I've got in the fridge right now. Thanks Carl, Kelly, and Catherine for all the sweet goodness!

Anyway, it's just about bedtime for me. Off to visit Dad tomorrow, then a housewarming party for Steve and Julie... and afternoon girl time with Coyla, Sarah, Mara and Melissa on Sunday.