Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Heartbreak flowers.....

I'm heartbroken, sad, and alone.

That can only mean one thing...it's time to buy myself flowers!

I bought these over the weekend.

A cheerful mix including lilies, roses, mums, and carnations to get me through this dark period.

But God doesn't give us more than we can handle, right?

At least that's how the saying goes.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Love evaporating.....

I sat in the shade on a friend's back porch the other day.

As the blazing sun beat down, I dipped my finger in a glass of water and drew a heart on the wooden planks.

At first it glistened in the sunlight--fully formed and intact.

Then it slowly faded.

Little by little, there was less and less before it was finally gone from my sight.

My heart taken away like never being there at all.

It forces me to realize what I no longer have.

That no matter how many hearts I draw on parched wood in the summer sun, they'll all evaporate and can't replace the real thing.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Red, white, and blue!

Our Founding Fathers fought for our country's independence so it's the least I could do.

This is what I wore for the past month at work--in honor of Fourth of July!

It's not as flashy or elaborate as I'd have liked but the crafts store didn't have a ton of themed-product to choose from...at least that I could wear properly (you try wearing an American flag wind chime!).

A patriotic bow (made by me), red, white and blue necklaces, and a set of glittery star danglers that I pulled apart and added to my lanyard.

Just a little something to lighten up the drudgery at work. Hopefully Thomas Jefferson approves.

Happy 4th of July, everyone!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Target audience.

I've been having this urge to buy more scrapbook paper and glitter than usual. Now I know why.

Our store's playlist used to play songs from the 70's and 80's to bring in all those soccer moms and housewives.

But lately we've been hearing tunes from the 80's and 90's--songs I'd hear growing up in grade school and high school.

And that's when it hit me. The arts-and-crafts store I work at is slowly rearing my generation as its new target audience. Gasp!

An interesting twist is that the store also began playing French songs. Apparently we're opening up locations in Quebec so certain Canadian hits are now included in our playlist.

Here's one my store's been playing a lot lately.

I'm dedicating it to my sister stores up north and all my Canadian readers.

Enjoy, eh!