2013 Week 21: Two weddings down, Five to go!

La De Blog - Bachelorette Favors

Tweekly make: favor bags for Eliza’s bachelorette party. I filled a clear polka dotted bag with Trader Joe’s candy and magnets I made. Then I punched holes and ran a ribbon through them, tied a bow, and then pinned the custom pins I made for the attendees in the bow’s center.

This was a pretty excellent week. Got my measurements taken at Mignonette for my wedding dress, had after work drinks at Rootstock, purged a lot of books, spin x 3, Eliza’s bachelorette party, Annie & Jason’s wedding. So great seeing such happiness in our friends. Only five more weddings to attend (other than our own) this year! 🙂

La De Blog - Beignet Birthday Greeting Card

New in the Rhymes with Twee Etsy shop are the Beignet Birthday Card and the Flaky Croissant Card. Enjoy!

Films watched 21st week of the year:

The Place Beyond the Pines
Moliere * [ France ]
Her Master’s Voice *
Vida Secas ** [ Brazil ]
All I Desire

* documentary
** foreign language

The Place Beyond the Pines and Her Master’s Voice were both very enjoyable. The score for TPBTP was excellent.

2013 Week 20: Harbor Country Twee

La De Blog - Flaky Croissant Card

Productive week! Tweekly make: remade the flaky croissant card: “Sorry I’ve been so flaky.” Haven’t made this card in years, but people continue to be flaky and still need this card! Also printed a new card that I just need to put the finishing touches on it once supplies come in. Also this week: Tilda training. Dropped off goods at Rudys Roundup and Bean Baby onesies at Neighborly. Went bowling with Zachary at Fireside Bowl. Friends & Fun @ Marble with Jim Z.

This weekend, Rhymes with Twee sold at Journeyman Distillery Artisan Market. Had some beautiful weather, great booth neighbors, and very tasty cocktails. Z and I stayed at a bed & breakfast called The Pumpernickel Inn and had such a great stay there. I ran into my (awesome) optometrist and we went to his place for a drink after a delicious dinner at Cafe Gulistan. Gorgeous! I now understand why so many people have a second home in Harbor Country. On Sunday, we had coffee at my coworker’s home in New Buffalo. Stopped at a farmer’s market at Skip’s. Wonderful trip through and through.

Because of the fair, I only made it to two spin classes this week. I added Marty’s Tuesday class into my regimen and so now I am going Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday as long as I am not selling at a fair. So many upcoming fairs. Speaking of which, I was accepted into the Bucktown Arts Fest Sat., Aug. 24th & Sun, Aug 25th from 11am to 7pm. I’m excited to do this show again.

Films watched 20th week of the year:

Bully (2011) *
Tuesday, After Christmas ** (Romania)

* documentary
** foreign language

Honestly, I wanted Bully to be better. Bullying is a serious issue and this film addressed how horrible it was without giving any kind of solution or action that viewers of the film could take. Sure, having an anti-bullying rally made some impact, but it just fell flat as an ending. There must be statistics out there the director could have mentioned. Give me infographics. Give me interviews with bullies or the families of the bullies. Give me an ending where the system will finally do something to stop bullying. I felt sad at the end of the film and not hopeful. Is there truly no end to bullying in sight?

2013 Week 19: It must be my 34th birthday!

La De Blog - Twee-ki Bday Party
Proof that the Twee-ki party was a success!

Started getting a Fresh Picks box delivered again. Spin x3. Z and I worked on putting together our wedding registry. Delicious bday dinner @ Mana. Annie & Anne’s Bday party @ Goose Island Clybourn. Finally got around to selling my beach cruiser! My Twee-ki bday party where we made the Coconut Bang and the Scorpion with LCB’s amazing Vitamix blender. Sunday was Recovery and then erranding.

This week flew by and Rhymes with Twee is gearing up to sell at the Journeyman Distillery Artisan Market next weekend in Three Oaks, MI! I can’t wait to spend some more time in that lovely little town where our friends Sarah and Todd got married last year and where our friends Mike and Eliza got engaged this year. I’ll be staying at a wee B&B called The Pumpernickel Inn. Wedding stuff took this week over, but I need to get back into the creative swing of things. I resolve to get at least one new product made this week. Tweekly make: Parsnip fries that turned out burnt, but I know for next time to cut the fries larger!

Also, I have been really inspired by these random acts of kindness that have been showing up on the internet and I am going to try to do at least one a week.

Films watched 19th week of the year:

Detropia *
Dead Snow ** [ Norway ]
Rust and Bone ** [ France ]

* documentary
** foreign language

2013 Week 18: “Cause no one, no one, no one, no one, no one knows what happens next.”

La De Blog - Neglected Renderings

NRWW-027 by Rich Salamander. Available on Rich’s Etsy Shop. I met Rich way back when I worked with him at MPShows/South Union Arts. His wire artwork was very impressive to me and reminds me of one line drawings. This show was meant to be of regulars at Rainbo and there are even pieces of photobooths, all done in wire. Hung up at Rainbo, these pieces had movement seemingly from the uplighting beneath them. Very enjoyable. Not sure how long the show is up, but make sure to stop by Rainbo to see it.

A very productive week. Took Kirstie out for a bday dinner. Spin/Dinner & drinks @ Takio with Paige Worthy. Z went to Cleveland. Friends & Fun @ Emporium. Dinner with Shanley’s @ Native Foods. Opening of my friend Rich’s art show @ Rainbo. Kiku/Megan Lee Designs Open Studio. Kimmi hang. Chicago Flea. Eliza’s Bridal Shower in Orland Park. Picked Z up from Midway. Listened to the John Vanderslice rarities disc given as a Kickstarter reward many times. <3 JV. Zachary brought back a lovely stack of early birthday presents for me from his family. Good things happening this week. Tweekly make: Making my space prettier. Organization continues and I've put a few things up for sale on Craigslist. I've been trying to tick through a very long list of to-dos. I knocked out a good number of them this weekend, but some have been hanging out on the list far too long though. Progress is hard. Films watched 18th week of the year:

Unmistaken Child *
LOL (2012)
Sleep Dealer ** [ Mexico ]

* documentary
** foreign language

Sleep Dealer is really great Mexican film with big ideas done on a relatively small budget.