Tuesday, November 3, 2009

checking it halfway off the list

thank you so much to everyone for all the comments about the struggles we all have with our clothes. i really enjoyed reading them and they helped me out so much. there were so many similar responses and i was hoping for that. when i read things like "i don't know how to make more outfits with what i have, i keep going back to the same thing" or "i just don't know how to dress my body" or even "i get confused about what my wardrobe REALLY needs... i need better basics" i get really excited! and that is good because it sparks something inside for me. styling is really such a passion of mine. anyway i'll blog more on what i end up teaching about later.

for about 20 million years now i have had "put things on etsy. put stuff on ebay" on my to do list. and i just put it off. and then put it back on every list i make. so here goes. i think i'm finally going to do it all. maybe. at least a start. at that is a really big step for me. why does it seem so hard? ugh.


i really just can't handle having so much stuff. grant and i have a two bedroom apartment, those who know me well know that the second bedroom gives me nightmares. i feel like it is going to swallow us whole. i mean... i know, i know the stuff we have IS important. there are things like my hope chest, grant's record player, our beautiful bikes, an antique bookcase, totes with all our christmas decor and even my baby clothes that i would never even think about giving away. HOWEVER THERE ARE PLENTY OF THINGS WE HAVE THAT WE DON'T NEED. and anyone who does summer sales understands that when you really see how much stuff you need (moving away every summer for four months...) it isn't very much!

so...
here is a small preview of what will be on ebay soon. this is a work in progress.

and finally my etsy, no jewelry yet. just pillows.
checking it only halfway off the list. just like ebay.

p.s. lately i've been just having fun making flower boutonnieres. it's so much fun. is there anyone out there who would buy them? i mean i really just like making them for me because i am selfish like that, however... if there were some interested people.....

10 sweet thoughts:

Chloé said...

Brittany! Oh my gosh i can't tell you how much i loved this post. i am sooo proud of you and happy for you that you finally did this! your stuff is amazing! I want to go buy some pillows now! and your flower boutonnieres? i would totally buy them in a heartbeat! and you are like the least selfish person that i know. man, i really just want to buy everything. you are so talented! i love you sense of style, it inpsires me. i already know that i want like every color of boutonniere. if that is okay? haha, i love you. you are amazing!

David and Shalynna said...

Cute pillows!!!! and boutonnieres!!!!

I'll look out for your stuff on Ebay. My friend also did a "blarog" sale and sold a bunch of stuff on her blog as an auction. It worked out really well and she didn't have to pay all the Ebay fees, etc. So, think about that too. I'm sure you have plenty of readers that would fight over all of your darling things.

Chloé said...

my comments aren't too sweet, just the truth! and my hair dries like that, i slept on it though so that morning i used the curling iron to fix it a little bit. it was a mess by the end of the day. haha, oh well what can you do? p.s. me and my friend here at work were just looking at how amazing your guys' costumes are. absolutely incredible. you should both go into the costume making business. i'm not jokingspice.

Jess and Matt said...

oh my gosh, I would TOTALLY buy a boutonniere...or 10 of them. I am excited to see what you sell on Ebay too...give me first dibs, k? Seriously, you are the cutest. Oh, and I am SO proud of you for checking this, even halfway, off of your list. I have SO many things on my list(s) that have been there for YEARS...please help me.... I just realized I am way too happy with my dot, dot, dots....

Zach and Katie Hillstead said...

LIKE I SAID WHEN YOU CAME TO THE HOSPITAL....i am in love with those little boutonnieres and i would buy them in a HEART BEAT. please make them:)

Michael & Mindy said...

I LOVE teh boutonnieres! But, I don't think I could pull them off. That is my answer to everything. And, I did the same de-junking thing a couple weeks ago. But I wasn't patient enough to take pictures and put it on ebay. It all went to D.I.

I am still dying for your jewelry! I can't wait to see it. But I'm about to go check out the pillows.

Oh, and don't mind the "costco pizza" and "training table" on my menu. That was Michael.

Sophia said...

Love your etsy pillows and I of course adore the fabric flowers!

trudy...{and jamo} said...

oh my gosh!

i. am. so. proud.

you go girl! okaaaayyy, i NEED tons of those flower boutonnieres! i LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
put them on etsy ASAP!
your pillows are gorgeous. i am SO proud.

Chloé said...

haha i don't have sound here at work so i could't hear it! but i watched about half..and...yeah..

Chloé said...

umm.. i miss you? :(