Friday, September 18, 2009

Online Craft Fair

Hot Pink Chick is currently being featured in an online craft fair on Nancy Desrosier's "All Strung Out" blog. The post is titled "Relaxed Holiday Shopping" and the idea is to start your holiday shopping at a craft fair that doesn't require you to leave your house or even change out of your pajamas! There are many talented Etsy artists (and me) being featured, so if you have some time stop by and check it out!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 9-16-09

My daughter is very artistic. I'm just trying to get her to use paper instead of her skin...

Monday, September 14, 2009

Beautiful Wedding

My husband and I attended a beautiful wedding this weekend. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (not unlike me at all), but I was able to get a few good pictures from my cell phone.

The bride and groom were my husband's cousin and his girlfriend of four years. They were married outdoors at the groom's parents house. The walkway was lined with pots of chrysanthemums, the minister was the same man who married the groom's parents 35 years ago and the best man was the groom's sister. The groom wore sandals, the bride's dress was made of deer hide (custom made by a woman who uses the hides of deer that are killed on the road) and the rain (as if on cue) stopped in time for the ceremony.

The reception was serenaded by the Manatawny Creek Ramblers (a local bluegrass band), the catered buffet included a pig roast (the unlucky pig was a corn-fed porker from a few towns up the road), the best man/woman gave a toast that left everyone misty-eyed, the wedding tent was in a field and the view was cornfields and sky.

I would say the event was as unique and wonderful as the couple themselves. It was a truly special day and I hope the first of many to come for this great couple. Congratulations Aleks & Mia 9-12-09!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Saturday Night Special 9-12-09

Just wanted to inform all blog followers of the Saturday Night Special that Hot Pink Chick is running. Saturday 9-12-09 through midnight only - 20% off entire store of unique handmade jewelry! And as always, FREE worldwide shipping! Don't miss out!

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Daughter's New Shirt

Need I say more?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

35 Truisms That Couldn't Be Truer

This came to me in an e-mail this morning. I laughed so hard, I just had to share. They originated on and have been making their way around the internet. Enjoy!

1. There is a great need for sarcasm font.

2. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

3. Bad decisions make good stories.

4. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

5. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

6. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.

7. The letters T and G are very close to each other on a keyboard. This recently became all too apparent to me and consequently I will never be ending a work email with the phrase "Regards" again.

8. A recent study has shown that playing beer pong contributes to the spread of mono and the flu. Yeah, if you suck at it.

9. Was learning cursive really necessary?

10. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

11. Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

12. Whenever someone says "I'm not book smart, but I'm street smart", all I hear is "I'm not real smart, but I'm imaginary smart".

13. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent a dick from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers!

14. Every time I have to spell a word over the phone using 'as in' examples, I will undoubtedly draw a blank and sound like a complete idiot. Today I had to spell my boss's last name to an attorney and said "Yes that's G as in...(10 second lapse)..ummm...Goonies"

15. What would happen if I hired two private investigators to follow each other?

16. While driving yesterday I saw a banana peel in the road and instinctively swerved to avoid it...thanks Mario Kart.

17. MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

18. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

19. I find it hard to believe there are actually people who get in the shower first and THEN turn on the water.

20. Whenever I'm Facebook stalking someone and I find out that their profile is public I feel like a kid on Christmas morning who just got the Red Ryder BB gun that I always wanted. 546 pictures? Don't mind if I do!

21. If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

22. Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? I know my name, I know where I'm from, this shouldn't be a problem....

23. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

24. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after DVDs? I don't want to have to restart my collection.

25. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.

26. 'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

27. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

28. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

29. I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

30. Why is a school zone 15 mph? That seems like the optimal cruising speed for pedophiles...

31. As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

32. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

33. It should probably be called Unplanned Parenthood.

34. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

35. I think that if, years down the road when I'm trying to have a kid, I find out that I'm sterile, most of my disappointment will stem from the fact that I was not aware of my condition in college.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day Weekend

I just wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy the weather and your families and I'll be back next week.

If you have time to shop, stop by my store at for some great weekend savings! See my shop announcement for details.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Where Does The Time Go?

This Saturday, while I sat at the DMV waiting for my number to be called so my 16 year old daughter could take her permit test, I realized just how quickly time passes.

It seems like yesterday when she would curl up on my lap and we'd sing silly songs together. Now I'd have to sit in her lap because she outgrew me a few years ago and if I asked her to sing a song with me, I think she'd reserve a room for me at the funny farm!

Her hair (once beautiful ringlet curls, now faithfully straight-ironed daily) that I used to put up in pony tails, I wouldn't even be allowed to touch anymore! Her homework that I used to help her with every night, is now so complicated (College Calculus and Advanced Chemistry, anyone?) that I'd need a PhD just to decipher it!

She's looking at colleges, making decisions for her future, planning her adult life. And all I can think is...what I wouldn't give for just one day to have my "little girl" back. Where does the time go?