Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Vacation

I’ve decided to take a bit of a blogging break for the next couple weeks – I know you’re thinking I don’t post much (that’s what I was thinking at least), but according to my Google stats I’m holding strong at over 2 posts per week! July was busy busy for me, and I need a little vacation – I’m not as young as I used to be. Did I mention I turned 30 last month? We had some friends over for a luau party – it kept me up past my 9:30 bedtime, but it was worth it. J

I've wanted an Alfred Shaheen inspired dress for years, and finally tracked one down!

Chris worked the grill like a champ all night - he barely took a break!

Some of the Dollar Store decor. Festive, yes?

My folks came out to help celebrate. Now you see where my good looks come from! ;)

Unfortunately for Chris, my idea of a “blogging vacation” means that I’m planning to work on all the little projects that never get finished. Like my Make & Mend projects – over one month past deadline, and the rest are still lined up, looking at me sadly whenever I pull out a fresh pattern to start. Chris was hoping for a trip to the Bahamas! Or to Palm Springs, at least.

I am taking him on a local outing to the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival over Labor Day weekend, though! I’m so looking forward to it – dressing up, live music, dancing, all in a fantastic setting. I’ve slated to wear a couple Make & Mend projects to that event, so I promise to take some pictures of them there. Don’t you think they’ve earned a fun night out?

See you on the other side of September!


  1. Can't wait to see you in Sept!! LOVE your dress so much!! Have a great vacation!

  2. Happy birthday (looks like a great one) and enjoy the break!

  3. Happy Birthday and nice luau! I love the decor that goes with this kind of party! That's quite an adorable dress too, kudos on finally scoring it :)

    I've been considering the Art Deco Festival, but I dunno if I'll make it. It looks fun though! I can actually walk there if I really don't want to bother with parking prices.

  4. Ms Retro - if you get a chance, you should come stop by the Queen Mary - you could even stop by during the daytime when there aren't ticketed events. (I've never had to pay admission to the boat if I'm dressed up and walk with a purpose...) If you do stop by, leave me a note here so that we could do a little blogger meetup! There will be a few of us there. :)

  5. what a pretty outfit! i love the flower in your hair :)

  6. Aloha Beth! I know you are on a bit of a blogging hiatus but I hope you'll be glad to come back to The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award. When you get a chance, swing by wacky tacky to find out more about the who, what, when, where and why.


    Mr. Tiny


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