Friday, April 29, 2011
& after a few days of doubting myself about everything, i've re-affirmed my dreams to myself. i will be successful with what i want to do in life. i will be traveling summers after this year. i will find a place where i belong. & i'll have an amazing man next to me while i do it all.
& it's the weekend... that much i can be thankful for. let's just hope it all goes the way it should tonight. if it doesn't, i don't know where we'll be then... but it won't be good. not at all.
Posted by ~Haley~ at 12:27 PM
Thursday, April 28, 2011
what's going on?
- J cut off his dreads. I now look like even more of a cradle robber. He's 20, I'm 23; and now he looks 15 again. Not a bad change, just gonna take some getting used to. I loved those knots.
- BFF is not going to change. She's going to continue on the stupid path she's been on for the past year and a half. I'm going to have to learn to let go of her. For the first time in my life, it annoys me to even look at her. I feel bad even admitting that.
- My sister got to hear her baby's heartbeat today. So did my mom. I don't even like babies, and I'm excited to meet this one. Only 5 months to go, oh my! haha.
- My first paycheck on our new payroll system will direct deposit at midnight. It's been a rough week getting adjusted to bi-weekly pay (aka skipping a paycheck last Friday for the first time in over 5 years)
- Silly girl, aka ex bff, aka arch rival in hoop making has snagged a customer out from under me. The thing that bugs me about that is that she charges more, her tape jobs suck, she takes forever on customs, and somehow she stole one of my customers.... How?! Oh and the only reason I know all of that stuff is because a lot of her former customers have come to me about making hoops. We live in the same town, I can't wait to get out, I'm sick of the rivalry, I don't usually pay attention but when I notice someone who just ordered a hoop from me praising her skills, it rubs me the wrong way.
- I'm selling about $200 worth of hoops this evening, enough to make my next identi-tape order. *squeals*
- I bought some pretty new paint, and I'm excited to paint a picture. I bought J all kinds of painting supplies for Christmas, but he hasn't touched them since he got his DJ equipment, so I'll gladly take over. Art has never been my forte, but I think I'm good enough to paint some pictures for our house :)
- I'll end on a funny note....
Today, I took a customer's car to get gas, and to grab my dad a pack of cigarettes. I ran in to pay & buy the cigs, and they refused me because I didn't have my ID. (acceptable, but this is a small town, the woman's sold to me numerous times & I don't even smoke!) I pay for the gas, and head out to pump it. The rest of the money was in my pocket. We've been having major wind today, and the whipping wind somehow ripped the money OUT OF MY POCKET sending the only $20 amid 6 $1 bills flying across the parking lot. I chased it, like an idiot, because it was my dad's and he needed cigs still. My saving grace was a puddle at the far end of the lot, which caught the bill and held it til I made it over there. I swear, 3-5 people were smiling & laughing as I walked back to the pump. Urgh...
Posted by ~Haley~ at 1:25 PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It's HAVING FUN!
In the demise of Myspace, I have decided it's time to go on there & retreive all of my memories, before they disappear into the great abyss. Here are some that I couldn't resist sharing....
WARNING: This post is VERY picture heavy & may cause you to laugh your ass off more than once... Just sayin ;) You're gonna see lots of hair colors, changes & possibly a few intoxicated moments.
Me, hooping it up last summer,
My favorite skirt & former favorite hoop!
I am by far the oldest girl in this picture, boo.
J and I at my sister's party :)
What can I say, I love her.
& before she turned greyish colored. lol
RIP little rattie, I miss you :)
J, me, skank-ex, & my brother :)
Throw some glitter,
Make it rain....
[in other words, you don't wanna know]
NLQP, June 2009
This used to be mine
part of the Wizard of Oz crew,
Myself, J & sister
Pimps & Hoes, 2010
Hookah show, 2009
in my happy place
Lovin my 3D glasses & pigtails :)
BFF, me, Kel, ex BFF
80's party, 2009
shortly after he twisted em up,
3 hours after this was taken, I came home from school & my life fell apart.
J, me, BFF
Perfection. No stylist has ever been able to repeat that
& I did it myself, at the age of 17! lol
Here's ours, 5.5 years ago
We're on top obviously :)
Posted by ~Haley~ at 7:58 AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Soooo, the long awaited post of what I got from the giveaway over at Camille's is finally here!!!!
A beautiful, multi colored necklace. I can't wait til it's tank top season, I'll be wearing this quite often :)
Beautiful little painting! This will be joining our gallery of paintings by friends & people we know... I'm absolutely in love with it. Love is a big thing for me.. I love my boyfriend, family & friends endlessly, and I believe in those words.
I've only had a chance to flip through it, but I'm lovin it so far!!!
& a beautiful, handpainted clutch!
*woops, that is my hair in the corner, this was a 6AM cell phone shot!
I seriously loooove it! I usually go for something bigger, but with my festie belt this summer, I think this will come in handy for the other stuff I need to carry! :)
Seriously crazy how I found a random blog of a girl who hooped a few weeks ago, and now I think of her as someone I actually know. :) Hopefully someday we can meet up and hoop together!
I was inspired today when Camille posted her fanny pack thrift find, so I had to share mine.
This beautiful piece of work is called festival pockets! I saw them online and loved them, but I have a seamstress friend and I pitched her the idea. I think they're her best sellers now! :)
This is my first one, which has 2 hanging pockets (the one on the right side of the picture is hidden by the "belt" portion, but it's there), a long belt/sash that ties in the back or on the side, and even a padded pocket (for glassware). This one has jingles & small bird charms (i love birds!) in the front as well. I honestly can't wait for summertime, I got mine in January, and haven't had a chance to wear it to a show yet. It's easy to hoop with, though, and the best part is how freakin cute it is!
I also have another, more decorative one coming... Based off of a photo I may have shared here before & am in love with...
This beauty was going for $200+ on a vintage site. I couldn't afford that, but I enlisted my girl to make me something similar, something that I can add pieces too over time, to eventually look like this masterpiece... And she sent it out to me this morning! I can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!
Ahhhh! So there's my post for the day! Everyone have a good one!
Posted by ~Haley~ at 9:23 AM
Monday, April 25, 2011
(click the button!),
at Andrea's blog.
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Friday, April 22, 2011
I've been having a not-so-good day today. And I really don't like it.
Good news : the "day" portion is almost over
Bad news : only plans I have tonight involve the grocery store
first things first, wake up to an overdrawn bank account
(including a $29 fee)
oh wait, i have a balance of over $200...
so why the fuck am i being charged $29
and in the negative?
because checking & savings are seperate?
uhhh that's why i signed the paper stating if i overdrew & had money in savings it would be used.
after almost tears in the bank,
the fee was given back to me
and all was right in the banking world.
at 11, i drove 20 minutes away in a customer's car to have a new part programmed
get there, only to have the rudest front desk woman in the history of front desks,
rolling eyes, repeating the same phrase over & over, instead of answering my question.
he walks away with it.
uhm hello? i'm sure they don't all have droids as a workplace phone.
they ended up not programming the part, due to a miscommunication that could have easily been fixed, but instead they sent me on my way!
i slammed the door really hard (it was a car dealership glass door, so don't think i'm crazy, they probably didn't even notice) and left.
while it managed to take a big chunk of my day, it still annoyed me.
it's earth day and you love the earth!
last year, we were at our first festival this weekend
(it was cold & rainy... but still)
and why the heck is easter this late?!?!?
it's the weekend.
i have plans (kinda)
-grocery shop (we have no food!)
-hang out, hookah, maybe cookout with friends tomorrow evening!
-grocery shopping & lunch with my papa in the morning :)
-sunday will be 3 family holidays...
including stepdads family who have barely acknowledged myself, my sister & brother since he died... i miss him. i hate holidays with his family without him. there's no barrier to hold back their rude & sometimes mean behavior towards my mom & others. i hate seeing my mom alone on holidays, because i can feel & see the sadness radiating off of her. i miss him. and sometimes, i just need a good cry. i think tonight might be one of those nights. every once in awhile, when i miss him to this point and i think about it often (i have been all week...), i have a dream about him. so maybe tonight will be the night. it's hard to say goodbye to a parent. every happy moment, i wish he was there, so it brings a little sadness. holidays just bring it out a little more. (sorry for whining, i promise i dont mean to sound like i want a pity party).
Posted by ~Haley~ at 1:32 PM
Thursday, April 21, 2011
How Weed Won the West was pretty good, basically just an overview of the pot culture in California and how it's changing & growing. We learned some new information from this one, even my friend who just moved back from another state that allows medical usage. =]
The Green Rush was better, in my opinion. This one followed a group of legal growers in Northern California. While none of them showed their face, it really gave a more personal look into the industry and the struggles these people face. Even though what they're doing is legal in their state, it's illegal federally. In the end, 2 of the grow groups were ripped off - one was an inside job ($70K lost), and the other they weren't sure of. That part was extremely sad, it was an older couple who put everything into their grow, and it was all gone. The wife was just devastated and I wanted to just hug her.
A friend posted it on Face book earlier this week, and I asked where she found it. She said she saved it from online somewhere, didn't even know it was available. I am on a hunt to find it, first stop ~ Etsy. Cross your fingers for me!!!!
Posted by ~Haley~ at 5:42 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Today, a friend told me a secret she has. My heart is breaking for her. She finally stood her ground, worked her ass off to get away from a horribly scary situation, only for the universe to take another route. The route that was chosen is a route that could very possibly take her right back into that situation, for a very long time. I believe in freedom. I believe in the ability of a person to make a choice, any choice, as long as it fits into their life, they have the phsyical, mental & financial ability to make that choice, and the choice doesn't hurt anyone. But today, I see someone backed into a corner, without the ability to make that choice for herself. I see someone who I love very much, with my whole heart, being pushed back into a bad place because she made a bad choice a year or so ago.
What can I do, besides sit, helpless, and watch her grasping for something to hold onto in the middle of the shit storm that her life has somehow turned into? I've been watching for a long time, putting out my hand when necessary, but nothing's really changed, and I feel like she's going to drown.
*In other news, I got a vending gig for 17 days from now! Woot woot to that. It's a new Cinco de Mayo block party type thing, so I'm hopefuly for it. I'm going to make lotsa kid's hoops because they sold like hot cakes last time. The guy who called me said "Oh, I hope you don't mind, but there will be lots of drinking!" I assured him I don't mind, since drunk people spend more money ;)
*I also got my giveaway package from Camille! If I ever remember to take pictures (I'll try tonight!), I'll have a post about it. This girl is like the yin to my yang, I loved everything she sent me! It was like a small taste of the swap coming up ;)
Posted by ~Haley~ at 11:28 AM
Thursday, April 14, 2011
*APPARENTLY BLOGGER HATES ME... NO SPACES WHERE i WANT THEM & THE FONT IS NOW HUGE.... URGH!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Posted by ~Haley~ at 11:36 AM
My headliners, my cousin (drummer) and his band... They formed at the first Hoop event back in October & I'm so proud of how far they've come in 6 short months!
Here I am with my hoops & necklaces, along with one of my good friend's daughters :)
Posted by ~Haley~ at 7:43 AM