Where have I been?

You might be asking yourself where I've been and what I've been up to lately. 
Well friends, hectic is a word I'd like to use to describe the past few months of my life. Work has been so incredibly stressful and I can't wait until the end of February when things will slow down a little for me. 

Do you ever get that feeling that you're just surviving and trying to get through the week so you can enjoy the weekend? That's been my life lately.. and because of that, I decided it was time to start a new hobby and find something new I was passionate about.

SO... I present to you MY NEW STORE! I launched my Etsy site finally: GO LOOK>>> sparklepaige.etsy.com

 I could not be more excited in my entire life. Owning my own business has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, I would sketch out store layouts of what my boutique would look like one day, and I would spend hours dreaming up names for my store and searching real estate sites for the best store locations. I kid you not.. I was 12 when I decided a boutique was my absolute dream.

I guess I should have known that going into college I would end up doing something fashion/clothes/business related ... Instead my path has been less than perfect, but that's okay. That's part of the journey.

I still have big dreams to open up a brick and mortar shop one day, but for right now my little etsy shop shall do just dandy.

Yesterday, I went to the thrift store and found soooo many cool treasures! I found lots of cool records, and I searched the bookshelves for hours for hard bound covers that had the best colors. 

I also scored some vintage bed sheets that I'd been eyeballing for two weeks - so I finally caved.

Thrift stores are my absolute weakness. I could find a use for every single item I pick up, I swear. 

Last week I found a cake ball maker. Did I need it? NO. Did I want it? Absolutely. So guess who has a new/old cake ball maker? You're looking at her!  4.99? Damn. What. A. Steal. 

Is that a giraffe, an elephant and some Kerr jars?? WTH. Don't ask.


The rest of this weekend, I started organizing the rest of my things and started sorting through all my craft supplies that have slowly been accumulating. Old lady much? It's becoming a problem.

I'm a bit of a craft supplies hoarder.

You know that kid that was always stoked to get a brand new box of Crayola crayons and a fresh new watercolor palette and some funky erasers... you know that kid? That's me. Still to this day. If someone just wanted to make my day, they could buy me some brand new notebooks, some colored pencils.. any kind of Back to School necessity and I would be on Cloud nine. I've always been attached to art supplies and office supplies. I covet them. 

Needless to say.. I have a million new acrylic paints, pencils, watercolors etc. It's like a mid-life crisis where you revert back to your elementary school self with your Lisa Frank peachies. That's my life. Hmm.. I wonder if Ebay has any Lisa Frank??? BRB.

Anyways. I hope your weekend has been as old school as mine has been. I'm quite enjoying it actually.

Now I'm off to do some laundry and all the chores I dreaded as a kid that are now a necessity as an adult unfortunately. Bummer. 

Sparkle Paige.

Pretty please go look at my store!! It's brand spankin new and I love my cute little headbands.

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