1. Experienced temporary insanity.
As if it wasn't silly enough that I bought some vintage fabric a few weeks ago at a church sale, I then bought a vintage pattern to go with it. I don't sew, and don't own a sewing machine. So of course this totally makes sense.
2. Took a bunch of crappy photos.
3. Did some more slave labor, aka knitting.
4. Stopped to smell the giant pumpkin flowers
We planted cucumbers, watermelon, eggplant, strawberries and pumpkin this year, and the pumpkin plant is by far the leader of the pack. Even though half the plant is getting eaten by slugs (damn slugs — not sure why only half, either), the thing is going absolutely bonkers. I swear it grows about a foot a day. We planted it in this gross corner of the yard where (sorry if TMI) we sometimes dump the cat litter, because we don't plan on eating the pumpkins, only using them for jack-o'-lanterns if they're big enough. And boy, does it seem happy over there.
5. Put my kid to work.
I took my best girl berry picking this morning. After reading a rapturous description of this farm near our house, I just had to check it out. It is still pretty early in the season here — the farm just opened for U-pick a few days ago — but it was still really fun to go up there and stroll around picking berries for a little while. I wasn't even really trying that hard, but we came away with about a pound and half of organic berries (beautiful ones, too) for $3.50 — not too shabby! And it just so happened that there is an awesome thrift store nearby that was having a BOGO sale ... so, yeah, I'll be posting some stuff to my Instagram shop later tonight. And I even picked up a few vintage goodies that I'll be listing with the rest of my fall stock.
Oh, and one last thing:
6. Made some money on thredUP!
Sure, I'm no Erin from Ohio, but I was psyched to actually get a decent bit of cash from the first bag I sent in to thredUP. There are a few things I'm definitely disappointed they didn't take, but I think I still came out on top with this one (confession: I didn't actually even keep track of all the items I sent in ... I was just sort of frantically stuffing things in the bag toward the end). I already ordered another bag, and I'm trying to be more careful this time to really pay attention to condition, and to be very selective about the brands I will include (that's the hard one for me). So, wish me luck!