Thursday, February 28, 2013

Don't try to tell me what to say...

So here's something...

I've always been a fan of the dry, sarcastic, tough, bad-a girl in tv and movies. For some random unknown reason- she's the girl I always chose as my character in movies. I identify with the outcasts. Andie in Pretty in Pink. Sloane (Kat Dennings) in Raise your Voice. Maybe it's because they're "brooding artists". Let's be serious for a minute. I'm not brooding. I'm not sarcastic. I'm not grumpy. I'm the farthest thing from being tough. I'm a big old softy mc-softerson. Why do I love the sarcastic people? Perhaps it's because I'm the opposite and it's a quality I wish I had... moving on.

And... the fabricated Avril Lavigne. The Avril from Let Go and Under My Skin. After that... it was a fast downhill battle. For shame for shame. What is with that "Didn't steal your boyfriend" nonsense?
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These are pages from my quasi journal from 2003-2006. As you can see, I was slightly obsessed. I went through a punk-rawk phase. I was all about wearing black and wrist bands. And truth be told - Sk8er boi will always remind me of my husband...

Get Your Fashion On, Jana Faith

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm a writer...

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(so I cheated a tad- - - this cute photo is from 2008.)

I go through artistic phases. I scrapbooked for a while. I made collages for a while. I was a pretty great colored pencil artist in high school. When I met my husband, who was my "friend" for a long time. I wrote the following poem... 

Written June 16, 2004
The girl I am when I'm with you is the girl I am when I'm with me.
I want you to know that same freedom in my presence, to be yourself completely.
Whether walking by the river or swinging in the park
Whever life's journey may take us, remember we were good friends from the start. 
Our friendship is like none other I've had.
Seeing your smile always makes me glad.
Your voice on the phone helps me forget a troublesome day
A hectic day is whisked away
You inspire me to try new things
Lately, I've felt like I have wings.
One last thing I'd like to do is make sure you know I care about you.

Can we say "CHEESEBALL"?! "Friend" my butt. If you wanna know what I mean when I say he was my friend for a long time.... check out my Friday I'm in Love series.

Get Your Fashion On, Jana Faith

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Thrift Therapy

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." ~ John Lennon

True 'dat, John. 

Life has required some thrift therapy and ya'll are about to get an eye-full of my finds. Batten down the hatches 'cause here it comes! (See what I did there? Battening down the hatches...then there's a nautical themed necklace. See? I'm clever.)
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Hello, 90s - yes - I finally have them - the Doc Martens I wanted so badly - 15 years later.
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This poor little cutie stayed because really - do I need another "old-lady" flowered item in my house? Probably not. I hope some other really cool person finds it...
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All items came from my favorite thrift store. I love it because it has a weekly reduction schedules and a huge sign that makes me feel like I score each time I go. This week was if it was a red or yellow tag, it was priced as listed. Blue tags 50% off. Green tags 75% off. Black tags 90% off. Or something along those lines... Love it! I also feel better after a good thrift. How about you?

Funny. Cute. Appropriate. Why? Because I'm married.
I saw this on Instagram and I'm not sure who the original artist is but isn't it cute? Oh, please oh please, original artist, don't hunt me down and sue me...

Get your fashion on!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Craving the warm sunshine...

I'm a sunshine loving, vitamin D needing kind of gal...

Longing for the spring time temps and missing days like these...

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Hair Clip: Hot Topic
Dress: Forever 21- through Plato's Closet
Shoes: Payless

Along with sunshine, I've been craving vintage pin-up fashion. The dresses, Victory Rolls, the shoes, dainty gloves and all it entailed. Let me tell you though, vintage hair takes more dedication than I've got in me.

It's official. The school where I teach is becoming a magnet school for the 2013-2014 school year. I'm nervous and I still have questions but they'll all be answered soon enough. I typically deal with life struggles by crying, sucking it up, then doing whatever I was so worried about. It's kind of how I deal.

Less than 5 weeks until BlissDom. I'm so ready to see what it's all about!

Get your fashion on...


Monday, February 4, 2013

Be Nice to Yourself

 Due to major shifts and changes in my professional life my brain is cloudy.

Good news is - I realized there are things I know how to do. Thanks to two of my colleagues, I realized I enjoy blogging more than I thought.  It's a 'skill' I possess. Due to those changes at work - I may have an opportunity to share my knowledge someday. 

This brain cloud causes me to need some dang thrift therapy. In a baaaad way. 

BlissDom will be here in less than 7 weeks! The 9 year anniversary of my  first date will Joe happens that weekend. As exciting as those two things are... I can't shake my nerves about what to expect at BlissDom. Like everything else in life, I'll understand more as I experience it. 

Unrelated to all of those things - Winter, you have two choices.
1. Freaking snow buckets already or...
2. Pack your bags and get away from me!
Winter makes me cranky. Period.

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