pink, my dear

a Midwestern, thirtysomething, working mama's blog about life, food, motherhood, Ulcerative Colitis, ostomy, and other things

As Great-Grandmother Libb says, "I like any color so long as it's pink."

Friday, March 31, 2006

Indie Craft Fair III this Saturday!

If you are in the Columbus area, come by and check out this awesome, one-day event. Support local artists and artisans and buy yourself something nice! I'll be the short one flanked by three big dudes.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I have been trying to sign up online for a subscription to Budget Living magazine for about a month now. Every time I visit their website it has some content, but the subscription links don't seem to work. My interest started a few months ago when I found two books I just LOVE published by folks at B.L.-- Party Central and Home Cheap Home.

I already subscribe to BUST and Everyday Food (love their show on PBS regardless of the Martha Stewart connection). Oh, and thanks to lovelyColleen I also have a subscription to ReadyMade. I was hoping Budget Living would serve as my home decorating & thrifty entertaining magazine, since the others only touch on those subjects.

I did a little Googling (I'm sure that is a verb now, isn't it?) and learned that the magazine has gone under, only last month. I would like to cross my fingers and hope that another publication like Real Simple or Domino or Lucky might pick up some of the slack, but it seems (without having read a single issue) that BL had a niche of its own.

At least I still have my books, right? Theme parties, every month!

Monday, March 20, 2006

which do you want to hear first?

Bad news: I think I'm sick.

Good news: I enjoy the taste of the green NyQuil. Mmm, licorice.

Monday, March 13, 2006

(when I) Felt like this

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Originally uploaded by Pink, My Dear.
I've always been kind of creative, but I have a hard time following through with any projects. I'm trying to come up with a set of small-ish items to sell at the April 1st Indie Craft Fair in Columbus.

The obvious choice might be knit/crochet items, but they take a considerable amount of time to create and I'm kind of short on that now. Lately, I've been really interested in these badge/pin things, so I've made a few of my own. If you're reading this, feel free to leave me some comments and tell me what you think-- there are more in my Flickr set. Are these pin/badge/brooch things worth a couple of bucks?

my and flickr