I couldn’t think of a better title, but nevertheless, here goes! From the Peddler’s Fair…


Kodak Hawkeye Camera – $20

Camera Strap – $3

Wavy Ring – $1

Dreamcatcher Keychain – $1

So spent a total of $25, so not too bad. When I saw the camera, I was SO excited, I was holding it for a good five minutes like I’d just found buried treasure. I think it was the green that excited me the most. It was marked at 25 dollars, and the shop owner (Unicorn Turds)  said she had marked it a little high, hinting that I should haggle with her. I freaked out! It was really scary, I’m not good at haggling at all. Anyway, after standing there for a few more minutes, I said, “OK, how about twenty?” and she said, “Perfect.” Phew! She told me it would take 35mm film, but it turns out it only takes 126 film, which isn’t made anymore, and is almost impossible to get (A.K.A., harder than Polaroid film), which totally blows. Also, it turns out that this camera was made in the fifties/sixties specifically for commercial use, so it would only be in advertising, etc, not sold retail. So pretty cool.

I got the camera strap because I am planning on buying my first Nikon after my birthday, and I am so excited!!! I was thinking D40, but any suggestions?

And then, the other day, we headed over to the thrift store (Eco-Thrift), went to town. I got like five tee shirts and two pairs of jeans, which considering I can hardly ever find stuff I like at the thrift store, was pretty exciting. But, they aren’t really pretty to look at, so no picture, sorry. But my sister did find this great bag for me, here is a similar one. Actually, it is almost the same, but mine has no flap at the top.

Southwestern Bucket Bag Tooled Leather Aztec Print Fall Fashion Shoulder Bag


p.s. how cool is this? Gel-ink post-its! SO COOL!!

Gel-ink Memo Cubes

p.p.s. sorry about the crap behind my haul photo. I was trying to clean my camera lens :)




Hey y’all! Today is the big day of my announcement of my new product! For my blog readers, I’ve decided to offer a fifteen percent discount! Here is the code: NEW15 . Here is a quick look at what I’ve been working on.

Sprinkles and Scallops: Light-Up Cake Ring with Fancy Adjustable Band


Pretty cute huh? I think they would be great for birthday parties and presents, and guess what? They LIGHT-UP! So cool, and it flickers just like a candle! Thanks all for checking this out! Ciao!

p.s. mah link! – http://www.etsy.com/shop/ladadajo?ref=si_shop

The Hunt

My town is having it’s annual Peddler’s Fair this weekend. It’s basically a giant flea market, probably around 500 stalls, and it takes up an entire street. It’s the closest flea market for vintage/handmade stuff to me, so I’m definitely going to hit it up this weekend. My mom lives approximately 20 feet from it, so I’m going to go once in the morning, and once at the end, just so I can get the best deals.

Anyways, here is my list of goodies I will be on the lookout for.

1. Vintage Cameras and Film – I’m addicted to film photography, and I’d love to test out some expired film. The chance of finding any film is pretty slim, but Brownie, Polaroid, and other vintage cameras will definitely make an appearance. This is what I’m going to be looking for in the morning, so I can snatch it up before anyone else does.

Pinned Imagecameras cameras cameras

2. Rings – Specifically turquoise rings, but honestly, I have huge fingers, so anything that fits me is probably going in my bag. I’ll also keep an eye out for 18k+ gold jewelry, but not very closely.

photo : A+VVintage gold necklaces

3. A Bag – I need a new bag for school,so why not check out some vintage ones? Specifically Samsonite and overnight bags, but I’ll be looking out for everything.

I love vintage Samsonite :-).Vintage Purses

4. Posters/Pictures/Stuff-to-hang-on-my-walls – I’ve got this great blank wall in my room, and I’ve started filling it up with goodies, but I hate cutting up my magazines for fodder, so I’ll be on the lookout for these near the end of the day, o they will hopefully be cheap.

Bedroom wallagain, like the lights and stand-out wall, also the day-bed style

5. Vintage Dresses – While I doubt any will be there, I’m crossing my fingers! Maybe even some from the 70’s!(those prairie mini dresses are quite flattering when belted!)

Vintage lamp & dresses.


Lovely Stuff

Yes, another inspiration post. This is a bunch of cool clothes and other stuff that I’d love to make mine someday.

Nouveau Richard Backpack - Tan, Brown, Black, Casual, Urban

I’m on the lookout for a cute backpack for school, and this is definitely cute!

Handmade Vintage Map Lampshade


This really cool lampshade. I have the most boring lampshade in the world, so I best get on that!


A super awesome dress from Vanilla & Lace. Looove it!


God, I really want these shoes! The rainbow just makes them so freakin’ awesome, and I can rarely find them in my size in any color scheme. Gah!





Oh my gosh, it’s already August! Which also means, my birthday month! It’s on a Monday this year, and so hopefully we will spend the weekend shopping and celebrating. On August 2, we went to the county fair and took some ‘senior pictures’; we will definitely be taking more, they didn’t turn out so great.

I ordered a bunch of stuff from Etsy for that new project I’m working on, so hopefully I’ll be able to make some up and start selling soon! I’m really excited about this project, it just feels really good, ya know? :) Ok, ciao!

TV Shows

So, I’ve been at my dad’s house, and just watched an unplanned marathon of Pretty Little Liars, 12 episodes in one day. It’s addicting! I never thought I would like that show so much, it seems so silly when people talk about it. Anyway, I’m also watching Ugly Betty, which I’m almost done with :( Only about 5 episodes or so left, which totally sucks cause that’s one of my favorite shows ever! But my all time favorite is definitely NCIS. I haven’t watched it in forever, because I don’t have cable, but I should rent the seasons and have a marathon of that.

I’ve also watched Lie to Me, which is a very unique show. It’s all about solving mysteries by watching facial ticks, it’s pretty cool.

Starting tomorrow is our county fair, so I’m so ready to go to that. It should be pretty good. Ciao!


/rant begin

So, I’ve been using my mom’s old Nikon FE for a couple weeks, taking shots here and there to not mess up the old film. So, I finished them up today, and was going to head over to Costco to get them developed, popped open the back (after 20 minutes researching how to do that), and voila! no film!!! ARGH. /end rant

Ok, well I just set up my first roll of film ever to be developed (from a different camera), and am so so excited to see how they turn out. I am worried though, because the camera used was a bit… jank. Oh well, at least I actually captured images on film! Haha. Ok, well ciao! Will post the images soon, I hope!