I’M GOING TO ITALY! I have been saving up to study abroad in Italy for Fall semester all year. I didn’t want to even put “Semester in Florence” on my list of New Year’s Resolutions because I was so afraid I’d jinx myself. Today was the deadline to pay for the program or forfeit my [...]
This morning I made $61.01 at the BFF’s moving sale. Which is a good thing, because the feral animals in my yard are killing me financially. After spending nearly $400 on The Gray Stranger’s cat abortion, I fully expected her to take off for parts unknown, never to be seen again, once we opened the [...]
I love magazines. I used to subscribe to 26 different publications. I had so many magazines that my friends nicknamed me “Magazina.” I’m sure that I could have bought a house five years sooner than I did, had I not subscribed to so many decorating publications. At any rate, with what I think amounts to [...]
Sadly, my entire collection is not represented in this photo. Up until recently, I made it through life using only one tube of lip balm from start to finish at a time. However, this persnickety habit did not stop me from amassing a large collection of fancy lip balms that I had gleaned from premiere [...]
Because, you know, it’s never too early to set yourself up for crushing failure, here are my initial expectations/rules for my ONLY HANDMADE IN 2011 Mandate: Unless I can figure out how to get a full-ride scholarship to an Italian school for shoemakers this year, I will not be getting new shoes. Why? Because any [...]
What? It’s the New Year already? But I’m still trying to finish up last year’s resolutions! Although I had many successes in 2010, such as getting beekeeping legalized in Santa Monica, California and driving fewer than 5000 miles in my car, most of my leftover chores mocking me from my half-done Master List have to [...]
#135 on my Master To Do List is to start up a My Roman Apartment retail store on etsy so I can sell all my vintage and handcrafted items… and actually afford to move to Rome!