Friday, November 9, 2012

You Guys


Shirt: GMAS (I know.); Pants you can barely see: Gap


There is something that I need.

And it's this:


And this thing that I need has a price tag that makes me want to puke. 
I have been researching and comparing and reading and pondering and sending annoying messages asking for advice, and am 100% completely sure that this is the one. And I have scenario-ized in my head like what about later? maybe when it's more reasonable... etc. etc. etc.
But I just can't wait until I am old and can justify it more and the only thing I have to take pictures of is my cat and the pink flamingos in my yard. Kidding.. :)
So last night I called my mom- who (besides my dad) is the only person I call for advice when I need it to be encouraging, non-judgemental, practical, and tailored to me and who I am and what I love. And she said to go for it. And I asked her if there was anything that she and my dad bought when they were young that was "too expensive for their age" (you know those kinds of things I'm talking about??)
And she said yes, an armoire.

So McKay and I talked, and we had two plans to save up for this thing:

1. Get a mason jar and stick all our extras in there until we have enough. Then look around our house and Craigslist what we can. I don't want to do this plan because a. I donate things constantly that we don't use- I hate hoarding- so we could probably earn like $2 on our stuff. b. It will take foreverrr.

2. Make something to sell.

And thus begins my journey of becoming an ETSY girl.

I'll show you on Monday.

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clueless.

33 comments:

  1. 1. Your hair looks AMAZING!
    2. How the heck are yo so tiny after having a baby?
    3. Good luck on your etsy journey! I am the LEAST crafty woman known to mankind. I could never do that.

    Kels
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  2. YES to saving! That camera is totally worth it. Putting money in a mason jar was also one thing I did to save up for it :)!

    acheeryblossom.com

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  3. I'll totally buy your old one from you when you get this gem
    :)

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  4. I want a camera too! what are you selling on etsy?
    love your hair!

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  5. i wish i was crafty and had a good product to sell on etsy. but alas, i am not and i do not :) good luck!! i have a similar camera but still don't know how to use it...

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  6. I can't wait to see what you have in store for your Etsy shop. So fun! That camera is drool worthy, so it will be well worth all the work. :)

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  7. That is one amazing camera! Mine is the Nikon D90! I loooove it. You won't regret it, I always tell myself that I wish I had something I could make and physically sell on Etsy- good for you!!

    You're so stinkin gorgeous! You did NOT have a child! Look at you! Adorable ;)

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  8. Moms are the best :) I've thought about Etsy a lot, but I really don't think I have enough time to devote to it ...can't wait to see what your plans are, girl! :)

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  9. i totally want to upgrade my camera, i have a d3000...which does the trick for now, but i realllllly want a better one. sigh. good luck with your saving. i can't wait to see what your etsy shop is about!

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  10. What a great plan! Good luck!!!

    SaraM
    http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  11. Oooh that looks like something definitely worth saving for! I have a Canon DSLR and love it - I can only imagine having a baby to photograph would make it even more worthwhile :)

    Life etc

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  12. Yaaaaaaaaay u will love it!!! I say even get the Nikon d800!! Etsy is a fabulous idea... U will do s great! Can't wait to see what you're selling. How r u so gorgeous all the time!? And your gma is one fashion diva! Better wardrobe than I have.

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  13. that's what i use! it's completely worth it. plus, they are much cheaper now than they were when i bought mine a couple years ago…and i'd say still pay the price i did for it.

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  14. oh, and i trust you see in that very picture you posted that it's sporting the 50 mm 1.4. that's also the first lens you need. NEED.

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  15. i love ur dotted shirt. you look sweet.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. eee! I would be so jealous if you bought the D700! But I'm excited that you're a nikon girl ;)
    Although I must say it's not about the body, but it's all about the lens.
    My camera is still a baby. I use a nikon D40. I think it's the baby of all the nikon slrs actually. :x I've had it for 6 years and it's still alive! xD
    Can't wait to see your etsy store Ali!

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  17. 1. your grandma is the coolest 2. rooting for you and whatever you decide to do on etsy! I mean if you can do it, do it! I have not a crafty bone in my body. Anyway, I'm excited to see what you come up with!

    perfectly priya

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  18. that looks like a LEGIT camera! your plan for saving seems great..can't wait to see what you come up with :)

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  19. We have that camera at work and I've been saving for one of the lesser models and recently decided to go big or go home and get this one as well. I know that it'll suck to wait longer to get it, but it'll be totally worth it to get the better one in the long run. So here's to us and saving and earning our way there! Good luck!

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  20. i love the shirt and i cant wait to see what ure gonna sell :)

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  21. I'm on a similar journey! Kind wishes x

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  22. I actually think your pictures look amazing!!! I have a mid-range camera - not sure I'm ready to take the plunge :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  23. You are stunning! Love the shirt!!

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  24. eeek can't wait to see what you make.. (and yes i'm this behind on catching up on my blog reading...whoops. :)

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  25. Ugh, the Nikon D700 is a dream!!! Want!
    xo TJ

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  26. You are so gorgeous, I LOVE your hair! Great savings plan for the camera, can't wait to see what you sell!

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  27. what a cute shirt! i love it!!

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  28. Haha too funny I always call my mom when ever I need a little back on whether or not I Should spend the $.. Her famous line " YOu work hard why not!"

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  29. This is the first time I am visiting your blog and I will for sure be coming back! Love it! :)

    xx

    www.lescoupsdecoeur.com

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  30. It sounds like a great plan to get that money for the camera you want. When you get it you're going to love it:)

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  31. It took me 9 months to save up for my DSLR, but I LOVE IT. Best purchase ever. I will say that when you save up and have the money, there's no guilt involved, so I would recommend waiting until you have $. You can do it!

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