Thursday, March 29, 2012

Making Sunshine: an Outfit Post, a Sale, and Happy Birthday to Me

Guys..  remember yesterday's post? 
About how my car was working, and a weight has been lifted off?
 I guess I spoke to soon.
 The car will be in the shop getting it's transmission looked at, and then new transmission fluid. 
Which I hear can make things better, but it can also make things worse. 
This might just be the end of my "friendship" with my car. 
Which will leave me once again car-less.

I broke down and cried to my mom yesterday. 
I cried to Brad and to Wicket.
And, I nearly cried to the friendly stranger at the grocery store who said, 
"Are you the talk2thetrees girl?"
I'm so sorry I looked like a total mess. I had been crying all day.

I'm trying to figure out a plan. 
I can't afford a new car, but I might be able to afford a scooter. 
Biking to work isn't an option since I work on the top of a very very big and steep hill.
So, I'm currently saving up for a new vehicle, of the motor-scooter type.

I'm trying so hard to make some sunshine out of this. 
I'm trying so hard to stay positive.

Today, I'm not going to worry about my taxes, debt or car problems.. 
(At least I will try..)
Because today is my birthday. 

And I just don't want to worry. 

I woke up with 92 notifications of people wishing me a Happy Birthday on Facebook.  
A few happy birthday texts.,
some snuggles from my darling puppy.
And a wonderful box of handmade paper, and art supplies from my roommate Destinee. 
This all made me a pretty happy girl.

My heart is still pretty heavy due to the stress, but I'm working on making my own sunshine.
To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of my birthday. 
I don't like that I'm getting older than I feel..

So, today to celebrate.. 
I'm having a sale in BOTH shops. 
Enter the code happybirthday24 and receive 24% off your whole purchase.
 The sale closes at midnight.
And all proceeds will be extremely appreciated, and will go directly to my vehicle problem.
And, if you are like me,  strapped for cash, or don't want to buy anything.
Don't worry, please please.  I still want to be your friend.
But, I would love it if you helped spread the word about the sale..
 on twitter or facebook or blogger or something. 

Dress: Thrifted
Sweater: Thrifted
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Socks: Gifted


  1. Happy Birthday sweetie!!
    I hope you have an utterly splendid day!!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING!! (: you have inspired me so much!! i love you! your hair!! and your art(:
    I hope its the best day everrrrr!! eat lots of ice cream for me!! :P

  3. Happy Birthday! I know it may not help too much, but still feel 23, and I'm in my mid-thirties with three kids. You can feel as young as you like for as long as you like. Hopefully your car woes will be resolved quickly. Try to have fun today and forget your vehicle mess for a while. Love the outfit!

  4. Happy Birthday Rachael! It will get better, lovely girl. You are strong enough and smart enough to make it, eventually you'll find a way to balance everything.

    Sell or donate what's left of your car. When you donate you get a receipt for taxes which could save you money next year (there are places like that in Canada anyway).

    And, something that's been helping me pay off my debts is the mantra "short term pain for long term gain". Do everything you can to pay off your debt, it'll save you so much in interest in the long run, and then everything you buy after that will be 100% yours. It does feel pretty good.

    And, I don't know if you'll like this kind of music, but:

  5. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great one!

  6. Happy birthday sweet sweet girl! As if I didn't already but all of your car problems are making me feel a real kinship towards you. Oh, how I can relate. It's always such a love/hate relationship, isn't it?! If there was ever a day to put everything on the back burner and forget it all it's your birthday! Go celebrate and have fun!

  7. Happy Birthday! I just bought something from your shop! Turns out I was looking for something "you are my sunshine" related for my son's room, so it was meant to be!

    1. Aww! Thank you so so much! That one is one of my very favorites! Thanks again.. You made me smile so big!

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope things start to look up. I'll be sending all my good vibes your way and hoping the very best for you.

  9. Happy birthday!! I just wanted to let you know that I went through the same thing after my divorce and it was awful. Here I am five years later still working it off and I feel better everyday. Have a great day.

  10. Happy Birthday!! And your stress is so understandable in your situation. "Suffer what there is to suffer. Enjoy what there is to enjoy." Isn't this so true! No need to put lipstick on a pig when you are going through a rough patch.

  11. Happy Birthday! I'm sending you many positive vibes on your special day, in the hopes that it's a great one and that all of your troubles will work themselves out sooner rather than later. :)

  12. Happy birthday! I do hope all your vehicle woes will sort themselves out, I know how that feels...bleh.

  13. Happy, happy birthday, Rachael!!
    You are such an inspiration!!
    Just stopped by your shop...thought I deserved a little bliss even though it's not my birthday. :)

    Hope your day is great!
    ♥ Mary

  14. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fantastic day anyway!

  15. Happy Birthday Racch! If you need help looking for a scooter my husband is obsessed:)

  16. Happy birthday Rache!
    You are beautiful, strong and positive about everything, believe me, it will turn out just fine (: You will get through this. Hug Wicket for me, will you? He can give you my birthday hug ;)

    And so sorry, I couldnt buy anything from your shop.. im in a similar situation like you are at the moment, so no lovely purchases for me :/ but once I get back to my feet, I definately will!

    Have a lovely day, made out of your own sunshine! :)

  17. Happy birthday, beautiful! I purchased a lovely necklace from your shop - I hope it helps! I'd also like to share a song that always gives me hope when things seem to be going wrong... Smile, all will be well.

  18. Girls birthday parties are usually a much larger event than any adult's birthday party, and obviously this means that a lot more effort has to be put in to make it a perfect event. Girls specially love having a fantasy setting with lots of other things such as games, beautiful cake, fancy dresses and lot of decoration.


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