Monday, December 31, 2012


Instagram - Fast, beautiful photo sharing for your iPhone

I have joined the world of the smart phones, and with it, instagram! Whhaaaat? So excited! My grandmother gave me her old iPhone because she got a new one. It was not my first choice of phone, but as my other one  had started to shut itself off at random intervals I wasn't really in a position to be picky. And I quite like my new iPhone, even if it is an older model. I've never had a phone that can do anything other than make calls and text before.

Back to the part where I have instagram! It is something I have wished I could have for a long time, so one of the first things I did with my new phone was download it. I think it's a really handy app and a great way to share photos with people. And it'll make my "life lately" posts waaaay easier.

So, my instagram username is: ladyunlaced 
Obviously, hehe. Or you can just click this handy little button:

Said button can also be found over on my side bar below my Pinterest button.

I haven't shared much yet, just a picture of Eli, but if I do one of those aforementioned 365 challenges, instagram will probably be used to document it.

So, if you have an account, let me know! I'd love to follow you!

Lady Unlaced

December (& 2012) in Review

I can't believe that December is already over! And that all of 2012 is at its end! Everything goes by so quickly, especially since I have moved around so much this past year. A lot has changed in 365 days. But before I get into all that new year stuff, let's take a look at my monthly goals.

For December I set myself these goals:

Get through finals without going crazy.
Sleep more.
Look for an online writing job.
Write more in my novel.
Update the shop at least once, preferably twice.

So I managed the first three things. Finals were long and crazy -I had a ton of work to do and on top of the moving process (which I am still not done with), it was pretty stressful. But I managed to hand in all my papers on time and I think I did pretty well on the one exam that I had. My crazy status is at a stable level.

I did sleep more, especially once finals were over. Something about paper writing just makes me want to sleep for days.

I did look for online writing jobs. I applied to a few, heard back from no one. I suppose other people might be discouraged, but I plan to keep at it. I will find another in town part time job if I have to in the mean time. Fingers crossed!

As for the last two, I honestly haven't had the time or energy. The shop is on vacation right now until everything is settled, and the most I have done for my novel is jot down some notes and write down a few good sentences here and there. I have been writing some poetry though, so that counts for something, right? Maybe, haha.

I am not disappointed with the last month at all. I think it has been a good end to the year and I am excited to get into 2013 and have an even better year. I am even thinking of doing a 365-challenge. Don't worry, if I do I will let you all know about it. I was thinking something like a portrait challenge. Ideas?

I hope you all have a lovely New Years Eve! Drink lots of wine (if you're old enough!) and celebrate with friends, I know I will ;)

Lady Unlaced

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The day after

I really hope everyone had a lovely Christmas yesterday! I am lucky that I got to spend it with some of the people I love the most in the world. Plus my cat! Eli is currently living with my mom until I am somewhere I can have cats. We have a cat at our place now, but we're only allowed the one unfortunately, and she was here first. But Eli he seems to be getting along pretty well with my mom's kitten and was happy to see me for a few hours yesterday.

I got lots of wonderful and thoughtful gifts that I am hoping to share sometime soon with you all. Seriously, my friends and family know me so well. And after spending time at my mom's and eating a ton of food I got to spend the rest of the day with the man I love, building a puzzle, drinking champagne, eating ice cream, and watching Dreamworks Christmas specials and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was absolutely wonderful. <3 p="p">

Today I am spending the day cleaning up a bit and lounging with this pretty little lady:

The day after Christmas always seems strange to me. I guess because there is such build up to the actually holiday and then it's over so fast. I'm never sure what to do the next day. Does anyone else feel strange the day after, or is that just me?

I hope you're all enjoying your Wednesday!

Lady Unlaced

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday (if you celebrate it) and enjoys time with family, food, presents, and the like. I will be returning to a regular blogging schedule once the holidays are over. In the mean time I will be eating tons of good food, drinking lots of tea and wine, and setting up in the new apartment.


Lady Unlaced

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Yule!

Today is Yule, aka the Winter Solstice! That means, despite any snow we've previously gotten, today is the first official day of winter! I keep putting exclamation points like I'm excited -I actually really don't like winter all that much as I prefer warmer months. Buuuut, Yule is a pretty great witchy holiday with cool traditions, and is an important holiday on the wiccan Wheel of the Year. It is the shortest day of the year, but that means that after today the days will get longer -and I am so ready for some more sunlight at the end of the day. Every day will be a day closer to spring.

Me and this lady typically do a friend gift exchange on Yule like we would with our families on Christmas, and when we are feeling super ambitious we even make cookies and hold a ritual. Unfortunately, this year has been far too hectic, and due to my move (and her pending move) we have already exchanged gifts because I won't see her today. However, I am hoping to get some baking in tonight to celebrate the season!

And, of course, to celebrate (yet again) surviving the end of the world. With the amount of times people have predicted the apocalypse in the past decade or so, you'd think it wouldn't be a big deal anymore, haha. 

It is raining an awful lot though which I am not a fan of. I will be spending my Yule inside where it's warm and dry, curled up with blankets and slippers and hot coffee.

Any Yule plans (if you celebrate it) for today?

Lady Unlaced
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Last Exam + Packing

I took my last exam today and I think I did alright actually. I was kind of worried about the class but the test wasn't as hard as I anticipated and I'm pretty sure I at least aced the essay question. Which means I am done with schoolwork for the semester! Hurrah!

And now I am on to packing. Again. D:

But I am rocking out today:

I watched Rock of Ages last night and I loooved it and now all I want to do is listen to 80s hair metal. Which is, of course, exactly what I'm doing while packing.

The mound of clothes to be folded and zipped up in suitcases:

Rock out with me?

Lady Unlaced

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday

Tomorrow is my last exam! Hurrah! 

Aaaaaand check out what's been inspiring me on tumblr recently:


Heartlines I

Happy Tuesday!

Lady Unlaced

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Carnival is Over

The Carnival is Over - Dead Can Dance


The storm clouds gathering, 
Moved silently along the dusty boulevard. 
Where flowers turning crane their fragile necks 
So they can in turn 
Reach up and kiss the sky. 
They are driven by a strange desire 
Unseen by the human eye 
Someone is calling. 
I remember when you held my hand 
In the park we would play when the circus came to town. 
Look! Over here. 
The circus gathering 
Moved silently along the rainswept boulevard. 
The procession moved on the shouting is over 
The fabulous freaks are leaving town. 
They are driven by a strange desire 
Unseen by the human eye. 
The carnival is over 
We sat and watched 
As the moon rose again 
For the very first time.

Lady Unlaced

Sunday, December 16, 2012

And it continues...

I have gotten a lot of my homework done for the semester, but I am still not done. I have conquered two papers, and two other assignments, but I still have an 8-10 page paper to do and an exam to study for.

I can't wait until it's over.

I am not graduating this semester. I had planned to, but in order to have the credits I need to graduate I would have to take winter classes, Which would be fine, but they run about $800 a piece and there is no way for me to get financial aid for them. Needless to say, I do not have the money right now. 

So I am taking some time off and plan to finish my degree over the summer. It gives me enough time to save the money as well as some time to breath. College is incredibly stressful, especially when the rest of your life is constantly shifting and moving beneath your feet. It will be nice to not have to worry about finishing a paper on time for awhile.

It also means I will be able to dedicate some more time here. I have a lot of cool posts I have been wanting to make, but I just haven't had enough time or energy to put into them after I get done with everything else that, unfortunately, has to take precedence. But more magick, thrift, and other awesome posts are soon to come!

In the mean time, however, I am going to tackle this last paper and start to study for my exam.

Hope everyone is doing well!

Lady Unlaced

Friday, December 14, 2012

I Am Grateful 12/14

Some things I am oh-so-grateful for lately...
Hot tea on cold days.
Almost being done with school for the semester.
Incense and candles to keep my room warm and peaceful.
The most wonderful woman I know.
The most wonderful man I know.
Fuzzy socks.
Quitting my job.

Oh yeah. I quit my job. I am moving in the coming week so I kind of had to. I was going to wait until next week to do it but I honestly didn't have time for my shifts this weekend on top of all the homework I am doing. I will be finding another one once I am moved and settled in though.

What are you grateful for?

Lady Unlaced

Thursday, December 13, 2012

She danced in light

An older piece of poetry I dug up. I wrote it a few years ago.

She danced in                         light,
  And sang of                          love.
Waiting on the                      sidewalk,
                               She tries to count the                   stars.
                                   Where were you                      tonight?
                                  Brooding alone in                   the dark?
                            The scent of her perfume               haunting
                                  Wishless, she fades…
                                        The whiskey takes
                                                 your pain
                        at least…
                                    for a little while.

                        Lady Unlaced

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday

Etsy finds that I would looooove to have.

Whimsical doll head cup - white porcelain and silver artisan cup, whimsical ceramic design

Fireplace Soy Candle - Timber Wick - Crackling Fire - Eco Soya Glass Container Winter Candle 4oz

Fox Pillow Plush - Unique Holiday Home Decor / Cute Kawaii Plush Toy Fox / Animal decoration

Lovely stuff, right?

What are you wishing for lately? Link me, I'd love new things to drool over, haha.

Lady Unlaced

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday

My updates for the next few weeks are probably going to be short and not writing-heavy, I apologize. I am in the midst of finals and then will be moving/it will be the holidays. But in the mean time, check out these awesome things!

Lady Unlaced

Monday, December 10, 2012

The First Taste

The First Taste - Fiona Apple
I lie in an early bed thinking late thoughts
Waiting for the black to replace my blue
I do not struggle in your web because it was my aim to get caught
But daddy longlegs, I feel that I'm finally growing weary
Of waiting to be consumed by you

Give me the first taste
Let it begin, heaven cannot wait forever
Darling just start the chase
I'll let you win, but you must make the endeavor

Oh, your love give me a heart contusion
Adagio breezes fill my skin with sudden red
Your hungry flirt borders intrusion
And I'm building memories on things we have not said

Full is not heavy as empty, not nearly my love
Not nearly my love, not nearly

Give me the first taste
Let it begin, heaven cannot wait forever
Darling, just start the chase
I'll let you win, but you must make the endeavor

The first taste
Let it begin, heaven cannot wait forever
Start the chase, I'll let you win
But you must make the endeavor

//I just have this song stuck in my head.
Happy Monday lovelies :)

Lady Unlaced

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Life Lately

1. Hung up lights above my desk,  huge improvement! // 2. Upcoming shop items preview // 3. A very foggy walk to work // 4. Moved my Monster High dolls to my desk so I can look at them more // 5. Eli sleeping on my blankets.

Lady Unlaced

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Earth Bones // Soul Stirrings

I am not a soul filled with diamonds.
I do not have emeralds for eyes.
My words are not spools of gold.
My skin not made of silk.

My hair grows like grass from my scalp.
I sing like water crashing against the shore.
Dirt runs through my veins;
I have a soul filled with wildflowers.

Lady Unlaced

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday


i do :)


i found this inappropriately hilarious and i want one.

If I didn’t have a diva cup I would demand to have this xD

Yes, I went there on that last one. I think it's hysterical. Sometimes I am just not classy in the slightest, and if I didn't own a diva cup I would demand to have one of those cases.

Lady Unlaced

Monday, December 3, 2012

Busy Bee

The next few weeks are packed full of responsibilities and things that need to get done for me. It is the end of the semester and the homework, papers, and final exam projects are piling up. Everyone is in crunch mode as professors try to cram in all the work they wanted to get done for the semester. An on top of that I have orders to ship, online writing jobs to look for and apply to, and things to pack, as I am moving in a few weeks.

Plus go to work so that I can pay my last months rent and finish doing my holiday shopping.

December is busy busy busy. I can't wait until school is out and I get some more time to relax. I am itching to just sit down with a book and read for hours with a cup of tea and my cat. 

Speaking of said kitty:
He is lounging in the chair behind me, looking at me and occasionally meowing. He thinks he needs attention every second of every day. Because cat.

Lady Unlaced

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Interior Inspirations

I want a getaway.

richly colorful textiles

For the play room...lots of imagination and fun!! ck

love mix of colors

Aren't these just the dreamiest spaces.

All found on Pinterest.

Lady Unlaced

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Goals

found on tumblr.
I can't believe it's December already! 2012 is almost over. Weird to think about, the beginning of the year feels like a mere few weeks ago. I feel like my life is moving at the speed of light recently.

Hopefully December will be happy and filled with good people and good energy. It is the holiday season after all, and although Halloween is my favourite holiday of the year, Christmas/Yule is definitely not far behind! I love to see my friends and family and give gifts and eat too much candy.

Goals for the month are...

Get through finals without going crazy.
Sleep more.
Look for an online writing job.
Write more in my novel.
Update the shop at least once, preferably twice.

Not too much for this month as school and moving will take up a lot of time and energy. 

What are your goals for the month?

Lady Unlaced
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