Saturday/Sunday shopping spree

I went a little nuts this weekend. Really, it had nothing to do with the whole bottle of wine and no food, I swear. I just, I don't know, have decided to start about eleventy million projects all at once. So.......please, enjoy:

My camera does absolutely no justice to the beauty of this orchid. I have been coveting this particular one for 2 weeks, but in general, I have been wanting one for awhile.
This was one of 3 purchases at one of my favoritest places EVER-The Funky Monkey. This shirt is made of silk. The ruffle continues around the back, and goes up the back. Upon seeing me in it on Saturday night, my husband said, 'It looks like a stitched up plastic bag'. Oh, gee, thanks.
Purchase #2 at the Funky Monkey is a beauteous amber and pearl bracelet. I could not resist. It is so unique.
Purchase #3 is this adorable little monkey, whom my girl named 'Cookiebutt' in about 2.5 seconds. He is soooo living the good life: he sleeps in a comfy bed with 14,000 other stuffed animals and 4 blankets every night, and then hangs out in my jeep every day (literally, since he has little suction cups on all 4 of his hands/feet/appendages?). Then, at the end of the day, he gets swung around by his skinny little arms at warp speed, until he crashes and burns.

Here are 7 of the 8 books I ordered off of Amazon (AWESOME sale-they were all under $8 each!!! And free shipping!). Most of them are for my mom for Christmas, but hello? I can't let them go to waste, collecting dust...so I will be reading them between now and say, July 31st? Shh, don't tell my mom.
And this sweet mess on my dining room table? Ooooh, these purchases are all the way up there with the excitement of my Funky Monkey purchases. Fabric, fabric, and more fabric! You get to guess what I am going to do with all the snazzy-ass fabric, canvases, and yes, that is a big-ass pillow. About half of my readers (meaning, 2 of my readers!) know what I'm doing, but the rest of you...guess away!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE Augusten Burroughs so I hope you read that first. Your husband sounds like mine. I love married him for his honesty but I forgot to tell him it doesn't extend to my clothes. Or shoes.

Hmmmm. What are you doing with all the fabric? Making outfits for the monkey?

Fiona Picklebottom said...

LOVE the monkey's name. Your kid KNOWS how to come up with a name!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nice job shopping? I think? And now I can officially say this to someone on the internet..."Hey...nice pillows!" LOL

Kristie said...

Augusten Burroughs is one of my favorites!

And I looooved the Funky Monkey, but I keep thinking it's called the Chunky Monkey for some reason. lol

Heather said...

I think you are making bedding and bedroom accessories. Also, I think you are making me a cute tote bag with that fabulous dragonfly fabric I saw in there.

Anonymous said...

Coconutdiaries: I am sooo not that talented-clothes in general are not my forte, but clothes for the monkey? Impossible! But the thought made me giggle!

Fiona: Yes, she does know how to name stuff! This morning she corrected me and said the monkey's name is actually 'Cookiebutt Sunshine'. Hmm.

Alan: Thanks! NO ONE has ever said that about my pillows!

Kristie: Chunky Monkey is incidentally what i call myself lately! ha!

Heather: Hmmm...maybe?

Misty said...

I love plants and flowers. I love jewelry, although rarely wear any, and I love a good guessing game.... But.... I've got no guesses. You're going into business, aren't you?

La Petite Chic said...

Love the shirt! It's a gorgeous color.

bigmama said...

That is a beautiful orchid!! I love the unusual color...there is an orchid I saw recently that looks like a mini version of what you bought and it smells like chocolate...I kid you not!! It's called Sharry Baby, Chocolate Oncidium! Enjoy your beauty!!

Anonymous said...

My inlaws gave us a beautiful orchid from Hawaii..it only took us about 3 weeks to kill it. Yours is beautiful!

Rosemary Q said...

Is it too late to guess?
Are you making shopping bags to take to the grocery store so you can be eco friendly? Just a thought.
I still ponder the paper/plastic question...which one is better? I don't have those bags I think you are making.