lucky me (part 2)

In a previous post I mentioned that I had won two giveaways, and this is the second one! It actually arrived in the mail about a week ago … but it’s been hectic over here! Anyway, it’s this beautiful Green Garden Wallet from Maggie Whitley. She has a lovely collection of wallets and pouches at her etsy shop and the giveaway was hosted by Everything Etsy.

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Generally the yellow, green, orange color scheme isn’t really my cup of tea, but the print is very fun and her signature ruffle gives it character. Now I just have to decide what I’m going to keep in it. I think it’ll probably turn into my catchall for coupons and receipts. Hm … I’ll probably have to leave it on my desk and stare at it until I can find a use deserving of it. It also has a magnetic closure, which in my disaster of a purse is a necessary thing.

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On a side note, I’m not sure if I like the black background for photographing things. I have two desks in my room, one black and one white. The white one is my designated crafting desk (on top of which my sewing machine sits proudly!) and the black is generally my laptop/schoolwork desk. I like the classiness of black, but I think in general I’ll stick to the white … or the carpet (’cause that’s the classiest of all).

School starts in two days. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t feel prepared to start classes again. And those eight o’clock classes are going to be the death of me. I haven’t really had the chance to get into the back-to-school mindset since I’m waiting until the first week of class to buy books in case my professors change their minds, which happens way too often.

The other day a bunch of us rented a boat out on Lake Austin to celebrate a friend’s birthday. It was great fun except for when we had to get rescued by a patrol boat … yeah, that wasn’t so much fun. But otherwise I’ve pretty much been hanging out at the apartment and sleeping. With my new roommate N, I watched the first three Harry Potter movies and now we’re working on the fourth episode of Pride and Prejudice (the six-part BBC series, of course) … we are really cool like that. This summer has been ridiculously hot, so I prefer staying indoors with air conditioning and Mr. Darcy to melting onto the sidewalk any day.

I also haven’t had the chance yet to give X her birthday pillows since she’s in the process of moving into her new place right now and I figured I’d wait a bit until her unpacking craziness calmed down a bit. And then I need to make plans to meet up with former roommates K and S.

I don’t wanna go back to school!

[NOTE: This post originally appeared on a now-deleted blog and is reposted here for my own sake.]