August 30, 2012

On Loving an Etsy Purchase.

Filed under: On Etsy Loving. — Tags: , , , , , — amandajocrafts @ 10:02 am

This is not a post about date night, but you’ll have to get around it first.

Last week, my fiance and I had a “date night.” We try to do this at least once a month: pick a fancy restaurant, dress up, and pretend like he wears snazzy ties and I wear stiletto heels all the time. I’d strongly recommend this for any couple–it keeps it fresh and reminds us that being with each other is a privledge, and we’re so grateful to have such loving company. It takes us out of the habit of plotzing down on the couch after a day’s work and watching Frasier reruns (although don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan), of exercising and complaining about eating too many cupcakes (me) or only completing 300 of the 500 self-prescribed sit-ups that day (him).

So, we went to a little Italian restaurant quite close by. It’s one of my new favorite places, because it is Italian. The cook rivals (but does not beat) my grandmother’s cooking; the waiters all look like they could be Godfather extras, there are pictures of 50’s crooners on all the walls, and there is the most fascinating employee who, as our waiter says, is there to “tell good stories.” He has leathered skin, an easy smile, perpetual shades on, and talks to us about his many past girlfriends and his time spent working in a lounge in Vegas. I really don’t want to know what his position was there.

The other fun part of this evening was being given the opportunity to use a new Etsy purchase of mine from ChatterBlossom *wave to ChatterBlossom*. (See, I told you this wasn’t about date night!) I purchased her “Tickle Me Pink” bow early last week (see, I told you I would!) and she was super-duper kind and awesome and generous and added in a set of her bobby pins to say thank you for the feature. Well, I had a difficult time deciding which hair accessory to wear first, but since I had a new nice dress burning a hole in my closet for the last week, I had to go with the item that matched best: the bobby pins. They looked so pretty with my french twist! (Pardon the strands of hair that didn’t make it in the twist; I have a LOT of hair.)

So, thank you again to ChatterBlossom, and if you want to read about how cool she is, head on over to her feature here.



  1. Great bobby pins, so original! I love date night too, it is so important to take special time out for your relationship. Glad you had a great time and you’re hair looked amazing!

    Comment by lori cohn — August 30, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  2. AAAHH, so cool!! I love that they got to go along for such a fun date night! That is EXACTLY what I love about making pieces that people wear. It’s like I get to go along with them on these moments.

    Your hair, by the way, looks great! I’m sure you looked super cute with your new dress and hope you both had an awesome date night!
    Thank you again Amanda! 😉

    Comment by Jamie "ChatterBlossom" — August 31, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    • Thank YOU so much, Jamie!! They are adorable and so much fun!! 🙂

      Comment by amandajocrafts — August 31, 2012 @ 7:37 am

  3. Love the hair pin!

    Last week, hubby and I went on our first date since our little man was born and, you’re right, it’s important to make the effort together. 🙂

    Comment by Abigail — August 31, 2012 @ 1:45 pm

    • Nice! That’s such an exciting time to have a young one, but I can imagine you’re also grateful to have some quieter “adult” time 🙂

      Comment by amandajocrafts — August 31, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

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