Birth of a project

I was getting dressed for a friend's birthday party and I didn't know what I was going to put on my body. I looked in my closet and it seemed empty, unpromising. I've had these moments before; everything was old, ill-fitting, or blah. I thought to myself, "Ugh! I have NOTHING to wear!" Then I began rifling through my closet and saw a forgotten shirt I loved and many more, and I realized I was crazy. I had plenty to wear, and plenty to choose from. My closet was FULL of treasures! At that moment I decided I would take a year to explore my closet and to add NOTHING new to my wardrobe.

I would create a NEW outfit for each day in order to maximize my wardrobe and shake up my style.

Basically, I would try to "snap out" of my fashion rut, and appreciate what I have.

It was my New Years' project:
One Closet, One Year.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Divorce Chickens!!!

As I mentioned earlier, we inherited some chickens after a co-worker of Richard's got divorced. I had been longing for chickens for quite some time, so they came as welcome guests to our humble abode. However, as they came to our house, so did flies galore, poop-fest 2011, and a ridiculous amount of self-induced stress as I worried that all the predatory animals in our neighborhood were sitting at our gate, wondering when they would have the chance to devour our brood.

That said, the chickens have grown on me, and I've grown accustomed to their care. However, my cousin is getting married in September and she's having her reception in our backyard. Somehow, I just can't picture the reception with my feathered friends pecking about the yard, or frolicking in their fly-filled chicken run. So they have to go. There are other reasons too, but the wedding is the foremost in my mind.

We will have chickens again, but when we do, we'll make sure there are no foreseeable formal activities planned in our backyard!

P.S. If you or anyone you know wants 5 chickens and a coop, let me know! Otherwise, they're going on Craig's List!!!


Richard and HaHa enjoying The Misfit.
Wore this to meet Richard for lunch at The Misfit. His company generously provided lunch there for their employees!!! How's that for perks?!

Skirt: High school favorite.

Floral dress: New Year Goodwill find.

Tee: Worn inside out. Gift from friend.

Shoes: These are some of my favorites, bt they are falling apart. I'm hoping to find a similar pair soon!


  1. I thank Mother Universe for this wonderful realization, one less thing you have to take care of and worry about. I am sure they will find a good home after being posted on Craigs List. Hollis looks like she isn't happy eating whatever it is. She still looks beautiful to me.

  2. love the outfit and knowing your penchant for finding treats, i'm sure you'll have another pair of stunners in no time flat.

    that pic of haha & richard is adorable.

  3. I asked Matt about the chickens. He wasn't interested but I'll keep thinking about who may want them.

  4. i am hyperventilating! chickens! chickens! alas there is an ordinance against them here. though oddly enough you're still allowed to buy both eggs and chicken meat in the local grocery stores. huh.

  5. I am personally happy that you are getting rid of the chickens because they were way too much work AND they wreaked havoc on your first tenants, the cats....Love, JP

  6. Oh, those chickens do make people get excited!!!