Bringing The MUCHNESS Back!

Today is my ANNIVERSARY!!!!! WooooHooooo!!! 5 years ago today I married the love of my life, Elie. Look got hot we were:

But more importantly, look how hot my shoes were!!!

I glued every one of those suckers to those shoes by hand. Those shoes were the centerpiece of my day. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same, huh? 😉

Anyhooooo, I didn’t buy Elie a present. Not even a card. Partly because I’m selfish and distracted and partly because we’re just not that into that stuff. I’ll get him a card when I run out to pick up my coffee. And then I’ll give it to him and he’ll “aweeee” and then it’ll go on his nightstand and that’ll be it. I think it mostly boils down to the fact that we are both more savers than spenders, but if either of us wants to spend money on ourselves or each other, we do, and unless we see something the other person will love and appreciate and NEVER get for themselves, why bother? In 2009, for a combo birthday / anniversary gift he bought me the $800 camera I was craving (actually, he bought me a camera ‘like’ the one I was craving… see- I almost wish he hadn’t surprised me so I got to pick the one I wanted, but he’s great for doing that anyway) and that same year I threw him a surprise birthday party. (At this point, I’d link to a post I did about the party, but that disappeared in The Great Server Crash of ’11)

Last night, he bought me a The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home "" “>
The Great Server Crash of ’11 has really put some things in perspective for me. I have SO many ideas for this site, for this brand, for The Muchness. But the one thing I have that the two women who wrote the book do not have? A Full Time Job. That means, when they had an idea, they implemented it. When I have an idea, I have to wait till I have the time to implement it. And Boy, do I have ideas!!!!

***REAL LIFE INTERRUPTION***

OK. I started this post at 8am and now it is 8pm. That’s how life goes. Not all posts are built at once. I have to get my ideas and thoughts out when I have them even if it means stopping mid thought. And clearly that was mid-thought. And though I am still stoked about all I wrote above, now I’m having a  hard time getting my thoughts back in the same writing groove… So I’m gonna end this post. Have a great evening!!!!!

PS- I never did get coffee, nor did I get Elie a card. But I’m pretty sure he still loves me anyway…

Keep your inspiration close by

This is posted above the desk in my basement/ workroom where I assemble the Mychness Bands and get them ready to ship.
I’d love to revamp the space and make it more functional- and soon I will. But in the meantime, this keeps me going.
Today I found it especially appropriate. Just because my server failed, doesn’t mean I will!!!

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READER SUBMISSION!!!

My aunt Nina is a world traveler, seeing our planet by way of cruise ship. What a joy that would be (for someone who never gets motion sickness…. :)
Nina writes:

I was in Rio on a cruise about 6 months ago.. and we were wandering
the designer shops on the fashionable street (equivalent to Madison
Ave) and came across this bag designer.. I snapped this thinking of
you…


I think these are awesome. Quirky and unique, those bags with the scenes are magnificent.
Thanks for sharing!!!!

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Artist:
http://www.gilsonmartins.com.br/lojas.html

OH SO MUCHY!!!!

So, shortly before we lost power, (Thanks again Irene!) I found myself inexplicably drawn to the television to watch the profound reality of two of TV’s most radiant reality stars, IceT & his delicate wife, Coco.

I know it sounds a little like I am judgmental, and well, in certain ways, I am. But mostly just because they are such characters that they, well, that they have a friggin’ reality show! But the truth is, of the little bit I saw of them on the episode I watched, I kinda liked them. They seem to have a really pleasant rapport with one another, and there is a certain genius, I believe, to using the media like the well oiled money machine it is, to line your pockets. It is why I will always secretly love The Spice Girls. (Every boy and every girl- Spice up your life!)  But, of course, all of this is weeeell besides the point.

The point is, I want her laptop cover.

...But I want mine to say MUCHNESS.

Encrusted with pink gradient crystals on every square milliliter!? PINK GRADIENT CRYSTALS???? Those are, without a doubt,  three of my most favorite words in the english language.

I can prove it to you. Check out the shoes I wore to my wedding:

SEE? Pink. Gradient. Crystals.

I didn’t even care about anything else when I married the love of my life.
Table linens? Peh.
Bridesmaids Dresses? Wear what you want.
Menu? Whatever, just no stinky cheese table.
My Dress? Not so important, as long as it highlights my waist and shoes.
Shoes?  16 hours of watching Law & Order SVU, late at night, while glueing rhinestones, one, by one, by one. 
….And it alllll comes together…