way back when, there was a hurricane that hit new york city. hurricane sandy, you may have heard of it. kind of destroyed the jersey shore, wrecked staten island, stole the board work from the rockaways. luckily, the upper west side was spared. i went about life like nothing had happened... except that the lovely sherry and john from younghouselove would have to postpone their nyc book tour date for months! really, it felt like years.
fast forward to january… i get an email from the flor store reminding me about the YHL book signing. after a few freak-outs (what—they are no longer accepting rsvps; if i got that email, does that mean i already rsvped?! wait—it's a carpet store, they don't sell books; do i have to bring my own?! shit—will the world think i'm pathetic if i show up by myself?!; i have no one to force to go with me!), i find myself feet away from the wonderful couple.
besides my crazy frizzy hair (it was raining) and my inability to talk, i hand over my book, dig out a ceramic squirrel from my purse for the lovely sherry to sign, and pull out my infamous 'staches.
if you stalk on instagram or facebook, you might be familiar with them… if not, you can see them here, here, and here:
as little ol' clumsy me started to step away from the table, i offer the 'staches to john and sherry. one of 'em made a comment about how every picture for the rest of the night would now have mustaches. i didn't think there was anything wrong with that. but then sherry, yes mrs. yhl herself, starts inspecting my little 'staches, asking me if i made them myself, commenting on the glittery paper. let's just say, i answered her but barely. dumbfounded. beyond words. elated.
she then had the brilliant idea that i should drop them off at the photobooth set up downstairs… so i venture down the stairs with a huge smile on my face and leave my 'staches with the person working the photobooth. and since it was me and myself, no i did not take a picture in the photobooth.
now, fast forward to today… i'm sitting at work, creating some beautiful ishares mobile wallpapers (really, i spent how much for design school to be making what?), when i get an email from flor. OH and hey, look at it:
mmmhmmm, that would be a photobooth image with my 'staches. oh and it gets better, there's an entire album on flor's facebook page.
so the book—AMAZING! john and sherry—SO SWEET!
enough about that…. who wants to make some 'staches?! i'm sensing my first ever DIY post happening. get your hot glue gun ready, sharpen your xacto, and get out your wallet to purchase these and this.
i'll be back on monday with a tutorial!