OM: Normal My @$$

As I was stalking my usual Tweeps yesterday, I saw a couple of blurbs that really made me appreciate individuality even when we feel like we are similar or GASP! … Normal. Gale at Wichser Studio started it…

@wichserstudio An old woman at the thrift shop today told me, “normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine” #agreed

I have a lot in common with my Twitter friend (soon to be real life friend) Erin of Petal and Pink… we are always joking about how we are basically the same person because we like so many of the same things (ie Bravo TV, Colin Firth, pretty jewelry, Metrowest Massachusetts). Around the same time I saw Gale’s tweet, Erin and I had a silly little conversation about our shopping excursions to Marshalls:

@PrimandPropah I didn’t got BBandB tonight, I went to Marshalls… bad business, I spent some $.

@PetalandPink I’ve been so impressed with them lately! Serious bad news lol

@PrimandPropah I went in there to look for a pair of work pants. Yes, I came out with a pair of work pants but how do I explain the 4 tops?

@PetalandPink to go with the pants, duh! I found a pair of oxfords that were over 300 for 60 at my last trip! Love!

@PrimandPropah YOU SCARE ME… I just bought a pair of brown suede oxfords…


and my point is made here:

@PetalandPink lmao! Mine are black leather. I’m glad we still find ways to be ourselves in our similarities. 😉

My moment this week wasn’t something grand and really all the noteworthy but it was a special little moment nonetheless. It happened by myself, at the computer…. I just got to thinking… I love that I’m not normal, you’re not normal, NO ONE is normal. We are all unique and wonderful spirits that help weave the cloth that this diverse world is made of. Our similarities can help us bond but our intricate differences are what make us who we are, the opposite of normal.

Which is more exciting to you?

nor·mal [nawr-muhl]

Conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular.


u·nique [yoo-neek]

Existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics; having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable.

That’s what I thought.

OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, actively looking for and sharing these moments will promote balance in our lives.


OM: Normal My @$$

Petal and Pink, Yes Please

Hey Hey Hey, so I exciting news of the week is that I won a pair of earrings from that ab fab Petal and Pink, can you believe it? … I have won things before (Indigo Girls tickets… the closer I am to fiihiiiiine, yeah) but I must say that when Erin let me know I had won her Icicle Earrings, I had been having a crap day. Mayhaps the stars aligned so that my day was made to be 100 times better with just one tweet. See my soon to be lovelies below:

Erin wrote a super little blurb about mi little ol’ bloggie so I thought I would write a little bit about Petal and Pink because #1 Her jewelry is snazzy and pretty and pretty snazzy #2 I am returning the bloggin’ love and #3 Upon giving her my address we realized that we are not very far away from eachother… Totally small world, am I right?

Anyhoo, I wanted you to check out her Etsy shop because her jewelry is romantical and feminine… I wanted you to check out her blog because among other things she has “Outfit of the Day” posts which are adorbs! If you are addicted to Twitter like me? You can Follow her @PetalandPink.

In closing, I love me some crafty goodness. I love me some local crafty goodness. The only thing I think I would change about Ms.Erin of Petal and Pink? Is her dislike of cats. My kitten is an angel I tell you, an angel.

Petal and Pink, Yes Please