Lace me up!

Orchard Corset - Tightlacing

Orchard Corset – Tightlacing

I spent the better part of my teenage years laced into the tightest bodices I could bear, all which were made deliberately 4 inches to small with the help of my friends and some good old ducttape!  As I got older and my ex took control of my life I slowly stopped wearing them and going to events where they were considered acceptable attire.   I slowly melded into the life of a suburban Stepford wife and a life of jeans and t-shirts.  Always lusting after the retro dresses, missing  my big poofy swing skirt dress with the painted on dancing corn which  mysteriously disappeared, and watched as my bodices and chemises were discarded.

Over the past few years I have slowly reclaimed my bright red lipstick and for a time even my high heels (the higher the better), but then this long never ending winter arrived where the only shoes that one could even think about wearing out of doors looked more like what an Eskimo might don than what you might find on Jessica Rabbit.

But with the spring finally deciding to show itself, I discovered what I think I have secretly been longing for.  A corset.  All of those dresses I could wear so easily as a teenager no longer worked with my momma body.  My ribs had spread, my tummy was squishy and everything just looked not so nice…

After I read extensively about it, I decided to bite the bullet and order my first one from Orchard Corset.  While I eagerly awaited it’s arrival, I subconsciously  no actually I was just really bored) looked at every woman I saw and thought you know 85% of women would probably look much better with some kind of supportive undergarments on.  Myself not being the exception.

I laced up for the 1st time on Monday and oh my Goodness!  I feel like my clothes fit so much better! And I truly feel like I might be finally  be able to get back to the fashion style which I have loved and missed for so many years!

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What a crazy 1st week!

We have been in the new house a week now and things have just been crazy! Besides the normal unpacking involved in a move, We have had all kinds of exciting fun!

We discovered that every opening in the custom hand built kitchen is either to big for the appliance it is meant for or to small.  The fridge can’t go back the last 6 inches so is sitting somewhat in the middle of the room, the dishwasher can’t be attached to the kitchen counter because the counter is 4 inches to tall, the stove has a 3 inch gap on the side between the cupboards and itself, and these are all standard sized appliances!  I also am able to literally crawl through the bottom cabinets and have to sit in them to reach the stuff in the back, and Kitty has free reign of all upper cabinets because the Open cabinet above the fridge goes through all the rest.  We found out the hard way that they wired the outlets for the fridge and the counter tops wrong and had to have someone come and redo them if a) we ever wanted to use our fridge and microwave at the same time or any counter top appliances in the actual kitchen, and b) didn’t want to risk lighting our 1890’s home on fire from the inside of the walls.

The pipes froze in all the bathrooms 3 times last week with the subzero weather we were receiving, and once they were thawed enough to give us more than a dribble we discovered the kids bath drains slightly into the dining room ( slightly means a drop a second) which just won’t do…  So now we are demoing the room out and getting ready to completely redo it 3 months ahead of schedule!

I had the gas guys come give me an estimate to run a line to the dryer and today bought an electric dryer for 1/2 what it would have cost me to run the gas line.

On the upside, we now have most of the furniture we needed, especially for the kids rooms, by repurposing, hitting our local auction house, raiding the Tall man’s parents garage, and a few internet items the kids fell in love with.  The water hydrant for the cows works perfectly, and we are all finally warm for the first time in years where-ever we are in the house ( our old house had 1 warm room, 3 sweltering ones, and 3 frigid ones – it was lot’s of fun!)

Hopefully we can get walls and closets installed soon, and then on to flooring and getting the kids bath functional again!

I have lot’s of little updates on the kids rooms and all the other little stuff that’s been going on to!  And hopefully now that the house is 95% unpacked ( well, if you don’t count my office, which is still sitting completely in boxes) I’ll have time to hop online more!!!

 

And yes we did have a property inspection, so I have no idea how so many things are going wrong with the house except that well, that happens.  When you buy a new house, something always goes wrong!!!