Saturday, November 22, 2014

Grateful

Life is good.

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Kitschmas is coming!  Getting my crafting on!

Crazy vintage Christmas light wreath! Might add some things to it yet?  Gonna live with it a few days and see what I think... ;-) 


Some serious Kitschmas crafting going on around DeluxeVille today!!

Bring on the holidays!

Friday, November 7, 2014

A Kitschmas Obsession..

I've been really buying up the vintage Christmas decorations when I've been finding it at auction for a good price lately.  I'm a bit obsessed you might say.  Not as bad as some but worse than others.


I bought more vintage Christmas at auction today...again....I particularly excited about the two boxes of Christmas light bulbs! 

Boxes of vintage kitschmas!

 I've been adding all my new goodies to my old goodies!  My goal is to once again craft some super awesome vintage Christmas wreaths this year!  Making wreaths last year was the last fun thing I did in Jersey, cuz shortly after my crafty fun, the shit hit the fan...no shit will be hitting the fan this year, cuz this year, it's all about the crafty fun and not about someone else's fucked up drama! 

The other wreath I made this past holiday season hanging in its new home! 
 Awesome vintage ornament wreath #2! 

And since I'm feeling nostalgic for my drama free Christmases past, how about some fun kitschy Christmas shots of yours truly from back in the day...what a young sassy lassy I be! 

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I wish you all drama free holidays this year!

~MaryDeluxe




Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

And She Lived Happily Ever After.........

....in a little house named DeluxeVille surrounded by five fabulous cats and lots of her favorite things!  I apologize in advance to all the little girls out there, no knight in shining armor in this fairy tale, just awesome little MaryDeluxe saving herself! 

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Don't ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people.  You are not responsible for their happiness.  You're responsible for your own happiness.  Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life to begin with.

Cuz everybody needs a big ass chalkboard in their living room!

If you don't like where you are, then change it....
...you are not a tree.

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"If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you don't want."
~Kevin Ngo

  

XOXO
 ~MaryDeluxe

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Desiderata
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

~Max Ehrmann

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I will not let my inner peace be disturbed my the confusions around me.  I will be gentle and tolerant, while maintaining my right to my individuality.  I will listen and appreciate, and not judge the source of what I hear. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My First Date

Yes, you read the title right...I have had my first date since leaving Mr. A.S.S.Y.  and regaining my freedom and my sanity.  Yes, please congratulate me because this was a really big deal in my little world.   It wasn't an uncomfortable thing for me to do at all, since I've been getting to know this fella in a friendly way all Summer.  When he finally moved things in that direction, it wasn't a completely terrifying thought, because I knew I always had fun being in his company.  But if you would have asked me about dating last December-April...I would have told you to go fuck yourself, because I was never gonna do that again.  But here it is September and I'm whistling a different tune.  That's where the really big deal part comes in.  Go me!!

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So, I know you are all just dying to know how my Saturday night date went?!  Well, the whole date was great but my three favorite parts were 1. locking him out of the car and laughing while he was pumping gas as I sat inside the car ( oh yes, I'm evil) 2. holding his hand 3. the way he kissed me goodnight. What?? Were you expecting me to say...the food?? :)

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Then he left and I proceeded to have a good, short cry in the shower.  It wasn't that I was sad or upset,  I just never in my life thought I would be where I am.  You see, I'm a very loyal kind of girl.... and even though I'm legally separated, working on my divorce, and haven't seen Mr. A.S.S.Y. since March, it still felt a little weird.  It just felt like I did something really, really bad...and then I realized it was really, really fun and I would love to do something really, really fun again on another date!  Go me!!

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I know you're all thinking, Wow MaryD, that sounds great!! But wait a sec because I haven't gotten to the part where I run away yet!  And yes, there is that part to tell.  You see, through a few text message exchanges later that week, my "friend" that I went on the date with, disclosed that he has  2 ladies he "talks to" to kill the time as he waits for his "keeper" girl.  But one of them he was getting ready to "kick to the curb" because she was nothing but "drama".  Can you say OUCH!  Can you say stomach twisted into a knot.  Can you say flash back to December 6, 2013, when I read some text messages that made me feel the same way, just more in a "hey my fucking life as I know it is over and I might as well walk out into a snow bank, close my eyes, and just go to sleep" kinda way.  Then I just let myself sit with that uncomfortable feeling all day.  I thought well, at least he told me, he could have easily just hide it from me, but I do wish he would have told me before the date, before I let myself like him.  So, now what do I do?  Do I want to be the number "3" girl he "talks to" to kill the time as he waits for his "keeper" girl?  Do I want to get "kicked to the curb" when I annoy him to much?  My answer... NO, I FUCKING DON'T....if I wanted to be that to someone, I would have stayed married to Mr. A.S.S.Y.


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So what did MaryD do?  She pulled the bell and got of the bus!  This is the part where I run away!! Yes, I feel sad and disappointed but I also feel kinda glad, because I learned something really important by knowing him.  I discovered my love for myself again.  It's still there people!! I deserve someone that protects my feelings, that thinks it's great just seeing me and isn't worried about what else might be out there that's better!  I'm irreplaceable and some day some one is going to realize that...and it's gonna be when they have me and not when I'm gone!  And I'm gonna love locking him out of the car and laughing when he's pumping gas, holding his hand, and kissing him good night too...but the best part is, he'll feel the exact same way about me too!

So, that's the story of my first date.  Everyone has a life to live and everyone can choose to live it anyway they want to.  I'm not here to judge anyone.  At another point in my life, maybe I would have been okay with sharing and being someone's "something to do" but at the place I'm at now and with what I've been through, I'm just not.  And that's okay too! 

XOXO,
MaryDeluxe


All fun cartoons borrowed from.....Comically Vintage
P.S. Dear lawyers the definition of the Acronym Mr. A.S.S.Y. means Mr. Assembly because he liked to put things together....yup that's exactly what that means no need to send a letter! :)