Friday, January 28, 2011

Okay, you asked for it......

One more time - WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Okay, it's out of my system now.

so the announcement is this...............

I'm opening a sister store!! This has been something on my mind for a while now. While I LOVE and adore TMTM, sometimes I feel there are things I want to do that just don't "fit" over there. I'm in the process of getting the branding done, getting everything printed up, and getting all the merchandise up and ready to go. This shop will be quite a bit different from TMTM. I'll be selling ephemera, bone jewelry, vintage odd things I come across, perfumes, postcards, art prints, and more! I'm really excited about it, actually. Scared, too, because it's a HUGE endeavor. I like the look of the new shop quite a lot - it's got sort of a creepy elegance.

So, wanna peek?

I present to you................ODDITORIA.

The new shop is located @ I will post here when I get it up and running.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ooooh, baby I love your way.........

Okay, so I have some news.

......but we're going to pretend we're at, let's say, a Peter Frampton concert. I say  "Are you guys ready for some big news???" (in my best rock star voice, of course).....

And you say "YEEEEAAAAAHHHH  ----  WHOO!!!!!!"

[ gotta build up the excitement ]


Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

AWE INSPRING creativity.

I ran across this shop while looking for a birthday gift for a friend. I am so impressed by the sheer creativity in this shop. I'm in a bit of a rush today, but couldn't run out without giving you guys a heads up. Who woulda thought a NERF gun could end up looking like this?

Monday, January 17, 2011

A bit late.

Added the perfumes to the shop last night. I'm doing a MAJOR overhaul, which is going to take at least a week. Here are some photos of the new gift sets, eau de parfum, etc. I'm soooooo tired.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The hazards of working at home

I know I'm very lucky I was able to quit my day job and make a living doing something I love. There's nothing better than being the master of your destiny. But over the past year, I've discovered some things, and here's one of them....

I'm never....EVER....dressed. I spend my entire life in pajama pants now. I like to refer to them as "loungy" pants so I don't feel quite so bad about myself.I also tell  myself my "loungy" pants are much more practical, since I work with so many oils and messy things. But the truth is, it's just me here all day and I don't WANNA get dressed. Also, so I don't feel quite so bad, I've acquired quite a collection....I've got zebra and leopard and yoga pants and some velvet-like material that's quite luxurious. I've got long ones and capris and... well, you get the point. My dresser is crammed with these things. Closing the drawers has become a challenge. But it's gotten so bad that if I'm called to the school for a meeting or have to actually go out in public, I actually get ANNOYED at having to put on regular clothes. I was thinking about this as I was getting out of the shower this morning and preparing to put on yet *another* pair. If it were only the pants, it might not be so bad. But couple that with the fact my hair is always in a pony-tail (I tell myself that's ok too, because I need to have my hair up for work) and I never, ever wear makeup anymore....well..... there's a problem. So I've made a resolution.

I will get dressed in the morning.

To most people this may seem odd -- getting dressed is now a *RESOLUTION*???? But seriously... I've fallen into the "work-at-home" trap. I was going to add "I will put on makeup every day" but this is all about baby steps.

So wish me luck, people. When I reach for my beloved loungy pants in the morning, be there with me in spirit to say, "This is NOT acceptable behavior!"

Together we can do this.

Love, Lysa

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I need opinions, please.

Tell me...... what do you think of my offering 1oz spray perfumes? I'm thinking the alcohol might be a problem for people. BUT the scent goes further and lasts longer. Hmmm... They would, of course, be offered alongside my usual 5ml oils.

I would like to know what you guys think.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Valentine perfumes without labels - here are the descriptions:

Hasta la Muerte:
The innocence of lily and carnation, sweetened with vanilla absolute, smashed and marred by an undercurrent of heartless black spice.

Oh, romance. Or something like it. A dozen red roses, spilled wine, a hint of blood, and gunsmoke.

El Corazon:
Like the heart, fickle and a bit deceptive. A heavy, dark, smoky scent with a taunting core of sweetness.

In the Shop

Well, as soon as I can get over there and list them..............and I will say it again - PLEASE forgive the photography. I'm resorting to using my phone because my camera has bitten the dust. Argh.

This is a sampling of the Valentine's Day stuff. There is more to come. 5 new lip balms and 4 additional perfumes. Waiting on my printer to get the label stuff squared away.

First, the LUST trio.

Lust #1 - Histoire du Secretaire:
mile-high leather pumps, skin tight wool pencil skirt, stacks of filing paper, steaming black coffee, a mahogany desk and a hint of musky perfume.

Lust #2 - Histoire des Amoureux:
A little Eden, a little de Sade. leather, juicy red apple, a serpent slither of pepper and spice, green grass, and sweat.

Lust #3 - Histoire du Professeur:
leather arm chair, starched white cotton shirt, dusty books, a memory of sweet pipe smoke and a faint whiff of brandy kept hidden in a desk drawer.

Leather, to me anyway, has got to be the most sexy, animalistic, and utterly sensual scents in the world. One sniff, especially once warmed on the skin, and I'm done for. But that's just me. :-)

On to the jewelry:

 More to come!!!