Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Toot!

Hi everyone!

Well, today Toot is 4 years old! I started this blog when she was around 8 months old I think. And now she's growing up and up. Seriously, what the heck?!

I jokingly told her to stop growing up to which she replied, "But I haf to gwow up. I still be your best fwiend when I bigger Mommy."

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I'm a Professional Hooker

Hi everyone!

First, I want to thank everyone SO much for taking the time to contact, comment or otherwise be awesome during my SITS day. I'm still getting through to as many people as I can to return the favor, thank you!!!


As you know, I've become "slightly" obsessed with a little lady called Blythe. Unfortunately this darling comes with a "slightly" large price tag and I'm not even close to being "slightly large"...well, I have had two kids but I mean budget wise.

Anyhoo, I was whining to my husband one day and he said, "You want more dolls? Just figure out a way to bring in some money..." So I did. IN YOUR FACE, HONEY!

Presenting my new shop for Blythe: Kawaii Kandy where I hook up super awesome amazing you-must-have-this hats for Blythe! At least...I think so. :P

Like such classics as...Sad Ice Cream Fell Down and is Now More Sad:

Pinky Ice Cream...Still Sad Though

Scary Monster Attack!

BL♥VED 101/365: Sugarbot

The Moon is Laughing Because Your Balloon is Flying Away!

How Rude!

So Is The Sun!

Sunny Days Indeed!

And who could possibly forget Dark Side of the Balloon???

BL♥VED 107/365

So this is it...I'm finally realizing my dream of having an online store, selling something I love to make to support a hobby instead of stealing the money for the electric bill...Life is good!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Oh Snap It's My SITS Day!

Well helloooooooooooo everyone!

No Friday Night Fab Five this week because today is my SITS day, w00t!

So for those of you that regularly put up with my crap around here but aren't sure who The SITS Girls are:

"We are a group of 40,000 women bloggers dedicated to supporting one another by leaving comments & learning about blogging. We'd love to have you join us!"

I've been stalking SITS for a while now and they have grown and grown into a blogging-social media-community MACHINE. And they are awesome (and not only because they chose my blog to feature today).

For those of you that are new to Just Add Glitter and Stir, welcome!

So this is me:

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Wait, that's not right...THIS is me:

I have two girls:

I also like gluing stuff onto other stuff:

I like to blog about my life, my adventures in crochet, mixed media and I list 5 things I'm obsessed with in my (mostly) weekly Friday Night Fab Five.

Here are a few of my favorite posts, I do hope you'll stick around and revel in my...uh...revelry. Huzzah!

How to Set Your Microwave on Fire

FedEx Thinks I'm Fat

and the follow up:

FedEx is Afraid of Trees

No, You Prove YOU'RE Not A Robot, Captcha

NSFW Thanksgiving

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Create is the Word of the Day

Hey everyone!

So one day in my clearance aisle searching, I found these cracked chalk boards:

They were super cheap because they were so busted and since I couldn't use them as chalk boards, I covered both sides in paper and made this out of one of them:

I love adding the word, "Create" to projects where I know it needs a tagline or title but I'm fresh out of ideas. LOL There's always room for "create". :P

I also added a glittered up Blythe doll pull ring to make it "doll-ish". :D

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Long before marriage, kids, heck even blogging, I was (and proudly am) a geek. Lots of geeks specialize in one or two areas (i.e.-gamers, Trekkies, LARPing, etc), I'm more of a "jack of all trades" sort of geek, dipping my toe into various geeky pools. Here's 5 things I'm geeking out over this week in the Friday Night Fab Five:

1. "I'm So Happy I Can Dance" by The Salteens

My girls are obsessed with Yo Gabba Gabba and I'm woman enough to admit that I like watching it too. Not sure what it is but I think it could be that it reminds me of the freaky shows I use to watch as a kid. But another thing is that they feature super cool bands the parents can get into. Like The Salteens and their song, "I'm So Happy I Can Dance". I'm pretty sure there are more adults that watch this show than there are kids...

2. Doctor Who is Back! Doctor Who is Back!

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How in the name of geeks did it take me SO long to get into this show?! Anyway, it's awesome, it starts back up tomorrow. WOO HOOOOOOOOO! Speaking of geeks...

3. The Nerdist

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Listen to the podcasts, watch the show on BBC America, hit The Nerdist up on just about every social media outlet you can imagine, just jump in! Chris Hardwick and his merry band of geeks are hilarious.

4. Death Star Tea Infuser
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No.Way. This is the coolest thing EVER from Think Geek.

5. Home Slurpee Machine

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Also from Think Geek, it's a home Slurpee machine! W00t!

And there you have it, another Friday Night Fab Five for the ages! What were your favorites this week?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm obsessed with for the week. This week is all about random awesomeness. BEHOLD!

1. Cat Sings Game of Thrones Theme

I don't know if I was just very tired when I first watched this video or if it's really just freakin' awesome but I laughed until the tears came. Actually, it wasn't fatigue, this is just funny...

2. Gilbert Blythe Pillow

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When I saw this on Twitter the other day, I almost passed out (as I Tweeted, my 12 year old self did.) I cannot express to you how OBSESSED my friends and I were with Gilbert Blythe and how stupid we though Anne was for taking to darn long to be with him. Were I still that 12 year old girl (instead of just acting like one), I would be begging for this pillow!

3. The Ragtime Gals

What do you get when you combine reggae and a barbershop quartet? Magic.

4. Country Crock Cinnamon Spread
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Oh my goodness, this stuff is SO good!

5. Labyrinth
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I watched this movie on Netflix the other day (my 1,000+ viewing of it) and it never gets old. Some parts of it still terrify me (like that freakin' Fire Gang that rip their heads off. *shudder*) I can't wait till the girls are old enough to watch this movie.

And there you have it, another Friday Night Fab Five for the ages! What were your favorites this week?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Hi everyone!

Well, my Hatter-esque character is finished! You may remember her from such posts as Creating My Own Wonderland and Tea, The Tea, You Must Have a Cup of Tea.

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

I had a lot of fun working on her and making her into her own character. I like to call her Harriet.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat

6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Icy Makeover!

She'll actually be heading off to a new home in Portugal very soon where I sure she'll throw many a mad tea party...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sailing Takes Me Away to Where I'm Gluing

Hi everyone!

I bought this busted up shadow box on clearance at Hobby Lobby a while back:

And there is sat in my box of, "Well, One Day...Maybe" box of things to alter for years. But I decided to give it a new life once I got the Mile High Club mixed media kit.

There is SO much vintage ephemera in this kit so I decided to use pieces of it for my travel shadow box:

I also added some Dylusions mists, pink and blue - one of my favorite color combos.

For the inside, I decided to make "clouds" up top by stenciling modeling paste and using a paper towel roll as my "cloud" stamp.

Happy Monday everyone!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

When Good Clocks Go Bad

Hi everyone!

I bought this sweet little Winnie the Pooh clock at a thrift store a loooooong time ago. It's been sitting in my "To Alter Someday If I Don't Forget I Have It" pit, otherwise known as the craft room.

Isn't it sweet? Hmmm...maybe a little too sweet. After all, what do I need a sweet clock for? Wait a minute...I just happen to have this full page vintage Playboy ad from Gauche Alchemy's Mile High Club mixed media paper craft kit.

6 exciting days at Jamaica Playboy for only $105?!?! I'm so there! Okay, not really but I did take this ad and violated a clock with it!

Some painting, some stamping, tra lalalala, etc and so forth...

I also altered the inside of the little drawer:

I used an image of the resort for the top:

My favorite part of the ad was the Bunny serving drinks in the pool so I used that for the face of the clock:

I had so much fun with this project! And yes, the clock actually works. :D

Friday, August 3, 2012

Friday Night Fab Five: Rewind

Hi everyone!

I originally published this week's Friday Night Fab Five back in 2009 but thought I'd repost it again for a couple of reasons:

1. This week has been a tough one as my brother's birthday was yesterday and instead of celebrating with him, my parents and I were busy spreading his ashes.

and 2. I know there are some new readers out there so I thought you might enjoy reveling in some of my most embarrassing moments. I'm giving like that. :P

So without further ado, here's an old post with no pictures that's been slightly updated!


Originally published on 4/3/2009

So I had this idea to post 5 things you may or may not know about me for this week's Friday Night Fab Five. I can't decide if this is an awesome idea, an arrogant idea or an idea that I will immediately regret as soon as I hit "publish". I decided to go ahead with it because in the World Of Blogging, nothing is quite as powerful as the feeling you can post whatever you want with no retribution whatsoever. And since I'm power-hungry *rawr* here is this week's Friday Night Fab Five:

1. In the eighth grade, I auditioned for "The New Mickey Mouse Club". I was rejected and as I was leaving the room, the Casting Director stopped me and asked me to sing the song I had prepared. I had one of those, "It's happening!" only-in-Hollywood type of moments until about half way through the FIRST verse of my song when he stops me and very politely tells me to get out. So had I been able to sing, I may have been a Mouseketeer and have my very own "E! True Hollywood Story" by now.

2. On picture day in the fifth grade, we had a totally cheesy photographer that was making stupid jokes in an effort to get me to smile. I was trying to hold in the laughs and as a result blew snot out of my nose at the very moment he snapped the picture. Luckily, my class was standing in line behind me and saw the whole thing. Ironically, the class bully came up to me afterwards and said, "Don't worry about it, that kind of thing just happens".

3. When I was around 5 or 6, I was at the grocery store with my mom. They had one of those big glass door freezers that holds bags of ice and I wondered to myself how cold it was in there once the door was closed. As Mom was checking out, I opened the door, climbed in and the door closed behind me. It was then that I realized that I couldn't get the door opened and it was also then that Mom noticed I was gone. I spent a minute or two watching her run back and forth in front of the freezer yelling my name. When she finally saw where I was, she was laughing so hard at me standing on bags of ice looking quite satisfied with myself that the manager had to come and open the door to let me out. P.S.-I was fine and yes, that freezer is cold with the door closed.

4. Many years ago, I was on the phone with a friend of mine.  I was playing on the computer (here's how long ago it was: I was using AOL on dial up) and was barely listening to her as she was telling me about some event thingie she wanted me to go to with her.  I finally gave an absentminded, "Sure I'll go, sounds like fun!" to which she replied, "Going to a funeral sounds like fun?!" Oh, she was talking about going to a funeral and I said it sounded like fun? Yeah, there's no coming back from that. 

5. When I was pregnant with Toot, my husband, my mom and I went to Babies R Us to look at crib bedding. While there I accidentally farted and instinctively said, "Oops, sorry y'all!" really loud. This wouldn't have been so bad except it was then that I noticed a sales associate sitting directly behind my backside at the special ordering desk. Oops!

Well, that's it for this week's Friday Night Fab Five! What's the point of a blog if I can't use it to entirely humiliate myself, right? Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

I Got Nothing...Well, Maybe

Hi everyone!

I would love to say that today I've got some wonder of a creation that will make you jump up and slap your grandmother but alas, I do not. *shame spiral* This week marks a difficult one as tomorrow would have been my brother's 32nd birthday. (For those of you that don't know, he died on April 7th.)

So needless to say, I've been dreading this week for months but the funny thing about Time is that it stops for no one. Not even when you beg and/or try to bribe it with an unlimited minutes cell phone plan.

So here's a modge podge of who knows what. Hopefully I'll have a more coherent, dazzling, eye melting post for you soon...but I make no promises. :P

First off: PHOTO BOMB!


Second: New kit day at Gauche Alchemy! W00t!

We've got a travel themed kit called, Mile High Club and it is freakin' awesome so go check it out!

Next: Princesses! That tip over!

Andddddddddd I'm spent.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Tea, The Tea, You Must Have a Cup of Tea!

Hi everyone!

Since I can't quite finish my Hatter's Apprentice (still waiting on some things to arrive, darn it) I thought I'd throw a tea party for her head and sad headless body.

Tea, The Tea, You Must Have a Cup of Tea!

After all, Wonderland is known for its "headless" mentality.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Night Fab Five

Hi everyone!

Welcome to an all new Friday Night Fab Five where I list 5 things I'm digging this week:

1. Mister Rogers Remix

I grew up watching Mister Rogers and love this remix by PBS. SIDENOTE: Here's a money making idea--->Create a relaxation CD that's just Mister Rogers and Bob Ross talking. Come on, who could feel stressed after listening to that?! Speaking of Bob Ross..

2. Bob Ross Remix!

PBS did one for Bob Ross too. Snap!

3. Pomegranite80 on Etsy


I love finding awesome online handmade shops, run by awesome people who create awesome things. I originally found the Etsy shop: pomegranite80 thanks to Regretsy. Ady creates donkey related what have yous with the proceeds going to her donkey rescue. So let's shop? Check. Good cause? Check. Awesome dressed up donkeys? Done and DONE. I've got three in my collection with one more on the way, Ady's donkeys are addicting! lol

4. 100 vs 1

This marks the THIRD time that I've shown this video here at Just Add Glitter and Stir but I don't care, it's just that funny. (And I could use a laugh or two today!) Basically, 100 people randomly show up to freak out the 1. It's awesome.

And last but not least:

5. Zippy

Wow, I feel like I haven't posted many pictures of Zippy at all. Bad Mommy, bad!

And there you have it, another Friday Night Fab Five for the ages! What are your favorites this week?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pixy vs the Donutzies

Sure, I could clean my house but I'd rather create scenarios where mutant Donutzies are attacking our civilization:

It started here:

"They're After Me! They're After Me!"
"They're after me! They're after me!"

Then it got worse...

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So, are Donutzies really evil or are they just misunderstood? Will Pixy and the Donutzies ever find a common ground? Will my house ever get cleaned?  Stay tuned!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Creating My Own Wonderland

Hi everyone!

I got a new doll a while back and decided to reimagine her as a Wonderland character. She's not an exact character, more "Wonderland-esque". :D I'm still waiting on some things before I can finish her up but this is the doll I started with:

Come on! I'm Pretty Cute!

And this is what I've done so far:

We're All Mad Here...

I sanded her original make-up off and carved her lips, nose and philtrum. I then used acrylics, chalk pastels and watercolor pencils to give her a new face up along with adding a new wig. I also altered a pair of her eyechips with book pages and acrylic paint.

I decided she would be a "Hatter's Apprentice" of sorts and so I altered this little hat with bits and bobs from Gauche Alchemy:

Every Hatter Needs a Hat

Every good Hatter needs their own Dormouse so I commissioned Christy from Dots Dashes and Doodles to create this sweet needle felted Throwaway Pet. :)

This has been a fun project to work on, I've been really thinking about ways to combine my love for dolls with my love for mixed media and getting my craft on. :)