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.