Thursday, November 30, 2006

Brrrr

Baby, it's cold outside!


Or, in other words...


And a be safe shout out to all my snowbound buddies!



Saturday, November 25, 2006

Toot Toot

Not to be all self-celebratory or anything, but I am official a year older...as of yesterday!!

(I won't bore you with the number.)

This kids & I went here for dinner:
and saw this movie, which was actually quite cute! I'm a little sad it's the last one!


Busy Busy Busy here sewing-wise. I did list these 2 little blings for Black Friday...

Meanwhile I can't stop thinking about summer vacation (and its not even Christmas!) I want to go back here:

Wailea Beach, Maui

Although here is a strong second (you know, in the quest for pink sand and all...)


For budget beach bums, I highly recommend this one:

Siesta Key Beach, Florida

and the best part is that you're only an 90 minutes or so from here:

That's my weekend in a nutshell. I'm kinda lazy-boring, huh?

a.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Presidential Pardon Dance


And just in case I don't have a chance to say it tomorrow, to all my blogworld friends near and far...



I'll catch you on the flip side!


Sunday, November 19, 2006

Laundry Day

Just how am I supposed to get anything done with this goin' on...


I haven't posted a pic of the kitties in a while! Aren't they getting big??? This is their favorite "bed". Even tho they've got a quite fetching one I bought in the Isaac Mizrahi Pet Section at Target. Figures.

Flashy McRanty Pants
Soo...shoutout here to all my actor friends (of which I have a spare few.) Ya'll know I TOTALLY didn't mean you when I said shallow & self-absorbed.

Right?

Kittens?


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Peppermint Twirl...and a Rant :D

What would the weekend be without a Rant???

But first...


Le Adorable Peppermint Twirl skirt & tee...


Such a cute little outfit! 3 of these little fabrics are LOOONG gone, so it is truly One of a Kind.



So TomKat are getting married, like today in Italy. Right?

The wedding (according to a CNN estimate) cost apporximately 1.5 mil.

ONE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS???? Are you KIDDING ME???

1.5 million dollars for 2 actors to perform in front of their fellow actor (read: mostly shallow & self absorbed) friends, in a ceremony that isn't legal in the country it is performed in, via a religion said country doesn't even recognize. Hmmm.

Do you know what else you can do with 1.5 million dollars?

With 1.5 million dollars you could:
  • Donate 1500 brand new desktop computers to an underpriveleged school district
  • Send 75 kids to a state college for 4 years...tuition free
  • Buy 2 weeks worth of groceries for 7500 needy families
  • Write a $40 check to every single teacher in Oklahoma as a Christmas bonus. EVERY SINGLE ONE. (And yes, $40 is a lot of money to a teacher. Especially one in Oklahoma.)
  • Pay for 1 month's prescriptions for 10,000 senior citizens
  • Cover the outstanding hospital costs for 10 children with cancer.
  • Feed 1.5 million starving children.
More than 1 Billion people in this world live on less than $1 a day.

You do the math.

a.



Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Nina, Girl

Where the heck are your "bunz" anyway?

This is the inch high private eye searching for Nina...


I do have a peek at the Peppermint Twirly set, originally planned as part of the EBEMINT launch, but alas the camera's demise screwed that all to heck. Here's a look-see...

Ocean's Away

This weekend I'm pulling out the big guns to kick start the ebay sales. I'm using the much-coveted and sought-after Little Mermaid glittery fabric. It's aged to perfection in the ole stasharoo, and is crying out to be a gorgeous little outfit.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Four Score and A Couple Years Ago...

(Is a Score a decade??)) Well, anyway...


Happy Birthday to my Sister, Desiree' !!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

MissAligned

This whole mercury in retrograde thing is ticking me off. (Is it over yet?) Not only have I gotten my head bit off all week by other people, I woke up this morning with a splitting headache, was horribly gripe-y myself, and now I'm kinda depressed. I'm blaming astrophysics. It's as good an excuse as any.

Couldn't even enjoy my new baby I bought yesterday...


Also sucking this weekend... sweet little leopard cuffed set (see post under the hot dude) didn't sell today...so I'm relisting it. Bummer. It's raining here...and I didn't get my Peppermint twirly skirt pics taken...OR my bling blings made... All of which will keep til tomorrow I guess.

I did buy this yesterday, also for me:


And just to prove my I'm not Scroogy McSelfish ALL the bloomin' time, I bought this for my sister at Pier One. Don't tell her. It's for her birthday, on Tuesday.


Tonight the kids & I watched this...


and it doesn't matter that we have the dvd (AND the vhs). If it's on tv, I have to watch. We marveled at the sparkliness of the Ruby Slippers, and the gorgeousness of Judy Garland's voice. Over The Rainbow brought tears to my eyes, the same as it did the last time I watched it, and the time before that.

Backing up...Not that this is probably news to any of you (I'm somewhat of a late bloomer in a lot of ways, haha) but "The Blower's Daughter" on the O cd has haunted me since I first played it. I can't get enough of it. But it almost hurts to listen to it at the same time.

That could be Mercury talking though.

On that note...I'm off to find my own Lullaby League.

a.

Friday, November 10, 2006

A Brief Pause for a FanGirly Moment...

What is it about the manly man that is so freakin attractive??? I mean, in general the nerdy guy is gonna make WAY more money. And the chunky but lovable guy is as loyal as the day is long, not to mention generally a laugh riot.

So what is it about those long, tall drinks of water that make us swoon like a 16 year-old girl at a football game?

These days I'm fascinated by one Adonis in particular...that bad boy with the ferocious hair, Ronan Dex.


He rarely speaks. Grunts suffice.

He's a poor dresser.
His hair is a disaster.

But he can twirl a gun around his finger like he's Wyatt Earp....


and GeezLouise once you've seen this man fling a grenade over his shoulder and then blithely saunter off a'la John Wayne, well frankly, there's not a hilariously chunky, nerdy rich guy in the world that will ever turn your head again.


This post is for the macho men. God bless them one and all.

a.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Smashing.

Sheesh, why didn't I make this in Lu's size??? I'll never find the time to make her one! It turned out SOOOO cute! I adore the huge ornament on the tee...


I named it Holiday Chic, and it's listed here with the CDCM Secret Santa Launch which started Nov 1 and goes through Nov 30. All buyers receive a secret surprise with their purchase!

Finished the Peppermint twirly skirt for the EBE launch which starts tomorrow...but my camera is KAPUT. Can you tell I've about had it with technology this fall? I must have laid my camera right next to my Grabit pincushion (big ole magnet) and it killed my camera D-E-D. So, the pics that should have taken just 1/2 hour or so (above) took all afternoon and all the good light. Meaning my twirly skirt pics will have to wait til tomorrow.

So stay tuned...

a.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Love, Hate and the Big Bling

Project Runway, How I Love Thee...and Despise Thee
And miss thee horribly. There's nothing to watch on Wednesday nights! I might have enjoyed Jericho or Lost or some other new show I don't know about because I spent the last few months tied up in a love/hate relationship with PR!!! Now I'm behind on all the OTHER shows and can't get interested. So I've been designing and sewing instead.

Which brings me to...


Bling da Bling
The Bow*Babes of ebay are having their Snow Angels launch this week & I'm a guest! Two blings up for auction (and yes, these might also just be a vanity showing from j*b, although this one won't sting as bad for not selling as Lu covets both.)

My Aqua Holiday...
and That Old Black Magic...By The Way...
Remember me installing a hard drive to replace my stink-o-rama Gateway a few weeks ago??? WELLL....the saga continues. I have just lost my P key and my ; keys. So I'm typing this without those 2 keys!!! I tried to snap them back in place but it's next to impossible.

ARRGGHHH.

Have a nice weekend chickies!!!

a.