Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Back and Geeking Out

3788699647_f0b0dcc7f1_z3789513474_b3cc94a6d7_z3788705003_3b2d4c59df_z3789518410_c4f1c6b97a_zI’ve been rediscovering Willow all over again after I saw a the old board game in a charity shop for £1.50 a few weeks ago. Chea, mine. Ryan and I watched the movie again and decided to break out the game and attempt the most complicated board game ever made. We set it all up, looked at the over 20 page rulebook and decided to flip through the playing cards and geek out instead (k, I did most of the geeking out).

I keep seeing armour-like rings and pieces floating around on Tumblr and Pinterest so I Googled Sorsha to write a post inspired by her (maybe later?) and found that these headpieces still exist. OMG. Of course they were at a George Lucas Exhibit where they totally belong. I’m not a Star Wars fanatic or anything like that, although I do <3 Ewok’s. My brother used to watch Willow all the time and while I was always begging to put on Cinderella and The Little Mermaid, I sat through hours of Willow and Robin Hood pretty much ALL THE TIME. C’mon Brian, don’t lie.

And oo recently a good friend of ours has just named her adorable new little puppy Willow and everyone is still singing I WHIP MAH HAIR BACK AND FORTH! Well…I am.

Anyway I’d kill to get my mitts on one of these headpieces though…hmm I see a potential Halloween costume that no one would understand in my future. 

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After some crap things were thrown my way I was determined to get some good things happening for myself and so far it’s working. Now I’ve just got to make more good things blossom from them (job job job *all fingers are crossed*). I’ve also been consistently practicing Yoga again with a little Pilates thrown in there. Maybe I’ll feel ok about possibly wearing a swimsuit this year but mostly it’s just good to feel good – ya know? I’m a pretty sensitive lady so yes, you will see it in my posts if I’m blue. But I’m taking my multivitamins like a good girl and cooking the yummiest of yummy dinners. Hello happy belly. Downside is I’ve recently become a little nocturnal. I’m slowly turning that around but I’ve always been kind of a night owl anyway.

I’m also falling in love with blogging again because it’s MINE and sometimes it’s one of the best ways to express my thoughts, inspirations, obsessions and feelings. Yes, even if it is a photo of a cute lil rodent. Your comments are like sweet little daily notes that just put a smile on my face. Thank you for taking the time to write them. As usual, you are the bomb.

Tonight – a night with friends! Have a wonderful weekend! Hearts, stars and studs!

Now Playing Paula Abdul – Forever Your Girl

photos via this geek

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My melting brain

liz and rockI can’t just leave rats up on my blog but I’m having trouble feeling inspired lately. I need something to happen. Well, the truth is I need to make something happen.

via CONFETTI SYSTEM
(Wish the photo above could be my little space atm!)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Case of the Fridays

Teddy-bear_1448668icute rat rat-cuddling-teddyrat_teddy_02rat-with-a-teddy-bear-16026-1233948665-3I guess if I can’t be a cat girl then this is about right.

This week has been kinda bleh. Hope yours has been better. Here’s a list because lists make me feel productive even though this isn’t, really.

x Visit this flickr with some of the photos above if you aren’t freaked out by rat babies.
x One man’s jewellery collection. It’s far more impressive than mine will ever be.
x The best black and brown’s I’ve seen this month besides these cookies.
x Super rad diy earrings. This lady is a genius when it comes to diy accessories.
x The new toast catalogue arrived today. Some of the photos screamed TAKE ME TO LA RICHARDA. But this one just screamed BUY ME. I love everything. I never want to wear anything tight again. That would mean a new wardrobe though.

Happy weekend and Happy Valentine’s day for those of you spending it on Sunday like we are. xox

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I happen to love the bear trap studs!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

No you hang up!

Valentine’s Day jewellery that screams – MINE! Pieces that will really scare off an anti-V-dayer or even your partner!

 

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Stay tuned for the next post with jewellery that a stalker probably wouldn’t pick out.

 

 

((click the photos to fly away))

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Return to your childhood

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Return to Oz!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kitty Convo

il_570xN.215202523il_570xN.215242159il_570xN.191032578il_570xN.214699736il_570xN.195148460(This Etsy collection represents the mood I get in after I’ve visited Fieldguided.)

Ryan and I had a conversation about cats the other day. I’ve never had a cat but he did for a short time when he was young. I am a huge dog lover and he is too. We’re pretty sure we wouldn’t be able to adopt a dog atm because of rules about how big our pretty much nonexistent garden is. *sigh* One day but just not now. So, I thought for the first time about REALLY getting a cat. I’ve said before about how I’m allergic to cats but how I love them and think they are so mysterious.

My Mom had two cats named Big and Little. One summer, I was visiting and Little was under the couch. Next thing I know, Little took a swipe at my face. I was fine but shaken up. I know dog language so well that I thought tail wagging was a good thing!? It totally freaked me out and that’s probably why I think I never know what they’re going to do.

My bff’s kitten was so in love with my face that she decided to pounce on it as I was sleeping. And once at my friend Anna’s (who fosters kitties – how sweet is that?) I spent the night with my head out the window because of the cutest pair of black kitties. So yes, I am around kitties sometimes. I pet them and my eyes & lungs suffer.

Anyway back to the getting kitty convo Ryan and I were having…People have said that I just need to be around cats and stick it out and my allergies will just go away. What if they don’t and we’ve adopted a kitty we can’t keep? Maybe I’m just desperate for a pet (no offence Tella, our sweet lil hamster)?

I know for a fact that we’re going to have at least 3 dogs one day (<3 <3 <3) and maybe when we have a little one (yes one as in a baby, no not any time soon, Mom & Dad…relax) and he or she might ask for a pretty kitty - maybe then we’ll have a one. But for now they will remain mysterious. I’m just going to keep falling in love with the kitties I see in windows – on screen and off, when we visit friends houses and random kitties crossing the road (eesh!).

When you’re thinking about getting a pet – really think about it. I’ve had lots of dogs in my life, big and small, crazy and lazy. Find the best pet for your lifestyle and family. Make your pet’s life as wonderful as it makes yours.

And that is the end of the kitty convo.

 

Click the photos to fly to the Etsy shop they belong to. Also, I know it’s a fox. Isn’t it rad?

TmT

leopardcookieThis is what too much time on Polyvore does. I couldn’t/wouldn’t ever wear something this short without leggings or tights. How do these girls get away with this?! They just don’t care if their bumnthings are hangin’ out? Plus brr.

I sound old.

 

tunic via Nasty Gal

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Glamour

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Broke Valentine pt.1

origami_heart_02 origami_heart_04 origami_heart_06This seems easy enough. You can download it here and I suggest reading the comments because they were giving some pretty good tips. And if your fingers just won’t do the folding…simply write a love letter.

I’ll give you some suggestions for your handwritten message on your heart:

1. Happy Valentine’s Day! I promise to make you a big fat juicy hamburger with the wrong pickles you bought. 
2. You make me feel like a natural woman. So, I promise to shave my legs every day for a week.
3. You + Me = US (omg please tell me someone remembers that song)
 
K, so maybe you shouldn’t take my advice on this one. Ryan and I say some pretty weird things to each other. Well it’s mostly me saying weird things to him. I don’t want your Valentine to crumple up your paper heart. And if you don’t have a Valentine, enjoy it. I used to write in my lame LiveJournal about how I’d spend my Valentine’s Days on the couch with my date…which was usually a bag of chips. Now that I’ve got my man, we’ll probably just do the same thing…but together. :) No but seriously, I’m making him take me to the zoo.

More soon…

Hair this

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What??? Oh c’mon.

Alright I may have gotten a little carried away with the last photo but LOOK at that thing.

For anyone that doesn’t know Stacey Solomon (the brunette above Miss Blonde Lips…head) she has a gorgeous SINGING voice but the funniest thing about her - she is the most wonky girl in the world when she speaks. I know that sounds bad but It’s hilarious and awesome. I would be one of her best friends in a heartbeat. Plus her hair is amazing. She’s doing the whole ombre hair now (not like the photo above) like Drew Barrymore, AC and all the other cool kids. I do think about it a lot but I like my chocolate locks. I’d just want to dip my hair in dye and I’m sure that’s not the way to go.

I usually don’t pay too much attention to my hair but the other day I looked closely in the mirror and the sides of my hairline are practically all grey. I’m turning into Rogue…fast. I look like John Henson from The Soup *daydreams*. I can’t believe he’s on Wipe Out now. LAAAME. He isn’t even that funny on it. You know he wants to be.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Watch

I will admit that over the last couple of years I’ve slowly started to become a YouTubeaholic. If I ever want to learn how to do something quickly – YouTube. When I want to know a little more about a specific beauty product – YouTube. If I’m super bored and I want to crack up and make my friends crack up – YouTube. If I ever want to see a part of the world I’ve never been to – YouTube. Remember books? I *like*, comment, favorite and subscribe almost daily. I did make a tutorial video but I’m too chicken to upload it. I’ll leave it to the YouTuber’s for now. We blog – they Vlog.

Recent favorites:

(Sorry if you can’t view it in your part of the world!)

Any recommendations?? Happy Groundhog day. You know what I’ll be watching tonight.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hello February

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P.S. Yesterday’s MVD was: