Friday, September 19, 2008

Etsy Picks of the Week

What's better than a cute card? A cute card that teaches you how to make shadow puppets!

My new favorite ring.

Perfect with a cup of Earl Grey and a scone.

From The Bungalow


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Currently Listening To: Erotic City-Prince

I told you I'd be on a Prince fix all week!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Don't Get "Snoody" With Me

I learned to knit in 7th grade, and ever since, every fall I break out the ol' needles and make scarves like crazy. But this year I started to get a bit bored with the typical scarf, and looked for something just as easy, but a bit more interesting. Behold: the snood.
As far as I can tell, a snood is just the same as a scarf, but connected. You can wear it around your neck, or as a hood. I used this picture from Urban Outfitters UK as my inspiration.

Making this was so simple, and it takes just as much time as a scarf.
It's SO much easier to learn to knit if you have someone to teach you face to face, but if you don't have anyone to teach you,here is an excellent how to video.
This is what you'll need:
1 pair knitting needles (I used size 17)
About 2 balls of yarn
Around 12 inches of ribbon

1. Cast off about 60 stitches
2. Knit just as you would as scarf, until it can go loosely around your neck (it should fit like the picture above) Finish it off like you would a scarf (see video to find out how)
3. Get the ribbon and weave together the opposite ends of the scarf, tying a bow on the top.
The results:

Super comfy and less than half the price (technically, even less, since this seems to be sold in the UK Urban Outfitters)Expect to see these all over this fall/winter.

Totally off topic, but does anyone have any idea where I could get a pair of penny loafers? I've been searching for a pair for a couple of weeks now, and I can't seem to find any anywhere!

Currently watching: Purple Rain. I'm ashamed to say I've never seen this, but luckily it was on tonight. I'm sure I'll be listening to the soundtrack the rest of the week.
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ps: A quick Gossip Girl note: am I the only one that likes Serena SO much better now that she's a bitch? Seriously, so much better than her and Dan and all their "issues" (which I never really got:why the heck did they break up in the first place?)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm starting a new weekly post where I put up 3 etsy picks of the week. Email me( if you have any snazzy ones to share, or if you'd like me to post your own work!
This just made doing the dishes fun.
Apron from Boojiboo.

Trailers are THE way to travel.
Trailer Charm from
Mom O Matic.

Something every mermaid needs.
Vintage Shell Shaped Compact from Emma's Gems.

I did a bit of a makeover on the site, although it's not complete because I need to change the header to something a way more eye-cathing.Good, or no?

More to come this week!

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Currently Listening to: Different Names for the Same Thing-Death Cab for Cutie. Plans is definitely my fall/winter album.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bananas and Britney

VMAs....honestly, I didn't find much of anything worth posting. Nothing too amazing on the red carpet (at least that's the way I felt). But Katy Perry's banana romper (<-- link, cause I couldn't find a picture)was beyond amazing.

So a quick recap: the Britney+Jonah Hill sketch was hilarious,no one came even close to Chris Brown's performance last year, and all my predictions came true (see in post below)!

But anyways....

It's finally here.

Topshop USA

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Award Shows and Nothing to Compose

Ugh, still having trouble finding "inspiration" (I feel so lame saying that word, but it's true!).I think it's just that whole tricky transition between summer and fall (it's 90 degrees out, but I want to wear all my new coats and sweaters!).
Luckily tomorrow is my absolute favorite award shows, the VMAs (I wish I was cool and only into the whole "indie" music scene,but I love Kanye and all those "generic" rappers way too much. Not that I dislike indie music, I absolutely love it.) So I'll be sure to have a post with my take on the best and worst dressed of tomorrow night! My predictions: Rihanna will look amazing, Jonas Brothers will have their typical mix and match outfits, and there will be lots of 1920's inspired garb.
Until tomorrow night!
Golden Calf

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Comeback

K, go ahead and give me the award for worst blogger in the history of earth, I deserve it. So so sorry that I haven't updated in about a month, but with the start of school and my lack of inspiration/time I just sort of drifted away. But not anymore! I am back and planning on having a real post this week and replying to all your lovely comments!

But I think we all know what I'll be doing tonight...

xoxo Golden Calf

Currently Listening To: Doo Wop That Thing- Lauryn Hill

Ohmygoodness, I discovered Lauryn Hill this weekend and am in love with her.