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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Attention Gossip Girl Fans

Introducing a new blog by one of America's most beloved TV characters.

"What started as a series of hilarious text messages following each episode of Gossip Girl has now grown to have a cult following and gives Rufus the fame he so rightly deserves. One of Rolling Stone's Top 10 "Forgotten" Rockstars of the 90's? I think not Mr. Editor."

Click here to check it out.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sippin' on Gin and Juice

The combination of listening to "Gin and Juice"/being extremely thirsty inspired these etsy picks.

Teacup & Saucer Ring- Sypria
(Fell in love with this and bought it immediately!)

Sugar Skull Flask by Moxie & Oliver

Golden Tea Dress-Jamie Cox 1984

Currently Watching:Michael Jackson:History on Film (<-clip)

Most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. The man's moves are absolute perfection.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Darkness Falls Across The Land, The Midnight Hour Is Close At Hand

Should I just accept the award for least updated blog now or later? Don't answer that. Anyway, Halloween was yesterday (had to say that just in case anyone living under a rock was reading this...wait, does anyone even read this anymore? I can't blame them,with the last post being what? About 3 weeks ago!!!) and this year I was pretty low key about it, being that the majority of my friends were gone to a volleyball tournament and my shortage of spare time. But never less,here is my Halloween night recap:

Spider Ring Cupcakes I made for my sister's dance (Making a dozen cupcakes is fun. But 200 cupcakes for a bunch of preadolescences who are too busy attempting to grind on the dance floor to notice the excellent piping job? Not so much)

I was even low key with my costume! I was planning on making a costume entirely out of candy/candy wrappers (sort of like Project Runway meets Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus) but alas, no time. So instead my friend and I passed out candy and delighted every little girl under 12 by dressing up as Miley Cyrus(originally to be trashy/slutty Miley, but again,the little kids)/Hannah Montana. Everyone loved one noticed Miley. I can't blame them,but I was a bit disappointed because I cleverly held a frame with this picture:

with "Just Friends" written on top. It went right over their heads,but oh well.It was a fun night of blaring "Best of Both Worlds" from the house and giving out empty Wonka Nerd boxes to those who refused to wear a costume yet still demanded candy ( a beloved tradition in my house).

My absolute favorite part of last night: my pumpkin.This year I went for a Micheal Jackson's "Thriller" theme. It took quite a long time to do,but totally worth it.

The night was finished off with watching Sweeney Todd and eating all the leftover candy we had(we strategically gave out all the Tootsie Rolls,but kept the Reese's). Hope you all had an awesome holiday!

Currently Listening to: Arcade Fire-Keep The Car Running

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Follow Your Nose

Most "make your own beauty product" shops bring up
visions of waxy lip gloss and overpriced body glitter . The Perfumer's Apprentice does not.This cozy little perfume workshop,located in Santa Cruz, has HUNDREDS of scents, and let you test and sample till your heart's desire(not to mention the delicious complimentary tea and cookies, which I demonstrate below).

I know, I know
so attractive,right?
After you finish your masterpiece,you walk out the door with a body spray and roll on bottle of your scent. The best part? (besides the smug satisfaction of informing people that the divine aroma they are smelling, is in fact, you) They keep your scent recipe in their database, so that you can pop in and request a refill of your tailor-made scent.

Click here for more information.

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.