Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Chritmas!

This is a really cute mug I got yesterday at Kohls. It was marked down 70%, so I only paid $1.79 for it. My favourite mug broke last week, so I was looking for new favourite mug. This one says "Blizzard Warning" on the inside rim and has some snowflakes etched there, too. Nom always has to check out what I'm drinking and she managed to appear out of nowhere (Ninja Cat!) as I was taking the shot. Yesterday we decided to get a jump on the whole "A-new-year-is-coming-let's-get-organized" thing and we bought some bins at Target and put our bedroom in order. I can actually put ALL of my shoes and boots in the closet now! Wow! Anyway...this sticker was on the inside of the bin and I added my own interpretation of what the warning picture meant, and taped it to the kitchen cabinet, in case anyone thought of storing something they shouldn't. I asked for this place setting as a gift. I saw it online and the bowl has my most favourite quote from "T'was the Night Before Christmas"..."the moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster of midday to objects below." This is just the perfect description of a full moon shining over a snow covered night. I plan to display the bowl in my curio cabinet year round. I probably use the rest of the place setting during the next "Chritmas" season.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I've become fascinated with Steampunk. It has elements that I've always been drawn to, but I never realized it was a "genre." Can I go shopping at Walmart wearing a bowler hat and a pair of goggles? Hmmm....sure, why not?
I'd also get some old watch gears and make some jewelry out of it and I'd have to have some goggles, but maybe I would just wear them on the hat and not on my face. I like these goggles from this Etsy seller, BoilerGoth:
I'm also going to make a absolute necessity for every Steampunk outfit!

Icy Rain

The other night we had some icy rain fall here. Yeah, it made the roads bad and you had to scrape your car off and you were late to work, blahblahblah.
Life is short, people, take some time to look at the beauty around you. I took these pictures in my yard the next morning.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Rest In Peace

Ethel E. Van Pelt
November 29, 1925 - November 23, 2008
Love you Mom.