Sunday, August 31, 2008
I added an SNL skit right above this post for your laughing pleasure. This is the second skit I've seen done with this Penelope character. She makes me laugh SO HARD!! I might be biased though, since I'm fairly certain I know the woman the character is based off of. ;)
I'll try to post something of substance soon. *haha*
Thursday, August 28, 2008
This coat was made entirely from seatbelts woven together. Isn't it gorgeous? It looks like some kind of incredibly expensive fabric. I felt sorry for the model, though. They said it was incredibly heavy to wear. Bet she was wishing she ate Wheaties instead of air for breakfast. ;)
Monday, August 25, 2008
So then this morning I came across this idea on Sarah Champion's blog and thought it would be fun to try!! If you're reading this and you 1. have an iPOD and 2. have a blog, I expect to see this same exercise played out on YOUR blog! Just a fun bit of extreme randomness to start the day. :) So here we go!!
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER WHAT!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
First on the cinematic menu was Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day. While not wildly entertaining, it's a cute little movie. It stars Frances McDormand as a frumpy nanny that finds herself unemployed because she is too strict and hard on the children. Through a series of events, she accidentally acquires the job of "social secretary" for a flighty, promiscuous vaudeville singer, played by Amy Adams. (I'm convinced, by the way, that Adams is the most adorable creature on the face of the earth. If you've seen her in Enchanted you'll likely agree. She was just as bubbly and chipper in this movie...just lacking the innocence, which I missed.) I enjoyed watching Miss Pettigrew trying to knock some sense into the shallow 1920's high-society snobs. In the end, I wasn't sorry I rented it but it's probably not one I'll ever own.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Even though I live really close to my family, sometimes we go much too long without seeing each other. Admittedly, the fault lies with Jeremy and I and our busy schedules. But it is still inexcusable. So last week, Mom, Lauren and I planned ahead to spend an afternoon together A.S.A.P. That afternoon was Wednesday and we took the kiddos to the zoo! (And briefly to the park before we got rained out.) We had such a great time! The weather couldn't have been better....it was most certainly an Autumn appetiser. And for a group of girls that LOVE cloudy days, we were thrilled. We were snappy-
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I pulled Kathy aside afterwards and lovingly informed her that I was going to "beat her over the head with a few catalogs." She looked surprised! :) She asked what I wanted that they didn't order so I told her.
So Tuesday morning Jeremy took Wrigaroo to the vet while I was at work. They didn't REMOVE the dewclaw, as I originally thought they would. They just removed all the severed part, cleaned and bandaged it and doped him up on some pain meds. I didn't get to witness it firsthand but Jeremy thought it was particularly hilarious, calling me every few minutes to give me the update on how "drunk" he looked. (He even sent me a few pictures on my cell phone but I don't know how to upload those here.) Poor puppy wasn't himself for several hours, but by the time I returned from work last night he was good old Wrigley again. Oh, and for those of you looking at these pictures thinking, "Awwww, poor baby! He's so pathetic and needy!" Well, that's pretty much how he always looks, it's not injury related. ;)
Monday, August 18, 2008
I told Kathy before this last show that I had a tip for her: If it's cute, order it! If it's not cute, DON'T order it! Voila! Problem solved!!! She laughed and said, "Oh, ok, I'll just flip everything over and look for the label!"
Really, I don't envy their position. I know if I owned my own store, it would be extremely 1-dimensional with nothing but super-cutsie daisies and glitter and hearts and bunnies. Yes, bunnies. :) *getting excited just IMAGINING such a place of wonder!!* But I realize there is room for variety because not everyone needs to be surrounded by a neon rainbow of happiness, as I do. Clearly, I do. :P There is room for distressed and rugged and vintage and grey....BASIC grey. But sometimes I do take it as a personal slap in the face that they would purposely NOT order something that I deem so worthy. Not just forget to order it...but CHOOSE not to!
For instance, Sassafrass Lass has a darling paper line where each paper has an attached border that you can cut off and use. Brilliant! And I loooooved last season's collection and I've seen pictures of the new stuff and it looks absolutely adorable as well! But, alas, I already happen to know (because I asked *haha*) that they DID NOT order this paper. Grrrrrr. Whad-am-I supposed to do? Shop SOMEWHERE ELSE?!?!? *gasp*
So tonight, if you think you hear roars of protest coming from East Kellogg amidst the construction jungle, it is in fact the crew of Scrapbook Garden telling Bob and Kathy (very gently) that they missed the mark. :)
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Anyone who knows me knows I'm a "mom" to a house full of dogs, so a book about me MUST include THEM. I used paper from the Die Cuts with a View - Pet Stack. I LOVE this collection!! I was thrilled when I bought it...dog paper in SARAH colors! *haha* (Let's be honest, any picture taken in my house isn't going to have a dull background.)
(Nifty shot, eh? I saw it done on a blog somewhere, I think. I know, I was as impressed as you are. *wink*) The journaling is all on a tag that isn't actually attached to the page, it just hooks onto the middle ring of the binder. The front talks about how I pracitcally "pet my dogs with my face" *haha* and the back of the tag lists each dog's unique characteristics.
As I was gathering pictures of myself to put in this scrapbook I couldn't help but notice how much my hair has changed through the years. I don't consider myself to be a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination, but looking back, I have had some looks that embarrass even me. ;) This page was done using the K & Company Urban Rhapsody line again (I own the whole collection, I think.) plus some other goodies. The "flashback" stickers are from Creative Imaginations and the charms are Karen Foster.
The charms were a bit of an afterthought and I panicked for a minute when I realized I was doing a BOARD BOOK and couldn't stick a brad through the page. I improvised by just tying some ribbon through the holes and gluing them onto the page. Think it turned out pretty cute. :)
I've been listening to my blog playlist while I put this post together and I have to say...it's not a RANDOM list - it's musical whiplash!!! *haha* To go from "That's How You Know" from Enchanted to "The Garden" is a bit of a stretch. Hmmm...must be the list of someone who is VERY musically diverse. ;)
Friday, August 15, 2008
It's a pretty random list, I think. I didn't even begin to make a "my favorite music" list because that would have taken me months to compile. I just put together a bunch of songs I've been listening to a lot lately. Some of these songs I've JUST discovered and others are ones I've had for a while that have recently floated back to the top of my playlists. :)
Hope you have had a great Friday! I'm going to take my dogs for a walk and enjoy this BEE-YOO-TIFUL weather!!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
(Note: This was my first attempt at photographing my scrapbook pages. It was tricky! These pictures are so teeny tiny...I'll try to improve. Pinky promise.)
This is my "Favorite things" page...or "things that make me happy." Seeing as how there's no title on the page, you could pretty much derive whatever meaning you want! Do you think it needs a title? I thought it was fairly self-explanatory...and basically I don't know where I'd put one since I almost filled every nook and cranny. *hehe* All the paper is K & Company's Urban Rhapsody, the embellishments are Sandylion Kelly Pannaci with a painted Heidi Swapp ghost flower thrown in for good measure! :)
A page about the wonderful bond I share with my Mom and sister. (Everybody now: "Awwwww.") I scraplifted the idea of the tags at the bottom. (Got the idea right as Creative Cafe merchandise went 30% off at Scrapbook Garden. WooHoo!) Each tag has a cherished memory written on it...something that the three of us shared together. I could have used more tags! :) I used a hodge podge of products on here...not even sure what's from where anymore.
Well that's it for now! Hope you have a wonderful, happy day!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Perhaps it's the reminiscent factor. I can still see myself rollerskating around our unfinished basement on Eagle Lake Court, pretending I was a graceful figure skater. (I was pretending to be GRACEFUL, first and foremost. I had quite an imagination.) And every year when I watch the opening ceremonies, I remember the years past when we would gather in the living room and watch it as a family. And then there was the 1994 Winter games in Lillehammer, Norway. My sister and I were particularly obsessed with the Olympics that year! From the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan scandal and that beautiful little angel on ice, Oksana Baiul, to the exciting speed skater Johann Olav Koss...we collected magazines and newspaper clippings and gobbled up all the information we could find.
Or maybe it's the feeling of being part of something bigger. The idea that I'm included in the excitement as the entire world is tuned into the games. Since I don't often follow world politics or even national news to that big of a degree, maybe it's being "in the know" on something so important that makes me feel fulfilled.
Then again, it could just be the chance to watch and learn about unfamiliar sports. Although I confess, I do more watching than learning. I sat through an entire game of women's water polo yesterday while scrapbooking and I still haven't a clue what a "power play" is. :) And then Jeremy and I watched women's handball. What a crazy concoction that is! Like a combination of basketball, softball AND soccer. It was interesting, to say the least! I have to admit, the only sport I've turned the channel from so far during this Olympics was basketball. Is that strange? Why watch the mundane when I could watch synchronized DIVING? WooHOO!!! :)
So in closing (whoops...forgot I was blogging and not writing an essay! *haha*) I bring you this video. Painful? Absolutely. Warped to laugh at? You betcha. But I like to believe that all of these poor souls made it out alive and with a great story to tell. :)
Sunday, August 10, 2008
With everything there is to consider when putting your heart and soul out on the Internet for everyone to see, you might be surprised that I was MOST concerned with what I would CALL this silly blog, since all the ones I've seen have cute, catchy little names. I spent a great deal of time fretting about this. The title I've ended up with is a quote from "Finding Neverland" which I use quite frequently. I went with it because, in the end, I don't foresee anything I wish to post here being much more than, well, silliness! :)
Before I had even CONSIDERED starting my own blog, I have been "blog-stalking" two gals that I think do a particularly nice job. Kelly Purkey is a scrapper I found on 2P's. She does really cute pages and after delving further into her blog it seems we have much in common (well, from music tastes to love of cupcakes. Does that count for MUCH in common? *haha*). Then I blog-hopped from her page and found Sarah Champion. I am intrigued by her casual writing style and the fact that she is about to move to New York City. Exciting, no? Plus, she has loved Newsies since childhood, as have I, so therefore we must be soul-sisters. :)
My point? I would love for my blog to be even HALF as entertaining as theirs...even if to no one else but ME! So stay tuned if you like...it's sure to be pretty random, pretty silly, and pretty much ME!