Thursday, October 29, 2009

It's almost time ..

Halloween is two days away .. well, close enough .. I have almost my entire costume completed .. So excited! I will be heading out on Capitol Hill with my wonderful friends! I will post photos of my costume and the night this weekend .. Here are some great costumes found on Flickr ..

Snail Costume
Adorable!
Jack and Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Costumes Inspired by Tim Burton
I want to do this someday ..
Max Costume
I opted to be a different Max this year ..
Kira Halloween Costume!
So creative!
Doctor Who and a Dalek
This one cracks me up! Doctor Who and a Dalek on rollerskates!
We are Almond Joy & Mounds. He has nuts. I don't.
Oh my god! Almond Joy and Mounds!

50's me and my Bumble Bee
Here is me and Willow last year .. We matched! She is missing her Bumble Bee antenea.

There have been a few changes in my world recently. Life has been chaotic in good and bad for the past two weeks, thankfully, the good outweighed the bad and the bad is hopefully gone for good .. I have been so exhausted that blogging wasn't a priority. There are a few more kinks to work with the good before I can divulge any information .. but I will in due time. These are trying times but my heart is singing ..

Anyway, have a safe and happy Halloween!
xoxo

Thursday, October 22, 2009

oh Betty ..

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Phoenix ..

They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive
It's like a bad day that never ends
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There are things in my life that I can't control

They say love ain't nothing but a sore
I don't even know what love is
Too many tears have had to fall
Don't you know I'm so tired of it all
I have known terror dizzy spells
Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Whatever it is it can't be named
There's a part of my world that' s fading away

You know I don't want to be clever
To be brilliant or superior
True like ice, true like fire
Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Now I know there's much more dignity
In defeat than in the brightest victory
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

Hang on to the good days
I can lean on my friends
They help me going through hard times
But I'm feeding the enemy
I'm in league with the foe
Blame me for what's happening
I can't try, I can't try, I can't try...

No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came I miss the call
The stormy days ain't over
I've tried and lost know I think that I pay the cost
Now I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can't ewait, I can't wait, I can't wait...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

It's like somebody took my place
I ain't even playing my own game
The rules have changed well I didn't know
There are things in my life I can't control
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There's a part of my life that will go away

Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I'll come through I don't know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive

I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please...

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know



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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Someday ..


But only I have the power to make it so ..

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xo

Friday, October 09, 2009

Sicky McSickerson ..

It sounds weird but I kind of look forward to being sick .. It gives me a legitimate excuse to not be at work and I get to hang out at home with my animals and "get things done" .. I always complain that there aren't enough hours in the day, but in truth I have plenty of time in the day I just am easily distracted and quickly lose motivation and energy to do the creative things I want to do.

But then when I am sick and at home and am like, "Right! Let's get shit done, yo!" I have a dizzy spell and remember that legitimate reason why I am not at work .. "OH yeah! I really am sick! Shit." And I have to sit down.

Like, right now, I know my good friend and neighbor, Mikey, is at home and I would love to have some one on one time with him and go get coffee. But I honestly don't think I would make it all the way to 15th.

It's a good thing, the day before I was really sick that I took HUGE advantage (finally) of my half day an did some serious cleaning in my house. Being sick in a clean house is much better then in a messy house.

So today I will attempt to:
1. Do the dishes.
2. Re-write my music list for all social-networking sites. (sorta lame but important)
3. Finish my Man Plus scrapbook page.
4. Attempt some laundry. (double attempt is required)
5. Post some recent photos.
6. Not think about stupid boys.
7. Finish knitting Conor's hat and start on either another hat or scarf.
8. Rip up some magazines.
9. Go through important papers.
10. Maybe blog again.
11. Try to crochet again. Online tutorials are difficult for me.
12. Call my Mother.
13. Remember how lucky I am. *gasp* I could use this as a scrapbook page theme!
14. "How lucky am I?" scrapbook page.
15. Play with the puppa.
16. Bake some banana bread, finally. My freezer is full of bananas.
17. Study some Gimp tutorials.
18. Read photography book.

I am starting to think maybe this should be a weekend list .. it's pretty long.

I had better get started. And I will leave you with some eye candy .. My new obsession, vintage 50s and 60s style dresses. These are from the etsy shop, My Favorite Vintage. Enjoy!




Straight outta Mad Men! I've always loved this style of fashion but never thought I could pull it off till I went to Montana Vintage when I was home a couple of weeks ago and one particular dress I tried on made me feel I was a secretary at Sterling Cooper. Here is the one I ended up buying. Not a great photo but the dress feels like it was made for me. It fits perfectly!

ME

xoxo

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Want Want Want!

I stumbled across this blog via bleubird vintage and found these ADORABLE little woodland creatures by Skunkboy Creatures! So excited about these:








Also, this was inspiring from her blog:

... on myself
xoxo

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Monday, October 05, 2009

dreaming about ..

1. Grey Gardens - The new version starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange.


















































I love the concept of this photo ..
















2. Feist

























3. Banana Bread

















My home town, Billings, MT, just got hit with their first snow last night and it is still coming down apparently. I was just there two weeks ago and it was 90 degrees. Usually Halloween is when the first snow hits. Our planet is slowly changing.

I forgot to set my alarm last night and was two hours late for work. I slept 9 hours and woke up sore. Once I got to work I started to feel worse and worse. I think I am getting sick. Yuck. I picture my next few days filled with bowls of chilli and knitting in front of my computer while watching movies.

Wish I had someone to spoon with .. Happy Monday! sort of ..

xo