Friday, March 30, 2012

Lovely Things

Ello, lovelies! Sorry I haven’t been posting much this week (and by much, I mean, not at all). I’ve been sick with a terrible, miserable cold. Yep, again! Usually, I only get sick once a year, but this is my second time being sick this month. Blechhhhhh. I feel like a zombie. Except, instead of running around and devouring delicious brains, my brains are just trying to fight their way out through my nose. Gross, eh? But I digress.  Let’s look at pretty things!
bzr Ombré tights in Fuschian Violet
These purple ombre tights from Bzr on Etsy
Hand-dyed and so pretty! These would be awesome under black shorts during summer!
Overlay Lace Black Puff Shift Dress
This dress from Romwe
I love cute/gothy dresses.
This blanket fort illustration
True-story: My wonderful boyfriend built us an amazing blanket fort in our living room. It’s been up for a week now and I don’t ever want to take it down. (I couldn’t find the source for this illustration. If anyone knows, tell me. I really hate putting art/creations up without crediting the artist for them)

This crazy-easy caramel recipe
You put an unopened can of condensed milk in a water-filled crockpot set on low for 8 hours, then cool for 2 hours. Anddd that’s it… perfect caramel. I have got to try this.
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These adorable fake eyelashes from Modcloth 
I’ll admit I have mixed feelings about these. They’re super cute and I love the idea of them, but I feel like they would be heavy/uncomfortable to wear. And you would probably look ridiculous unless it was paired with the perfect makeup/outfit or it was for a costume. But…red bows!..on your eyelashes!….adorable!!!!
PIMPED PEEP pink two-headed chick rogue taxidermy sculpture for cabinet of curiosities
This taxidermy from CustomCreature on Etsy
Oh come on! This is adorable! They’re fuchsia and have rhinestones for eyes! It’s good that this costs $450 or I would have to seriously consider buying it, thus terrifying anyone who entered in my apartment.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Giveaway over at The Nearsighted Owl

Just wanted to let you guys know I'm doing my first ever giveaway at The Nearsighted Owl, a blog ran by the wonderful Rachelle! Go check it out, and enter to win a set of cute owl jewelry made my yours truly. The giveaway ends March 31st. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Outfit- Floral/Black

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We finally had a lovely day of sunshine here in Oregon. It was even more unexpected considering that two days ago it snowed almost a whole inch. It was on the first official day of spring, no less!

Tonight I’m going to see Of Montreal play at the Crystal Ballroom. I’m pretty excited! I’ve actually seen them twice already, and both times were amazing. They’re a very theatrical band, lots of props, dancers, and costumes. I can’t wait!
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dress: H&M
shirt: self-esteem, thrifted
tights: Target
necklace: my shop

Lately I’ve really been getting into floral patterns, especially when they have shades of pink and purple. I want to buy some more pretty girly floral dresses, and of course, wear combat boots with them. gif florals

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lovely Things

Martha the T-RexThis crocheted T-Rex mount from Crochette on Etsy
She also makes Narwhals, Unicorns, and more!
This adorable jumper from Red Velvet
I really want a jumper in this style, but they’re hard to find. I adore the buttons and polka dots on this one!

This cute self-defense keychain 
Useful, adorable, and cheap. Only $5! There’s quite a few sites that sell different designs or versions of this same thing. Check it out!stitchery wooden pendantThis stitchery wooden pendant from Love Lovely
It comes blank so that you can stitch it with whatever colors or designs you want! This would be a fun project. Unfortunately, the pendant is all sold out right now.Family Spice Recipe for Portabella Pizzas
This Portobello Pizza
Two of my favorite foods ever are cheese and mushrooms, so this is kind of perfect.
seriously! i can't stand wearing pants. skirts and dresses for me forevahhhh
This print
I’ve pretty much completely stopped wearing pants. Skirts and dresses are it for me!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Glitter Galaxies- Now on Etsy!

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Just wanted to let you guys know I added a new section to my Etsy Shop called Glitter Galaxies. It’s full of pendants, brooches, and hair clips full of glittery goodness! I’m working on some rings right now, so I’ll have those for sell soon also. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Outfit: Peachy Keen

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Today I’m back to my normal, healthy, non-sickly self! Yay! Check out my shirt. It says “Peachy Keen” in pretty cursive letters on it. It reminds me of a bowling shirt or something a 1950s’ diner waitress would wear. I love it. I’m wearing it to a serving shift at the pub tonight, so it’s perfect!
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shirt: H&M, ebay
dress: Dockers, thrifted
brooch: my shop
tights: ?
shoes: Paolo, thrifted

And now for an uncomfortably close shot of my eye makeup and bangs:IMG_4039

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Owl Obsession

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I’m feeling super-sick today. I got attacked by a cold the day before yesterday, and it is totally kicking my ass. Luckily I had yesterday off to stay home, drink tea, eat soup, and be miserable. Unfortunately, I have to go to work tonight. I’ll be doing my best not to sneeze in anyone’s food. ….Yikes. Anyways, I decided to show you guys some of the many many owls I’ve been giving homes to. Some of the thrift stores down here are just filled to the brim with all sorts of owls, so I bring both the cutest and most hideous of them home with me.

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Alaska!

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So, last week, I took a little trip home to Alaska for my friend, Todd’s, wedding. It was a cold, quick, and fun visit!

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These are some of my favorite people in the universe! 
From left to right: Me, Stacey, Todd, Morgan, Josh, and Lee
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These are the newlyweds, Todd and Ashley!
It was so great to see their beautiful faces on their wedding day! Their wedding colors were purple and green, and all the boys wore Converse.

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Isn’t he just adorable? I like my dogs with scruffy beards and eyebrows.

IMG_3723My mom is the best cook in the galaxy.
I’m sure everyone feels this way about their mother, but dude…seriously.
Above are stuffed bread bits, one with bacon/cheese, the other with poppy seed/cheese.

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Cake Batter dip!
Ridiculously tasty. My mom also made cake batter bark and cake batter puppy chow (chex tossed with melted white chocolate, cake mix, and sprinkles).  Nom Nom!

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Got my mom hooked on glitter galaxies!
We painted tons of these things with glitter and nail polish, just like the pendants I made. My mom used wire to attach some to candleholders, which looked amazing!

I adore my lovely family and awesome friends. It’s a shame they’re so far away in the great tundra! I’m really glad I got to see them, if only for a couple days.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Lovely Things


This dress from Modcloth
I love the peter pan collar with lace underneath. It’s called the “Observatory Opening” dress because the pattern is actually tiny stars!
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This amazing chair
Iridescent purple/blue, shiny black wood, and a beautifully ornate design? Yes, please!
 

This New York mural by UK artist D*Face

Chalkboard paint DIY
This diy for making your own chalkboard paint from A Beautiful Mess
This looks easy, fun, and useful. I have an entire suitcase full of acrylic paints, so this would be a great use for some of them!


Comeback Kid by Sleigh Bells on Grooveshark
This song: “Comeback Kid” by Sleigh Bells.
They’re doing a show here next month, and I am crazy-excited!