Monday, March 26, 2012

Mantra Monday: Alligator!

(Technically this is not a mantra... but hey.  It made me smile)

Here I am!

Hi there everyone!

So as you've likely noticed, I've been on a bit of a hiatus.

Or maybe you haven't noticed.

Because it's not like there are a ton of you out there reading this. (........unless you're all supercreepy creeper stalkers!  eek!)

Anyway.  I apologize, I ended up going on a somewhat short notice trip and had that oh-my-gosh-wait-that-means-I-have-exactly-a-day-to-procrastinate-packing-AND-pack freakout session.  (I put off packing until literally the very last second and then spend the first half of the journey worrying about what vital item I have forgotten)

All that to say, I'm still alive (yay) and blogging.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blog Gawker Sunday: Her New Leaf


May I just say I am gawking her like everysingledayever since I discovered her wildly inspiring self?

I pretty much am.

So here's her blog and of course the first thing I do on a new blog I love is check out the DIY/Project section which is totally nifty and amazing (check out her painted mug and braided neck shirt tutorials!)

Kira just seems so sweet and nice and she lives in VENICE so even if she didn't have stinkin' awesome blogging skills she'd still have more cool points than me.

She also blogs about blogging a lot, which is superhandy and full of tips for beginning bloggers (such as yours truly)  

Hop on over there and drink in the stupendousness of it all!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Blog Gawker Sunday: Hula Seventy

 meet the lovely Hula Seventy.

Oh great scott, how I love this blog.  (who even says great scott any more?  losers like me apparently.  who's scott anyway?  and what the heck made him so great?  how come they don't say great FRANK?  poor frank.  I guess he just wasn't as great as scott)

I find all her pictures wildly inspiring.

I can't even think of any specific posts or sections you need to check out, because you need to read all the things.

like right now.

if I must choose something to suggest (which I must, since I feel the need to treat each gawked-on-sunday blog equally here) you look at I'd say check out January: a photo a day -- the end for some beautiful instagram shots.

Also, check out her Etsy shop.  

And buy something.

because she's just so cool.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Excited for the half marathon, crafty wonderfulness, and PO-TAY-TOES

One, I  have just been perusing the half marathon website.

For the heck of it.


but now that that's out of the way, I've got lots of other stuff to blog about.  For example, this nifty way to make boiled eggs.  Only you don't boil them, you bake them.  And you can make like, a gazillion and a half at once.  Great tip, especially if you're making copious amounts of devilled eggs for a family reunion or something.

Also in the food department, my dad picked up a giant back of potatoes from Walmart last night and I've been thinking about roasting some of them.

This picture has me cracking up today... totally the story of my life dress the past couple weeks.

I might actually attempt makeup, having seen this beautiful specimen of a simple smoky eye.  No idea if I cam actually pull it off, but hey.  I can try, right? {P.S.--check out The Beauty Department blog!}

I'm liking this wall art idea, as well as this paint chip art -- I'm thinking I have some crafting to do the next few days.

I might have to make an epic crocheted blanket like this while I'm at it too, and maybe put a wocket in the back of my jeans pocket.