Sunday, December 27, 2009

I is for the iPhone

About a week or so before Christmas, my parents decided to upgrade their phones. Now... I love my parents. They are wonderful, hardworking people. But neither of them are techy people. My mom is pretty good ~ shes figured out Facebook, MySpace, and some photo editing. My dad.... well... my brother and I hooked up the flat screen. I'm not sure how much he knows about technology because he always cons someone else into doing it for him. So imagine my surprise when the two of them bring home their new phones. Their new iPhones!

They spent Day 1 just working on making calls and my mom mastered txting. On Day 2, mom hands me her phone and the instruction booklet wanting me to figure out how to use it and then show her. That was fun. Fortunately, my brother came home for Christmas and set up iTunes on the computer and showed them how to work it. I really haven't used iTunes enough to be able to show someone else how to use it. I'm pretty good at figuring it all out for myself but showing someone else? Nah I hate doing that. So extremely thankful for Spencer. So here is my contribution... I'm looking up pretty stuff for my mom to use to accessorize her phone :)

Now of course these don't have to be used just for an iPhone. In fact I wouldn't mind having some for my new phone.


I LOVE the 2 above cases! Both have extra pockets for cash, debit/cards, etc. The fabric used by Wallaby Bag Co is fabulous and whimisical! We should all know by now that I have a thing for birds, owls, and silhouettes so this is right up my alley! Gadget Armour's case is elegant, sophisticated, and very posh. I love that you can upgrade it with an embroidery option! Awesome! 

Well it's been a week since my parents got their phones... all in all, I'm very impressed with them. My dad totally cracks me up! He walks around in awe that he can access the internet so quickly. He just set up his voice mail today. My mom is way ahead... already downloading music, videos, games, etc to hers. 

A bit of a side note but its related! Below is a photo of my 76 year old grandpa using the internet to access Cabela's. Such focus! Such determination! So adorable! 

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Cherry Mistmas

Yeah so its the day after Christmas... a bit late to do some *holiday* baking. Perhaps they could be Nappy Yew Hear cookies instead :) But since I got the recipe from a fellow blogger, I left the title as is! Check out End of the Row for a great read!
Another great Holiday Recipe for you to try:
Patron Christmas Cookies

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup or brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Patron Silver Tequila

Sample the Patron to check quality.
Take a large bowl,
check the Patron again, to be sure it is of the highest quality,
pour one level cup and drink.
Turn on the electric mixer.
Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
Add one peastoon of sugar.
Beat again.
At this point it's best to make sure the Patron is still ok, try another cup just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy.
Break 2 leggs
and add to the bowl and
chuck in the cup
of dried fruit.
Pick the frigging fruit off the floor.
Mix on the turner.

If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters just pry
it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the Patron to check for tonsisticity.
Next, sift two cups of salt, or something.
Who geevesa sheet.
Check the Patron.
Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
Add one table.
Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.
Whatever you canfind.
Greash the oven.
Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fallover.
Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window,
finish the Patron
and make sure to put the stove in the wishdasher.

Cherry Mistmas!
& Nappy Yew Hear!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

H is for Hair Bows

I'm cheating! I'm not searching Etsy to find wonderful hair bows, I'm just gonna show off some of my own :) Like I said... thats probably cheating but have you ever searched for hair bows on there? Like a million and a half pages. I sell my bows locally like crazy but I haven't done so great online. Wanna know why? Click Here and you'll have your answer. Everyone makes bows. But, alas, I rather enjoy it so I will continue to make them.

 Vintage Storybook Christmas

I sold the above bow from my Etsy store in Oct. of 2008. This sucker was massive and I ended up doing another exactly like it for the same lady. Guess she wanted piggy bows for her daughter. I can only imagine how adorable she must have looked :) Anyway this has always been one of my favorites.

Large Gumball Machine 

Another labor of love :) I really enjoy doing ribbon art pieces like the gumball machine above. Its all about looking at the lines of an object and fitting the pieces together. Now granted I'm not as good as some people, but honestly the only thing holding me back is a lack of patience. These things take forever! The gumballs are made of 3/8 in ribbon that has been coiled and stitched for durability. I've considered using mini pompoms on these but I feel like somehow that cheapens the effect. But when I have time to sit down and play around with ribbon, wonderful things are created :)

In case anyone is interested in some boutique style hair bows feel free to contact me anytime.

Friday, December 11, 2009

G is for Gazing

 Man I have been SO busy the last couple of weeks! I'm trying to get my Christmas shopping done... unsuccessfully I might add. I did FINALLY figure out what to get Hannah tho and that is what is important to me :)

Anyway here are my Gazing picks!

First of all I came across this gorgeous photo and had to include it. I'm a HUGE fan of deviantART and anyone who can create such amazing works using photo manipulation! I've just started playing around with a few photos but I've got a long way to go before I'm as good as the artist from TaraFlyPhotos. You all know I'm a sucker for the Jane Austen time period so her Gazing Upon Pemberley is of course a favorite!

When I was a kid... 6-8 years old perhaps, my mom took me to Lyon College to see a performance of The Velveteen Rabbit. I absolutely LOVED it! The characters pulled me in and had me feeling like I was part of the story. Something about the Star Gazing Hares Paper Theater by Under The Stair Studios reminds me of that day (Plus I love how the muted colors give it a vintage feel).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

F is for a Frisky Frolic

Don't get too excited! I'm keeping it PG!

I'm in a rush so I'm keeping it short and sweet tonight! I had a bit of trouble coming up with an appropriate F word... then it hit me! Frolic. Frolic is so my word... When I'm being goofy with my mom or Hannah I might *frolic* through the living room or hallway to get a laugh. I also use it when I'm annoyed or angry, "So-an-so is just out frolicin around instead of doing what they should be!"

I found these two great necklaces that are as different as night and day but both equally beautiful in their own right. Would love to have them both!

Now where does Frisky fit into all this? Well I searched the word thinking it'd give me some... well interesting results. Surprisingly not so much... I think there was a total of 70 items or something? Anyway the following Merit Badges were just too good not to post! Check out the shop ~ Lee Meszaros

Merit Badges for 'doing it like rabbits'

Just a little FYI ~ It seems cats, fawns, and rabbits are popular results for *frisky* and *frolic*

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