Sunday, July 31, 2011

20 Silly Things

So, Nina did a post like this the other day and she linked to Katiecupcake and it all seemed like so much fun, I decided to do one, too! I didn't think coming up with 20 things would be so hard! 

20 Silly Things about me.

1. I've never been on a Ferris Wheel.
2. My hair is the longest it's ever been. It falls all the way down my back. I think I want to chop it off and get a perm.
3. I love super hero comic books. I used to read them all the time. My favorite was Teen Titans.
4. I have flat feet.
5. Two of my favorite words are Vodka and aristocracy. They're fun to say.
6. I tend to randomly break out into either British or Russian accents.
7. Walt Disney is my role model.
8. Batman is my other role model.
9. I tend to hate female characters in books and relate better to male protagonists.
10. I love glitter. A lot.
11. I used to be super organized when I was a kid and would re-arrange my toys for fun.
12. Jay Baruchel is my fake boyfriend
13. I learned to ride a bicycle when I was 15 or 16... I can't remember for sure. I haven't really ridden one since.
14. I want a rickshaw or golf cart that I will decorate with vintage floral fabric and pom poms.
15. I want to be a crazy old lady with a Monkey named Jimmy Stewart when I grow up.
16. I want a bedazzled eye patch
17. I have a bedazzler, but I can't figure out how it works.
18. I've always wanted a croquet set made out of colorful hedgehogs and flamingos.
19. If I could wear frilly prom dresses everyday, I would.
20. When I was little, I would introduce myself as Madabubble.

Well... I'm sleepy. Tomorrow and Monday are going to be busy, busy, busy. I should sleep while I can!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Favorite Film Friday #1: Penelope

Yay! It's Friday! All Rebecca Black references aside, since they'll only be relevant for another 10 minutes.
For the inaugural Favorite Film Friday post (it comes with it's very own acronym, FFF. Catchy, non?) I'm choosing the movie I have seen the most (in recent years, not accumulatively.)

This is a movie I can pop into my DVD player and listen to while I work on other things because I know it so well. Basically a movie must fill at least on of the following two categories to even be considered entrance into my favorites club. Yes, I like to think of my DVD's as people and my love as some sort of really ritzy country club. Pretty and or smart are my criteria’s. This movie is definitely pretty, and I think it is a genuinely good story as well.  if I could I would hop in to it a la Mary Poppins. To further illustrate just how big of an impact this movie has made on my life, whenever I see a picture of/movie with Christina Ricci (besides Penelope) I get very confused because her nose is wrong. Have I adequately explained how much I love this movie? I promise I won't gush as much about future titles*. 

All of the supporting actors are fantastic. Peter Dinklage, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Simon Woods, Paul Herbert, and Russell Brand has a tiny cameo! As does Burn Gorman (Owen from Torchwood) Oh, did I mention James McAvoy? James McAvoy. I want to marry Max (his character in the movie)
It's a really sweet story. A bit of a coming of age, a bit of a rom-com-ish, a bit girl power, wrapped up in a lovely fairy tale sweater.

Until next week!
*That is a promise I have no intention of keeping

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Such Great Heights

I discovered kickstarter a few months ago when Charlavail launched a campaign to start her line of aprons.
It's such a great idea and I love scouring through and seeing all of the projects people have started. The only other project I've pledged to was for Red Velvet's fall line... Until now..

Such Great Heights is one of my favorite songs and I love, love, love their cover, and it'll be on lavender vinyl?! Best ever!
I just wanted to pop over here to share my new discovery. Today is my Mom's birthday (Happy Birthday, Mom!) so I need to run. We're celebrating + doing presents in August, but still.
Have a happy rest of your Thursday!

P.s. This is another Kickstarter I think is really cool.

Monday, July 25, 2011


How did I not know about this website! I think I've looked at everything in their shop twice.

I've wanted one of those camera lens mugs, but I had no clue where to find one!
I think a shopping trip here will be in my future...

P.S. They also have the Time Capsule thing. I signed up last night.. Does anyone else use it? After the clip from Mad Men it was sort of impossible to say no.


all photos from photojojo


Oh... Why did I say that? That's a horrible way to start this post.
Greetings and salutations!

I am starting a weekly series on my little bloggity blog (again with the cutesy phrasing!)
Starting this Friday, I'm going to blog about my favorite movies, I have quite a few so this series may go on…and on…and on, well you get the picture.  And I dub it (drum roll please), "Favorite Film Friday"
(Check out that illiteration? You know it'll be fancy since I'm using film instead of movie)
Like I said, I have a plethora of favorite films and I’m more than happy to recommend some of my favorites!
I hope you'll enjoy reading about my favorite movies as much as (I'm sure) I'll enjoy gushing about them!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dark Nectar

This stuff. I was off the Dark Nectar for awhile, but oooohhh man. Dublin Dr Pepper? Best. Thing. Ever.

Have a good rest of your weekend!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marbled Nails: The Return

I tried out that marbled nail tutorial! It was pretty simple, I think more practice is neccessary though. It was a lot of fun dropping the polish in the water and swirling the colors. That was definitely my favorite part.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Welcome To Bon Temps... Sort of...

My sister had a True Blood season 3 party while I was visiting. I'm not much of a fan, but I watch it with my sister.

This year we made a bunch of food and that I was a fan of.
I was in charge of the cupcakes

I added this to the buttercream
Amanda did the filling + ganache-ing

Rhubarb Strawberry Preserves
Beef Carpaccio pre beef

Our little fang bangers. I need to perfect the vampire bite mark application though...
We didn't make it all the way through season 3, but we did make it all the way through the cupcakes!
Have a nice evening!

P.S. I really wanted to think of some sort of clever vampire related reference to sign off with... But I couldn't think of any.. We usually come up with tons while watching, but since it wasn't just the two of us this year the guests actually wanted to watch the show. Weird, right? ;)

Violet Mints

I love these things.

Next time I visit my sister, I'm going to stock up on these!


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hello, Tuesday

My visit with my sister has come to an end. I'm glad to be back home, but I miss her tons. On Sunday she let me dye her hair blue!


We went shopping and bopping around town the last two days I was there. It was HOT and very, very sunny, so a lot of picture were waaaaaayyy too washed out.
I got a really awesome cat pen

I didn't realized it until the next day, but it also meows. Yeah. Best. Pen. Ever.

I got these super cute flats, too.
I have a hard time finding flats that are cute and comfortable for my flat feet. These fit the bill!
I tried these on....

... And then I realized they were $575... Yeah... I didn't get those. I think I want to recreate a more affordable version! Sooo many sequins!
Happy Tuesday, Lovelies!

P.S. This was my 100th post! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Marbled Nails

This is a super cool tutorial!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Bastille Day!

This has probably been the best Bastille day ever. Ever.
We saw "Midnight in Paris" which was FANTASTIQUE*!

 The trailer did not do it justice. It was so pretty and imaginative and very, very happy. Rather odd for a Woody Allen movie. We saw it at this ritzy little theater with reserved seating and really good Dr Pepper.

This is my sister, Amanda. Have you met?

We were going to go see the midnight showing of Harry Potter, but unfortunately those plans will not becoming to fruition. Instead, my friend Larissa showed me this video

I don't know if I'll even need to see the movie now.  I can't even pick a favorite moment they are all so good.

We are going to spend what is left of the evening watching French movies. I see Heartbreaker, Un Femme Est Une Femme and Amelie in my future! (I should have packed some Demy!)

*I have taken a vow this evening to speak in a very cheesy French accent until Midnight. I wish you could hear it... Actually... I probably don't. Just for laughs though, you can go back and re-read this post with a phony French accent. Replace all T-H sounds with Z's and so on.

P.P.S. I'm having to write this on my sister's Mac because my laptop isn't working and it is weird. I am a PC and I am not adjusting well! ;)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Dollies

This is Astrid

She's a Momiji that was/is available exclusively in the UK. Thank goodness for Ebay!

This is Glinda. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be Glinda for Halloween and I bought her for research.
I love the box art!

That's how I'm justifying buying another dolly.

Some of my friends gave me the Dorothy from this collection for Christmas last year, so Glinda can keep her company!

I just love these dolls. I want all of their clothes!