Sunday, February 26, 2012

10 Things I Love This February

  1. My handsome man, Ross
He always brightens my day with his quirks and chivalry.

2. American Pickers on Netflix

I love watching them hunt down amazing antiques in a field of junk. So glad it's on instant. 

3. Cadbury eggs

 Devin bought a carton of 48, and we're down to maybe ten...luckily Easter's not here yet. :)

4. Putting smiley faces on my burgers.

This is one thing that I started doing at the age of 6, and will never stop. It's such a simple pleasure.

5. Getting the chance to judge high school students art work.

Yesterday I judged students artwork(some of which went on to state) by interviewing them individually about their piece. They were all understandably nervous, and I tried my best to get them to relax. So much of the artwork was so well done. One girl I interviewed had college level work and she was only in her 2nd year of art! I felt so honored to be apart of this and to have the opportunity to encourage them to continue to develop their work. I'm seriously considering becoming a professor.

6. Cooking.

I love finding new recipes and making them my own.

7. Fro Yo with the boy
As you can see, he kind of likes sprinkles.

8. Mini DIY projects
Here I reused cardboard display boxes as drawer organizers by covering them with scrapbook paper. (Decoupage is my friend.) And of course the ever loving Ross is in the background hoping I'll let him outside soon.

9. The record player I got my boyfriend for Valentines Day.

Purchased at a antique shop from a sweet old man.

10. Slowly but surely collecting fabric for my first quilt.

I've decided to go with shades of yellow and gray. No idea what pattern I'll do yet. Still brainstorming...

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Currently in February

Currently Watching: 

The King's Speech
Finally got around to watching it, and was positively delighted. If you haven't seen it yet, I assure it it's well worth your while.

Currently Playing:

Alice Madness Returns
I've only finished Chapter One, but so far I'm loving it. Granted I'm new to the gaming world, I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy and is okay with some gore. (The game is rated M for a reason.) My biggest issue with the game is that it auto saves every blue moon, and I can't save when I want. Despite this, the game is beautiful and the puzzles keep you on your toes.

Grr I hate those teapots..

Currently Listening:


I first discovered them back in 2006, and have really been enjoying their album The Valley as of late. They released a new EP Deep Space on the 14th, but I simply have not gotten around to listening. I'm a bad fan.. :/
As for The Valley, I honestly can not pick a favorite song. So so good!

Eisley- Smarter

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Childhood Memories Take One

So my mom posted this picture of me on facebook haha. I was probably about one and a half or two. No idea why they got rid of that system. It disappeared by the time I was 5. (And yes, my shirt says "Minnie's Hot"...pretty awkward when you think about it..)

My dad and I recorded a silly "song" on a cassette tape once upon a time. Just basically conversing in sing song voices. My dad sang things such as "Dad is so handsome, Mary's jealous because she has a square face." My response would not be too great considering I was a toddler, so it was "Dad looks like an elephant." Dad always liked to "toughen me up" so I wouldn't be so tender hearted if I got picked on in school. Didn't really work considering I cry when I watch Humane Society commercials haha.

I have been trying to track that tape down for over a decade and to no avail *le sigh* Maybe one day..

Monday, February 13, 2012

Accent Vlog

This was awkward, but really fun. Had to redo it a few times, but it's interesting to see how you come across.
Please excuse the lame still image(hahaha) and my crappy audio. :(

The instructions are to say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water,
Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again,
Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup,
Pajamas, Caught

And answer these questions:
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and
extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries
at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you use to change the TV channel?

Play along everybody! :)

Found this on Talia Christine's blog

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vintage Findings

After doing some research, I found that this print is called "Mimi" and by an artist named Sherle.
I found it hiding behind some empty frames under a chair in one of the many rooms of Uptown Antique Mall in Texarkana. (Love that place, although some of the suppliers are ridiculous with their prices. Others are rather fair.) I purchased it with the frame for $5.50.

There are a few Etsy sellers that have a few other Sherle prints along with this one, but of course the majority of them are double or triple the price.
Sherle on Etsy

Also found cute cookie cutters. $1.50 for the set. Anddd a Pyrex "Town and Country" pattern mixing bowl for $4.99 :)

Devin got about ten records. Glen Campbell, Jim Croce, The Village People, and the Star Wars soundtrack to name a few. I love that my boyfriend is just as fond of flea markets as I am. Love, love, love him.