Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Arthur Baker snacks ♥

A dear friend of mine and an amazing bullie mum has made a wonderful website, dedicated to one of the most fabulous pooches in the world, her sweet bullie Arthie. Please go check it out! You can buy your pooch a snack or just take a look at some lovely pictures of a beautiful bullterrier, Arthur Baker.

This is Adina with Arthie, obviously:))

All pictures have been borrowed from Arthie's web

Oh and by the looks of it? Arthur Baker snacks are much better than Scooby's!

A bit of that old charm if you will..

It's rainy/snowy days like this that scream for color. And not just any color, baby. You can save all the dull for yourself, all I want is big, bright and bad. No other way to go. Keeping to my reds, pinks and purples. (Not all together of course, drrr.) Yall know I'm a girlie girl at heart.

Roy Lichtenstein completely understood this craving for kitsh and glory. He also understood the power of a blonde girl. Atta boy.

You know, maybe he really didn't leave the studio? :D

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing a wondeful Christmas!

Busy eating potatoe salad and Christmas cookies so instead of a proper post, how bout some photos? :))

A holiday greeting card I drew, playing around in my new leopard paw slippers, how I love them! and an evil snowman candle

The wonderful Christmas tree at Staromak.

And lastly a photo from a party not long ago.

Merry Christmas everyone!! Enjoy the Holidays and wishing you an amazing fashion filled new year to come, lots of love and precious moments to look back on, lots of wonderful dresses and shoes (just ordered a new pair today, tee-hee-hee) and if nothing else, then have fun with whatever you do.  Mwah!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas spirit

Family, friends, free-time, frenzy.
Giving, getting, gingerbread.
Memories, mistletoe. Christmas carols,
cookies and milk and staying in bed.
Food, fun, fairytales, fares,
with those fireplaces lit.
Snowflakes, Santa, sleighs.
And all that jolly bit.
Gatherings, gifts. Reindeer.
Candy canes.
And hoping that it snows
not rains..

And so much more. The spirit of Christmas, the joy of a winter wonderland, it over takes me completely. I love Christmas. Everything about it. Even the horrible corals that you can hear just about everywhere this time of year. One of my favorite things about the winter holidays is the gift giving. As a child, it was ALL about the getting, but alas as one gets older, things turn around a bit. Some of my favorite gifts to give are books. As you can see from the picture below, I'm giving out some books this year. Bought K the comic version of Se7en and some spooky story books, my sis a collection of Yeats poems (my favorirte is "Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths ..." - I'm thinking of getting it inked on the inside of my arm, where there's room next to the Buddy portrait), my bro one I'd love to borrow off him once he's finished but I'm not saying which in case he reads this. Parents are hard to please (last year I had gotten them books but this time around I'm going for more "useful" gifts): Mum some things she can use around the house (a gardening watering pot and a kitchen mitten) and an anti-wrinkle night cream, which I know she'll like, Dad a bottle of wine. I got Buddy the biggest pulling/chewing rope they had (though still not decided on if to wrap it or not), K the cuttest pinkest Piglet stuffed animal toy they had at Sparkys, a pair of bright blue Dickies pants (they're back, wouldn't ya know). My girlie's these beautiful wooden heart shaped frames and some happy little nothings just to show I care.. Might be getting some finishing touches tomorrow while going on our annual shopping fun day with my sis (we go every year on the 23rd). Anyways, enough of my ramble, wishing you all super sweet holidays and plenty of love and joy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ways to make winter happier..

  1. Hot chocolate and cookies
  2. Staying in bed all day and not having to go out into the cold:))
  3. Gift shopping, present wrapping and card making
  4. Staying in bed all day ♥
  5. Egg nog
  6. Wearing your favorite dress no matter what
  7. Family, friends and a happy puppy ♥

Saturday, December 12, 2009

DIY Suede Ankle Boots

Being it I was sad two days ago and yesterday, I had a lot of bent up energies circling around. When in moods as these I find it best to create. Put them towards something worth while, and if that doesn't help, Cpt. Morgan sure does:D.
Anyways, remember my Over-the-Knee boots? Yeah, I loved 'em but sadly, they weren't perfect. They kept on falling off a little bit at the high end and thus driving me crazy. If they had been a little bit tighter and higher, I think there would have been no problems what-so-ever. Alas I decided to change them.. Insert scissors, needle and thread and ta da!

Sweet suede ankle boots. Curtesy of moi. I love that a) they are one of a kind, b) will be getting much more wear out of them and c) a DIY project this turned out  just so perfect and a mood changer to boot:). Totally my new lucky heels, so now it just has to stop raining so I can get to take them for a spin..

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I ♥ Cpt. Morgan

Somedays go by and everything is just great. Somedays need a little HELP. Sometimes it can be a box of chocolates, now I LOVE chocolates. Srsly, I do. But somedays, even chocolate can't help. And it's on days like those, that only one thing can really give that little spark back to ya. (Well, more things actually, but this one is the cheapest, and I'm currently kinda broke. All my money went to Christmas gift shopping..) Cpt. Morgan Spiced. This bad boy is one to keep. I usually have him either on the rocks with lime or with Okey Cokey. But inspired by my boyfriend, because today it's kinda about him, I'm having Spiced Orange juice. With ice. I'm a bigfan of ice. It's that beautiful crackle sound ice makes, yeah. Anyways, I would have never of guessed how good this drink could be. You should try it.

Captain Morgan is a brand of rum produced by Diageo. It is named after the 17th-century Caribbean privateer from Wales, Sir Henry Morgan. The label uses the slogan, "Got a little Captain in You?" And bloody hell, I guess I do. Admiral Sir Henry Morgan was a Welsh privateer, who made a name in the Caribbean. He was one of the most notorious and successful privateers from Wales, and one of the most dangerous pirates who worked in the Spanish Main (according to Wiki). Doesn't he sound just dandy? A do-er, get things done kinda guy. Not only successful, but notorious. Wow, that's a 2-in-1, take it or leave it. Anyways, his rum is great. That's all I'm saaying..

Yes, I have him inked, I said he was a keeper, didn't I? :DD

Monday, December 7, 2009

Creative energies..

Since havin the ultimate blonde day today (basically ruining everything I can get my hands on and misunderstanding everyone, that said, maybe it's just the fever..) have decided to put my focus on one of my favorite activities: making holiday cards. I love making holiday cards. Firstly, it brings my spirits back up. I love the holidays and anything and everything that is bounded with/to them makes me happy. (Have also being eating a lot of Christmas chocolates today:D) Secondly, I've nearly got all my gifts prepared. So it's time to move on the the details:)

Making holiday cards is a fun way to relax. All you need is some hard paper, scissors and then basically whatever else you can find. Glue is also handy:D Unfortunately for me I had yet again forgotten to buy glue the last time I went supplies shopping, so I've using double-sided tape. Whatever works right?;) Anyways, I used left over wrapping paper to create this splash of stars. Now if only I could find my gold pen to write the note:D

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The importance of a good companion.

The bag lay on her bed and a pile of clothes messily around it. She was sitting by the window, taking slow shabby breaths and wondering what to do next. She took a look at the cabinet near the door, the drawers all angrily open and growling back at her. Her hands shock as she opened the desk cabinet and retrieved her documents. As she slowly got up to finish the packing, a light knock on the door. She looked over in a moment of silent misery. A million thoughts banged around in her mind but a cold still took over her body. She quitely stuffed the remaining objects into her holdall and tiptoed to the other side of the room. Quickly opening the window, she eyed the windowsill and hoped it would hold beneath her. She heard movements behind the door just as she dropped her trusted holdall and herself with a skill and ease down to the next floor's balcony. From then on She never looked back...

bags: Gino Ferrari leather with zip around base, Mulberry small clipper holdall
- a good bag is a good companion, whatever comes next -

Thursday, December 3, 2009

NTK and some everyday magic

Stopped by the National Tech. Library yesterday, the place would be perfect for a photoshoot. I love how it is big and spacey. And yet at the same time cozy. They have these enormous sofas everywhere and I could spend forever and a day. I love all libraries but this one is my favorite so far.

The Boy got inked. We went book shopping and for a walk about town. We had such a sweet day yesterday. I'm just sad we had to end it by saying our goodbyes. But it's good that we did, have a huge exam on Friday and really really should be studying. Really need to be studying now. Ehm. Oh and I bought my Mum this pink waterying pot and some scented candles and a cooking mitten. Hope she'll like but no matter, all was worth it for this photo:


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Why do good girls like bad boys..

Why do good girls like bad boys
Why do good girls like bad boys

It must be the thrill she gets
When he lights a cigarette
Or the way his nostrils flare
Every time he combs his hair

Why do good girls like bad boys
Why do good girls like bad boys

She must think it's really cool
Cruisin' with him after school
And it makes her life complete
Ending up in his back seat
Why do good girls like bad boys
Why do good girls like bad boys

He's so baaaaaaaaaaad
He's so bad bad bad
He's so baaaaaaaaaaad
Best I've ever had
Why do bad boys like good girls
Why do bad boys like good girls
He must want to be the first
To make her little bubble burst
To shock her with his attitude
Get her hocked on beer and
Make her parents think she's nuts
And all her friends will hate her guts

Song by ANGEL AND THE RERUNS, ft. in the movie Bachelor Party
(Have had this song stuck in my head for forever. Watch the movie;))