Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Re-cap and New Years Resolutions

Accomplishments:


  • My husband and I did a lot of traveling this year. This year we've been to Birmingham, Newcastle, York, Nottingham, Stonehenge, Windsor, Eye, Canterbury, Brighton, some local farms, and several National Trust sites. Over the summer my mom came to visit and I took her to Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool, and London. I finally left the island as my husband and I visited his family in Helsinki, Finland for Thanksgiving. Plus I saw the Tour de France and The Strawberry Fair in Cambridge, I visited the Tower of London poppies on Veteran's Day, and I saw The Burning of the Clocks in Brighton. 
  • I saw several musical acts in concert this year including London Grammar, CHVRCHES, Tom Jones, St. Vincent, Ha Ha Tonka, The National, Passenger, not to mention all of the bands at The Strawberry Fair.  In addition I saw comedians Miranda Hart and Noel Fielding on tour and I saw Matilda and Made in Dagenham (starring Gemma Arterton) on the West End.
  • In February I got my nose pierced and in September I added a new 3/4 sleeve tattoo to my left arm. 
  • I attended the Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace and it was awesome! My biggest crafting highlight to date is meeting and sewing a Brigitte scarf with Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons
  • Thanks to Audible , I've been able to stick to my resolution to read more books and I've been able to keep up with the A Beautiful Mess Book Club. So I read 13 books in 2014 and I binge listened to the Serial podcast
  • I knit 9 and-a-half new projects this year (and forgot to blog about them) including a woolen frog and squirrel for the Canopy Arts Woolen Woods Project.
  • I participated in Gertie's Slip Sewalong and the Outfit Along 2014- where I sewed up a friggin' dress and knit a cardigan. 


Mistakes:


  • My Shop My Closet Instagram sale was an epic fail and I ended up donating most every item to charity.
  • I did not sew and knit all of the pieces that I had planned to make when I was working on The Wardrobe Architect Series. In fact, I'm currently setting out of Untangling Knots' Selfish Sweater Knitalong because I'm still trying to finish my Marion Cardigan from the Marion Knitalong. 
  • I still need to finish my 2014 and start on my 2015 Sketchbook Project sketchbooks.
  • I pretty much gave up on exercise. I got close enough to my fitness goal and then quit and let other things get in my way to keep me from maintaining.
Resolutions for 2015:

  • Travel- 2015 will be my last full year living in England so I need to make it count. Even though I was able to visit lots of new places in 2014, there are still many places that I want to visit both on and off the island such as Hebbden Bridge, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, France, and Spain.
  • Keep up With the Book Club- There were times this year when I didn't think I was going to reach my reading goal this year but I did it. In 2015 I'd like to keep up with the book club and then some.
  • Get back on the Exercise Wagon- I know I struggled with this in 2014, but my husband and I plan to start blocking off some time after work to exercise together and eat a bit healthier in the new year. 
  • Live Better with Less-  All this year I've been following and admiring blogs that have been talking about how to reduce clutter in your homes and closets in order to live a better life. I feel like my closet really benefited fro the Wardrobe Architect series and I hope to continue to define and minimize my closet and general clutter.
  • Make Achievable Art & Crafting Goals-  This will be really hard for me because I often have spurts where I am full of great ideas and want to make everything I see and then I'll get distracted and not be able to make all of the things I want. I think I'll feel less overwhelmed at times if I can sit down, figure out what I really want and define these lists.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Movie Watching List 2014

I know that Christmas has already come and gone, but to me it left all too soon so I've vowed to continue to watch Christmas movies throughout my holiday break. Here's a list of the Christmas movies that I've watched so far:
  1. I Am Santa Claus (2014) This documentary follows 4 real life Santa Clauses including former WWE wrestler, Mick Foley. 
  2. A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Despite having a cast of great talent such as Robin Williams (R.I.P.), Joel McHale, Lauren Graham and Candice Bergen, this movie has gotten terrible reviews, but I liked it. 
  3. Home Alone (1990) You can rarely go wrong by watching a John Hughes movie, and this movie is just as fun and nostalgia filled as you can remember. I also recommend following this up with Home Alone 2.
  4. All I Want for Christmas (1991) This movie features that kid from Dutch (Ethan Randal aka Ethan Embry), that girl from Hocus Pocus (Thora Birch), and the same plot as The Parent Trap. All in all it's pretty good!
  5. A Christmas Story (1983) This movie is a time-tested Christmas cult classic. I still regret not visiting the Christmas Story Museum in Ohio when I had the chance.
  6. Elf (2003) I own this movie so I have to watch it every year.
  7. The Holiday (2006) My mom got me this as a Christmas gift this year so I had to watch it. The movie follows two women (One American, one British) who decide to swap houses, following break-ups, for the holidays (this was pre- AirBnB mind you!). It's a very cute and sappy film. 
  8. Love Actually (2003) Sure this film opened up a can of bad movies featuring too many "it celebrities" with too many story lines to follow, but this one is still good.
  9. Christmas with the Kranks (2004) Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis have an empty nest and decide to skip Christmas to go on a cruise, much to their neighbors dismay. Then their daughter decides to randomly return for Christmas and they drop everything to put on a last minute Christmas celebration for her. I think it's a little far fetched.
  10. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) First Ernest messes up Christmas and spends the rest of the movie trying to fix it.
  11. Comedy Central's All Star Non-Denominational Christmas Special. This seemed like a good idea and promised guest appearances by Stephen Colbert and others, but was disappointing to watch. 
Television Specials:
  • The Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)- If you haven't heard the news, Pee Wee's Playhouse is available to binge watch on Netflix. The Christmas special is great and features a ton of surprise celebrity guests including Whoopie Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello just to name a few. 
  • The whole BBC, ITV, and Channel 4 Christmas line up: including The Downton Abbey Christmas Special, The Derek Christmas Special/ finale, The Dr. Who Christmas Special, The Miranda Christmas Special/ Finale, The Call the Midwife Christmas Special and Esio Troi.
Have you watched any good holiday films or specials lately? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: SNL Parodies SERIAL

So I'm sure by now we've all finished listening to the SERIAL podcast that was sponsored by This American Life, right!? If you haven't you should probably stop whatever you were doing and binge listen to the whole series. 

For those of us who have listened to the podcast, check out this SNL parody of SERIAL with a Christmas twist. I'm not sure if it's completely hilarious or kind of creepy and weird. I mean, I wonder what Adnan thinks about about being compared to Santa Claus? Food for thought.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Slade- 'Merry Christmas Everybody'

I've been blasting holiday songs from my radio since Black Friday, so this week I thought I'd share one of my favorites. Check out Slade from the 1974 episode of Top of the Pops performing "Merry Christmas Everybody"


Saturday, December 20, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Jake Bugg

Here's a shout out to my BFF and reader, Justin,who suggested I listen to some Jake Bugg. For those of you NOT in the know, Jake Bugg is a young British singer/songwriter from Nottingham who is very popular right now and sounds like he came straight out of The Beatles era. I've picked three of my favorite Jake Bugg songs and listed them below.


1) Lightning Bolt- This is a classic Jake Bugg song. It's very catchy, rock-and-roll fun.

2) Seen It All- This is a great song to listen to when you want to feel like a bad ass. Fans of ABC's Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland may recognize Michael Socha in this video.

3) Two Fingers- Yet another song to listen to when you want to feel like a bad ass.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Movie List 2014


Over the Thanksgiving holiday lots of families gather around the television to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, American Football, and the Westminster Dog Show; while others bolt from the Thanksgiving dinner table to go to the movie theater or get in line for the early Black Friday sales. But, whether I'm just trying to get into a Thanksgiving mood or I'm snuggling in for my post-Thanksgiving dinner nap, I prefer staying indoors and watching a movie at home.

While it may seem that there is a shortage of Thanksgiving films (especially compared to the number of Christmas films), here are a few Thanksgiving films that I watched this year:
  1. Free Birds (2013) - This animated movie starring Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson as two turkeys from different sides of the tracks who aims to change history and have turkey taken off of the Thanksgiving menu was surprisingly good with plenty of jokes for adults as well as kids. It may be a new Thanksgiving classic.
  2. Plains, Trains, & Automobiles (1987) - This is a time tested classic that's enjoyable anytime of the year, but many people forget that Steve Martin is trying to get home to his family for Thanksgiving dinner. 
  3. Dutch (1991) - Ed O'Neil (from "Modern Family" and "Married With Children") stars as a working class man who tried to bring his girlfriend's spoiled, rich, son home for Thanksgiving and teach him a lesson or two along the way. It's like Plains, Trains, &  Automobiles only it's a father/son duo.
  4. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - If you're a fan of Woody Allen movies than this is a classic for you! This film stars Barbara Hershey, Mia Farrow, Michael Cain, Dianne Wiest and of course, Woody Allen himself. The film follows three sisters who get caught up in a love triangle after Thanksgiving. 
  5. Home For The Holidays (1995) - This movie has a star studded cast including Robert Downey Jr., Dylan McDermott, Holly Hunter, Claire Daines, and Anne Bancroft, plus it's directed by Jodie Foster. This movie follows Holly Hunter's character as she returns home for the holidays following her recent job loss and discovery that her daughter plans to loose her virginity over the holiday. This movie was a surprising downer! I was not a fan! 
Have you seen any good Thanksgiving themed movies lately? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: President Obama Delivers The Decree

This week Stephen Colbert brought The Colbert Report to Washington DC for his "Mr. Colbert Goes to Washington, See Ya Later...Great to Have Me With You" farewell tour with many surprising guests including President Barack Obama who delivered a hilarious yet informative version of The Word. Check out the clip below:


I'm so sad to see Stephen Colbert leave Comedy Central but I can't wait to see what he'll deliver to CBS.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What I'm Listening To: The National (with Sufjan Stevens) "This is the Last Time"

Fun Fact: The first dance that my husband and I danced to at our wedding was a song by The National, so it was only natural that we would eventually have to see The National live in concert. 

Almost 2 years later we were able to see The National live at the O2 arena in London as the band concluded their Mistaken For Strangers tour with musical acts Wild Beasts (who totally blinded us with their LED lights) and Sufjan Stevens. It was a pretty magical evening (despite the blindness). 

Check out this fan footage of The National and Sufjan Stevens performing "This is the Last Time" at the O2 Arena below:


Saturday, December 6, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Passenger- "Ride to New York"

I don't want to brag or anything (but I'm going to brag anyways), but I've been going to quite a few concerts lately. Most recently I attended the Passenger concert at The Cambridge Corn Exchange and, in the words of Larry David, it was pretty, pretty, pretty good. 

Most of you might be familiar with Passenger's song "Let Her Go" but did you know that he has actually put out six albums!? If you like folksy, guy + guitar music, definitely check out this show live. Passenger is currently touring through the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa soon (see tour dates here) and you can watch a clip of Passenger performing "Ride to New York" from the Corn Exchange show below.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Virtual Paintout to Oia, Greece

Here's another drawing inspired by the Virtual Paintout. This time I painted a location in Oia, Greece using Google Street View. Do you want to know what inspired me to scout out Oia, Greece? I was totally inspired by Alexis Bledel (a.k.a. Lena's) scenes in the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. For realz!

Oia, Greece
pencil, ink, watercolor, watercolor pencil
6 x 6 inches


Oia, Greece

Monday, November 24, 2014

Virtual Paintout Sketch of Chile

Last summer I told you all about about The Virtual Paintout blog that inspires artists to get together virtually and paint a same location virtually using Google Street View. In June I participated by painting an image of Vladivostok, Russia, but then my life started getting busy and I wasn't able to keep up month to month as I would have liked but I still noted what locations were being painted each month and attempted to scout out some potential painting locations via Google Street View in my spare time. 

Anyways, this weekend I decided to paint one of the locations that I scouted out back in May 2014 when the Virtual Paintout was painting scenes from Southern Chile. Something about the painted fence spoke to me and I had to paint it.


'Me Das Una Oportunidad'
Luis Baez, Cochrane, Chile 
pencil, watercolor and ink
6 x 6 inch sketchbook



http://goo.gl/7T0PWW


Sunday, November 23, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: "All About That Baste" Parody

Here's a little song that's being discussed around the water cooler at work this week. From the family that has brought you numerous parodies, comes a parody of Meghan Trainor's song "All About That Base" that's right on-time for Thanksgiving. The song is called "All About That Baste"


Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Tove Lo "Habits (Stay High)"



Here's yet another song from my husband's mix tape, "Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo. My husband likes to call Tove Lo his Swedish wife, but this song makes me question whether or not Tove Lo actually does the things she says she does in her song, because if she does my husband and her have nothing in common (except for maybe eating dinner in the bath tub. Please don't judge him). Enjoy the song!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: The Adventures of Joey Ramone

This week I had the pleasure of attending Noel Fielding's Comedy Tour as it passed through Cambridge, which included one of my favorite skits from Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy show, The Adventures of Joey Ramone. Since I can't take you all to see Noel Fielding's Comedy Tour, check out this clip of plasticine Joey Ramone below and if you're in the UK you can check out Noel Fielding's tour dates here.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Ryan Adams "Gimme Something Good"

Hello readers! Around Halloween time I began listening to Ryan Adams' (not to be confused with Bryan Adams) song "Gimme Something Good" in heavy rotation- mostly because the video features Elvira (a.k.a. Cassandra Peterson). I'm not sure what the song really has to do with Elvira, but I love her so I'm into it.


Anyway, during the Halloween season my husband and I started to watch some of HULU's 13 Days of Elvira and I jokingly turned to my husband and said "Where's Ryan Adams"? Turns out, Ryan Adams did the theme music to Hulu's 13 Days of Elvira, too!

In case you're curious, here's a list of some of the Halloween movies I watched this year:

  • Seedpeople
  • The Gingerdead Man (featuring Gary Busey)
  • Hobgoblins (it's like a poor man's Gremlins)
  • Demonic Toys (Fun fact: The screenplay writer, David Goyer, is also a writer and producer for Batman Begins, Man of Steel, and The Dark Knight.
  • Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (This movie stars Shannon Tweed a.k.a.longterm companion to Gene Simons and Bill Mahar of Real Time with Bill Mahar. Despite the title, this movie only contains one scene of boobs).
We also watched several 90's TV Halloween specials like Roseanne and Home Improvement.

What Halloween shows did you watch this year? Let me know in the comments below.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Apples and Pumpkins

In October I decided that I couldn't let Fall 2014 pass me by without engaging in some fun fall festivities so I went to Apple Day at Burwash Manor and to the local pumpkin patch.



As you might expect, Apple Day celebrated all things apple with entry money going towards helping the Sick Children's Trust. There was a vintage ploughing competition, a hedge laying competition as well as apple identification, a make your own apple cider booth, tractor rides, live music, a mini-steam train, and traditional craft booths. 




admiring the local pigs

alpacas
The following day my friend, my husband and I headed over to the local pumpkin patch where we navigated through a corn maize, had fresh donuts and cocoa, and picked out some pumpkins for Halloween. Fun fact: I decided to name my pumpkin Benedict Pumpkinpatch.

hiding in the corn maize
My friend and I on the spooky stagecoach 

Me and the husband
Did you partake in any fall festivities? Let me know in the comments below.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Jim Carrey's Lincoln Ad Parody

Have you seen the Matthew McConaughey Lincoln car ads and thought to yourself "what the heck is he talking about"? Well, last week on Saturday Night Live (SNL) Jim Carrey brought his brilliant comedy back in the spotlight in a hilarious episode. One of the biggest highlights was a series of Lincoln ad parodies. If you missed the episode or just want to watch it again, check out the video below.



Saturday, November 1, 2014

What I'm Listening To: St. Vincent- "Rattlesnake"

Hello friends! Is your music play list lacking in radical female alt-rockers? Look no further. This week I've been listening to St. Vincent's song, "Rattlesnake". Check out her live performance of "Rattlesnake" from David Letterman below:


Anne Erin "Annie" Clark a.k.a. St. Vincent is currently touring through Europe and will head back to the US soon. If you're interested in seeing her live show, check St. Vincent's website for details.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Costumes 2013

Scar the Pumpkin
This year I decided to wear two costumes for Halloween, because I can. For my first costume I was Miss Pussy Katz from the movie Flakes (2007). The movie is about an aspiring musician that works at a cereal bar. It's got Christopher Lloyd and Zooey Deschanel in it, and although the film isn't great, Zooey's character did leave an impression.








Hat: made by me
necklace: thrifted
belt: trifted
shirt: Old Navy
skirt: JCrew Factory
shoes: Payless

For my second costume, my husband and I wore kigurumi's. My husband was a tabby cat and I dressed up as a red panda.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

What I'm Listening To: Hozier- "Take Me To Church"

You might not believe me, but I've been listening to Hozier WAY before he appeared on the SNL Bill Hader episode. Actually, Hozier's "Take Me To Church" is another song that appeared on the mix tape that my husband made me. Check out the music video for the song below. 


Friday, October 24, 2014

Rude, Crude, and Tattooed

On September 27th I attended the 10th Annual London International Tattoo Convention at the Tobacco Docks in Shadewell, London. Not only did I attend because I appreciate the art form, I also attended to be tattooed by one of my favorite tattoo artists, Kid-Kros, of Split, Croatia. 

The line of people without advanced tickets waiting to enter the convention was huge.

A Tobacco Dock boat.

Besides getting tattooed, there were tons of things to see and do at the convention. There were tattoo artists from TV such as Ami James and Megan Massacre from Miami Ink and NY Ink, pin up models like Sabina Kelley from Best Ink, fire eaters, strippers, acrobats, artwork and merchandise for sale, and rock bands. However, since I was getting a rather large tattoo, I didn't get to see a whole lot of the other things going on at the convention as I was in the tattoo booth most of the time.

There was a taco truck, BBQ truck, coffee truck and bar with pub food at the event. I stuck with tacos because a good taco in England is hard to find.
Unfortunately, I didn't take any photos of Kid-Kros or his lovely wife or the tattoo artist from Barcelona and the artist's friend from Berlin who shared the booth with us. Although getting tattooed was painful, I enjoyed listening to the tattoo artists' talk about where they were from, meeting other artists and attendees, and getting compliments on my newest tat.

After the convention I met up with my London BFF to show off my freshly wrapped arm and eat some American style burgers, milkshakes, and chili cheese fries. Goodtimes!

Me and my friend showing off our tatted "guns"

Want to see more images from the convention? Check out this article from The Guardian with pictures from the convention. The lady getting most of her leg tattooed was in a booth an aisle away from me. As I was getting my tattoo I just reminded myself that my arm probably hurts less than her leg.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Royal Affair

Somehow the Kansas City Royals baseball team have managed to make it to the World Series (a feat that hasn't happened since 1985) where they'll be playing the San Francisco Giants this week. While I'm not a huge watcher of baseball (or sports in general), this is such a rare event and I am bummed that I can't celebrate by watching the games with my friends or by chillin' at Paul Rudd's mom's house, but I can honor the occasion with a swell new t-shirt. Here are some of my favorite KC Royal's t-shirts.

KC Wheat Arrows tee by Normal Human
KC Wheat Baseball Tee by Normal Human

KC Heart
Royals by Bradley Brooks

Be Royal by Megan Watson

Will you be watching the World Series this week? Which team are you cheering for (if you don't say the Royals, I'll shake my fist at you...just kidding)? Which t-shirt is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.


Monday, October 13, 2014

My Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is here, which means it's time for me to show you my Fall 2014 Capsule Wardrobe. 

Before I selected my pieces I looked through my current closet to see what fall colors already reside in my wardrobe. Then I looked at what colors were trending for Fall 2014 and I created my Fall color palette. 

These are the colors I'll be focusing on:

Neutrals

Near Neutrals



Statement



Since I have a LOT of clothes in my tiny little closet and I haven't successfully used a capsule wardrobe before, I decided not to limit my clothing selection to any particular number (I have 56 items in this capsule overall). My capsule includes pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, tops and jackets, but I realize that I may have to swap out some of my jackets for heavier coats as the temperatures get colder. Here are my items:

Pants, Skirts, Dresses and Shoes


Tops, Cardigans and Jackets


Have you created a capsule wardrobe or have you considered it? Let me know in the comments below.

Inspired by INTO Mind and Un-Fancy.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Puss in Boots (the movie)


This weekend I decided to re-watch an underrated cartoon favorite, Puss in Boots. This movie tells the background story of Shrek's lovable sword fighting friend, Puss, with a great cast of characters such as Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zack Galifinakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris and Guillermo del Toro. The story is great, there's plenty of references for adults, and it has a strong female lead. I love it!

What I'm Listening To- Hospitality "I Miss Your Bones"


This week I've been rocking out to American indie pop rock band, Hospitality, from my husband's homemade mix tape. I suppose I'm a fan because:

 "you can't piss on Hospitality, I won't allow it"- obligatory Troll 2 quote.

Anyways, this song is called "I Miss Your Bones" and I think it's the perfect song to listen to when the husband is away for work or out with friends.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

My Vintage Style



70's wrap dress SadieMaybelline on Etsy

Have you ever seen a piece of clothing online and just knew it was going to be perfect for you? Well, that's pretty much what happened with this dress. I knew the style would be flattering for my frame, I loved the colors, and the measurements were a perfect match for me. I can't wait to wear this out on a date with my husband. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: Chris Pratt's SNL Marvel Trailer

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Did you catch the season premier of Saturday Night Live? Well last weekend SNL kicked off their 40th season with Chris Pratt and music from Ariana Grande and there were several laugh out loud moments. 

If you have HULU you can check out the SNL Marvel Trailer below.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

What I'm Listening To: The Broods "Never Gonna Change"

Here's another song that my husband put on my latest mixed tape. The band is Swedish brother/sister duo, The Broods, and the song is called "Never Gonna Change." My husband told me that this song sounded like the kind of song I would make if I started my own indie band. 

Warning: This video is unsuitable for prudes.


I'm fairly certain that The Broods didn't act in their own music video, but then again I've never been to Sweden.


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Transitioning Your Wardrobe with Julep Nail Polish

Happy October everyone! I don't know if you're experiencing this yet, but here in the UK the temperatures are falling, the leaves are changing, Pumpkin Spice lattes are being served, and it's time to start transitioning our summer outfits to fall. 

Fall is by far my favorite season for fashion because the colors become darker, the prints become bolder, and I get to start layering my most favorite pieces.

I've teamed up with Julep, which has released a new Autumn range of nail polishes, to create an outfit  inspired by the new fall shades to help you transition from summer to fall.


I imagine pairing this outfit with a casual cardigan to wear to school/work and then layering on some statement necklaces and a cute camel colored wrap coat for the evening. 

You can check out Julep's fall transition colors below. Which colors are your favorite?


Summer colors: Tamara, Princess Grace, Maddy, Bette, Margaret, Kam, Florence
Fall colors: Claudette (available in the Girly Perfect set), Brielle, Clara, Beverly, Misti, Roc Solid, Alaina.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ever Wanted to Shop My Closet?

Have you ever wanted to shop my closet? Well now you can. Over the weekend I decided to edit my wardrobe and now I'm giving you an opportunity to shop for barely/gently worn items from my closet. All of my clothes come from a smoke and pet free home. If you have a question about an item simply leave a comment, and if you're interested in purchasing an item, leave a comment with your e-mail address and how much you're willing to pay for the item. Items will go to the highest bidder at 9am CDT and payments should be made through PayPal. Items not sold will be donated to charity.

Be sure to check the page frequently because I've got a lot of stuff to give away.


Instagram user name: shopohsarahchick

Sunday, September 28, 2014

What's Making Me Laugh: EE Musical Cat Ad

So last week I FINALLY went to see Guardian's of the Galaxy at the local movie theater. I feel like I was the last person on the planet to have seen the film (even though I'm sure there are tons of people out there that haven't seen the movie).

Side Note: Guardian's was really great! It may be the best Marvel movie to date (although I'll always have a soft spot for Iron Man. I <3 RDJr.


During the opening trailers and ads preceding the movie they played the newest commercial from the EE cell phone network (a.k.a. the EE Musical Cat Ad). This ad totally cracked me up in the theater and it's still got me laughing. Check it out!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Marion KAL

September 10- October 25

Last week I decided to join the Marion KAL hosted by Untangling Knots via The Marion KAL ravelry forum. I'd fallen in love with Lladybird's cranberry colored Marion cardigan this summer, so I decided to make one of my own using the same Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted yarn in Cranberry. So far it has been pretty easy to knit, although it does take some concentration to create the cables. Here's my progress after 1 day of knitting:


Are you participating in The Marion Knit Along or do you want to join? Let me know in the comments below. Stay tuned for more posts on my progress.

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