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Monday, August 20, 2012

Big Fish.

Last week was wild!
I love Shark Week.
I have an account on Polyvore, and I made a set especially for the occasion.
I'm really glad that Shark Wranglers is on weekly, so I get my shark fix more frequently.

I've been busy lately with a new job, moving, and playing Yoshi's Story on N64.
So when I have a little free time...
I give the kitten some TLC.
I make shark shapes out of fridge magnets, hoping that it will make Shark Week come back. 
I stare at sherbet, because it's a pretty thing.
I take pictures of my favorite horse in Utah.
And I stare at pictures that kid brother sent from his mission (for our church) in the Philippines.  Man, I love that kid.  
 

I'm really going to miss the center closet in the apartment.  It was always my favorite of the three. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tolkien.


I have officially watched all of The Lord of the Rings series (extended versions).  I'm The Lord of the Ring's biggest fan.  Bring on The Hobbit.  December 14th.  Also, I'm a huge fan of J. R. R. Tolkien.  He's a really good man in my book.  My book is the place to be, chapter 6, that is.

Speaking of Pink Lady apples, for all UK residents, you can enter to win a pink Smeg!!  I'm head over heels for the Smeg brand.  Their little retro fridges have captured my heart and not just because it has the word "meg" in it.  :-) ..but it helps.  I would be honored to leave my groceries in one.

Speaking of Zoobles, I have two!  I wish I had all six, but they switched the Happy Meal toys too quick.  Boo.  And yes, it's fine that I love these toys, I checked.
Did I mention how much I love The Lord of the Rings?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sweet Baby Rays!


LIEBSTER AWARD

A big THANK YOU to Veronika from Fashion is my passion, for my nomination.  The Liebster Award “is all about discovering blogs and helping those with less than 200 followers to get recognized.”
The rules:
one.  Post 11 things about yourself.
two.  Answer the 11 questions the ' tagger ' has set for you.
three.  Create 11 more questions for the bloggers you will tag.
four.  Then choose 11.. or seven bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in your post.
five.  These lucky bloggers must then be told.
11 things about me:
one.  I was born, raised, and currently reside in Utah, United States.
two.  I love the laundry detergent isle.
three.  I am pretty good with a slingshot & a flyswatter.
four.  My favorite season is autumn.
five.  I don’t like loud noises.  I have to mentally prepare myself before I turn on a blender.  Truth.
six.  I love food coloring bottles.
seven.  I love Mexican food.
eight.   I love stingrays, beluga whales, narwal whales, crocodiles, and sharks.
nine.  I love butterballs.
ten.  I love polka dots & chiffon.
eleven.  I love the game, Clue.  So much.
Veronika’s 11 questions for me:
one.  How would your friends describe your style? 
Classic modern for running around and when I dress up, I dress up full-time fancy.
two.  What are your wardrobe workhorses?
I only have room in my heart for one workhorse at the moment.  
Two words.  Black.  Jeans.  Love them!
three.  Favorite fashion reads?
I find myself reading good love books more than I read about fashion.  I am, however, a very good “looker” of magazines, photos, and such.
four.  Whose style do you admire?
I admire anyone who makes fashion their own.  I also admire all the styles that make up the word “vintage”.  
five.  Favorite brands?
Sweet Baby Rays barbecue sauce.  Okay okay, I know this question was meant for fashion brands. :-)  I really like too many brands to name.  I’m big on thrifting and so the designers/brands that I love are from all over.  Speaking of which, I just got an insanely cute dress made in Sri Lanka!  I will have to show you soon. 
six.  Earliest fashion memory?
Ma said I started sketching clothing designs as soon as I could pick up a pencil.  I remember my signature style, when I was real young, was normally sundresses and jelly shoes.  Oh, and my accessories consisted of homemade bead necklaces or candy necklaces.  ;-D  Enjoy my Lion King dress adorned with a homemade necklace below.


seven.  What will your key piece be for the Autumn/Winter season?
My key piece will be my favorite accessory, a good book.  I will also be seen sporting boots, and you guessed it, my black jeans!  :-)
eight.  What is your favorite fashion trend this season?
I’m loving the “witty knits”, but then again, I’ve always had a love for strange sweaters.  :-)  I’m also excited for glitter!  I just love the word “glitter” is the real thing.
nine.  Who inspires you?
My personal designs are inspired by what I would imagine my grandma & my great-grandma wearing.  I dream about their closets often.  Also, old photographs and movies inspire me.
ten.  Dream wardrobe for a trolley dash?
Oh jeez, this is a tough one.  I’d like to raid any old person’s closet, really.  Okay, my final answer, I’d like 60 seconds in a closet from each era starting in the 1800’s.  I’d maybe like 20 extra seconds during 1930, 1950, and 1960.
eleven.  What is your dream job?
I want to be a novelist that also designs dresses on occasion.

The tagged:
one.  Brigitte & Bekah from B and B
two.  Jessica from Love, Love, Love
three.  Sherri from SHERRIAMOUR
four.  Courtney from Sonny Photographs by Courtney
five.  Emily from The Lovely Things
six.  Elsha from When Mine Became Ours...
seven.  Josie from Just Delightful

My 11 questions for you:
one.  Why do you blog?
two.  Who is your fashion icon?
three.  What is your favorite item in your wardrobe?
four.  What is your favorite book?
five.  What is your favorite perfume?
six.  What is your favorite phrase to say?
seven.  What is one item on your current wish-list?
eight.  What is one weird quirk that you have?
nine.  What is your favorite quote?
ten.  What is your dream job?
eleven.  What are you looking forward to most this Fall/Winter season?
Thanks again, Veronika, for this nomination!  I hope you have the best day.