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Atomic Burst Ring

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend. I spent some of it in the middle of a doggie parade where saw some real cuties...

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The owner is lucky I didn't swoop them up under each arm and run off. Saturday was a beautiful day to be outside.

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Sunday? Not so much so.

I've also been playing with my Kitschy Digital set again, I might need an intervention with the Photoshopping. Anyway, the point of this post is to share the new items I added to the shop.  Click the images to take you to the Etsy listing.

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And last, much to my surprise and delight, my Red Velvet Cupcake ring was blogged about on the website Minnie Cakes - A Cupcakery

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Thank you Michelle! I'm looking forward to more awesome creations from you. :)


PR Happiness!

Yay!!! Finally, a designer who I like since Day 1 wins the competition!! I'm so happy Seth Aaron won. He's awesome! I want to own his clothes. He has been consistently awesome.

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Earth Day 2010

Every morning I take a train into Manhattan and the ride is over an hour long.  Some days I just sleep through it, other days I really soak it in because it is a very scenic commute.  I brought my camera with me the other day. 

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It's hard to photograph in a moving train.   The transition between seeing this into getting off in Midtown Manhattan chaos is pretty drastic.  But it's nice to know you don't have to go too far out to enjoy nature at it's finest.

I'm not going to pretend that I am the most super green eco-conscious person around. I try my best to do my part every day. I recycle, bring reusable bags to the supermarket, do my best to shop local (love farmers markets), at home we always turn the lights off if we're not in the room, unplug the toaster and coffeemaker if we're not using it, we sort our garbage, etc.  Seriously, we've had neighbors that ALWAYS left their lights and air conditioners on 24/7, or who would throw cardboard in the garbage even through there is a bin right next to it that says "Cardboard".  Blame it on laziness and stupidity I guess.  Anyway, I think I'm saying these things because what I do is small and basic but in the greater picture, I like to believe it's helping a little.  If you do these things enough, it becomes so routine you don't have to think about it anymore or need a special day to remind you about it.


Weekend Part Zwei*

*yes I'm still listening to my German podcasts - we're finally doing numbers.

My plans for Saturday were a little botched because the weather seemed a bit unpredictable.  It was going to entail a little road trip to a flea market up at Rhinebeck before the Bake Off.  That didn't happen but the option to go Sunday was still there.  By Saturday night I was so tired and full from all the delicious food I had consumed, I said to Mike that I didn't think I wanted to go to the market the following day.

Good thing that we both had a change of heart Sunday morning and on the road we went.  I don't know if I have ever mentioned it here but I am DONE with stores like Michael's and AC Moore.  The jewelry isles tend to be the most crowded and I just don't like anything I find. So I now rely more on flea markets to seek out funky finds and on this occasion I did.  No pictures, it's a surprise.  =D What I will share is my new friend, I named her Cookie since I ate so many this weekend.

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There were two and I am now regretting that I didn't get both of them.  She's a cutie.


Sweet Weekend

There was a Cookie Bake-Off at Clay, Wood & Cotton this weekend. I was hoping I could be a judge but I'm glad I wasn't. It would have been too hard to pick a winner. Maybe next year I will enter if I start practicing now. :)
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Do you like the tape? I downloaded them from Puglypixel.  I'm not one for actual scrapbooking but I do enjoy adding a little flair to my photos for my blog. :)

And speaking of sweets, look at what is back in the shop...

Red Velvet Ring! There are some more cupcakes in the works for a special order.


Flickr Favorites - FROGS!

I kind of hit a Flickr Favorites BLOCK this week, I want to continue doing themes but couldn't think of one. What did I do? I posted on my Facebook and Twitter for suggestions and someone said frogs. At first I thought "Frogs????" but then figured why not, let's put a quirky spin to it and it turned out to be quite fun. Don't you agree?

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1. Kissing Frogs, 2. Being Kermit the Frog., 3. Rozen the Red Eyed Tree Frog, 4. Frog Army, 5. Portrait of a Red-Eyed Tree Frog, 6. Kissing the frog to get the prince is a waste of a perfectly good frog~, 7. Kermit the Frog at the Disney MGM Studios, 8. Bento Box #3 - Frog.2, 9. Frog in hand, 10. The Frog Prince, 11. Frog Dog, 12. Friendly Little Frog {Explore} Created with fd's Flickr Toys


"Everyone I Love Is Dead"

I am pretty bummed out today after I found out that Peter Steele, the singer for Type O Negative has died last night.   

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The first time I saw them was in 1990 and right away I thought "Damn! He's hot! Who is that?!?!!!" But not only was I drawn to his presence, the music was really good and his voice was utterly hypnotic.  I saw them quite a few times being a local band (Brooklyn, NY) and well known in the New York Metal and Hardcore scene.  They played a lot. My boyfriend had a couple of interesting encounters with him and band.  He likes to tell one story of the time he and his friends went to see them in the middle of a blizzard and they ended up being the only kids in the club so the band still played and would chit chat with them in between songs.

They were funny as hell but someone didn't get the memo and somehow they got classified as Goth band....which is kind of ironic because yes they sang A LOT about death and dying but it was kind of tongue in cheek. They started playing up on the whole thing and grew an even bigger audience as a result, "Where did we go right???" I remember guitarist Kenny Hickey once saying in an interview.  

In 2006 there was a Carnivore reunion (Pete sang for them first) and I went and I thought "Damn, Pete ain't looking so good."  His drug and alcohol abuse was very well known.  Then in 2007 I saw Type O right before Halloween and Pete was looking sexy again, dressed as a priest and thought "Damn! He's looking hot again, good for him!"

All I can say now is "Damn..." only now I'm sad to see such a great frontman gone forever.


Dream In Plastic

Saturday I stopped by Dream In Plastic for their Art for Autism reception and silent auction. Needless to say, I wanted to buy about 90% of the items in the store but I held off. Next time.

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I recently became acquainted with the ladies that run the shop, Diana & Jen, from doing the Social Pariah Festival a couple of weeks back.  Very nice girls and their shop is fun to be in.
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No you don't usually drink in the store, but because it was 2nd Saturday in Beacon, stores are open later and more people are out and about for the galleries. It was a great time and I got to hang out with some friends and catch up.  I even brought home a new little Buddha.

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I'm bringing him to work to keep me company.

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DELICIOUS cupcakes by my friend Michelle who is starting her new business Minnie Cakes Cupcakes.  I'm so excited for her! The cupcakes were Scarlet Fluff -- a red velvet cake with a marshmallow cream frosting; Cocoa POW! -- a rich chocolate cupcake topped with a cayenne-infused cocoa frosting; and Concerto in the Key of Lime -- key lime "minnies" with a key lime cream frosting.  Because I knew I was headed to dinner afterward, I didn't want to eat any right away so I brought a tupperware container to take some to go. Don't worry I left some for others. I know she loves to bake, and if these cupcakes are any indication, I'm sure her other treats would be a hit too. I think she's entering the Cookie Bake-Off at CWAC next week. You know I'll be the first in line for that too.


Dice!!

Happy Monday everyone! This weekend I went through my dice bead stash and this is what happened....

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Heading to Vegas any time soon? They might bring you some luck.   I also made a pair in red, orange, and blue.  I just didn't get around to photographing them for the shop yet.

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Click images for the Etsy listings.

The bracelet was TOO fun to make. As I was making it, my boyfriend said "Don't go too crazy with the dice." And I replied "Oh I'm going cray-zay!"  Plus it's fun to wear. I like how it jingles and jangles. You'll definitely get some attention wearing this cute accessory.