Holidays are the time for pie, and I definitely had my fill on Thursday. Post to follow soon after this one as well involves a lovely trip to a famous pie company in Julian, CA. So needless to say, I have pie on the brain….and its not over yet! The December holidays will no doubt bring more pie, and I am waiting with baited breath…With that said, the Etsy Tag Monday Tag today is…PIE!
MayDay Creations has this tasty looking Pumpkin Pie soy candle…though I don’t think its for eating!
Last but certainly not least (at least if you know my obsession with chapstick), is this Homemade Apple Pie flavored chapstick. I wouldn’t know whether to put it on my lips or eat it! Beautiful Twists shop has many different flavored lip conditioners…check to see which one suits your tastebuds best.
According to my grandmother, she can’t remember the last time all 7 of her grandkids were together for the holidays.
Whether it be me not being able to get down from SF, work, or someone being abroad in Israel, I guess it has been a while. She insisted on a photo, and of course, with EVERY family member wanting one, all the photos came out like my prom pictures did, with eyes in every direction. It was good to be together, and I’m glad we got these shots, even if we all aren’t looking at the same camera.
I’m the oldest at 32, and now the youngest is almost 19. Scary!! But aren’t we a handsome bunch?
It never fails. I go home for an extended period of time, and I catch up on my movie watching. This Thanksgiving holiday was no different. We caught three movies in the theater this past week, even though the Turkey Day movie selection was weak this year.
Where the Wild Things Are- We caught this one on the drive from San Diego to our second leg of the holiday week in LA. I had definitely wanted to see it on the big screen because I knew it would be pretty…it was. It reminded me alot of Michel Gondry films…especially the scene where Max is in the boat heading to the island. It was an enjoyable, fun movie to watch, but I did have a few complaints. 1) I HATE the way James Gandolfini breathes. I know it might sound weird, but the whole through the nose thing he was doing the whole time as the main monster, reminded me too much of Tony Soprano because it was the same breathing and same voice. He didn’t even try to change anything. 2) Max wasnt a kid I could get behind. The kid who played him, Max Records, did a great job of playing a kid you sympathize with, until the end. He didn’t learn anything, no lesson was had, and he was still the same terror he was when he ran away in the first place. I’m not sure that was the message Maurice Sendak was trying to portray…maybe it was.
Fantastic Mr. Fox–LOVED IT. Being a big fan of Wes Anderson films anyway, I had been curious to see this, but I had no idea how cute it would be. Stop motion animation fascinates me, and if its done well, it can make for a really fun movie to watch. With the Wes Anderson quirk, the well cast characters, and the already great story written by Roald Dahl, it made for one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. Also…though not a huge George Clooney fan, he is good in a heist movie (think Oceans 11-13, and Out of Sight), and he was great as Mr. Fox. This is definitely a film I will own. Even if its on silent in the background….visually stimulating.
Pirate Radio (aka The Boat That Rocked) -This was a fun movie with an ensemble cast of actors that I see in some of my favorite British television shows and movies. Actors from Coupling, The IT Crowd, Flight of the Conchords, Love Actually, and Shawn of the Dead made it a cast I knew and was pretty sure I’d like. Written by Richard Curtis (wrote Love Actually, Bridget Jones), it was a story about a band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to government. Literally called Pirate Radio because they DJs anchored themselves in the middle of the ocean and broadcast from a pirate ship…learn something new everyday. Predictable, but campy and fun, I recommend this one too. Great soundtrack, after all, it was all just Rock and Roll.
Well..not it its typical sense of the word. Its just that I’m on holiday, and don’t really want to keep up with the blog. We are currently in San Diego, and honestly, the last thing I want to do is find items on Etsy to profile. I mean…its not that I don’t love all my readers, its just that its time to enjoy my vacation. I’m trying not to spend time in front of the computer (obviously failing a bit), but maybe I’ll post some goodies from my vacation as soon as I land back in LA. Thats where we are spending Turkey Day, and maybe the excess time with my family will allow me to post more entries. Until then….later blog world, and don’t miss me too much…I’ll be back.
I got my first set of Holga photos developed today. Let’s forget the fact that on a roll of 12 photos, I only got 8 developed. I passed the number one while winding the film, and I guess the others just weren’t even able to be processed. For a first attempt though, I’m excited at the way some of them turned out!
I kind of love this thing. I can’t wait to actually experiment with it, now that I know what its capable of (sort of), and how to properly wind the film. This roll was 160VC, and the next i bought is going to be 400. With more light being let in on the next roll, I can take more indoor shots. This is such a cool medium because you really never know what you are going to get. Do you even remember what it was like to not use a screen to check your photos after taking them? I forgot how much fun it was to get my film developed! You can see the other ones on my Flickr Set.
Ive never been one of those girls who has a Hollywood crush that they get all gaga for. Granted when I was a kid, I had pictures of River Phoenix on my wall, but it was almost as I felt like I had to in order to fit in when my friends came over. I had friends in middle school who owned New Kids on the Block Letterman jackets. They had to be well over $100 and for an 11 year old, that was a big deal. I’ve never worn concert tees and never really hung concert or movie posters on my wall. Maybe one here or there, but it must have been awesome for me to do so.
That’s why I’m having a REAL hard time understanding this New Moon/Twilight thing. Are these fans of the movie or the book series? I read the books. I actually read all four in about two weeks, and I will totally recommend them to anyone who wants to read them. You can even borrow my copies. However…did these crazy New Moon fans actually SEE the movie Twilight? Seriously? I did….and it was awful. I was super disappointed…just like I was with the latest Harry Potter movie, and Dreamcatcher by Steven King.
Robert Pattinson was a great Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter. But an Edward he is not. Kristen Stewart is awful as Bella, and the speed at which they tell the story is just crap. Where is all the back story? Where is all the monologue? Those of you who saw the movie and didn’t read the book, did you like the movie on its own merits? REALLY? Did you even understand the story? It was missing ALOT.
I’m reading everyones Facebook status’ all week, and its all about their New Moon countdown, their tickets being purchased (it broke Fandango records for pre-sale). Are you all really expecting a good movie? Prove me wrong. Show me that with all that money that they made on Twilight, they actually put some effort into this film, and ‘make Edward all sparkly with awful effects like in the first. Prove to me that Werewolf effect is better than the previews are making it out to be. And why does Dakota Fanning have to be a part of EVERYTHING?
Good for all you fans out there. All you people who are obsessing over this film. Do you have the posters on your wall? Have you been obsessing about Robert and Kristen’s relationship in all the gossip blogs? Hasn’t that ruined it for you? It’s too much. The obsession with them is too great and even if this movie is any good, all I can think about is the two of them. Its everywhere. There are pages and pages devoted to this stuff on the internet…you cant escape it.
I am not seeing a midnight show. I don’t even have tickets yet.
Don’t get me wrong…I WILL see the movie. After all, I read and liked the books. I almost want to be proven wrong, and enjoy it, but am going to be going into it with such a pessimistic attitude, I think I’m willing myself to hate it. I’m just going to wait for all you crazy fans to go see it first. Then we can compare stories.
With that…I leave you with the funniest New Moon parody I’ve seen yet. And it goes with my Three Wolf Moon theme…Win.
This blog entry is inspired by this dress I happened upon this morning. Made with close to 2,009 pieces of peacock feathers, the dress took eight sewers forty days to make, and can be yours for $1.5 million. This dress is intense.
The detail is actually really beautiful, but I’m not sure I know anyone who would ever wear this…especially with a hefty price tag like $1.5 million.
I did find more reasonable items that were peacock inspired. I think its a beautiful color palette, and if you are into feathers, could make for some beautiful accessories and decor.
clockwise from top
Veronica Reis dress
Peacock feather bobby pins by Emily Wootton
Boutonniere by Erica Cavanagh
Butterfly fascinator by DinoFleur designs
Chloe Feather fascinator by Portobello
Peacock feather clutch by Red Ruby Rose
Blue Peacoque by Sweet Grass Mill
Minerva Peacock collar by Hayashi Beads
You may have been living under a rock for the past lil while, if you didn’t realize that mustaches are hot right now. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t into the trend. Honestly, not a huge fan of the big mustache on guys (though this may have something to do with Mick’s righteous beard.) I am a fan of the kitschy items that are mustache related. In fact, this Etsy Tag Monday is inspired by my newest Etsy purchase from Paperdoll Woodshop. Doesn’t this salt and pepper shaker set rule?
So this post is going to be quick and dirty, as there are too many mustache items I love to write about..so on with the links and the mustache love!
The ORIGINAL Dali Mustache necklace by Little Angels Jewlery
Mustache hankerchiefs by Avril Loreti
Flying Mustaches by King Dog
Black Mustache Key Hook by Suddenly, It’s real
Felt Christmas Stocking by Mullish Muse
The Man Mustache Mug by The Peacock Shop
Pacifist Framed Print by Tilly Bloom
Mustache on a stick by Somethings hiding in here
El Mustachio bib by Wunzees
So this one should be interesting. Hopefully with it labeled as a “holiday fair” I’ll get some traffic that I’ve been missing at the last few. So….I know for my local readers, this isn’t exactly close, but its closer than the one in Sunnyvale was. We will be working this one the day before we take off for Thanksgiving vacation. Hopefully it makes me some gas money!
She may be cute, but my kitten is a pain in the a**. Another power cord to my laptop has been killed, thanks to her little, though sharp teeth. I do most of my blog writing at home, because my work day doesn’t give me a ton of time, and I realize that with the loss of my laptop temporarily, my blog posts haven’t been that awesome or frequest. I mean…I missed Etsy Tag Monday! I had a blog set up, almost ready to write…than Death to the battery.
Hopefully this will not last. I NEED my computer fix…sad as it might be.
She is cute though…right? Though now…much fatter.