Friday, April 27, 2012

More Game of Thrones...

Just wanted to share this awesomeness:


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thrifted Lovelies

A couple more thrifty finds.

My sweet mother bought me this glass set at a garage sale.
 Right after I took this photo I tried to break them all, dropping them as I tried to put them on the shelf. Thank goodness they are all ok!

I found another vintage pie dish at one of my favorite thrift stores. There is not a lot of turnover and most times I don't find anything but once in a awhile there is a real gem and it is dirt cheap.
 I guess this would technically be a 'Cheesecake' dish. I am adding this to my growing collection of baking dishes with recipes on them. At $1.25 I couldn't resist!

Happy Thrifting!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Planned Purchases vs. Impulse Buys

The title might be a bit serious for the content of this post. It is really a story.

Once upon a time there was a girl who had had a long week and decided she was going to buy herself the new Jack White cd. She traveled to the store to find not only the object she was seeking but also a cornucopia of movie awesomeness in the form of a multipack dvd set. It was the mythical Mission: Impossible four movie set for only $35! The girl instantly caved and bought it. And now she is very happy. The end.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Currently Obsessed With: Game of Thrones..again

The second season has started and I am re-hooked! I love, love, love this show. I am also really loving the Arya/Gendry story line. I have not read the books but all I have to say is that Gendry needs to man-up and protect the crap out of Arya!!! Also I have just become a little obsessed with Gendry in general. Since Sean Bean is no longer on the show it was inevitable that I would find some sort of replacement. And it is sad but I IMDB him just to make sure he wasn't too young. I think that is a sign that you are old when you have to make sure you are not creeping on your tv crushes. Sigh.

Cute smile? Check. Dark hair? Check. BRITISH?! Double Check. And only 1 year younger than me. 

Still not convinced? Then check out this adorable scene:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

So excited! Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Had a great weekend but my Monday was already bringing me down. Then I heard the news...Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is coming to my home town! This is the best news! They are actually going to be playing at the History Center that I volunteer at. Maybe I can work out some sort of meet and greet... oh dreams!
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

With this news I think it is going to be a very good summer of music. I am already saving up for a few tickets and a few of my friends are considering going to a festival that would involve camping. (or glamping? anyone? ha.) I am a person who really likes to have things on the books to look forward to. Right now this is at the top of my list!

What band do you wish would come to your hometown?

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Titanic: 100 Years

This weekend marks the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. 15 years ago Titanic hit movie theaters and my little 11 year old self would never be the same.

I will say right now that I am probably a little more obsessed with Titanic than a normal person. I saw the movie three times in the theaters. The first time was with my dad and my Great Grandma Ruby. It is the only movie I remember seeing with my Great Grandma. I remember she was sitting on one side of me and on the other side was a 20 something guy and his girlfriend. Towards the end of the movie I glanced over and the 20 something was crying his little eyes out. I didn't cry until years later at this movie because I didn't cry in movies in general (oh how times have changed!). I later saw the movie with my mom and one other time. I became obsessed with Titanic history and my theme loving family was only too happy to indulge it by giving me books on the topic and really ANYTHING that had to do with Titanic. My aunt even took me to a Titanic exhibit.

 All my friends were in love with Mr. DiCaprio and we watched any movie he was in. I remember one sleepover where a bunch of us 6th grade girls struggled through Romeo and Juliet just because he was in it. We didn't know what was going on but it didn't even matter! (Years later DiCaprio came to my college and I waited in line for 4 hours to see him. Best. Day. Ever!)

I gathered up some pictures of my collection, but this isn't even all of it! I know I have more books on the topic somewhere including a 'Draw the Titanic' book that I really loved and a 'Titanic Movie Poster book' that I never took the posters out of because it was a collectors item! Duh! This also might have begun my hoarding problem.

 My favorite Titanic book. It is just a huge collection of newspaper articles from when the tragedy happened.

 I looooovvvvveeeeddd these diary style books. I had a whole collection of them.

 Official book with lots of pictures. I had two t-shirts with this same picture on it as well. At least one is on my t-shirt quilt.
 We used to get a special calendar every year from Santa. I have kept them all!
 My mom collects barbies so I eventually obtained quite a few 'special' ones that were not to be taken out of the box.

 And no collection is complete without a heart of the ocean necklace.

I have two! One is much larger. I like to think of the small one as 'everyday' wear. I will probably wear the small one all weekend.

I would love to see the movie in theaters again but I will not see it in 3D. I think I might prefer watching my VHS copy in my basement with my Pjs, heart of the ocean necklace, and a bottle of wine.

To think that an event that happened 100 years ago still has such resonance with so many people. 1514 people lost their lives. It was a tragedy that shocked the world and this weekend we remember.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are rocking your new Easter Bonnet!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Mini Easter Bonnet DIY

Happy early Easter! I am so excited to share with you a perfect little craft project just in time for the weekend- Making your own Easter Bonnet!

I really don't think we wear enough hats these days and my love for vintage and old movies always makes me jealous of those glorious hats!!! So I decided that I would make an Easter bonnet that would be a little easier to wear day to day. This project is great for both adults and kids! How adorable would it be to have little matching bonnets for all the little ones in your life? Super adorable. Lets get to it!

Mini  Easter Bonnet Tutorial

Difficulty: Easy (young children will need help with gluing)

Cost: Cheap!


 I bought:

-Little straw hats (in the doll section of the craft store) the small ones were 67 cents and the larger one was 79 cents. They also came in many different sizes- pick whichever one you like!
- headbands
-fake flowers (These were on sale so I couldn't resist but you could also make your own paper or fabric flowers!)
-little butterflies (could also use little birds, mini Easter eggs, etc.)

Total cost: $7.08

I had: 

Ribbons and bits of lace. You can also use beads, scraps of fabric, or anything else you can glue down!


 I only used some scissors and a hot glue gun! Be careful if you use hot glue...I always seem to burn myself at least once a project. You can use any other glue you like but I love the quickness of hot glue. 


1. Start with one of your mini hats and start decorating! Think of Austen novels where they are sitting around decorating their bonnets. And with fancy hats there is no such thing as too much! 

2. Decide how you want to wear your bonnet. 

I liked the idea of putting it on a headband and I think this is an especially good way for kids. I took a cream colored headband and glued some lace on top of it. Then I decided where I wanted my bonnet and glued it down. 

You can also had hair combs or clips underneath or I just left one plain and used bobby pins to secure it where I wanted it.

And for a little extra treat: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Too much Star Wars?

This amazing skirt was posted on the Craft blog from this etsy seller.

My friend read a blog post about how you are supposed to watch all of the Star Wars movies in a certain order. I don't know which post started the original discussion because it seems that several people have since written about it. Anywho we decided that instead of just talking about it we were going to DO IT! A full on Star Wars marathon. We started with Episode IV and V then jumped back to II and III (skipping one completely) and then finishing with Episode VI.

It was a really long day but totally worth it. I was a little sad that we didn't watch The Phantom Menace because that movie holds a very special place in my heart. It was my first midnight showing of a movie and I was 12. 12! I also really loved Queen Amidala's wardrobe. I grew up watching the old trilogy but 'A New Hope' has always been my favorite. Best part of the day was that we watched it with a newbie! She knew about Vader being Luke's father but she didn't know about Luke and Leia being related! (Sorry if I just ruined it for you but seriously just watch the movies already!) So it was really cute during episodes IV and V she would keep saying "but doesn't Luke get the girl?" and I would just have to reassure her that everything would work out. 

But by the end of the day I was pretty cranky. I had just hit my edge of 'too much' and it was a bit downhill from there. Glad I did it but ready to get out and do stuff! Ha. Also I really want to make some nerdy/awesome Star Wars crafts!