Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Creepy Crawlies

So this week for the butterfly effect blog the theme was insects.  While I had been expecting the cutsey butterflies, lady bugs, ect... Karen who made a guest post said she preferred her bugs a little bit creepy.  So I decided if I was going to do creepy I was going all out.  I thought of the most unattractive creepy bug and in an instant centipedes popped into my head.  I REALLY dislike centipedes.  I don't really consider myself the type that has a fear of bugs but centipedes make me turn into an uber girl.  I refuse to even kill them instead going with the alternative of running away and yelling for someone to get it!  Yeah instant sissy-la-la mode.

But here is my centipede *shrivers* still give me the heebie-jeebies.  Simple but colorful despite having a healthy fear of the bug I really like the way it turned out.  Though I am wondering if I might add some stuff to the background later on.  

What made me decide to go rainbow I have no idea.  Lol just sorta a last minute decision.  

Here are a few of my favorite creepy crawly art that I found.

Anyways so nothing all that much going on here.  I am trying to figure out some fun stuff to do in the greater Phoenix area for when Matt comes to visit in September.  I have a few ideas so far but we will see.

I hope that you all are having a great week so far.


Monday, July 30, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival

Hey do you smell that?  Smells like cotton candy to me.  What?  You hear the music too?  Oh good I thought that it was just me.  

Look there just at the edge of the woods, there is something sparkly on the ground.  Its glitter... there is a whole trail of it leading deep into the dark woods.  

What?  Oh you think we should follow it?  Ok lets go...

These woods are a little spooky.  No... I'm not scared. 
You're not either. Oh good.

Hey look I see something....
Its a light...

Oh... its a jack o'lantern.
What is he doing way out here?
Hmm? What are you pointing at?
Oh there are more all along the path how odd.
Well lets keep going.

Hey look I found something.  Its very pretty.
Le Mysterieux Carnival... huh
Look there is another one over there... now we both have one.
I wonder where this path is leading us.
Hmm? Oh the music... Yeah it is getting a bit louder isn't it?
Yeah, I hope we get there soon too these woods seem to go on forever....

Oh how exciting!  This year things are being shaken up and changed just a little bit, and its fantastic.  I know this is the time of year when I get ready to see all the amazing Practical Magic parties here in the blog community hosted by our lovely Anna who's awesome blog is Frosted Petunias (botton to the right).  This year though she decided that a more fitting theme would be a spooky marvelous carnival!  Don't worry though the Practical Magic parties will still be held but in the spring instead.  So lets join Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings in the spooky fun.

I am so excited to participate this October!  So many ideas.  If you want to join us in the fun go ahead and click the button at the top of my right sidebar.  Read up on it a bit more and don't forget to grab your silver ticket. ;)  Would be awesome to see all of you guys there.  I hope that you enjoy this post felt like doing something a bit new try and get into the spirit.


Mandala Monday

So here is the first ever for me Mandala Monday.  This post will have quite a few pictures though I don't imagine there will be as many every week.  These are the ones that Grandma, Caitlin and I colored this past weekend and I hope that you guys like them. =)

This one was mine and Caitlin's favorite out of the book that Grandma had already colored.

This is the one I worked on.  I really liked how it turned out.  

Glitter glue is amazing to use for these.  So much fun.
I ended up giving it to Grandma as a present. 
Sort of a thank you for sharing these with us. =)

Here is the one that my sister worked on this weekend.  
She did an amazing job.

Really liked the glitter glue as well. =)

And here is Grandma's favorite out of the ones that she has colored.
Aren't the Autumn colors beautiful.  This is easily also one of my favorites that she has done.

So that is it for this Monday everyone.  I hope that you all enjoy them.  Let me know what you think.  Would you have done anything differently?  I think it will be interesting to go back one day and maybe color some of the same designs we already have done before.  See how differently they turn out.
Hope all of you are having a fantabulous Monday.


P.S. Have you noticed?  13 followers!  Talk about having a big goofy smile plastered on my fave for the rest of the day.  Thank you so much everyone.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Oreo Cookie Dessert

So Oreo Cookie Dessert or better known as Dirt.  One of my families favorite deserts and the only reason we don't call it Dirt is because my friend who taught us to make it calls it Oreo Cookie Dessert.  I am sure most of you have probably had it but I figured that I would share the recipe anyways since I made it for everyone yesterday. Was perfect after the Chile we ate though we all thought we were going to explode.  Anyways SUPER super easy recipe and hardly takes anything at all.  Not the healthiest thing on the planet either to be quite honest.  So here we go...

1 package of original Oreos or double stuffed whatever you prefer.  We like original.
1 Large tub (I think its 32 ounces?) of Cool Whip
1 pkg 8 ounce of Cream Cheese 
1 large box of Instant Chocolate Pudding
Possibly 3 cups of cold milk for pudding (the kind we buy calls for it.)

What you will need:
2 Mixing bowls one for the pudding and one of the cool whip cream cheese mixture 
(unless you have a big mixer with the bowl and all that jazz)
A whisk for pudding
9x13 Cake Pan
Rubber spatula
Measuring cup for milk

Note: You could use a whisk to mix the cream cheese cool whip mixture if you do not have a mixer or hand mixer but the cream cheese is sorta a pain in the butt to mix smoothly into the cool whip.

Before hand you want to leave the cream cheese out for a while that way it softens or else it will not mix well.  I would say like an hour before you actually start to mix everything together.

Sorry everyone I didn't take pictures of the steps like last time.

So after getting all of the supplies together and the cream cheese has sat out for a while the first thing I do is mix the pudding together.  That way it has a few minutes after mixing together and following the directions on the box to sit and thicken.

Then what I do is a take the Oreos and crush them.  You will want to take 3-4 oeros and set them aside for the top.  So you can crush the Oreos by hand but its a very messy business so what I do is take a ziplock bag or sandwich bag fill it up and crush the Oreos in there.  Sometimes I will used whatever I have to just beat on the bag for lack of better word.  Like the glass measuring cup... lol  Now it really depends on you how much you want to crush them.  My family likes to just give the bag a few good whacks that way there are some big chucks of Oreo.  But if you prefer them to be really mushed up then that is fine.  Then you just dump the crushed Oreos in the cake pan and spread them around evenly.  

After that I move on to make the cream cheese cool whip mixture.  Even after the cream cheese has sat out I still like to kneed the cream cheese a bit just to help soften it up.  Put all the cream cheese in the bowl.  You don't have to but with the mixer (or whisk if that is all you have [good luck]) I beat the cream cheese just for just a few seconds again to just make sure it is nice and soft.  Then what you do is add half of the cool whip tub into the mixing bowl.  Mix together until it is nice as smooth and very well mixed together.  

Now you go back to pudding and add it to the Oreos in the cake pan and use your rubber spatula (or whatever you prefer to use really) to spread it out evenly I like to make sure all the oreos are nice and coated.  After you want to add the cream cheese cool whip mixture.  It is usually pretty thick and hard to spread so I put it is in small globs all over the cake pan that way its slightly easier to spread evenly.  Trust me if you just plop it all out in one huge glob its going to be really hard to spread without making a mess and getting it even.  

Its ok if it doesn't look all that pretty with the pudding sorta making a mess and mixing in with the cream cheese/cool whip because right after you get that spread out you are going to take the rest of the cool whip and spread that over the top.  Then you just take the rest of Oreos you set aside crush them over the top and you are done!  I know it all sounds like a lot but it really is easy!  You just put it in the fridge after that and serve it after dinner or before if you prefer. ;)  Really good with a cup of coffee or a nice cold glass of milk.  Hope you guys like it if you decide to try it or maybe if you make it differently let me know.  I am always up for new ideas. =D


Saturday, July 28, 2012


So I just have a few things to write about tonight then its time for bed.  Oh also sorry the FFF post was so late today.  We spent the day over at Grandma and Grandpa's.  We were having such a wonderful time that my sister and I seriously didn't want to come home.  Probably the reason we got back so late.

First though and I can't believe I forgot to tell all of you this when we got the news.  Yesterday my Mom and I found out that orientation for work is August 11th!!!  Still a ways off but really glad to finally know whats going on.  It also kind of works out for me since I have to go all the ways to Las Cruces which is... I think like a 9-10 hour drive from here, for an orthodontist appointment on the 8th.  Its where I used to go before we moved and my Dad already has them paid off so there will be no changing of orthodontist.  Plus last time they told me I only have like two or three more visits anyways.  Woot woot!!!  So I won't have to ask for time off work and I won't have to rush there and back.


So like I mentioned today we spent most of our day at Grandma and Grandpa's house visiting, swimming, making monster cookies, eating subway, and coloring Mandalas.  It has easily become one of my favorite new pass times that is for sure.  I had never heard of Mandalas to be perfectly honest but Grandma had a whole book full of blank ones and she let us make copies of them!  So I have decided to try something new with the blog again. It will be Mandala Monday.  Since both Caitlin and I have so many of them now to color I thought it would be a fun new art project to share with all of you.  It is actually very meditative in my opinion I enjoy it a lot and I am very excited for Monday so I can show you guys the one that I am working on right now.

Also Grandma spent the last week in Florida with some friends and her daughter and grand daughter.  They all had a great time went to Disney world and did all sorts of fun things.  She brought My Mom, Sister and I back presents as well too our surprise.  She got my Mom this really pretty hand made bag that you could easily keep your makeup in along with a copy of her own book signed.  I believe the book she gave my Mom is called "From Heaven to my Heart, God's Journey With Me". Here is a little tid bit I found about her via google search http://beverlyjanephillips.com/bjphill/about/  Then she got both Caitlin and I these beautiful hand crafted boxes.  Man she peg us pretty well I absolutely love it.  Now I just need to figure out what to put in it.

While starting to make a TON of copies of Mandalas for Caitlin and I, I noticed this little guy sitting on the desk.  I couldn't help but comment how beautiful he was.  Then Grandma told me she had in fact been looking for a home for him and offered him to me. O.O Needless to say I had no idea what to say other than ask if she was sure which she said we would call it a house warming gift and that yes she was sure.  All I could say was a huge Thank You and act like a little kid who was just offered a huge lollipop.  He will stay with Grandma though until we get moved into the new house.

Isn't he cute? 

And look he will keep my treasure safe.

Anyways tomorrow we are going back to Grandma and Grandpa's house to visit, color more Mandalas and hopefully I can make Oreo Cookie Desert for them. =)  I hope that you all had a fantastic Friday and will have an amazing weekend.  Pleasant dreams everyone!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Favorite Finds

Sorry this is so late everyone but I wanted to get it in before midnight hopefully I can...
This Fridays Favorites is a bit random but oh well =)

My two favorite musical finds this week are...

Now I will admit that I am not the most.... religious person on the planet.  I have my beliefs and well that is that really.  But I thought this song was absolutely beautiful.  I hope that you guys like it.

So I know this is way different than the first but I really like this song.  I listen to all types of music just saying.  But this song has me listening to it over and over again.

So like I mentioned this weeks pics are a bit random.  Really though they are all some form of art.  So I guess this weeks inspiration is Art.

I just thought this was amazing.  Can you imagine?
So magical.

I love the color in the wings and the skull helm.
She seems so fierce and the painting itself is beautiful.

This picture was taken by one of my favorite photographers Lissy Elle.

I saw this in another blog that I follow and really liked it.  
I hope that you guys do too.

This is the only thing that isn't really Art related.  It made me crack up though.
I am subscribed to Ellen Degeneres's channel on youtube so I get these funny little clips every now and then.

So I have more to write but I am going to publish this and then just add another post.  That way I get this up before midnight so its technically still Friday.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cold Chile

Hello Lovelies.  I thought that I would get on today and share one of my favorite recipes... food... what not just yummy good deliciousness with you guys.  It is kind of like pinto de gallo (think that is how you spell it... is the worst half Mexican eva).  I am not the biggest fan of salsa.  I don't like soupy... red/green filled with seeds kind of salsa.  Just not for me.  What I do love though is Cold Chile which is just what my family has called it.  My Dad is usually the one makes it and I haven't really found anyone that does it quite like him so I figured I would share this like crazy easy recipe with all of you.

Oh I took all the pictures for this though I totally spaced that I should have taken pictures of the veggies before dicing them up.  Oops.  The proportions I am about to give you make a pretty big bowl.... just sayin.  Unless you have a huge family, are throwing a party, you will likely have leftovers.  My Dad always makes like this HUGE bowl and he has no exact recipe... just sorta wings it every time.
So what I am sharing with you guys is just what we did today.
Anyways.... first things first.

4 Large Jalapeño
4 Large Yellow Hots/Peppers (not sure exactly what they are called they look just like a yellow jalapeño)
2 Cucumbers
3-4 Tomatos
1/2 of a Large Yellow or White Onion
A ...bundle? of Cilantro (not sure exactly what to call it just you know when you go to the store and buy Cilantro and they have a bunch all band together.  Get one of those.)
4-5 Lemons

All you need for this is:
A big bowl
Cutting board
And a good cutting knife

Woot easy!

So I know the pics aren't the best and I don't know why I felt the need to take a pic 
of each diced up veggie but... yeah.

First before chopping the jalapeño and yellow hots you want to take the seeds out
and the thicker pieces of the viens...

Then slice and dice prrreeeeetty small both the jalapeño and yellow hots

Then after peeling them, you slice and dice the cucumber. 
I don't do it as small as the jalapeño and yellow hots but still keeping it pretty small.

Now we only used 3 tomatoes for this batch but it probably could have used one more.
I am not the biggest fan of tomatoes in fact I really dislike them.  
But this has to have tomatoes or its not the same.

We used a yellow onion for this but like I said you can use white also.
Dice about the same size as the cucumber I had a bit of trouble with that...

After cutting off as much of the stems as you can chop the cilantro the best you can since I know its kind of a pain.  
To make it easier I leave the band on the stems and cut right above it.
Usually works best.

After that add the juice from the lemon.  
We used 5 today but honestly I think 4 would have been enough.
Then just add salt to your taste.  
We like very little but everyone is different.

Mix it all together and vuala!
Has that fresh wonderful crunch and just mmmMMMmmm 

Really yummy with ruffles, or tortilla chips.  We put it on chicken tacos tonight instead of lettuce and the like.
It keeps pretty well and just a warning it gets spicier the longer it sits.

Anyways I hope that all of you like it if you decide to try it.  If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask. Hope I got everything down...  =)

Have a wonderful night!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I am not really sure why I am writing right now other than I am just a bit frustrated.  Is it wrong to put your conflicts and disappointments in your blog?  I want this to be a place that is full of happy energy but at the moment I also feel like I need to get some things out if that makes any sense.  Today was a pretty good day don't get me wrong.  Just some things were brought to my attention that now keep spinning circles in my head.  As some of you know my Mom is in the process of a divorce.  It is not the best of situations either.  We had to leave in a hurry and are pretty much having to start from ground zero though My sister, Mom and I are the happiest we have been..... in a really long time.

Now.... I am trying to think of a way to say this without sounding judgmental.  I am the kind of person that... I will befriend anyone.  I look for the good in people and I do not judge people by color, status, family, who they may be friends with, beliefs or lack of... If you are a nice and kind hearted person that treats everyone equally and is an all around good person, then I don't care where you come from or the reasons that stand behind what makes you, you.  I mean don't get me wrong I love getting to know people and learning what makes them who they are but if you come up to me and say something like "The reason I treat everyone so nice and try to be the best person I can be is because the pink dinosaur who lives under my bed tells me I should."  I might not believe it but I am glad that you are the awesome person you are so... Live on great advise giving dinosaur!

That being said... so you see I try not to just judge people right off the bat.  I try to be open minded to what gives others hope for a better future and the will to be all that they can be.  BUT I also... hmm... how to word it... If you are the kind of person who reeks of negativity, puts others down, is an all around not so nice a person.  Then I cut you out for lack of better words.  I don't care to know what you are doing with your life, I don't want to hear gossip about you, I don't want to talk about you...

You don't exist as far as I am concerned.

Now I know this is not always a good thing, and I am not against giving people second chances.  I just believe there are better things to be doing than focusing my attention on someone that I don't like.  If they have wronged me, if they are someone who I don't like personally, then it is a waste of precious thought and time to spend it on them in any negative form.  I am in the wrong if I take the time to gossip, or listen to gossip.  I am the one in the wrong to let myself get frustrated by something this person may of done that doesn't even concern me.  I have much more meaningful things to do and think than to focus on something that is negative.

Now moving on to what this has to do with my Mom and Pauls divorce. When we left our old home for good I made a point to go through and delete Paul and a few other people from my facebook and all my other networking accounts.  I know that may sound a bit harsh, but I knew things were over between my Mom and him a long time ago.  What relationship as step daughter and step father we may have once had ended a very very long time ago and the only reason I had not done this before was for my Mom and we were all living together.  I didn't want something like "deleting my step dad" from my facebook to be the cause of even MORE tension in our home.  When we finally left though I knew it was the right time to do it.  We were gone and I had no interest in holding on or keeping tabs on any of these people.  I wish them all the best, but other than Paul being Caitlin's father so I know he will always in some way be a part of our lives, I no longer need or want them in my life.

That all being said this is why I am frustrated mainly at myself.  Today my Mom sent me a text saying that she had gone to the court house and that all the serving papers had been mailed off and that Paul is not allowed to know where we live so I needed to be careful with what I told a particular friend and her family because Paul just added them all on facebook...  I was very surprised to hear this since in the past Paul had been very straight forward about his dislike for this family for the simple reason of their religious choice.
This sparked a text conversation between my Mom and I about the situation though.  Mainly about things that were frustrating her about the situation.  About what Paul is doing, the people that we left behind and the opinions they are forming about us because of Paul.

AND I quote myself to what I said to her... "...Who cares? They are always forming opinions of us.  Most of these people you don't even like so who cares what they think?"

and here. "...Those people have always been quick to judge and for one aren't the kind of people who's opinions I value because of it..."

I said a bunch of other things but that is mainly what it all came down to.  I said this to my Mom and was very serious about it.  Yet when I got home I let myself think about it for hours.  Just how frustrating it was and how this is part of the reason I was so happy to leave that small town.  I couldn't/can't understand why he added my friend and her family...  I let it literally poison me, which led me to finding Paul through my said friend's facebook, which led to to looking at his wall only to see things that frustrated me.  Instead of taking my own advise that I 100% believe in I did it.  I didn't even stop there I went even further to find him on twitter to see some very nasty things he said about my Mom.  Then I did the most stupid thing I could have in my opinion.  I told my Mom about it, so then she wanted to see it.  I let the negativity poison her too when she was already so upset about everything!

Even writing this post I suppose has in some way just let the negativity continue.  But I had to get it out.  All in all I guess what I wanted to say is... DON'T SPREAD THE NEGATIVITY.
Honestly I think from time to time we all need to stop and consider this in even the simplest of things.  Something as small as taking the time to look at someone's facebook who you don't even care for may seem harmless, but it does do damage.  Don't spend precious time on something that in the end means nothing.  Not just for the sake of others but for yourself!  It all starts with you, if you take the time to feed on a negative thought or act it only grows and will likely just be pushed on to others.  I've disappointed myself today.  I really let it all get under my skin but I am making a promise to myself that tomorrow... today... I am going to spend my day doing and thinking things that are worth my time.  My wish is that you all will be able to do the same.  I wish you all that are sleeping or getting there have peaceful dreams and wake to a beautiful day.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quick Shout Out!

Hello everyone.  Well I really don't have all that much to say today.  I got on the computer to listen to some tunes and read some of the blogs that I follow.  On my youtube channel I noticed that my little cousin Jessica had uploaded a new video.  She likes to sing A LOT and usually just does covers.  I don't think there is a time when I don't hear her humming or singing something.

So today I was happily surprised to see that she actually took a swing at writing something of her own.  She is 14 and I think she has an amazing voice and did a great job with this song.  Yes she has a lot of growing and practice to do but that can be said for anyone in anything.  She is one of the sweetest girls I know and more like my sister than my cousin.  We have always been very close and shared many of the same views.  She is also one of my biggest role models.

No matter what Jessica is always herself.  She has one of the most beautiful kind spirits and she doesn't let anyone stand in her way.  She is strong willed and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.  She is always looking on the bright side and is always looking for the good in people instead of being judgmental.  For 14 years old while she still has her goofy teenage ways she is a lot smarter than most people I know.  Not just talking about her doing good in school and such but just the way she views the world around her.  I am incredibly blessed to have her in my life.

Anyways I could go on about her forever but what all this is about is I just wanted to share the video with you guys.  =)  I hope that you like it and don't be afraid to leave comments.


Hope you all are having a great Tuesday so far.


Monday, July 23, 2012


Well everyone I hope that you all had an amazing weekend.  I spent mine hanging out with my friend Zaranda.  I haven't seen her in over 7 months and its been pretty much just as long since we last talked.  We had a TON of catching up to do.  It has been great being able to spend time with her.  Actually still with her right now.  Figured while she took a few minutes to read I would write a quick post.  Friday night we went over to one of her friends houses.  Ended up staying there all night hanging out and we didn't get back until like 6 in the morning where we finally passed out.  Lets just say we didn't wake up until around 1 and didn't get up to do anything until like 2.
Saturday after finally getting up we went out to Denny's.  Then went to the Arrowhead Mall where we spent a few hours just window shopping and messing around.  We had a really really bad dust storm on Saturday so we spent our time there waiting for it to calm down outside.  We had a ton of fun just trying on clothes we couldn't afford or would never actually buy lol.  Got into one of those photobooth things. =)

Yeah we be dorks.

One of the photos from the strip. Since that is usually how it goes only one picture out of the whole bunch is actually a decent picture lol.  We had fun though and its kind of cool that now you can get your photos online by using a code.  At least if you use one of the blababooth photobooths. We also found this really cool store called Hot Rags.  We both really liked the stuff that they had in the store was super cute.  But WAY over priced in our opinions.  That is usually how it goes with stores in the mall though.  Found a really cute bag but they wanted 20 dollars for it.  It looks like it would be relatively easy to make though.  I liked the colors and little designs they had on it.

I like the fade and all the different symbols.
The peace sign, Om symbol, and the colors were very pretty.

After messing around in the mall for a few hours we went to Bookmans one of my favorite stores lol and spent about an hour there.  Z was able to find some good books.  After which by then it was like... 9:30 ish we decided it was time to start heading home.  Being the weirdos we are even though it was raining we both decided we wanted ice cream before going back to the house.  So instead of just going somewhere like Baskin Robbins which we both know we like we found Mary Coyle Ice Cream on her gps thing and decided to try it.  It took us a while to get to it and when we got there we saw they actually had a drive thru.
Yay no having to get out in the muky warm rain of Phoenix Arizona.  

It looked like a cute place and we both got very excited when we saw coffee ice cream with hot fudge and almond topping.  Sad to say it was actually really horrible.  I am sorry Mary Coyle but it really was. D=  What we got was 70% whole heavily salted almonds 20% hot fudge and 10% ice cream.  Funny part was what little ice cream was there was actually very good.  If they just.... proportioned it right it maybe chopped the almonds it would have been very yummy.  It was fun trying something new though.  
Yesterday we just hung out around the house watched John Carter of Mars.  It was an interesting movie.  I liked it though its not something that I would normally pick out.  Today I am not really sure what we have planned.  I am pretty sure that she is going to give me a lift back to my place since I have been gone for a few days now.  It has really been great being able to reconnect with her though.  That is about it for this post today.  Hope you all are having a great Monday.  


Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Favorite Finds

Well to start here are my two favorite musical finds this week

I am sure most of you know who Christina Perri is.  I love her music and think she is just super cool.  So when I happened to find this cover of "Hand in my Pocket", one of my all time favorite songs done by her I was super excited.  Still love the original by Alanis Morissette but this is a great cover.

My second favorite find is "Shelter is Love" an original song written by Jesse who goes by Sound of a Smirk.  He is Sharon's son from over at Plumrose Lane.
After posting a while ago about the contest he had entered with his song "Shed Off Old Skin" I decided to go see if he had a youtube channel since I liked the song so much.  This week I took a few minutes to listen to some of his songs and this is the one that I love.  I can't stop listening to it.

Glad that I was able to figure out how to resize the music boxes this time.

This week I have a few pictures to share with you.  I have been obsessed with masks this week.  I have no idea why but they are just so mysterious and intriguing.   So I have a few of my favorite pictures that I came across this week of them to share with all of you.

I love the colors and design of this mask.
I think that it is beautiful.

The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite stories/musicals.
I was able to see it at the Gammage in Mesa Arizona a little over two years ago and it was 

As for the movie, Gerald Butler even with the mask

 I thought that this was a great idea and a beautiful picture.
I might have to steal this idea for Halloween.

One of my all time favorite movies ever.
The Ball is one of my favorite scenes and I have always loved all the masks 
especially the Goblin King's

This mask is beautiful!
I love the feathers and how it comes down into a decorated beak.
I found this picture on deviantart.com
In enayla's gallery

Again such pretty colors.  
I am such a sucker for Green.
I also found this mask on deviantart in humbalaling's gallery

You can find some of these images on my pinterest here

Well that is it for this Friday.  I hope that you all enjoyed.  Oh also I would like to give my condolences to the victims and their families of Aurora Colorado.  My heart and prayers go out to all of them.  


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Paper Flowers...


Hey everyone it is pretty late so this is going to be a super quick post.  Today was pretty awesome.  Only spent like 30 mins tops at D.E.S. Went a lot faster than I thought it would.  Painted my sisters toes which she thought was super cool.  And I was able to reconnect with a friend who I haven't spoken to in a very long time and will get to see her this weekend!!!  Went to Ashley's for a few hours and worked on the paper flowers for the bouquets and was able to get pictures to share with all of you.  Unfortunately I was not able to get a picture of her broach bouquet they want it to be a total and complete surprise for the wedding.  So I guess it will have to be a September surprise for all of you too.  It turned out beautiful though.  Anyways here are some of the pictures I took of the flowers for Sebrina, Malorie, and My bouquets.

Her wedding colors are Turquoise and Coral.
Also her second love in life is music. 

She absolutely loves Disney and each bouquet will have one of these flowers
along with a whole music note flower.

A box full of flowers before we started beading.

A box full after we had been beading for a while.

And one of the finished bouquets!

Well I hope you all enjoyed.  Have a wonderful night I wish you all happy dreams and a great tomorrow.