Monday, June 29, 2015

Wallpaper is NOT old fashioned...

So I have the smallest vestibule known to mankind.  It actually doesn't even qualify as a vestibule, let's be honest.  It's a teeny tiny space that you walk into when you enter the house, and the living room is BAM! right there.

I've been toying (for the past 5 years) with what I should do with the space.  I've finally decided on wallpaper.  I know.  Wallpaper?  Ew.  But it's not mauve with country blue gingham and there is no border happening.  This is the wallpaper:

It may look all animal print-y, and I can see that (especially since it's from Thibaut's Tanzania line). But up on a wall it takes on an interesting neutral space.  Like this!

I've had this on my computer for so long I have no idea where I found it.  Forgive me for the photo credit faux pas!!

So the wallpaper was ordered today and should be here within two weeks.  I. Am. So. Excited.  Perhaps a little too excited.  Whatevs, right?

Friday, June 26, 2015

It's About Time...

I still have to shake my head sometimes that it took this country this long to recognize the rights of the LGBT community.  But we're finally here.  Congratulations to all of my LGBT friends.  Your wait to be recognized as a HUMAN has been a long one, and sadly there are still some that won't feel that you deserve the same rights as heterosexuals (because we're so superior??), but that, quite frankly, is their problem.  So go get your marriage on.  Huzzah!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Toying with the idea...

I thought of this poor blog the other day.  I think after 6 months it can officially be considered abandoned.  But I miss it!  Well, I miss it sometimes.  I have to figure out what to do with this space because I love writing (when I have something to say).  It's the pressure of having something unique to post every day, or every week for that matter.

I'm going to monkey around on here for a bit and we'll see what comes of it.  It may go to blog heaven, it may stick around for awhile.

We shall see.  But in the meantime, thanks for checking in from time to time.  I wouldn't blame you if you wandered away too!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Make that two posts in one month...

Clearly I'm on a roll...

I just had to post to toot my own horn.  Totally not my style, at all, so perhaps a little history will help.  I've been participating in the Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge since March of 2012.  Yeah.  Like over 2 years.  So every day, for the past 32 months, I've been following the prompts and taking pictures (sometimes missing a day, but always taking that pic and posting it).

So after 960 photos (give or take), one of my photos was selected as part of the Fab Four!  The Fab Four is basically were Chantelle, the creator of Fat Mum Slim, selects 4 interesting photos using that day's prompt.

Woot!  I'm the balloon pic (the prompt was Pop!)!  So yay me.   I feel sort of proud and a little happier than I should given the situation.  But still.  Yay me! :)


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

One post a month...

I guess that's what I'm going for lately?

Anyway, while there are a million more important things going on in the world, I feel the need to post a pet peeve that freaks me out.

So let's say I'm on a website buying a Christmas gift for someone.  And then I go on another site, but I don't buy something.  It freaks me out when I go onto Facebook and the exact two things I was looking for or purchased are now all over the site.  OR they're on a blog I'm reading (one that takes sponsors or banners).  Somehow (hmmmm) the interwebs know what I want.  And harass me via various online means.

That's just icky.  Icky, Icky, Ick.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Smitty...

As I sit here, dishing out candy to cute little kiddos, wearing some sweet Day of the Dead face tattoo art, I thought I'd drop a line about my dad on my long neglected blargh.  (Over a month Jen, really?)

I miss it though.  The blogging.  I think I needed the break.  And now I'm back (?).  Ish.  Who knows.
Anyway, this is about my dad.

My dad passed away on Halloween 8 years ago.  Eight years.  Impossible.  But so real.
Dad with the lamb chops and me with the curly piggies...

I wish you could have known him (and if you did know him, how awesome was he?!?!).  He was smart as a whip, funny, stubborn, loving and just plain awesome.  So loyal.  Not a man of many words, but if he loved you, you knew it.  You just knew.

Oh dad, I miss you.  A lot.  I have a big old bag of black licorice here in honor of you (that no one seems to be choosing...maybe because it's disgusting?) and a smile on my face as I know you're having a grand old time up there in heaven.  Say hi to everyone for me and behave.

I love you.  Always have.  Always will.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Post Crush...

I loved this post.  As in, I got it 100%, fell in love with it and I'm now going to marry it.

Caylee Grey - I'm Letting Go