Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
I was never very good at making paper snowflakes, but I certainly can create one with Bodoni Ornaments. This is one in a series and I hope to create more before December.
Image Marc & Melanie Chartrand
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I love book arts. Bookmaking has become quite lucrative and popular over the years. If you would like to create a custom gift, consider making books for friends and family. You can follow the tutorial from kate e. did on flickr.
So, I'm always posting other people's work and such. Well, here is something from yours truly. Hope you enjoy this eye candy.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Image and article via Guardian
Photo by Krieger
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Anyway, I was on Time magazine's website and I ran across an article about "over-parenting". I believe that this has truly changed our society. This generation of parents have become serious worry-worts. The crazy things they did as kids are suddenly off limits for their children. The foods, environment and life they led is too dangerous for their children. Basically, it has become a way to suppress children's imaginations and curiosity. Yes, you should keep an eye on your kids and make sure they are safe, but you can let them have some breathing room.
Friday, November 20, 2009
- I will make them from scratch. Betty Crocker has great waffle recipes in her cookbook and online. You can also get creative and substitute ingredients (like applesauce and other healthy choices). This allows you to make the waffles fresh and steamy.
- I will rely on Aunt Jemima. She has never failed me for pancakes, and she will not fail when it comes to waffles. Her syrup is also the best around (that's right, Mrs. Butterworth can step aside and Karo can just disappear).
- I will eat other breakfast foods. There was a world before waffles. Oatmeal, pancakes, grits, scrambled or fried eggs, bacon, toast, bagels, cereal, fresh fruit, pop tarts and more—the world will keep on turnin'.
Image courtesy of Kellogg's
Image courtesy of the internet
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Image Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
via Guardian; image via flickr/Sion Fullana
I have just discovered 1x.com and I have fallen in love. The first two images that caught my eye are above for some eye candy. Yum.
images via 1x.com/first image Raphael Guarino; second image adrifil
You may wonder what I mean. It is simply this: the holidays cause people to be nice. People will smile at you, open doors, hold elevators—they seem like they are in "the holiday spirit". Food drives are active, food baskets are delivered, toys are given to tots and people are ringing those annoyingly high-pitched bells for donations. Yet I feel that most people are hardly even going through the motions. Why is that?
Either way, I won't let that stop me. I love Thanksgiving and Christmas (yes, Christmas, not X-mas). To get myself into the mood, I've been working on some crafts and gifts. Look forward to some DIY entries a little later.
Friday, November 13, 2009
You can play the games by the other contestants on this site as well.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
However, I was talking about why I think of this film during the rain. I apologize, I was sidetracked momentarily. In one scene, they show a random thunderstorm that scares the bejesus out of Bambi. At this point, some high pitch ladies are singing about an April shower. Beautiful sound, beautiful sound.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
One of the best ways to make a difference in the military community is volunteering with the USO. If you would like more information about how the USO supports American veterans, check out their directory.
Image via flickr/jcolman
PUMA has a very interesting way of persuading you to keep your eye on stocks. Although delayed by 15 minutes, this "PUMA Index" will have either a man or woman (all depends on your preference) waiting for stocks to drop. If they do, they will have to remove layers. They will keep going until they are down to their PUMA bodywear. OooOoo la la! DOW, DAX and ASE are available, so choose your stocks and get watching!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
So, I'm not married (too young), but if my presently non-existent boyfriend ever bought me a ring, necklace or earrings, I'd be disappointed. Mostly because I am a huge electronics fan. However, if he put some work into it and chose something that isn't covered in diamonds or gold, I might enjoy it.
You might say, well diamonds are forever, gold is precious, bla bla bla. I worked at a jewelry counter. I've seen the last minute gifts that consist of some odd carat diamond and 24 k gold. Choose something other than a diamond. Sapphires and topaz are gorgeous. Pearls are classic. Emeralds are beautiful. Even something as surprising as old soda bottle caps can become really awesome earrings. So what I have against jewelry is its commercialization. The ease of just buying something without a true meaning. But hey, I'm only one woman. Let's hear some other opinions (I'm open to them).
All images via Adventures in Bentomaking. Check out the blog for more information.
This post was brought to you by the letter "N" and the number 13 (just kidding).
Monday, November 9, 2009
These scans are translated by fans and should not be distributed for monetary rewards. Liar Game is not available for purchase in English, but I'll let you know when it is.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Kudos to Chris for the information. You can check out his blog here.
Every person has different hair than the next and mine is worse than anyone's. It is nappy, thick and completely unmanageable. The only way for me to tame this stuff—without the aid of chemicals—is to put it in braids or twists (more my style). Although it takes around 5–6 hours to twist, I won't have to worry about doing anything to it for the next two months! It's worth the money that I pay to have it done. Anyway, let me know about your hair taming woes.