Thursday, September 30, 2010

Witch Craft

I saw this book, Witch Craft and wanted it instantly!!! 
Plastic Land has a huge Halloween section, all pretty cute! I like this tablecloth!
But that book is the best!!! Halloween + craftiness! What more could a gal ask for!? 
It's in my amazon cart ;) I'm $14.83 from free shipping - that's how they getcha! Oh tricky Amazon! 
Do you all know of any other crafty Halloween books? Any awesome sites? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to see your suggestions! :)

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

what i wore

I don't think I've ever done a "what i wore" post, you know why? -because I mostly wear jeans and tees! I am VERY lucky I don't have to dress up for work. That would be a pain! But I felt like wearing a dress today, maybe because there's a bit of Fall in the air!
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I really enjoy reading what everyone wears and where you shop!
Okay, so here goes! I purchased this dress from ModCloth on SUPER sale, it's called Picnic in Paradise! I found one similar on ModCloth here, but it's NOT on super sale! The belt is my favorite part, I thought it would be uncomfortable but it's really not! I'm also wearing a polka dot cardigan from Urban Outfitters, which was on sale too! There's a running theme of on sale items here, I normally don't buy clothes from Urban or ModCloth unless they are on sale. ;) 
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These are my Salt Water Sandals, they are my most favorite shoes! They remind me of sandals I had as a kid. They come in lots of different colors, I only have the brown ones because they go with everything! They are very uncomfortable!
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Also I have been working on and off this Autumn Afghan! So far it's the colors of autumn, but who knows where I'll go with it! :) 
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Hope your Wednesday is going well!
If you recently did a "what i wore" post leave the link in the comments! Or if you haven't do one today! :)
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby Boy Toys

Gifts for a new baby boy! 
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One crocheted blanket, one Goodnight Moon book (every baby should have this book ps), and one completely cute stuff giraffe toy (and a few onesies and Target gift card - boring)! I wasn't sure what to give for a babyshower gift, so I asked my Nanny. She said, "big clothes; never newborn clothes!" I feel like I'm uncharted territory, I've only been to  babyshowers as a kid, not as a grownup! Like do I get the mom a gift or just a gift for the baby? Does this sound silly? I'm just learning, one day I'll HAVE to know all this, but until then I've keep asking Nanny or Mags ;)
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Isn't the giraffe the best? Sorta wanted to keep him - I didn't ;) 
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Harry Potter Rules!!!

If you didn't know I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan! I've read all the books, but I haven't seen all the movies yet - one day I will! You are never too old to read these books! When you read them you'll wish every word was real - and now it kind of is at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Islands of Adventure! I got a super surprise of going to Potter World Saturday! Needless to say I was in heaven! 
Harry Potter Rules!
Me chilling at platform 9 3/4 with the Hogwarts Express! 
I was worn out by the time we got to Potter Land ps. 
It's too hot out to go to theme parks in Florida ;) 

So Stoked!
So awesome!! Snow covered Hogsmeade!
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Wands! How awesome is that!? Tons of wands! You get to pick whose wand you want - I picked Harry's - because it's #1 duh. It was tricky choosing just one. Here is a list of spells!
Which Wand Would You Want?
Pumpkin Juice! I bought two; one for me and one for my sister! I have to send it to her or hold it hostage so she'll come home for Halloween! I have not tasted mine yet, I'll let you know how it tastes!
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Here are more photos from our day at Potter Land.
So did you think the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was it's own park? Because I did, but it's not. It's only a small section of Islands of Adventure, which is park of Universal Studios. Me, I'm a Disney gal all the way. Epcot is my favorite! I didn't really like Universal, well except Potter Land, but you have to pay for the whole park to see that one part. I did LOVE Potter Land! I want to go again - soon!
ps Big Poot, this post title is inspired by Jordan; a fellow Potter Lover!
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Monday, September 27, 2010

Zombie Pillow

Quilting day was Sunday at my Aunt Jack-o-Lantern's house! I didn't get alot of quilting completed because I was busy making a Zombie Head Pillow by special request!
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It was inspired by our new Whack-a-Zombie from the Poots! Thank you Poots! You're the best! The pink top part of the head is brains overflowing and there are also brains hanging out of the Zombie's mouth there - lovely! We didn't use a pattern (obviously), we just made shapes that looked like parts of a face, and tada a Zombie Head Pillow! Please note the X's on his eyes - he's straight dead! Get it!!! That was for all you lil straight edgers ;) Not only did we full it with the white fluff filler, we also collected the extra thread and scraps from all the lovely quilting ladies! Ps extra thread and scraps = guts! Oh we also made zigzag stitches on his face with the sewing machine, and then asked ourselves, "who stitched up a zombie? Another zombie? A zombie doctor?" Any ideas? ;) Next monster pillow will be a frankenstien for sure! So how are you getting ready for Halloween!?
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Button, button, button who's got the button?

Strumpet's buttons! Pretty cute thanks to Button Arcade.
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I got together a few designs and tada, Kyle got them turned into buttons like that *snap*! 
Strumpet Buttons
Did you know specific ferris wheels and carnival rides are called Big Eli? They are! Next time you're at a fair or carnival look at the logos on the rides. The gang and I thought it was very awesome since we have a very special little one named Eli in our lives! 
Big Eli Button
I've sent out a bunch of supplies for the Strumpet's craft supply swap, which is awesome because now all those supplies will have nice home and get used! I did find something on there that caught my eye, this awesome mushroom fabric from Erica! It's so cute! Thanks so much Erica! 
mushroom fabric from Erica <3
Anyone else receive there swap supplies yet? Maybe we should make a Strumpet's supplies in use flickr group! The swap is ongoing so get over to Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap and get to swap'n! 
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Friday, September 24, 2010

Astro Afghan

I needed a name for this blanket and it was Amber's dad's jersey to the rescue! I did not come from a baseball family -not even the tiniest bit, plus I grow up in Tampa - Devil Rays - I think they are a very young team, so I didn't know what the Astros were when Amber suggested the name! :) Thank goodness for google!
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Here is the Astro Afghan so far! This afghan is for Lydie! Hopefully you get it soon Lydie, it's not finished yet! :)
afghan for lil Lydie
So when you google Astros you have to look for their older jerseys, their throwback jerseys if you will.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

I love Pickers!

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I'm not much of a TV gal (because there's not enough time in the day), but History Channel, Discovery, Bio, Nat Geo all get me stuck watching. Those channels are like a trap that I always get caught in! My one favorite show is Pickers with Mikey and Frank! They are awesome!! They go to people's homes and go through all their junk/treasure! They are way goofy and cute! Now I've heard (from a rotten tot) that the whole show is fake and everything is set up, but I don't care one bit! I love seeing all the cool old stuff on there. And if they are just actors they are good because they seem to really care about history and I appreciate that! Plus look - a pinball game! And there was this cool old carnival toy thing - which was awesome!
Have you watched it? What do you think?
ps to Mikey and Frank if you ever find cool letterpress stuff let me know ;) love becky
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

String Art

I've fallen in love with string art! Amber sent me an email about it and after that I went to town learning everything I could about it! I purchased a small kit to made one, I just wanted to see how to begin one! Flickr is filled with beautiful string art! Just look at the photos below!
Owl string art $5
The seagull is my favorite!
String Art

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Found a Florida gal making string art on etsy - so beautiful! ArtZodiac is a very awesome shop - go look! I can't wait to make one of my own! I just need some extra hours added to the day please! If anyone knows more about string art please email all you know :)
I'm very interested in learning more!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!

Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!!!

This is an ongoing swap - the swap that never ends! :) It costs nothing; zip, zero! Just a place a find supplies you've been wanting and get rid of the ones you'll never use! I just added some stuff to it, so go take a peek! I have even more to add to the Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap Group too! Learn more here!
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Baby Boy Blanket!

Finished up the small afghan for the fellow at the office who's having a little boy!
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I used "I Love This Yarn" yarn again (because it's really the only yarn I buy), Olivia from Secretly Loves Pink told me Hobby Lobby is opening a store in New Port Richey, which is sorta near me! Thank you Olivia :) So no more ordering yarn online! Wootwoot! I Love This Yarn is so soft and perfect for a baby blanket or any blanket for that matter! Who wants an itchy blanket!?
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More scalloped edges! Can't wait to meet the little fellow who's getting this blanket!
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Neon Cupcakes!

The Farley Family likes to have Birthday week, so Sunday I made Neon Cupcakes for Nanny and the gang!
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You can now buy neon food coloring at the grocery store! The colors are crazy!
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We iced them with swirls and stars!
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Then added a little more sugar, because there wasn't enough on the cupcakes ;)
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And tada! Pretty crazy looking! So bright, looks more like silly putty then it does a cupcake!
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Nanny's Birthday Party!

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Nanny's 80th birthday!

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It was a hit! She was totally surprised!! We had so much fun! Everyone LOVED the hula hoops! All the grandkids were there - she was so stoked!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!

Don't forget! The Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap is going on over here!
Strumpet's craft supply swap
Everyone who has requested my supplies - those supplies are in the mail! :)
I wish you all a very wonderful weekend!
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

deer ones

Oh little deer!
As you all know (because it's all I've been blogging about) my Nanny's 80th birthday is Saturday! Well my little cousin drove down from North Carolina this week, and they aren't so little anymore! My cousin Liddy is 12 and my height; she's 5'4! Andy is 11 and just a bit shorter, but not for long I'm sure! It's so crazy to see them all grownup! I'm sure my Uncle and Aunt think the same of my siblings and me! Just so crazy how time flies! On a just as exciting and awesome note Lauren and Danny are coming home today!! Can't wait! Just so excited! :)
Hope your Thursday is just wonderful!!!!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ps:

My new dress for the birthday party!! Thought I'd share it with you all!
I'm in love with it! Yellow roses are the inspiration for all the decorations, so I looked for a dress with yellow flowers. I like themes ps.
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It's from ModCloth!
And my new dance hall style shoes from PlasticLand! I'm not really big on heels, but sometimes a girl has gotta wear heels ;) I'm pretty excited! My sis got a new dress from Modcloth too for the birthday! Woot woot! Iv'e had nothing but good experiences with Modcloth!
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Birthday Supplies!

My Nanny's 80th birthday is Saturday and the Farley family is getting ready! I didn't call my Nanny for an entire week in fear I'd give the surprise away, but yesterday I missed her and had a quick question for her, and then said, "I can't wait til Lauren gets here Thursday!" - Nanny said, "Lauren!!??" oops I quickly said "meant Danny!" Yikes! Geez! I think she believed it!
(Lauren lives up in Nashville and Danny lives in Tallahassee, which in much closer to Tampa)
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So over the past month I've purchased 6 Ball Mason jars (so expensive - mostly the shipping), I've collected a zillion paper doilies, purchased yellow/white string, bought 10 hula hoops, got my 1950's iPod play list ready all for my sweet Nanny's 80th birthday!
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Here's the doily garland! I have a bunch of white Christmas light that will hang with the garland! I'm pre-making the garland because the day of the party it will be a pain to put together! Plus there will be so much more to do!
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We are using the blue mason jars as center pieces. They will be filled with big yellow roses! I ordered about 250 roses! I can't wait to see everything put together!!
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I found yellow hula hoops for the hula hoop contest!! It's all coming together! A family friend is making the food - ton of tasty cuban food! I'm just so excited!
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I can't wait to see my Nanny's face!!! Hopefully my big mouth family and myself can keep it a secret til Saturday! ;) Seriously it's going to be tricky!
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Weekend

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It was a very busy weekend and it just flew by! I have everything, but hula hoops for my grandma's big surprise party this weekend coming up! I started a baby blanket for a fellow at work - he and his wife are having a baby boy!! He's stoked!
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This weekend was filled with Mickey being crazy, an okay boat show, pinball in the smokiest bowling alley ever (I didn't know you could smoke indoors), wakeboarding, cleaning, lots of Starbucks, movie watching, and the season finale of True Blood, which was good, but the fairy stuff is cheesy on tv - not too cheesy in the books though. Did you watch? What did you think?
My siblings are coming home this week - wootwoot! And the Farley 4 are coming down from NC! I haven't seen my cousins in a year and I can't wait to see em!
If you haven't yet go check out all the supplies in the Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!! I've posted a bunch and a still have a bunch more to post!! :)
Hope your weekend was WONDERFUL!
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Craft Supply Swap

Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!!!

Do you have EXTRA craft supplies that are just collecting dust? Or picked up a new hobby and dumped an old one, and you don't want to end up on Hoarders!? Me either! I decided we crafty ladies need a craft supply swap! I set up a Flickr group called Strumpet's Supply Swap - go join! Put photos up of your extra supplies and the first person to comment that they would love to have your extra supplies gets them! Now if you don't have a Flickr account go set one up it's free! Just keep things even, don't comment on every other photo! Once you've commented wait for someone to comment on your supplies! Remember the goal here is to get rid of supplies someone else may really enjoy! So get your camera out, dig out the supplies you aren't using, and post them to the Flickr group Strumpet's Supply Swap! Flickr has email, so you can email your swap buddy your address! So not only are you swapping and cleaning out your craft rooms, but you can make you craft buds! It's a win win! Ok so Go go head over to Strumpet's Supply Swap of Flickr! Blog about this so we can get lots of ladies in on the swap!! I posted a few photos of my EXTRA supplies! :) I have so many more to post!!
Tell me what you think or how we can make it better! I'd love to hear your ideas!

Strumpet's Craft Supply Swap!!!


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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This or That

Olivia over at Secretly Loves Pink did a This or That post on brands. Here are her picks!
We are twins when it comes to brands ps! Leave your answers in the comments!

Canon or Nikon
my flickr camera love here
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Coke or Pepsi (diet-duh!)
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Mac or PC (i love my iPhone oh so much!)
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Fast food or home cook'n
(other people's home cook'n - not really my own)
Pie!

Store bought or handmade
I have a small addiction to etsy :) This pouch was made by Ashley Ann at Hot Butter!
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And I'm adding one
Pups or Cats
Mickey puppy all the way!!!! Look he's similar to a cat - he plays in yarn!
What a mess!

Okay now you do yours! I can't wait to read them!
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