Monday, July 11, 2011

I cant belive its almost here!

I can't wait! Only a couple of days now, I remember watching the very first movie, and being HOOKED! Its kinda sad to see the end of an era, but I'm super excited to see how they pull off the last part of the last book!
Heres the trailer!

Any other Harry Potter fans out there?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

working with polymer for the first time

Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with polymer clay for the first time, and I think I'm hooked!

The doll is made out of wood but I molded the ears out of polymer, it was really easy to work with, simple instructions. It had a really nice consistency, and I think it turned out rather well :) This was also the first time I've been asked to do a custom pet doll, I really enjoyed it!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


My 7 year old: "Mommy can I have a cookie"

Me: "No, Its breakfast time! Maybe after lunch or dinner"

2 hours later...

"Mommy, now can I have a cookie?"
"What!? I ate lunch and dinner!!"


Saturday, May 21, 2011

A tripod can make all the difference

I had been procrastinating buying a tripod... I can take pictures without it, right?
My husband brought me home one today as a surprise :) and WOW what a difference it makes in my pictures!



Needless to say: I LOVE it! <3

You can really see a big difference when the picture is full size.
If you're considering purchasing a tripod, I think its well worth the investment.
So now I have to decide if its worth it to go and re-photograph all the items in my shop ;)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Detour through Downtown

aka lost.

Ok, so my nearest Joann is hell and gone from my house, but theres a big sale!
So my daughter and I get in the car, and start driving.... road work! yuck... this reminds me of LA. Oh, the traffic and the smell of raw asphalt.

Everything feels surreal, like I've been here before, done this before, lived this day before, like its a dream.

Finally, we get to Joann. They're fairly busy, why? It's the middle of the day on a wednesday, oh well.

They are out of the fabrics I wanted to buy (stupid sale), I ask the lady who's cutting the rest of my fabrics if they have any behind the counter, I explain I already looked where they go, and three times she gestures to where they belong out on the shelves... ya I know... oh well. The people at Hobby Lobby are so much nicer.

I check out, I feel fuzzy and weird and out of it, yet alert at the same time.

I want to avoid the road work, but Im terrible at directions... Phoenix is pretty much a grid, so it should be easy, right? Wrong. Apparantly theres this one street that runs on a diagonal. Now, I swear I saw the street name I was looking for on the sign, but apparantly not. I ended up on the stupid diagonal street.

It doesn't look familiar, oh well, its been a while since I've been this way... It looks like San Pedro or Wilmington, down by the docks, when it should look like farms and deserty. Oh well...

Not until I see Downtown Phoenix come into view do I realize I've made a wrong turn somewhere... I don't live anywhere near downtown Phoenix and Joann is nowhere near downtown Phoenix! I'm lost!

Ok, no prob, I'll keep driving till I see a street name that looks familiar. Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Home we go! About a mile later I look at the name of the street I'm on just to make sure it's still right, they seem to be playing jokes on me today... What the heck! Wrong street! What is wrong with me! I swear I saw what I saw! I'm headed the wrong direction again! Exclamation Point!

Finally I take out the GPS, I hadn't before cause I thought I was seeing streets I knew, I thought I knew where I was, I didn't think I needed it.

The GPS takes me on a freeway, and finally to streets I know I know. It starts raining. Monsoon weather. The air feels charged.

The moral of the story, you ask? Well theres a few:

  1. Don't ask me to drive, bad mistake.
  2. Detours FTL
  3. Phoenix is weird like that
  4. Grand Sucks
  5. Monsoons make me feel funny?
  6. Don't always believe what you think you see.
  7. Hobby Lobby > Joann
And I guess thats about it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Favorite Quotes

I'll probably update this from time to time ;)

Each of these mean something special to me.

The world has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it. -Galadriel LOTR 1

And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. -Galadriel LOTR 1

It’s the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. -Dumbledore

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. -Albus Dumbledore

I'm going to Hagrid's, I've got a good feeling about going to Hagrid's. -Harry Potter

Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real -Deathly Hallows

You miss 100% of the shots you never take ~Wayne Gretzky
Be the change you want to see in the world -Gandhi

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me! -Dr Seuss

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. -Dr. Seuss

Be as you wish to seem. -Socrates

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. -Socrates

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live -Socrates

The wisest men follow their own direction. - Euripides

I love humanity, its people I can’t stand. -Albert Einstein

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy? -Albert Einstein

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. -Albert Einstein

Don't hate, it's too big a burden to bear. - Martin Luther King.

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. - John F. Kennedy

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something. Plato

Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right. - Mario Cuomo

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear. - Anthony Robbins

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. -Archimedes

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. - Thomas Dewar

Unknown Funnies:

Haikus are easy.
But sometimes they don't make sense.
Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
We are all time travelers moving at the speed of exactly 60 minutes per hour
Just about the time when you think you can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn't work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
If God is watching us, the least we can do is be entertaining.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that one enjoys it?
Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
The sole purpose of a child's middle name, is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.
Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.
When in doubt, mumble.
I always take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon, ...and a shot of tequila.

Whats your favorite quote?

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Keeping a Dream Journal in May

I think this is a really weird coincidence:
I started a Dream Journal May 12, 2009, lost interest a couple of months later (looking through the dates in the book) then May 18, 2010 I picked it up again, and quickly lost interest once again.
 Now its May 10 2011 and Ive been thinking about my dream journal again. How weird is that? For the last 3 years my internal clock feels the need to record my dreams in May. This is the first year I recognized the pattern.

I haven't been dreaming any more often or about stranger things, I just have the urge to start writing them down again.  So, anyhow, this time around I intend to keep recording my dreams all year.
 Heres my dream journal, I bought a book that I really love, hoping that it would inspire me to use it more often.

When you first start recording your dreams, often it will be just a sentance or two, because you don't necessarily remember many details, but as you continue to try to write something down each morning, you, very quickly, tend to remember more and more details. I think I end up quitting writing in my dream journal when I start remembering so many details that I don't want to spend the time writing them down! But these are the really interesting dreams that I know I would enjoy going back and reading later! So maybe I'll only write the details that seem really important or relevant.

Here is an interesting article on the benefits of keeping a Dream Journal:

I wouldn't particularly keep an online dream jorurnal like this site offers, it seems a little creepy! I think our dreams really tell alot about us, and its not really something I'd paste all over the internet, but the site still has some interesting information on the subject.

and here is an E-How on how to keep a Dream Journal:

a good article on how to format your entries:

Has anyone else had a dream come true? Yet another reason I wouldn't post my dreams on the internet, I don't want someone else benefiting from my winning lotto number or invention or such! ;)

I had a dream, once, that I was Lucy from I Love Lucy, it was night and we went out on a boat, I was thinking really hard of what I was supposed to say because there wasn't any scrpit. I kept doing that thing she does where she puts her thumbnail in her teeth and makes a "thinking" face.
 I also seem to have alot of dreams of walking around my old neighborhood, I'm sure thats probably significant in some way...

Whats your most memorable dream experience?

So now I realize, this is my second post in a row concerning the supernatural (for lack of a better word), I swear its not something I think about all the time or would consider to be a part of my daily life, I don't know, apparantly its just a May thing for me! Is that normal?