my finished cape!

So, I went with the heart fabric instead of the leopard print. I think it makes the cape look a little bit more fun...or...less intimidating than the leopard print would've made it.(not the best pics, but you get the idea)

While I'm at it, This is the nerdy shirt I wore under it...

Sunday & it's Raining!

It's cold, the wind is whirling things around, the rain's coming down & I love it...
Right now, it is the perfect background to my sitting on the sofa surrounded by blankets and fabrics as I go through my pictures from Vegas and decide whether or not to use this heart fabric to replace the hood lining in my new cape...I think YES!


back home... a little more tired and sun kissed

Currently... being lazy after hardly any sleep in Vegas & watching
                                                         For Those Who Think Young (on Netflix, of course)


woot woot...

So all my shopping will be proven useful!! We feel like we didn't have a chance to give Summer it's proper send off. The heat went away so quickly here in Washington. One day I woke up and it was raining! So we've decided to leave for Las Vegas until Friday! Isn't that a great way to send off the Sun? Drinking in the face of Vegas heat! Summer...so long & farewell!


oh, happy shopping...

So I went for a little shopping spree on Saturday (eek!) I just wanted to go out, but since it was raining pretty much all day...what other choice did I have?! Yes, it was fantastic. One of those shopping experiences where you look in a store window and think, "Wow, I love all of that! I could wear ALL of it!" I was doing so well! Dresses were fitting perfectly, everything was my style, my colors, my sizes. After a while I was looking at things and wishing that they WEREN'T my size. Then I wouldn't have to buy them! No such luck :( At least I thought to cross the bridge and shop in Oregon where there is no sales tax.

Necklace; vintage
Ring; made from a vintage earring with no pair
 Black cardigan from Target
It's by far my new favorite cardigan!
 Necklaces from Forever 21
A robot, come on. How could I have left him there!
New lips made at Ulta
Long wear lip creme in Lover from Stila
24/7 Lip Pencil in Gash from Urban Decay 
Cute cape from Forever 21
It's so cozy and I'm thinking of changing out the hood lining for something more my style. 
Leopard, maybe? No, maybe hearts! Stripes? 
 The rest of what I bought will hopefully make its debut soon. 
Those department stores had the cutest dresses.

For now, I'm off to get a hair cut... if I don't chicken out!


cows & cut-outs @ the L.A. County Fair...

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I just must point out that butterscotch colored cow in the top corner sticking her tongue out! So cute.  


just back from my visit to SoCal... The Amber Squad

On my short visit to California, a LOT was learned. Good, bad and...whatever. All I really know now is that there are friends and there are "friends" and with my friends I had a fantastic time! It was all: breakfasts, lunches, shopping, riding around in a flashy car, 'rollin on all blocks like we're selling paletas,' drinks, laughs, HBO spoilers, dancing, Chatroulette?, fair animals and TOO many pictures in cardboard cut-outs!
Man, did we laugh! 
Well, maybe there will be more on that once I've gotten a chance to sleep more than 4 hours...
but for now, these are my new shoes from Nordstrom (on sale of course). They remind me of 
The Amber Squad 'Can We Go Dancing'


Oh...let's twist again? please?...

Is it so wrong that I watch Mad Men on Netflix for the chance that I may catch a glimpse of some great dancing to real music? I let the credits roll long after the story line to hear the song they chose to close with...and to see if I recognize it. (12 out of 17, not too bad)


Nerding out on some light / romantic science-fiction...

THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME (short story from Fragile Things)

That day, the saucers landed. Hundreds of them, golden,
Silent, coming down from the sky like great snowflakes,
And the people of Earth stood and
     stared as they descended,
Waiting, dry-mouthed, to find what waited inside for us
And none of us knowing if we would be here tomorrow
But you didn't notice it because

That day, the day the saucers came, by some coincidence,
Was the day that the graves gave up their dead
And the zombies pushed up through soft earth
  or erupted, shambling and dull-eyed, unstoppable,
Came towards us, the living, and we screamed and ran,
But you didn't notice this because

On the saucer day, which was the zombie day, it was
Ragnarok also, and the television screens showed us
A ship built of dead-men's nails, a serpent, a wolf,
All bigger than the mind could hold,
       and the cameraman could
Not get far enough away, and then the Gods came out
But you did not see them coming because

On the saucer-zombie-battling-gods
     day the floodgates broke
And each of us was engulfed by genies and sprites
Offering us wishing and wonders and eternities
And charm and cleverness and true
   brave hearts and pot of gold
While giants feefofummed across
    the land, and killer bees,
But you had no idea of any of this because

That day, the saucer day zombie day
The Ragnarok and fairies day, the
     day the great winds came
And snows, the cities turned to crytal, the day
All plants died, plastics dissolved, the day the
Computers turned, the screens telling
     us we would bey, the day
Angels, drunk and muddled, stumbled from the bars,
And all the bells of London were sounded, the day
Animals spoke to us in Assyrian, the Yeti day,
The fluttering capes and arrival of
    the Time Machine day,

You didn't notice any of this because
you were sitting in your room, not doing anything
not even reading, not really, just
looking at your telephone,
wondering if I was going to call.
-neil gaiman


day on the Oregon coast...

Our day exploring parts of the Oregon coast may have to be blamed on our insomnia and  this article on Yahoo! (top 10 coolest small towns). Well, since Astoria, OR was #2 and it's only a little more than an hour away from us, we decided to just make a day of it. We would see all those "tourist" spots we tried so hard to avoid. Since our journey started at around 5:30 am, we planned our route around exploring the small town of Astoria, the beaches, aquarium, arcade, and shopping of Seaside, the Tillamook cheese (and ice cream!!) factory of Tillamook, and the Oregon State Fair.  5:30am to about 10pm + traveling = longest day ever, but with great views!
Astoria mural along the river.
 New JCP merchandise with a classic facade.
  One of the many cute store fronts.
 Astoria riverfront.
The Astoria column. By far the most touristy of our stops but the view from the top is amazing.

 One hundred and sixty-some step, spiral staircase to the top.
A couple rest stops along the way.

 The famed Victor at the Seaside Aquarium. Who suffered a fatal blow as a result of being dropped to the ground while a thief attempted to run away with him.

 Some more aquarium friends.
 Some views and stops along the way to Tillamook!

 Tillamook! (obviously) The place was actually quite interesting. Cheese sampling and a good time watching a factory line machine malfunction while enjoying ice cream cones. Although we did manage to make it to the State Fair around 7pm, we were both tired and a little cranky for photo ops.