Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Damn straight you do . . .
It's getting warmer here in Colorado. Buds are out on the trees, things are starting to green up. Which I'm totally excited for! Warm weather, sunshine, cute skirts, days at the pool . . . .

But that also means that it's time for the bugs to come out. I'm not a fan of bugs. Some are cool, and I actually like them. You know, butterflies, ladybugs, praying mantis. Those bugs are awesome.

But we have weird bugs out here in Falcon. And by weird I mean horrifically scary and gross.

Like this bastard:

This is a sun scorpion. AKA wind scorpion and camel spider. Not really a true scorpion OR spider. They are freaking nasty. And mean! Here, let me show you it's jaws:

WTF????? What the hell kind of bug needs jaws like that?!?

And then we have these:

The Colorado potato beetle. Now, this guy looks pretty unassuming. But it's not fun when you're enjoying a nice adult beverage on your back porch as the sun is going down and a whole freaking swarm of them fly at you!!!!! And by swarm I mean 100-200 of the little bastards. Luckily they're usually only around for 1-2 weeks out of the year.

Because I hate them.

And of course, spiders. We have a ton of funnel weaver spiders here. Now, these guys aren't a threat to people or pets, but come on. They're spiders. And icky. And they get HUGE. And they move freaking fast.

I'm sure some of you are creeped out now. Well, serves you right. I have to deal with these in my own backyard. You might as well share my misery.

You're welcome.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

On Sunday, we (meaning Jeremy, Ayden and I), took a trip down to Canon City to visit a couple of friends. It's about an hour from our house and the weather was pretty darn decent.

Here's Ayden playing Wii bowling. Which he loved. And now of course, he wants a Wii.

Jumping rope with his BFF Sarah! Watching a 3 year old and 4 year old jump rope is pretty darn entertaining.

Here's a great action shot. Look at the height! Look at the coordination! Ignore the car in the background . . .

Hopscotching it up. Oh yeah.
I love watching the kids play. And they play so well together that it gives us "adults" time to sit down and chat and catch up.
And eat pie. We totally ate too much pie.

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First time riding his scooter!!! A Transformers scooter with a Spiderman helmet. Now he wants a Transformers helmet too . . . .

Monday, March 29, 2010

Project 365

Strawberries = heaven

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Ahhhhhh, yes. So, remember when I was all excited and announced that I was going to run the Bolder Boulder 10K? Yeeaaaahhhhhhh, totally not happening. Why? Because, in the course of training for it, I dislocated my right kneecap. AWESOME. Here's some background info:

When I was 19, I started running and loved it. I ran almost daily for 3 weeks and dislocated both of my kneecaps. It was ridiculously painful and I did physical therapy for 3 months after. My doctor and my physical therapist told me not to run or do any high impact exercises. Otherwise I'd end up dislocating them again.

Why am I so prone to dislocation?

1. I have an excessive Q-angle. Which means I have an angle greater than 25 degrees between my patellar tendon and quadriceps muscle.

2. My patella is misaligned on my knee joint in both of my legs. Which means that my kneecaps (patellas) sit too high in the joint, weakening the ligaments that support the patella.

3. I'm a chick. Yes, us females are more prone to this type of injury.

So, when I do something high impact, like jogging or running, my patellas tend to migrate laterally ( to the outside). And it hurts like bloody hell.

So, seeing how I have the exact same freaking injury, I'm NOT doing the 10K. I'd much rather not be in constant pain.

Stupid knees.

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Zan getting fiesty on the couch! Rawr!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Ayden is terribly excited to watch Invader Zim this morning!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Feature Friday - Elly Zee

Today's featured shop is Elly Zee. She'd like you to stuff your eyes with wonder. And I think you should.

Meet Scarlet O'Hare. She looks pretty stately. And gothic. And full of awesome.

Here are Crock and Allie - conjoined crocodile/alligator twins. Are you starting to see why I love this shop so much?

That's right. A two-headed baby blackbird. You can't deny the cuteness. Trust me. Don't even try.

OMG ADORABLE!! This is Jan - a needle felted bunny. Who also happens to be full of awesome.

You really need to pop on over to Elly Zee.

No, really.

Like now.

She has so many wonderful creepy and cute things! Go see!!!

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Ayden LOVES yogurt! Good LORD his eyes look creepy in this pic! What the hell???

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Things that make you go hmmmmmm . . .

Ummmmmm, not sure I want to know what's going on here. It's like 2 transvestites battling over "who wore it best".
This makes perfect sense. It's a sexy reinactment of . . .ok, wait. It makes no sense.

Sex is totally like a velociraptor! Rawr!

That couldn't be any more perfect.

Thank you Captain Obvious. No, really. I totally thought it would be popular with gophers. Glad you cleared that up.
I really wish my eggs looked like this when I made them. I'd eat eggs all the freaking time!!
I hope you enjoyed Things That Make You Go Hmmmmmm.

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Yeah . . . . . .I totally didn't know what to take a pic of this morning before going to work. So, um, you get looking down into my basement. Wow. Exciting.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Yay, a zombie bunny!

I've been in a rut lately. Not feeling creative, not wanting to sew or really do anything to my shop. Which is bad. Why? Well, for one, it means my shop is feeling more like work and less like a creative outlit. And two, it means I don'thave any fun money (no production=no sales=no fun money).

I'm hoping my little hiatus recently will have me feeling refreshed and ready to create. Hoping being the opporative word. Because, while I enjoy my zombies, I'm starting to get bored. So, we'll see.

But here IS a new zombie bunny from me! Just in time for Easter!

His wittle bwains are all oozing out! How precious!
He sure looks pissed though . . .

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Zan isn't thrilled about the snow.

Neither am I.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Old man winter doesn't want to go out without a fight. Those are storm clouds rolling in. We're supposed to get between 4-7 inches of snow tonight.


Monday, March 22, 2010

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Proof that spring is coming!!! Buds on my tree!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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Yeah. I totally do that.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


That's right baby! The Etsy Owls Team is having a Spring Cleaning Sale!

What does that mean? Cheap handmade goodies for you!!!!

Check out the Owls Blog to see all of the shops participating, and to see their sales!

I'm offering FREE SHIPPING in my shop!!!!!!

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I think my friend Heather is trying to teach Ayden yoga. Modified downward facing dog, maybe?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Feature Friday - Noosed Kitty

This Friday's featured shop is Noosed Kitty. Noosed Kitty features the art of Jaime Fales.

I asolutely LOVE her artwork! I'm not sure how I'd describe it. A little gothic, a little cutesy, with some whimsy and humor.

This print is just pure awesome! Why? One, it's a boston terrier. Two, he's kinda zombie-ish. You can't go wrong with that combo.

This print is titled Pink Leaves. I find it very calming.

I'm digging Bat Girl. So forlorgn . . .
And of course I'd have to include Tools of a Trade Nurse . . . . .being a nurse myself and all.
If you want some unique artwork, please stop by Noosed Kitty.

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Yesterday was sunny and 70 degrees. This is what it looks like today.

Stupid snow.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

More Invader Zim fun!!!

Yes, yes. This post is coming late in the evening. But the weather here in Colorado was too darn beautiful to stay inside!

In honor of one of my favorite shows, Invader Zim, here's some Etsy finds!

Gir wrist cuff from Irenescrochet.

Yay buttons! From Galaxygoods42.

Gir Iphone case from GadgetGear!

And a fabulous apron by PoppysGardenGate.

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zan wants that cracker sooooooo bad!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Project 365 - HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!!

Yeah. Totally a midget dressed as a leprachaun. Because I'm inappropriate.
You're welcome.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fun with Color!

Etsy has a fun feature where you can search items by colors. You click on a color, and Etsy will find items that match that color.
Awesome, right?

Darn right it is!

So I was messing around with the color feature and thought I'd share some with you.

Fox, by Jefita.
Orange rose print from flandersfield.

Lampwork beads from lampworkgarden.

Vintage lucite dangle beads from JadeDogBeads.

Yep. I'm on an orange/yellow kick. Makes me think of warm weather and spring!


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I sooooooooo wanted my phone to ring this morning (meaning that I'm on call). I'm tired.