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Just an extra-ordinary woman who tries to live a simple life....LOVES rock n' roll and Metal, cats, talking, her family, debating, philosophy, cooking, making jewelry, knitting and some aspects of pop/geek culture (cosplay, books, good TV, some cheesy reality shows, independent films, barbies,)...This is it for now.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

LA county fair, We will Rock you, future costumes and life. Random entry.

I've had a long and busy summer.   I have gone to many parties and get togethers with friends. Despite my exhaustion, it has been worth it.  I have helped out an old friend with Yard Sales and caught up with some great friends from the past.  I am glad we are all connected again!

Work has kept me busy with the summer reading club, library programs and events, to the point that I am still playing catch up.   And more stuff is happening and it's all good.   I am trying to read more fiction, because I have to be aware of more of the popular titles for reader advisory.   The webinars on romance and mysteries are helpful for me.  (I don't read either genre.  I read more sci-fi and urban fiction).  All of the webinars are on Booklist.com.  I need these because I always end up reading all of the New Non-fiction instead of all of the Fiction titles that come to my branch every month.  

I saw We will rock you a couple of weeks ago for a friend's birthday! Yay! 
http://www.wewillrockyou.com/ I normally despise musicals, (says the metalhead, prog rock, concert nerd), but because it was Queen's music, it was awesome! 

I went to the LACF (LA County Fair) this past weekend and this was my decadent treat.   Bacon wrapped fried pickles and a beef kabob.  Good times.  I have tried all the deep fried Oreos and Twinkies.  I don't need to do that every year. 

I didn't take pics of the wine tasting my friend and I enjoyed.  I should have.   What confused us was at the steampunk club at the fair was playing Taylor Swift.  Thus, I cannot classify this place as steampunk. You would think a Steampunk club would play industrial or trip hop? But not pop.

Our selfie after all of the shopping and festivities.  We have regular vendors we buy from and I got yet another toe ring on one of my toes on my left foot.  

And onto costume ideas, the ninja turtle group cosplay for Comikaze is in progress.  We are going to make most of the weapons and make the shells out of cardboard.  We are going to wear tutus to our corresponding colors to keep it cute and girly! I decided to buy masks because it's sort of a pain making stuff out of felt.  My other costume for the other day at Comikaze is a surprise.

And yes, the Mister and I made it to Disneyland to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

There is a hilarious picture of us out there on Splash Mountain somewhere.  We rode everything, but focused on riding Star Tours four times and Indiana Jones twice.  Lots of walking, lines were surprisingly short and much gluttony that day! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Life and projects in progress...granny squares

It's been awhile, but it's a busy summer.   I have many crochet/knit projects going and have been trying to catch up on sleep.  Below is a twin sized blanket I am working on for charity.  With my schedule it may not get done till October. 

The border will be black and there are two hot pink squares and will be two electric blue squares.
The purple blanket below is still a work in progress.  

Here is a brighter square....yes I like orange.  This may be a large pillow or small throw.

So you can say that I have gone granny square crazy this summer.  It's all good.  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Betsey Johnson inspired earrings, necklaces and bracelets

I have been meaning to work on more Betsey Johnson jewelry pieces for a while.   For me, it's all about skulls and roses.  If I find some cute heart beads in the near future, I will start working with those as well.  There are many rose pendants for sale all over.

This pendant below is rose quartz and it was gently carved.


I liked this blue rose.   It's acrylic and lightweight.

Skulls, skulls and more skulls.  

I wanted to make a dangle pendant with roses and skulls.  The pink and black go together perfect!

I added peridot bead spacers to these earrings.  


I had some small red roses to use (of course) and I used hematite spaces for the next couple of pairs.

The next pair have small skulls with the roses.....

And medium and small skulls

All earrings have sterling silver findings and posts. 

The bracelet above is a stretch bracelet and I plan to make another using pink skulls. 

That's all for today! 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another Toys R Us run and more Burlington Coat Factory finds.....

For all of you G1 fans, new generations are coming out.  My husband and I anxiously await a few of these in particular.   I woke up way too late and missed out on the sale at Target.    All of the generations figures are 10 bucks.   However, I did find some figures at TRU and had coupons.

Scoop is very retro!  Love the colors! 


I saw skywarp last week and went to TRU just to pick him up.  


These were interesting so I threw them in the basket too.  I can wait to get Starcream.  It looks like they had plenty.   They were running out of Skywarp.

Burlington coat factory added a few different sets from what I saw from the last visit.  The beasthunters
Set was the same, but the pieces in that set can be used for something else.  I love how the kreon figures are so versatile.   I really hope Hasbro continues with the Kre-o franchise and come out with the Jem and the holograms sets in the future. 

I also went to Michael's and Joann's for yarn.   Now back to my knitting projects.......

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Toy runs! Savings, and more KRE-O sets!

Ross, Burlington Coat Factory and TJ Maxx are hot spots again.  Even for the Toys R Us (TRU) exclusive toys.  Also, for those people into transformers prime and Bot shots, they still are selling all of the extras at these stores.  
These cityville invasion Kre-o sets have some interesting pieces and their mini figures are more diverse than Lego in a lot of ways.  Their bricks are unique in color and are pretty versatile.  Burlington Coat Factory has these Cityville sets at very affordable prices!


Some Beasthunters sets are arriving at the stores, but the pricing can be dicey.  It's a good idea to check Toys R Us and compare what the closeout places are charging.  Sometimes it makes more sense to take advantage of the BOGO specials at TRU than to buy up a bunch of discounted sets at Ross or Burlington Coat Factory.   

The Grimlock Kre-O set is awesome!  Very G1! The Kreons are very cool! 

These little Strawberry Shortcake figures are at Ross and Raspberry Tort was a find.  

These set below included four figures, Strawberry shortcake, Lemon Meringue, Orange Blossom and Raspberry Tort with a bunch of various outfits.  Apparently this was a TRU exclusive, but I got it at Ross. :) 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Toys, toys and a princess themed birthday!

StaAlthough I have been quiet lately, I have still been busy with crafts, crochet and toy shopping.  My dad picked up a couple of Barbie accessories (on the ends of the pic) and the dresses with accessories in the middle were finds from Tuesday Morning.   Tuesday Morning is usually well organized and there are rock bottom prices on all types of toys.   If anyone is into the bot shots or contruct bots, Tuesday morning is the place to go. 

Below are a couple of strawberry shortcake figures.   Blueberry muffin and orange blossom.  I could no resist.  I haven't found an orange blossom figure.  These were found at Ross. 


The cityville invasion sets are starting to turn up at Ross and Marshall's.  These sets have some pretty unique parts. 

One of my besties Heather had a birthday party for her daughter and the theme was Frozen!  Everything about this day was Disney princess related.  Piñata and all.....



The princess head! Forgive me I have not seen Frozen yet.  But the lone piñata head was pretty cool. 


     They day wouldn't be compel eye without a cell phone shot.


Good times.   Since my little niece is into Disney, here is an excuse for even more goodies for her......