Monday, July 30, 2012

Triceratops Hunting

I finally emptied my camera (three months and 420 pictures not terrible) and I discovered that while I was out and about on various adventures I had done a bit of my favorite pastime. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sparkly Shoes!

So having a little girl and tending to think a bit like one myself I have long been jealous of the darling little sparkly sneakers that she gets to wear.  I had picked up this pair of Airwalks on sale (complete with the glitter laces) and decided that they could use a little bling.

My blank slate

Hot Fix Stones

Hot fix tool
So I went for a bit of a pattern but it's pretty random large stones in lines and then smaller stones in between.  It was kind of tricky in some spots because of the curve of the shoes but it was fun.


So pretty
They definitely sparkle that's for sure.  Look really cute too.  One of my favorite projects that I have done this year and the whole thing only took about 20 minutes. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Random Stuff I Found On Twitter

Now I know that there may be some of you that are thinking how interesting can that possibly be.  I myself would have been too before I actively started using my Twitter account this year.  Now, I say active but it's not compared to most people who use social media.

I mean I follow a few celebrities I find interesting, companies I dream of working for, the places I buy craft supplies from (sales alerts, coupon codes. DUDE SO AWESOME!!) I MAY possibly use it to stalk the cupcake lady. (not crazy if you live in the GTA check out The Cupcake Diner then you will do it too, I promise)

Sometimes I also make the occasional tweet, they may be witty or profound. (ha, ha, more like not) But mostly it's used to find super awesome things to say damn that's awesome to or I have to make/buy/visit/drool over that. For example a few months ago this super awesome Hello Kitty Star Wars charm bracelet from Fashionably Geek. 

I would never wear it but I want it so bad, so if you are looking for a birthday present for me this is perfect

So here is a little link love from showcasing the super awesome things I found of Twitter during my commute home from work on Monday.  I promise, it may amuse you.

From Fashionably Geek: Lady Armor

From Nerd Approved: TARDIS shed and Dalak (did I mention that my future husband/love of my life needs to take up woodworking so he can make awesome stuff like this for our house?)

From JustFabOnline: Life Advice

From Nerd Approved: Star Wars Alarm Clocks (I want a Stormtrooper if anyone is thinking of Christmas presents *cough, cough*)

From Chatelaine: Park Bench Workout (awesome for throwing some extra umph into my training walks)

From That's Nerdalicious: Dracula's Dentures Cookie Sandwiches (can you say Yummy?)

From Fashionably Geek: Pokemon Shoes (so much cooler than I thought when I first saw the Tweet)

And last but not least from Fashionably Geek: Bane Kitty (I swear if that is not the cutest thing ever)

Well, that was fun, I may make this a monthly thing or something.  Adorable, werid and wacky things I stumble across on Twitter.  But don't quote me on that or anything cause I have a really short attention span. 

Friday, July 20, 2012

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Okay, so I'm going to be the first to admit that this is not something I probably actively sought out on my own.  I had heard about it and thought it was interesting (in the hmph neat and now I am moving on with my life kind of way) and really I had only heard about it because I have a tendency to leave my TV on the Rogers preview channel as I never actually watch anything on cable when it is on.  (I love my PVR!)

Point of the story is that when my friend asked me if I wanted to go see it I said sure why not (instead of you jerk how dare you go see Spiderman without me!) and I am glad I did. 

The movie playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto (which I had never been to before) so it was a nice little adventure out for the afternoon right off the bat.  And I love a good adventure.  The movie itself was brilliant.  I was stunned at the range of emotions that I went through over the course of the film. 

I highly recommend seeing this to everyone, the story is brilliant, the acting is amazing and there are some awesome quotes.  Plus how can you not love a film about a little girl named 'Hushpuppy'?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

So, I received this Liebster Blog Award from Teresa at Memes and Fiction.  And I am rather stoked about it as it is my first blog award.  (happy dance)  The rules are easy enough, I have to answer 11 either/or questions and then Tag 11 Bloggers with less than 200 followers and ask them 11 quick questions thus passing the award along to them. 

I figured I could do that so here goes: 
1) Would you rather have your child's high school guidance counselor be Paula Abdul or Simon Cowell?   Simon Cowell.

2) Would you rather have to keep your keys permanently attached to a hoop earring or have to always wear your socks on the outside of your shoes?   Socks on outside of shoes. 

3) Would you rather remove your two front teeth with a bottle opener or pierce your ears, nose and navel with a hole punch?   Pierce my ears, nose and navel with a hole punch.

4)Would you rather be able to cool coffee to a drinkable level with merely one blow or be able to miraculously neatly consume sloppy joes?  Oh, definitely coffee.  I can't remember the last time I ate a sloppy joe but I consume enough coffee to kill a small dinosaur soo...

5) Would you rather live in a world without TV or without your cousins?   No TV, my cousins are awesome. 

6) Would you rather eat 200 slices of American cheese or 2000 raisins?   2000 raisins. 

7) Would you rather have a lake named after you or have a popular children's multivitamin shaped in your image?   I would rather have a lake named after me.  (it would be awesome and filled with piranha)

8) Would you rather have the mind of William Shakespeare and the body of William Taft, or the mind of Albert Einstein and the body of Fat Albert?   As a writer I would rather have the mind of Shakespeare.  (brilliant after all)

9) Would you rather never receive another piece of email spam or learn that all the spam you receive is actually 100% true?  NO MORE SPAM!!!

10) Would you rather walk like an 80 year old or a 2 year old?   I already pretty much walk like a 2 year old most of the time so I will stick with that. 

11) Would you rather have Swiffers for feet or Venetian-blind style eyelids?   Swiffers for feet, everything would be so clean. 

Okay, now I was going to tag eleven people to pass this along to, I really was but here's the thing, of the blogs I follow and the ones that follow me I couldn't exactly find eleven blogs with less than two hundred followers.  And I wasn't exactly about to start going up to strange blogs going "Hey, you don't know me, I don't know you here's this random thing!"  Although that would have been a great way to make new friends I am sure.   

Instead I am just going to write out my eleven questions and if you feel you read my super awesome blog and feel like answering them then by all means snag the award and answer the questions.  (because seriously if you read my blog you deserve an award for that)

The Questions:

1) Star Wars or Star Trek?

2) Coke or Pepsi?

3) Invisibility or Super-strength?

4) Would you rather be a T-Rex or a Triceratops?

5) If you could only have one weapon to face the Zombie Apocalypse with would you rather have a pea shooter or a potato launcher?

6) Store-bought or handmade?

7) Avengers or Justice League?

8) Books or an E-reader?

9) Summer or Winter?

10) Video games or board games?

11) Heels or Flats?

As you can tell I am not prone to following the rules but I love this sort of stuff.  If you do answer these questions please comment and let me know, I would love to know your answers!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day

It comes a little late in the day, but I had to take a minute to state how incredibly proud I am to be Canadian.  To be part of a country that is so awesome and spills forth such spectacular talent into the world. 

I spent my Canada Day with my kids running around hunting dinosaurs and stalking cupcakes.  We are skipping fireworks tonight as they were tired and cranky kids are not my thing.  (nor are crowds) 

I hope everybody had a fantastic day!