♥ When I woke up today I thought it was Friday, then remembered it’s Wednesday. Gregg & I have planned to go to Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club tonight to partake in a beading & chainmaille class. I’m really excited that we got our membership cards & are going! It’s only $2-3 a class! (per hour)

♥ Smashing Pumpkins’ released a new song- “Owata”!!! You can listen to it on the right side on my page. Also, the current band finally has secured rights to all the Pumpkins’ unreleased material, so we can expect remastered reissues of Gish, Siamese Dream &Pisces Iscariot by Christmas(!!!), complete with extra tracks. 2012 will bring Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, The Aeroplane Flies High & Adore, while 2013 will see Machina I & Machina II reissued with the songs in the correct running order.

♥ I really love Cat vs Human. It’s a comic about a girl & her cats. =^..^= Also please see her other comic Doctor Cat MD.

Suzie the Foodie made Chocolate Biscuit Cake which was Prince William’s grooms cake. It looks SO good. (This is just not my diet talking) Cookies + TONS OF CHOCOLATE + heavy cream= YUM!! Suzie’s blog is all around amazing, for sure worth subscribing & bookmarking.

A really cute shelf made from a wooden magazine holder from IKEA. I wish I could find a place for this at my home, OR I didn’t have plaster walls that I’m terrified about drilling/nailing in. Crack! ($5 shelf!)

♥ Another cool project from Apartment Therapy DIY Small Space Pallet Garden. I’d also like this at my house, just where to put it?

♥ My boyfriend, Gregg, has a different spin on keeping up with his HCG diet. He made a food log blog.

Y’all know I love .gif’s right?

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♥ Woo! Friday! Tonight I am going to a tweet-up in Seminole Heights that I helped organize. I’m excited to see all my friends, and meet new neighbors. :) Yay! TGIF!

♥ I thought of a wonderful idea that I haven’t mentioned to anyone that I’m actually pretty excited about. In my head it sounds great and will get my creative juices flowing, but I need to brainstorm a bit… but, gosh, I am ecstatic.

♥ I follow every blog mentioned in this article: Why I can’t stop reading Mormon housewife blogs (+ a ton more!)

♥ One of my favorite Greader friends, Mymsie, shared an awesome article on The Best Times to Buy Anything in 2011.

♥ Etsy seller Queinteresante combines chemistry and art by creating clear labels of the names of chemicals that make the colors of crayons.  Roses are Ruby Al2O3:Cr Violets are Vanadyl VO2+(aq)

♥ With my post earlier this week about wanting all heart-shaped food, this is a good tutorial for making your own biscuit cutter from a tealight. :)

♥ My blog lately has been pretty much a glorified Tumblr; so here’s a bunch of images.

Have a great weekend!

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♥  Hello 2011! You are off to a BUSY start! Just looking at my January calendar makes me excited yet overwhelmed at the same time. There is so many parties, tweetups, meetups, birthdays…etc… already planned.

♥  An Abandoned Men’s Club Is Now a Home – I’ve never seen a space so aesthetically perfect to me. I honestly couldn’t breathe when I was viewing this article.

The Alcowebizer – Takes a website & “alcoholtizes” it.  It makes me laugh because whenever I am explaining how I want a website to look, it sounds like I am explaining a Geocities site from 1997. “….& then I want a unicorn to prance across the top & stab something! Yah!~!! Let’s add a dripping blood bar & marquee!! PERFECT.”

Nerf love – This ideally would be the most awesome way to greet someone.

The Science of Kissing – “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl, is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein :)

20 Great Web Applications Alternatives to Usual Desktop Software – I use a ton of these, & am looking forward to trying more.

♥ I just found out about toothpastefordinner.com this week. I don’t know where it has been my entire life, but I was laughing for about 72 hours straight.

Little Bits:

♥  True American Dog ♥  Refrigerator Upgrade Magnet ♥  Know how to use the internetTiny Backyard Cottage90’s Chick Rock Mix 2 ♥  This is America ♥  Double ExposuresBreath of LifeShirt to pillow – No sewing! ♥ Coffee Pod

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Eee, so cute. Even though I love Garbage so much my heart feels like it’s bursting, I still daydream about a perfect little Westie. Speaking of Garbage, she’s getting bigger everyday. I got her tapeworm medicine last weekend, & had to trick her into taking it – I tried stuffing it in soft treats, didn’t work -Ended up getting her food a bit wet (she does that anyways, it’s weird) & mixing it up in there. Gobble Gobble, all worms are gone! :) YAY!

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I was reading this blog post about making French Silk Pie & they mentioned taking the pie crust leftovers,  sprinkling them with sugar & cinnamon to make “cookies”. I immediately felt warm & miss my grandmother more than ever, we used to bake a TON together when I was little.  I need to plan a trip to go visit her w/ my mom, like ASAP. Maybe I can convince her to make a pie with me. :)

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The walls at my place are pretty bare since I’m so new there – while trying to hang some mirrors I had on hand,  I  found out that since my place is old it has plaster walls, not drywall – you can chip & crack the entire wall of you do it wrong! So I’ve been looking up some other options, tacking paper flowers, origami crane mobiles, & I have no idea if I’m allowed to paint, but I’d love to cover everything with chalk paint. Do you have any ideas?

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Anna, at Little Reminders of Love is always posting the best stuff. I seriously would have thought this post was written about me. (No rly, these past 3 weeks summed up!) I’d wholeheartedly suggest subscribing to her blog.

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Sense vs. Nonsense, or how to have an idea – delightful play on creative obsessiveness.

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I like this chair. Something about older homes w/ modern accessories & furniture is just wonderful. Polished, mmmm… Industrial yet warm. I must love designer Philippe Starck because this chair is BREATH TAKING. (Each chair takes 24 hours to make!!!)

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Little Bits;

–It’s my Mothers birthday! Happy Birthday Mom!
–Super short commute to work!! I hardly use 1/2 a tank a week! bahaha!
–Lol’ed at bosses for telling me that Yahoo Answers is probably more correct than Wiki.
–Last weekend being AWESOME.
–Looking forward to working the photobooth @ Necronomicon this weekend.

I’m out of here! Share links! I love silly/awesome/cool/rad/bitching links/stuff! Hive mind this up!

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I think my cat, Garbage, is Bast the Cat Goddess of Egypt. I have a habit of sending Gregg random e-mails through the day, I sent him an e-mail proclaiming that Garbage must be Bast or Bast reincarnated…!

Bast, also known as Bastet, is a feline Goddess of ancient Egpyt. Meaning, “Devouring Lady” (from bas, to devour, with feminine ending).  She is said to be the daughter of Ra, the sun God. Bast represented the moon in its process of making a woman fruitful with a swelling womb. She was also Goddess of music, pleasure, perfume and dancing.

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I saw this awesome recipe for Cookie Dough Peanut Butter Cups, yummm!
This is on the edge of too tedious for my baking desires, but I’d love to try…

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Tutorial for sparkly lanterns made from coffee cans! I’d like to make these & solar LED’s in them, charge during the day & beautiful at night!

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I love this cup, saucer, pen, and journal set designed by Katarina Häl. I’m always writing everything down so I remember it later, this would be useful.

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Everything you need for a day at the office in a cute jar! 1 pound jar containing pins & paper clips, wooden peg, pencil, eraser, paper ruler, string, tag book made from found paper and an assortment of labels. Now all you need to do is some work! I think this make an awesome gift for someone with a new job!

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Neat write up about a guy who wrote an How to write Interactive Fiction for Twitter. – “Choose Your Own Adventure” on Twitter!

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I’m ready for Halloween.  Cooler temperatures, costumes, sweaters…
I love this wreath made from folded up old books & buttons!

…Okay, off to an Epic Thanks Tampa Bay 2010 meeting, the Changemaker voting is going on currently, please make sure to get your vote in!

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I’ve has the idea for awhile now, that I wanted to make all my friends & family homemade Christmas gifts. Last night I revealed my plan to Gregg, he said it was a great idea.  It’s actually pretty daunting; because we have a ton of close friends & family members. (I did a rough calculation & it was over 20) Oh, & I don’t want to make just *one* gift per person/family, I want to make entire baskets w/ a variety of stuff.

Good thing is, Gregg & I work pretty great together. He’s into aesthetics, & able to see the bigger picture. I excel in grunt work, I like doing, putting things together, the small steps. (Ie: when cooking together, I chop everything up, prep & he puts it all together into something exceptional.)

The whole idea started with this blogpost, where a bride-to-be blogger made homemade vanilla extract & vanilla sugars.The extract takes a few months to make, how awesome is this? I want to be able to say, “I love you *so* much, I thought of *you* 5 months ago!!”

I’d love to include some yummy treats too. Since Gregg camps a ton (& I have …once…) I think S’mores on a stick would be a fun addition. We also like things spicy, homemade hot sauce? Homemade sour gummies?!? yes!

Maybe the gift basket could include something new from the past year. I started gardening, how about including some homemade seed tape?

A few of our close friends have children/are expecting soon. (Hey Jen!) Recycle old broken crayons (cray-ons? crowns?) into rainbow crayons! DIY bubble wands & solution?

This also could be the perfect time to get craft things I’ve always wanted but couldn’t justify, like a button machine. or even better, a letterpress machine. (Total personal obsession of mine)

I met a lady last week, who brewed her own beer. I think that would rock as well. I once made prison wine in highschool, it was terrible, so a kit would be required!

Have you ever made homemade gifts? What was your favorite? Any tips for such a feat?

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I think thanks to Iris I’ll be calling my image/link dump this.  (Thank you!)

Today is awesome!

My raise kicks in on this paycheck! Woot! :D :D
Twilight was canceled last night; rescheduled for tonight -YES!
Tacobus Tweetup was intense w/ heavy rain, but turned out well & post taco drinking = win!
& It’s Friday!
& My weekend is packed with fun!
& I may (fingers crossed) have Monday off!

I guess I’m on a huge recycling kick.
Here is tin cans mosaiced (is that a word) w/ foam!
Cheap & looks amazing.

Another recyclable –Panties from old t-shirts!
I am always looking for ideas to upcycle tees since I have a boat load of shirts I no longer wear
& I get tons of free shirts from events that are XL or bigger.

I am going to a party for the 4th,
& was looking for recipes so I could bring some yums…
This is way too cute!
I wish I could find that cupcake pan,
anyone else hate transporting cuppies?

Here’s a tute for super cute bookcases.

It seems I’m really in a crafty kick lately. Now if I just got off the net & starting making stuff! I’ll be updating tomorrow about how my Twenty Challenge ends! TGIF!