Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I had a lot of fun with my class today dressed as Mortimer the Zombie from Zombie in Love. I kept my zombie look going when Corey and I went to the Suns opener. Too bad they lost.

P.S. Masked Skull Fellow was made by Emily Martin.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

On Broadway

This month at From Screen 2 Scrap! the challenge is to use the movie poster from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn as your inspiration. As an additional challenge you can add trees, leaves, and a black and white photo.
All of those elements came together for me easily. Brooklyn made me think of our trip to NYC to see Spamalot with Amy and Tito 7 years ago. One of the funniest quotes was about shrubbery. And when I dug out my pictures I remembered that I had put in a roll of black and white film for that trip. Remember film?

All together:

Left page (photos by Amy except the one of the theatre. I looked it up on the internet and the photo I found even had Spamalot on the marquee!)
Right page (photos by me - I used the arrows to cover glare on the cardboard cutouts)
I had to make the shrubbery by taking apart 3 trees from Jolees.
The comedy/tragedy masks came from a barrette I used to wear all the time in junior high and high school. I popped them off and threw the barrette away a long time ago. Glad I saved them!
Great challenge to get those pictures scrapped!

P.S. I can't wait to read the book!

Friday, October 26, 2012

quote of the week

Tuesday morning, during playground duty, I had an interesting conversation about getting married and having children with a group of students.

1st grade boy: If I had a kid I would sell it for $1000!

2nd grade boy: If I had a kid I would trade it for a German Shepherd!!

HA! I know the feeling!

SO I had to hunt down his teacher and share the conversation. After recounting the hilarity she said, Oh my god that kid is obsessed with German Shepherds!

Apparently that's all he can talk about, which made me laugh even more because I originally thought he was being random.

P.S. The photo above was taken right after we got Captain Skippyjon Jones in 2009. He's just finished taming my parents' German Shepherd puppies, Cesar and Milan.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Michael Kors Similes

On episode 9 of Project Runway, It's All About Me, designers had to create their very own custom fabric. Michael Kors used a simile to describe Gunnar's jacket. "It looks like a sheet of bird postage stamps." I kind of liked it. I also liked that Gunnar called it his "Equestrian Bitch Look."
Bonus! Episode 10 got deleted before I wrote down the similes and metaphors of Michael Kors, so here's his hilarious comment about Sanji's pants: With that print if it wasn't right it would have looked like Pac Man was eating her crotch. But in fact it's kind of perfect!

P.S. The Somalian owl stamps came from here.

The Pac Man Food Pyramid is by Andrew Heath and I think it would look awesome in our kitchen.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

still can't decide what to be for Halloween

Captain Skippyjon Jones' cousin a.k.a. Be your own superhero! is from Serenah Photography.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Horseplay by Judy Reene Singer

I read An Inconvenient Elephant by Judy Reene Singer in 2010 and loved her little quips. I picked up Horseplay because she wrote it and I like reading stories where people ride horses so I can relive my childhood through literature.

In this story Judy Van Brunt leaves her cheating husband and moves to a horse farm in North Carolina where she has secured a job as a groom. She rides horses, makes new friends, and solves a mystery. By the end of the story she even has a new man. Isn't life easy?

The author made me laugh out loud every once in awhile, and it's quotes like these that make the plot predictability worthwhile:

Men are like horses. If they're even-tempered and sweet, you stay on for the ride. If they buck around, you get off before you get hurt.


Normally, I would trust a new horse on trails about as much as I would trust myself in a Godiva chocolate shop.

Fulfilling my romance requirement for The Eclectic Reader Challenge was a great excuse to pick up this light summer read. Chick lit takes up less and less of my reading time as the years progress, but it's nice to revisit every once in awhile.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Michael Kors Metaphors

On episode 8 of Project Runway, Starving Artist, designers had to work as a team to make t-shirts and sell them on the street to earn the money they needed for fabric. Michael Kors used a metaphor to describe Fabio's mohair coat. "I mean, to me it's a grandma housecoat. She should have kleenex in her pocket." He said it like it was a bad thing! Who wants to be stranded without kleenex?!

That's a picture of Corey's grandma with Caprica Six. Her housecoat is way cuter than Fabio's in my opinion.

I can't wait to watch the finale tonight! Based on last week's preview Fabio's collection is my least favorite.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Michael Kors Similes

On episode 7 of Project Runway, Oh My Lord and Taylor, designers had to create a dress for a Project Runway collection available only through Lord and Taylor. Michael Kors used a simile to describe how Alicia's dress turned out. "Unfortunately you ended up with something that almost looks like...a field hockey uniform."

I've never had the pleasure of attending a field hockey game, so I googled field hockey uniforms and discovered there is a Field Hockey Smurf. There really is a Smurf for everyone.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Michael Kors Similes

On episode 6 of Project Runway, Fix My Friend, designers had to do a makeover for a real woman. Michael Kors used a simile to describe how Fabio's client looked before. He said, "He had a client who was dressed like a lumberjack and designed a feminine dress that works for her." Go Lumberjacks!

This was the episode when I started hating Ven because he was so mean to his client. How dare anyone ask him to design a dress for someone bigger than a size 2! I thought it was pretty ironic considering he's a big guy himself. Then when his sister showed up in a later episode I thought she seemed about the same size as his client. I would love to know what his sister thought of his sizeist comments.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The End by Lemony Snicket

Looking back on A Series of Unfortunate Events gives me some fond and some bland memories. Some of the books were great and some were a little tedious. As I picked up The End I worried about how it all was really going to end, as the author has been warning the reader in each installment that it's not going to be good.

The End finds the Baudelaire orphans on an uncharted island. I really liked reading their tale as they once again use their ingenuity, knowledge, teeth, and cooking skills to deal with a new dilemma. As I read it I began to hope...can it be that the Baudelaire orphans find peace on a lonely island? I won't spoil it for people who are reading or are going to read the Series, but I can tell you it's a fitting Lemony Snicket ending.

This book allows me to check the Young Adult genre off of my Eclectic Reader Challenge list.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I loved tonight's episode of Walking Dead!

And we had Subway for dinner. Yum!

P.S. I found Zombie at 13 Visions.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

4 real tho. make sure u vote

Last night I heard on TMZ that Snoop Dogg made this list and put it on Twitter. It gave me a really good laugh! Today I found out he just reposted it, but it's still funny.

All joking aside, whatever your reasoning for choosing a candidate, just vote!

P.S. The title of my post is one of Snoop's tweets. Presumably.

Friday, October 5, 2012

quote of the week

Me: My husband and I went to a Dbacks game on Sunday.

Straight Faced Little Girl: I used to play for the Dbacks.

Haha! Must keep a straight face!

When I reported the news to Corey he said I should have told her I was proud she had decided to pursue her education.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Project Life Week 25: Flagstaff edition

Still trying to catch up on posting these Project Life pages I made over the summer. I am only about 1 month behind on making my Project Life pages which I feel comfortable with.
This week documents a trip to Flagstaff. We got a rug from Cost Plus World Market, went to our nephew's football practice, helped Corey's grandma set up a new t.v., and hung out.
I saved the tag from the rug because I knew it was almost the perfect size for the pocket. I stamped on it with my favorite paint, added a word sticker, and used it as a journaling block. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
This was quick to put together. I journaled on the photo and added a strip of football ribbon to the side.
Corey has a funny app. that makes people into bobble heads. Pretty funny when you look at other people's pictures but not as much fun when it's your own picture! I used an old scrap for journaling. I like how I had already punched it and cut it for other projects which added interest to it.
Another cool app. I call this the "Take On Me video by A-Ha app."

This was my favorite music video for a long time!

P.S. Here is Nerd Nest's week 25.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

October Reading

Every October I like to read scary, mystery, or fantasy stories to get myself into the Halloween spirit. Here's what I'm going to try to read this month (after I finish One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest):

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling - I can't buy her new book until I read this one!

No Rest for Witches by MaryJanice Davidso - for my Witches and Witchcraft Reading Challenge

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - loved Hunger Games!

Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King

and my book club is reading You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers.

P.S. I found Become Someone Else by the Lithuanian Agency called Love for Mint Vinetu on Black Eiffel.