Oh my ... I am So sick!... I have tried to type this sentence 3 times but keep sneezing so much that I can't even get it out! ( that took like 3 minutes to type!) Achooooooooooooo! It's just a Spring cold but dang!.. I have so much I need to get done and yet can't stop dripping and sneezing and then if I take meds to stop I am like a pile of cosmic goo.
Have I ever mentioned that I am a medication weeny?.. yep.. even the day stuff puts me to sleep like I was hit by a baseball bat. So for now I am not taking anything.. just suffering. No fun at all.
I looked into ordering tags right off but after looking at the prices ( SMACK HEAD AND FALL OVER INA DEAD FAINT!) I looked for other options. Well this stuff fit the bill like a dream! It prints beautifully, no smearing or anything. The ink stays fast and waterproof but I did see just a wee bit of fade in the color after 2 runs through Mr. Washy when testing samples. But perfectly acceptable for beta samples or items that will never get washed!
I order mine from Dharma Trading but I hear you can find it at Joann's fabric ( alas I do not have a Joann's but if you do make sure to use their 40% off coupon which will bring the price down to $10ish bucks per roll!)
I can think of TONS of cool projects for this fabric.. what can you think of??
Good Grief~.. Have you ever found a place with such cool stuff that it makes you all silly? Well today's find is Garnish These folks have some of the coolest packaging stuff I have seen in a long time and you don't have to buy a ton.. small orders seem to be very welcome. So when you need something perfect for the favors at your next party.. or want to send a gift that really shows you care go take a look.. lot of ideas to be had and freely given. A good find indeed!
May I introduce you to Icon, we have only just met and yet he has already asked me to call him "Ike" and I hope we will have many happy years together. I have heard it said that he can be rather chilly to some folks but to me he is rather hot.
Below you can see him in his relaxed state after just arriving. He is still waiting for his fine cabinet and upper grill to be attached but is being ever so patient since I do not think I am going to be able to help him out until this weekend when things calm down around here.
Showing his bolder side Ike flashes for the camera showing off his amazing amount of storage space and fine lines. His freezer side is just as big and bold making him equally charming on both sides.
It is my great hope that Ike plays nice with my already beloved duel fuel beauty named Ellie. If not, Angry Bunny ( seen up on the shelf) will play referee and all will be well!
Heck, if you are into sewing you can even sew up some naughty/cute knickers and make it a green effort to boot. Angry Chicken has done just that to wonderful results. Also look here at Supernatural for further wonderful undie ideas for those old but still so cool rock star t-shirts turned rockin' new undies!
I am using my saved up stash of clementine cartons for organizing my stash of rubber stamps in the new cabinet. I love free organization! What are some of life's "free things" that YOU use to help you get orgainzed??
I am going to skip to the end here and tell you that I am all right and that the spot they saw turns out to be a safe and possibly a freaky little milk duct after all these years of not nursing!.. I mean I have not nursed in 6 years! But the ability be rational after getting that call and getting over to the center was so difficult and not something I wish for anyone. luckily the spot was small and it would have been early, this is why we have such technology..it would have been the best shot at saving my life if they had told me it was more serious than it turned out to be.
My message to you is, if you are over 40 get thy self to your mammogram, if you are without insurance call and find an organization that gives them free or at a discount. It does not hurt, maybe a bit of a smash but otherwise it's easy and come on.. your 9th grade boyfriend felt you up more than the nice Mamo-tech is ever going to do! So don't be shy, you can do this. and if not for yourself do it for those you love, they need you.
p.s. Will be back tomorrow with the previously mentioned big cool thing that I got at the semi-thrift.
I could not be happier with these vintage English dishes I scored this past weekend at my local semi-thrift. It was not a full set but I did get 4 dinner plates and 4 salad/luncheon plates for the most wonderful prices of $2! Best part besides the very cute Fall print is that the dinner plates are a nice reasonable size that makes you feel like you have a full plate even when you are trying to be more conservative with the portions! I have them washed and ready to put away till Fall but gosh.. I am enjoying them so much that I might just move them into rotation now for the total way that they make me smile.
The next thing to make me smile is the little birdies I have been making out of paper clay and rusted wire. I love the way the paper clay feels in my fingers as I hand form these sweet little tweets. This little guy has on his first coat of paint and is sitting patiently as he dries and gets ready for details and antiquing. I plan to give a few of these away for sweet Spring gifts to a few crafty folks I know who will appreciate them :) If you think you are one of the people who would appreciate one of these to make your Spring brighter leave your name in the comments and maybe one will fly your way soon :)
Of course you can find a small selection of lubes at your local drug store and there is nothing wrong with them. Astro Glide is one of the biggest selling lubes on the market and you can even get it at your grocery store in the feminine products aisle! But if you are sensitive to it or just want to know what else is out there you either have to make you way to a local " ladies store" that carries such things or get online and do some searching.
One of the best online sources is Good Vibrations ,but I am also fond of Blowfish for those who are looking for even more product line. Alas, I do not have affiliate status at Blowfish so am much more knowledgeable about the product line at GV but I think you can feel quite comfortable shopping at either one.
When looking for a new lube it can help to know if you are allergic to anything or have trouble with yeast. If you do then look towards those products that are formulated for these issues. One of the best is Sliquid. Silquid is organic, and free of many of the things that can irritate delicate skin. It's fragrance free and priced comparable to other quality lubes. For those who would like to try a couple of different types of glycerin free products then you can't beat the Sugar Free Sampler package since there is no bigger bummer than a cool bottle of lube that is no good for you!
Maybe you are one of the lucky ones with no sensitivity, well then it's a buyer paradise for you! How about picking a beautiful product like Pink. Pink is beautifully packaged and a quality product that looks beautiful enough to sit on your nightstand without making anyone look twice. Pink Lube is a high-grade silicone lube with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera it is Condom safe and easy to wash off, Pink Lube CANNOT be used with silicone toys.
For those looking for a thicker product Sliquid Sassy is the product for you. This thick, long-lasting lube is uniquely blended to emulate your body’s natural lubrication. The water-based gel is perfect for multiple uses and can be “reactivated” with water. It's a great option for people with skin sensitivities, this lube is also scent and flavor free, and boasts no animal testing.
For more help in picking a product of any sexual sort I love the article guide at GV. Fresh, fun and factual ( hey, I made a rhyme!) it's the place to turn when you have questions and you don't know quite where to turn!
SUE CAHILL... you are the winner. By process of Random Number Generator* Sue will be getting a package of funky vintage sewing items and a wee sweet bit of my vintage thready stash to brighten her almost Spring day. Sue, please contact me with your address firstname.lastname@example.org
* Usually I let my boys pick a number but they fought like weasles in a sock about it so I had to go all techno and go here and get my number picked. ( I honestly am not sure I will survive another rainy/wet/cold day here.. these kids need to get outside!!!!)
I saw this posted photo from my blog in my new inlinks ( bottom of each new post) and it was such a coincidence since when at the thrift yesterday the other thing I scored was some rather nifty vintage pillow cases that I thought I would use to make a few more of these! The hanger bags harken back to the days when ladies had special items to go with each outfit and so you would put them in the dainty bag and then hang your outfit on the hanger so everything was together. I remember my grandmother having multiple hangers like this and I was in love with them even as a little girl!
I still have a hefty stash of vintage zippers but am also thinking about doing one to showcase some of my vintage buttons... decisions decisions. Vintage pillowcases are usually pretty easy to find in most thrift stores and are wonderful for lots of types of crafts. Check out this great book for inspiration!
Don't ask me where the week went since I have no idea. What I do know is that it's Wicked Wednesday once again here in the Anarchy studio and today we are going to talk about things that buzzzzz. See that little guy above? He is not just your normal ducky, he is so much more and he can be your best bath time friend ever. Even better if you have a tub big enough for two! Rub my Ducky is a waterproof three speed bit of bath time bliss. For those who are a bit shy or intimidated by some of the more realistic products on the market this is a great place to start. Best part is that he can sit right on the edge of the tub and not even your nosey Mother in Law will know what sort of wonderful wicked things you have been up to! I am totally hoping that this cute little guy ends up in my Easter basket!
And if the Easter bunny just happens to be listening I could be totally happy if he slipped this book into my basket as well as these wonderful looking massage candles
For those who think the sexiest organ is our brains here are some reads that I have enjoyed in the past few days
Sex, Lies and Photoshop this article makes the quick point that we don't have to be what the media think is " sexy" to be a sexual person and sexually expressive in our own skin. Take a moment to click on the DOVE video that they have in on their site link. It's well worth the 1.24 minutes.
Give me the best one you got. Think you might want to get a vibe but don't have any idea where to start? After all it's not like a car and you can't take it out for a test drive ( yeh I know, gross). This article is written by one of the long time Good Vibrations workers and has some sage advice for those looking for a quality product to meet their needs, and desires!
Remember, as always Wicked Wednesday and it's links run through my Good Vibrations affiliate account for credit so if you do want to order a bit of something for your own Easter basket please click through on one of these links since that is what will enable me to offer some nifty Good Vibes giveaway goodies in the coming months.
Check back.. since afterall, tomorrow is " Wicked Wednesday"