Big Sale - New Stuff  

Friday, November 27, 2009

Champagne Bubbles for Kerry Earrings

I'm so excited, for 2 reasons. First, we are having a sale, Black Friday to Cyber Monday!!! Free shipping on all jewelry and totes.

The second reason it that we have some exciting new things in the store! Denise has made and designed some lovely new earrings, that I love and would like for Yule ( hint, hint). LOL.

I also made a bag I would love to have, even if I do say so myself. It's made of red velvet, and is sooooo nice and beautiful. I love velvet, I always have, and working with it was tricky, but the results are delicious....

Also, check out Effiehandmade, as she is having a sale too!

~ Melina. : D

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Blast From the Past  

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Yeah, we all know I'm a nerd, as is Denise, that's why we are best friends. So, you know how you see or hear something, and you sooooooooo know it and yet you can't put your finger on it. It kinda drives you nuts after awhile, and you NEED to know where you know that face or that voice.

So Denise and I had that happen to us recently. For her, she saw a face on one of those horrid soap mags that are really tiny, I guess soap fans have abnormally small hands. She saw someone she knew she knew from somewhere, but where??? Enter google, and in a few minutes, she found the answer. It was sheriff Lamb, from Veronica Mars! We love that show and have seasons 1 and 2 of DVD. Funny.

As for my, what, irritant - mindloop - deja vu - what the f*** IS it!!! It was the song from the Telus commercial with the spaceship. I knew I knew the voice, it was from the early 90's, was British, and I so knew I knew that voice. Not the Happy Mondays, no, I know it wasn't the Stone Roses either. Hmmmm, who the bloody hell was it. Grrrrrr....

I annoyed Denise enough for her to google it so I could stop driving myself crazy. It was the Stereo MC's. Of course. Duh. Where are my brains??? In my arse, apparently. Geezzz.

~ Melina.

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Can't Wait for Yule - Tofurky Dinner!!!  

Monday, November 16, 2009

As you folks may know, I love food and I love the holidays. What is more exciting than the big meal at Yule?

Instead of the usual turkey (we don't eat animals, we cuddle them) we eat the super yummy tofurky loaf. I love it, it dosen't take as long, so you can sleep in, and it is so tasty. I just wish you could get different sizes. Like 20 lbs of the stuff would be more fitting to a holiday meal.

We still have my grandmothers stuffing, just modified. It's got potato and veggie bacon and bread. Soooo good, even though I'm off ill today and my tummy is grumbly, my mouth is still watering. Wow.

Denise makes the BEST miso gravy. It's one of the only times I allow her in my kitchen, but it's so good that I do let her. It looks like a bomb when off, and I swear she gets soy sauce on the ceiling, but it is actually worth it.

We also have potatos, and if you put them through the potato ricer, they are super fluffy. You have to boil them first though. So good...... mmmmmmm

And dessert, you may be thinking. Well, pumpkin pie of couse. I make the crust from scratch, but I do buy the canned pumpkin. And, I'm so queasy, yet so hungry. Geez. I so can't wait. It's so good. Fall-la-la-la!!!

~ Melina

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I love this time leading up to the holidays. Especially now that I don't work in retail, I actually get to enjoy it. Also, this year, for the first time since university, I've the whole friggin' week off. I'm so happy.

One of my favorite things is the Sephora holiday catalogue. I love drooling over, er, almost everything. The Sephora Collection Ultimate Blockbuster 2009 kills me. As a painter, any palette is alluring, but this is truly the ultimate. MMMMMmmmmm, mama like-y.

Also, I've started making lists for Yule, both grocery and gift lists. I just can't wait.

Something else I love and totally evokes the feelings of the season, is the 1951 movie 'A Christmas Carol' with Alastair Sim. It makes me so happy. Denise has the same love of ' The Sound of Music'. It's a great time at our house.

The maybe oddest thing that I'm looking forward to is the dark chocolate coloured foil balls. I get them at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and they don't have any dairy in them. The holidays really mean chocolate wrapped in foil. This is bliss.

Very excited.

~ Melina.

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Car-Pool Tunnel  

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yeah, so this vacay was fun and all, but I am sad that I developed what I call car-pool tunnel. Poo.

I will be getting a brace for my arm.... they really aren't very cute. Oh well.

But here is my theory, and it's a good one, that despite what medical 'professionals' may say, it is contagious. Yeah, really. Nevermind swine flu, it's car-pool tunnel that is gonna get ya.

Denise has had it for years, of course, and recently our friend Kerry from Effiehandmade has developed it, and now, quite suddenly, I have it. Coincidence, oh I think not. You have been warned.

~ Melina.

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