Do These 10 Layers Make Me Look Fat?  

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Me, looking soooo hot. Well, with 4 scarves and long underwear, I was.

So if you're in the northern hemisphere, you know it's bloody freezing right now. While it is winter and is to be expected, man I've been freezing my arse off.

Denise and I did decide to walk to work earlier this week. We walked to and from. Sunday we walked home, and it was -19 Celsius. That was really cold. But, on the plus side, I felt like a viking warrior chick. Don't mess with me, I'll go berserk. Like a berserker. Grrrr.

For the next two months it will be cold and I might on occasion look like a tool. But that's winter. Embrace the silly hats and the many, many layers and backtracking for your favorite mitts (like the ones Debbie makes us!!!). Winter, learn to love it.


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Friday, January 21, 2011

Buffy goes stone-aged for beer. Sooooo can relate.'Beer good. Foamy.'

Denise and I tend to work a lot. We work four days a week at our 'real' job, then the three days we have off are spent working on the Etsy store. Making jewellery or sewing, taking photos, sourcing supplies, managing the shop listings, and promotion. On our two short 'real' work days, there is work to be done on the store.

So, in view of this much working, we haven't been going out of the apartment much. Save for groceries, and the odd coffee with Kerry (and her coffee is odd, lol), we never go out.

Beer. Nice.

But a couple of months ago we started going out on occasion. Yes, actually out of the apartment at night to a establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. Ha!

I have to say, I missed going out and drinking and having a good time. Who knew that fun could be so fun? I think we had forgotten, frankly. Being so focused is all well and good, but when you forget how to have a good time and let your hair down, somethings got to give.

Having now remembered to have fun as well as work, we are looking forward to a productive and enjoyable year.

- Melina

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Gotta Book It  

Friday, January 14, 2011

Prettified Paperbacks Fabric Book Covers-Organic Orange

Prettified Paperbacks Fabric Book Covers- Brown Black Floral

Prettified Paperbacks Fabric Book Covers- Blue Brown Floral

Ok, so you know what it's like, we've all been there. Sitting at the doctor/dentist/optician office, you were smart, you don't need to touch the germ-laden waiting room mags. You've got your book.

You pull it out, and crap, everyone is looking at the tackiest/trashiest/bizarre cover on your book. The book is good, or delightfully trashy, but you don't want the creepy guy sitting across from you to comment. Or, do you want people to just butt out.

What do you do?

Get a cute, handy book cover. I make ones with a built in book marker, so handy.

I just finished a bunch, and I'm way proud of them. Check them out!

- Melina

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New Year  

Friday, January 7, 2011

Banshee, Zen Master. Or crazy kitty. Little from column A, a little from.....

This is the time we make changes, think about what we need to change. How did things go last year? What worked, what didn't? What do you really want, how are you going to get it?

Lots of questions, and sometimes not enough answers. Not much for navel gazing generally, this is the time when I do need to stop for a while and think, re-group and look for new ways to fill the well (creatively speaking). Props to Julia Cameron, man. Yes, that means Denise and I are doing our morning pages again. It helps. Like fiber, for your brain. Har, har.

We are planning new exciting things for the Etsy shop, had a great meeting last night with Kerry of Effiehandmade. We kicked some ideas around. Over beans and rice, of course.

So, now I need to get my butt in gear. I've to get organized, energized and caramelized. No wait, that's for the white sauce.

Good luck with your soul searching.

- Melina : D

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Totally Obsessed!!!  

Monday, January 3, 2011

The cast from 'Misfits'.

Yeah, we are sooooooooooooo obsessed with the British show 'Misfits'. It was apparently said to be like a UK 'Heroes' when the first season aired but it is way better. And the funniest show I've seen in a very long time.

Who is that? Super Hoodie?

We laugh till there are tears in our eyes and we almost peed our pants on more than one occasion.

Nathan, who is my new boyfriend, he is THAT funny!!!

In fact, when we went to Moncton a few weeks ago (we stayed with Denise's parents, Bob and Lorraine) and stayed in the same room, we couldn't sleep. So, I suggested Denise go get the computer, as we had 'Misfits' season one downloaded. Well, we were laughing really hard and trying to keep it down as her parents where in the next room. It was that funny. Made it feel like a slumber party.

We just finished watching season 2. Love, love, love.

To start the new year off right, treat yourself to some side splitting hilarity. You'll have to download, but it'll be worth it. Good show, really funny.

You're so welcome.

-Melina : D

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