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Lookie this

Check this out: exciting moog slim phatty at Musicians friend. Now, why am I telling you bout it? I threw my old electric keyboard out a couple of weeks ago. :( The th8ing just would not turn on. I had let it sit in th corner for a year or so, hoping that it would heal itself. I finally gathered every power adapter I had in the house, tested it on all of them, and made the pronouncement. I really enjoyed that thing when I made time to play it.

Heat Frustration

So, it’s too hot to knit. It’s too hot to go dig my beads out of the shed. And my dog isn’t here to play with me. What’s a girl to do? That’s right, SHOP! So, this morning, I have been checking out the Personal Creation store. I don’t think I am too old for a personalized backpack set, am I? I could use it for a knitting bag, and put my needles in the pencil case. And everyone needs a cute lunchbox, right? I want the little mint green one with butterflies on it!

I need a new…

Couch! As comfortable as my big, fluffy brown couch is, it is time for a replacement. I’ve been looking on Craigslist for something suitable, because my couch will also be used for sleeping, and I want a very comfortable one because of that. And I have to have one that comes from a pet-free home because of my allergies. So, even though I am looking for a freebie, or a used one in good condition, I am also looking at sites like Layla Grayce.

They have some really nice Noir Furniture. Yes, I know that page is full of bedroom furniture, but I *did* say the couch would be used for sleeping, right? So, a daybed would work, too, see. But it has to have a back on it, because it sits in from of my glass door, and I would prefer to not have my kids falling through that, ykwim? And if, while I am there, I see a piece I might like for my own room, so much the better, right?

And pillows, lots of throw pillows, because I love them, even though they get spendy. Champagne taste and a beer budget, that’s me. Enh, wine budget; I don’t much care for beer.

More picture frustration

Ok, this gripe has nothing to do with my photopress error. But it is picture frustration. I wanted to take the opportunity to show you some shoes. Black ones, with high heels and studs on the platforms, truly, the girly definition of engine driven pumps. I was going to show them to you because I am planning to go buy them one day this week. But the picture is on my phone and I can’t find my transfer cable. I suck. But really, these are awesome-al shoes.

Pics when I get ’em, provided they still have them in stock!

One more thing

I have decided, at least for now to let my hair go to it’s natural color. Given my genetic pre-disposition to early greying, it is still surprisingly dark. But given that I have been dyeing it for the past four incredibly stressful years, it’s also surprisingly, err, light, especially around my face. And given that I was passing for someone in my late twenties, it’s a wee bit of a shock. Anyway, I’m thinking I will soon be looking for that ever elusive best wrinkle cream, cause if my face has to carry the day, I’m willing to give it all the help I can afford. At least until I decide to dye my hair again, LOL!

Like Wikipedia, but for shopping!

So, tell me, in the past 60 days, how many times have you gone to Wikipedia for information on a topic? Seems to me I am there at least once a week looking up something! Well, today I found a site called Shopwiki, and I thought, if you drool over knitting and crocheting supplies like I do, you might be interested in a place that had info and products. The yarn page has some basic information on yarn types and gauges, and then from there you can search for whatever appeals to you. You know that I looked for sock yarn, right?

They have lots of other craft pages too, each set up the same way. And if you feel compelled to buy non-crafty stuff (for your family members perhaps) they also have mens and ladies clothes, stuff for babies and other such ordinary stuff. Now, please excuse me, because having raved about the yarn stuff and mentioned the clothes stuff, I now need to drool over the beading and candlemaking stuff.

You know, this could be a very dangerous thing for me, right? Especially since the last time I posted, it was about buying art supplies. Yeah.

You Should Come Sit with Me

Come here. Right into my room! Can you smell that? Isn’t it delicious? It’s the Febreeze flameless luminary thingy. I got one several months ago to review, and this morning, DaBaby found it and opened it. The shade I have is Green Tea Citrus and it just smells sooooooo good. And it’s pretty. The base flickers so it looks like a real candle. You pick it up and set it down to turn it on and it “burns” for about 4 hours. The shades are a little spendy to me, but….I think I will end up buying more anyway. A pack of two costs about the same as a small candle and releases scent for about the same amount of time, and if I forget to blow it out before bed, it won’t burn the house down.

Hey, Father’s Day is coming up, and while this probably won’t make the top 10 gifts for fathers day lists for most people, it ranks pretty high in my book. And since I am the mom and the dad, around here…….yeah.


Way back last summer, when life was only halfway crazy, instead of completely exploded, Brandai’s public relations agency contacted me and asked me to review a new toy called Harumika. I’ve had it now for *ahem* 9 months. Sorry, Michael.

Now, this is a very neat toy. He sent me a starter kit, which includes a little mannequin which is roughly the size of a Barbie torso and three fabric swatches, along with a tool that you use to attach the swatches to the mannequin. There’s enough in the kit to keep a 3 or 4 year old busy for about an hour. BUT, over Christmas, we stocked the expansion kits at work, and with those, there is enough to keep ME busy for several hours at a stretch. The possibilities are not endless, unless you are a knitter. I think with sock yarn, you could make swatches that are thin enough to use with the mannequin base……do you see the possibilities here? Mmmm, hmmm. I thought you might.

I think I’d actually like to get some of this for Diva. At 14, she is very fashion conscious, and half crafty now, so I think she could be turned on to sewing with just a little bit of a push. And it would make a far more interesting present than even best acne treatment, considering how clear her complexion is.

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