sweet november and the prompt for today is you. I have other, more flattering photos of myself taken this month but thought to use this one from today, you know...to keep it real. Today was a bit of a crappy day. My allergies decided to throw and all-nighter and I woke up feeling like someone held me under a vat of glue. I managed to stomach some pancakes and then had a crying fit before I went back to bed for another four hours. After much panic and deliberation, I decided to hit up my last pack of steroids and I have to admit that six hours later, I am feeling a smidge better. Let's cross our fingers tomorrow is even more so. I'm wary of taking them because they leave my immune system more open and vulnerable to all the ick around me but at this point, breathing and sleeping are at the top of my list. Let's hope I can keep the kiddo germs at bay and extra hope my flu shot sticks (knock on wood). So this is me, two hours or so after I woke up from my nap, chapped lips, no lippy, and no make-up or moisturizer even. Just me in my pjs and thrifted top...happy november!
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Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
hiking ourselves silly all over Sequoia National Park. An auntie a-go-go put together a feast and we hopped into Eleanor for the short sprint on a favorite road to hang out with some of the mister's family. No drama just good company and eats and pie but of course. I brought my instax to document the evening and since I am a natural light snob I won't have a photo of the photos until tomorrow. Tomorrow will be spent at home eking out a smidge of chaos in the scary room, making pom-poms, cooking pancakes, and putting together next week's lesson plan for the kiddos. If any shopping needs to be done it will be for mini gingerbread men (and not any black friday deals) as next week is all about the Gingerbread Baby.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
These tiny mushrooms are indeed tiny. Teeny-tiny. I had to lie down on the ground, chin resting on the dirt and pine needles. Taken three years ago, I hope to get back to this magical place after the next rain/ It's supposed to rain on Thanksgiving...perhaps this weekend will be a good time.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Bishop Peak and it is a volcanic plug, one of the Nine Sisters. You can hike up to the top of the peak (the mister does it often, I have yet to do it....cough, cough.) At various times during the day, if you look to the top of the peak from the homestead you can see people standing there. Just the other morning I was up around 6:30 and the entire top was covered with a line of tiny figures, while yesterday I watched the moon set over the peak. I really want to go up but always end up so sick now with my menopausal allergies. Sigh. The bird shape is there on the glass so the birds don't fly into the window. It's never fun when the birds fly into the window. The flying saucer is there care of the nephew a-go-go. He is a bit enamored of all things spacey. Just below this is a duet of predator aliens or something. He loves a good alien. To the left is a Godzilla that I have since turned into Minnie Pearl complete with pearl necklace and lips. I often go through the menagerie of space creatures and pretty them up much to the nephew's dismay. I think he has given up on changing them back now.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and some may think this wee bit of denim and doily is far from pretty but I like it. I really like it. It's pretty, don't ya think?
I cobbled this brooch together with a bit of burlap, denim, doily, and shine. All small bits randomly cut from thrifted items and folded and stitched together in just a few minutes.
I made three and so two are up for grabs. If you would like a chance to win a wee bit of handmade pretty from me, leave a comment and share what your favorite thing to make is be it cooking, crafting, or mischief!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
mr. a-go-go and I went to a pumpkin potluck this past weekend to celebrate a friend's birthday. We made pumpkin espresso ice cream which was a bit on the meh side. I think it needed more sugar. We also brought homemade donuts which I thought were going to be a bust but then they cooled down and were quite tasty. There was not a crumb left. I need to make them again. I found the recipe on pinterest and baked them in the cupcake baker. I think it was this recipe. So good! Oh and that photo up there? That is espresso with pumpkin ice cream (trader joe's, not mine). Also very, very, tasty!
There was pumpkin risotto, pumkin brioche, carrot cake...cheesecake...
Homemade chocolate dipped marshmallows (I had three).
And this fantastic savory bit that was kind of like a bread pudding crashed into a rarebit. Holy moly, was this good!
After we ate and stuffed ourselves silly we headed outside for some festive fun. It was time to make some birthday art....
And as it turns out, while we may be awesome at whipping up pumpkin dishes, we are a little less awesome when it comes to popping balloons with darts.
We managed (I popped two!) and then mister started throwing sticks...
and then everyone started throwing sticks...
and then the birthday girl got right up in that last green balloon's face and gave it some what for...
I want to do this for my birthday...I may need some darts.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
**well there goes that. Today's word was warm, not comfort, I don't know where my brain is lately. This post might change if I can get to warm tomorrow...