Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Fun: Food Maze

More than a few of my friends lately have attributed some excellent weight loss to stress. I'd love to have that problem. Unfortunately, as a spinster, I subside mainly on a diet of feelings. Let me make that more clear: I am chunky because I eat my feelings. But ah...whaddaya gonna do?

Yesterday I successfully survived the day without the can of soda I so desperately wanted. Instead, I chose the much healthier option of about fifteen dove milk chocolate squares and seven cherry Jolly Ranchers. Don't worry, though, I still ate all three meals plus a little nibble of my puppy.

Today's image is essentially how I felt yesterday. I wanted to eat everything. No, nothing in particular went wrong. I just...wanted to eat everything. What's new, right?

So, in honor of the spinsterly desire to devour everything in my path, I've decided to make this a little more fun than becoming Gilbert Grape's mother. If you're not quite ready to start working yet today, print out this food maze, and try to solve it! Good luck!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Valentine's Day Printables!

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Well, I know. We're not that much closer to Valentine's Day than we were this weekend, but I had some more Valentines I wanted to share in case you love sending snail mail as much as I do. Now, there's something I think I've forgotten to mention in the last few printable posts, and that is the size. These cards were all made in 5" x 7" format, so they should fit nicely on half of an 8.5" x 11" with a little trimming. If you print them any larger, they might get a little pixellated.

The first card here is about cute aggression. If you've ever hard the urge to squeeze any of your loved ones really unreasonably hard because they're so cute, then this card is probably for you.


This one is great for anyone who does way more for you than anyone has the right to expect. So, basically, your mom.

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I once said this to a boyfriend who didn't realize it was a creepy song lyric. Severe embarrassment ensued. You're welcome. That is your daily chuckle at my expense.


We all have a friend (or are the friend) who loves sparkle and glitter. This is for that friend. After you print this one, you may want to add a little extra real life glitter. Just a suggestion.


This one is for your friend or loved one who has had to do any kind of serious color matching in their life. They will understand.

Now, since I know all of you are planning on sending me Valentines because I won't actually have a human valentine, I'm just going to request you send them to my office so I look extra popular. Early, late, and on-time Valentines will all be appreciated. Please note that I will be in New York for work on the actual day of Valentine's Day. Thanks very much.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Photoshoppery: Michelle Dockery

It's Tuesday, and that's not really anything special. If you're a spinster, it means all you want to do is eat pizza and go back to bed. Alas, you must go to work. To soften the blow, I've made some photoshoppery just for giggles. I did some catch-up and watched this week's episode of Downton Abbey yesterday, and I thought it was only fitting that I photoshop Michelle Dockery, probably better known to you as Lady Mary.

Our first image here is when she was on Maury. She then went by Arica, and as you can see, she found a tooth in her house that Michael couldn't explain.



Next we have this vintage photo from when she was much smaller. She wasn't younger, just smaller.



Did you know that Ms. Dockery is a triplet? Well, now you do. Which one do you think she is?



This was when she was really into Metallics. She even dyed her hair a copper color.



Lastly we have this image from when Michelle Dockery was a child bride.

I hope you've all had a chuckle from at least one of these images. My personal favorite is the one from Maury.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Zazzle Now Has Nail Art

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You guys. I don't know how I missed this, but now on Zazzle, you can design your own nail art. Yes, yes. It's a little pricey compared to what you might buy in the drugstore, but you can design your own.
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Now, I know you know what's coming next. Once I discovered this magnificent fact, I had to make my own designs and put them in the Zazzle Spinster Store. As you can see, so far I've posted a floral design and a little heart fair isle design which I think could be quite nice for Valentine's Day. Next, though, we have the year-round Spinster fashion Nail Art. I had to. it's the kittens.



Now, if you feel that you absolutely need any of this nail art, it's all available in the Zazzle Spinster Store. And of course you can make your own, though, too!

And now I'm going to link the rest of the crazy designs I made last night on Zazzle.


multi stripe nail art Minx® nail art
multi stripe nail art Minx® nail art by spinsterstore
Check out other Nails Stickers at Dazzle

Well, and I didn't make these last night, but now that I realized I can link through HTML, I'm going to add them here anyway...mostly because my sister commented that she wanted all the notebooks from the Spinster Store post
Ballet Flat Notebook
Ballet Flat Notebook by spinsterstore
Check out more Fashion Notebooks at Zazzle
Floral Notebook
Floral Notebook by spinsterstore
Check out other Flowers Notebooks at zazzle.com
Lipstick Print Notebook
Lipstick Print Notebook by spinsterstore
Design journal covers online at Zazzle

Happy Monday! Enjoy making nail decals with your pets' face on them. You know you want to.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Printables: Compliment Cards



So, after yesterday's photoshop extravaganza, I thought we should switch over to a little Illustrator. Today I've got some downloadable and printable little notes for you. You could use them as Valentines for your very best friends, or you could just print a bunch of them and hoard them until someone you know needs a little pick-me-up. You be the judge! There are four in today's batch. The first, as you've already seen, says "your hair is like a shampoo commercial." I mean, I must say this is one of the best hair compliments I ever give or receive. It needed to be immortalized in this printable.



My friend Joey introduced me to this idea. We all know some men have trophy wives. However, Joey introduced me to the idea that some people have friends that they particularly maintain just because their friendship is a point of pride. This may seem like a strange compliment, but essentially it just means "I think you're cool, and I'm pretty sure other people do, too."



This one, in particular, could be a valentine for someone from whom you'd like to receive a phone call. For me, that's virtually no one. I hate talking on the phone. I do, however, quite enjoy the idea of a telephone as a print motif, so I made this background print and then used it to wrap Alex's Birthday gift. 



I mean, who doesn't want to be complimented on their outfits? This one is particularly good for working in a fashion office. I have a feeling, though, there's a best dressed friend in every group.

I hope you found something you liked in today's batch of printables. As we get closer to Valentine's Day, I'll post some more!



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Photoshoppery by request: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Today's post comes to you courtesy of a request I received on The Spinsterhood Diaries Facebook page this week. One of you excellent readers suggest I photoshop none other than Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Once I started googling photos, I knew this was one of the best ideas ever. So, please enjoy.


This is Ruth Bader Ginsburg Barbie. She's not exactly wearing a Judge's robe, but Black and White will have to do. 


Ruth Bader Ginsburg the showgirl. 


Ruth Bader Ginsburg the Figure Skater.


Many of you probably don't know this, but ol' Ruthie had a brief stint on QVC.


Ginsburg wasn't always so keen on deliberation.


Now, though, she is judging all the time. 

I hope this photoshoppery has gotten your weekend off to a great start! If not, Ginsburg is going to judge you. Hard. 

Friday, January 23, 2015

#FAFATL 4 of 2015

It's Friday, and of course that means it's Free Art Friday. As usual, I've made up a couple of little canvases to post around Atlanta in hopes they'll be claimed by the owners of two refrigerators in need of magnets.

Today I tried a little something different, and I've got one crazy looking pink and orange canvas with a silver cat an done sort of camouflage canvas with a gold cat. As always, you can check my Instagram throughout the day to see where I've posted these two. If you like to follow along with the hunt, you can also search the hashtags #FAFATL, #FreeArtFriday, and #FreeArtsMovement on Instagram and Twitter.

Check back tomorrow for some pretty intense photoshoppery. I have a feeling it won't disappoint...and I hope I'm right!

Happy Friday! Oh, and here's a little song to get you going.

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No Control by One Direction on Grooveshark