Saturday, March 28, 2015

Saturday Musings and Links

Well, Spinsters, I've made it through the wilderness. The very busiest time at Work is over, and now I am free to cuddle Miranda as much as I'd like. Earlier in the week, I was able to come home for Miranda's lunchtime walk, and we dropped by the leasing office. She usually enjoys seeing people other than me, and that day wasn't any exception. However, after a few minutes, she walked back over to the door and commenced staring longingly outside. Since I think every single thing she does is the cutest, of course I took a picture, and posted it everywhere. 

Now, let's make this post productive. Here are some links:

I hope these links have brightened your Saturday morning. It is, after all, the best day of the week!

Friday, March 27, 2015

It's Friday! Makeup Coloring Page

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One of the most common search terms that has lately been referring people to The Spinsterhood Diaries is "makeup coloring page." I have done one before, and it was included in the last Spinsterhood Diaries Coloring Book. Today, though, I decided to do one that was more graphic and less hand drawn. Sometimes those can be easier to color.

Now let's talk about what I've included here. I've got a few makeup brushes on the page including a blush brush, a sort of powder brush, and a little eyeshadow brush. There are a few q-tips scattered about because you never know when you're going to need a little smudging action or perhaps even a little cleaning up around the edges. There's a tube of lipstick and one of mascara, and there's a bottle of nail polish in the center of it all. The two pencils are sort of supposed to be an eyeliner and a lip liner, but you can obviously color them however you'd like. There's a little sponge wedge and an egg-shaped blender tool, a pot of cream shadow or eyeliner (whichever you'd like), an eyeshadow palette with round little bits of eyeshadow, and a compact with a flower on the back that can hold pressed powder or just a mirror. You can't see the inside, so imagine whatever you'd like. The last item, I believe, is this little tube of mystery. It could be lotion or primer or foundation or...anything else! You decide! 

So, while this is by no means the entire contents of my makeup bag, it should be fun to color on this Friday morning. Or, perhaps you'd like to save it until the three o'clock slump. No one would blame you for that, either.

Enjoy your Friday and eat some chocolate. You deserve it after making it though this week. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday Coloring Page: Fashion Girl

It's Thursday! Today I thought I'd take a little break from drawing objects and have a little fashion lady. Her arms and legs are a little skinny, but I think you can still color them. To give you a little more to color in, I gave you a bunch of flowers in the background. Of course, you can color or not color any part of the page you like! 

So get your fashion designer on today! Color her however you like, even though she has skinny legs. Also, you should probably eat some chocolate today. You're a spinster, and in a world full of couples, you deserve a little bit of chocolate. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Coloring Page: Frames!

I would have called this coloring page "glasses," or "sunglasses," but I don't want to stunt your creativity. Today, if you print out this coloring page, consider adding some rhinestones, glitter, and stickers. If there's one thing I've learned by being a four-eyes it's that glasses don't have to be boring. If you print these out on 8.5 x 11 cardstock, you may even be able to cut these out and wear them. 

If you're tired of printing out your own coloring pages, don't forget about The Spinsterhood Diaries Coloring book from late last year. I am, of course, gearing up to put out another one this summer. Until then, though, keep checking back here to see little previews!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Coloring Page: Lipstick!

Your old friend the Spinster is in the thick of yet another busy work week. What does that mean for you? More coloring pages! Today you get to make all your own lipstick shades. Not only do you get to choose the lipstick color, but you can also color up the packaging any way you like!

Stay tuned this week for more crayon fuel. It relaxes the mind and encourages creative thinking. So...get to it! Color that lipstick!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spinster Binge: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

So, we all know Tina Fey is a Spinster's Dream. She writes about night cheese, and once on 30 Rock, she said she was wearing a Duane Read bag for underwear. The woman is brilliant. That's why when I heard she had com out with a Netflix Series, I knew Miranda and I would be singing to our hearts' delight.

The show, of course, is Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and I would characterize it as "feel-good funny." Starring Ellie Kemper of The Office and Bridesmaids Fame, the show centers around a girl who was recently freed from a long imprisonment by a cult-leading abductor. Free in the world for the first time since her early teens, Kimmy Schmidt is exploring New York City with a mixture of innocence and brio that is infectious.

The writing is distinctly Tina Fey in that the dialogue is often ridiculous and self-referential, but that's what we loved in the first place, right?

If you watched award season at all, I'm not telling you anything new here. But, if you haven't watched the show yet, here's a list of reasons you should:

1. Kimmy's Roomate, Titus
          Titus Andromedon is this show's answer to Tracy Jordan. My favorite thing about this character, though, is that he calls Kimmy things like "Kimothy," and "Kimmillionaire." You have to listen closely to catch them, but these nicknames are excellent.

2. Kimmy's Love Interest (spoiler alert)
          So, first Kimmy has a boyfriend who has an english accent but is from Connecticut, but in the end of the first season (spoiler alert!!!) she ends up with the super cute Dong Nguyen. Hooray for him because he's cute and he built a bike.

3. Ellie Kemper is super cute
          So, Kimmy is supposedly very dorky and underdeveloped socially (because of the bunker), but every time they dress her up, she is so pretty. I like it.

4. Jon Hamm (spoiler alert)
          So, the whole time you're watching this show, you assume the abductor is super creepy. Then you during the trial (spoiler alert!!!) you find out it's Jon Hamm, which really makes more sense when you think about joining a cult. Would you join a creepy guy's cult, or Jon Hamm's? Probably Hamm because...i mean, you'd go with him hoping it was a date.

5. The subject matter:
          I love the premise of this show. It plays into the morbid curiosity we all have whenever an abductee resurfaces after we all thought all hope was lost. As usual Tina Fey pokes fun at us all, and we love it.

Now, if you haven't watched this show yet, I think you should order a pizza tonight and get started.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Coloring Page: Office Supplies

I know, I know. For some of us the sight of office supplies on a Sunday is just bad form. And I"m very sorry about that. However, others of us (my friend Alex being on of them) Office Supplies can be quite exciting. In fact, there are entire blogs devoted to office supplies. The cool thing about coloring then is that they can be as cute as you want!

So, if you're an office supply lover, here are some links to fun office supply blogs and shops for your perusal.