Monday, November 30, 2015

Gift Guide: for the Pizza Fanatic



During ICE Atlanta, Anna and I joked that we should have a booth that was pizza-themed. We'd call it "pizza stuff," and we'd feature pizza artwork, pizza patches, pizza jewelry, and..well, you get the idea. I didn't create any pizza art for this gift guide today, but I think I've gathered some fun ideas for the pizza-obsessed person in your life.

Let's get to linking!

1. Pizza is my Bae hoodie: $37, Human
          I'm not going to lie. I may have to buy this one for myself. Living the life of a spinster, depending on the day, either Pizza or Ice Cream is my Bae. For the sake of a hoodie, I'll go with Pizza long term.

2. Pizza Wristlet: $188, Shopbop
          This is for the pizza fan who likes to get fancy with their pizza love. This is a pretty nice handbag, and some of the pizza toppings are actually rhinestones. Perfect and a little cheeky.

3. Pizza slice Earrings: $9, Sleepy Mountain on Etsy
          The perfect way to show your pizza love every day of the week. If your ears aren't pierced, well, I think these are worth a piercing. This shop has a lot of really fun studs. I suggest you peruse their stock.

4. Iron On Pizza Slice Patch: $4, Wildflower and Co. on Etsy
          Patches are a thing this year. They're great for backpacks, totes, jean jackets, and I've even seen some celebrities with patch-adorned leather jackets. At $4 this makes a perfect little stocking stuffer.

5. Wildfox Simply Pizza Sweater: $105.60, Bloomingdale's
         I love how this looks home made, and it gets straight to the pint. Pizza. Enough said.

6. E. Frutti Gummi Pizza: $13.29 for 48, Amazon
          So, this doesn't taste like pizza, but this is yet another stocking stuffer idea. At $13.29 for a pack of 48, you're paying around twenty-eight cents per pack. You can stuff all the stockings in your neighborhood without thinking twice.

7. Glitter Pizza Slice Ornament: $12, Urban Outfitters
          I love this. This is a great friend gift, especially if you and your friends exchange gifts before christmas. this will give them time to enjoy it on the branches of their Christmas tree before hanging it else where for the rest of the year. Because...really, is this just for Christmas? I didn't think so.

8. All I Can Think About is Pizza Tee: $19.90, Rad.co
           Some days, this is just the truth. You know, most days this is the truth.

9. Domino's Pizza gift card: $20, Target
          This is a last minute gift that is totally acceptable. Run into the drugstore or Target or wherever and pick up a pizza gift card. Unless your friend is a pizza snob...and if they are, maybe you should reevaluate your friendship. The best pizza is the pizza that's available. In this case, it's the pizza that's a gift.

10. Pizza Cufflinks: $29.99, Mint Designs on Etsy
          These are fun for a younger brother or a college guy. That is, if they have french cuff shirts. If they don't have french cuff shirts, they should...because it gives you a built-in gift you can give them. So...maybe give them a french cuff shirt, too.

Ok, now grab yourself a slice of pizza and get to shopping. It's Cyber monday, spinsters! Seize the deals!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gift Guide: For the Hostess with the Mostest

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Well, it's official. We've got less than a month until Christmas. AND, tomorrow is Cyber Monday. So, I thought it was high time I made my first gift guide of the season. Since this is one of the biggest party times of the year, I thought we could kick things off with some party supplies for your favorite hostess. So, let's get started!

1. Crepe Paper Flowers - Pink Anemone: $36 for 6 flowers, Flower Bazaar on Etsy
          Make sure your hostess's table is always well-decorated with these flowers that will never die. I went back and forth between cool faux flowers that fit in a vase and those amazing extra-large paper flowers. In the end I went with these because they won't cause a storage issue.

2. Chalkboard Banner: $4.47, Walmart
          With 24 pieces to this banner, your party pal can spell out just about anything. What's extra cool is that she can erase the letters when each party is done, and she can reuse this banner the next time. Include some chalk markers in the gift, and he or she's even got color options!

3. Mini Glitter Crown Party hat: $4.20, The Royal Touch on Etsy
          I think these are adorable. They come with thin elastic, but you can also switch that out for a headband if you like. These are a super cute party hat alternative.

4. Corkscrew Pocket Knife: $5, J.Crew Factory
          Help your hostess to be ever-prepared, even when she isn't hosting! This little tool is small enough to carry when she's a guest to someone else's soiree.

5. Turnt Double Old Fashioned: $7.50, Fish's Eddy
          While these would be really great at a party, I can just imagine myself sitting on the sofa in my bathrobe drinking white grape juice out of this glass...being the opposite of turnt. I like it. I like it a lot.

6. Chocolate Fountain: $39.99, Bed Bath and Beyond
          I actually own a chocolate fountain, and it is quite the crowd pleaser. You can find these in a range of prices - from $19.99 to over $300. It just depends on your commitment to chocolate. My commitment is pretty strong.

7. Kraft Gold Star Large Plates: $7.95, Swoosie's
          I like a paper plate with a little bit of shine. I've posted here the largest since, but there are two smaller options as well. These are great because they can be paired with pretty much any bring color and be a really nice neutral element.

8. Pineapple Ice Bucket: $69.95, CB2
          While this may seem a little random, I think ice bucket ownership is one of the true marks of adulthood. Add some fancy ice tongs to finish off the gift.

9. Gold Tray: $14.99, Target
          Nothing says service like a tray. Can's you just see this with an assortment of delicious desserts? When your giftee is not hosting an event, it's a great coffee table topper...or if she's super fancy, she can eat her breakfast in bed from this golden tray.

All right, spinsters. Now, get to shopping. You can do it!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop Small Saturday! (And a Coloring Page)


If you're reading this post, then you survived Black Friday without being killed in a stampede. Congratulations! You've made it to the next round: Shop Small Saturday. I'll be shopping at The Beehive today if I can get a parking spot.

If you're looking for a good little stocking stuffer, I've posted the Color Me Fabulous coloring books I have left from ICE Atlanta on the Etsy Spinster Store. If you're not looking to purchase a whole coloring book, though, then you can always print out today's image and just color the one page. It's up to you!

Have a happy Saturday, and don't forget to shop small!

Friday, November 27, 2015

#WIP: Colby the Cat


I've finally started work on my Christmas orders. First in my queue was an order I received quite some time ago, and his name is Colby the cat. He's coming along quite nicely, but today I thought I'd share his WIP (work in progress) images. The first image is of just the background painted, and you can see the faint map of the colors I'll be adding. 


Next, we have a process shot with three of four colors started. I'll be adjusting these colors today. I think one of them is a little too terra cotta. 


Lastly, we have a more filled-in version of Colby, though, he's not all the way finished. It looks like a paint by number because, well, essentially that's what it is. Though,  I've gone to great pains to create the paint by number myself so that it will look exactly like Colby the Cat. So far, I think he's looking quite handsome. 

Stay tuned on my Instagram for more WIP photos of this and other Christmas orders! Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, David Cross

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Yesterday I went to the grocery store to get some important things like cookies and cereal. In case you were wondering what to feed your spinster, those are two of your options. When I turned the corner of one of the aisles at the Toco Hills Kroger, I ran into a very familiar face - that face of everyone's favorite Nevernude, David Cross. I was shocked to see him in the flesh, and he saw me seeing him, and he moved on quickly. His arm was in a sling, and he had a very long beard, and to my horror, I kept running into him as if I were following him around the store. 

I texted my friend Sara, and she informed me that Cross is from Atlanta. He ended up in the line next to me at checkout, and I noticed he was there with his wife, Amber Tamblyn. She is much slimmer in person than you might think. 

So, David Cross, I hope you're having a great Thanksgiving. And to the rest of you spinsters, I hope you're eating all of the turkey and don't need a sling for your arms. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

#WorkspaceWednesday: My Guest Room


When I moved to Atlanta, one of the major things I wanted was an apartment that was much larger than the one I had in Astoria. This way, my guests wouldn't have to sleep on the sofa or my constantly-deflating air mattress, and I could have a "studio" of sorts in the guest room when I didn't have any guests. 

Today I'm working on my Christmas portrait orders. While most of my orders are for paintings, a few are for digital portraits, so I'm going to start my morning working on those. I'm thankful to have a studio with my drafting table where I can do this without being next to a mountain of laundry or a kitchen full of food. 

Expect some #WIP shots on my Instagram from now until Christmas! Happy Wednesday!

Monday, November 23, 2015

#ICEAtlanta is finished! (For this year)


Last night marked the end of Atlanta's Indie Craft Experience holiday show. Anna and I had a lot of fun and met a lot of cool people. With a lot of effort and creativity, we even packed our booth in one trip, carrying our chairs around our necks. It was a little hazardous, but in the end, we are still alive. 

On the second day of the show, I had a lot of questions about the Atlanta Coloring Book. Thought I sold all of my copies on the first day, you can still purchase one directly from Lulu.com. I would advise you, though, to search for a "free shipping" coupon or any other one because the shipping from Lulu is beastly. 

Above is one of the original watercolors I still have left from the show. In the coming days, I hope to update my Etsy shop with some of the remaining items in case people who weren't able to make it to the show would still like to do some holiday shopping. So keep an eye on the shop! There should be updates soon!

Happy Monday and happy Thanksgiving week!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Spinstergram: #ICEAtlanta Day 1

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Yesterday was the first day of my first ever Indie Craft Experience as a vendor. Anna and I manned our booth from 11am to 6pm at the Georgia Freight Depot, and it was a lot of fun. In a crazy turn of events, I sold every single copy of the Atlanta Coloring Book I had. However, if you didn't get your copy, fear not! There are links to all of my coloring books here. All you have to do is click on the image of the book you'd like!

I'm excited for the adventure of today's installment of Indie Craft Experience. If you haven't had the chance to come yet, it's still going on today from 11am to 6pm at the Georgia Freight Depot. Hope to see you there! 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

It's Here! #ICEAtlanta Starts Today!


Anna and I have set up our booth, and we're ready for the fun to begin! Above you'll find the poster for the event, provided by the ladies at Indie Craft Experience for promotional purposes. 

There are all sorts of vendors and snacks, so if you're looking for a fun little outing this Saturday or Sunday, stop by! It's a lot of fun. 

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Spinstergram: Packing for #ICEAtlanta!


Well, spinsters, the time is upon us. Tomorrow is the first day of Indie Craft Experience! In case you haven't heard yet, it's at the Georgia Freight Depot from 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Today, I'm loading in most of my stuff, so I'm packing it all up into a big suitcase, and I'm going to head over after lunch. It's all very exciting. So, if you want something fun to do this weekend or need to do a little holiday shopping, then I highly suggest you stop by! It's not just crafts. They have food, drinks, soaps, candles, art, vintage clothing, jewelry, and a whole bunch of other stuff. 

I wish Miranda could come and be our booth mascot, but alas, she cannot. Have a happy Friday, and I hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

New Patches for #ICEAtlanta


In case you were getting tired of seeing the watercolor and the coloring pages, I thought I'd show you some of the patches I made for ICE today. There are only a few new ones since I still have most of the ones from the last show left, but if you need one and aren't going to make it to Indie Craft Experience this weekend, you can always find some of the patches on the Etsy Spinster Store as well. 

This weekend I'll be putting my store "on vacation" so that I don't get any orders for things I've already sold at the show. Until then, though, everything's fair game! Saturday is fast approaching.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spinstergram: Miranda And Her BFF


Last night Miranda had a visit with her best friend Stella, and they were the cutest little dogs ever. Stella looks like a little doll. Look at those ears.

Ok, I'm going to work on a few more things for the show this weekend, but before I leave you, I thought you might enjoy this strange video my friend Karen shared with me last night. It's an ear worm if ever I've heard one. Enjoy!



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Four More Days Till ICE!


Four days left until Indie Craft Experience! I'm not going to lie. I'm getting a little nervous. BUT! I have good news! Today I finally got all my copies of the Atlanta coloring book in the mail. Hooray! You can grab your copy at the show, OR if you aren't able to make it, you can click the link above and order one for yourself. 

Above is another one of the watercolors I've made for the show. I'll be selling unframed ones for $25, and the framed ones will be $30. So. Think on that. They'd be nice little ways to jazz up a bathroom or add to a gallery wall. Maybe a kid's room? I don't know. Some of them are underwear, so maybe not that for a kid's room. You decide!

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm still tying up some loose ends. More updates tomorrow!

Monday, November 16, 2015

ICE Preview: Socks

So, now that I've finished working on all my greeting cards, and I'm waiting for the coloring books to arrive, I've been working on a few original watercolor pieces to frame and have available at my Indie Craft Experience table. It's now less than a week away!

Above you'll see a scan (not too faithful where color is concerned) of one of the original watercolors I'll have available. None of the socks match because...well, isn't that always the way?

To see more little sneak peaks and previews leading up to the show, you can follow me here or on my Instagram (@Jonezee85). If you do follow me, though, you'll also see a bunch of photos of my best friend, Miranda the dog. 

Happy Monday!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

My First Mensa Event...and Some Lipstick


So, today's illustration is one that I'm working on for my Indie Craft Experience Table (It's next weekend!). This will be available matted and framed. Very exciting. Of course, if you follow my Instagram, you've already seen this, but since I've been pouring all my illustrating efforts into this ICE table, I'm afraid it'll have to do until the show's over. 

Speaking of Instagram, if you follow my Instagram, you know I recently joined Mensa. Part of me feels like I got away with something and shouldn't really have been accepted, but the other part of me thinks that I shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. So, I'm going with it. 

Mensa has these groups called SIGs (Similar Interest Groups) that are based on a wide variety of different hobbies, passions, or occupations. So, I looked on the Mensa website and chose a SIG I thought I might enjoy. Essentially it's a book club where there's no assigned reading. Instead, people come and talk about what they've been reading, and there's sort of a discussion about the topics within as well as book recommendations.

The meeting was OTP (Outside the perimeter of 285 in Atlanta speak), and I had no idea what to expect. I knew they were having soup, and I had offered to bring bread, so I showed up with my two loaves and knocked on the red door of this unfamiliar home. 

Inside, the house smelled delicious. In the dining room, there was an array of crackers, cheese, fruit, and sweets, and on a sideboard were several crock pots, plugged in and warming. One of my hosts introduced me to his vintage bread slicer (much like this one) that had an off-center square at one end so I could rotate it to choose the thickness of my slices. I'd never seen such a thing, and apparently neither had many of the other guests as bread slicing then became a conversation piece. I mean, why didn't I know bread slicers existed?

After trying the soups and munching upon other refreshments, we settled into the sofas to discuss books. Each guest would hold up a book and tell a basic synopsis (without any spoilers) and tell whether they liked the book or not. There was some brief discussion, and then the book was passed around while the next person talked about their book. 

Some of the selections were the sorts of things you'd expect - an autobiography of Stephen Hawking, Simon Singh's The Code Book - but there was also lighter fare like John Grisham's Skipping Christmas, and Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods. During the discussion of A Walk in the Woods, I discovered that many of the book SIG's attendees had hiked some or much of the Appalachian Trail. 

I think I'll go to the book SIG again. As a first Mensa experience, I found it quite enjoyable. Now, please enjoy your Saturday!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Spinstergram: The Table Next To My Sofa

I watched a documentary once about Stanley Kubrick and his creative process. His archives included boxes and boxes of photos of seemingly meaningless things. They were research for set design, and one of the things that most interested him were people's bedside tables and their contents. This morning, while eating my breakfast, I looked over at the table by my sofa and wondered what Kubrick would have to say about it.

My mom gave me this table when I lived in New York. It has sides that can fold out to make a table at which two could eat - maybe four if you were careful. I had a boyfriend in New York who put a dish of hot food on the table without a trivet, so now it has a white spot. Then, there's another spot because even when I use a coaster, somehow water gets on the table. So, it's a good table, but because of my slovenliness, it's not in mint condition.

Now, let's talk about what Kubrick was looking for. Here's an itemization of the things on the table:

- Two flash drives
- Two Eraser/Pencil Sharpener combos
- One promotional postcard
- Four pens (one brush pen, one glitter pen, one sharpie pen, one micron pen (out of frame))
- One dish containing the following:
     - 2 extra large bobbi pins
     - One broken flash drive
     - One laser pointer
     - One ring
     - One in tact flash drive
     - One pencil stub
     - some change
     - a random scrap of felt
- One box of tissue
- One bag of dried mangoes
- One pair of tiny scissors
- Two bottles glitter glue
- One stack of coasters (three cork, one brass)
- One Mexican fan
- Misc. Mail
- A few random strings
- One ziplock bag of misc. embroidery thread
- One grinder of sea salt.
- One piece yellow felt, partially cut

This is what a spinster's table looks like. My bedside table, however, contains only one book, one magazine, a lamp, and a coaster. Go figure.

Have a happy Friday!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dance Break: Fish GIF

It's been a while since I posted a new gif. So, here you go! Last night, I made this quick 10-frame gif of a fish face. It will haunt your dreams, I'm sure. This is what spinsterhood at 30 looks like. fish faces on Wednesday nights. Posting them as gifs on the internet on Monday morning. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to eat whatever I darn well please for breakfast and wear these unflattering sweatpants while I'm at it. Don't be jealous. Or, you know what? Do. Do be jealous.

Have a happy Thursday!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#WIPWednesday: For My ICE Table


Today is Wednesday, so I'm showing you some of my WIPs or "Works in Progress." As you know, I've been working away at greeting cards for my table at Indie Craft Experience, but I thought I needed some actual artwork. So, I have been working on a few little images that I think would make cute wall art. Here you can see some undies, flowers, and makeup. 


Additionally, I feel it is my duty to tell you something in case you live in the Atlanta area, and it is this: Every single day of the week, if you go to the movies at North Dekalb Mall before 4PM, you can see a movie for less than $4.50. I went yesterday and saw The Martian, and it was wonderful. I highly recommend both the movie and the $4.50 movie. That's how you spinster on a weekday. You're welcome.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Your Cuteness Feed

So, this morning, I woke up around six, and for about 15 minutes, I looked at Instagram. At first I just looked at my feed, but when I saw a post from Paws Atlanta, I started perusing their photos exclusively. I wanted to get all the puppies to be Miranda's friends, but then I remembered I live in an apartment, and one dog is all I can handle.

BUT! Since the puppies and kittens on Paws Atlanta bring me such joy in the morning, I thought I'd share some Instagram accounts you might want to follow to up the cuteness quotient in your Instafeed. So, let's get started!

1. @PawsAtlanta:
          If you are thinking of adopting a dog but feel the need to be convinced, look no further. You'll want all of them.

2. @MarnieTheDog:
          My friend Rafael introduced me to this one. She's a senior citizen rescue dog, and her captions are as funny as her photos. I especially like when she posts videos. Very cute.

3. @TheDogist:
          It's like a street style feed...but with dogs! (They're usually not wearing clothes.)

4. @TunaMeltsMyHeart:
          This dog somehow manages to make facial expressions that are exactly the way I feel

5. @JiffPom:
          This dog doesn't even look real.

I hope I've made your Instafeed a bunch cuter this morning. Miranda is appalled that I would even look at other dogs.

If you need more cute animals to follow, I just found this other article on Buzzfeed. Enjoy!
         

Monday, November 9, 2015

Still chugging away

Today's image is just a few of the cards I've been working on for ICE Atlanta. Yesterday I finally got to 50 cards! Each card is individually made and hand painted with a little touch of glitter strategically places. I've been placing them on the bathroom counter in the guest room  (aka: my studio) to dry, and then I'm packaging them in little clear sleeves for sale.

You can see in this photo that I've got some Christmas cards. That's a little garnish of mistletoe at the bottom. I think the remainder of the cards I'm going to work on may be Christmas- or holiday-themed as I haven't got many of those so far. I also need to make some dog-themed holiday cards. Because...well, I love my dog, and so not everything can be cat-themed.

All right. I must get to work. Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Spinster as a Busy Bee


There are now only a couple of weeks left until Indie Craft Experience. As such, this spinster has been a busy bee working on all sorts of things for the show. One by one, I've been building up my stock of watercolor greeting cards, and I think they're looking pretty cute. Currently, I have somewhere around forty, but I'm hoping to do at least seventy-five before the show. At $3 and $4 each, I think these might even be frame-worthy. Just an idea for all of you patrons out there. 

Speaking of frames, yesterday I purchased four frames so that, as an experiment, I can also have available a few framed pieces of art. The artist Spoon advised me that framed artwork is easier for everyone as it's ready to hang right on the wall. So, we shall see what sorts of things I put in those frames. 

Anna came over last night to work on a few things for our booth, and I'll give you a baby hint of what to expect: we used a bunch of glitter. 

As a side note, If you didn't already see it, Anna's illustrated memes finally came out for the new Miu Miu fragrance, and I couldn't be prouder to have her as a booth mate. Miu Miu is even posting them on their Instagram. Speaking of Instagram, if you want to see what Anna's up to, you can follow her on Instagram at @HelloAnnaOh

Ok, now I must get back to work before I go to keep the nursery. Have a happy Sunday! 



Saturday, November 7, 2015

A Coloring Page and Crazy Rich Asians


Usually for a book review, I would draw a portrait of the author, but I have been significantly less disciplined lately about actually sitting down to my computer and drawing. That may be because I don't have a gigantic computer screen at my disposal anymore. So, today you get a coloring page of what I think we should all do on this rainy Saturday morning. Just substitute that bowl of popcorn for a box of crayons and this coloring page!

Now, for the book review.

Yesterday I finally finished reading Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians, and I must say this book was a delight. Set mostly in Singapore but with brief trips to Australia, New York, Hong Kong, and a few other Southeast Asian countries, this book was not only entertaining but also quite educational about some parts of the world I have never visited. Kwan even affords his readers some lessons in vocabulary and Singaporean colloquialisms. 

Aside from the educational aspect for me, this story played out with an excellent combination of personal drama and descriptions fit for an Audrey Hepburn movie. I can easily see this becoming a hit film, especially with the party scenes and one particular dressing room montage at a couture stylist's shop. 

I fully enjoyed this book, and I can't recommend it enough. The only downside is that when you're finished reading it, you'll want to travel, shop, and eat. Two thumbs up from me!


Friday, November 6, 2015

Behold! The Atlanta Coloring Book!

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Behold! I have finally finished the Atlanta Coloring Book! Now let's just hope I get my copies in time for Indie Craft Experience. 

If you find yourself in need of an Atlanta coloring book, but you won't be able to make it to Indie Craft Experience this November, you can always order your own copy here on Lulu.com. The page offers a nice little preview into the book if you click below the cover image. 

Now, I must go and work on greeting cards and Christmas portrait orders! Enjoy perusing the coloring book preview!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Coloring Page and a Visit to SCAD



Yesterday I SCAD Atlanta's fashion design department. I got to go to some classes and meet some students. All in all, it was an excellent time. What I think I should mention, though, is that the SCAD Atlanta facilities are beautiful and full of art. if you ever get a chance to just go there and walk down the halls, I think you'd quite enjoy it.

Also, SCAD Atlanta is currently having an Oscar de la Renta exhibit at their new Fashion Museum, and last week I got a guided tour. If you love formalwear, I highly recommend paying them a visit.

So, this all explains why I chose this image for today's coloring page. So color it up! And have a happy Thursday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Coloring Page and Some Videos


So, this is a random coloring page from the last coloring book. I just thought you might need to do some coloring today since I got side tracked yesterday with shipping packages and the like and didn't post. But also, I watched too many YouTube videos yesterday morning and had to get straight to work once I was finished. Sorry, spinsters. 

Now, since I've been watching all of the YouTube videos, I thought I'd share two of the ones I liked the best this past week. First, there's one from Ellen I just can't get enough of. I rematched it this morning, and it was almost too much. I love this child. 

Here, watch for yourself: 





Secondly, there's this guy who totally gets why I hate camping. He hates camping, too.




Lastly, if you haven't seen this year's installment of Jimmy Kimmel's Halloween candy challenge, Please see below:




Now, go forth and enjoy your Wednesday.

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Coloring Page and The Next Book I Want to Read


I'm still working away at the Atlanta Coloring book, and it is still a huge challenge. So, while I still work on that, I thought I would give you another image from the most recent coloring book. And...well, because it ties into what I'm going to tell you next.

This morning I was watching videos on YouTube, and I kept seeing the same advertisement for Good Morning America's interview with Leah Remini on her new book, Troublemaker,  and her break with Scientology. I love to hear about stuff like this. So, I - even though I am a Today Show devotee - turned on Good Morning America. 

I'm guessing you like to hear stuff like this, too. So, here's a longer video from 20/20.  The book is coming out tomorrow, and you better believe it's in my Audible wish list. I'll get back to you once I've finished listening.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Post-Halloween Post


If you follow my Instagram, you've probably already seen this post. However, I love a healthy obsession with makeovers and before-and-after photos, so I decided to share it here again...because I love a makeover.

Left: No makeup, second day hair. Right, All the makeup and false eyelashes (even though that doesn't work really well with glasses I discovered), and still second day hair but with some hair spray. Cat ears: $3 for a pack of four at Target. I'm pretty sure they were for kids, but I was too lazy to think of anything else. I wanted to be Miranda for Halloween, but I was fairly sure I'd have to spend the night explaining that, so I did't. Spinsters make better cat ladies anyway. 

Happy candy sale day to you all. I hope you go to Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid and clear out the aisles.