Friday, April 18, 2008

New Blog

I've started blogging at Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers instead. I've decided to combine all my random blogs into one. I will be closing this one eventually. If I can find an easy way to move all my posts over I will. For that matter, if anyone knows how to transfer posts to another blog I'd appreciate the insight. I'd hate to lose the comments :(


Saturday, March 01, 2008


DreamLines is such a neat site. Plug in some keywords and it draws you a dream. Granted it simply pulls one of the top images from a google search, but it's still neat.

This was my dream when I typed in poppies

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Online Books and Stories for Children

I could spend hours sifting through the archives of Project Gutenberg. Yesterday I downloaded Peter Pan in audiobook format to listen to on my MP3 player. Today I downloaded a few children's classics as well as Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland. How fun would some of these be on the walls of a playroom?

I just love the illustrations by Edmund Dulac of Hans Christian Anderson's Fairy Tales. Especially this one from the story "THE LAPP WOMAN AND THE FINN WOMAN".

Another favorite resource of mine is the Internet Archive Children's Library. A picture gallery for all good boys and girls is a lovely example of a picture book from the early 1800's. Choose Flip Book as your viewing option to see it in a book layout format.

And finally, Kiddie Records Weekly is a three year long project that ended in 2007 to archive many of the kids records, their covers and inner books if available. Many of these I recognized from my childhood, however most are new to me. There are over 240 total records available for download in MP3 format. And considering that two of the records are "magic" albums which allow you two choose the story line which can result in a possible 256 combinations each, it's almost like having over 750 stories (See 2007 Week 17 and Week 33 for the "magic" records). Bonus records will still be added from time to time, but I wouldn't expect to see anything weekly or monthly even.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

Copper Uppercase Letter L coloured card disc letter o V Pewter Lowercase Letter e

Image made with Spell With Flickr

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Absence makes for crappy blogs...

Well I haven't posted much... anything... for ages...

My husband had a hemorrhage in his brain this past July and only within the 60 days has the blood cleared enough the doctors to see what caused it. He has an AVM (Arterio Venous Malformation) which will have to be dealt with. So we've been back and forth to Minneapolis and Rochester this past month and he is going for surgery next week, so we'll be gone again. Hopefully everything will be fine, but in the meantime I'm not really posting here or on Kitchen Comforts. I will pick both back up in about a month and for those that know me, email and I'll answer questions and give you the details.

In retrospect I probably shouldn't really have a blog, because I don't put all the personal stuff out here really. I write the least when I have the most to write about. Because it's personal and my life. I write the most when nothing interesting is going on and I have time to blather on and on and on about trivial unimportant tidbits. Kinda like my diary when I was younger, I never wrote down the stuff that really meant anything, because I was always freaked that my younger brother or his friends might find it. I certainly understand why people like Ashley blog anonymously. (If that is indeed her real name)

Monday, December 03, 2007

Hot Mamas Know: Eye Secrets

Since you are supposed to play up your best feature, I always keep my lips simple, and play up my eyes.

Disclaimer: This is geared towards my skin complexion which is very fair, but with tone changes should work for anyone.

First, I occassionally always have dark circles under my eyes, so I use a yellow tinted under eye concealer. The yellow neutralizes the purplish tone of dark circles.

Second, I use a light pink or light cream (depending on the shadow going over it) eye base across the entire lid. This keeps my shadown in place for the evening and prevents creasing, which is especially obvious if you use more dramatic colors for a special occassion.

Third, I use a white or very light pink pencil to line inside the lash line, not too heavy. This helps your eyes appear more open and awake, especially helpful when you are sleep deprived.

Fourth, I use a bit of white shimmer powder up by the eyebrow arch. Again, this serves to help your eyes appear more open and awake and draw attention to your eyes.

Then I apply eyeliner, shadow and mascara as usual. If you haven't had much sleep lately and your eyes are a bit red, go with a blue toned shadow. It helps your eyes appear less red.

I use Clinique, but I'm sure you can find similar items in most cosmetics lines.
These are the products I use:

They no longer carry my favorite undereye concealer. This one works, but not as well, so I'm up for recommendations.
Fair Airbrush Concealer

Touch Base for Eyes in Light Canvas or Petal Shimmer

Sephora Slim Pencil in White

Colour Surge Eye Shadow Soft Shimmer in Sugar Sugar

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Knock Knock Blog

I love that Knock Knock has a blog now. Given the bizarre sense of humor that must be required to come up with their products, I hope it doesn't disappoint. I love their Personal Library Kits and think they'd be great for any bookworm for Christmas.

With checklist pads titled "Things You Do That Really Piss Me Off", "Don't Kill The Pets", and "Fashion Citation" you have to be at least a little curious.