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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas, is it over already?

So, I have been a bad blogger, I am truly enjoying having no assignments or papers to be dreading and the blog got set on the back burner but I do have some things I want to share so here is just a little catch up of my Christmas.Here we have the young ladies in our clan, Colbie- my cousin Shane's awesome girlfriend, me- the awesome EmbroiDiva herself, Brianna- my cousin/older sister/best friend/cowboys fan, and then who else but my favorite little sister and fellow Homestar/Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings/Twilight/Jane Austen/Bronte/Etsy/Anthropologie enthusiast Shannon aka Miss Sannon aka Miss Shandon.
Isn't Bri pretty? Her hubby is dodging the camera at all costs.
...Wonder why?
My uncle Keith gets really excited when I let him play with my Canon Rebel and set it on Rapid Fire so he just snaps like a zillion pictures and after a while his subjects give in and start playing along, capturing great faces.
This is my new favorite ornament, my little Partridge from the flower shop in van "Beyond the Garden" so now I am on the hunt for more Christmas decor with Partridges. So, dear reader, keep your eyes peeled for me!
Some of my favorite gifts! Nutella (YUM), second hand classics (craft!), adorable notebooks (not for school), and a Green shopping bag from Joann's (birdies!).
I was most excited about this one I think, I saw it months ago and was torn between getting it or putting gas in my car, I chose the latter :( however, mom remembered and BAM! happy little girl on December 25th!
And here is dad's gift from me! If you know the Snows at all, this is the stuff of life, Diet Coke in a Can, there is nothing better. As you can see I didn't even wrap it, no need.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Jane Austen's Birthday Face Book Party

On Thursday, December 16th ladies everywhere will be celebrating a magical day indeed! So I created a facebook event so all my fellow Janeites can have a small celebration of their own.

All you have to do is some tiny thing Austen-esuqe! For example:

Drink a cup of tea
Eat a scone
Write a novel
Break off an engagement
Don't get married until you find Darcy or die
Write a letter to your sister and insist she burns it after reading
Ride into town and buy yourself a new bonnet
Speculate about those around you
Take a turn about the room
Wear a petticoat and corset
Try not to kill Mr. Knightly's dogs
Put on a secret theatrical in your uncle's house while he is out the country
Explore a spooky antiquated Abby, and open the forbidden door
Go to a resort town and Take the Waters
Fall for the bad boy!

Pass this on to any Austenite and please add to my list of acceptable party games!

Happy Birthday Jan

Monday, December 13, 2010

Pride & Prejudice & Pale Ones

"How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!" yes, dear reader, the great she said this. Let it be known that I do NOT approve of the hack job Summit did of making the Twilight series into movies, they... never mind if you haven't read the books, don't see the movies because they will send you running and screaming.

That being said! The movies do represent Edward Cullen, who is made up of:
1 part Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride & Prejudice)
1 part Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)
1 part Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre)
Simmer until brooding and steamy, serve with a can of diet coke and craft project. Yields one fantastic afternoon!

So naturally I DO approve of this trailer which had me snorting with laughter waking up my poor old dog Snowball.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Etsy Treasures in time for Christmas

Janet Hill is a Canadian artist and my absolute top favorite Etsian! I have yet to own one of her prints but soon, dear reader, soon! After a semester of Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and an onslaught of contemporary junk with the label of "Modern Art", I just soak up her vintage colors, the cozy textures and the charm of these lovely oil paintings.

I found her while searching “Jane Austen” (don’t hate). Her paintings are so feminine and elegant, they will look great in any room, especially mine, hint hint Santa. If they were chocolate scented I would just have to die! Here are some top favorites.


Shannon loves this one, anything with owls!

If you can't tell me why I loove this one, you hurt my feelings!

Again, this one should be chocolate scented!

It's me, Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte!
Visit her Etsy Shop here or her website here.

*All images from her etsy shop*

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Melting Snowmen! Oh no!

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a snowman located in a Texas must be in want of a cold climate!
Shannon and I made these soupy little sweeties tonight and laughed the whole time. Well, getting all the sticky mess off of my fingers wasn't so fun for me.
Shannon is a genius and added the ear muffs, they look perfect.
Some of them are melty-er than others.
Yeah, he's just chillin'
This one was inspired by the sweet Nellie Grace and her spectacular assortment of hair bows and flowers. :)
We had some silver sprinkles left over from something and I thought they would look like frost, but unfortunately they just look odd.
I go the idea from Crazy Domestic, a great blog btw.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This one's for you Amber.

I should NOT be posting right now! I have an 8 page paper to write, Art History final to study for, (both due on the same day btw) and my last few finance assignments to finish up... however, I love my ginger and so I'll share some of my surroundings with you.

Some frilliness from this vintage apron I got from Oma.
My craft station/inspiration shelves!
Snowball is old and half deaf but she sure can hoist herself up into a comfy chair.

One of my favorite ornaments. She has a husband in the corner there...

Here is my favorite lady... Shannon sang Jesu Bambino (how do you spell that?) in her recital. I did her hair thank you very much! We didn't get a good picture of her, but she looked just like Audrey Hepburn and sang like Christine Daae!I just want these from Anthropologie. :)
I love pennants...
And here is just a little dream I'm trying to make a reality...

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