Friday, January 30, 2015

Damn Fine Cup of Coffee

Every time I wear this outfit I can't help but think of Twin Peaks. Hubby and I binge watched it over the Christmas break and now I am a hard core fanatic, I can't wait for the reboot in 2016. The very first episode I turned to Hubby and announced I was sure I had been to were they filmed it, sure enough after a little research I found I had been there. My family is from Washington State and we traveled through that area several times, we even have family photos from not far away in Rosyln, WA (where Northern Exposure was filmed).
The weather has been cool so I have been living in skinny jeans and leggings with sweaters and boots. I must wear this sweater once a week, I love it so much.
This is my newest wig, I got it for my Firefly cosplay but I like it so much you will see me wear it often. I really miss the time I did my hair this color red and the same style. This wig is a good way to be a redhead while my hair is recovering from over bleaching/dying and a bout of depression.
Wig: eBay
Sweater: Target
Necklace: Scrumptious Doodle
Pin- made by me (old)
Pants- Walmart
Boots: Route 66 (thrifted for $4)

This week I treated myself to the new MAC viva glam lipstick. Normally I would ignore anything Miley Cyrus but this color pink is so pretty. I am a sucker for a good hot pink lip and this color is perfect. Plus, every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. 
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dragons

The medieval faire inspired me to design my first shawl pattern. Check it out on my crochet website nyanpon.com, it's a free pattern.
I really loved the set I shot today. These were the first photos I have taken of myself with my new camera that have really turned out well. Here's hoping the trend will continue. 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Zombie

It's not often I have a back-log of posts but so far this year I am finding I do. I wore this outfit last week. I found the shirt on Poshmark, it arrived when I was camping. As soon as I got home I ripped the package open and danced around with it. I plan to get a lot of wear out of it, I love zombie movies.
Bows: Old 
Shirt/necklace: Kreepsville 666
Tights: Sock Dreams
Shoes: Hello Shoes

I really need to get a new pair of shoes from Hello Shoes. I have worn my almost to death and I have had them for a very long time. I really like their new skull style but I may have to get the foxes.
Oh my gosh, I'm so excited my hair is getting it's natural wave back. That's a good sign I'm getting healthy again.

We had a scare this weekend when we got home from the ren faire. When we opened the door we found Alice's (the hamster) cage toppled from it's shelf and lying broken on the floor with no hamster to be seen. We cleaned up the mess of bedding and food. We thought the worst since all three cats were inside. Hoping she scurried out of the cat's way like the last time she got out we set up hamster traps all over the house. A hamster trap is a bucket or pot a with a way to get in but no way to get out.  Each trap had some treats that Alice loves to draw her to it. At midnight we gave up and passed out in bed (we did get up at 6 am). About 4:30 I awoke with a start swearing I heard the wheel in Alice's cage squeak. I got up and checked her cage but I didn't see anything so I went back to bed. A few minutes later I heard skittering so I got up again. The skittering was coming from the tub so I looked in with my flashlight to find Ozzy (cat) sitting in the tub looking at Alice who was frantically trying to get out of the tub. I brought in the cage and scooped Alice back into it. Now the funny thing is there was no way the hamster could have crawled into the tub. Also, Ozzy stashes all his toys in the tub every night. All I can figure is Ozzy found Alice and carried her to the tub. Thank goodness I have such sweet non-hunting kitties. Alice was completely unhurt, just a little shaken up.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

I have always wanted to go to a Medieval faire, this weekend I finally got to. It was an early start, 6:30 to be precise. I got up, did my make-up, got dressed, and put enough vegan pancakes to feed an army in the oven to warm. It turned out to be a smaller group than expected for breakfast and the trip but hey, I have plenty of pre-made breakfast for several weeks now.
The trip to Gainesville felt like it passed quicker than the 2.5 hours it took.
I opted to skip wearing a corset for comfort. I did bring one of my costume blouses to change into but it was too cold for it.
The weather was cooler than expected and very windy. The wind made the overcast 60 feel like the 40s. Our group was unprepared and most of us shivered all day. My hubby brought along the cloak I made him for Christmas so he let me wear his jacket, it was quite out of theme but I was happy to have something to help keep warm in the brisk wind. I brought my fairy wings but I never took them out of the car, I figured they would blow away.
Leather motorcycle jackets were all the rage during the renaissance ;)
It rained all day the day before the fair so the grounds were very muddy. I was glad I wore cheap flats. I would have ruined lace-up Minnetonka boots I had thought about wearing.
 The royal procession marching to the arena for the jousting match.



The joust was thrilling. They went all out and didn't hold back. The horses were so beautiful and well trained. It made me miss when I owned and rode horses. I forgot how large draft horses are, they made my largest (17 hand tall) horse look like a toothpick.

The joust came down to Sir William in the red and gold and Sir Percy in the green and red. We cheered on Sir William but Sir Percy won the match.

Sir William split several of his lances
After the winner was announced it turned into a brawl which was admonished by the king.

I couldn't help but take a picture of this food vender, it was so silly

There were lots of great shows, we really enjoyed this jester's juggling show. Being a fellow jugglers, Hubby and I felt sorry for him with the crazy wind, his props kept blowing off stage and being blown out of patterns when performing. Although, he was so charismatic he made it all seem like it was part of the show. We gave him a good tip. Go see one of Paolo Garbanzo's shows if you can.

 We didn't have much money to spend but we made the most of what we had. We had a nice lunch and several snacks and I found a beautiful pair of purple leather bracers in my size on a half price rack for $12. The bracers will be a treasured addition to my costume collection.
After the faire we met up at a local Jamaican resturant for dinner. I wasn't very hungry so I just ordered a slice of vegan coconut cake. The cake was probably the best cake I have ever had in my life. Oh my gosh, YUM!

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If we go again next year maybe I will have time to make a period costume for myself. I have the patterns waiting, I just need the fabric. Sigh, just another of many projects.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three Rivers- Days 3-4

Despite the horrid beeping of the night before Sunday started beautifully. There was a brief rain shower but it was gone as quickly as it came and nothing in camp got majorly wet. The sun came out from the clouds and it was beautiful.  
 After breakfast we took the canoe out again. Instead of the lake, we canoed under the bridge and into a sleepy little offshoot of the river. It was quite and peaceful with just a little wind adding some pull to the current. We sat and watched the coots for a long while listening to their cute calls.
The river was very shallow, often parts looked to only be 3 or so feet deep.

Along the river were lots of private docks interspersed with graceful dead trees.
 With the river getting more and more shallow and the wind getting stronger we turned around next to a tree full of ibises. 

I play too many Resident Evil games, all I could think was something scary was going to jump out of this hut.
After we returned (fighting the wake from the motorboats that ignored the no wake zone) We hung around camp for the rest of the day. In the late afternoon I just needed some alone time so I took a walk through the park. When I rounded the first turn out of the camp I saw two fluffy white deer tails bounding into the brush. I walked down to the picnic area and playground, checked out the trail heads for several more trails and almost played on the playground. When I was standing at the playground I had the intense feeling that I was being watched. I looked up at at the tree line was a large doe staring me in the eyes. We were several hundred yards away from each other but we locked eyes each wondering who was going to make the first move. She allowed me to snap a quick picture then she bounded away. I returned to the road and walked down to the boat ramp we had stopped at the day before, on the way to it I saw three fox squirrels. Fox squirrels are so pretty and fluffy plus they are huge!
The sun was already setting at the boat ramp so I knew I needed to hurry up and get back to camp by dark.
Right at the turn to head back to camp I spotted a group of deer crossing the road.
The light was fading and with a zoom the photos came out rather fuzzy.

This was the one baby I saw, it didn't have spots anymore but it was about half the size of the rest of the deer
In the last .8 miles of my walk I saw around 35 deer. It was amazing, I had never seen so many in such a short time before.
 We had a big warm fire that night to use up the rest of the fire wood. Sunday night was the night before the new moon with only 3% of the moon being illumined. While the stars were amazing all weekend Sunday really took the cake. Before turning in early Hubby and I walked out the pier to see the stars. It was amazing, it looked like a special on Nova. No moon, no clouds, just amazing bright stars.
Monday morning we packed up and had a small lunch with our group. Hubby and I went down to the picnic area to see if we could spot some fox squirrels, we only saw one but it was so high up in a tree we couldn't see how cute it really was.

I really wish we were back in the woods already, I feel so at peace there. I have kept myself super busy this week, and this weekend I will be even busier yet.

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