Thursday, March 31, 2016

Rainbow Sprinkles

I sat down to write this post last week, and the week before that but other things took precedence. The photos in the post are from the day several weeks ago that I realized my pocket camera was missing. I have gone on massive cleaning tirades in the house with no luck, it really seems to be gone. I had been under so much stress with being on call for federal jury duty my mind just wasn't working correctly. I typically have a very good memory, unless under heavy stress. All I can figure is that it slipped out of my purse while running errands or something like it. I replaced it with a used camera on Amazon and while I'm out money I didn't plan to be I am much happier with the features and picture quality from the "new" camera. The lost camera was on the verge of being a lemon but an okay small camera is still better than no small camera.
 I just finished this dress the day before. It was a pain going together for some reason and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the print on the back to line up. I still am pretty happy with it I just hope no little old lady walks up to me and mentions the back, LOL.
I made this dress to wear to a friend's wedding in a few months. I may take it along on my upcoming Disney trip too, it will fit with the other polka dotted outfits I'm taking.
 I found this beautiful necklaces at The Other Side Vintage. It is all glass and it looks like opals, it is so pretty.
Anyway...
Mom and I took a trip to the museum that day, neither of us had been since they reopened it after renovations.
Giant animatronic armadillo


Skeleton of a mastodon found in Wakulla Springs
 They got a few more cars for their collection.
The museum still had all my old favorites but had lots of new and reworked exhibits too. 

The visiting exhibit was a Daytona racing one. Below is a 3/4 scale replica of the Stanley Steamer Rocket. I hope my dad gets to go before these cars move to the next museum, he grew up in Daytona and remembers when they raced on the beach.
Mom and I were having so much fun we kind of forgot what time we had put money in the meter so I had to skip a few exhibits so we could have time to go to the gift shop. I loaded up on postcards at the shop to send to my niece. Oh yeah, I'm still looking for a penpal/postcard pal. If you are interested send me a DM on Instagram.


I finally got to photograph some of the lovely statues outside the museum. There is a string people from various Florida tribes.
Until next time

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Long Time

I guess it has only been a little over a week since my last post but it seems like it has been months. Monday I had federal jury duty, I spent all morning there before being in the first round of cuts. Being federal I knew that be it a murder or drug case and I would have very strong convictions that would not allow me to to render a fair and unbiased decision. I wore a conservative black and white outfit but I still was the boldest dressed person, but what did I expect? 

“Create your own style…let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” – Anna Wintour

I didn't get any pictures of my outfit since by the time I was excused I was starving so treated myself to sushi then I needed a nap. A weekend of little to no sleep was really catching up with me.

Why didn't I get much sleep this weekend you ask? Well, it was a con weekend, Alt*con in fact. The con this year was more enjoyable than last year and one of my idols, the Monster Man himself, Cleve Hall, was a guest.
Saturday a pair of friends and I did an Adventure Time group. It was forecast for rain and thundershowers but luckily the weather held out it stayed sunny all day, body paint and rain do not go together.  Day one photos by Wade Bishop Photography.
It was fun pulling out my vampire fangs again, they gave me a big boost of confidence. Cons are both fun and hard for me since I am so shy. Although it was fun being in a group that people knew who we were, we posed for lots of pictures with kids and moms that are fans of the show.


 

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Sunday I was part of an Addams' Family group. One of my friends really wanted to be Morticia so I lent her my costume and I went as Grandmama. I had a great time doing an old age makeup, some people I knew didn't even recognize me at first. I wish I had gotten some good closeups but I never got around to it.

Photo credit to Carl Bengston Photography.
Photo credit Ellen

Oh yeah, we one first place in the costume contest. We almost didn't enter so it was a welcome surprise. I'm so lucky to have such fun and geeky friends, I love you all.



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Monday, March 14, 2016

Beach Day

This week my new bathing suit arrived in the mail and it was love at first sight. I got it from swimsuitsforall.com after seeing Ang's bathing suit haul. Of course the first thing I wanted to do when my suit arrived was go to the beach and as luck would have it my friends were planning a beach day that weekend.
This suit was in the clearance section for $15! I almost didn't order it but after a day to think about it I went ahead and ordered. The website is great and lets you order tops and bottoms in different sizes if needed, although I didn't need to. Most of their tops don't go up to DD cups till size 18 but luckily this one offered the larger cup in smaller sizes.
Doing my best Bettie Page poses
Our beach destination was St George Island. Saturday was a very popular day for activities, we were diverted (I would say detoured but there was no detour and we had to find a way around ourselves) once on the drive for a parade in Crawfordville and just made it through Carrabelle before they shut down the main road for their parade. I was worried the beach would be too crowded since it was the last Saturday of spring break but it didn't fill in too badly till later in the afternoon close to when we were leaving. 

Our friends arrived later than us so we took a few minutes to explore the museum and gift shop at the lighthouse. I found a few post cards to send to my niece and a nice patch with the lighthouse for me to add to my patch collection.
The beach was at a red flag for high surf and strong currents. Most of us just relaxed on the beach but a few of our friends braved the chilly and brisk waves to play.
 This was as far as I got


The washed up sea grass was full of tiny eggs, I almost thought they were Mardi Gras beads at first.
 There was a steady breeze throughout the day that was perfect for kites. One of our friends brought their cute little star kite and Hubby got to try out the new kite I bought him as an anniversary gift.

 I didn't get any pictures of our kite when it was lower but I'm really pleased with how nice it is. It is about 3 tall and slowly spins as it flies. It flies very well and hardly tugs on the string at all which is a welcome change from our triplane kite, that one will pull you off your feet if you are not careful.
Hubby really got it up high, in this picture it looks small because it is so high.
Before we left the island we stopped for ice cream at Aunt Ebby's. If you ever stop by, I highly recommend the peanut butter cup ice cream, it is out of this world. Oh, and the scoops are gigantic so go with an empty stomach.
Hubby got peanut butter cup (on my recommendation) and butter pecan and I got birthday cake and coffee. I wanted to try different flavors and while both of my scoops were delicious I think I'll get peanut butter cup next time since I just can't get over how dreamy it is.

On the way home Hubby spotted a boiled peanut guy that was just packing up shop but still had some peanuts for sale. We got a bag and stopped at the Crooked River Lighthouse to munch on them.
I love the Crooked River Lighthouse, it is so much fun to photograph. I love lighthouses in general but the last (and first) one I climbed was one too many, I do not enjoy steep staircases and heights.
We made one more stop on the way home, a public beach that was used in D-Day training for WWII.

The pull off has these adorable retro pavilions. The pavilions have water, grills, and even electric hook ups.
We stayed till the sun was hanging low in the sky then headed home.

It was such a nice way to spend a pretty Florida day. I had been kind of down since we hadn't been able to make reservations to camp in March since I have been on call all month long for jury duty, but Saturday really helped lift my spirits. 

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March

Wow, it's March already. Hubby and I planted our spring/summer garden on the first. All the baby plants are tucked in the dirt safe and sound. It has been a little warm, close to 80 degrees, this week so keeping them wet enough has been a little bit of a struggle, we may lose a few of our smallest ones with weak root structures but we always start lots of plants in case.

We had a fairly slow weekend, I was feeling a bit under the weather though, so it was a welcome treat. On Sunday Hubby decided to take me to the Battle of Natural Bridge reenactment. We were able to arrive just in time for the battle reenactment. I didn't get as many photos as last year but at least we got to see the battle this time.

At the end of the battle, the playing of Taps.

 I had a good laugh when we walked through the encampments on the way out, I made a Union soldier do a double take and he told me I was a bit out of my era.
 Outfit details:

Hair scarf- vintage
Glasses/jewelry- Amazon
Sweater- Unique Vintage
Belt- eBay
Dress- handmade from a sheet
Socks- Sock Dreams
Shoes- Payless


How do you like my rolled bangs? 
I haven't done them since my hair was long, I don't know why either,
 they are so simple and give a great retro flair.

 School tent





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I've been meaning to put together a post about this but it never worked up into a full post so I'll add it here. I adore postcards. When my family would camp across the country or when we took weekend excursions I would always buy postcards at the places we traveled to. Often I would keep them as mementos but on the longer trips we took I always had a friend I would write to. When my niece was born I started sending her postcards with beautiful images from Hubby and my adventures. She is only two and doesn't read them herself yet but her mommy reads them to her and she gets to see animals/locations/things that she may never see living in Hawaii. The post office always thinks I'm silly for buying whole books of postcard stamps but hey, I go through them quicker than standard stamps.

I'm looking for a postcard buddy or two. I love sending mail and I miss getting it myself. I mainly travel in Florida and Georgia and I would love to get images from other locations. If you are interested in being my postcard buddy please send me a DM on Instagram and we can chat a little.

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