31 October 2008

Happy Halloweenz! {Iz a LOLCAT!}

It's never a good costume when you have to explainz it. Oh well. Happy Halloweenz! Me as kitty. My friend Billie as a zombies. And a lolcat. Because. My t-shirt sz I can haz candy. I'm going to go trick or treetzing tonight. I'm already sicks wit coffee and candeh. Listened to a great rendition of War of the Worlds on Flagler College Radio last night (which was the 70th anniversary of the original airing) and ate fettucini alfredo and pumpkin pie with my mom, dad, and Joshu. Iz needz to go back to wrk nao. Next year I'm going to be Bjork in her swan dress. Okthxbai!

28 October 2008

Bake, Bake, Bake

My friend Tina once had the most beautiful dream, one in which she entered a bakery, a beautiful bakery, and found me beaming in an adorable apron making cupcakes. So. I have a bit of an obligation, don't I? The first, of course, is to become an incredible baker with a divine touch for deliciousness. I think this book, Baked, from Brooklyn's Baked Shop, would be an exceptional lifting-off point for my baking career. The images above can all be attributed to the fine establishment's Web site.

Book Lust

Just one, for today. Elizabeth McCracken, the incredibly brilliant and soulful and cantankerous author of The Giant's House and Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry, has a new memoir out, titled An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, chronicling the conception and untimely in utero death of her first son, Pudding. I want to read it up.

27 October 2008

Cool, Cool

I love these shirts. I have cottage industry dreams of making all kinds of things and selling them for a living. Until then, I'll be happy just wrapped in the feeling that I have tons of cool friends making all kinds of cool things I can wear and be proud of, and most importantly, look really cool in. It's all that mattahs, you know. Anywho, these supereffingcool shirts are from variously faneffingtastic artists whose wares can all be found on Blood is the New Black site. And these are people I wish were my friends, I think. ( T-Shirts from top-to-bottom: Jesse Spears, Blood Flowers, and Andrea Shear).

{All Things Bright + Beautiful}

I'm so excited about my friends in St. Augustine starting to sell their gorgeous items online. The bright and beautiful jewelry below is handmade with love by a girl who is all bright and all beautiful all the time. Her shop is Twisted Sisters, and she's listed under twistedsistersstaug username in Etsy. Peruse, if you will, the pretty. She's just getting started, so any and all support is way appreciated. Plus, customs are available. Love, love, love, and Happy Monday, Ama.

Cherry Everybody Wants ($25). Gorgeous orbs of tiger cherry quartz both pink and brown reflect light like balls of glass. Complements of sterling silver and tiger's eye round out this fabulous bracelet in falls perfect colors! A rounded pewter circle and bar hold it all in place.

My Orange Crush ($20). You won't be able to keep your hands off these super-smooth flat ovals of gorgeous carnelian, a fine semiprecious stone you'll love to show off or give as a gift. Colored in a fine deep orange, often patterned with flashes of white, this bracelet brings elegance to any outfit. Complemented by textured pewter discs, sterling silver beads, a pounded pewter circle and bar hold this bracelet all together.

All Things Bright + Beautiful ($20). Handmade of bright and beautiful flattened disks of turquoise, thick and detailed strips of sterling silver, and gorgeous smashed circles of red sponge coral, this fine splash of light is kept together with a beautiful , detailed circle and bar clasp of pewter.

Ocean, Returning ($50). Return to the ocean with this stunning turquoise, pitcher jasper, palm wood, and sterling silver necklace, handmade with love and beautifully complemented with a blue-green ceramic pendant. Matching turquoise, pitcher jasper, and sterling silver dangling earrings round out this gorgeously one-of-a-kind set.

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