For the Weekend

Merle playing bass


I’m so tired today because dumbass me had a brilliant idea at 2am. A few weeks ago I bought Merle her own Alvin and the Chipmunks red hooded sweatshirt for Christmas (red with a big A) and my brilliant idea was to get a matching one for best bud Alvin (aka I.T. Bone). You’d think that wouldn’t be a ridiculously hard thing to find for a reasonable price, but man-oh-man I could not find what I was looking for. At around 3:30 I found a woman on Etsy who makes clothes for American Girl Dolls. One of her products is an awesome red pullover for the 18″ dolls. It will fit him perfect, and the cost was only $10  with a $6 shipping charge which shocked me because most people were charging like $20-$30 for shipping. I think I struck gold with this, and I bought an embroidered yellow A patch to sew on when it arrives. She is going to lose her mind when she opens the matching sweatshirts.

The week kind of flew by I hope you have a good weekend!

This makes me laugh, like, really, really laugh and totally sums up my feelings of 2016. Note: this has a lot of harsh language but I use this language so it doesn’t bother me 😉

Ever since I started loving fashion I have wanted a red Sergeant Pepper style jacket. It’s on my lifetime wardrobe list and recently Zara had one but they sold out almost immediately 🙁

This past weekend had a $50 discount on their DNA Ancestry kits and I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I’m tracking it’s trip here and hoping it arrives by Monday. I would love to complete it and ship it off before the holidays hit and it lengthens the processing time. I’m so excited to finally find out  my background (my dad is adopted and his family tree is a big question mark).

This is still one of my favourite tv scenes of all time.

I love the The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning and am literally counting down the days to the final book Feversong‘s release date. I’m currently rereading the series in anticipation.

I saw this video for a cutting board on Facebook and kind of really want one. I’m a messy food prepper with zero counter space and this would be amazing.

I think this message board would be pretty easy to make and so fun for the girls room. I may have to attempt it, maybe make it more magical and less mermaid for their tastes.

In one of my Facebook groups we were discussing books that changed your life. I couldn’t really think of a life altering book, although I have read tons but then I remembered how when I was 16 I read A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and was deeply disturbed. Disturbed to the point of thinking about it repeatedly over the years but now as an adult it disturbs me in a more prophetic way. I think that might classify as life changing in a way.

Do you have a book that changed your life in any way?

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  1. “In Search of Shakespeare” by Michael Wood is perhaps not life changing, but captivates me every time I read it. The BBC series is also done well, but the book is my favorite.

    I love to read about strong and spirited women, so I also periodically re-read books like “Medicine Women: The Story of Early-American Women Doctors” by Cathy Luchetti, and “Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey” by Lillian Schlissel. If I think about it, books like these have had a lasting impression on me.

    Oh, how can I forget books about art and artists. As I am one myself, artists like Miro, Mattisse, Klee, and certainly Kahlo and their biographies have in fact been life changing, artistic inspiration.

    As for the “A Handmaid’s Tale” I only saw the beginning of the movie and that was disturbing enough for me, thank you very much.

    BTW, that is a fantastic, badass photo of Merle.

    Cheers and Happy Holidays,


    • I’m going to have to add a few of these to my Kindle. I’m always on the lookout for some good biographies and strong stories. I think one of the weirdest things I have read was called “The Dirt on Clean”. It was basically the history of hygiene but quite interesting.

      I just saw somewhere that they are making A Handmaid’s Tale tv series right now. I’m not too sure if I will be watching that one. I hope you had a great weekend.


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