Saturday, October 13, 2012

My TTWBCTDS list


Aka Things That Would Be Cool To Do Someday*

-Own a hammock (a backyard would help with this one) Chris got one for christmas
-Own a washer & a dryer
-Own a house!
-Make bread from scratch
-Try one new recipe every week
-Make more dinners for my husband
-Try cross country skiing- downhill skiiing was not my cup of tea
-Get my teeth fixed
-Plant a garden/raise a few vegetables/herbs/fruits and eat them- on the fire escape
-Camp at the Grand Canyon & surrounding canyons
-Go to the Empire State Building and Ellis Island
-Visit San Francisco and drive to Yellowstone
-Ride the Staten Island Ferry
-Prioritize staying healthy, with all this entails (time, money, energy, thought)
-Visit Montreal and Quebec City
-Visit Portland (and eat all the doughnuts)
-Visit Seattle
-Go parasailing and water skiing
-Eat escargot
-Go on a road trip in an Airstream
-Take a 30 day Yoga challenge
-Do a juice cleanse
-Illustrate and publish a children's book (self-published counts!)
-Take more figure drawing classes- they have drink & draw classes I am very interested in
-Prepare a souffle, Coq au vain, croissants from scratch, or other notoriously tough recipe
-Read 1 book a month
-Finish a line of patterns and sell them
-Sew a child's dress using the fabric I designed
-Go white water rafting
-Live in another country for an extended period of time
-Visit Disneyland with Chris
-Own a leather jacket with fringe and ride on a motorcycle
-See the Northern Lights and camp in the snow
-Live closer to family- make them move to be near me
-Don't let important friendships wither JUST because they have children or live far away
-Learn to compost
-Replace all cleaning supplies with better-for-planet alternative
-Build a tree house and then spend lots of time in it, reading
-Help care for a baby/do some extensive babysitting for a friend or relative
-Try hot yoga
-Sell vintage clothes on etsy
-Take dance classes again
-Teach art classes to children or teenagers
-Own a lilac bush and a rose bush
-Try Zumba
-Put together a basic first-aid/disaster-preparedness kit
-Have a good handle on our finances and invest some money wisely; 401K maybe
-Go back to Hawaii, and snorkel I am terrified of snorkeling
-Go skydiving
-Try Geocaching
-Donate a large sum of money anonymously
-Learn web design 
-Get my husband to teach me flash animation
-Have either a meaningful job, or one that I may not love, but that allows me the freedom to do things I do love (and that I still don't hate)
-Attend more concerts
-VIsit Denmark
-Visit Scotland
-Visit Puerto Rico
-Try goats milk
-Visit more art museums in NYC 
-Go to Vegas with my Girls

... to be continued, throughout my life

*Yes, I am including a few things on here that I've already done, because I enjoy checking things off. Besides these were goals of mine from way back.

Friday, October 12, 2012

2 Year Anniversary DInner Celebration

I used a Kim K. smokey eye tutorial for my make-up. I am addicted to YouTube makeup tutorials.





I got this dress at Geminola about 4 years ago and it has these great felt flowers on the bust. I added a little spider I got a while back to add a little seasonal charm.
Dram Shop is our favorite place in Brooklyn. It is a bar but has the best burger in Brooklyn and has the most amazing fried mac&cheese squares. Which are best paired with a nice tall frosty beer. They freeze their mugs to make them extra frosty.


chris & I have matching rings from St. Kilda. 


We fought over the last fried mac&cheese square because they are really that good

The #1 all time best burger in Brooklyn


Chris surprised me with Juniors which is another of our guilty pleasures. We mix the Lemon Meringue and theDevil's Food chocolate cheese cake. And it is sinful and just a little bit weird I know. But it is the best. 


And we watched our favorite show "Ghost Adventures" watching Zach get scratched by ghosts is too entertaining to pass up. Especially on an anniversary.
I forgot to mention Chris gave me this 3D card at dinner. If you squint it kinda works.

And in it he surprised me with a trip to Warwick, NY! A little Backstory here: Chris Proposed to me in Warwick in a pumpkin patch using a paper mache pumpkin with the ring in it. We usually go to Warwick, NY every year to pick apples and pumpkins and get spooked out at a haunted house. But this year we decided not to for various reasons, and I have to say I was a wee bit dissappointed. But then, Chris being the master of surprises that he is, gave me this brilliant card with a map of our trip. This man I tell ya. So we leave tomorrow morning on another honeymoon adventure and I can't wait.

JAYNE MANSFIELD & HER HOT PINK PALACE

Summed up in one exquisite word: Perfection. Can I preface this with this is what my childhood dreams ( and adult dreams, don't tell my husband) are made of. It's such a shame that it no longer exists.















Jayne Mansfield's Hollywood home was a monument to what she loved, what any woman left to her own devises would love. From Pink shag carpet to black satin sheets. She was a major sex symbol of the 60's I mean she got married in a transparent wedding gown and reportedly had affairs with Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, the Brazilian billionaire Jorge Guinle, and Anton LaVey.
In November 1957 (shortly before her marriage to Hargitay), Mansfield bought a 40-room Mediterranean-style mansion formerly owned by Rudy Vallee at 10100 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Mansfield had the house painted pink, with cupids surrounded by pink fluorescent lights, pink furs in the bathrooms, a pink heart-shaped bathtub, and a fountain spurting pink champagne, and then dubbed it The Pink Palace. Hargitay, a plumber and carpenter before getting into bodybuilding, built a pink heart-shaped swimming pool. Mansfield decorated the Pink Palace by writing to furniture and building suppliers requesting free samples. She received over $150,000 worth of free merchandise while paying only $76,000 for the mansion itself– a large sum nonetheless when the average house cost under $7,500 at the time.

The Pink Palace was sold after Mansfield's death and its subsequent owners have included Ringo Starr, Cass Elliot, and Engelbert Humperdinck. In 2002, Humperdinck sold it to developers, and the house was demolished in November of that year. Such a sad day, dang you Humperdinck.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Witchy Wednesday














I love how we made the witch, who in folklore is this horrible woman who eats children and casts evil spells on men and innocents into this sex symbol. I mean how many sexy witch costumes do you see every year on halloween. A witch is not a witch anymore. But I have to say these ladies have style.