Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Forgotten Poem....

  The other day I was weeding out files from my laptop, in desperate hopes that it may run a little bit smoother afterwards, when I found this poem I had written August 20th of last year, 2009. Here she be:

Walk with me; glide - through silken darknesses of the evening;
shadows carress our skin and illuminate our hearts,

Ripping winds lay our souls bare against the street lights, begging for mercy....

Dead skin and bones slow their movement, but the embers of our beating hearts race to find one another.

Almost there.

Time is running out, but our pieces stitch together somehow, before all is lost...and then all is gained.

Zombie nomie eh!

Ok ok ok.....

   After much deliberating (since my last post, practically), I've decided that while tying myself down with trying to produce one great photo per day for this year, I'm going to break FREE of those chains and convert it into an all-encompassing "2010" album.
   I feel bad since I kinda feel like a quitter. Then I think about why I made this decision; how I came to not ending, but altering my project (that sounds better, right?). At first I loved the challenge of finding normal, every-day things to photograph and inscribe into tangible memory. However, I started to get frustrated with this, as there were *quite* a few days in which I had been busy from morning until night (and there goes my excellent lighting anyhow) and then was too exhausted to think of anything even remotely artistic to put into pixels.

   So I'm done with restrictions! And it feels so good :). Also, I may or may not be double-posting the pictures on this blog akin to the ones I post on FaceBook. After some self-evaluation, I figured out that I needed to start this blog to have a place to put other, random thoughts. I don't want any obligations - even something so insignificant as reposting pictures from FB.

  NOW....on to more interesting future posts ;] .


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Road Goes Ever On and On....

April 6, 2010

My bestest friendest Emilyest sent me this brilliant postcard - received today! Yep. Even them Jack Rabbits are bigger in Texas.
Poor cattle; ever the brunt of tipping, poking, and punching.


April 7, 2010

Here be the fixin's for my Black Bean Dip a la Hackbarth :). Normally I cook dry black beans for any recipe calling for them, but I was a little short on time to make this for dinner - so Bush's will have to do! I also usually add Cilantro, but going to the store without a list in hand does not serve me well. Oops.

Yum! Healthy, homemade, and economical; can't beat that for good eats.


April 8, 2010

I didn't have much free time today. Work. Gym. Work on compiling a few quizzes to help my brother study for his computerized driving tests. That's about it! That's ok though; at least it was all productive business!
Here's Grimm taking a nap on our bamboo place-mats on the dining room table next to me. No matter where I am, there he is also. He's so sweet :).


April 9, 2010

Steven and I went to the Antique Mall in Waukesha and found two small treasures! I got 2.5 yards of flowery lace (to be used for some future undetermined project), and this 'Robin Hood' book which is two years shy of being 100 years old! We thought that was pretty much amazing, so we grabbed that right away.
It was printed in 1912. When we delicately paged through it, I noticed that the pages with pictures on them had no writing on the opposite sides, meaning that printers back then must not have been sophisticated enough to do double-sided printing with pictures+text. Neat!


April 10, 2010

I am REEEEAAALLY liking HDR photography. Like...a LOT. This is an HDR shot of the sun setting over the Menomonee River Parkway which Steven and I took a walk through today (we love our nature-y walks :D ).

About 2 minutes after taking this, I turned around and there was a young doe standing in the path right ahead of us! She wasn't scared by us,but instead by some loud trail-goers coming up the path a ways away. Hmpff....darn kids....scaring nature away from us.


April 11, 2010

Thanks Grimm.

We had purchased these fresh tortillas from a little Spanish Fruit Market in Waukesha yesterday. I was looking forward to a delicious breakfast burrito. I woke up this morning to find that Grimm had aimlessly chewed at the ENTIRE circumference of my tortilla stack! He must have been quite bitter with us for some reason to do this random act of destruction.

Oh well...we'll still eat them anyhow :P.


April 12, 2010

Kiera y Bella.

I went over to me mum's today and she had two of my nieces over. I've introduced Karen previously; here's her little sis Kiera. She LOVES animals, particularly ♥ horses ♥ , which makes me a VERY happy Aunty.

She adores Bella. I took this shot of her after she had wandered off towards Bella, whom was standing in the middle of the yard simply surveying the neighborhood around her. She stood next to Bella for a while, held onto her collar, and serenely looked out into the world as Bella did the same.
Don't ask me how I got them to match profiles in this photo either. Natural and candid are the way to go ;].


April 13, 2010

Fat LOOTZ!! So I went to Joann's today for a few items. So naturally I came home with a bag-full of goodies to start my small-scale jewelry shop.
Look for me on soon!


April 14, 2010

YES!! I got a new bike!
Steve and I went to Trekfest this past weekend, and he convinced me to buy myself a bike. SO, I got this ridiculously awesome hybrid bike which is 100% recycled and therefore 100% recyclable (when the time comes)! It kinda has this retro-meets-modern look to it, which helped convince myself it was worth it. I love the idea of crossing the generational gaps by mixing and matching defining characteristics of each.
I haven't had a new bike since 6th grade, so this is pretty epic to me....I could cry, hahah...I had forgotten what a thrill it was to use the bike as a main source of transportation and enjoyment. Ah, the good ole days!

I took this with my camera phone while riding, which explains the crap-tastic shot. Hey I just didn't want to run into anything or be run over, so this is the best I could do :P.
Woohoo bikes!


Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Year Continued....

   March 20, 2010

This evening, I caught a glimpse of the reflection of our dragon lamp in our Lord of the Rings picture and thought it looked pretty cool :). Go go Gandalf!


March 22, 2010

As you may have noticed, there is no picture for yesterday the 21st. The day was a blur, as my mother discovered the loss of a very close loved one.
Here we are at my favorite park. There's nothing like a walk through nature to help mend the heart and ease the mind.


March 23, 2010

Life and death. Sunrise and sunset. Spring has come, bringing new life in more ways than one.


March 24, 2010

I made this necklace for my mom. The crystal butterfly is a reminder to her that we live as a caterpillar lives: crawling amongst the dirt of the earth, fattening ourselves and preparing ourselves in every way for our metamorphosis, when we will then emerge from our cocoon and fly freely above the earth.


March 25, 2010

In the arms of the angels and God above. Rest in peace and never again know the troubles of this world :).


March 26, 2010

Adventurer and father-figure. I'll miss those spontaneous fishing trips.


March 27, 2010

Ah, the circle of life :). Here is my newest nephew, Gabriel Mark Lavold!! Congratulations Mark and Anna Lisa! They will be amazing parents :). He was born today at 2:30pm. Beautiful!


March 28, 2010

Here's me Granny and my nephew Reuben. Shannon and Pete were in town for the funeral and so we got to see the baby :).


March 29, 2010

Newest hobby and slight obsession: jewelry-making. Here's one that I made after a shopping-spree at Joann's today. It's a little difficult to see, but in the center piece there's a swarovski cherry blossom crystal i strung through. I ♥ sakura!


March 30, 2010

I gave myself a haircut today. Without realizing it, I had successfully cloned myself as well.
Aaaaw...she has my mustache ♥ .


March 31, 2010

I am so in love with making jewelry right now!! And my obsession with pearls is only growing more and more ridiculous.
I made this one for Mrs. Boese - wife of a dear friend of mine :).

Ach...I need a detailed/ up-close shot :P. Maybe I should invest in a mannequin head for all these jewelry shots? But that'd be kinda creepy, having a head lying around the house. We already have a fake arm in our living room.
Well, maybe one can never have enough spare parts!


April 1, 2010

Happy April Fool's! kinda crept up on me this year....didn't have time to actually prepare anything. Blast!

Anywho, I know this is yet ANOTHER necklace photo, but truly this is what I've been spending a majority of my time on lately. It's been very healing for some wounds that have just been very icky lately.
Ah, constructive and functional therapy :).
Well this just may be my most favorite jewelry creation yet! It has two silver sparrows on each side of the neck, just resting above the collar bones and holding the two strands you see here.
♥ birds.


April 2, 2010

I heard the distinctive call of a Cardinal while at my Mom's house. So after a little bit of searching, I found this beautiful male Cardinal sitting in the tree in front of the house.
They happen to be my Grandma's favorite :).


April 3, 2010

I somehow failed to remember to take a picture today (so scatter-brained sometimes...), so here is another from the visit to my Mother's yesterday. This was taken at sundown, while the sky still had a bit of sherbet-y color to it. I also just loved how the tree branches 'explode' into the sky! Aaah nature ♥ .


April 4, 2010

I swear I am a slave to the artistic brain....I have forgotten yet AGAIN to take a picture today! AH so frustrating.
However, this one was taken within the last few days anyhow, so that kind of counts, right? This was taken during a walk that Steven and I took in Hart Park at dusk.
Dusk= Best lighting! I love the mix of saturated colors and contrast ♥ .


April 5, 2010

I don't know what is wrong with me. I used to hate pearls. With a severe, acute passion. Now....I love them. I can't get ENOUGH of them! This may have been cultivated from my obsession with the styles of the 1920's as well as the styles of the Victorian Era which have been absolutely blooming lately.
And a big 'thank you' to Carly for being so kind as to donate these little Swarovski cerulean crystals! They add the perfect touch :D!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Let's Recap!

Hello hello! Since I will be uniting my Project 365 with this web log, I figured I should play catch-up in case anyone not on Facebook wants to see what Steven and my year in pictures has been like up until this point.

I will start at the beginning, on January 12th, and include the brief captions I included with the original posts. Hope you enjoy :).


January 12, 2010

I had never taken a picture of my wedding/engagement rings, so here they are!
What better way to start off this documentary, than by a pure symbol of friendship, love, and loyalty; to God and to one another.


January 13, 2010

Steve decided to really put the 'cake' in 'pancake' today!
This whole-wheat-with-fresh-blackberries pancake spanned the entire circumference of the plate and was at least an inch and a half thick.
But most of all, it was delicious ;) .


January 14, 2010

Meet Grimm. He is one of three in the Hackbarth household. Many who know me, know of my cat. He was 8 years old when his previous owner had to move to a nursing home, and therefore give him up for adoption. The Wisconsin Humane Society was where I found him - completely emaciated, but yet still so full of life and personality. I had to have him!
After bringing him home and finding a better-tasting food for him to nom on, he quickly filled out, as did his personality. He is now as lively, cunning, spry, and loving as any kitten or cat I have EVER known...even at the ripe old age of 11. God willing, he has many more years with us :).


January 15, 2010

Busy busy I suppose this is about an hour and 3 minutes past the day it was intended for xD...ah well.
I finished making these little baby washcloth bunnies for Anna Lavold's baby shower for the upcoming Sunday. arsenal of deceptively cute militant BUNNIES.


January 16, 2010

Villainous Victorian Velociraptor.
That's right folks - I got another amazing Woot Shirt in the mail today! The theme for this shirt was the letter 'V.'

Look closely and you can see his monocle :O! SO cool...


January 17, 2010

Anna Lisa Lavold had her baby shower today! Since her baby is due at about Easter time, we went with a very Spring-y/Easter-y theme.
So here's the dessert table:
Red Velvet Bundt Cake & Cupcakes - Val Hackbarth
Frosting - Steven Hackbarth
Design & Decoration - me

Kudos to Laura Fitzgerald on encouraging me to add a stem....along with those awesome title cards..and of course the idea to add a plethora of delicious Mama Hackbarth Melt-Aways :D!

The shower was a blast. I'll be posting up the rest of the pictures after I go through them all for editing :).


January 18, 2010

Hmm, well since I had quite the busy day yesterday, and conveniently forgot my camera for the whole day....I'll have to use another picture from the baby shower.
This is a shot of some of the decorations I set up for Anna Lisa for her baby shower.
I was able to reuse my candle holders from my wedding, along with some new floral pieces, ladybugs, and such that were specifically picked out for the shower :).


January 19, 2010

It's sooo nice to have a little bit of extra free time these days; I can finally get back to making homemade bread!
Here are some rolls which I created the recipe for today. I kinda got the notion to turn a plain ol' French Bread Roll recipe into a whole wheat one, with added cinnamon, thyme, and agave. They turned out purdy tasty ;D.


January 20, 2010

Yeah I know I know...another food picture :P. But as you may be able to tell by Steven's excited visage, this one's extra special because within that fruit salad are Organic Jazz Apples!
Almost exactly 2 years ago we were in Seattle, specifically at the fruit market outside of Pike's Place Market, and they were premiering the Washington Jazz apple - a new delicious hybrid to hit the market.
At The Outpost today, I stumbled into the same apples - yes!! They finally migrated to Wisconsin! Ah, memories ♥ .


January 21, 2010

So the house is a bit safer now that Steven bought some googly eyes for our tree.
Thank you, Christopher Walken.


January 22, 2010

Whilst helping my mother move, I was able to reclaim a piece of my childhood.
I guess I outgrew this *tear tear*.


January 23, 2010

Today was our day!
Steven and I went to downtown Milwaukee and had lunch at the Water Street Brewery, then went for a liter at the Hofbrau, took a walk along the Riverwalk for a bit, stopped at Trinity for a few more cooling libations, then walked some more :). It was an awesome day! And OH, what a handsome model my man makes :D!


January 24, 2010

Yep. This is what my day consisted of. Basically, after the gym, baby shower photo editing, and cooking for the hard-working, studeous husband was out of the way, I gave myself the gift of relaxation.
So I am currently re-reading some older 'Real Simple' magazines and drinking some fantastic loose leaf Jasmine tea that Steven and I picked up at some random Asian Market downtown yesterday.

Cheeky kitty does not permit stalking xD!


January 25, 2010

Eventually, I would like to litter my home - wherever it may be - with hidden treasures. I can live in my own 'I Spy' book, never staring in any one direction without discovering something amusing.


January 26, 2010

Pen & paper notes are much too boring in our household. Creativity is infectious ;D.

Found this "note" from my husband when I came home today. He definitely wins this game.


January 27, 2010

Here is a bag chock-full of my latest obsession - FIGS!! The Turkish kind, pictured here, are my absolute favourite! Just got these ugly little nuggets of yummy today at Trader Joe's.  

Yay Figs!


January 28, 2010

Ok, so I cheated for this day. Sshh, don't tell! I actually forgot to take a picture somehow, so here's another one from last weekend.
This is my first attempt with my camera's 'Panorama' function. As you can see, I have much to perfect, as the bottom corner of the table sort of fades into the chairs. Oops.
Nonetheless, I like it :).


January 29, 2010

Today was the big day to start moving my Mom to her new place.
Pictured here are my brother's legs dangling from the attic, as he's searching for dead bodies.
I thought it looked amusing.


January 30, 2010

Day 2 of the big move.
I am sooo proud of my 9 year-old niece, Karen! She's totally into manga and all things Japanese...without being influenced by her aunts and uncles :P .

I let her borrow my Bleach manga - seen here. She loved it!


January 31, 2010

Day 3 of the big move. And we are losing it....
Steve's dragging Karen around while the rest of us watch the show.


February 1, 2010

Peering through two different windows of two very different worlds.


February 2, 2010

Well, mom is successfully all moved into the new place!
This box's bold statement made me laugh every time I saw it xD.


February 3, 2010

A cross-section of a nutmeg. Made me think of a thumb-print :).
I ♥ my nutmeg grinder.


February 4, 2010

Was over at the mom's, helping put the kitchen together while she worked on reports for school.
Steven decided to help us out by sweeping the dog.


February 5, 2010

I don't know if i'm frightened or if i'm completely amused by this one....
The recipe of his face + cat being "strangled" + 'it's a trap' shirt= lol.


February 6, 2010

Meet Pepper. She's my mother's Blue Macaw which she adopted through an aviary rescue center in Madison, Wisconsin.
A few of her favorite phrases include:
- Whatsup
- Rock n roll
- Captain Kiiirk
- weird gutterol noises
- peek a boo

- what's your problem
- come here
- evil laughs

She's managed to grow most of her feathers back.
She's special...


February 7, 2010

I bought some tulips for me mum as a housewarming gift. They're her favorite ♥ .


February 8, 2010

Just noticed how uncanny this white birch tree in front of my mom's house is. See the face/arms?


February 9, 2010

Apart from this day being our 1.5 year wedding anniversary, there was a rather lengthy snow storm as well. It was such a pretty snow day :D! I was very happy to be home from work by 1pm to enjoy this view till the sun went down.


February 10, 2010

Here I am playing ninja with my brand-spankin'-new scarf which I got for less than 3 smackers. Totally worth it :D.


February 11, 2010

My mom got this set of steins from her friend's parent's grandparents. Originally I was told that they came over with the ancestors on a ship from Germany, but I discovered the writing on all of them is Czech. Weird, but awesome.

An amazing piece of history :).


February 12, 2010

The lovey and I spontaneously decided to go on a Miller Brewery Tour today. Although we prefer better beer than Miller, we figured the tour and sampling was free so why the heck not? It was entertaining. Good times were had.

Shiny kettles!!


February 13, 2010

My friend Amber turned 20 today and invited Steve and I as well as a group of her friends to BD's Mongolian Grill - yummmmm....

Amber the Mongolian has a sad D: . Perhaps it is because this stir-fry restaurant is all that is left of her empire.


February 14, 2010

Happy St. Valentine's Day Massacre anniversary!

The husband and I poorly planned his one out, probably because our Valentine's outing will be postponed to this Saturday when we go see the Cinematic Titanic. That being said, we decided at the last minute to venture out to Seven Bridges after grabbing some Subway, only to arrive and have just enough daylight to eat our subs in the company of some ducks, turn around and go back home : / .


February 15, 2010

There's this little table at the end of my apartment hallway littered with random awesome stuff, donated from different people in the complex.
When we first moved in, I began decorating it to suit the season - others joined in - then it became a hodgepodge of knick-knacks and such.


February 16, 2010

It's official! Spring is here! I saw my first Robin while walking through the Menomonee River Parkway :). I stumbled upon it drinking from the river, got one shot, and then it flew away. A while later, on my way back I actually found it again and was able to finally put my camera's excellent zoom skills to good use!


February 17, 2010

It's Ash Wednesday, and thus I set out for some old stomping grounds: Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Although the husband and I mainly attend Trinity Freistadt, this church + school will forever be near and dear to my heart; this is where the foundation of my being was cultivated ♥ .

Here is a shot of the church from afar, with the path on the left that I used to take, walking home everyday after school.

Ah, nothing like revisiting simpler times to strip away the years and bring you closer to who you really are.


February 18, 2010

Baaaad kitty.
Who wants a free cat? I can't guarantee you'll get him alive, however.


February 19, 2010

Tulips again, yes :). These are also special though, since they were a random surprise from Steven. The vase was one of the first gifts he gave me ( 6 month dating anniversary, I believe).


February 20, 2010

The love and I headed for Seven Bridges again today, to make up for our lack of good planning on Valentine's Day. Those of you who are familiar with this gorgeous park should be familiar with how I was able to "frame" nature in the form of a heart ♥ .


February 21, 2010

Day 2 of our fantastic weekend involved spending the night in downtown Milwaukee, and then taking a morning stroll along the River Walk :).
We came upon these interesting birds which we've never seen locally - we thought they were Loons at first! After coming home and researching the characteristics of these water fowl, I figured out that they are actually called Common Goldeneyes.
They were so fun to watch as they darted around, under and above the water.....playing tag as they submerged themselves and popped up at some random area about 30 feet away, a couple seconds later :).

Eat your heart out, James Bond. These little Goldeneyes are way cuter ;).


February 22, 2010

Feeling SO lazy today....and not much inspiration as far as photography goes. So here's the inside of my lantern. Enjoy.


February 23, 2010

Took the kitty to the vet today to have some blood/pee extracted for testing. Methinks he may have a UTI or kidney issues or something.
He's licking the alcohol off his fur here...what a lush.


February 24, 2010

Here's the latest yummy nom nom concoction I made. It's basically chicken, red onion, and mystery mushrooms from an Asian Market cooked in oconut milk, curry, red pepper flakes, ginger powder, thyme, and agave nectar. Put it over rice or salad and you're good to go. A little bit of orange oil drizzled over the finished product is tasty, too :).


February 25, 2010

Don't ask me why the Flash has been hanging out in our freezer door for the past week......


February 26, 2010

Steven got these awesome cotton pants with a neat fabric trimming down each leg at some Incan store at Southridge.
Grimm especially enjoys the ties on the bottoms...he hasn't stopped stalking him all day xD.


February 27, 2010

My latest obsession/endeavor: KOMBUCHA! It's an amazing probiotic that's good for all sorts of things. More to come on this in a future photo where I'll show you my home-brewed kombucha that I started today :D.

It's sort of an acquired taste, i guess. It's kinda like drinking carbonated yeast-vinegar-tea. And somehow it's growing on me....or in me. It's chock full of billions of bacteria living in a symbiotic relationship with the yeast.

Appetizing, no?


February 28, 2010

Well, I took some pictures at Alterra while Steven and I were working on separate projects. However, I subconsciously decided I did not need to load my memory card in my camera. D'oh.

So here's a panorama of the end of a walk in the Root River Parkway taken yesterday.


March 1, 2010

I tried SO very hard to capture how gorgeous this nearly-full moon was, but alas I have no tripod. Here's the best picture I could manage with my unsteady hands.


March 2, 2010

I really liked the way my Mom's shower curtain was reflected in the towel here's a spin on the typical bathroom-mirror-picture ;).


March 3, 2010

I made these today for myself and a long-time friend. The turtle pendants are carved from the Tagua shell, known for it's sturdiness and ivory-like appearance.
No, I didn't carve these little turtles. I wish I could get my hands on some raw Tagua....but that's another project that I don't need to add to my list right now D: .


March 4, 2010

After checking various other sources for instructions on creating my own SCOBY, I realized that I did this batch wrong. ARGH....oh well, it only puts me behind one week, right? Right. Besides, it gave me an excuse to go to Whole Foods and buy some more Kombucha ;D. This time I tried a Passion Fruit/ Elderberry blend....DELICIOUS!

Yes, so as you can see there is nothing forming in this failed attempt. There should have been at least a thin film on the surface by now. Oy....


March 5, 2010

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's birthday, so we celebrated today by going to Joey's Seafood and Grill and then back to her place for yummy cake and ice cream and some much needed coffee :).

Here are the Lavolds - all 3 of them!


March 6, 2010

There was actually a Winter Farmer's Market at the Wisconsin State Fair Park today - not much to choose from of course, but we picked up this bottle of delicious apple mead from a local apple orchard/winery among a few other things (lamb roast, bag o' random mushrooms, and onions).

Here's Grimm being a lush as usual. Don't mind the clutter - the dining room table has taken on my mental state as of late xD.


March 7, 2010

I just loaded up my second set of results from a run with my shiny new Forerunner 305. This little thing is an extraordinary piece of technology!
This run was from just a 4 mile stretch on the Root River Parkway. The ice patches were worth tackling since it meant that others were warded off, leaving the whole trail to myself :D.


March 8, 2010

Oh my....I found this photo of my best friend and I from our Camp Matawa days. I felt this photo captured our true essence: completely awkward and um....'different.'

Oy...the Powerpuff Girls >.< .


March 9, 2010

Poor Grimm. He's been so very sick for the past 24 hours, puking up EVERYTHING. So here he is, finally holding down some food, taking a nap to regain his energy. So cute....


March 10, 2010

Today was a GREAT day for food. I came home to a surprise loaf of organic Guinness bread which my husband contrived in my absence. There was also a lamb roast which had been going since midnight which was pretty good (lamb takes a wee bit of getting used to). The lamb, mushrooms, and onions within the roast were all purchased from the Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market last weekend.

Support your local farmers!!


March 11, 2010

The past two days/nights have been SO foggy! It reminds me of how much I wish I lived in London :).
Anyhow, I think this photo only minutely captures how mysteriously awesome the fog made everything look.


March 12, 2010

Ahahaha....Steve and I went to a play tonight, directed by our Aunt and Uncle (woohoo it was great!), and stumbled upon this at the book fair during intermission. I was hit with waves of fright, pity, humor, guilt, and then humor again.
Basically in the end, the only living being to make the 'unlovable' dog feel lovable was by another 'unlovable' pug like itself.

So what did we learn?


March 13, 2010

After years and years of trying to get to the downtown St. Patty's Day Parade (always interrupted by one thing or another), Steve and I finally made it! We stood outside Mo's Irish Pub and even ran into a dear old friend (Ms. Jackie Benka).

Long story short, this was by far my favorite part of the parade...not only because I got to see my dream vehicle, but those driving it expressed fine taste in the comedic macabre :). They pretended to stall the hearse, at which point the body + coffin fell out of the back onto the street. They quickly loaded up the coffin and fiddled with something under the hood to make it start up and go again.
Very Monty Python; very nice! Cheers :).


March 14, 2010

Woohoo! My first HDR photo! I think I'm in love ♥ . Thanks Emily for teaching me this amazing art form!


March 15, 2010

Ach du lieber....this is as far as we got with our planned brewing day. D'oh. Silly errands preventing us from having fun. Ah well, perhaps this weekend?

Well, I can't say our errands weren't any fun at all. After all, we went to Science & Surplus to try and find strong enough magnets to use for our hover couch. Yeah, that's another story.


March 16, 2010

Tonight I decided (last minute of course) to create a two-tiered medieval/ peasant/ oriental skirt for St. Patrick's Day. Yeah...overly ambitious is an understatement. By 11:30pm, I figured I'd just have to settle with ending after the first tier - after getting bit by the sewing machine, an aching back (why do I always insist on sewing on the floor??), and work in 5 hours.

I'll post more pictures of it when it's all finito :). Another task for the weekend >.< .


March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Forget green beer.....if you truly want get into the Celtic vibe, you HAVE to have Guinness, Smithwick's, Murphy's, or Strongbow Cider (as seen here)!

We headed to downtown Milwaukee and found a few Irish pubs to stop at. In between we followed a bunch of bag-pipers onto a Horny Goat Beer bus (we traded our freedom for free beer). Turns out we kinda drank beer with the owner's son on the bus, and were taken to the brewery as well. AAAAND...I got a free sticker.



March 18, 2010

Today we took my sibling-in-law's puppies for a walk. Long-haired Chihuahuas ♥ .
It's interesting how much friendlier people are in passing when you're being led by two adorable fluff-balls. They brought smiles to many people today :D.


March 19, 2010

Working nearly every morning at 6am has really taken a toll on this night owl persona of mine. On account of averaging 4 hours of sleep per night, I finally crashed today; I took a nap. For 5 hours, I took a "nap." I hate wasting the day like that! It's my own fault though :P.

Anyhow, since my time was occupied by being in a coma, I had to settle for one of those every-day-objects kind of pictures. Here's the "Thinking of You" Willow Tree Angel that was given to me by my mom not too long ago. I absolutely love it! I've always wanted one of the Willow Tree Angels, but it's one of those things that you can't just buy yourself; it needs to be gifted to you.
And how did she know I am obsessed with the ocean?
♥ you mum :)


That's all folks! There's the recap :). Ta ta for now!