Friday, December 10, 2010

Travel Log 12-10-2: My Sexiest Dead Man....

For those who don't recognize him this sexy man is Dean Martin. The Dean. Member of the Rat Pack, Frankie's best friend, singer extraordinaire, and comedic partner to Jerry Lewis. For decades he was America's Italian rogue with the twinkle in his eye and a voice to make you melt.
    If it had been me he was singing to in Baby It's Cold Outside he wouldn't have had to get past the first verse before I was settled down on the couch....

To enter your own dead sexy man join the Linky HERE!

Travel Log 12-10: The Sexiest Man Not Alive

   I've passed a lot of check out magazine stands in the past week or so and a lot of magazines have been touting the "sexiest man alive". While I thoroughly agree that Ryan Reynolds is HAWT (funny does it for me, what can I say), there have been through the years many men who have possessed that illusive quality called sex appeal, and as they lived before our current age of public drooling over celebrity bods I felt they were some how cheated out of their due.....
    So I propose this- Lets give those fallen hunks their due! Lets each post about our favorite passed on hunk and then vote to see who this year's Sexiest Man Not Alive is!
    Just use the Linky tool below to link your entry (a post about your favorite dead guy) and once all the entries are in we'll vote and nominate the Sexiest Man Not Alive for 2010!
    Entry will be available until 12pm pacific time on Sunday Dec. 12th so let's have fun robbing the grave!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Travel Log 12-9: Thursday's Cool Site of the Week

I've decided that I need to start structuring what I put on here so that I don't go weeks without posting anything at all or just wandering around and reading all of your blogs and not doing anything of my own, so here's my new weekly installment:  Thursday's Cool Site of The Week!
    I spend so much time surfing the web I think I have a massive Cyber Sunburn by now so I figured sharing some of the cool stuff I find with you guys would be fun! (that and I think my husband is getting a little tired of the "honey come look at this cool stuff that you don't know what it is and it's going to take me an hour to explain it to you" right when he gets home)
     Anyone else who wants to try this go right ahead I would love to see what you guys find out there in Cyber Space.

Sorry it's up so late this week. Got caught up taking the cat to the vet and will post about my trip to Armstrongs later (but I now have 2 new plants to try my green thumb out on). But here is the Thursday's Cool Site of The Week!

 This week, since it's the holiday time and I have kids, I thought I would highlight a great little website that gives some great resources for pagan parents around the different holidays throughout the year. For those of you who have not seen it it's called Pooka Pages and it's awesome!
    It's based around an adorable little cottage witch named Elsie and her familiar a black cat named Pooka.  There are stories and art work by  Lora Craig-Gaddis and they are great touchstones for kids. Also there are the awesome Pooka Pages which are magazines that come out for the major holidays and really bring the spirit of the holiday in question and give kids a way to get involved with crafts, stories and coloring pages. You can get the Yule Pooka Pages here. Lora has a heart of gold and offers all of this for free. She has sections for crafts, herbs, and recipes- all witchlet friendly.
     So for this week the Pooka Pages is my cool site of the week!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Travel Log 12-7: Because Everyone Should Have Balls For Yuletime!

Domestic Witch is having her annual Got Balls? party and because lately I've been baking up a storm and NotHannah at Diving Women has launched her Cookie Witch site I figured I would list my recipe for Santa Baby's. So her you go-

Santa Baby Cookie Balls

      1/2 cup margarine
      1/2 cup brown sugar
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      1-1/2 cups flour
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      20 to 25 maraschino cherries
      2 tablespoons juice from maraschino cherries (optional but I like the flavor, not that I'm a maraschino junkie or anything...DON'T JUDGE ME!..ahem)
      20 to 25 chocolate chips , plus 1 cup chocolate chips

Oven Temp: 350 Degrees Fahrenheit (does anyone know how to do the little circle thing for degrees on a keyboard cause without spell checker I can't spell Fahrenheit)

           1. Cream sugar and margarine well. Add vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well. If the dough seems dry,     
               add up to 2 tablespoons of the maraschino cherry juice.
           2. Stuff each cherry with a chocolate chip, then wrap in 1 teaspoon dough. (at this point it is advisable
               to appease the pygmies doing their war dance around your feet with either a cherry or a chocolate
               chip- or that may just be at my house)
           3. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.
           4. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over low heat or in the microwave, and dip
               top of cookies in melted chocolate.

Now grab a couple and eat them quick before the pygmies get the spears!! (yet again that may only be at my house.....)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Travel Log 12-6: I'll Get Enough Sleep When I'm Dead...

....Or so it seems. Been burning the midnight oil this weekend to get all the stuff ready to ship out Yule baskets to all and sundry this holiday.
    I got our holiday cards ready and set to send out once my husband gets me a list of addresses for his family (besides friends I don't have that many people to send them out to since my family is way scattered). I thought about doing a card exchange with a lot of you who are doing it this year but it's my first year making our cards and I want to try it out on some guinea pigs and next year I'll send them out to any of you who want them :).
Here's the artwork I did for the front of it.
I had fun doing it even though it took forever, lol. I really like the way her hair and face turned out.
      The hubby's company Christmas party went pretty well. Didn't win any of the awesome prizes they were giving away but did get to put faces to the names he tells me all the time (which did not match my mental images at all in some cases)
      On friday I went thrift store rumaging with my Mom, Sister, and the two gnomes (littles and squishie, lol). We found some great stuff including a second couch for $35. 35 bucks!! I was a little excited about this. It is practically brand new!!! Ahem. Ok I'm done now, lol.
    I also got these nifty little bits that will be transformed this coming week as I have time
And here are some pics from the last weeks that I finally uploaded, lol
The kids helping for Thanksgiving dinner
That's Her Royal Highness and The Monkey Man in their jammies at 1 o'clock (hey it was a holiday!).
   And here is the Squishie helping out too

And here is an awesome box full o' Squish I got earlier this week
So there you have it's been hectic and I'll get back to the 30 days of truth probably later this week. I have creative stuff to do (right after I play Transformers vs. Thomas the Tank Engine).