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Two For One Special

Times 2

I couldn’t decide which top to wear while David and I were running errands. He knew I wanted to sneak in an outfit photo so he told me to bring both.

We’ll do photos for both outfits, babe.

I knew there was a reason I love that man. Besides the fact that he pretty much rocks me socks off on a daily basis. Anyway.

Marci 12-4-12 Plaid 2

Shirt: F21 | Dress: Thrifted | TIghts: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer

Marci 12-4-12 Plaid 1The plaid top ended up winning for the day, but only because it was more comfortable and my errands consisted largely of sitting in waiting rooms. Comfort was key. Also, this is exactly what I wore–that is, no coat. I should probably cut that out. It’s getting cold out.

Marci 12-4-12 Formal 2

Sweater: Kohls | Dress: Thrifted | Tights: Target | Shoes: Fred Meyer

Marci 12-4-12 Formal 1This felt too formal, but I still loved it. I think it’s a super cute holiday outfit and it’ll definitely make another appearance, once the timing is right. Oh and lastly–so don’t care that I’m like ten million months behind on this tred. The blue & red look so smashing together I could just melt. Melt.

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Sequins: I’m An Excellent Co-Conspirator

A good friend of mine, both blogging-companion and IRL-compatriort, but mostly Facebook-friendly since we live more than an hour away from each other, needed a friend to step in with some support for her Top Secret Mission. I was so absolutely game (I mean come on, tell me there’s a secret mission? I’m in. Doesn’t matter.), but it was somewhat unfeasible since I live an hour away from her. And I don’t drive.

It’s this awkward hidden stipulation that being my friend will also include the willingness to travel for me, or meet me where I am. I’m pretty self sufficient with buses and biking, but if it’s out of bus range, I’ll need a ride. Or I can’t make it. It’s a burden I put on those around me, but fortunately, those around me love me enough to put up with it.

Hower this chick? She loves me enough ūüôā She picked me up late Thursday and we had a fabulous Friday adventure with a super successful top secret mission. You’ll have to check out her blog towards the end of the month for the Top Secret Mission details, but I’ll let you in on sneak peeks here!

Hope you guys are all having an amazing weekend!

Stripes: A Saturday Well Spent

A Saturday well spent is a Saturday spent playing Lego Harry Potter while wearing a HP shirt and Sprectrespecs and then eating bacon. Oh yes. And you know who has two thumbs and a had a well spent Saturday? This blogger!

 

Plaid with the Quibbler I got her in Wizarding World of HP.

 

I think I pull of the pretty dang well…maybe I’m a little bit of a Lovegood?

 

Oh yes, there were some silly faces made while wearing the Spectrespecs…if only you could see what I was seeing.

 

And then there was kitty snuggle time.

 

And then there was kitty judge time. I’m pretty sure we deserved it, though, so we can’t blame her.

That was my Saturday. I hope everyone else is having a great weekend and enjoying one of the last weekends of summer…how is it almost September?! Seriously. Happy Sunday!

Stripes: Hunger Games

Confession: Sequins and I are both HUGE nerds (ok, this is less of a confession and more of me stating the obvious). Now that you are armed with that piece of information, you can better imagine how excited we were when the opportunity arose for us to go to the midnight showing of the first Hunger Games movie.

So, late last night, we made our way to the movie theater with Plaid and¬†Monsieur¬†for the show of the year (aside from Titanic 3D…I’M SO EXCITED TO SEE THAT!). Since Sequins got Monsieur and herself matching t-shirts* I decided to make some matching t’s for plaid and myself so we wouldn’t be left out of the nerdy festivities. It was my first time freehanding lettering so I was pretty proud of the end result (though, admittedly, I got a little too into it and made my left hip fall asleep not one but three times in the quest for the most ideal angle to approach the fabric).

To make my (and Plaid’s) shirt, I just bought a cheap t from Michaels and painted it using Tulip brand fabric paint and some throw away brushes from another project I did last year (just incase the paint ruined my brushes-I do this every time I try a new paint just to be safe). To do the glitter section, I used Tulip brand glitter and glitter glue because it is supposed to withstand the washing machine…we’ll see. I’m not too worried about it, I just had a ton of fun making the shirts and getting a chance to channel some of my repressed crafting urges.

As far as the movie goes, I thought it was done in a very interesting manner. I definitely prefer the book but I thought the movie was artfully done although it leaves out some important details that would not have taken all that much time to incorporate. Aside from that, I really liked the shifts in perspective and how human the movie felt. The costuming and make up designs were awesome! So much better than how I had imagined it from the book. It would be really fun to have a Capitol themed party and dress up like we came from the Capitol because their outfits and styles were so cool!

All in all it was a great night (and my very first mid-night premiere!) and I am so glad I got to share it with so many great friends.

*Sequins here! Just a quick note on my shirt: Ilene over at Much Love Ily shared her Hunger Games shirt, found from an adorable etsy shop and I quickly snagged up two more for Monsieur and I– this one for me, and this one for Monsieur. The whole movie was super exciting, and mad props go out to Plaid, who introduced us to the whole book series. She turned me on to the books right almost exactly two years ago, before the third book came out. We sucked them down and talked about them endlessly, until finally Monsieur read the series a couple months after I finished them. We brought Stripes on board when we started planning the midnight premiere, and she was totally gung-ho. It probably didn’t help that I threatened her repeatedly that I would spoil the endings if she didn’t finish the book before the movie. She rocked, though, and no spoilers were necessary! (Although Pinterest spoiled a MAJOR devastating plot twist for her). Bye!!

Sequins & Stripes: The Orphan Christmas

Stripes, Plaid and I are on our second year of celebrating Orphan Christmas. For sure, none of us are actual orphans, but this is how we celebrate before Christmas with our respective families, to kick things off if you shall. This is a bit of a dual-post, so Sequins is commenting in the standard text, and Stripes in commenting in italics. Enjoy!

We decorated Plaid’s miniature plastic tree, Timmy, along with the tree Stripes and Plaid picked out, Dougal. We spend the whole evening eating Christmas food, decorating the trees, and crafting it up. I’ll show you guys what I made later on, because it was pretty spectacular.

The whole process gets a little silly. Yeah…this lift was a last minute decision but as you may be able to tell, I am actually lower than if I had stood. But hey! Anything I’ll do anything for a silly picture!

This picture reveals a truth that hasn’t cropped up before now on the blog before now–Stripes and I are total hipsters. And these are our hipster faces, posing with our hipster angels (they had a tags on them that said they might cause birth defects. I have no idea why we still have them…). It’s really because we were, like, the first people to have them. And we understand some people wouldn’t keep them but really we’ve just always put them on our shared holiday tree.¬†

Even Stripes’ Halloween cat was in the festive spirit. That’s Oliver! I LOVE him! I got him right before Halloween and vowed to decorate him for every holiday. We skipped Thanksgiving because I was in the process of moving but he will for sure make several cameos in the future.

Stripes insisted that I needed to be more festive, as well.¬†Only because you weren’t as infected with holiday cheer as Plaid and myself. And despite the face she’s making I think she found joy amidst our silliness. And you know wearing ornaments is totally en vogue…according to Oliver, anyways.¬†

Stripes was pretty into the whole thing. We also did presents, and that was where Stripes and I unleashed our Pinterest fury, starting with the wrapping and all the way down to the gifts themselves.

Stripes decorated her gifts pretty amazingly, complete with ribbon.

I was a touch lazy (okay, a lot lazy) with my gift wrapping and I just used a box from Michaels. I wrapped it in some really nice looking hemp, though, and included my signature impossible-to-undo-without-scissors knot. It’s a tradition. These knots are BRUTAL! But she totally pinterested it up, too, with the hemp. That stuff has been all over the place lately.

It’s a bit of an inside joke (well, rather, it’s more knowing-that-Stripes-has-an-obsession-with-Guinea-Pigs thing), but I got Stripes the plastic Guinea Pig pictured above, and I made five or so party hats for her to wear (her name is Guineviere). Stripes shared the party hat love with her other Guinea Pig, the soft, fluffy, grumpy one pictured above.

The fluffy one is actually named Mr. Grumpy Guinea Pig and Plaid bought him for me a couple months ago because life had me down. Well, he and my main Harold [known to everyone else as that stuffed lion that sits on my bed] did not hit it off. After feeling guilty for leaving Mr. Grumpy Guinea Pig with Harold and Harold looking more and more upset everyday I realized Mr. Grumpy had to move to my bookshelf. I get a little too involved with my “inanimate objects” (I have seriously named almost everything I have owned at one point or another- Edward the plant,¬†Esmeralda¬†my car, oh yeah and Oliver :P) but I think it’s just a side of effect of watching Toy Story as a kid- admittedly reinforced by Toy Story 3…I digress.¬†

Sequins made Plaid and myself some really neat cards! She makes the greatest cards (and they’re very pinteresty). I am super in love with the Hello one and may just keep it for myself!

This is a sad picture of an ornament I made for Plaid inspired by this Pinterest post…look for more in the near future!

This was the other ornament I made for Plaid. I LOVE him! I just used some Fimo, decided to make a monster, and this was the result. I think he is super cool and I kind of wish I had one for myself…To MICHAELS! Time to get more clay!

So those are the highlights of our mini-Christmas celebration. We hope you enjoyed our excessively Pinterested festivities-if you have any questions about how we made anything feel free to leave a comment and we’ll share our crafty secrets.¬†

Happy Holidays!

Stripes, Sequins, Plaid, and Oliver!