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The Essence of Joy

Hi everyone!

I'm in the weeds right now trying to get ready to leave for Blythe Con this week! But before all that, I wanted to share a wall hanging I made for a friend. I started with one of those $1 paper type canvases, it had a picture of Tinkerbell on it. lol I wanted to just paint and ink over her but she is one tough broad and did NOT want to be covered up. lol Soooo I went to the napkins and Mod Podged that all over her fairy face.


Speaking of which, how come Tinkerbell lives in a place called Pixie Hollow, uses pixie dust but everyone calls her a fairy? I always thought of a pixie and a fairy as two different things but Tinkerbell seems to use them interchangeably and it bugs me for some reason.

Hmmm...

ANYWAY, she got covered up with paint and napkins. :P


I was using a doll picture on the canvas so I went with orange and green to play off the colors in the picture. Doesn't make sense when I type it but in the end, I think those colors worked well together. lol


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The Best Meatloaf in the World*

*according to my husband

Hi everyone!

I don't typically blog about food or recipe type things but I have finally perfected my meatloaf recipe and have decided to share it with the masses! *spit take* That's right! *collective gasp* Please, try to stay calm everyone...


I can cook but it's not a big thing in my world. I love baking and really enjoy cooking for holidays (Thanksgiving being MY day) but for the most part, dinner is dinner is dinner. However, for whatever reason, I've always enjoyed trying new things with meatloaf. I think it's because you just toss stuff in a bowl, mix it up and cook it. Lots of leeway with a meatloaf, you can do tomatoes, potatoes, sauce, gravy, onions, garlic, 100 different types of bread crumbs, you can really make it anything you want.


Okay, so here's my recipe, it's not completely new or groundbreaking but it is delicious*! (*according to my husband) Feel free to give it a try or change it completely, just whatever you do: …

Right in the Gumballs

Hi everyone!

Here look at that, it's July already! How the heck did that happen??? lol At the end of the month I'm off to Seattle to attend (and vend at) BlytheCon! Since I'll be selling my hats, I've been working on different cutesy things to decorate my table with and here is a project that I found online and it's incredibly easy (and cheap) to make! A gumball machine from a terra cotta pot and round bowl:


Funny enough, I remembered that a former Alchemist at Gauche Alchemy had made one so I tracked down the tutorial she used which was this one at Kara's Party Ideas. This was so easy to make, it took like an hour. lol


I decided to use pom poms as "gumballs" since it will be sitting on my table, less mess and fuss that way. lol I'm also working on a couple of other candy themed whatnots for my table, one is finished and one is giving me fits. lol But still, hope to share them soon!

Have a great day!