Bouquet Of Dogwood Flowers

I’m so glad the week is over. You guys really have no idea how glad I am. When I got home yesterday I put my pjs on and laid in front of the TV with a couple of the kitties for a few hours. I think I was allowed to do that after that long event was over.

So since I went with my aunt I had to sit outside. Yes even in the crappy weather we had – rain and wind. Oh and with the wind it was so cold.

Finally the lady who was running it had some other people help with bringing everything inside on Saturday. Which pissed my aunt off but made me so happy. We had been sitting outside since Thursday in the mud and rain and well I wasn’t willing to get sick for anything.

So far though it seems like all I have is a sore throat, which I can deal with and I’m taking a small amount of meds to try to fend off the cold that I’m sure is to follow the sore throat.

Considering the crappy weather though I think it went pretty well. The cupcakes sold so well too – one lady came back once a day and would bring a different person each day. ^_^

One of the days I was sitting with my hat off so you seen my hair was blue. This older lady told her granddaughter “Look at her she has blue hair.” This lady looked at me again and asked me “You’re a girl right? Or are you a boy?” I’m used to that question though, but my only problem was the fact that she was asking it openly in front of a child. You shouldn’t teach people to question another person’s gender. I did tell her I’m a girl, because I’m 100% sure she wouldn’t have understood gender fluid. =_=

Sunday was the lady day of the event and we ended up closing early. THANK GOD!

I’m still not sure how much money I made because since we closed kind of at a spur of the moment my aunt didn’t have it all figured out so I’m suppose to go over at some point today to get my money. Plus it’s not like I can spend the money I’m just going to put it in the bank. I’m in saving mode now…which I admit, I hate. It always seems when I’m in saving mode something I’ve been dying to get my hands on goes on sale.

The event you were able to bring yard sale items too. Well One of the vendors we know from her doing all the other events we do. Her daughter had a table as well with some yard sale items. I ended up spending $10 on the yard sale items she had. I bought three pairs of jeans, two shirts, a pair pf pj pants, a tablet case and a wallet. Both of the shirts, pj pants, tablet case and wallet were Hello Kitty. So I think it’s totally okay. haha. I did buy a shirt from another lady, it was just a Superman shirt.

This week though, I’m going to be spending a lot of time doing nothing. I’m not even joking.

I do have so many pictures that I need to edit and get uploaded on DeviantART [link]. I was uploading every Friday night, but when the internet went to crap and we had to change to a new provider I just couldn’t upload anymore. So I’m really hoping to get back on track with doing that. It’s going to take me a while to edit them though because I’m so picky. It’s not that I do a lot of editing – mainly just fixing balance and such – but like I said, I’m picky.

I’m also going to get pictures ready to upload on facebook. I like waiting and doing just a large batch of pictures. I think it’s just easier. I always split them into folders so I can do them by the day so I don’t get them mixed up. I know it’s kind of stupid to have a folder just for 2014 pictures and have 90% of them in my timeline folder, but to me it makes sense. I mean if you’re looking for a picture I took in 2014 just go to the 2014 folder instead of fishing through the random things in the timeline folder. Haha. ^_^

This week also means getting ready for my lovely week away. ^_^

I think at this point we’re both just as excited to spend a week together and just be near each other.

I’m not looking forward to packing though. I suck at packing. And considering I’ll be gone for a week, that doesn’t help with my packing problem. >_<

I did figure I’ll be able to fit jeans, shirts and those kind of things in my suitcase. The bath items and things that are not clothing I think I could just put those in my backpack.

I am taking everything for my camera, just in case there’s a picture we take that we have to share. Yes, we can finally be those annoying couples on facebook that post a picture together every two seconds.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s cute to take couple pictures together and share them – but not like 10 within one day, I’m sure you haven’t changed that much within a day.

Plus depending on how the weather is – which I hope the weather is awesome – we’re going to be doing some walks around the neighborhood and you never know what I can find to take a picture of.

I am going to go ahead and write up the movie Wednesday post so I can schedule it to post without me having to be around to do it. He told me I could write it while I’m there, but I just think it would be kind of rude for me to be sitting and writing a blog entry instead of really spending any time with him.

Tonight I am going to start writing the post for this Wednesday. I watched the movie Saturday night and thought I was going to be able to start writing it, but by the time it was over and since I knew I had to get up early Sunday, I just didn’t bother with it.

Also, if you want to suggest a movie for Movie Wednesday just leave your suggestion in your comment. ^_^

 

Blog Title: Wagon Wheel by Against Me!

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You Ate My Brain

Iced Oatmeal Cookies

I love oats. I don’t know why, I just do. So last week while I was out with my mom one day I picked up a container of old fashioned oats – awesome for baking with. This led to me making cookies I’ve been craving for some reason. I made iced oatmeal cookies. Um. It was so worth it.

The only downside is the fact that the recipe I was using had the wrong amount of flour in it. So I ended up making one batch that looks super odd. After that though they all looked a lot better. I only had to add a bit more flour to the dough.

Patch

If you don’t already know my nickname is Ms Cherry – thanks to that cherry tattoo on my butt. Before my boyfriend and I started dating he joked that if we ever started dating that I would have to make him a patch for his vest. Well I did. haha. I’ve shown a picture of it to him. And in this picture it only has one coat of paint on it. I think it’s going to need two more coats of paint for it to look better.

The joke came along because I’m working on a bum flap for myself that has two big cherries on it and on the bottom it says ‘Ms Cherry’. ^_^ I’ll share pictures once it’s totally finished.

A friend of mine also asked me to do a back patch for him. I bough the black fabric already, I just need to get a hold of him to see what size for sure before I start sketching it.

Camera

Tuesday I had to run to the store with my mom, so I found this charm that I picked up for my charm bracelet. ^_^ I couldn’t pass it up. I know I’m going to have a hard time finding punk related charms though.

S'mores Cupcakes

Tuesday afternoon and night all I did was bake for this event going on this weekend. I’m honestly sick of seeing cupcakes. I baked 168.

I baked: S’mores (Pictures above), Marble, Twinkie, Confetti, Peach, Vanilla & Apple Pie.

New Hair

I also found time Tuesday to dye my hair! I still need a haircut, but here’s a picture of it – Wednesday made it in the picture too. I’m seriously missing my red a lot though, so before I dye it the next time I’m just going to order the dye.

Tuesday night also means Supernatural. I started to dye my hair during the episode because…it was just SO boring! Dean and Sam were in it just for a short time it seemed. I’m just hoping next week is better.

Today was the first day of the event and the cupcakes did sell pretty good, even though where we’re at is nothing but a mud hole.

Last night we set everything up and by the time we were done my shoes were soaked through and my socks were totally wet. I wouldn’t even wear my shoes today I had to wear my boots – and today my boots are soaked.

It was cold today too, which didn’t help.

One good thing is we’re right next to a yard sale, so I went over there a couple times today. One time I went with my mom and niece because they came for a little bit today. Since my niece is growing out of all of her clothes my mom ended up buying her a lot of t-shirts and pajama’s at this yard sale. I bought myself a pair of purple and black tights and a pair of pajama pants.

While my mom and niece were still there I ended up having to walk back over with my niece because they had a mini recliner that my niece wanted. She ended up getting it. It was only $1 because there were some marker spots on it, but I’m going to recover it for her.

When I came home tonight she has the recliner sitting by the coffee table. When I walked past it to get to my bedroom I seen a blanket and one of her dolls sitting in it – so at least she’s using it.

Pigs

When I came home these were waiting for me in the mail. I ordered them to turn one into a clip on charm for my niece’s charm bracelet for her birthday. I just have no clue what I’m going to do with the other five. haha. I guess I could turn one into a necklace for her too.

Her birthday is coming up so quickly, which is making me crazy. I wanted to make her a backpack like Dora, but I think that’s going to be more like a Christmas gift. So instead I’m going to make her a quilt. Since I’m going to stay with my boyfriend for a week (starting next weekend, yippie!) I think I’m going to at least take the fabric to cut the pieces, I mean I’m sure he’d at least help with measuring so all the squares are the same size.

He did say he’s going to help me finish putting studs on my vest! Which I can’t wait for, but I have a feeling I should have ordered more studs.

I just honestly can’t wait for this week to be over. I pretty much have no life from now to Sunday. And the best part is once this week is over I’ll have a few days and I get to see him and spend time with him. ^_^

I’m so excited I’m already packing things in my mind. haha.

Since I just got home around an hour ago I’m going to get in bed and not move for the rest of the night. Tomorrow is another early day…and long boring day.

 

Blog Title: Never Gonna Tell You by Teenage Bottlerocket

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Make Your Entrance Long

Two days in a row of taking a two-year-old (almost three) shopping…that is the perfect birth control!

Wednesday I was going to go shopping with my aunt in hopes of getting a few items bought up for the bake sale at the end of the month – and she had to pay a bill.

Well that morning I got up and I made soup and was eating it at the kitchen table. While I was eating it my niece sat down at the table and was eating a hot dog and cheese.

For some reason she loves hot dogs, but she’ll only eat them cold.

When I was finished with my soup I said that I needed to go get dressed and ready to leave. I shouldn’t have said anything. As soon as I said that my niece said I can’t leave, and she looked at my mom and told her she was going too. My mom ended up calling my aunt and in the end my niece went with us.

So instead of dragging my niece into the place where my aunt had to pay the bill we just sat in the van. Before we went there we picked up the mail so I was able to entertain her for a little while with the ads. That only lasted so long though, we ended up outside walking around the parking lot and we took a little walk down the street.

As soon as my aunt was done we heard those words I was hoping we wouldn’t hear: I want something to eat, I want something to drink.

So we ended up having to go to a place and pick food up. The good thing was it was a nice day so we went to the park and ate at the park.

She’s also in the middle of potty training, so the good thing was where we parked was right next to the bathrooms so we went to the bathroom before we left.

We had to go to a craft store – it’s one with a $1 section. So I didn’t really get to look at things, I was in the $1 section. She had piggy bank money and her goal is to always spend all of her money. So she ended up with two new rubber duckies, a coloring book, new crayons and a crown.

We did go to the restaurant supply store, but they don’t carry paper products. Which was a huge surprise. So we have no cake/cupcake boxes still. >_<

The last stop was to pick up some baking items. And it also led to having to buy Spongbob Square Pants Mac-n-Cheese. The good thing is, it was on sale for 88 cents.

Before we got out of the store she also had to buy a ball.

I went down the drink section looking for Kool-Aid flavors to use for that popcorn. I found that they had the Watermelon Kool-Aid! So I bought two to make Kool-Aid with and one for popcorn. Another new flavor is green apple! I’m more excited over the watermelon flavor though.

Yesterday was another shopping trip with my niece.

This time I was just going to Kohl’s to spend a gift card. I LOVE that they mail out the promotional gift cards. My mom always gets one and gives it to me.

My niece somehow got her dad to give her $10 the night before, so she alone had $15 to spend.

The gift cards they mail out though are $10, so I always go in and have a goal of only spending $10 or a little over.

I did find a pair of boots that would have been $2, but when I tried them on my niece didn’t like them and told me I couldn’t get them. Haha. So I didn’t get them, plus they were a size 4 and the brand they were I needed a 3. I hate that shoe brands are not all the same size. >_< I mean the show brand that Payless owns (the shoes you find in their store for around $10) I wear a size 2!

In the end I ended up buying a pair of these awesome leopard print jeans. They’re a size 12 though so they’re not “skinny”, they’re baggy and I’m hoping after a wash or two they’ll look better. The original price was $40! My thought was…I’m never buying my niece $40 jeans! I only spent $4 on them.

I’m an underwear hoarder. I just can never have enough underwear, and if it’s cute – such as cartoon animals – I can’t pass it up. I looked through the underwear in the girls section because they had a lot marked down but I didn’t see any I really liked. So I ended up getting a couple pair in the juniors section. One pair was $1.80 (original price $9) and the other pair was 90 cents (original price $9).

The last thing I bought was a tube top. But this one comes with straps that you can attach to it. I’ve been looking for one, and since this one was on sale and I wouldn’t end up spending any money on it that’s why I finally picked it up. It was $2.80 (original price $14).

So in the end I spent $10.13 – including tax!

At first my niece wanted to buy underwear. I’m not even kidding. Most kids want nothing to do with buying clothes, but she likes clothes. I’m not sure if that’s going to be a good thing or a bad thing when she gets older.

In the end though she ended up finding a Dora The Explorer doll. It’s the one where she’s a gymnast. The original price was $32.99. Which I was shocked by. But it was on sale so it was only $16.49.

To make it a lot easier I just put everything into one checkout. So the total was $17.07. If we would have bought everything at full price it would have been over $100.

After we were done there my mom had the idea of going to the park to feed the ducks. Well when we got to the park we realized none of the ducks were hungry. So my niece ended up playing.

I always go on the playground equipment with my niece. I see nothing wrong with it as long as there are not a lot of kids playing on it. Well this lady there seen a huge problem with it and started yelling! No joke! We had been at two other areas of the park before this and none of the other parents said a word to me, they quiet enjoyed seeing me playing on the stuff too. But this lady was like parent from hell or something. When she started yelling I picked my niece up and we went to the car.

I just can’t believe a parent would like that in public and in front of their child. I mean, how could you act like that? Screaming because someone is playing with a child – and she didn’t know if I was playing with my daughter or my niece, she had no clue what our relationship is.

Just as Wednesday as soon as we got in the car she started saying she was hungry. So we went to get ice cream.

Outfit picture: Crop vest, plaid pants, The Adicts t-shirt

I’m just tired after those two days of taking her shopping.

Later today I have to go help set up for the arts/crafts event that’s this Saturday. We can’t get into the building though to set up until after 6pm. So I have a long wait. I really want to take a nap, but I can’t. If I take a nap that means I’ll be up all night and Saturday is an early morning. Ugh.

Saturday the event is 9am to 4pm. I’m just hoping it goes well and I sell a few things.

Last night the best thing happened. My brother broke up with that horrid girl, which means she moved out. Now I can put things back in the bathroom!

Thanks to a family friend though we did find out for sure why she doesn’t have her daughter and who does. Turns out her dad has her daughter. Why? She couldn’t keep her daughter clean so someone called CPS on her.

I’m just hoping this makes him realize that he needs to worry about his daughter and not finding someone to lay down with. Though I have a feeling that isn’t going to happen any time soon, which is so sad. My mom did tell him that he needs to get to know someone before jumping into anything with them and letting them around his daughter.

Now I’ve been single for about three months. I haven’t really been looking for anything. Just making a few friends really.

Well I’ve made a new friend recently and we’ve been talking a bit every day. And we talk until we pretty much fall asleep at night. We’ve had some great talks and have found out through all the talking we’ve been doing we really understand each other – and well it’s awesome to not have to explain yourself to someone.

This morning I made a joke that I think I’m dying because of the huge lack of sleep from last night. His response to that was telling me that I can’t die. Well, I had to ask why…

because… *shuffles feet around nervously*… i like you, that’s why.

CUTEST THING EVER!

And I know I had such a stupid smile on my face. I do like him, but I haven’t had a chance to really be around him so I’m not sure how it’s going to be with extended hours around him. I’m just trying to take my time and everything – I just hope that doesn’t scare him away.

We have been talking about doing a little movie night or something like that. Which I think will be a good thing.

Blog Title:Mr. Hard by The Adicts

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Give ‘Em A Good One Right In The Eye

I don’t know if any of you have ever had it, but there’s this stuff called Jell-O popcorn. It’s popcorn covered in a hard coating made with Jell-O. Well I don’t like Jell-O so I used flavored drink mix – it wasn’t Kool-Aid but I’m just going to call it Kool-Aid popcorn! [Recipe]

Okay, I know it sounds kind of weird but it’s actually good. Plus you can use whatever flavor is your favorite flavored drink mix. I wouldn’t recommend attempting this with kids helping you – when the mixture is hot you can get serious burns – but I do recommend you making it for kids!

I took the recipe and cut it down to 1/4 of the recipe – I was just testing the recipe out to see how well it turned out. Since I cut it down into 1/4 of the recipe I ended up using 1/4 teaspoon of the powdered drink mix. It was a pure guess but it turned out to be on spot – I think so anyways. The only downside is I have the rest of a packet of drink mix to figure out what to do with it. I’m sure I’ll find something though.

While I’m talking about food I’ll take the time to express how stressed I am over this bake sale that’s coming up. It’s going to be held the 1st though the 4th (May). So by looking at the calendar there’s not really a lot of time left. Ugh. Plus the number of cupcakes has me completely stressed.

How many cupcakes has to be baked for this bake sale? Only over 200. =_=

I know it seems crazy to make that many but it’s easy to freeze cupcakes and we’re making 10 different flavors.

I’m also working on my first cupcake recipe! I don’t want to say too much about this cupcake, but it’s taking me a while to get it together because instead of making the cake from scratch I’m writing the recipe out so you’re using a cake mix – I know a lot of people don’t have the time to make it from scratch so that’s why I’m doing it that way. If you know me though, you know I hate using cake mixes for anything. I think this cupcake is a very summery cupcake too. ^_^

Last week I took the time to dig out my vest – for some reason it was in with my costumes, no clue why it was in there. This thing has been a labor of love and sleepless nights. I’ve finally started adding studs to it. I did order some more studs from ebay – 90 cents total for 100! I can’t wait to get them in the mail.

I know 99% of people with vests buy patches to sew on. I have a love for all things paint – you guys know how much I love painting – so I paint my own patches. I haven’t added any new patches to it for a while, but I am working on a new one. The new one is going to be a pig wearing a cop hat. I just need to pick up the blue and pink paint that I need to paint it.

I have been throwing around the idea of making a patch that looks like name tag and having it say one of my nicknames on it – though I have no clue which nickname to use. I just think it would a great addition to the vest. And I still have so much room for patches too.

I also took the time to fix my belt. This is the belt I love for so many reasons, but due to me wearing it all the time right where it would feed through the buckle it was in two pieces. I found some heavy duty thread and sewed it together. I still have my blue and black belt, but I’m going to give that one a rest for a while so I can wear this one again. It sounds so odd, but I’ve missed this belt so much and I know the “fix” isn’t going to last very long but I’m going to wear it until I can’t “fix” it any more.

And here’s an outfit pictures from the 3rd. ^_^

A couple weeks ago I took all my band shirts that I’ve bought and fixed them so I can wear them all now. Adult small is too big on me so I took all the shirts and cut them down to a youth large. It just feels great to finally be able to wear all these shirts that I spent money on and were never able to wear. I did leave a couple big so I can sleep in them and such.

So a couple posts ago I explained this mess of a girlfriend my brother has. I have yet to figure out the truth behind why she doesn’t have her daughter – I don’t believe a word that comes out of her mouth. As far as things between her & I, they came to a head Sunday night.

I was talking with my mom. We were talking about his dog. I said: “He should have never gotten a dog when he couldn’t take care of his daughter.” (You all know how he doesn’t spend the time & such he should with her) Out of nowhere this girl shouts out “He does take care of his daughter!”. At that point I walked over to where I could see her and I said:

“I wasn’t talking to you. You’ll know when I’m talking to you, bitch.”

That’s all I said and I walked away. I can’t only take so much of someone thinking they know everything and thinking they’re part of everything. She isn’t and she’ll never be.

Well after that I was sure the shit storm was going to start. Turns out my mom loved the fact that I stood up to her. Before I went to bed that night my mom’s husband stopped me and told me he was proud of me for standing up to her. Needless to say I think it all proves no one likes her and everything is fed up with her crap.

I see clearly now that she’s a troublemaker, but she always makes it out so she’s the victim. The only victim I’m seeing is her daughter, her daughter has no mother.

But ever since the blow up between her and I, she’s been going to a friends house during the day so I don’t run into her. I guess she’s scared of me now, she did look like she was going to cry when I told her how it was. I think she’s never had someone stand up to her.

On a lighter note, I think I’m going to talk my mom into going with me to the mall Thursday. We’ll be taking my niece too, but it’s been a while since we’ve been to the mall with her. Plus I have a gift card for one of the stores to use. It would be nice to get some new shoes, but I don’t see that happening. At the least I’ll get a new kitchen item. ^_^

Today for the most part I spent time working on a few things before this art/craft event on Saturday. I have nothing totally finished though…mostly because I ended up making the cats a toy. haha. I’m figuring though I will be able to have at least a couple new things finished by Saturday.

I also took time to clean. Mostly putting clothes away. I have a bad habit of not putting them away after they’re washed. I thought having a closet would help break that habit, but so far it hasn’t. I also went in the bathroom and began the headache of cleaning out all the old products that are no good or that no one is using. So while I was cleaning I had music playing, so I thought it would be fun to share the playlist I was listening to.

My AK by Abolitionist
Hard As Fuck by Against All Authority
An Hour Made For Arson by Allout Helter
All Cops Are…A-Z by Anti-Flag
This Is The New Sound by Anti-Flag
The Ranks Of The Masses Rising by Anti-Flag
Shit Happens by Bishops
Talk Not Bomb by Call For Arms
White Roses CityCop.
Vs. World by Curious Volume
Spoiled Girls by Earworm Attack!
Ashtray Petting Zoo by Joyce Manor
The One Party System by Justin Sane
Wish by Much The Same
Horny In A Hearse by Nekromantix
Can’t Party by NU
Off The Wagon by Paddy And The Rats
Hot Rod by Peaches
Stay Dreaming by Playtime Revenue
Under The Gun by Riot Agents
Cruising For Chicks by Teenage Bottlerocket
In The Pit by Teenage Bottlerocket
Mutilate Me by Teenage Bottlerocket
Horrorshow by The Adicts
Mr. Hard by The Adicts
Smart Alex by The Adicts
Hot Pearl Snatch by The Cramps
Like A Bad Girl Should by The Cramps
Bend Over, I’ll Drive by The Cramps
You’ll Come Crawlin’ by The Creepshow
Rock’n’Roll Sweetheart by The Creepshow
Shit Out Of Luck by The Kings Of Nuthin’
Shitsville U.S.A. by The Kings Of Nuthin’
You’re Fucked by The Kings Of Nuthin’
The Slowest Drink At The Saddest Bar On The Snowiest Day In The Greatest City by The Lawrence Arms
Fuck The Radio by The Potato Pirates
A Knuckle To The Nose by The Potato Pirates
Loosen Up by The Potato Pirates
Feel The Same by The Rebel Spell
You Remind Me The Kids I Used To Hate At School by Uncommonmenfrommars
Perfect Place by Virus Nine
Sky Started Crying by White Wives
Hungry Ghosts by White Wives
Paper Chaser by White Wives

In the morning though I have to go with my aunt. She has a bill thing to deal with first, after that we have to go to a local restaurant supply store to look at prices of cupcake boxes and things for the bake sale. She also has to go to JoAnn Fabric. I don’t have the money to spend there but I can at least go in there and look around at a couple things – mostly the paint to make more patches with.

Blog Title: King For A Day by The Kings Of Nuthin’

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That bombshell’s a punkrocker

So the other night I made myself a nice chocolate cream pie! [Recipe]The only part that isn’t fun about making it is all the stirring you have to do. By the time I was done my arm was ready to fall off. It was well worth it though!

The sad thing is I had to put a piece of paper on the top of the pie that reads “DO NOT TOUCH!”.

Yesterday I went out and bought a few things to make “magic wands”. It should totally be easy to make, but I have a feeling it’s not going to be as easy as it seems. I haven’t had a chance yet to go through the ribbon we have to pick out the colors I’m going to use. I’m just going to use some random colors since the end is going to have a yellow star.

While I was out yesterday I even bought myself some hairdye. It wasn’t the blonde I wanted, but it did lighten my hair up a bit and it just feels better to have a change. I’m hoping before June to be able to re-dye my hair the normal red.

Oh! And in June I was invited to go see Screeching Weasel & The Queers in Pittsburgh! As of right now I’m going. Fingers crossed I’ll be able to pre-order my ticket though. If I can’t I don’t think I’ll be going. I just don’t want to be the only one there without a ticket and them sell out. I am excited at the chance of going because it’s been way too long since I’ve been to a good punk show.

I know this is super short for me, but I just can’t seem to write today.

Blog Title: Keep It Punk By The Queers

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I’ll Run Backwards

So the week wasn’t that great and weekend wasn’t that much better.

Instead of my niece being here until this afternoon, she’s here until Tuesday night now. Don’t get me wrong I like when she’s here because I know she’s okay – and I know someone is feeding her real food. It’s just a lot of work. Not to mention my brother has a new girlfriend…

This girl came here with no clothes – besides what she was wearing. And it’s been nearly a month and she’s still wearing the same clothes. Ew. Not to mention the same underwear…double ew! How can someone do that? Just the thought of it makes me want to get a shower.

Today I went into the bathroom to notice she has been using my face wash, as well as my fingernail polish remover pads. So tonight I’m going to be taking all of my items out of the bathroom.

I have no problem with letting other people use things, but you ask first!

She just came in and thinks she owns everything and is the boss of my niece. Like I told my mom, this girl is nothing to my niece and will never be.

Tomorrow I’m suppose to babysit since my mom has to go see her doctor. So I called my aunt, so tomorrow my niece and I are going to go over to her house for the day – well until my mom gets home from the doctor. Tonight while everyone else is asleep I’m going to gather some snacks up and pack a little bag and get her coat and shoes together so this girlfriend won’t have time to ask where we’re going. It’s none of her business.

I’m seriously just fed up with the way she acts. She lays in bed all day and watches TV – or plays on her phone. I’ve never seen her lift a finger to clean. And I’ve only seen her really cook once…and I ended up washing the dishes!

I mean I know I don’t have a regular job, but I sure as hell don’t lay around all day long. If I’m not working on new items I’m doing housework and such.

Plus this girl has a daughter, but doesn’t have custody of her and never sees her…I’m going to get to the bottom of that because I want to know why if she’s going to be around my niece. And if it’s a court order, it takes a lot for a court to take a child away from their mother. When I heard this information a little red flag stood up in my mind. I’m not saying she did anything bad or abused her daughter – I’m just saying I have a right to know if she’s going to be around my niece.

In other news…

I saved the jar from my Better Than Bouillon vegetable base – if you have never tried it, it’s AMAZING – in hops of getting the stickers off the jar…which seems like it’s going to take everything to get the stickers off it. I want to use the jar to put some of my oatmeal bath in for one of the upcoming craft events. I think once the jar lid is covered with fabric it will look cute.

Does anyone have tips for getting sticker labels off a glass jar?

Right now I’m only going to take two jars of the oatmeal bath to see if I can sell them. The downside is since we don’t have a working printer I have to write out the tags and directions for them. Fingers crossed people can read my writing! haha.

I would like to sell the bath online but the reason I don’t offer it in my shop is the cost of shipping. Shipping costs just suck sometimes.

Talking about mail…A friend from California sent me a cute little letter last week and I did finally write him back and I even put together a tiny package to send. It should cost right around $1 to mail it, which is right in my price range! haha. It was just great to get a little letter in the mail. Sometimes handwritten always beats something on a screen.

If anyone wants to do like a random note exchange or something along those lines just let me know! ^_^ I’m always up for it! And since craft events are coming up, it will give me something to do while I’m sitting there for a while. Which is another reason why I’m glad my mom got me a tablet for Christmas – I may not have wifi at most of the events, but I’ll at least be able to play games and read.

The first event is April 12. Which is coming up so quickly – I can’t believe it! The good thing is I have all the 1950‘s inspired headscarves finished. But the bibs I was hoping to make I screwed up on so I won’t be finishing them at all. The last thing I was going to make are some sleeping masks, but I can’t work on those until I get some elastic.

If the oatmeal bath sells at this first event I am going to be making more and offering it at all the events I attend.

I’m hoping to make enough money at this first event to order my niece her birthday gift. For Easter I’m making her “Backpack” – the backpack from Dora The Explorer. I’m still on the fence as to what to get her for her birthday. I was really wanting to get her a doctor pretend play kit, but she’s really into the idea of being a ballerina lately.

While talking with my aunt today I did figure out everything to do with the birthday cake. The cake is going to be a regular vanilla cake and the icing is going to be pink lemonade! I still need to get the stencil drawn for it. The hope is to do a large pig and do a baby pig – the baby pig will be just all for her instead of a cupcake.

I know it’s been a while since I’ve talked about dating…well I’m not dating. Weekend of the convention I had a hard time because it just seemed everything reminded me of Jason. That’s kind of why I spent most of my time alone while we were all at the cabin. I just needed time alone.

As of now there’s no one I’m looking to date or anything like that. I’m just going to be alone for a while. I think that’s just what I really need to do. I have been asked on a couple dates and I’ve turned them down.

A bit of a funny story…and scary…

Yesterday at around 8pm I realized I had not seen Wednesday since that morning. Well around 9pm I got a flashlight and went outside in the rain/snow to try to find her. As I was walking in front of the house calling her name, I looked over and see a little black foot stretching out from the siding of the house. There she was! She was stuck under the house all day, and when I got her out she was a mess. She had spiderwebs all over her head, stuff in her tail and she smelled like death. When I got her in the house all she wanted was food. In the end she was totally fine, but it was funny to see her leg reaching out.

Once she ate she was glued to me for the rest of the night, and today she didn’t leave the house. I think she realized outside is bad.

Blog Title: Roll Me Through The Gates Of Hell by Mischief Brew

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One Perfect Night’s Not Enough

What a crappy weekend.

Friday afternoon I was in town with my aunt, mainly because I needed to go to the bank to deposit money. The bank wasn’t the only stop.

Before I left my house though I was on my phone checking my bank account, only to see I had a few extra dollars in my account! The reason for this is there was something I was thinking about buying and I kept thinking I didn’t have that extra money…when I never ordered what I was looking at. haha.

I also had to mail a package before going to the bank so I only put $5 in my account – which is enough to renew my domain and still have extra left in my account.

And my aunt gave me some money to put in my account to order her something from ebay since she doesn’t have a computer. Which I’ve already ordered what she wanted.

I do have to get on ebay sometime to complain about a package I ordered nearly a month ago and I still don’t have it. I want a refund if I don’t get it any time soon.

Anyways…with the little cash I had on me I did buy a few things, but I bought nothing for me.

I bought my niece this magic wand that makes noise when you shake it and I found a piggy coin purse.

After I talked with my mom yesterday I think we’re going to do an Easter egg hunt for Easter…as long as there isn’t snow. We have a bunch of those plastic eggs so we’re going to get little candies and things to put in the eggs.

So we’re leaving for con on March 21st around 11am.

I know it’s so early to be thinking about things, but what can I say I don’t want to forget anything at home or not get something finished.

My goal is to be packed on the 20th – as far as a couple outfits, pjs and things like that goes. The morning of the 21st I’m going to gather up all my bath items and get a little sewing kit together.

The big thing is going to be taking the two outfits. One of them I have on two hangers with a plastic bag over it – I still need to fix the front ruffle on that one. So I’m going to be looking through the house for two more plastic hangers and another plastic bag that will fit over this outfit. I’m going to take both petticoats just in case I get there and I don’t like wearing one I have another one to wear. And I’m just not sure how to pack my wig. I still do have the net on it that it came in the mail with, so I may try to put it with my clothes. I don’t know.

top

This is the top of my new outfit, so far. It is suppose to have four buttons but two of them came off when I was trying to sew the white ribbon on it. But I love the buttons! I was going to use smaller brass buttons but when I found these huge white ones I had to use them.

The last major thing I have to do to the top is the collar of it. I have it sewed together, I’m just waiting until tomorrow to iron it…once I iron it I have to figure out how I’m going to sew it on. Fingers crossed what I have in my mind comes to life.

skirt

And this is the skirt so far. For the most part it’s finished. The only major thing left is adding a bit white bow to the back of it. I was thinking about adding some beading work to it but it’s all going to come down to when I finish the top if I have time for that kind of work.

I have tried the skirt and top on, but I haven’t tried them on together. I’m kind of scared to because I don’t want it to look horrible. Unlike some people I don’t have $300+ to spend on an outfit, so I know mine are going to just look so bad next to theirs. That is honestly the only reason I’m scared of going to con.

Aside from that I’m excited to go. As I said we’re leaving the 21st and won’t be coming home until the 23rd.

I am worrying about having the money to eat on. To get in the con it’s only $3, but eating isn’t going to be that cheap. Well at the con it should be because it’s a college and well college kids don’t have a lot of money. Fingers crossed it works out that way. But it’s around a 3 hour drive from home to where the con is so since we’re leaving around 11am I’m sure we’ll have to stop for a snack or something…same way with coming home – plus dinner Friday night and at least breakfast Sunday morning.

My mom is going to pick up some snack food when she goes to the store this week so at least I’ll have some snacks while I’m sitting in the hotel room.

Due to con and a few other things I am doing something special for blog readers with my etsy shop [LINK] – or not through my shop. This is for US people only – all bow earrings and (bow) keychains I’m offering free shipping! ^_^ If you order any of the bow earrings/keychains drop me an email and I’ll take the shipping from your order or drop me an email and we can do an order through paypal!

I’m also thinking about doing a mini giveaway to celebrate my blog turning 8. It won’t be a huge thing due to money and it will only be open to the US only, I’m still on the fence about doing and I’m not even sure what will be in the giveaway. I’m glad I still have a little time to think about it. haha!

Blog Title: Constant Headache by Joyce Manor

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