Sunday, October 31, 2010

Best Friday Ever!

Happy Halloween!

Now that thats out of the way, I need to talk about what happened on Friday. I pretty much spent the afternoon with Kat Von D. She did a book signing at my store which drew in about 400 people. She really is the sweetest person and really loves all her fans. My job was to snap the photo for people as they were getting their book signed. Everyone was so grateful and excited to meet her. She was showered with gifts and handwritten letters. She hugged just about everyone, and when she hugs, she gives a good squeeze, like you're old friends. I was even lucky enough to sit in on her interview before the signing started. She not only signed my books, but my makeup (her line at Sephora)as well. I was pretty much in awe of her all day. BEST DAY OF WORK EVER!

Then within a few hours, it was Halloween Party time! I went as Tippi from the Birds and Mark was Doc Brown from Back to the Future. 

There was also Rosie the Riveter, a zombie Prom Queen, a troll doll, and the many faces of Lady Gaga. What a fun night!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Wishlist

Just a small wishlist...

Some would make great Christmas presents and some would make great gifts to self. I'm looking for a cute winter coat and I love the velvet bows on this one. Nook Color was officially announced yesterday and I feel like I may need one. And a girl can never have too many shoes...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tattoo Chronicles

I cannot contain myself for the events taking place on Friday. Kat Von D will be at my Barnes & Noble signing copies of her new book "The Tattoo Chronicles". This being her second book, its more like a diary, a day in the life of a famous tattoo artist. I, of course, will be working the event and am excited and nervous all at the same time. I'm really just hoping I won't make a fool of myself. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

I was looking for a something new in terms of cupcakes to try out for Halloween and while surfing the web I found this great idea for 'Vampire Cupcakes'. The centers have cherry pie filling so that when you bite into them its supposed to look like blood plus its super tasty. It also said to use vanilla frosting to make fang marks out of red food coloring and toothpicks. 

I did a trial run a few days ago and skipped the fang marks because I was craving lots of chocolate. The cherry filling was delicious with the chocolate! I think everyone at work thought so too since they didn't last very long!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What makes us smile?

Sorry for the lack of posting. I have been pretty sick so besides being at work, most of my time has been spent in bed trying to get better. One thing that did get me pretty excited was finding out about this new exhibit at the Visionary Art Museum, right here in Baltimore. Its called "What Makes Us Smile" and is described as a "playful celebration of human joy". It is co-curated by Matt Groening, creator of the Simpsons, and Gary Panter, known for his whimsy behind Pee-Wee's Playhouse. The exhibit will feature costumes, cartoons, and other fun surprises created by 90 artists and comedians.

Also, the museum will have this self portrait done by John Waters called John Jr. I can't wait to go once I get better!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A fun weekend update!

I went home to PA this weekend for my friend Diane's bachelorette party. A few hours were spent at a Fall Festival in Bethlehem and then it was back to her house. It was fun to get to hang out with old friends and meet some new ones while celebrating. The most exciting part was running into the lovely Jaime K, who writes the Save the Kales! blog. You may think that there is a slight resemblance between her and I...all of our friends did anyway.

 Also while visiting, I bought a new vintage dress, a Beetlejuice doll, some brown lace up boots like I've been wanting, and finally found the perfect green dress suit for my Halloween costume on Etsy! What an awesome weekend!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Small Talk Studio

Look what I got in the mail today!

This adorable print of a 'Hampden Hon' was purchased from Small Talk Studio on Etsy. They are based right here in Baltimore and I was lucky to enough to see their work at Crafty Bastards in Washington DC this past weekend. I fell in love with this print and had to have it in a larger, more frame-able size. I'm also enjoying this print:

Everything they design is super cute and cheerful and would look great in my home! I advise you to check them out!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Boot Weather


One thing I love about Fall is that all the stores start putting out their selection of boots. I'm super picky about buying them and I usually am not satisfied with what I see out there so I start surfing the web for the perfect boot. Now I already own quite a few pairs; a few pairs of cowboy boots, my black lace up boots, and a pair of tall brown ones (which you can see in the picture on the right). My goal is to now find the perfect brown lace up. Here are some I am enjoying right now:

The first pair is from Delia's and the second pair is from Urban Outfitters. As you can see, the search is not going all that well. Told you I was picky!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Crafty Bastards!

Wow, today was amazing! Crafty Bastards far exceeded my expectations. It was quite possibly the largest craft show I've been to and the most fun. Mark and I brought our neighbor Robert and his daughter Emma. We had such a great time looking at all the awesome handmade stuff and its so nice to see all the familiar faces from past shows. Giant Dwarf is always a favorite of mine, so I bought a cute headdband and a "What Would Amy Sedaris Do?" shirt.

Of course we had to have some cupcakes and then some of us got our faces painted.

However, the best part by far was meeting Jay, the winner of Project Runway Season 1 (one of my favorite seasons and contestants!) He was so sweet and friendly and complimented me on my outfit and said how beautiful I was. I introduced him to my husband Mark and he said if he had a wife, he would want her to look like me. It was an awesome experience!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Something to look forward to...

So excited for Crafty Bastards on Saturday! This will probably be the last craft show of the year that I attend and I cannot contain myself because there will be 150 vendors there including some of my all time favorites. Being that the weather is nice, Mark and I will make the 45 minute drive out to Washington DC and enjoy good crafts, good cupcakes, and hopefully good purchases. I will most likely have some photos to share!

If you're interested in going, visit their blog to find out more information and to get a look at all the talented vendors that will be there!

And this guy will be there: