Friday, November 18, 2011

Headed to Chicago...more to come on Monday!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Suri's Burn Book

Even though I'm trying so hard to wean myself off tacky celebrity gossip I had to share this little gem of a tumblr that has literally spread like wild fire amongst my friends and coworkers.

I discovered Suri's Burn Book in July thanks to my amazing friend Tyler and it has been part of my 3 pm pick me up ever since. Totally beats a second coffee and the laughing I get out of this I count as ab exercise.

So enjoy a little celebrity gossip especially when it comes in the form of "Suri's" perspective.

Winter Partner

I'm sitting at a local coffee shop tonight, since I can't get legit internet at my apartment. Ugh standard. I'm really over my current month to month living situation if you can't tell, but until I leave this state it'll have to do.

Anyways while I was busy working on my never ending search, I started to notice the date crowd trickle in for an after dinner coffee/glass of wine. What I noticed was everyone was first date couples. Case in point: dressed up awkwardly (bc you never know what to wear really) fidgeting about around each other and trying to figure out am I really going to spend the next 6 months shacked up this person while the below occurs outside my house.

Here in MN the hammer that is winter could fall at any minute and that means people are running for their winter partner. No not life partner, winter partner. That person you find in MN to shack up with during cabin fever season (also known to last anywhere from end of November to end of April) because you're bored, lazy and too cold to go the bar and find some ass.

Celebrities do May-December romances. Minnesotans do December-May romances. I've always noticed how cyclical dating is in this state. Now a lot of people in general are coupled up in this state but in winter it hits the peak. So you can imagine my thrill over this last year when I was dumped 2 days after the first snow storm that began one of the longest, coldest and snowiest winters on MN record (and that is saying something).

This year I refuse to partake in this seasonal ritual for a thousand reasons the biggest being there is no way in hell I plan on being here another winter. That is motivation enough not to bother with wasting my energy on finding a Mr. Right Now.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Well my favorite holiday has come and gone and now I'm left with great memories and a boat load of candy. This year I was super spoiled with 3 days of events and so just one costume vision would not do!

Thursday we had an industry party where I debuted my Rosie the Riveter costume! Thanks Mom for getting the coveralls at Fleet Farm, definitely completed the look. It was a great event and people came out in such creative costumes!

Friday my friend Hannah threw a great house party, one of those parties where you have no idea how you fit 60 people into a duplex and everyone compliments on each other's costumes.

I made quite the fashionably late entrance to the party since I had quite the crafting emergency, which required me to hand stitch my flapper head band and 4 hours to set the pin curls which paid off with my faux bob. Find the tutorial here.

My make up was quite the undertaking as well, clearly in the 1920s they hadn't learned the if you do a heavy lip, do a lighter eye rule so it was full on vamp make up. Click here for the full tutorial.

I had so much fun with the flapper and felt like I stepped right out of Boardwalk Empire. 

Saturday was a great night out in Uptown with the Statue of Liberty and Mortal Kombat. Rosie won over Zombie Amy Winehouse since I didn't think my skin would react the best to the zombie make up.

Another successful Halloween and I'm already plotting ideas for next year! How did you spend your Halloween?