Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You may kiss the bride...

We did it! On October 8th Michael and I were married in Las Vegas in the company of a few immediate family members.
We tied the knot at the MGM Grand, they had a "Hollywood Glamour" package that was just perfect for us. I'm not sure if I've really mentioned it here but I am a total sucker for the 30's & 40's era. The starlets, the fedoras, the movies, the music... Le sigh...
Ah so the package, hair & make-up at Cristope Salon, live pianist (played As Time Goes By, during the ceremony) All white bouquet of Cala Lilies, Stargazer Lilies (did I ever mention how much I love lilies) roses, orchids and tulips. And a studio photography session after.
The staff at the MGM Forever Grand Wedding chapel were so amazing! Angela, our coordinator, helped us pull together the wedding in just one month's time, she was so helpful, nice, patient, bubbly every time we spoke! Plus, when one of the buttons popped on my husband's tux, she was there needle and thread in hand to mend it for him while he panicked.
Before this post starts to sound like an ad for the MGM's wedding services.... I will share pictures!( < flickr set)

It was beautiful. The pictures came out so well I have trouble picking out a few favorites. I think the two of us pull off the black & white old style look pretty nicely. I mentioned to my grandmother how handsome he was in his tux, he reminded me of a young Gregory Peck and I felt like Joan Bennett during her femme fatal era. Maybe a little Ava Gardner. Our mini-honeymoon was great. I have tons of things about Vegas to share, pictures and stories and such. I'm still battling the black-plague equivalent of a head cold (goin on over a week now), so it may be a while before I get back to semi-regular posting.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing in my happy moment!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

new boots call for new boot laces

I know I've been slacking on the blog posting but the wedding is a beast onto itself and has taken over! Just one week to go now......
boot laces
In the mean time I got some awesome boots, they are like knee high converse hightops (although they are Airwalker brand and, well, knee high)
I wanted to make some funky boot laces to go in them, first I went out and got myself a set of sock DPN's sizes 00-1. I planned on making I-cord laces, but the yarn I wanted to use was worsted weight, not lace, sock or even sport would prolly have worked. I-cords were too thick with this yarn (peaches & creme, pink lilac colorway) and wouldn't fit through the grommets.
So I decided to crochet a set. I planned on jut a single row of SC stitches long enough would be good. When I started to work them up I realized that I loved the way the plain foundation chain looked. So I whipped up two sets. (and I don't recommend a 13hr crochet-a-thon my finger tips are sore!)
boot laces (4)
boot laces (3)
One set is just plain foundation chain, the other set worked up as follows:
(both sets worked with worsted weight yarn on a size E hook, one size down from recommended hook size)
Work a foundation chain as long as you want your laces to be, I took out the original laces and just held them together to measure, I made them a little longer than the original laces because i like the big bow. My laces wound up about 115-120inches long (remember these are for Knee High boots)
So you work the foundation chain to the desired length, then you work single crochet stitches into the back of each foundation chain stitch. Now I DO NOT mean back loop only, though that may look pretty neat-o if you'd like to try it. I mean the "camel hump" on the WS(wrong side) of the chain, that lil horizontal bump that looks like it connects the stitches.
When you reach the end just fasten off, you can wrap the ends in tape (maybe give it a lil melt), paint the tips with clear nail polish, if you used acrylic yarn you could just give it a lil melt on the end (this will only work with acrylic yarn, if you used organic you'll just burn up the end and ruin all that hard work, plus it will smell like burning hair in that room for like a week, ask me how I know)to give yourself a "tip" (don't now the technical term and I'm too lazy to look it up). mine are un-tipped at the moment, ha vent decided how I'd like to seal them up yet.

I plan on making lots more laces of varying colorways, the I-cord set is still planned, just for a little later. Now go forth and make funky shoe laces, and please share pics if you do, I'd love to see what you guys can come up with!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Had to share!

so two things I just had to share.. one.. I won some fiber from the Phat Fiber blog recently and it arrived today!
astro batts
It is much prettier in person, the light in my kitchen is not so good today.
I can not wait to spin it up. I'm going to wait until I get through the other 4oz of roving I have and get a little better before I do though, because this stuff is awesome. It is so cushy and squishy and shiny. They are AstroBatts from Rocketyarn's shop on etsy go check out that shop if your into fiber/yarny stuff (I especially like the look of the Gemsations lace weight yarns)

And I've been working on my hand spun yarn. I'm so very excited to say when I took it off the chair when it was finally dry.... no more corkscrews! It really relaxed a lot! I started to knit this Whisp wristlet last night but was having issues. Half the ribbing wasn't lining up and I followed the pattern to a T. Then I realized that I could change row 4 to read purl 11 (p1, k1) to end, or keep the purl at 12 and (k1, p1) to the end to fix it. I frogged it and started over today.
Right Side:
whisp in progress 1
Wrong Side:
whisp in progress 2
I still need to knit the pocket and flap but I love it already! I actualy think if you didn't want to pocket you could leave it as is and wear it WS out ad it would look funky!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Semi Wordless Wednesday

I dyed my first handspun last night! I used pink lemonade and ice blue raspberry lemonade kool aide, two packets each for just under 2oz of yarn. I wound up doing it in the microwave, the man was confused as to why i was microwaving yarn at 11 o'clock last night, but also impressed that it worked. It was still a wee bit damp this morning and a bit tangled up so I wound it around the back of a chair to dry under a bit of tension...
It came out pretty well, it's kind of over spun, which you can't really see in this photo (under tension and all) but I'm still going to knit with it. I would be knitting with it right now if it would dry faster!!!
If you'd like to see the yarn on the spindle, and before it was dyed (or even just how twisty/over spun it is) you can visit my Handspun Adventures Flickr Set

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holy Crap it's been over a month!

Since I last posted. I'm sorry guys. I'm sure I wasn't missed all that much.
I've been sort of out of my mind recently.
Gearing up for a craft show in Sept. Learning crochet, taking care of the house, and, oh yea, trying to decide between a large wedding later, or "eloping" in Vegas when we are there for the APEX show in October.
Thats what has been making me loose my mind. There are so many pro's and cons to both. And I hate that for something as special as my wedding day, the money is a huge deciding factor. We could pay for a wedding at home, within the next year, but it would completely wipe out our savings (and probably his parents savings as well) and with only one paycheck coming into this house, no savings, well that's a scary thought.... And it wouldn't be the big church wedding the future mister would want, most likely it would be held in our back yard or his parents back yard, but it would still be nice, and all our family could be there.
Now Vegas (which is in a little over a month, oh god.....) I could spend the money I was given by my father (ironically enough it was my wedding fund, but he gave up on the thought before we got engaged, so it became house improvement fund, and now may turn back into wedding fund) and pay for a whole she-bang. Dress, rings, ceremony. We could go somewhere beautiful, the Valley of Fire... or have a Vintage Hollywood Wedding at the MGM among other options. But most if not all of our family would not be able to attend, in actuality I'd be surprised if more than his mother and possibly my father hopped on a plane to come out.. well best friend Bri would, if she could get the day(s) off.

So all this and way way more have been crowding my brain, driving me a wee bit more bonkers than usual. I've been taking the frustration out on yarn.....
wanna see?

blanket for my cousin's newborn son

grim reaper.. oooh scary...

sackboy to the rescue

skeleton bride in progress

skeleton groom in progress

whats a Gabu? cute thats what
yea yea, i let the wedding slip into my projects.....

Monday, July 20, 2009

Vacation was amazing......

Hey guys, did you all miss me?
I just spent a wonderful week in Bermuda! My man's parents lease a time share with another woman and they go every year. Every once and a while they bring some family down. When my man and I first started dating we got to go with them, we had been together for seven months, and that was four years ago.
I was told two years ago we'd get to go this summer and had been anxiously awaiting for what felt like forever. Bermuda is a paradise and I enjoyed it so much!
While I was daydreaming about mango daiquiris, my man was day dreaming about one thing in particular, and he never let on........
Let me start by saying, that first year, we got some wonderful pictures at the unfinished church (historical site). It really is a beautiful ruin with an interesting story.
When we arrived this past Saturday my man and I went for a walk around St. Georges together, and made our way up to the unfinished church. They were setting up for a wedding, it looked beautiful!

I took some pictures, he took some pictures, we ducked out of the sun into the shade of a tree to soak it all in, we were there, together again, in paradise. And just as I was about to walk down the path away from the church he stops me, and asked me to marry him.

Best vacation.... ever.....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

I love frogs! If you click on this picture to see the full size, the detail on this lil guy is amazing!
I took this picture on a hike up Sparta Mt. a few weeks ago. It was beautiful, but I came home with many ticks, so I steered clear until I got some Off! (though I haven't made it back yet).

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Person of Interest: Caroline of New Hope Beading

Today I'm very proud to present to you all a wonderful woman from New Jersey.

Name, rank & serial number? Aka who are you, what is it you do, where can we find you on the web?
Hi, my name is Caroline and I make handcrafted jewelry. You can find me on-line at:
and the new site that links them all together for you is:

Have you always been crafty/artsy? what made you decide to start your shop?
I have always liked to follow a project from start to finish no matter what the nature of that project. I also love design. I started out as an Assistant Buyer for a large department store in Manhattan when I first graduated college as an Undergrad, but I have worn many hats since!

I tell the story of how newhopebeading was born in the profile of my Etsy shop
(seriously, you should head over and read her story, right now, we will wait for you, I promise)

What would you consider your biggest success?
My kids.

How/Why did you get involved in the EFNJ?(Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey) (if you don't mind me asking that is)
I don’t mind you asking that at all. When my daughter was first diagnosed with epilepsy we were in shock. She was 8 years old and had never had a seizure before. We were lost and did not know where to turn. To complicate things we were in the process of moving back home to New Jersey so trying to secure medical care for her was complicated. I turned to a pamphlet from the doctor’s office from The Epilepsy Foundation, initially to assist in finding doctors after our move home.

But I found so much more!!!! I could go on and on about the amazing programs they have where they go into schools and do staff development and awareness programs for staff and students alike. The list goes on and on. But the one thing that took me totally by surprise was the understanding voice I always heard at the other end of the phone. I honestly don’t know how we would have gotten through that first year without them. Often when someone is first diagnosed, it takes awhile to hammer down the specific diagnosis and to get on the right medication.

My daughter has found amazing doctors and her medication (knock wood) is working well. As of May 31st she was 1 year without a major seizure and if we make it to August 5th without another seizure she will be one year seizure free…she said she wants a cake LOL
(mmm, cake! I don't blame her, keepin fingers crossed for her!)

Have you ever had a project disaster turn into something beautiful? On a literal level, no I am too anal. If a piece of jewelry doesn’t come out just right I will take it apart and redo it. Maybe that is why making jewelry has been so therapeutic for me since Samantha’s diagnosis. A piece of jewelry I can fix and change, control. Many other things in our lives these last 2 years we need to just accept and manage.
(now this is a statement I can completely understand!)

Any current/upcoming projects that you’re excited about working on?
Oh you asked the magic question. I am like a kid waiting for Christmas when I am waiting for supplies to arrive. Right now I am waiting for some Hill Tribe silver to arrive from Thailand. I order it directly because I get the best price, which I can then pass on to my customers. The only downside to ordering direct is that it can sometimes take as long as 2 months for it to clear customs! Right now I am waiting for some really cute starfish and other nautical Hill Tribe pieces. I really hope they get here before Summer is out!

Is there any tidbit of wisdom you’d like to share with us?
Life can turn on a dime…be happy today…don’t wait for tomorrow.

I’m interested to see how others may respond to the random profile question I got from blogger….
Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?

I have absolutely no idea what that means LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and blogger random question dealie wins again, that s.o.b)

Now, you want to hear some really good news? Caroline is having a huge sale right now! It's only for her Etsy shop, but keep your eyes on her Artfire shop as a sale might find it's way over there sometime this weekend!
Fourth of July Weekend Deals and Treasure Hunt Deal:
*Free shipping in her entire shop from July 2nd thru July 6th.
*10% off all Mother's and Grandmother's Bracelets from July 3rd thru July 5th
*Find the special item with a treasure chest hidden and receive 15% off that item July 2nd thru 6th

Thank you Caroline for sharing your passion and story with us. It's women like you, who inspire me, everyday and in every way.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

Originally uploaded by TheClayMuse
I went to visit Mom on Monday, got lots of pictures of the new babies & her "new" c1800's antique spinning wheel. We had a great time, I brought my spinning & knitting and she refuses to believe we will ever get a long slick of roving from her babies. She shall see!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Not very Wordless Wednesday: Graduation edition

Heya folks! for this edition of not very wordless wednesday I bring to you a few pictures from my college graduation, and two not very good cell pics of my baby sister's HS graduation!

The man and I

Me, Mom, Grams and lil Sis

I hammed it up a bit!

Aren't the grounds of WCCC pretty?

My brat

Me and my brat, I'm so very proud of her, wish I had better pics to share, but all I had with me was my cell, I know I know, I'm a bad sis!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Person of Interest: Karen of ScrappinCorner

Name, rank & serial number? Aka who are you, what is it you do, where can we find you on the web?
My name is Karen. I am a SAHM with 3 children, ages 15, 12, and 7. I make cards all day when they are gone at school! I love to scrapbook as well, but haven't done that for a while. You can find me here:

If you check out Karen's blog you can see the tutorial on how to make these cards! Among many other great things to be found there.

Have you always been crafty/artsy? What made you decide to start your shop?
I started being crafty about 16 years ago, right after I got married. I started with tole painting, then when scrap booking after the kids came. That eventually turned into making cards too.

What's your favorite project you've ever worked on?
Probably a scrapbook for my parents 50 anniversary. I love vintage photos and using vintage scrapbook stuff!

Just how cool are these?

What would you consider your biggest success?
Having my 3 children! Also being married for almost 17 years.

Have you ever had a project disaster turn into something beautiful?
I have fixed some disasters, and they have turned out ok, and usually I can make them look good!

Any current/upcoming projects that your excited about working on?
15 cards for my Father-in-law for Father's day. I better get started on those....

To be fair to Karen she answered these questions a few weeks ago

Is there any tidbit of wisdom you'd like to share with us?
Staple a piece of ribbon on a tag instead of tying it on!

I'm interested to see how others may respond to the random profile question I got from blogger: Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?

I don't get it!

And she's not the only one, blogger random question generator, you're one tricky s.o.b.!

Thanks Karen for sharing your passion with us!

(If you are interested in being a Person of Interest drop me a line majikalfae(at)yahoo(dot)com with a few links and a bit about yourself!)

Monday, June 15, 2009

I'm back!

Did you miss me? No?! Well then.....
Sorry I took off with no back up posts or heads up that I would not be around but I expected to have access to my laptop/Internet while on the man's business trip to Philly. Unfortunately I did not, but that was not the least of our problems. I'm torn between sharing this ordeal with you all or just moving on. Before I decide I'd like to mention that I have a few Person of Interest interviews ready to go and one will be posted if not today, definitely tomorrow. If you are interested in being featured here please drop me a line at majikalfae(at)yahoo(dot)com. Please let me know just a little about you/why you'd make a good subject. You do not have to have an etsy shop, artfire or 1000 markets. All that is required is that you are an interesting person who does interesting things and has somewhere online where we can check out all your awesome....
I've decided to share part of our adventure, but will try to keep it kind of short.... The thing to keep in mind while reading all this is that we were in Philly because the man was on a business trip, manning a booth at the PV(photovoltaic) America show.
We got done at the convention center kind of late, so we check into our motel(yeap Motel not hotel) and go to dinner. When we get back the man realizes that the toilet seal is busted and there is a bad leak. So we get our room switched. We get into our jammies only to realize that, our rental car keys (with our house key too) are missing! We tear the new room apart and find a crumpled porno mag and a very large bag of weed under the chair in our room! But no keys! So we freak out a bit about the bag and decide it's probably best if we just wrap it in a trash bag and toss it in the outside trash bin. We probably should have handed it in to the front desk guy or something but it was midnight and our brains were not working so well and we were, well weirded out. We go to the front desk to get the keys to the room we originally had, and tear that room apart. No keys. When we go to hand the keys back the front desk guy offers to help us search, first the room we are in now (good thing we tossed that weed) then the room we had been in, and then he helps us shine flashlight in the car to see if they are locked up in there, nope, nope and nope! Call in AAA who pops the lock and leaves, search the car, no keys. After many calls to enterprise and AAA we find that we need to have it towed to a local dealership where they will cut a key in the morning (for about $200 thanks microchip keys with remotes!) We wait again for AAA who gets there about 2am. When the truck arrives a very large angry man opens his motel door and yells at us to "shut the fuck up, keep it the fuck down, some people are trying to fucking sleep!" Our tow truck guy yells back "are you serious, I've been up since 5:30 yesterday morning and I will fuck you up if i have to" (doesn't this just sound like oodles of fun?) No fight ensues, thankfully, and the car is towed we get up to our new room and our key doesn't work! On our way back to the front desk we pass a drunk guy who is banging on every door looking for his friends. Finally get back in our room and try to sleep despite loud slamming noise we keep hearing. It isn't until noon the next day when someone hands our keys in to the front desk (apparently he found them the night before but was drunk and didn't realize he never handed them in)I run upstairs, keys in hand to call the dealership, praying they haven't cut a 200 dollar key we no longer need. There's good news, and bad news, they haven't started to cut the key yet, because they can not locate our car. I'm pullin your leg right? Nope, sorry I'm not. around 5pm they locate our car in a back lot they never use, the only lot the tow driver had gate keys for.
And yes, that was the short version of only one reason our trip to Philly, pretty much sucked.

On a happy note, I woke up way early yesterday to drive to my Mom's (an hour and a half away) to then drive 4.5hours to a mile from the Maryland/PA border to pick up her two alpacas. Here they are in the back of the SUV Bourbon is close up and that's Maverick's head back there.

And here is Bourbon out today, Mom said Maverick was too nervous to leave the barn this morning.

Mom has more pics but they are on her camera, hope to visit them this week and get some copies to share.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Not very-Wordless Wednesday

My pc is dismantled at the moment, so no good pics, instead you get a World of Warcraft Screenie and a little story!

This is my only Horde character Indunda (do you know where her name came from? it's spelled wrong so google won't help!) She's a very cute blood elf rogue, she's only 26th level as I barely play her. Well I was on playing her the other day minding my own business standing on top of a very tall tower waiting for the dirigible to arrive and carry me to a far away city when someone says to me "Wow your #$%@ing HOT!" (I have the profanity filter on tyvrymch 1.General: The Barrens :P )so I /shy emote and /thank the weird undead dude standing next to me. At this point the blimp arrives, he proceeds : "So, uh, can I have your phone number?" , I climb on and /laugh in response. The blimp starts to depart, he takes a few steps and jumps, trying to catch it before it pulls away, he fails, as he's falling to his low level death, he /yells "I LOVE YOU!"

I laughed so hard I cried for 15 mins, and immediately relayed the story to a few good friends, and now, I get to share it with you. Definitely one of my top ten warcraft memories!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Person of Interest: Paul Michael Kane

Welcome to my first ever installment of Person of Interest...! I'm very excited to start this up, and what better way to start than with an extremely talented photographer who lives in the same little (and I mean little) town I do! I only recently stumbled upon Paul's work through the wonders of social networking meets zip code search technology, and I was amazed at what I found.

Now without further ado: the bold type are my questions, the italics are just me interjecting my two cents through-out... everything else is all Paul!

Name, rank & serial number? Aka who are you, what is it you do, where can we find you on the web?

My name is Paul Michael Kane and I am a graphic designer/photographer based in Ogdensburg, NJ. I am all over the net with two different web sites: (my design site) and (a site devoted to just my photography). I am also on most of the major social networking sites like myspace (, facebook (, twitter ( and even my own 'photo-a-day' blog at
(go visit those sites, especially the photo a day blog, and follow it, because you will be amazed at the beauty this man can capture, and he shares a little bit of it with us each day)

How/when did you get started in your field(s)?

I've been shooting photography ever since I was 10 years old and my aunt gave me my first film SLR camera. That ran its course through high school where I shot for the school paper and even into my first job – that of a resort photographer in the Poconos, PA. That's right! I was the kid shooting honeymooning couples in the infamous heart shaped tubs! But as film and processing costs kept rising, my interest in photography waned and I got into graphic arts. It's here where I've been lucky enough to be a part of some very interesting project, even an official Lucasfilm movie poster for the 6th and final Star Wars film, Revenge of the Sith! With the advent of digital photography, my interest had once again been piqued and it's been leading me back into the field full bore. I am most happy when behind the camera! The marriage of both my passions – photography and graphic design – have both come to serve me well!

What’s your favorite project you’ve ever worked on?

Every project I seem to be currently wrapping up becomes my next favorite project . . . In April of this year, I put out my first book, Captured: The Ruins of Eastern State Penitentiary . Prior to that, I photographed 88 images for a set of para normal cards called the Konxari Cards. Together, these two projects are my current favorite.
(if you follow the link for Captured you can preview the first 15 pages! also if you visit the konxari website there is an interview with Paul!)

What would you consider your biggest success?

The above mentioned Star Wars poster is my biggest success – not for monetary gain, but for person gratification. I grew up with Star Wars. My twin brother and I spent hours playing with our action figures in the front yard. I am 37 now and still get chills when I watch my favorite scene in A New Hope – where Luke is gazing out over the dessert at the twin suns setting over Tatooine. For me to have been involved in an official capacity in the creation of a movie poster for Lucasfilm is not only a dream come true, but a career high that I am going to be hard pressed to beat!

(it's the one on the left go here to read about the making of the poster!)

Have you ever had a project disaster turn into something beautiful?

You know, as a designer, I never want to put anything 'out there' that would look disastrous – but as you answer to a client or a customer, you need to appease them – sometimes in direct conflict with standard design ethics. So while I won't mention the project by name, yes . . . there are a few PMK disasters out there . . . the beauty is, some like them – and that brings me more clients and business. I cringe when I get those calls, cause I know I'll be in for more of the same – the battle over pleasing the client and creating good design!

When did you sell your first piece?

My first photographic print that ever sold was to a sweet lady from Lake Hopatcong. She had seen some of my fireworks shots taken during the lake's Fourth of July celebration. I had posted a gallery up somewhere – not one of my regular sites as I recall. Anyway, she emailed me and asked to purchase a print for her home! I was very excited as I just began shooting digital and made arrangements to meet her at a Michael's Arts and Crafts store with the print and I even helped pick out the custom matting and framing for the print! It's the greatest satisfaction to any artist/photographer to know that someone, somewhere has hung an image created by you . . . I get that with every print sold!

(this is one of my favorite shots from the photo a day blog, shot in IR! tell me how freakin cool is that!?)

Any current/upcoming projects that you're excited about working on?

I just wrapped up work on a book called The White Album. It's a tribute book about The Beatles. It's set to debut at the San Diego Comic Con – the biggest multi-media event of the year! Each contributor was asked to pick three songs from the Beatles immense catalog and create an images inspired by the titles or lyrics of the songs. I am the only photographer of the bunch – the rest are all traditional media artists. I've seen some of the other works and I am honored and humbled to have been asked to contribute!

Is there any tidbit of wisdom you’d like to share with us?

This isn't one of my tidbits, but it's one I try to live every day of my life . . . here it is . . . if you do something you love, you never work a day in your life! My passion for photography and visual communication allows me to enjoy each and every project – even the disastrous ones! If you can find something to do that you love, don't let anyone tell you that you can't make a living from it . . . the biggest waste is life – if you aren't enjoying every second of it, something is wrong . . . make a change . . . challenge yourself to finding that one thing that will make you happy!

I’m interested to see how others may respond to the random profile question I got from blogger…. Your bow is not broken but you've run out of arrows. How can you fake being a bard?
Hmmm . . . I'd pick up the nearest large rock . . . begin speaking to it in a very Hamlet-ist way. . . confusing the enemy into thinking me a harmless, rambling bard . . . then stone anyone who got close enough! Not sure what that says about me, but it's the first thing that came to mind!

Ha! I like it, that's some good thinkin right there! I definitely approve!

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

This is my first Wordless Wednesday post, and not entirely wordless (that may be impossible for me)

I took a bunch of pictures at my mother's house on Mother's day. This one is probably one of my favorites, it's my little sister being chased by one of the dogs. Good Times.. good times... I love my little brat!

Keep your eyes peeled for my first Person of Interest feature, will be posted soon!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

And the winner is....

First off I want to say WOWZERS!!! 57 entries! Thank you all for following/tweeting etc. about this giveaway. It definitely will not be the last.
And the winner this time is......

Insanity Kim!!!!

I'm very excited to say that I have received many responses to my call for "person's of interest" to feature here. I have already gotten the ball rolling on the first interview, that will be posted soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

Hope you all had a great long weekend (for those of us lucky to have one). Ours was not too shabby, well, aside from the agony of trying to quit smoking, that's been pretty hard on me. (80+ hours smoke free..) I managed to keep myself pretty distracted. We went for a drive to High Point, the highest point in NJ, and I was surprised to find out they charge you to enter the park now-a-days. I don't remember ever paying when I was growing up, but it may just be that I don't remember.
We went for a walk and I got some pretty nice pictures..

ahhh... so pretty, looking at the photo I can almost feel the cool breeze again, it was really nice. I will not however, be going back to have a lil walk all that often. I'm used to my state parks/hiking trails to be no charge to enter. I'll be checking out Sparta Mountain this afternoon I think.