Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cupcake Flats from Jellyfish Design Studio

Cupcake flats from Jellyfish Design Studio. Sold on their etsy page for $129.00. So expensive for this cupcake addict!

Unicorn Flats from Jellyfish Design Studio

Unicorn hand painted flats from Jellyfish Design Studio. Sold on their etsy page for $89.00. So expensive! Why oh why?

Cupcake Sneakers from Jellyfish Design Studio

Cupcake sneakers from Jellyfish Design Studio! Every time Jellyfish Design Studio comes out with new cupcake shoes I want to scream because they are so expensive. These awesome shoes are being sold on the Jellyfish Design Studio etsy page for $189.00

Product Description:

Leather upper with classic 3-Stripes design.
Lightly padded footbed for added comfort and support.
Rubber toe cap and fat laces.
Rubber outsole for great all-day traction.
Great for any occasion, a must-have.

Designed / hand painted 2011
Oil based permanent paint
Holds up against rain and water and can be washed to clean

Affirmations for Introverts from The Introvert's Corner

I'm not much of a fan of the pop-psych magazine Psychology Today but I do follow the online blog, Introvert's Corner.

A recent Introvert's Corner post listed various affirmations for introverted personalities. In most situations I am reminded that I'm an introvert. The majority of my friends are extroverts and although we often balance each other sometimes I admittedly feel a little too different. I thought I'd post some of the affirmations for all you introverts out there. They are good reminders!
  • Just because I'm quiet doesn't mean I have nothing to say.
  • Staying home is doing something.
  • Managing my energy is a favor to myself and everyone around me.
  • I like who I like and that's my right.
  • There's nothing wrong with saying "no."
  • I can love other people and still not be responsible for their good time.
  • Parties are supposed to be fun. When I stop having fun, it's OK to leave.
  • My presence is a gift, not a requirement.
  • I know what I need better than anyone else.
  • Putting on my dog-and-pony show is optional.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Christians vs Fans: Bill Maher's Opinion On Christians Who Favor the Killing of Osama Bin Laden

As a Christian woman I was waiting for someone in the media to speak up about this matter.

Real Time with Bill Maher - May 13th, 2011

In a 60 Minutes interview earlier this May, Obama rehashed the events that lead to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. Obama made the statement that, "Anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn't deserve what he got needs to have their head examined."

I remember thinking at that moment, "I guess I need to have my head examined." I suppose it's an unpopular opinion however, in the last month I've come to realize that it's not as unpopular as I would have guessed.

No doubt Bin Laden did bad things. He was a man who felt comfortable promoting hate and influencing others to hate. Yes, he murdered. I am not a fan of murder and therefore I was not pleased to hear that he was shot.

Under the circumstances it may have been the only way to capture him. This is what the news reports are saying. We all know that we cannot always rely on news reports. At least I hope we all know. So, I don't think we will truly know the ins and outs of the situation.

Ideally, I think it would have been better if Bin Laden was tried and sentenced. I highly doubt the majority of the American people would have been pleased with this decision and Obama may not have been as popular if he had made the decision to leave him physically unharmed.

I'm pleased that Bill Maher spoke up about this. I'm not always pleased with Mr. Maher's opinions but sometimes I think he nails it right on the head. This is one of those moments where I think he got it just right.

I respect Obama as a president and I do think he has concern for our country. This however is a decision that does not settle well with me.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

$1.5 Million Peacock Feather Dress


A Chinese wedding dress factory said eight workers spent 40 days creating a $1.5 million dress from 2,009 peacock feathers. Per Surprising World, male peacocks each shed an average 200 feathers during an average year which means the dress would have needed dropped feathers from more than 10 birds for a year to gather enough for the gown.

The showing of this dress took place at a 2009 wedding expo held in Nanjing, China.



peacock tattoo gallery

Whenever I'm thinking about a tattoo I do some window web shopping. Here are some great pieces for inspiration. But really, I think I found the one I want.

This one!

But take a look at the rest.






Paul Roe
British Ink DC









Lady Gaga's Unicorn Piano

Lady Gaga seems to join me in my affinity for the majesty and tackiness that is the unicorn.

Today she is performed her song "Hair" on Good Morning America. She is playing on a unicorn piano. A bold black unicorn with an awesome purple horn.

Lady Gaga's Unicorn Tattoo

I'm really not a fan of thigh tattoos but I do dig unicorns.

Here's a close up shot of Lady Gaga's Born This Way tattoo.

To learn more about Lady Gaga and her Born This Way album visit her official website here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Trevor Jackson Skull Teapot

Trevor Jackson teapot
Visit Far4 to purchase for a mere $1200. Eeesh!

a plethora of PS22

The PS22 Chorus performs Don't Stop Believin' by Journey

To learn more about Journey visit their official website here.

The PS22 Chorus performs Rolling In the Deep by Adele

To learn more about Adele visit her official website here.

The PS22 Chorus performs Sky Fits Heaven by Madonna

To learn more about Madonna visit her official website here.

The PS22 Chorus performs We're Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes

To learn more about The White Stripes visit their official website here.

To learn more about The PS22 Chorus visit their blog site here.

Gil Scott-Heron dies at age 62

Poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron passed today due to unknown causes. He died at the age of 62. Heron was probably best known for the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

Photograph: Mischa Richter via The Guardian

During his lifetime Scott-Heron created 15 studio albums, 11 compilation albums and 9 live recordings.

He also graced us with this amazing photo. Awesome.

Scott-Heron was born on April 1st, 1949. He was known primarily for his spoken work artistry during the 1970s and 80s.

The Bottle by Gil Scott-Heron

To learn more about Gil Scott Heron visit his official website here.

Denise from The PS22 Chorus sings Born This Way by Lady Gaga

Denise from The PS22 Chorus sings Born This Way by Lady Gaga. Denise is accompanied by the PS22 Chorus music teacher Greg Breinberg

To learn more about The PS22 Chorus visit their blog site here
To learn more about Lady Gaga visit her official website here

The PS22 Chorus perform One Day by Matisyahu

PS22 Chorus perform "One Day" by Matisyahu
Matisyahu himself joins the chorus!

Matisyahu's "One Day" is one of the most uplifting and encouraging songs you'll ever hear. PS22 definitely did the song justice.

To learn more about The PS22 Chorus visit their blog site here.

To learn more about Matisyahu visit his official website here.

The PS22 Chorus performing Pretty Good Year by Tori Amos

PS22 Chorus performing "Pretty Good Year" by Tori Amos
~Amazing solo by Alicea~

The PS22 Chorus is definitely something to see. The kids are lead by Gregg Breinberg. Breinberg is a huge Tori Amos fan and he has his kids cover a lot of her songs. Being that I'm a huge Tori fan myself I thoroughly enjoy his selections.

I sometimes wonder what the kids think of Tori Amos' music. Tori fans have spent years theorizing about Tori's songs and trying to decipher her beautifully strange poeticism.

Pretty Good Year by Tori Amos
From the 1994 album Under the Pink

Tears on the sleeve of a man
Don't want to be a boy today
Heard the eternal footman
Bought himself a bike to race
And Greg he writes letters and burns his cds
They say you were something in those formative years
Hold onto nothing as fast as you can
Well still pretty good year

Maybe a bright sandy beach
Is gonna bring you back
Maybe not so now you're off
You're gonna see America
Well let me tell you something about America
Pretty good year
Some things are melting now
Well what's it gonna take till my baby's alright

And Greg he writes letters with his birthday pen
Sometimes he's aware that they're drawing him in
Lucy was pretty your best friend agreed
Well still pretty good year

To learn more about PS22 Chorus, to keep up with their performances and to view more video visit there blogsite here.

To learn more about Tori Amos visit her official website here.

narwhal tattoos

a mini narwhal tattoo gallery! sources are listed.

Artist: Corey at Walk The Line in Athens, GA found on Fuck Yeah Tattoos

Artist: Kitty Pflaum found on Pop Letters

Artist: Shawn Hebrank from
Identity Tattoo

from fuckyeahtattoos

painted shoes gray narwhal vintage heels

From Scholarly Articles on Etsy. Creative ay? I must admit I don't plan on purchasing these. I don't like the pointed toe and I don't think I'm daring enough to wear narwhals on a heel shoe. Even so, I think they are entertaining.

Banana Split Cupcakes from Bakers Royale

Banana Split Cupcakes!
Get the recipe at Bakers Royale.

I don't use the word beautiful liberally. THESE are beautiful.
Bright maraschino cherries, fluffy creamy butter cream frosting that looks like whipped cream and multicolored sprinkles over chocolate. I'm a sucker for multicolored sprinkles. The inside consists of a banana cream. Exciting isn't it?

Obama on a Narwhal

Is this wonderful or what?

By Sara Dirst found at citycyclops

Does this not make you happy?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good Grief Glasses from Set Editions

The perfect set of glasses to help you through all the 5 of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross' grieving steps. They are marked with the amount of drink you need for each step. I don't drink alcohol but a tea will work just as well for me!

Buy at Seteditions for $28

Happy 97th Birthday Frankie Manning

Happy 97th birthday Frankie!

Legendary Lindy hopper Frankie Manning passed away on April 27, 2009, one month before his 95th birthday. Frankie would have been 97 today.

Frankie was a head choreographer for the lindy hop troupe Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

Hellzapoppin (1941) Frankie Manning by Swango1
Hellzapoppin' (1941) featuring Whitey's Lindy Hoppers

Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers came to an end when World War II approached. Frankie joined the Army. In 1946 Frankie formed his own troupe called The Congaroo Dancers.

In 1950s swing dance was not as popular and Frankie was unable to continue dancing professionally. Frankie then began work with the U.S. Postal Service. Frankie danced only socially during this time. In 1986 swing was back and Frankie was rediscovered. Frankie was able to teach dance workshops, give lectures, and perform.

To learn more about Frankie Manning purchase Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop

Or visit www.frankiemanning.com and www.frankie95.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dear Oprah, thank you for the years....

25 to be exact. On this day Oprah's final show aired and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

We have welcomed Ms. Winfrey into our living rooms for years. I don't think she could ever be as grateful for her audience as we are for her. She has not only served as entertainment but she has provided us with humor and grace, inspiration, education, encouragement, patience and kindness. Ms. Winfrey is a woman who so many wish they could be friends with and I know why. Not only is she someone who seems so approachable, so humble, so warm and someone whom you'd love to sit down and chat with but she is a humanitarian.

Dear Oprah, we give you a standing ovation and a round of applause. Thank you, thank you thank you. I can only hope our thank yous are enough.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Narwhal toy and compact mirror

Happy Narwhal Compact Mirror by Shana Logic. Purchase for $6.00

Happy Narwhal by Nicole Foreman. Purchase at Shana Logic for $44.00

Happy Narwhal Stamp and Belt

Happy Narwhal Belt by Shana Logic. Purchase at Shana Logic for $16.00

Rubber Stamp - Happy Narwhal by Nlkoart Studio. Purchase at Shana Logic for $5.00

Happy Narwhal Tee by Shana Logic

Who doesn't love narwhals? They're unicorns of the sea!

Happy Narwhal Ladies Tee by Shana Logic. Purchase for $24.00

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Brunch of My Friends Cutting Board

I'm in love with this cutting board! Find the A Brunch of My Friends Cutting Board at Modcloth for $34.99 The foodie themed cutting board is made of glass, is dishwasher safe and odor and stain resistant.