Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekly Obsession: Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo

Yes, ladies, this is the answer to greasy, second or even third day hair. I LOVE this stuff. It comes out in full force no shaking required.

The only thing I would recommend is to fluff your hair after spraying with your fingers. White powder does cover your hair, so for brunettes, more fluffing may be required. The reason I suggest this is so that your brush doesn't end up looking dusty. Though if you don't care, then by all means.

I do like other products that Not Your Mother's sells, but this product deserves it's own post.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Knitting Mondays: Hitchhiker in Pink Orchard

Ok everyone, I know these titles may sound like odd word mash. But it will make sense. I promise.

The first the Hitchhiker. This is a gorgeous shawl(ette) scarf. Whatever you decide to use it as. It ends up as a triangular piece of fabric with 42 "teeth" on it. Just go look at the pic and you'll see what I mean.

42. Anybody? Get it?

If not read through the pattern description and you will find out why 42. And shame on you, you should already know. LOL

The second, Pink Orchard. This (fingering weight AKA: sock weight) is a bright shade of green, pink and white. Seriously, it looks like the dyer (Toil and Trouble on etsy) took a few highlighters and colored it.

Am I right? Well, here's what it looks like so far.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Weekly Obsession: Ostara

Now, I know this is more of a holiday than something to be "obsessing over". However, I am so excited for Ostara this year. For a few reasons.

1. I get to do the "Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit" with a bunch of kids tonight. It's a ton of fun, but be careful the possibility of sugar shock is quite real.

2. I'm presiding over my first ritual for my coven. I'm a little nervous. But I'm confident that I've been trained well. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't end up doing something really silly like light my clothing on fire or drop the eggs. It will be just what it needs to be. (If keep telling myself that, maybe it will actually happen.)

3. Spring is officially here! (I hope.)

What are you all doing to celebrate?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mid-Week Pick Me Up - Count on Me (Bruno Mars)

This is exactly what friendship is all about.

So for all my friends, this one is for you. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Knit Mondays - Where It All Begins... Well Continues...

I figure since knitting has become such a big thing for me instead of filling up every Weekly Obsession with it, I might as well give it it's own day.

So for those of you not on Ravelry. If you are a Hooker or Pickers (and Throwers too) (those are knitting nicknames for people based on how they hold their yarn. Yes, there are two. And I am a Picker.) and you aren't on Ravelry. Go now. You will thank me! Free patterns, a library, a place to post pictures of your stash so you always know just what you have. Plus there's forum central for everything from Swaps, Dr. Who, Downton Abbey to just local groups. It's a Yarn Haven for us!

Anywho, some of my latest creations.

The Wildflower Crown: my mom actually had the crocheted flowers. I just sewed them onto the crown.And yes, I will wear this for Beltaine.

A Simple Little Purse I made to learn how to Double Knit. I have the ultimate Double Knit project in mind. But I will have to get infinitely better before I make it. 

A baby blanket for Eleanor. She was born on the 11th. I'm further along than this picture shows. I thought it was a good color for a little girl.

So does anyone here, crochet or knit? 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Weekly Obsessions: RuPaul's Drag Race

Maybe not a weekly obsession. More of an ongoing and ever present obsession.

I just can't get enough of RuPaul and all of her Drag Racers. The transformation from boy/man to stunning glamazon! Amazing!

And if you (& are in the states) want to watch. Go to the show's website here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mid-Week Pick Me Up - Titanium (feat Sia) David Guetta

This is how I feel with Winter. You can fire away, I will still be standing and it will soon be over.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Paczki...No I didn't spell that wrong....

WOW! I figured I had definitely covered this topic before and just had to link to it. But apparently in year's past, I was overcome by sugar and just couldn't sit still long enough to write something.

This year, I guess I'll be smart and write it before I imbibe.

What am I talking about you ask? Why all the weird allusions?

As many may know, especially those Catholics among us, that today is Fat Tuesday (the day before Ash Wednesday/ AKA the first day of Lent) The parties from New Orleans might know this a Mardi Gras. And while they celebrate with booze, parades, masquerades, and debauchery....all quite fun, I'm sure. (No judgement here.) We in Michigan (and many other Mid-western states and cities) celebrate Fat Tuesday as Paczki Day.

This is the most awesomest of the food related holidays. Because we eat Paczki's on Paczki Day. And for those trying to say it in your head, the way I say it is "Poonch-key". Also acceptable is "Punch-key." They are the most awesome of filled doughnut-ish confections. They look like a jelly filled doughnut but they are denser due to the egg that is added to the dough. I like the lemon, apple or cream ones the best.

The way I heard it explained is that the Polish brought this celebration before Ash Wednesday with them when they settled here. (And we have a large Polish population in Hamtramck. "Ham-tram-ick" So large, that there are Polish restaurants where they speak Polish and English to serve their customers.

The reason behind the amazing awesomeness of the Paczki is that the devout were using up all the sugar in their house so they wouldn't be tempted to use it during Lent.

If you are enjoying the 2000 calorie treat today, HURRAH to you! Otherwise, (if you still can, *giggle*) have a wonderful day! 

Click to find all the fun things going on near D-Town today and an interview with a Polish Bakery.