Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Habit I Don't Want To Break

Does anyone really just drink one cup of coffee a day? (or *gasp* none at all?) I'm trying to think of the last day that I had one or none, and I guess it would have been a few years ago while I was pregnant. I switched to decaff while I was baking my bun, but really I didn't drink much of that at all, I mean- what's the point? I've been up for a half hour this morning and I've already drank two cups and the only thing stopping me for going for a third is the fact that I'm typing this blog post. Why let that stop me? I'll be right back...
There, that's better. I like my coffee with cream and splenda. I am not a coffee snob, I will drink instant, gas station coffee, day old coffee- cold and leftover in the pot from yesterday, etc. I have to say, though, my preferred method of drinking the bean is a nice smooth Americano (with cream and splenda).

P.S. Today's Weather Forcast: Blustery with snow showers. Temps steady in teh mid 30's. Winds at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of snow, 60%. A slushy accumulation of less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 45 mph. Typical Nebraska. And tomorrow it's supposed to be in the mid 50s. LOLZ

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Share With You Sunday

Amy's Bridal Shower, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

Today I am sharing love, lots of love.
Love for friends at Amy's Bridal Shower. (And love of excessively high hair!)

Joshs 33rd BdayLove for Josh and Elsa at his 33rd birthday party.

Love for Lincoln Handmade from the Journal Star.

Ahhh Love.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Score! You Know The Day!

Remy in slaap, originally uploaded by Krabami.

Today I will be celebrating Caturday by drinking coffee, picking up the living room, going to Amy's bridal shower and probably seeing Monsters vs Aliens tonight. How about you?

P.S. You have GOT to check out a second photo of this guy. It is SO funny!

Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm drinking instant creamer in my real coffee this morning, as opposed to real cream in my instant coffee, as I usually do.
On that food note- I was recalling this morning a period in my life where I tried to go raw. Raw foods, that is. I was reading this chick's blog and she made it sound so easy and fun. Well, it was okay for a few days, but it was a lot harder than I thought. I don't think I could go 100% raw now, but I'd like to incorporate more healthful foods in their natural state into my whole family's diet. Here is a recipe that looks like it might start me on the right track:
1 1/2 cups pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded dried coconut
1 tablespoon lucuma powder*(optional)
Pinch Himalayan crystal salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
10 dates, pitted


Process all of the ingredients, except for the raisins and dates, in a food processor fitted with the S-blade, until coarsely ground. Add the raisins and dates and continue processing until the mixture begins to stick together when pressed between your fingers. Roll and form into desired shapes and sizes

From Kristen's Raw

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This Is Practically Live Blogging

Whatever that is. Me and Elsa are getting ready to go out to dinner for Josh's 33rd birthday! RIGHT NOW! lol

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Looking Forward

First of all, I should look to the future for excitement and happiness, I am trying to live more in the now. (Thank-you Eckhart Tolle) Buuut, I admit it, I am. I have so much stuff coming up and I love to be busy. Today is work and tonight is knitting group. Tomorrow I'm getting highlights in my hair, it's Josh's 33rd birthday, and we're going out to eat. Friday is work again and then a photo shoot. Saturday is Amy's Bridal Shower. Sunday is... Er... something, I'm sure. And then following soon after is a photography meeting, a meeting with Lincoln Handmade Awesome people, an appointment to get a new tattoo, the Spring Game, Amy's wedding and a whole lot of other fun things. WHEW!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Busy Spring

It's been busy and it will be busy. Saturday was a full day with work, crafting and Twilight at Amy's. I didn't stay to watch all of the movie, because I couldn't stand the look on 'Bella's face. I just wanted to smack her. Here she is, supposedly madly in love and full of passion for this guy and she never wipes that gaping yet sarcastic smirk off of her face. Blech! What made the books such a good read (it wasn't the author's literary skill) was how well she conveyed/tapped into that primal chemical emotion of passion. The characters themselves were okay, but, at least for me, she had me identifying with the drunk addictive emotion that the beginning stages of loving are filled with.
Anyway, I didn't mean to get into a big book or movie review- that was just my Saturday. Sunday was more work, including some housework. I have some type of clutter magnet in my house (or I'm extremely lazy) and it just makes me depressed. So every few days I make a half-hearted swipe at things, trying to get my crap together. Someday...maybe it will stay.
Monday is more work, then a meeting with a photographer, and maybe some movie watching. Or maybe tv. Does Intervention come on Mondays or Tuesdays? I can never remember.
In other news, I'm enjoying some major bud action around the yard. The bush lilac bush outside my window is actually getting some tiny leaves, it's a step up from bud stage. I'm totally excited for Spring. All of our trees in the back yard are flowering type trees, so they totally rock in Spring.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Share With You Sunday

1236646862641, originally uploaded by Evanovich.

Hello and welcome to the first edition of "Share With You Sunday". Today, I am sharing a funny flickr photo from a flickr friend of mine, Evan. His stream is not for the weak of heart, and I can't in good conscious reccomend it, but I think it's funny. Not much of it is content he produces, rather much of it is found comics and internet memes.
I found this Obama spoof particularly funny.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Sarah of Our House is the winner of Chimera Crochet's grand awesome super giveaway. She will get the prize of her choice from either of my two etsy shops!
Congratulations Sarah!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Hello and welcome to my Lincoln Handmade Giveaway extravaganza! Let's cut right to the chase- HOW DO YOU ENTER?!?

Whoa- calm down! It's super easy.
One: Leave a comment on THIS post stating your favorite item, and why, out of one of my three shops:

Two: Become a follower of either my blog or my twitter. That's it. Oh, and make sure I know how to contact you if you win!

Now what do you win? Whatever you want! Well, within reason. The winner will be drawn on March 21st at around 8 am and that person may choose ONE item from either of my etsy stores.
Thanks, and GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What Am I Excited About?

Well of course I am excited about the huge giveaway week Lincoln Handmade team is having! I am featured tomorrow, so make SURE you come back here and enter for a fab prize!
What else has me feelin it? Well, I was browsing the recently listed items on etsy (towards the bottom of the home page, really, I love this feature) when I saw what appeared to be a large mitten or a oven mitt resting on a computer keyboard. Intruiged and wondering why those two items were together, I clicked! What did I find? A MOUSE MITT!

Seriously, this may not be big news to anyone else, but I thought I was the ONLY person who got 'cold mouse hand' and here was this awesome etsian making a product specifically for my affliction! I was just so surprised, I wrote write away telling them what a great idea they had and asking if I could tell a few more people about it here in my blog. They said yes, so here you go, new product alert from little old me.
P.S. Haha! Check out their WELCOME BACK KOTTER Dolls/Action Figures. Too awesome! And they have a new blog- http://www.baddoggiesblog.blogspot.com/

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Promo Poster

Promo Poster, originally uploaded by LynetteFast.

http://lincolnhandmadeteam.blogspot.com all next week baby!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Her First Real Haircut

Her First Real Haircut, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

We had decided to let her hair grow out, but then I talked us both into getting it cut. I just don't want it hanging in her face all summer while we are at the pool! We need something easy and breezy for all the swimming and bike riding and general summerness we have planned. I love it! I wish I could get mine cut like that!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New at ChimeraCrochet

New, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

You can check them out in my flickr stream 1. Pixie, 2. Undead Zombie Cupcake, 3. James, 4. Bunton

Or even more fun- check them out in my shop- http://chimeracrochet.etsy.com The Owlingtons, The Woolingtons and HedgeBalls now have their own sections!!

P.S. Stay tuned to http://lincolnhandmadeteam.blogspot.com for some AWESOME giveaways coming up SOON!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Two Things On My Radar

A Girl and Her Llama by ADR Photographic Art

I love this photo and now I must have my own llamma. (I did buy the print, maybe that will tide me over.)

Also on the radar, a blog I love to read- Romantic History But it is especially on my radar for these little boy rompers. HOW CUTE are those?!?! And she made the pattern up herself. So amazingly talented!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Elsa On Stairs

Elsa On Stairs, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

I love capturing one of those distant glamour shot looks when I'm taking photos of Elsa! lol We've been having SO much fun going to the haymarket, it's like our new favorite place to go. She loves to walk by the trains on the western edge.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Another One

From Bad Joke Wednesday in the Etsy Forums

"Did you hear about the new cordoroy pillow cases?"

"They're making headlines."

. . . . .

Monday, March 2, 2009

Lisa @ Craft Fair

Lisa @ Craft Fair, originally uploaded by Chimera Creation.

I had so much fun at the Wayne Craft Fair! I sold the most I've ever sold at a craft fair (like FOUR things!) but besides that, it was just such a great atmosphere. They had plenty of food and drink and live music. The ride up was a blast with some super nice chick-fil-a's! I'm so glad I decided to go!