Painting and sewing projects

Painting and sewing projects

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Hellerrr, blerrrrg. I’m attempting to blog this with the baby in the room with me, so we’ll see how it goes…here’s Mumsie last week on a dogwalk with the baby. She left this past weekend, on Saturday morning. BOOOOO. Good thing she’s coming back for Christmas, with my father as well.

Met a new friend at work today. πŸ’šπŸ’™βœ¨
Look who I met at work last week! Jealous?

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I’m feeling mostly improved thanks to medications. Although I still don’t feel “normal”. Then again, who does?

Tongue out Thursday? 😜😝
Baby M. is 10 months old now. He is finally taking both naps in his crib, no longer in the car like we had been doing from 3 months to um…a week or so ago. Heh. He has 6 teeth (the four on top haven’t popped out entirely), is taking a few baby steps, can scale a flight of 7 stairs with ease (but has trouble getting back down), and smiles a whole lot. And his first intentional word was DOG.

Cold sunny Friday afternoon walkies. πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸŒž
Here he is sleeping on our Friday afternoon walk. Crazy baby!

Is this the dreamiest building or what? (thanks @jasoncampbellstudio)
Oh my this building in Spain is dreamy. Can we go there please?

Enjoying the sun today with Mumsie. She goes back home tomorrow, boo! 😭
How nice that the weather cooperated during my mom’s last full day here and was sunny and gorgeous.

Currently. 🎨
Painting in progress: a little sugar skull for my Aunt Claire. She loves Day of the Dead as much as I do!

Finished the little sugar skull painting for my Aunt Claire! πŸ’–βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
And complete! I like this one. Next up I’m painting something for Erika.

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The daily dog walk, always and foreverrrrrr.

I made Josh this fleece cap today by deconstructing a beanie and then using it as a pattern. βœ‚οΈ
I took a little fleece beanie of Josh’s, deconstructed it, and used it as a pattern to make him a brand-new beanie! Now I have a pattern for all those future beanies I’m planning on making. Snicker.

Walkies today in between rain showers πŸ’¦
The beanie Corinne made me is getting a lot of use, lately.

Me working out this morning
Look, I even manage to find the time to fit a workout in.

Bear Cub's fur flying during our walk today, which managed to be sunny/rainy/windy all at the same time. Alriiiiiight.
Bear Cub’s fur gets ruffled during a particularly windy walk the other day.

I framed baby's first painting with a glitter frame. It coordinates well with Phyllis and the Kit Kat Klock.
Finally got around to framing baby’s first painting, with a glitter frame I already had on hand.

Finally reading this one (thanks @madlymazzy) πŸ’–πŸŒŸβœ¨βœ¨
Here’s a book Christopher gave me that I suspect I will enjoy reading if I only had the tiiiiime (the first ten pages have been great).

All dog beds must be approved by Mr. Goo.
Here’s Mr. Goo testing out a new dog bed for Maggie. He is currently throwing a baby tantrum because I won’t let him type. And it is LOUD!

Baby jail! He's very talented at climbing UP the stairs but still needs practice going down. πŸ˜…
Here he is in baby jail. Good grief, I may have to cut this entry short. WHAT A BABY!

Mumsie and painting and sewing projects

Mumsie and painting and sewing projects

Boy am I glad we got out the last couple of days and explored nature because the weather forecast is all β˜”οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦β„οΈπŸ˜³
Hola, blog. Things around here are better, health-wise.

Is this the most beautiful staircase or what? In San Fran, of course. 🌈 (thanks @streetartmagic)
I reeeeaaaally need to go to this gorgeous staircase in San Francisco some day.

Happy Dia de los Muertos! My lil' sugar skull painting with easel is still available in my Etsy shop! Only 30 bones. πŸ’šπŸ’€βœ¨βœ¨
I’m currently taking the OAB medication prescribed by the urologist, which has helped about 80%. I don’t want to be on it forever, though…it causes dementia. And I certainly don’t need any help in that direction!

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I’m also taking a small dose of a medication called amitriptyline at night. It was formerly used to treat depression but also works in small doses for nerve pain, and it makes you very sleepy. Much like my beloved Trazodone that I’ve taken for years.

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So over the past 3 weeks of nonsense I’ve gone from being a breastfeeding mama only taking 50 mg of Trazodone at night, to a pumping (barely) mama who takes three different meds. BOOOOO.


Next month I have an appointment at the UW with a doctor who specializes in problems like mine. It’s certainly better, but not 100%. Yesterday was kind of a bad day, but I did get my eyelashes done in the morning and then Mumsie and I got our hair cut last night so it wasn’t the WORST.

Mumsie and I got our hairs cut. βœ‚οΈ
Freshly-cut hairs.

Lab pack! Pack 'o' Labs!
My mother is here for the week, and it’s been wonderful. She’s getting a whole lot of Goo time in..

Medium cheddar on potato bread made with real butter. It's how my mom shows her love. πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›
…and I’ve had grilled cheese for lunch three days in a row! YES!

HOT.
Jeff Goldblum somehow is hotter in his old age, eh? I want that space sweater he has on.

Gotta love Moira's commitment to her wigs. Also, I think it's hysterical that it took Josh three seasons to notice that she wears different wigs in every single episode. πŸ˜‚
I love the Canadian show (also on Netflix) called “Schitt’s Creek” so much, I’m re-watching it from the beginning again. We started watching it when Goo was just born and who can remember that time?? It’s all a blur.

Everyone was surprised by the snow in Seattle yesterday. I'm not ready! Still enjoying the Fall colors too much! πŸπŸ‚πŸƒ
Seattle decided to skip Fall and go straight into winter temps this year, GROSS. I already have my snow tires on. Better safe than sorry, buddy.

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These are photos I took during our nap/drive (the car was parked, of course). I decided now that Goo is almost 10 months old and winter has started AND I’ve had all these bladder problems that it’s time to crib train for naps! He’s napping right now. After 17 minutes of sobbing.

Apparently this happened while I was in the shower this evening. πŸ˜‚
Look at what he did while I was in the shower the other night! Whaaat?? Adorable.

Bear Cub and my mother. πŸ’•
Mom and Bear Cub love each other.

How adorable is this look? And who else is so friggin' tired today from the time change?? (thanks @ellenvonunwerth 🌈)
Ellen Von Unwerth has been inspiring me with her photography since the mid-90’s.

Working on a new sugar skull painting for my Aunt Claire. πŸ’–
Current painting project: a lil’ sugar skull for my Aunt Claire.

Reading time with Grammy Kim. πŸ’™
Mom and Goo reading time.

Mumsie and me on a cold sunny dog walk yesterday.
We’ve been going for dog walks every day, of course.

Baby's new favorite spot.
Goo has a new favorite nook.

I made matching hedgehog scarves for my mother and I. She picked out the fabric. πŸ’•
She watched the baby this morning while I whipped up these little scarves for us. She picked out the fabric.

Ughhhhh he’s crying again. What was that, a 15 minute nap???!!! Help me Rhonda!

Halloween 2017 (and whining)

Halloween 2017 (and whining)

Grammy Fleeta sent us some fun Halloween presents. πŸŽƒ
Hey blog. Do you have the time to listen to me whine?

Gorgeous day today. The most beautiful red dragonfly just landed on my sweatshirt but when I reached for the camera it flew away. You'll have to take my word for it. ❀️✨✨
Four urine tests, three doctor visits, one urology visit, negative STD/UTI/bacterial/yeast infection, and nothing showing up on the ultrasound except a small uterine fibroid that “shouldn’t” cause any symptoms.

I wish Fall days were always like this! 🌞🌲🍁
The urologist helpfully narrowed down my issue to two possibilities, and started me on medication for one of them. Overactive Bladder Syndrome was the one we decided to treat first. I started the med just yesterday…it has some unpleasant side effects, like HOLY MOLY dry mouth galore.

Baby's official first word? "Dog". πŸ˜‚
I’ve had to go from almost exclusively breastfeeding to pumping and dumping due to all of these different meds in my system, and the first week it was incredibly hard. Emotional. I cried many many times.

Posting this amazing tree again because I have a crush on it. 🍁
But…my sweet baby is drinking lots of formula, eating plenty of foods and last night even slept through the night (!), so I’m feeling less emotional and more resigned. We did last 9 whole months of breastfeeding, that was an accomplishment.

Whoops, got distracted at the fabric store again...πŸ’œβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
I’m feeling like a medication guinea pig right now, and hope hope hoping that someday this resolves. It has been really hard.

Haven't been feeling so well this past week. Taking the baby and dogs on this walk today was definitely the highlight of the day.
Due to my mysterious ailment, one baby with diarrhea and another baby with a fever, it was unanimously decided last Thursday to cancel our Saturday Halloween “baby” party that I had planned to co-host with two friends and their babies.

At the fabric store this week I let the baby feel all of various faux furs...especially the one with silver spangles. ✨✨✨
Okay, that’s all the negative stuff out of the way (blogging as therapy). Now let’s talk about the GOOD stuff! Like taking the baby to the fabric store and letting him touch various faux furs.

At the costume shop last week, trying to find a new fun pair of glasses. These were great...but immediately made me nauseous. 😝
We went back to the costume shop and tried on some craaazy sunglasses!

Love the way the ivy climbs up the trees. πŸ’›πŸ’š
Going for drives (with 15-30 minute potty breaks) has been immensely therapeutic.

Boy am I glad we got out the last couple of days and explored nature because the weather forecast is all β˜”οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦β„οΈπŸ˜³
October you are beautiful.

Along with the embarrassing teenage poetry and drawings my mother sent to me yesterday was my high school graduation photo. I remember I had a cold that day.
My mother has been on a cleaning/organizing mission with all of the old paperwork and photos for weeks now. It keeps her busy while she’s mending from her second back surgery and dealing with daily pain. She’s currently in California for her follow-up appointment, and was planning on coming to visit us afterwards. I hope she does! Here’s my high school senior yearbook photo. I remember I had a cold that day.

Googly eyes and blood spatters in the window. I kept the spider spray out too as an extra "spooky" touch
At least the house was fully decorated for Halloween, too. At Josh’s suggestion I made the googly eyes to go in the window. The spider spray added just the right ambiance, eh?

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I’m feeeeeling the black glitter decorations against the aqua wall. Everything looks good on that wall!

Phyllis got another Halloween make-over...Josh thought this one was creepier. πŸ˜‚
Josh thought this mask worked better on Phyllis than the Frankenstein, and I’m inclined to agree.

Baby M. and Grampy Bob. πŸ’™
I had such a bad day last Thursday–ongoing symptoms with little relief, no diagnosis AND sleep deprivation–that my in-laws (God Bless Fleeta and Bob) drove over from Spokane to help out. They are the sweetest in-laws a girl could hope for. I’m so, so grateful for them.

Do you ever have crushes on houses? I seem to have a thing for this blush-pink house. 😍
I took Fleeta on a scenic drive and showed her this blush pink house I’m weirdly obsessed with.

Trying to get baby handprints on the baby pumpkin last night. How do people do it??! With a sleeping baby? πŸ˜‚
With their help Josh and I were able to do more prep for Halloween. Like trying to capture baby handprints on a tiny baby pumpkin…much more challenging than we expected!

Met up with the cousins at the pumpkin patch this afternoon. πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Brenna and her kids hadn’t picked out their pumpkins yet, so on Sunday we met up with them at the pumpkin farm.

Ronia shows off some sweet moves on the bouncy pumpkin.
It was fun watching them bop on the giant inflated pumpkin.

Finding hearts at the pumpkin patch πŸ’›
I’m always finding hearts.

Bear Cub, Maggie and Mr. Bennett romping in the sun today. 🌞
On Monday Fleeta and Bob drove back home–Fleeta had Halloween commitments and I didn’t want her to miss them–so Brenna came over and spent a couple hours with me and the baby and the dogs. And she brought donuts and Mr. Bennett!

Aunty Brenna paid us a visit today. πŸ’™
Again, how lucky am I to have married into this sweet family?

Happy Halloween from Morticia, Gomez, and Pubert Addams!
Well, NEVER DOUBT MY COMMITMENT TO SPARKLE MOTION because even a mysterious horrible bladder problem wasn’t gonna keep me from celebrating my favorite holiday, dammit! We dressed in our full Addams Family splendor at the pumpkin farm. We had photo requests from families!

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Cara Mia!

"I'm just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It's just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade." πŸ’€
Some day I’ll look back and be deeply impressed that I went into full Morticia drag when I was feeling so bad. Hey, that rhymed.

"So, you still desire me after all these years? The old ball and chain?" "Forever!" "I'll get them."
I knew I wasn’t going to dress up again so we took the family photos on Sunday. One of Josh’s uncles suggested we use this for our Christmas card this year. I’m not against it!

Currently: pumping and getting ready to do 2 high-powered hours of handing out candy before the baby's bedtime 😝
Last night was Halloween and I took this self-portrait while pumping. The stickers were for flair. We handed out candy from 6:30 to 7:15 pm and then it was time to put baby to bed! Ohhhh the times, they are a changinnnnnn.

The Halloween sunset last night was really beautiful. πŸŒ„
Last night’s sunset was really beautiful.

Welp. I was able to type this out because Josh took the baby to Costco tonight…he’s teething and was a hot mess all day long! Here’s hoping next time I blog I won’t be burning burning and yearning to pee constantly. Sigh.

The end of the wig series and some Halloween inspiration

The end of the wig series and some Halloween inspiration

Candid family portrait at Alyse's new house yesterday. You can't tell, but we are all wearing black Converse.
Hola blog! Here’s a candid family portrait snapped by Alyse a weekend or so ago at her place, for her son’s 9th birthday and Grandma Shirley’s 87th (!!!). The baby and I had a cold, but so does 90% of the planet right now so we went and “partied”. We are all wearing black Converse sneakers, I’d like to add.

Alyse's new backyard is pretty. πŸπŸ’š
Alyse has an amazing and giant backyard…that I wish I’d photographed more of. Here’s one pretty corner.

Day 15: the REAL Vanessa Kensington wig! Apparently the wig I posted before was the Austin Powers wig! No wonder it seemed so flat and dry. Ha ha!
Day 15 of the October 2017 Wig Series…the REAL Vanessa Kensington wig! Apparently the one I wore towards the beginning of the series was the Austin Powers wig. Roops.

Day 16: the Kurt Cobain wig! Maggie dog quotes: "The worst crime is faking it."
Day 16: the Kurt Cobain! It didn’t seem right NOT to post it, and it didn’t seem right to wear it myself, so luckily good ol’ Maggie is now too old to resist wigs and sunglasses. For five seconds, anyway.

Day 17: the mystery wig! Who will I be for Halloween 2017??? This concludes my wig series. It was fun...although I can't help but reflect on wigs I've lost over the years. RIP: the brown curly wig I bought from a thrift store in Eugene that started it all
Finally Day 17…the mystery wig for Halloween 2017! Woo hoo! I bought that Styrofoam sugar skull head at the fabric store…couldn’t resist! It wants to be painted, badly.

My mother texted me this pic today of my very first wig, bought at a thrift shop during a high school debate trip. Wonder where the old gal is now?
My mother has been texting me old pictures, and here is my infamous first wig. I bought it at a thrift store during a high school debate tournament, and I have no idea whatever happened to the poor old girl.

Spotted recently at the fabric store...ohhhh the things I'd like to do with YOU, ombré turquoise sequin fabric! 😍
I also ogled this amazing silver and turquoise ombre sequin fabric at the fabric store…MMMmmmMMMM.

Phyllis is getting the Halloween treatment. πŸ‘»
We’ve been slowly decorating the house for the upcoming Halloween baby party this weekend.

Are you scurred? πŸ’€
I have more envisioned for the couch here…I feel like the skull is missing something. A giant spiderweb around it?

Josh crams all the Jelly Belly's in his mouth at once instead of enjoying each flavor one at a time...GROSS.
This giant jar of Jelly Belly jellybeans has christened our living room for a while. Josh likes to cram all the flavors in his mouth at once…GROSS. I eat one at a time…until I feel sick. Doesn’t take long. Usually about two in.

My neighbor's neon flower garden is still going strong. Anyone know what these are?
My neighbor’s neon flower garden: still strong. I’m impressed.

Bear Cub thought she was safe on the bed...πŸ˜‚
Poor Bear Cub thought the one place she’d be safe was our bed…foiled again!

Last night we watched "Christina P: Mother Inferior" (filmed in Seattle) and laughed and laughed. It's a good one!
Recommended stand-up: “Christina P: Mother Inferior”. We laughed our butts off!

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I love this tree each year. So dazzling.

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These too.

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This one impressed me this morning.

Here comes the rain again...β˜”οΈπŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
Took this self-portrait with the baby and dogs before the shitstorm hit last week–my very first UTI/bacterial infection. It’s been a nightmare of walk-in clinics, contaminated urine samples, going back for a second urine sample and then not having a doctor’s order…UGH. It’s been a hard month for us! The baby and I had just gotten over our second cold since September and then I was hit with this gross infection. Not to mention Maggie dog had a bacterial infection that required antibiotics too. What a sick bunch!

A little color inspiration on a gloomy grey Saturday morning. (thanks @richardquartley)
I’m on day 3 of antibiotics and maybe starting to have the tiniest bit of relief. Maybe. Taking care of a 9 month old baby with a UTI has presented with its own set of challenges.

Fun with baby at the costume shop again.
Here’s my sweet baby, “enjoying” the costume shop with his parents again.

It's REALLY a shame that my dogs don't tolerate Halloween costumes! πŸ˜‚
Will Maggie ever tolerate a Halloween costume? Nahhhh.

All the fun wigs with a big glittery E in front of them...it's a sign, I tell ya. ✨✨✨
I noticed that the FUN wigs had a big glittery E in front of them. Coincidence?

Nice day for it. 🌞
Family walk yesterday in the sunshine.

Maggie and Bear Cub get their romp on. 🌼
Maggie and Bear Cub romped in the field.

Drawing googly eyes for the windows today (@djmagicelf's idea) πŸ‘€πŸ‘€πŸ‘€
Today’s art project (after another visit to the doctor) was drawing up some googly eyes to post in our window, Joshy’s idea.

Oof! Writing this entry took three tries. Sometimes Mr. Baby doesn’t want to let Mama do a THING. Catch you on the flip side, bloggeroos.

A wig a day keeps the blues away

A wig a day keeps the blues away

I can get behind this look 🌟🌟🌟(thanks @beautycon)
Happy mid-October blog! These are not my lips…but they COULD be.

What's this? Another sinister finding at the playground?!
Gee, I thought I was all done with my Creepy Things Found at a Child’s Playground series…and then I saw this!?!

Day 6: I "acquired" this neon magenta bob from the Broad, but seem to have lost my beloved blue bob. You know what color I don't have? AQUA. I need an aqua wig.
In continuing with my post-a-wig-every-day-until-I-run-out idear, here is Corinne’s magenta wig that I “acquired” many years ago.

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She wore it first! Here’s my Broad at Burning Man, circa 2004, wearing my corset (still have it), and skirt (nope).

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Fall is dazzling me with all the changing colors, I love this time of year.

Halloween #fbf: Little Lizzy as a princess in a Gunne Sax dress with my two neighborhood BFFs Samantha and Alexis. Boy did I love to boss those two around! πŸ‘»
Dressed up for Halloween with my two neighborhood pals, Samantha and Alexis. Their father filled candy machines for a living so they always had candy and gum at their house, and they were younger than me so I could boss them around all the live-long day. Hooray!

Day 7: the Hayley Mills wig! It wasn't supposed to be. It was supposed to be a cool little pixie for when I felt my Edie Sedgwick coming on (which used to be a LOT)...but somehow it had more of a Hayley Mills vibe, so the nickname stuck. Oh well. "Let's g
The Hayley Mills wig. She was supposed to be an Edie Sedgwick but that just wasn’t in the cards for her.

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Notable for a series of self-portraits I took back when Josh and I were on a 4-day hiatus because of my drinking and I immersed myself into a bottle of whiskey and put on a lot of eyeshadow and took some of the best self-portraits of my life. The series even inspired a painting…

"Self-portrait with Grapes", 2008. My Aunt Lisa has wanted this painting for years, and I'm finally mailing it to her! #procrastination: a celebration.
…that my aunt requested, and I gave to her. Good ol’ Hayley Mills wig!

Saturday morning Daddy/baby dance party πŸ’™
One week ago today: daddy and baby dance party in the kitchen. He has the baby currently–I won the chore chart so I get my 3 hour break from the baby. I’m using it to type this blather and then I’m going to make my Halloween costume.

For me October involves watching a lot of horror films. Today's pick: "The Legend of Hell House", 1973.
It just wouldn’t be October without watching a few scary movies, eh? This one is from 1973 and it’s called “The Legend of Hell House”. It was…okay. Not scary. Almost campy.

Oooh yeahhh ✨✨✨(thanks @ashish).
This is an image from the account of a designer in the UK called Ashish who smothers all of his clothes in sparkle and I LOVE IT ALL.

Day 8: the Cleopatra wig! Worn for Halloween 2011. I was proud of the fact that I made both my Cleopatra and Josh's Marc Antony costumes.
The Cleopatra wig! Back in 2011. I worked SO HARD on our Cleopatra and Marc Antony costumes and then we both got disgusting colds just in time for the party. BOOOOO.

Marc Antony and Cleopatra
Seems to me we were on a lot of cold medicine, here. Heh.

Spotted in my neighbor's yard: zombie flamingoes! Cute! πŸ‘»
My neighbor’s zombie flamingo graveyard is too cute. Josh refuses to do the graveyard in our front yard this year, he tells me it’s “too macabre”. However, he WILL do the giant spider devouring the human skeleton. ?

Prismacolor/metallic ink. Not dated. 🌟✨✨
It’s an older Lizzy drawing, frustratingly NOT dated but it must be after 2008 because I signed it EP Holcomb, my married name. Note to self: ALWAYS DATE EVERYTHING. It will help with the dementia later on.

Day 9: the old lady wig! We dressed up as old people/our "future selves" for Halloween 2014. It was one of my favorites! πŸ‘΅πŸ‘΄
The Old Lady wig! Josh said I looked like the Starbucks logo, which was entirely unintentional.

Test run today of our Halloween costumes and make-up. We watched a bunch of YouTube tutorials on how to make your face look old...then we couldn't stop laughing! I ❀️ Halloween!
This was Halloween 2014, and it was SO much fun. I even had an awful cold which just made me look even more pathetic and elderly. I would have won the costume contest at work, but I didn’t want to stick around an extra 20 minutes because I felt so crappy…now I regret not staying.

Granted, Maggie's had to wait almost 12 years, but now food opportunities are literally falling into her dog mouth! πŸ˜‚
Maggie’s got a real good thing going on with the baby. I’ll have my back turned for a second and he’ll be feeding her his baby crackers!

It's beginning to look a lot like Halloween at Casa Holcomb. πŸ‘»
Starting to decorate the house. Party is in two weeks!

Gotta say, I like the look of the scary portraits against the aqua wall.
Really enjoying the scary portraits against the aqua wall.

'Sup, glitter skeleton. πŸ’€βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
And of course, the glitter skeleton.

Another beautiful Fall day πŸŒ²πŸƒπŸŒΎ
Mixed in with the rain and gloom, we are still having nice days like this.

Day 10: the blonde beehive! I don't remember buying this wig and I don't remember using it for any particular costume...but there it is! Huh. My 20s were craaazy. πŸ˜…
The blonde beehive! I have no memory of buying this wig or using it for any particular costume…although all of my photos from 2005-2007 are gone so anything is possible. It’s a little sad to me how limited my memory is unless I have photo proof. What would I do without obsessive documentation of my life?

9 months of Goo! 😍
Aw, sick Goo. 9 months old! 9 months of this sweet baby boy. I love him so much it catches in my throat sometimes. I sit and look at pictures of his face before I fall asleep because it makes me happy. I slept downstairs this week to spare Josh from my coughing and nose blowing and germs and for 10 straight minutes one night, we just texted each other pictures of our son back and forth. It’s LOVE.

Out buying vitamin C at Walgreens yesterday and discovered that they have a Day of the Dead section. Cool. πŸ’€
Walgreens has a Day of the Dead section now! I resisted. It was hard.

Day 11: the Courtney Love wig! It was called the "white trash" wig on the wig website, but I used it to play Courtney with Josh's Kurt in 2009. It has not aged well. πŸ˜‚
Oh man, the Courtney Love wig did NOT want to cooperate. I did two different sessions with it, a week apart, so I can’t blame the cold…and I hated all of them! The wig kept sliding back and not even my GUM would cooperate. Heigh-ho. What am I gonna do, throw her out? We don’t throw out wigs in this family!

Day 12: the Peg Bundy wig! Worn for Halloween 2012. It's cute. πŸ’–βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
Ah, the Peg Bundy…one of my favorites! I liked how this whole look came together. And being so sick, it even raised my spirits!

Yesterday's clouds were real plump and juicy. ☁️☁️☁️
These big ol’ cumulus clouds look like whipped cream…mmmm…whipped creeeeam. Oh yeah, speaking of food/my low-carb diet, officially this morning I am the same weight as my husband! FINALLY! I’ve lost a little over 50 pounds and only have 12 to go! YAYYYYYY I might even make it to my goal, which was back to my pre-pregnancy weight by December 3rd.

Yes! (thanks @madlymazzy) πŸ˜‚
Christopher sent this to me and I laughed and laughed.

Day 13: the pink bob! Always a good time. πŸŒΈπŸ’•βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨
Finally it’s…the pink bob! One of my favorites, and worn many times with many different outfits.

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Here’s Joshy with it on, HA HA. Ta ta!

October wig fun

October wig fun

Hey Bear!
Hey blog! Are you having a Bear Cub day?

Re-lashed this morning!
Recently re-lashed. It costs me 60$ every three weeks and I really can’t afford it…but I’m still enjoying it for now. I did quit getting gel nails, at 30$ a pop, because with the prenatals my nails grow too quickly now. What else am I not getting anymore? Oh yeah, MAID SERVICE. Man I miss Celia. That was niiiiiice.

One thing you can say about Maggie: she's eternally optimistic.
Maggie always positions herself under the high chair, for maximum food droppage potential. Sometimes the baby will feed her directly from his little baby hand.

My mother has been going through old paperwork and she found this declaration of love by little Lizzie. Not much has changed!
My mother has been going through old paperwork and photos and has been texting me everything. Here is one of little Lizzy’s love notes.

#tbt little Liz. I look like an extra from "Village of the Damned" πŸ˜‚
And little Lizzy herself. This was taken at my grandparent’s house. Look at that white hair!

This kid. 😍
Just as we were finally getting back to one wake-up per night, Mr. Baby started teething again. He has two lower front teeth and now he’s getting one of the top middle ones. So the first night he ran a fever and woke up every hour…then two hours…and so on…we’re down to two wake-ups per night. Teething is rough!

Looove 🌻🌻🌻(thanks @moodyports).
As seen on IG. So pretty!

Scored a full set of cool drinking glasses and matching tumblers with stars at the Goodwill! ⭐️🌟⭐️
Josh and I have hated the drinking glasses we received as wedding presents for years now, so I was excited to find a full set of tall drinking glasses and tumblers with cool stars on them at the Goodwill. Ten glasses, eight tumblers AND a dress for 20$! SCORE.

Since I love October and Halloween (and wigs), I've decided to post a wig portrait every day this month until I run out of wigs! Day 1: the "sweetheart" wig. I bought it from Ace Wigs with no costume in mind, just liked it. ❀️❀️❀️
Trying something new this year for October: a different wig self-portrait every day this month (until I run out of wigs!). This red wig was called the “Sweetheart” wig on Ace Wigs, who I used to order fun wigs from. I looked at the website recently and it appears as though they’ve gotten rid of all their “fun” wigs. Too baaaaaad.

silver and red
Here’s the same wig back in 2007 (ten years ago!), about to enjoy a night on the town. Seems to me Josh and I went looking for a house party, found a different party, and just wandered in and enjoyed ourselves. Not the first time I found myself at a cool party that I wasn’t invited to, ha ha haaaaa.

Remember my fabulous rainbow glitter Doc Martens that I got for Christmas last year? They are currently for sale on eBay. I ordered them in a women's size 10 and it is just too big. πŸ˜­πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
Still not really sure how it’s possible, considering my floral Doc Martens are the same damn size, but somehow the size 10 rainbow glitter Docs I received for Christmas last year are too big! DAMMIT. They are currently on ebay. Bid bid bid away, friends with big feet.

I like this look. πŸ’š
Random image spotted in last month’s “Vogue”. I’ve always liked sheer gloves.

Day 2: the neon wig! This wig has been to Burning Man and had lots of Good Times. And it looks great under a black light! βœ¨πŸ’šβœ¨
The neon wig of joy! This wig matches everything, and looks fantastic under the black light.

thursday night outfit
It even survived Burning Man!

Innocent, yet somehow disturbing items found at a children's playground number 1: a hockey mask.
You know how sometimes you see things at a children’s park that aren’t even creepy, but yet they are somehow creepy? Maybe I’ve seen too many horror movies.

Number two (of two) of innocent yet somehow disturbing items found at a children's playground: a tiny pair of boy's underpants.
Like these boy’s underpants? Obviously removed because he pooped in them, yet somehow creepier because they were at the park. Okay. Never mind.

I love these crisp sunny Fall days. πŸƒ
It has been sunny and beautiful this past week.

Day 3: the Vanessa Kensington wig, from 2008's Austin Powers costume. She hasn't fared so well being flattened in a box for 9 years...I only have so many wig heads!
It’s the Vanessa Kensington wig! And boy was she a hot mess after being flattened in a box for the past 9 years.

mirrored effects
9 years? Wow. Feeling ooooooold.

Headdress goals ✨✨✨
Now THIS would be a fun look to do.

I want allll of the Day of the Dead things, thank you.
Time to start decorating the house for Halloween. We are throwing a party this year…a kid’s party!

Day 4: the purple Bob! Notable for the time I wore it to a drag show and Jinx Monsoon stroked my cheek. 😍
The purple Bob! I seem to have a thing for bobbed wigs.

purple eyeshadow detail
Notably I wore this wig back in 2012 when we went to a drag show and Jinx Monsoon lovingly stroked my cheek. Siiiiigh.

Bear Cub butt.
Look at that Bear Cub butt! Recently Maggie had a nasty bacterial infection caused by either drinking infected water (possible) or eating infected poop off the ground (probably). It required a trip to the vet and medication. GROAN. Luckily Bear Cub didn’t get it.

Fall is pretty πŸ’›πŸ’™
Look at this amazing golden tree we spotted on our walk yesterday!

Day 5: I wore this long red curly wig for my Lucy costume--as played by Sadie Frost in "Bram Stoker's Dracula". πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
Today’s wig is this long red curly number I wore to play “Lucy” as played by Sadie Frost, in the 1992 film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”. Terrible movie but beautiful costumes.

saturated
Like THIS. Back in 2010. The year I quit smoking! Cough cough coughhhhh. Gross.

Have a good one, bloggy-logs!

Rainbows and mushrooms and new art

Rainbows and mushrooms and new art

Recently acquired neon rainbow ball. For, er, "the baby". 🌈
Hey blarg. Here’s a fun neon rainbow ball we bought at the costume shop “for the baby” (but really for ME).

Yes, yes I would. 🌈🌈🌈
You can find rainbows everywhere, if you want to.

Into it πŸ’–(thanks @chloemackey)
See?

I sat in an old Ford Mustang yesterday that was sitting for sale outside the tire place. It was kind of sexy.
Recently I had to go to the tire shop to have a tire fixed, and while I was waiting I noticed a classic Mustang for sale parked outside. It happened to be unlocked, so I happened to sit inside. I love old cars! My friend Stephanie suggested I put together an outfit and go back for a photoshoot. I like the way her mind thinks!

My mother has been texting me old photos. I love this one of my brother and I in McCall, Idaho--a little snow never stopped me from sunbathing! 😎
Here’s some nostalgia: my little brother and I in McCall, Idaho. I was a hardcore sunbather during my teenage years, snow be damned!

Summer of 2017 started out rainy and is ending beautiful and sunny. 🌞
Last day of summer! At least it was a sunny day.

Beanie weather already? So much for an Indian summer. πŸƒπŸ‚πŸƒ
Now it’s like, Fall and stuff over here. Harrumph.

The dogs wait up.
Actually I like Fall. It’s mostly still sunny, the colors are changing, the blackberries are ripe…mmmmmm…

A crocus blooming in September? Weird.
And yet my neighbor has crocuses blooming? Weeeeird.

Found this in the front yard. Weed?
We have some new things growing in our yard as well.

#tbt: "Portrait of Madame X", at the Met, NYC 2015. I took so many pictures on that trip, I have lots of favorites I never posted!
Would you believe I still have a bunch of never-posted NYC pictures from 2 years ago? Here’s “Portrait of Madame X”. Beautiful.

This might be the perfect weekend for a family nature hike. πŸƒπŸ‚πŸŒ²
I’m typing this with wet nails while my son crawls around the room trying to put everything in his mouth. Multi-tasking. Hard.

Portrait of a Woman Pumping at Work. πŸ’¦πŸ’¦πŸ’¦
Speaking of, here I am pumping at work the other day. Classy!

Family nature hike!
Family hike this weekend!

Beautiful Fall day. πŸŒ²πŸƒπŸ‚
So pretty!

That's a big leaf πŸƒ
I found a monster leaf…

Fungus among us. πŸ„
…mushrooms…

Oh, hello πŸ’™
And some crazy blue mushrooms!

Nature dogs are happy dogs. 🌿
The dogs were happy.

Farmer's Market today with Mr. Baby.
Yesterday we took the baby to a Farmer’s Market. I ogled pastries, crepes and pies, but only purchased a small box of strawberries.

Just my son, relaxing on Maggie's dog bed. πŸ˜‚
Mr. Baby decided to test drive Maggie’s dog bed.

New painting in my Etsy shop! My second rainbow glitter Mandala. 🌈✨✨✨
And I finally got around to posting the second rainbow glitter Mandala in my Etsy shop! HERE!

Oh now baby’s fussing. See ya later, alligators.