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Etsy, Manicure, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Friday Adventures…

New on Etsy

I created and listed pet necklaces. That is right. Necklaces for your small pets! I do not even know if they will ever sell but they were a lot of fun to make. Take a look at them here and let me know what you think. The necklaces are so cute, I really like them.

Pet Necklace: Filigree Sphere Pendant on Glittery Red Chenille Stem

Necklace for Pet, Cat, or Small Dog: Filigree Style Sphere Pendant with Silvertone Findings on a Glittery Red Chenille Stem (Pipecleaner)

For my fellow gamers, I also listed three keychains that I made out of City of Heroes game cards that I bought from HeroCon in 2009. I cut a bit of the side and bottoms of each to make them smaller and a little more focused on each of the characters. There is a Desdemona, Maelstrom, and Statesman keychain. I had an extra Desdemona one I put on my own set of keys. I love it! :)

Keychain: Upcycled City of Heroes Game Card Featuring Desdemona

Keychain: Upcycled City of Heroes Game Card Featuring Desdemona

Manicure

Last Wednesday I painted my nails inspired by …love Maegan’s nude and glitter manicure. I used a clear base coat of Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails, two coats of Sally Hansen’s Nude Now, L.A. Colors Nail Art Lacquer silver glitter nail polish, and a final coat of the same clear nail polish that I used as the base. Maegan used a gold glitter nail polish with larger sized glitter but I didn’t have any and I still really liked how my manicure came out. On Monday of this week, however, there was a sale at Fred Meyer on a set of seven L.A. Colors Color Craze (Limited Edition Series Glitter Brights) nail polishes for $6.99 which included a gold glitter one similar to the one Maegan used! Yay! I can not wait to use it!

Nude Glitter Manicure Polishes

Nude and Glitter Manicure Polishes

Nude and Glitter Manicure

Nude and Glitter Manicure

Nude and Glitter Manicure

Nude and Glitter Manicure

I love the subtleness of the glitter on the nude nail polish. I do not usually get crazy looking manicures so this one was right up my alley. Maegan also previously used the same technique with a dark purple color and the same gold glitter polish which also looks great. Unfortunately, I do not own a dark purple polish but I am thinking I need to buy one. ;)

Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thursday we had Thanksgiving dinner at Travis’ aunt Carol’s place in Freeland, WA. It is on Whidbey Island North of us. The drive there is fun because at some point we have to ride the ferry onto the island. Carol’s house is really cool. Her and her husband, Larry, built the house themselves! Carol is a sculptor, painter, and teaches art. Check out some of her work showcased on her website.

There are very cool items in her home like a small lamp near the fireplace that is made from a salt rock. It has a nice amber glow. There is so much I cannot even remember it all now. Oops.

Pictured below are Carol’s dog, Rosie, and the cat, Frida. They were both very well behaved pets. There’s the salt rock lamp!

Rosie on her bed in front of the fireplace.

Rosie on her bed in front of the fireplace.

Frida on her bed in front of the fireplace.

Frida on her bed in front of the fireplace. She's about 16 years old!

Friday Adventures

On Friday Travis and I went to STORABLES (a store with all kinds of organizational units like drawers, hooks, etc.) so I could drop off a job application. We bought a clear cookbook holder and a white broom and mop holder.

I had been searching forever for a cookbook or book holder. Now I can type up all the recipes I have collected!

The broom/mop holder was also needed. We have two brooms, a couple of mops(?), and a little dust pan in one of the kitchen closets where we also store large boxes of beer from Costco and there are two bags of dry cat food. The cat food bags are pretty big, too, making it impossible for everything to fit nicely in there.

After STORABLES we were on our way to Hobby Lobby, a newly favorite store of ours, when the car in front of us stopped suddenly. We were far enough behind that we did not hit the car in front of us but the car behind us did. We pulled into the parking lot we were next to. The other driver was a young girl. They exchanged information and then we were on our way again. The damage on the rear bumper was not terrible but it is definitely noticeable.

Finally Home

Travis’ dad was waiting for us at home because he wanted another magnetic eyeglass holder for himself. Travis had made and given one each to his mom, dad, and aunt on Thursday and they all loved them! His dad, Alan, gave his to one of Carol’s guests so she could show it to people she knew to get the word out that Travis made them and steer a little business his way. :)

So Alan came for more and also to grab some of Travis’ business cards to give out. I had to improvise and print a few labels with Travis’ Etsy shop URL and stick them on the back. I will be creating a new design for him in the next few days.

Travis' current business card, front side.

Travis' current business card, front side.

Travis' current business card, back side with Etsy URL label.

Travis' current business card, back side with Etsy URL label.

All the information on his cards are current, so feel free to contact him and visit his shop if you are interested in buying a unique, handmade eyeglass holder or a cool creature sculpture. :)

Sorry for the extremely long post. I hope it was not boring! This has been a crazy up-and-down week. We survived, I think that is all that matters for now.

Thanks for reading!

~T

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