Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Outfit post and Gothy outing

This past Saturday Ms. Chloe, the BF and I decided to go to the local goth bar night. I hadn't gone for a while due to being sick two
weeks in a row, plus other weekend outings. So needless to say, we were very excited to get dressed up and go out. I also wanted to show off the lovely dress my BF got me for Valentines. Here are our outfits.

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And here is a close up of Ms. Chloe's uber cool ouija board earrings.

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When we got there, I should of clued in that something was amiss because there wasn't the usual assortment of people outside, smoking and chatting.
I went inside and found out that it had been cancelled that night! I was disappointed and felt a little silly. As a friend pointed out to me the next day, it was posted on the facebook page, which I overlooked (face palm).
We decided to go across the street to Baked Expectations, an awesome dessert place, to drown our sorrows in cake.

Ms. Chloe sadly eating Banana cake.

The BF had the gothiest cake - orange chocolate mousse cake.

Me sadly eating red velvet cake.

Actually it wasn't sad at all. We had a great time! And all three cakes tasted amazing. Sometimes when plans go awry, things turn out great anyway. :)

Me posing with Chloe's hat.

Have you ever had your plans go awry, and turn out good after all?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monster High

So I have a confession to make - I enjoy monster high dolls. Yes, they're commercial, and yes they're for kids, I know. Maybe it's weird to like dolls when you are older, especially since as a kid I hated dolls. I loved stuffed animals, but not dolls - not baby dolls, nor barbie dolls or any of their ilk. And after childhood, I never really gave dolls any more thought. Then a couple of years ago I found the Monster High dolls. "I would of loved these when I was a kid"I thought.  They look like gothicesque barbie dolls!
Monster High is also a cartoon, in which the characters are all the children, or relatives, of famous monsters (like Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, and Frankie Stien the daughter of the Frankenstein), and attend a high school. The little I've seen of the cartoon is trite but cute, but it is for kids after all.
 Then for Christmas 2010 my dear friend Ms.Nicole, got both Ms. Chloe and I ones! I got Draculaura, and Ms. Chloe got Frankie Stein. Her daughter Willow now has both Clawdeen Wolf (a werewolf) and Lagoona Blue (daughter of a sea monster).
                                               Draculaura, Clawdeen and Frankie

I also like Spectra, a ghostly character, though I think she looks better in the cartoon then as a doll.

You can also get various accessories for them, like this cute coffin bed/jewelery box for Draculaura.

A new character that I'm excited to see the doll for, is a Steampunk character named Robecca Steam. She even has a clockwork owl as her pet!

What are your thoughts on monster high dolls? Do you have a favorite? Are they too commercial? What do you think?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St.Patrick's Day'

Happy St. Patrick's day to everyone! Wether you are Irish or not, I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. My great great grandfather Joseph McCabe, on my Mum's side was Irish, from county Carlow. While as a Wiccan, I don't celebrate the bit about St.Patrick driving the snakes (a euphemism for Druids) out of Ireland, I do seize the opportunity to celebrate the little bit of Irishness in me.

During the Victorian era, the Irish were often looked down upon in both England and North America. During the potato famine of 1845 to 1852 the British government (Ireland was part of the British empire at the time) encouraged the Irish to give up their lands and move to the New World. A million emigrated, mostly to the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Interestingly, Because of this, there are now more people of Irish descent in North America than in Ireland itself.
During the Victorian era the color green became associated with the Irish national holiday (the color assigned to St. Patrick himself is blue). It was during this time that wearing a shamrock was seen as an insult to the British as it was a statement of Irish nationalism.

In North America Irish immigrants and their descendants have been celebrating St. Patrick's day since the 18th century. The oldest St.Patrick's day parade is Boston's, which started in 1737. New York started theirs in 1762, and Montreal in 1824. In Newfoundland St. Patrick's Day is a provincial holiday, one of the few places outside of Ireland where it is a day off (the population is mostly of Irish descent).

Today I plan to celebrate by getting together with friends, drinking Guinness and eating these mint chocolate brownies I made for the occasion.

I don't own anything green, but to avoid getting pinched, this is the best I could come up with.

Do you celebrate St.Patrick's Day? If so what did you do?

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tag - You're it!

I was tagged by Kelli at Glum Plum . Thanks Kelli. :)

Here's how it works

Post the rules on your blog
Write 11 things about you
Answer it
Create 11 new questions for the future tagged ones
Put a link to the tagged blogs
Prevents them by leaving a message on their blogs
No information about us in the "tag" section
Tag 11 people

11 Things About Me
1. I hate fried eggs, omelets, scrambled, and poached eggs. I strangely do like a good egg salad sandwich though.
2. I played guitar in a gothic metal band called Exalted for 4 years.
3. I have read tarot cards for 17 years.
4. I am left handed.
5. I have a pet Lop eared rabbit named Pippin and a guinea pig named Percy.
6. I have a phobia of spiders.
7. I don't like clowns either.
8. Rubber masks make me uncomfortable.
9. I live in Canada but don't know how to skate.
10. When I visit a new city I like to go to the art galleries and museums.
11. Shrewsbury UK is my favorite town. If I could move all my family and friends there and give it a proper winter, I would move!

Kelli's Questions
1. What is your favorite book and/or series and why? Do you have a favorite quote or passage from it?
I have so many favorite books! But if I have to pick one it would be the Harry Potter series. And if I could only pick one of them it would be either the Prisoner of Azkaban, or Order of the Pheonix. I don't really have a favorite quote though.

2. What is the most eye opening thing anyone has ever said or typed to you?I think when one of my first year profs in art school said I should endeavor to live a creative life. I think that's pretty good line to live up to.

3. What is the hardest or most difficult thing you've ever said or written to someone else? Do you regret it? I think I have a hard time saying no to people or saying things I think will disappoint them. I don't usually regret it though, especially if I'm staying true to me.

4. Makeup - do you prefer minimal or going all out? Closer to the going all out end. I don't do the lovely swirls that Kelli does, but I don't feel dressed if I don't have eye shadow, eye liner and lipstick on at least.

5. Do you have an item from childhood? Yes, I have several stuffed animals, including my teddy Edward Bear whom I got when I was 3.

6. What is your favorite saying/quote? There's a few of them but I think my fave is "living well is the best revenge."

7. What has someone said or fine that made you feel isolated or alone? I think we've all had the experience when we were younger of being dilliberatly excluded from a group. Being different doesn't make you popular in a small town.

8. What is your favorite slow song?This is tough. So many to choose from. I enjoy Swallow by Emilie Autumn, but there's really too many to count.

9. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Topping? Again too many choices? I love mint with chocolate chip, coffee flavored, Skor, and Resses.

10. If you could be a mythological creature, what would you be and why? A faerie. Cute outfits, and magical powers! Excellent.

11. What is the worst wardrobe malfunction you've ever had? I bought a Hell Bunny black halter dress that's cute but a size or two too large! I'm not sure how I'll fix it, I might give it away.

Here's my question for my tagees.
1. What is your favorite book or series?
2. What album or artist are you listening to a lot of right now?
3. What was your favorite class in high school? Are you still interested in that subject?
4. What was the last thing you cooked/baked? Did it turn out?
5. What is your favorite item to wear right now?
6. Do you wear nail polish? What color? Or do you go for a more natural look?
7. What is your dream job?
8. If you were a super heroine, what would your power be?
9. Where is the place you most want to visit in the world?
10. Is there a clothing item or shoe you are craving right now?
11. What advice would you give your 13 year old self?

I'm tagging
Janna Lynne at She Wears Crazy Well
Chloe at Cemetary Sandwiches
Unlacing the Victorians

I think everyone else has been tagged so far, but if you haven't been, consider yourself tagged!

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