Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday Night's FiFthe of mOOd.....Chris Isaak

 {totally bummed when they canceled his
  Showtime show}
*Is Total Hotness.

ok, well, He's not Elvis.
But He's pretty damn close.
I'd be his Mermaid.

Wicked Games 

Blue Hotel
BaBy Did a Bad Bad Thing
Two Hearts

Don't Make Me Dream About You

Friday, April 29, 2011

Palmetto bugs, my arse.....

Those are HUGE F'n Roaches!

WELCOME to Summer in Louisiana.....

Monday, April 25, 2011

Redbone ~ RIP Lolly Vegas

Well, hell.
I just found out
that one of my favorite singers
passed away in March.

LoLLy Vegas of Redbone

I discovered Redbone thanks to a
Time Life Magazine DOUBLE 8~track! set
that we had in the 70s.
You know, when they made REAL music.
I still have one of them,
unfortunately not the best one
which had Redbone on it.

Witch Queen of New Orleans
became my 8 year old Self's theme song.
It invokes international memories for me,
while bouncing from one country to another.

With "Adulthood"
came an altogether higher appreciation
of Redbone and his music.

When music download programs became popular,
it was one of the first songs I downloaded.

Redbone's other big hit,
Come and Get Your LoVe,
will get the whole family groovin.

This song warrants nothing less
than Universe reaching levels of sound~ NOTHING LESS.

I would consider putting speakers on Priscilla~mobile,
just to ride around and listen to this.

I would just like to say, thank you Redbone,
for some groovy~licious memories.
And you are just damn fine!
See you on the flip side.

Come and Get Your LoVe

Witch QuEEn of New Orleans 
Write Me, Baby ~ Pat and Lolly Vegas


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Priscilla Earthly Delights

wine faux~wrap dress
Birthday treat to my Self.
{like Priscilla needs an excuse!}

It really is that pretty.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April Full mOOn ~ Pink Moon

May I admire you again today?
~ Duckie

Pink Cashmere ~ Prince

"Pink is not just a color its an attitude"

a Pink Elephant:
term used to describe hallucinations during intoxication.

Pink Moon ~ Nick Drake

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
~ Audrey Hepburn


 Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted.

Bandari Girl ~ Maryam Hashemi

Elephant in the Room ~ Bansky, Barely Legal show

#3, 1967 ~ Rothko

Hindu Holi Celebration

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Two SiSters Mary Thoughts for the Day ~ April

  Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  
~Robin Williams

Thunderstruck ~ AC/DC

Out with the cold, in with the woo.  
~E. Marshall, "Spring Thought"

Now every field is clothed with grass, 
and every tree with leaves; 
now the woods put forth their blossoms, 
and the year assumes its gay attire.  

April Love ~ Connie Francis

"Come, fill the Cup, and in the Fire of Spring
The Winter Garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a little way
To fly--and Lo! the Bird is on the Wing."
-  Omar Khayyám

Loveartlab ~ Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

Sheep painting ~ Connie Togel

Flower Goddess ~ Vintage Fashion Art

Firebird ~ Erte'

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mango Cutter

That's right, a Mango Lovers dream come true...

Mango's are the tastiest fruit to me.
Cutting them is a bitch!
Not anymore...

Now I can eat them easily with this handy dandy cutter.
Pot Lucks just got kicked up a notch.
Think of all the delish delights that can be served...
Mango Chutney
Mango and Walnut Loaf
Mango and Sticky Rice

My favorited thing is to eat Mango with plain yogurt.

the little things that make life Smile.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rocky Road candy

 Dillard's had a Candy Counter upstairs with THE Best!
Heavenly Hash.

It was a sad day in KeLLy's Frontier
when that Candy Counter
was no more.
Of course, Elmer's Heavenly Hash is an adored childhood Spring treat.

First, it started as just finding a recipe for the candy.
Then, it was
"hey, Family Tradition"
{you're singing it, you know you are}

and this is the result.

Here is where it goes from
Heavenly Hash 
Rocky Road.

The taste was awesome.
But it did remind me of RR, minus the ice cream.
In fact, this would be perfect as a base in an Ice Cream Sundae.

Very Simple too.

Bag of Miniature MarshMaLLows
Bag of Chocolate Morsels ~ used semi sweet
1 1/2 cups of Nuts ~ I used Almonds
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 tbls. BuTTer
Dash of Vanilla

Coarsely chop the nuts.
You want the bigger pieces, 
so a few pulses should do it.
I also took the biGGer pieces out
before putting it into the mixture.
Mostly for a cleaner look.

Using a double boil, 
melt your bag of chocolate morsels.
Add the BuTTer to help smooth it.

Slowly whisk in the Condensed Milk.

Mix in the Nuts and Miniature MarshMaLLows,
coating quickly and thoroughly;
Press into a lightly buttered dish.
Eat and Enjoy.

Although, The Family Mine really enjoyed this Candy,
it is not quite what I was envisioning.
I've already figured out where to go next,
and am quite looking forward to giving it a whirl!

Here is the recipe:,177,144183-243197,00.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Butterfly, Sugar...

From the Studio in Kelly's Frontier....

This is a project I've been working on for awhile.
Using patterned papers, I snap out some Butterfly cut~outs,
GLiTTeRize them,
then carefully dip them in Resin.
I'm still working on the Resin part.

The possibilities are endless....
I'm thinking these would make a great mobile for a Child's rOOm.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Restaurant Supply store

 The Turkish Mother loaded Me up with Birthday Monopoly Money
I promptly got out of jail and headed to the Restaurant Supply store.

I coOk....a Lot!
I LoVe it and these will make me LoVe it more.

The Restaurant Supply store has all this great stuff for less
than even Wally World.

A Pastry mixer
A Dough scraper
A Spatula
A new set of Measuring Spoons
A new set of Ramekin cups
A new set of CoOkie ShEEts
{the big one has Turkish Cookies written all over it!}

and the piece de resistahhhance ~ a freakin Lemon Zester.
Not just any Lemon Zester either; a FAAAANCY Lemon Zester.
It makes little shreds! not just a scrappy mess.

ALL this and I only spent half of my money, like 30 bucks.

My kitchen just got a little bit happier....
I'm already planning on going back and restock my regular~cause~we~are~adults~and~can't~live~off~paper~plates~anymore dishes!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Priscilla's Earthly Delights

This caught my Fancy...
I was like, oooh, Faaaahnceey!
Sneauxflakes are unique.
I like Unique.
It's not Vanilla.
It's Neapolitan.

Not only was this piece.....wait for it.....CooL;
so was the packaging.

Always a bonus!

Priscilla says "not to mention but will....
it was wrapped in Pink.
Everything Wonderful in this world is
Pink. "

It was described as French Paste.
I think it's LoVeLy.

snowflake brooch ~ RageoftheAge

Friday, April 8, 2011

April ~ Aries The Ram

 a red letter day!!!

Fire ~ Arcade

Happy Birthday to Me!
I LoVe Cakes...
Looking at them,
Making them,
Eating them.
Give me a Homemade Hershey's Cake
and a Star Trek Marathon, 
Be Still my Beating Heart~ it's a thing of Beauty.

What better way to show cakes off than this Vintage Cake Tin.
Instead of a RaBBit and a Hat,
You have a Cake and a Carrier.

I LoVe You, Mary Jane!
This is the CheRRy...

and this is the Tongue~tied~Stem.....

Happy Happy, Joy Joy...
LoVeLy vibes for the 60s Inner Child in Me.
It could so be a really CooL TaTToo.

 Fire ~ The Ohio Players

If the song doesn't say it,
nothing else will!

Red ~ it's not just for Night!
{this fires up the flamage in Me}

 What a Delightful way to gaZe at the Stars....

 What's anything with out a little cheese factor.
This just makes me Smile. 
Then I imagine it filled with cheese and crackers
and it makes me Laugh.
   brings out the Happy Hostess with the Mostest in me!

 Have someone special to say Happy Birthday to?

Aries Print ~ Horsedrawncarriage

Cherry Red Mary Janes ~ Heartsndilly

Ruby red purse and shoes ~ VintageDevotion

Red pencil skirt ~ Unique Vintage

Vintage Red Cake Carrier ~ Shadowmark

Aries Postcard ~ Haoli

Aries dish ~ Josmojo

Sailors Delight Kaleidoscope ~ 3rdiscopes

Aries Card ~ Athenadreams

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stephanie Plum Series

An action packed,
hilariously good series.

Stephanie Plum by Evanovich.
I was hoOked from the first boOk.

Evanovich does a grand job of portraying the characters.
They are so believable, you'll think She's writing about your own family~
You really get a feel for their personalities.

There is much laughter hidden in these pages.
I read the whole series and was thrilled to find  out, 

Then I crashed and burned when I found out 

yep, sad to say....they went will all the wrong people.

Katherine Heigl ~ Stephanie Plum...........NOT.

Daniel Sunjata ~ Ranger...........NOT NOT, but HELL NOT!

Jason OMara ~ He might be just unfamous enough to pull it off, but he doesn't fit my idea of Morelli.

I truly feel this movie adaption would be way better off with unknowns, 
or somewhat unknowns to play the parts. 
Sunjata is too arrogant for the coolness of Ranger. 
I just can't picture Sunjata running around saying "Babe."   

I like Heigl, I do. Just not for this.  
Nope, uh uh. 
I hate when actresses have to "act" bad ass.
It's like watching a film where the soundtrack is off....

In boOkLand, many fans are voicing their opinion
that it's time Ms. Plum make a choice between
Morelli and Ranger.
That's the biggest downside of this storyline;
enough already, Pick One.

Get thee to the nearest Library, boOstore, or Amazon,
and score you the whole series.
With Spring Break, and Summer just a breath away,
this is my recommended great read.

Stephanie Plum series

Sunday, April 3, 2011

My "VinTaGe" Art....or work i've done in the past

 This is by far,
my favorite painting.
It's testament to my grief
and my desparation to connect with those
on the other side.

My dad
My grandmother
A friend

I don't have bad feelings
or sad feelings,
wanna talk.

Three tiny figures are aboard,
and the Secret Dream Communicatore
aka: phone,
awaits in the shadows.....

Anyone there?


Saturday, April 2, 2011

My FaVoRiTe tOOLs ~ Heat Gun

 My heat gun.
I don't know how I got along with out it.

It helps me out with those pesky resin bubbles
by gently busting them into oblivion...
 Occasionally, they will help to hurry along 
the drying process
of my trusty glues

I also have found a new use for my heat gun,
although I have not had a chance to try it:
Adhering my Herbs and Flowers to
my Magical Herbal candles.

I've on occasion,
used it to dry my hair.

nuff said.