Ocular Edibles: 10.31.09

beauty mask

Treats and Tricks,
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Silenced.....for now

It started with a cough getting more noticeble about the fourh day.

ME: hmmm, I think I've been coughing for four days.

Yesterday, I totally lost my voice by early morning. Full blown

This happens to me when I have a bad case of the flu. Thing is, this
time around I had no idea I was sick until I lost my voice and it's
only today that I have flu symptoms, ugh.

Been resting, communicating with Y via text messages and keeping

What really sucks is I had very important phone calls to make this
week to set up some critical meetings but not knowing how long my
laryngitis will last, longest ever was 2 weeks, I can't really even
email a request. Boo! Not the good kind either.

Sent from my iPhone

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Wednesday Cravings: Glass Nests

I am in love with Heather Palmer's glass Nests. Below are a few of the many colors available. I am torn between the Steel Blue and Aqua at the moment. Three sizes to satisfy. Visit her shop for many exquisite pieces.


Seriously, I can't take my eyes off of them!

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Pop, Locks and Socks

The following questions were posed by the wonderful TERI REES WANG via a comment left on a previous post:

Who and what is your version of a ...Dyslexical-Madwoman?

(see above)

Does she run with the wolves?
She runs tarries with kitties.
This one in particular:

Zira, Queen of Kitties

Does she pop her bubble gum?
She pops and snaps her gum loudly,
purely in secret.

She likes to blow bubbles
inside of bubbles
chewing gum makes her ears itch.

More than once,
gum has been cut from her locks.

Does she skip, or does she run?
She skips and hippity-hops,
then pulls up her socks.

Any questions?
Leave a comment or email them to me and I'll do my best to answer.

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Monday's Cute Rx:

Halloween Edition

Zira would never allow this.
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Had the best two weeks

My future-mom-in-law was visiting and we had the best time. Got to explore Seattle a bit more and discovered some little treasures along the way. I'll be posting about them through the coming week.

Here's the first spot: Golden Gardens Park

The combination of beach, waves, boats, trees and autumn leaves was sublime. Located in Ballard, this was such a jewel to discover. Worth a stroll if you ever have the chance.

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Monday's CUTE Rx:


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Ocular Edibles: 10.18.09

*Yum-a-lish pinks*

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My writing, the word 'Phenomena' and how I got my way and went to UC Berkeley.

I was tagged recently by the lovely Angela of Pickles on Pizza to answer a few little questions.

Here we go...

What word do you use too much in your writing?
at one point I was saying Yo! alot, as in 'look at this groovy thing, Yo!', but these days it's probably 'YAYs!'.

YAYs!!! <----see

Which words do you consider overused in stuff you read?

hmmmm, over used? Either I'm easy or I'm just reading particularly delightful posts with varied verbiage.

What's your favorite piece of writing (written by you)?
I am most proud of my thesis written as part of my graduation requirements at UC Berkeley, as I designed my own major. It was entitled Social and Cultural Factors in Architectural Design.

I must say, however, that my favorite piece of writing is my college application essay to Stanford University. I knew since I was little that I was to be a UCB girl and I was determined to only apply there but my mom insisted I apply to Stanford, my nemesis as I saw it at the time, and stated that if I was accepted to Stanford I was going there no matter what. Going to Standford no matter what? O no she did'ent! So, I wrote my not so exciting Stanford essay in pencil, heh heh heh. I was accepted early to UCB with some scholarships. I went to UCB, nuff said.

(I only told my mom about the pencil a few years ago, hee.)

Regrets, do you have a few? Is there anything you wish you hadn't written?
Luckily, I poses a strong filter/edit function in my brain. I have written many a thing which I have quickly deleted.

How has your writing made a difference?
Truthfully, I don't consider myself a writer. I am an extremely visual person, both in absorbing and communicating with the world around me. I feel the main difference made by my blogging is through it I found other bloggers who inspire, make me giggle and expose me to so many new and exciting things that I may not have been exposed to otherwise.

Favorite words
I love to say the word 'Phenomena' out loud. The way it sounds and feels makes me instantly happy and makes me think of that Sesame Street song that went 'Manamana, peep peety peep, Manamana, peep peety peep', except I switch it with 'Phenomena, peep peety peep'. Instant happiness. Try it!

I also enjoy the word 'Dude'. There are so many things one can convey with that single word depending on tone and duration. Dude, seriously, you could totally have an entire conversation. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude. No really! LOL

I also adore mashup/colorful words like 'Ginormous' and 'Dyslexical' basically, words that trigger immediate visuals in my head.

Least favorite words
Words that sound the same and mean different things completely. Dude, how lazy is the English language? Don't even get me started with the whole grammar rules except when this or except when that business.

Do you have a writing mentor, role model or inspiration?
I truly admire Y's abilities as a writer.

Writing Ambition?
I was told at one point in college that I should major in English and become a writer. This was during a creative writing class I took one semester. I was shocked then and frankly, still am. My writing ambition these days is limited to coloring my listings on Etsy with some pizazz of some sort without sounding all cheerleadery or disingenuous, something I struggle with at every listing. I usually just lay down whatever and move on because I find it difficult. I tell myself, stick to the facts, man, stick to the facts and move on or you'll be here all day. [sigh]

Here endeth the ramblings of a visual, dyslexical, madwoman.

(If you would like me to answer more questions, send them my way and I'll do my best.)

Tootles Y'all,
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Foxy Monster 1 Year Etsyversary TODAY!!!

I listed my first item ever on Etsy, in the Foxy Monster shop, on October 12, 2008.

It's certainly time for a partay!

Begins now and ends 11:59 PM PST on November 2nd 2009
May as well include Halloween & Day of the Dead in the celebration!

Whooooooooo! Spread the word luvs!

O and if you work it, since I combine shipping on all my shops, if you buy something from Foxy Monster and want stuff from Superfly Delicious and/or Wonderland Dreams it will all go out on the FREE STANDARD SHIPPING DEAL!!!!!!! Triple YAYs!!!!

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Cupcakes & Butterflies,
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One Year Ago Today...

Cadeau Ring ~ Most Popular Foxy Monster Ring

...I launched Foxy Monster on Etsy.

I have since added two new shops, Wonderland Dreams & Superfly Delicious.

My dream of Creative Coquette is getting closer and closer. The new look for this blog is part of getting that dream to full fruition. As of today, the blog, website & twitter all have a unified look. Settling on the look and creating all the icons, illustrations and code has been, and will continue to be, one big ball of crazy work. As of today I am happy, YAYs!!!!!!

I will be busy with my wonderful FMIL, future-mom-in-law, for the next two weeks. She's an awesome giggle partner and I am hoping to take the 'good' camera out for a spin while she's here as we get to go play. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

There are still a few tweaks needed to be done on the blog layout, especially on the side bars, so I'll be working away on it a bit more. I really need to work on more items for the shops. I have a bunch of stuff that just needs to be listed but that is a whole process in an of itself.

Before anything, I must finish my attempt at re-organizing my studio. My office/studio is in complete disarray as I have been rearranging my storage room and studio. I'm afraid I won't be able to get it in any decent shape before C arrives (I know you're probably reading this so consider this a warning that the studio is in an embarrassing state, LOL).

O, and I have the 'Follower' widget working now so you can now add this blog to your follow list easily. It's over there on the right sidebar ---->

Smooches to you all,
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Monday's CUTE Rx:

hee hee
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Monday's CUTE Rx:

He's so itty-bitty!
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Day of the Dead, EVERYDAY!!!

Three new items in the Superfly Delicious Shop:

Skull Paperweights!

Top your stack of papers or just display for some gothic glam and glitz!
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