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Monday, October 7, 2013


Are you interested in a minion hat? Place an order today!

  • Newborn, 13” ($8)
  • 3-6 mo., 15” ($8)
  • 6-12 mo., 17” ($10)
  • 1-3yr., 21” ($10)
  • 4-12 yr., 22” ($15)
  • Teen/adult, 23” ($15)
*Age ranges associated with sizes are a suggestion only. I highly recommend you take measurements and choose the size that is closest to your measurement. Hats do stretch slightly.

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  • Saturday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 2nd Annual CHS Craft Fair, Cortland Junior/Senior High School, 8 Valleyview Dr., Cortland, NY
  • Sunday, December 8 from noon to 4 p.m.: Holiday Gift Bazaar, Cortland Corset Building, 75 E. Court St, Cortland, NY 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Entertainment for the Neighbors

I have two very small flower gardens that I keep for two reasons- 1) it's pretty and I think every home needs a decent amount of flowers outside of it and 2) I like to take pictures of the flowers. This year I went horribly overboard (but in a good way) with my favorite flowers, the Gazania. In my humble opinion they are the best and most photogenic flower in existence (outside of the sunflower and daisy).

Somehow, somewhere I was inspired to take a picture of flowers set on a mirror, capturing their reflection and then some. When I got home from work yesterday, I quickly changed, wiped down my body-length mirror and set myself up outside in my yard. After carefully selecting and sacrificing a few flowers I got to work, sitting down on my towel (don't want a dirty butt!).

I figure I'm already mildly entertaining on a daily basis between dragging my really crappy hose around the yard to water the flowers (it often kinks..grr) and on those days I'm out there in various poses and positions getting the best angle on my flowers (typically with my butt sticking out and up in the air). I probably took the entertainment to new heights yesterday by laying around on the ground with a mirror, camera, and flowers but it was so worth it.

I got some great shots! See a few here (more to be added!)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

iGive In

I hate technology. I love technology.
The new skin I just ordered- so excited!

I have decided to get an iPad. I think hell has frozen over. 

Some would call me old fashioned. Others would call me downright stupid. Sometimes I just don't see the point in spending hundreds of dollars on the newest and greatest technology. We survived before it. It's constantly changing, upgrading. The one thing that hasn't wavered is my love for a good, top notch computer.....but I only want a desktop- no laptop for this girl.

It's funny- I was absolutely, whole-heatedly against a lot of the technology I have today...and I always had my reasons for why I didn't like it.
  • Cell phone- for years I carried a TracFone. There was no point in paying a monthly charge for something that just made me too available to the world. My answering machine took my calls when I was away. But I still refuse to get a smart phone- mainly because I don't want to update my Facebook from the beach, check my e-mail while at the mall, or pay $30+ for a data package. 
  • LCD/Flat panel TV- I often the screen was just too small in comparison to that large box of a tube TV. At first my argument could be justified because most television stations still had yet to convert to wide screen broadcasting. Now I love my TV- the bigger the better. But you won't see me buying a 3-D TV.
  • Blu-ray player- why spend ungodly amounts of money that plays a too-expensive disc that doesn't look significantly better? I quite enjoy my Blu-ray player, but insist the cost of discs needs to go down.
  • Nintendo Wii- what's wrong with the good and classic controller in hand? Why do you have to look like a complete fool while playing your video game? Well, thinking back to the days of holding a wired controller, it's obvious that you don't always just sit there. In fact, my dad once broke a chair as he tried making that jump in Mario. I've steadily built my collection of Wii games and I find them quite enjoyable. But, nonetheless, there is newer and better technology out there (Kinect for XBox).
  • iPod- who needs some little portable device that can hold a bunch of music? CDs are great and portable! While I'm still a lover of CDs, having that iPod when you don't quite know what you're in the mood for is great.
So, call me a stick in the mud. I think technology makes us entirely too available and share way too much information. Do people really care that you are sitting in "x" restaurant at the exact moment that you are? Do people really want to see what you are eating at said restaurant? Or are you just trying to say "wow, look how great my life is"? And don't even get me started on those who post every intimate detail of their trials and tribulations.

I had been toying with getting an iPad. What finally sold me was when a co-worker told me about the handy-dandy Square that allows you to accept credit card payments anywhere you are, which is great for me and any craft shows/farmers markets I do. There are also a lot of fun apps out in the world that I always wanted, but could never have because of my little LG flip phone. It's also handy that I can make my own skins with my photos! Good promotion for my pictures, I think so!

But, guess what? I'm saving $100 and getting the iPad 2. Who needs the better screen resolution, really?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Days Off Are Great

I need to live in a country where it's required that you take time off. A full-on shut down of the workplace.

The hard-working culture of the U.S. can be horribly frustrating- the constant need to be in touch with work, working when your day is done, checking e-mail at home, having your work phone always at your side. Last time I checked, nothing earth shattering happened from someone taking a day off (in most normal, day to day careers).

I try my hardest to change this hunger for being the best, most hard-working employee. Though I reach very few people successfully in my "take a day off" encouragement, those who learn how important time away from work is are always appreciative. In my experience, working with college students and in higher education there are a lot of demands for a-typical work hours, but I think it's important to do what you can to make it as typical as possible!

I had a dentist appointment this morning, but took the whole day as a reward for doing a good thing. I got to go home and visit my mom and sister...I finished my new website, took pictures, made earrings, enjoyed some food, and played some Bananagrams. And, in case you are wondering, my teeth are cavity free!

Take a day off some time in the next couple of weeks. And on your day off, stay away from work for as long as possible. Your e-mail won't explode. I promise.

Monday, March 26, 2012

No One Likes a Skeptic

I almost did my seasonal clothes switch out last week. You know, when you say "goodbye" to the cozy sweaters, turtlenecks, and long sleeved shits and "hello" to your favorite t-shits, tank tops, halter tops, and sundresses.

Good thing I didn't.

One reason I live in "upstate" NY is because I like seasons. I may grumble about the cold and snow, but I do like it. I even bought snowshoes this year..........that I didn't get to use. Something else I like about winter is the lack of frizzy or flat hair.

Last week people all but jumped with joy over the quick end of the [poor excuse for] winter and the arrival of spr....errr...summer? While I enjoyed the sunshine and the fact I could wear flip flops and sandals and eat my dinner on the screened in porch, I was silently complaining inside about the drastic rise in temperature that had me wishing my A/C was in and that slight humidity that reminded me that my hair isn't really all that cooperative.

But I was skeptical! I knew it wouldn't stick around through November. After all, we did once have snow on Mother's Day. This morning I quickly ran around closing all the windows on my porch and dug out a sweater in replace of the t-shirt I had planned to wear. I even turned the heat on in my office.

But it's okay. It is March. Maybe we'll get that gradual rise in temperature that I so love! 60s feel good in March!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Spring

In celebration of the first day of spring, I have two special pictures to sell and am offering free shipping! Buy them by Friday!

Purple water drops photo:
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Purple crocus photo:
(featured in the Syracuse Post Standard)
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