Although these photos were taken near my home, I find the Columbia lily to be both unique and exotic-looking.  Their bulbs were sometimes used as a food source by Native Americans.

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Starring “The Evil Monkey” as Hairy Potter.

I’m just going to put this here, because 1. I worked very hard to make this 2 years ago when Harry Potter and the first Planet of the Apes was released. and 2. Because I just saw Dawn of the Apes and it made me think of this silly thing.  3.  If I wasn’t so lazy, I’d update this picture with the ape now holding a gun.

I guess you could say that today was one of the crowning moments of my life.

I guess you could say that today was one of the crowning moments of my life.

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Would you believe I had actually bought BBQ pellets, pierogies, waffle fries, lasagna, shrimp and a diet soda?

Would you believe I had actually bought BBQ pellets, pierogies, waffle fries, lasagna, shrimp and a diet soda?

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Do you ever have one of those moments where you want to serenade your dog with her own theme song?

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A little something I made for today.

A little something I made for today.

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With all the creative people surrounding me, I thought I’d share the sewing project I finished before Christmas.

Since hubby and I were surprising our daughter and my mom with a 7-day Caribbean Cruise, I wanted to make us girls a souvenir to remember such an amazing adventure.  Each fabric represented each of us; My mom loves watery blue colors, my daughter loves her zebra and me with my purple.  I then cut out three purse patterns and mixed and matched each piece so our colors would be together, but not the same.  I also decided to go off script a little and make my own design for the purse straps.

Even though I never had time to add the inner buttons or add an anchor patch, I do feel pretty happy with my results.  This was my third project with my new sewing machine and it was a pretty ambitious one at that.  Come to think of it, it might even be considered my 3rd, 4th and 5th!

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While walking around Bourbon Street, we came across a photo op that couldn’t be denied.

While walking around Bourbon Street, we came across a photo op that couldn’t be denied.

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June 2013 - Cheyenne, WY : Sitting on my mother’s front steps.

June 2013 - Cheyenne, WY : Sitting on my mother’s front steps.

October 7, 2013 - Mall of America, Minnesota : Discovered while Halloween shopping.

October 7, 2013 - Mall of America, Minnesota : Discovered while Halloween shopping.

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The other night we had another stormy moment and saw at least 6 salamanders walking around our walkout patio.  Two of them even made it inside and we had to wash them off and send them back on their way.  One even tried to climb the screen curtain and I couldn’t resist trying to capture the moment.  Maybe I’ll get to see some more of these guys today or tonight.
In the meantime, that day shall forever be known as “Night of the Salamander”.

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The other night we had another stormy moment and saw at least 6 salamanders walking around our walkout patio.  Two of them even made it inside and we had to wash them off and send them back on their way.  One even tried to climb the screen curtain and I couldn’t resist trying to capture the moment.  Maybe I’ll get to see some more of these guys today or tonight.

In the meantime, that day shall forever be known as “Night of the Salamander”.

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Clearly I have too much time on my hands tonight.  So far I’ve made about 4 different gifs and even a youtube animation to this little goola guy?
Why?
Well last night while waiting for trivia to start at Buffalo Wild Wings, I was doodling (as I usually do).  What I came up with, was a cute goola dude that my husband immediately fell in love with.  He’s not feeling well tonight, so to cheer him up and distract him from his sore tummy, I’ve been trying to find new ways to bring him to life.  It’s interesting that no matter how fast I make him wiggle in my gif program, he seems to get a little slow here.
Anyway, I’ll probably put the youtube link up here too, although not sure anyone really watches those.
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Hey!  I could reblog this!  Yay!  Turns out these old Goola posts are 2 years old.  THANKS TUMBLR!

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Clearly I have too much time on my hands tonight.  So far I’ve made about 4 different gifs and even a youtube animation to this little goola guy?

Why?

Well last night while waiting for trivia to start at Buffalo Wild Wings, I was doodling (as I usually do).  What I came up with, was a cute goola dude that my husband immediately fell in love with.  He’s not feeling well tonight, so to cheer him up and distract him from his sore tummy, I’ve been trying to find new ways to bring him to life.  It’s interesting that no matter how fast I make him wiggle in my gif program, he seems to get a little slow here.

Anyway, I’ll probably put the youtube link up here too, although not sure anyone really watches those.

TVVT

Hey!  I could reblog this!  Yay!  Turns out these old Goola posts are 2 years old.  THANKS TUMBLR!

One of the projects I have been recently working on, involved entering a Minecraft creative contest on one of the more popular servers.  It was called Meepcraft but now they’re called MeepNetworks.  We were all given a specific sized lot, creative mode for materials, and then a deadline.

I decided to try and build giant squid ripping a ship in half.  It was quite a challenge trying to make this, since we’re limited to the blocks we can use, but I felt pretty good about what I had completed before I ran out of time.  I was chosen by the judges to be one of the top 3 in the creative category.  Then it was up to the community to make the final decision and vote on their forums.

I found out last night that I won!  It was nice to put something out there and get some positive feedback.  I will also be awarded a million dollars in the server’s currency, so I guess the next drink is on me!

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