Ah, Hello 2013: Ribbons and Wrappings

Year changes always throw me off, but luckily I’ve been trying to write 2013 on everything for the last couple years, so this new year shouldn’t be as difficult to adapt to.

Hopefully you all had an excellent Christmas and New Years (have all of you given up on your resolutions already (like me, whoops) or are you still truckin?)

My resolution was to stop eating things I was allergic to (hi, all you delicious dairy products) and try have healthier food habits in general. Also, I just ate ice cream for dinner.

Failed resolution aside I am REALLY excited for this year, lots of fun new things are on the way!

One thing I always do to herald in the new year is……buy a bunch or ribbon.

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All of that lovely Holiday ribbon that cost an arm and a leg is now probably under a dollar a roll, so I always stock up!

There is nothing better than wrapping gifts and tying it up with a big sparkly ribbon! Beautiful wrappings by my partner's mom

I like to match my wrappings to the person I’m giving the gift to. Like stamping little vampires on plain paper and wrapping with a black bow for a friend who loves Gothic  things, Dracula especially, but also admires simplicity!

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Do any of you have any wrapping tips or tales? Post them here! I’d love to hear from you ❤

Christmas Cards~

I absolutely love getting mail, greeting cards, letters, postcards..especially packages!

I also love writing letters and making cards, unfortunately I am horrible at getting it sent out. Right now I am actually staring at a sealed, addressed letter to my friend who is on exchange in Romania right now. I wrote the letter weeks ago, I am so bad!

I did get a chance to make and send out a few Christmas cards this year!

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I really like to make my own cards when, at all, possible. These are a lot simpler than the ones I usually make, but they get the job done :3 (the oddball one with the cat and airplane is for my uncle, who is a orange cat loving pilot!)

Usually my cards look more like this: Corrin's Birthday Michelle's Birthday

They are a lot of fun to make, I try to craft the card into the likeness of the person it is for and I use any paper I can find! Kids construction paper, shiny candy wrappers, magazines, origami paper even bits of my homework >_> ~ (I do sell them and take commissions here, if you are interested! :D)

Do any of you make your own greeting cards? What sort of materials do you use? Is anyone else as bad at mailing them as I am? haha!

Punkin Carvin.

Just so you know, there is NO where you can buy pumpkins on Halloween.

And I am a horrible procrastinator…I actually did not decorate til this morning. I used random things I found in my house/attic because I hadn’t time to go to the store but, I think it turned out pretty good!

 

How’d I do? 😀

I also procrastinating on buying my carving pumpkin so by the time I got to the stores this evening all of the pumpkin bins were very, very empty. But, no matter, I just bought a squash instead! (I was detirmined to carve a Jack-o-Lantern this year D<)

and I carved it into a Jack-o-Lantern Kitty! (Which is pretty silly, really XD)

 

Yaaay!

Now, with the addition of my squash-kitty-lantern my house is super spooky~! (little kids are afraid to come up the walk, no joke ahah. )

 

I hope everyone has a safe and happy All Hallows Eve!! (and eats lots of caaaaandy)

Halloweeen Is Coming!

It’s October! The spookies month of the year…culminating in my favorite holiday, All Hallows Eve!

I did a silly/sweet Vampire shoot with Xzone9 last week and his assistant Odrina got me all dressed up in an outfit that reminded me a bit of Claudia, from Interview with a Vampire, if only because it was a cute vintage-ish spin on vampires (I really just CAN’T be conventionally scary, sorry ahha)

Me being a terribly "scary" vampire.

Now I know most of us are damn tired of Vampires by now (I am atleast) but, if you have not either read Interview with the Vampire By Anne Rice or viewed the film, you should certainly put that on your Halloween To-do list! Anne Rice is a superb author whose writing is dark, rich and alluring.

Speaking of spooky books and films, do ya’ll have any favorites? I’d love for you to share!

Also, in my shoot I wore a creepy cute crucifix, hand made by my lovely friend Michelle. She sells her pieces on Etsy and they would be perfect for Halloween, so click the pic and check her out n_n

Now I am off to decorate my lawn with spooky fun things!

I’d love to hear about how you all celebrate my favorite holiday!