Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy New Year!

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy new year!  🙂


Posted by on December 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


Trans Siberian Orchestra!

One of Kress’s christmas gifts were tickets to Trans Siberian Orchestra here in Austin, Tx on Dec 26th.

For once, my make up came out exactly how I wanted it!

Glamor Doll Eyes Gold Digger – Across entire eye lid
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 – Tease along the outer v and crease
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 – Busted along the outer v

Trucco Lip Pencil in Cinnamon Stick (discontinued) with a Glazewear lip gloss in Nude Shimmer.

The entire evening was a complete blast!  We met up with my best friend, Robyn, and her husband and son at a local diner called the Brick Oven before heading over to the Frank Erwin Center for the concert. I was so enthralled, I didn’t get a lot of pictures but here are a couple of the best ones I did manage to get.

All in all, it was a fantastic night!


Happy Holidays!

I’ll be taking the next two weeks off from blogging every day. You may see a random post between now and then but primarily, I will be focusing on the holidays, my family and friends.

My blog celebrated it’s 2 year birthday a couple of weeks ago and has gone through many changes since then. For everyone who reads, thank you! I always look forward to your comments and reading over your blogs as well!

From myself, Kress and all the kitties, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and fun New Year!  🙂

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Posted by on December 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


Warm Cucumber Soup with Cheese Toasts

I have to admit, when I saw this recipe, I was a little leery but I said why not, let’s try something completely different.

I’m so glad I did!


It was actually quite filling and with the garlic cheese bread, it was a perfect dinner for one cold fronts Austin was hit with so far. Best part is how quickly it cooked up and minimal clean up.

That’s a total win for me!

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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Food/Drink


Bryn Gwlad 2013 Yule

This past weekend was our annual Yule party in the Barony of Bryn Gwald. I finally got the sideless sucoat I have been working on completed enough to wear. I want to bead the entire front but managed to get a center panel done so it looked completed enough. Also go the arm and neck holes finished!

The gorgeous crispinettes were made by a wonderful friend of mine and she had them done in time for Yule! So a quick redo of the hair, and voila! I look like a bonafide lady of the time!  Or something.

All in all, I love how it came out! 

Kress 2013 Yule


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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in Crafts, SCA, Sewing




Wordless Wednesday – My Yule Gift from a Beloved Friend



Posted by on December 18, 2013 in Crafts, Jewelrymaking, Wordless Wednesday, Yule


Sasha, The Dark One

Sasha is our lovely black cat. (And in case you’ve been counting, she makes 5!)

She is not quite as skittish as Layla, not quite as social as Vincent. Just taking her picture was an exercise in patience. One of her many quirks is climbing up into Kress’s lap while we are watching tv and nuzzling his beard. It’s truly adorable.

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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Life, Randomness

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