Friday, December 20, 2013

3 Years and a Wedding Later

I never knew 3 years ago that I would be marrying this man. He is my best friend, my biggest fan and my soulmate. I had no idea saying yes to a date would leave me with countless hours of memories in just 3 years.

And they lived happily ever after, to the end of their days.

Thank you Angel He Photography for these amazing photos. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Last Minute Etsy Gifts

Looking for a quick last minute gift? Why not shop small and local? 

This hand bag is perfect for any occasion! Eugenia Woods makes the perfect bags! This one is based off of one of Rosemary Clooney's dresses from A White Christmas.
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If you love that one you should check out her "Moody Bags".
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Looking for something more fashion based? Check out Starrbird Productions Etsy! They have some adorable dresses and some adorable upcycled t-shrits!
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Looking for something for that nerd in your life? Check out my Etsy for the perfect way to add a touch of your favorite fandom to every outfit!
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Instagram Wednesdays

1. I did my only Black Friday shopping at Joann's. I managed to save $265 and I didn't spend near that kind of money. I'm pretty much set for my next 3 cosplays now.
2. Mr. Manthing and I went on a date and had sushi and finally saw Thor 2! Love me some Marvel.
3. We started decorating our Christmas tree and I felt that my Disney Princess Half Marathon race medal made a PERFECT Christmas ornament.
4. A small glimpse as so our small front yard decorations. 
5. The tradition stands, the Hogwarts Express always goes around the Christmas tree.
6. I pulled my Merida cosplay out for some non-convention based photos with my favorite photographer. 
7. Finals week needs ice cream...
8. I bought the great vintage hat from a shop by my work. I love it! It needs a ribbon around the band but besides that I love it.
9. My best friend's cat love my TARDIS bows

What did you do this week?

Monday, December 16, 2013

Top 6 Christmas Pins

Christmas is my favorite. 
Seriously though, it is my favorite holiday and since the invention of Pinterest I've been able to find more ways to be creative around this time of year. So here are my top 6 favorite Christmas pins for this year. 

This will be boiling at my house during my Christmas party on Saturday. Provided that this Florida cold snap stays in place!

How adorable is this? I have the perfect areas to do this at my house for my Christmas party! I may not hang the ornaments because of my cats but it's still adorable! 

If I ever have a big kid sit down Christmas party these will be at each place setting. They are simple and elegant and perfectly festive! 

How cute is this idea? I love it! I have a few windows I'll be doing this to this week before our friends come over! 

I have mason jars left over from my wedding and I think this would make perfect table decorations! 

I followed that tutorial last year and made this! It's hanging on my wall now!

Looking for more Christmas ideas? Check out my Pinterest!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Grapefruit Rosemary Cranberry Sauce

 This year I decided to try a spin on the classic cranberry sauce. I found this recipe on Mrs. Lilen's blog and I thought it sounded, interesting. 

What you'll need:
Juice of 2 Ruby Red Grapefruits
Juice 1 Lime
2 TBS of Rosemary
12 oz of Cranberries
1/2 cup of Sugar
A Pinch of Salt

In a pot on medium high heat add your sugar, juice of two grapefruits and lime juice until it comes to a simmer.
After it comes to a simmer add your rosemary, cranberries and a pinch of salt.
Turn your burner down to low heat and allow your sauce to simmer.
Stir occasionally while cranberries pop.
Soon your mixture will start to turn into a jelly and all of your cranberries will have popped.
Remove from heat and serve or jar.
I suggest if you jar the cranberry sauce to heat it before serving. 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Things I Love Thursday

How adorable is Tom Hiddleston eating Thor?

I really adore this Tolkien quote.

Mushu and Ping were out during Long Lost Friends Week at Disney! I am so sad I missed it!

Merida looks so adorable in this picture! I really enjoy some of the pictures of the face characters.

This is so true!

Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows. These two are my favorite characters in the whole show and their relationship is just the best.

Truer words have never been spoken. 

I may need this shirt to work out in. Without it I don't know how I'll ever be able to workout without it!

Because Corgi's that's why.

This is seriously one of the reasons why I love Thor and Tumblr.

If you love The Avengers check out THIS Pinterest! It's the best.