Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Look What I Can Do! Bismuth Crystals, ya'll...


Check out my fan-tas-tic Bismuth hopper crystals...^-^


Ain't they beautiful?!
Too bad they didn't oxidize correctly...{{ like so }}...


Sorta miffed about that actually...
Going to investigate further. Heard it could be due to possible tin contamination...?
I think I'll try again next week regardless.


In other news, you may now address me as Her Ladyship, the Supreme Master Alchemist of Loveliness with Middling Knack of Manipulating Weak Metals.

>>>=<<<


{{p.s. If anyone with smelting knowledge has *miracle of miracles!* stumbled upon this page and has some oxidizing wisdom/know-how they could part with, please do so in the comment section below. I would be forever grateful!}}

Monday, September 24, 2012

Favorite Couples Part I || Anne & Gilbert



Hello & Welcome! 
Today I will dazzle you with the first part of a completely unnecessary four part series of my all-time Favorite Screen Couples. 
I've tried not to go so photo crazy this time, and have narrowed it down to only four couples. 
So if you'd rather not take a trip with me down memory/fantasy/childhood lane, the detour is that-a-way {oh but please do stay, 'twill be so fun}.

So to begin: 
A much loved pair from my childhood years....and yes, even now...


Anne Shirley & Gilbert Blythe


If you've been a reader of this here blog for any amount of time, you've probably picked up on my love for the Anne of Green Gables series, in both book and film form. 
If you haven't however, and this is your first encounter, welcome! 
We only bite on half moon Tuesdays. :) Also, all the above is true.
But moving on...
Love 'em. 
Call it naive, foolish, impractical, unrealistic...one simply -cannot- spend hours reading through their scrapes, spats, and adventures without coming away a bit breathless and at least somewhat attached.  

It all started here...in the awkward, sometimes terrifying, time of youth. 
Lesson learned: Do not take liberties with wonderfully strange, feisty young girls.
Winking and calling pet names such as "carrots" are especially frowned upon.

 Oh, the torture...
I remember watching this at 7 and thinking how -insufferable- it would have been to be Anne and *gasp* sit next to the boys.

And at one point without even the companionship of the dearest Diana! Tragedy indeed.

Ah...but then -it- happens...that humbling moment...and peace at last. 

...Well, something like peace...

Three books later and the characters finally get their acts together and accept their fate.
No "My-name's-Jo-and-I'm-going-to-marry-an-old-professor-instead-of-my-obvious-soulmate" here. 
Just honest to goodness "they were always meant to be...and were".

Finally. ;D


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Parts II, III, and IV coming soon!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Historicatin' - Peeping into the Past


In an effort to avoid studying for my Geology test, I've updated my other blog, sharing with the world a summarized yet very interesting history of one German Atlas statue. 


And yes dear reader, there is fire and suspect Nazis involvement entailed. 
So be a doll and check that out if you have the time. 
Who knows...You might learn something. ;}



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

~ A Song to Carry You Through the Day ~


"...whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, 
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."


p.s. If I could go back and speak with younger me,
I would tell us to be less afraid and also to take the time to master the cello. ^-^


Friday, September 14, 2012

Passages I ponder...





 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, 
against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." 

 >>>=<<<
Ephesians 6:12






Sunday, September 9, 2012

She's a Lady: Dames I Dig


A short time ago I brought you a two part blog-a-thon on my past childhood crushes... Continuing in that vein, I'd like now to share my top 5 lady crushes. These ever classy females I admire for their talent, style, overall elegance and, in some cases, wit.
And so...in order alphabetical...I present to you Ms. Bette, Ms. Ingrid, Ms. Jean, Ms. Lauren, and Ms. Veronica:

>>>Ms. Bette Davis<<<









 >>>Ms. Ingrid Bergman<<<








>>>Ms. Jean Arthur<<<










>>>Ms. Lauren Bacall<<<










>>>Ms. Veronica Lake<<<








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Stay classy my friends...^-^
p.s. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dull, Washing



what if
the rain fell dull
washing
the color from the leaves
stealing
the fragrance of the grass
how sadder yet would earth so turn

i think God
had surely
got it right


Friday, September 7, 2012

Just Django


Can Gypsy Jazz have a comeback already? I need to feel like I'm on a country picnic at -all times- people...is that so much to ask?




Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Reminder


{dollar store mirror, priceless sentiment}


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Jean Arthur & Co.


For some reason I find myself pining (more than usually) for latter days...
One such facet of my admiration is the lovely Jean Arthur.
Please enjoy these picture of her in the company of classy manly-men.






a. Cuddling with Gary Cooper
b. Getting friendly with Joel McCrea in "The More The Merrier" 
{p.s. I am in tantalizing love with that dress}
c. Keeping it classy with Mr. Grant
d. Having a laugh with The Duke
{p.s. the adorableness of this photo is -almost- unbearable}