Friday, September 13, 2013

Things are lookin up

Hey people. It's been goin well for us down here. I've been pickin up some "work" makin photo booth characters and custom banners for kid parties. It's a hot gig, lemme tell ya... averaging about 25 cents an hour once a set's done. I should just go work for Kathie Lee ya know?
All kidding aside, I really enjoy it. I do it for free for the folks in my life, so it's nice to get compensated for once :) Just wish someone would request a cool character, someone like Mighty Mouse, Gumby, Ronald Reagan....

 I know that I could work A LOT faster if Gabe's wasn't so enamored with me. Even as I'm typin this out he's been on top of my head for a few minutes and thankfully he moved on to just stacking cans of tuna on my chest.... now in my left hand. Good thing I'm right handed. And just realized he stacked pillows on my head.... I'm a master of "going inward" and tuning stuff out. Most moms are...

 Here's what it usually looks like when I'm sewing.....
 But the toys being jabbed in my eye do vary...
 Sorry about that abrupt entry of Flathead. Just sharin what my new "fortune" has  allowed me to pick up. Scored him for 29 cents at the Geek's mecca. My cousin Joey had a bunch of the Dick Tracy toys. Seems like most of my childhood memories are based on my cousin Joey or Mike's toys.....


  He casts a long shadow, that one....
And I bought a completely useless grab bag just to pull this beauty out of....
 Wood grain, baby! 1969 
 And the finest mirror I have ever reflected out of.....
It was only $2.99! Could have made a happier face about it, right? 
See you later!

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    1. It's totally the mirror.... it's pure 70's hotdog magic...

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  2. That hot dog mirror!!! Best purchase ever!!! Also, will you decorate my jasmine bday party?!?!?

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    1. Kimmie, I saw you were eating the "best" hotdogs ever today with Carri... and I thought about you looking into my hotdog mirror while eating that sensational hotdog... epic.
      Come to think of it, you tell a lot of hot dog related tales, Kimmie Jones.

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  3. Excellent news all around!

    Now, down to brass-tacks. How much would it cost to get a banner with Ronald Reagan wrestling Mighty Mouse with Gumbi screaming in the background for my Boys shared birthday party in December? They don't know that they need it yet... in fact they won't think they WANT it... but they do.

    Heck, work Flat-Top in there too. Just... y'know... chill-axin'.

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    1. Oh gosh... this whole scenario's got me cacklin! Thanks for the imagery... and you're right, these kids don't know what they need or "want". Why do you think my kids rooms are all just extensions of my collective childhood fantasies? ;)

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    2. P.S. since you taught me to embed I feel like every post needs an embedded link to your site ;)

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  4. Great news and grabs Laura and life is a trip and your travelling down it so very happily and am glad i can get a peek inside the caravan's windows to see what's going on. Thanks for sharing. : )

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    1. I love your verbal gift, John :) Thanks for this really cool comment!

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  5. love it, and yes that is gabe he literally spent a whole day on my head and fixin my neck with his cool robotic skills if he wasn't fixin my neck he was sittin on my head lol, love that boy :)

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  6. The hot dog mirror is the first thing I saw on this blog. How can things get any better from here? That's kinda hard to beat.

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    1. You're right, Kal! And hello!
      But today I found somethin that doesn't beat it, but sure was a close second ;)

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  7. That bus is just a thing of beauty. It really captures a simpler time when you didn't need an app or lights and sounds on your toys to enjoy them.

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    1. Absolutely! I'm glad you see it, too, Dex :)

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    1. It's like I even look better reflecting out of it's glorious-ness ;)

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  9. that mirror is amazing!!
    i used to have a weird job that involved child beauty pageants. and i found myself making all kinds of cut our characters. with glitter! that part was pretty fun!

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    1. Rae, I totally know that quirky fact about you ;) How could I forget?! It's perfect :)
      What did you make, pray tell!

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  10. Flathead, the Little People bus, and a hot dog mirror? I can't take all this coolness in one post! I loved reading this so much, I enjoy reading about the things that you find. That is just so awesome. Hope all is well, and keep that glow up! You are so gorgeous!

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    1. The hot dog mirror is gettin some serious lovin, right? It really is deserving ;) I hate the crappy picture I took of it... It needs a better "shoot". lol! And thatnk you for the sweetest compliment, Miss M. I am really smilin over that one :) You are pretty gorgeous yourself.

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