Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ikkicon 2012

Literally just got back from my road trip to Austin, TX for Ikkicon and was so excited about it that I just had to blog right away! It was very unplanned and spur of the moment so I didn't have time to make a new cosplay. This was my first time to Ikkicon and although the size of the venue (like the dealer's room and the panels) was smaller the amount of people was tremendous! As soon as I walked into the lobby I was blown away by how many people were dressed up in cosplay. Everyone had a wig on or ears or SOMETHING! It was so cool to see! I was most excited to meet up with several friends like Eric (we've been friends since high school!) and his girlfriend Marianne, Mia Moore who is my new BBFF (best blogger friend forever), Jonathan (who I met at AnimeFest), and Payton (also from AnimeFest and Fan Days) ... So check out the pics and enjoy the anime overload!

Mia as Ramona Flowers & me as Rainbow Dash

My favorite part was the gaming room.

Jonathan as Doctor Whooves

Steampunk Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy
1st Place winners of the cosplay contest

From the movie 9
I think he won Best in Show in the cosplay contest.

Marianne as Seras Victoria from Hellsing

Payton as Dark Zelda.. And that was a great Link but I don't know his name

What's better than one Rainbow Dash? Two!

Jack Skellington and Zero

Sunday I decided to dress up as a Sailor Moon fan ;)

This was the swag I picked up.. Luna and Artemis plushes, some cute bows, and a free sticker from Cosplay in America - really cool site and super nice guy!

And this was my view from my hotel room! Austin is pretty cool!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Wish List

I know it's kinda late to be posting a holiday wishlist with the world ending tomorrow and Christmas on Tuesday, but I figured it's better late than never :)

Kit Kat Clock from Fred Flare, $54

Mini Starfish Pin from Sparkle Cove, $19

Unicorn Pendant Necklace from Betsey Johnson (sold out now.. doh!)

Legend of Zelda Shield Replica from ThinkGeek, $69.99

Carly Tufted Headboard from Target, $349.99

SmartCat Ultimate Cat Scratching Post from Petsmart, $69.99 (for Pixie of course)

Well those are my more expensive and totally unneeded items on my wish list.
But a girl can dream right!

What are some things on your wish list?

Intergalactic Planetary

Do you ever wake up with a song in your head? Singing or humming a tune that's super random? I always wonder if it's some sign that it MUST be the first song I listen to or something bad will happen. I mean why else would "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys be on my mind? So I googled the lyrics and put it first on my playlist.  Interesting and cute song :P

"If you try to knock me you'll get mocked
I'll stir fry you in my wok
Your knees'll start shaking and your fingers pop
Like a pinch on the neck of Mr. Spock"

So anyone doing something fun before the end of the world tomorrow?
I am booked all evening at the salon so my clients can go out in style! :D

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Pink Shelves & Hobby Lobby Brackets

As you saw in my previous post about my new salon, I have some bright pink shelves up on the wall!
Here's a quick little tutorial on how I made them. :)

This was a fun and sorta easy project if you have time to make shelves from scratch! I have seen this project on Pinterest and also saw my friend make some. I say "sorta easy" because it was a little hard to screw the brackets into the wall and make sure everything was level. But other than that it was a breeze!

I got these brackets at Hobby Lobby for only $6.99. 
Sometimes you can catch them 50%, too!
I also got some screws from Lowe's. I got two different sizes.. Smaller ones for going into the board and longer ones to go into the wall.
We later had to use an anchor in the wall to make sure they were secure.

I used a poplar board from Lowe's.. You can get different lengths.
And sand it first before you paint it.

I bought paint from Hobby Lobby appropriately named "Party Pink" for $5.99.

Use a satin varnish for a beautiful shine.

A finished board! Be sure to do both sides since you will see the underneath.

I was so nervous Pixie was going to jump on the boards. Then we'd have little pink paw prints everywhere. Wait.. that would have been kinda cute! :D

After trying it both ways, it was easier to screw the brackets into the board first and then the wall.

Tada! What do you think? I sure love my new shelves! I am thinking about making a long one to go over my bed since I can't find a good headboard. Have you ever made something totally from scratch?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hair by Anna Lee

As some of you may know - I do hair! I was rooming with some friends for awhile but a month or so ago I got my own salon room! It's a huge accomplishment, and I am so proud to have my own business. Decorating the room was a lot of fun, and I have another post about how I made the pink shelves with the brackets on the wall. I am so thankful my clients have followed me to my new salon. So if you need your hair done and you live around the Dallas area come see me!

You can "Like" me on Facebook, too!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Review: Denny's The Hobbit Menu!

In honor of The Hobbit being released this week and with inspiration from GeekyGlamorous's post, I decided to give the special Hobbit menu at Denny's a try!

I was pretty excited about this and was quoting LoTR to my dad on the way. He had no idea what I was talking about, but he was eager to eat some food regardless. :)

When we sat down they brought us some samples of the Radagast's Red Velvet Pancake Puppies. And holy cow they were good! We told the waitress we were here just for the Hobbit menu and she laughed and gave us some time to take pics :P

I eventually decided on the Shire Sausage Skillet with scrambled eggs. My dad ordered the Slam so we could try the Pumpkin Patch Pancakes, Seed Cake French Toast, and Shire Sausage. We were feeling breakfast to say the least!

The food was pretty good.. my sausage wasn't the best but the eggs and veggies were delicious. Dad's french toast was awesome and we just HAD to order some of the Red Velvet Pancake Puppies to take home with us. The coolest part were the free trading cards they give out if you order a Hobbit meal. Our waitress gave us 3 packs!

Click below to see all the photos!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

My 27th Birthday

So last month I turned another year older... I have finally reached that part in my life where I might start lying about my age ;)  .. Oh well!! I still act like a kid so I figured I'd celebrate like one.. My family and I ate at Gatti Town and had pizza! It's definitely my favorite food ever. Afterwards, we played some games where I won a cute little dinosaur figure. Later, we opened some presents, and I got some Juicy Couture perfume, MLP collection toys, a Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade necklace and the coolest leopard hat! Then for dessert I had a strawberry cupcake. It was such a great birthday!! Thanks to my family for being so awesome :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Makeup, Fashion, and Art Tutorials

When I am not blogging I am still usually at the computer .. Here's a few tutorials I've found lately that I find cool on the net!

Really cool tutorial by Kandee Johnson for a Betty Boop costume. How cute is this?!

These two girls at Bubble My Licorice have loads of cute posts. They've done some hair and DIY fashion tutorials, too. 

I enjoyed watching this video of Miss Leilani Joy draw Ramona Flowers. She gives some great tips on drawing faces. She is such a good artist!

The Dainty Squid shared a neat plant pressing tutorial.. I am a sucker for stopping in my tracks to pick up a pretty or unique leaf. Would be great to save them!

Have you watched or read any good tutorials lately? I made some cute shelves using Hobby Lobby brackets recently that I need to share someday!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Pixie Kitty Photo Spam

I have done a few cool things lately.. Like my birthday, Black Friday shopping, redecorate my salon (again!), see Breaking Dawn 2's premiere, eat at Denny's for The Hobbit meals, and paint some craft projects.. But since I don't have those posts typed up YET.... Here are some cute pics of Pixie!! :)

She loves to help during raids on EQ2.. I bet she's thinking "Kill the add, cancel the detriment, joust!"
(my guildies will understand, hehe)

Just chillin' ;)

"Sacks make me hyper!"

Pixie and her BFF Rainbow Dash

Big yawn!

These might be my most favorite pics of Pixie! She looks like a prairie dog! She was giving herself a bath and heard something. Haha!

I call this Pixie's "pink puff" .. She loves to sit by me when I am at the computer, and I found this cute pink cat bed at Petsmart.

Looking so pretty on my bed :)

Check out those eyes!! Pascal from Tangled had been hanging out on the back of the couch watching us.

Then Pascal photobombed us!! Promise I didn't even plan this :P

GlitzyGeekGirl aka CrazyCatLady

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