Friday, December 18, 2009

Improv Handbells

Have you ever been the person ringing the bell outside the supermarket?  If so, you'll know that the hours pass by VERY slowly.  Check out this amazing improv stunt.  It brought a tear to my eye!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

holiday cards

This year I squeezed in time to make handmade holiday cards!  Watching a movie marathon with some friends, I came up with some of these using mostly magazine cutouts.  Enjoy!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Best Christmas Movie of All Time

Ever since I went to see this movie as a kid with my big sister, I have loved "The Muppet's Christmas Carol."  It's the perfect rendition of the classic tale!  Though I love little kermie as Tiny Tim and the grouchy dudes as Marley & Marley (woooaah!), my favorite characters in this film are the singing vegetable puppets!  Check out their brief cameo at second 45 of this clip.  Keep your eyes on the eggplant--he makes the best face!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Baby, It's COLD!

Layer up; it's cold in the Bay Area this week!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Everyone likes to get mail

Tis the season...when I never feel like I have enough time to make all the homemade holiday gifts, cards, and cookies as I'd like to!  Last weekend was devoted to making holiday cards to send--a great idea is to use your holiday catalogs and December editions of your magazines to make pretty homemade cards that aren't to time or labor intensive!  I found Real Simple magazine super useful, because they have gorgeous images.  I also recommend Garnet Hill and J. Crew for christmasy clippings and great text that can layer over pretty pictures!  I made more collage-y cards as well, and will post those in a few days, but for now here are a few samples!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Time!

My housemates and I are getting a tree tonight, so I'm getting into the holiday mood!  Here's a fun Christmas ditty for your enjoyment.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Company Gifts

We had some pens made for my office one time, and now I get all kinds of catalogs and sample products from a company that will basically slap your logo onto anything!  Here are some of the strangest I've seen.  Can you imagine if your employer gave you this?!?

Now I seriously admit to loving Slankets.  But it really puts me over the edge imagining my company's logo embroidered on the remote control pocket!

Who doesn't need a lava lamp in their cubicle?

This is a flash drive, in the shape of  a little man.  Hm.