18 December 2007


i miss my perfume. it was desire for women from alfred dunhill, in a pink bottle. it was going to be my signature perfume for life. i adored it. but they stopped making it years ago... since then, i've been pretty blah about perfume. i wear amorito, a cheap body shop scent because it's the closest i can find to dunhill, but it's a little too simple, too sweet, too vanilla-y, and slightly cheap smelling to be honest.

this post has me dreaming about signature scents again. why did i not know about luckyscent? you can search by ingredients, and order sample sizes and read user reviews. i am definitely going to order the exact friction of stars - the name makes me want to cry and it is pink... even though the reviews are if-y - who wants to smell like burnt candle wax?

and if you know any perfume with a "warm and lingering amber end note" containing "orange, myrtle, rosewood, bergamot" and "tiare flower, rose and freesia bloom into a middle note and soften the amber, which is abundantly present in the end note along with sandalwood, vanilla and caramel," tell me!

13 December 2007

the tree went up on thanksgiving day...

in the tradition of my mother.

my mom always made ornaments with us when we were kids, good memories. so this year i bought some shrinky dink paper and made some star wars ornaments with the kids. traced from coloring book pages:

they really got into putting up our fake tree, so much easier too with them helping. i did leave off the glass balls, because i didn't want to bother with cleaning up broken glass this year. they are so into star wars... look what else we got:

and a few weeks ago i made these stocking for them out of old tshirts. showing off. it worked too, i believe they were impressed with these shabby little stockings... and how cute is my hot pink old navy naughty&nice stocking?

while we're on christmas, there are so many kickass holiday songs out there. some of my favorites:

twisted christmas - twisted sister

the magic of christmas - joy electric

monster ballads christmas

i think these are all on itunes... at the very least download faster pussycat's version of silent night from monster ballads... priceless.

12 December 2007

for my birthday

we went to see a showing of the 1925 silent movie version of phantom of the opera. it was incredible. so amazing. i was shocked. the music and sets were so beautiful and the acting was wonderful. i'm really glad we went. it was a huge theater on the riverwalk and there were only 8 people in the audience including us. it felt like a private screening. i adored the scenes with the corps de ballet rustling about in there ethereal tutus. also the black and white film was tinted pint in parts for the ball scene, which was gorgeous. i tried but couldn't find any pictures of those scenes on the web.