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The Pink Samurai: February 2012

The Pink Samurai

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Daily Grind

Just checking in on the blog. My day job has been plugging along and most of the time it takes a lot out of me. By the time we both get home we're pretty wiped out and just veg out on the couch watching Star Trek TNG and Downton Abby. Not gonna lie, I kind of love it. But I do wish I had more time to spend on the things that I love doing. Making stuff...cooking...taking photos...

I like my day job and love the people I work with. I just wish that I could make buttons and design fun things while working instead of going to meetings haha. So it's time to be a little more dedicated and really make the time to do what I love ^_^

Feeling pretty good...here's giant photos of my face to prove it




Sunday, February 26, 2012

Self-Portrait Sunday

So, I'm changing this up a little and moving SuperCute Sunday to SuperCute Saturday and changing this first day of the week into a retrospective of the previous week's outfits. Plus an extra photo of whatever...this week is on that I made using the apps Pocketbooth, Diptic AND Instagram. USE ALL THE APPS!!!

I share these on my Instagram (usually) everyday, but it's fun to see them all together. Details will be below. Also, I'm aware that I put 5/25 on Saturday...wishful thinking hahaha!



Sunday » Top/Gap • Scarf/ME! • Jeans/Old Navy • Flats/Gap Outlet • Headband/RiteAid
Monday » Top/Target • Jeans/Gap • Wedges/RocketDog
Tuesday » Dress/Old Navy • Cardigan/H&M • Scarf/Me again • Jeans/Gap • Heels/Urban Outfitters
Wednesday » Shirt/Squidfire • Cardigan/Target • Pants/Gap • Flats/Gap Outlet
Thursday » Tank/Gap • Cardigan/Gap • Cropped Pants/Old Navy • Sparkly Flats/Steve Madden
Fancy Friday » Dress/Gap Outlet • Cardigan/H&M • Black Sheer Tights/I have no idea • Heels/Seychelles
Saturday » Dress/Modcloth • Cardigan/Nordstom Rack • Jeans/Gap • Sneakers/Hello Kitty Vans

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Saturday, February 25, 2012


WeekendCat is in full-effect! Turks loves when we're home and is always near no matter where we are in the house. He especially loved stomping his boots on us in the morning ^_^

Also...holy crap I'm blogging from my phone in bed! So I have no idea what these photos are gonna look like on the actual site haha! If this works though, I'm gonna blog sooo much more!



Monday, February 20, 2012

Bandelier National Monument

More Honeymoon pictures! We had a lot going on that week, so I've still got a lot to share. Right after we went to the Whiterock Overlook, we took a shuttle up to Bandelier National Monument. These are those awesome cave dwellings that you see in text books and never think you'll actually visit. These homes are just incredible. Just sitting in these small spaces and looking out at a view that people actually called home is breath-taking.

Here...have some photos!


These were ruins of a communal space where the tribe would have gatherings

Climbing in! Instagram pic from Andy's feed ^_^


Cave paintings! Native Americans were into chevrons before the internet :P

The valley.


Some homes had multiple levels.

Above the ruins.

Ugh. So beautiful!


This is the room where they would do their weaving! The wood is new, but the holes in the floor are original. See Andy for scale.

The long house. It the holes actually show that it was 2 or 3 floors tall.


The Big Kiva.


I feel so lucky that I got to experience this place. It was such a special visit for us!


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Music Monday

Metric! This band is one of my all time favorites. Fantasies is an incredible album.



Monday, February 13, 2012

I made a thing

Photo on 2012-02-13 at 23.00 #2

So I tried to make a forreals circle scarf, but couldn't wrap my head around the last part / I'm blaming my fabric for not working right. But I think it came out pretty great anyway! I hacked up one of Andy's old shirts for it ^_^

I follow this tutorial for the super simple construction. And just cut the shirt straight across below the arm pits and then cut off the buttons. I sewed them together width wise, then length wise then finished! Super simple. It turns out cool even if it gets jacked up!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Music Monday

I've had this song stuck in my head for weeks ^_^




Just some fun things I found last week ^_^

Kiki case fromt Strapya. Everything on this site is adorable.



Octopus plush on DeviantArt my friend Jess showed me.




Monday, February 06, 2012

Music Monday

I just can't express how much I love this band.


Sunday, February 05, 2012

DIY Valentine's Day Pompom Wreath


I really love seasonal wreaths right now, and I'd been meaning to put this one together for a while. I had pompoms all over the place for a couple of weeks and they were driving the kittens crazy. This one is super simple to make...though making all the poms can take a while. Just put in some movies and zone out and pom. I used these crazy Clover contraptions which made everything so much easier. The large and medium size work perfectly for this.

• 3 Colors of yarn
• Pompom makers
• Scissors
• Foam Core
• Hot Glue

Doin' It
• Make all the pompoms in all the world
• Cut out a heart shape in your foam core. Mine was 1" wide to give room to glue the poms on.
• Wrap your foam core heart in yarn. Just so the icky foam can't been seen from the sides.
• Glue your pompoms! (Tip: Make sure you find the center string in your pom and glue there. It will lay day flat and be more secure that way)

Here's the other wreath's I made for Thanksgiving and Christmas:

I've already got an idea for Easter...and the Fourth of July. Oh man, I should totally make wreaths for crazy holidays that no one really cares about except they get a day off for work. Doin' it.



Thursday, February 02, 2012

I'm a Star!

DC Reads... from SocialStudiesDC on Vimeo.

I'm in the first 2 seconds of this video ^_^ I work with the awesome dudes who run this blog. So glad to contribute a hot second of my time!

They also made this...i might be guilty of saying more than one of these things...