Thursday, May 31, 2012

I Can Relax!

OMP says that I can never just relax and sit still. I have no idea what he is talking about. My weekend was relaxing. Here's what I did,

I did a little embroidery...
Mermaid for Erin
Vintage tinted embroidery

I made a word bubble for Pete. I need to know that he's thinking...(please excuse our redneck dog dish. We have to lift Pete's head due to damage to his neck and throat from his bad previous owners)
Pete's talking bubble

I recovered the couch and the chair and made these pillows...

And I baked cupcakes, but I ate them. Insert collective "AAWWWWW MAN"

Oh wait, I also deadheaded the rhododendron, helped OMP in the front yard, planting new flowers and ran errands! Whew! Maybe OMP is right...HA! Yeah sure, OMP right, that's a good one.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Going Bananas

Last night I had a horrible nightmare. Now nightmares are scary enough, but trying to explain your nightmare is even worse! They never sound as scary and you just can't convey the fear you had. 

Me: I had a horrible dream last night
OMP: Oh, baby, what was it about?
Me: Well, there was a ghost in the house and he pinched my butt.
OMP: That was no ghost. 
Me: No! Seriously! It was scary! The scariest part was that the ghost shut the door and when I opened it, he was standing there and I was scared. 
OMP: What did the ghost look like?
Me: He was wearing a ghillie suit with a gorilla mask over it. 

Dead silence....

OMP: A ghost, in a ghillie suit and a gorilla mask.
Me: YES! I was scared! 
OMP: Again...a ghost, in a ghillie suit and a gorilla mask.
Me: I don't think you understand how terrified I was.
OMP: What were you scared of? That he was gonna steal our bananas? 
Me: You know how precious those bananas are to me.
OMP: Obviously...

(for the record, this is a ghillie suit)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tie One On Tuesday

 via shorpy

I am planning a girls weekend with a few friends and you know there will be cocktails splashing around. I mean, c''s me and my best girlies! How could we NOT have a little drinky drink.

I'm not sure what my girlfriend LimeRiot is trying to tell me but she says this drink would be perfect for our girly weekend. I don't think I want to know what kind of weekend she has in store for us.

The Dirty Monkey
1 oz rum
1 oz creme de banane
1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz coffee liqueur
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Blend all together in a blender and serve in a high ball glass. It should be a milk shake consistency. 

I don't think you can ever go wrong with the girls if you serve them an Appletini. They taste like jolly ranchers! They can't be that bad for you! Plus, the green really goes with my new shoes.


2 oz vodka
½ oz Apple Pucker schnapps
½ oz sparkling cider or lemon/lime soda
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice.
Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

I love my girls and any time I get to see them, it's always  fab! Here's to the girls' weekend. I know there will be tons of laughter, good cocktails, yummy food and best of all-my wonderful friends.

The Girls Weekend
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz cranberry schnapps
1 oz  lime schnapps 
8 oz lemonade
1 oz grenadine
    Mix lemonade with the schnapps and pour into a high ball glass. pour grenadine on top. 

    I don't even care where I go with my ladies, as long as I have a good bottle of rum and something sequined! 

    Friday, May 25, 2012

    Feel Good Friday!

    YAHOOOOO!!! It's Friday! It's a long weekend! Pammy is happy! How many of you have plans for Memorial Day weekend? Are ya gonna go camping? Maybe stick close to home and have a staycation? Whatever you do, make sure you give a big thanks to the men, women and animals in our armed services. My plans for the weekend include some pulled pork BBQ, some smooching on the OMP and lots of crafting! I'm so excited!

    Okay, ready for some serious coolness? Check out what I got OMP! This is a custom piece from Jack B. Nimble.  Go over and cruise his etsy shop and if you don't see something that just hits you in the head, well then, you might be dead, or you might need to order a custom piece, like I did.


    OH MY GAAAWWWD! It's a little Pam doll and they come in little Pam boxes! Yep, pretty sure I need one .Mirianata makes the cutest little doll brooches. I need them all!

    Wanna know why I am so happy? Early morning dog camera!

    I have no idea whose child this is, but I'm adopting her. She has the right idea for the perfect day.

    Alright my favorite people in the whole world! I am off to do a little shopping, a little cooking and a whole lot of smooching! Have a great weekend!

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012

    Just Say No!

    Do you have negative people in your life? The people who aren't necessarily nasty but just kind of always negative. If you say it's sunny and nice, they will complain about the heat or if you give them a piece of chocolate, they wonder why it's milk instead of dark. Do you know these kind of people? They don't break us down completely, but they chip away, each day, draining us of our happiness.

    The problem with me is that I have tried in the past to fix these types of people. I have tried to make them happy and nothing ever worked. It was killing me! I tried jokes with them, moral support and even going to their pity part and you know what-nothing worked. I ended up equally as angry and sad. 

    Finally, one day, I just gave up. I threw in the towel. I decided that their negativity was not for me to fix. It wasn't my job to show them my world. I had to love my life, enjoy my sunshine and be happy. See, I realized that in order to make the world a better place, I need to make me and my bubble a better place. I couldn't MAKE those negative nellies  happy, they needed to find it on their own. 

    I had to decide at what level I wanted to be a part of the negative fan club. Did I want to be an active member or a visiting guest? I could be there for a shoulder to cry on, for an uplifting thought or two but I couldn't fix their outlook on life. Negative nellies have to fix their outlook themselves. No amount of cute baby animals, dirty jokes or uplifting motivational phrases are going to help them unless they really want it.

    Once I let go of my notion to fix everything and make everyone happy, the weight on my shoulders disappeared. I knew that my smile was my own and if it made them smile too, great, if not, it's their problem, not mine. 

    What I put out there is what I want to see in the world and I surround myself with others who feel the same way. Every day I give thanks to the happiness surrounding me. Some of those Debbie Downers may fall to the wayside and some may decide to see the world, even if for 5 minutes, through rose colored glasses, but I do know that it is their decision and not mine on how they view the world. 

    How you see the world is how the world sees you. If you are always negative, then the world is a negative place, if you see the world as uplifting, inspirational and pretty damn great, then it will be. It is up to you.

    Monday, May 21, 2012

    Summer Invasion

    Are you ready for SUMMER! I know I am! I need some heat and sunshine! I also need a totally over the top summer blockbuster movie. I don't care what you say, a good mindless movies is just what the doctor ordered for the summertime.

    The Avengers have taken the lead in the summer blockbuster race. The great thing about The Avengers, besides Robert Downey Jr., is that the movies is fun, well written and you don't have to be a total comic book geek to enjoy it.

    Next out of the gate is Men in Black III. I don't care what you say, the first two were fun. Completely mindless fun! I am a huge Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin fan so I'm excited to see how Josh plays a younger version of Tommy's character K.

    I don't care what OMP says, we are going to see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunger. Based on the book (although I am not sure how much) it has honest Abe fighting vampires. How can you go wrong with this movie? That's right, you can't.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of what's out there this summer. There are a ton of indie movies just waiting to be discovered as well as fun kids' movies. Get out there, support your local theater, sneak in some giant size candy or for more fun, some fireflies and let them go after the previews...not that I would know anything about those last two...

    Thursday, May 17, 2012

    Busy! Busy! Busy!

    I recently had a chance to be a part of another Master Craftster Series over at Craftster. This time I had the chance to demo a Bernina sewing machine. I know, right? I was totally in sewing heaven!

    If you checked out yesterday's post, you saw the awesome tie I made Pete. Here are a few of the other projects I made.
    Cowgirl pillow

    This cowgirl pillow is my favorite! It is a picture of my mom when she was a little girl. This pillow makes me so happy.

    Next, I made a bicycle caddy with pockets. It goes perfect with my pink bike, Roxie.
    Bike caddy with pockets

    I decided to make a tea cozy with this super cute doggy fabric.
    Tea cozy and coaster

    Last but not least, I made some adorable paper party favors. I think these would be great for all different holiday themes.
    Paper party favor
    There were some seriously crafty people stitching up some yummy treats! Check out MissingWillow's cupcake tote (which I am totally stealing!).  Abbeeroad is killing me with this super cute roll up dragon road play mat . Rylnn's luggage tags are to die for-they are so adorable. Last but certainly not least-leslieshappyheart's reusable notebook cover, which I decided needs to come live with me. These ladies blew me away with their talent! 

    I have caught the sewing bug! I've decided that my entire family is in need of capes! Must get sewing! 

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012

    Dog For Hire

    Dog for hire, willing to work for kisses, treats and ear scratches. Prefers treats over the other two but will take what I can get. Skill set includes, but is not limited to: Barking, eating, sleeping, barking, chasing squirrels, barking, looking cute, barking, hogging the bed and barking. I am fluent in stuffed monkey chasing and have a keen ability to hear someone from 100 miles away sneeze and as an added bonus, I will alert you to said sneeze. If you are seeking a cute, black and tan little dog for all of your pooch needs, look no further, I am your man. Removing the tie is not optional. No windows and no weekends-that Pete's time.

    Pete ready for his job interview

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Tie One On Tuesday

    I can't believe it was hot in the Pacific Northwest over the weekend. I actually broke out in a sweat! I ran down to my local all purpose store, grabbed an ice cream maker and went behind the bar to mix up an ice cream cocktail.

    I love me a good banana split! How can you go wrong with bananas and booze?

    Banana Split (via

    1/2 oz. Creme de Cacao
    1/2 oz. Banana Creme Liqueur
    1/2 oz. Strawberry Schnapps
    1 splash Pineapple Juice
    1 scoop Ice Cream 

    Combine ingredients in a blender and mix to milkshake consistency.. Top with whipped cream and a cherry…also good with a bit of chocolate liqueur drizzled over the top of the whipped cream. I think I need one of these RIGHT NOW!

     In my part of the world, we get a lot of mudslides. They are kind of freaky! It's not okay to see the ground sliding in your direction. This mudslide will just make you feel like you are sliding down, down, down...

    Mudslide Milkshake
    1 oz. white rum
    2 oz. coffee liqueur
    1 splash chocolate syrup
    1 cup vanilla ice cream
    Blend all ingredients together with chocolate syrup to taste. Pour into a glass and serve with a little drizzle of chocolate syrup on top. 
    Wake up people! WAKE UP! Am I losing you in my summer ice cream fun? Well then, drink this and be WIRE-D!
     Tipsy Affogato
    1 pint vanilla-bean ice cream
    1/4 cup espresso
    1 oz. hazelnut liqueur
    Divide ice cream among four tumblers. Pour coffee and Frangelico or other hazelnut liqueur over ice cream in each glass and serve.
    There ya go my little rays of sunshine! 3 yummy ice cream cocktails to get your motor running and cool you off at the same time. I'm off to go check on my homemade ice cream-I'm so happy! 


    Sunday, May 13, 2012

    Scrappy Mom Sunday

    It's Mother's Day and you have two choices, I could get all sweet and sentimental and make you cry or, in my true fashion, I could show you cute pictures of dogs with hysterical comments. Which do you choose? The cute doggy pictures with hysterical comments-wise choice. 

    This is Lola, she is the mother of Jujube. I sometimes refer to the mother and daughter duo as a functional Grey Gardens. Neither one of them like that too much. 

    Lola has a problem with instant gratification (as most of us do), She wants her toy now! I like to take my own mother's view point about instant gratification: Instant gratification is like peeing on yourself in the middle of winter. Sure, you are warm for a few seconds but then after that, you are wet, cold and peed on. Is that what you want? Well, that's what instant gratification is, wet, cold and peed on, now get back to work and work hard for what you want.

    Lola is a dog and doesn't care about my instant gratification story.

    Did I mention that she really wanted that toy?

    We now have three toys buried, unburied and buried in the backyard. None of this has anything to do with Mother's Day except for my pee story. 

    Thursday, May 10, 2012

    Winner Winner! Chicken Dinner!

    (yes, that is a chicken lollipop, yes I have tasted them and yes, they are disgusting. picture via foodhoe's foraging)

    Eeep! Are you just dying to know who won the fabulous clock and wreath? The winner is.....CHARITY! Yahoo! Way to go Charity!

    But wait all you sad faces. Cause you guys are so awesome and entered, I couldn't let you just go away sad, so....I will be contacted each of you and sending a cute little surprise gift to you. Will it be vintage embroidery? Will it be one stationery? Who knows, but you guys deserve a little prize for being the most awesome peeps ever!

    Now on to more fun stuff! I am obsessed with subway art! The wonderful ladies over at Craftster said to me, "Pam-if you are so crazy about it, how about making a video so others can share in your madness." Well, that's just what I did!

    Of course you know the three minions inspired this one.
    subway art for Craftster's Quickies

    I want to finish this one with pictures of our family.
    subway art for Craftster

    I treated this one so it can go on my garden gate.
    subway art for Craftster's Quickies

    Check out the video!

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    And That's The Tooth!

    Okay, okay...first off, I want to apologize for being gone for a few days. I had a bum tooth which turned into a tear in my sinus (I know! I cringed too when it happened!) and then a sinus infection. Needless to say, it has put me out of commission for a few days but I am beginning to feel better and I'm on the road to recovery. Here are a few things I've noticed while being down for the count.

    When you talk about noses, eyes, teeth or fingernails being hurt, people cringe. Those parts of the body should never ever get hurt.

    Stitches that involve the inside of your mouth are freaky and do not dissolve in a short amount of time

    Ice cream, puppy kisses,  and OMP hugs make everything better...especially ice cream

    OMP scowls when you say you like ice cream better than his hugs

    OMP has never had red velvet ice cream so what does he know

    Betty Crocker makes a cotton candy frosting. That has nothing to do with being sick but I want some

    Not being able to bend down, blow your nose or drink from a straw is a lot harder than you would imagine

    I can give up my straw for two to three weeks but they will never take away my tiny umbrella or lime wedge

    I love you guys so much for putting up with this silly posts and sticking around while I've been out of  it

    Finally, I wrote this without the help of painkillers, maybe I should have taken them

    Sunday, May 6, 2012

    Scrappy Dog Sunday

    Blech! Being sick is no fun! I have had zero energy and just want to sleep, but as you know, with three little minions like mine, I'm lucky if I get 6 hours of sleep. Or at least I thought....

    Lola has been my little hot water bottle. She has snuggled in next to me and given me kisses to make it all better.
    Lola Mae

    Pete has been security. He guards me to make sure no monsters get me while I'm napping.

    Jujube and Pete snuggling
    And Jujube, well....jujube is teaching me how to nap.
    Jujube stretched out

    I have the best little pups in the whole world!

    Thursday, May 3, 2012

    You Know You Want It

    It may be the drugs talking or it may be that I feel bad about not blogging for a few days, but whatever the case is, I'm having a giveaway. Oh, you heard me right...a giveaway. The best part about this, it's not just any crappy giveaway, I am giving you a chance to own some embroidery and crafty goodness, made by me! I know, I am nice!

    Here's what you get if you win! The cutest embroidered clock ever and it's stitched by me! You need this in your house! It is from a vintage pattern and yes, the clock does work.

    But wait, that's not all...I will throw in this totally awesome wreath, just cause I like you so much. You're welcome!

    wreath that will be in the next C-ster video

    Now, here's your part of the bargain-to enter, just leave a comment, include your email so I can get in touch with you. If you want TWO chances to win, go over to my Facebook page and follow me, then come back here and let me know. What? You want one more chance to win, okay! For THREE chances to win, mention this on your blog, facebook, twitter or any other social media and leave a comment telling me you did.

    The contest ends next Thursday, May 10th. Now get out there and enter!

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012

    Tie One On Tuesday

    GDKFEJREKE! That's me trying to talk with gauze in my mouth from my toothache and dentist appointment. It's a good thing that I can still type.

    Poor OMP! He is stuck taking care of me while my bum tooth is on the mend. While I take antibiotics, he needs a drinky drink.

    Probably the easiest for OMP to fix while catering to my every whim is a Dark and Stormy. He loves this cocktail and it can be whipped up in snap or in-between me snapping my fingers.

    Dark and Stormy
    2 oz dark rum (I've seen it made with spiced rum too)
    3 oz ginger beer (not ale, ginger beer!)
    lime wedge
    Mix in a glass with ice and garnish with lime. Easy peasy!

    Awww, bummer! We don't have ginger beer in the house. Let's see what else OMP can whip up to keep him happy. OMP loves a Sidecar and they are even easier than a Dark and Stormy.

    1 ½ oz  cognac
    ¾ oz Cointreau
    ¾ oz fresh lemon juice
    Combine all in a shaker with ice, Shake and serve in a chilled martini glass.

    Well, I am being told to get back to bed and no hot toddy for me. Boo on that! I guess I'll snuggle back in with a good trashy novel, a nice cup of tea and three little pups. A big hug and smooch to OMP for taking care of me. He's a good man with a cute butt!