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Sunday, May 1, 2016

This and that ratatat

For the past couple weeks I've been kinda busy over at my other blog doing product reviews and gift guides for high-merch-selling holidays like Earth Day, Mother's Day, Cinco de Mayo and World Naked Gardening Day (yes that's real). So yeah, that's where I've been.
I've also been brushing up on my Swahili and I've read an entire King James bible in two days from cover to cover - backwards. Oh, and I bought a horse...
Ok, none of that's true but I've got to give you something interesting since all I have to offer in this post are a few Instagram pics and photos taken this month. So go grab a beer, sit back and enjoy this incredibly boring  wild ride of what you missed.

Last night I made pizza crust for the first time evar. It's made from self-rising flour and plain green  GREEK yogurt. 1.5 cups flour and 1 cup of Greek yogurt. Knead in flour and keep adding flour until tacky but not sticky. I doubled the recipe and made a big ol' pizza with tomatoes, black olives and prosciutto.

I have my first solo performance coming up for the 3rd annual Texarkana Pirates Ball. I'll be doing two Russian gypsy inspired dances. One to a traditional song, "Hai Ne Ne Ne" and a sassy fun number to "Start Wearing Purple" by Gogol Bordello. I have it planned where my husband will pull a every long purple scarf from my bosom during a breakdown in a song. It's going to be hilarious. 


I'm supposed to be THE gypsy queen but I want to add a pirate edge to my outfit but I need to be able to dance in it as well. This is the first outfit I came up with but there's nothing queenly or piratey about the outfit. I've found something that will work better but I don't have any pics of that outfit yet.

Vest: From Turkish company on Etsy
Belt: Indian store in Dallas, tassel trim added by me
32 yard skirt: We 3 Belly Dance on eBay

Cedar's Granny made her another cute dress. The print on the bottom are kid's planting trees. When she first sent me a photo of what she was working on, I though they were cupids and was like... "Um... it's April, crazy lady..." 

I've always wanted Russian Nesting dolls and I found these on eBay for about $4. Yeah... kinda looks like someone either got a concussion while working or got seriously drunk while painting the other dolls. Look at those faces. That's messed up!

 Here's a rare vintage find from one of our local Salvation Army stores. It's stupid cute yarn art and I can't decide if I want it in my room or the kid's room!

 And this happened...

Here's Cedar's lehenga choli for this year's faire season. I ordered it too big so I can take it in and let it out hopefully for a few years. This outfit was crazy cheap on eBay at around $9.

River's garb is also from a company in India on eBay. It was about $8. There's a matching hat but there's no way it's going to fit over that fro.

Bonus: Here's a $3  cheongsam(?) I found for Cedar on eBay for about $4. It's pretty poor quality but I didn't really expect much for $4 from China. She's got about another year in it just as long as I don't wash it.... ever...

So that's it! Time to go blog-stalk you sexy mofos.
See ya soon!


  1. That yarn art! Can you imagine how long it took to make that?

    Those Russian dolls are hilarious. You can tell they started off with the large one and then they became more and more intoxicated. In the end the last one was lucky to get eyes.

    Cannot wait to see your dance. Get someone to record it!

    The kids costumes are adorable. Cedar's cheongsam is SO CUTE!!!


  2. I love all of the outfits and cedar is really getting big and is so adorable. The Swedish dolls made me laugh when you mentioned their faces .. The painter was like "alright i ain't got time for this" toward the end lol still cute though !!


  3. nice kids outfits. Not from Baby Gap?

  4. Oh my goodness! Too much River and Cedar cuteness with those outfits:D And good luck with your first solo gig, lady. You'll be great!
    PS That pizza looks so so good....nomnom....

  5. You, Cedar and River all look incredible, I'd wear all of those outfits every day! That pizza looks incredible, never heard of green yoghurt (sounds like its gone off!) xxx

    1. HA! Greek!! Man, I gotta get better at proof-reading!


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