Monday, December 26, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


How to handmade Norwegian knit and purl sweaters...

Friday, November 25, 2016


My sweet Mom's favorite things...expensive whiskey, Elvis and B-I-G hair. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016



Gets personally offended when someone refers to rain as “bad weather."


I hate when people ask me “Why are you so quiet?”

Because I am. That’s how I function.

I don’t ask others “Why are you so noisy? Why do you talk so much?”

It’s rude.


"I think that the world should be full of cats and full of rains". 

Charles Bukowski

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Winter fashion inspiration ;)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

I lost my Mom...

11/17/1957 - 10/23/2016

Monday, October 17, 2016


"I have always wanted a bunny and I'll always have a rabbit the rest of my life."



Friday, October 7, 2016



"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings." 

William Blake


"Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually." 

Jimi Hendrix


"Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things." 

Kenneth Branagh


"Sound of the drums
Beatin' in my heart
The thunder of guns"


"I want to learn all of his favorite songs so I can hear him sing them."
50 Q U E S T I O N S

1: What would you name your future daughter? Liesel Leucadia
2: Do you miss anyone? Robert
3: What if I told you that you were pretty? Yeah
4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”? Yeah ;)
5: What are you looking forward to in the next week? No
6: Did you go out or stay in last night? Stay
7: How late did you stay up last night? *sigh* 5am
8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months? My husband
9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon? My Mom and Dad's home
10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it? Yes
11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol? NNOO :)
12: Have you pretended to like someone? No
13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette? Yes
14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile? My husband
15: Is it hard for you to get over someone? ?????
16: Think back five months ago, were you single? No
17: Have you ever cried from being so mad? Yeah
18: Hold hands with anyone this week? Yes
19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed? My home
20: Who did you last see in person? My Dad
21: What is the last thing you said out lot? Bye!
22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night? No
23: Have you ever been to Paris? No
24: Are you good at hiding your feelings? No :)
25: Do you use chap stick? Yes
26: Who did you last share a bed with? My cats
27: Are you listening to music right now? Yes
28: What is something you currently want right now? Sea
29: Were your last three kisses from the same person? Yes
30: How is your heart lately? Scars, no broken
31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie? No rain? :)
32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you? Yes
33: What do people call you? Stephanie
34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t? No
35: Are there any stressful situations in your life? Yeah
36: What are you listening to right now? David Bowie
37: What is wrong with you right now? 
38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh? One love
39: Do you make wishes at 11:11? No
40: What is on your wrists right now? Medic Alert bracelet
41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected? Taken
42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing? My husband's...
43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone? No
44: Have you hugged someone within the last week? Yes
45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days? Yes
46: What were you doing at midnight last night? T.V., knitting and two cats
47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago? No
48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone? Someone else
49: Have you ever been to New York? No
50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it? Yes

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"If you have a family that loves you, a few good friends, food on the table, and a roof over your head, you are richer than you think."


"Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem."


Monday, September 26, 2016


“There are no ordinary cats.” 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


“If you want to test cosmetics, why do it on some poor animal who hasn't done anything? They should use prisoners who have been convicted of murder or rape instead. So, rather than seeing if perfume irritates a bunny rabbit's eyes, they should throw it in Charles Manson's eyes and ask him if it hurts.”  Ellen DeGeneres

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gene Wilder,  June 11, 1933 -  August 29, 2016

Young Frankenstein, 1974

Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I'm a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Every couple of months, 68-year-old Ed Zevely rides into the Colorado high country to camp for weeks at a time—and he does it completely alone.

Through thunderstorms, open meadows and treacherous passes, he finds his own patch of serenity. Watch “Open Door to Solitude” now and truly understand the difference between loneliness and solitude.


An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already k
now. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those
with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s
never too late to be all you can possibly be .When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.


Monday, August 15, 2016


The Complete List of Comedogenic Oils

An oil that has a comedogenic rating of 0 is widely believed to be non comedogenic and will not clog your pores.
A comedogenic rating of 1 signifies a slight chance that the oil will clog your pores.
A comedogenic rating of 2 tells you that the oil will not clog pores for MOST people, but some will begin to notice clogged pores or a “purge” in some cases.
A comedogenic rating of 3 is where a lot of people will break out using this oil, but a lot of people may not break out depending on their skin type.
A comedogenic rating of 4 suggests that MOST people will break out using this oil unless they have a good tolerance to it. This largely depends on a number of skin type factors.
A comedogenic rating of 5 is basically a guaranteed chance of breaking out. Very very few people can tolerate oils labeled as a 5, but they do exist!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Because what else are we going to do? Say no? Say no to an opportunity that may be slightly out of our comfort zone? Quiet our voice because we are worried it is not perfect? I believe great people do things before they are ready.

Amy Poehler; “yes please”


“I guess we’ve all gone wild like the land.”
John Steinbeck

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Basically, yeah.

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." 1 Corinthians 16:13


“Rock n Roll is best on the road, next to cactus and tequila.”


I like big hats and I can not lie...

Friday, June 17, 2016


"It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life." - lamb.

Friday, June 10, 2016


Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.

John Muir



Saturday, June 4, 2016


I have problem(s)...

What sound annoys you?

1. chewing gum with his/her mouth open
2. loud breathing 
3. nail picking 
4. phones ringing for too long
5. the pattern of repetition on a scratched cd 
6. snoring
7. hearing sudden loud noises late at night, repeatedly, at irregular intervals
8. motorcycles running up and down the street
9. beeping answering machines
10. the sound of someone eating with his/her mouth open
11. the sound of one hand clapping
12. leaf blowers
13. a permanent case of post-nasal drip
14. kids giggling, screaming, crying, voices, etc.
15. chewing ice
16. music that I am not actively listening to
17. TV/radio that is on in another room
18. someone who has a bag of chips and eats the whole thing a few at a time
19. loud swallowing
20. people who inhale their snot back up their nose and then swallow the snot
21. fluorescent hum
22. the sound of the jaw joint popping, while chewing food 
23. men groaning while working out at the gym
24. people bounce their legs while sitting down
25. styrofoam rubbing against styrofoam 
26. snorting (Grammie!!!)
27. talking on the phone while eating
28. digging, crunch, smacking & chomping on popcorn
29. smacking lips
30. people talking and arguing loudly on their cell phones while in restaurants or a market.
31. the sound of someone eating an apple/peach/etc.
32. when my cat licks itself
33. saliva sounds
34. really loud coughing
35. bumping bass in cars
36. the substitution of the word "like" for "um"
37. people with nonstop pressured speaking
38. stirring certain foods like macaroni and cheese or egg salad...that sticky, schlurpy, gushy sound
39. scraping the bottom of yogurt containers
40. repeated throat clearing
41. microwave beeping
42. "little girl voices" women
43. licking fingers
44. loud burping