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Sunday, April 30, 2017

This Old Goth Haus: Getting Ready for the Summer

Celebrating getting 'shit done'

Derek and I have been cleaning up the death and decay that Winter brought upon the yard and around our humble abode. We are getting ready for warmer weather! The grill has been cleaned, outdoor furniture has been taken out of the shed, I cleaned up dead leaves and other various trash, and we put up the screen for the garage. A.K.A - Our Tiki hut.

We are also pretty darn excited to have the last part of our sewer project which will be completed tomorrow. The sump pump discharge (and downspout) will be tied into our sewer line, which will stop the swamp forming in our front yard. Yay! Once the pipeline is laid underground, we can then fix up the front garden and add shrubs. Our little goth haus won't look so sad any more! Hahahaha!

I got a little creative and made some little flower planters out of plastic pink lawn flamingos. I purchased some inexpensive flamingos (The Christmas Tree store), a four pack of little plastic pots (Dollar Tree) and some purple pansies (Home Depot). I used a very sharp utility knife and cut a rectangular hole in the back section of the flamingo, then I put the pansies in the little pots and fit the flower pot into the hole. Voila! Kitschy planters. I have some ideas involving Halloween blow molds for the front of the house, looks like I can't be stopped! Creepy in the front, Tiki in the back, the best of both our worlds. Hahahaa!!!

We both have black thumbs (no goth pun intended), so I'm happy to report that I've only killed one plant so far. Sigh.......

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Haters Roast : The Shady Tour

I mentioned in my last post that I was recovering from all the Sunday fun, and that fun revolved around seeing the Queens on the Haters Roast: The Shady Tour. These are some of the Queens from all different seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race including; (left to right) Jinkx Monsoon, Kim Chi, (me, j/k), Acid Betty, Phi Phi O'hara, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 and Bob the Drag Queen. We had the chance to do a meet and greet before the actual show and I'm so glad we did! *Sigh* :)

Derek and I had to get gussied up, as not only are going to see drag queens perform a perfect opportunity to put on some of our best duds, but it's the best time to let your inner drag queen shine. (Or outer drag queen. Heeheheh!)

Derek's suit was quite the hit with all the Queens and Bob (the Drag Queen) said to me, "Come on up Cyndi Lauper", when it was my time to have my photo taken. Tooo funny! Shout out to the black tulle skirt I snatched up on ebay, it's nice and full and just what I was looking for this event.

Derek and I headed to Club Marcella for the after show and got to hang out with some of the Queens including; Acid Betty (top), Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 (middle) and Jinkx Monsoon (bottom). I did chat with Bob the Drag Queen briefly, but I was too nervous to ask for a photo. *Insert fan girling* Everyone was so sweet and it was nice to just hang and chat about life, the show and where they are traveling to or what projects they are currently working on. It was such a magical night that we didn't get into bed until 4am!!! That is a CRAZY night for us and totally worth it. I'm still floating on a cloud.

Another fun photo with Jinkx since she's such a doll!!!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

P.S. My eyelashes were falling off, which never happens to me....ARGH!! Embarrassing LOL!

Monday, April 24, 2017

"That's Not A Skirt?!"

I've had some luck in adding a few thrifted pieces to my closet. I found these bottoms in the skirt section and was pleasantly surprised to find that they were cropped gaucho pants. I was drawn to the high waist, pleating, length and the 'V' style front that is similar to my favorite shirt

Yay, so comfortable and flowy! Looking forward to styling these pants in a variety of ways, as I believe these will become a wardrobe staple. 

Wearing; velvet beret (thrift), boatneck top (Target), studded cardigan (eBay), gaucho pants (thrift), thin studded belt (Target), moon and bat necklace (The Pumpkin Coven), boots (6pm.com)

I hope everyone is having a great Monday. I'm recovering from a very eventful Sunday night, which I will share soon. *Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Monday, April 17, 2017

It Was a Hoppy Sunday

Derek and I had a few friends over yesterday for Zombie cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We are not religious, but grew up with families that celebrated 'Jesus rising from the dead'. Over the past several years we've celebrated in our own way, which usually involves a lot of satire and harmless poking fun at the holiday.

Oh yes, Derek is making ground lamb meatballs. They were delicious.

We also made deviled eggs, crab dip, shrimp cocktail and I made a pentacle star veggie tray...with unholy hummus on the side. Hahahaha!!!! My sweater came from the thrift store and bunny ears were leftover from last years Ostara art show (at the tattoo shop), so I got creative with some black electrical tape. 

I didn't get a chance to snap any other photos as there was lots of conversation, drinks and food that were being enjoyed. I am always grateful that I have such good people around us, people who enjoy our sense of humor and are always making us laugh. Good times. Good times indeed.

Andddddd Danielle snapped this photo to send to her Mother. I am sitting on my poop beanbag chair, the newest addition to my poop emoji collection. *Strikes a pose on a poop* Hahahahahahhaa!!!!! 

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday, no matter how you celebrate or don't!

Until next time!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two Posts in One Week?!?!?!?

Helllllloooooo friends! Just goofing around at the tattoo shop this Saturday afternoon. It's a gloomy and wet Spring day, but I have to admit I love this sorta weather. *cough* So goth *cough* Perfect temperature to wear a little bell sleeve dress with crushed velvet leggings and my cowboy boots. 

Since I'm in a sinus medicine induced goofy/chatty sorta mood, I thought I would just ramble on about what general life stuff. But first, how are you all doing? What have you been up too? Working on any cool projects or watching any new shows? 

Speaking of shows, Derek and I have been all over watching season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. In fact, we re-watched all the past seasons and I've been addicted to watching the WOW Presents Youtube channel. I also started watching the Hulu original series, Harlots and I am really enjoying the show.

Currently re-reading Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. I forgot how wordy and descriptive Anne Rice can be!

Been using E.L.F Cosmetics Daily Face Wash ($4!!!!) and their Daily Hydration Moisturizer ($8!!!) and I love them. I was disappointed with the Nourishing Night Cream, but the face wash and moisturizer will definitely be a re-purchase.

I love to cook and since going gluten free, I've had to modify my diet. Luckily I'm not missing out on too many things (other than my beloved favorite pizza place) and just had to get a little creative. 

Some favorites in our house:

Supreme Pizza Cauliflower Casserole (you can modify the toppings to whatever you like)

Easy Chicken Fajitas (I have corn tortillas rather than flour tortillas)

Time to get back to work, thank you for reading everyone!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Red and Black Striped Jacket

Hello friends!!! What's shakin? Things have been going well for me with the transition to the tattoo shop as well as focusing on my etsy shop. I've been having a bit of fun getting dressed as of late, been sorting through the closet and accessories as well my shoe closet. One article that needs more love is this red and black striped jacket that I've had for quite a few years. It's an old Hell Bunny jacket, which is actually labeled "Mercy".

Add a few pins and buttons to the lapels and Voila! 

I'm happy that Spring is here and for a bit warmer weather. What I'm not too excited about it realizing I need some new Summer clothing as a lot of my clothing is very worn out and looking ratty. Sometimes I hate shopping as I just can't seem to find new dresses and staple pieces. Ugh!!!!!! 

Anywho, have a great Thursday and a great weekend! Miss you all!

Thank you for reading, until next time!