Sunday, December 27, 2009

Yay, Recycling!

New discovery--used holiday ribbon makes really COOL puffy Origami stars!

It's so nice to be able to reuse something that normally just gets used once and--most of the time still looking great--gets tossed. The ribbon is strong enough to hold the star shape, is naturally sparkly-pretty and is by far the best thing I've found to fold stars with yet. I've only tried the wide stuff, not the narrow ribbon yet--it will likely work, I just don't know if my fingers are nimble enough to FOLD the narrow ribbon!

Of course, the kid found other uses for them...

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Here's our tree this year, it's a shame it has to go in a couple of days, but will be recycled.

The kid is happy with her loot, and above all, the traditions that our family holds near and dear to their hearts have been preserved...

I LOVE the maniacal gleam in her eyes!

...all over her long-suffering father. Ya gotta love pointless family traditions!

You have to watch those traditions though, sometimes they come back to bite you in the butt!

Otherwise known as, 'Watch where you sit!'. And yes, we were calling her Bow Butt for the rest of the morning.

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...Uh...

Today while driving home from the doctor's office, I spotted a small green pickup truck headed towards me...with what looked like three large penguin heads poking out over the top of the cab. I got a chuckle at the optical illusion...until it drove by and I could see that it was, indeed, three large, paper mache penguins riding serenely in the bed of the truck, regally facing forward. I gotta start carrying a camera with me for stuff like that, southern California is a lush weirdness habitat.