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Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011-A Year Of My Life.....

Me....A year ago today (12/31/10) So much has happened in one year's time, I go from this....

To this!!! I can't believe it myself, how much I have changed no only on the outside, but on the inside as well....let's sum up 2011, a crazy year of my life, shall we?

January 2011:
Was really into pyrex/antiquing...was off my cane and got to take off that huge boot (had a damaged tendon in my right foot) Minxdenpartdeux was born on January 18th! (my other etsy shop)

February 2011:
My hometown saw record high temps (75 degrees on valentine's day)

March 2011:
Worked part time at a retail store, started to feel sick with extreme pains in my chest/sides...

April 2011:
Started making vintage fabric pillows and posting them in Minxden...

May 2011:
My pains and illnesses were getting out of hand and the culprit was my gallbladder, so on May 16th, I went in for my very first surgery and got it removed, recovered as niece and nephew were later baptized at the end of the month.

June 2011:
Celebrated my 3rd wedding anniversary, on my wedding anniversary the temp in my hometown reached 100 degrees, a new record was set!

July 2011:
One of the hottest heat spells in my home town started in July, lasted for almost 2 whole months! my cooling bill was through the roof!

August 2011:
My cat was real sick, almost died...started having major problems with my car.

September 2011:
Became a foster parent to my cat Ashes...saw the blue angels at an airshow for the first time on 9/11 very breath taking and yes got one of the worst sunburns of my entire life!

October 2011:
Turned 29. Started looking for a new home to live in.

November 2011:
Moved into my new awesome home in a new town too...started the kawaii jewelry in minxdenpartdeux...became kawaii myself!

December 2011:
Spent my first xmas alone with the hubby, dyed my hair pink!

What a crazy year, wonder what 2012 will bring me? we'll see I guess! Happy new year everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

And Winter Came...

Sorry I haven't been blogging so much lately, I have been so tired from this recent move, slowly putting things away where they belong, updating both shops, aiding my hubby's bad back, preparing for the holidays, so much to do! I did find some time to capture pretty pictures of my first snow at my new casa! hope you all are having a great holiday season, I will be spending Christmas alone this year (my hubby is working that day) will be a tough rough xmas, but I am sure I will manage, maybe I can actually try to sleep in that day, who knows?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

New In Minxdenpartdeux! (MPD)

Happy Panda Rings

Pink and White Lollipop Ring

Cute Kitschy Deer Rings

Curious Fawn Rings

Candied Resin Bunny Ring

Pink Haired Girl Ring

Yummy Popsicle Rings

Hello Kitty Rings

Mini Heart and Bow Pink Ring

You Have A Big Heart Ring

Strawberry Cream Cake Slice Ring

Assorted Sweet Treat Rings

So many to choose from! I have been busy all morning making these and posting them on etsy! There will be more where that came from, I am hoping to make barrette sets soon!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bits And Pieces...

I am now in my new home. Here are glimpses of it! Hope you all enjoy!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Pillow Lady Facts! These Are Really In Depth!

AHHH!!! so my hubby disconnected the TV so I am now obviously going through a netflix withdrawal. So to cure my boredom, I will leave with you all some more really interesting facts about me, the pillow lady and creator of minxden!
1. I once had pink hair, my next color choice soon may become aqua!
2. I once choked on a biscuit when I was 8, but I was able somehow to swallow it.
3. I am currently considering joining a roller derby team, since I have over 20 years of roller skating experience under my all want to know my "bad girl roller derby name"? "Knitter The Hitter"! haha! love it!
4. I have fostered my first cat and love being a foster cat mom!
5. One of the last posts like these with previous facts, I stated that I was a surgeon's virgin (no surgeries performed on my body) well folks, I lost my surgery virginity last May with a cholesysectomy (gallbladder removal) I now have 4 small laproscopic scars along my torso and the biggest one is an inch long just inside my belly button.
6. My most favorite sushi food type is salmon roe! I love the texture and saltiness!
7. I am a closeted kawaii freak! I love all kawaii things since I was in high school, like hello kitty, kero keroppi, badtz maru, you name it!
8. I have made and sold over 1500 pillows in 3 years time for minxden!
9. my new favorite tea is oolong tea, aiding in my very sensitive digestion
10. I am no longer a night owl, I now can't stay up past midnight anymore.
11. I still don't eat my pizza crusts!
12. I have the phobias as follows: fear of snakes, mice, spiders, death, losing loved ones, and my biggest one which is called nictophobia- the fear of pitch blackness or the dark. sudden power outages at night is my absolute arch enemy!
13. I believe that cats that sleep next to you actually protect your dreams by giving you good ones. well i read that in a book.
14. seeing a black cat cross your path on any given day is bad luck, but i read that if a black cat is seen on a bride's wedding day then her marriage is destined to last a long time and full of good luck, and guess who saw a black cat on her wedding day? ME!!! It was a stray near the church where I got married! yay!
15. Grandfather clocks used to scare me when I was little.
16. My new dream vacation is Tokyo, Japan!
17. I have feet problems, every now and then my tendons get over stretched and I have to walk with a cane and a huge boot on whichever foot is giving me problems!
18. People have nick named me and my hubs "the next hank and peggy hill" because we physically resemble them both!
19. I love it more when my hubby grows a beard every november for "no-shave november" maybe it's because the men in my family have always been clean shaven.
20. If anyone sends me a card for any occasion, or a hand written letter, I save it and I have a huge box full of them!
21. I love to eat raw oysters on the half shell but i absolutely hate them cooked!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dwell La Minx; My New Dwelling Unfinished

Welcome to the new Minxden! I thought I would share some more pictures of my new place, a place I can truly call home since I left my parent's nest several years ago! This is my nest, I am the queen of my castle!

Here is the living room, very big and spacious! my parakeet boys will be living in here.

Of course the minxden studio, I said before the walls will go from "1980's neon purple" to a bright cheery color of what is called "Banana Peel Yellow"...I will be spending 80% of my time in here.

Here is our bedroom...the color will change from Peach to a light blue...

Here is the laundry room/mud room, the color will change from a polar ice blue to a darker grass green, still working out the kinks of the exact color though...

Here's my kitchen!!! very big too! the color will be a slate grey!

And here is the lovely bathroom, the color will be a pink of some kind, not sure what shade to go with yet, I have always wanted a pink bathroom.

Hope you all have fun touring my new pad! just to forewarn my readers, the next 2-3 weeks my posts will be very few and far between since we are moving in 10 days, my internet will be shut off and I will have to go with a completely new and different internet provider, this may take a while...buh bye! (for now)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Kawaii Days, A Special Birthday Shoutout, And The Future Of Minxden!!

Salutations to all! I want to share with you my "Kawaii Day", which was last Friday...Kawaii Day should be pretty self explanatory, it's my one day a week where I do everything "Kawaii" or indulge in my favorite cultures (oriental cultures)...After eating a nice hot bowl of Fu (Vietnamese noodle soup) at Pho Nugyen, we hop over right next door to the Vietnamese Food market to get some yummy goodies from their side of the globe! Since I am not cooking o much right now (most cooking stuff is packed in boxes) I am taking on a mover's diet of fast easy convenient snacky foods, so I chose all that you see here! They are generally low in calories and very high in flavor! Plus, in high stressful times, my appetite always diminishes, so these small portions keep my tummy pretty happy! Let' break down the goodies I got!

Ahhhhh oolong tea.....aids in digestion (I have many digestion issues since I am sans a gallbladder) I was very shocked to find this tea at the very cheap price of $2.99! Oolong tea is usually very expensive, like 25 bucks per ONE OUNCE! So by golly I got me a box, and it tastes great! for those who have digestive issues, had their gallbladders taken out, drink this tea, it does wonders for me!

Of course if anyone knows me well enough, seaweed is my version of crack! I can never get enough, never eat enough! What you see here are dried seaweed strips in regular and in barbecue flavor...mmmmm so so yummy!!!

These are really good, does taste strongly of strawberry, and they are alot smaller than appearing in the picture, maybe no bigger than the palm of my hand...

This is flower candy....yes they have floral notes with a slight sugary taste. They are surprisingly not bad at all!

An old time favorite, you can get these pretty much anywhere, and pink strawberry is my favorite! mmmmm gotta love strawberry icing covering a biscuit stick!

I absolutely went nuts for these!! little biscuits filled with either strawberry (pictured here) chocolate (already demolished through) and vanilla which I haven't tried yet...but warning, they are very filling, just a few will go a long way!

Had these many times before, they are crab chips! they do taste of seafood, slightly spicy and salty....they are like pringles, you can't eat just one!

Tapioca pearls! I love these in bubble tea, but I am knownto savour them with honey and/or yogurt. They only take 5 minutes to cook in boiling water!

Peace to all of my readers! hope you all enjoyed raiding my kitchen cabinets!

Here is a sneak peak of the new minxden studio in my new house! I will be completely moved in in about 12 days! The walls will be changing to what is called "banana peel yellow"...can't wait!

A very special birthday shout out goes to none other than my baby sister, Ally who gave me the title of a sister 19 years ago on this very day! She has been a part of my life for 19 years and I cannot fathom the thought of being siblingless! I love you Allycat, my ray of sunshine!