Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lilith's 3rd Birthday: An Interview

For Lilith's 3rd Birthday, I wanted to start a new tradition. She is starting to become very articulate and I thought, what better than an interview to keep track of her progress through the years. So, without further ado, here is my interview with Ms. Lilith Sue-Ann:

1. What is something mommy always says to you?
     L: Huh? *mumbles* Lightning McQueen
2. What makes you happy?
     L: Lightning McQueen
3. What makes you sad?
     L: Monsters
4. What makes you laugh?
     L: The Pool
5. How old are you?
     L: Lily [explained not who, but how old] Big!
6. How old is mommy?
     L: Big ["Bigger than you?"] Yes!
7. How old is daddy?
     L: Big!! ["Bigger than mommy?"] Yes!
8. What do you want to be when you grow up?
     L: Lightning McQueen
9. What are you really good at?
     L: Monsters
10. What are you not very good at?
     L: Not the monsters
11. What did you do today?
     L: Crowns at the supermarket [we tried on play crowns at the dollar store]
12. What is your favorite kind of food?
     L: "Kakitos" [Taquitos]
13. What is your favorite song?
     L: Lightning McQueen song
14. What do you want for your birthday?
     L: An Elevator!!!
15. What is your favorite animal?
     L: Moose!! I like mooses!!
16. What is love?
     L: In my birthday party.
17. What does daddy do for work?
     L: Outside, when it's dark
18. Where do you live?
     L: Animals at the zoo. For my birthday party too.
19. Where is your favorite place to go?
     L: Supermarket, at the toys too!

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These interview questions were found here: Toddler 21 Questions

Monday, July 23, 2018

2018 Top 5 Goth Nursery Ideas

#5: Black Patterns

This theme incorporates black patterns on white backgrounds for a simplistic, yet goth-y vibe. 
Here is the Amazon Idea List: Black Patterns

#4: Halloween

I know.. I know.. how could Halloween be #4?! These themes were all really close, and I absolutely love the idea of having a Halloween themed nursery for my next child, but it has been an overdone theme.. thus its spot at #4. Still a great theme though (and I probably will use if I ever get to decorate a nursery again)!
Here is the Amazon Idea List: Halloween

#3: Texture

This theme is pretty straight forward and simple. Black and grey with varying textures. Definitely a great idea for a developing little mind! 
The Amazon Idea List: Texture

#2: Floral

Now, my favoring this, might have something to do with the fact that I have a daughter, but I saw this floral blanket, and new that this needed to be the #2 theme for this year! Florals are really "in" again (no that that really matters to goths, but it's true). So, check it out before you fret about it..
The Amazon Idea List: Floral

#1: Enchanted Forest

This theme has kind of haunted me since I first saw pictures of a lamp casting shadowy tree limbs on the walls and ceiling and decided that this would be an amazing theme for a nursery. This theme combines my love of magic and the etherial with my love of all things dark! Definitely check this one out!
Amazon Idea List: Enchanted Forest

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Goth Fashion Doll DIY

For this DIY you will need:

  • Fashion Doll/Barbie/Equivilent
  • Socks/Fabric
  • Permanent Markers/Paint Pens/Fabric Pens/etc.
  • Needle and thread/Elastic Hair Tie
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Rubbing Alcohol/Acetone
  • Paper (to protect your work surface)
  • Gloves (to protect your hands)
  • Masking/Painters' Tape


Step 1: Hair

Be sure to remove all of the dolls clothing, accessories, and hair ties (if she has them). Then start on "dying" her hair. I did this by slowly working around her head, going back and forth with a black permanent marker to turn her blond hair black. 

After coloring the doll's hair as much as you would like, you will need to style it. This could simply mean combing it back down, or (if your doll was like Lilith's and had a ponytail) pull the hair up into an updo. I decided on this fancy "fanned bun" style that I came up with. You can use an elastic band to secure the hair in place, or go for a more permanent approach like me, and use the needle and thread to attach the hairstyle to the dolls head.

Step 2: Makeup

After the hairstyle is done, you can move on to the makeup on your doll. I didn't feel like my art skills are tuned enough currently to try to paint on a whole new face.. or even a little makeup for that matter.. so I used more permanent markers to draw a gothic style makeup around her existing makeup. I drew over her eyebrows so they would match her new hair color, then added a crease color and made it into a little cat eye, with an accent underneath the eye. Finally I finished it off with some black "lipstick". 

At this point you can do a BONUS STEP: Which is to clean up the marker that has rubbed around or accidentally gotten onto places you didn't want it. This is where the cotton swab and alcohol or acetone come in handy. Simply put a put of either liquid on the cotton swab and rub over the areas to clean carefully. Acetone works better for this, but will take the paint for her face off, so be VERY careful!!

Step 3: Clothing

For this step you can either purchase doll clothing that you feel is in a gothic aesthetic, or you can use fabric (I chose a set of black dress socks from the dollar store to use) and make clothing yourself. If you would like to make the clothing yourself, it would be best to watch the video of this DIY Tutorial for a look into how I made my dolls outfit. (Video at the bottom of this post).

This is just a simple DIY that I created on my own, without doing research into Doll repainting/redesigning and using materials that I already had or could purchase fairly cheaply. This doll is for my 3 year old daughter, so I didn't create her to be a special art piece, just something that Lilith could play with that looked more like mommy does! I spent only $2 (the doll and socks at the Dollar Tree) and I think it turned out really well! If you have any questions for me, definitely leave them in the comments section and I will answer them as quickly as I can! 

Hope you enjoyed this DIY tutorial!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Vlog - Moving to Tulsa (Part 2 - Finale)

The final part of our move back to Tulsa. Look forward to the upcoming tour of our new Travel Trailer!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Summer Favorites 2018

As summer is coming to a close, I wanted to quickly share my summer favorites before it was too late! Below are just a few of the things I love this summer:

First, my favorite pair of summer shoes, have definitely been (and are continuing to be) these super cool jelly sandal/slides. They keep my feet from getting hot, don't irritate my toes, and are super stylish in a futuristic kinda way! 

Next is my favorite scent this summer.. at least for the house! This is the Fuzzy Blanket scent from Scentsy, which my mom purchased for me as a baby shower gift (along with another baby themed scent, and my awesome pumpkin lace melting lamp). It smells all cotton-y and cozy, I absolutely love it! Plus it works well with our summer (Mandarin) scented Febreze and candle combo. All together, they make the house smell super amazing!! 

This scent is no longer available, but here is a similar scent:

My next favorite for summer is this awesomely refreshing Pomegranate scented Hydrating Body Spritz from Lemongrass Spa (an all-natural products company). This body spray is hydrating, while making me smell amazing! The best thing about it, is since it is all natural I can spray it everywhere (even on Lilith)!

As far as drinks go, I HAVE to have coffee! During the summer it is nice to have an iced/cold option, this SToK Cold Brew coffee, along with Starbucks Iced Mocha, is definitely killing it on the front of kicking my day into high gear while staying cool! (< this sounds so damn cheesy, but is def true! lol)

The last item on my summer favorites list would definitely have to be this headband! During the cooler months I let my fringe band hang out on my forehead, but during the summer this is impossible (due to to sweat messing up my bangs, and then my forehead breaking out). Headbands in general are a necessity, but this one is particularly life saving, as it has held up well to washing and maintains it's tightness! Definitely a life saver!!

Hope this information will be helpful to someone!! Thanks for reading! 😼

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Get Ready with Me: Punk Lolita Coord Edition

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Friday, July 6, 2018

About Our Daughter's Name: Lilith

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