{it was such a} Happy Christmas

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday like I did, full of
thoughtful gifts
and thank-you hugs
and meaningful glances
and, most importantly, lots and lots of
g l i t t e r.

Happy Holiday-ing!


By Living On, We Are Honoring...



B E     T H A N K F U L

E V E R Y     D A Y 

I N     H O N O R    O F    T H O S E

W H O    N O W    L I V E    O N    I N    O U R    
H E A R T S    L I K E    L O V E L Y


Adventure Kingdom or Moonrise Time ???

Finn the Khaki Scout and Princess Suzy Gum

(feel free to download and print out a copy fo' yo'self...just
give credit if you repost or show off to yo' friends, please!)


Moonrise Kingdom Inspired Scout Badge Pins

Inspired by Wes Anderon's absolutely adorable film 
"Moonrise Kingdom", 
now you can collect your own scout badges and 
move on up from Pigeon Scout to Field Mate!


Camp Ivanhoe

Field Mate (no longer a Pigeon Scout)


Sharp Shooter (more than just an archer)

Proud to be part of Troop 55

Happy Adventuring!


New Pins in Ye Olde Etsy Shoppe

New Cardboard Pins in Me Etsy Shoppe!

Beanie-d, Bearded Men
(great listeners, make excellent companions and/or lovers)

"Special" Kitties
(don't judge them--they don't judge you)

 Unicorn Brooches
(because...why the hell not?)


Cow Skulls: Series 2

submissions for the current contest put on by Oh Deer! Designs

feet that stumble over concrete deserts
belong to the glittered, barefoot girl
whose heart burns so sweetly
like a fat-bellied cactus in your hands


Moonrise Kingdom

"I have an escaped Khaki scout."

(i heart sam shakusky)

"i love you, BUT..."

"i love you, too." 

poor suzy-bean

[even the kitten is an important character...they ALL matter]

here's to
stolen adventures
and writing love letters
and not getting stuck in one place
and falling deeply in sweet, sweet love...


Let's Give Thanks, Darlings...

...for a NON-Thanksgiving DIY.

That's right.  No hand turkeys or foam pilgrims here.

Just wand/flag thingies.

It's not that I'm a Thanksgiving Scrooge, or anything like that.  
But as wonderful as Thanksgiving is, it just doesn't feel very...magical, the way other holidays do.
So here's a bit of magic, just because we should be able to find whimsy any time of year, or day, or life.

Supplies: A branch/stick, glitter, crepe paper (one or multiple colors), raffia or string (one or multiple colors), Elmer's glue, a plate or piece of paper to catch excess glitter, a hot glue gun and glue (optional)

First, slather some Elmer's glue on the tip of one end of your wand/flag.  Sprinkle your glitter over the glued end of the wand/flag.  Catch and reuse excess glitter.

Next, use the Elmer's glue OR your hot glue gun to spread a line of glue below your glittered end.  This will anchor your crepe paper.

Attach one end of your crepe paper to the line of glue.  Wrap the crepe paper around the stick once.  Spread another line of glue, but make sure this second line is not directly over the first (you want to avoid getting the crepe paper too wet or making a giant bump of hardened glue).

Repeat this step of wrapping and gluing once or twice more, until you feel that the crepe paper is secured to the stick.

Below my yellow crepe paper, I repeated these steps to include a strand of pink crepe paper, too.

Below the crepe paper, lower on the stick, use the raffia to tie a knot.  Wrap the raffia around the stick, covering the knot and continuing to wrap your way down the stick.

You have two options when you get to the end of your raffia-hot glue it or tuck it (as you can see in the picture above, I did the latter).

Add another string of raffia, like I did, in another color, if you like (and I think you will like).

You now have something magical to celebrate your 
holidays-and EVERY day-with.

Happy Celebrating...
and, of course, Happy Thanksgiving.

After all, we have so very, very much to be thankful for, yes?