Seriously, the only thing that got me through 2018 was watching "The Office" constantly. I never really watched it all the way though till last year. It keep me up beat, and would give me a sense of life is OK even though everything was like a dumpster fire around me. Now watching it again I am nothing but grateful for this show. It sounds so stupid, but it provided me so much comfort.
2018 was ROUGH!!!! ROUGH!!! So rough that I almost don't want to be hopeful for the new year for fear that I will be disappointed again. But I really do feel optimistic. Honestly, the last two years have been really taxing, but I have learned a lot of things about myself. And I do feel like I have re-wired a lot of really bad habits and behaviors I picked up in my childhood in a very short amount of time. Was it horrible ... yes. But I think it had to be that horrible to get so much growth in such a short amount of time. So here is to 2019! May I continue to grow, learn, and evolve into a better person. May my creativity flourish, may my love for friends and family thrive, and may my relationship with the sweetest man on the planet only get better with time.
This cake topper is AMAZING!!! It's from Pretty Cute Cuts on Etsy...
Isn't this lovely! It looks like hair pieces for paper dolls, but I've been told they are images on the latest trends in hair for the time, 1815. I guess images so your maid could imitate the fashion when dressing your hair. I just love the little sprig of greenery curved over the bun in the middle one. Very chic!
I was just playing with google for a little bit trying to find more pretty pictures of the various Great Expectation that have been released in the last ten years. And slowly a pattern started emerging of amazing hair do's in the various movies. They really are wondrous things so I have to place a list of my favorites here for posterity.
Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham in BBC version of Great Expectations, why did no one tell me about this!?!?!
I had no idea this was happening!!! Evidently BBC is making a rendition of Great Expectations with Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham. And just look at her in the costume! Doesn't she look AMAZING!!! I just recently caught the Great Expectations with Helena Bonham Carter on Netflix. That one was lovely, but this one looks fantastic as well. And really... you just can't have too many Miss Havisham's. I think it is so funny how her character has progressed though the years from a withered old woman to almost a sexy ghost. But, seriously that dress is to DIE for! If I had any extra time this year it would all be put to making this my Halloween costume.
Ooooooo someone outside my window is playing Moon Glow by Benny Goodman. It's sort of giving me a creepy warm happy feeling like a mix between a scene in Rear Window, and The Shining. Now I'm expecting some sort of spooky thing to happen, while lounging around in an amazing 1950 cocktail dress with a martini in my hand. This is looking to be a promising evening.
I have completely fallen in love with this image! First of all it's gorgeous, but second of all it reminds me of everything thing that is amazing about Japanese Ghost stories. They are the only type of stories that really stick with me over time. A few of them still to this day spook me out, and I heard them YEARS ago. I have to admit when I walk to my car alone at night the horrible thought of "She Bear" creeps in, and I quicken my pace.
I have always be enamored with the look of antique scientific equipment as home decor. My Dad was a Neurosurgeon, and most of my young life was spent at his office or the hospital visiting his patients with him. So it probably comes from that. I just love the juxtaposition of these antique flasks with the lovely delicate little flowers and vines growing out of them. I would just LOVE to have a room in my house decorated around this theme.
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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