Tuesday, December 29, 2015

FIGHT THE FAIRIES

I'm having one of those weeks where everything I write is so painfully bad that someone should just confiscate my keyboard for the good of humanity. (Must. Make. Words. GO.)

So...

FACEBOOK TO THE RESCUE!

I mean, most of you don't see my FB updates anyway, so it's only KIND of cheating to post this here, right?


Aaand the winning response from you readers:


This is why I love you people. And this week, Adrienne in particular. 
(Wink wink, Adrienne. WINK WINK FINGER GUNS)

UPDATE: I just realized that picture's pretty small, so here's a bigger version.
 
(If you're confused then you should go watch all 11 seasons of Supernatural, by which point you'll have forgotten all about this, but at least John's "Hello Assbutt" shirt will make sense, so we can call it a draw.)

Ahh, but wait, I have more!

Lisa T. just shared the most INCREDIBLE prehistoric dinosaur wreath over there:



... complete with light-up volcano erupting magma ribbons!

AND ITS SO PRETTY.

Lisa made the volcano herself from cardboard covered with Sculpey, spackle, and paint. It's open in the back to cut down on weight, and the moss at the bottom covers the light switch. 

Lisa didn't mention where she got her dinos, but you could always age some cheap plastic toys with a quick wiped-off coat of black paint to get a more realistic look, like hers.

I have several friends who love dinosaurs, so I'm almost tempted to try a year-round version! I bet you could use a different greenery base to make it less Christmasy, and maybe swap the ornaments for some appropriately prehistoric looking flowers? You're a tough act to follow, though, Lisa!


Ok, I gotta get back to fighting these new writer's block fairies. Hope you guys are having a better week than I am! Toodles.

24 comments:

  1. I feel like you're trying to win a Guiness record for longest head cold.

    IT'S NOT WORTH IT, JEN! DON'T DO IT!

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    1. Right? RIGHT?! [sob]

      I'm down to just the coughing, which takes forever to go away, but I'm convinced my ears will never clear up. I'll be hearing loud pops every time I swallow for the rest of my life. (But on the plus side, I didn't need earplugs for Star Wars!)

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    2. but on the upside you could pretend you're popping bubblewrap every time your ears pop! instant stress relief!

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  2. I think the dino wreath would work year-round with more of the tropical foliage - I see she put some ferns on, but it needs to be all ferns and vines and palmettos. Elephant ears. Begonias (you laugh, but go google "begonia foliage" and look at all that color).

    And I also feel like the guy at the top should be a pterodactyl.

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    2. You are so right! I had a pteranodon to put on top, but our Evil Overlord Feline ate him. :(
      Hence the second string stegosaurus...

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  3. I'm pretty sure you can get those dinos at AC Moore - I used the same green T Rex in the lower left picture as my wedding cake topper. One was painted with a tux and the other had a glued-on tutu and pearls, of course.

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    1. You guys are the best virtual friends EVER!

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  4. Ooo-- yeah, I miss out on all things facebook (I do still think avoiding the bad is worth it though!)

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  5. Only you could connect two random things and have it make sense!

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  6. I see those dino wreaths and all I get in my head is the Firefly scene with Wash and his dinos. "Ah! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!". Firefly wreath...hmmmm.

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    1. Kaylee dress, Simon glasses, blue latex gloves, dinos, mini Hawaiian shirt, key chain Serenity, maybe suspenders? On a black tulle wreath with white twinkle lights.... :-)

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    2. SMH! How could I forget the cunning hat? :-) And then maybe some fluffy cotton for Book's hair!

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  7. Heehee! I remember that episode!

    Count your blessings, Jen. I've had a bite on my NOSE before. It is very distracting. I kept thinking something was ON my nose, so I'd look down all cross-eyed at my nose and try to brush off the mosquito bite. Which just made it itch.

    The wreath is adorable!

    -Just Andrea

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  8. Maybe make the lava ribbons orange and yellow instead of red to increase the year roundness?

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  9. I just dropped by Epbot quick to click-through to Amazon and saw you had a new post! Yay! Love the Supernatural reference! Although the reason you referenced it is not so fun. I think I'll take my 10 new inches of South Dakota snow over mosquito bites! And hey, if you keep struggling with writers' block, you could do what you told us to do: go watch Supernatural. It may not help with the blockage, but it'll be fun and distracting. :D

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  10. Chin up, little bear. Everyone feels mopey and uninspired after coming down off the holiday high. You'll get your mojo back soon. In the meantime, just chillax and do therapeutic stuff like make dino-wreaths or knock down walls in your house.

    Thanks for the reminder to start Supernatural. Just have to convince hubby and son that we really must see it.

    And, yeah, don't waste any good stuff on Facebook. Save it for us here. I'm one of the .000005% of the population that will never open a Facebook account, and I wanna see EVERYTHING you post. I'm jealous that Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest peeps get more of you, but not jealous enough to actually give in to any of that creepy, identity-stealing, privacy-violating social media stuff. *shudder*

    Hey, by the way, you're Jen from Epbot and Cake Wrecks! Remember?! Ain't none of us goin' nowhere, baby! You take as long as you need to recover from the post-holiday slump, recent illness, and current writer's block. Stop fighting it and take a freakin' breather already! I prescribe lots of kitty cuddles, binge Netflixing, web surfing for fun (NOT work!), creative crafting, a few hours of antiquing, and a Dole Whip.

    Catch ya on the flip side!

    KW

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  11. We are halfway through binging Supernatural and we watched this episode TONIGHT! How crazy is that:)

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  12. That wreath reminded me of Fantasia's interpretation of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps) - Wonderful job! :)

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  13. Here, Jen, have a song to sing whilst fighting off invisible fairies -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TK1aYEzf9w

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    1. Jill, that was absolutely amazing. In a totally wrong and bizarre way. But I'm still giggling too much. :D

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  14. Oh! Moose and Squirrel, you get those dang fairies!

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  15. I love that dinosaur wreath! I have wood dinosaur skeletons in front of my house, so a dino wreath would actually work all year round for me! Who needs bushes and a bunch of plants when you can just display dinosaurs and a couple of potted plants.

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