Happy Holidays

Mr. LL's Family

Mr. LL’s family on Christmas Day

 

Mom and Karen 2014

My mom and her partner on my mom’s birthday (her birthday is right after 

Sam, me and Mr. LL

My brother, myself and Mr. LL on my mom’s birthday at Dat Dog (NOLA)

 

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Halloween Costume

I didn’t get a chance to share what I ended up doing for my costume this year, so I thought I’d share now.

I went as The Ice Bucket Challenge.

Big Bucket

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This was a more work friendly version that I could wear and still be able to see what I’m doing.

Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween! Let me know what you dressed up as this year!

St. Francisville

St. Francisville

I meant to post this yesterday, but I forgot! Oh well, it’s up now. This is a Photobomb post from the trip Mr. LL and I took over Labor Day weekend to St. Francisville, LA. It’s a small town with old plantations. We stayed at the B&B at the Greenwood Plantation. We wanted to take the “Mystery Tour” at the Myrtles Plantation, but it poured down rain all Saturday and they only do that tour on Friday and Saturday nights.

Anyway, here are some photos from our stay.

This where we stayed. We stayed in a room on the lower level. Next time we will spend the extra $40 to stay in the bigger/nicer upper level rooms.

This is the plantation at the place we stayed. We didn’t take the tour, though it was included in the price to stay there. Next time.

While I was taking pictures of the big house, this little guy showed up.

He liked us so much that he jumped in our car and got the seats all muddy (we were stocking up on drinks from the drink machine, btw).

We did a lot of walking on the grounds at the plantation.

Mr. LL found this “little” guy while we were walking around on the grounds.

These two decided they could just come into our room. They hung out with us till we went into town to find dinner. We hope they went home.

Deep in the heart of Texas

I just thought I’d share some photos from our trip to Kemah, TX, last weekend. It’s a little town in between Houston and Galveston. We sort of randomly found it, but we definitely had a great time.

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Where we were at was technically called the Lighthouse District

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When we saw this on the rental website, we knew this would be our condo. Also, this bed was dangerously comfortable.

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It was a really nice condo. Look at this cute little kitchen!

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This was our little living room area. Oh, and the name of the place was Kemah Escape. I’ll put a link at the end of the post.

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Mr. LL really wanted to take the boat wheel (what is it called?!). It was heavy and real. Don’t worry, he left it. 😉

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The best part about the condo? Each one has a private hot tub. Oh yeah.

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We got some adult beverages when we got there, and picked this beer. It’s called Lucky Buddha. It was pretty good. Hit the spot as I sipped it in the hot tub, that’s for sure. And look at this cool bottle!

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We choose to go to Kemah because of the Boardwalk. It’s like a mini-amusement park but without an entrance fee. It was a lot of fun!

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I love these boat rides.

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Ferris Wheel

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So, you can hardly see squat on the ferris wheel. But here’s a pic of us on it. I was very windy.

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Oh! I took this on our way out of Kemah, but look at this cool bridge? And yeah, we were stuck in traffic, heh.

So yeah, that’s just some highlights from our little vacation. Here’s that link I promised to the rental property, Kemah Escape. It was a much needed break, for the both of us.

Also, on the way back, we stopped in Vidor, TX, at this extensive flea market that was just off the interstate. I forgot to take pictures, but the freakin’ thing has it’s own Facebook page! We got a couple of vintage board games there, and I can’t wait to try them out!

We also stopped at the Mall of Louisiana in Baton Rouge, LA, on our home. I took no photos, and I still wonder why I thought I’d want to go there. I hate malls. But I got a cute pair shoes and some pretty smelling perfume. 🙂

Is it Pretending to Craft, Link Love or Photobomb?

4a-Pretending to Craft

4b-Link Love

4c-Photo Bomb

The answer is: All Three.

So, I keep a planner and work out my posts for Lazy Lady, that way I can keep up with what I have photos of, what I need photos on, what I’ve written and so on. Well, I haven’t been keeping up with it. I usually have it with me almost anywhere I am; that way, when I get an idea for a post or something, I have it and can jot it down. I’ve been cleaning the apartment on the weekends while Mr. LL is working on a remodel job for some extra money. I just keep moving the planner around the apartment. ANYWAY, long story short, I have NO CLUE what I was going to do today. I think I was planning to do an update on my loom knitting, but I haven’t touched it really. I mean, I’ve worked on it, but really the progress isn’t even worth photographing. So, I decided to do a Link Love/Pretending to Craft/Photobomb post today. I have a huge craft Pinterest board, and I want to share some of the projects that I really want to do. I’m going to post images 

Also, some of these won’t have a link to a tutorial because they are items that someone has made to sell or as art or what have you, and I pinned it as inspiration.

I love reusable grocery bags. I am currently heart broken that a certain cat peed on ALL of mine and I had to throw them out. I will of course be getting new ones, but I really want some produce bags as well. I’m sure these are better for like farmers markets, but I think they are light weight enough to work at a grocery store too. Check out the tutorial over on CraftStylish.

If we had beautiful shelves and more room, I’d totally make these. Sigh. Someday. But if you are ready to add some critters to your life, the tutorial is over at Design Sponge.

I’ve been wanting to make this “pocket watch” wall clock since I started doing crafts on this blog! Seriously! It’s day will come, but you can find it on Design Sponge.

I can do basic sewing, but making garments is a little bit beyond my scope. However, this great piece requires not one stitch! That’s my kind of garment making. Check it out over at Behind the Seams.

Ok, so the website for this one is in Russian. I get the gist though. Take an oversized man’s button up, collar shirt and make an apron. If you use Google Chrome as your browser, it will translate the site for you, but it’s still not much a tutorial.

I wish I could figure out cross-stitching so I could do this awesome piece. The pattern is over on Etsy.

This is an inspiration Pin from Offbeat Bride’s website. Aren’t these amazing?

I hope you found some craft inspiration from this post. If you have any suggestions for crafts, let me know in the comments!

It’s my birthday and I’ll post what I want to

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Today is my birthday and it also marks the first of the last 365 days of my twenties.

Every year for the past 5 years I’ve had an annual mustache party. The first four years, the mustache party was in honor of my birthday.

2009

2010

2011

2012

Last year, Annie’s wedding was too close to my birthday for me to want to have the mustache party then. Also, Mr. LL and I decided that from here on out, we want to have our birthdays be private, family affairs. We’re thinking long term and down the road when there might be little Lazy Ladies running around. Anyway, the 2013 Mustache Party ended up being the wedding shower my friends threw me.

So without further ado, here is the photobomb post for the 2013 Mustache Party.

Before I finish this post, I realize that it may be hard to tell that it was a Moustache Party. My hat was custom ordered by the same creator of my hat from last year’s party and it has a detachable mustache. Annie made chocolate staches on sticks and there were mustaches in all the flower vases. Also, we all did wear moustaches for a while, but it became too hard to drink our punch and eat our finger sandwiches so most of them ended up Annie’s fancy cups.