Monday, May 13, 2013

Taking Time Off to Do My Craft

I've been a neglectful crafter. It's been months since I last picked up my scissors and made my paper dolls. But honestly, I've been busy with other non-crafty stuff and I haven't had much time to sit down and do my art! I really miss making my paper ladies and I absolutely need to refuel my creative side. 

So, I've decided to take these next couple weeks off from blogging so I can focus on making more of my paper dolls. I promise to come back and share with you my new batch of lovely ladies! 

'Til then...Happy Blogging Everyone!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Poll - To Beard or Not to Beard?

Beards. Some ladies love them, some ladies loathe them. Everywhere from local hipster joints to this year's Academy Awards, men were ditching their razors and sporting beards - one of the hottest accessories of the moment in men's fashion.

I love a beard on a man. I admit when I was a young girl, I was never a fan of facial hair or even any hair on a guy. But now as a somewhat mature woman, I have grown to love a well-grown beard on a man. Heck, I even love chest hair on a man, too, but that's another story! My husband Carlos has had his beard for over 7 years now and I haven't grown tired of it yet. I think beards look rugged, manly, and just plain sexy.

Of course, there are cases were a nicely grown beard doesn't quite make a man look more attractive. Some men can pull off a beard and still look just as handsome while others not so much. So for this poll, I've rounded up a variety of good-looking celebrity men with beards and without, and I leave it up to you to decide whether their beards make them more or less attractive.

To beard or not to beard? That is the question. 

Ryan Gosling

Ben Affleck

Henry Cavill

 Chiwetel Ejiofor

Ewan McGreggor

Robert Pattinson

 Ryan Reynolds

Jason Momoa as 

Conan vs. Khal Drogo

 Bradley Cooper

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Santa Fe Doors and Gates

One of my favorite things about visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico was seeing all the beautiful doors and gates at the front of many homes especially in the older neighborhoods. I was particularly in love with the blue doors and gates which looked so picturesque against the earth tones of adobe.  

Blue is the predominate color found on many windows, doors, gates, and railings throughout Santa Fe. Reasons as to why blue is the favored color range from different folklores to spiritual tales and even just to the beauty and power of a New Mexico sky. 

Below are some photographs of doors and gates that I took during a walk around my parent-in-laws' neighborhood.  All the doors and gates pictured were found along the same street.