Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It's a Kenvention!

Over the weekend, Kelly and I went out to Rosemont, IL to go to a Kenvention.  What's a "Kenvention" you ask?  Oh...just a barbie convention for Ken.  No big deal.

WHAT?  It's huge! And so cool!  So don't play it down! 

My step mom, Jean, is an avid Barbie collector and told us about the Kenvention a few months ago when we were stalking her collection in the basement back home.  The convention itself was sold out (and expensive) but they had a public sale that we could attend for like 5 bucks.  So we were sold.  It was a perfect way to spend a Saturday morning.

There were just soooo many outfits to look at!  Barbie has a dream wardrobe.  And seeing so many cute things in one room was almost too much.  Not to mention the sheer volume of Barbies they had for sale.  Did you know there was a Cher Barbie?  Because it's awesome.  And there are Mulder and Scully Barbies? Way awesome.  But my favorite were the 'I Love Lucy' Barbies.  They had the most amazing and Lucy-like expressions.  See for yourself in the pictures below.

Next year's theme is going to be like a Hardy Boys mystery and it's in Wisconsin.  So we might have to check that shit out too.

Kelly - in Ken's living room

so many old school dolls
So smart - Barbie Mannequins
Seriously - look at her perfect face!

Oh!  Have you checked out Michigan Made this week?  I posted a tutorial on how to do a neat and easy nail art DIY.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Camping in Morris

Last weekend, John and I went camping at Gebhard State Park in Morris, IL with Ashdog.  The campground itself was sort of weird in that it was basically a wide open park you could put a tent.  But it was only $6 for a campsite that had a ton of nice amenities.  It had an abundance of fire pits, grills, and picnic tables which sound fantastic except that we didn't know there would be grills so we didn't bring any coal. womp womp.

We also were told that there would be plenty of firewood because some trees had fallen down recently and they'd been chopped up.  Unfortunately, all of that wood was soaked so John had to spend all day Saturday maintaining our baby fire.  But it was worth it to smell like bon fire at the end of the night.  

We spent the day internet free just hanging out by the fire, drinking contraband beer in coozies and trying really hard to focus on our books.  Spoiler: Neither of us read more than 5 pages.  Oops!  But we did complete some awesome Star Wars Mad Libs that I picked up the day before!  They were surprisingly entertaining and ridiculous.  Which is good to have around when you're in a tent in the dark.

Speaking of the dark...it definitely rained shortly after we passed out.  Which was terrifying and woke me up so fast.  I was terrified that our new tent would prove to not be rain proof.  But I had no need to fear because it was completely dry!  Holy crap! It was so awesome!  I think it's so weird how excited I am about a dry tent, but come on.  It was an inexpensive and awesome purchase.

Basically, camping was awesome.  And we're going to go back before it cools down too much.  And you should join us!  We promise to be more prepared next time. :)

Oh!  And have you checked out my new DIY Blog, Michigan Made?  Because this is our first week so you should definitely check it out!

Friday, September 7, 2012

New things!

I know I've been quiet for a long ass time over here. And that's because it's been summer! 

But with Fall just around the corner, I'll be back to my old ways and telling you a little too much about my life. 

More importantly, I've been working with some of my best friends on creating a new collaborative blog called Michigan Made.  It's going to be such a fun and creative space!  You should definitely add it to your preferred readers and bookmark it.

Today is our official launch day and we'll start cranking out awesome posts starting next week that you won't want to miss!
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