Spring is here: Planting Succulents


Succulents and Cactus Planter
Ryan and I bought a house super recently, and we’re finally all moved in. We still have a lot of unpacking to do, but my first order of business? Planting flowers!

We went to Home Depot and I picked out a cactus with a pink blossom on top, and a few succulents to go around it inside a planter. It’s pretty low key, but it’s really all I could muster at this point.

We’ve been packing and moving all week, with the bulk of it on Wednesday. So. Much. Work. Everything hurt when I woke up on Thursday, and I still had to go back to the old place to clean up and pack up the car with stuff we couldn’t (wouldn’t?) get into the moving truck the night before.

Here is what I have included in my cute little planter:
Vera Higgins
Vera Higgins Succulent Plant
Elephant Bush or Spekboom
Elephant Bush Succulent Plant
Red-headed Irishman Cactus
Red-Headed Irishman Cactus Plant
Baby Toes
Baby Toes Succulent Plant
Chalk Fingers or Mini Blue
Chalk Fingers Succulent Plant
Echveria Hybrid “Sleepy”
Echeveria Succulent Plant

The Baby Toes are my favorite! I am extremely happy with the results, although I hope they grow into each a bit more.

I hope to show you more pictures of the house, and of course ‘before and after’ photos of everything. Can’t wait!

Mini Snowstorm in Denver


On Wednesday we were visiting our (potentionally) new house, and that’s when the so-called “blizzard” started. It was coming down in thick junks and was so beautiful! I hope we get just a little more before Spring comes.

Kitty Close Ups


I can’t remember if I introduced you to the newest addition to our family, Henry. We got him back in June — I can’t believe it’s been that long! He was 6 weeks when we brought him home so that would make him 5 or 6 months old now. He is incredibly sweet and loves to cuddle. Basically the opposite of Alice. He sleeps on my face which I like and dislike. It’s hard to push a soft furry ball away. Here are some pictures I took of them yesterday.
Henry's Whiskers
Henry's Whiskers 2
Henry Sleeping
Henry Sleeping 2
Henry's Fluffy Tail
Alice's Close Up

Denver Comic Con, part 2


Checkout part 1 here.

I would say that my favorite part of the convention is walking through the artist alleys and find awesome artists to follow. Here are a few that I love!

Katie Cook (blog/shop)

She is the nicest person ever! At the convention, she sold mini paintings, and she even did custom mini paintings. Without hesitation, I asked her to paint Alice. I follow her on twitter, and it turns out she’s funny, too! My kind of artist.

Daniel & Dawna of Steam Crow (site/store)

I met Daniel at the convention. He was very proud of his designs, and he should be. One of the favorites is the “Viking on a Narwhal” (inspired by Game of Thrones). Unfortunately, he didn’t have it in the postcard sizes. I really love his style.

Elisabeth Holmes of The Naughty Rabbit (shop)

This girl is around my age, and she had a brillant idea to create popular fiction characters into rabbits, inspired by her own pet rabbit at home. I thought it was genius! I wish there was more work in her shop, but she told me that school is ruling her life right now. I hope she is able to add more over the summer.

The Naughty Rabbit
The Naughty Rabbit

Monocle Mustache Project (kickstarter)

This thing is amazing! It makes me laugh everytime I put it on. And others around me too.

Mustache Monocle
Steph wearing monocle mustache

Honorable mentions

Fiction Character Caricatures
Fez-o-Rama Fez hats