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Topol in Fiddler on the Roof

Topol in Fiddler on the Roof


Posted on Sep 3, 2009

Fiddler was the first play in Broadway series this year.  After having such a great experience with our season tickets last year, we opted to keep our seats for another year.  Being born in the 1970's,  I grew up with Topol.  I've seen the movie a zillion times and can sing along to every song.  Getting the opportunity to see Fiddler with Topol was just incredible.  Every word, every gesture...

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Bargain Hunting 101

Bargain Hunting 101


Posted on Aug 28, 2009

The day after getting back from Germany, I managed to make it to Bargain Hunting 101 at the Crystal Ballroom.  I got there about 20 minutes early and the line had already started.  Luckily my husband was happy to spend the time at Everyday Music across the street.  When noon struck the line to get in was all the way around the block.  Booths were set up in Lola's room as well as the main ballroom.  I...

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Pilgrimage to Bimbach

Pilgrimage to Bimbach


Posted on Aug 24, 2009

I just got back from a week long trip to Germany!  This was my first real trip in a couple of years and I was definitely ready.  My husband was born in Germany because both of his parents were in the military.  They returned to the US when my husband was about 2 years old.  The main adventure was to find the house where he used to live.  He lived in the tiny hamlet of Bimbach, just outside of Fulda, and...

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Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette Party


Posted on Aug 7, 2009

I only have one sibling, so when my sis finally got engaged I wanted to do something really special for her bacherlorette party.  I decided to make all 'penis styled' appetizers (a term, I think I coined).  The possibilities are endless and it was great fun buying supplies at the store.  The most obvious thing that came to mind was of course little smokies.  I also used carrots, cheese, olives and...

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Penis Cupcakes

Penis Cupcakes


Posted on Aug 3, 2009

Before my sis could get married, she needed a Bachelorette Party.  I tried to think of what a good dessert item for the party would be.  My sis had just taken her friend to get the Cock and Balls at Voodoo Doughnut.  So I figured I need to make her something and I decided that Penis Cupcakes would be a hit.    I bought the cupcake molds at an adult store, but they are also available at Kitchen Kaboodle...

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Felt Flower Broaches for Moms

Felt Flower Broaches for Moms


Posted on Jul 30, 2009

I offered to make broaches for the moms of my sis’ wedding.  I thought it would be a nice way to honor them and to give them a memento of the wedding.  I decided to make all three exactly the same.  It was simpler that way and I liked the consistency among the moms.  Each pin was just under 2 inches across.  I had never made a pin before, but it was pretty easy to figure out.  I embroidered the pins more than the flowers in the...

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Felt Wedding Bouquets

Felt Wedding Bouquets


Posted on Jul 28, 2009

My beautiful sis got married a month ago.  Before her wedding she sent me a picture of a felt bouquet that had appeared in a magazine.  She said that she would love to have something like this for her bouquet.  I took one look at the picture and stated “I can do that”.  That started a project that lasted months and was quite a labor of love. Before I could begin I had to figure a few things out.  My sis gave me these paint...

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Meeting of the Guilds

Meeting of the Guilds


Posted on Apr 28, 2009

This past weekend, I went to the annual showcase of many of Oregon's creative guilds.  I love this show.  I try to go every year.  It's held in the Oregon Convention Center and it's a great way to see lots of art under one roof.  It's a great time to get presents and also to be inspired by so much creativity.  Going to this show year after year, I've started to recognize many of the...

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Grease is the Word

Grease is the Word


Posted on Apr 27, 2009

Grease was the last play in this year's Broadway Series.   I saw the play on Saturday and apart from a few production errors, it was really great.  I was born and raised on the movie, so it was nice to finally see where the movie originated from.  I have to admit, I do like the movie better.   But the play was great fun and it was great to sing familiar songs (like Summer Nights pictured...

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Crazy Enough

Crazy Enough


Posted on Apr 21, 2009

My husband and I received tickets for Storm Large's Crazy Enough play for  Christmas.  We went to the show on Sunday with our good friends.  We are all very big (large?) Storm fans and loved seeing her in Cabaret.   I also survived the Arctic Blast 2008 to see her Christmas Ball at the Wonder Ballroom with my cousin.  We all know that Storm can perform, but a play about her life?  I must...

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