Allison Franks (Hobbit.Town Jewelry)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Xmas, Kitties and Food!!

Hey everybody! Hope you all had a wonderful and spooky cool Christmas!

Just figured I'd update you all with everything I've been up to lately. I gotta say it's been a very exciting last couple of weeks! I had a week long art show at the Wonderland of Americas Mall in San Antonio which was interesting, but still fun. I also had a slew of custom order requests and other orders to fill for the holidays. But most importantly I had a great holiday myself!

Things were very low key this year as it was just myself, Marcus and the kitties. Honestly, it was more of a Christmas celebration for the kitties than ourselves as it was their 1st xmas and all and I wanted it to be special cause I'm a good kitty mama. (hehe).

Here's a picture of the kitties enjoying their new red and green xmas shiny toys!

Zora took an extreme liking to the new scratch post too!

I started cooking on Christmas Eve because Marcus was crazy overworked the two weeks leading up to Christmas so I made him a special 3 course meal! This is so rare for me because I never cook. Everything turned out really well though and he was pleased. Yay! I figured it was the least I could do since he'd been at work from 6am-5pm on Christmas Eve and all when I spent most of the day in my pjs. :)

Our appetizer was Bruscetta:

Our dinner was stuffed peppers:

Our dessert was lemon cake:

And our drink of choice (or at least mine) was caipirinhas!! It's this tasty Brazilian drink my friend Will taught me how to make and it's crazy strong!

For xmas itself we had a much more traditional meal (thanks to honey baked ham) that Marcus brought home from work. We had all the usual stuff: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, macaroni etc and it was really yummy too!

On Christmas itself other than stuffing our faces... Marcus and I had a very lazy day. We watched 3 movies together today all of which we enjoyed. They were Personal Velocity, The Woman in Red and Shakedown. We have like 20 movies expiring on Netflix on the 1st of the month... so we've been trying to power watch too haha! I also made up some very strong eggnog and spent the 1st half of the day finishing one of my favorite Sailor Moon seasons.

I just love Seiya so much!!

And of course there were presents! Marcus and I were both strapped for cash this year, but still manged to get each other some dope presents.

First off I got these wacky chubby Spice Girls figures. Aren't they weird?

Then I got this super cute Luna pencil case. It's from the re-launch (not vintage) but I still love it!

And the highlight of the day was this amazing David Bowie comic book that I didn't even know existed! It's like crazy hilarious. Guh. Marcus knows me so well. :)

Overall, it was a very nice Christmas this year and I'm looking forward to the New Year! Hope you all had a blast too! ;)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Ultimate Xmas WANT list!!

I can't believe how quick this year has flown by! It seems like I can't keep up with time any more! It's been a great year though. So many amazing things have happened for me and my business. Plus, I've had a lot of fun adventures, met some great new friends and had 3 little baby kitties change my life forever! Needless to say I've got a lot to be thankful for right now and I'm looking forward to another awesome year!

But with Christmas just around the corner... you better believe I've been searching the internet for cool things to buy. I always seem to have a "list" going... but here are a few things I really just gotta have right now. In fact, I'm surprised I don't have them already! Sigh* If only I were made of money...

1. Killer Popcorn Klown Statue By: Chuck Jarman

Oh my god I have wanted this darn thing for SO DAMN LONG!! Isn't it amazing?? This bitchin handmade popcorn clown is several feet tall and he is poseable too! GUH! I just really really need this in my life. Thankfully Chuck has assured me that he can make one for me anytime I like...but that still doesn't satisfy me! Someone please give me $150 right now!!

2. Sailor Moon & Chibi Chibi Moon Mermaid Beach Bag

This is currently the very LAST must need Sailor Moon item on my list! Crazy right? I have only seen it for sale once and missed out on the bidding like an idiot because I was at work and have NEVER been able to forgive myself! Especially since it sold for like WAY cheap. I will never give up my search though!  Someday this WILL be mine!

3. Dreamland Creations Cave Girl Squeaky Doll

UGH! Good luck finding this one! She has proven to be an extra crazy difficult toy for me to acquire. I already have her fella, but I can't seem to find this little cave girl to save my life. I swear if you find one and DON'T buy it for me I will FIND you and HUNT you down! It's so obvious I need her. Not just cause I have her cave man boyfriend but look at how cute she is! She's even holding a little baby dinosaur in her arms!

4. Sun Rubber Co. Cow Girl Squeaky Doll

Ok so this is another one of those toys I just can't seem to find! I really want her though. I have a few funky little cowboys for her to tease. She'll make' em drool, but she's one heck of a sharp shooter so they better watch out! (hehe)

5. Ideal Mini Monster Dolls

Ok so the only way I'll ever be able to afford these beauties is if I win the lottery... but a girl can dream right? I want the whole set, but Vampy (the vampire girl) is my favorite! Every time I've seen them online they are priced at something ridiculous like $500 each! So yeah... WAY out of any sane person's budget. Sigh* Maybe someday I'll win big!

6. Akira Dress By: Mandala

Ok so this dress is AMAZING! It has me drooling like crazy. Plus, this designer takes custom order requests which is like beyond cool. My friend Lesley of Pink Pandemonium actually just got a bunch of custom dresses from her and I'm so super jelly! She has several dresses by Mandala now, but it's like crazy obvious that I also need a Tales from the Crypt & a Bride of Reanimator dress!

I would also like a Toxic Avenger dress, a Sailor Mon dress, a Brock Sampson dress and a Zelda dress. And that's just off the top of my head! OI! The possibilities are endless and it's quite apparent that I need to save up for some new bitchin' dresses! ;)

7. Jeffrey Campbell Rainbow Wedges

Ok so who doesn't want groovy Rainbow Brite shoes!? If that person is you I'm sorry, but these are way too cool!! I probably couldn't walk in them so good... but oh how proudly I would wear them! If only I could find them in my size... sigh*

8. Sailor Moon Christmas Tree!

Ok... I know I said I only wanted one more Sailor Moon thing... but c'mon! Did you really believe that? This darling licensed xmas tree is like a jillion bucks, but for years and years I've told myself that I would create my own Sailor Moon xmas tree and I still haven't! UGH. Stupid me. I really want one though! I really don't like Christmas too much because it makes me sad and I don't really like the decorations or the religious shit, but nothing would get me more in the Christmas spirit than a Sailor Moon tree!! And you know that's a fact! ;)

9. Kreepsville 666 Elvira Dress

Um duh!! It's quite obvious I need this. I don't even need to give you an explanation. So there!

10. Pennywise Clown by Unraveled Crafter

Isn't this little bugger CUTE!?! I want him so badly! My friend Amber made him, but he of course is pricy. Just look at that detail! I envy her skills! And really want to play with this fellow. Some day, some day.

And that's it! Well... you know I mean there's like jillion more things I want...but I was trying to be ultra specific with this list and only put the top 10 things I want more than anything right now, which I admit was really hard to decide on! But I think my little list here pretty much sums things up. I mean... of course I want the Sailor Moon kitchen set...(what more motivation could a girl need to get in the kitchen?) heheh But yeah.. Hope you all have a great Christmas!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fantasy Fiend Perfumery Etsy Shop Review

Hi everybody! Today I'd like to share with you one of my favorite etsy shops!

Fantasy Fiend Perfumery is run out of Crofton, KY by the ultra sweet Amy Malone. I happened to meet her thanks to the lovely Dark Traders team and gosh am I glad I did! Amy makes absolutely PHENOMENAL smelling perfume oils, super cute bottle cap jewelry and enticing bath salts. I gotta admit I'm kind of picky about smells, so buying perfume online seemed really strange to me. However, Amy was quick to point me in the right direction (based off my likes/dislikes) and so far I have been wowed away by each new scent I try out. And to be fair right from the bat her photos and perfume titles drew me in. I mean who doesn't want werewolf cologne? She makes scents for both ladies and gents and each one is unique in it's design/smell. I now own 5 of her perfume oils and am crazy in love with each one.

So far I've obtained...

OMG! This smells heavenly! It's like being in the center of a Bubble Yum and walking around in Candy Land all in one. I am seriously hopelessly addicted to it. So yummy!!

It's like island paradise! Scented with cantaloupe, coconut, orange, and pineapple it's like being inside a gigantic Pina Colada. MMMMMM

Watch out! This one is spicy! I will admit this scent took a little getting used to as it's VERY powerful and strong in flavor. As described by Amy, "This kitchen witch combined spicy clove bud, cinnamon, rich brown sugar, delightfully sweet apricots, and red delicious apples and poured it over a sour cream pound cake". And you know? She's right! This would make a fantastic smelling candle too!

Mmmm it doesn't get much better than this! Vanilla peach cupcakes!? Oh my! I'm in heaven. :)

Another scent that takes some getting used to, but still very nice. I mostly like that it makes me smell like a ghost. I mean how cool is that!?

I've also scored some super cute earrings from her shop as well. Gosh I love trading!! Anyways, you guys should really check out her shop if you have the chance. Her items would make great stocking stuffers and right now she is having a crazy ridiculous sale! Almost all her items are 40-70% off!! It's truly outrageous!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A week of excitement ahead!

Hey everybody! The holiday sale extravaganza is now officially over, but that doesn't mean the fun has stopped. Actually over the next week I've got a lot of exciting things on the agenda!

For one I will be attending my very 1st week long event!! I'm both excited and nervous about it as I'm not quite sure how to prepare inventory wise. But hopefully it will be a huge success and a lot of fun!

Plus, an event called the Nerdtacular Holiday Bazaar is guaranteed to be awesome right?? ;) If you live in the Texas area I hope to see you there! The event will be from December 7th - 15th in the Wonderland of Americas Mall in San Antonio, TX and will be during normal mall hours. I think it's going to be a blast!

Secondly, I am going to catch a live performance of one of my all time favorite bands... THE DEAD MILKMEN this Saturday in Austin, TX!!! AHHH!! This is like beyond amazing because they NEVER tour and are only playing 3 venues on their entire 2013 tour and one of them happens to be in my neck of the woods!?!

AHHHHH!!! I just can't believe the Dead Milkmen are coming to Texas. Only 4 more days!!!

And lastly, the Rifftrax masters Mike, Bill and Kevin are back again with another outrageous live performance to.... SANTA CLAUS VS. THE MARTIANS!! How amazing does that sound???

I'm like crazy excited for this... and it's only 2 days away! I just love these guys. They rock my world. ;)

And that's it for now. I'm hoping to survive the week! Stay tuned for more awesomeness this month! I will be hosting several specials online in the shop as Christmas approaches and I'll be posting new items out the wazoo!! I've already posted 20-30 items in just the last week. So come by and check out the shop if you have the chance and see what kind of crazy little funnies I've been creating. ;)