First, the one that I'm shamefully late on. This summer was one of the most stressful I've ever been through, and that's saying something, but in the middle of it all I managed to close on a home. The ink had barely dried on the paperwork when my girl Lissa (whom I refer to as Betty, for obvious reasons) brought me my very first house-warming gift, a hand-made zombie to live in my kitchen. This guy is easily one of the coolest decorations in my house. He looks a little "Dia De Los Muertos"-ish, and that's perfectly awesome in my book. Click Betty's link to check out her brand new blog, Lissa's Shop of Horrors which we creatively collaborated on in the name department *ahem*I'm a genius*cough*, just keep your hands to yourself, mkay?
Yesterday, my bestest friend in the world, Threels, came by with another house-warming gift, and there are few words that accurately describe it's awesomeness. Threels is a crafty one, and recently took a class on stained glass art. Me being the kind of person I am, I of course used this as a means to beg for cool things to hang up in my house. Case in point, my latest decoration, a stained glass skull. Once again, a nod to Dia De Los Muertos, and possibly Lucha Libre wrestling if you like. She also made me my first apartment-warming gift last year when I moved back to Roanoke, a Batman Begins style stained glass Bat symbol. I recommend giving her blog, Passing Fair, a look, and it won't even take much of your time as her annual posts, while always entertaining, won't require a huge commitment.
Huge thank you's for both of these ladies for the super cool gifts. For me, little things like this go a long way toward turning a house into a home, and I can't express my gratitude enough.