Friday, March 2, 2012

Amazing Appreciation Treasury

Nadja Sand of Vaasa, Finland created an amazing appreciation treasury in homage to her newest SteamBath acquisition;acid reign perfume oil. Thank you, Nadja!- XOX-Gin

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Things I love Thursday - {getting surprises}

Look what I received in the mail! I was not expecting any packages so you can imagine how surprised I was to find hese little babies!

This is an original 'Gin Shakekspear inspired', pair of hand-painted earrings from the {always} lovely ♥Piratemercy♥. My camera does not do them justice, the details is amazing! Check out her etsy shop for zombies, witches & ghosts {Oh my!} She does custom too!

YOU CAN FIND ♥Piratemercy♥ HERE: ETSY shop and Facebook

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Things I love Thursday: Vintage photos

Though I can not condone any of the activities you see here, I can not help but love these vintage shots and felt the need to share them with you.
Look very closely, this girl looks a little young for full sleeve (and leg) tattooes don't you think?

Who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday taking photos on the back of a dead bear?

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Cowboys Vs. Aliens

☀☀☀Cowboys & Aliens is a sci-fi/western flick based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg staring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wide.

Well, Sweets, I finally found a few moments to hunker down and rent Cowboys vs. Aliens. My intent was to write a review about the flick but I was quite amused by the review I found by Ann Lewinson of so I chose to post it instead. Here is her condensed version.

"Ours is the age of the mash-up, and if next summer brings Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is slated for 2013), this summer we get Cowboys & Aliens, which at the very least is truth in advertising. You have your cowboys and you have your aliens, and you have your bandits and Apaches who join the search party to rescue their abducted kin, and it's James Bond and Indiana Jones (or is that Hans Solo ?) leading the searchers, which just mashes up the mash-up even more."

"The aliens, for their part, are hulking reptilian giants whose mucoid torsos conceal extra hands. They are steampunk aliens, as if imagined by 19th-century cowboys, flying planes with five pairs of wings and conducting their unexpectedly nightmarish experiments under distinctly unhygienic conditions. It's only on the vivisection table where, briefly, Cowboys & Aliens transcends its high concept, and then it's back to genre winks and nods, in a movie content to coast on the friction between its mashed-up parts."

I was content watching the movie to it's end and a bit amused by James Bond & Indiana Jones pairing up to defeat aliens, but it was by far not brilliant {which I do believe it could have been.}

You can read her full review at

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ETSY lovelies...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Things I love Thursday: Halloween!

♥ dogs in costumes ♥ this recipe for gingerbread skeletons ♥ false eye lashes ♥ black candles ♥ crisp mornings ♥ enchanted shea butter soap ♥ reading Poe ♥ having time enough to read {anything} ♥ watching Jack Nicholson in the shining

Monday, October 24, 2011

Holiday soap boxes

Holiday soap boxes are in the works. Look for entomolgy, anatomical, and oceanography sets for starters with more to follow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

TILT {things i love thursday}

♥ this Halloween blog post ♥ huge mugs of vanilla cappuccino ♥ shopping local ♥ farmer's markets ♥ homemade vegetable stew ♥ ordering deep discounted text books at ♥ new corsets ♥ fire engine red hair ♥eye patches

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Give-away: The Poisoned Apples

Hello Again Sweets! I thought we might have time to squueeze in 1 more fabulous Halloween give-away from one of my favorite ETSY shops! This weeks give-away is truly delicious! It features your choice of 'Poisoned Apples.' These {goulishly} delighful Caramel Apples are dipped in a rich, {to-die-for} caramel (whose recipe originates with Great Great Great Aunt Uriel.) Each is then adorned with twisted decor - from spiders and bats, to zombie flesh. All apples are hand created by the spooktacular Lesa, owner of ♥The Poisoned Apples♥.

My choice: The Poisoned Apples' {signature} Caramel Apple, dipped in black chocolate with a white fondant skull and red chocolate blood. {Hello Snow White}

You have 4 chances to enter this delicious giveaway:

1. Visit Lesa's etsy shop, browse through her wondrous collection of handmade delights & leave a comment here (on my blog) telling us if you could have your pick, which poison you would love to win.

2. Blog about this give away then come back here (to my blog) & let us know you did by leaving a comment.

3. FB &/or tweet about this give away then come back here (to my blog) & let us know you did by leaving a comment.

That's up to 5 entries per person, per give away! Winner gets choice of 1 of Lesa's current poison apple listings.

NOTE: Please leave a separate comment for each entry. Contest ends at midnight on Sunday Oct 23rd, 2011. Good luck, Sweets!

YOU CAN FIND ♥The Poisoned Apples♥ HERE: ETSY shop

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