Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tag, your it!!

Shayne of Novelty Kitten & Trans-craft-inental tagged me.

The Rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules on your blog.
3. Tell about six unspectacular quirks you possess.
4. Tag six fellow bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they have been tagged.

Six Unspectacular Quirks I Possess
1. I can crack my toes repeatedly.
2. I have a very pronounced dimple in my left check and only a tiny speck of a dimple in the right cheek.
3. I pretend that I can understand my two Shih Tzu & I translate what they say, but it is always with a Chinese accent because the breed is from Tibet. I guess that is not very politically correct, huh?
4. In college my friends & I were addicted to playing Scrabble & the card game Speed. We spent many a late night doing both. I know, how exciting for college life.
5. I get obsessed with anything with mint & chocolate about once every 6 months. The rest of the year I almost can't stand the combination at all.
6. I am extremely ticklish under my arms but my feet are not ticklish at all.

I Tag:
Sherry & John

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Craft Project- Shabby to Chic

Originally uploaded by ericaburnsdesigns
I found this old rusty cart at work when we were doing a little cleaning. I thought about taking it the first day but I forgot about it. The cleaning crew left it behind that night, so I thought it must be a sign that it is meant for to take it & love it! You can see the before here:

EWWW!!! It was a rusty mess!

After a little help from my son EJ painting & treating the rust spots

I decoupaged some pretty paper on the tops. I also added a few cute little details like this lucite kissing bird.

Now I have a chic little cart that I have added some zines & trinkets to add a little cheer to my living room. Plus the dogs like to look at it!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Walk to Work

Originally uploaded by ericaburnsdesigns
These are a few things I saw on my way to work this morning....

A pretty pink flower.

A water tower with my hometown proudly displayed.

A cat peering out a window.

And a fabulous antique shop.

This is small town living at its finest!
: )

Monday, August 11, 2008

Fun Flickr Game

I got this idea from my friends over at Trans-craft-inental. I thought it would be fun! So here are the directions.
Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
Using only the first page, pick an image. (You can arrange by "Most relevant," "Most recent," or "Most interesting.")
Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Labs mosaic maker. ENJOY!
The Questions:
1. What is your first name? Erica
2. What is your favorite food? Risotto
3. What high school did you go to? Walkersville High School
4. What is your favorite color? Red
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Lorenz Tate
6. Favorite drink? Martini (fruity ones)
7. Dream vacation? Paradise
8. Favorite dessert? Red Velvet Cake
9. What you want to be when you grow up? Fashion/ Artist
10. What do you love most in life? Family
11. One Word to describe you? Moody
12. Your flickr name? ericaburnsdesigns

1. Madison and Erica - Bent, 2. Rerun Risotto, 3. George Bennett & Johnny Bennett, 4. `paint the town red., 5. Lorenz Tate, 6. Sunset, 7. Summer time!, 8. I ♥ YOU, 9. Fashion Show Ladies, 10. Duck Family Portrait, 11. Moody sky...over Eiffel Tower, 12. triplets.tealpearls.det

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pole Dancing...Part Deux!

pink feather boa
Originally uploaded by ericaburnsdesigns
I started part 2 of pole dancing class last night. It was really hard! A lot of swings this time. I pulled a muscle in my leg the day before, which made it even harder. Hopefully, I will be able to get it together next week. I think I might need to take part 2 at least one more time before I move on to the next level. I take classes at A Pole New You in Frederick, MD. It is an awesome studio dedicated strictly to exotic exercise. They have a chair class I'd really love to take as well. The pole classes are set up in a series. First is Conceptions I & II, then Shedding the Skin I & II, then Taking Flight I & II lastly Flying High!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A simple vegan dinner

This is a simple dinner, but it takes a lot of preparing. I had to soak the black beans overnight, slow cook them all day with garlic, onions & spices then served them over brown rice (which takes 55 minutes to cook). Simple, yet time consuming! It sure is good though!

Tonight I start part 2 of pole dancing class! Whoo hoo!

Monday, August 4, 2008

365 Day 8

365 Day 8
Originally uploaded by ericaburnsdesigns
Over on Flickr I am doing a photo journal. I am doing a year's worth of photos. So far I am only up to day 10. Here is day 8's entry. I went to Starbucks with Troy to try their new smoothies. They are really good. I love a good smoothie! They are opening a Smoothie King in Frederick (where I live) soon too. I am excited about that! Troy turned this into a photoshoot! America's Next Top Smoothie Drinker!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Girls on the bottom

Troy & I had a lunch date the other day. We walked around downtown Frederick, but never actually ate lunch. We played on this see saw for a bit though! It sure was a swell time.

We saw some beautiful sidewalk gardens. Here is me in one of them!

My afro is getting big, huh? Hehe!