Friday, April 19, 2013


At 42 I still love having "firsts".  Last night I was lucky enough to have my first go at Korean food and I have to say I dug it.  I really try and keep and open mind and mouth when it comes to food.  I can't stand picky eaters.  Life's too short shut up and try it!  I also wanted to share a few things with you that have me smiling! I picked these up at the Gem Faire last weekend, a buck a strand!
Some of what we ate last night.
 This seafood pancake was tasty!
 Seafood soup.
 Our wonderfully sweet friends who treated Chris and I to this feast!
Now how about a lil make-up. My friend Cristi spoiled me with this really cool case of eye shadows.
 I never wear colored eye shadow but I am going to give it a go.
I mean I should be wearing colored eye shadow!
 I finally found a 1960's Goldette Squash Blossom necklace that I could afford, $20!  I know deal of the year right there.
 I tried farm fresh eggs for the first time, they were rich and super yellow.

Peetee and Ash do you think you could do a little yard work!
I almost died when my new Mark Ryden books arrived yesterday.
 I will never tire of his art or his view of the world.
I hope everyone enjoys the weekend!  Outside is wet dark and rainy and I could care less because its FRIDAY!


Melanie said...

I love your dress :)
Are those strands magnesite?

Anonymous said...

I almost died when I read your post!! The coloured beads and the eyeshadows are a feast for my eyes!! I ate Korean food when I was an art school student because one of my best friends was from Seoul, even if I wasn't a fussy eater then I remember that I couldn't get some tastes and consistencies, but I think that homemade food is always different, it's like eating in an Italian restaurant in Japan and then come to dinner at my place. Anyway the pancake looks delicious and so different from the jellyfish-like meals my lovely friend used to cook! You know my love for Mark Ryden and I'm so happy to share it with you, I think I'm going to order soon one of his books! I really want Blood! Your outfit today is more wonderful than ever, it seems to come out from the Romance was Born collection and you look so gorgeous in your beautiful hat!!
I love you more than raw meat gowns!!

thorne garnet said...


We have a Koran place in town, not my favorite, but you never know what you'll like until you try it.

Vix said...

You already know how much I love that Goldette necklace! Leave it to me in your will, won't you?!
You look totally & utterly gorgeous in that massive hat and flowery mini dress and yes, you should wear coloured eyeshadow, all the BEST people do! Well done Cristi for choosing such a cool gift!
I've never tried Korean food but I'd give a veggie version a go. Your friends look so cute!
The beads and books are just heavenly!
Have a fantastic weekend.
Love you! xxxxxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That necklace!!!!!! Love it!
Colored eye shadow-- I am desperate for yellow!
Yummy looking food-- being too picky of an eater is just so limiting.
The books look amazing,
Becky :)

Bella Q said...

Squash Blossom! Gorgeous! I wish you a very sunny weekend (but I heard a storm's a comin') Hugs and can't wait to see those beads be transformed into Krista magic.

Anonymous said...

It was really fun hanging out and experiencing a first with you ;) I loooove that necklace. You need to teach me your ways of finding amazing stuff for cheap. <3 Tammy

Carina Rosenholm said...

You look gorgeus ! Cant wait to see you in some eye shadow while wearing that stunning necklace doing another first ! Yeah !

Anonymous said...

Firsts at any age are awesome. You look totally divine in that floral mini dress and floppy hat, your radiant. I love it. That is one hell of a lot eye shadow, I imagine you'll have loads fun with. Have a most fabulous weekend.

Mariela said...

You look fabulous! I love trying new food be it at a restaurant or at home.

Last time my mom came over she brought us fresh eggs from her chickens and man they are so much better than store bought. They taste and look so much better.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I love kimchi so much that I once got several cans as christmasgifts from my husband (live in a small village where you can't buy kimchi). Well - enough about food - you in that dress and in those colors! I love it!

Ivy Black said...

Sooo much colour! I love it all. You look utterly wonderful and I'm fairly drooling over those beads, that necklace and your make up palette. Fab!
I love Ryden too and Ray Caesar. Wonderful work.
Have the best weekend sweetie.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

wow! Those are Krista beads, you had to grab some, they were so cheap. Yay Peetee! so cute. You look gorgeous. I love that dress - perfect colours - and I love the necklace too. I reckon you'll wear it loads! Have a great weekend gorgeous xxxxxxx
ooh and love those mark ryden books - I just got an Alex Gross one, you might like him too xxx

Helga! said...

WOAH, that necklace is indeed the score of the year! It's a stunner!
G and I are newish to korean too, and it was a pleasant surprise! We love how spicey it is, of course, as well as the amazing flavours! I'm far more adventurous with food than I've ever been, I must say! I'll even give things I've never liked a second go.
I don't think I'll be having that Bloody Mary this week, as I have a nasty head cold. Next week!
I can't believe you scored all those amazing beads for a buck a strand! I sense some spectacular new jewellery in the future...!
O, I can see you having a blast with all those amazing eyeshadows! I mostly wear black, ut every now and then it's a hoot to go wild with it-just look at Melanie!!!
You are a such a FOX!

pastcaring said...

Yes, it's always good to try new things! I haven't had Korean food before, but I'm pretty sure I would like it. I eat most things!
You look fabulous in that groovy frock and gorgeous hat, and the necklace is an absolute beauty.
Peetee and Ash - ahhhhh!
Can't wait to see what you make with the beads and how you experiment with the eye shadows -there are some amazing colours in that palette, such a great gift.
Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, darling! xxxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi there lovely!

I tried Korean but sorrynto say i'm not a big fan , i prefer Thai
I' m happy you enjoyed this new culinary experience!
Love your great hat and necklace
Looking adorable as usual

Hugs and love

Ariane xx

Lucys Lounge said...

i have never eaten korean food. so i'll have a first too some day. your outfit is so lovely. i love those books . best of luck . love lucyx

Anonymous said...

Korean food is fabulous!!! The seafood pancake is one of my favorites!!! I also love and make bulgoggi which is Korean bbq beef. We got into Korean food as our daughter is Korean.
Gorgeous beads!!
LOVE your outfit nd your new eyeshadow are fantastic!
Aw Peetee cuteness!! MrBill says he hopes he's finding some nice fresh cat tyres!!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

If anyone should be wearing colored eyeshadow, it is certainly you Krista! :)

Trees said...

Korean food is my most favourite EVER!! I'm glad you enjoyed it - if you have a chance try dolsot bimibap next time, its the best. I always eat if if I'm feeling a bit down. SO many lovely eyeshadows and aren't farm fresh eggs the best? I grew up on a farm and always feel like store bought eggs are a bit tasteless compared to the ones my mums chickens lay.

Nerd Burger said...

That food looks amazing. I have never eaten Korean food either. I might have to try it now. :)
I can't believe those beads were only $1 a strand. That's crazy.

xStroutx said...

Ok so I LOVE every single thing in this post. And am now super hungry...

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

YES to the eyeshadow! That food looks absolutely amazing. We've nothing like that around here. It's all Italian, Mexican, Chinese and catfish restaurants around here. :(

Louise McDonagh said...

No matter of age, there's always a time for firsts. I'm with you, I hate picky eaters. I lov3 to try out new foods, that Korean food looks lush. What a fab stash of eyeshadow, you're spoiled for choice. X

Reva said...

A buck a strand!!! woW and I've never had a bacon bloody mary. Was it good?
I always love your blog and your life is an awesome experience to view :)
Reva :)

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Your posts have made me feel REALLY hungry lately!!! I love korean too. Sometimes the church jumble sales sell korean food if they've got a korean congregation (which some have).. Pancakes are DELICIOUS!

That eye shadow looks exciting! I never wear it.

Nat said...

So many gorgeous things in one post! Yummy food, pretty trinkets, lush eye shadow and of course YOU!
Just got a load of your fab posts to catch up with now....

freckleface said...

Oh my word, that food looks amazing. It really was a feast. I think of it as being really hot food but I could be wrong.

I love your new colourful eyeshadow palette, you are like a rainbow so it's only fitting you should have colourful eyelids.

That necklace is divine! xxx

Delia Ryder said...

Wow I think there is every single colour you could ever want in that eye shadow pallet ;-) So much lovely colour here again from your yummy beads, to the food, the eyeshadow and of course you, looking gorgeous, dee x

Cristi said...

I have to say that the food looks good! I love how that tofu dish was served, but it looks super spicy. The seafood pancake looks really yummy and I love all those little dishes of sides...things just seem to taste better when served in little cute dishes. Everyone looks like they were having a lovely time! So nice of him to treat you to a new experience!:)

Love the beads, and blown away by the necklace! Yay, for getting it such a great deal and yay for new words like "bastard jewelry"!LOL;)

Glad you liked the eggs! They are so much better than store bought, it's hard to go back once you've had them.
OMG-YAY for your new book!!! It looks amazing, you will have hours of viewing pleasure!:)

Jane George said...

oh those beads and your outfit and that eye-shadow case...ok not so loving the look of the food, so not a fussy eater but hate fish and seafood...but loving the rest! x

Misfits Vintage said...

YAY! The skulls are FANTASTIC and I love: ALL TEH EYESHADOW - yes, you SHOULD be wearing coloured eyeshadow, it's great fun! LOVE your gorgeous floral dress, the beautiful necklace and that last book cover is INCREDIBLE!

Sarah xxx