Posted in Ear Cuffs, Pictures, Reviews

They’re here!! {Elf Ear Cuffs Review}

Yes! My beautifully astonishing elf ear cuffs arrived in the mail yesterday. I am ever so pleased with them! I must calm down a little to present a proper review now :)

As you know, I am reviewing a pair of elf ear cuffs, provided by the owner of this wonderful Etsy shop:

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The owner, and creator of these ear cuffs, Kimberly Nichole, was so extremely kind to provide me with a complimentary pair of ear cuffs to review. She was ever so wonderful throughout the entire exchange of it all! I personally put a lot of weight/stock on kindness, and hers was amazing!

Here is a photo of the ear cuffs:

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(Above photo directly from Kimberly Nichole’s Etsy shop,http://www.etsy.com/shop/KimberlyNichole )

And these are the pair I received:

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In all reviews I write, I want to be as honest as possible (and those of you who have read my reviews knows this is the case). Even when it comes to little flaws or anything, I find it important to give my honest opinion so this review shall be that as well. I can say though, in all sincerity, there has been no flaws or mistakes in these ear cuffs that I have found! I was a little concerned about how they would feel against my ears once on, but now that I have worn them for a full day, I can honestly say that they fit very comfortably, and securely. You can tell they are crafted with care and love. They are very well made and plenty sturdy. They truly are a work of art and I am more than satisfied!
I highly recommend Kimberly Nichole’s Etsy shop, Woodland Wire Works and her service.

I spent much time looking at various pairs of elf ear cuffs, and as you will find there are many out there to choose from. But personally,
out of all of the many beautiful and diverse ones I saw, these were the ones that stood out the most to me. And I can happily report that these ear cuffs are even more lovely now that I have seen them in person. :)

I couldn’t be more happy and satisfied with Kimberly’s work; she obviously has a gift for this and it shows!
Thank you, Kimberly, again for all your work and kindness! It is so appreciated, and may God bless you!!

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(Pardon the toys behind me…they seem to be everywhere! >.<)

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Posted in Pictures

Elf Ear Cuffs

Hello and Merry Christmas Eve Day to you!!
I was going to try to do this post on Christmas day, but I don’t know if I’ll have time tomorrow, so just figured I’d do it now :)

As said in title, this post is mainly about elf ear cuffs. The ones I was so hoping to review haven’t worked out thus far (though I’m hoping maybe that will change…we’ll see) CORRECTION: I have just found out that I will indeed be able to review the pair of elf ears I so dearly want, and am SO thrilled and excited! The gal said she will try to mail them out soon, so a review of some of the most gorgeous-est ever elf-ear cuffs will follow shortly after I receive them!

My wonderful Mum made me an elf-ear, recently. It was the practice one, but turned out really well, I thought! It is for my right ear – she measured it against that ear, as I currently cannot wear something on my left ear due to an…ailment of that ear that God is teaching me on :) (I have not tried to wear it on that ear, at least. It may be fine.)
I took some photos, and so I will share them with you!
First, I will show the ear piece itself:

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So, there it is! I love it :)
As much as I’d like to make this longer, I am short on time, so I must depart. But I wish you all a wonderfully Merry Christmas; may you all be blessed richly!!!

Posted in Blades, Pictures, Questions/answers

Narnia, or Lord of the Rings?

What say you?

Yes!! This is my cloak…and bum..bum…bum…my new SWORD! Isn’t it astonishing? That’s what I was waiting to post about with my cloak, because it is just so awesome. More on the sword later.

Anyway, to come back around to my title – I’ve been wearing my cloak every where pretty much, and that includes church. Last Sunday I got so many comments on it. “What are you?” “Are you from Lord of the Rings?” “Are you part Elven or something?” “Are you Lucy from Narnia?”  Make up your minds people! Which is it, LotR or Narnia? In all actuality it’s not really either. I am just me. Raechel. Who is actually now officially a Lady:

That is what the blade says.  I love it.  I can finally be a Knight. Whaat.

(Have you ever seen the show ‘Jane and the Dragon”? It’s on tv, channel qubo? Well we altered the song to fit me: “There once was a Lady in waiting…Let’s call her Rae…that girl wasn’t ordinary!…No way for me, a lady stuck in waiting, I’d rather battling fire-breathing dragons. I knew I could prove that a girl could be a Knight, but my friends all laughed at. But I wouldn’t be defeated, and I trained in secret, met a firebreathing dragon, and everone was freakin’ so I went alone to the dragons home…to slay the dragon….Hey now, hey now now, Rae & the dragon are best friends now…” okay, I think you get the point now ;) )

This above photo kind of shows it’s length and whatnot.

My cloak w/o the hood up

This above photo is the cloak w/o the hood up (obviously).

My cloak was finished…November…22nd I think…the day before (actually the night before) we left for Duluth for Thanksgiving. I really love it, and it’s quite warm. The outside is green as I’m sure you can tell, with gold specks sort of, that shimmers when I walk. And the green is the same colour of my eyes, to that’s a major bonus ;) The inside is purple. Why purple? Well, at first I wasn’t going to do a lining. Then we decided it’d be best. What colour did I want though? Well, I liked how maroon looked inside the green, so we were gonna get some maroon coloured dye (we had white fabric already from something else) and dye the white fabric. But when we bought it, and tried it the fabric came out pink…and it honestly didn’t look the greatest (thankfully we only dyed the hood that colour, which we didn’t end up using anyway) and so we were gonna come up with something else. How about black? Black it is. But the dye wasn’t very strong, and since we had a lot of fabric it didn’t really dye black, but rather purple. So we just stuck with that. And it turned out nicely, I think. I am very happy with it.

Here, in this following photo you can kind of see how the cloak matches my eyes:

And the pommel of the sword reads: “The King reigns and His Son” because it is…a Knights of Arrethtrae Sword which makes it even better! Those are some of the best books ever. I adore that series, and was thrilled to find out they offered real swords. This sword was a bit more expensive then the original one I was going to get on the KOA site, but this was is also supposedly significantly better quality. (Inside joke there…) And so in honour of this significantly good quality sword, it’s name shall be…Significantly! Woohoo!

Oh and because this is semi similar to this topic, yesterday morning I was listening to some of the music from How to Train Your Dragon (ahhhh. I do so love that movie) and I found this site where a guy was offering the piano music for some of the songs for free! I printed one of them off, because I have high hopes that Noah will be able to play it someday. (She’s learning piano, to those of you who don’t know).

Alrighty then. There is my uberly exciting news!!! I am so in love with my sword, as well as my cloak, and of course Toothless. I will always love him.

Posted in Random babblings

Men stare at girls/Creepers

I was going to have my title be “Men stare at goats I mean, girls” but the ‘goats’ wouldn’t cross out for the title. Oh well. (And “men stare at goats’ is a movie, which I have never seen, and will most likely never see.)

 

I have sadly been opened up to the ‘world’ and am now aware how many creepers there really are. I mean, I’ve sort always been aware of it, with an older sister, but now that my older sister is married, and not with us, I’ve been the one getting a lot more stares and glances.  It might not be so bad if the guys were mostly around my age, and had a right to glance my way (but still…) but some are not, and …ewww.

You see, last night was the Azure Food Truck, that my Mum is ‘in charge’ of. It drops off the food at our church, and we sort through it, then the people in ‘our’ group come pick their food up. It’s a long process. But anyway. Our church is being built onto – all that’s really left is inside stuff, I believe. The main building structure is up. And the front of the church is all windows, and then the two glass doors. Well I was sorting someone’s box, right in front of the window, just minding my own business, and these two guys walk by. (Which is weird in it’s self, because they walked up the ramp, not down my the sidewalk which is way in front) And they were both ‘old’. Not old old, but like…in their 4o’s maybe. And Mum was watching apparently as they walked by. She told me that the one was smiling and looking me up and down to beat the band. To which I replied “Ewwwww. Creep.” I mean, seriously! I’m certain I do not look older than my teens. And that’s just creepy for an older guy to do that. Does this world not have any sense of morals? Of course not. Silly question.

Then at the place we get our Christmas tree, there was this other guy. I don’t know how old he was – closer to my age range I think. But he kept following me. I didn’t like it.  He started following me in the building where we pay for the tree, then we thankfully left that building and went over to the reindeer, and he followed me out there too.

I got a whole bunch of stares at the Tree Farm, but I am hoping quite so that it was from wearing my cloak.

But yes, it is established that there are a lot of creepers in the world. And I’d rather they veer their beady eyes of me. Thank you.