Avast, me hearties!!
Aug 1st, 2009 by Alexis

Every month the DiYScene Etsy Street Team choose a theme to make items around. July’s theme was Nautical, which may be one of my favorites so far.  It has everything I love! Pirates, mermaids, octopi, seashells, anchors, stripes… the list goes on.

Here are the items I made for the theme, along with some of the items from my talented fellow team members:

fabric, butt freckles, seahorse captains, and carrot cake
Jul 19th, 2009 by Alexis

Butt freckles!

Yesterday was Mr. Smarmy’s 28th birthday. We totally fail at surprising each other with gifts. He can’t keep a secret and insists on telling me what he’s getting me. And no matter how clever I think I am, he always guesses what I’m getting him. So usually we just pick out our own gifts. Not very fun for a champion gift-giver such as myself.

About a month ago, I was in an Etsy chat room and was introduced to buttfreckle and her adorable butt freckles. (Each butt freckle has it’s *own* butt freckle!!!) Her shop had some cute ideas for what to do with your butt freckles:

What to do with your freckle?
– hide it in the medicine closet
– stash it in your child’s lunch
– make it pee on your son (thanks MaMeex5)
– throw it at the cat
– set it on your desk
– tag the back of your bro’s head
The possibilities are endless!

That got me thinking….
I adopted some butt freckles and took great care to hide them from the unerring eyes of Sir Smarmy. The night before Tim’s birthday, I snuck into our bedroom and placed a butt freckle on his pillow.

Trixie and the butt freckles (my new favorite band name!) get along famously

Trixie and the butt freckles (my new favorite band name!) get along famously

He was all sneaky and tried to butt freckle me back by putting it on my pillow. What he didn’t realize is that I bought a whole barbershop quartet of butt freckles… he’d find another, and another, and just when he thought it was all over, ANOTHER! HA! He actually wound up walking around with one in his pocket for over an hour before he realized it.

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