Wednesday, November 28, 2012

500 Facebook Fan Giveaway!

Patrick of PJM Design thinks he can get more fans than me! Whatever! We'll see who gets to 500 Facebook Fans first!! Crochet beats woodworking any day! ;)

I am hosting a Giveaway from today, November 28 until December 12 11:59pm. This gives two weeks time to enter to win some great prizes for the holidays! The prizes include:

Rainbow Kitty Hat, crocheted in rainbow colors with cute purple ears

Candy Cane Heart Necklace, super cute and handmade with care from polymer clay

Pair of Candy Cane Earrings, tiny candy canes glossed to look like real candy canes

How to Enter to Win! The Lightning Cat 500 Fan Giveaway is hosted through You can enter by going to the Rafflecopter widget (see below) on this blog or through the Giveaway app (in blue) on the Lightning Cat Facebook page.
#1 Login in to the Rafflecopter app/widget through Facebook or with your email address.
#2 Enter by fanning both the Lightning Cat Facebook page and the Lightning Heart Facebook page. You must like both to enter to win.
#3 For a better chance of winning, you can get extra points by tweeting about the Giveaway on Twitter and by following Lightning Cat and Lightning Heart on Twitter.

Win some great gifts for your family and friends or perhaps yourself! :) The winners will be announced on Thursday, December 13, 2012 on the Lightning Cat Facebook page. Be sure to check your email or Facebook email for a "Lightning Cat Giveaway Winner" message so that we can get your shipping addresses for your prizes! ;) Prizes will be shipped out as soon as possible (that day if we get your shipping address).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day #1 of Lip Lightener Balm Collaborative Project!

     Today is the first day of using the Lemon Scrub and the tester product: lip lightener balm, both made by Diana K. of Skinplicity. This is part of a collaborative effort to come up with a natural lip lightener balm that works! My lips are natually a dark color, and I would like to naturally lighten them so that I can wear lighter color lipsticks and glosses. Because my lips are a dark color, their color shows through light lip colors and glosses. Woudn't it be nice to have light pink lips?

     Tonight, I used the Lemon Scrub to exfoliate my lips and then I used the tester lip lightener balm. I plan to use the lemon scrub 2x a day (morning and night) and the lip lightener balm throughout the day for a period of two weeks. Hopefully I will see a difference! :)

     Diana K. of Skinplicity sells a wonderful, natural line of gourmet soap & skincare! I ordered one of her Coffee & Cream Lip Balms one day, and I've been hooked ever since! The natural lip balm, made with shea and cocoa butter, is super smooth and very moisturizing. You can find her awesome products, including the lemon scrub, here at!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Don't Walk Out On Me


He throws the pillow at me and leaves the room.
"You jerk!" I scream and throw the pillow back at him. He doesn't care about me. He only cares about himself.
He starts packing his shit into a backpack.
I told him not to walk out on me. He always runs away from our problems. I've had enough! I won't carry the burden of this relationship on my shoulders! It's like being in a relationship with someone who has the emotional maturity and communication skills of a child. That's fucking it! You walk out, you jerk off! Fuck you!
Some tears betray my anger and stick to my dry eyes. I won't let him see me cry. I shut myself in the bathroom. If he walks out that door, I'm leaving his ass. His shit will be thrown out the window or over the balcony, whichever I get to first.
Fuck him. He's just like all the rest. It's always about him. Don't care about my feelings. Don't care at all.
I hear the door close hard and lock. Footsteps clunk down the stairs.
He fucking left. That's it. He left. Fucking coward. You'll be sorry! You'll see. I jerk the bathroom door open to check that he really left. I walk out and feel an empty house and an empty doorway.
Fine. I see how it is.
Here's all your shit back. I don't care any more! Here's your Valentine card and presents. Here's your clothes, and you forgot your toothbrush! I toss his shit at the front door. Don't even think about coming back, you little creep! You're no better than the rest - you're worse, you pretended to be nice. You're more manipulative than James! I don't care any more.
I don't want to be here any more. All the time I spent on him. I thought we were going to be something good. That's it! Just when everything starts going right. I don't want to be here. I don't want to be me.
I walk to the kitchen and grab the family size bottle of pills, kind of ironic that they are called pain relievers. I guess I have put off this date for quite a while. What if I take the whole bottle and it doesn't work? What if I just destroy my liver and wake up in a hospital with dissappointed family members staring at me? What would I tell them then?
"God, I can't do anything right!" I start crying and sit on the kitchen floor. I wipe the tears off my face and glimpse the scar on my hand, a reminder that I should never trust those close to me. I should slice it open to renew the message. She said it was an accident after her ring sliced my hand, but I don't believe that. Luckily, I used that hand to shield my face at the time.
Nothing matters any more. I should just cut the flesh below the scar and let the hurt spill out. Goodbye, life. Doubt you'll miss me.

Please note, I wrote this in 2007 when I was very upset. I don't support hurting yourself even if you feel that way. Try writing down how you feel. Perhaps tell someone close to you that you can trust.