GFK Weekend Round Up SANS Tornado

Well I had a great weekend! It’s my last one here in Chicago before I leave for Thailand on Saturday!!! (WHAT TIME FLEW BY!) On Saturday I got a new iPhone 5s for my trip/life. Ever since I updated my 4s to iOS 7 it was just so slow and the battery would not even last for a few hours. The upgrade came at a good time because I’ll be able to use this new one on my trip as my primary camera.

Anyhoo. I met up with an old Mullen (my high school) buddy who recently relocated to Chicago and finally got to eat the November burger at Kuma’s Corner – the immortalized SLEEP burger. Pretty much it is a ‘Thanksgiving style burger’ with cranberry, gravy, turkey burger, topped with tempura fried stuffing and sage leaves.

The Sleep Burger
The Sleep Burger

Yesterday I accidentally got into the holiday spirit… I know what you’re thinking – “But Bree it’s only the middle of November!” I know I know. BUT Since I’ll be gone for Thanksgiving I had to set up and shoot all the photos for my annual Ugly Tribe Calendar this weekend. That meant I got to buy/set up a tree – I didn’t get to decorate at all last year so this year is gonna get nuts.

My blue/green candy cane tree.
My blue/green candy cane tree.
Baby Boris's first ornament THANKS AUNT LORI!
Baby Boris’s first ornament THANKS AUNT LORI!
Spotted at BigLots!
Spotted at BigLots!

Then being such a coconut milk/almond milk enthusiast I was super super excited when I saw that this year there are even more holiday/seasonal flavors for the non-bovine ‘milk’ drinkers. So far – So Delicious is winning by miles and miles.

BARF.
BARF.
CRACK HOLIDAY JUICE
CRACK HOLIDAY JUICE
I bought these awesome slippers at BigLots! SORRY I'M NOT SORRY!
I bought these awesome slippers at BigLots! SORRY I’M NOT SORRY!

In terms of CRAFTS! I know it’s seemed a little dry here lately. BUT I’m gift making so I can’t very well put up photos of people’s future gifts. But do note that I finally bought the contrast color for my sweater and have been marathon knitting gifts so once I can give those gift I’ll post all the photos here. I did manage to use the sewing machine extensively last night/yesterday afternoon during the Chicago Tornado watch 2013.

STITCH WITCHERY. From now on what I will call my sewing crafts.
STITCH WITCHERY. From now on what I will call my sewing crafts.
Stars for a GIVEAWAY Holiday door panel!!! Get excited!!!
Stars for a GIVEAWAY Holiday door panel!!! Get excited!!!
Epic PRO patch job on werk pants. Just look at that reinforced stitch witchery.
Epic PRO patch job on werk pants. Just look at that reinforced stitch witchery.
These will be made at some point.
These will be made at some point.
Then here is a shot from the Calendar Shoot....
Then here is a shot from the Calendar Shoot….

It was a super busy, but fun weekend – Now on to the busy week before I jetset to Thailand on Saturday!

Godspeed!
xxx
GFK

METAL PUMPKIN SEARCH WITH THE WITCHZARD PUG.

‘Tis the time of year for ALL things pumpkin. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin food, pumpkins to carve, and pumpkins to smell like. It also marks the annual METAL PUMPKIN legacy that I have tried to uphold for the past few years. Basically METAL PUMPKIN is the anti-stereotypical jack-o-lantern. *There’s also a small ceremony Leopold holds to summon the evil powers that create a METAL PUMPKIN. It’s no big deal and only involves a little blood and Satan.

Evidence 1: Grim Reaper Pumpkin is METAL PUMPKIN
Evidence 1: Grim Reaper Pumpkin is METAL PUMPKIN
Leopold has to become WITCHZARD PUG to summon the METAL PUMPKIN spirits.
Leopold has to become WITCHZARD PUG to summon the METAL PUMPKIN spirits.

But, I’m getting ahead of myself. I as the WITCHZARD PUG keeper had to go scope out potential METAL PUMPKINS. So I brought along my DH4L comrade – Sara and we went to the Goebbert’s Family Pumpkin Patch and Festival.

The Lovely Goebbert's Farm outside Woodstock, IL.
The Lovely Goebbert’s Farm outside Woodstock, IL.

In search of METAL PUMPKIN....
In search of METAL PUMPKIN….

I was marked by the Patch, but my METAL SPIDER was still keeping me focused on my job for the WITCHZARD PUG.
I was marked by the Patch, but my METAL SPIDER was still keeping me focused on my job for the WITCHZARD PUG.
I asked this Alpaca if he knew of the METAL PUMPKIN. Since he knows about some amazing yarn GFK uses on the regular.
I asked this Alpaca if he knew of the METAL PUMPKIN. Since he knows about some amazing yarn GFK uses on the regular.
I knew the power of the METAL PUMPKIN was strong when I stumbled upon bunnytown and they had such sadistic symbols.
I knew the power of the METAL PUMPKIN was strong when I stumbled upon bunnytown and they had such sadistic symbols.
Furs... so sadistic.
Furs… so sadistic.
The outing at first was peaceful, but then....
The outing at first was peaceful, but then….
...the clouds began to roll in knowing I was doing work for the WITCHZARD PUG.
The clouds began to roll in knowing I was doing work for the WITCHZARD PUG.
I was skeptical this place held METAL PUMPKIN powers.
I was skeptical this place held METAL PUMPKIN powers.
This one unleashed a small amount of evil METAL.
This one unleashed a small amount of evil METAL.
...but, alas - there were no METAL pumpkins here. At 39 cents a pound it was hard to summon METAL at this pumpkin patch.
…but, alas – there were no METAL pumpkins here. At 39 cents a pound it was hard to summon METAL at this pumpkin patch.

So METAL PUMPKIN was not at this patch – I have a feeling M.P. will show up at my local Dominick’s or Whole Foods – the SATANIC POWERS OF METAL DOOM are the strongest at Whole Foods on North Ave especially.

I bought apples and sauerkraut. Kind of METAL, but more just healthy.
I bought apples and sauerkraut. Kind of METAL, but more just healthy.