30 November 2013 @ 10:47 am

Hello COFFEEHOUSE! Long time, no chat. How've you been?

Like many Americans, I just spent some time with family this past week. I don't often see many of them and it was one of those stereotypical 'do you remember when...' gab sessions. We sat around telling familiar stories to each other. It made me think of various holiday traditions we've incorporated over the years as our family has expanded and how we always seem to make room for the old even when we have the new.

What sort of traditions do you have over the holiday season?
Is there a special dish that only a select few make? Is there a story a certain loved one always tells? Is there a gag gift that gets passed around? Is there an activity or place of interest you always try to visit? What are you looking forward to? What are you wishing you could avoid?

Any autumn/winter holiday - Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Diwali, Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Years, Boxing Day, Valentine's Day, etc. - whichever you'd like to talk about.
08 October 2013 @ 10:18 pm
Let's talk make-up! Or just general morning routines. Are you a roll-out-of-bed-and-go person, or do you try on at least six different outfits every morning? Spend an hour on your hair, or head out with it still wet? Can you not walk past a make-up department without checking out the lipstick colours, or have you never been quite sure what one does with lip liner?

What does your morning look like?

How long do you spend getting ready on an average morning?
What's your preferred weekday outfit? Weekend outfit?
If you wear make-up, what do you wear on an average day?
Do you ever go all-out? What does "all-out" mean to you?
Any products you really love?
25 September 2013 @ 04:50 pm

- What is the last thing you finished reading?
- What are you reading right now?
- Anything knock your socks off lately? Tell us about it.
- Pick up a random book near you (the one you just finished or the one you're reading), go to a random page and share a sentence or two.
16 September 2013 @ 01:54 am

My DITL on Saturday, Sept 14th (Be warned, it's a LOT of pictures. I kinda went overboard!)
15 September 2013 @ 08:48 pm
My Saturday September 14th...
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My day started with a run in the park nearby
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After my run I sat down to look at my email and LJ, AFTER putting blue hair dye in to freshen up my blue streaks!
The rest of my day can be found here
13 September 2013 @ 08:27 pm

Day in the Life challenge!

This could be a fun activity to close out the rest of September. If you're not familiar with the challenge, here's the basic run down: pick a random day, and during that day (or 24-hour period, however you want to define your day), take photos of all the things you do. Interesting or not-so-interesting. There's a few ways you can do it. Take one picture every hour. Take one picture every time you do something. Or, my personal favorite, just take pictures whenever you feel like it. Then you upload them all in a post, perhaps with some captions, so we can see what it's like to live a day in your life! :D

You can check out the LJ comm [livejournal.com profile] ditl for some examples of what a day in the life entry looks like.

ETA: By the way, you can post your DITL as a new entry to the comm or make an entry at your own journal and cross-post. Whichever you prefer!
31 August 2013 @ 02:05 am
Let's talk..

smartphone apps!

What are your favorite apps you'd recommend to people? How about games? Are you looking for any kind of apps in particular? Share with us!

(I think we can assume people know about standard apps like Facebook and Instagram, unless you know of some non-official app that works better than the official ones!)
23 August 2013 @ 09:48 am

Come find some friends/talk tv at [community profile] tv_talk!

because i'm posting this, i thought it might be a good time to have a generic pimping-post? GOT A NEW COMM YOU LOVE? want some more members somewhere? Comment below with any pimps you have and i'll update the post with them.

15 August 2013 @ 08:58 am

August is here!

Now that the end of summer (end of Winter for your southern hemisphere folks) is around the corner, what do you plan to do to finish out the season? Anything fun you want to accomplish? Anything important you need to finish?
Current Mood: cheerful
08 August 2013 @ 05:14 pm

Hi Coffee House! How are things? Anyone feel like talking books?


What books have you been reading over the summer? Anything good? Bad?

- What is the last thing you read?
- What are you currently reading?
- What are you reading next?

Do you have any recommendations or want to know if someone has read something you're contemplating?
01 July 2013 @ 04:55 pm
Congatulations to [personal profile] zhelana & [personal profile] naushika for being crafty in June!

I heard it's Canada Day -- HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Happy Monday to the rest of us (or Tuesday if you're in the future).

Since July is the 7th month, let's have 7 random questions:
What's your favorite cliche?
Which poem do you known by heart?
What is the book that changed your life?
What is your all-time favorite film?
Who is your favorite villan?
Who would you like to see play you in a film about your life?
What is your favorite hour of the day?

Does anyone have any theme suggestions they'd like to see us try out?
07 June 2013 @ 12:49 pm
In this month's food post, let's discuss...

Seasonal Eats!

I dunno about you all, but it's now reaching temperatures of over 100F/38C every day and for me, the types of foods I like to eat this time of the year are light, easy to make, and often not hot. I'm curious what you all like to eat this time of the year too!

What's in your summer foods repertoire? Snacks, meals, frozen treats? (Or if you're in the southern hemisphere, what's in your winter foods repertoire?)
05 June 2013 @ 06:24 pm
(I'll definitely be making more than one post for this activity cause I love doing arts & crafts type stuff and I've got several projects going on at the moment, this is just the first one I've finished this month. XD)

I have an Ikea Expedit bookcase and a while ago I got some slide-in drawers to hold my comic books, and I decorated them. My comic collection is slowly expanding so I got some more drawers and decorated those and added them in. Behind the cut is way too many pictures of my decorating process of the two new drawers. :D

Wow I'm sorry for how many pictures this ended up being )
31 May 2013 @ 05:36 pm
I'll probably have a lot to share this month as I LOVE arts and crafts - but I'll start off with something new to me. I used to have a collection of ceramic dolphins, and they were all stolen when my brother in law robbed my house and stole almost all our sentimental things (and absolutely nothing of value, except some xanax, the jerk). Anyway, I made this a couple weeks ago to restart my collection. It's my first attempt with clay, and I don't think it turned out too badly!

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31 May 2013 @ 04:21 pm
Hello Coffee House!! How are things?

Getting a glimpse of 'home' was rather fun in May, thank you to all who posted and discussed.

For the month of June, I challenge you to make a post to the community involving ARTS & CRAFTS. I had a tangent that got me to the idea -- it involved summer camp as a child, crayons, rubber bands and coffee cans. But I won't bore you all with the details.
Instead, I want to know what sort of ARTS & CRAFTS you engage in. Make something and share!

Some ideas you could use:
- knit a Jayne Cobb hat
- build a macaroni castle
- take up calligraphy
- repurpose something random and decorate it as a birdbath or lawn ornament
- make a felt taco
- I hear http://pinterest.com/ can be kinda crafty -- what have you found?

Don't do arts & crafts? Why not? Wouldn't it be fun to try something for no reason other than it might be kinda fun?
I'm not crafty, but I will do SOMETHING even if it's nothing more than a page out of a coloring book. Who's with me?

You are not limited to the theme of the month. As always, the community is still open for all sorts of social posts. If you'd like to formally sign up for a specific topic, we have openings for June in our barista host-a-post so feel free to drop by.
P.S. We didn't have food or books posts in May, and for that I apologize. I'd love to see some takers for those in June if anyone's interested. Thanks!!
29 May 2013 @ 02:56 pm
For the May theme I decided to take some photos around my neighborhood while I ran a couple errands. I had a grand design of taking a long walk around the neighborhood and take lots of pictures but it's about 100F outside right now and I lost the will to live immediately stepping outside my door. So it's just stuff from right around my place, sorry. XD So anyway, I live in Tempe, Arizona, USA, about 20 mins outside Phoenix. It's the desert, and it's hot.

Enough blather, PICTURESSSSSSSSSS. )