Friday, September 02, 2011

Friday Fragments

It's Friday Fragments Day!!
It's Friday Fragments Day!
It's Friday Fragments Day!
It's Friday Fragments Day!  
It's Friday Fragments Day!

Welcome to Friday Fragments!  This is the place where we're able to put little snippets of fun or interesting things together without having to stretch that idea into an entire blog post.

Mrs. 4444 is our lovely host and I am so grateful for her continued hosting of this fun carnival.  For more Friday Fragment finds, please head on over to Half-Past Kissin' Time.  Thanks!


I think it's pretty safe to say that you just shouldn't hit yourself in the head, no matter what you have purchased!  This was from


I'm sure that the very first thing you notice about this picture is the giant Map of St. Louis. You certainly don't notice the stripes on either side.  OH!  Those are people dressed in stripes on either side.  This is an active listing on ebay.  If you're looking for a large map of St. Louis, here ya go!  If you're looking for a striped dress, you may have to look elsewhere. 


Todd Mack and Vern Yip (borrowed from here)

Have you seen the HGTV show "Urban Oasis 2011?"  Vern Yip designed the space and it's gorgeous!   Vern couldn't do it all himself so he happened to find this incredibly talented artist, visionary and all around awesome guy who owns FourSided Framing in Chicago to add a few items to the Vern Yip designed apartment.  I just happen to know this fabulous guy!  If you haven't seen the show I suggest you check out when it's showing again, here, and give it a watch.  If you live in the Chicago area, be sure to go to Todd's totally awesome shop, Foursided framing and gift boutique.  I haven't been there yet, but he used to have a store in Lansing, MI and I have quite a few lovely items from his place and my framed photos from him are awesome.  (You can like Foursided on Facebook, too!)



Cartoon purse or is real?
You can see more of these real life, cartoon looking purses at The Purse Blog.  I cannot make my eyes see this as a 3-D purse.   It is quite a concept!  Bravo for someone coming up with it.


Are you ever at a loss as to how to wrap a gift?  I have some wrapping paper that I love and I use it, but when I only buy a few gifts a year for the same people, I really don't want to wrap their gifts in the same paper each time.  The Babble website featured 10 fabulous gift wrapping ideas and I liked quite a few of them.  The one above is SO great! and would give me an excuse to get some yarn in many colors. 


OK and for this, I am a little embarrassed.  I found this website called The Cat Scan and I didn't even get to the bottom of the first page before I had my poor Mocha shoved, unwillingly, on top of the scanner.  She finally just submitted and laid down, but her front paws were off the scanner plate.   I'll get all four paws at some point.  It looks like I have a new Mocha Project!  She's just gonna love all the attention. ha!

It would be easier, if there was more head room for her over the scanner.  I'll work on that.


Hope you have enjoyed my links this week.  I have spent half the night reading blogs and just enjoying having the time to do that.  This represents only a teeeny fraction of the cool stuff I found.  More cool stuff can be found at Mrs. 4444's place though, as the Friday Fraggers are linking up there.

Have a great weekend!


Karen and Gerard said...

The map is certainly not noticeable in the ebay listing. It's been a very long time since I sold anything on ebay.

Ann in the UP said...

Oh,poor Mocha! Kristin has found a new torment for you.

We are almost in Chicago, but since we were lost four times yesterday, and I blew my wad on a new computer, I don't think I'll look up the framing guy. Good tip, though.

Oh, the stripes! I almost fell off the couch laughing. Did they do that on purpose, you think????

Jamie said...

I nearly spit coffee all over my screen laughing at your cat scan. Too funny, I may have to check the site out when I need a good laugh.

Your fragments brought a big smile to my face this morning, thank you! I love the failblog, and the wrapping idea is cute!

Have a great weekend!

Brandi. said...

Aww, poor kitty! LOL!

Love the urinal sign... Think that would help my "boys"??

Unknown Mami said...

I can't make my eyes see that as a 3-D purse either. Very trippy.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Some really different things this week. Funny how you wanted to scan your cat after seeing that. I still don't have any plans to scan Skye! Just love the yarn on those gifts. I saw the map but my eyes went to the two girls in the stripes!

Tettelestai said...

scanning the cat makes me laugh!! i would totally do that to my dog if i could!!!

i could not see the map beyond the dresses ;-)

lisleman said...

the map holders are barefoot too. I wonder if they thought of wearing bikinis?
Gift wrapping - maybe another gender thing? - I just happy to get a gift and doubt I would pay much attention to the wrapping. Oh you can send one anytime.

Anonymous said...

Your Mocha is a patient girl - I'd have permanent scratch marks on my scanner glass if I tried something like this with my kitties (they have a way of getting back at me ....

Rebecca said...

St Louis County has changed LOADS since that map was printed...

Doreen said...

Kristin those purses are really messing with my eyes. Poor Mocha [I have done this with my grandbabies] Your blog is looking very; very good!!
I hope you have a safe and happy holiday weekend..

Keetha Broyles said...

That striped coat and dress - sooooo 70's!

My eyes SEE that cartoon purse is real but my brain still can't believe it

Mrs4444 said...

So funny. (Mocha scan)

I'm not buying the purse thing (either way)

I loved the wrapping idea!, but I won't be sharing the page, simply because I couldn't stand the way the photos loaded for me--grrrr

I miss you, Kristin--Sorry I haven't been by lately. Hopefully, my schedule will settle down by Christmas! :)