Mint Chai Green Tea

Because we haven’t found a studio space yet to make our leathergoods and other fine gifts, I am forced to use only what I have to create -and this means turning to my iPhone to play with filters.

Many years ago on my first date with Andrew, I decided to break out of my mocha rut and try chai. It was okay as the flavor fell a bit flat for me. I wanted to go back for the mocha, but I didn’t want to be ‘that girl.’ So, I endured the chai but relished in the company more.
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Moving to the PNW – Finally!

As I cogitate on a post I have in draft now published about the Hell we experienced last Fall (that continued for 9 long months), I hesitate on how -or when-  I would revive my personal blog.  For now, I’ll jump ahead in my timeline and bring you to my present day: Living in Seattle.

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Take Care of Each Other

3 women and a bouncer saved a life last night.

I’m going to post the moral of the story up front:
Please watch your friends backs when you’re out having fun.


My cousin and his wife invited my husband and I out to enjoy a terrific band at the Nectar last night. We were joined by their friends later in the evening.

Sitting in the balcony, I was a tiny bit jealous that I wasn’t down on the dance floor. But then quickly watched that it was becoming a human car wash, I realized how much I don’t really miss that. Content like a cat, I remained seated high looking down at the band and people watching.

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I Can Haz Furever Home

SNOOPY Has Found a Furever Home!!

So, here’s some great news from our home front: Snoopy (aka: BiteyFace) has a furever home!!!!

This cat came to Madam & Dr Bob almost 5 years ago (we really don’t remember, I’m probably just yanking this number out of the air) when he was less than a year old. He must have been abandoned, which I find rather disturbing because he was declawed. How does a family adopt a cat, declaw him, and then dump him? That doesn’t even register with me. Additionally, anyone that knows me knows that I will do my best to talk anyone out of declawing their cat –because that’s just evil.*

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May Your Season Be Merry & Bright


As we’re spending our days up to our elbows in packing material, chaos, and cats, we’re trying to carve out some time (read: minutes per day) to enjoy the season as we get ready for the big move next year.

We hope you are where you want to be right now.

I know after some back breaking work of packing up books, supplies, and then trucking them off in our daily deliveries to the storage unit, we’ll open a bottle of special wine and watch the annual Doctor Who Special tonight. Our house is in ruins but I’m okay with that because I’m with Andrew. He is my home.

Tomorrow, we’ll repeat this all over again (minus the good Doctor) until we’re done.

Whether you’re with family, friends, or perhaps enjoying a quiet solitude away from the hustle and bustle I hope you’re safe and happy.

Lisa & Andrew


We’ve begun a new adventure the summer: A Steampunk Emporium!

Because I had so much fun inventing Mercury’s Wings, I wanted to find a way to enjoy steampunk everyday.

Running a brick & mortar, exhibiting in the typical juried craft shows, and crafting custom pieces for customers, I found it tough to carve out some time to walk any of the ‘con’ shows. While we had a local one in Raleigh, it seemed rather cost prohibitive to just walk one without participating in any of the extra-curricular activities.

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