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ThePhantomMoon
Philadelphia, PA
I am a wife, first time mother to a toddler, artist, dreamer and serial chocoholic.
Interests: I love sewing, painting, sculpting, cooking, baking, reading, listening to music and sipping tea at the end of a long day.
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"I will not forget one line of this. Not one day, I swear. I will always remember when the Doctor was me." Oh the feels! By now, I think mostly everyone has seen the latest and greatest Doctor Who - The Time Of The Doctor. It was the end for our 11, the lovely Matt Smith. Oh Matt, I wasn't sure that I would love you and your delicate eyebrows but I did and I loved ya somethin' fierce right until the end! While it wasn't necessarily my #1 Matt Smith episode, it was still a keeper and there were... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at The Phantom Moon
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I recently started catching up on some blogs that I enjoy reading, and came across a blog post from Anna Maria Horner that really resonated with me. It was one of those moments where you swear the author was speaking directly to you: "I realized something about darkness and about myself. If you're patient and you trust everything that you know, your eyes will eventually adjust to all that needs to be seen. The rest falls away. You will able to see just enough to keep from stumbling in the dark. But it takes a little time. Remembering where you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2014 at The Phantom Moon
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It's been pretty busy here at the Casa Phantom Moon, and while this ol' blog has unfortunately been gathering a wee bit of dust, I've been busily working from sun up 'til sun down. I've mostly been gearing up to finally start becoming a full time illustrator if the stars align just right but I've also been crafting and creating new and exciting things for the Phantom Moon. As such, I've had to shift things around a bit which means you may see things a little bit differently on the blog this month. But don't worry, all change is good... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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Hey, peeps! I have good news, now thru September 22nd, Society 6 is offering FREE Shipping in my shop when you follow this link: The Phantom Moon Society 6 shop. That's a super great savings that I hope you can take advantage of if you were thinking of purchasing an item (like a tshirt, sweater, iphone cover, etc) from my Society 6 shop. So remember, the offer ends on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time, so head over before then and grab some Phantom Moon goodies a'la Society 6! Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
If you follow The Phantom Moon on Facebook (if not, it's a great time to start!) then you'll have seen my Youtube Friday picks a wee bit early. They're both fantastic and one is on my To-Do list this weekend. First up, Downton Abbey's Season 4 trailer ... hold your tea and biscuits my friends, it's gonna be another great season!! And here's a delicious treat that I plan to make (twice) this weekend. And who knows, maybe it will become our morning drink du jour before we start our homeschool studies? And last but not least, a hilarious clip... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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In honor of my birthday, I'm offering all Phantom Moon readers an exclusive deal in my Etsy shop ... Using the code above you can score 34% off any item in my shop: ThePhantomMoon.etsy.com! This code will only be valid for a few weeks so snag your Phantom Moon goodies with this coupony goodness while you can. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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Last week I was a birthday baby and turned 34 years old. I know, I still look so young and fresh (ha). My day unfolded as noted below: Woke up extra early (this rarely happens anymore), poured myself a bowl of Fuit Loops and enjoyed breakfast in bed while the hubby was away and the 1st grader was still asleep. It was glorious! Watched a movie in bed (Contagion, I do not recommend this) while working on some illustrations. Had lunch at the Olive Garden since BB and the hubster wanted to go there. BB always orders a bowl of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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Summer is finally making it's appearance, which means that today is the start of our first official heat wave. Oy vey. This weekend was glorious though. Breezy but not too warm, which of course makes for the perfect kite flying weather. We flew our kites for a good two hours at the park and then came home and enjoyed the first burgers of the season as well. Very nice. Today I pulled the very first cherries from our cherry tree in our yard. And let me tell you, they were delicious. The tree is still a baby so she's far... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
This is one of the many few times that, after watching this video, I wished I had a private jet. If I did, one of my trips would be to visit this fantastic duo in the UK. Seriously, how cute can these two get? And the fact that Betty calculates all the books figures in her head? It's completely swoon worthy for a gal like me that needs a calculator more than I can to admit. Martin Parr: Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory Film from Multistory on Vimeo. They also have a website (TeddyGrays.co.uk) if you want to dig a little... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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I hope everyone has been enjoying the gorgeous weather we've been having lately. I know I have! My beautiful trees are starting to wake up and I'm beyond thrilled. My favorite bloom so far as been from our baby peach tree. I mean seriously, how pretty are these pink blossoms? And to think, we'll have delicious sweet fruit after this as well ... I'm so excited for our harvest this summer (fingers crossed). Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to our local playground to enjoy this breath of fresh air with our resident Kindergartner. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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If you remember my last few posts, you'll know there have been two topics lately on my mind ... my Green piggies and Doctor Who. I'm not sure which came first, but after BB's birthday party I found myself playing around with some of the left over green fondant and making even more pigs. Since I already recreated the stuffed pigs BB owns, I decided to have a little fun and make my own this time ... which evolved into themed pigs, specifically Doctor Who piggies. And good Lord, these were so fun to make! I made the most recent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
I'm in the midst of a fantastic Watercolor 101 class and let my fingers search on Pinterest for some Watercolor inspiration. Here are a few beauties that I uncovered that I'm totally in love with ... Source: housingaforest.com viaNikki on Pinterest Source: thehandmadehome.net viaDomenica on Pinterest Source: 24.media.tumblr.com viaRichgeana on Pinterest Source: goo.gl viaM I N E R V A on Pinterest Gorgeous, right? And who would have thought that watercolors would make such great tattoos? Source: tumblr.com viaKylie on Pinterest Source: weheartit.com viaChelseay on Pinterest Source: ifashiongirls.tumblr.com viaJudi on Pinterest Source: andruloyd.tumblr.com viaAndru on Pinterest Source: my.deviantart.com viaSarah on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
Oh no they didn't! (Spolier warning: if you haven't seen the latest episodes of Downton, I suggest you not watch this until you do ...) Oh Lady Violet, you're the best ... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
Aww, she's just too cute! :) And the green hair is perfect!
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I was seriously dragging this morning and barely able to keep my eyes open, when my hubby asked if I was feeling okay. Besides feeling a little under the weather (again :P), this whole daylight savings thing has been kicking my butt. I looked at my sweet hubby and said, "the temporal shift on sunday has me really out of whack ...". Without skipping a beat he said, "Honey, you're watching too much doctor who". I don't know if I should be concerned for myself or happy that I'm slowing converting my husband to the "new" Doctor Who. In the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
You remembered! And yes, itty bitty stars all over for my little star .... awwwww, lol. I still have some leftover so if your mini man ever wants to have a space party ... ;)
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2013 on And So The Pigs Came at The Phantom Moon
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Thank you!! And yes, with the exception of the boss wanting to keep her pigs we were all able to eat a piece of space, lol ...
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2013 on Pig Invasion at The Phantom Moon
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Thank you so much! It was definitely a labor of love :)
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Thank you for the love!! :) I'm keeping my fingers crossed but either way, as long as the "boss" was happy that's all that matters ... ^_^
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2013 on Pig Invasion at The Phantom Moon
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On Sunday, we had a Pig Invasion Party for my BB's 6th birthday party. My daughter is obsessed with these little Green Piggies (a la Angry Birds) and now has a total of 14 green stuffed pigs. She's given them all special names, each has a special place in her room and they are her "brothers and sisters" (she's a crack up). For her Pig Invasion cake, I made a yellow cake with creamy buttercream icing that was covered in fondant and pigs galore. Everything (with the exception of the cake boards) was completely edible, from the giant moon rock... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
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Pardon my lack of posting, but we've been neck deep in party preparations for my sweet girl's 6th birthday party which we held on Sunday. Leading up to said party was a blur of life, homeschool, sickness, shop work, party planning and creating and too many nights when I finally went to bed at 5am ... oy vey! Needless to say I am taking a few days to decompress, but in the meantime, here's a sneaky peek at the cake I made my little BB ... Oh Pig Invasion, I'm so glad you're in the past ... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at The Phantom Moon
I'm glad you like them!!!!! (See, I'm excited too :)
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We'll find out at her birthday party ...
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2013 on Wordless Wednesday at The Phantom Moon
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Just. Five. More. Minutes ... Ugh, I should have never stayed up so late last night. I should have stayed up later ... there's so much work to do! Do you have to go to the bathroom? Do you need a tissue? Mommy needs to get something to eat. Come on, we're going to start school now! Okay, 5 more minutes. Okay, really, only 5 more minutes. Time's up! Don't make me count to three! Do you have to go to the bathroom? Then why are you wiggling in your seat? God, I'm so hungry. What should we eat? Good... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at The Phantom Moon