Raise your hand if you could use a daiquiri

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Ingenious

First off, The Hula Girls are super-fun rum drinking music. You can download their stuff on iTunes if you believe me. Second off, they posted an unbelievably ingenious idea on their tumblr account- a cool way to salvage broken tiki mugs:

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Oh Em Gee. Little broken tiki mugs in an aquarium, just like little shipwrecks. It looks like I’ll be adding an aquarium to my treasure hunting priorities immediately. I would love to find one of those old built-in rattan aquarium stands to make a display from. I’m probably way too excited about this, but I’m fresh off losing a PMP last week:

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Of course I had a few more in the overflow cupboard so no love was lost, I just hate to see a good mug bite the dust.

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There’s no way this isn’t delicious

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America’s roller coast!

My work does monthly “superstar awards” where people who have been caught giving good customer service are entered into drawings for really nice prizes.  I found out on Friday that I won a 4-pack of season tickets to Cedar Point, a world-class amusement park that’s located about an hour from our home.  I went online to check out their website, and much to my surprise, they have several sections on their website dedicated to guests who have autism!  It seems to be similar to what Disney has in place- they have a boarding pass program so little guys and gals on the spectrum don’t have to get too antsy in a long line, they have a page of tips and recommendations for visiting the park with an ASD loved one, an online printable guest assistance guide, and a list of of all kids rides with an excitement level rating.
Now, no part of me thinks we’ll be able to get Alec on a ride within the first few visits, maybe even not this summer, but I’m so excited to take him and help him experience the amusement park I loved so much as a kid.  And because of the season pass we can have trial and error runs all summer long.  If he gets too over-stimulated we can just leave and come back another day- no money lost!
I’ll be sure to update as soon as we’ve actually taken him and have some legit feedback on their services for guests who are differently abled.
Aaaaaaand you already know it is ON for Hallo-weekends.  We had intended to attend this year anyways, due to the involvement of Midnight Syndicate, but now we might just go twice!

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Treasure hunting: July 12, 2014

I’m not sure how most people would define happiness, but to me happiness is a husband that will elbow an old lady out of the way at an estate sale to get a cool fake bird that would look awesome in your tiki room.

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And if that weren’t exciting enough, this rattan lamp was at the same sale:

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I really can’t get over the great stuff I’ve been finding the last few months. I’ve had such little time for treasure hunting, but almost every little stop has yielded great reward. Happy hunting to all!

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Treasure hunting: June 5th and 9th

Some goodies from the last week! I stopped by a neat little estate sale last week and found 2 absolutely gorgeous, damn near mint condition mid-century end tables! I LOVE blond wood, and these will match our other end tables and tv stand perfectly:

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Then earlier this week I stopped at a church rummage sale and scooped a mini tiki fork and spoon and a wooden bangle bracelet:

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My treasure hunting goals this summer puts a high priority on bracelets, so I was pretty excited about the bangle. It’s been a really great start to spring rummaging :-)

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Treasure hunting: May 27th, 2014

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One of those super cheesy tiki mugs from Target, and what will eventually be remade into a cool bird swing for the tiki room. I LOVE the Disney tiki rooms, and as an homage I’ve always wanted a ceiling full of fake birds on swings. Something like this is the ultimate goal:

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Treasure hunting: May 12th, 2014

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A Libby mug and Kon Tiki salt and pepper shakers. Not bad for an impromptu stop at an antique mall. Finding nice tikis in the spring is always a good omen for me- great things are coming.

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That’s no Mai Tai: Friday, April 25th 2014

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The Sheraton hotel in Novi, Michigan.
-3 kinds of rum
-grenadine
-orange curaçao
-pineapple juice

That’s no Mai Tai!!!!

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Better than Cantonese food

I love cake, and I love Betelgeuse. So when I see a Betelgeuse CAKE?  Shut it down, this is amazing:

This was done by Sideserf Cake Studio, located in Austin, Texas.  Natalie Sideserf is a Cleveland, Ohio native (Cleveland State what-what!?!!!???), and really makes some of the most amazing cakes I’ve ever seen.  Just look at these decapitated heads:

My god, wouldn’t that be the most adorable wedding cake ever?

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