Unchained Melody

2012, Kristin Bell, Music, Singing, Song, unchained melody, Video

Acrobatic Squirrel

2012, acrobat, Animals, Backyard, Cute, funny, Kristin Bell, Nature, North America, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, squirrel, Washington

I saw this squirrel dangling in our back yard and I just had to take a few pics of him! I’m so glad he stayed put while I got my camera and took photos. He’s eating bird food by the way. I love the squirrels in our back yard! They are so funny! :) You can click the pics for a larger view. :)

Genetic Testing! Yay!

Abilify, Anti-anxiety meds, Anti-depressants, Anti-psychotics, Anxiety, benadryl, Biology, Bipolar, Body, BPD, Buspar, Depakote, Depression, dna, drugs, Effexor, genetic testing, Genetics, Haldol, Haldol DEC, Haldol Decanoate, Kristin Bell, Lithium, Mania, Manic, Manic-Depressive, MAO Inhibitors, Medicine, Mental Health, Mental Illness, metabolic pathways, metabolize, Mood Stabilizers, Navane, neuroscience, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ocd, Paranoid Schizophrenia, Paxil, plavix, Prescription Meds, Prozac, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, Risperdal, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, Science, Seroquel, Technology, testing, Trazadone, Trilifon, warfarin, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Zyprexa

http://www.genemedrx.com/

Hey Everybody! I wanted to share with you this cool genetics testing that is available to people. I just got it done, because my nurse practitioner ordered it and Medicare pays for it. (Medicare pays for this testing, because it saves a LOT of money and can save lives!) It is really cool, because it tells you how medications will interact with your specific genetic makeup! It is extremely important if you are taking really any kind of medication. For example, had I known about my results before I took Wellbutrin years ago, it would have saved me from basically having a manic reaction to the medication. It turns out that I metabolize differently than normal on some of the metabolic pathways. This means that I will metabolize the meds on those pathways different than people without this issue. If you have Medicare, I strongly urge you to get this testing done. It could save your life from a bad genetic-medication mistake. I think many other insurance carriers might also pay for it. It also explains why I can take a lower dose of many medications and still get the desired effect from the medication. I would say that anyone who is trying to figure out their psych meds should really get this testing done too. It doesn’t just tell about psych meds though, it tells about stuff involving all other sorts of meds. Seriously, this is pretty awesome! Again, here is the link: http://www.genemedrx.com/

Nature Kitties Done 8/22/12

2012, Animals, Art, arts & crafts, bugs, Cat Stories, Cats, cozy, craft, Cute, Environment, fabric, Friends, green, Huge Eyes, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, Nature, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals

I wanted to make these kitties for a friend who is a nature/environment lover. I hope it cheers him up a little when he gets it. :)

TI-89 Calculator and Batteries Cozy

calculator, Calculus, College, Cover, cozy, design, fabric, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, Mars, martian-naut, math, Mathematics, Nerd, Physics, school, school supplies, sewing, sewn, TI-89, University

Well, since I was making storage pocket things, I decided to make a calculator cozy for my TI-89. I also needed a place to hold extra batteries, because I’d rather not be in the middle of a test and have my calculator die with no back up batteries available. Yes! This does happen! I’m still debating about adding the extra ribbons on top to secure the calculator, but I don’t know if it really needs it, because it fits pretty snug. I made this out of the Mars Martian fabric that I created. :) UPDATE: I decided to add the bows for closure. :)

iClicker Fabric Cozy

Biology, College, Cover, cozy, craft, Cute, device, fabric, Handmade, iClicker, Kawaii, Kristin Bell, testing, University

So, for my Biology class that starts Fall term we have to use these iClicker devices (I’m assuming for taking quizzes or something). I bought a Hello Kitty tin to put it in, but I didn’t want it clunking around in there, so I made this iClicker fabric cozy for it out of a swatch of fabric that I had. The inside is lined with fleece so it is a bit heavier weight than just cotton fabric. :) Neat! Now I can be all kawaii in bio class! :) hehe UPDATE: I decided to put on some ribbons that when tied keep the clicker from falling out! :)

Hot Off the Presses: Blue Frog Kitties!

2012, Art, arts & crafts, blue, Cat Break, Cat Stories, Cats, cuddle, Cute, design, dolls, fabric, Frog, green, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, pillow, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals

Blue Frog Kitties Front

Blue Frog Kitties Back

 

I just finished my blue frog kitty project for my friend who likes blue and frogs. I hope she likes this! :) I used the frog fabric on the back of both the big kitty and the baby kitty this time. :) Click any of the pics to enlarge. :)

Current Kitty Project 8/19/12

2012, Art, arts & crafts, blue, craft, cuddle, Cute, Frog, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, plushies, sewing, sewn, Stuffed Animals

Frog Kitty in Process

This is my current kitty project that I’m working on tonight. It is for a friend who likes blue and frogs. Amazingly enough I was able to find fabric with blue frogs on it!!! Yippee! I hope she likes it! :)

August’s New Kitties!

2012, Art, arts & crafts, Cat Break, Cats, Colorful, craft, Cute, dental, dental hygienist, dentist, design, dolls, fairy, fairy cat, Fun, Goofy, green, Handmade, Happy, Kawaii, Kitties, Kitty, Kristin Bell, Panda, panda bear, plushies, sewing, sewn, sneakers, spoonflower, Stuffed Animals, Teeth, Toy
The Teeth Kitty

The Teeth Kitty

Front of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Front of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Back of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Back of the Cat Fairy Kitty

Panda Kitty

Funky Shoe Kitty

I’m pretty sure the people I have made these kitties for don’t read my blog, so I’m going to post the pics of new kitties I have made! The first one I just finished today for a wonderful young woman who just completed dental hygienist school. I’ve known her since she was born actually! I found the cute teeth fabric on spoonflower. I think they are just adorable with their pink cheeks! hehe. The second cat I made for my aunt’s friend. It is different on the back, because the back doesn’t have fuzzy fabric, but instead the flying cat fairy fabric. The last two I made especially for a friend who lives far away. The shoes reminded me of his new sneakers that I saw on facebook, and I know he likes pandas, so I wanted to do a panda cat for him. :) Click any of the pictures for a larger view. :)

Elyn Saks TED Talk About Her Schizophrenia

Elyn R. Saks, Kristin Bell, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Psych Meds, Psychiatrist, Psychiatry, Psychiatry Denial, Psychoactive Substances, Psychology, Psychosis, schizoaffective disorder, Schizophrenia, TED Talk, The Center Cannot Hold, Video