Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Moving

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

If only my 5 year old still let me pick her clothes (without an argument)

So I realize I've blogged quite a bit about what I want...materially. Maybe someday I'll delve into deeper things but for today's post, I'm still going to fantasy shop but this time for my kids. Now, mind you, this is only pretend shopping for them (at least for now.) The way I usually purchase clothes for my kiddos is at Target, haphazardly throwing things in the cart hoping everything will work when I get it all home. My 5 year old - going on 15 - has quite the mind of her own and gravitates to all things "blingy." I think she does this to push my buttons. For now, I've been able to steer her away from the glittery Selena Gomez shirt and we've settled on a happy compromise with a shirt featuring a sequined cupcake. But this is what I wish she would wear...

Rugged prairie girl

1950s vintage sweetness

Look, I'll even throw in a Hello Kitty dress!

Stay tuned for the next installment...when I pick clothes for my son!     

What's on your wish list for your little girl?                             

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hello, Again

Okay, so I dropped the ball on my blog. It seems like the holidays came and went and then it was time to play catch up on cleaning house, school work, and real work. Plus I just needed a break. Well here's what I'm up to now... planning a trip to one of my favorite places, Houston! And here are a few things I'll be doing there:

A visit to the Contemporary Arts Museum - it's free admission and shows the most amazing contemporary artists working in all media.

Image by Laurie Simmons

A trip to Anthropologie to buy this dress:

And a trip to my favorite cafe from my old 'hood, Cafe Brasil in Montrose.

What do you like to do when visiting your favorite city?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Tonight, be sure you hang your stockings with care...

trim the tree with lots of tinsel...

and go to bed early so Santa doesn't have to pass your house! 

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Few Sweet Things From My Pinterest Board

I'm all about the Peter Pan collar right now.
And colored tights. I'm all about those too.

And red coats. All about the red coat.

And Peter Pan collars. Did I mention I'm all
about the Peter Pan collar right now?

Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

I've been spending the past couple of weeks getting the house all sparkly and Christmas-y. Tomorrow night we host our annual Christmas party - the one party a year where we banish all  persons under the age of 21 from our house so we can maintain adult conversation without having to referee miniature maniacs who are tweaked out on sugar. I love to go all out for this party! I channel my inner Martha Stewart - who I happen to think is way more down to earth than the actual Martha - and I get decorating!

  • First, get yourself some glitter spray paint. Spray everything you come in contact with. I chose to spray cotton balls and, using a needle and thread, create a falling snow scene. (I can't wait to use the glitter paint to make these trees!) 
  • Second, get yourself some pretty paper and cut it into strips for a paper chain. I remember making these as a kid and I was able to share this craft with my 5 year old. 
  • Third, make gift wrap simple. I keep kraft paper, various ribbon and twine, and blank gift tags on hand all year. I just change the stamp on the gift tags depending on the occasion. That way I'm not overloaded on pricey giftwrap and the pile under my tree looks unified.  

Glitter painted "snow"

The classic paper chain

The Christmas Mantle (with a bit of my man in the shot!)

Easy & elegant wrapping - kraft paper, twine, ribbon, blank gift tags,  & a unique stamp

What are some of your favorite holiday crafts and decorations?

Friday, December 2, 2011

An Early Present to Myself!

I am very excited because I just bought myself this new record by She&Him. A Christmas record! And it red vinyl! Now the only thing left for me to do is to wait patiently by the mailbox...still waiting...

Are you going to get yourself an early present? If so, what is it?!