Wednesday, November 30, 2011


A reminder for myself to not sweat the small stuff.

These cute little toesies are crawling now! Pretty soon I won't be able to kiss them to my hearts content ;).

A fun little coffee house in A-town.


Selfie with my one of my cuties.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A movie filled weekend

tunic: Missoni for Target, remix'd
skirt: Fred Perry sample sale
leggings: Uniqlo, remix'd
boots: Loft, remix'd
jacket: F21, remix'd
earrings: Collingnon Designs, gift'd

This past weekend the old Angelika movie theater downtown reopened as a Sundance Cinema. We (including all of my friends) are especially happy about this because the theater is closer, doesn't get the throngs of masses and shows many independent as well as mainstream movies. Our first viewing there was My Week with Marilyn, which was a simply charming movie and Michelle Williams definitely deserves an Oscar nod for her performance.

On the flip side, I saw Breaking Dawn last night, which was melodramatic and completely cheesy. I had a good laugh and was entertained, I will give it that.

The other movies we watched over the weekend were The Descendants (Clooney was great; another good one), Midnight Cowboy (we like to watch old Oscar winners and this one was definitely interesting; can't believe it was rated X when it first opened!), and Soul Plane (this would have been much better with some chemical enhancement, but it was worth the $0.53 rental!). You know you are getting old when your primary form of entertainment is the movies! In our defense, the end of the year is usually about the time most of the movies worth seeing are released; we always try to catch the movies and actors up for Oscars before the awards the next year.

This photo makes me smile because I am laughing at something the hubs has said. Posing with the vintage Corvette was my idea but I am not quite the pin up girl.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cutting out the middle man

sweater&tights: Gap, remix'd
skirt: J. Crew
shoes: Missoni for Target, remix'd
necklace: Jessica Elliott, remix'd

I bought this skirt last month with the gift card I won from Lisa and finally wore it to Thanksgiving brunch. I love its color, length, flowyness - just a perfect skirt!

I have found that after receiving an iPhone, I am less inclined to take photos with either my point-and-shoot or my SLR. I love that I have different editing capabilities with different apps, and I can instantly upload them to Flickr, Facebook, or wherever I want.This means less time I have to spend on our desktop. This also means I am a bit more lazy with my photo-of-the-day. I wasn't too inspired this week to take great photos.

What amuses me most about all this technology is that my favorite editing tools tend to be the ones that make the photos look old. So we use new tech to get old tech effects. Gotta love the irony of it all.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

december daily | foundation pages

My goal this December is to focus more on creating and less on acquiring.
December daily 2011
For the past 3 Decembers I have been participating in shimelle's Journal Your Christmas. I created 2 December mini albums and one year I just did daily posts on the old blog. This time around I decided to take things a bit further and create and actual album a la Ali Edwards. I bought a Studio Calico kit and added things from my stash.

I typically scrapbook like I go through life, organically and without much planning. I did, however, actually pre-make my pages for my December album and am excited to actually scrapbook daily next month. The album is already really fat and I haven't even added any photos yet!

(Click on any photo to enlarge)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday!

One good thing about working today is that it keeps me from being tempted to go shopping. I actually really hate physically shopping the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas because of the crowds. I am going to attempt all my holiday shopping online this year.

The hubs and I celebrated a very non-traditional day last night with our friend GJ. This was our first Turkey day as vegetarians and I was still as stuffed as usual.

H-town is not a bad city when you catch it at the right moment.

A glimpse of what I wore to brunch.

JR is my favorite cat in the world. He is so mellow.

My favorite boy in the world.

Have a safe rest of you weekend if you are off; I feel ya if you have to work this weekend!