Tuesday, May 25, 2010

So Tweet It, Just Tweet It

So I've joined Twitter.

So I can tweet about blog giveaways for extra entries.

Because I like to win stuff.

Maybe I can manage some riveting, witty insights into this great world as well.

Such as, "What's up with all of the creepers on The Bachelorette?"

Or maybe I will solely tweet more bad puns like the title of this post.

Follow me and see!

(Once I figure out all of the Twitter @ lingo # and RT etiquette DM.)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Scenes from the Last Few Days

...courtesy of my iPhone.

Dusk on Friday

Brunch Lunch on the patio at Gloria's Saturday
We decided not to use the word brunch since we never get breakfast food.
(We usually split pupusas and the churrasco tipico here. Que rico!)
I was slowly savoring my $4 mimosa until I was told they were bottomless...managed to get 2 more in. 3 for $4 is a steal!

We went to the Byron Nelson on Sunday, but I didn't take a single picture.
It was HOT.
My favorite part was sitting in the A/C in the HP Technology Center.
I cried a little when we left.

Leaving work Monday
Speaking of hot, when I first looked at the temp in my car, it read 100 degrees and very appropriately, the song display was Usher's "OMG".
By the time I was able to slow enough to take a pic, it had cooled down to the oh-so-manageable 97 degrees.
It's going to be a looooong summer.

Dinner at my in-laws' Monday
It cooled off some more, so we ate outside in their lovely, breezy atrium.
I don't know if you can tell what it is from the photo, but we had crab sandwiches, Brussels sprouts, and champagne.
The open-faced crab sandwich is the yummiest, easiest thing to make:
Texas Toast
topped with
Sliced Avocado
topped with
Crab (canned will work)
topped with
Hollandaise sauce
with a squeeze of

Serve with bubbly champagne. 
Korbel Naturel was supposedly Jackie O's fave.
I felt fancy.

Drive home Monday
Somebody has recently discovered the feel of wind in her hair (& ears).

How was your weekend?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sum, Sum, Summertime!

As if I didn't want it to be summer already, the new lookbook from Ruche is certainly doing it!  I just cannot get over how beautiful the styling and photography is.

(If you're reading in a reader, you may have to click through to see it.)  Here are some of my abso favolutely favorite looks:

The Scrabble letters are too cute.

Sandals, get on my feet!

I love everything about this photo.
Note to self: Try out red lips.

If my wedding was a beach photo, this would be it.
(It had a lot of navy, with a few navy & white polka dot accents, and cheery yellow flowers)
I adore everything about this as well.

I (almost) wish my hair was long again so I could wear a braid like this.

Are you with me on summer? Have you made any new shopping discoveries lately?

Sharon Montrose on 20x200

I love Sharon Montrose's work. (You've got to check out her new-to-me Dog Photo Booth if you haven't seen it!)

Today, her Baby Giraffe No. 5 is on sale at 20x200.  They're almost sold out of the 8x10s, and I'm seriously considering springing for the 11x14 at $50. 

Have you ever purchased anything off of 20x200?

P.S. In other animal news, tonight is a Wüf Wedding at Lee Park here in Dallas. Your dog can be joined in holy muttrimony with another pup, complete with a reception and doggy and human wedding cakes.  (The canine bride and groom exchange biscuits as a sign of their affection.)  Totally crazy or makes-me-wish-my-dog-had-a-significant other? Maybe in the next year or so she'll find her soulmate, she's only 5-7 dog years right now.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Navy & White

...I-eeee-iiiiii will always love you. You will always be a part of my fave palette.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beadbaord Ceilings

Let's talk ceilings.
The one in my bathroom is the only one in our home with popcorn texturing (thank goodness), and as of late, it's looking very, very sad down the middle due to some repairs by the previous homeowner that weren't done properly.
So I suggested to my dad, my Ceiling Replacer Man, the beadboard ceiling:

Design Esquire

Life in the Fun Lane

He was a little skeptical at first, but is now on board with the beadboard (haha!) after I showed him these photos. I think it will look great in our bathroom, especially because the vanity cabinets have a white beadboard face.

I'm not sure exactly when we're going to tackle this project, but I'll be sure to share the before and afters!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Nashville Love

I was looking through the latest issue of Southern Living last night and came across an article on Austin vs. Nashville. As a proud graduate of The University of Texas, I was a little dismayed that I hadn't enjoyed most of the places mentioned in the Austin article. (We have several friends that have recently moved there or are planning to, so I can get right on that.)

I was duly impressed by all Nashville has to offer, and I'm so wanting to visit someday and purchase a souvenir poster from Hatch Show Print, my faves of which are at the end of this post.

I'm saddened by the devastating flooding that has happened there. I was happy to read today about Lift Up Nashville, found via two ellie, which is selling these $10 posters that go toward a flood relief fund. I love these designs, and what a great way to show support.

Hmm, can't decide which is my favorite...

This measurement poster matted and framed in my future all-white kitchen? Perfection.
(Also practical, because I don't have all of my conversions down.)

Other articles in this issue I enjoyed...
Gardening 101: Basil - I just purchased my first basil plant and I am in love. I hope J doesn't get tired of my caprese salads!

The South's Best Dog Parks - I love that there's one in VA called the Bea Arthur. (Fact: We like the Golden Girls, and Bea Arthur was a factor in naming Trixie Beatrix. I wanted to call her "Bea" or "Bebe" as her primary nn, but my MIL insisted on Trixie and it stuck.) We need to try the Fort Woof in Fort Worth sometime. I'm really excited that a dog park not too far from my house is opening soon. I can't wait to go, since our pup doesn't get much off-leash time. Should I be worried about male dogs coming up to her and trying to take advantage? My poor baby.

$15 Mirror, Priceless Look - I really want to try etching glass. I think this would be fun to attempt. Surprise surprise, I think I'd try out a chevron pattern.

Friday, May 7, 2010

I Love Me a Good Before & After

I really do - a sad "before" makes the lovely "after" that much better.

So I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this before and after and realized it's a kitchen that I've seen popping up on a lot of blogs lately (and has already been filed under "dream kitchens" in my digital archives). It seems slightly more attainable now.

I love the white and the dreamy pops of blue + texture of the armchairs. And I'd probably pass by them in a store, but I am so lovin' the lights over the island.

Found via Fabulessly Yours