liberatingly scary

is this not amazing?
it made my otherwise uninteresting (yet very interesting) week.
thanks to my chirp!

i am on the job hunt for the first time in about 3 years.
it is scary.
our agency lost some business, so there were imminent and unfortunate layoffs to be had.
i am one. of many.
please say a prayer for all of my friends to find jobs in this tough economy.
i am now forced to get the job i WANT.
now, that is some shit to booh yah about.
don't be sorry.
i'm looking forward to where i will land.


well, friends.
the time has come.
to fly away.
be back in a week.
flight tomorrow is at 6 am.
o u c h.
i have never seen clear/blue water before in person.
it will be:
comme un reve.


i am starting this book on saturday, en route to our honeymoon.
just hearing from other people who have read this, i'm thinking i may read it between our 2 flights and 1 layover alone. i also plan to buy the second one this week because i've heard i won't be able to stop! this excites me.


jacqueline bouvier kennedy's wedding dress. worn on september 12, 1953.
i love ray lamontagne. he is outstanding. the strings are amazing.


this note was folded up in my lunch box today:
pretty much made my day. i have a husband who sometimes makes my lunch! and apparently writes me little notes, too.


you missed...

i love this clip from "Elf". it is such a sweet movie and i adore this song!


dallas/fort worth pug rescue

we are so honored to be featured on their blog!!!


vitamin string quartet

 this is dedicated to christy and galen.
what a wonderful wedding. i am so glad to have been a part of it! pictures to come.


some of christy (and my) favourite things

my best friend is getting married this saturday. she has such great taste, so i've decided to post some things off her registry that i love. lucky for her, she has received most of these things as wedding gifts!
tea kettle
cute napkin rings
monique lhuillier china
 waterford vintage wine glasses 

vera wang
cake platter
i have these and love 'em! 
this is classic christy taste
olive trivet. i have 2! 




25 and alive! i feel really sensational about this birthday. i have not been so excited about a birthday since the 21st. i think it's going to a fabulous year. 
cheers to you, 25. 


in one month (!!!!!!!!!!!!) we will be on this beach.


urban love

i wear my sunglasses at night...
love this color.
this would be amazing at the foot of a bed.
thanks, jenn for recommending this darling mirrored piece!
and much more affordable than anthro.


i don't really know how to describe what i saw last night. it truly was remarkable. people had come out like never before to vote. mainly, for one person. people believe in him in a time that we are desperate for answers and i'm going to say it -- change. he is our president, let's respect him. it is time for a new leader and a new party. let's respect his time. he is there for a reason.


if you are a presidential candidate, do you vote for yourself?
i was watching the today show this morning after T and i had visited the polls and they showed footage of obama voting in chicago. i just wondered...who was he voting for? would you vote for yourself?



this is right after we BTHO texas. the students rushed the field and this is an amazing clip of the mayhem that is indeed, TTU football at its very finest.
i am damn proud to be an alum!


mirror, mirror

maybe it was the pug shout outs from zgallerie yesterday that has drawn me in, but i am officially obsessed...with the...borghese collection from zgallerie. i was there today and came across these amazing pieces. yes, it is all mirrored furniture. i posted some pier 1 mirrored furniture a few weeks ago that i am thinking of buying. although the borghese is not in our price range, i can still dream, right? if you ever win the lottery, buying me any/all of these pieces would be most appreciated!

borghese buffet. i love the antique touch this has.
end table.

not part of the borghese, but love these mirrored/modern shelves. 


z gallerie has a thing for pugs.
jewelry box. 
pug pillow. adorable! 
wilson the pug(s). these guys could be book ends maybe. 
my fav. 
this made my day! it is hilarious.


"burn after reading" = weird. we saw it the night it came out. i was very, very excited about this movie. we loved brad pitt and he should showcase his comedic timing more often. it was definitely a coen brothers movie, but i expected a little more. i think the thing about this movie was i didn't know whether to laugh, be insulted, close my eyes or walk out. i will say that i was entertained. oddly entertained. check it out for the sake of pitt and frances mcdormand.


viva to the vegas! as i posted a couple weeks ago, my friend lydia got engaged. i received a las vegas postcard in the mail the other day from lydia asking me to be one of her bridesmaids. i was so honored! of course, i accepted and can't wait for the big day! t and i have never been to las vegas, so we can't wait. funny sidenote: i called my mom to tell her about the postcard (very creative, i must say, lyd!) and she was very impressed - she said, "I can't believe Lydia went to Vegas to send out those postcards!" i failed to mention she had probably just ordered the postcards...ha!


 happy 21st, linds! today is my sister-in-law's birthday. she is such a beauty outside (obviously!) and inside. i just love her.  i am so thankful to have her in my life. she is genuine, thoughtful and a true friend. linds, i love you so much. happy birthday!


i read this for the book club i am in. it was such an inspiring story. it brings out the humanity our world is capable of and that is something we just don't hear enough about. please read it. it is a true story. if you happen to reside or grew up near fort worth, tx, you will recognize a lot of the places in this book.


happy 24th birthday, jho!!!! i love love this girl so much. we've been bff's since the 4th grade. this picture is the epitome of what it's like when we're together.  


you say it's your birthday!
dunna nunna nunna nunnaaaa
we're gonna have a good time!
happy 26th, T!


in about two months, i will be on this beach.
punta cana, d.r.


and built you an empire

pier1. mirrored dresser. i love how timeless and neutral this is. i hope to have it in our bedroom shortly. we are struggling with a lack of closet space crisis and in
 dire need of a new dresser!

pier 1. matching nightstand. i'm starting to realize i'm not really into matchy/matchy furniture, so i probably won't buy this. but it's cute, regardless.
 on a completely different note, angels & airwaves is such a great band. if you haven't heard some of their music, i encourage you to check them out. the band was formed by tom delonge (of blink-182 fame) a few years ago. they sound nothing like blink-182. except you can tell it's tom. they are so good. one of my favourites is "breathe" which was played on the hills the other night. do yourself a favor and download some of their music.


art is art is art

potterybarn. i am by no means "country", but something about this photo gets me. maybe it's the tx in me. if we ever live out of state (i mean, when we live out of state) i would hang this in our home.

potterybarn. i could find a place for these. 
zgallerie. warholism. yes, andy. it is possible.  


pier1. it's the official vivian!!! i found it on their website the other day. it will be in our apartment. eventually.