is this the way i've always been...oh nooooo

Passion Pit - The Reeling from phantomcolor on Vimeo.

i've been listening to passion pit's "the reeling" on this nye.
awesome dance jam. an even cooler video.
it's very paper friendly.


you can do it.


kringle, kris

did you know it's good luck to keep a santa claus
up in your house all year long?
this little guy can be found on etsy.


one early Christmas gift

i bid and won on this beauty last weekend at art conspiracy.
isn't she wonderful?


rats beware!

when i was 8, it was my dream to be a ballerina.
my parents took me to see the nutcracker ballet in fort worth.
i was in pure heaven.
i haven't seen a ballet since.
until last night.
husband took me to see the nutcracker ballet at the gorgeous new winspear opera house.
we have watched this beautiful building being built over the last year.
it is gorgeous.

this piece is inside the opera house.
it doubles as lighting and as a retractable chandelier.
one minute it has expanded like in this picture. and the next minute,
it's just recessed lighting within the ceiling. amazing!

our seats were to be in the very top tier, since they were the cheap seats.  :)
when we arrived at will call, they said some filming was going on
in that tier, so they were trying to shuffle everyone in those seats elsewhere.
we got shuffled into the $100+ seats about 9 rows from the stage.
not too shabby!

the artwork on the backdrops was incredible.

during the dance between the prince and the snow queen, snow began to fall on stage.
as act ii closed, snow began to fall on us!

the costumes were made with such creativity and detail.

this guy is now an addition to our mantle and Christmas decor.

of course, i managed to get a snippet of film.
the lighting is a little eh, but you get the idea.
i have found myself enamored with the ballet yet again!

today is the last day to see the nutcracker at the winspear in dallas.
however, they are moving over to the beautiful bass hall in
downtown fort worth through Christmas Eve.


i get to see my divo today for the first time in almost 1 year!

looking forward to a grand weekend of birthdayness.

photo taken on my wedding day, 9.6.2008



an ode to z gallerie: in neutrals

i've been pining after this moose head for a bit.

for my violinist. this is magnificent.

i have a thing with angels.

vintage flight 2. for c & g.

borghese. it's an obsession, actually.

truly deLIGHTful

i'm a satellite heart

this is from the new moon soundtrack, care of anya marina.
i swear that this song was written just for bella and edward.
the words are beaufitul, as is the song.

so pretty
so smart
such a waste of a young heart
what a pity 

what a sham
what’s the matter with you, man?

don’t you see it’s wrong

can’t you get it right?
out of mind and outta sight
call on all your girls, don’t forget the boys
put a lid on all that noise

i’m a satellite heart

lost in the dark
i’m spun out so far

you stop, i start
but i’ll be true to you

  i hear you’re living out of state

running in a whole new scene
you know i haven’t slept in weeks

you’re the only thing i see

i’m a satellite heart

lost in the dark
i’m spun out so far

you stop, i start
but I’ll be true to you

i’m a satellite heart

lost in the dark
i’m spun out so far

you stop i start

but i’ll be true to you 

no matter what you do
yeah i’ll be true to you


don't you agree?


fall trends i've got my eye on...

i have a newfound equestrian-esque obsession, c/o urban.

faux fur, of course. ae

again ae. how equestrian of them.

i bought these today. if the rain keeps up, i will definitely need them.

sequin leggings are definitely a go.
gorg! express

this looks like something my great grandmother would have worn!
oddly enough, i am digging anthro's new pp's (online product presentation) with the mannequin.
 they must be having cutbacks - it's expensive to have a model in your pp.
i know too much about these sorts of things apparently...blame the day job and/or get over it.

how can you not love a little j.crew?


the focus: thigh high BOOTS

i would rename these after my cubemate at jcp - hira.
they remind me of her!

what an appropriate name for these red stunners.

i'd like these for my birthday. thank you.