Thursday, December 30, 2010


Can you hear the horses?

This song makes me freakish..dancing around uncontrollably whether in the car, in my bathroom, or in the living room. I just can't help but fly my freak flag and get into the music!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Take A Chance.

This New Years, I'm making different resolutions. I resolve to take a chance. Walk on the wild side. Drink more good wine. Eat (and cook!) more good food. Spend more time with friends. And finally, to be as happy as can be.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cindy's Shoes

So my cousin Cynthia is getting married this weekend as you know...

We ran into a bit of a problem (but not one we couldn't solve!!!) when we ordered these shoes with the intent on dying them gold to go with the wedding...

And the cobbler said that dying wasn't possible!!! Alicia and mom and I sat around trying to figure out what to do. There was this piece of gold raw silk sitting next to the shoe and I started to weave it under the loop at the top of the shoe...we all gasped...with lots of tedious stitching and tacking, (and a lot of help and direction from my amazing mom), this is what I came up with for the wedding shoes:

(photo cred: cousin Julie)
I suppose I just expanded the Artisann line into wedding shoes!!!

NYE - yay or nay?

New Years Eve. One of the most talked about nights out of the year...maybe the most talked about. Growing up I was never allowed to go out for NYE (mean old mom!) (I'll probably do the same to my kids). As an adult, the few times I've gone out for NYE have been lots of fun, but maybe a little hyped up for my liking :)

All in all, it's a good excuse to get dolled up and have some fun with friends..

Are you going to be daring and rock these

or this?
or keep it classy with this
or this?
or sparkle and shine with this
or this?
I will be ringing in the New Year at my cousin's wedding with all my favorite people (sisters, cousins etc) (including Julie!) wearing the dark metal version of this with tights + boots if the weather gets cold!

cheers to 2011!! I know it's going to hold great things

(p.s. budget friendly finds tomorrow!!!)

Monday, December 27, 2010

UO bike shop

So did anyone else know that Urban Outfitters has a bike shop? How cool! (not the price). You can customize your own bike on here..

You can change up the colors of every piece!

or just press the Random button and see what they come up with!

Pretty cool...I was highly entertained for a good 10 minutes.
Choose between two bike choices and have fun.

Not ready!!!

This is what I saw just before leaving for work today..

(Teddy on left, Moses on right)
I haven't stayed over at my parents probably since last Christmas...but have stayed there three nights in a row. I swear, their house is like a vacuum. Once you start staying, it's hard to pack up and go home! Plus with both of my sisters, their spouses, and kids around, there was lots of persuading me to stay (and I caved easily).
Love these two striped kids.

Friday, December 24, 2010

DIY With Feathers

Did you see the Who What Wear on Wednesday?

Ya, totally makes me want to make one of these:

On my own, and for MUCH cheaper than they retail...has anyone tried it yet?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

See Spot

And run with it.

Totally crushing on this.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Wishes

Someecards make me giggle uncontrollably.

Today is my last work day before the holidays. I'm soooooooo ready to be out of here!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let's make spectacles of ourselves.

Just went to the eye doctor last week (my least favorite appointment). With prescription in hand, I'm finally ready to order glasses. Of course I love all these...

1) wooden frames via Urban Spectacles

2) vintage frames via JCrew

3) Buddy Holly frames via Madewell

But the truth is, I know of a cheaper option (we've discussed this before). I'll just hop on over to zenni and make similar selections to the pricey eye wear above and be just as happy :)

Will post pics when they arrive!! :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last Minute Gifts

Call them stocking them last minute present toppers...these are all SUCH cute gifts!! (One of each pleaseeeee).

For the trendy techy--iPhone case by Kate Spade (I may have to have this..)

For the dedicated note writer---Kate Spade Tartan cards (Thanks Mal for finding them!!)
For the self beautician--essie nail polish pack

For the eco lunch packer---tartan storage container set!

Happy shopping..

Friday, December 17, 2010

Madewell Sale.

Seriously, get on over there. I got 3 cardigans, a tank, a tee, and a silk top for a STEAL yesterday. (I know, I shouldn't be shopping for sue me..)

Luli PA

This weekend, a few of us will be headed to the exciting and adventurous state of Arkansas!!!

One of my best (and longest) friends, Luli, will be graduating from PA school today, and we're going to be with her!

(she does speak English)

This is one of my favorite pictures of us! It's so old though...we'll have to take a new one this weekend!
From her 25th birthday at my house!
Congratulations LULI PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are so excited and proud of you!
Anyone have any suggestions of fun things to do in Little Rock?? :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ring in the New.

So yesterday the lovely Mary at Room Polish showed us this room. I love it. It speaks to me. It is so me.

So..I thought..ok Ann, let's start pairing down and cleaning out. It's almost the new year, so it's time to do those sorts of things. What really bothers me my couch. It's big. And red. And I don't even like red. At. All. (sorry for the excessive punctuation but this is how I feel!!)

So now, I'm thinking..time to make a change. Has anyone had success selling furniture on craigslist? Then I'm thinking of purchasing one of these beauts.

1) The Avec Sofa, at 87" (could be too long..):
2) The Petrie Apartment couch, at 76":

3) And drumroll please...the Kensington Sofa, at 76" (and a much higher price):

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last Minute Sale

So, last minute, I've decided to have a major sale on the Artisann. Get some last minute shopping (and stocking stuffing!!!) done in time for the holidays. I will close up Monday December 20th so please order by then.

Go to my site and shop with coupon HolidayCheer to get 25% off on all orders!!! Spread the love!
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