Its seems only fitting that my blog would have sumthin' to say about the Wolf Extravaganza going on over on Amazon.com (seeing that there's a wolf up there on my header...oh whatever...)

This shirt is pretty popular today...I think making it to the top seller. There have been hundreds of reviews written today about its awesomeness and ability to improve your life and stuff like that. For example...

Unfortunately I already had this exact picture tattooed on my chest, but this shirt is very useful in colder weather.
Once upon a time, I was a poor kid living in Hawaii with my moms, my dad had left us and gone back to Africa. I missed him terribly. One night I just looked up at the moon and said "Dad, if you're out there, one day I'm going to make you proud." I then burst into tears and howled at the moon, screaming with blinded rage and the unfair hand fate had dealt me. Out of nowhere, a mysterious old man with white hair and imobile arms appeared and said "my friend, I have a gift from your father." he proceed to hand me this t-shirt with 3 wolves, howling at the moon. "Like me", I thought to myself. Cut a long story short, I credit this inspiring moment with my becoming the first wolf President of the United States of America (and wolves). I still wear the t-shirt, albeit slightly tattered, in the oval office to this day. It's the one thing I wouldn't change.
You know, I almost didn't buy this shirt. It's a little on the pricey side, and I recently lost my job at Skate Land due to the economy and all. Well, the economy, plus they said they were tired of me being late and holding my mouth under the nacho cheese spigot all the time. You try being on time when your mom forgets to wake you up even after you totally asked her to wake you up at 4:30. Anyway.
So finally the shirt came in the mail. I was real excited because me and Darren had planned to hang out at the Wal-Marts that night and I wanted to look good. This girl Misty that I've had my eye on was supposed to be there. I'm supposed to be dating Misty's cousin Shelby but she keeps saying she wants to live more of a fancy lifestyle. I'm pretty sure she's been cheatin' on me with Norm's brother Jason, who is probably going to be promoted soon at Sears.
Anyway, I got the shirt and put it on. I wore it with my overalls, but I didn't wear the overall straps because I wanted them to hang down so you could see the three wolves real good. I decided to finish off the look with some black tennis shoes. I made sure my mullet was extra-spiky and I was ready to go.
What can I say? Misty loved the shirt, and I also think Shelby was jealous. Every guy needs to buy this shirt, especially if you're single.
This t-shirt goes brilliantly with my cologne 'Sex Panther' - it's actually made out of real bits of panther.
I received this screen-printed cotton dream the other day. I put it on, taking care not to disturb my perfectly coiffed mullet. I, too, felt strange and amazing things happening to me. I looked at myself in the mirror, and much to my surprise I didn't see Michael J. Fox standing there. I saw Justin Timberlake. I immediately humped my ego into submission. And had a cigarette. Menthol, of course. Pure sexy. True.

Anyways, its kind of hard to deny its appeal. Obviously. I was looking at the picture above so I could save it for this post and, I kid you not, I actually had someone come up behind me at work and ask where he could get one. So, truthfully, it does attract the opposite sex. However, this dood, known as Mr. Pervy around the office, only stopped long enough to ask where he could get one for his grandson, so, I didn't land a date out of it...oh well, next time!


This girl likes to eat out, but just like everyone else, I am trying to watch my budget these days. Luckily, I came across this great little money-saving site called Frugal Feaster. They feature daily restaurant specials and Happy Hour's around town that include alcohol, appetizers and meals. So the next time you're planning Happy Hour, don't forget to call me and don't forget to check up on the deals of the day! ;)

Favorite finds...
Taverna 258 W. 2nd St.
Happy Hour M-F: 4-7pm
1/2 price appetizers & pizza $5-$7 (one of the best margherita pizzas you'll find around town)
beer of the month $2.5/bottle,house red & white wine $4/glass, italian sparkling & italian red sangria $2.5/glass (I love me some Italian sparkling wine and sangria!!)
UPDATE: they don't have Italian sparkling wine or sangria on the happy hour menu (or at all!), but its still a great happy hour deal; that I fully recommend. Their frozen bellinis will give ya a good buzz.

Moonshine Grill 303 Red River St.
Happy Hour M-F: 3:30-6:30pm
1/2 price appetizers $4-$7 (it might sound crazy, but trust me, "corn dog" shrimp are really good and I love a good baked brie with chutney)
$4.00 select cocktails and wine


What's up with Michelle Obama (as I affectionately refer to as MOBAMA) looking super-fierce lately?



Currently swooning over the upcoming Tracy Feith/GO International line for Target. This new line couldn't be more "up my alley!" It's colorful and chock full of vintage style...oh, and affordable.

Texan-born designer Tracy Feith's vintage-inspired GO International collection of flowy boho dresses and printed swimsuits hits stores May 17th. Feith described the collection as eclectic, with shorts, swimsuits, tops, jackets, pants and dresses ranging from $14.99 to $44.99. “There are easy flowing pieces and more fitted numbers,” he said. “There are items for the beach and the office. The clothes will be equally at home in the city as the country.” Feith cited a cotton maxi floral printed dress as one of his favorites.

Isn't this line the cutest?? I'm previewing shots of the new line that I would actually wear; as not all of this line is for me.

I love the idea of pairing a cute, vintage style circle skirt with flats and an edgy rock-n-roll tee (not like the one pictured here...edgier). The jackets are really sweet and the outfit with the cardigan would be super-cute with some lived in jeans.

The dress below is also from the new collection. I found the image somewhere online. The chick who posted it apparently got a really early sneek preview. I heart that dress!! With a belt to cinch it at the waist it will be perfect. Tracy Feith is also pictured here. He's an avid surfer and he obviously fits the profile. Last image is of the first lady who is also a fan (of the regular, pricier line)! I love how Mrs. Obama is always picking really cute vintage style clothing that accentuates the female form.


Can you guess what this is?

The stunning tulip fields of the northern Netherlands.

In the first picture, an extraordinary 60 million tulips can be seen coming into flower. More than three billion tulips are grown each year and two-thirds of the vibrant blooms are exported, mostly to the U.S. and Germany. The bulbs were planted in late October and early November, and these colourful creations are now ready to be picked and sold as bunches of cut flowers in florists and supermarkets. Their dazzling colours are thanks to the years in the 17th century when Tulipmania swept the globe and the most eye-catching specimens changed hands for a small fortune. But like a rainbow, this colourful landscape is a short-lived phenomenon.
When the flowers are gone, the land will be cultivated for a rather more mundane crop of vegetables.

Thank you Nature.



I'm always saying if there's one show I want to catch before I die its the Beastie Boys. I love me some Beastie Boys. Happy Day!!

{one of my all-time fave albums}

The Austin City Limits 2009 lineup was announced today. Other bands include {that I want to see}: Thievery Corp, Sonic Youth, Ghostland Observatory, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Michael Franti (HEY, V!!!) Phoenix, Passion Pit, Mos Def.

October 2-4
3-day passes are $185


currently craving a short stop hamburger. ah, childhood memories. bag-o-burgers.


Today, I'm a happy girl.
I FINALLY updated my Etsy shop! Its been quite some time, but it feels good to be sewing again. Here's a pic of my new labels too.

I really do enjoy the creative process, but sometimes I get lazy. During this season I really enjoy being on the back patio with a glass of wine and a game of Scrabble with Alex. I'm going to really try to keep it up this time though. I'd like to expand my offerings and I have so many ideas for new products I'd like to sell. My friend Lauren was just suggesting "brag books" and I've been wanting to make some cute upcycled throw pillows out of old clothing. Anything re/upcyled really sells well on Etsy. I've also had this idea to make cute hampers for {dirty} clothing. I'm trying to stick to product ideas that I don't already see too much of on Etsy. Do you have any ideas for me that you'd like to share? If so drop me a line!!
Happy Earth Day, folks! :)


Fashion + Design + Reality Competition TV = #1 FAN
It's probably no secret that I can talk about Project Runway for HOURS! It's my most beloved show on television and I'm a die-hard fan. Sadly, PR has left the BRAVO-TV family and moved to Lifetime, but that's a topic for another day because today I want to talk about how excited I am about the new fashion competition show debuting in less than a month on BRAVO: The Fashion Show. I admit, at first I was extremely skeptical. It felt to me as if my most beloved program was being replaced and I was not a happy {couch} camper! But then I started reading the interviews with Host, Isaac Mizrahi, whom I've always had a bit of a soft spot for. He can't replace Tim Gunn, but he doesn't need to because Mizrahi is fabulous {and flamboyant} in his own right!!! He's the only reason I've agreed to let myself watch the new show. Ok, that's a lie. BRAVO is practically the only channel I ever watch! Mizrahi's interview with MediaBistro was quite insightful, a little profound and very entertaining; just like the man himself. In fact, he likes to think of himself as a 'champion of telling it like it is.' I say "bravo" to more Isaac Mizrahi on TV!!

Among my favorite interview tid-bits...

MediaBistro: It seems as if Bravo's plan is to have your show fill the void left by Project Runway. What do you think?
Mizrahi: "I don't really see it at all as competing with that show. It's just a fashion competition show. There should be more than one. There are so many food competition shows on every channel."

MediaBistro: Your collections and certainly your attitude toward the business in general have always been very optimistic. How significant a part has that played in your career and your desire to keep trying new things?
Mizrahi: "I've trained myself to think a certain way. For me, there's nothing in life but bravery. There's nothing in life but looking at the thing you're most afraid of and doing it. That, to me, is all. You can see it in my clothes. The clothes for Liz [Claiborne] are so optimistic. If you go and just wear black for the rest of your life now because there's a recession, the circumstances have won. They've won out. You have lost the big hard battle. It just like what President Obama was saying: Now is not the time to lose the battle, now is the time to see all the gray areas and try to work within those areas. I want you to think about a pink print. You take one step at a time, one belt at a time, one shoe at a time, and you'll get there."

The Fashion Show
Premiere May 7th, 10pm ET, BRAVO-TV

Isaac Mizrahi
Host, Judge
Mizrahi, already a big name in the faashion industry, became a household name when he introduced his eponymous line for Target. Recently, he's made the move to Creative Director for the Liz Claiborne brand, which Michelle Obama has been seen wearing. You can't go wrong when the First Lady is a fan of your brand!

Kelly Rowland, Judge and Co-Host
Best-selling Grammy-winning solo artist and a founding member of Destiny's Child, the top-selling female recording group of all-time.
Fern Mallis, Judge
Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion. She is widely credited as the creator of New York “Fashion Week.”
Laura Brown, Guest Judge
Harpers Bazaar

Mizrahi and Mallis definitely have the fashion knowledge to judge such a competition, but I'm not quite sure where Kelly Rowland fits in with the fashion world. I have a feeling that should the show do really well, she could be replaced as co-host for future seasons. I also noticed from reading the contestants bio's that most (if not all) of the contestants have worked in the fashion industry in a major way or have already developed their own lines, whereas, it seems like PR had a lot more fresh-faced newbies. However, the major difference is that "America" will decide the winner. That element makes the show so much more competitive and turned the show in to a 'popular party'. Now, each contestant has to make the viewer fall in love with them. Basically, the editing of the show can either make or break you. We'll see what happens!

For the record, I currently watch the following BRAVO programs:
Top Design, Top Chef, Flipping Out, {occassionally} any of the Real Housewives of OC/Atlanta/NY/New Jersey, and Kathy Griffin. Re-runs of: Project Runway, America's Next Top Model, Law & Order.
I'm just so 'over-the-moon' excited for my dear friend Chad Kelly who has been selected to participate in the M+D+F 2009 Exhibition of Innovative Furniture by Emerging Designers in the Austin Area, presented by fine modern furniture purveyors, Design Within Reach (Austin studio). This is so amazing because Chad is basically a self-taught carpenter. But when you have natural talent combined with passion for your craft, it all comes together, right? His lamp design below (submitted for M+D+F) is all original. Isn't it fabulous?! I totally want one of my own. Chad's handmade goods, including fabulous retro-modern tables, can be found rigt here on Etsy.

Event info:
DWR Presents: M+D+F Sunday, May 3, 5-7pm
M+D+F 2009 is a juried exhibition of innovative furniture by emerging designers in the Austin area. Organized by the DWR Austin Studio, M+D+F provides an opportunity for peer, public and professional recognition for up-and-coming designers and firms. Judges for M+D+F 2009 are hotelier Liz Lambert, Jack Sanders, founder of Design Build Adventure, interior designer Tracey Overbeck Stead and Steve Ross, professor of architecture at University of Texas and founder of Design Build Alliance. The judges will award prizes for best of show, best sustainable design and individual awards for lighting and furniture. The winning entries will be presented at the Austin Studio on May 3.
RSVP by April 30 to austin@dwr.com.

Congrats buddy! You're already a winner in my book!!