Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Music Monday- Warpaint

Those who really know me, know that I have a thing for girl bands. There is just something so intriguing to me about an all girl band playing good music. Maybe it's because I can easily relate to some of the emotion, or maybe because it seems like something so attainable. These females truly inspire me, as cheesy as that may be, but I really love cheese so...

Any who, one of those 'all-girl' bands that I have really been into lately is Warpaint. They're from Los Angeles, California and make some really pretty and interesting music. What I really love about them is how dynamic their music is. Also, it doesn't hurt that the bass player, Jenny Lee Lindberg, kicks ass, which is something I can totally appreciate! Y'all have a good night! xx

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sew cool!- T-shirt mini dress

I have been working steady on my sewing skills for the past few months. I have completed 2 dresses and a skirt. I wish I had more time to work on perfecting my skills, but alas I must work to pay the bills, ya know!

I used the T-shirt mini dress pattern from dixiediy.com. She has some really great and easy patterns, and she is also from Austin, TX!

Like I said, I am saving money to purchase a nice camera so bare with me. The sweet pup in the picture is my sister's dog named Juicebox, named by my little niece :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Music Monday- Talking Heads

Now, I realize that the Talking Heads have been around since the mid 70's, but I just can not get over how awesome they are. David Byrne is such a creative and unique person not only with his music but visually as well. And Tina Weymouth, well she is just a bad ass! Here are a couple of my favorites from them. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Matters of the Heart...

It's funny when you realize what experiences have molded you into the person you are. What decisions help mark the path taken, and what mistakes shape the progress of life. Being the person I am, I constantly think about the decisions that I have made and whether they led me astray or if they led me to happiness.

Then I have to slap myself....and realize where I am is where I am suppose to be, and it is never too late for anything.

The days are passing fast, and adventures are near! Smiles!

p.s. Pics of sewing projects coming soon! yay :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Music Monday- YYY YELLE!

Ok, it is a little late in the day, but Monday none the less.

So a few weeks ago Yelle, the french electric pop trio, played at Fitzgeralds. The place was jam packed, the air conditioning was non-existent, and the energy was turned all the way up! Those things combined made one amazing show/dance party/ cardio workout. Front woman, Julie Budet, put on an amazing show, with rad costumes/ stage wear, energetic dance moves, and just all around cuteness. I left that show drenched in sweat and ready to keep moving which is always a good sign!

So I do not own a nice camera and wasn't able to get any shoots or clips from the show. Instead I leave you with a you tube video to get your ass shaking! Have a super night :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Haute Wheels Houston!

This weekend marked the first food truck festival for Houston. Food trucks from around the city gathered to feed the mouths of the hungry. Although things did not run smoothly, understandably, I still had some amazing goodies.

I started the day off with 2 scrumptious cupcakes from mmm cupcakes, one was cookies and cream, the other has slipped my mind but it was super yummy! Then a vegan panini sandwich from Seed, it had a spicy garbanzo spread with spinach and plantains. Next, I gobbled down sweet potato fries with chipotle mayo from Cut&'Fry...and when I say gobbled I mean gobbled which doesn't really happen that often with me. I am truly a slow eater. After that, I sampled some fried chicken and waffles from Zilla...I probably could have had my own plate, but refrained from doing so.

After walking a few laps around the parking lot, I headed for the Katfish Kitchen and got a kids meal that had 3 pieces of catfish, fries and a hushpuppy. Oh snap! I almost forgot to mention the cake balls from Angie's Cake. Those things were no joke, and really capped off the day sweetly!

Because I was in a food coma and was unable to think or move for that matter; I only took a few pictures....

Below are the links to the trucks i mentioned, just in case you want to have your own makeshift food truck fest. Which I would definitely be interesting in doing...


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A quick update:

A lot of things have happen since November. From being newly single, to traveling to Germany and New Orleans for the first time.

This summer I will briefly experience what it is like to live in San Francisco when I stay there for 2 months. Although two months is not that much time, I am looking forward to the experiences, and all the crafty people I will meet.

There are so many other things that I am looking forward to that I can not disclose. But lets just say, life is good.

'Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.' - Eleanor Roosevelt