Thursday, September 29, 2011

$30 Thursdays: bark decor

Everything from this shop is awesome. Nuff said.

 $28 (not that I'm going to wear a midriff shirt anytime soon...):
$34 (I cheated): 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Music and Movie Mondays: Elvis Perkins

I don't know why Elvis Perkins isn't better known.  His music is really lovely.


This little number is called "While You Were Sleeping" and appears on his first album, "Ash Wednesday."  I'd also highly recommend Elvis Perkins in Dearland (his second album and, I believe, the name of his band).

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fridays are for Families: Onesies

As the mom of a seven month old, I can attest to the fact that you can't have too many onesies.  I like these:

cactus, gorilla, zebra, construction (via Cup of Jo), willie, and armadillo

And, with fall coming on, I couldn't resist showing you guys this coat and pair of shoes:

What a distinguished little man that would be!

$30 Thursdays: Jewelry

I'm a jewelry fanatic.  While I'd love to wear all Cartier and Harry Winston, I'm afraid that's not in the cards.  Here are some great finds for those of us on a budget.

$24 (Texas pride!):

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wishlist Wednesdays: Fall!

Here in ATX, it's still in the 90s.  But, after this summer, that's feeling downright chilly.  So I'm going to jump right into some fall fashion.  Let's get cozy!

Gold sweater, jeans, shoes, dress, vegan moccasins

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesdays are for Traveling: Prefab Houses

I'm so into the modern prefab craze.  I've never actually been in one of these, but the wee houses look awesome:

If they're actually as cool as they look online, I'd love to have one installed on our property.  We have six acres here so we could put it down a pathway and use it as a little guest house or Beau's writing den.  Cool, right?

I wouldn't want to order one sight unseen, though.  So I was excited to stumble upon this rental wee house on the Oregon coast:

Looks like it's time for a road trip!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music and Movie Mondays: Five documentaries

The Fog of War
An Errol Morris Oscar-winning stunner, this film is really just an interview of Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War.  Riveting.

Metallica:  Some Kind of Monster
The filmmakers spent two years with Metallica and chronicled, among other thing, the band's therapy sessions and hiring of a new bassist.  I'm not a Metallica gal but the voyeuristic joy of the movie is undeniable.

My Kid Could Paint That
An intriguing look at art, media culture, and making a documentary about people you've come to like.

Lake of Fire
I went back and forth on including this one.  It's...intense.  And certainly not a movie I'd want to watch a second time.  In fact, there were parts I couldn't (and didn't) watch in the first viewing.  That being said, it's an incredible piece of filmmaking.  It's also fascinating to watch something on a controversial topic where, at the end of the it, you don't know where the filmmaker stands. 

Enron:  The Smartest Guys in the Room
A fascinating inside look into one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history.  This film did a great job of explaining what happened and why it was such a big deal.

Friday, September 16, 2011