Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Welcoming Fall fashion

Well as sad I am to say it, summer is slowly fading out, and fall is slowly peeking in. it is refreshing in a way to smell the cool crisp air, the dead leaves on the ground, see all the beautiful colors in the trees. But our way of dressing can also become bland and listless, I vowed that this year (being a self professed color maniac) that I would not let the season drag my wardrobe into another sea of grey, and since accessories are the easiest way to dress up an old outfit, here are some of my tasty picks for fall accessories:
Rock 'n Roll Boots by Ed Hardy for those rainey November days

Sexy rockin pin-up pumps in leopard Velvet from Steve Madden look fab with a pencil skirt or dark jeansSexy Blue from Steve Madden will brighten up any nuetralI saw these and my heart was stolen, Jessica Simpson Dover Croc pumps in Purple BlueClassic shape, modern color Ralph Lauren coatAfraid of color? Go with white and add some bright accessories

This Picture right here encompasses the look I am going for this season, LOVE the leopard beret and Green with Purple (Ralph Lauren)Warm and tough pink coach glovesGold is bold with purple accentsDon't care for hats? Tie back your mane in this delish scarve from Coach , put on a pair of Betsey Johnson Cat Eye Sunglasses (below) and you are ready for hollywood baby! If you DO like hats;Fall is a great time to get away with a Beret!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The first sign of impending fall .taken on my walk at work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

In honor or recently turning 30......

Dear 20 something Year old self
Slow down, you are too boy crazed, men aren’t all that important TRUST me, that guy that you weren’t sure that you should dump last night? You made a great choice, trust me on this one, but you won’t listen, you will go back to him about 6 times before you get the message, and that’s ok, have fun but don’t take too many of your relationships too seriously because they are all shots in the dark, the real one is coming about 6 years from now. Try not to waste your time with the old high school boyfriend either, no not the one who painted the mural on your wall he’s ok just confused, you know, the one that one that sleeps in his friends basement? Oh never mind dear you get it when he comes to Thanksgiving higher than a kite. Enjoy that moment when you drop him off in the Mall parking lot at 11:30 pm. BTW when you do meet your future husband it will be online, I know I know, you? No way. Who would have guessed it, but its true, please try to take his political views with a grain of salt because it will all work out in time, but you two will have to MAKE it work, he really loves you a lot and you really love him.

Also don t make your life so much about chasing guys, their not worth it! You have a lot of talent that you don’t know about yet, and you need to nurture that. BTW while we are on this subject, look for a better art school, PLEASE I know your hung up on the one, but I am telling you, you will regret this down the line. Also all the jobs your blazing through? Don’t feel bad about leaving them, because about 90% of the companies that you work for are going to go under anyhow. You will eventually score a real great job with ICI Paints, enjoy your time there because you will be laid off in 4 years, but don’t worry it is not the end of the world, I know it seems hopeless, but you will get back on your feet again. And your experience at ICI paints will help you out tremendously. You will also have a lot of people tell you that you will never make it, KICK THEIR ASSES!!! You rock, and that will prove its self soon.

Your into Yoga now and that’s great, that foundation will stay with you for the rest of your life, and continue to fight the urge to diet extremely, you will fight this urge for years to come, your stomach will never be completely flat, sorry kid, it runs in the family as does high blood pressure and heart disease, so keep up that healthy eating like you do.
I also need to mention that you will down the road run into a minor collision with cervical cancer, I know it sounds bad but trust me it’s minor, you will have a small surgery to remove it and you will be good again, and yes you will still be able to have kids. You will beat your self up over it, and be made to think you gave this to yourself from all those boy crazed days, please don’t blame yourself, don’t sit in the shower for 45 minutes and cry about how nasty you are, hunny your not, this is a very common thing that happens to a lot of people, and you can beat it, you WILL beat it! But get outside more and hang out on the computer less, there is so much in life to see EMBRACE it!

That’s all the advice I have for you now, give me another ten years and I will have more advice for ya.

And P.S

……….Your Not pregnant.

Your 30 year old self

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pretty Alligators! CROCS gets a fashion lift!

I am not usually one for CROCS, I have friends who swear by them and their comfort giving abilities, and although I have been tempted before, I just cannot break my fashionable sense enough to break down and buy a pair.

But THESE, well are a different story, it’s the YOU by Crocs line, this line of fun flirty quirky shoes just recently came to my attention via a fashion mag. I loved what I saw and got so excited that I went to the website to check out how I could get my hands on a pair, sadly L they are not available in good old Ohio :L ahh well, but are in various other states South Dakota and Florida included.

Their online catalog is colorful and brilliantly made (it flips like a real catalog)

These wonderfully fun shoes boast the same comfort as their ugly cousins, but also boast a not so cute price anywhere from $120-$160 a pair! However if I could find a basic color like black or gray that knew would look good with everything, I may be willing to invest in these tasty little darlings. And did I mention that you can get them all in a multitude of colors!!!!!

Check them out at http://www.youbycrocs.com/ and good luck if you happy to live in a city that carries them, you lucky dog you!!

OMG!! Shoe Orgasm!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Madison Car Kulture Show

Ahh the show I look forward to every single year! Lots of gorgeous retro peoples and of course a ton of beautiful cars, in the coolest suburb there is! I was even asked by a Professional Photog to take a picture next to a car for what I suspect was Hometown Hotrod Magazine. Flattery will get you everywhere! our friends Julia and Randy even showed up to enjoy it with us! Here are some highlights:The outfitPosing with the hunys 65 impala ssThe man and his machine!Lets go to the show!!

This was just baaaad ass, I love it! and the roof was large flake red mettalic yummy!!Evil looking, I dig the flamesMy favorite, gee can you guess why?
Doin what we do best!

Harajuku Girls are back!!

Gwen Stefani has done it again! I am forever in love with the pop-retro scene, so naturally Gwen Stefani is a goddess to me. And I will admit I really wasn’t sure if I liked her first perfume. But her new collection sold under Harajuku Lovers name, can’t miss has something for everyone!! There are a total of 5 different scents, each sent and its bottle is modeled after one of Gwen’s Harajuku backup dancers, including the artist her self!

“G” smells of fresh coconut, jasmine, and cotton woods.

“Love” smells like a bouquet of pink pomelo, rose, and creamy vanilla orchid.

“Lil Angel” smells like sweet citrus floral with notes of pineapple, candied violet, and lollipop accord.

“Music” smells like pears sweat pea, and sleek wood.

“Baby” smells of flowers with notes of white rose, orange flower, and white musk.

I will probably go for the “G” because that seems to be along my line of scent preferences, but I cannot wait to smell them all!!! And their cute little action figure bottles make me want to collect them all!

You can sniff them out at any Sephora store nearest you! Or order them online!

Friday, August 15, 2008


Not everyone has the ability to see beauty in as an elaborate way as some. I for one, am one of those people who see beauty in things others do not. I believe I have been given a very beautiful gift. You see, I can smell, hear and see beauty at times when no one else can. It’s been like this since I was a young girl. I can smell lilacs wafting through the air in the middle of winter, or pure vanilla in stale office air. My dreams consist of wild and often wonderful fantasies. I’ve dreamt, quite recently about dancing in a field while it was snowing powdered sugar and cinnamon, while some may consider all this crazy hogwash or plain hokiness. I believe there is a reason I can sense these things. Mabey its because I am an artist mabey its because I am all right brained. Does seeing the beauty in death and n a bum sleeping on the street corner make me nuts? If it does, then I really don’t think I care what you think ahah. I believe my life would not be as great as it is if It weren’t for these occurences. Sure I have my bad perceptions, I get depressed heavily and often, because I can also feel intensely the bad as well as the good. But I deal with it in my own little way. I believe this sense opens me up to things I would other wise never notice or be privy to. All I know is that it’s a beautiful life and I love the life I live, strange senses and all!

Time to go home and prepare for one of my most fave yearly things tommorrow, the Lakewood Rockabilly Riot Madison Kar Kulture show, I will be shure to dazzle in my pinup girl ensemble, pictures will ost definitley follow!

Something Fun for Friday

Here is a tounge twister my co-workers and I made up today (don't ask why, we work in Customer service that should explain it for you)

"Suzy saw a sasquatch outside the sechuan in saskatoon sascatuchuan!.... Say it ten times fast...ready.......go!"

Well...ok ...because it's Friday!!!

01. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:
"when the customer request to have the formula"

02. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?
my cubicle wall (actually I cannot ever stretch my arms out full lenght, thats who small it is)

03. What is the last thing you watched on TV
The News

04. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what time it is:

05. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

06. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Anriana on the phne, Senaria talking baout her outfit to Gretchen, Shirley yakking inthe next row, doors opening.

07. When did you last step outside?
25 minutes ago for my "fresh air break"

09. What are you wearing?
Black pantent flats, jeans,black short sleeved shirt, grey vest

10. Did you dream last night?
yeah but I cant remember, i was so dead to the world

11. When did you last laugh?
a few minutes ago when my manager made a "pimp of my kingdom" gesture

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
three grey cube walls, pictures of classic cars,my dog and my car, friends, family the man ect.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Wow....ya know no not really

14. What do you think of this quiz?
it's different. that's the only reason i bothered.

15. What is the last film you saw?
Harlod and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo bay

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?
A new work truck for the husband, id pay of bills then buy a swiming pool

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know:
I wanted to be a mortitian when I was younger,and was SERIOUSLY looking into school.....now I am here......

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would u do?

Just make people freakin nicer and more apt to take care of the earth

19. Do you like to dance?
there are few things i like more.

20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?
hes a dork, he sucks and I thnk he needs to burn deep in hell, in my opinion he as just as good as Hitler

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
21. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
see thats hard because I really don't know about boys names, i do like Tyler though and Trevor

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Favorite quotes to live by

Quotes that I love:

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness , negativity, pain….to feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to be able to make mistakes and choices…today I choose to feel life not to deny my humanity, but to embrace it –Kevyn Aucoin

“One of my aims is to feel good about myself, which is all mental, all about attitude. It has nothing to do with size. You just have to let go of perfectionism and keep focusing on the next moment because if you don’t, you’re going to miss out on something. You have to stay present every second.” – Elle DeGeneres

”what is going to happen will, and no one is immune from it”- anonymous

“Be happy so long as breath is in you” – Yogi Brahma

“Your head must bow to your heart”- Yogi Brahma

“By honoring your words, you are honored” –Yogi Brahma

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sex and Politics

Here is something my friends in foreign countries do not have to deal with, Politics’ in the marriage, now maybe you do and I am wrong, but you do not have to deal with “I’m a democrat and you’re a republican and I love but yet hate you for that” BS.

As many of you know, this election is getting pretty heated over here, with the war, and energy crisis, plus a slew of other fun items, our future president has a TON of stuff to deal with when he gets into office, and a MASSIVE mess to clean-up.

The truth is, not a lot of Americans feel that we have any good choices, now granted I am a democrat, the daughter of a hard working Union man, and I believe the government should work for the people, not the other way around.

Now my husband….well he is a republican, and yes that makes it extremely tough at times. That is probably our one potentially explosive pitfall, basically he cannot respect my political opinions, I am not asking for him to agree with them, just respect them. But he doesn’t do this and honestly it can really hurt me sometimes, possibly more than he knows.

The truth is, I hate politics’, I mean who really LIKES it? But the older I get the more I feel the need to get involved. It sucks not being able to discuss stuff like this with my husband. When Obama won the democratic nominee, I had to leave the room to cheer.
If and when he wins the White house, well….lets just say I am not planning on being home when they announce it, I will be at my parents’ house cheering........... 40 miles away.

It is the one thing that I hate about my marriage, the ONLY thing.

And you would think that it is such a small part, but its not, it’s a HUGE part when your husband is extremely opinionated and angry at everything. I could be sitting on the couch watching the news and some of the stuff that comes out of his mouth, makes my skin crawl.

During the Bush re-election, we weren’t married, and broke up a total of 3 times during that whole process. Yes I like Obama, yes I have a lot of faith in him, but do not believe he is the answer to all of Americas issues, I mean really no ONE person could be…..cept maybe Chuck Norris…………………

But the put downs on the way that I was raised, my “liberal mind” and the constant bashing, has taken a huge toll on me, and it is damaging. Now mind you I don’t go around shoving my beliefs in HIS face, but yet he does it to me constantly.

After having a Kerry/ Edwards sticker ripped off of my car 4 times, by my husband, I don’t even do that anymore. But deep down, it kills me; I hate it, because I can be quite opinionated also. And its funny because the people we hang out with are all Independent or Democrat, and they are all real good about not saying the wrong things to him or starting discussions that will get him worked up into a find frenzy. But they still wonder how we make it work, and honestly I don’t know what to tell them, cause a lot of the time it doesn’t work. I just figure that since he married me, he has to put up with me, and if he really loves me enough he wont let this get in the way of us…….But that’s only on the good days.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fabulous 30th bash!!

So my B-day was on the 29th, but last Saturday my wonderful friends threw me a huge party, there were about 10 of us, and we started the night out with dinner at Carabbas Italian Grill, one of my faves, I of course started with the Chocolate martini J The Hubby and I MMM Tiramasu my FAVE!!!

My friend know I have a great sense of humor (thankfully) and put together a gag gift for me, I cannot stand the word MOIST….ewww I hate even typing it!!! So they put together a big pink box with all the products they could find at the store that said MOIST on it, including the worst possible word combo “Moist and Meaty” AHHH!!!!!! It was all stuff they knew I would use (or my dog would use anyway ) it was probably the main brainchild of my friend Ian who is a stinker and knows how much I despise that word, but I had so much fun opening it that I laughed until I cried. They also gave me a bog jar with 30 1$ bills in it for my “30th” bday. It was super awesomeJ. My lifelong friend Jeanette also got me an original Varga Pinup girl calendar for the month of July!!! Framed and everything, she is just gorgeous!!!!!! It is going our in my bedroom ASAP!

Then we headed to Julia and Randys house to do some shots before we went out dancing, I did a shot of Crown Royal, everyone else did Jaeger Bombs.
I love this pic LOVE IT!!! Me Julia and Ingrid ready to go out and shake it!

Next stop was the Mercury Lounge on west 6th. I LOVED this place!! It was however smaller than I though, but the people there weren’t half bad and it was pretty clean for being a night club, Julia Ingrid and I tore up the dance floor , got a little naughty and playful. I love them they are so much fun!
Everyone enjoyed great conversation while at the bar, danced, drank and mingled. Julia and I went down to the bathroom and when we came back two people were sitting in our Booth making out, with the rest of our party sitting there!! So Ingrid went over to them eating each others face and said “Hi I just wanted to let you know that it is Heathers birthday, hence the reason that we are all sitting here” the guy just waved and kept on sucking the tramps face, I feel secure in knowing that one of them probably ended up with a venereal diseaseJ sad, but true! I heart JuliaI am forever sticking my ass out in photos
Julia, me , Lindsay, John and Lee, Mercury Lounge
We didn’t get home until well after 3, it was perfect!