cold, rainy days...

since i havent updated in a while, i was planning on this mass blog, and then i decided i was bored with it. so, instead being inspired by the cold and rainy days as of late, here are a few of my most coveted rainy days item. i need them. enjoy...

cuddle up in a comfy chair like this one,
the lulu chair by urbanoutfitters. i loves it.

a warm, soft blanket is a must! like this cashmere
fringe throw from ralph lauren.

i want these adorable coffee cups by bread&badger so freakin bad. with my coffee addiction. and them being precious? i think i just may order them.

and get a gander at these kick ass, teensy espresso cups by acero studios. i think i just may need to order these to match the skull mugs. tres cute!

i bought this while i was in dallas. and so far, ive lived in it. its amazing...long, soft, and its gots a hood on it! toggle front sweater from old navy.

of course, somewhere for the pups to get warm and cozy. royal canopy dog bed by callingalldogs. over the top, i know. but my mom has one for her dogs like it. and its great.

and if you do decide to go outside and weather the storm.....

check out these houndstooth rain boots at target. for some reason houndstooth always reminds me of my aunt nancy. im going to go get them this weekend. :)

and i need this. i mean really. just look at it! is it NOT the cutest umbrella youve ever seen?! rose birdcage umbrella by lulu guiness. genius!


just throwing this out there...i probably have the most kick ass brother. be jealous. im just sayin, hes pretty awesome.

this weekend in dallas was great. i got spoiled. won a party at charming charlies and walked out with some sweet purple ugg boots, and some sweet jewelry and match all eleven of my new shirts. and my sweet cardigan. and sweater hoodie. OH! and i scored some sweet wins at half price books. i got dave some rockin old school vinyl: eric clapton, jimi hendrix, led zepplin, and queen (which i have to admit, queen, is mostly for me) and sixty, yes, you read it correct, sixty new books. oh and i found dave a vintage looking pink floyd shirt at guess? old navy of all places! so he was excited! well, not about my 60 books. considering i already have hundreds. but, he loves all his gifts and my new clothes, so it was a super win all around.

but it was mostly awesome just because it was the first time since christmas i actually got to spend any real length of time with my brother. and he is a super genius. and im not saying that because im biased he really is. and its almost sickening. but hes awesome. we had fun. and drove the parental units crazy. which is always amusing.

as soon as i get back to odessa and dave picks me up from the airport we get home and dave has cleaned the ENTIRE house. every stitch of laundry washed and hung up. every surface area sparkling. it was amazing. hes such a gem. but of course, its spotless and then i bring home all these ridiculous goodies and tons of stuff extra. but we got it all squared away thankfully. but after i got home we went over to ash and jeffersons for their fantasy football draft. doc and kathleen got a bunch of wings from wingstop and we just hung around. it was awesome. except ash and i were munching on some toblerone chocolate that doc and kathleen brought them straight from france and i dropped them in the beans. and then had a crazy dream about how i became a millionaire when i created this new dessert. im so weird.

random rant: did everyone hear the new state fair fried dessert this year is....fried butter?! what?! who seriously wants to eat fried butter? just the thought makes me want to yarf.

anywho. then yesterday, since dave worked monday he had last night off and we had a nice little date dinner. it was scrumptious then we headed over to (where else?) jefferson and ashleys. and hung around with them watching man vs wild in west texas! it was CRAZY. and then the colony. which i had never seen before. it was...interesting to say the least...but it was awesome.

which brings me to my awesome new favorites list: art prints.

ive had this weird obsession lately with art prints. well, for a while. i just wish i had more wall space. here are a few of my favorites....

Perching Ravens by youareconstance.
i really love the colors and the placement.
i think its eerily elegant. ya, i said it.

anything by hammerpress is a total win in my book.
im also partial to the one they did for spoon.
actually, im partial to most everything of theirs.
ive been a fan for the last 3 years. check em out.

Owl on Red Branch
by badbird.
i am totally digging on the simplicity and
random pops of color. i seriously love it.

secret handshake by Jennifer Davis.
shes my new favorite. i have been coveting her for a while.
all of her work is so interesting and intricate. amazing.
i have a girl crush on her.

Recruiting A New Alice in Wonderland by tartx.
my new favorite. dave and i actually just bought this!
dont judge. you know you love it. and now we own it :)

for the ladies...

first turned out to be a kick ass weekend. new tattoo friday night with zeke. on the ribs again, but on the right side this time. painful, yet worth it. then dave got home and we went and hung out with jefferson and ashley. the boys jammed up in the studio and ashley dawn and i chilled out on the couch.

saturday, i literally did nothing all day long. well, i mean i sketched up ideas, made a few greeting cards, and read a book. it was really cute. i liked it. it was a quick, easy read by sophie kinsella called Twenties Girl. and then when dave got off work we went (of course) over to the cox household and hung out with jefferson, ashley, monique, and dustin. always a win.

sunday, the boys decided to play golf so me and ashley and noahbug cruised target. (ashley got me THE cutest most ridiculous and adorable shoes ever! actually, im kind of in love with her because of it!) and im pretty peeved because there was this awesome ivory knit tunic that was gathered and has a little bow...and i wanted it so bad! i totally would have rocked it with leggings and boots BUT! alas, they only had it in the baby section. so, now, charlotte gets to be adorable in the tunic and leggings! which, of course, she will totally rock. and then we went over to jorges and split some nachos and got sopapillas. YUM! holy jeebus. they were the best id ever had. scrumptious! and then we cruised around town and then headed back to their house. where the boys brought us starbucks and we watched true blood.

check out my sweet new kicks. dont judge. i adore them!

OH! OH MY! do NOT do it! do NOT go see district 9. im serious. you will thank me! do NOT do that to yourself! dave and i both hated it! dont pay to go see it, dont rent it, dont tivo it, dont steal it. we went and saw it yesterday. i was hacked off. i told him we should go see inglorious basterds but NO! we go see THAT instead. awful, awful, awful. blech.

on to a lighter note....

ladies...if you have not heard of e.l.f. cosmetics. you should acquaint yourself with that name immediately. no, im serious. do it. its called eyeslipsface cosmetics. and let me go ahead and tell you right now, you will, if you havent already seen the brand in magazines -- US Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo. so im telling you right now. go to right now! (well, preferably after you finish reading my blog. kthanks.) but it is makeup (duh!) and it is surprisingly amazing.

its starting to get more famous because its not tested on animals, its in cahoots with various charities, and get this....its only...are you ready? a dollar! yup. you read correct. im in love. i just placed my fifth order with them today. well, let me correct myself, the "studio" looks and minerals are like 2-5 bucks. but i have...well at least one of everything. eye shadows, mascara, liquid eye liner, eye liner, blush, cream blush, foundation, powder, bronzer, lip gloss, nail polish. you name it, ive tried it. today...i bought 16 things for...$17.98. yup. awesome huh? ive been using elf for like...4-5 months. and i love it all. the ONLY thing i admit i still get big label is my mascara. only cause im a freak about my eyelashes. but its great. plus, they always have promos. either free shipping, or 10-20% off, or something free with purchase. i even turned half the people i work with over to it. and they all like it too. i know some people are picky and like their brands, im not gonna judge. im just sayin, for those of you that want to experiment with colors and all that jazz, you should check it out.