Monday, October 18, 2010

Dog Portraits

I've seen a lot of blog talk lately about dog portraits!  Have I ever shown you Gypsy King?

This was given to me and Omar as a wedding gift from our friend Ashley.  Ashley's mother painted this for us!  Commission your own here!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Riding Around

Everyone rides bikes in Paris (or Vespas)!  They have these cool Velib bikes that you can "rent" by the day.  And these aren't just tourist bikes - locals use them too!  Here is a picture I took of one of the bike "service points"!
Seeing all the Parisians riding their bikes makes me want to get a bike...real bad!  Riding the bus gets so old! 
So the search is on, and this what I have found!  (We'll see what Omar thinks about this idea!)
Isn't it cute?!  It's from a company based here in San Francisco, PUBLIC.  (I do like to shop local!)

And just to prove that Gypsy could ride with me, I'm posting this picture!  We would be so chic!
via here

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Picture time!

I finally have pictures from Paris!  I have so many good ones, but I don't want to bombard you!  If you want to see more click here!
My favorite part of the trip!
Posing for the camera
Fromage Crepe
My chocolate macaroon and new Paris shirt!
Omar and his new Parisian outfit 

Texas Exes

Gypsy is such a good dog - he has all sort of friends!
Here a few shots of Baby N and Baby C playing with Gypsy a few weekends ago!  Their parents came over to help Omar root on the Longhorns.  Of course, more baby watching took place than football (which is fine by me)! 

This baby C's first appearance on my blog!  Baby C just moved from Texas with her parents (our friends) Jonathan and Sarah!
Isn't she a cutie?!
Welcome to California!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Do sandwiches count?

I think I may need to purchase this book!
I've been very uninspired lately in the kitchen, which leads to poor choices and an expanding waistline.

I think Chapter 3 is for me, "I Want Something Simple, Fast, and Hard to Screw Up"

What's your favorite cookbook?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Have you seen this chandelier from Ikea?
I just saw it on Little Green Notebook, and I'm loving it.  The shade of flowers are made from paper, so its very light and easy to hang!  Did I mention that it's only $90?!
Images from here.

Oh Christy, do chandelieres fall under your lamp fetish?!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wanted and "Needed"

I love my Frye gray boots (best purchase ever),
but it's time for some variety!  I'm in need of a new pair of brown boots.  Specifications include little to no heel, knee height, and wide openings!

Here's my current round up (with the last one in 1st place):

These from Anthro fit the bill!  And those tights are pretty sweet as well!
The Steve Madden's that Kendi wears are pretty cute (and very affordable).
How cute are the bows?!
You can't go wrong with Frye!
Exciting!  Just spotted:  Urban Outfitters online carries the above Frye Paige Tall Riding Boot in a weathered, dark brown.  I like - a lot! 
Suggestions?  Thoughts? 

Friday, October 1, 2010

Time after time

Can you believe it?  Today is my 1 year blogging anniversary!  I posted 251 posts this year!  I'm pretty sure I only have about 7 people that actually read this blog, but that's ok!  I love it!

And just because I hate posting without pictures, here are a few of the Longhorns that took over my house this Saturday!  Although I'm not a fan of that burnt orange, they do look pretty cute!