Saturday, February 28, 2009

Rodeo Time!


Sergio Rossi Boots, Topshop denim dress, Joseph Griffin sandals, Elizabeth & James top, sprinkled with some awesome Marni necklaces.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sand, Water, Light

I don't know about your parts, but in Houston Summer is creeping upon us.

Photo from Bueller Photography Etsy Shop.

Have a good weekend!


Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Cook-Off is this weekend! ( The world's biggest rodeo, biggest BBQ cook-off..biggest deal in Houston). One of the perks of my job is free passes to the cook-off from various radio and TV stations. Also, Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears are playing tomorrow night at one of the big tents! Double bonus points.

Wish I could have a reason to buy these cherry blossom boots from and wear them more than once a year. So pretty and not cheesy cowgirl style--which always is in abundance at Rodeo.

CC Band Camp

If you are a graphic designer, PR practitioner, writer, web developer or creative professional and want to help out Houstonians going to SXSW:


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cappy Pics

Austin, Texas was hot hot hot yesterday. I actually got a sun burn. Here's the PINK Capitol building from the lawn, and another from the underground basement.

The trip was fun and informative. Sixth Street was INSANE because it was Fat Tuesday. I did not see any college students--mostly thugs with tattoos on their face, which surprised and scared me.

Got to get back to work... xo

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Off to the Capitol...(of TX)


...and this is the money-is-no-object version of what I'll be wearing. I'll probably look more like Liz Lemon from the first episode of 30 Rock: frumpy, stains, toothpaste on the face. Kidding, kidding.

Our agenda is nuts! here's just a taste of what we'll be doing:

-touring the capitol, meeting with Gov. Rick Perry
-eating at Stubbs BBQ (yummm)
-eating and staying at The Driskill (!!)
-watching a film at Bob Bullock Texas State Museum
-meeting the Attorney General, some senators and commissioners
-going to a cemetery (!?!?)
-6th Street (for any non-Texans, it is similar to Bourbon Street)

Sounds like lots of walking! We're all leaving on a bus at 5:30 am and we were slightly encouraged to bring alcohol on the bus. I don't think I will partake, and I can't imagine who would want to drink that early.

I hate that I'm going to a city where I have so many friends, but I literally won't have a moment to see any of them. It's okay though, the group I am going with is very diverse and a ton of fun and I love any excuse to go to Austin.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Yellow Before, Purple After

I've had this yellow buffet for awhile, and I had been wanting to paint it for sometime. I was inspired by these pretty little purple flowers to paint it purple. It was definitely an impulse thing, but 'm happy I did it. I went to Anthropologie and found these gaudy drawer pulls on sale! Thank goodness because I had to buy eight of them.

I love how it turned out.. . it's not forever, but it's fun for now.


I have a friend who entered in a logo contest... HERE. Vote for the best, which is probably F ;)

Print, Print, Print

Also thanks to Krista at Miss Mack Design who gave us some etsy love on her blog.

She has a great shop here where you can buy her fabulously designed PDF's and print as much stationery as you want. I have to hand it to her, great move in this craptastic economy.

Friday, February 20, 2009

aw, thanks

image by photographer alix malka.

Thanks to everyone who has been so kind and warm about passing along the news of our shop.

My mom, boyfriend's dad, and jacci sent a lot of people our way and I'm very grateful!

Here's a fun video if you're hankering for some Europe.. it's of Chelsey and her boyfriend (and our friend!), Josh in Spain.

I realize that I mention Chelsey AT LEAST once a week. I should start paying her for being so bloggable. No, we're not dating. And I totally realize I didn't give her a birthday shout on the blog.


You guys have a great weekend!! I'm looking forward to eating & shopping in the new hood.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

mon petit pêche

Okay.. so Chelsey and I are very excited to announce that we've opened up an Etsy shop!

We've been working on it for the past four months and it's launching today. It's called mon petit pêche (my little peach) and it offers adorable casual baby clothes. Go on... check it out and let us know what you think.

P.S. please share this with your friends, blog about it, dream about it... :) xoxo merci.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Travel Shoes!

These are the shoes I ended up getting. They're made by Clark's. Initially I got some cute Cole Haan shoes with Nike Air technology, thinking they would bring me the most comfort, but then I tried these on and I was blown away.

I wanted to get some super comfy shoes because when we were in Paris I wore crappy Ann Taylor flats and I wanted to end my life by the second day.

I'll be walking several miles a day around Austin (next week) and Washington D.C. (in May) with a group of people and we have to dress professional, meet with politicians and represent Good ol' Fort Bend County. I don't know who we're meeting in D.C., but we'll be meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry next Tuesday.

.. and i think I'm done posting about shoes for awhile.


SoundClip directs sound from iPhone toward you to increase the clarity and volume for movies and music.

A tuned conical deflection chamber designed to make the audio from your iPhone clearer and also slightly louder. Sound waves are reflected toward you, instead of away, so you feel more involved in your game, movie, or music.

.. and for less than $8. Loves it.

iPhone Coasters! How funny is that?

Monday, February 16, 2009


Breakfast I made for my Valentine:) (he got me flowers, replenished my my tea & chocolate stash! perfect.)

Abandoned Cupcakes from Aerosol Warfare Gallery :(

Friday, February 13, 2009


sweet. love. fuzzy. sparkle. sugar....

I'm not even going to pretend that I'll make anything that looks this good.

Sighs, Martha Stewart and her team of perfectionists have done it again..... have a lovely weekend. Don't believe the HYPE. Just enjoy your loved ones. xoxo

... all photos from martha, obvs.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Heart Clips

Had to re-post this simple, cute Valentine's paper clip. Just bend!

Saw it first on

Glass & Ice(ing)

As Valentine's Day approaches (and three February birthdays in my immediate family), I have cupcakes on the brain.

The hand-blown cupcake stand from in two words or less...

precious, useless

I still want it!

NEED HELP! Shoe Advice!

Last weekend was my mama's birthday! I wore heels for six hours straight and am still paying the price for it! My feet STILL HURT.

I'm just coming to realize that all my shoes are cheap, archless and terrible for me. I'm committed to finding some ergonomic, comfortable shoes. There's Sofft and Naturalizer...looking kind of similar. But, I really fell in love with these Clarks, although a way too casual for my purposes.

I'm going to Austin and DC in the next few months for a thing and have to dress up and walk around the city. Yikes. I have yet to find cute, comfortable heels under $200. Do they exist? Please tell me!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Paper Pillow

This origami pillow from Urban Outfitters really strikes my paper-loving chord. I'm update the new home's look with some pillows, but it's just not in the cards at the moment.

We're all settled in, except for the massive amount of junk I have to throw out. Isn't it embarrassing/depressing to physically see how much JUNK you own? I keep repeating the Tyler Durden mantra in my head, "The things you own end up owning you." Not this girl!

Monday, February 9, 2009

That Scent

Limited edition handcrafted scent by NY artist Anicka Yi and architect Maggie Peng. The fragrance is inspired by the Fusako Shigenobu, former leader of the Japanese Red Army, who was believed to be in exile in Lebanon for many years after orchestrating some of the group's most political statements. Yi and Peng have chosen cedar wood as a central theme of this fragrance's narrative, as cedar is highly regarded in Lebanon as a national emblem. The scent uses three different kinds of cedar wood as its base note, along with violet leaf and nutty heart notes, and top notes of yuzu, shiso leaf, and black pepper.

Paper Flowers

Chanel couture show. just lovely.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Happy Birthday!

To My Wonderful Boyfriend.


Today's the big moving day. You kiddos have a good weekend. I'll be back.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mad Mod Fashion

Mad Mod Women
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As a little reward to myself for all the packing I've done, I began watching Mad Men Season One. It's all a little dreamy, minus the cigarettes.

1. Fendi Crepe Silk Dress with Marc by Marc Jacobs Mint Green Pumps

2. Alice + Olivia pleated belted dress with Lanvin felt and velvet open toe pumps

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs baby stripe gorgette dress with Olivia Morris patent bicolor pumps

Monday, February 2, 2009

Our Place

Pictures are from realtor web site... I'll have better ones in a few weeks.

Okay, so we signed a lease for a cute four-plex in Houston. My amazing BF found the place last week and within 24 hours it was ours. We move in on Friday and I cannot wait. We'll be out of Sugar Land in right between River Oaks and Montrose, two great Houston neighborhoods that have amazing restaurants, shopping, parks, you name it!

I look forward to visiting these places and sharing them with all of you :)