Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Threads: College Football Gear

It is college football season. To me this is far more important and exciting than NFL football. The real passion is in NCAA football. I went to SMU which is synonymous with having been given the death penalty in the 80's for blatantly doing what other teams their players. Anyhow---SMU football is finally getting attention, we have a beautiful stadium on campus (key!) and tailgating is a must every game day up and down the Boulevard.
Last year I missed my 10 year reunion because I was 34+ weeks prego with I daydream a lot about going back to the Hilltop and what I would wear to a game. Above is a fantastic selection I found of things I really really want and need in my life. Those red pants and skirt...a MUST!

Do you enjoy NCAA football? Do you have great school gear you put on nearly every weekend?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Shoes

I must ensemble is NOT Wednesday Wardrobe worthy today. I'm wearing a maxi dress with an oversized cardigan and sandals. Sounds cute in theory...but not in implimentation. Maybe its the messy hair, maybe its the lack of make-up.'s Wednesday Wardrobe is focussing on the shoes I wore to dinner on Monday night, because ...
1. They are sassy
2. I hardly ever wear heels
3. Love me some Target Missoni!

Hope you are having a great week so far!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Oldie But Goodie

This is one of my favorite series of paintings. I call it Circles...this is not what I was going to blog about tonight--- I was going to write about my fall TV schedule...but then the baby didn't nap all day and getting to bed became quite a here is my blast from the past. I can't believe no one has snatched these up!

Also I would like to let you know I named my T-Rex, Tyrone Rex the King of Educadora. I know you were on pins and needles about it! ;)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Inspiration is All Around Us

Inspiration is all around's as simple as that. A few months ago while popping in next door to the Miami Art Museum (MAM), I saw this bright green T-Rex and I fell for him. I put off buying him for months...and every time I went over to MAM for a meeting or something I would always check and make sure he was still there. I told my friends at MAM that I was coveting the T-Rex...they smiled and always said, "You should buy him with your discount"...and I would nod and agree.
Last week, I finally decided I was going to do it. It was a particularly stressful week, and I told myself I deserved my desk protector. When I went over to MAM to buy him, there was a mom eyeing him...asking the store attendant how much he cost...all the while I was praying she wouldn't take him away from me, as I KNEW he was the last one.
Fortunately for me, the $30 price tag was not what she had in mind...and as quickly as a bunny can make bunny babies he was mine!
Now the question lies...what do I name him?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Berg-Squared Locket

Last week I made a locket for my dear friend Kirsten. She and I have been friends since before our freshman year (we met on a visit to SMU with our moms in tow)...and that's a long time! Her kids are adorable and because of that it was easy to make her locket. Aren't they sweet?
Kirsten was very happy with the end result, and so was I.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday Threads: Come Fly With Me

I've always loved great vintage (or vintage inspired) pieces. This Thursday I bring you the latest two things I am coveting. These Pan Am bags are amazing...they are perfect for work or a weekend get away. The top canvas one is REVERSIBLE! ...the blue one is sturdy and bound to stand the test of time.

Both logos were used by Pan American Airways and with the new Pan Am show set to debut on ABC this Sunday, I think that I will not be the only one wanting these beauties. From what I have seen what the ladies on the show will be carrying is the blue Pan Am bag with the logo used from the late 50's through the last days of the airline.

The saddest cruelest thing is that both of these bags sit just 30 feet away from me at the HistoryMiami gift shop! This gem of a museum (if I do say so myself) has an incredible aviation exhibition open currently called Aviation in Miami: the First 100 Years. This means that not only does the gift shop have these bags, but they have all sorts of other Pan Am (and Eastern)treasures such as, koozies, shirts, glasses, wings, name badges and so much more!

So if you want to be a jet set trend setter, either come on down to HistoryMiami or visit the store on the web and snatch up one of these beauties before I do!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday Wardrobe: Splashes of Color

It's Wednesday...and I have a confession to make. This is actually what I wore I'm rocking some Old Navy and Tory Burch...same glasses though. I realized that I had only been wearing my wayfarers and not my other 2 options.
Anyhow---I'm finally operating on EST again...took me about 48 hours to get back on track. While I was in California I got two more locket orders and I delivered a nursery painting. So even while on vacation I was working.

...and yes, this is me wearing more Missoni treasures from Target. More things have been creeping back into the stores, have you noticed? I've always been a BIG Missoni fan, so I would have purchased most of the collection if I could have. Since the initial insanity I have also scored some leggings, black tights and a skirt for babykins in a store and I got a present for someone in my I can't make that public. I understand that someone also scored a pair of the heels for me...nice!

I wonder who Target will bring next? Any clues?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mr. & Mrs. Tall Dark and Handsome

My friend Singleton in the Kitchen got married to her tall, dark and handsome Prince Charming in the most perfect setting this past weekend. Singleton is one of my favorite people in the entire world. She is the girl who puts a smile on my face just by walking in the room, she's just lovely. That's probably why she and her daddy, the Good Doctor danced to Stevie's "Isn't She Lovely" at her wedding (subsequently I made Mr. D promise he'd dance with our babykins to that song some day). Anyhooo...point is as I mentioned yesterday I was inspired by their wedding and think I know what I want to do as part of their wedding gift.'s up to her. The top one is reminiscent of the tent their cocktail hour was under at Bear Flag Farm and the bottom one is reminiscent of the tent they got married under in the orange grove. I think I am partial to the wedding tent. Which do you like?

Monday, September 19, 2011

California Dreamin'

Rehearsal Dinner in Sonoma at a Fly Fishing Ranch. Here I am with 2 of my BFFs, Kirsten and Lauren both flew in from Texas to be in the wedding party.

Our Bride, Ms. Singleton with her "SMU" girls. Isn't she the prettiest bride? It because she is glowing with love her Mr. Singleton to be.
I will also say I loved our dresses. You may remember I drew the dress months ago. I'd been so looking forward to this momentous occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Singleton...aren't they fetching? They got married at one of the prettiest places on earth, the Bear Flag Farm in Winter, CA. The menu was amazing, fresh and personal. The entire wedding was the perfect example of this couple.
Her beautiful Amsale gown was paired with 3.5" Kate Spade red heels which made us think of the Nutcracker. Aren't we cute?
After a drive through Sonoma the day after...we ended up letting the Museum Nerd (me) visit the new California Academy of Sciences. It was amazing...only thing missing was babykins.
At the end of our journey we took in the beautiful views of the bay. I love San Francisco...left my heart there years ago.

So yes, Mr. D and I had a whirlwind trip to "NoCal" for on of my greatest BFFs in the whole wide world, Singleton in the Kitchen. We called Napa our home base, but went to Sonoma, Winter and San Francisco. It was our first time away from the babe...and although we missed her, it was amazing to be surrounded by friends. This was probably hands down the most beautiful, personal and loving weddings I have ever been to. It was joyful and glorious in every sense of the world.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wardrobe Wednesday: Missoni (Evil Taker Downer of Target Website)

I was NOT one of the evil people who took the website down--- I was just one of the crazy people in line before 8am. Fortunately everyone in line ranged from a size 10-12's in my bunch which means that I was successful! I got this lovely cardigan I am wearing, a dress and a cardigan for babykins (vraiment j'ai achete 3 autre chose mais mon mari non sais pas!). The only other thing I wanted was a pair of headbands for my friend Singleton in the Kitchen, who is getting married this weekend in Napa! I'm wearing my Missoni dress to her rehearsal on Friday!
...and yes I busted out into my bad french right there! Vive la France!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

cSd Lockets

I love photography. I have owned a camera for as long as I can remember---always snapping pictures. Before digital photography I built the prettiest albums (later referred to as scrapbooks). Then when digital pictures came along I began to build digital books... but I always wanted to do something special with my pictures too. That's when I built my first locket. Inspired by the gold ones my cousin makes, I built a silver one. Soon...people started asking me about it and that's how I decided to make them for others. Above you can see what mine looks like (they are double sided since they are glass encased in sterling silver)...and also above are pictures of the other shapes and sizes. The 2" oval is my personal favorite ($75).

My lockets are a lovely personal gift and something you can literally wear with anything! If you are interested in learning more, just email me at

Monday, September 12, 2011

Bright and Early Tomorrow Morning

8am tomorrow! Do you know what you want? I do.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

THursday Threads: Post Herald Spot

I went to Fashion Night Out tonight with my gubby C. We went to Merrick Park in Coral Gables---lots of fun, great cocktails...and while making our way back to Nordstroms from Neiman Marcus, the Miami Herald fashion reporter (or at least one of them) stopped me and asked if I minded getting my picture taken and then answering a few questions. Naturally, I said no... a few pics later, she asked me my name, age, what inspired my ensemble, occupation, what I was wearing, and then she asked about my cSd locket and my blog. So sometime next week in the Herald there will be a picture with a few doodads from moi.

Above is a drawing of what I wore tonight... oh yeah...I'm wearing a joke!

Thursday Threads: Red Jeans

I have been wanting a pair of red jeans for a while. Quietly hunting for a good pair. Last week while shoe shopping for babykins, I found these amazing red skinny jeans from Old Navy! Yes, I know, I have a problem. So this is what I am wearing today...
1. Ray Ban Wayfarer glasses
2. Silver Tiffany Key
3. Silver cSd picture locket
4. Blue and White Gingham Shirt, Old Navy
5. White Tshirt Cardigan, J.Crew
6. Leopard Print Pony Hair Skinny Belt, Old Navy
7. Red Skinny Jeans, Old Navy
8. Leopard Print Pony Hair Reva Flats, Tory Burch
9. Lots of Bracelets

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday Wardrobe: Denim

Happy Wednesday! Here's what I've got on today...I will say I went a little overboard on the skin tone...I look like I lathered myself up in some self tanner--- I'm def not that tan at all right now since I've had a stomach flu for 6 days now! I hope you are having a great week.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Special Gift for a 30th Birthday

My friend Robin is a very spirited woman. She takes life by the horns, and lives it to the fullest. Her husband Aaron turned 30 today--- and it has been quite a year so far. Robin wanted to make sure that 30 was a birthday Aaron would not forget, so she opted to throw him an over the top surprise party at their house complete with faux mustaches and bartenders. She also opted to give him something not so of my paintings.
One night while at a Junior League meeting Robin slipped me a note that said "Can you paint this?" (the note had a doodle of her vision)...I giggled and said, "Sure." I immediately started sketching my interpretation and Robin was quickly happy with what she saw. Fast forward a couple of weeks for production and for secrecy-- here it is. It's pretty funny...and not like anything I have ever done. There's always a first time for everything.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Special Something for Baby Jeremy

My friend J decided to give her friend a really sweet gift for her newborn baby Jeremy. J wanted it to be a total surprise so we had to guess on the size and colors to use. J's friend had NOTHING in the nursery ready to go because she had spent the last 12 weeks of her pregnancy on bed rest.

The end result was this. We used my own sweet baby girl's monogram as inspiration and I think the end result was lovely. I hear that J's friend was really touched by the gift and really loved it. Just goes to show that sometimes the best gifts don't come off a registry.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday Threads: Fall Style on a "Boogeh"

It's September 1 and this weekend is Labor Day weekend. Although I live in Miami and it will be hot and steamy for the next month and a half--- it is the end of the summer and fall is upon us. I decided to take a look on the Old Navy website and see what goodies I could find for the new season. Here are my favorites...all to be worn with a nice cardigan and would work well with one of those new to die for pencil skirts from J.Crew or a great pair of jeans. This bow tie top from Old Navy also comes in black, but I like the white myself. I tend to wear more white tops than black--- and I thought the bow pops more in the lighter color.

Remember the animal print scarf I posted a couple of weeks ago? Well it's mine now---and though I would never wear it with this shirt--- I love this shirt. Pair this up with a great orange or red skirt...maybe even hot pink! Nice! The sleeveless white bow tie wasn't the only one there. There was also this 3/4 sleeve version of it. It also comes in a pretty copper color, but again I was drawn to the white. Have I mentioned I love white tops? Again, pair this with a pencil skirt or a pair of wide leg trousers for work--- or flared jeans on the weekend. It's a great top!

...and then I found these! I have seen them in real life...and I was tempted when I saw them--- but then I reminded myself I was there for flare jeans and a gingham shirt, not rain boots... These are really fantastic and they come in this great shade of grey too!

I can't help it that Thursday Threads comes so easily from Old Navy-- but now that I'm a mommy...its easier to spend money at Old Navy than at my first love, J.Crew.

Happy Thursday!