Friday, July 20, 2012


Yesterday I was looking forward to Pilates all day. The night before I packed my gym bag and as I was doing so, I realized it had been a while since I bought new workout clothes. (see the post below). I basically have two black sports bras, two black tanks and two pair of black shorts that I wash at least once a week so they are clean to wear to my 3 classes a week. See how that math doesn't add up? Anyway, fast forward to yesterday, I'm in a meeting and I realize I need to step out so I can change into my Pilates work out wear. I got to my office and realized I had forgotten my stuff at home. F!!!! I needed to go to class since I know I will be too hung over on Saturday and I didn't want to skip two classes. (I'm having a belated birthday happy hour tonight. And well my friends like to get me washed.) So what did I do when I realized I had no work out clothes? I ran over to Lululemon and spend $170 on new clothes, of course. Do I have the money to spend on expensive work out gear? Hell NO! Did I do it anyway? Yes, yes I did.

I bought the famous Groove Crop pants. I say famous because everyone I have ever talked to about the pants, talks about how great they make your butt look. I have to admit, my butt does look like a super models ass when I wear these pants. Not only are they famous but magical too. I bought a No Limits tank too. At first I wasn't sold on the tank. I was afraid of the open bits in the back and showing too much back fluff. But after working out in it. WOW! It keeps you so cool. I love it.

Below are links to what I bought. I wish I looked like the models wearing these clothes. One day at a time, one day at a time.

magic pants

sexy tank

Thursday, July 12, 2012

birthday list

My birthday is coming up. And while I am a bit bummed out about my age, and where I am in life, blah blah blah. I am excited to spend some time with some of my best girl friends on Saturday. I put together a little Pilates wish list. You know in case you wanted to buy me something. wink wink.

Friday, April 20, 2012

what I have been looking at

I know I haven't been posting as much as I use to. The truth is work is really kicking my butt and I just don't have time or don't feel up for blogging when I do have time. But I have been reading so many great new (to me) blogs lately. I thought I would share them with you. Most are fashion or I hate to say it "mommy blogs". I know there is a dislike for most "mommy blogs" out there but the few below are great even if you don't have children like me.

bleu bird vintage


rockstar diaries

this time tomorrow

eat sleep wear

fellow creatives

If you click on any one of the above you can find even more fun stuff to look at.

Today is miss LaLa's 50th birthday. Ok ok she is 8 in human years. Here she is with her favorite toy.

I have also been busy doing this:

I have needed to get my "junk" room cleaned and functional for a long time. I finally got my old dining room table from Sister's house and made myself an office. I hate calling it a "craft" room. Maybe I should call it an "art" room. Is there a better name for such a room? It still need so much work to get it the way I want it. I need a cool chair to use as a desk chair. And some boxes/baskets for supplies and such. And of course I need to just clean out all the junk still in the part of the room not pictured. But how much to you love the windows and light in this room? I just love it.

Friday, March 09, 2012

don't move here

It is that time of year again. SXSW in Austin, Texas.

When I was a young pup I use to get so excited about this time of year. I would even laminate my schedule (graphic design nerd). The weather is always beautiful. The residents of Austin shake off the winter and break out the flip flops and sundresses. SXSW in Austin is magical.

But the last few years I haven't been into it. Maybe I haven't been into it because downtown Austin has become so over run with skinny jean wearing dudes who don't use crosswalks. OR maybe it's the girls in sundresses and cowboy boot at WholeFoods who OOOO and AHHHH over the produce. OR maybe it the 13+ years of SXSW I have ready attended. I find other things to do. I have offered to help Sister with Goldie to occupy my time or shunned the whole event by not buying a wristband and only going to free stuff. This year the weather is terrible which makes it easy to go straight home after work and not be tempted by the hipster bands in town. Although, I'm sure I will do somethings. I already have plans to attend a party Monday night. And fingers crossed I get tickets to a show on Thursday night.

I know all the folks in town visiting will be mad that the weather isn't perfect. What they don't know is we need the rain so bad. There is still so much that will happen indoors and so many outdoor patios with coverings so you won't get wet. They will still have a great time getting drunk off free beer. And they will still want to move here when they board their flights home.

SO WELCOME SXSW folks! Spend all you money, have a great time, then go home and return next year. But please, don't move here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

somebody that I used to know

Maybe you have seen this video or heard the song lately (it is on my Valentine's CD this year). It has been running through my head this week because of something that happened last Friday. I ran into Bandit. I was at happy hour with a bunch of work friends at a place that I introduced to Bandit. (I know that it isn't MY place and he can go where ever he likes but I felt violated when he stepped into the bar.) I actually saw him before he stepped into the bar. It was a beautiful day in Austin, TX. It must have been about 75 degrees out. The bar is one of those indoor/outdoor kind of places that opens up all the "walls" when the weather is nice. So I saw him come around the corner and became sick. My dear friend E knew that something wasn't right when I said "OH fuck NO!" E said "Who is it? Bandit?"

He finally did come into the bar and headed for the back of the bar, far away from me. Thankfully I had stopped drinking. After I got my courage up I walked over and said hi. He looked to be on a date that wasn't going great. He wasn't really smiling until he locked eyes on me. He reached for me to hug and while we were hugging his "date" said "Hi I'm Summer!" I said "Hi Summer" and turned to Bandit who was saying "Hi Stranger. You look great." He told me a few times that I looked great which was so nice to hear since I was having one of those days when I just didn't think I looked my best. I left the bar shortly after that feeling ok about the whole encounter.

On Monday morning like clock work, I got a message from him telling me again how good I looked and how nice it was bumping into me.

While is feels really great that he thought I looked good and he was happy to see me. And I won't lie he looked amazing! Better than when we dated. (I wanted to jump his bones.) I have to keep reminding myself that he is just somebody that I used to know.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

favorite new shop

Sunday afternoon while sitting around the kitchen table at my aunt and uncle's house the topic of this place came up. JM dry goods is a shop in Marfa,TX that sells my favorite soap. (Pictured below).

As well as, all kinds of great finds from Mexico. I'm so excited they have relocated in Austin, TX.

My mom being the fly by the seat of her pants kind of gal, said "let's go check it out." So we turned off the soup on the stove and drove over to the shop. I was able to pick up my soap. And we browsed the shop while visiting with the shop owner Michele. (I want to be her new best friend). She was so welcoming and sweet.

I can't wait to get a OAXACAN EMBROIDERED BLOUSE for the summer. And a OAXACAN WOVEN BRACELET. And these chairs (when I win the lotto).

I just love, love, love the shop. If you are in Austin, TX come check out JM dry goods.

Friday, January 06, 2012

find this man

I don't think I have many readers who live in Austin, TX. But just in case there are a few who are lurking in the shadows.

You may have heard about Esme Barrea, who was killed New Years Eve. It has been all over the news. I did NOT know her but I wish I had. She sounds like a really awesome all around lady.

The site below has a lot of great information about the suspect.

If you see this man, please call the Austin police.