#MakerMonday

Happy #MakerMonday and #CyberMonday everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (those of us fortunate enough not to be working retail, and to everyone else, good Lord, I’m sorry), and hope you got enough buttery foods to eat! I certainly had a delicious day with the family, made mashed potatoes, and two…

Behold! The Miss Universe 2013 National Costume Show!

Somehow I have not been aware, until now, about this particular part of the “Miss Universe” pageant. The INSANE costume exhibition/fashion show/cultural miasma that leads up to the actual pageant involves “tradition-inspired” costumes from each contestant. AND THEY ARE RIDICULOUS-MAZING! These aren’t even all of them, y’all! This is a small, delightful smattering of the…

Dia de Los Muertos!

Sadly, Halloween 2013 has come and gone. Hopefully it was a rowdy, fun-fest for everyone! Since Halloween is quickly followed by Dia de Los Muertos, I know the celebrations will continue into this weekend! (I was totally going to attend a rum-tasting graveyard party, but two of my friends just got engaged, so I’ll have…

Style Icon – Anjelica Huston

Continuing the theme of “Halloween Fabulous,” I want to discuss/gush about one of the marvelous, incredibly talented, versatile and gorgeous ladies I admire, Ms. Anjelica Huston. Progeny of famous Hollywood director John Huston and ballerina Enrica (Ricki) Soma, Anjelica spent most of her early life in the United Kingdom (which explains a lot about how…

Lizzie Borden!

Since it’s Halloween time, and because vintage/antique violent Americana is where it’s at, I present this post all about a young Massachusetts lady accused (but later acquitted) of axe murdering her parents! This particular Yankee gal, named Lizzie Borden, born in 1860, went to trial for the murder of her father and stepmother in 1892,…

“21 Beauty Secrets Southern Belles Swear By”

Thought I would share this piece by The Huffington Post‘s Style section, and just save us all a ton of time! They have been kind enough to poll their massive following for beauty tips, and I’m all about it! Apparently we’re still operating under the ultra-dramatic shadow of Gone with the Wind, a movie I cannot…

“Earth Girls are Easy” is So Great!

This ridiculous-mazing movie came out in 1988, so if you haven’t seen it ever, GO FIND IT AND SEE IT! If you haven’t seen it in a “while,” same goes for you, because Boyfriend and I arranged a “Cheesy Date Night,” complete with delicious artisan cheeses, honey, champers, and the best of all “cheesy” 80s…

Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life

Originally published in 1981, and given to my Father one Christmas by my Aunt Lisa (the “vintage” to-from tag is still in it), I don’t remember a time without the essential Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. (Not surprisingly, one of Jonathan Adler’s favorites as well.) Being a child of the 80s/90s, I knew all about…

Dogs and Diamonds

These are the gendered “best friends” of men and women. Dogs are loyal, adorable, cuddly, dependable, help save lives and are sometimes totally disgusting. Diamonds are shiny, gorgeous, delightful status symbols, the strongest stone and sometimes totally disgusting. I read an article on the Huffington Post (as I am known, quite frequently, to do) this…

Make-Up Brush Holder Tutorial

I had a rare Saturday to myself, without Boyfriend or social obligations (There was a pretty amazing party later that night to celebrate White Linen Nights in the Heights, for those of you who know about Houston good times.), so I decided to rearrange the ever-growing makeup collection! My amazing shopaholic friend and I went…