Great Day Houston Rodeo Fashionista!

In case you (somehow) missed it: I was one of five lovely models on Friday morning’s “Great Day Houston” showing off some fun Rodeo-inspired “western wear” options from amazing Houston-based stores Emerson Rose, Jubilee, and Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs! I woke up insanely early and met up with my fellow models at Jubilee to get ready! (They…

I Saw Bigfoot!

At least, I saw A Bigfoot. It was on display last night, courtesy of dedicated showman/Bigfoot murderer Rick Dyer, at the Alamo Drafthouse, at a sold out event that included a delightfully insane episode of the Six Million Dollar Man, and viewings of the beast! Obviously, this was a media-worthy event, and somehow I was featured…

Re-purposing A China Cabinet for Jewelry Display!

Happy Friday!!! Among my many crafty projects is one I’ve recently undertaken to become more efficient, as well as more fabulous! I re-purposed my grandmother’s China cabinet from its latest incarnation (basically a liquor cabinet, sorry MeeMaw), into a lovely display case for (most of) my jewelry, and some other pretty things! My maternal grandmother…

Let’s All Appreciate Quilting!

Several weeks ago (right before the madness of Halloween), I attended Houston’s International Quilt Festival. It is an event I have been familiar with my whole life, partially because of my mother (she owns a “quilt cabinet”), and partially because we are just a nice, Southern family and so we have about a million quilts,…

Throwback Thursday – Graceland!

A rowdy hoozah for the latter half of the week! In honor of this, a Thursday, and the fact that I’m actually wearing the dress in question right now, a #TBT tribute to that awesome time I went to visit Graceland with two other amazing ladies! I have this minor obsession with Elvis Presley. So…

Random Fun Wednesday!

Since I’m merely a human being, and (thankfully) not a Superlady who is obligated to do all the things at all the times, I’m offering a muddled collection of random things I am thinking about/interested in today for your viewing pleasure. First off, Houston has re-elected our gay, liberal Mayor (yay!), but also voted down…

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…

“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…

Miller Outdoor Theatre & The Fanciest of Picnics

To Houstonians, Miller Outdoor Theatre is a favorite landmark spot known for amazing free entertainment, good times and the occasional roll down the hill. (Mine have been unintentional rolls/falls for the past twenty years or so, but I’m one of those “beautiful but clumsy” types.) They have featured musicals, concerts, operas, multicultural festivals (Accordion Fest,…

Let’s Not Forget Those Ladies, Y’all

My mother’s family hails from the oldest Anglo-Saxon settlement in Texas, San Augustine. Her mother’s family is from Northern Louisiana, and my great grandmothers were both incredible women in completely different ways. One (Louis D’Or) was an avid quilter, knitter, and in the 1930s obtained her Master’s Degree! She taught at what was then called…