Posts Tagged ‘music’

Music: Varsity AV Music Line-Up


No thrifty post today, I’m just trying to clean and organize as much as I can.

I thought I’d give a shout out to the Varsity AV club. They’re putting on an electronic show at Muse in Provo tonight. It’s sure to be amazing.

My cousin just started the Varsity AV club a little bit ago, it’s a collaboration between him and several other music artists. They do some amazing things. If you’re in or near Provo tonight, you should come!

Thrifty & Chic: Sunday Best


Chris rolls his eyes every time I buy a new dress, but I just can’t help myself. I love dresses!

earrings: Payless (won from a Chronicle Books giveaway)
necklace: DownEast $6
cardigan: the ModBod (free)
belt: dunno
dress: thrifted $6
shoes: thrifted $3

total: $15

Not bad, right? I found this pretty dress at a thrift store in Phoenix a couple weeks ago. I. LOVE. IT. It’s completely see-through so I have to wear a mega slip and an undershirt underneath it, but it’s totally worth it. I love the slightly irregular vertical stripes and the gorgeous (and possibly slightly kitschy) roses on the top & bottom. You can’t tell from the picture, but the super short cap sleeves give the shoulders a more boxy look when worn plain. Shoulders are so hot right now.

How was your weekend? Chris and I went to see Miike Snow in concert this weekend. It was awesome! They really know how to put on a good show. Everyone was singing and grooving along to their super hip dancy beats. We were incredibly lucky and ended up in the very front, less than 5 feet away from the lead singer. It wasn’t so cool when a bunch of drunk girls were trying to push us out of the way to take our spots, but Chris dominated with all of his 212 lbs of muscle. It was so funny to see how hard they tried. One of them probably played powder puff in high school because she was trying all sorts of football tackling moves. Silly drunk girls. My husband is bigger than you. So there.

We also bought tickets to go see Yeasayer on the 23rd. I’m SO excited for that one, too! I’m practicing my uber cool dance moves already. If you’re not familiar with Yeasayer, you NEED to go watch this video RIGHT NOW. Just try not to dance. You’ll find it completely impossible.

What did you do this weekend? Find any cool deals? Dance like a maniac? Craft like a crazy person? Do tell.

Penelope is her mother’s daughter.



Now, this blog is more of an art, craft and design blog than anything, but Penelope is just WAY too stinking cute not to write a Penelope update. She loves dancing. LOVES dancing. She’s not like your typical 16 month old that may on occasion bob up and down when prompted to by first-time parents. She dances. She has songs that she likes, and she only dances for the songs she likes.

She has fabulous taste in music. Her current favorite (and mine, too) is Discovery’s So Insane. She dances to it using her repertoire of: twirling, booty shaking, shoulder shrugging and foot stomping. Wonder where she’s seen those moves? Maybe from a silly mom that likes to dance, maybe.


You might notice her chubby legs and fabulously large belly. I found an old ballet tutu from my first performance, Allison in Wonderland, and enthusiastically changed her into the outfit hoping that it would fit. It does. The same tutu I wore when I was 5. FIVE!


I couldn’t be more proud to see my little girl strutting her stuff in something that I thought was the cat’s pajamas when I was five. And maybe even still at 24.

mommy the ballerina (taken 1991)

Here I am at five, during a little photo shoot with my dad. I loved that costume. I think it had something to do with the feather in the hair and the ruffles on the top. The bright blue can’t be beat, either.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree


So, the ghost of Christmas Craft came to our house a couple of nights ago and convinced me that I need to decorate. And just after I threw away last year’s ornaments in a fit of hormonal frustration. Blerg. Never fear, though, Walmart yarn is here to save the day. I was so inspired by ambrosia girl’s entry on kid-friendly decoration (thanks, Jenn & thanks Martha!), I decided to make little pom-poms. 25 of them.

Now I’m ready to cuddle up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and crank up the Christmas tunes.

mobile site