Sunday, November 27, 2011

Prepping for a house (apartment) guest

One of the things I was so thankful for during Thanksgiving is that my brother came to visit.  We hadn't seen him since our wedding two years ago so it was awesome to have a couple days to hang out, eat a lot, show him a couple things in Austin (like great sushi at Kome and the amazingness that is the Lamar Whole Foods store).

Since we had a guest coming and I was off work and puttering around the house, I decided to put a couple extra touches in our guest bathroom.  Usually that bathroom is just home to the cats' food, a thing of soap and a hand towel.  Not so welcoming.  So I added:

A mug from our anniversary trip to Marfa (bought at the Thunderbird Motel - LOVE) with some toothpaste (I always forget mine);

Airborne since there are colds going around; some Malin + Goetz shower gel also from the Thunderbird; and Kleenex + Q Tips because those are always useful.  All gathered together in a bowl from Anthropologie.

And I was super nice and let him keep the soap too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thankful (and excited)

So excited about the awesome spread I helped my husband cook up (I was chief chopper and I made the starches and pie) that I forgot to really take pictures.

You'll have to trust me that a lot of food went on this table about 30 minutes later (the flowers had to evacuate).

The menu (I couldn't fit Turkey on the list but 17 lbs of it were also there):

And by pie, I mean Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful and tasty Thanksgiving as well!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Lost Interview featuring a snood

Cardigan - J Crew (gift), Jeans  - Gap, Tee - Target, SNOOD - Target, Flats - Strut Austin (not sure brand), Earrings - Target

You say infinity scarf, my husband says snood.  And this snood came in handy for beating back a chill at the Violet Crown Theatre while we were watching the Steve Jobs' documentary The Lost Interview.

Every year for the husband's birthday we go to see a movie of his choosing.  Usually a really bad movie. (For reference, please see Southland Tales.  Don't actually see it because then you'll hate me, but feel free to check out what others have said about it.  Although, Justin Timberlake is in it so you could always just push mute and fast forward through any non-JT scenes. Sadly, that wasn't an option when we saw it in the theater.  Thankfully, walking out was, which is what I did along with a lot of other folks.)

Anyway, this year we went to see The Lost Interview.  And even though there was no JT and I wanted to reach into the screen and push back a random piece of Jobs' hair for close to half the movie, it was darn good.  I think my snood enjoyed it as well.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Oh, hello there, new lipstick

L to R: Revlon's Pink Sugar (Colorburst Lipstick), Tutti Frutti (Colorburst Lip Butter), and Candy Pink (Colorburst Lipstick)

#86 on my Day Zero list is to find the perfect nude lip color.

I'll be honest.  That seems like an easy one, but I was really worried about it.  Because I've been trying for a long time.  And I always end up with something that's too dry/too orangish/or a gloss.

But, lo and behold, I was wandering around Target one night after a work happy hour and I stumbled upon Revlon's Colorburst Lipstick in Pink Sugar.  It's perfect for me.  Nudey.  Moisturizy.  And, most importantly, doesn't have any weird smell or flavor, which is the downfall for many lipsticks for me.

I was so impressed that I went back this weekend and got an orange shade (Tutti Frutti) and a hot pink (Candy Pink).