Saturday, August 27, 2011

Missoni @ Target

So, if you are out of the loop, Missoni is coming to Target! Who or what is Missoni you say? Well... They have been around since the 1950's; an Italian based Fashion Family, they are most known for knits, prints, and their use of natural materials. They were all the rage in the 70's but have been making a huge comebackin the past decade, especially with Target as a new partner!
I am loving the swirls, zigzags, and florals. I like the leggings, the shorts, the trenches, it is all too perfect for this fall and winter. I think may favorite is the winter knit caps and socks. But not to leave anyone out they will also have boots and umbrellas. Not to mention the home decor!!
It will release September 13th. I now I won't be wearing everything together, but I am excited to wear the tights with a solid dress, or the rainboots with my riding pants. And the hats will be Fetch!

What is your favorite Missoni gear?

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Fantasy Life

So I have never been a been fan of watching sports on the television. I played in highschool and I enjoy kicking around a soccer ball, playing paintball, or watching championship games, but sitting and watching an actual season of professional sports, no way. This year, however, my husband and I decided it would be fun to pick a team and follow their season. We chose the Chicago Bears (his favorite since his childhood years). To make it fun for me, I purchased a new outfit. I am now the owner of a cute Bears shirt, some Orange, White, and Blue knee high socks, and donned my lucky clover earrings. Cute new clothes, yay! And so far, so good!
We won our first game, and lost our second, but thats okay. I like to cheer for the guys, some of who's names I am already learning, Culter, Moore, and Barber to name a few.
Go Bears

We also took the leap and are playing in a Fantasy Football League, which I blame upon "The League" an FX comedy that has grown on me this past year, because of the humor. Paul convinced his fellow firefighters to join up, throw in some money, and start the draft going tomorrow. So what did I do tonight? I poured over Fantasy Top 200 lists, mock drafts, injury lists, and read the ins and outs of fantasy footballing. I know that Darren McFadden is a great prospect, but a recent injury has him looking risky as a draft pick. So, now I have Paul armed with a list of our, or my, top 24 choices for Running Back, and Wide Receiver; top 18 for Quarter Back, Tight End, and top 15 for Kicker. We are going for the Bears defense, of course, but I am prepared with 7 more options, just in case. I have now become a total Fantasy Football Nerd. OMG! What is the world coming too???
I have kept a bit of myself however, because if I personally don't like what the player is like in the real world (Michael Vick, No Bueno!) then no matter how good of a player they are, they are not in my draft pick! I looked for new, fresh faces, and inspiring individuals. So as of right now I am pumped and having a great time with Paul. So right now, I look cute, have an excuse to drink my Woodchuck, and am learning something new. If you need something to do to hang with your husband, try it out! I mean, at least you get to look at some cute guys too ^^

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Yay for Art and its Inspiration

I have been very lucky lately to have either been gifted or purchased some really cool art. I am very excited and they are all going up in the crafting room in the new house!

Phoenix - Oliver Nome (print)
Wonder Woman - Michael G Macropoulos (pencil)
Ares and Valkyrie - Meredith Mcclaren (pencil and ink)
Captain America - Tony Parker (pencil and ink)
Black Widow - Madame M (pencil and water color)
A huge and awe-inspiring thanks to all the artists! What you do is amazing! I will post more later! I have already packed quite a few.
In the new house there is a room which should probably be an office (medium sized room, but with no door) and we have decided to make it into a craft room. My color scheme as of now is black, espresso, and white. Debating Burnt Orange or Red for accent color... I am planning on ripping up the carpet and putting in wood or tile flooring. I am still debateing if tile will clean up better than wood. I would have been set on the wood, but we do paint alot and I worry that it will be hard to get off the wood flooring. I also might just purchase a cheapishly nice rug to roll out for messy projects.

I am looking at these Reference pics for ideas, and am buying 4 inch black pipes to hang on the wall for the styrene and wonder-flex we use. I am trying to be very organized, because right now we have a table of mess in the kitchen. I am ordering black display heads for my wigs and his cowls and masks, so they can be out and about. Building a crafting trunk for Paul for outside, will be on my priority list. It will definately be including a tarp or rug so we don't get spray paint and resin everywhere (again haha).
I am just wanting a cozy, clean space where we are surrounded by things we love and things that inspire.