Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Old Faves

Spending the new year nursing aching joints and a runny nose isn't ideal, but it gets the sickies out if the way! Hopfully, I will remain ick free for 2014!!

Given my condition, we just spent the day hanging and framing new posters. This one from Mondo is from one of my most favorite movies ever: Clash of the Titans in all of its stop animation glory! It's difficult to see, but the frame is a metallic burned orange, just like Medusa's lair ;)

{Clash of the Titans 1981 & Mondo Poster}

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Mom likes to remind me that when a door closes, somewhere a window opens. Early in May, I found my window. A new position opened up and I jumped at the opportunity. This new job hurdled me into workaholic mode: late nights, piles of folders, weekends in the office, but it has been worth it.

While my brain still thinks it's May (a very chilly May), I did get to experience a few non-work related highlights: We drove the new segment of Houston's 4th(ish) loop last week. YAY highways! Nicholas and I successfully fostered and adopted out a puggy named Taz. My rockstar little sister graduated with her Masters. Nicholas had his students compete in their first trebuchet competition! And most importantly, we got out to see friends and made new ones.

Wishing you all lots of awesome for 2014!
Love and Joy
{Zoo Lights}

Nicholas and I went to the Houston Zoo again this year! THIS time I remembered to bring a camera!

Us at the Zebra
{Pic with the Purple Zebra}

I love that they wrap the trees up in lights. This year they had a whole new section we had to skip out on because the wait was just too long (30 mins) to get in! Next year we'll be there even earlier!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Miss Maple

::Crimson Queen & Mexican Heather::

Nicholas and I transplanted this little lady in late November and I can say we are so glad she made it! She had a tough little uprooting (which took all afternoon and into the evening) from her home of nearly 8 years and a 6 hour drive in the back of a moving truck but here she is! 

Thursday, April 18, 2013


My new scarf
::Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf in Sand and Black::

My box came today! (And this one has a fun story...)

A year ago, Net-a-Porter invited some shoppers to join their insight panel. I signed up and filled out a couple questionnaires. (I hope I was able to give some insight on semi-fashionable engineers.) Well, last week they sent me a gift card for participating! So of course I had to get something off my wishlist: an Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf! 

I think scarves have to be my most favorite accessory. They're so comfortable and can be worn with almost anything. This one will fit nicely alongside my current collection