Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Blog

Well, for those of you who don't know, I have a new blog. I'm not linking the new one to this old one, however, because that one is going to be more of a "public" blog and this on is just friends and family.
Here is the link. Go see it!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I love my little brothers. So little and soft and squishy.
Actually they are humongous.
And one of them has this gorgeous handlebar mustache that I KNOW he saved just for me.
(He is 21)

We got to spend more time with Victor, mi mama's new husband!
He totally likes to chill. Fits in pretty well with us, I'd say.

My mom got to be with the Wild Things, which made my heart happy.
Why is it that her skin looks better at 45 (59...shhhh!) than mine does at 37?

The Guggs FINALLY warmed up and played with my little tiny squishy brothers.
Adam (rocking the mustache) and Alex, learnin' The Wolf some physics.
Alex bedazzled us with tales of skateboarding arrests and getting robbed at gunpoint for his pizza.

Adam makes my nice roomy dining area look like a hobbit pantry.

Aw, he shaved it. Still pretty cute though, right?
Thanks for hanging with us all day!

Monday, September 5, 2011


Its been a busy family weekend. I'll post some interesting (to me) pictures soon.
For now~
Its me and the Maxterpants.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A couple of shots...

Here are a couple of Parade shots that we posted on the Me And My House Facebook sight.
(you should go look)
For those of you just tuning in....this is where I work.
And this is the Parade of Homes house that we furnished.
I wish I could count the number of texts that flew back and forth between Cathy and I during the design process. But Cathy has a fantastic eye so it all came together.
Look at this killer king bed. Don't you just want to do a face-plant on those pillows?
(Master Bedroom)

And this new art we got is so cool I can hardly stand it. There are so many paintings to see and they are just so....cool. My artistic talent is jealous. You should come see them.
This is the boy's room btw.

Cathy handed me fabric swatches and I designed all the bedding. This set is a perfect example of Designs Gone Wrong. Some things didn't work. Some things were too fluffy. Some things were too short. Ah well. Its still super cute. We made it work. You just never know.

And this piece? Arg! My feelings for it are extreme! I think about it when we're not together! I wonder if it notices me when we're in the same room! I dream about it at night!
But in the morning reality hits me like a cold piece of toilet paper and I realize that this piece is simply out of my league. It would never lower itself to spend time in my apartment (although my apartment just got a massive jolt of Fabulous. More on that later)
This is another example of behind the scenes last-minute thinking.
It used to have feet. But alas it did not fit in its intended spot and so the feet were sawed...?...sawn...?...off. Unfortunately, it still didn't fit, but it actually looks really great even without the legs. So Cathy flipped it with a living room piece and suddenly the whole house made more sense than it ever had before.
Great thinking, Cathy. Great thinking.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bad Photos

First of all, I'd like to apologize for rarely using my good camera to take photos. Why post any at all if they are going to be this bad, you ask?
My phone is just so....handy. As in, its practically glued to my hand. Just ask Randy.
"Who are you texting now!?" he cries at 8 in the morning.

Anyway, I was at work last night, which was great because I needed to burn off some of the calories I got from this dish.
Its the Adana Kabob!
Who knows what that is, but its Turkish and its incredible and its made at the Turquoise Grill in San Antonio. Like many many great ethnic San Antonian restaurants, don't let the outside fool you into thinking its a new disease waiting to happen. So so so so so good!

Anyway, back to work.
We got a bunch of new accessories in, but I can't even consider hanging things until all the furniture is in its place. So little time, so much wayward furniture.
This little Shabby Chic loveseat is actually a twin foldout.
It was placed in this grouping, which it really does look great with.
Unfortunately, the section has turned into Sofa-land with nary a walkway.
So I had to move it.
To the opposite side of the store.
And somehow make it work.
Even though it went with nothing.
Because there was room.
And I'm kind of liking it. The black. The white. The feminine. The masculine.
I went home happy (at 11, even though this is the ONLY thing I got done)

This scene was the inspiration for the black and white pallet.
Such elegance!

In other news my mother-in-law schlepped this baby home from the Good Will. Dave was like, I don't know Hon. Its.....really.....ugly.

But after a few days of labor (on Dave's part! Haha! Teach you to criticize Sue's Good Will trash!)
it turned out looking like this.
Actually Sue painted it and removed some scary pieces and made the cushion.
So pretty.
Dave did some structural engineering on the underside.
So practical.