Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Getting all gussied up for Christmas

Look at how huge Spencer's tongue is here!!! My pup got sooo excited when we got his sweater on that he started running around like a maniac. Needless to say, it was close to impossible to photograph the boy then. We even tried to bribe him with Cheerios and I think that just made him even more crazy. The dog will do anything for food, what can I say!

We held Spencer up so he could sniff the tree. In reality, he could not care less about human stuff like Christmas trees and whatnot. For Spencer, he mostly just wants to eat, sleep, play, chew and poop!

Snow Doggie!

This morning, Spencer got to experience his first snow! At first, he was reluctant to get off of the beaten path, but soon he became brave and began to frolic through the snow and sniff at it until it made him sneeze. What a cutie!

Later in the evening, we got quite a bit more snow so I put on my parka and my Northface boots to play in the snow with him. It is such a joy to watch my pooch jump through the big piles of snow like a rabbit. After all, his little puppy legs are not very long! How very fun. I have always wanted a dog of my own to play in the snow and through the seasons with. I don't know what Will and I ever did without Spencer because he fills everyday with new adventure and happiness.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

KIA, sup?

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my car? Well, now I am mentioning it!!! My KIA is very cute and spunky and hatch-backy. I like the pep it has, it's sweet body kit and spoiler, its cute red color, and uniqueness. I know it is not the only KIA Spectra hatchback on the road, but it is definitely not as common as say a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. I am definitely not a car person but maybe owning this car will get my more psyched for the joys of driving?

New Kicks!!!

Ta da! I got some cute new Onitsuka Tigers when I took a visit to the Journeys at Jordan Creek Mall in Des Moines. They were both uber-clearance and my size and strange and cute and unique. Des Moines kids must not like Tigers like Iowa City kids do because if we had these puppies at our store, they would sell out in about 2 seconds flat. I love having a discount cause both pairs, including tax, were about $30 bucks!

Kung Fu Puppy

My boy is all grown up now! Look at him karate kicking into the air like a seasoned pro in his festive holiday sweater. You so fancy, Spencer!

You know you are in Des Moines, IA when.....

That's right! The first thing I saw when I pulled into Des Moines, IA was this sweet license plate! SLIPNOT rules, maggots!!!

Christmas Treeeeeeee!

Will and I put up the Christmas tree the other day and it is very cute! We got a little tree at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off, a set of glass ornaments, some cheesy tinsel garland, and fancy twinkle lights. The tree seemed to be missing something so I started to search the house for other stuff to add. I spotted my fake fruit and thought, "Genius idea!" After the fake fruit, I then added some fake Hawaiian flowers into the branches as well. Our tree turned out beautifully! I love it.

Last night, Will and I turned out all of room lights and turned on the Christmas tree. We watched it twinkle until we drifted asleep. I felt very nostalgic and happy for this:)

Our wreath. I love this thing. I paid 50 cents for it!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Rodarte for Target Preview

Major kudos to my close companion Kendra for giving me the heads up on Target's upcoming designer adventure. Introducing Rodarte for Target. Oh so very 90's and chic. Very weird and couture at the same time. Reminds me of Rose McGowan's character in the 90's flick "Doom Generation." I am saving up to buy when the collection makes it's debut December 22...... Consequently, my Dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad! I am buying hot designer clothes in honor of your birth! Ha ha!

See the similarities between the upcoming Rodarte collection and Rose McGowan's character "Amy Blue" in "Doom Generation"? I love the 90's and who cares if little fashionista tween brats copy the fashions...... At least I get a second chance to buy the fashion I love!

My Betsey Johnson Finds!!!

I may be broke, but I'll be damned if I am ever able to pass up a good deal on Betsey Johnson items! The other day at Von Maur, I found these earrings and little ring for $10 and $12 bucks each! Hell yes! I love the little monkey guy in a tuxedo, the bear ring is just cute as can be, and the little kitty cat earrings are like a childhood dream come true. I love the little rhinestones on them.... Too bad these earrings are waaaaaay too heavy for everyday wear. Oh well!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Mail from Hong Kong

I finally got my little scooter in the mail today!!!! It is very itty-bitty and cute and nicely made. I love it and I love getting mail from other countries!!!!

Ugly Dog Sweater

Tis' the season......

To dress dogs up in hilarious sweaters!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today, I got Spencer some crappy dog sweater out of the One Spot at Target. The tag on it specifically said, "Ugly Dog Sweater." Sounds about accurate. I think Spenc looks adorable:)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Found! Keane print!

I was super excited today to find this Keane print at the thrift store. Soooo creepy and bizarre! The copyright on it is 1962. I want more of these around my house!

This year, I am going to learn to like Chirstmas....

I hate to be a drag on all humanity and goodwill but I so happen to hate Chirstmas. I hate the colors red and green. I hate the corny commercialization of it all. I even hate Santa Claus. Since I have a child this year (Spencer the dog), I am going to give my best effort to learn to like Chirstmas. The catch is that I must do Chirstmas my way the way I like it. This means that all of the decorations have to be gaudy, strange, and vintage and gifts have to be flippin' sweet, hip, and one-of-a-kind. Nobody is getting a sweater or bath set this year. Chances are strong that I still will not enjoy all of the sentimental bullshit others enjoy during the holidays but at the very least, maybe this year I will be able to put on a happy face and act like I like this stupid fucking holiday for the sake of the ones I love.

Today, I hit up the Crowded Closet for some cute Christmas decorations and came home with a few things. Well, some are not exactly Christmas-y but it is the best I can do without gagging. Will wants us to get a Christmas tree this year and I am begging for one of those wacky retro tinsel ones. Maybe a blue one!!!!!!

I figure, if I start the fake enthusiasm early on in the holiday season, I may be able to fool myself and actually start to like it! We will just have to see how this turns out as time goes on.

Halloween Highlights

Only the greatest holiday of all time, Halloween is when the freaks come out and everyone gets to dress fun and act like kids for an evening of debauchery. This year was great because we had soo many old friends and family in town and everyone came out with their best costumes. I had soo much fun giggling until the wee hours. I wanna do Halloween again! Every weekend can be Halloween!!!!!!!!! I love it!