Friday, November 11, 2011

Cotton like yer drivin by reel fast?!

I have two really talented friends who live in Natchez, Mississippi where they run an Interior Design shop. They are definitely jacks of all trades, well technically they are kevs of all trades because their names are Kevin and Kevin. More affectionately known as Big Kev and Little Kev.
Kevin Miers
Kevin Brodeur
Big Kev is an amazing artist and Little Kev can upholster the hell out of the anything. They sew, decorate, cook some of the best food I've ever tasted and lately they've been offering me styling advice on my apartment via skype. I walk around with my lap top showing them different corners of the apartment and they tell me- taller lamp, shorter lamp, add books underneath, take books away, get rid of that hideous tablecloth and so on... Lately, I can't get enough of Big Kev's paintings. I love everything the man creates. He could paint a black blob on a canvas and I'm offering him cash before the paint can dry. :) I thought I'd share some of his beautiful creations with you, just a few of the many.  He is insanely talented and I love that his paintings, while distinctly "southern" are not traditionally or stereotypically country. They are very original and unlike anything I've ever seen in South. I have one of his Mississippi River paintings in my apartment in Dallas and I'm hoping Santa brings me a Cotton painting for Christmas. (Fingers crossed.)


Brodeur Gallery on North Commerce Street

Low River
Louisiana Cotton
Robin's Nest
Mississippi River

If you want more information or want to get in touch with the Kevs, you can email them at: or check out their facebook page.

TGIF! Hope you are feeling inspired now! Enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Your hair's new bff

Obviously, I love me some hair products. I have a million different shampoos and conditioners in my shower and I'm always willing to try any product that claims it will help me dry or straighten my hair faster! The problem is that most of the time, I can't really tell a difference when I use them. Maybe it smells really good or feels a little softer but no huge difference....

Until now!

Not a shocker that hair genius Frederic Fekkai has developed an insane line of hair products called the Silky Straight Ironless Collection. 

Shampoo and Conditioner

The surprising part is that I can tell an insane difference when I use the shampoo and the conditioner. My hair dries faster, straighter, and so much easier. I know it's a splurge but it's so worth it. The smooth finish serum is just an added bonus that is equally as good but start with the shampoo and conditioner. It will change your life or at least your hairs!

Happy Showering!


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dreaming in Chardonnay this week...

Tomorrow I'm headed to Wine Country in California for a quick weekend early Birthday trip. I've never been and it's my dream trip. I'm so excited that I really haven't been able to focus on anything else this week so I'll leave you with a few fun images.

I'll fill you in on all the details next week!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Meet Birchbox

Birchbox is my newest obsession. Obviously I am a beauty product junkie/hoarder and I'm really a little upset that it has taken me this long to discover Birchbox. So thank goodness you have me, so I can fill you in!

Birchbox is a website that is basically a mini Sephora but what's so special about it is the "Birchbox" that you can subscribe to. The Birchbox is a sample of fabulous beauty products that is delivered to your door once a month and it's only 10 bucks a month.

I love it for numerous reasons. It's affordable, the samples are things you would actually want to try and they give you a decent sample size. I have a Sephora Beauty Insider card but the problem is, the samples you get are so tiny! I can barely squeeze out enough to even try it? BS!

Soooo, I suggest you subscribe the Birchbox. How fun to get this adorable little package in the mail once a month. It's officially the highlight of my day each month. Hope you decide to join to the Birchbox cult. You won't regret opening your mailbox to receive a box full of goodies each month, I promise. :)

Click here to subscribe: BIRCHBOX

Enjoy your Birchbox!


Friday, September 16, 2011

Missoni Mob

Yes, I too got caught up in the Missoni Mayhem on Tuesday. I went to Target at 7:45am only to be greeted by two long lines at each entrance.

Line Number 1
Once we got inside, women took off and started running. It was nuts. I didn't feel like getting kicked out of Target so I behaved and slowly made my way to the clothes and snagged a few ugly dresses and  some cute make up bags. Since I missed out on everything I actually wanted while watching women pass me with carts full of multiple items, I called my sister in Monroe to wake up and run to Target. Luckily, Funroe wasn't as chaotic, she was able to score quite a few things.

The loot my sister scored me
Of course, we didn't get a throw which is the main thing I wanted but they are on Ebay right now for 300 dollars! Insanity for a fake Missoni blanket that was 39.99 at Target.

And last but not least, I did have one friend who went a little nuts. He may or may not be gay and he may or may not have spent almost 2 grand at Target. He's been running a black market out of his house this week and letting people come by and sort through the Target loot. Thank God for crazy, I mean gay, I mean good friends! I also scored a few things from him as well. 

Mr.X's buggy at Target

Hope you at least got a pair of socks or panties or an eraser or maybe just a price tag ripped off of something that says Missoni...  :)

Have a good weekend!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Summer Hiatus

Pardon my leave of absence but it was for a good reason....

I had to spend the summer preparing and then hanging out with this little guy!

Meet Harrison Sim Callon

His proud Aunts and Grandmother

3 months and already up on the trends

Soooo, my apologies again but it was a summer spent with Harrison. Regular weekly blogging is back so stay tuned.

See you soon!

--Winston (Aka- Harry's favorite Aunt!)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

For the girliest of girls

Guilty pleasure confession time. I am obsessed with Lauren Conrad. She is so adorable. I might have even stood in line at her book signing at Borders a few months ago. That's how adorable I think she is. I really love her style and you have to admit she is one of the more "real" reality stars. After they gave her new reality show the boot because it was too boring, I wondered what she would do... Well, thanks to a little mention in Allure magazine this past month, we now know. She has started a website with her hairdresser and her make-up artist called The Beauty Department. It went live yesterday and it's awesome! She gives tips and how to videos so you can pull off trendy hairstyles and make-up tricks.

For example:
LC shows you how to curl your hair with some 40's glamour 

The gurus. Aren't they cute?!

Next time, you need some ideas for a fun new way to style your hair or do your make-up, you can get some tips from your girl LC!

Happy Styling!